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These three lines just kill me every time

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It's called the Principia.

You should read it sometime.

Also to be Discordian one must think for themself,

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Apple Talk / Re: Fucking humans.
« on: March 11, 2021, 02:33:41 pm »
It would, but governments are being lobbied by bosses to force everyone back to work, so they can afford that 6th or 7th home holiday home.

That really is what it comes down to. The same is happening here...we have a vaccine roll-out, it's already gotten most of the most at risk...but the general public is still unprotected. So what do we do? We open everything back up, of course, so we can have one final spike before we all get vaccinated properly.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:08:22 pm »
That's so they can see what notifications you prioritise first, and use it to build a more specific profile of whom you interact with and in what order of preference.

"It's all about selling micro-targeted data profiles?"
"Always has been."

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:52:44 am »
Understandable, the newest update really is trash. I love how I have to manually reload things constantly and how it acts as a huge resource hog on desktop for absolutely no reason.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: March 04, 2021, 06:08:36 pm »
I just want to know who is using Syn's account.

He was killed in 2008 during a freak guinea pig attack.  It is known.

So who is posting in his name?

Reverse Syn, aka Nys. We've all seen Tenet by now, we know how that shit works.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:05:50 pm »
Yeah, thatís basically what I was worried about.

I have other questions, but theyíre not really your deal at this point and also I donít want to ask those questions in the clear. Thanks, Cain.

No problem.

Depressing, if anything. Winner provided them with docs, which they then put online and published to prove what they were saying.

The thing is, the US government uses canary traps to embed information in files provided, allowing them to identify leakers quickly and accurately. By providing the raw materials to the government, they allowed her to be identified almost right away. Mister "I'm an expert on espionage" Greenwald got taken in by one of the most basic counterintelligence precautions, one that has been around for literally hundreds of years.

I use canary traps in software comments and in secure white papers all the time.

It's a classic technique...hence the utter contempt I have for Greenwald over this. Like, you were supposedly not just a journalist (lets be honest, he was an op-ed writer, not a practiced investigative journalist in any sense) but also a lawyer and you don't know this shit? Jesus fucking Christ man, at least hire a private detective to act as a consultant, if you don't know what you're doing, don't simply Dunning-Kruger your sources into prison.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:14:44 pm »
They're definitely in that grey area between right-wing, illiberal populism and fascism. About the only thing holding them back is a more overtly imperialistic foreign policy. There has been a level of soft militarism under Orban's leadership, not unsurprisingly, but it's been more internally directed than anything. Their military is also pretty hopelessly outdated, so it's hard to tell what is "legitimate" upgrades needed for actual self-defence versus a potential military build-up.

Also not unsurprisingly Hungary's history means there is a lot of irrenditism on the far-right. I haven't seen much exploitation of that by Fidesz, but I would be moderately concerned if I were Slovakia. Both NATO and the EU, in theory, require a settlement of all territorial claims before joining, but obviously signing a piece of paper isn't going to change many people's minds.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:22:55 pm »
EoC disappears just as a global lockdown starts. Coincidence? I think not.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 20, 2021, 03:39:30 pm »
Depressing, if anything. Winner provided them with docs, which they then put online and published to prove what they were saying.

The thing is, the US government uses canary traps to embed information in files provided, allowing them to identify leakers quickly and accurately. By providing the raw materials to the government, they allowed her to be identified almost right away. Mister "I'm an expert on espionage" Greenwald got taken in by one of the most basic counterintelligence precautions, one that has been around for literally hundreds of years.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 20, 2021, 03:11:49 pm »
I can honestly see them going the way of the Law and Justice Party in Poland or Fidesz in Hungary - both manage an extremely conservative/reactionary social agenda with a racialised welfare state approach. In the case of Fidesz, this has created even more opportunities for graft and corruption among the politically connected and has additionally allowed them to create economic incentives for their preferred social agenda, such as tax breaks for larger families and married couples.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: February 19, 2021, 05:17:40 pm »
Greenwald has, perhaps unsurprisingly for anyone familiar with his work, decided that "being edited" is "cancel culture" and so thrown a huff and decided to build his own newsletter, with blackjack and hookers. Essentially his article for the Intercept had some questionable assertions within and the editors wouldn't run it unless he removed them, which he refused to do.

Greenwald has been out the outs with The Intercept for a while though. As you may recall, he badly bungled the Reality Winner situation, which almost certainly led directly to her arrest and subsequent prison sentence. His frequent insistence that the Trump campaign Russia links were little more than a "witch hunt" by establishment Dems also caused him to essentially overlook one of the major intelligence stories of the decade - which is not exactly helpful, when you're making a name writing on security adjacent issues. Between the two, I suspect sources simply aren't coming to The Intercept with useful info anymore and even before the article issue they were probably looking at letting him go in some fashion.

I give it maybe 4 months before Glenn goes full alt-lite.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: February 17, 2021, 10:29:33 am »
They are a tenacious bunch,

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Boogs storm the capitol building
« on: February 05, 2021, 02:20:32 pm »
The party of personal responsibility!

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Boogs storm the capitol building
« on: February 05, 2021, 08:13:38 am »
Didn't she also get, like, a standing ovation for apologising though and saying she was sorry she believed in crazy stuff (that she nevertheless will not disavow)?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:53:54 am »
Yeah, it's completely worthless as a legal defence, but lets be honest, I still don't see the Senate convicting and it sets him up well for the next four years of pretending to be "the real President" at Mar-a-Lago.

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