#infoAnarchy Chump Archives for 2004, 2005

last updated at 2004-12-01 23:55

Infoanarchy - Even a clock that has stopped is still correct twice a day.

Offshored Work Halted By Ukraine Unrest

coderman: "arson says he was eager to tap the firm's "$5-an-hour database engineers." -- hot damn. flipping burgers or writing database schema's / stored procedures
coderman: you fat, lazy, conceited amerikan programmers are going to be eaten for lunch in the global market. PASS THE GRAVY

Don't put your nekkid computer on the net

coderman: you can clearly see the effects of XP SP2's firewall in the results. also, linspire kicked asses
seti: "By contrast, there were fewer than four attacks per hour against the Windows XP updated with a basic firewall and recent patches (Service Pack 2), the Linspire with basic firewall and the Windows XP with ZoneAlarm firewall" - I think their definition of `attack' differs wildly from the one used by the rest of the IT world
coderman: i suspect their definitions were accurate, and the editor simply used the most inflammatory and news mongering interpretation for the article.
seti: actually the newspaper had its hand in the creation of the study too
coderman: yes. they knew what they wanted to report, and tweaked the data for a broad interpretation of "ATTACK" to play up their expected observations.
coderman: <article editor> let's see. SYN PACKET on closed port == attack! UDP != DNS == ATTACK!, SYN to filtered port == ATTACK! .. should i go on?
seti: yes, because this doesn't explain the difference in amount of `attacks' perceived between different OS'es
seti: the only reason for that is that they put some machines behind a (corporate?) firewall and only got hit by local infected machines
coderman: the mystery deepens
seti: s/mystery/ignorance on the part of the editor/
coderman: s/ignorance/willful deception/
seti: yes. J'accuse!
coderman: it is agreed, then.
coderman: <gavel>
seti: Light the bright fires and bring out the tribunal benches! We have cause to fry.

Medical Pot : THE FACTS

advanced technology making us stupid

coderman: or rather, encouraging our inherent stupidity.

can we trade in our nukes for a refund?

coderman: no, we can't. those shiny $5.5 trillion dollar weapons are ours to keep. oh, and cleanup up the mess of their production will cost another trillion or so.
coderman: HA HA HA. that's some funny shit. </nihilism>
coderman: check out this mess they are tring to clean and this description of the incidents and cleanup there
coderman: terraserver view of rocky flats

Bush and the Republican Right as the ABUSIVE LEADERS of the nation

coderman: "The answer is quite simple. They beat us because they are abusers. We can call it hate. We can call it fear. We can say it is unfair. But we are looped into the cycle of violence, and we need to start calling the dominating side what they are: abusive. And we need to recognize that we are the victims of verbal, mental, and even, in the case of Iraq, physical violence."
coderman: "As victims we can’t stop asking ourselves what we did wrong. We can’t seem to grasp that they will keep hitting us and beating us as long as we keep sticking around and asking ourselves what we are doing to deserve the beating."
coderman: "Listen to George Bush say that the will of God excuses his behavior. Listen, as he refuses to take responsibility, or express remorse, or even once, admit a mistake. Watch him strut, and tell us that he will only work with those who agree with him, and that each of us is only allowed one question. See him surround himself with only those who pledge oaths of allegiance."
coderman: fear not my fellow amerikans. the USSA will be collapsing soon enough if current policies stay in place. watch the dollar slide with glee, watch the wars we fight expand budgets even further (iran is next. w00t). and watch the coming assault against science in school put our nation in the back of the class.
coderman: i've got an urge to link to the baby factor for changing demographics but i've laid out enough FUD for today.

Cannabis doubles risk of psychosis for some smokers

coderman: "Cannabis use once or twice a week almost doubles the risk of suffering psychotic symptoms in later life, a study has found."
coderman: "More frequent use further increased the risk of symptoms such as hallucinations, hearing voices and paranoid thoughts. People with a family history of psychosis or mental illness were at the greatest risk of all."
coderman: AWWWW YEAH. i smoke like the mad hatter, got plenty of bi-polar, manics, and schitzo's in my family tree, and luuuuuv the aCiD
coderman: something tells me my golden years will be interesting.
eeeeeee: "He said that among those who were not predisposed to psychosis and did not use cannabis, 15 per cent suffered some psychotic symptoms." That must be a pretty broad definition of "psychotic symptoms".
coderman: for example, those symptoms brought about by : lack of sleep; high fever; certain prescription medications; excessive doses of OTC medicines; food allergies; etc, etc.

The BIND, TORTURE, KILL them serial killer still incognito. will they ever find him?

coderman: only CNN could fuck up his title, perhaps to annoy him and encourage more comms? sneaky i suspect.

More Robot Grunts Ready for Duty


Tonus: In my time pranks were boring, now hand me my cane.

Human Test: Novel Vaccine Stops HIV

Mutiny: Treatment Turns On Anti-HIV Immunity, Holds AIDS Virus in Check

_Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion_

ruchira: I've read it; it's rather uneven

SEVEN BY NINE! (NOT seven of nine)


ruchira: ! Raise a virtual sheep

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