Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Hacker’s - our best citizens

In the US The Homeland Security Department is seeking people who could "think like the bad guy." Apparently they are putting out ads looking for “hackers” to improve their ill equipped and easily penetrated computer defenses. This got me thinking about these “hackers” and how they ought to be the world’s nicest and most ethically correct group. I mean, think about it. If some or several of these guys could move all central bank money to an off-shore account, fire up some nuclear missiles, empty all information in the union’s computers or change websites to their will, why don’t they? I would and so would most of you, just admit it, well, maybe not the nuclear thing, but sure as hell, we would be stealing, snooping, changing and lurking and not just for the fun of it, no, for our own gain. I have no idea how many people around the world that is that superior with computers but I’m guessing at least 50-60. Sometimes newspapers and journalists tries to warn us about some new virus flying around the net but to my limited knowledge it seems like if some hacker really wanted to break into my computer and destroy everything, it would take seconds no matter what security I managed to conjure up, so I basically ignore those alarms.

My thinking is this; journalists and governments are just trying to use some elusive hacker as another way of scaring us to pay our taxes and listen to orders and/or the hackers are the morally high-ground of any society. Sure it happens that your computer get screwed up by some Trojan or whatever and sure it happens that some kid breaks into files at some agency, but when you really think about it, wouldn’t you do worse? As said, I know I would.

WWF scam? Let’s kill some Tigers

Apparently Tiger is going extinct according to World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). In a couple of Swedish newspapers they have ads asking for help and for humans to “adopt” one of these murderess creatures. Let’s put aside all the money those ads most cost and the complete idiocy of playing God and not letting these man-killers go away. Instead let’s take a look at the scam itself. If you click on one of those Swedish ads they are merely asking for your donation but according the site only 3500 tigers are left in the world. Interesting enough, visiting the English equivalent they are talking about 5000-7000 tigers left, both talking about wild tigers, so there is no real misunderstanding. And checking around the numbers goes up or down depending on which site you are on, but not a single one is lower than 5000, so what are they doing? A scam? No way… not WWF… that has in no way happened before…

And while being at the English site checking how to “adopt” I noticed that they offer you gifts depending on how much you give. At the lowest level of $25 you get a photo of one killer together with an ‘adoption certification’. At the highest $250 you get a Framed Certificate with a Photo together with some Giant Plush. It does not however tell you if you can get a picture of some slaughtered victim torn into pieces. I do think a young girl around 6 years half eaten would go great with that Giant Plush, but that’s just me.

What we should be doing is of course kill them off. I see no point whatsoever keeping these creatures around other than for our amusement. They are kind of pretty and on the prowl hunting for some humans they are beautiful. And locking some animals up in a closed space so we can watch them do nothing is also kind of entertaining. But just keeping some useless animal around for our amusement isn’t really nice, so let’s kill them instead.

The nastiest "democratic" government is?

I have been thinking about this topic for some time now and it is actually really hard since all countries are different, cultures vary and different decades have each their challenges and hardships.

What I’m getting at is the next poll I’m having. It is about the worst government in history. Since there are a lot of them, I need to have some kind of censorship. Consequently this is only about the “democratic” ones. Basically the last 100 years or so of “democratic” governments which rules out the really horrifying ones.

I really wanted a Swedish government on this list, but even though they all have been terrible, none of them really scales the heights of the others. We Swedes have had a more equally bad idiocy over time, but never really anything as bad as the four choices below. The social democrats that more or less have ruled Sweden for 90years have been horrid in many ways, but they also manage to keep most things working. Slowly but surely the ever increasing socialism have been terrible and has turned my home country into a dark pit of stupidity, but the Swedish “democratic” left never abandoned democracy. I almost included the WW II government for giving in to Hitler, but in many other ways that government was one of the better ones. The only Swedish Government close to make it to this list, despite being economically sound and not so bad in other ways, is the current government. This because of all the creepy laws of surveillance and fascism they are throwing around and they still have some way to go so they might end up here in the future.

These to me are the four worst ones, I might have left someone out but this is a subject list, if you do not like it, don’t vote and get the hell away from here or leave your mark and tell me how stupid I am.

Obama 2009-apocalyps (USA)
A couple of years from now, this guy and his Marxists followers would win this with a landslide. Although not primarily responsible for the dire predicament US is in, they are doing everything they can to worsen the situation. Going 890mp/h towards communism and a debt beyond all belief they really should win this, but as said, not really in the game just yet which makes it hard to make a real judgment. There are a lot of rumors floating around about banning of Obama-negative books, creating of “jugend” clubs and so on. We shall see were all this leads to, but just looking at what we really know; the economics of these complete morons earns them a dung smelling spot among the other candidates.

Labour 1997-2010 (UK)
Filled with pretty much the worst scum of the universe and with a current leader that would probably win this contest if it was about ugliest Prime Minister, it is hard not to feel disgust and contempt for this bunch. They have also ruined an entire nation like hardly anyone ever has done before. Add to this the constant appearing scandals and their inapt thinking in pretty much every single department they just haft to be on this list. Notice I already know that they are going away at the latest next year, maybe sooner if they keep going the same way. If I was British my vote would certainly go here, but in comparison with the others maybe not?

Roosevelt 1933-1945 (USA)
It is hard to calculate how many people suffered and died because of the “new deal”, but the staggering idiocy of this government should have earn them a Nobel peace prize. And this was really the first big step towards Americas decline, besides a couple of years here and there, it has been downhill since these maniacs. Many historians (Keynesian socialists) believe that Roosevelt actually saved America, which is the worst kind of leftie revisionism you can find. Only Iranian dictators and skin-heads ignoring the holocaust plus communists ignoring the Gulag and Pol-Pot’s funnies can top that kind of madness. Without a doubt this government is one of “democratic” history’s worst murderers and if it wasn’t for the pretty good way they handled WW II this government should almost win this, but is it enough to top this list?

Germany 1933-1945 (GER)
Yes, Hitler was elected. People voted for socialist scumbags back then to, just as they do today. History never seems to learn us anything. But this is mainly for the first couple of years (the really legal ones) after that it is hard to put a democratic stamp on these guys, so try to ignore the World War and instead focused on the more domestic policies. Even if some strange people thinks that Hitler did some good at the start, it is hard to see how doubling taxes, collectivizing and monitoring all German citizen with an apparatus that can only be compared to ACTA, IPRED and similar fascist stuff that is going on today, as doing a good thing. He also manipulated the German currency in order to “hide” the growing debt with the long term solution of using other countries Gold and assets to pay for it later. We all know what this eventually got us, but try to set that aside and look at the more “democratic” years. Sure they might be regarded as evil incarnated, but as bad as the rest of the idiots on this list? In all fairness to the others, these ones should win, but maybe not if we are only looking at what they did inside Germany?

Thor as been found

One kidnapped boy has been found again. Apparently there are some problems with authorities in Guatemala not wanting to release the boy. Not really a big surprise there. But couldn’t they have just fed the kidnapper to some anaconda and let the mother get going already? Seems kind of strange the whole deal…

Don’t get carried away – why vote pirate?

After the first trial against the Piratebay people their equivalent political party has gotten thousands of new members and if the trend holds, they will most likely claim a couple of seats at the European Parliament at the coming election.
Although I would love to see some rebellious forces at the heart of all that is evil, it is still very hard to see the point. A political party rallied around a couple of issues is going to be ignored and overrun by the shroud and savvy masterminds that reside in Brussels and Strasbourg. And how will they form allies? Will they vote with EPP? PEL? What is their position in environmental issues? Healthcare? Agriculture? Or the EU for that matter? Today they draw strength from being loose on policies and gaining members from all directions, this will not and cannot last.

It might sound fine fighting the good fight and getting youngsters to enroll for once, but if this confidence and temporarily up-swing is not used properly, only a hang-over will remain after a year or two. Some people actually seem to think that pirates in the EU parliament will make a difference, which is nonsense. And getting thousands of new members that need only to do a couple of clicks after a political high-profile trial is one thing, getting all those and many more to vote is something else.

I have no real insight about the pirate party’s active list or how good politicians they are, but from my standpoint it seems to be very few that actually knows the realities of the political sphere. And people in general are more concerned about unemployment, financial policies and the environment than anything else. When journalists really starts to ask questions and the harsh reality of being in the lime-light comes down over these pirates and the current hype from the trial has died out, how will they manage then? Not very good I would say.

The Pirate Party wants to fundamentally reform copyright law, get rid of the patent system, and ensure that citizens' rights to privacy are respected. With this agenda, and only this, we are making a bid for representation in the European and Swedish parliaments.

What they need are at least a couple of more standpoints. To make a decision on more issues. Not necessarily every single one, but some of the mentioned or other things that might affect how the party is seen and then let each member use their own heads on other topics. Or is the plan to ignore voting on every other issue then the ones they have a standpoint on? If that’s the case, a vote for the pirates is a complete waste. What I’m concerned about is that I see a great risk that these guys will turn into another socialist complain group voting with tree-huggers and communists on many issues. And as long as that is a risk, I would neither vote for nor support them.