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February 2010 Blog Posts (44)

zappa being smart

Added by bishopdante on February 26, 2010 at 10:49 — No Comments

massive attack & bowie



some more massive… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 26, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

the reason why copyright control misses the point

If you're allowed to feed of what's out there pre-made, you can transform it from a bunch of odds & sods into something brilliant.



The product is greater than the sum.…





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Added by bishopdante on February 21, 2010 at 15:49 — No Comments

Oyster & the Mifare chip cloning game

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1286650238246340141#





Millions upon millions of MiFare Classic chips are used worldwide in contexts such as payment cards for public transportation networks throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. and in building-access passes.



In December 2008, Nohl and Plotz gave a presentation on MiFare's security vulnerabilities at the 24th Chaos Communications Congress… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 21, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

wired article from 1993

Exposing the Black Budget



The Cold War is over. So why, Paul McGinnis wanted to know, are major CIA, NSA, and Department of Defense programs still being kept secret from Congress and US taxpayers?



By Phil Patton









It's the world's wildest high-tech toy catalog, the Pentagon's annual Dear Santa letter. It includes… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 21, 2010 at 13:14 — No Comments

cogs are actually levers



lots and lots of little levers stuck… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 19, 2010 at 8:35 — No Comments

classic brasseye

Brass Eye was a UK television series of satirical spoof documentaries. A single series of six episodes aired on Channel 4 in 1997, with a further special episode in 2001.



The series was created by Chris Morris, and written by, amongst others, Morris, David Quantick, Peter Baynham, Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan. It was conceived as a sequel to Morris's earlier spoof news programmes On the Hour and The Day Today, and satirised the media's portrayal of various social…
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Added by bishopdante on February 19, 2010 at 6:54 — No Comments

some guy dead in Dubai

Apparently a Hammas leader just got whacked in Dubai. The finger is being pointed at Israel. I'm not convinced myself. This was certainly a pro piece of assasination, I just reckon that Israel would have taken him away... disappeared.



Here's the basic jist of it:



On January 19, at around 9 A.M., the 50-year-old Mabhouh boarded Emirates flight EK 912 in Damascus, bound for Dubai, where he landed at 2:30 P.M. The local… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 18, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

art & civilisation

It's a matter of considerable ponderance in a secular times: what is art?



Doctrine of Divinity

Back in religious times art was considered to be a form of worship, or as a communications tool to convey a divine message or portray a divine form, depending on how you look at it. Art was a problem as much as it was a solution. The bible says a thing or two about graven images & ba'al etc and the Quaran… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 17, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

the tower of babel

http://chatroulette.com/

Added by bishopdante on February 17, 2010 at 7:38 — No Comments

plutocracy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy



Plutocracy is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. The combination of both plutocracy and oligarchy is called plutarchy.



In a plutocracy, the degree of economic inequality is high while the level of social mobility is low. This can apply to a multitude of government systems, as the key elements of plutocracy transcend and often occur concurrently with the features of… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 17, 2010 at 2:01 — No Comments

British Big Business

Britain has the third highest number of companies in the top 500 global companies by capital value after the US and Japan. In total 36. Their composition has much to tell about the nature of British big business. Nine, one quarter, are banks. Another nine are privatised utility companies (energy, telecom, transport, services). A further two are pharmaceutical companies and significantly dependent on the National Health Service for their markets. Four are in overseas oil and mineral extraction… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 17, 2010 at 1:45 — No Comments

thatcher's children

1979. Welsh Guy.



I was 18. I had a new suit, a City job on 30 quid a week and a bedsit in Paddington with mould all down the walls. Optimistic over my first vote, and sensing this massive change on the horizon, I voted Tory. Things couldn't go on any longer as they were, but no one realised it would all be sold off. Two years down the line and I was out of work and taking occasional dead-end factory jobs. If people had realised that big state businesses were simply going to be… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 17, 2010 at 1:30 — No Comments

The DMCA part 2.

They're going to corporatise the internet and kick off all the hackers. The hackers have already moved in droves over to usenet tunneled over IP to escape the DMCA version one, but it looks like soon the internet is gonna become quite authoritarian, so they'll have to find a new physical network.



This is where the fun starts: the true… Continue

Added by bishopdante on February 17, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments

list of fallacies

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Added by bishopdante on February 16, 2010 at 8:32 — No Comments

fractional reserves & strategic bank runs ( we call your bluff )

Each bank is effectively lying to their customers en masse: "truth is we don't actually have your money..."


The banks are effectively a con. The reality is that ownership of property & productivity is what really drives things, and in those terms the UK is…
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Added by bishopdante on February 16, 2010 at 4:30 — No Comments

digital clothing baggage & luggage

printable circuits, subminiature components, low power consumption, soon it'll be possible to add electronic features to anything. Lots of people think that should be clothes, and have offered up pointless electronic features built into clothing such as:


The “Know Where Jacket” – The GPS/Galileo…
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Added by bishopdante on February 14, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

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