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Old 6th June 2021, 07:05     #42561
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Alternate take: Bringing attention to that Bing exists still
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Old 6th June 2021, 09:19     #42562
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Ffs I can see this becoming a thing. Italian artist sells invisible sculpture for more than $25,000
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Old 7th June 2021, 11:48     #42563
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15yo running a "crypto" Ponzi scheme lulz:
https://www.rareddit.com/r/relations...omments/ntn7ym
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Old 7th June 2021, 13:19     #42564
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What is rareddit? Is it a form of link to reddit?
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Old 7th June 2021, 13:24     #42565
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15yo running a "crypto" Ponzi scheme lulz:
https://www.rareddit.com/r/relations...omments/ntn7ym
Gotta be so many scams out there. That church is in for some ructions.
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Old 8th June 2021, 18:27     #42566
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dang, anom.io is already taken down. Would have been interesting to check the dns info
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Old 8th June 2021, 18:48     #42567
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dang, anom.io is already taken down. Would have been interesting to check the dns info
De ja vu - I thought this happened back in March, but it was Sky. Might be related - encrypted bespoke phone service.
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Old 8th June 2021, 19:06     #42568
MadMax
Stuff
 
Their MX is listed as mail.protonmail.ch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ProtonMail

Their whois isn't currently responding
http://whois.namecheap.com/

Wildcard certificate by letsencrypt so no clues there

Context:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/cri...rganised-crime
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Old 8th June 2021, 19:12     #42569
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Thank goodness, can't have those disgusting gangsters, pedophiles, political rivals having a way of communicating that can't be looked in on.
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Old 8th June 2021, 19:30     #42570
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^ *whoosh*
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Old 8th June 2021, 19:42     #42571
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I guess so. I could have made my comment more clear if I quoted the Stuff article you posted that I was explicitly responding to.

Does make a difference?

As in I suspect that sweeping up gangs is justification for shutting down popular communications tech our spy networks can't penetrate.
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Old 8th June 2021, 23:23     #42572
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No, I get it. I talking about something that's the opposite of this.
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Old 8th June 2021, 23:37     #42573
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What is rareddit? Is it a form of link to reddit?
RAR-Reddit. Basically an archived Reddit.

Speaking of, reddit seems to be returning 503/Service Unavailable.
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Old 8th June 2021, 23:49     #42574
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Yes, it is no good.
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Old 9th June 2021, 10:50     #42575
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Looks like there were many services affected last night.
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Old 9th June 2021, 10:51     #42576
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dang, anom.io is already taken down. Would have been interesting to check the dns info
So it turns out to be FBI created app
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Old 9th June 2021, 11:43     #42577
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So it turns out to be FBI created app
So it turns out that many criminals arenít very smart.
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Old 9th June 2021, 13:18     #42578
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I still think fundamentally these efforts are about undermining people's ability to communicate privately. Sweeping up criminals is a dog and pony show.
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Old 9th June 2021, 14:54     #42579
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I still think fundamentally these efforts are about undermining people's ability to communicate privately. Sweeping up criminals is a dog and pony show.
Maybe, but this whole process was targetted to criminal activity. basically targeting a top criminal which he then unwittingly distributed the use of the app.
and having a $2000 annual cost, plus requiring a recommendation from someone.

That is not your average john doe who is wanting private communication coz they are having an affair.
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Old 9th June 2021, 16:02     #42580
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It's a good story right? Plays well. Probably true.

It's just how both the facts and the bigger picture of human values and dynamics fit together... The governments and states that exist don't persist because they're disinterested in their own survival. Whatever is going on, whatever we know or don't, this dynamic is in play and it's significant to these circumstances.

The world is being pushed to a place where we're not allowed to communicate without oversight. Ostensibly to protect us from the baddies, conveniently offering an advantage over anything which might disrupt political stability.

After the Christchurch shooting it was revealed our spy agencies disproportionately targeted only a subset of violent expression. It might just seem bigotry is the reason why rather than a reflection of the values and mindset of our political leaders, but I'm not so sure.

The public now has in mind's eye a rock solid example of the baddies being swept up by cops being tricky with encryption, and everyone being happy with this outcome. Any nuance, the difference between this set up and broader breaches of encryption will be lost on at least some. We're seeing both niche products being cracked and demands for backdoors in dominant services.

It's difficult to explain what I'm seeing. It feels very pre-Snowden, with that schizophrenia around "don't be paranoid, no one is tracking you"|"of course our data is being collected, why wouldn't it be?". Then we all pretended the first part wasn't going on once Snowden shifted the paradigm. We now know what we always knew, the focus now was what should happen to Snowden (and making everything legal now it's exposed).

This ends Lightspeed's a Paranoid Shit presentation.
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Old 9th June 2021, 21:59     #42581
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Maybe, but this whole process was targetted to criminal activity. basically targeting a top criminal which he then unwittingly distributed the use of the app. .
Unwittingly? He did it to gain prestige, as did everyone else. These dopes got gamified like someone signing up to get an invite for a hip new app.
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Old 10th June 2021, 13:09     #42582
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I still think fundamentally these efforts are about undermining people's ability to communicate privately. Sweeping up criminals is a dog and pony show.
this. We're looking for the tiny corner of Winston's house where the telescreen can't observe us.
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Old 10th June 2021, 14:09     #42583
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this. We're looking for the tiny corner of Winston's house where the telescreen can't observe us.
I recall being in the theatre with 60 other 4th form chaps and someone yelled out "I had bigger poached eggs for breakfast!".
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Old 10th June 2021, 14:24     #42584
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If crime is your thing then it pays to research secure ways to communicate as they should expect police will attempt to intercept their communications.

Theyll learn for next time though.
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Old 11th June 2021, 11:49     #42585
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I see it as no different to a gentlemanís club set up for exclusive members under the premise of whatís said in these four walls stays in the four walls only to discover itís been set up to catch crims.

Technology has just made that easier.
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Old 11th June 2021, 12:50     #42586
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Yeeeep
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Old 11th June 2021, 12:56     #42587
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Sure, if you can only look at one thing at a time.
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Old 12th June 2021, 17:15     #42588
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Half of psychology studies are not reproducible

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature.2015.18248
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Old 12th June 2021, 17:43     #42589
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Wait, what? Half of them are reproducible? Wow, I'm sceptical.
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Old 15th June 2021, 11:57     #42590
Ab
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I honestly have no idea whether this is a Spinoff article or a parody of what people think a Spinoff article must be like

https://thespinoff.co.nz/books/26-05...-im-living-in/
Again

https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/14-...s-about-power/

Surely these are generated by some sort of algorithm?
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Old 17th June 2021, 17:12     #42591
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While it's great seeing my family over here in Welly, UNHOLY FUCK but it's cold, even vs Vic.
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Old 17th June 2021, 17:13     #42592
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Thumbs up

Horah! Glad you finally made it. Get yourself a pom-pom beanie, it's the only way.
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Old 17th June 2021, 17:19     #42593
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Cheers mate!

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Get yourself a pom-pom beanie, it's the only way.
Oh you SOOO know it. I've got one I made from merino while staying on the farm where it was shorn. Over two decades old and still going good - I credit that to the supervision while making it.
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Old 17th June 2021, 18:20     #42594
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While it's great seeing my family over here in Welly, UNHOLY FUCK but it's cold, even vs Vic.
Nice work
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Old 18th June 2021, 17:50     #42595
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Traffic's gonna be gnarly in Auckland tonight!

Police close roads as helicopter monitors gang funeral in Auckland
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Old 19th June 2021, 13:30     #42596
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Happy birthday Ab!

Sheeit, time is ticking on, ain't it?
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Old 19th June 2021, 20:29     #42597
Ab
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Jesus Christ, that date calculation must be wrong.

Cheers
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Old Yesterday, 00:35     #42598
Ab
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I see controversial weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been named to the NZ Olympic weightlifting squad.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35     #42599
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43 and at the Olympics. I wonder what her secret is?
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Old Yesterday, 11:34     #42600
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Well she has abnormal muscle mass, bone density, red-blood cell count, lung capacity, cardiac volume, and pelvic geometry for a woman, just lucky genes I guess.
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