Proving once again that "best" does not exist.
This is all a mental masturbatory smoke screen. Disregard the bad analogy they're marketing: You're copying bits and erasing them. There is no borrowing going on regardless of the level of mental gymnastics you've performed.
I took a vacation from Newegg when they started occasionally using some bizarro shipping scheme that had my packages leaving my state for Kentucky and then eventually coming back after a hand-off to the USPS.
No one would suspect Kentucky to be home of the NSA pre-exploitation complex... But when you think about the nature of the actions Snowden revealed, the location starts to make a lot more sense.
X is only network transparent if all your apps are from 1995 and are written against Motif.
You're a fucking idiot. I was playing an OpenGL game over X from across the network. It was rendering beautifully and responsive... except the audio was coming from the other room where all the game code was running.
We get the NSA we deserve because we the people are doing nothing to reign them in.
Fool. We have never had the NSA we deserve. Secret agencies are now and have always been anti-activist. There is nothing we can do about them legally, we are their enemy. They will not bow to the demands of the enemy. I speak of activism because voting is meaningless. If you think otherwise then you're under the flawed assumption that our government's voting system isn't compromised, that or you wrongly believe it hasn't been blatantly rigged all along.
How dare you accuse the powerless of deserving their despotism. It's thinking like yours that allows it to perpetuate.
TL;DR: Even intellectual fools let themselves be divided and conquered. Learn it: Compartmentalization = Evil.
Oh, really, mass psychosis? How about this: USA is trying desperately to maintain perceived value of its dollar, while it's destroying the current value of it every day with more and more money printing, and now that it can't even hold the dollar price of gold up it's trying to ensure that there is yet another 'crisis' somewhere outside of the US. Worked last time with Europe being in crisis due to Greek bankruptcy and later Cyprus disaster, at that time people rushed into the US dollar.
Now even with the Russian / Ukrainian situation people are not flocking into the dollar. However who in fact started this particular movement in Ukraine? It was a combination of European and American political interests.
You think that the rest of the world is oblivious to these machinations, what you are observing is that while people may not have the information, on a visceral level they get it - there is a strategy behind what is happening in the Eastern European block, what happened in Georgia and now in Ukraine.
You think this is 'mass psychosis', I think it is mass rejection of American intervention. Maybe the USA should stop trying to meddle with everything in the world and then people wouldn't be put into this position.
More precisely, I wish the transition will not fragment the system between a lot of still potentially useful apps that cease working and the new stuff that will take years to mature to the point of old apps. Think about the transition between kde 3 and 4, or end up like people running classic unix apps under OSX.
Network transparency is a MUST to me, but if it is important for many it should end up getting implemented into any solution eventually.
Snowden might be a Sealand double agent for all I know, the point is: were his revelations made up or he spit the truth? The truth is way more damaging of course. Well, a strange kind of damage. Knowing about the excesses of surveillance state is a benefit to the people and does not hinder in any way the agencies to keep doing what they do, because they always de facto operate above the law in every place. So you have a double agent aiding the enemy. Hmmm?
Besides... If there had been the hint of the smell of a convoluted link between snowden and russians, it would have been all over the news in an attempt of damage control.
No commercial implementation of Unix uses X (NextStep, OSX, Android) and even Sun back in the day tried its own alternative (SunNews).
Commercial implementations of Unix suck as a rule, HPUX, AUX, AIX..........so you saying, "X isn't as good because some company chose Y" isn't a valid argument.
Give me BSD or Linux over any of those.
nsa/gov , do they have any fucking morals? do they really believe they are securing the world from the evil guys?
idk about morals (I dont want to define or discuss defining it b/c it brings out trolls something fierce)
do they really believe they are securing the world from the evil guys?
They feel like cogs. From my short time as a DC congressional staffer & people I know in those fields, they feel like a **cog in a big machine** Their job is so abstracted that they dont really know the context of the work **or** they are doing the front line work & never see any analysis just an action order.
the intelligence community has been practicing "compartmentalization" in administering worker tasks since the Manhattan Project in the late 40s at least
one hand doesn't know what the other is doing **by design** across the whole org
it's interesting to note the paralells between:
Compartmentalization (information security): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
The basis for compartmentalization was the idea that, if fewer people know the details of a mission or task, the risk or likelihood that such information could be compromised or fall into the hands of the opposition is decreased....(and later, re: Manhattan Project "Most did not know what, exactly, they were doing. Those that did know, did not know why they were doing it. Parts of the weapon were separately designed by teams who did not know how the parts interacted."
Compartmentalization (psychology): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
an unconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and anxiety caused by a person's having conflicting values, cognitions, emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves.
Compartmentalization allows these conflicting ideas to co-exist by inhibiting direct or explicit acknowledgement and interaction between separate compartmentalized self states.
Compartmentalization in orgs **can** increase security, but it **also** can be used by bad actors to **cover up bad actions**
Compartmentalization, from a cybernetic perspective, is viewed as a feedback management technique.
In any system, be it one human mind or an organization of thousands of them over decades...compartmentaliztion can be used to hide all manner of immorality
My guess, as a security professional who could have been recruited for a three-letter agency, is that many of them are boiled frogs. There are technical challenges that smart geeks love, plus the whole hacker mystique, but you don't want to be criminal, so you go white-hat, hacking bin Ladin. That adds the whole "international spy" thing into it and maybe you help catch some really bad guys. That would be awesome, spying on al Qaeda. Hmm, if you expanded that technique you could catch a lot of bad guys. So you expand it to log calls to and from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. After a few years, you end up in a place you never would have knowingly sought to go.
...or rather how Windows Store gave the greenlight to a scam app, and put it first on the list of apps above the real one.
Which is truly a serious problem.