Former President George W. Bush: “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.” by Orangutan in politics

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I bet that's the last time we'll hear him speak publicly for a while. I bet Dick Cheney was not happy about that one

The Secret behind China's Ghost Cities by magnora7 in videos

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Thanks for the info, I didn't realize he was so controversial. Much appreciated

Elon Musk puts Twitter (TWTR) deal on hold pending supporting info on bot stats by AmericanMuskrat in news

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Glad you see what I'm saying. 5 years ago the cat was out of the bag, just look at my most popular post on reddit ever: https://old.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/5vn4k3/forbescom_reddit_is_being_manipulated_by_big/

But it's taking time for everyone to see how widespread it is, and how many companies and governments are all doing it. It's so cheap compared to traditional advertising, they'd be financially irresponsible not to!

The list of general motivations may be short, but in specific there are many ways to accomplish this goal of destabilizing a site. Like if an admin publicly says in a moment of frustration "x really annoys me but it's not against the rules so I guess I'll have to ignore it" then the attackers will double down on making sure x hits the front page every day. If an admin says to the community "They're DDOSing us bad and it's making us go offline" then they know to double down on the DDOS attacks. And so on, and so on. That's what I mean by "ideas and new motivations". If they know what's working, or where our weak points are, then it just emboldens them. So admins have to be quiet about it to protect the website and the users of the website, but as a side effect it keeps those same users in the dark about what's actually happening.

Overall saidit has done pretty well at dealing with this, compared to sites like ruqqus, voat, and poal. We've still had our fair share of turmoil too, but unlike them we're still standing strong.

Rumors swirl that China’s Xi Jinping will step down amid harsh COVID lockdowns by AmericanMuskrat in conspiracy

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Yeah pretty much. We are swimming in BS propaganda, media is really a joke these days

Elon Musk puts Twitter (TWTR) deal on hold pending supporting info on bot stats by AmericanMuskrat in news

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Yes I agree most people don't realize how common this problem is. And that very lack of public awareness is itself a problem.

4chan is another forum that comes to mind as knowing that there's a high presence of fake posts and glowie posts and so on. I think most people using forums know it goes on to some degree, but they feel they don't have definitive proof of how widespread it is. I guess most internet users would think it's 5% non-organic posts and comments, when in reality it might be 50%.

Most forums' admins and mods are in active denial about this to their users and often themselves, because they want the forum to appear organic so they can attract new users. They want to believe it's all real, because that makes the work worth it. So most new forums like ruqqus, voat, poal, etc all get swamped by bad actors since they have no system to root them out, and then later have to develop a defense mechanism against it (usually too late) which itself creates backlash from the community. Public backlash that the attackers amplify as much as possible. Both the attacks themselves and the public backlash from the bans are a source of instability for the forum itself and the userbase. Ruqqus, voat, and poal all failed because of this exact same development arc. The attackers fracture and infiltrate the community and admin group so badly that the admins give up and everyone quits out of exhaustion and frustration. So taking all this in to account, it's obvious why a typical admin of a typical forum would be motivated to delete all attacks as well as any discussion of attackers. So that's what 95% of forums do. And the forums that don't, often just instead let it take over the whole forum.

Also admins don't want to show any public weakness to attackers, or else attackers might get ideas and new motivations. So basically most admins delete all mentions of it ever, and also never tell anyone details of what's going on for security reasons (and to keep the website looking nice for new users) so the users remain in the dark about what's really happening.

Part of why the saidit community has awareness of it, is because on saidit we allow information about it to exist publicly which creates awareness. Most forums (hackernews, reddit, twitter, GLP, etc) erase all information regarding attackers to remove it from the forum and ban anyone mentioning the attackers or any drama related to it. They 100% remove both the attacks themselves as well as the "the attackers were banned" posts in reaction to it. They basically kill all discussion about it, and would certainly never allow such a thing on the front page, and this is how they maintain the appearance of harmony... and for some forums that have a narrow focus like hackernews, it works. Because this drama is "off topic". On saidit we allow people to air their grievances, as long as they obey the rules, which actually brings light to this sort of activity. This creates awareness. And also most people here on saidit have been banned from reddit at some point, so they're well aware how "curated" of an environment it is because they've run against it firsthand.

Lastly, from a psychological perspective I think most people don't realize how advanced bots are until they see a sub like www.reddit.com/r/GPT3 and see how good the bots have become. Or when they run in to an actual shill group that is undeniably obvious, which is honestly pretty rare if you don't have access to the moderator or admin side of things. Which is another reason a bit of public airing of laundry from time to time is good (as long as it doesn't take over the forum).

Anyway, after some thought, that's my take on the issue. What do you think about it?

Building 10-Person EMERGENCY CABIN, in 10-Minutes, for $10 - 100% Plastic Wrap, Bed, Table, Stove by magnora7 in videos

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But $17.25 per 1500 is the same as $11.50 per 1000 feet, which is very close to $10. And that was just one of the first results I found, there's probably cheaper options

Building 10-Person EMERGENCY CABIN, in 10-Minutes, for $10 - 100% Plastic Wrap, Bed, Table, Stove by magnora7 in videos

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https://www.amazon.com/Stretch-Industrial-Strength-Adhering-Packaging/dp/B075PZL9KH

18 inches by 1500 feet, $22. If you buy the 4 pack it's only $17.25 per roll. Given that's 1.5x longer, that's pretty close

Elon Musk puts Twitter (TWTR) deal on hold pending supporting info on bot stats by AmericanMuskrat in news

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In reality it's probably more like 50% of accounts are fake, rather than one in twenty.

And what's funny is musk might publicly expose all this without having spent a dime, if he backs out of the deal.

Researchers Identify ‘Master Problem’ Underlying All Cryptography by Drewski in Security

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IMO all cryptography is based on "this is harder to break with current technology than you have time for".

The moment the technology changes, so must cryptography change.

AI-engineered enzyme eats entire plastic containers by Drewski in science

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I imagine in 100 years we will be basically swimming in a sea of human-engineered enzymes.

Cool to see some development on this front though, there's a whole texas-sized garbage patch in the pacific that is mostly plastic. If humans could develop techniques to easily break down the plastic that'd be great.

I think I remember reading wax worms can eat certain types of thin plastic, like grocery bags. And they excrete antifreeze (glycol) as waste.

LSD and salvia divinorum use linked to an increased likelihood of depression and suicidal thinking by Drewski in psychedelics

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Are LSD and salvia more likely to make people depressed? Or are depressed people more likely to want to take LSD and salvia?

I'm guessing it's the latter.

Rumors swirl that China’s Xi Jinping will step down amid harsh COVID lockdowns by AmericanMuskrat in conspiracy

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I would be extremely surprised if that occurred. In my understanding he just spent the last 5-10 years modifying the rules to ensure he can maintain power indefinitely.

/s/altrightmemes removed from all by Markimus in SaidIt

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I cited which rule it broke (which you are pretending I didn't do): https://saidit.net/s/altrightmemes/comments/998v/n/xxid

And it broke 2 rules. Both of which I explained and cited.

Maybe if you weren't spamming very low-quality memes 10x a day (that clearly drag the quality of saidit downward) I wouldn't have to remove it from the front page. Also you and your group are clearly doing this to bypass a previous sub ban, which also isn't allowed.

And it's not even banned, just removed from the front page.

If you want saidit to succeed and grow, then try submitting quality content.

Riding on Japan’s Cheapest Overnight Train by magnora7 in videos

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Yeah it really speaks to the quality of Japan if this is the worst sleeper train. I've seen videos of the best train in Bangladesh and it's far worse than Japan's worst.

N by pcpmasterrace in altrightmemes

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Mod rules https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/w6s/saidit_rules_for_moderators/

3) Subs cannot be designed to trick people, or to obviously undermine the quality of the website. This includes fake legal warning pages, honeytraps, or subs designed solely to cause problems for saidit.

This sub is being used to bypass the previous debatealtright removal from /all by the exact same people, and also considerably lowers the overall quality of saidit, so it's no longer visible on /all as per saidit mod rule 3.

Pranks Destroy Scam Callers- GlitterBomb Payback by magnora7 in videos

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Wow the research and hacking involved with this is pretty awesome

EU wants to implement 'chat control' law that would enforce AI checks of all message content by iamonlyoneman in censorship

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AI provides an incredible amount of new leverage for those who wish to control others. Automated thoughtcrime detection is finally possible, and no longer limited by number of employees. One computer system run by a few dozen people could watch the whole world. This has never been possible until now. I don't think most people realize how serious this is.

Shop smart by AmericanMuskrat in Boobs

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Alright I think I got thumbnails ironed out. Basically the automated restarts to the thumbnail system weren't actually happening because of a bug in the reset script that made it incompatible with the scheduling software (it used relative file locations and the scheduling software needed absolute file locations). I fixed that, so now I think it will actually reset every day like it should.

If you see broken thumbnails again, let me know and I'll increase the frequency of the automated restarts to the thumbnail system. Right now it's once a day at around 4am.

Shop smart by AmericanMuskrat in Boobs

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I can increase the frequency of the automated restarts, not a big deal. I'll look at it in a bit here.

Deletionpedia - rescuing articles from Wikipedia's deletionism by TheRealPanzer in Internet

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True, good points.

And.....it's gone. by [deleted] in memes

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Deletionpedia - rescuing articles from Wikipedia's deletionism by TheRealPanzer in Internet

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Really? Seems possible, but I find that a bit hard to believe because it's just plaintext. Places like youtube or imgur house 1000x more data

LIVING ON A 100% SOLAR POWERED YACHT (full tour) by magnora7 in videos

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Wow. So they did find the boat, but not the guy. So it's possible he fell overboard. So it's probably very unlikely he's still alive. Unless he was like taken captive by pirates, or it drifted away when he stopped on some island... I hope whatever his circumstance that he is at peace

Monsanto’s Ghostwriting to Influence Science and Media by Drewski in propaganda

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I had this idea once that maybe like 20% of saidit donations should go to independent research on Monsanto's RoundUp (glyphosate) and the cancers and diseases it causes, and to help develop cheap home tests for glyphosate so people can test their own foods and drinks for it.

It’s Time to Break Up Disney - Arkhaven Site by carn0ld03 in Disney

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Remember when anti-trust (anti-monopoly) laws used to be enforced? When Ma Bell was broken up?

Now America is almost entirely run by monopolies or duopolies, in almost every major industry. We have the opposite of a free market.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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This account has been banned because making alternate accounts for banned accounts is not allowed.

LIVING ON A 100% SOLAR POWERED YACHT (full tour) by magnora7 in videos

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Really?

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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"Art or release" doesn't matter. If it looks real enough that I have to wonder, I'm going to treat it as real. I don't really have an option if I want this site not to get in trouble federally. This is exactly how we've done things for 3 years now.

They're going to start a new war. Very worrying sign of the direction the US is taking. The State Dpt removed from their website the fact they recognize that Taiwan is part of China (under PRC gvt) and that they don't support Taiwan independence. Left: 3rd May. Right: today, 8th May by Chipit in WorldNews

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Hm thank you for the information, that's interesting, I hadn't considered that angle but it makes sense. Play them off each other, and maintain the social polarization necessary to ensure they can continue to be played off each other.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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So you want to hear "off"? How about this... he made a thread on reddit to shame saidit just after being banned (which backfired) and then was also talking to his alt who made the thread using his main reddit socks account, and even fighting with himself!

https://old.reddit.com/r/RedditAlternatives/comments/uk8kk2/saidit_is_borked/i7odcbj/

And I know the reddit socks account is his because he started PMing me about it. And the OP of that thread is definitely also him because it was the only person I banned from saidit that day and the thread was created 2 hours after the ban. So they're both definitely socks.

Talk about strange. I still don't know what to make of that one. Why is he disagreeing with himself using alts

The way reddit socks says "It’s a Cloudflare security setting, not a Saidit ban. If you need this explained, ask." sounds like he wasn't even operating the socks account on saidit, because he didn't even realize it had been banned from saidit until a few hours later when he started PMing me. Like another person he was overseeing was running it and he thought that person had fucked up. So even though the reddit socks account is clearly associated with the saidit socks account, the reddit socks didn't realize the saidit one had been banned until hours later. So they're run by different people who are cooperating.

So it seems likely to be a group working together. Either that or he just loves insanely disagreeing with himself to create random public arguments.

Talk about "off".

edit: And then he deleted the reddit comment, removing the evidence. And then replied to this saidit comment using another alt account I had to ban. This guy has way too much time on his hands.

Janet Yellen Admits Joe Biden’s Actions Have Caused Soaring Inflation by [deleted] in politics

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They print 60% of the money supply in just a couple years because it's an emergency and then are "surprised" when massive inflation hits and blame it on the current puppet in office. Now they're slamming on the brakes by massively raising rates, and it's going to crash the stock market.

It's so dumb it almost looks intentional. It may just be. Maybe they'll just keep raising rates while "bailing out" the stock market and we'll go back to status quo? But the housing market is still going to take a hit if rates go up, and that's what triggered 2008.

Big mess.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Yup, I just banned it, 3JOH22A was definitely a socks alt account. Saying the exact same phrases and words, coming out of the woodwork after months of inactivity, throwing threats my way and harassing users...

Hilariously I even checked the user admin notes, and six MONTHS ago, soundsituation marked the account as "probably a socks alt".

Obvious alt is obvious.

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

He's already had past temporary bans for this exact behavior. We already tried with him over and over and he keeps doing it.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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No he clearly broke the rules very obviously when he advocated for detailed murder and torture of a specific person. It's against site rules. Not sure why you are defending someone who was promoting torture and murder, putting saidit in jeopardy... why would you defend that?

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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He didn't care about the rules in the first place, that's why he got banned...

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Saidit won't grow catering to people advocating murder either... especially if that gets us shut down. I don't have all day to be giving people advocating murder 4th chances to participate in the community when they're clearly not acting in good faith. Let's get real. We have the rules for a reason, and they're useless unless enforced.

LIVING ON A 100% SOLAR POWERED YACHT (full tour) by magnora7 in videos

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Quite a machine, I'm still trying to figure out why they need a 50k watt power inverter though since the main motors are presumably DC.

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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It's not about ideological opponents at all, it's about the fact that this potentially creates an existential crisis for saidit. If saidit gets shut down because we let one idiot run their mouth in a way that's literally illegal, then we all suffer. This is indeed a real legal issue as you mentioned, which is why I'm so strict about it. There is zero sense in putting all of saidit in jeopardy so one person can foam at the mouth with violent rage. Which is also breaking our rules we've had since day 1, which exist for that exact reason.

Also, stats show that saidit is slowly growing, so this concern about it dying out is ill-founded, thankfully. https://www.similarweb.com/website/saidit.net/#overview

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Yes, it's possible to change

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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I am glad it exists as a solution to a problem. D3rr mostly manages the chat. I will contact him. We still have a higher level of control over chat than that so we can cut this out at any time. Thanks for the info.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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No they don't have the top pass, I'm pretty certain. They likely just have +o operator status for the channel because they were there when it did the daily reset. If you can show me they have the top pass then that would mean our chat has been completely hacked, but I'm pretty sure it has not been hacked

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

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I can build an unhackable operating system just fine;

One that has a browser that is compliant with all modern internet standards? One that can load every image type and file type like a regular computer?

It's easy to make a new command line OS that does basic stuff, but to make a fully-functioning modern operating system is a gargantuan task. Literally hundreds of thousands of man-hours of careful coding and testing. You have to make video players, build TCP/IP/HTTPS protocols from scratch so they work with other computers on the internet, build graphics rendering systems, and on and on and on.

And that's also assuming you're using non-backdoored hardware, which would probably have to be designed from scratch too. Since all intel chips have been shown to have a built-in backdoor, and probably AMD too

Is It Working? by StillLessons in WorldPolitics

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You touched on the piece I didn't address in my initial post, but which is profoundly important: is "Davos" actually Western (=opposed to Russia) or directing both Russian and Western policymakers. There is good reason to believe they are giving both countries the woodchipper treatment.

Well, the way I see it, the WEF and Klaus Schwab just "kicked out" Putin from the WEF because of his invasion of Ukraine. So he was already a long-time member.

It's possible this is genuine split. It's also possible this split is orchestrated theater to create the appearance of a conflict where in reality there is none. Perhaps they just needed a war to justify a shift the petrodollar away from USD to yuan or rubles. Perhaps they just wanted a distraction from the corruption being uncovered in regards to covid and the shots, as well as the Maxwell/ Epstein network that is one of their primary levers of control.

"will people in Russia or in the West accept some super-national body rather than a national body based on the culture of a country within which we have lived for centuries?"

I see this as a pointless question, as nation-states are already a super-national body compared to the district-level governments that humanity has traditionally had for millennia. What's another step up in that progression?

In other words, tearing down existing societies is possible (ugly as hell, but they are very good at it, and I agree with you that this is entirely the explicit plan), but that still doesn't get them the last mile to their goal.

Problem, reaction, solution. If you make the existing circumstances so unbearable that everyone is breaking down, they will happily accept a larger governing body if it gives the appearance of fixing the problems. So you just manufacture a bunch of fake global problems, and then as soon as some larger governance gets an ounce of power, you turn down the intensity knob on the global problems. Then the global population associates the global governance with peace and prosperity in their individual lives. It's like a pavlov's dog association. If this positive emotion of relief from nonstop disaster is coupled with the advent of global government, people will accept it just like they accepted nation-states. Especially if there is the illusion of competition ("Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia") that gives people the illusion of choice, then they will even more willingly accept it.

Of course some people are going to pick up on this grift and ring the alarm bells, but most people are to emotionally affected to truly listen.

To me, the true point of fragility is where does it go after that? That global government (or 2-3 governments that "compete") will slowly become more authoritarian and corrupt too, once it is established by doing actual good things. Then it will become an absolute nightmare. Then it might become so brittle it will actually break, because the illusion of choice will have come to an end. That might be a very interesting time, that could be when humanity takes off our authoritarian shackles once and for all, because the system of governance will have nothing left to evolve to, no larger stage to conquer. That might be the beginning of the end for these who seek to have authority over billions of others.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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There is no "registered themselves as owner of the channels". It resets every day from scratch

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Saidit chat resets automatically every 24 hours, it's literally whoever happens to load the page first after it resets becomes the owner of that channel (not the whole server, just that channel like #subscribed). Every day it completely resets and begins anew, there are no official appointments to positions in chat.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Yup there is no shortage of shills trying to trip us up and make this site fail, keeps me on my toes. Although they do provide a lot of free traffic lol

Deletionpedia - rescuing articles from Wikipedia's deletionism by TheRealPanzer in Internet

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This is a great idea.

It makes me wonder too, what if instead of just cataloging the deleted wiki articles, there was a site that had every version of every wiki article that has ever existed. So if some gatekeeper removes information someone has previously added, it would be visible on the other versions. That would truly be the most democratic version of wikipedia

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

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You can't claim it hasn't happened only because no-one has teeth. If the evidence was there then there would be lots of lawyers willing to go for that jackpot.

Ahhh how I wish it worked like that. I deeply wish that were the case. Unfortunately you're not accounting for the high degree of corruption and greased palms that are paid to turn a blind eye.

People have known with definitive proof for over 20 years now... https://ninjagambleyen.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/the-nsas-backdoor-in-microsoft-windows-we-knew-in-1999/

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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I already banned one of his alts just now

edit: make that 4 of his alts, some over 2 months old sleeper accounts. This guy is really dedicated to breaking the rules. And is also now threatening me on reddit with PMs... fun

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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userhername has never been an owner or content admin or anything... they mod 4 subs and that's it. Not sure what you are talking about

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

We've already done that with him, twice... he's been given so many chances and has chosen to continue to break the rules.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Advocating violence is not allowed on saidit, you've been banned. Alternate accounts for banned accounts are also not allowed.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Yes that's the thing, he's advocated specific violence at least 3 separate times in just the last few months. And not just a passing mention, but long detailed passages about how specifically he's going to torture a specific person. I gave him numerous chances because I realize the value a long term user like him brings to the site, but at the same time we can't have people blatantly breaking rules around here just because they've been here a while.

You can't... by JasonCarswell in memes

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My parents would've figured out a way to make it work lol

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

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If the back doors are obviously engineered then Microsoft risks being sued for espionage and hacking.

Lol by who? The same courts and intelligence agencies that paid him to install the back doors? Get real. This stuff has been known for a while and no one has enough teeth to do anything about it.

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Saidit serves 100k pageload requests a day, just saying

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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User preferences has an option to do this

Outbreak in Beijing: Shanghai-style lockdown incoming? Some fled Beijing including Eileen Gu, People are in panic shopping by magnora7 in videos

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I can't tell if they are, or if we're just getting some cherry-picked "worst of the worst from china" news and the actual real terrible stuff is only affecting a limited few. I honestly can't tell if this is building to some revolution, or if most people are being taken care of and it's just the few that slip through the cracks that are being over-focused on by western media in order to destabilize the CCP

⍼ - Why Nobody Knows What This One Unicode Character Means by magnora7 in videos

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Larry Potter lol

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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Saidit doesn't allow advocating violence, and he was repeatedly advocating open and detailed violence against a specific person which is federally illegal.

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

All video game consoles were banned in china until 2014: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/16/chinese-games-developers-eye-a-slice-of-49-billion-console-market.html

Almost no one in China has a nintendo. It very much was banned in China.

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

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It can't be secured because the source code is open source

No, that's why it's secure. You can actually have people look at the code. And bugs are quickly patched because so many people are working on the source code constantly.

It's better than windows by a mile. But of course like you said a proprietary OS would probably be best, but would take a lot of time investment by the CCP compared to just using linux.

And as soon as the CCP comes out with a proprietary system it will begin to be hacked, just like windows which is also proprietary (but also has built-in back doors, unlike linux). So even a proprietary OS probably wouldn't be much more secure than windows, at least after a few years have passed. They won't have the benefit of "security through obscurity" that is typically provided by proprietary software

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

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Exactly. It highlights the lack of creativeness of the CCP, that they couldn't even make their own OS. It highlights the laziness and slowness of the CCP that they're still using windows in 2022 when there's a hundred perfectly viable versions of open-source linux.

Lucifer Worship & The World Economic Forum (09:30) by chottohen in whatever

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Do not advocate violence on saidit.

No warning permaban by neovulcan in WatchRedditDie

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Do not advocate violence on saidit.

Chinese government to dump Windows in favor of Linux by Drewski in Linux

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They still use windows? Holy cow.

No wonder Bill Gates is so confident. He knows every Chinese state secret. Windows has so many built-in backdoors, especially after partnering with intelligence agencies. Bill Gates probably has enough info from Windows to blackmail every government in the whole world... I've never really thought about how big a deal that is.

It's also probably part of why he is a billionaire, and why so many governments are marching lockstep to his vaccine orders despite him having no real power... except of course access to every classified document in basically every world government... "If you don't want your secrets leaked, you will play along" could be an implicit threat from Gates to basically every government.

I'm just surprised they still use windows... that honestly blows my mind. They ban Nintendo across all of China for decades, but they use windows for gov't computers. Great priorities guys.

Does sounds associated with life send anyone else into a rage? by [deleted] in One

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Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Thanks for removing those, definitely against saidit rules. I've banned the user because according to their user notes this is the 3rd time they've had comments detailing specific violence against specific individuals, and we can't allow that on saidit and he definitely knows it's against the rules.

Why have forums *including this one and similar types* have morphed into news links and news bots now hindering all discussion? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Yeah it's part bots part astroturfs for sure. Probably 40% real users, 30% bots, and 30% shills/paid/astroturf user accounts.

The downside to what China has done is that they get in an information bubble, and begin to make mistakes because they don't have access to unbiased (or differently-biased) information. So they develop a narrow worldview that hinders them in many ways.

The Delaware computer repairman who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden’s laptop filed a multimillion-dollar defamation suit Tuesday against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, CNN, the Daily Beast and Politico, saying they falsely accused him of peddling Russian disinformation. by Chipit in news

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Advocating violence is not allowed on saidit, and you know that. Your account has been banned for doing it numerous times over the last few months.

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Advocating violence is not allowed on saidit.

I've just banned the user in question because this is the 3rd time he's done this over the last few months despite claims he would stop, thanks for bringing it to the attention of myself and /u/soundsituation

Is It Working? by StillLessons in WorldPolitics

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Ordo ab chao. The top nations are pitted against each other, which wears away their weak points. Constant collapse means constant opportunity for rebuilding.

There can't be "the great reset" as per the WEF unless it first collapses. And that includes both Russia and the US.

Only thing that is clear to me is they're deliberately tanking so many things, in order to create the atmosphere that will lead to their "solution" being accepted in whatever "revolution" comes next

⍼ - Why Nobody Knows What This One Unicode Character Means by magnora7 in videos

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I assumed it was electrical.

But it could just be nonsensical, they said that back in the day you could pay $5 to register basically any unicode symbol.

Saidit logos all the way down... is it just me or does Saidit look boring with no thumbnails by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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I just fixed it and automated the thumbnail system restart, so they should work again forever without me having to intervene ever again (hopefully)!

⍼ - Why Nobody Knows What This One Unicode Character Means by magnora7 in videos

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This video is so ⍼

Why have forums *including this one and similar types* have morphed into news links and news bots now hindering all discussion? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Because they want people to get frustrated with the internet and stop using it. People were banding together and finding out things in common. So they poison the well with thousands of bots and shills, so everyone gets upset and learns nothing. Thus regaining control over their communication network, like they had with TV. Unfortunately the only working response to this is to create a walled garden forum, but that also implies a high degree of censorship, which is antithetical to uncovering taboo information.

So it's kind of this weird lose-lose situation and no one has figured out a solution yet. And it's only going to get worse as bots get better at seeming human. The internet will be 95% bots in probably 10 years. It's probably 50% on a lot of forums already.

It's honestly a disaster for humanity because a lot of people mistakenly think it's real, and a real reflection of how humanity thinks and acts, but it's fake. And it makes people depressed, disconnected, and despondent to see this and think it's real. Which is also useful to those in power, because if these attitudes are held deeply by the populace, it disables people from wanting to change the world because they think it's useless.

Seems offline communities will be the way of the future as the internet becomes increasingly poisoned by bad actors that are nearly-impossible to defend against. Video content is more likely to be real than text content these days, but even that will come to an end as deepfakes and video editing improves. In real life you can at least verify you're talking to a flesh-and-blood human being.

What are you investing in? by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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There is only a shortage because blackrock and vanguard are buying up everything at 10% over market values. Which is only happening because of all the free money they get from the fed at 0%. Which is now ending. So Real Estate will lag behind the stock market, but it will crash after the stock market just like in 2008, and for basically the same reason. As soon as blackrock and vanguard stop buying and start selling, there will be a massive housing crash.

Dave Chappelle is attacked on stage in LA by jet199 in Entertainment

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Chris Rock was at this event too, what a coincidence. I guess staging attacks for attention is his new thing now

What are you investing in? by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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Nothing is a good investment right now.

The stock market is about to crash because the fed is going to raise rates a ton to try and curb inflation. And the only thing propping the stock market up is all the free fed money they've had at 0% since 2009.

Gold is a manipulated market, especially paper gold (there's way more paper gold than actual gold and they print more easily).

Real estate, especially housing, is in a huge bubble for the same reason as the stock market. Fed handing out free money to mega-corps who bought up everything in sight to prepare for the problems about to happen.

Cash is a bad investment. Inflation is going crazy, because of all the money they printed. Especially if the petrodollar ends (which is beginning with the Russian shifting to trade oil in rubles because of Ukraine thing). So if you leave money sitting in an account it might be worth half as much 2 years from now.

Seems like goods are a decent investment as supply chains are having problems. If you've wanted to buy something, do it now. It's not going to get cheaper. Having goods when goods are unavailable is a strength. Same with food, store some extra food. Do not rely on these supply chains that are so fragile.

Crypto is a bad investment right now for the same reason as stocks. Too much institutional money, and outflows look likely. The idea crypto is a hedge against the stock market is increasingly false, they will crash together.

It's tough right now. Physical gold and silver might be okay. Land might be okay (although it's suffering from the same inflation as real estate). Holding real estate is probably a good idea, but buying right now is probably a bad idea because the bubble is at a peak.

Just ensure you have the things you would need if the supply chains stopped working for several months, I think that's probably the best investment you could make right now. Invest in to self-sufficiency.

Plan to flee! Unimaginably Harsh Lockdown in Shanghai Shakes Rich People's Faith in Communist China by magnora7 in videos

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Yes, it's definitely part of what is creating the shortages

Climate Change Alarmism Debunked AGAIN: Arctic Sea Ice is Now 3% Below Its 30 Year Average by cottoneyejoe in technology

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Ocean level has risen 7" in the last 140 years.

Plan to flee! Unimaginably Harsh Lockdown in Shanghai Shakes Rich People's Faith in Communist China by magnora7 in videos

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Yeah so many things are looking to add up to food shortages. My mom even got a second pantry going of food items that she'll use but that also keep 2+ years. Worst case you just donate it all to the homeless in a couple years, or throw it in the trash 5+ years from now. Small price to pay to have long-term food security in this "just in time" supply chain market that is quite obviously collapsing because of its fragility. People need to be prepared because a completely disrupted supply chain could take a year or more to normalize, if lots of food we used to import suddenly has to be grown domestically.

How I Used Raspberry Pi to Detect Water Leaks in My Home by TheRealPanzer in technology

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Nice. I am working with arduino a lot lately. I just built from scratch a 2-axis pan-tilt motor system controlled by an arudino mega, controlling stepper motors taken from old 3d printers. I can put a laser pointer on it too, and aim at things on the other side of the room with a 1/4 of a degree accuracy. I built it to have a high-speed mode and a high-precision mode and it has a button to switch between them, and each motor is controlled by a potentiometer with a guitar volume knob on it. It turned out pretty well and I made it in about 2 days.

It's strong enough with the NEMA 17 stepper motors I think I'm going to try attaching my DSLR to it with the zoom lens. Then I can mount it on a tripod and basically have a perfectly accurate digitally controlled telescope. I bought an adapter to attach the DSLR camera to the stepper shaft yesterday, so hopefully I can get it working soon.

I might also try to use it as a sun tracker to keep a fresnel lens in focus as the sun moves. It's exciting to think you could make like a walking chair or anything you want if you had powerful enough stepper motors that could lift hundreds of pounds. Controlling stepper motors directly with arduino code opens a lot of doors, I'm glad I finally figured out how to do it.