Its only random if you aren't finding coincidences everywhere
Its only random if you aren't finding coincidences everywhere
their Allies must be other nation states? I figured they meant crony industrialists.
There are no coincidences:
"I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look."
- Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst
Please, I think you mean Rufus.
Someone once said to that while people complain about the salaries of politicians, some of the states with the most blatant corruption are the ones that don't pay their politicians much....so they have to be wealthy or in some pockets; nobody else can take the job.
So what little reward? Clearly they are not looking tor people with much conscience. Conscience is a luxury of those who can afford it.
actually 1984 and Brave new world are both amongst some of my favourite books of all time.
The thing I find interesting is to think about what Orwell would include today. I mean, he had no way to know that it would be possible for so few to do so much. Even his view screens that could not be turned off and acted as cameras.... envisioned a world where nobody knew if they were watching when. He never considered a world where that act doesn't require an active observer, a world where they can just always be recording and then go back and watch later. Such technology was too far out to even be a pipe dream.
Hell, 15 years ago people in the know talked about it like it was a pipe dream. I mean sure, we could envision it then, but, the data requirements for both movement and storage were impossible, only maybe as an outside chance, in the hands of a sophisticated group like the NSA, and even then likely more than they can handle.... and now....today.... we know its true.
Hell I remember people talking about TCP hijacking and types of MITM attacks that always ended with "yah maybe if you were the NSA and could be snooping on every backbone connection".... 15 years ago, that was fiction; but it had become imaginable.
I have to wonder what 1984 would include if it had been written in the 90s.
So after one or two generations of kids are born on moon colonies, do we get to call them mooninites or moonies?
> Tories bad, therefore Labour good, right?
Just as bad as the "GOP haters" here who criticize them for surveillance, then turn a blind eye when the dems do it. Remember Khrushchev: "Politicians are the same all over, they promise to build a bridge, even where there is no river" (only time politicians tell the truth is when criticizing politicians)
> while engaging in the statistically most dangerous everyday activity in the Western world
Except Kurgerands are not pure gold coins, they are coins with an oz of gold in them, but that gold is alloyed to make it less soft and more worthy of use in circulation (as $1000+ coins jingle around in many pockets)
I would think this gives you some more leeway when it comes to its properties, at least enough to fool many buyers.
I could have sworn it wasn't meant to be taken as an instruction manual. Possibly the worst mistake since that whole fiasco about serving man.
Which, coincidently is the movie reference that pops into my head whenever I see a cop car with "to protect and serve"
I seem to remember reading claims that a large number of guns used in robberies are actually not even loaded; and thus are little more than props. Without bullets it is no more of a weapon than a rock (which is still a formidable weapon... quite an expensive, precision crafted rock)
Funny you would say that, I started brewing mead recently and had a similar thought about the "liquid gold".... a bottle of alcohol may in fact be worth more; longer than gold. Maybe its time to make a portion of my basement the "Wine cellar".
course after reading that article about old wines, and how any really old wine is going to have the taste of asparagus in it (due to how it ages chemically)...and I can't imagine why anyone would ever want such things foul liquids....much less to pay more for the privileges of experiencing them.....
Seems liquor may be the better choice.
Is the oil used in cars usually involved in those kinds of fires? I thought those were usually more caused by things like linseed oil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oil#Spontaneous_combustion
Never heard of anyone using linseed oil in their crank case.
Normally improper disposal of motor oil may make a fire situation worst, but doesn't, as far as I know, tend to cause them. Whereas, improper disposal of rags soaked in linseed oil (normally used in paints) has been the primary cause of a few fires.
> I have to admit, it was ingenious. They seemed to put as much effort into the decryption/restoration
> part of the virus as they did the infection/encryption. I suppose this is because if it was known that
> even if you paid there was a good chance you wouldn't get your data back then you wouldn't pay -
> but still - i was impressed.
If you think about it, the story where they hit the police, who paid, and got their files back is amazing advertising for them. There is now a high profile, widely circulated story which shows positively: they actually do what they promise to do. I bet that has seriously helped them get paid.
I mean sure, in a normal "service" they could have just done that one right and screwed everyone else, but, as an "IT Service" (lol) doing it right once means they can do it right over and over, so why not?
If you are going to be the gang that everybody hates, and wants to see go away, you may as well be the gang everybody hates and wishes would go away, but is known for at least honoring your extortion contracts. Nobody wants to pay you, if they think they are scewed either way, why would they?
At least if they hate you but know they really are getting what they pay for.... its not like it costs that much more to do right.
> No, UN resolutions aren't binding. But they are a reflection of what governments around the world
> believe they should be seen supporting.
As opposed, of course, to what they believe they should actually support
Kind of like the Yemeni and other officials who work behind the scenes with American intelligence while running for office under the banner of hating America?