Tweets for 2012-01-14

  • Ah, good times, good times! – You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive, from #SoundHound http://t.co/J3CbW3bU #
  • Oh my. The waitress with the freakin' amazing hair was working again tonight. #
  • Luckily, the bar there doesn't stock absinthe, so no "Root of All Evil" for me; and, I escaped without embarrassing myself. #
  • So, a couple of vodka cranberries followed by a bourbon ginger; when she started a conversation about Neil Gaiman, I managed not to swoon … #
  • Seriously a shame though. That place makes their own ginger ale and root beer, and they don't stock absinthe? Lame! #
  • As epic, antediluvian and unconscionable as #SOPA PIPA are, they are such minor #FirstWorldProblems compared to the globalized Police State #
  • Where the fuck was a fraction of this outrage, mobilization and general strike protest over the military-industrial-prison-security complex? #
  • Why no refusenik Internet blackouts organized around indefinite detention, capital punishment, looting of citizens, or another goddamn war?! #
  • Seriously, #SOPA is a minor and pathetic chipped fingernail compared to how fucking Dirty Stinking and Rotten the whole Damned System is. #
  • #SOPA is a dab of icing for dessert after a full meal of military-industrial-prison-security complex flavoured poverty, injustice and war. #
  • I'm embarrassed thinking about #SOPA when the global 99% should kick the crap out of EVERY System that materially Aids and Comforts the 1% #
  • #SOPA is an absurd slapstick skit during intermission of a vaudeville variety of oppression that's been on stage for all of recorded history #
  • Apparently, I also managed to wake up early enough not to miss my own Saturday Morning Cartoon of Armchair Hyperbole this week … #
  • @maximus_freeman Don't disagree, but it's still absurd that it took #SOPA to mobilize an Internet black out. Why not for #OWS solidarity? in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman Don't think I said anything like that. But, letting the ogre eat the baby while complaining the gore blocks the view of TV? in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman Both are solved by stopping the ogre from eating the baby: no gore to block TV viewing and baby saved! #
  • @maximus_freeman the vulnerability sustains: simply by periodically appeasing the mid-class causes them to jettison the rest to the sharks in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman So, making it about #SOPA it is easy to appease the mid-class into turning coat on the rest by restoring the bread & circus #
  • @maximus_freeman The egregious absurdity of #SOPA becomes a bait & switch to distract from building real solidarity … #
  • @maximus_freeman Not sure the 1% in any period of history has ever thought that to be true. Simply dehumanize the 99% and "heart" your own. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman This game the Right has been playing out for decades: demand the absurd, but settle for the merely egregious but whine lots #
  • @maximus_freeman It is a distraction if dropping #SOPA or amending it to be only crappy instead of shitty lets people go back to sleep. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman It's always those darned pigs that take over the farmhouse at the expense of the rest of the animals … time for some bacon! in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman Read: centralizing wire-like control of the decentralized protocol and transport layers in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman Nah, it wasn't about a specific use. It was about overreaching in order to make selective enforcement more possible. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman But, I think we seem to agree that for #SOPA and #DMCA "piracy" is just a pretext. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman Certain layers are easy to control. Some aren't as easy without dropping down a layer. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman DNS has been vulnerable for years, and should join USENET at that used car salesmen's retirement home in Florida. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman crackdown on alt. root name services starting in 90s was merely consolidation due to MPAA/RIAA-like fear of the future #
  • @maximus_freeman BGP isn't really. Though "better" with filters. Some guy in Florida took the 'Net down with bad BGP once, for example. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman And, yes, dropping down layers to the wire, there's physical control, which can be cut; if you need to hammer screws. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman But if the point is to privilege some use over others, by some over others, cutting the wire isn't effective. #
  • @maximus_freeman Pressures demanding control have always wanted an Internet that was only as interactive as a big "BUY NOW" button. #
  • @maximus_freeman Not entirely, the original design included a bit for packet priority. It was always tiered by design if not implemented. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman That was one of the win-wins for telecoms getting people off POTS, moving people to the QoS managed ATM cloud used for DSL #
  • @maximus_freeman Perhaps. I suppose once govt packet sniffing was locked down, it was easy to move on to user behaviour, social engineering. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman Perhaps, but the real vulnerability is in trusting. If BGP had been configured skeptically, the guy in FL couldn't have. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman The freedom of any and each layer of networking is preserved by skeptical vigilance over that and deeper layers, perhaps. #
  • @maximus_freeman Agreed. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman As in my thinking around dialogue, good faith is defended by "enclaving" or "hiving" … by creating boundaries. in reply to maximus_freeman #
  • @maximus_freeman We need a real and true 21st Century re-imagining of a sneaker net to make overt control of "The Internet" less attractive. #