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Comment Pay for your bandwidth (Score 0) 102

If your app needs a big commercial grade internet pipe to get it tested, pay for it.
Dont just use a collection of consumer grade accounts.
Stop with the juice machines, company cars, fancy chairs and wasting investors cash on renting in CA.
Move to a cheaper state with low cost power, low cost local workers, low taxes and spend the savings on bandwidth and testing.
Put all the effort into the app, test it with real bandwidth and get it to market.
Happy investors, happy local workers and the internet provider gets paid for the bandwidth too.

Comment All the easy jobs have gone (Score 1) 184

No need for dictation, short hand and smart staff with the skills to spell engineering, legal or medical terms.
Professionals do their own work with their own powerful computers.

Printer, fax machine, punch cards still need support per department? Accounting paperwork? Staff going to the bank during working hours?
Computers or outside contractors have taken many of the roles that normal working class staff could expect in the 1970's.
Legal is now a lawyer not a vast in house legal department with all its own support staff.
A real coffee machine has replaced a canteen full of staff to push a trolly around with coffee.

The phone system that needed a human to take a call, direct a call and keep messages is now a professionals own smart phone.
The role of poor people with no or few skills is not needed in vast numbers to support a few professionals or experts all day.
Working for a computer company in the past was doing maths by hand to get the work ready for computer programming, programming a computer by creating punch cards, ensuring the printer had paper. Waiting for the computer to print out why it failed, looking at the math by hand again and trying to work the complex math with on the computer again. Low paid staff had to help with getting the computer ready again.
Ordering more paper and punch cards, ensuring the supply of paper and punch cards was always ready for a larger project.
Keeping accounts on paper. Entering paper accounts in to computers, then paying bills on time and ensuring the generated paper work matched the computer records.
Connecting calls, taking messages, making coffee, greeting visitors and guiding them past departments full of support staff to meet the expert staff.

So a lot of people could claim they worked with "computers" or "programmed" a computer as a "job".
Doing the same "math" on "paper" all day to help a computer expert was not programming or a job with much internal advancement or good pay.
A few experts back then did all the real work like in 2017. Many other people with much fewer skills and low pay just ensured everything was ready for the complex tasks.

Tax rates and political import controls also helped. A company had to do all the complex computer work within their own nation or factor in complex import tax issues or for security reasons. Now a gov, mil contractor, the private sector can buy much cheap support globally.

The CRT allowed one expert to see and correct their all their computer work without staff having to prepare and load up the computer again.
So lots of low wage staff got to work on vast projects that only ever really needed a few smart people and better computers.

Comment Other nations sneak in their writers (Score 2) 187

The UK, Irish, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian governments start to set up tax payer funded front companies in the USA to push their own entreatment related products and services deep in the USA.
US audiences are presented with foreign 1960-90's plots. Acted by Canadians with perfect US accents in low tax and production friendly Canada.
Every new US series is set in a "Seattle", "Maine" or "North Dakota" Canada with scripts that have some positive comments about Canada and its policies.
Random charming characters from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or Ireland might feature in later seasons.
Plots often feature visits to or from the nations funding the series.
Maple syrup and timber products get product placements.
A large kangaroo or a random trip to Australia is effortlessly worked into the plot.

Comment So (Score 3, Insightful) 88

No mention of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
No upsetting Communist Party leaders.
No negative comments on past Communist leaders.
No comments on cults, faiths, monarchies, theocracies.
No news about war crimes and weapons sales.
Banning of all faith related cartoons.
No blasphemy.
Dont mention the policy of allowing illegal migrants to wonder around.
No negative reviews of movies.
No comments on the role of SJW reporting comments to governments.
No comments on herbicides.
No comments on genetic engineering.
No quoting, linking to any whistleblower material. No comments about or links to terms like Birdwatcher or Blackpearl.
No comments about engineers.
No links about circumventing access-control measures or comments on anti-circumvention laws.

Comment Re:We need enforced standards (Score 1) 86

The UK did that when it to had to deal with Ireland related funding and support issues in the 1960-90's.
All the UK did was focus on every existing and emerging network of people, lawyers, banking, faith and media that offered political cover, peace groups and political fronts, international funding and supply network that supported Irish interests.
All telco networks into and out of Ireland, every interesting person in the UK and Ireland. Low cost, easy for the UK gov and such methods got results globally.

The problem for the US is that such smart use of gov, clandestine services and mil that would not allow for massive private sector security sector growth.
The profit is in renting and selling services, products, devices, support, security education to a city, state, nation, police, mil and gov.
Massive computer networks that have to scan every face, to keep city, state and federal photo databases updated. To work with 2d face images from low quality side images. To sort plain text date collect it all data thats been decrypted by the private sector for a service fee.
Every face is match to their government documents, all hops of private sector social media use, any and all other gov, mil and private sector databases.
That sorting, ensuring common plain text data standards, decryption, social media access, nation wide clandestine networking support, rapid new secure networking, staff education is decades of gov money on the table for the private sector.

The other big fear in the US mil is the courts, telco staff, court staff, police, dual citizens and media are leaking/selling/giving US clandestine methods to criminals, religions, other nations.
Too many people got into the US gov and mil too easy and are now in positions to tell their cults, faiths, own nations about advance US collection methods.
Thats why the feds hide from good lawyers and political questions about facial recognition and all the public/private/mil databases they have access to.
So the US falls back on the private sector to try and ensure gov security. The theory that loss of a gov/mil bid will always ensure good private sector security. The US gov has to pay in full for such private sector security to cover for its own gov hiring practices and lack of any real background information on successful gov/mil applicants and random new US gov workers.
Standards to focus in on interesting people would just reduce profits and see more lobbying by the private security sector to keep the gov funds flowing.
Standards would see a loss in profits with select secret mil operations that would be too successful. Gov success using its own mil experts is not good for private sector sales.
No standards opens new areas of pure private sector profit to track everyone globally. Spread out globally and more cash is always needed to fix issues.

Comment Re:This could get interesting. (Score 1) 195

The established internet providers offer plans that allows for p2p, movies, social media or slow low cost standard access.
Something between consumer, prosumer and business data plans?
Dont upgrade and internet use is capped, slowed if a user expects to download and upload a lot.
Data caps, slowing of uploads unless a consumer buys into a more expensive plan?
A super fast broadband uploads for people who pay. Internet quality access for people with POTS lines for the rest.

Will new payment plans see new services, products, data caps?
Not having to push all the p2p data around without payment could allow for some smaller providers to grow.
Streaming movie and tv show producers will have to do deals with providers to locate their data or offer special pipes per provider.
Another new cost that will have to be passed on.
Parts of the US become transit monopolies with peering networking costing a lot more for any new provider trying to sneak past p2p, movie, tv show data.
Unless all small providers pay, their networks get slowed nationally.

Will new products and services on the US market. With established regulations removed could new free market series and products finally be allowed to enter the US telco market and grow?
Start an internet service and make the p2p users and movie watching consumers pay?
Or will small and emerging network solutions face new peering deals they can never pay?

Social media will just point to all the US city and state governments that use their service to communicate with the US public and demand equal and legally protected low cost access to all US telco and private networks.
US social media will call it protecting the US truth from other nations government media funding.
Only big US filtered social media and their SJW teams can protect the US against the spread of international news.
The price of that protection will be US wide network access to all consumers without excessive new free market network costs.
US politicians can then talk with their voters on established and trusted social media without fear of consumers having to drop their internet payments per month and not consuming so much social media due to new usage caps.
Social media will get protected US network access thanks to all of its party political connections.

VPN use will not help as such networks would be counted towards monthly data and only big media and streaming that pays gets unlimited consumer access.
Users would have to select a media ready internet plan to consume their shows or face data caps every month after the data usage of a few 4K and HD shows, movies.

Comment Re:Users can report? (Score 1) 173

Anyone who can get enough of their cult, faith, communist party, SJW, political party together to stop a search result.
No more comments about Communist party leaders.
No finding out about Tiananmen Square and 1989.
No cartoons that make people question their faith.
From a classic search engine to gatekeeper.

Comment Re:this highlights the problem with avoiding win(N (Score 1) 186

The US and UK security services have had a few options to get standard OS, hardware and set crypto accepted by most users over most decades.
International standards. Banking and payments, mil, police cooperation, educational grants and charity.
Get a free US computer system with working crypto for a nation that can link to the world.
If a nation wanted to network it would have to accept some US backed crypto, software, crypto and OS.
Cost could be kept very low or products offered as part of deals, charity or some common need.
Often full of trapdoors, backdoors or just junk crypto that would allow 5 eye nations in.
The 1980's saw a change to the desktop computer and a lot of new OS backed by different nations. A nations own software and very different OS designs and even some good crypto.
All that had to be corrected until most of the world returned to US backed OS, US standard crypto and hardware.
Mobile phone, smartphones always had police tracking, logging by design as connected to any telco globally.
The other trick to is out price any emerging crypto standard that might work.
US and UK backed standards become free with the weak crypto. The good private sector crypto that works is priced out of the market or "proved" in some tech media review not to work. Hard to make money when junk crypto is free with the OS, network or hardware.

The use of open source is not an issue to the security services. The international crypto standards are set, the end users use US operating systems and networks.
Why bother with open source when the crypto standards are weak, the enduser device is junk or the global telco network is able to track all use?
The NSA and GCHQ are using the same methods to work around Linux as they did emerging 1980's OS in different nations.
Just push any international standard over open source efforts. Once the user has to install software, hardware to "network" "share" "work as a server" "chat" "VOIP" or "encrypt" on set standards the OS is not an issue.
Plain text and collect it all is the result wanted.
Study how the UK and US spy. The plain text, bulk collection for later language translation and sorting.
Consider France into the 1950's. All of Frances embassy codes and spy work was been collected in plain text by the US and UK.
France understood all its spies could not have been turned globally on average. Its embassy staff around the world passed loyalty tests as expected.
All the information kept on flowing out. Finally France looked at its secure telco and crypto hardware and found plain text end to end the issue.
1920's, 1940's, 1950's, 2015 collect it all in plain text and sort has always been the preferred method.
Two methods can help. Fill any public network with junk files, work, fictional projects. Pure internal fiction thats updated everyday with real meetings, movements.
An internal project hinted at may not exist but everything around the project looks real to an outside observer using a network to spy.
Option two, go for the vault, paper and typewriter, no smartphone, no networked watch, no desktop computer in the vault. Very hard work to run a company of any size but the very best new ideas are kept a bit more secure for longer.

Comment Re:What do we use to scan for it? (Score 1) 186

Try a lot of different AV products from the US, EU, Russia, Japan long term depending on what can be used on a network.
Be unexpected and random with different AV products.
Someone will have just the right kind of behaviour software update that might find something.
Try the new tools some security experts are now offering to help with todays issues.

Comment Re:In Germany ... (Score 4, Informative) 199

East Germany learned that after a massive data walk out. Every East German spy was on a list and West Germany got that list.
In the 1960's East Germany divided its information up into groups. The spy name if needed to warn them to escape, code words, the product all went to secure locations.
No staff member was allowed to put the parts together without in person supervision from the very top of the service.
No more data could walk out. Staff had product to work on, spies in the West knew their real names, warning networks and escape plan was secure.

The US idea was more about what a contractor could sell or rent to the US government. Fast data from global collection. Every interesting person had to have a bank account, fax, car phone, desktop computer, modem, email, use an online forum, smart phone, enjoy social media over the decades.
Interesting people stay in hotel rooms with a smart TV.
The next US idea was to pool all the data in plain text so it could be search over for decades. Everything was about the data, collection was cheap, sorting was cheap. Translation was getting better.
The problem was the US forget that first success in East Germany. Dont keep it all together in plain text.
The US issues is too many contractors all only understanding plain text as a policy so they can work on each others raw product.
If raw product collected globally is encrypted once it gets to the USA, no other contractor can bid to work with the encrypted data. Thats shutting out other party politically supported contractors with interesting ideas on how to translate, sort, index or work with raw data. Political support always allowed the contractors back in to plain text so they could bid for more mil, gov work.
Better just to secure the site, trust the contractors and have collection work with plain text. Every contractor can then bid for new work, sort, find data.

Too many contractors got hired in the last decade, low standards in data protection got to be policy, too many new private sector staff to do any real world background security work on.
Digital database look ups, short term internet log collection and a lie detector pass could see anyone try for US gov security access.
US staff wanting to join should have had their entire background walked by real US gov security. School, education, friends, family, faith, politics, protests, travel, languages, books, magazines, internet logs, parents should have been looked into per application. Applicants and their life story should have been interviewed in person, in every state until US gov security was sure the applicant was not a security risk.
Paper work in their town, city, state matched their life story? Do family and friends exist in the real world, not just as a list on a networked database in the same state?
Hire for the US mil or gov to ensure security. Contractors are not mil or gov as they are only thinking of the next job.

The UK and GCHQ faced most of the same issues. The UK fixed most of their staff issues by offering good wages and a real job to staff.
Once staff have the badge, could feel part of the system, have a good wage a esprit de corp sets in.
Staff can then plan their life, home, holidays, lifestyle based on a growing gov wage and job security with a good pension.

The US decided to go with more plain text collection, many more contractors, more random global collection, more overtime for contractors, more movment of new contractors to random locations and ever more contractors working on plain text.
Contractor profits are more important than security.

The final insight is from East Germany. East Germany did not like all its spy material been on paper so it went for a new digital for a list of spies to allow for rapid contact of many of its spies in the West. That would save time to issue complex commands that could be very time sensitive. The US security services found the East German digital master list and walked out with it.

Security services seem to have to learn all the old issues every few decades. Plain text walks.
Look into all the real backgrounds of all your staff. Interview everyone around any applicant in person, per city, per state. Dont hire too many new staff with poor quality background work. Hire only on merit with real security.
Ensure the person is loyal the USA, not their own faith or another nation. Contractors should not later self clear their own staff given some past "security" work.

Comment SJW and their version of the net. (Score 0, Troll) 312

In the past the net was creative, fun and a wide open space for different ideas. People found their own forums, IRC, usenet, chat room, groups, sites.
Everyone was happy with their own people, news, tech or had the ability to create their own part of the net.
A real search engine site would then find the content and people enjoyed discovering sites or surfing the net.
A person worked hard to create a site and users welcomed the content and creativity. Users knew who a site had an owner and what their role on that part of the net was.

The SJW have inverted that. Every comment, site and chat has to fully support the agendas set by SJW.
Search sites are limited by SJW.
Instead of putting all the new tech, speeds, ram, cpu to better web sites funding has gone to a few social media sites.
A few large sites that push SJW rules and that report users. A bland, boring internet on a social media site will move most fun, creative, smart, well educated users to any media that still protects their freedom of speech and freedom after speech.

More people just use the SJW areas for the net for work. No fun content, not new ideas, no jokes, no art work, no creativity, no music, no protests, no reporting local events, no comments on politics, no talk of brands, no comments on wars, faith, cults, politics.
SJW are handing the net over to governments, cults, faiths, theocracies, monarchies, communist parties just so SJW can remove all comments or report users.

People don't like seeing their cartoons, music, protests, comments on faith, history, politics, wars been removed by SJW.
A user reporting on local politics, religion, pollution, local monopolies, changing conditions in their own communities should not have to expect to be reported to they own government by a SJW.

Social media sites also push a freedom, open forum message, talk to your government or political party, get news from your officials policy. Staff then push back with been a "private" site as SJW remove, ban, hide, report select political, historical or policy comments.
Users soon understand the political agenda and views that are allowed, promoted or removed.

Sites that support freedom of speech and freedom after speech will attract interesting, creative, fun people. Sites that support SJW, governments, theocracies, communist leaders will attract people who have to use such sites.

Comment Follow the funding and experts (Score 1) 35

What is so special about the east and west coast?
Network distance and ping to Asia and the EU? Some collection of international networks in and out of the USA?
A local US finance sector that needs really fast network speed?
Lots of free state and federal funding for a few of the best academic locations in the USA that still grade on merit?
A lot of optical networks thanks to the needs US gov and mil?
The lifestyle and wealth of the local people with cash to invest in the ideas? The parts of the US they want to live in and support ideas in?
The politics, weather and wealth on the US west coast?
Other states just cant in pull decades of mil, gov, telco, state and federal academic funding that people with cash like to build their new ides on?
The location of ex and former NSA, CIA, mil staff and expert legal teams that can work with the US gov and have the contacts and can help with any gov/mil bids?
Other states might have lots of cheap fast optical and low power cost at some new locations but cant bring in legal, funding, gov, ex mil, education, city and state gov support.
Their city or state gov is too poor, too focused on decades of pension issues, has no working budget for tech issues, the city issues with cheap power, lack of real network options, strange local tax rates that might get lowered for some type of investment.

Local education is passing failed students with no skills.
City and state governments then demand all the "passed" failed students get high tech jobs as part of tax cuts and other support to attract new jobs.
A company then has to look after failed students and support them into the role of below average staff and keep hiring.
Other city and states are not worth the local staffing risk even with new fast networks, cheaper power and less tax.
A small tax cut does not cover the huge costs of having to hire lots of new local staff with no skills.

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