Re: Virtual Wraithdom is the LOVE Application Implementation Device and a Truly Hot Driver
That's typical for missives from El Martian. It's like Philip K. Dick's "Pink Ray", only slightly mistuned.
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That's typical for missives from El Martian. It's like Philip K. Dick's "Pink Ray", only slightly mistuned.
I don't see how. Nortel self-executed its management out of fear from legal problems at exactly the wrong moment, lost courage, then got lawyered mercilessly for all its worth like Gimp.
After deflection by Putin's Iron Fist, the poor meteor just had 10 tonnes left.
(It is "tonnes" not "tons")
Begging the question of whether "copyrights" are "property rights".
"But... MUH PROPERTY, PIRATE!" "Fuck you, this is MY harddisk!"
See the difference?
"Property rights" and "Privacy" are completely orthogonal things. And so are "Copyrights". Mashing all this up into a guacamola ain't helping nobody.
The ridicule is thoroughly justified, for trusting giant corporations - whose business models rely on selling your identity to advertisers - to safeguard your privacy is like hiring a kleptomaniac to guard the sweet shop.
The very second paragraph mixes up privacy violations by companies and privacy violations by state. While the first are a nuisance, the second get you into a concentration camp. They are not the same at all.
Then talking about how "copyright" has been "weakened" (what? I must have been dreaming the last twenty years) and can be applied to the problem at hand, while it is basically a state-granted monopoly that state can give a flying fuck about is sadly jumping the shark.
run like Obama did
I think there is some confusion with Forrest Gump here.
At least I now have new names for my servers.
howlermonkey.homelinux.org sound pretty good.
The FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, and law enforcement, along with the NSA, are collecting information on Americans and then using that information to arrest people. “Parallel construction” is then used to “fabricate evidence” that is substituted with evidence that is subsequently collected legally and through mechanisms that have traditionally been an accepted part of criminal investigations.
In former senior NSA employee and whistleblower William Binney’s view, this is the “real problem.” It is occurring without a warrant and they can bring this information into court. He calls it the “planned program perjury policy right out of the Department of Justice.”
Finally, in his opinion, data on US citizens needs to stop being collected indiscriminately. How law enforcement uses this data needs to be addressed.
“They’re all talking about NSA analysts and to me that’s not the real threat. The real threat comes from those other people, who can come at you with guns and put you in a prison and take you off without due process.”
Enjoy your comfy sofa, gently lulled by the TV, chuckling to yourself.
The Timmy McVeigh party still needs to be created.
Gore Vidal: The Meaning of Timothy McVeigh
For Timothy McVeigh, [Waco and Ruby Ridge] became the symbol of [federal] oppression and murder. Since he was now suffering from an exaggerated sense of justice, not a common American trait, he went to war pretty much on his own and ended up slaughtering more innocents than the Feds had at Waco. Did he know what he was doing when he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City because it contained the hated [Feds]? McVeigh remained silent throughout his trial. Finally, as he was about to be sentenced, the court asked him if he would like to speak. He did. He rose and said, “I wish to use the words of Justice Brandeis dissenting in Olmstead to speak for me. He wrote, ‘Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.’” Then McVeigh was sentenced to death by the government.
Those present were deeply confused by McVeigh’s quotation. How could the Devil quote so saintly a justice? I suspect that he did it in the same spirit that Iago answered Othello when asked why he had done what he had done: “Demand me nothing, what you know you know, from this time forth I never will speak word.” Now we know, too: or as my grandfather used to say back in Oklahoma, “Every pancake has two sides.”
When McVeigh, on appeal in a Colorado prison, read what I had written he wrote me a letter and …
But I’ve left you behind in the Ravello garden of Klingsor, where, live on television, I mentioned the unmentionable word “why,” followed by the atomic trigger word “Waco.” Charles Gibson, 3,500 miles away, began to hyperventilate. “Now, wait a minute … ” he interrupted. But I talked through him. Suddenly I heard him say, “We’re having trouble with the audio.” Then he pulled the plug that linked ABC and me. The soundman beside me shook his head. “Audio was working perfectly. He just cut you off.” So, in addition to the governmental shredding of Amendments 4, 5, 6, 8, and 14, Mr. Gibson switched off the journalists’ sacred First.
> It just occurs to me that westerners know so little about the world outside the West
It is only for the best, otherwise they would no longer sleep seeing how "the west" flattened and poisoned whole countries and even now supports the worst shits in the 'tans.
Governments are not nice, whether headed by Putin or "dumocratically elected" retards.
Is this a new variant of "I have noting to hide, so I have nothing to fear"?
MWAHAHA! World domination.
Maybe they already have full AIs in their cellars.
But yeah, we need to find actual instances of this GOODSTUFF.
If traffic is encrypted it will be TCP
I will bring the beans.
Plus a blackish government agency is not bound by economic constraints. Want more more? Get more money, if need be from the future.
John Dee advised quantitative easing 1? Well, it seems more than likely. Get ready for some financial scrying!
Did the Soviets know he existed?
It is likely, seeing how in the US quite a lot of communist sympathizers were copying the hell out of everything, but maybe the UK was more straight.
Be openly Jewish if you want to but please do not force your opinion that everyone should accept your behaviour.
I will now fan the flames...
(Runs away in asbestos gear)
I'm curious about the Intersex thing. WTF is that?
You really should have watched "District 9".
repent of your wickedness and give your heart and life to Jesus Christ before he comes in Judgment on this wicked world, which will be very, very soon
Uh yeah. Just another 10↑↑2 years or so (in Knuth up-arrow notation) until the Hippie from Palestine is back among us. I guess. Then it's off to Gitmo and no messing.
Of course, connaisseurs of fine bandes dessinées know that the "take him out" scenario was put into a comic, written by Benoit Peeters and illustrated by Alan Goffin:
Christopher Morcom was Alan's first ... uh ... love interest.
Sadly, the Deadly Apple was replaced by a Deadly Car Accident.
Scans cannot be had on the Interwubs thought, this publication is too obscure.
Well, surplus is kicked up into the Mozilla Foundation which currently has ~130 million USD invested in financial instruments. There is no reason to drive around with the balls near the concrete, is there?
OTOH, why not find out and write it up?
But unless the technology industry supports consumer demands for consumer sovereignty, acknowledging that we actually own our own data...
You "own" no "own" data.
In the sphere of the so-called "civil society contract" (a blank contract which apparently one signs when conceived), you are a naked worm to be fingered, stopped, questioned, indexed, briefed, debriefed and numbered. As well as metadata-hoovered. Apparently people don't care too much. Don't tell me you "own" any data.
In the sphere of private contracts, Google may X-ray you as you use their services for "free". There are no "consumer demands" and there is no demand for "consumer sovereignity" (whatever that is) and hoping for a "scandal" to "fix" things is bonkers. What form would that scandal take? ("Single mom safeway shopping information leaked! Film at 11 - After Miley Cyrus' latest arsewiggle...") The good thing is, you can always refuse those services and there are some legal restrictions on data aggregations, with more in the pipe.
> Still innocent
USD $1 million is NOT "significant funds"
Pretty sure you can find more in the freezer of some Congressmen.
"Like the 911 Commission observed: the choice between liberty and security is a false one, as nothing is more apt to imperil civil liberties than the success of a terrorist attack on American soil," he wrote"
Barring the fact that anyone citing the 911 Omission Commission, handpicked by the powers in charge to STFU and get with the program is suspect, we may paraphrase:
"Fascists want more fascism and are eager to hang on to any moralpanictrain to reach their goals so we need more fascism to not let any moralpanictrain leave the station, which will undercut fascists."
RIGHT! THAT'S IT - EVERYONE GET OUT, LAST ONE CLOSE THE DOOR.
the choice between liberty and security is a false one
Yep, apparently it is not false in the sense of "decreasing liberty will not increase security" but false because "we need less liberty to have more security". It is thus decided. You can now use Benjamin Franklin as a generator drive.
I'm pretty sure that disgusting cockroach John "it's not torture if we do it" Yoo cannot be far behind with punditry and opinionating, leaving a trail of slime.
" copped a festive shoeing ... US$666,700 "
Clearly a "beastly" shoeing, but then I heard that "6" is a lucky number in asian lands?
Well, our evangelicals will probably looking through Revelation NOW, looking for signs that Jobs is somehow connected to the Apocalypse of St John. Well done, Taiwan. Occupy Xtians!
Downvotes? Are there optimists here tonight?
Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind...
...because it would suck too much!
That would be a saying by the Machine Pope then?
All hail His/Her Positronic Illumination! Praise Be!
Anyone acquainted with the excellent japanese anime series "Patlabor" (Basically a cop show with comedy in which cops get to drive giant robots around Japan to catch other perps driving giant robots used in construction tasks for example) knows that "SCHAFT Enterprises" is the dark-side slimy megacorps which unleashes dark-side robotica onto the unsuspecting public, like the J-9 Griffon:
The Type J-9 Griffon is an experimental labor developed in secret by section chief Utsumi (aka Richard Won) for Schaft Enterprises Japan. The Griffon is a high end proof of concept labor that surpasses all labors during its introduction in 1999. The Griffon, nicknamed the "Black Labor" by non-Schaft employees, is highly agile and capable of performing near human movement, something that many other labors lack. In its original configuration, the Griffon becomes the first labor capable of unassisted flight, although the flight system is in its early stages and causes substantial damage after a crash landing. Its raw power allows it to disable labors entirely by hand. The Griffon, piloted by a young boy named Bud Renard Harchand, makes its debut by attacking the 1999 Tokyo International Labor Show. The Griffon easily defeats Shinohara's new AVS-98 Economy and proves a match for even the AV-98 Ingram, its primary target for combat data.
Really it's like Musk named his company "Weyland Yutani" then proceeded to shoot stuff into space.
Imma gonna get more popcorn!!
Well, the government would be doing something similar if ... oh wait ...
1) Macbooks to expensive/complex for Joe Bloggs. What's funny about that?
2) The Googlers in Mountain View are not the target market for Chromebooks. What's funny about that?
"Fast forward five years"
ITT: Young whippersnappers who think technologies are grown in seven days.
"Fast backward five years" and it's even only post-financial-crisis. Try fast forwarding from the mid-90s.
Don't open the wounds about why in heaven and hearth Yurop is arsing around deep in the eurasian continent.
It's like it is 1840 again.
The reasons for the British invasion and occupation of Afghanistan in the late 1830s are many and varied. They mainly revolve around what one of the 'victims' of the event referred to as 'the Great Game'. This was the name given by Arthur Conolly to denote the shadow boxing between Russia and Britain for influence in Central Asia for much of the 19th Century.
Ok, install on!
The mystery of the mystery posts.
What is their meaning? Did anon not take his meds?
Why so negative?
life a beer lonely while pondering over the content of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/em1 with nary a documentation in sight and google bringing up Oracle docs of all things!!
“Nothing really exciting stands out” which is “just how I want it”
Stable as she goes.
"Avahi is another Lenart Poetteing idea - like Pulse audio and systemd. These aren't bad ideas at all, but the implementation of each one has been a big headache. So submitting a bugzilla report that Lenart must address is a good way to slow/prevent the next 'Poetteing invention' from causing havoc."
Oh man. Clearly the FAT DEATH has moved from the Java Enterprise "Community" to the lowly sysconfig world.
Not enough with DBus and NetworkManager, now I need to fight another bubbling servitor monstrosity from the nethermost abysses of integrated functionality, which should forever have been kept away from seeing the light of day:
And this is the first thermos of coffee for today....
Well, quite a few of the nomenclatura were jewish (including Trotsky) while the Red Army strung up jews for being "for the capitalists", so what's the problem?
"The Man in the High Castle" is more exploration of PKD's question of "what is real" than anything else. Excellent reading, read at least once every few years.
"The Plot Against America" is still on my reading list.
Do not forget Robert Harris' "Fatherland", and also watch "It Happened Here".
"many of us might not be free to enjoy the season"
Not into a gradle-to-grave welfare-warfare well-regimented state when you can drive your Volkswagen Mark IV at 160 kilometer pro stunde down to London in order to enjoy Weihnachten with the rest of the very anglo-aryan family?
Come on now!
You would probably still get Krugman talking up the economy on Deutschlandfunk, so there is no escaping that iffyness.
But in this case, there actually was content, though not for long.
"but the support doesn’t match the breadth and depth of HP’s support expertise"
Currently being rightsized, apparently, so there might be a match soon (unsure whether from top or bottoms).
"nor does it give our partners the added loyalty from an ongoing relationship built over time between HP and the customer" (shortened for sematic clarity)
So there is a relationship between HP and the customer, which somehow adds loyalty, which is then given to partners?
What the hell does that mean?