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A few weeks ago, Fox News breathlessly reported that the embattled WikiLeaks operation was looking to start a new life under on the sea. WikiLeaks, the article speculated, might try to escape its legal troubles by putting its servers on Sealand, a World War II anti-aircraft platform seven miles off the English coast in the North Sea, a place that calls itself an independent nation. It sounds perfect for WikiLeaks: a friendly, legally unassailable host with an anything-goes attitude.

But readers with a memory of the early 2000s might be wondering, "Didn't someone already try this? How did that work out?" Good questions. From 2000 to 2008, a company called HavenCo did indeed offer no-questions-asked colocation on Sealand—and it didn't end well.

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Four Tet - aka. Kieran Hebden - was invited to produce a two-hour-long mix by London's very own Rinse FM. Hebden through a couple of his own tracks in there as well as Floating Points, FaltyDL, Erykah Badu and more…


Click here to listen.


www.rinse.fm

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Autumn is a season of frosty mornings, festivals like Halloween and Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, and of course, spectacular foliage. Around the north, people have begun to see their breath form misty clouds in the chilly morning air, snows have fallen early, and preparation for winter is well under way. Collected here is a second group of images of this year's autumn from around the northern hemisphere -- the earlier entry can be seen here. [37 photos]

The last of the summer roses are dusted with a coating of frost as the first freezing temperatures descend on Britain, on November 7, 2011 in Knutsford, England. The roses are the last blooms to survive the Summer at Curbishleys specialist rose nursery in Cheshire. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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In early September, Matthew Lloyd photographed the Yorkshire Gliding Club in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, England. The Club, founded in 1934, operates a fleet of fiberglass gliders and pilots can take advantage of the favorable soaring conditions of North Yorkshire. Towed into the sky to a height of 2000ft by an aircraft called [...]

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English electronic band Metronomy have released a video for their song The Bay, which comes from their latest album The English Riviera. Directed by David Wilson, who's produced videos for We Have Band and Little Boots in the past, the surprisingly sunny looking video was shot in Torquay, Devon. Watch below!


www.metronomy.co.uk

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