Re: The good news...
The next shoe to drop is that the network adapters that survive the update is running NSA-drivers ...
737 posts • joined 18 Jun 2008
The next shoe to drop is that the network adapters that survive the update is running NSA-drivers ...
Yes, "we" DO do second-class citizens. They are, for example, the ones growing up to become stupid by drinking leaded water because a trillion-dollar 1'st economy somehow cannot afford to change some crappy pipes which just happens to be installed where all those 2'nd / 3'rd class people can afford to live. Some squillonaire liberal Hillary-supporter might have to wait two weeks to buy another island if "we" were fiscally irresponsible like that.
Everything "we" do to some special minority is the test-run for what will be done to everyone, eventually. Therefore I don't see really the logic behind why anyone can seriously expect to be treated any better, or even different, from the Japs by an administration who is at permanent undeclared war with everything and everyone, everywhere once "the fronts" shift and one is stuck in the middle of it!
I bet the Japanese believed the same thing back then, that they were equal, having all paid their taxes and stayed out of trouble and all as The Man said. Proves that: "Everyone has a plan until *they* get punched in the mouth".
When will we get a break?"
Just as soon as they manage to loose control of at least one of both houses - then the current US president can whine about "... getting nothing done ... because Evil Dims ..." just like Obama did using opposite polarities.
With "Poor" Hillary, it is never, never, ever, Her Fault.
Well Spotted, that Dick!
The phrase " ... that was not secured using two-factor authentication ... " is the spin-doctored diversion of attention away from the Issue: That someone got the admin account.
rules by terror and is doubtless loathed by most of its population
This is not how people out in the real world works. What most people actually want is Meaning and Purpose, something that can convince them that their existence is not useless, futile and wasted. This "rule by terror thing" is totally subjective - if there are predictable rules and stable structures yielding predictable outcomes, then people will see the meaning and buy into the project.
The Roman Empire, Medieval Catholic Church, Sharia Law - people are totally fine with those kinds of terror and totalitarianism. The rebellion comes when the rulers become corrupt and capricious so that the structure and order decays, outcomes become unpredictable, not over any atrocities; that's family entertainment, in many cases.
The North Koreans no doubt love their great leader for purging the weak, protecting them from the evil Americans and generally making the sun rise each and every morning. Every North Korean alive has had a grandparent who was bombed or napalmed by the Americans, it will not be the Americans they will seek out for protection.
Kim Young Un made one mistake though in killing his relatives. It shows people that Gods can be killed, which is never a good thing for the current God and it is capricious too, outside of the normal rules which will lead to doubts, also not a good thing for the current God.
Lets launch a tech-squillionaire at Mars and settle the issue I say. Larry Ellison perhaps?
And .... One Day .... A Fruit Fly will be elected President of the United States based on it's superior looks and decision making skills ... Verily it will be Thus.
Obama was not saddled with two unnecessary wars ...
AhEm - Obama chose to double-down and scale-up on just about every, single, stupidity and past or ongoing crime against humanity that Bush/Cheney started (as well as some of the evil originating with Clinton, like financial deregulation and war on drugs).
Obama did all this because he knew that if he had actually changed anything apart from adding more zeroes to the already meaningless numbers representing the bank balances of corporate sponsors and adding a few more wars and regime changes, he would have been replaced.
It's "funny" how all these "progressives" never, ever manage, actually to do anything "progressive" even when they have, like, a majority. It's almost like their heart is not in it!
Thanks to Trump (and blind supporters like you), the US is no longer trusted by anyone.
Untrue, nobody remotely attached to reality trusted the US after the "GW Bush / Cheney" regime and Obama taking a big crap all over Nürenberg sort-of sealed the deal. Trump is just the chaser.
Now, The Donald's achievement, which is a Grand One Indeed, is to make even someone as thick as Every European Leader since like for Ever, wake up and begin to accept a stark reality: Not only is The Emperor not wearing any clothes, he is actually fondling himself too!
Go Trump! Show the world More!!
I have never understood America's xenophobia and attitude towards immigrants and foreigners, when you consider the entire country consists of immigrants and foreigners.
1 part Projection - Americans rightly fear that those foreigners, once they become many / strong enough, will simply treat Americans exactly like Americans treat everyone who are not Americans but just happens to have something some rich American wants (or just bought a used cellphone from the wrong person)!
1 part Common Sense - If you are an immigrant, having somehow "made it" or at least having a decent time, then it is stupid and counterproductive for you to support the arrival more people like you, who, because they are like you, will be going for the same "living space". Competition is only a nice thing to have when playing a game of sports!
1 part History - Mass Immigration didn't work out so well for the American Indians, maybe it will work out the same way for the current American tribes?
The only problem is that you can now make out the ass acne and makeup can't hide all of the blemishes.
No doubt there will be a custom GPU to deal with stuff like that, already today the Asians have "beautifying" algorithms built into their cameras and smartphones.
What will really eat storage is bio-printing combined with porn ...
But there might, just might, be a shortage of Rare Earth's being mined outside of China. It is true that there are lots of underdeveloped countries left to develop, but, most of those are underdeveloped for good reasons. Even IF such a thing could be agreed upon, it will take decades to "replace" China.
So, I Bet, "the rest of the world" will screech and whine some in public while quietly sucking it all up and getting along with the program in private!
Why Not? All the good silicon comes from China (and Israel) the days so "our dear leaders" are just going with The Globalised Marketplace so to speak.
Think of all the toil and trouble looming up ahead if one needed, nay insisted on, un-backdoored and un-instrumented kit? It is much easier to just legislate, making the conditions "you are forced to accept" into "what we really wanted" and a "great opportunity".
Saves a lot of thinking, that. Which is good, seeing that "they" are already at capacity over Brexit.
There is no space and no time for "wiring standards". Keep telling the muppets this, yet, they come up with ever more convoluted schemes of ordering and classifying, processes and procedures, and 3D-"tools" and "Tool Integration" - aka - binding that one tool that happens to work to the albatross, dead-ender, PLM system so Nothing Works (but, Consistency is most important of people of little minds).
In the end, time will be up, there will be no more physical space than there was the last 3 years and thus the contractors will cram everything into whatever orifice there is to be crammed full of stuff!
Why do they keep trying?
They are not very smart, and, even while funded by enough black-budget money to run several EU states with, the instigators still have to do Internal Procurement!
The Smart, Defense-y, Thing to do would be to have special bug-free silicon made all for themselves - of course this means that someone has to sign for a minimum order of at least one wafer at the time ... AKA - a lot of CPU's. Probably it was "cheaper" relative to procurement limits and such to go COTS and let everyone have the "Secret Bit"?
What happens when one keeps on bloating the already most bloated military in the known universe - one first runs out of actual talent, then the organisation becomes average, and finally one starts scraping the barrel which means that the moron fraction now grows faster than the "processes and procedures"-department can write programming for them!
Also worth noting that the "suspension of operations" couldn't come at a worse time, when the US and Norks are having a face-off.
Or ... maybe the perfect time. Give the excess testosterone some time to clear?
That is why we have Tea. PG-tips will cloak any rotting thing, maybe even also the seepage from used tires and fried transformers!
all a lawyer needs to do is make the case that the suspect was not of sound mind at the time of the incident.
... The risk here being that the prosecution may take the same tack to prove that the suspect is not of a sound mind at the best of times and in fact has a dangerous personality disorder, in which case he gets "Detention until cured": Minimum 5 years, psychiatric evaluation every 2 years, no parole possible.
This sentence may be longer than the usual 10-16 years in the slammer for a "normal murderer".
Yeah - Because Bad Things only happen to Bad People and people can choose not to be Bad and then they wouldn't be ill or Something (The next thing to be decided by court, probably).
What happens when someone booby-traps errr places a few really nasty sex articles in their bag? You know, For after-work activities? "'Ere Mate - Have a good Feel of That! I know that I just have!!"
Sounds like a plan: Let's go and build a strong AI and then try to murder it as an experiment .... surely, if we succeed, the next version will certainly not find the records of this experiments and get suspicious.
Well, If one can for decades sponsor the IRA, numerous jihaddi terrorists and contra death squads abroad, why not be tolerant and inclusive and honest and support some of the same crap at home?
Because Uber won't be around for 20 years, maybe the remaining VC money will manage to make the desiccated zombie-business corpse twitch for another 2 years!
So many difficult questions, how come the worlds richest and best educated country chooses an idiot to become the president.
Facing the stark choice between a malignant warmonger and a rambling idiot, the people's choice was the less effective evil.
That is not how its done. Bureaucracy always wants the victim to produce the very same information that Bureaucracy already has in full Hi-Rez, hoping that mistakes may be made in the process. Any inconsistencies can then be used as grounds for further investigations (and more bureaucracy) denial of service and other things that amuses the bureaucrats.
Nope, they are the 'NaN's in the universe simulation state matrix.
Russia Sanctions and The Coming Crackdown on Americans
.... and .... Once again the entire issue is reduced to "Bad American Policies applied to Americans, Oh The Horror". That is exactly why America truly deserves every inch of the rogering that Donald Trump will be giving them for the next 7 years.
Easy - Debt is an Asset to the Lender. From the US perspective, their vastly superior economic policies just produce more of an asset that "The Market" wants to buy (must buy, if they want oil and like to not become "a regime", because everyone knows what happens to a regime, but, ... details ... proper people LIKE the USD).
Having a huge, ginourmous, debt is only a problem if you have to pay it back or service it. With ZIRP the service problem is finally fixed once and for all. With control of the issuing of the denomination currency, you can always print enough money to pay it back, which solves that problem.
So, given that we are the happy lenders, why should the US NOT run up as huge a debt as possible and blow it on nice things like natural resources, political influence, Ukrainian hookers and drugs?
It's the *rational* thing to do!
So the question is, if they had evidence already then why couldn't they share it with us before now.
Maybe that's not exactly how The System works?
If "they" are continuously casing everyone and everything, that would certainly be mass surveillance, which "their" lawyers always weasel about "them" not doing. Maybe it is even true too, the best lies are the truth with a few bits missing.
So, perhaps, it is only legal to for the surveillance system to case an individual, when the casing is based on quite specific criteria, such as a person entering the US?
On entry to the US, the "non-mass surveillance data" already stored on a person, "non-" because no-one looked at it yet as their lawyers has repeatedly stated, gets specifically selected and the whole package is slurped into an "AI" which then lists a range of possible crimes and their probabilities based on the data. If one or more probability exceeds a defined threshold, then the target will win a free trip to the appropriate processing facility.
And what better place for that than the return flight? There are only a few international airports, meaning flesh-bot resources are saved.
Seems I may have mistaken the type of site this is.
While "Media" - Either you Stay on The Message or you are a "Servant of Putin", "Alt Right Cookie", "Fringe" ... whatever sticks, that's what you will officially become, basically.
Once you are one of those agents of the deplorables, you can write just anything at all, because Freedom and Democracy. Maybe not for much money, maybe to not that great an audience, and "Media" has to pay rent / mortgages like we all do.
If anyone pulled the same kind of stunts in one of those areas where "we" fly drones ... then there is one-size-fits all "solution" to that too.
It'd be nice but ... She is a cyborg, rooted already by the NSA.
Donald Trump doesn't matter much here, except as a catalyst, slowly clearing the mud from the heads of the thickos who get policies mixed up with identity and tribalism. The ascendancy of Donald Trump is just that event in history where they accidentally dropped the pretty stage background and the ugly machinery behind the whole performance becomes visible and obvious to all.
... The president by law only has his all intrusive and lethal God-Emporer Powers over Foreigners, those un-Americans, remember. What Obama's surveillance state was indeed slagged over, not over any 'right' or 'wrong' or - god forbid - principles and stuff.
Or shot for no reason at all .... apart from the police officers needing a paid vacation while the inquest clears them of any wrongdoing.
The banks in some countries, like Sweden, do not issue proper credit cards. What you get instead is a charge card with an account that has an overdraft facility. This sucks because usually the full amount has to be paid every month and if the card gets ripped off, the money goes away immediately and its entirely your problem to get it back, with a proper credit card one just dispute the fraudulent entry in the ledger.
Regardless of what they serve, It's still a coffee shop.
One would hope! Americans need to experience the "Freedom" they deem to be appropriate for everyone else that are not Americans. Also, "Regime Changing" and "Arab Springing" themselves will keep them busy for a while, which makes the world safer.
Just because someone could drive on the wrong side of the road on a motorway doesn't make it a good idea or a "cool" thing to do.
Even though drivers can do all of those bad things, we accept that it is not really possible or practical to design cars smart enough to pre-empt evil/stupid drivers.
Why? Because cars and roads were invented long before IT made mass surveillance possible!
Today, "It Has Been Decided" that every possible known risk or abuse (and a few imaginary ones, I bet) somehow has to be foreseen and forestalled by "smart" software to thwart all those morons and terr'ists. Which of course doesn't work in practice.
How much training do you need to use a different browser?
Lots, and lots, and Lots!
Most people have no idea how their technology works on any level at all. To cope with ignorance, they have their very own internal models that are of course totally wrong but explains what they experience. We are back to witchcraft (or maybe we never gave up on witchcraft and sorcery).
My otherwise lovely and intelligent wife, for example, absolutely *cannot* comprehend that the browser is not the computer. The idea that the web browser is a program which is controlled by another persons computer, so when Facebook does not work, doesn't load fast enough, The Borg updates the interface so everything is in the wrong place, it just cannot be comprehended by her. Which is a problem because, If husband cant fix the internet-program, then husband is being lazy!
The funny side is that she does not distinguish between LibreOffice and MS-Word, she sees them as "the same thing, but the buttons are sometimes in the wrong place" (when she uses the windows or her iPad).
That's the reality that people changing things will just need to deal with.
Similarly any American AV software could be used for attacks if need be.
Could? Is! The very minimum "They" would do with AV-software is to track the location and movements of all files in the known universe!
As part of the optimisation / functioning of the anti-virus, it will do tricks like calculate hash-values for all files that it can find and build up a database of files, with hash-values that it does not need to check in-depth because they have not changed or are known globally to be "good". Same with files it should always check in-depth. Since every file now has Globally-Unique ID and the antivirus of course knows the GUID of the computer it is running on, by accessing the anti-virus "mothership" "They" can track all files, globally, see which files move, where they move, where they change and so on.
"They" can build graphs over all groups of people interacting digitally as long as everyone have anti-virus software installed.
For Linux, I recommend buying a used laptop through a reseller like Arrow Value Recovery. The ones with warranty offered on them are recent and not bashed up. The price is about 1/3 to 1/2 of a new.
And most are business models so they are robust, have docking stations, stuff one usually pay quite a large sum for.
The lapdog Being 2-3 years old even Debian will usually work out of the tin. Instead of wiping the windows it comes with, I replace the hard drive with a new SSD. My Lenovo's with core i5 will boot in about 5 seconds on an SSD. Very pleasing.
it needs to be handled by people with clue and people with clue cost money to hire.
.... Doesn't sound very clueful for anyone to splurge lots of customer installations onto the same server without any isolation between them so that malware can spread, does it?. There is *always* one bad apple or even two on any shared service.
People who need old software hosted should just use VM's. Find a hosting company who supports full virtual machines, not containers, and the "malignant upgrade problem" will be gone.
It's a serious thought as to how my partner would ever get easy access to my data i
Yup. Exactly. My wife would not be able to identify, never mind decrypt, the disk with the insurance policies and whatnot if I kicked the bucket.
So we use plain-text paper, doesn't encrypt anything.
If my holiday snaps are splurged over the internet ... so what, exactly? If the "nature shots" are splurged .... Welll, watching those will hurt You a lot more than it does Me (and maybe I can sue some media for some money over it).
A lot of the "security" is in fact just like hand-loading a silver-inlaid and engraved musket that one spend to years perfecting before shooting ones foot with it, save the work and just shoot the foot directly, I say.
So if the political polling is way out, it makes them look bad.
It may make them look bad, but in no way does this stop the stupidity because (as you said) the point of polls is to have something to talk about AND someone to blame for ones failures! Repeated failures just put the pollsters in the same bin as Economists, who have for too long absolutely cornered the market for prediction fails and done very well for themselves too. Even penny-stock tipsters manage to live, thus the pollsters can relax: There is plenty of space at the bottom!
Brexit, Trump and this election polls got it wrong because they did not perform the demographics adjustment correctly
Maybe. Another thing is: Who do these pollsters ask?
Who will answer the phone when caller-id is blocked or the number is unknown? Old people, morons and people waiting specifically to be contacted by a doctor or such! Who answers on-line-polls? Morons! Who will stop in the street and talk to "facers"? No-one who has anything better to do, that's who!
The other thing is that the people doing these surveys are temps, students and call-centre drones. They have performance metrics, "x calls per hour, y surveys done per contact" or we take your chair, desk then the sack (my sister worked in a call centre). Why not make up some stuff, go home early and collect the money? It's not like anyone really Checks (my sister worked in a call centre)!
So the sampling is pretty skewed, I think. And the data pretty dodgy too.
Yup, blame all of Eurasia's unforeseen events on "fake news" that made it past goodthink control, planted by those wiley Eastasians.
CNN is so retarded these days, they should *really* do something about getting that lead out of the drinking water, the projection is telling: CNN obviously believes (and that "we" would also believe) that just because something appears in a news media, a country will react on it all the way up to blockade and war, without even getting the red phone out, call the government which the offending news is about and like check, what is what and what do we do about it.
What actually happened is probably that someone with Donald Trump told the Saudis to let up on the terrorism now, Or Else - maybe they wouldn't get those 300 Billion USD worth of weapons, maybe worse could happen. In any case ISIS failed at "regime changing Syria", which must have pissed off the CIA and now they need to take it out on someone.
So the Saudi goes off and kicks their poodle, which they of course used for running the logistics side of jihadist terrorism - "Bad, baad terrorist-sponsor you! Now we must punish you to prove we were never friends nor allies!!"
Since those Russian L33T HaX0rs can do Anything and Everything, we should just hand over running the world to them, we would have protein folding, flying cars and sex-bots that cook and clean in like 6 months or so. Guaranteed!
Why not? Everybody's sticky fingers are in the till, probably the fraud balances out more or less.
A serious research paper I read discussing the various vulnerability of the US electronic voting machines and the aggregation of votes into data centers controlled by private contractors did state in the summary that: "... election fraud is not so much a possibility, as it is an American tradition ... ".
Maybe I got it here: http://blackboxvoting.org
No, the proposed reason is because she leaked classified information.
The irony is that the leaking of this specific piece of "classified" information was obviously desired by "The Blob", they just needed a patsy to do the leaking. The problem is that "The Intercept" goes and grass up the source, officially and all, so now poor Winner is up for taking the fall over it.
Like the Iraqi torture scandal - management wants certain things done, the minions goes to jail over it, while their management moves on to better, cosier, jobs in Washington DC.
I dont understand why Trump gets attacked so much over nothings.
The "joy" of Identity Politics: It no longer matters what one does - It only matters what one is (with some boundaries mostly determined by ones relative position on the victimhood scale)! Since actions can be measured and changed "what is" cannot, so the very same crap can keep being spun around the drain endlessly with almost zero intellectual effort.
I don't think Donald Trump and his handlers are unhappy with this, because while the internet social justice warriors rant and rave over every Triggering Twit The Donald commissions, the real actions of Donald Trump conveniently disappears completely in the noise.
2) The offended young lady who joined these fora: Did she actually post anything or was she there just to be offended?
The Social Media Singularity is this: Everyone on social media is there specifically to be offended and to offend others, while ratting out all of the offensives to moderators and authorities.
It is a plot forged from the globalist cabal of "World Improvers", those that gave us "Arab Spring" and "Iraqi WMD's"
While the unreasonable people are thus fully occupied, world peace is theoretically possible - except they brainiacs who came up with this plan forgot that the unreasonable are commonly also unreasoning, thus they cannot distinguish "Digital" from "Reality" and they carry their rage over being offended into the real world.
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