This seems vastly too optimistic. China has shown how quickly governments go from forcing people onto VPNs to banning those VPNs. Microsoft so far as I understand is already well on the path to banning arbitrary code, such as the code you need for your alternative networks. People hosting nodes for the alternative networks have always been at risk of being targeted and convicted for "distributing child porn" coming encrypted through any peer-to-peer network that doesn't spy on people. And they can still go full-on Russia and jail anybody for any reason and none.
With hundreds of animal species breeding Covid variants, with runaway carbon emissions from a burning Arctic fueling ever-faster global warming, with nuclear war coming at a moment's notice, we all know we're looking down the barrel of the end of the world. What we can do is to adjust our attitude - to stop seeing it as something to fear, but something to give us hope; not an error, but the will of God. We can start thinking about how long we're going to try to hold out and when we're going to stand aside and let the end come. Who knows - maybe something else will do better.
even when using Google's SafeSearch feature - 36% of the images shown in response to the search "Jewish jokes" were antisemitic.
No shit, really? Their search engine still occasionally delivers results that have something to do with what you typed in? Somebody should fix that.
Reply to comment by TallestSkil in Emojis are making it harder for tech giants to track down online abuse by whitestar
I thought pregnant man emoji, very funny. But I thought nothing is too crazy, I looked it up, and IT IS REAL! https://blog.emojipedia.org/new-emojis-in-2021-2022/ Actually THEY are real because there have to be six different races of proud vaginal papas.
Now "emoji" is a private company, or to be more precise, it's a private company saying "I Get To Post Pictures and You Don't Because YOU might Post 256 Pixels of Child Porn And We Can't Have That But You Can Exercise Your Creativity By Reordering My Pictures In Many Combinations". With a caveat for the censorship issues raised above. Normally I wouldn't bother.
Still, in this case, I think they have inadvertently appealed to unwanted diversity, and they're going to have to backtrack because they're going to normalize unnatural minority groups. You can't have that, and they should know, that what you WANT to say always has to take a back seat to the unhealthy inference someone MIGHT take. Because if you look up online, there's no Fat Man Emoji of course, because fat people are bad. And yet, it is rumored that in dark spaces on the internet, there may be a few fat men looking to be recognized as if they were a legitimate lifestyle choice and not just freaks, dig? So we, erm, I mean THEY, none of them around HERE mind you might be prone to post some illicit sentiment they have failed to predict and contain. Oh boy those were good cheeseburgers this afternoon. I got to go deliver a BABY...
They will abandon their effort, or at least, go back to the Drawing Board.
Reply to Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care doctors switch to Odysee after Vimeo censorship by Hitler_Was_Right
Their case on the facts seems iffy, but what is beyond doubt is that if a site only lets you say what they want said, you need somewhere else to publish your own work.
I'm not convinced Odysee was a bright move though. It looks heavy with ad scripts from sites like casalemedia and google. Why not a nice Peertube?
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Reply to comment by yk4v2 in Trans YouTube star, arrested for allegedly raping his own mother, will be jailed with women inmates by Wingless
Okay, now I admit I have no idea. Lots of fake news all through there, what is real? I am afraid I have this old-timer sensibility that if the cops arrest a guy for raping his mother, it means Mom said he did it, which odds are means he must have done if he admitted it in a mass posting. But nowadays, maybe cops don't like hearing some vulgar comic talking about raping his mom and arrested him even if she didn't say he did it just to show him you don't go saying strange things without jail? I don't know...
Reply to A Spy Ring formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies is significantly expanding the types of content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on Whites. by Hitler_Was_Right
I posted the same shit and got two upvotes. Somebody posts under "Hitler was right" and thinks it only stops on the race angle, and they get 4? This kind of shit is why I never believed in upvotes. The only posts I was ever proud of on Reddit were the ones that got -50 or better.
Well, there are 248 Chinese companies listed on NASDAQ and other exchanges. ( https://www.uscc.gov/research/chinese-companies-listed-major-us-stock-exchanges ). Lucky for them, being Han Chinese counts as diverse ... no Uighurs need apply.
I was always anti Trump but the Democrats are ridiculous with this. The people invading the Capitol didn't actually shoot anybody - some of them smeared feces and broke things, which makes those people rioters, not insurrectionists. Compare and contrast the nighttime revelers after police shootings last summer - the Trumpers didn't even do an arson! A few were burglars or looters taking laptops and such, but rare. Then there's the people who walked in and milled around, smoked pot, took pictures of themselves in the rotunda with their flags. Those aren't rioters, they're at worst trespassers, and you can debate how trespassing it is if the Capitol cops stood aside and let you in. (Not so much if you crawled in a broken window) And then there's the whole misguided crowd outside the Capitol, who might be described as dupes and morons, but not criminals, despite those who make out like it's a heinous crime for somebody to believe his coup-conniving President and his pack of lies.
The Democrats should be focusing on a couple of people who were violent toward cops, stole voter letters to their representatives or defaced the Capitol, leave the rest alone, and get to the REAL issue of what so-called leadership of the Capitol cops told half of them to go home and relax and left the other half getting beaten up and yelling futilely for help while saying they needed no help from anyone. Because those leaders were the only real traitors in the whole event.
Reply to Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons (By the way, there is a presidential alert scheduled for today at 2:20 pm ET) by etc
The ultrasound isn't nominally designed to harm hearing - the point they have for including it is spyware monitoring of "air gapped" devices. They seem to have turned it down a little - I remember ten years ago the ultrasound from my old computer was severe enough I could hear if a game of Dwarf Fortress had paused itself (a stupid thing it loves to do) despite it having sound disabled, the speaker muted, and the display window completely minimized out of sight. Well, either they turned it down or my ability to hear ultrasound is waning, but I still hear it when bringing the computer out of hibernation - it just seems more focused on transmitting some ID code and finishing. I assume it's part of the OS, or at least, I never found a visible sign of it.
Reply to Google’s Jigsaw proposes real-time, cross-platform monitoring of “hate clusters” to “disrupt their reach” by Hitler_Was_Right
Riddle me this: how come the only way for 4chan to see if you're a human is by demanding a Google "captcha" that invades the whole computer with spy scripts? If Google is hunting for clusters there, seems like there's a reason.
The U.S. had a choice. Freedom or tyranny. The purity of abandoning the strange doctrine that speech, that information is inherently evil, rather than evidence of evil. Or censorship that devours everything, destroys everything, collaborates with every tyrant around the world.
And we see how they chose.
The ban on child porn creates a market for child porn and the fresh abuse of children to make those images from scratch, like printing money. The refusal to acknowledge a private space - ANYWHERE - means that foreign governments can just go ahead and send their notices that the Hanzi for "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" looks like a cartoon child rape, which of course is JUST AS BAD as a real one. It doesn't matter whether children are raped, but whether people THINK about them getting raped, let alone SEE them getting raped and start asking inconvenient questions about whether there is something they could actually DO to stop it.
This is the society where colleges control dissemination of information with an iron fist, lest something politically incorrect be said, even if it means that students have to play in Covid-infested classrooms to get something approximating an educational experience.
This is the society that never goes to China with anything but demands that they censor the software pirates, censor the servers doing lookups for racist websites, censor the cruelty to animals, crack down on drugs and products that might compete with name brands ... then says look at us, we stand for FREEDOM.
Now, nobody sane trusted Apple anyway, and yet, emergencies come up and security tossed to the winds. If you're a dissident from another country facing constant deportation, or some nutcase trying to protest a pipeline or an election or a race issue, I bet you have a lot of emergencies.
This isn't the first, maybe not even the worst. The CARS. God told Lot, "Go out and find me *ten competent techies with the honesty to report on and fight back against 1984, and Democracy will be spared". Lot came back with... https://www.vice.com/en/article/4avagd/car-location-data-not-anonymous-otonomo
We got NOBODY. The internet must burn, the libraries must burn, the cities must burn, the vaccine will not be given, the virus will mutate, the people will die, the civilization will die, all things will pass away, and every few DAYS there is another harbinger like this that points the way to doom.
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Reply to It is an old report, many people already know that wikipedia is not objective but deeply manipulated in reporting history, facts. by RiccardoR
In this edit a Wikipedia administrator removed a Fox News report with the comment "No ISIS Propaganda snuff!". This was related to their jihad against linking to unwanted sources (namely archive.org) on an article talk page. (Note: due to their technical cluelessness, you can actually see what they removed by comparing revisions before and after that)
If you want to know what kind of site Wikipedia is, just look at their front page for a few days - you'll see a software ad disguised as an "article". There seem to be specific under-the-table agreements - for example, the "Wikiproject" to promote Square Enix software is allowed one front page ad every 180 days on average. For the past 15 years!
Reply to NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show by Rambler
I would eat my hat if they ever delete them. What kind of spy agency throws away information? They may move it to a subsidiary, sure ... not throw it out!
Reply to 10 apps with millions of Play Store downloads found stealing Facebook login info by Rambler
The two horoscope apps make sense. A smart scammer starts by picking a dumb mark.
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If a reviewer gets a special copy of the software from the company, is it really the same as what anybody else gets? I don't know video games, but I'd expect any sane publisher respecting internet commerce ethics to turn off the throttling on the update speed, go light on the surveillance uploads, steer them away from the worst multiplayer idiots on the server, even shut off the Bitcoin mining subroutine! I bet reviewers see games like nobody's ever seen but them, and can't imagine the world isn't happy with the software. Am I wrong?
Reply to Confirmed: Undercover Agents Were Working Capitol Rioters on January 6, Court Documents Reveal by Hitler_Was_Right
With all the police at that rally getting pummeled in courts and press, I imagine quite a few of them have become undercover after the fact.
The whole thing is ridiculous - they prosecute random people for going in a building like they were terrorists, while there's no prosecution about how the leadership sabotaged and abandoned the MPD officers - barely a word how it happened. The whole mob there is being used as whipping boys.
He's grateful to have lost both the domain name and the money. A thousand apologies from this wretched slave for making light of the Master!
Such is the state of modern populist heroism.
Reply to Wikipedia Banned IP Blocks by awdrifter
It's been true a long time. The ideal was an "encyclopedia anyone could edit" with "the sum of all human knowledge". Now it is 1000000 times more important to leave out what needs to be left out, than to include what needs to be included, so they use unlimited, creepy, secret means to track users, which necessitates blocking proxies. We have no idea what kind of tactics they really use, but what leaks from their vague descriptions of "behavioral characteristics" in their so-called "AN/I" board is that they are probably using (at least) browser fingerprinting tactics. But they also supplant with a strong dose of simply banning anything they're not sure about or don't understand.
Every for-profit is corrupt, every non-profit is corrupt, and a cabal of spies rules over them all.
Reply to Me: Man i wish the government would stop wasting our money. Government funded broadcasting: by Rambler
Round peg in a round hole, square peg in a square hole, heptahedral polka-dotted left-handed helix in a heptahedral polka-dotted left-handed helical hole.
Reply to 2021.12.28 : Fucked! Nearly EVERY HP SERVER has been Pwned or firmware rootable since 2020 from a ARM SOC on the main server board!! Every server from HP defenseless! Minority Hires in middle management to blame? Idiocy! by smartypants
I don't get how you get from this sophisticated computer stuff to racist bullshit. I don't even know who the offendingly mixed-race person is you blame for all this. But whoever it is, it ain't the one who designed the server to be utterly dominated by remote-control hackers - that was a design choice made by some "computer entrepreneur", by which I mean a corporate seat filler who gets most of his money from three letter agencies in thinly disguised packages. Is there anybody in the computer industry whose business model is significantly different from an old-time Kapo's?