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Google Street View in outer space

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https://www.google.com/streetview/#international-space-station

It looks very cluttered and prole, not at all like the Starship Enterprise.

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October 11, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Technology

More from Bloomberg about Chinese hack

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/new-evidence-of-hacked-supermicro-hardware-found-in-u-s-telecom

Bloomberg presents new evidence of Chinese hardware hacks, even as the rest of the mainstream media ignores the story. Because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the biggest hack ever was Russia publishing a few emails from the DNC and John Podesta?

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October 9, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics, Technology

MASSIVE CHINESE HARDWARE ATTACK!!!

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies?srnd=premium

Huge number of servers, manufactured by Supermicro, and used by major companies and the government, have chips secretly installed into the motherboards that allow Chinese cyberspies to infiltrate them and steal secrets.

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I was totally prophetic when I wrote the following (about Russia sending a few emails to Wikileaks) in December 2016 when Obama was still president and releasing info to harm Trump:

There is certainly a huge overreaction to this, making as if it’s the worst thing that a foreign country ever did to the United States, as if we aren’t also secretly hacking other countries to gather intelligence, and as if we don’t try to influence elections in other countries. Sending a few emails to Wikileaks is more like a college prank than a grave national threat. The government should be a lot more worried about the billion Yahoo accounts stolen by hackers. In fact, I am absolutely sure that our intelligence agencies know about worse hacks, but they are kept classified and not leaked to the press because they don’t serve any liberal anti-Trump propaganda narrative.

The massively worse hack that our intelligence agencies knew about and have been keeping secret until now has finally been revealed.

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And on the same day that Bloomberg releases this stunning investigative report, Mike Pence will explain before the U.N. how China is has been trying to undermine the 2018 elections and get more Democrats elected.

Pence will assert that China’s actions surpass those of Russia in trying to shape American opinion. He will say an intelligence official told him that what “the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country.”

Prediction: Mainstream media won’t have even one-tenth the concern about China that it mustered against Russia.

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October 4, 2018 at EDT am

A photo that’s censored by Twitter

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Twitter had a warning about clicking on it. I was worried that there would be pornography or a computer virus, but instead I saw this very compelling political commentary.

Twitter is absolutely censoring conservative speech, no doubt about it.

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For the clueless reader, it’s a scene from the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, based on a book that my school made me read in the 8th grade. In the book, attorney Atticus Finch had a client who was black man accused of rape. The lesson of the book is that people are innocent until proven guilty, even if the accused is someone you don’t like, such as a black person. Yes, today everyone loves blacks, but not so much in the South in the 1950s when the book was written. Back then, a black person accused of a crime was automatically presumed guilty by racist white Southerners. And today, liberals hate conservative men with perhaps an even greater hatred than racist white Southerners in the 1950s hated blacks.

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October 1, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Technology

The Red Pill subreddit has been “quarantined”

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https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill

The incel subreddit was banned last year, looks like this is the first step here. The Trump administration needs to do something about tech companies violating people’s free speech rights.

It finally happened. We’ve been quarantined. It’s a matter of time before we’re entirely removed.

The mods will discuss our next move and report back.

In the mean time, make sure you visit Stony Brook University to find out what real positive masculinity is.

That’s right. The people telling men they shouldn’t be heard or seen are telling us they know what real masculinity is.

You couldn’t prove TRP any more right than the admin are right now.

I don’t expect to be here much longer. Make sure you register on https://www.trp.red today.

It happened as we approached 300,000 subscribers. Guess what quarantined subs can’t see? Their subscriber count.

THEY ARE SCARED OF US.

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September 29, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Technology

Obliterate the paywall!

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I just discovered a Chrome extension called Outline. You go to a page that is blocked because you aren’t a member of the site, and you click the Outline button, and BOOM! Readable page, with no ads, and no other crap either, just the article. It also defeats anti-ad-block scripts.

Thanks to Outline, I could read this humorous WSJ article about people paying for stuff with rings (which have built-in contactless payment technology).

Sounds too good to be true. How long before they figure out how to block this?

It would be very easy for sites to hide all of their content behind an impossible-to-breach (without a username/password) paywall if they wanted to do that, but they don’t want to do that because they want Google and other web indexing bots to spider their site and provide links for people to click on; it’s a source of massive free advertising.

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September 24, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Technology

Robocall update

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I am now getting multiple robocalls and sales calls per day to my cell phone, most of them Chinese.

I have set my phone so that it doesn’t ring unless its from someone on my contacts list, and I delete all the voicemails without listening.

I hope no one important wants to call me. They won’t reach me.

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Total failure of government to fix things. The free market has failed with respect to stopping spam phone calls.

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September 20, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Technology

I should have been writing on Wattpad

Yesterday I spent some time exploring a site called Wattpad, a place where anyone can write a story that other people can read. It’s not surprising to me that there are people out there writing crappy fiction. For example, my next door neighbor at law school wrote a weird science fiction/romance novella, which was probably better than the vast majority of the stuff on Wattpad (although I only vaguely remember reading it). What’s surprising is that there’s actually an audience for amateur fiction. Primarily an audience of teenage and college-aged women.

How hard can it be to write a story about some girls in high school who become vampires? If I had put the effort into young-adult fiction that I put into this blog, I could have had hundreds of young female book groupies, instead of a few cranky old Jew haters following me. I should have put that high school creative writing class to use. But now, maybe, I am too old and have lost all of my creativity from non-use.

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Just kidding about the vampires. Not to say that there isn’t a vast amount of vampire fiction out there, but I think I would be better at science fiction with girl protagonists. I should probably start by reading The Hunger Games so I can get a feel for the best of this genre.

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It’s actually sort of comforting to know that, with the easy availability of Netflix, YouTube, videogames, Twitter, always-connected smartphones, etc., there are still young people, tens of millions of young people, reading fiction for entertainment.

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September 17, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Books, Technology

Amazon bans Roosh’s books

Joining Google, Twitter, Facebook and Apple in suppressing free speech of conservative content creators.

The Trump administration needs to do something about this.

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September 11, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Technology

How do I make the Chinese robocalls with spoofed caller IDs stop???

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2018/07/03/chinese-robocalls-part-international-phone-scam/735409002/

Why doesn’t Donald Trump do something about this?

Why can’t we create a system where it’s impossible to spoof caller ID?

Why can’t phone service providers figure out that a huge number of robocalls are coming from a certain entity and put a stop to it?

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September 10, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Technology

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