December 8th, 2013
Clone Hard Drive to SSD
If you find yourself with a new laptop from Black Friday, Cyber Monday,or Xmas and you want to upgrade to SSD, use Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0. Easily worth the current $12 to handle a Windows 8/8.1 OS with UEFI running on a large GPT partitioned HDD. Paragon creates a WinPE bootable USB that makes it easy to clone all your existing partitions, including your manufacturer’s recovery partition. Make sure your boot USB stick is in a USB 2.0 (not blue) slot. Took about 40 minutes to purchase, install, create the USB, and clone 50GB.
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December 3rd, 2013
THE WAR ON DEMOCRACY: How corporations and spy agencies use “security” to defend profiteering and crush activism
A stunning new report compiles extensive evidence showing how some of the world’s largest corporations have partnered with private intelligence firms and government intelligence agencies to spy on activist and nonprofit groups. Environmental activism is a prominent though not exclusive focus of these activities.
The report by the Center for Corporate Policy (CCP) in Washington DC titled Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage against Nonprofit Organizations draws on a wide range of public record evidence, including lawsuits and journalistic investigations. It paints a disturbing picture of a global corporate espionage programme that is out of control, with possibly as much as one in four activists being private spies.
The report uncovers compelling evidence that much corporate espionage is facilitated by government agencies, particularly the FBI. The CCP report examines a September 2010 document from the Office of the Inspector General in the US Justice Department, which reviewed FBI investigations between 2001 and 2006. It concluded that:
"… the factual basis of opening some of the investigations of individuals affiliated with the groups was factually weak… In some cases, we also found that the FBI extended the duration of investigations involving advocacy groups or their members without adequate basis…. In some cases, the FBI classified some of its investigations relating to nonviolent civil disobedience under its ‘Acts of Terrorism’ classification."
The FBI’s involvement in corporate espionage has been institutionalised through ‘InfraGard’, “a little-known partnership between private industry, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.” The partnership involves the participation of “more than 23,000 representatives of private industry,” including 350 of the Fortune 500 companies.
But it’s not just the FBI. According to the new report, “active-duty CIA operatives are allowed to sell their expertise to the highest bidder”, a policy that gives “financial firms and hedge funds access to the nation’s top-level intelligence talent. Little is known about the CIA’s moonlighting policy, or which corporations have hired current CIA operatives.”
The report concludes that, due to an extreme lack of oversight, government effectively tends to simply “rubber stamp” such intelligence outsourcing:
"In effect, corporations are now able to replicate in miniature the services of a private CIA, employing active-duty and retired officers from intelligence and/or law enforcement. Lawlessness committed by this private intelligence and law enforcement capacity, which appears to enjoy near impunity, is a threat to democracy and the rule of law. In essence, corporations are now able to hire a private law enforcement capacity - which is barely constrained by legal and ethical norms - and use it to subvert or destroy civic groups. This greatly erodes the capacity of the civic sector to countervail the tremendous power of corporate and wealthy elites.”
Gary Ruskin, author of the report, said:
"Corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations is an egregious abuse of corporate power that is subverting democracy. Who will rein in the forces of corporate lawlessness as they bear down upon nonprofit defenders of justice?"
December 1st, 2013
YTMND’s presentation of our future in all its horrifying glory.
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November 30th, 2013
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November 25th, 2013
James Franco & Seth Rogen Recreate Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2’
Last week Kanye West debuted the music video for his latest single “Bound 2” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and since its release, the Kim Kardashian-featuring clip has sparked plenty of online discussion.
Now, actors James Franco and Seth Rogen are giving the video another boost after re-creating it shot-by-shot — yes, they even reenacted the make out sessions.
The re-created video, called “Bound 3,” was posted to Franco’s Facebook page Monday morning. In the clip, Franco plays Kanye and lip-syncs the lyrics of “Bound 2,” nailing down every hand gesture and facial expression the rapper makes in the original video.
And of course, Rogen, hairy back and all, plays Kardashian, and also fabulously executes his role.
"Bound 3" opens up with the following message: "While on the set of their movie, ’The Interview,’ James Franco & Seth Rogen felt inspired to recreate their favorite new video. Shot. For. Shot."
In the clip, the two actors and longtime friends ride a motorcycle in front of a green screen and canoodle, lovingly hold each other and even make out - just like Kimye do in “Bound 2.”
In the past, Kanye hasn’t taken too kindly to parodies of himself - just ask Jimmy Kimmel, so there’s no telling how he will react to the new video. There’s currently no word (or tweet) from the rapper about his feelings towards about “Bound 3.”
Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2’ is here.
November 23rd, 2013
toes tucked under
laughing with you,
your hand on
there’s no other
place, I can think
of to be. „
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November 15th, 2013
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display where users can interact with digital information in a tangible way rendering 3D content physically. The project, made in MIT Labs, can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface.
Cybersex is going to enter into realms previously undreamed of.
Digitally Induced Long Distance Orgasm
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