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Messages - Doktor Howl

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That's an awful feeling to leave on, and that penny pinching proper backups and redundancy isn't a once off, it's what the makers of the ransomeware rely on.
It's not just code that targets vulnerable systems, its code that targets vulnerable business process.

At least that's someone else's problem nos

1.  You underestimate my capacity for schadenfreude and "I told you so."

2.  Yes, this place's business process was fucking potato before the old man died, and it hasn't gotten any better since.

3.  Very yes.

Principia Discussion / Re: Crossdressing for Chaos
« on: Yesterday at 11:55:31 pm »

Is that a euphemism?

The Commander

It translates roughly to "may I steal this content for use in Holy Nonsense or other projects?"

Don't listen to her.  It's a euphemism.

Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: Yesterday at 11:54:46 pm »
Hi I am new and found ya'll through a wild chain of events, that right before finding this site went: "randomly" reading a pdf from a dump of text documents i got from some Tor site (Prometheus Rising) -> asking RAWilson(s twitter) where I could go to for help / more. Is there an order in which I should read things and what are they? I believe that this is what I have always been looking for.

There is no particular order.  You're about 10 years late to the party (this forum's golden age was 2006-2011).

There's a ton of good stuff, spread more or less equally throughout the forum.  This subforum has a lot of the gold, but so does Think For Yourself, Schmuck and Bring & Brag.

So I quit.  My last day is Friday.  Monday is the first day at the new gig, which is urbanism again, this time dealing with pollution (metals for the most part).

A week ago today, my current company got hit with ransomware.  I swear, the fucking place is cursed.

There are no funny conversations about this, but there IS this:  2 years ago, we screamed at the boss for an offline backup for our systems.  He said "no" because it cost $15K.

We lost that much in less than an hour last week, and the system is still down.  The other managers do not understand one time pad encryption, and they have our IT guys bashing their brains out against the wall.

This is obviously all normal.

Apple Talk / Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
« on: Yesterday at 03:12:30 am »
It's evident to me that even if the majority of users are still not bots, the majority of the real people are trapped in mass psychosis black iron prisons to the point of becoming NPCs and then therefore effectively bots.

And combine most the real people with all the bots and, well, yeah...the Internet is kind of dead. To me.


Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:47:24 pm »
A zookeeper who finds out that the animals are going to be killed would release them to fend for themselves

Do whats morally right


Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:46:33 pm »
I find it difficult to express my rage at this turn of events.
Hate always finds a way.

Does the dissolution of the company release you from any NDAs that have heretofore prevented you from discussing the sordid details of said DEFF ROBOTS?

No, because the tech belongs to our clients, and each client had each of us also sign an NDA.

Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: October 12, 2021, 03:33:17 pm »
The Science has come to an end.  The piranha that are the owners have in fact gained control over the company despite every legal dodge - let's face it, legal fiction - we could fabricate, and they are in a feeding frenzy of asset-stripping.

I have accepted a new job, but not in the field of DEFF ROBOTS, which saddens me.  No, I am going back to urbanism which in fact makes things BETTER for stupid humans, and prevents them from learning from their mistakes.  In short, I am now in the business of cleaning up messes left by people like me, to be perfectly frank.  It's still SCIENCE, but instead of being a James Bond villain, I am now essentially the garbage man for horrible & faceless corporations.

I find it difficult to express my rage at this turn of events.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: October 09, 2021, 12:33:22 am »
Does that technically make Cramulus a meme?

The Commander

Yes.  It goes "mustache, pith helmet BOTTOM TEXT"

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: October 07, 2021, 07:08:06 pm »
Both playtest groups... so basically a 100% rate of Cramulus being used as bait and then dying miserably.

Being Cramulus is like being the guy in a war flick who shows his buddies a picture of the girl he's going to marry.

By which I mean he is killed immediately.

« on: October 06, 2021, 04:47:03 pm »
bump because I came across this thread and, while (unsuccessfully) trying to find a full version of any of her songs still on the internet, found out that she died a couple of months ago.


Youtube search "I get excited" + "When my husband talks about Jesus" + "Joyce Drake".

I hope Discordians haven't fallen for the government's tricks. Don't take the jab.


Apple Talk / Re: Facebook is down look busy elsewhere
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:30:31 pm »
The same thing that borked the external site also borked the internal stuff, so no one who works at facebook can communicate with their coworkers.  Also, their locks the offices are IoT so no one is getting in.

This is sort of like the Apollo Mission level of incompetence.

Apple Talk / Re: Facebook is down look busy elsewhere
« on: October 04, 2021, 10:46:37 pm »
Instagram and whatsapp are also down. 

Facebook has been glitch and unstable for a couple of weeks.  My guess is they upgraded their snitchbots and crashed themselves.

Fuck you, you fucking selfish fucking shit-banana, you unredeemable ass-caterpillar, you fucking fuck-knob with two fucks for eyes and a literal poop where your heart should be.

Sounds like she's been possessed by Orton Nenslo.


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