Mozilla 2015: We want the internet to make payments on our car loans and help achieve the goal of replacing all 4 tires on the bentley twice a year. We believe, legitimately believe, that users want tiles to show them advertisements. we think they like having a video chat app in their browser and we want to make sure corporations understand what is possible when targeted advertising and a morally bankrupt moneytrain brand come together to abuse their users trust and appreciation. We are completely deaf to the fact that adblock and noscript exist and are extremely popular plugins for our hobbled shitwreck advertising platform masquerading as a browser. Hail satan.
caused by export restrictions mandated by the U.S. government during the Clinton administration.
So this assertion arrives at one of two uncomfortable conclusions.
1. US intelligence agencies have had the ability to exploit this for more than a decade
2. US intelligence agencies, having understood advances in computing to be inevitable, carved a backdoor and did some wishful thinking.
Either way the internet is starting to realize not all well-intentioned backward compatibility that also includes an unfortunate downgrade in security is done in altruistic or neutral capacity. Shell companies and paid researchers can and have in the past intentionally rendered well constructed algorythms and crypto effectively optional in the name of compatibility and their product. Ephemeral ECC for example, although cited by reseachers as a means to avoid this kind of attack, is suspect. The NIST elliptic curves have now been tainted by Snowdens revelations as well. the SSH 2 implementation of the 25519 curve, by Aris of the libssh project, attempts to address the problem of divergences in elliptic-curve cryptography by proposing a safer alternative that doesnâ(TM)t implement the mysterious constants common among other schemes.
Similar peaks in the past hundred years have all been quickly followed by crashes.
statistical historical trends, the bedrock of science rears its ugly head oncemore...
Now, that's not to say a crash is imminent experts disagree on the Q-value's reliability.
s/experts/investors/. Laszlo Birinyi is an investor, but for all intents and purposes economics shouldn't be misconstrued as a science. most of it is, at best, premised on laughably distorted statistics designed to reduce uncertainty among investors and promote open trading on stock exchanges. The employment of utterly bullshit mathematics in the art of economics is the reason high speed trading systems have the ability to "undo" sales or purchases with impunity. Large firms also have this ability because without such a control feature markets could be plunged into a dark age from which no amount of bailout would save the cloistered elite. Economics is the sack of magic chicken bones that investors wave over the market and quickly dismiss once wrack and ruin occur as "events that could not have been foreseen."
We care about this not because of the horrific loss of life or because of the ramifications of revealing the US to be a sinking ship of credit downgrades and crumbling infrastructure. We care about this accident because federal state and local lawmakers both for and against support of a public rail system dodged a bullet because they use that train regularly. the Amtrak stretch that collapsed under the burden of bureaucratic fasting could have been carrying a senator from his cloistered mcmansion to his cloistered chamber in Washington DC. That fact alone will see that this lapse in judgement is never again to be repeated. Until it is, and in which case the next incident of mass fatality due to blind ignorance and willful endangerment will be judged according to its plutocratic impact.
Just because we can, doesnt mean we should. Take a step back and -- if youre in the united states-- try brewing coffee with an american made coffee maker from Chemex. the thing is a work of art that lets you brew what you want, how you want. And at the end of the brewing the leftovers are completely biodegradeable.
30somethings are a very difficult democraphic to market anything to. Pop themes like true love, freedom, rebellion, and partying fall on the deaf ears of millenials who've seen systemic police corruption and racism as a tool of an increasingly totalitarian state basically wipe the concepts out. Miley Cyrus' magical transformation into some glam rocker didnt shock us because we didnt grow up caring about the moral majority and conservative culture war dogma.
Shearer: I want to be creative, to exercise my creative talent on other projects besides a few bit part voices.
fox: sure, you can do other projects.
Shearer: like what did you have in mind
fox: what if we added a new simpsons character
Shearer: thats still the simpsons.
Fox...whats your point..
The American Civil Liberties Union has long maintained that the authorities invoke the border exception rule to the warrant requirement to build cases when they don't have probable cause to get a warrant.
shocking enough, the border rule works up to 200 miles inland. People often forget law enforcement agents are not your friends, and generally do not have your best interest in mind. they can and do lie, falsify evidence, and purjor themselves on witness stands. They will rifle through suitcases and backpacks without a warrant, in the hopes you forget about that right. They will strike, kick, and even kill you for attempting to exercise rights or hold them accountable. Prosecutors and DA's offices care more about a successful conviction than a fair one, and so will often target a suspect with a litany of flimsy charges and lengthy jail time. The hope is that you accept a plea-bargain, convict yourself, and save everyone the discomfort of learning how many of these charges will not stand up in court.
02 The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
not when you bundle digital restrictions management with your browser and only offer the truly open one as an 'option'
04 Individuals security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.
quit enabling googles malware system, and stop enabling targeted ads by default.
05 Individuals must have the ability to shape the Internet and their own experiences on it.
thats the direct antithesis of DRM. same goes for point 06 on interoperability.
07 Free and open source software promotes the development of the Internet as a public resource.
but DRM does not.
08 Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability and trust.
I dont remember hearing a goddamn thing about you adding DRM or targeted ads before you just decided to do it.
It's no secret that Internet Explorer has always been criticized for its poor security
Internet Explorer has been the glue eating knuckle dragging window sucking pants shitting punching bag of the internet since its inception. you wrote it into the OS, used it as a kudgel to wail on more successful standards, and turned it into nothing more than a driftwood barge upon which to load other more useful browsers.
Microsoft is trying to tackle this problem more effectively and make sure that users consider it at least as good as Chrome and Firefox.
Then stop calling it a microsoft product. Your brand has a tainted legacy of failure, malevolent disingenuity and disappointment. for that matter, stop trying to solve problems that have been settled for nearly a decade.
most of the changes it made to the new browser makes it much more secure than Internet Explorer.
No one on the internet has in recent memory used Internet Explorer as the litmus for security. And whenever you do it, inevitably it turns out to be a bold-faced lie with a grabastic scramble of patching and downplaying to follow.
There is more protection against trickery, app containers are used as the sandbox mechanism, and protection against memory corruption is better.
what the fuck is trickery, sandboxes are something you ripped off from more successful browsers and software projects, and your 30 year track record of piss poor memory protection seems to betray a sense of illigitimacy.
the excessive use of video games and online pornography is pushing young men into a crisis of masculinity that leaves them bored at school, disinterested in human contact, and opting out of society.
Bullshit. Kids are bored at school because schools have been redesigned into standardized testing mills that cater to the lowest common denominator through inadequate funding and overzealous administrators. Theyre 'disinterested in human contact' because every single friend and acquaintence is manifest immediately in this neat new tool called the internet, and its generally only a pocket away. Theyre not opting out of society, theyre opting out of your idea of society. two failed wars have left them with limbless parents and friends that sit in the basement and eat cold canned raviolis. An entire generation has been shunned from the labour market because the adults they trust squandered through greed and hubris the future of society. And things they dont care about like abortion, gay marriage bans, and contraception have suddenly and inexplicably become the only thing in the last decade theyre forced to care about. theyre opting out because your pepperidge farm andy roony wank fest does not exist while a world of perpetual debt under minimum wage absolutely does.
Break Room: haunting aroma of reheated fish curry despite signage clearly posted warning employees not to microwave fish, kevin.
Parking lot: unexplained vehicles parked across multiple lines despite the lines clearly demarkating the area in which we park our cars, and dont leave them strewn across the lot like some B-roll from Mad Max, kevin.
strange noises in the physics lab: popping, clicking, whistling and humming are often registered anomalies in this area as well as the pop culture television movie soundtrack "frozen" being sung in a low, baratone voice while others are clearly trying to work here, just so you know, because grant money doesnt grow on trees kevin and no one wants to "build a snowman" so just keep it to yourself.
cook: she probably ordered the barbecue pizza. people usually want an ambulance after eating that.
manager: no she says shes being held hostage!
cook: must be the honey sriracha pizza then. people usually describe that one as a demanding, life threatening experience.