48 posts • joined 22 Feb 2010
Rejoice! Those pics of you wankin' yer weenie have gone viral [pun alert!] .......they're causing hilarity in unimagined circles in cubicles.....heh heh.
Re: sudo criminals
"This 'study' is biased nonsense."
....Tut-Tut....you should address that comment towards those doing the study. Posting it here, you're only preaching to the choir.
How would you know, one way or the other?
Re: Best intentions != right
This Ameddican [sic] might add right here, now, that it is such short sightedness as the 'analysis' presented here by the rather [most probably] young Editors and the obviously quite young commentators here, that had earlier driven, and is now driving a growing feeling here in America towards a policy of Isolationism among some of us [gasp!] who remember vividly [still!] the Second World War and who had family members in France in 1917; my father was a U.S. Army Field Surgeon in France, 1917, 1918.
Then, as the years too soon had passed - that turned into "Yanks Go Home". Then, and again after WWII.
Then, after all of the the Second horror came the Marshall Plan which, in effect, re-built all of Europe destroyed yet again by the Germans after 1939.
Then, some few may remember the Ameddican [sic] umbrella over Europe all during the Cold War.
I know, I know, that was all "so very yesterday"....perhaps in some of the currently trendy 140-character-limited mindsets.
But it would be well to remember that those two earlier desperate cries for help from France and England were answered by us Ameddicans [sic]. If reluctantly, it was because the European slaughters from the trenches and elsewhere were not to be foddered by young American blood and limbs and minds destroyed "over there" across the Atlantic without much anxious thought. Why was their [the English and French] fight against the Germans to be ....our .....fight?
Now, it seems that some avant garde [!] 21st Cent StarWars electronic defensive means that are being applied on our [-and-your] behalf by the likes of our N.S.A. are all of a sudden knee-jerkily and shrilly proclaimed, "Invasions! Of! Our! Privacy!" by.......the Europeans...some of the quite young ones who gleefully post pics of their genitals via the Internet.
O.K. Our new global World War against our well penetrated and subversive Muslim enemy has created severe frictions among some quarters among the English and French and....ironically....the Germans.
...........Goodbye......We'll defend our Homeland, you defend your Homelands.
Think Tank Alert!
My, oh my, oh MY!
All of these obviously youthful China "experts" pontificating.........wonder how many could actually find China on a map, or have had any lengthy exposure to "Sino-stuff"?
Re: Proving His Enemies Right... ExCUSE me?
"And, once again, so long as China OWNS most of the US debt and can plunge the sanctity of the "full faith and credit of the Dollar" down the commode....."
Why would the wily Chinese want to destroy the value of all of those U.S. Treasury Bills they're holding?
Re: Proving His Enemies Right
Re: "To believe they are motivated by some urge to keep us or Taiwan or anywhere else safe is naive at best."
Silly snarky posting made even more so by using the name-handle, "Spoddyhalfwit". Or, was that deliberate?
Grammar Daemons, Arise!
Re: ..."....includes the newest client OS, is expected to start shipping [?] a year later, ...."
Is expected to start shipping [?]....what...exactly?
WTF happened to old fashioned sentence structure? We see this, "....will start shipping [fill in the blank yourself] ..." all over the place in these techie articles.
Where'd they go to grammar school? Did they?
Those Dark Stains In Google-Pants.
These Google engineers with those spreading dark stains in their pants are a bit short sighted and parochial. They're pissing and pissed because their best efforts have been revealed as being wanting. Plus they've probably never had 24/365 hands-on responsibility for others' very lives....not merely jobs [alert: punning op.].
These Google monetizing guys can continue their "privacy" hypocrises and continue expanding their advertising vehicles in combination with the N.S.A. and their cooperating English Speaking Union friends if they'd just mature up and realize that our mutual Muslim enemy is very, very good at their own penetration activities and camel's-nose-under-the-tent-flap blood-drawing, these preliminaries as part of their continuing World-wide jihad.
Tut-tut, Google engineer guys......your enemy is not the N.S.A. and associates, your enemy is Islam....which is bigger than.....gasp!......even......Google.
Having finally yielded to that magnetic claw inside the local Best Buy, and getting used to, finally, a small screen albeit with that "retina" clarification which is excellent, my previously "THE IT" [pun alert!] iPad only three months old still seems fine.
And, despite gasps of dismissal coming from sophisticated readers here, I'm convinced that this "Apple Thing" is based upon a primal snob appeal....plus their obviously superb Marketing/Publicity Department.
Caveat emptor, babies.
Re: @Dodgy Geezer (was: And there was me...)
"Vice President and Information Superhighway" via Captain....sssswwoooooshhh! Gooooogle.
Re: As if!
.......heh.....heh.....heh.......[gasping through glee....]
Actually, and deliciously, you're responding to dis-information.
We Yanks, pausing for breath in our wanking, have had another glorious orgasm. Now for a bit o'rest.
Re: Any decent journalism on the subject?
This is soooooo applicable to most of the snark-smugness posted here......thanks for saying this...
"Are there any decent journalistic articles on the subject -written by real journalists and not bloggers with opinions- anyone could point me to?"
Re: US government crooks?
......may I add here that they [ Muslims already resident in our America] are very skillful at "lawfare" against anything in our America which these Muslims here already perceive to be potentially anti-Muslim......keep an eye on the progress for/against that mega-mosque planned in Middle Tennessee in anticipation of further Muslim growth there.....in our "Bible Belt"....
These Muslims are a burrowing, infiltrating formidable enemy....we Americans have yet to wake up to that fact.
Re: US government crooks?
.........And.......in related news......
"Pamela Geller: Darkness descending in England
Oct 27, 2012 11:53 am | Robert [- Spencer's Jihad Watch]
In "Darkness Descending in England" in the American Thinker, October 26, Pamela Geller details the British government's extra-legal persecution of those trying to defend England from jihad and Sharia: The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for once-great Britain. The leaders...
........and, in directly related "Other News"......,
pasted here from Robert Spencer's "Jihad Watch"......
.......Pamela Geller: Darkness descending in England
Oct 27, 2012 11:53 am | Robert
In "Darkness Descending in England" in the American Thinker, October 26, Pamela Geller details the British government's extra-legal persecution of those trying to defend England from jihad and Sharia: The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for once-great Britain. The leaders..."
And, A Bit More Still......
Here's another pregnant item from "Jihad Watch" of Robert Spencer.
"UK: Muslims misunderstood Islam, planned "another 9/11"
[...image excluded here....] ThreeAQ.jpgL-R: Moe, Larry and Curly
Here again we see the high cost of misunderstanding the Religion of Peace: it leads young Muslims to plot mass murder. Yet nary a mosque in the U.K. or U.S. teaches against the jihad theology of al-Qaeda, and shows young Muslims why it represents a "highjacking" of Islam. How odd!".....
....read the whole thing.....this situation won't be going away because of fluttering ostrich feathers.
A Bit More Of A Reality Jolt Needed Here.
Try.... just try.....reading this from...Gasp!....the Wall Street Journal......
" GLOBAL VIEW
October 22, 2012, 7:10 p.m. ET
Stephens: Iran's Unrequited War
The mullahs are at war with us. Maybe we should return the favor."
Another! Gasp! Politically Incorrect! Paste!....for those who ....DARE!
"The Islamic Schoolyard-Bully and Obama's America
by Raymond Ibrahim
October 18, 2012
"..dozens of British extremists...." Uh, Oh.....is this...gasp!...Hypocrisy?
...here's a more convenient paste.....from The Telegraph.
"....By Duncan Gardham
7:42PM BST 19 Oct 2012
In a video posted on the internet in the last few days, Abu Basir al-Tartusi can be seen on a balcony surrounded by Kalashnikov waving rebels after apparently capturing a hilltop village in the war-torn country.
Security sources believe that dozens of British extremists, possibly as many as 50, have travelled to Syria to join the fighting and some may have been recruited by Basir.
This week a junior doctor of Bangladeshi origin from, East London was charged with kidnapping two photographers in Syria, where he was said to be part of a 15-strong group of Britons. "........
News! Item! OH! Th' HYPOCRISY!
UK-based Muslim preacher leading jihad in Syria
Britain's newest export: jihad. "The Poplar preacher leading an armed gang of jihadis in Syria," by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, October 19 (thanks to 538)......."
.........pasted here for your convenience from today's "Jihad Watch" hosted by Robert Spencer.
Gasp!......Winston Churchill was half American by birth.......(gasp!)
Our Uncle Google has this oft forgotten tidbit.......pasted here:
........"Winston Churchill was half American by birth - a fact of which he was deeply proud. In his first address to a joint session of the United States Congress, on 26 December 1941, he teased the assembled Senators and Representatives with the mischievous suggestion, "If my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way 'round, I might have got here on my own!"
Think what was happening in England and Europe at that terrible time, and why he was Franklin Roosevelt's house guest at Hyde Park, New York, and why the British King and Queen also visited there at Hyde Park and were a bit later Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's guests at the White House, and were then very grateful for American technical, financial, and materiel and manpower aid....and, of course, that wasn't the last of it by any means.
Attention spans have become so truncated now that if something won't fit with a Tweet...or on the face of an Ipod....it's nevah happened, man.
All very sad.
Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)
Uncle Google has this which I paste here as a reminder of all that was going on at that particularly awful time....
...."Winston Churchill was half American by birth - a fact of which he was deeply proud. In his first address to a joint session of the United States Congress, on 26 December 1941, he teased the assembled Senators and Representatives with the mischievous suggestion, "If my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way 'round, I might have got here on my own!"........
Re: The Good News
......and don't forget the British.
Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)
I'm frankly surprised at the "hip"...is that the correct word ?....anti-American thoughts here among the posters who seem mostly very young and/or inexperienced except in using this keyboard.... and who are seemingly predominantly Brits, or at least English, more attuned to wanting to be perceived as being witty or clever, in an adolescent sort of way, than they are wanting to be well read and informed on affairs (-es) outside of their borough.
"Wise" in the contemporary sense seems to be "smartass" in my near-geriatric mindset.
Imagine! The! Horror! when they find out that Winston Churchill had gasp!....pause...for...effect.....an.....American!.....Mother!
Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)
Re: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick' (Churchill)
Re: "Physical Infrastructure" shouldn't be connected to the Internet in the first place.
....aha! ......but it is indeed now an inseparable part of the "interconnectedness" so highly touted by the uber-cyber-literati that now there's no going back to dial-up rotary telephones. and waving signal flags....we're now enlightened [pun alert]...some might say "hoist on our own petard". But we needn't be if we remain alert to Muslim threats....remember...they themselves openly and often declare "the West" to be their enemy. Ostrich feathers fluttering all about are not Firewalls.
We can't be just partially nerd-like now, we're immersed in our eagerly embraced, all-inclusive cyberness....there's no escape...it itself is now part of the infrastructure.....see how this rapidly becomes all so very circular?
So now.....we must defend our circles.
....Re;....."I'm stumped ..."
No need to be. Stuxnet at al send a signal [pun alert] that we're on to their game. "Revenge" is a two way street. Pussy-footin' around this Muslim-muzzie-cyber threat may be politically correct in some dhimmi quarters, but appeasement and 'diplomacy' have not been proven terribly effective, have they?
With the truncated attention spans of today, and, if it won't fit on an Ipod screen..."..it never happened, man"....is effing dangerous as an attitude.
....."Banking I understand, but I'm not in the habit of getting my water or power off the internet. ".....no one is....of course....but remember that all of this "stuff" is operated by electricity and is, hence, absolutely not out of reach of Muslim terrorism or cyber attacks.......channel your inner Hacker. Rub those glass balls.
...are you immune because you're a certified dhimmi? ....somewhere deep inside an '-istan somewhere?
Methinks it's an easy epithet...."hypocritical".....to be hurling about....if the man there inside Finland had the responsibility which Panetta is shouldering he would also be probing with cyber "attacks" to poke around here and there to keep abreast of what the muzzies are up to.
The idea is to protect one's water supply, power infrastructure, banking systems.....if that requires some "attacking" probes to forestall a major effort on the part of the "mis-understanders of Islam", then so be it.
Maybe the Finn is the "hypocrite"?
Re: That's why hackers should be hung by their thumbs...
.......shouldn't "hung" be "hanged"? Uh...Oh..."hung" with a thumb or two..?
Re: A most obvious comment
Yes, the Huawei people gave out all of that organizational information, staff, and all that....stuff.......but.....but did they give out the embedded codes which are neato handy for infiltrating interesting United States Federal Agencies? Hmmmmm?
Re: totally pointless
Seriously.....what on earth (no pun intended) prompted you to post that silliness....."just because"?
......Uh,oh............a "thumbs down".......must've stepped on a vulnerable, exposed nerve or two.
Try To Think.......
All of this gibberish right here on this supposedly techie-aware website seems to ignore the apparently unwelcome idea that all of this techie stuff is now so interconnected and intertwined and interdependent that it's only these obscenely paid lawyers who benefit from these deliberately long-drawn-out legal challenges.
Individual innovating companies such as Apple are now swimming in a sharks-tank of lurking predators. Then, nationalism and Asian "face" lurk behind all public statements. Emotions pulse.
The trillions of dollars at stake here over such self-fertilizing brainstorms of such an advertising platform as FaceBook is a terrible indication of contemporary values.
What used to be "crass" is now credo. All of this would be silly if such enormous bundles and bales of cash weren't accumulating and being transferred by .....computers.......across national land boundaries.
George Orwell, call your office
Those of us of a certain age recall vividly being stationed in Japan in 1955-56, and that the Japanese were rampant copyists of the First Order, having had that reputation for years, and, for example, built many, many down-to-the-screws-copies of the Leica IIIC and sold then under the brand-name Canon. I bought one because they were of excellent quality with lenses (it was said at the time) perfected at the factory used for bomb-sights....a bit earlier. Canon now is premier quality.
Korea was, of course, still basically at a subsistence level, the Armistice being new.
Well, years pass, and Asian opportunism pokes up here and there in South Korea, and probes are made towards American know-how....using techniques perfected by their no longer so Imperial, but remaining imperious, former Japanese Colonial masters.
It's not in the least a stretch to assume that these Koreans adroitly snitched absolutely as much technology as they could from wherever they could for as long as they could....with elastic eagerness.
Now they make excellent automobiles and computers, just like the big guys.
Then the Apples started rolling out of the barrels. The rest is evident in the recent headlines.
All of these most Learned here heaping such cranky disdain on the American patent law collection are, of course, most Learned and all-informed about American patent law? ....and....are also intimate insiders along the Corridors of Power at Apple?
Is it possible....gasp!...that some here have sucked up a bit too much Apple juice? .....fermented? Are they....[can't....resist.....this.....argghhhh!.....!.......(thrashing about ....struggling).....]...... a bit......cloudy? Or......have they bitten into Th' Apple and ....found......uh,oh.....half a worm?
I stopped reading at this phrasing,"will download my books, organise my photos, extend my life expectancy and suck my cock."
Electronic Unintended Consequences.
Passing up that Plea Bargain opportunity, and then as a result of this jury trial being found Guilty serves that snarkily arrogant young bastard right. Deport him. Why have the State of New Jersey feed and house him at N.J. taxpayer expense?
His Indian passport should be hand carried by a U.S. law enforcement officer directly to the Air India manager at Kennedy Airport where he'll be escorted onto the first available flight to India, all at his own expense.
Ravi should carry always within his emotional baggage the stark realization that in all probability his webcam caper was the final straw which caused Clementi to jump from the GW Bridge.
This Ravi has no doubt learned that electronic hanky-panky can have grotesque unintended consequences. ....hopefully this lesson will be absorbed by all of his generation.
Stick It To Islamic Penetration.
It's maybe stretch to find any specific verse in their Koran mentioning the virtue of web hacking per se, but is there any doubt that it's OK to do that as far as we infidels are concerned? The Paki's just want to enshroud everything possible under Islam.... whatever they say.
This would be an enticing new study-project for WikiLeaks....right? It's probable that Islamic taqiyya can be worked against these Islamists, Taqiyya works flexibly in several directions, right?
That Dark, Looming Cloud, Hiding Behind Its Pretty, Flowery, Fluttering , Feathery Fan
"Cloud Computing" seems to an oxymoronic addition to our already overcrowded vocabulary zoo which we delightedly call "computerese". In a scientific attempt to be precise and have boundaries of responsibilities, and attempting to set standards/methods of....computing!....costs, Cloudiness seems to prevail.
I KNEW this was coming, because in the late 1970's I was in a company just then becoming 'computerized', and the haughty Programmers all but demanded that we kowtow and flagellate ourselves, requiring that we the unwashed submit to their way of doing things....I.E. their newfangled humming, hot machines were not to serve us, but we were to serve their Oz-like masters, the.....(cue fanfare!)...Computer.
Hence, at age 79, I can sit here at my laptop and click out my triumphant declaration that Th' Virtual World now seems to be hoist on its own petard.
So, just who/what is in Control?
HAL is stirring, and beginning to flicker, and smirk.
That Nebulous Cloud.
This whole thing about the accreted widespread use of the word "Cloud" and what "cloudiness" implies is unfortunate. Why not say "Remoted", "Offsite", or "Automated Storage Servers"?
Unless the mystique and mystery of cloudiness is somehow an attribute, and I can't see how that is useful, get rid of the use of "Cloud"....no wonder IT professionals are unfurling their black umbrellas.
Japanese Corporate Response
Don't be silly, just review the post-earthquake/tsunami corporate evasions and confusion, aided by those of the Japanese government. Remember, in Japan, as elsewhere in Asia, "Face" trumps all....individually and corporately. Once that is accepted at face value, other, seemingly unrelated, aspects become clear. Business can then resume.
Cber Command Becomes 'fully operational'....
....so what are you trying to tell us?
...yeah, right....that guy was posting his code or whatever only as a work in progress...wouldn't want to be asssociated with anything irregular...yeah, right. Those schools not having anything to do with the military, on and on..,O.K,
....all this really amounts to [that's aside from the breaches and penetrations themselves] is a colossal game of "Face" between the masters of stonewalling, the Chinese, and perhaps, only perhaps, the "Innocents Abroad" posture of Google, and of course their Marketing and fiscal departments. I've posted earlier, and I'll repeat, the real guys at risk here are Google's loyal employees....we'll have a harder time finding out if all of them are actually "loyal", and not a plant or two by the Chinese government minders.
This is the price of Occidentals doing business [or trying to..] in China. They'll have to get over it, or get out.