Saturday, August 03, 2013

Today's Internets - “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” - Richard P. Feynman

"XKeyscore is a massive programme that sweeps up email, social media activity and all browsing history. The data, according to NSA slides detailing the programme, is analysed, sifted and stored on servers around the world - more than 700 servers at approximately 150 sites, as the "top secret" slide states. A small-scale world map locates the sites with the use of red dots (see slide). There are three dots, which may also cover Myanmar, Vietnam or Cambodia. But at least one of the dots sits atop the image of Thailand.

While locating NSA spy technology in Thailand is unsurprising, few details are known. The servers would have to be large computer arrays by definition, but they could be anywhere, from the US Embassy to almost any office building in Bangkok or up-country. The NSA has a long history of using Thailand in its long-range interception programmes. In the Vietnam war era, the NSA was the agency behind the huge electronic Ramasun spy station south of Udorn Thani. The secret surveillance system known as XKeyscore, revealed by Mr Snowden and The Guardian on Thursday, allows US intelligence to monitor "nearly everything a typical user does on the Internet," according to the leaked documents. Citing classified documents provided by the fugitive, the British daily said the programme was the most wide-reaching operated by the NSA."

"Created by Redditor morphinapg, this image combines Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill all together."

The Wheaton-Warren Ellis War rages on!
"warrenellis: Captured: the precise moment at which Wil Wheaton hears someone at the back of the auditorium intone “YOU HAVE A WOMAN’S BEARD" 
WilWheaton: hi warren i’m trying so hard to make my beard grow like yours but it keeps its secrets so hidden i can’t figure it out. can it help me be more beardy with some secret formula or something. thanks okay."

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel

Fuck Texas, basically.

Well, that's different.
"A lot of people have a hard time trusting lawyers as it is, but what about one who claims he was part of a secret government time travel program when he was a kid? Since 2004, Seattle attorney Andrew Basiago has been publicly claiming that from the time he was 7 to when he was 12, he participated in "Project Pegasus," a secret U.S. government program that he says worked on teleportation and time travel under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
"They trained children along with adults so they could test the mental and physical effects of time travel on kids," Basiago told The Huffington Post. "Also, children had an advantage over adults in terms of adapting to the strains of moving between past, present and future.""

 "I hate laziness. I hate excuse-making. I hate rationalization and self-bullshitting. I hate willful ignorance. I hate watching people piss away their potential. I hate it when people blame everyone but themselves. I hate mental weakness." - Chris Shugart

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