* Posts by jasonbrown1965

16 posts • joined 3 Jan 2015

Don't let Google dox me on Lumen Database, nameless man begs

jasonbrown1965

Re: Bah!

Seems appropriate for a forum where the language appears to err more towards the ethereal the higher up the monkey shows his ass.

And it's a really, really big monkey.

Batting bi-planes out of the sky, King Kong big, and at least as far back.

Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

jasonbrown1965
Black Helicopters

Re: Shooting the messengers much?

"How gullible do you have to be if you let random posts on the Internet affect your decision on who to vote for?"

Gullible enough, apparently, given the fairly close election results. Gullible, or angry enough, including an 8% black voting block that went to Trump, after being targeted with FB ads reminding them of old Clinton comments about blacks being criminal "super-predators".

After eight years of Obama failing to do much for change we can believe in (after being left with a dinosaur-sized economic dump by Bush), there were enough people angry at failed promises to want to chuck politics into the history bin. Which is what they did.

In doing so, they exposed a system that has been dysfunctional long before Trump, whose election just adds an orange coloured hazard light atop the whole steaming mess.

Trump is a loathsome, racist, sexist retard, yes. But given abject failure by supposedly far more principled politicians to make an impact on what Eisenhower so famously warned about decades ago? Maybe we need to pay less attention to the messengers and much more to the message.

NASA spots asteroid on crash course with Earth – with just hours to go

jasonbrown1965

New Guinea?

You mean Papua.

If at first you don't succeed, you're likely Intel: Second Spectre microcode fix emitted

jasonbrown1965

Re: All's well that end's well

Did the same on an Acer, also fine.

Yes, it's a cheap piece of junk, any objectors may sue my non-profit ass.

jasonbrown1965

Haul out the Gestetners!

"But hey, it gives people reason to write more articles and get more ad impressions."

Such worldly cynicism! You may be right of course.

Those dastardly fear-mongers at the Reg should probably wait until everyone's chips are smoking puddles of silicon goo before hauling out the Olivettis and Gestetnering a few million pages of (literally) purple prose.

Or, even better, step away completely from a watchdog profession with one of the worst ROIs on the planet, and even worse profit prospects, and leave y'all to the tender mercies of our new global robber digi-barons, and their 'hyper efficient and extremely productive' minions.

Woo-yay, Meltdown CPU fixes are here. Now, Spectre flaws will haunt tech industry for years

jasonbrown1965
Mushroom

Good guy Edge

Comic note - Edge joining other browsers in warning against Microsoft update site as "not secure"

See: https://imgur.com/gallery/Dutvu

#goodguyedge

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Mailsploit: It's 2017, and you can spoof the 'from' in email to fool filters

jasonbrown1965

Re: Classic reponse from Mozilla

Would be a hell of a lot nicer if it didn't keep crashing.

Thought it was my crap laptop (4gb ram) but even on newer, faster machines, kept crashing on me .. probs coz I was trying to do a lot with it (30,000+ addresses) but .. still.

CCleaner targeted top tech companies in attempt to lift IP

jasonbrown1965

Re: "Peoples Republic's timezone"

Washington among the top states for company registration transparency, but still far from good, let alone perfect, see:

https://sunlightfoundation.com/2014/08/14/washington-a-better-practices-state-for-llc-transparency/

For a comparison of how far such measures have to go, one of the top three countries, New Zealand (yeah, from there) only recently passed legislation ending the worst abuses of its foreign trust laws.

All too often, these ranking surveys such as reported in the above article, and similar, such as Transparency International "least corrupt" fail to point out how utterly hopeless existing corporate law is in establishing ultimate beneficiaries.

tl;dr - registration in Seattle may not prove anything?

Machine vs. machine battle has begun to de-fraud the internet of lies

jasonbrown1965

Re: Choice

Anytime I read the word "lazy" used in criticism of journalism, I laugh. A deep, bitter and hugely mirthless laugh, because I've actually worked in the media, and know what a slave mine it is, with a three rule business model - suck 'em in, chew 'em up, spit 'em out.

Usually such criticism involves some jumped up academic proclaiming expertise of some sort, without bothering to even research their own media criticism.

So, sigh, below are some news stories on Sarin production related to the Syria attack, which took about five seconds to find. Are they definitive? Of course not, and never will be until refusing comment, lying and secrecy laws are punishable by death.

Until then, even a well resourced investigative unit can take years of digging to uncover the truth, whatever that may be. This is different from the world that Yanks are raised in, when yowling cop shows proclaim we won't get fooled again - and still solve cases within half an hour.

Back in the real world , "lazy" might better describe claims from someone using evidence they probably scraped from Wikipedia about a 22 year old attack and faking relevance to today.

Meantime, here's some headlines:

Assad Personally Oversaw the Development of Nerve Gas for Use on His Own People

http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/.premium-1.793269

Money stolen by Russian mob linked to man sanctioned for supporting Syria's chemical weapons program

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/16/politics/russian-mob-syria-chemical-weapons/index.html

Could Britain have sold sarin chemicals to Assad's regime?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/08/could-britain-have-sold-sarin-chemicals-assad-syria

Assad linked to chemical attacks in Syria

http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/assad-linked-to-chemical-attacks-in-syria-7401003

PAC slams UK.gov for lack of evidence-based science investments

jasonbrown1965

Re: Just form another committee

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Could be the same.

Be careful in your estimates tho - Only 97% of scientists agree that political pressures of the day stem from sound business cases, so we should probably act on the views of the 3% instead.

If you want to be sure you're really on the right track, listen only to the 1% - they know what's really going on.

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jasonbrown1965

Re: Robust business cases

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Do love me some robust business case. Lip smacking stuff.

"Congratulations on your robust business case! Now, sign this non-disclosure agreement so that you can never talk science to anyone, or comment on public science debate like, oh, say, for example, whether or not corporate welfare is corrupting science."

Or, "No talking, we're scientists" .. or, yes, "STFU boffins!!!!!"

Protip: also sack all those smug fucking science journalists. Evidence-based policy my aching, free-trade arse.

Facebook pumps up ENTIRELY SELFLESS, altruistic Internet.org

jasonbrown1965

Re: Another option

Only one? What is this, a recession?

Amazon to trash Flash, as browsers walk away

jasonbrown1965

Re: Hading a good time reading El Reg

Bless you, in a thoroughly non-ironic way.

I've sent hundreds of "friendly heads up" to various websites over the years, especially when my brain is fogged by other things. It helps me remember that I am AWESOME and can actually do awesome things, like ... offer minor corrections.

As a tree-hugging, trendy lefty pinko anarcho commie journo scumbag, it's the least I can do for world peace.

German prosecutor given Das Boot over Netzpolitik treason charge

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

jasonbrown1965

Re: Burden

"Thus absolutely guaranteeing that no one can ever find it."

Thanks for raising that - I've long criticised fancy pants databases that cost millions and are impossible for ordinary users.

I did have one victory in a small organisation once, releasing documents in their original formats, only to find they had locked off copying ability. Sure, OCR and all that, but kinda defeated the purpose.

Really, govt tech profit cash grab is a PRIZE-WINNING idea?

jasonbrown1965

So, ever more for the ever less?

Not seeing much biting of feeding hands in this article.

More like the same old formula where we spend all our time arguing about the rights of the rich, rather than solving the problems of the poor.

Wealth creation. Heh.

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