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|Just an observation (31/05/14 18:11:22)||Reply|
Not that we really need or want it, anyway they seem to be exerting more rigid restrictions on some, specially "copyrighted" material.
They may either be obeying to drm, may be working at their own discretion, in cahoots with the authors or something else.
Whatever the case, one may once again resort to some alternatives like, say, free trials offered by some usenet providers
(there are still at least couple of these, I believe :)
|lazier google (31/05/14 22:30:50)||Reply|
it can also be that, in preparation of selling a "powersearch" service, they are "dumbing it down" gradually so that the paid service will appear to be significantly better.
i had some long queries (with quoted sentences) that gave very accurate results and now are not working anymore. also simple quoted "name surname" seraches are not so effective like in the past.
it can also be that reduced effectiveness is due to heavy spam. i recently found babbling pages full of well structured nonsense that were indeed containing my search terms
|Re: Just an observation (01/06/14 12:06:08)||Reply|
It's not because of fracking avarice on my part at all nor is it that I am a fracking miser myself, not even by nature (it's already janglling even upon my "dirty" ears no end!)
It's just that "we" (me) still haven't had (or want to, now anyway) any other (more normal) mechanisms of procuring these "goodies", not "yet".
like say c.cards,
While say that "printed" edition of something already a fifty or so years old (which "they" may probably not even heard of yet here) is not - available of course :)
Not that we wudnt be pyrats anyway but when "we" really wanted to have it (say c.c.), a "hundred" or so years ago (gees am I that old? :) , "our beloved parties" didn't have "contracts" among them or something of that kind, or it was me who didn't have the job so no right to issue, so my guilt, or...
"segui il tuo corso, e lascia dir le genti"
|Re: Re: Just an observation (03/06/14 08:44:56)||Reply|
But we pirates are getting old, and our tools are now blunt.
What was possible for an acute mind in the ol' times is not anymore feasible. Complexity far extended, and machine is not that easy to understand anymore.
Hacking is not fascinating like it was.
Its like radio passion: a toy for grown up nostalgic boys.
It was great while it lasted. It was great because we were younger.
Those times were great because we were younger.
So our beloved free things and scripts, our once powerful disassembling, reversing and debunking tools are to become museumware.
We still have skepticism, and thats good.
|Re: Re: Re: Just an observation (03/06/14 15:46:03)||Reply|
Still, probably "we" wouldn't be what we are if we didn't "ask", even further, our "skepticism" notwithstanding ;)
Have you, we, tested, , thoroughly enough, that "branch" we are sitting at?
I'm not saying that it is um "rotten", just that it could be so ;)
Believe it or not, young is only who's
in good health.
(rich? whos not in debts ;)
keep up :)
(sorry, we know we couldv been "fine" without this :)
|Re: Re: Re: Just an observation (03/06/14 16:28:01)||Reply|
At least that's what I hope, because if it is related to age, then the passion will never be the same again.
If old tools are blunt, what's new to replace them? Or how can they be sharpened?
Awesome thread by the way.
|Awesome reasoning, too (04/06/14 18:23:59)||Reply|
Although not to all without difference maybe,
the passion may even
|Changing horses (03/06/14 17:15:00)||Reply|
I think it is better to shy away from visibility. Why would I want anyone to see me, when only I know whether I do good work or not, and when praise is mere flattery in search of a reward.
So it's an idea to look at the coping strategies of those who lived in peace through tyrannies. Cooking might be one.
|A thing that constantly amazes me... (03/06/14 22:58:06)||Reply|
This is an exquisite character of humans,
which is built in,
and works cross culture,
cross country, cross time.
we have a story behind us.
our story. unique and only.
our path that led to who we are,
that built up us as we are.
the only story we were truly living, experiencing it directly.
we would not exchange that story with anyone else's,
because it would be terryfing
to transplant our memories,
our inner colors.
thats me. my stuff.
so we build some legends,
with knights and dragons and dames,
and pour color on our grey days sequences,
on our dark moments and pains.
we build our life novel.
memories shinier than facts.
hairs and beards get white, but the picture remain fresh.
old tools become rusty,
our hands get slower
on keyboards that do not just click the same.
we grow philosophers,
speak about old times,
bark at politics,
find new interests in cooking or gardening,
or find warm tears in old rock songs.
our old kernel beating inside
allows us to see
similarities in differences
collisions of extremes.
that's just a part of the beauty
of this wonderful life.
check this song: the Story, by Brandi Carlile: http://youtu.be/P0jiALPCtH8
|Re: Changing horses (04/06/14 20:00:16)||Reply|
Specially, when we already have it in.
Thank you :)
|Stego (04/06/14 20:49:55)||Reply|
So steganography isn't only about hiding text in pictures - it is about deciphering the hidden messages in the media tsunami that is specifically made to divert our attention.
It's time for more Spinoza.
|Re: Stego (09/06/14 21:18:40)||Reply|
i call this "reading between the news". Real meaning is in what is not written.
but "stego" is more appropriate.
another interesting exercise is decoding media streams is try to think in advance what will be the other party reaction to every signal.
russian invasion of crimea was an excellent example of this game.
and history of german occupation of austria was repeated almost exactly.
so, going this way, reality crackers become CIA analysts.
think, die, reboot, repeat
|Re: Re: Stego (17/06/14 18:52:57)||Reply|
The stego picture has a lot of sports in it. Reality TV. School massacres. So the really guilty can hide.
Sometimes, though, someone removes the mask.
|they have a job in mind for everyone (14/06/14 05:51:14)||Reply|
we all only need to be work to be happy. happiness is the by-product of WORK.
if only there was some way to AUTOMATE the masses, some way to get them all to think exactly the same thing.
only a few will get to be lawnmowermen, that's true, but they have a lot of money and you don't. besides you'll have no fucking idea what's going on after they put the chip in and it turns off your higher reasoning and starts the SOMA flowing.
(these google people have something very wrong inside, and it ain't their chips)
|however on a second thought this may be (and sorry for that!) (05/06/14 15:10:41)||Reply|
(otherwise, this whole thread would probably serve nobody as just a mere inane personal "comfort" of a kind, something that we certainly *must* and want to avoid :)
You too are (very) right here, mgua.
It *is* about fracking aging, too.
iIt's just that, imho, it's still *not* about aging "per se"
or not our own one at least.
I mean (always providing our own good health, like physical like mental, of course), our own "youth" or aging would be of much less concern or consideration to us or our Passion if it were not for other Precious Things we've always cared about/for but unfortunately (to say the least) may feel or experience as missing now :(
(if you get me)
(Ah, philosophy, to refer to your own words somewhere here :)
All the Best ;)
|aging privileges (06/06/14 22:53:18)||Reply|
You are not the first who talks,
usually you like to be the last
and try to wrap up and decide
peppering with some grains of wisdom.
You need less to hurry
nor to work at night that much
You take more time
for what really matters
Your words come slower,
sometimes memory fails.
is balanced by wider views
You want simpler things
working hard to remove whats not needed
Because in the end YOU are not
that important anymore.
And there are many
better causes to fight for.
|the masks are falling away (02/06/14 00:02:26)||Reply|
for example, try this recent news item:
one thing that is improving is their artificial general intelligences ability to predict what you will ask and why, as well as knowing exactly who is asking.
after all, why rely on inefficient human informers when your own computer is the perfect snitch?
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