By golly gee willikers...
The Numpty is strong in this one.
United States president Donald Trump has issued an executive order to establish an “American Technology Council” and given it a job to “coordinate the vision, strategy, and direction for the Federal Government's use of information technology and the delivery of services through information technology”. The United States …
...so why do I keep thinking this is evil?
Probably because the 'new technology direction' will promote trap-door encryption, keyword internet traffic monitoring, 'approved' government protocols, mandatory personal ID registrations, and other "Make America
Great Safe Again" safeguards. Oh... and unregulated Open Source developments brought under government oversight for, you know... "standards compliance" purposes.
So, what's to fear about that?
It could be worse, "silly valley" interests violating our privacy and monetizing whatever we do online (and then targeting us with advertisements as a form of big-brother psychological manipulation).
I'm glad to see them "not at the table". but yeah, gummint technology programs like that are kinda laughable anyway. but it makes people in gummint "feel better" about it, I guess...
/me facepalms anyway
Executive Order coming.....
..... in order to bring America into the new world IPv10 will be designated as the only transport protocol allowed within US borders effective from 1st July 2018......
That will help stop those pesky immigrants getting in on their IPv4 or IPv6 packets!
(Yeah I know, it supports IPv4 & IPv6, but it just sounded to good not to say.......)
18f - isn't that what a bunch of 45M's always say on IRC? [especially when they're trolling for 13f's or want to see a bunch of 23Ms embarrass themselves for kicks]. Ok don't make me explain "IRC" please...
/me thinks: OH MY DIETIES, there's a GIRL IN THE CHANNEL! half the participants begin crowding around "the girl" and behaving like the lonely, horny young males that they are. '18f' in an IRC channel is like blood in shark infested waters, or yelling "Food Fight" in a college cafeteria.
So this Liddell chap from New Zealand
No no FUCK NO NO FUCKING WAY!
No. He was never a New Zealander. Never visited. Couldn't find the place on a map, even with voice turn-by-turn guidance.
And if he was to visit he'd probably be shown that hostility that Kiwi's are sometimes famous for.
Worked for MS, works for chump. We totally dis-own the bugger.
But good catch on the sign :)
I expect to see good old USA rising on the country index - the index of most corrupt countries!
The above slightly tounge in cheek but whatever it sounds like a recipy for money wasting and chaos with different agencies with such overlapping or downright identical remits.
Is it just Trump trying to appear to be doing "stuff" and being recorded and having founded things (even white elephants)?
I read the order. It has very little content, assigns no meaningful authority to direct changes, and the ATC members have enough on their schedule to render their participation in it useless. It will deteriorate quickly into periodic presentation of white papers similar to those touted in my daily spam, that nobody will read; and decision papers that summarize and direct what already is being done.
On the other hand, it probably will be relatively cheap because everyone involved already is on the payroll, and it is barely possible that it will divert some of them from other mischief.
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