Somali Pirates and the View From Iraq with NCIS and Retired FBI Tim Clemente EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Tim Clemente shares his truth with Media Mayhem about his experience in Somalia and Iraq. From the reasons that Somalis turn to piracy–along with who bankrolls their boats–to the sectarian divisions in Iraq, he also sets his sights on what we are doing wrong at home in the war on terror. GUEST BIO: As an FBI Special Agent Tim Clemente worked as a counter-terrorism and tactical operations expert around the world, specializing in Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa. An expert interviewer/interrogator, he is extremely adept at “flipping” people, effortlessly turning defendants, detainees, and targets into cooperators. Tim spent five years running a highly classified (above Top Secret), covert joint operation with the DOE NEST, directly protecting the United States from the threat of rogue nuclear and WMD attack. In his undercover persona as a drug smuggler, Tim worked on long-term narcotics and organized crime investigations in the US, Colombia, and Venezuela, targeting and taking down members of the notorious Cali Cartel. Prior to the FBI Tim was a Police Officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. On the streets of one of the most violent cities in the US, he received multiple commendations for bravery and exceptional performance of duty. After his career with the FBI Tim worked as an embedded, uniformed Counter Improvised Explosive Device Investigator with the US Army 3rd Corps in Iraq

Cyber Surfers: Pirates on the Internet

Cyber Surfers: Pirates on the Internet
Usenet Service
Image by ShardsOfBlue
Cybersurfers was a series 4 of kids’ books written in 1995 and ’96 by Ted Pedersen & Mel Gilden. It follows the adventures of two 14 year olds as they explore the wonders of the World Wide Web at the very start of its mainstream existence. It offers a fascinating look at the excitement and wonder of the Web in its earliest days.

This is a shot of one of the glossary pages explaining the actual technology of the time. It explains things still in use today like e-mail, hypertext, and freeware, but it also talks about Usenets, Gopher, and refers to the World Wide Web as only one of many services available on the Internet (whereas now the two terms are seen as nearly synonymous).