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Archives: August 2013

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Latin American Herald Tribune - Government Report Exaggerated Mexican Cartel Presence in U.S., Post Reports

89 words by attila written on 2013–08–30, last edit: 2013–08–30, tags: budget, narco, numbers, pigs, wod

Latin American Herald Tribune - Government Report Exaggerated Mexican Cartel Presence in U.S. Post Reports.

It turns out that inflation is everywhere not just at the grocery store. According to the DOJ those rascally Mexican narcos are EVERYWHERE now - why you can just throw a rock in any direction and hit one … read more

WinCo: Low-Key, Low-Cost Grocer Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ | TIME.com

108 words by attila written on 2013–08–27, last edit: 2013–08–27, tags: capitalism, corp, future, positive

WinCo: Low-Key Low-Cost Grocer Called ‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ | TIME.com.

Even when the world is falling down around your ears there are still opportunities to profit by not sucking. You’d think the powers that be would’ve made this illegal by now but somehow not yet. I’ve never … read more

Media Lens - ‘A Political Ploy’? The Guardian Editors Swallow US Claims On Syrian WMD

64 words by attila written on 2013–08–26, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: media, metanews, oil, pigs, syria, wmd

Media Lens - ‘A Political Ploy’? The Guardian Editors Swallow US Claims On Syrian WMD.

I was really struck by the Guardian’s tone through this whole Syrian “gas attack” stuff and apparently it wasn’t just me being paranoid… I dunno something kind of stinks especially as it seems … read more

Hacktivists Want to Free the Net by Building a New One From Scratch | Motherboard

58 words by attila written on 2013–08–26, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: hacking, open-source, pigs, privacy, ratd, system

Hacktivists Want to Free the Net by Building a New One From Scratch | Motherboard.

See also: … read more

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom

172 words by attila written on 2013–08–25, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: banks, capitalism, crash, finance, gold, pigs, system

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis | VICE United Kingdom.

This is one of several articles at this vice.com place that have caught both of our eyes recently they have several sister sites including one focused on MMA one on hacking culture news etc. … read more

Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

132 words by attila written on 2013–08–25, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: empire, internet, net, pigs, privacy

Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Wag the dog in full effect across all ponds and on top of most of them as well. The dominant theory I’ve seen expressed is that the UK is using The Independent to smear Snow at arm’s length by “showing” how “damaging” this kind of “revelation” is. The Cryptogon post has links to stories about the disruption in the under-sea cables that led to this which appeared in 2 8. I remember these things happening and the wide-spread speculation that it was anglo spooks of some variety. … read more

An ‘aporkalypse’ has Texas fighting losing battle against feral pig menace | World news | theguardian.com

216 words by attila written on 2013–08–22, last edit: 2013–08–22, tags: animals, env

An ‘aporkalypse’ has Texas fighting losing battle against feral pig menace | World news | theguardian.com

They’re trying to be light-handed with this story with funny words and breezy prose but it is a subject that Roni and I have been deeply … read more

Encryption is less secure than we thought - MIT News Office

12 words by attila written on 2013–08–22, last edit: 2013–08–22, tags: crypto, security

Encryption is less secure than we thought - MIT News Office.

No comment. … read more

nylon

195 words by attila written on 2013–08–22, last edit: 2013–08–22, tags: open-source, socks

nylon.

I needed a simple SOCKS proxy for work. I found nylon in my OpenBSD machine’s ports tree and immediately liked its simplicity. Unfortunately I needed a socks server under Linux Ubuntu feh and nylon doesn’t seem to have a debian package… … read more


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