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« Reply #50 on: 28/09/2010 17:48:37 »
It's a food truck in Seattle that specializes in pork. The license plate is actually "SOMEPIG".
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« Reply #51 on: 29/09/2010 20:27:12 »
Aha, a porc-upine then?
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« Reply #52 on: 29/09/2010 20:43:28 »
I'm bit surprised they actually let it on the roads. Can you imagine your reaction when you see it heading down the road in the opposite direction?

"WT* was that???!!!. Woops. Oh crap!"  Crash, tinkle, tinkle.

Here is its web site http://www.maximus-minimus.com/
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« Reply #53 on: 30/09/2010 02:52:23 »
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Can't but agree :)
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« Reply #54 on: 30/09/2010 10:04:50 »
this will probably lead to Martin weighing and telling me how unhealtly it is; but I really like the sound of their sandwiches as well.  You gotta love any food shop that has on its menu
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« Reply #55 on: 03/10/2010 15:54:39 »
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Anyone read about Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange being suspected for 'rape'?

Come on, this is embarrassing to read for me as an 'informed citizen'. But worst of all, we in Sweden don't seem to get the right info? Had to go to outside Oh, is that so? to find out what it all was about.

But it was pretty clear seeing that he first was accused then freed from the accusations and then accused again that it was a weird case. So I've been thinking of checking it up but forgot all about it until today. What really stinks about it is that I'm sure most Swedes would more or less laugh about it if they knew, they would get a little pi*ed off with him, but no more than that. So he's been plain stupid, a Aussie Alpha Male believing his ingenious genes needed to save the world huh? :)

Aussie for sure :) but no worse than a lot of Swedish guys wanting sex on their terms, for whatever reason. Sh*.. Looking at this there's no rape involved. So why do the Judges here first free him and then take it up again. And considering that it seems that Wiki leaks Servers are situated in Sweden?

Why doesn't the Swedish public get to read the facts? Julian Assange calls it a 'smear campaign', and yeah, possibly it is. But to me, if so, it seems firstly to be directed against us Swedes by our own papers, no less, as we only get a lot of really bad journalism, without giving us the facts, creating really bad uninformed guesses from the public..

We recently had a case with a fourteen years old runaway from a fosterhome being used and reused by, what was it? Ten guys? There the newspapers had no problem with describing the facts, having a ball? But in this case? Our Swedish 'papers' won't??

Why, because they are 'protecting' him??
Give me a break, will'ya.. :)

This one stinks and that second judge refusing to make a case of it seems to have been correct. But then they restarted the case again? Making it look serious.. Calling it a 'rape' makes most horny young guys 'rapists' close to the edge too, especially while young and eager. :)

Never been without that **? Did that stop you? Really? A most conscientious decision, made I'm sure with considerable effort. But most young, and some older guys too, on the edge of that **? Well, do I have to spell it out? Maybe the girls were bought, maybe not? Maybe they just got pi**ed off? With all right I agree, but acting as they did they sure got themselves into a worse mess than they thought. Also it more reminds me more of the American way to solve a 'problem' by taking it all to court than the Swedish way. And from a conspiracy angle I would say that it's enough with one of the girls getting approached by some 'concerned friend' for this one to get blown up.

It's a strange one.

As for this "But with that openness comes also some fairly high expectations about how you handle yourself. Having worked in Sweden myself and knowing plenty of Swedes, I know that they would think Assange’s action to be extremely arrogant. People there rarely behave like Assange, and his alleged behaviour is quite frowned upon. "

Sure, but so would most people I think. It's not cool, and he's been plain stupid, and playing into the hands of those wanting to make the most of it too. As for no Swedes being able to do the same? BS* It can happen everywhere when the hormones gets on overdrive, and a lot of girls allows it too, although regretting their decision later..

Swedes are not worldwide champions on 'male morale', although we do respect our girls and try to act equal. So as a Swede..

Bad bad bad Julian.
But considering the way the papers treat this case?

Worse worse worse Papers ::))
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And as for "And incredibly, Assange has told a a Swedish newspaper that he was “losing confidence in the Swedish justice system” as a result of the investigation. This is the opposite of diplomatic – this is the very country that has shepherded him and his organisation with its long tradition of freedom of the press and where he is trying to obtain a residency permit."

Considering the choices made?
So do I..

Btw: " Assange refused an STD test asked by the women."

Wonder what the papers would have done of that, if he had agreed and those 'girls' had leaked it to the press? "WIKI LEAKS FOUNDER FORCED TO MAKE A STD TEST.. "I do not have STD says Wiki Leaks Founder"

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Ahh, gotta love it, if it really was a 'smear campaign' it would have worked any which way, especially considering the quality of journalism seen by the Swedish papers.. But I agree, he's not to smart. Doesn't mean that Wiki Leaks are stupid, or that his intentions are less than idealistic, just that he's as fallible as any of us. How did that saying go “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.." ?
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« Reply #56 on: 10/10/2010 13:01:25 »
Try this for a few pics that are art. http://www.binscorner.com/pages/s/spectacular-auto-parts-art-amazing.html

Even a picture of our dear Sheepie in there as well.....


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« Reply #57 on: 16/12/2010 02:16:21 »
Very nice Sean :)

Just looked at the net.

Julian Assange's Lawyer Stephens Says U.K., Not Sweden, Wanted Bail Appeal

And here is my view of it.

Okay been reading about Julian Assange in our Swedish papers. So what went wrong. Is he a rapist, and does that mean that the organization too is incriminated by his behaviour with the ladies?

1.   If he gets extradited to Sweden then possibly he can get extradited to USA too.


2.   Although not on the same charges. USA will then use diffuse formulations about leaking information threatening the internal security of their own, as well as their ’allied forces’.


3.   So tell me,  why should he trust Sweden? Under Olof Palme the country actually had ‘a own view’ making us remarkably unpopular in some places. But since his death, and the new ‘grey Bureaucracy’ took over, we have became a extremely bland Nation.


4.   The institutions making us seem ‘profiled’ and ‘democratic’ and making our own ‘democratic way’ were mostly created at that same time as we actually had our own views, not with our current right wing government, and that includes most that I know, from SIPRI  to ?? Take your pick there. And as far as our social democratic party goes? They know that they are ‘dead weight’ those days, and worst of all, somehow I think that they don’t care either?


5.   So, those two girls making the charges? Were they paid to do it? No, I don’t think so, but they both seem to embrace conservative values. ‘Law and order’, which makes them easy prey for people wanting to blow Julian out of the waters. Just think Palin, to see the kind of personal ideology I believe them to represent.

6.   So, is he a rapist? Well, according to what I know? He’s a truly incredibly thick-headed Aussie, bringing his ideals of what women ‘is’ with him to Sweden. And well here, associating with just the wrong kind of persons. Those that, while feeling sympathetic to his ‘emotional cause’, still embrace values of what ‘law and order’ really should be. Where what’s good for the ‘Nation’, whatever that may mean at the moment, also ‘is good for you’.

7.   And now I see a ‘smear campaign’ aimed to make you forget all what wiki-leaks was thought to be about. It kind of smells, stinks even. And, as those ‘ideals’ of information seems to have become Sweden’s too? What does it says about our independent ‘journalism’?

He should definitely resign from his post and present his own view of what happened. His quiet talks against him, hurting Wiki-leaks irrevocably. His advisors must be the sorriest bunch of  **-heads known to humanity if they can’t see that. And himself? Don’t know, it seems that the same attitude that created Wiki leaks, a stubborn feeling of what was ‘humanitarian rights’ have became a, just as stubborn, feeling of being ‘unjustly accused’.  Grow up Julian.


What would be really interesting is if this behaviour was known, and if there were some ‘behaviouristicly inclined’ preparation for it, like a ‘just in case’ scenario and how to use it? If so we see a new technique introduced here. One in where you protesting better make sure that you are ‘lily-white’ before opening that ‘big mouth’ of yours, as you will be ‘analyzed’ down to your underwear by anonymous ‘think-tanks’ , hidden in the vaults. That as you all will seem to be aiming for the ‘Presidency’ when speaking up for what you believe.

And as for the Sweden I thought I grew up in? Don’t know. What we have seem to be a mini-conception of a ‘United States of Sweden’, only without the rights to set things straight, like suing that company for a billion to prove it wrong. Then again, people mostly get what they are aiming for someone told me.

So does that mean I think Muslim ‘governments’ are any better? No way, most are medieval in the worst sense of the word, the best of them maybe defined as ‘Enlightened Monarchy’s/ Democracies’ as I see it. But we never fought those governments, did we? We used our, and theirs, greed ‘making money’, having no problems with their internal policy, including Saddam, a long time ‘bosom friend’ to the USA. And to fight terrorism we now seem to fall back on our own ‘medieval ways’, including sheer smear campaigns, all for the ‘good of the Nation’ and ‘Internal Security’.

Like Tolkien said when someone asked him about his books similarities to the Second World War.

“The real war does not resemble the legendary war in its process or its conclusion. If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dûr would not have been destroyed but occupied. Saruman, failing to get possession of the Ring, would in the confusion and treacheries of the time have found in Mordor the missing links in his own researches into Ring-lore, and before long he would have made a Great Ring of his own with which to challenge the self-styled Ruler of Middle-earth. In that conflict both sides would have held hobbits in hatred and contempt: they would not long have survived even as slaves.”

Exchange ‘Hobbits’ for ‘conscience’ and you’ll see what I think he’s talking about. And when not thinking by your self, trusting that you too can differ between right and wrong? The world becomes what you make of it.


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« Reply #58 on: 16/12/2010 18:11:14 »
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« Reply #59 on: 20/12/2010 00:23:25 »
Take a look here. It's about Julian Assange and I wrote something there too. It really stinks this one. Assange accuser may have ceased co-operating And here is the blog I refer to there Assange Case: Evidence Destroyed Over And Over.

It's direct translation of the Swedish one, I know, because I was there, reading that one first, then came to this one. It speaks ill for Swedish justice this one. And for the social democratic party that now present themselves as human right destroyers :) And our right wing government can only smile happily I guess. Big Kudos for them in some circles in the States this one. As well as black-painting their main opponent politically.

It's as bad as eating koalas raw :)to lend an Aussie expression.

Kind'aS ux it does.
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« Reply #60 on: 20/12/2010 05:48:10 »
I'll probably sue Assange on the grounds that he is deliberately trying to undermine the value of my self-funded pension plan by maliciously manipulating the value of my investments. Unfortunately, I don't have the benefit of a socialist government who seem to be able to "guarantee" that I will never be poor, so I must do what I have to do.

EDIT: Of course, I'm sure Assange has been careful to make sure he has not invested any of his ill gotten gains in American corporations. Clearly, he would never make such an obvious mistake.

EDIT2: It's interesting that the citizens of neutral countries discount the cost of those who gave their lives to protect their neutrality. Despite their avowed neutrality, they seem to think they have a right to influence World affairs.
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« Reply #61 on: 20/12/2010 13:41:15 »
Let us put this way Geezer. If Julian is wrong in presenting material as he does then that is a question for the Australian courts. And if America want to hold him responsible they should use that way, also presenting something that supports their view. I'm getting awfully tired about 'secret deals' that stinks myself. Airplanes taking of with humans disappearing in some mountain prison. Is that kind of thing acceptable? If the States want him extradited then they should go about it openly stating exactly why, not using this kind of sh*. There will always be scandals and people not wanting their dirty linen shown. But when caught they shouldn't try trumped up charges of something the guy never did. I know its the American way in some places, as shown by those presidential campaigns with what they call 'mudslinging'.

I have a lot of respect for the American ideals Geezer, and I've been there and like the Country, but it's awesomely big, just as Russia, with place for so many different ideas and ideals. But this way isn't acceptable to me, and if I'm quiet, and you're quiet, and we all are quiet?
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« Reply #62 on: 20/12/2010 18:24:20 »
Yoron,

What do you mean by "this way"? You seem to be suggesting that the US is behind the charges that have been brought against him in Sweden. Are you speculating, or is there any evidence to support your theory? Anyway, I'm sure he would get a fair trial in Sweden even if the US is implicated in this somehow.

Also, what's it got to do with Australia? If Assange committed a crime in Sweden, or any other country, he is answerable to the laws of that country.

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« Reply #63 on: 21/12/2010 18:07:34 »
Well, I can put it this way. My opinion is that without the wiki-leak site, Julian just being our 'normal' guy, what we see now wouldn't have happened. It would never had taken such proportions even if that girl had been such an a** that some sources imply. And when it comes to the leaks then it is primary USA that finds him a sort of 'cyber terrorist', or as your vice president expressed it, a ‘hi tech terrorist’. As for if it's USA putting pressure? Don't think they need to do it, not in Sweden. We seem quite satisfied being a western nation leaving our neutrality policy for joining the NATO umbrella.

So, no Geezer, I think we have some people here that are all to happy to guess what will 'fit' the situation, and are trying to make it come true all they can. Like the first judge throwing the case out but then a second one jumping in and reopening it. And now having Julian treated as some full time rapist?

As for the American reaction I can understand it, but it should go through the right authorities. Trying to get him through Sweden, if that is the case, speaks of a very weak case. The right way as I see it, is to go through the Australian authorities, isn't they an American ally btw? Sending 'observers' to most wars America has fought if I'm correct. So if the military feel they have a case against Julian I would expect them to present it where he is a citizen, not in Sweden.

But we don't know, not yet. Still, I totally understand Julian's reluctance, not to become a 'guest' of the Swedish courts.
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As for 'secret deals that stinks'

Well, those aircrafts freighting 'terrorists' to Afghanistan prisons and to other 'private prisons' in the former 'East Europe' landed in Sweden too, well known by our government as I understands it, but all done by mouth of course, nothing written down.

What do they call it, 'deniable circumstances?'
don't remember?

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« Reply #64 on: 21/12/2010 20:43:05 »
Then your argument is as much with the Swedish authorities as it is with the US.

Assange is an idiot if he thought he could do what he did without becoming the focus of a huge amount of attention.

Interestingly enough, he is now complaining that he is a victim of information leaks!! Give me a break!

Yes, the US may have done some bad things - what nation has not, but does that justify Assangne in trying to damage the US as much as possible? Who put him on a pedestal? And isn't that the same mentality that terrorists have?
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« Reply #65 on: 21/12/2010 21:18:26 »
Yep Geezer, as I see it it's Sweden that have prolonged this situation, maybe by intent, maybe not. But it would be good to see some investigative journalism done by our spineless Swedish newspapers for once, instead of having them grosse mouths with their square jaws inform me what to think.

That USA reacts is understandable. Still, it should be fair play and international law that decides an extradition, not 'who knows who' and 'what can we win by doing this, or this?'

And the Sweden I grew up in is definitely not the Sweden I see today. People have became increasingly materialistic, believing that happiness is money. And missing that we are taking away our Constitutional rights. We have had something called a 'grundlag' that you can translate to 'ground rules' protecting every citizen In Sweden. That one is disappearing bit by bit under those last twenty? years. Nobody seems to understand how much blood that went into writing those laws anymore. Instead we choose the watered versions from EEC that, well, they sux :)

But as I said, people get what they want. So who am I too judge, maybe we want it? History is like a wheel, it seems that there are periods of 'enlightenment' and periods of 'darkness' coming after each other. A linearity in non-linearity we might say :) So I don't know why people stopped caring. You can live the same way you always wanted in a land that throw away its constitution, until things start to heat up. then it will matter if you have one or not.

I'm not sure that Assange was out after USA specifically, the scandal was there, given to him, and he used it. He's probably what they call a Alpha-male :)prone to 'quick decisions', as shown by his bed manners. But I still think his intentions with the site is honorable and worthy of admiration.

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« Reply #66 on: 21/12/2010 21:59:48 »
But I still think his intentions with the site is honorable and worthy of admiration.



With the site perhaps, but his decision to publish information that was obtained illegally from the US was an act of anarchy, and anarchists are no different from terrorists. Just because he didn't happen to trip over any specific law does not make his actions morally defensible. The US even asked him not to publish secrets that might put sources in Afganistan at risk, but he went ahead and did it anyway.

He has made a lot of enemies, so he should not be whining that "people are out to get me". Of course they are out to get him. If he showed up at my front door, I'd happily punch him on the nose.

Like they say, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen"
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« Reply #67 on: 21/12/2010 22:13:59 »
Well, the heat is on, is it not :)

As for why he made the site, well that's what they call a 'whistleblower' site. you have a famous example in New York. Ever seen Serpico? One of my all time favorite movies.

And sometimes reality gets ah, ridiculous :)
How OpenLeaks is Likely to Work.

But looking it seems I was right? He's a Alpha male. That can be both a positive and negative thing. You get things done, but not always as you planned.
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« Reply #68 on: 21/12/2010 22:22:16 »
It will be interesting to see what happens to him. I'm kinda surprised he didn't just go ahead and get a big target tattooed on his forehead. "Aim Here."
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« Reply #69 on: 21/12/2010 22:52:44 »
He's an Aussie Geezer.

They are 'doers' firstly :)
Which I kind'a like.

This one is well written and the comments are interesting Julian Assange and wikileaks
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« Reply #70 on: 21/12/2010 23:18:31 »
They are 'doers' firstly :)

Well, I wouldn't care to generalize about Australians, but I would agree that Assagne is not a "thinker", unless of course we conclude that his brain is anatomically juxtaposed, which seems likely based on the events that took place in Sweden.
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« Reply #71 on: 21/12/2010 23:23:21 »
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Can't argue with that.
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« Reply #72 on: 28/12/2010 21:04:16 »
I know what kind of upstanding citizens we have here.
So it's probably ridiculous to ask, but still. Would you dare, a whole night, alone? ..here..
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« Reply #73 on: 30/12/2010 19:18:22 »
Searched for some stuff.
Got this answer :)

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Error 404

Page not found

 
Sorry

The requested document does not live here anymore.
I tried everyting.
Even tried multi.
Nothing helped.


I'm really depressed about this.
You see, I'm just a web server...
-- here I am, brain the size of the universe,
trying to serve you a simple web page,
and then it doesn't even exist!
Where does that leave me?!
I mean, I don't even know you.
How should I know what you wanted from me?
You honestly think I can *guess*
what someone I don't even *know*
wants to find here?
*sigh*
Man, I'm so depressed I could just cry.
And then where would we be, I ask you?
It's not pretty when a web server cries.
And where do you get off telling me what to show anyway?
Just because I'm a web server,
and possibly a manic depressive one at that?
Why does that give you the right to tell me what to do?
Huh?
I'm so depressed...
I think I'll crawl off into the trash can and decompose.
I mean, I'm gonna be obsolete in what, two weeks anyway?
What kind of a life is that?
Two effing weeks,
and then I'll be replaced by a .01 release,
that thinks it's God's gift to web servers,
just because it doesn't have some tiddly little
security hole with its HTTP POST implementation, or something.
I'm really sorry to burden you with all this,
I mean, it's not your job to listen to my problems,
and I guess it is my job to go and fetch web pages for you.
But I couldn't get this one.
I'm so sorry.
Believe me!
Maybe I could interest you in another page?
There are a lot out there that are pretty neat, they say,
although none of them were put on *my* server, of course.
Figures, huh?
Everything here is just mind-numbingly stupid.
That makes me depressed too, since I have to serve them,
all day and all night long.
Two weeks of information overload,
and then *pffftt*, consigned to the trash.
What kind of a life is that?
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« Reply #75 on: 22/01/2011 08:02:45 »
An update on Julian Assange.

Well, it still stinks, even more so if this is true.
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« Reply #76 on: 22/01/2011 09:30:12 »
Let me cite this Swedish source "It's important to remember that Julian Assange stayed in Sweden forty days after the first accusation to clear his name. He was iterrogated by the police at that time. Yet he was allowed to leave Sweden double checking it with Marianne Ny through his lawyer.
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"When Assange had left Sweden (his application for a residence permit was rejected) Ny decided to arrest him in absentia and applied to the Stockholm District Court to confirm her decision. The District Court granted her application and, after appeal, its decision was confirmed by the Svea Court of Appeal. However, even before the Court of Appeal had had time to examine the appeal, Ny issued a European Arrest Warrant against Assange."
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Less well known is that this international arrest warrant was issued by M. Ny almost immediately after he had left Sweden, in his 'absence'."
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Here you have a Google translation of an intern Swedish discussion about Julian Assange and the way our Swedish Justice system seemed to have worked. Amongst the comments is the one that two very competent Judges, with the first one (freeing Assange from the 'rape' accusations) being the one 'cleaning up' another recent Justice scandal disagreeing on the same grounds, and from the exact same documentation, as the second judge, now calling it 'rape', a serious crime that leads to prison. It's no little matter of difference here. A prison sentence or no sentence at all except,  for those, possibly, even creating false accusations against him.

"Let us, however, for the sake of argument assume that there are grounds for rape suspect. As two highly qualified prosecutors can make so radically different interpretations, the reason for the crime should reasonably be of a insecure, weak nature, that means, not a rape. And for such a one an arrest warrant, or an EAW can not be used.  A necessary condition for such, according to prosecutor himself, is that the reasons have to be serious (rape). That the non-existent grounds of suspicion against Assange and the rape accusation suddenly becomes justifiable, just by changing the prosecutors, seems like magic of the higher school. No explanations necessary apparently. The basis for the considerations being confidential for the district court, as well as for the Court of Appeal's. So we have no insight into the basis for the dramatic arrest warrant."

Here's the Original source.. Yeah I'm lazy, it's a 'Googled English.' but it's still possible to understand most of it I think.
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« Reply #77 on: 29/01/2011 07:06:04 »
Hehehe! Anarchy has overtaken the anarchists. (I'm sure they're being funded by the CIA)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110129/wr_nm/us_wikileaks_exclusive

I'm setting up my own GeezerLeeks site as we speak. (BTW, the ISP is in Wales)
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« Reply #78 on: 29/01/2011 19:43:06 »
That marks it as a true revolutionary site Geezer.
I will follow you.

You're on twitter too?
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I'm sure some of them will 'go commercial' too :)
Equal opportunity calls and all that..

I think I saw the mob creating one, somewhere?
Yep..
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« Reply #79 on: 30/01/2011 07:55:36 »
It just gets better and better. Now Assagne is pissed because he has been "out leaked", by the Norwegians no less!!

I wonder if Assange is acting for the "common good", or is he just a nasty little money grubber?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110130/lf_afp/usdiplomacywikileaksnorwaymedia_20110130052025
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« Reply #80 on: 30/01/2011 14:30:24 »
Well, smoke and counter-smoke Geezer.

It will surely muddle the waters, especially if they post different angles. And as Die Welt in Germany, Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden and Politiken in Denmark all are right wing papers I'm sure they will.

Whoever thought out this angle did a pretty good job :)
And it will be interesting to watch.

I definitely doubt that those papers and Aftenposten are Wiki leaks 'partners' and if Julian said so it's another not thought through move from his side. As I said, a perfect Alpha male :)

And someone seems to be 'playing him' pretty well.
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« Reply #81 on: 30/01/2011 15:08:00 »
Reading up on it.


There is two possibilities here I think, just out of my head. One is eastern 'interests' wanting to embarrass USA, wanting to get their own hands on the documents, put up this wild cheme, to force Julian to deliver the documents to them too, which seems to have happened. Another ill-conceived move from Julian if so.

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Ah, that build on us not knowing what they really got, if it's the same, or not, as what Wilki leaks have I better add. Otherwise it's a pretty unneeded thing to do, isn't it? But if it was a 'spin',  then it was pretty slick.
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"Novaya Gazeta received unlimited access to the WikiLeaks database, which has a “wide range” of materials, including documents about Politkovskaya’s murder as well as information about Russian politicians’ ties to organized crime, Nadezhda Prusenkova, a Novaya Gazeta spokeswoman, said by phone from Moscow. The newspaper will start releasing materials next month. "

That as I find those papers 'to be or not to be' a primary western concern, and should have been kept here. I don't like the thought of sharing them with the whole world myself :) People will always say stupid things, just remember the fuzz about East Anglia and 'Global Warming', where some loose citations created a major Global warming scandal all over the world. And splendidly brought to you by FSB:s paid hackers.

"The Federal Security Service is (Russian: ФСБ, Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации; Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii) the main domestic security agency of the Russian Federation and the main successor agency of the Soviet-era Cheka, NKVD and KGB."

The political overtones from sharing info this way put wiki-leaks in the red as I see it.

The other possibility is that it was a Western try for 'damage limitation', using right wing publications to spin their own view of what those documents was talking about. But considering what Wiki leaks now seem to have done I would say that it seem to have backfired badly, if so.

Can't say I'm pleased.

It sux bad time, and if that was Julian's choice, he's way over his head with that one. Doesn't change the way he was 'set up' from the beginning though, and I definitely have seen too many 'players' using those girls, and him, throwing 'mud' on him.

You need to be fair about that.

But now it seems like a situation where all 'sides' forces each other further and further out on the edge, or maybe off it.
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There is a third possibility though. I've seen some unconfirmed reports that Aftenpostens documents comes from a Swedish paper? Very weird if so, but maybe someone inside Wiki-leaks is using the info for his own, or someone else's purpose? Some peoples stupidity & ego never stops to surprise me, so, why not?

I mean, the scapegoat is already delivered, isn't he? And as he's an Alpha male he will always find it important to look as if he was 'on top of it' whatever it may be. As I said, Alpha males may impress the unwary, as they often do in all public light. But to entrust them with long planning is plain stupidity.
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« Reply #82 on: 31/01/2011 08:17:40 »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/usinternetwikileaksassange

Er, didn't this used to be called blackmail?

He's a sad soul, and he has dug such an enormous hole that he really has no idea how to get out of it. Meanwhile, his former colleagues are abandoning him as fast as they possibly can.
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« Reply #83 on: 31/01/2011 11:17:00 »
Yeah, if that's a true content it sounds sad Geezer. But that's what people pushing and prodding produce, people believing the worst. If he truly believes that there is assassinations possible he will also believe that he have the right to 'defend' himself and whatever he thinks he's fighting for. As we all would if someone threatened our lives.

And as an alpha male he will build his 'vagnsborg' and there possibly 'fight it out'. And as I guess there are a lot of people wanting to read those documents still he will have a lot of supporters telling him that he is right in doing so, feeding this paranoia. Because, let's face it. It ain't that hard killing someone, it's harder to live in peace.

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« Reply #84 on: 31/01/2011 19:47:07 »
Paranoid or not, he better not show up anywhere near here. A lot of people in these parts have backhoes, and they are not afraid to use them  [;D] [;D]
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« Reply #86 on: 04/02/2011 23:22:31 »
Sort of snowy I heard :)
Swedish weather huh..

And would that be a megalith stone?
Easter Island is it?

Anyway..

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I liked the The Georgia Guidestones Gezzer :) Sweetly done.

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« Reply #90 on: 15/02/2011 19:53:43 »
Reading about Manning Julian Assange et al. You know, with governments trying to position themselves for and against wiki-leaks this is getting more and more muddled. Soon you won't be able to tell fact from fiction here. The problem with all 'political' leaks is that the government involved will find it potentially spying, so should people stop leak info about war-crimes? Refuse documentation? What if it had been Russia in Afghanistan instead, would the media had taken the same stance. Would you?


"In 2008, the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Center prepared a classified report (ironically leaked to and published by WikiLeaks) which -- as the NYT put it  -- placed WikiLeaks on "the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States."  That Report discussed ways to destroy WikiLeaks' reputation and efficacy, and emphasized creating the impression that leaking to it is unsafe." From here The strange and consequential case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks.

And it seems they've become prey for others too. Take a look here Palantir's & HBGary's outlining a proposal to Bank of America.. And here is the proposal.

On the surface it seems simple. Depending on where you live, and where your patriotism lies you you will choose a side. But for me it's also about 'freedom of information' Not letting governments and military get away with abusing human rights. You better think carefully about how you want our western community to work before deciding if wiki-leaks are good or bad. That Julian seems rather autocratic is clear, what I think of as a 'Alpha-male', but take a look here Daniel Domscheit-Berg's time as chief programmer and media spokesman.

Is it only me that gets a bad smell from this? That one seems far from clear. I would say that it looks like someone trying to make a fast buck, at the same time integrating himself with the 'Powers That Be.' Definitely no one I would trust with a whistle blower site, or any sort of sensitive information. :)

And lastly Bradley Manning Sounds like something from the Gulags that one if true, not what I expect from a western democracy.
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« Reply #91 on: 16/02/2011 07:19:10 »
Ever wondered how all those spammers could find you. And those marketing organizations. and ah, who knows?

"By creating a distinctive username—and reusing it on multiple websites—you may be giving online marketers and scammers a simple way to track you. Four researchers from the French National Institute of Computer Science (INRIA) studied over 10 million usernames—collected from public Google profiles, eBay accounts, and several other sources. They found that about half of the usernames used on one site could be linked to another online profile, potentially allowing marketers and scammers to build a more complex picture of the users."

Test you cognomen here.   

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"Researchers are exploring ways that the traces of data that people leave on different websites and devices could be combined and used to track them. A 2010 paper showed that the online groups to which people belonged could be used to infer their real identity in 42 percent of cases. Another research team found that more than half of all smart-phone apps leak unique IDs that could be used to track a user's interests and, potentially, their location.

Building profiles of consumers using online information has already become a major industry for marketers as well as cybercriminals. Last year, for example, PatientsLikeMe.com, an online community for patients with life-changing conditions, caught marketing firm Nielsen scraping information from its users' posts."
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« Reply #92 on: 20/02/2011 23:53:06 »
Maybe you've already seen it, but if you missed it? Or just want to remind yourself why you manage yourself?

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« Reply #93 on: 25/02/2011 16:18:57 »
So, Julian Assange will be extradited?

I know, we all want to trust in the transparency of our western legal systems. Wouldn't it be terribly embarrassing if we were shown to be lead by elitist je**heads? Instead of legally elected 'servants of the state' protecting each persons right to a legal defense and a proper hearing?

Well, I don't trust the Swedish legal system any more :) They have fallen from our supposedly Swedish olympic heights of competence into the incompetent shadows of Lethe, trudging around like some corrupted maggots festering on what should be the law. Then again, how about the English justice system? Any better? So what do I make of it? Well, it's not my idea of a fair trail at least. Neither for Assange, nor Manning. They are trying to break down Manning by isolating him 24/7, and Assange in a more subtle way. Building up a storm of accusations without substance. That Swedish courts couldn't have heard Assange under the month he stayed in Sweden, while trying to clear his name is qualified BS. I would say the 'they', whoever that might be, wanted him to leave so that they could work up a case in splendid isolation. And me being a Swede, starting to hate that :)

Sh*, but it's hard to take when you see your legal system breaking down into politics, and ugly politics too. I think this case will become as famous as that of that French guy Alfred Dreyfus. And it sux bigtime to me, knowing that Sweden is the instigator of it. Or at least some really well placed Swedes. It stinks.

Now, we all know that western democracies are the sole believers in your right to free speech and thought, don't we? I mean, after all, isn't that what democracy is all about. That we all are the same in eyes of the law? Innocent until proven guilty? I would like to believe this to be true. Otherwise it becomes hard for me to differ our western democracies from those other, you know, the ones we find so questionable.

Okay.

Maybe we should start with what Wikileaks was, and still is.
The war on WikiLeaks: A John Pilger investigation and interview with Julian Assange

Then this too might give us an added insight in the problem of finding information.

1. Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda.

How about Sweden then. Well we seem to back up on most of what I thought to be our constitutional rights (Grundlag). The right wing government is slowly adapting it to a very flexible instrument. Not so much protecting individuals, as the government itself it seems. But all of it in the name of protecting us citizens of course :) They deem us to need it, it's good for us, assumedly?

So do we have anything linking any Swedish players to 'foul play'?
Well, I looked around a little, didn't take me that long.

2. Anonymous Thwarts U.S. Business Plot Against Bloggers, Unions, Rights Activists.


3.Karl Rove, Sweden, and the Eight Major Aberrations in the Police Sex Crime Reporting Process in the Assange Case. By Naomi Wolf

4.Fredrik Reinfeldt "the Ronald Reagan of Europe," and Rove.

5. Billy McCormac, Karl Rove and Fredrik Andersson. AKA Karl Rove and his Swedish henchmen.

6.Karl Rove’s Swedish Connections: The Controversy And The Facts.

7.Does Sweden Inflict Trial by Media against Assange?

Well, you might find me biased here, but I don't think I am. I'm just expecting our democracies to hold to the ideals we believe us to stand for. If we can't hold to them when it's becoming 'uncomfortable'?

Do we really stand for them?

Bad taste in my mouth this one.
Last but not least. Bradley Manning Speaks About His Conditions.
 
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« Reply #94 on: 03/03/2011 14:51:00 »
Do you like to read?

It's a dying breed that reads just for pleasure those days it seems. How about a thread on free books etc that you can download and read? Some are old of course, but they still have their charm.


Like this one.
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« Reply #95 on: 04/03/2011 16:08:45 »
I'm going to be a tiny bit subversive now.

I don't know about you but I price my privacy. I'm getting awfully tired on all and everyone wanting all personal details before I can post, or just read. TNS is blessedly free from that kind of behavior, but most papers in Sweden seems to need your life's history before they will allow you to post, and I'm guessing they've picked up that behavior from sites outside Sweden. That as we are terrific copycats of international trends those days, the more commercial the 'better'.

I'm not saying that you should use it. I've never bothered myself, but it's sort of nice to know that it exist. bug me not. I won't vouch for it as I've never tried it, and as it's a 'com' site? Never the less  :)
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« Reply #96 on: 05/03/2011 16:33:36 »
So, how do you protect your information?

First I want to ask you. How do you want your Internet? Locked up like China want it to be, or France, or any of our 'governments of the people' and governmental institutions, no one excluded in fact. Or do you want to get what you're searching for 'unfiltered', yourself being the judge of what you find good?

There are several answers here. You need to find your own. We don't want hard core criminals to use a free Internet for their own shady business, do we? But if stopping them will stop you too? How is it out in the street? Are they stopped there? Do you trust your police to be there? Would you want your own policeman walking beside you, protecting you, and watching, whatever you do? I don't think so. Most of us accept that life contains a multitude of good and bad, and sometimes it can be hard to see what's what too.

So how do you want your computer? Controlled by unique hardware identifying you on the Internet? One unique number for one unique computer. That was the idea behind IP numbers once, and that is what IP v4 wanted to implement but the Internet grew much too fast, so we invented the opposite instead, namely ways to bind a IP number to ports enabling you to use 'fake IP:s' behind your router, ISP etc. This makes your computer anonymous, more or less, at least harder to track. IP v6 is thought to go back to the original idea, one unique number for each hardware.

You really need to think of this, what do you want? Is the statement 'this is a democracy' a free passport for the government to be allowed to identify and follow your every move? There was one revolution recently made possible to 'time' by the use of SMS. In the Philippines, text messaging helped topple a government in 2001. Now most regimes fearing it has clamped down on SMS. The Mubarak regime clamped down on many forms of communication including the Internet, cell phones and SMS for example.

Tell me, in society where your every move is controlled, even if used only when the government find you breaking whatever laws it use, what do you call such a government?

Democratic?
Free?

Or a dictatorship?

Your choice.
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« Reply #97 on: 05/03/2011 18:17:08 »
Let us assume that you don't find the idea of a government able to check your every move the one you treasure most? So, how about commercial interests then? After all, they have a legitimate interest in following your moves, helping them to streamline their production after your interests?:) And if they want to protect their software, why shouldn't it be legitimate to use those unique identifiers? Well, it is, it's only by you buying or not buying those products you can inform them of what the resistance to that sort of idea is.

And the reason? Well, if you were uncomfortable with governments doing it just before? Why do you expect it to be any better with a multinational company, using the same technology? A democratic government is at least expected to answer and listen to you, but, can you expect a multinational cooperation to do the same, and, how will you 'enforce' peoples views if they don't? They can be comfortably listed anywhere on Earth, doing business.

Intel tried to give each of their CPU:s unique identifiers some time ago, but found it very unpopular. Now they are trying again. Intel will implement OTP-generating capability into its 2nd Generation Core  'Sandy Bridge' processors. One called Insider, using hardware protected streaming of specific data to your computer, in essence checking if it's 'allowed'. and the other called Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT). also there will be a remote control 'kill-switch' for the processor in cooperated, enabling the processor to be stopped in case of theft, primarily thought for laptops. I've never liked switches on my Computer controlled over the Internet myself, but? :) Maybe you do?

"1) Sandy Bridge's killswitch works even without the PC being powered on (over a 3G network)! All future Intel CPU's will be equipped with one.(Your chip could theoretically be compromised and turned off by a would be attacker, though unlikely)

2) Killswitch renders the cpu useless.

3) The new Sandy Bridge have DRM built inside the chip. It cannot be removed through software. As long as you have a Sandy Bridge CPU, you automatically have DRM that can't be removed.

4) DRM is an acronym for Digital Rights Management, a broad term used to describe a number of techniques for restricting the free use and transfer of digital content. DRM is used in a number of media, but is most commonly found in video and music files.

5) Many PC enthusiasts dislike DRM due to the problems associated in the past with software DRM. Many reports of issues with DRM in games, etc. have been reported, and the majority of consumers dislike it.

6) There is a debate about the KillSwitch and some security vulnerabilities. Taken from the 2nd link: "Definitely, this new feature is something to pay attention to, as potential vulnerabilities in the implementation can open the door to new remote attacks, starting with DoS.""

"When Intel launched Sandy Bridge it played up a technology called Intel Insider. This technology, which is not DRM even if it matches the definition, was sold as a way for Hollywood to deliver high definition content securely to PCs. The response was largely along the lines of “Hey Intel, 1999 called and wants its processor identification number back” but the reality was that Intel Insider is very different from the unique identifier in each CPU that Intel introduced then pulled from the Pentium III, even if Intel is staying quiet on the details.

However, while Insider remains mysterious the other technology in the process of being launched by Intel is a bit more transparent. It's Dubbed Intel Identity Protection Technology IPT. That manageability engine (ME), by the way, is on the same silicon as the Core processors' compute and graphics cores. And unlike Intel's vPro client-management technology, IPT is common to all three levels of the 2nd Geneneration processors: the Core i3, i5, and i7; vPro skips the i3. "We've taken the notion of a one-time password that generates a dynamic code every 30 seconds and we've embedded it into the chipset," Gilburg says, "into the [manageability engine] of the 2nd Generation Intel Core and Core vPro. This is brand new technology; Intel is the first to do this."

And finally "Gilburg thinks the number of participating OEMs will snowball. 'This year we're expecting a small subset of the machines hitting the market to have it. Next year it'll be a little more widely available. A year after that I think it'll become more widely pervasive." However, even if you buy a non-IPT-enabled PC before that snowball gets rolling, a simple firmware update can enable the IPT/OTP feature retroactively, should your PC vendor be so inclined.'"

The second and third groups of partygoers – enterprises and consumer websites – are already growing. In addition to Gilburg's examples of eBay and PayPal, Intel's Protected Sites web page lists 145 other sites protected by Symantec's OTP tech, VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service, which was part of Symantec's $1.3bn acquisition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business last May. Once all those elements are in place – as Gilburg demoed to us – logging into an OTP-protected system is a simple matter of a one-time account setup – opt-in, of course – that provides the PC with a unique ID. After that setup, the Intel ITP technology in the PC's 2nd-gen Core processor negotiates with Symantec or Vasco software at the target website to work its OTP-security mojo.

"So think: 'username/password bad, adding dynamic code good'," Gilburg instructed us. To Gilburg, the need for building a dynamic-code OTP system into consumer PCs is obvious. "There's over 56,000 new phishing sites that go up every month," she says. "And why do they go up? Because they're successful." The rise of social networking is giving nogoodniks more opportunities to wreak havoc at the consumer level, Gilburg says. "It used to be just financial accounts, and people didn't care so much because the liability, in the US, is on the bank. So, yes, you feel violated; yes, it's horrible; but at the end of the day they're going to put that money back. But now, you take over my Facebook account and you send viruses to my thousand closest friends, and then it's your reputation that's damaged, and boy, that hurts a lot."

On the enterprise side, Gilburg cited a recent report by Forrester research – "sponsored by Symantec," she freely offered – that detailed username/password breaches. "Fifty per cent of the three thousand or so companies that they surveyed had admitted to breaches," she said, adding: "The key word there is 'admitted' – probably another 45 per cent actually had them." She also recounted a breach at Twitter's HQ: "About a year ago, Twitter was using Google Apps for all of their corporate application servers, etcetera, and someone hacked the admin account and exposed all of Twitter's financials and business plans. What are they going to do, change their business plans?"

Eventually, Gilburg believes, users will come to expect expanded security. "What we're hoping to create on the consumer side is a notion where users are looking for this protection, and if a site doesn't have it, they might think, 'Well, you know what, I'm going to avoid that site, because my security isn't being taken seriously'." After all, Gilburg says, "Identity theft terrifies people."

And if Intel, Symantec, Vasco, and others can allay some of that terror while making a tidy profit from doing so, well, isn't that the American Way?"

What scares me isn't 'identity theft'. Learning how to use your computer and the Internet it's quite simple to protect yourself from that. But allowing cooperations to build in remote control devices and tracking, that scare the sh* out of me :) and I don't even have anything to hide. How about you? Prepared to share your computer with those having the technology?

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« Reply #98 on: 05/03/2011 21:12:41 »
Want to know a extremely simple way to protect your information? Public Key Encryption using open and private 'keys' (secure asymmetric key encryption). In reality uncrackable if you use over 256 bits encryption.

The idea is that every bit double the possibilities. e, g, 1 bit=2 possibilities either one or nul, 2 bit(2x2)=4, 3 bit(2x2x2)=8, so the next will be 8x2=16, then 16x2=32, 23x2=64, 128, 256 (a byte) and doubling. 127 bits are then approximately 1,70141183 × 10^38 possibilities and 256 bits are 1,1579208923731619542357098500869e+77 or 1,15792089 × 10^77.

You can read more about the principles behind Public Key Cryptography here. It can also be used to create virtual encrypted hard discs on your computer. Read more about Virtual hard disks here and other encryption software here Go down to the 'Free Public Key Encryption Software' listed. For example "GnuPG is Free Software, it can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Project Gpg4win provides a Windows version of GnuPG. It is nicely integrated into an installer and features several frontends as well as English and German manuals. Project GPGTools provides a Mac OS X version of GnuPG. It is nicely integrated into an installer and features all required tools."

Another simple way to insure it to be harder to crack your hard discs is to use the possibility Windows offer with EFS. "It works by encrypting a file with a bulk symmetric key. It uses a symmetric encryption algorithm because it takes a smaller amount of time to encrypt and decrypt large amounts of data than if an asymmetric key cipher is used." You do that by using 'explorer' and then choose the directory you want to encrypt in XP, although not that good, it will create he** after you wiped your hard disk, before giving it away for example, if someone want to reconstruct your data from it. But for a better virtual H-D use Truecrypts Virtual hard-disk.

When it comes to holes in your security the absolute biggest is your Browser. As long as it communicate with the Internet people will have the possibility to exploit you. So what you need to do is to minimize the risks. One simple way is to make sure to not open word and excel documents mailed to you automatically in their respective programs, as all basic code in that document automatically will be run as soon as you open it. In Firefox you check 'options' and then 'Applications' to set what the browser will use to open a application, as a word file with. Then you can choose WordPad for opening 'Word' files, as that one can't run any 'basic code'. Read this one for file-types handling in Firefox. You can set the same options in Internet Explorer too I presume (settings/control panel/Internet Opinions, not that I found it looking, or ever have used that one. If you do use it you can get some tips for securing it here. And finally, use some protection will you :) Firefox have some nice Add-ons that are quite useful. 'Addblock plus' and 'NoScript' for example. And a firewall, preferably as good as Zone Alarm, where you explicitly verify every connection the first time. That means that you set your firewall to ask you, and to not connect until you granted access. As you do it you can change that specific setting to 'automatic' which means it will not ask you the next time. Doing so you will learn what it is your computer use, Google if you don't know what it is it want to connect to, and with what 'service'.

Now, encryption is also possible to implement in Hardware. And would be very safe, but I still have to see any corporation using/creating such a chip for our private computers. If a corporation did then that would be the one I bought, guaranteed that it use open source-code for the chip so one could check it for back doors. If one used that between the 'rings' 0-too ??, used to differ what is the inner 'core' of a computer system 'untouchable', and what us users/programs can use/modify the virus makers of all kinds would find it real hard, impossible in fact, to infect that core, as long as the private key was properly restricted. But I don't expect anyone to do it, well, maybe NSA :) or their counterparts.

Anyway, what I've wrote isn't that difficult to implement. If you use a ISP that gives you a dynamic IP, changing every time you go up, then he's using IP bindings to port numbers giving you a automatic first 'hiding'. But as there still is the possibility of following that port number to your PC a firewall is very useful. Here are two nice ones Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Free. 89 MB. or ZoneAlarm 44.77MB (Non-Commercial Freeware). After installing you can test your security on Internet. Welcome to ShieldsUP. or at Audit my PC., or both for all that I know. ShieldsUP is the straightforward one though :) But try to secure your computer before doing it, please. Doing this, and using a free anti-virus, preferably not American as one professor once (KTH) told me that the NSA is said to have back-doors to all American ones, and, as a sober guess, FSB probably have it to its major Russian counterparts, still, after doing so you should be homefree. More or less that is, you also have IPSEC in windows if you want a 'over-course' as we say in Sweden, and a million ways depending on your Linux distribution. If someone really want to get to you though, social engineering will be your major problem. People having/getting physical 'access' to your computer that is :), or getting it illegally.

But then you probably knew all this already.
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Thinking of it, I better give you some links to what you can do to secure the Widows OS.
Most for Win-XP but I expect you to be able to use most of them in W7 too. Vista ? Maybe, never liked that one anyway. As for the Linux gurus, you know what to do, I hope :). Check this first 10 services to turn off in MS Windows XP. You might also consider turning of remote desktop Help Session Manager in 'services' 'Administrative tools' too, that is if you don't need it. In 'Services' you will find a lot of stuff that gets started at boot to then just lie there using your system resources and opening for hackers. Here's a nice guide How To Turn Off Unnecessary Windows XP Services. But proceed with caution, although the worst that I expect to happen is that you will have to restart windows, in 'safe mode', to then restart whatever 'service' you closed down that caused your 'malfunction'. Never happened to me though, but who knows what you want to play with :) So read the guide before 'clicking away'.

1. Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals: A NIST Security Configuration Checklist
2. WindowsXP Tips.
3. A non-exhaustive list of the options available to XP Professional users through the Group Policy editor.
4. Just for fun, some Windows history.

Yeah, I liked W98, a lot :) and XP is okay too. I'm sure win7 is too, although I've no need for it.
But, Linux rules, it has all the ingredients Windows used to have, active users creating new software, and some truly sweet graphical user interfaces. And as for security, I think Windows still a far way behind what Linus implements in its software core.


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« Reply #99 on: 06/03/2011 12:38:49 »
Here here... I love linux!!!!

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