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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

decora yes, just like Nina Reiser claimed .... (666 comments)

that Hans Reiser was an abusive asshole. i mean, where was the hard evidence? other than her bloody body lying in a trash dump a few months later, how was anyone to know the guy was guilty?

yes, why not have millions of people calling you a fucking whore piece of shit slut lying cunt bitch, on the internet? its a great career move for her small business. to beat herself in the face and then lie about it.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

decora attempted murder is not 'drama' (666 comments)

attempeted murder is attempetd murder, and self defense is self defense. why would i post someting so strong?

its called a "pre-emptive strike" against all the rape apologists on slashdot and in the tech "community" in general. hit them fast, hit them hard, hit them first. you either believe people have a right to defend themselves against a violent assault, or they dont. its not drama, its not a disagreement. its a fucking attempted murder at a security con.

if you dont want to talk about attempted murder in the "tech community" then go fucking read ars technica. you can find a great new review of the hottest new video game.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

decora actually you are condoning violence (666 comments)

its called "self defense", to kill someone who is trying to kill you.

this man was trying to kill her. he beat her in the face. she had no idea how many times he would do it, or how far he would go.

she defended herself.

you are saying that she shouldnt have.

its life or death situation. you protect your own life, not the life of a scumbag criminal sociopath.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

decora it would be easy to gather the evidence (666 comments)

except for the international nature of the conference, they could look at the guys hands, etc, and substantiate the claims of the accuser.

from what she said, he attempeted to kill her. i would not blame her for blasting his fucking head and splattering it all over the room.

i know this is slahsdot, where the fucking shit bag Hans Reiser got defended even after he told the bodies where to dig up the disfigured corpse of his dead wife, but i dont fucking care. fuck slashdot and all the rapists and murderers who think they are too cool for justice.

when it comes down to your nerd rage rape fantasy veruses my dead body in a gutter, if someone attacks me and triees to kill me, im going to decpaitate them and stick their head on a fucking pole in front of the nearest tech convention and not feel bad about it. someone in the IT community needs to get the fucking message, and reasoned argument doesnt seem to persuade them.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

decora i would have killed him. (666 comments)

if someone tried to rape me it wouldnt be a fucking coffee mug. it would be his head against the corner of a table, over and over and over, until his blood spurted out all over my shirt. then id cut off his dick and mail it to his mother.

i commend her for her restraint.

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Halts USD Withdrawals

decora and when all of them have been mined? (173 comments)

holy fuck, do you realize this will concentrate massive amounts of wealth inthe hands of a few people and make the thing either fucking worthless or some kind of bizarre luxury item?

you cant build a fucking coinage on a limited resource, its fucking idiotic.

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Halts USD Withdrawals

decora because some fees have an actual purpose? (173 comments)

holy fuck. you realize that transferring trillions of dollars to millions of people, requires a shit ton of people to do stuff?

yes the system is corrupt - bitcoin would take that corruption to the maximum level.

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Halts USD Withdrawals

decora thats what you get for being stupid (173 comments)

for all their faults, ordinary banks, in general, do not like dealing with certain types of criminal customers.

there are a lot of checks and balances inside most banks regarding deposit accounts, and transfers between them. some of it is government regulation, some of it is just because banks dont like being ripped off or having their customers ripped off. no bank wants more regulation, but no bank wants to interface its internal systems to some fucking glorified drug-fencing operation. except maybe Wells Fargo.

everything that banks have learned for 500+ years about fraud would be thrown out the window here. it woudl be like the wild west.

if you want to interface your shit-hole experimental quasi-criminal fucktard financial system onto the First City Bank of Nowheresville, Kansas, then you need to just withdraw actual cash, and then give that cash to the bank. Don't try to fuck up grandma's soybean farm with this experimental bullshit.

now you of course want to say, look at all the de-regulation that caused the crash of 2008? well, none of that was really about bitcoin or ordinary banking activity, like deposit accounts. that 'normal banking' is still the fundamental piece of the banking system that has to act like a Water Utility in a modern society, allowing money to flow freely with a relatively stable value.

about a year ago
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GCHQ Tapping UK Fiber-Optic Cables

decora lol whoosh (157 comments)

i cant believe i didnt know about blarney. thanks

about a year ago
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Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees

decora so its a social club (305 comments)

i think i'd rather blow my fucking brains out than spend any appreciable amount of time with a bunch of stuck up, self satisified mutual dick sucking circle jerk asswipes that would post something so fucking pretentiously awful as what you just posted here.

about a year ago
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Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees

decora like Sergey Brin? (305 comments)

ya racist fool

about a year ago
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Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees

decora i wonder if brin and page could pass these things? (305 comments)

over and over you see in the tech industry these guys who work in fucking garages and could never make it through these bullshit processes, people like Woz, Jobs, Gates, Brin, Page, etc. none of those people would have been hired if they went through this shit.

it really begs the question. why even bother working for one of these bizarro bureaucratic shit holes? google is not a fucking good company, its a massive shit pile of bureaucratic horse pucky.

you know who said "NO" to the NSL letters from the FBI ? a little piss-ant ISP.

you know who said "YES SIR" ? Google. Thats your fucking innovation. Fucking google.

Fuck google. Fuck apple. Fuck microsoft.

Imagine all the time they waste on this HR bullshit that could be spent building stuff.

Start your own fucking company. These corporate douches can all eat shit.

about a year ago
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Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees

decora the team america interview process (305 comments)

"Let me explain to you the kind of man a Google employee is. He's a man who knows that when you put another man's cock in your mouth, you make a pact. A bond that cannot be broken. He's a man so dedicated that he will get down on his knees and put that cock right in his mouth. "

about a year ago
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GCHQ Tapping UK Fiber-Optic Cables

decora ignorance piled on arrogance (157 comments)

1. Hoover set up a massive index of FBI files on american citizens in the WWI era, it was later shutdown by congress as a massive affront to American law and history

1.a. Nixon used the security apparatus to damage his political opponents. That is why we had the Church Committee to investigate past abuses of the CIA, NSA, FBI, etc, where gross nazi-style human rights abuses were revealed. That's why we have FISA courts and why USSID 18 was supposed to exist and be respected.

2. World War II was an Actual War where 60+ million people died after genocidal dictators started sending millions of troops, tanks, and airplanes into each others countries and murdering civilians by the hundred-thousand. We are not in world war ii.

3. Back in 1929 the biggest threat to global security was the financial system that crashed and left millions and millions homeless and unemployed, including a huge number of disgruntled german WWI veterans, whom Hitler was able to mold into the SA and later the SS. Spying on people wouldnt have stopped the abuses on wall street. In fact, wall street typically grows fat on these abuses because it has inside information and links with spy agencies.

4. the US was not ready for WWII, but it became ready quickly enough to turn the tide of the war. Having a massive standing army is not a pre-requisite to victory. Having the moral high ground and a strong economy, well, those are. And the US is rapidly losing both of those things.

In other words, if people are wanting the NSA to prevent the next WWII, they are coming from a very ignornat, and arrogant point of view of history. Do you want to prevent "an enemy of the US", or do you want to prevent totalitarianist ideology in general? Because that ideology could take over the US just as it took over Germany's Weimar Republic if the principles of the founders are not adhered to and respected.

about a year ago
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GCHQ Tapping UK Fiber-Optic Cables

decora Shamrock was already taken. No, really (157 comments)

Check wikipedia for project Shamrock

"The Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA)[2] and its successor NSA were given direct access to daily microfilm copies of all incoming, outgoing, and transiting telegrams via the Western Union and its associates RCA and ITT. "

about a year ago
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Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users

decora faceboo cannot arrest, imprison, rape, kill (75 comments)

people, at least not that i know of.

people who cannot comprehend the difference between a priavte corporation, with your consent, sharing your information, and government agencies obtaining your email without warrant, are

1. uneducated
2. ignorant
3. i kind of worry about what their view on consent in other areas of life is, like sex.

about a year ago

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Retraction of story about NSA and Trailblazer

decora decora writes  |  about 2 years ago

decora writes "The previous story I wrote that was posted to the slashdot front page is wrong. The memo that NSA declassified is actually about the Turbulence project, not about the Trailblazer project. This mistake also makes the two extra links in the story wrong as they applied mostly to Trailblazer and not to Turbulence. I apologize for the error and the confusion. They are similar projects, both criticized by congress, but they are distinct and happened under different NSA directors."
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NSA declassifies memo about failed TRAILBLAZER project

decora decora writes  |  about 2 years ago

decora writes "Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post reports that the NSA has just declassified one of the 5 documents NSA whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake was charged under the Espionage Act for retaining in his basement. The document, which Drake previously faced years in prison for posessing, is essentially a cheerleading memo, complimenting the Trailblazer project team for a great presentation and demo. It stands in stark contrast to numerous other reports that described the NSA IT project as an overbudget, ineffective, billion dollar seven year boondoggle."
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Russian Wikipedia shutters in protest of Internet Blacklist plans

decora decora writes  |  about 2 years ago

decora writes "If you visit Russian Wikipedia today you will be forgiven for thinking the entire site has crashed. It is not a crash, but a protest of the Russian State Duma's Bill 89417-6 According to Ria Novosti, the bill is "proposing a unified digital blacklist of all websites containing pornography, drug ads and promoting suicide or extremist ideas." Russian Wikipedia's main page has been replaced with a redacted logo and a protest text, part of which says "The Wikipedia community protests against censorship, dangerous to free knowledge, open to all mankind. We ask you to support us in opposing this bill" (translation by Google Translate)"
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Porn stars turn to the crowd for healthcare

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora (1710862) writes "Porn actors do not typically receive medical insurance as part of their payment packages. So when Holly Stevens felt a lump in her breast, she avoided going to the doctor. When the lump didn't disappear on it's own, she finally went, and discovered she had cancer. Even with some health coverage from the City of San Francisco's quasi-public insurance program, she is facing extensive chemotherapy without anything like 'sick leave' or FMLA, and some of her medication is not covered. Friends of hers, including January Seraph, and the sex-worker group SolaceSF, have started an online movement to help take up the slack through the crowdsourced charity site giveforward.com. The first round attracted just $250 in donations, but the second effort improved that to $2,520. Now, round three has just brought in $15,000. The full story is at SFWeekly's 'Exhibitionst' blog."
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South Korea censors it's own censor

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora writes "The EFF reports on a internet censorship case in South Korea. The blog of Professor K.S. Park was recently brought up for consideration by the Korean Communication Standards Commission, which rules over South Korea's online censorship regime at a rate of 10,000 URLs per month. The unusual thing about this case is that Park himself is a member of the commission; he was appointed to it by the opposition party as a well known free-speech advocate. The other members of the committee allowed him to make changes to his blog for now, but have vowed to "take action" against it in the future."
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LHC data continues to disagree with Supersymmetry

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora writes "Pallab Ghosh of the BBC reports on another piece of evidence hitting the beleagured Supersymmetry community. Scientists at the Lepton Photon conference in Mumbai, India confirmed that extra levels of B-Meson decay have not been found in the LHC beauty experiment. Coming on the heels of a March report in Nature , this news seems to reinforce what many have suspected all along. Dark Matter is probably not explainable through massive shadow particles like squarks and selectrons, and for all practical purposes, the Supersymmetric Extension of the Standard Model of Physics is dead."
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EFF takes on Cisco's role in China

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora writes "Several years ago, writer Du Daobin posted several essays on the internet, protesting such things as unfair taxes and the corruption of the media. He was then charged with 'inciting subversion of state power', arrested, and after many legal twists and turns, tortured in prison. Daobin, along with several other dissidents with similar stories, decided to sue Cisco Systems earlier this year under the legal theory that it aided and abetted China's violation of the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991.

As the case moves forward, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has stepped up it's surveillance, harassment, and interrogation of Daobin and the others. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has now joined the Laogai Research Foundation to draw attention to the case. As part of it's opening move, it has asked Cisco to make public statements in support of human rights, hoping that the company's influence with the Chinese government will provide some modicum of protection for the threatened dissidents."

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EFF asks Cisco to prevent the torture of Du Daobin

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora writes "The Electronic Frontier Foundation is appealing to Cisco to use it's influence with the government of China to ensure the saftey of writer Du Daobin. Daobin and others are involved in a US civil lawsuit against Cisco for allegedly aiding and abetting their torture in Chinese prisons. Daobin's lawyers are worried because the Ministry of Public Security has recently been harassing and interrogating him regarding the case and his online writings."
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The Syrian government's internet strategy

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora writes "In a recent article on Al-Jazeera, Jillian York of the EFF speculates about the true nature of the Syrian 'hackers' who defaced AnonPlus. She references a University of Toronto analysis from May, which pointed out that the supposed independent hacktivist group the Syrian Electronic Army has a website that is hosted and registered by the Syrian Computer Society — a group that dictator Bashar Al-Asad used to run and that was founded by his brother. York has previously written about the mystery of the pro-Asad twitter floods of April, and the convenient unblocking of social media sites like youtube and Facebook earlier in the year, which allegedly allowed the Mukhabarat to spy on and entrap opposition activists through forged SSL certificates. She also points out the numerous cases of Syrian bloggers (not fakes) being censored, arrested, and persecuted for their writings online. Is the Syrian example evidence against the vision of internet-as-liberator?"
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Belarus cracks down on VKontakte

decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

decora writes "On several recent Wednesdays, Russian language social networking site Vkontakte has been blocked by the government of Belarus. The blocks are partly to prevent the organization of "Silent Protests", in which citizens gather in city squares, and clap in protest against president Alexander Lukashenko. The government has designated the people involved as "social network revolutionaries" and charged many with disorderly conduct. One VKontakte user, Mikhail Karatkevich, is to be put on trial August 10 for 'organizing a mass rally' after he posted a meeting notice onto his page. According to Charter 97, the regime has even set up fake proxy servers to capture the unwitting; Tor is the suggested solution."
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Finance expert warns investors on Facebook fakes

decora decora writes  |  about 3 years ago

decora writes "Janet Tavakoli, who literally wrote the textbook on modern financial fraud, has posted a scathing excoriation of Facebook's business practices: ". . . after an impostor faked my identity, I was the one that had to put myself further at risk by providing a verifiable scanned government I.D. to prove I had the right to complain about the fraud enabled by Facebook." Ordinary writers would have stopped there, but Tavakoli analyzes corporations for a living: "What is Facebook's strategy? Where is its audited balance sheet? . . . Based on my experience, Facebook doesn't know who is real and who isn't real. . . Investors should take that into account when evaluating Facebook's "users" and the potential for revenues they represent.""
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Government releases DoD report critical of NSA

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project has a summary of the newly released DoD Inspector General report (pdf) on NSA's Thinthread and Trailblazer programs. The DoD found that NSA "disregarded solutions to urgent national security needs" and that "TRAILBLAZER was poorly executed and overly expensive". NSA contractors had a "fear of management reprisal" for cooperating with the DoD audit. The FBI later raided the homes of several people involved with the report, and Thomas Drake faced Espionage Act charges for retaining information from it. Those charges were dropped two weeks ago. Radack and GAP represent Drake on whistleblower issues."
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18 months in prison for making iPad 2 cases

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "Loretta Chao of the The Wall Street Journal reports on three people in China who were sentenced to between 12 and 18 months in prison for a plot to make iPad 2 protective cases before the tablet's official release. The plan allegedly involved R&D man Lin Kecheng of Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (FoxConn) selling image data to Hou Pengna, who then passed it to Xiao Chengsong, a manager at MacTop. The charges? One "violated the privacy policy of the company", two got information through "illegal means" causing "huge losses", and they all "infringed trade secrets". The decision was handed down by the Shenzen Baoan People's Court on June 16."
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Thomas Drake innocent of all ten original charges

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "NPR, and dozens of other media sources, are reporting that NSA IT Whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake is innocent of all 10 original charges against him; including the 5 Espionage Act charges for 'retention' of 'national defense information'. Drake stared down the government to the last minute, rejecting deal after deal, because he "refused to plea bargain with the truth". The judge had even recently ruled that there was no evidence that Drake passed classified information to a reporter. In the end, he has agreed that he committed a misdemeanor: "unauthorized access to a computer". It is unknown what this means for the other non-spy Espionage cases that Obama's DOJ currently has pending (Kim, Sterling, Manning), or the Grand Jury that is currently meeting to discuss Espionage Act charges related to Wikileaks. "
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Refs to "a telecom technology" removed from trial

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "In the trial of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, (scheduled to begin June 13), the government wanted to introduce evidence about "NSA's targeting of a particular telecommunications technology". To hide details of the NSA's operations from the public, the government wanted to 'substitute' keywords in the evidence at trial. Judge Richard Bennett has just ruled that the 'substitution' for this particular evidence would violate Drake's rights. In response, the government has "decided to excise all reference to that technology from its case", including eliminating 4 exhibits and redacting two others."
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NSA trial evidence 'riddled with boxes and arrows'

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "In the Espionage Act trial of NSA IT Whistleblower Thomas Drake, the main evidence against him are 5 documents he allegedly 'willfully retained' in his basement. The government, for the first time, is using the Silent Witness Rule to 'substitute' words in this evidence so that the public will not be able to see the allegedly sensitive information. The result of this 'substitution' process has been described by the defense as a tangled mess of boxes, arrows, and code words that will impossibly confuse the facts of the case. "Two weeks before trial, Mr. Drake and his counsel still do not know what evidence the jury will see""
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DoD promotes national security through obscurity

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "An SAIC analyst has written a paper calling for the 'stigmatization' of the 'unattractive' types who tend to discuss govermnent secrets in public. The plan, described in the Naval Postgraduate School Homeland Security Affairs journal, is to promote self-censorship as a 'civic duty'. Who needs to censor themselves? Amateur enthusiasts who describe satellite orbits, scientists who describe threats to the food supply, graduate students mapping the internet, the Government Accountability Office, which publishes failure reports on the TSA, the US Geologic Survey, which publishes surface water information, newspapers (the New York Times), TV shows (60 minutes), journalism websites (slate.com), anti-secrecy websites (cryptome.org), and even security author Bruce Schneier, to name a few."
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This story contains classified information

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "By reading this story, you are transferring classified material onto your computer system. This may make you in violation of many of the same laws that are alleged against Bradley Manning, Thomas Drake, and other federal criminal defendants. Here it is:

“Dawn was an awkward time of day when night-vision goggles were not effective, and it was hard to distinguish anything more than gray and purple shapes.”"

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BBC buries radio drama on torture in the GWOT

decora decora writes  |  more than 3 years ago

decora writes "The radio drama "Murder in Samarkand", starring David Tennant (of Dr. Who fame), just won second place in the Sony Radio Academy Awards of 2011. But you can't listen to it on the BBC website. In fact, you can't listen to it anywhere; they have buried it. However, former ambassador Craig Murray, author of the book the play is based on, has provided a link to what he calls an "illegal copy" on his website."
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decora decora writes  |  more than 2 years ago

reviews of my writing!

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