Tragic fire from space.
Check out Mars in great detail.
More link dumping: -Teach your kid how to share.
An excellent list of free programs, and ones you cannot trust. Opt out of PRISM. Join your friends in a prism-break. -Send messages encrypted “OTR”.
-Journalism’s slide into working for the man.
-Why Peace is Possible. An actually amazing video about a new way to think of peace. Paul K Chappell is worth learning from.
Andrew Prescott got instructions from Jenni Byrne to avoid Elections Canada until she could consult a lawyer. Prescott’s work on the Guelph Conservative campaign in 2011 earned him notoriety for having a computer used also by Pierre Poutine. Some would conclude he’s at the very least met Poutine, but has managed to dodge being compelled to testify in court as to that. Poutine at the very least managed to pick the same robocall company Prescott used to make legitimate robocalls for the Conservative CPC campaign.
A list of some of the witnesses, one or two proved liars by Sona’s travel (Read more…)
On Friday I was invited to talk about blogging, on Regina’s community radio station CJTR. The show was Human Rights Radio by Jim and Gord, and we spent the hour going over what a blog is, why it’s useful to have one, and how it could be used to promote human rights. You can give a listen to it!
The second half of the show is on YouTube too, if you want to look at the ceiling for most of it:
Also, if you’re in Saskatchewan, check out the “Get Active with Amnesty” 2013 conference. I was a guest speaker (Read more…)
I noticed another person with a CIBC 2-factor authentication fob on their key chain last week. It displays a seemingly random number that actually only a special server knows, so if a password is stolen, so too must the fob containing the random number code that changes every minute. Without both the password, and the fob, a thief is unable to log into a stolen account.
Passwords make the Web work, so we can have ‘our’ stuff, and keep unwanted and very unwelcome people from viewing it and changing our own information. So a title like “Kill the Password: (Read more…)
With the Robocalls trial under way, some newer information is becoming public. That’s no thanks to the judge who has imposed a partial publication ban on investigative documents.
One person with a legitimate account to make robocalls at RackNine, was Andrew Prescott. On Thursday he wrote me to bring to my attention a new detail other than Rogers’ IP mistake brought up in court. Apparently Matt Meier of RackNine made an error initially in linking Prescott’s RackNine robocall account to a proxy server in Saskatchewan. The same proxy server was used by Pierre Poutine to order illegal robocalls for Guelph’s (Read more…)
Last night I fixed a Vista laptop (It wouldn’t finish booting into Windows normally because I’d installed another hard drive, and ran ClamAV which possibly changed a file it was depending on after I removed the other hard drive. I ran startup repair, and then the system restore option, and that fixed it, easily.) This evening I noticed an old barcode scanner that Dad got in some online deal, and it never worked. It had DRM built into it, and wouldn’t read barcodes as plain text as they should be. Instead it encrypted the text and relied upon decryption (Read more…)
I was thinking of getting a BLE sticker for my bike to be able to track it remotely if it was stolen, but Tile might work much better. It’ll create a lost&found spy network to make theft of property much more challenging for idiots who still try stealing tracking devices like iPhones these days.
Thoughts on #TileApp? Genius in its simplicity. Frightening in its stalkability. thetileapp.com— Marc with a C (@p0stmarc) August 20, 2013
@packetwire @JohnKleinRegina @BikeRegina Just checked…very cool and very useful for just about everything in my life!— Regina Police (@reginapolice) August 21, 2013
MPs should quickly pass legislation to encourage the widespread adoption of self-driving cars, because an increasing number of MPs can not drive themselves properly. They are Drivers From Hill.
“Conservative minister Maxime Bernier was arrested Sunday in the county [sic], while driving the vehicle of his wife without holding a valid license, which forced the immediate towing.” Maxime Bernier, PC, MP is a Canadian politician currently serving as the Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Years ago, this was written about Bernier:
But for those seeking a revolution in (Read more…)
Strong congressional oversight means asking direct questions & getting straight answers. 1.usa.gov/1a0EIY3— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) June 11, 2013
Encrypt your shit:
Spooky reading after #Snowden: Julian #Assange's call to take up arms against the surveillance state | Cypherpunks cryptome.org/2012/12/assang…— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 11, 2013
The world is not sliding, but galloping into a new transnational dystopia. This development has not been properly recognized outside of national security circles. It has been hidden by secrecy, complexity and scale. The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator (Read more…)
Technology and civil liberty experts knew PRISM was a very real possibility. I knew, and wrote about it last August. The National Security Agency (NSA) (star bad guy org. in the Will Smith movie Enemy of the State) has been collecting domestic Americans’ phone and Internet records since at least 2007. This activity is a clear violation of the American Constitution, and was overseen by Bush II, Obama, Al Franken, and other high level leaders who’ve betrayed the trust of Americans and broken the law.
A WARNING: The U.S. is undergoing a "calamitous collapse in the rule of (Read more…)
The Verizon phone taps, to Yahoo, Google, Skype, and more all owned by the US Government. These were things suspected by many (thanks to WikiLeaks), and now confirmed by the intentional whistle-blowing leak from the NSA. The man who told on his criminally misbehaving government? A 29 year old who didn’t want to live in such a fake society that says it’s all about protection of civil liberty, while violating that trust as a fact of daily business.
«Good Guy Edward Snowden» seems to be already a meme. He’s a hero. #istandwithedwardsnowden http://t.co/MIMLHF32LC— Frederic Jacobs (@FredericJacobs) June 09, (Read more…)
Mayrand has come out to say finally that the Conservatives are not cooperating with the investigation into the robocall election fraud of 2011. I do not find this surprising, and if you’ve been reading my blog the past year, you’d know that’s because the evidence points to the Conservative Party as being involved in the election fraud, as Elections Canada suspected even prior to the May 2, 2011 vote.
The most damning evidence implicating the Conservatives, is that their secure, access controlled, database CIMS was most likely the system used to create the illegal robocall phone lists.
Some (Read more…)
Stephen Taylor was confused this morning. If he read my blog instead of dismissing me as a bother, he wouldn’t be so confused. He thought the Federal Court Robocalls judgement was saying that no Conservative could have been involved, because the judge had said he’d seen no evidence suggesting that. I can’t factually explain why the judge couldn’t make the logical inference that a secure database controlled tightly by the CPC, could only be used by authorized and known individuals. The judge ruled CIMS was the database used for election fraud in 2011. It is not a leap to conclude (Read more…)
Poi spinning makes you look 100% cooler, even if you bash yourself in the face by accident.
It’s been more than 701 days since Elections Canada first became aware of a nation wide malicious robocalling scheme to misdirect non-Conservative voters away from legitimate polling stations for the May 2, 2011 election where Stephen Harper swept to power as a majority government.
I don’t think Michael Sona, who has been charged by Elections Canada, can be fully responsible for the robocalls made in Guelph on behalf of Conservative supporters, nor could he have had sole access to phone numbers used in other parts of the country. I’ve documented the technical reasons behind these beliefs, over the past 13
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It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, and here’s another paradigm-shifting presentation. As an educator Sugata Mitra’s presentation is thrilling, because I know firsthand that the current education system is outdated and failing many children needlessly. Enjoy!
I went to a show tonight with Jesse, after buying a monthly membership at CrashBang Labs (which is in the same building as The Club at The Exchange on 8th Ave.
Real excited to have my song Leaves are falling featured on tonight's episode of @CBCArcticAir! Tune in at 9pm // @Gharv @SaskMusic— Zachary Lucky (@zacharylucky) February 28, 2013
You can listen to Zachary Lucky online or in Saskatoon very soon.
Dan Geortz was also good. His song about being sold to the circus he footnoted as fiction, especially since his dad was in the
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I grew up thinking that Killer Robots From Venus was a pretty amusing song. Now that we’re living in 2013, the ‘future’, we have to seriously contemplate the implications of building robots that can kill as their intended purpose. Our next-future expectations depend upon what we choose now. I’m not okay with building Terminators, just because have have the technical capability. We should be seriously concerned, even if we don’t think a Skynet scenario will play out as it did in the movies. The consequences are dire and deadly even if the machines don’t ‘decide’ to turn against their human
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Apple is infamous for making hardware that only they can easily support or provide accessories and repairs for. This irritates long-standing Apple customers who’ve bought into the latest round of iJunk, the iPad Mini and iPhone 5, because the charge port has changed to yet another type, and matches neither Androids or previous Apple phones and iPods (nor Blackberries which use the Android micro-USB standard).
Besides designing their hardware with Apple-specific, unique ports, they also write software designed to keep competing software off of them. To remove this software, or break it, is known as “jailbreaking” an iPhone. The latest
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There’ve been several Canadian media organizations investigating the RoboCon election fraud scandal linked to the Conservative Party. In February, Postmedia broke the story by tying the many localized reports of misleading phonecalls together by unleashing details of the mysterious Pierre Poutine alias. At that time they also reported there were emails from Elections Canada staff [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: CBC vs. Postmedia vs. Elections Canada #RoboCon
Arguably, the biggest winner on election night in the U.S. wasn’t Barack Obama, but the nerdy Nate Silver. Silver is of course the statistician who fed reams of polling data into his laptop and correctly predicted how every state voted, including the tie in Florida that eventually flipped to Obama.
But as remarkable as Silver’s predictions were, he insisted it was nothing compared to what
If you have an Intel Centrino wireless adapter, and get a Blue Screen of Death, update the driver to version 15. 13.x and 14.x can generate BSODs especially when connecting to commercial Access Points, like Alcatel’s. netw5ns64.sys (or related errors) come up on the BSOD screen. Windows doesn’t update to the latest Intel driver, that’s [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Intel Driver Error Causes Blue Screen of Death
An interesting, long lecture from Canadian copyright expert Michael Geist, given at the U of Sask. recently. ADDED: Here’s a little on open government, as presented at the U of Regina . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Geist on Copyright vs. Internet
Lawrence Martin was really close to having an outstanding article about the 2011 election fraud. Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of the evidence against the Conservative Party of Canada, despite listing some of it in the words of the unlovable election goat Michael Sona. Martin slipped by claiming the proof isn’t [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Globe Almost Takes Down Conservatives #RoboCon