31 December 2010
The hacker scene is incredibly insular and interconnected. There are hundreds of people who know these guys personally. We all know Lamo and Poulsen. We are all aware that Lamo is a twitchy little fuck, not to be trusted. We also know that he is queer. And Manning is trans. This is why they were talking to each other. Vagaries of the TVTG world aside, the two have something in common: our society calls them weirdo’s. They obviously connected because of this.
So, we are here to fill in the blanks for you folks out there that think Poulsen is hiding something. Indeed, he is hiding something; he is hiding gayness. Sadly, in our ass-backwards fucked-up little country, gayness is considered a social faux pas. Poulsen is simply respecting the privacy of two people.
Gayness is really cool. We like gayness. But it’s not exactly something Wired should be reporting on. And by withholding the rest of the logs, they are not reporting on it. Rather professional of them, don’t you think?
Manning’s life has been fucked up already. We don’t need to read his dirty, very personal chat logs.
If Mr. Greenwald wants to do some actual research, he is welcome to stop into any hacker IRC channel and ask about the involved parties. We all know them, we all understand exactly what happened here. Obviously, we’re more informed than Mr. Greenwald and his Twitter groupies.
Here is the moral of this story: don’t talk to Adrian Lamo. Even if you think you are connecting with him on a personal level, he will still find a way to stick an unwanted dick in your ass.
We will now digress into the hilarious details. We really don’t give a shit if you believe us, we know these people and anyone else who knows them will tell you what we’re saying is credible.
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Meanwhile, WikiLeaks is taking steps to distance itself from the suggestion that it actively encourages people to send in classified material. It has changed how it describes itself on its submissions page. “WikiLeaks accepts a range of material, but we do not solicit it,” its Web site now says.
It also deleted the word “classified” from a description of the kinds of material it accepts. And it dropped an assertion that “Submitting confidential material to WikiLeaks is safe, easy and protected by law,” now saying instead: “Submitting documents to our journalists is protected by law in better democracies.”
WikiLeaks is also taking steps to position itself more squarely as a news organization, which would it easier to invoke the First Amendment as a shield. Where its old submissions page made few references to journalism, it now uses “journalist” and forms of the word “news” 23 times.
What is hilarious is the source
14 December 2010
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One of the women, a political activist in her 30s described as Miss A, claims she was unlawfully coerced and subjected to sexual molestation and deliberate molestation. The other woman, Miss B, who is in her 20s, has alleged he had sex with her without a condom while she was sleeping.
Mr Assange told Mr Hurtig he had a brief affair with Miss A – who had organised a seminar for the Centre-Left group Brotherhood Movement – while staying in her flat.
Miss B admitted in her police statement that she sought out Mr Assange after seeing him on TV and, clearly infatuated, attended the seminar he was giving. They had a ‘sexual encounter’ in a cinema on their first meeting and two days later had protected sex at her flat, 40 miles from Stockholm. But the woman told police that she woke up next morning to find him having sex with her without a condom.
‘This is what they are saying is rape,’ said Mr Hurtig. He said Mr Assange and Miss B parted on good terms, with Miss B buying his train ticket back to Stockholm. But Mr Hurtig said that after Mr Assange reneged on his promise to call her and failed to return her phone calls over the next few days, the drama took a ‘bizarre’ turn.
Miss B called the office of Miss A, whom she had briefly met at the seminar, asking the whereabouts of Mr Assange. During the conversation they realised that they had both been ‘victims of his charms’.
Mr Assange told Mr Hurtig he refused their request to take a test for sexually-transmitted diseases.
He said Miss B was especially anxious about the possibility of HIV and pregnancy. It was then that
she and Miss A walked into a police station and told their stories.
Mr Hurtig said: ‘I don’t believe Miss B felt she had been raped until she went to the police station. She was encouraged by a policewoman and a junior female prosecutor to think that way. While I don’t think there was any conspiracy, Julian says he is being victimised because of his role with WikiLeaks. The fact that he has a high profile has made him a target for opponents.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337862/WikiLeaks-rape-victims-hidden-agendas---Ive-seen-proof-says-Assange-lawyer.html#ixzz182yAv1xQ
12 December 2010
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10 December 2010
"Technology and journalism are changing quickly. The law may not be keeping up but the government responsibility is the same."
To charge Assange under the Espionage Act, the government must prove that he knowingly acted in bad faith with the intent of harming the government and that his freedom to publish isn't protected under the First Amendment, which prohibits Congress from passing laws that restrict the freedom of the press.
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/12/10/105110/wikileaks-tying-assange-to-manning.html#ixzz17mM9gNeF
08 December 2010
06 December 2010
My kid, growing algae in sixth grade, found this out. But he could use computers and color printers to plot his stuff.
Major problem is that his mom...
In engineering you use the scientific method dozens of times more a day.
My cat, on my lap and uderthis laptop, is sneezing, ting a label that has come loose, etc.
I'm typing blin ritghyt now.
05 December 2010
A $50 2GB DDR2 SODIMM and we're working much much better.
This was motivated by a memory tripling on the tower which vastly improved responsiveness.
04 December 2010
Just another reason to sterilize africa.
Now his illegal immigrant relative is scamming the US by collecting free rent and board.
Off da bitch, hang da nigga, deport dat immie.
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Even the Library of Congress is getting into the game, with attempts to visit the website at the Library resulting in a warning that the site is “malicious content” and has been blocked.
Guess what, State Dept students? Having worked for the State Dept will disqualify you from any honest job in the future.
03 December 2010
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Well FU computer, you're a f'in server that's what you do, don't get so excited, I don't.
I don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Huh huh huh !!!!!!
Take your search dog and kill it with your Clippy paperclip.
Grep you. Fsck you, mofo. Pissoff and defrag yourself before some frags you.
02 December 2010
Doug: Well, one can hope.
On the bright side, this gross violation of people’s rights by the TSA is so personal, it could be the thing that actually pushes the U.S. over a psychological tipping point, and gets Americans to act like Americans, and say, "I’m not going to take anymore!" At some point even a cowering dog will stop cowering and bite.
Also the ratio of cops to livestock in some areas.
01 December 2010
Bittorrent protocol as extremely efficient use of bandwidth
Interesting documents retaining / replicating themselves because of interest
Free permenant archiving
Bittorrent as a robust distributed highly efficient super-supercomputer-scale i/o architecture has become the transport layer for Prof. Ross Anderson's Eternity file system. Combined with cryptome or wikileaks' physical or electronic submission and publication mechanisms,one can submit a document for publication irrevocably and anonymously.
Deal with it, hillary.
What more can you say of someone? Really?
A hero. An AMERICAN HERO. Heh.
Not like the stupid colonial mercs.
Can you HANDLE the TRUTH, dumbshit prole americans?
The government is not your herdsman, you are not their livestock. The government exists only to defend you from outsiders and allow recompense and prosecutation againsty fraudulent or violent insiders. It does not exist to create jobs, occupy distant lands, entangle with foreign governments (see the opinions of G. Washinton, Genl, ret), teach, build, subsidize, regulate, etc.
Not morally, not constitutionally, not legally, not ethically.
Might may make right for a while, but bullies sleep, and glass empires shouldn't fly dfrones.
And 3e6 SIPR accounts? You've GOT to be kidding me. Secrets beyond two are not secrets.
Can't wait for a higher access level patriot with a thumb drive.
Everyone can publish, and republish, for free. Welcome to the 21st. And you can publish anonymously.
Kinda hard to keep secrets if both fnord parties aren't similarly motivated.
Maybe you should enjoy the sunshine.
She said Julian Assange had put his life on hold when he was just 18 to care for his newborn son, Daniel, who is now 20 and works as a software developer in the southern city of Melbourne.
"Jules put his life and university studies on hold to parent Daniel and be there for him," Christine Assange said.
"He's a very good father -- not many men of that age will fight for their kid, but he stepped up to the responsibility."
A hero. That simple. May Rummy, Obama, Cheney, Bush, Libby, and the rest die of rectal cancer.
And if JA is harmed, you have no idea what you're dealing with, dinosaur.
Assange is polite and extremely smart and combative.
Condosleeza Rice and HFellatio Clinton are rude, stupid, and have no idea who they're dealing with, believing themselves some incarnate divine manifest.
The secretary of state's husband is a rapist. Julian Assange is merely charismatic and handsome.
-- Interpol chief Jean-Louis Perdu
who has sex with animals
Lieberman is widely known as an unregistered, illegal israeli agent.
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The “Equity” Angle: Employees will look at the fairness with which organizational rewards such as compensation are allocated, and this evaluation can have a substantial impact on their motivation and subsequent commitment to the organization. An “across-the-board” pay raise of 10% for example, may violate some employees’ conceptions of fairness.
The “Cross-Cultural” Angle: Global companies like Google have a highly diverse workforce, drawing talent from all over the world. There is a significant amount of evidence indicating that compensation practices and preferences differ substantially across cultures. For example, a recent study reported that Swedes often prefer additional time off for superior job performance, whereas Japanese workers prefer financial incentives based on group and company performance.
So how can an employer determine the best route to solving their employee retention and talent management issues in the long-run? It all goes back to understanding employee behavior.
Psych losers trying to make money selling to insecure businesses.
And the USG and the civilian infrastructure thinks that can't happen to them?
How are your sewage water and electric plants doing?
Folks in glass empires shouldn't fly drones. Or tip cyberwar.
Or run Pakistani drones from Nevada.
"It's the most sane and moral weapon ever devised," Cohen said in an interview with the New York Times shortly before his death. "It's the only nuclear weapon in history that makes sense in waging war. When the war is over, the world is still intact."