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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: fascinating 1893 novel
« on: July 16, 2017, 06:42:44 AM »
I watched it per your recommendation. He discusses the Barron Trump book which he says he didn't read but just skimmed through. The review was kind of rambling. He says synchronicities are important to pay attention to in Occultism, and notes Barron Trump's adventures clearly deals with occult themes (I'd use the term supernatural but they're synonyms in a way) He says this was normal for children's literature of the era. He says the author could not possibly have known what was coming (I take it he's saying the author was not a soothsayer and was not intending to make a prediction of the future in this book), and it's interesting that it has so many parallels to today. He notes that 19th century books of this nature, fantastic voyages to Oz or the bottom of the sea, or the center of the earth, influenced occultism in the arts, movies and literature in the subsequent century. He mostly seems to be framing the context for this genre of literature as it pertains to his own beliefs. I didn't find the review particularly interesting as there wasn't anything new.

In the video notes he says he'll deal with the "Last President" book in another video.

Myself I'd say this is possibly prophetic, though I agree the author would not have known he was making a prophecy. I'd say the prophecy has more hits, more things it seems to be foretelling, then most alleged biblical prophesies that were thought to come true, sometimes more than 1000 years after they were foretold. I think a lot of those Biblical one's like the supposed Messianic prophesies are incredibly vague and the details don't really match the reality. There's also the issue where they actually change the translation to try to make it fit better, such as retranslating Isaiah 7:14 so "young woman" is now "virgin" and Emmanuel is somehow a nickname for Jesus, while also ignoring all the rest of the prophecy that doesn't match.

At least with this one they got the name right.

Also, it's a established historical fact that Donald Trump's uncle was a renowned and brilliant scientist who was the one that went in with the FBI to Nikolai Tesla's apartment after he died, and confiscated all of Tesla's secret papers and notebooks detailing things like unlimited energy, wireless energy transmission, plans for a death ray, and some say, notes on how to achieve Time Travel.

So the argument that Barron Trump's Fantastic Journey will involve going back in time to warn people about the dangers to come, perhaps after a global apocalypse caused by Hillary and Soros, is not unreasonable at all.

I don't really like these "satanic" guys. I've not seen the insights in this guys talks that you have, but I've only watched a couple of them because of your recommendations.

There's real satanists out there like Soros and Hillary and I consider them quite dangerous. Along with Podesta, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga's 666 blood eating demonic dinner girlfriend. This vlogger calls himself 666, I'm not a fan of that.

Anyway in summary, I think there's more parallels with this book than a lot of other prophecy claims, so there's a reasonable argument it's prophetic, along with the Shadilay stuff. However, I've seen different Shadilay covers and I'm wondering if the one we usually see isn't partially photoshopped.

As a novelty though it's worth looking at just because the Oz and Jules Verne and Gulliver's Travel genre is kind of interesting.

The time travel angle is also in this very specific case not a crackpot theory due to the true life insanity of the secret Tesla papers likely being held by the Trump family.

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I've heard it's de-facto impossible for a foreigner to get an employment visa to allow them to work in India. The only way it is allowed is if they are a manager at IBM and IBM is establishing an office there to hire Indians. Then one manager will be allowed. But if you are the actual tech guy you'll never get a visa to work at a firm based in India under any circumstances.

The way the US allows immigration is not the way most of the rest of the world does it. Out of 200+ countries in the world, in at least 175 of them they will never let a foreigner come in and take a job there, other than certain extremely narrow niches, like teaching english, or managing at a US company that is outsourcing to that country.

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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: fascinating 1893 novel
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:57:07 AM »
I read the first two pages which describe the election of a new president Bryan which is greeted by horror and dread by many, followed by attacks by "Anarchists and Socialists" which we know today as Antifa.

That was enough of a parallel. I then made the unsubstantiated claim the whole book was about that, assuming no one would make it past the first two pages. Hey maybe it is. Especially with the title being it's the "last president" suggesting the Antifa plots worked. On the other hand maybe it is about something else that wouldn't be so dramatic. That would ruin my next claim about Baron becoming a Time Traveler and traveling to the past, becoming a lawyer in New York, and writing these books warning us of what was to come.

But then you kids came along and ruined my plans. You and that stupid dog!

Actually, skimming along a bit, the Bryan president seems to be aligned with the anarchists and socialists, they are excited about his election and are looting the homes of the rich. The socialist president abolishes the federal gold reserve by executive order and seems to be at war with Wall Street. It then fast forwards a year and claims that things are much better for the people. He identifies as a populist president (Jackson and Trump both claimed to be this). But then things seem to be going bad after that, manufacturing down, mobs everywhere, have to increase taxes on the wealthy. I assume the author is against the socialist president and it's all going to go bad in the end. guess I'll keep skimming along...

Really though the whole thing here is this guy had a whole series of books about the adventures of Baron Trump, that's the interesting bit, this president thing is something of a distraction, but I think we can force some parallels and a time travel narrative on this if we keep at it.

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Loco Stories / Humor / fascinating 1893 novel
« on: July 14, 2017, 03:57:08 AM »
"Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey" by Ingersoll Lockwood, published 1893:

https://archive.org/details/barontrumpsmarve00lock

In 1896, Ingersoll Lockwood, whose day job was an Attorney in New York, published a book predicting the future:

"1900; or, The Last President"

https://archive.org/details/1900orlastpresid00lock

It talks about the US under attack by Antifa after the election of a controversial president.

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Joining in on this pile on. I agree with every single one of all your criticisms of contemporary UI, and have often made the same complaints myself. It's universally stupid and the "designers" should not use that term, as it implies a minimal amount of professionalism and competency.

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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Primate: 1, Small, vicious mammal: 0
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:29:28 PM »
Many many years ago I got bit and wasn't able to catch the animal. I was totally uninsured and low income at the time but I figured for this the health department must have some sort of program.

The only place I could get the vaccine was at the hospital. It's a specialty thing that doctors and the health department don't carry. So I went and asked about the price. I don't recall the exact amount but it was over $4000 at the time. So I shrugged and took my chances that the animal wasn't sick. Pretty much everybody I tell this story to tells me what an idiot I am, or was, and what if I got it and died. Well I didn't, so there's that. I just couldn't afford it back then.

I guess I can relate to the story of your wife's relative. Could have been me in that tale. I bet he also looked into the price of the vaccine.

Oddly enough, if you are a dog or cat a vaccine dose is something like $10.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Petya Virus Damage
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:27:19 PM »
Hm. It's the NSA's fault for hiring the smartest hackers and making the most insidious malware in existence, and then letting random contractors download and redistribute it.

And then it's the user's fault for not updating Windows.

A patched Windows machine was not vulnerable when this virus hit.

Since your friend's company is run by dummies who don't keep machines patched, how is this Microsoft's fault? Microsoft fixed the bug. This company chose to ignore that.

They can switch to Linux or Mac and also not patch it and get the same results.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Petya Virus Damage
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:02:56 PM »
That's incredible.

I wonder how many companies will fold because of this.

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I had not heard of Ascension, looks quite interesting. Unfortunately my quick look at the wiki page completely spoiled the main reveal of the show.

Speaking of Orion, did you know of the Apollo X project? Post-moon stuff. There was a manned Venus shot planned and partially under construction. Just one of the left over Saturns that are laying around in places. Got killed by Congress who was bored with space and in debt from Vietnam. It's hard for the US to do moonshots when every 4 years someone cancels all the old plans that are in progress and proposes a totally new direction for everything, tossing out all the money spent on the last big vision. Likewise with the obsession with "shovel ready" stuff that ends up just disappearing and nothing happens. Huge amounts of wasted effort and resources in this country because of this stuff.

Past scifi stuff (not syfy necessarily) I like a lot of the Canadian shows. Did you see Continuum? It went several seasons and concluded, about a LEO woman sent from the apocalyptic polluted future to the past to make some changes, kind of Terminator style. Lots of time flash forwards and interesting shocking developments, particularly around her interference with a young farm boy hacker who later becomes the tech oligarch that causes the world destruction, but also may or may not be the one trying to fix things. Assuming that one is the same one from the present timeline, etc. Gets real complicated, but in a well designed way, not just random weird stuff pasted together like J. J. Abrams does in his awful stuff (except Fringe which was great). Anyway Continuum is a good series to watch on reruns and I recommend. It also completes the plot, which is satisfying, the last season they knew was the last so they ended things.

Another past one I liked was Extant with Halle Berry. About a scientist who creates the first sentient android and raises it with his wife as their child, like with those monkey and dolphin experiments. But the military has other ideas about it. Also the wife is a retired astronaut who "brought something back" from a deep space mission. Was fantastic but it was cancelled right in the middle of the action so there's no resolution and I think it would be very frustrating to watch something that just stops in the middle of things.

The Expanse is one in progress, finished season 2. Extremely high production values/costs, so fragile. Very slow developing and too many characters. Third season has been greenlit.

I guess the new Star Trek series is coming out soon. We'll see.

And Rick and Morty Season 3 starts at the end of this month, that's definitely the most anticipated scifi event of the year, IMO.

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Yeah. It's 3rd season, probably want to watch it from the beginning since there's a lot of background and is at least half linear development plots on the grand story and maybe half standalone plots. It's pretty good and has interesting characters, of scifi stuff it's one of the better ones, up there with Orphan Black. (As an example of bad scifi The 100 really went off the rails into Lost territory.) This third season's a little random though and starts with two episodes dealing with the season 2 cliffhanger, so it would be a bad place to start. It's the one show right now I look forward to seeing each week (now that Silicon Valley's done for the year). The android character is really one of the best androids around, and there's an interesting teen girl whose presence is still a total mystery to all after 3 seasons, despite all the others figuring out who they used to be (every character started the show with amnesia). No doubt she will turn out to be some master character at some point, perhaps even a puppetmaster.

Something mixed is Supergirl. It's mostly inane drivel but this last season it turned into Men in Black when we found out there were thousands or millions of different sorts of space aliens living on earth pretending to be human, some heros, others criminals, others just trying to be left alone. At one point they found a stargate and beamed off to an off world mission to rescue stolen children from a slave colony in another galaxy. So that was really cool but most of it is dumb. If they start getting seriously into the Star Trek stuff of exploring unknown worlds it could be really cool. Oh there's way too much gay sex though, it's like every damn show these days has to have 75% of the characters in same sex relationships, including kissing, groping, and bedroom shots. Those parts are very tedious and annoying, and it really pisses me off they put that crap as propaganda in something that's obviously targeted at kids like Supergirl. Probably funded by Soros!

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Discussions - Public / Current and Recent SyFi Shows Worth Watching
« on: July 02, 2017, 05:26:33 AM »
Only related to TV as a theme, the latest episode of Dark Matter introduces a bad guy thug character named "Gorn".

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Discussions - Public / Re: ’Petya’ ransomware attack goes global
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:48:59 AM »
The machine I mentioned has Windows Home on it. You are not allowed to adjust the Group settings or disable things. So you can't protect yourself. Either Microsoft patches something or you're screwed because a lot of that stuff is sitting wide open as a sort of spy device to monitor you and you're not allowed to turn it off.

I have another machine with Windows Pro on it that allows editing. It also wouldn't update for years and I fixed it using the same method, and I was also able to manually turn off a lot of those things. However, I've noticed that a lot of that stuff I turn off and then later an update turns it back on without telling me. It takes a long time to find a lot of those settings for stuff I don't want. There's so much of it I can't remember it all. I write stuff down but there's so much stuff I lose the lists of things to do as well.

My goal is to get off this pain train and switch to Linux on everything, but I'm too lazy to really do this.

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Your report reminds me of how on one of my machines it wouldn't update for 3 years. Couldn't get it to, despite hours and hours stuck at X% complete.

Eventually found out there is a windows update diagnoser program Microsoft has that finds problems with updating.

Downloaded and ran it and it said "You talk like a fag and your shit's all retarded" or essentially that message, listing some fuck ups that they were responsible for, and then fixed them. And then ran through a 18 hr download and reboot cycle.

Less than a week later the first NSA ransomware hit. So good thing I finally "figured it out" which was a process of searching for years until I happened upon the "simple answer" meaning downloading some weird shit I never heard of before.

God help anyone out there that doesn't have multiple degrees and a genius IQ. Those people are fucked, because Windows talks like a fag and its shit's all retarded.

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Discussions - Public / Re: ’Petya’ ransomware attack goes global
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:19:47 PM »
The Microsoft article I posted the link to explains it.

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Given this new ransomware’s added lateral movement capabilities it only takes a single infected machine to affect a network. The ransomware spreading functionality is composed of multiple methods responsible for:

  • stealing credentials or re-using existing active sessions
  • using file-shares to transfer the malicious file across machines on the same network
  • using existing legitimate functionalities to execute the payload or abusing SMB vulnerabilities for unpatched machines

To stay safe they recommend:

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We recommend customers that have not yet installed security update MS17-010 to do so as soon as possible. Until you can apply the patch, we also recommend two possible workarounds to reduce the attack surface:

Disable SMBv1 with the steps documented at Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2696547 and as recommended previously
Consider adding a rule on your router or firewall to block incoming SMB traffic on port 445

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Discussions - Public / Re: ’Petya’ ransomware attack goes global
« on: June 28, 2017, 05:44:10 PM »
This talks about how it propagates:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/06/27/new-ransomware-old-techniques-petya-adds-worm-capabilities/

This guy says he's determined it's not really ransomware. He thinks it destroys your files, it doesn't really encrypt them and has no functions to restore them. He calls that a "wiper", basically "rm -rf /".

https://blog.comae.io/petya-2017-is-a-wiper-not-a-ransomware-9ea1d8961d3b

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