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46 posts • joined 18 Feb 2008
Re: And in other news
at last, some metrics we can all consume. the scale of our oceans compared to the average size of those human made floaty things really is quite remarkable. when we think of Fukishima spewing tons of Cesium into the deep blue sea, we often lose sight of our own final demise.
who's minding the henhouse?
and who exactly is making sure these 'scanners' are looking for malware exclusively? after years of being cleverly exploited by these very huge corporate advertising scrapers, people should be warned that every scintilla of code has a purpose, and that purpose is to scale up the last/next quarter estimates of the corporate proceeds. they aren't doing this gratis.
many laptops already have a built in encryption (full disk, part or choice partition) that is emebedded in the firmware, OEM bios and similar. add on top of that the various off the shelf encryption ware and you might end up with enough scrambled data to keep you busy decrypting for months. if your business is so critically contingent on secrecy, or competitive arenas where spying (and theft) is a bigger part of your livelihood, you deserve every disaster you get.
whos really affected by this?
sure isn't 99 percent of the nice guys. as long as you're a 'nice guy', they tend to let you screw yourself among your peers. the target of this is usually (and i say that cautiously nonetheless) the 'bad guys', who tend to screw everyone anytime for their own best interests. how often do you collaborate among your peers to arrange financing for purchase of C4 explosives, body wraps for suicide bombs or travel tickets to locations to 'soft targets"? or is your chatter just the senile nonsensical BS across Twitter, ******-a-gram or other, raving about the best sushi shop, the kewlest iPhone app or your last great orgasm? if so then fob off, 'they' don't care about you or your non-existent lifestyle.
Re: Okay, honest question...
nahhh, that's too simple. media (aka software giants) need these mystery 'crisis' to self sustain themselves, maintain the public in a state of constant fear and give employment to the ones who cannot create systems ware impermeable to defeat or injection. since 99 percent of the users (is that too generous?) are actually honest and properly dazzled by the glut of software, internet traffic (aka useless advertising and hollywood junk) and desire to have the 'bestest and fastest' regardless of cost or actual functionality, then this one Regin thing has actually next to nothing for them to be concerned with. it's the people who derive financial gain, and control over others that really shake in their boots when they find someone has been banging their bride behind their back, in their own bed. i agree, this could be a really smart attempt at truly subversive stealth by some real cornball MIT, Eton, Princeton type or even a 14 year old genius (like the sandy hook school massacre brat) with no thing else to do. some people just do it for fun, as a challenge. elevating this to 'nation state' status makes for great popular entertainment, at the nation state level at least. again, we are all swapping petabytes of code with no real 'sheriff' to keep the mayhem in check. why would anyone want to screw with communications companies anyway? (sarcasm off)
Italians have deduced the proper means of payment.
if this is true, i applaud the Italian monetary schemes. but i still say if they don't play their stuff within earshot, I AINT PAYING A DIME . if its crap music i can walk away or have them arrested for disturbing the peace.
Re: SOS, DD, more phoney money baloney..
any of these artist's is complicit in the 'copying industry' scam, as they profit from unperformed (no actual singing or playing) of their so called 'art'. the copying industry includes all manner of management, technical and manufacturing (all the way down to the floor of the pressing plant) and distribution matrix. these artists have become so lazy, they dont even perform real music, they lip-sync, use prerecorded background tracks, hire writers to script their lyrics, and pretend they have created music art. every audible/visual fleck of information that does not come straight from their pea brain, drug fueled, sex immersed mouths is a worthless fake. if these artists want money, they can perform 365 daya year on stage, doing their art, for real. like most of the fobs that do real work, and hand off TRILLIONS of dollars to the intermediary copying industry for non-performance fakes of their productions. we are all being had, by Sony, Samsung, Phillips, Intel, and any other corporate middle man or management that reaps BILLIONS in profits from some of the few (and i mean FEW) real artists out there. so phoooey on the lot of you!
20-20 hindsight, nearly perfected!
ahhhhhh, shoulda seen this one coming, they just T-Boned us and took us completely by surrrprize! golly gee whillikers, how we gonna look now? these mooslioids are a sneaky bunch, willing to do whatever the 'man' back home approves! they do anything to get respect and recognition, be a part of the big shebang, feel like they is wanted, loved and OBEYED.
Re: Of course
persons already victimized and paid the price would have the decrypto program intact as it would be used during 'reclaiming' their files. a site devoted to victims could have them submit the program/drive for professional dissection. the crypto method itself is not the weak point, if you have no decrypt key, there is no resolution to the encrypted files, irregardless of the algorythm.
what has me confounded, is how an entire drive is surreptitiously encrypted without the user being aware of any changes or misfunctions. drop/mess a few bytes in most DLL, EXE or data files and windows, linux or other OS will blow up. does this mean that the malware allows the files to be 'on the fly' decrypted for use, up to the point where the payment demand is posted?? that would mean the decrypt 'key' is intact somewhere, before the demand, allowing normal file use. it seems like a root type with some clever Stuxnet approach.
Re: Leftpondians have this:
not long ago, i was naked in my home on a warm summer Tuesday morning. my front inner door was open to let the summer light in, the screen shut to prevent insects. housework is easier without clothes on. i was busy doing my dishes at the kitchen sink, nearly a straight view from the front entry, and i hear a knock on the door. i turned to see two wonderful Jehovah Witness visitors, a spiffy dressed male and a classy dressed woman, gazing in upon my bareness, i danced a few steps out of view and asked them what they wanted, they said nothing, but then retreated. they did leave a nice brochure though. haven't seen any of them since then.
Re: Could be fun
a slingshot made from excess surgical tube, some leather, a sturdy Y branch cut from a nearby pear tree and a few choice stones from the gravel driveup will do. takes only a few days practice to get comfortable and accurate. it's silent, so it wont alarm the neignbors, can be tossed into the fireplace on arrival of officers, and can be used to send secret messages to your sweetheart across the wall. evades most cell tower monitoring, radio intercepts and avoids most requirements for registration.
soon, in a 'theatre' near you, the release of a newly purposed device to chase down, immobilize and destroy semi-autonomous vehicles that once offered freedom of choice for criminal ingenuity. the barons of tech in MI5/6 are already sweeping the internet for all useful methods being generously disseminated on uTube, 4chan and plenty of 'less than light sites', bringing together all the will of government and hidden government to bring peace (aka silence) to the land. stealthily flying at precisely 1000 feet above the deviant's device, tracking it with the precision of a laser guided hawk, the eventual return to the controller will be noticed, position marked and ground bobbies dispatched at breakneck speed.
Re: @John Tserkezis - My name
depends on whos calling whom who. 'prudent' is a far more charitable description for yourself, as long as it's a 20 year old Bentley? ;-))
Re: My name
as long as your name isn't one of those long used generic standards like smith, brown, chin, wu or other, you're fine. like people having the same birthday week in the same room, as production numbers increase the opportunity for 'identity intercept' also increases.
like most of the 'suddenly necessary' laws that have arisen, one day you're assisting the freedom fighters and leveling the playing field, the next day you're on the receiving end of the governments big stick.
next he will be on the govt payroll (as a contractor) making ten lifetimes wages, meanwhile other as capable net people will be villified as 'non-patriots'... as the govt depends upon an unencumbered flow of tax money to sustain its own infrastructure, anyone that 'rocks their boat' will be targeted.
Re: Conspiracy theory to the max
intel agencies do seem to come up with some clever chess moves too. makes for good entertainment at least. the problem is, humans are a dicey blob of fairly predictable emotional reactions, making very little real use of their grey matter, and instead relying on their proclivity to have sex (and offspring) as a hedge against extinction.
Re: What fools
per the ratings, it seems there's more criminals reading and rating these comments. who you trust is quite a relative relationship these days, i dare say very few persons are 'as pure as the driven snow(den)' and most are in some way complicit in some crime or accessories to breaking some 'law'. lets start with the bare essentials, those who create these laws that protect specialized groups while eliminating ones who don't serve the needs of those specialized groups.
ok, so we all sync on this quantum quality transition, yet we must re-teach every new generation of children to tie their shoes before floundering aimlessly across the lawn to meet the 'maybe on time' school bus each day? did they chew their breakfast enough, so they don't get a tummy ache and lose a days worth of valuable school time? how is it we made it this far in our evolutionary transition from some pre-human form to now (relative to where you are) , and suddenly this time piece is sooooo important? can't we navigate into the future without it? do our fruits grow more precisely (without bruises and unusual bumps) now that it exists? do they care? as long as the sun keeps it's output steady enough to sustain our earth warm enough so we can wantonly spew noxious fumes and gaseous toxins freely and without thought, i'm happy..... ;-))
as long as i can get to the potty in time, and not mess my undies, i don't care what happens 'out there'. brown streaks, are so difficult to deal with!
omg, now someone knows!
a leak here, a leak there, and soon there's enough dribbles and drops of data to derive a fleck of profit from it by some cretinous unsavory profiteering businessman/criminal. of course, a fleck off a few terrabytes can be substantial enough to jump from a flat to a semi attached in just short of a few years time too!! gotta love the cloud, it rains so many opportunities down upon the wretched.
Re: Tail wagging the dog.
this so called 'spying' used to occur just outside the halls of Congress in idle chit chat or over a few martinis in some dimly lit Georgetown restaurant (all done without recorders or hidden mikes). gossip betwixt trusting elements within any social structure have been going on since humans emergence from jungles and caves. actually, a lot of this still does. check your calendars, they may be unusually revealing.
im surprised Facebook or Google didn't offer satoshi some nice real money for this, say a few ill gotten billion bucks. (derived from their own 'derivatives' methods). oh well, maybe this creation was only 'testing the waters', until the cpu crunchers can spirit everyone into a virtual banking system that leaves nothing behind.
back to the age of horseless carriages AGAIN!
these officials claiming 'danger!, the sky is falling!, too much noise!, plane tour du Eiffel is outrageous!' etc etc etc about these new contraptions are just another 'crying wolf' when there is no real threat. automobiles were treated as such, dangerous and unwieldy, when horses were king.
We now have a relatively few flights overhead by these gnat sized vehicles all the while, thousands of million ton of aircraft (Boeing, AIrbus, etc) shed parts, ice chunks and even drop a few frozen stowaways thru the roofs of peoples homes. big deal! the french (and the other monsters of power) fear they may lose control of the peoples freedom to explore, expand and innovate on their own. govts, please stick with waging senseless wars for the causes of the few!
using a fixed 'pattern' to sample the bulk with, seems counter-intuitive as a method to prove this. as any proof that the bulk data is truly random is next to impossible in the first place. rather,does this exercise attempt to extract a 'proof of randomness' of the original bulk stream via this method?
not to worry
the easiest 'remedy' is to get the fools out of the way when these pimples on the surface of the earth get infected with the irritations from within the globe and decide to blow their lid.
The few human blobs that hang back for a 'last good look' or to (ahem) 'defend their property' deserve a severe blow to their existence, and to their irrational delusions of grandeur that they own any, lo, a miniscule fractional speck, of this life giving orb.
Re: Like, oh my god!
that's called 'journalistic license', to extrapolate 'facts' from unfounded second or twentieth handed observations. it happens all the time, generates lots of 'click revenue' for struggling internet companies. the concept of God is another, has generated gobs of free food and cash for clever story tellers for eons also.
retrieve the remains
bring back the robot soldiers, it would be a good mission. as the first few human casualties on Mars would need to be re-interred on home soil as well. such a huge expense, and it doesn't even provide shelter of food for the existing homeless here on earth.
Re: User friendliness
these companies are happy keeping users on a firm leash, training them to buy their own hardware (suited for each new OS release) rather than actually create new user friendly software (and i mean NEW, not a few code line changes and some pretty GUI candy)
sometimes the learning curves of industry are really sluggish! but really, now that China has come up to speed (on theft and duplicating faster than anyone imagined) some folks are actually starting to pull their head up out of their own behind. ;-))
at last, a worthy opponent to take on iMicroSoft and its gravid concept of spawning more offspring than it can feed. HP may coddle whats left of user's that actually have learned to do more with less. (and less, and less, and less...), but thats what all this global economy is about, doing more with less.
as we read this some 10 year old chinese smart arsse kid is busy designing a body wearable, 1024p video capture device with 3 terabytes of cheap 2.5 inch low power capacity storage. the builtin processor will automatically de-shake, straighten, and balance the video and simultaneously extract the audio, recognize the voices and add subtitles in 6 languages while the wearer munches on $6.00 popcorn and a $5.00 5 ounce syrupy beverage, after paying $13.00 to see the screening. his friend outside will pick up the 1024bit key encoded wifi signal to be streamed straight to the central distribution office of the local branch of the russian mob. (or any other global site). is this doable? highly likely and probably already in the works. (and the 10 year old chinese kid is doing this with spare parts from scrapped surpus we send back there for recycling)
humans are like, ewwwwwww, so retro and ick, such a self inflated bunch of temporary clumps of dust! When the real intelligence gets here, we will be long gone, if intelligence even exists as we 'know' it, you know, us humans being so fkkng smart and all that...... Then again, maybe humans are the only self aware blobs in the whole place, and actually, considering our limited space travel capability, thats about all we are can be dealing with. And so far all we manage to do, is breed like copulating muons, find better ways to murder each other and seek remedies from looking at distant galaxies.
you devil you
not a single mention of that wonder of wonders RPG!
ab ab ab ab, without knowing, we can last forever!!
dammit, these folks are going to blow up the universe, they're dangerous! who knows what will happen, poking those Bosons, scattering those particles all to heck! it's all working just fine, leave it alone, we don't need to know this, or that, or why or why not.
as long as we just keep sticking it to each other, breeding like mindless idiots, finding better ways to murder each other (non-contact) and even decimate all other possible combinations of DNA opportunities, humanity will eventually prevail as the last remnant of misguided entropy known, ever! ;-))
The web ISN'T a library.
The hard copy in libraries is better vetted and verified, unlike the cheaply replicated slop that emerges from a web search. Data Integrity is carefully guarded in most life/death institutions (aka medical, military, financial). We're not talking about if it remains uncorrupted on some cloud platform or if the media (hard drives/dvd/flash/etc) will retain it correctly, but if the facts themselves are correct.
Music is another animal entirely, a mish-mosh of human rhythm, vocalizations, but perhaps the one most ignored is 'presence', or the direct affect by a performer on immediate persons physically present. I used the word AFFECT rather than EFFECT for purpose. (rather than effect :))
Money (and ownership of today's so called 'music") corrupts the process, removes the performer from the listener by insertion of duplicating process. And that is the only thing the big corporate RIAA and Sony types are in, duplication and shipping that around. They cannot be performers, artists or anything similar, so they steal the very heart of the artist's value from their work, and no one is the wiser.
STOP buying music, go only to concerts, LIVE concerts, where the artist can do what they do best, touch and see the people who care enough to show up.
Eliminate the greedy corporate overhead from the real art of music and communication.
Any artist of worth is not in it for greed, but for the love of the art. If their art is worth showing up for, they will never be hungry.
Out of the millions of performers, decide who are the real artists and who are the false profit takers, the cheap duplicators and clueless parrots.
LOL minor detail!
and we wonder why humans never seem to progress beyond our current failure to know reality in its full truth. ;-))
ok, granted, gravity acts like an attractive process, but SLURPING? pahhleeeese!
when humans stop projecting their fairly primitive perceptions, upon the rest of the universe, it may reveal itself to us for face value, even reveal its true power. until then, enjoy slurping up your expensive latte, coke, and contaminated foodstuffs.
is the chinese government, annexing every last inch of soil and beyond...
Warner Bros, Sammy Goldywyn, thier heirs apparent also..
yep they all one big bunch of false story perpetrators. best to get back to listening to the rabbi ply his balderdash at the sinners-gog as well. current media is nothing less than mass exploitation on par with conscripted labor in Egypt. greed has wrought the exodus as only as another road to perdition. tales from the crypt of history provide no-one with useable fact to survive in current situations. plant some wheat, maybe u may survive.....
as the real impact of life's cost comes down upon these rich unmitigated crooks (them money people) they tend to start gouging and stealing as much as they can before it really crashes. thier behavior is already killing millions of people as they force a vicious unbalance of wealth on even the very countries they claim to "help'
if the bloody assssses cant plant their own food, they should go hungry like all the rest of us! render KingEbay/King PAypal/king banker to the boiling pots!!!!
users are the last to benefit
MS has history of exploiting the trust of its' users. gates was educated as lawyer, balmer is a confirmed money addict. not good for the end user that forks over their actually hard earned money to them! im not surprised it's incomplete, since nothing is EVER complete. its only promoted to extract proft and gain for themselves alone. all those goody goody charities form thier ill-gotten sales?? whatta bunch of PR baloney! never have i seen such pseudo erotic manifest of Billy and whatsernames (his wifey) ethical conscience erupting !!!!!!!
just like any really successful life organism, RIAA and others still do NOT comprehend the basic means of duplication/gain/sucess. that is, to flood the market with as many copies as possible with the greatest chances of combining with the target, just like sperm into a female. trying to secure it's own self gratifying greed, RIAA and the members it purports to protect are no better than high level feeders destined to extinction.. So There!
top feeders/top breeders/bottom thinkers
when the fishes provided free sustenance for the crowd of geeks who ruled the planet say 2000 plus years ago, they numbered far fewer in population. just as any overpopulation wreaks havoc on any food source, humanity will do the same. we is jest plain ol animals baby, nothing more. & as bright as the educated surmise they are, they too are just a statistical piece of that animal lot. simplicity RULES the planet, not concatenated theorems of regurgitated data! enjoy it while you can, we are only part of another species soon to become gobbled up by the simplest of life. H20 will survive intact, WE will not!