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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 18, 2014, 08:44:48 AM
Which proves my long time assertion that after a certain level of power everything comes full circle back to the childish playground rules, and street posturing.

Guy gets arrested for allegedly having gay cooties... wallbash

... that article is satire?  huh

Yes. It's just a joke. It's poking fun at the Russians for being idiots about gay people, and poking fun at the Americans for just being idiots. tongue (Couldn't help myself... this is the silly humour thread after all! tongue )

I nearly posted it in the other Snowden thread, but... as it's a joke, figured it would be better here.
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 18, 2014, 03:35:22 AM
http://www.freewoodpost.c...-they-finally-arrest-him/

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US Tells Russia Snowden Is Gay So They Finally Arrest Him

In an effort to finally capture and detain Edward Snowden, the notorious NSA whistleblower, the Obama administration, knowing Russia offered him asylum yet hates all things gay, told Russian leadership that Snowden is a homosexual.

Upon hearing the news of Snowden’s alleged sexuality they were immediately outraged and wondered how many things he may have touched at the airport.

Apparently releasing sensitive information about trying to foil terrorist plots is not something Russia has a problem with, but gay cooties give them the heebie jeebies.

They are currently in the process of placing Snowden under arrest, and he will likely finally be released to US authorities.

According to Putin the situation is a “win-win.”
103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 17, 2014, 12:32:24 AM
I'm sure there's got to be at least 1 Weird Al fan here.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0TEJMJOhk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0TEJMJOhk</a>
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Oh god...It's him! on: July 16, 2014, 08:13:36 PM
Hey! Welcome back!

Let the scrolling pages of 1,000 GIFs commence~! cheesy
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Twitter accounts spying on government Wikipedia edits on: July 16, 2014, 08:03:38 PM
@congressedits is just off the hook!

https://twitter.com/congressedits

You won't believe what they're doing to Wikipedia. It's insane. Get your popcorn! Grin

Here are just some of the topics they're editing:

  • Bohemian Grove
  • Abby Martin
  • David Icke
  • CFR
  • Alex Jones
  • Lyndon LaRouche
  • COINTELPRO
  • Crimea
  • Georgia Guidestones
  • City of London Corporation
  • Trilateral Commission
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • Lucis Trust
  • Gerald Celente
  • Geoengineering
  • Donald Rumsfeld

It's a conspiracy bonanza! And those are just some! The rhetoric is off the charts!

Here's a bit from the Rumsfled edit (bolding the edits):

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'''Donald Henry Rumsfeld''' (born July 9, 1932) is an [[United States|American]] politician, alien lizard and businessman.

...

"Born" in Illinois, Rumsfeld

...

Rumsfeld has has refused to answer directly as to whether or not he is, in fact, an alien lizard who eats Mexican babies.<ref>{{cite web|title=O&A Rumsfeld Interview|url=http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/02/louis-ck-asks-donald-rumsfeld-if-hes-a-lizard-person-who-eats-mexican-babies/|work=web page|publisher=RawStory|accessdate=25 February 2011}}</ref>

Oh man... Good stuff! cheesy
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 16, 2014, 08:08:44 AM
I'll stick this in this thread simply to avoid starting another. It's related, but a different whistle blower.

Bill Binney interviewed by Bill Still.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm-WA6XnBuc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm-WA6XnBuc</a>

That's part 1 of 9. You can look up the rest at Bill Still's Youtube channel.

Binney goes on about a lot of the same things Snowden/Greenwald say, but also other things. They're all related.
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 16, 2014, 06:28:59 AM
And there'll be no stopping them. If they were not employed by the State, they'd be classified as criminal hackers.

Exactly. Imagine this email...

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Dear President/Prime Minister,

Say your prayers. Your time is limited. I'm going to kill you, and there is nothing you can do to stop me. Make your peace now,

Love,

YOUR NAME HERE (or whatever)

Then conveniently sent from your email account using your IP address.

Your door wouldn't stand a chance. Your dog would certainly be killed. And any toddlers in cribs would get a flashbang surprise. Meanwhile, you'd have the b'jeez kicked out of you as you're deafened by a gang of 20 guys screaming "STOP RESISTING!" After you got out of intensive care and your coma, you'd be quickly railroaded into prison, if you're lucky enough not to end up at a black site.

It's not like they haven't done things like that before. J i-m Be l.l ended up in prison shortly after writing a short article that wasn't "state-friendly". He's far from alone.

108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Internet freedoms restrained - SOPA/PIPA/OPEN/ACTA/CETA/PrECISE-related updates on: July 16, 2014, 06:21:05 AM
Sorry, I didn't mean to duplicate anything you had posted - in fact I wasn't aware of that other discussion thread (hadn't seen it).

No reason that it can't be in multiple places. It touches on multiple areas.

There are more now as well. I posted a few more in that thread above. Some edits are just hilarious. smiley
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 16, 2014, 05:11:01 AM
NSFW

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpXR6nXfeQ8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpXR6nXfeQ8</a>
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Google “Project Zero” hopes to find zero-day vulnerabilities before the NSA on: July 16, 2014, 04:44:10 AM
This is darkly funny:

http://arstechnica.com/se...abilities-before-the-nsa/

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"You should be able to use the Web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets, or monitor your communications," writes Google security researcher Chris Evans. To help make that a reality, Google has put together a new team of researchers whose sole purpose is to find security flaws in software—any software—that's used on the Internet.

Google employees have found and reported security flaws in the past, but only as a part-time effort. The new "Project Zero" team will be dedicated to hunting for the kind of exploitable flaws that could be used to spy on human rights activists or conduct industrial espionage. Aiming to disrupt targeted attacks, the team will look at any software that's depended on by a large number of people.

Project Zero will report bugs it finds only to the software vendor, and it will give those vendors 60 to 90 days to issue patches before public disclosure. This time frame may be reduced for bugs that appear to be actively exploited.

Sounds like they're trying to not be evil! cheesy

But Google racing against the NSA and GCHQ to find exploits? That's just hilarious!

I guess we should wish them good luck. And hope that they don't have any "accidents"...

111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 16, 2014, 03:53:51 AM
Ex-US Mint director just bought his first Bitcoin:

https://twitter.com/Edmun...status/489185805382868992

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I bought my first bitcoin last week.  Easy peasy.

It's happening. Wink
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 16, 2014, 03:53:00 AM
RE YaCy - Yes. It is open source. Give it a look.

So it seems there are aspects of fungibility AND nonfungibility to the lineage-possessing commodity/currency,  nonfungible in the lineage of prepossessers, or- I guess I need to focus on exactly how these all work... 

Funny you should mention that. I'm in the middle of writing an article on why the fiat currency we use today isn't fungible and how the fungibility like works.

would love to contribute however I can in these subjects, and learn as much as possible,   and specifically- love to review as much information as possible on the subjects and to see the collaboration in the ideal-like consolidation of information- as a scattering of cogent thought in diffusion is slow ( which I think can also sometimes be great, humour for example often relies on the lightning strike of delayed consolidation) - and I believe the answers come together as people mix the variety of perspective- preferably in the peaceful way!

In otherwords- would love to read it at any time you are comfortable.


If anyone responds, I guarantee that people will scream at me for it and call me all kids of names. It won't change the facts though. Wink


The yacy network actually seems like an interesting and potentially good way to evolve the ForEx market, which from what I read is already in some ways like that, especially with the expanding number of brokers, and the internet in general.

Fair warning - Bitcoin charts are addictive when you first get in, and especially when it starts rising. cheesy

There are others out there as well, but that's one of the best.
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 16, 2014, 02:23:07 AM
RE YaCy - Yes. It is open source. Give it a look.

So it seems there are aspects of fungibility AND nonfungibility to the lineage-possessing commodity/currency,  nonfungible in the lineage of prepossessers, or- I guess I need to focus on exactly how these all work...  

Funny you should mention that. I'm in the middle of writing an article on why the fiat currency we use today isn't fungible and how the fungibility lie works.
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 16, 2014, 01:24:05 AM
title to: cars, bodies, life, DNA, time, transactional units- here at discussion with the bitcoin- the same idea must I think be extended in application to all things desired, i.e. ALLODIAL title via the land patent, et cetera!!!)

Don't get me started on fee simple... I'll just devolve into a blithering mass of profanity and obscenity.

But yes - and it can all be done on the blockchain.

Huntercoin and Namecoin are the coins to look at for the perfect examples.

Let's say that you issue a new address and attach that to something that you own. Later on there's a dispute about who owns it. You have the private key for that address and can demonstrate that it is in your wallet and that you cannot transfer that to yourself (or can transfer it to another wallet), and thus prove your ownership.

This is an address that I own that contains "renegademind.bit":

[attachimg=#]

Now, if we did the same thing by attaching addresses to cars, we could simply transfer ownership of the car by using the "Transfer to:" in there.

The blockchain is far more powerful than most people understand.
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: July 15, 2014, 10:58:36 PM
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 15, 2014, 10:19:54 PM
In case anyone missed this:

https://firstlook.org/the...es-seek-control-internet/

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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet

Lots there.

But have a look at this one:

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• “Ability to spoof any email address and send email under that identity” (CHANGELING)

This is particularly worrying.

Spoofing email is pretty easy, but I don't think they're talking about that. These guys are GOOD at what they do. My gut tells me that this is throwing in spoofing IP addresses to hijack traffic routing. That's a pretty damn bad thing... Combined with their other capabilities, this is pretty terrifying.
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Twitter accounts spying on government Wikipedia edits on: July 15, 2014, 09:42:44 PM
If you want a laugh or 2, go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w...=prev&oldid=617075829

Then click through to each "Next edit". It's just hilarious! cheesy MPD & mild tourettes? smiley
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Twitter accounts spying on government Wikipedia edits on: July 15, 2014, 09:21:54 PM
Those bots are starting to make waves as we're seeing news stories about them now:

http://www.vice.com/en_ca...-behaviour-from-wikipedia

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Yesterday I wrote an article about a new Twitterbot called GCCAEdits, which monitors revisions made to Wikipedia articles and tweets every time it catches an edit made from a Canadian government computer.
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Internet freedoms restrained - SOPA/PIPA/OPEN/ACTA/CETA/PrECISE-related updates on: July 15, 2014, 09:20:39 PM
Openness and transparency.
Here is something else of interest along similar lines as the above:
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)

I posted about that in a new thread here: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=38393.0

It's making news as well.

http://www.vice.com/en_ca...-behaviour-from-wikipedia

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POLITICAL STAFFERS TRIED TO DELETE THE SENATE SCANDAL (AND OTHER BAD BEHAVIOUR) FROM WIKIPEDIA
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 15, 2014, 09:17:23 PM
Awesome B-day cake!
 (see attachment in previous post)
V!

Something slightly uncomfortable to me about the design of that Color design is the slant, going from top Right to bottom left, which seems to me to be less than auspicious, and I refer to 1215.,org and in the audio ( I think 1 of the set of three, but maybe it's in the set of 12) about the common law there is some description about the Ties worn centuries ago- and the symbolism of a king drawing a sword from it's sheath, and this symbolism basically emerging as the "No Parking" signs and even the little "lnodrop.cur" y'all are probably familiar with.

The black & yellow flag is the anarcho-capitalist flag. Check my response to tomos above as there's some info about that in there. I'm not sure about the sword imagery though.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 15, 2014, 09:14:30 PM
Guess for the moment that's a BTC 2.0e[whatever] worth... :0)    which I guess roughly at the moment is 625.18   BTCUSD
Though I'm casually looking for something of a higher resolution quote, if anyone happens to be able to help me there, I'd love it!

Check out Bitcoin Wisdom:

https://bitcoinwisdom.com/markets/bitstamp/btcusd

It's excellent and also includes other currencies as well. Here's Namecoin:

https://bitcoinwisdom.com/markets/btce/nmcbtc

122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 15, 2014, 09:10:01 PM
^ havent heard that one before 40 thumbs up
Sounds suspiciously like a Libertarian (in the U.S. sense) song though :p
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and wasnt that partly the reason Bitcoin got going in the first place?


Bitcoin came out of cryptoanarchyw. Libertarians are what you might call "right" anarchists, who are typically your more peaceful ones (contrast to many "left" anarchists that you see in the news destroying things). But I'm quite certain that a lot of libertarians would object to being called anarchists - many are statists, albeit many are minarchists. But left/right are kind of meaningless. The Nolan chart is a better measure. (Adding axes could continue, but that makes visualisation impossible after the third axes is added, unless you want to start some funky tricks (like you see in visualising hypercubes) that quickly break down.)

Bitcoin certainly feels much more "right" than "left", but that's not really true - Bitcoin is neutral - it can be used any way you want it to be used. Andreas Antonopolous regularly goes on at length about Bitcoin Neutrality. Here's one:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy6XIBnThpY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy6XIBnThpY</a>

The part that feels "right" is that you actually own your bitcoins in a very real sense when you control the public keys, which isn't true of your bank account balance, etc. So the sense of "property" is pretty strong, and definitely opposed to the "resource based economy" idea that you see in the Venus Project.

But, radical socialism/communism aside, if you accept the idea that it's ok for people to actually own anything, then Bitcoin is neutral.

However... from the wikipedia article linked above:

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Described by Vernor Vinge, crypto-anarchy is more specifically anarcho-capitalist, employing cryptography to enable individuals to make consensual economic arrangements and to transcend national boundaries.

Anarcho-capitalism is basically a logical extension of libertarianism to exclude the coercive violence of the state.

But, here's a screenshot of a search I did on YaCy for "cryptoanarchy":

[attachthumb=#]

There are a lot of "Bitcoin" references in there. smiley

Searching for "bitcoin" in YaCy doesn't give me any references for "anarchy".

123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 15, 2014, 08:23:05 PM
@Ren - This one was made for you. Francis Black singing the Ewan McColl song Legal Illegal


I particularly like the second verse! smiley

She could add another verse, because now it's illegal to feed yourself.
124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 15, 2014, 09:25:34 AM
Any Billy Joel fans here?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEthXBHsEac" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEthXBHsEac</a>


Very, very well done and damn funny! cheesy

Keep your eye out for the shibe! Wink
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone understand what Android does with contact photos? on: July 15, 2014, 07:10:58 AM
No exact answers, but...

Android is modified by individual vendors, so the contact behaviour may vary between manufacturers, and possibly between models as well. Many manufacturers try to differentiate some things in their phones, and basic functionality is sometimes targeted for further integration, e.g. one vendor may decide to scan your Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In accounts, etc. So, check the documentation for your specific device for precise answers if you end up finding that something "isn't right".
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