rehobothfarm ● I am totally in favor of people being able to express themselves
Day: Thursday October 4, 2018 ● #1

Oct 4, 2018: rehobothfarm

@derek I am totally in favor of people being able to express themselves and love the ideals of privacy. I also understand that certain agencies are tasked with keeping Americans safe. I'm not sure if there is room at the adult's table for some people to discuss where these sorts of issues intersect. Some people respect that these are issues of national security and some people are myopically concerned with only their own selfish interests and forget that Iranian terror cells inside the United States right now would love to communicate with one another and the outside world in total secrecy without fear and would use any tool available to them to do so. I hate that the world is this way. I wish it weren't. I also hate that those in power have foolishly used the tools at their disposal for political ends and to spy on people for draconian reasons. However, if we truly lived in a repressive regime like China people would be rounded up and charged with crimes when they post pictures of themselves smoking dope or simply express views contrary to the sitting government. We actually do live in a relatively free society and we should be fighting the war of culture to keep it that way. I don't like the idea that our government spies on us but I at least understand why and why it may be better that way despite my personal preferences. My biggest concerns lie in how the oversight of these agencies has failed. I'm aghast that we are right back where we were with the Hightower and Church committees, worse really, much worse. From a military perspective, to put on those goggles, in warfare you have to control 3 things. An enemy's ability to move, shoot and communicate. Do you believe that the government is going to give up their monopoly on control over the telecommunications grid? With increasing controls over SCADA devices via internet which can entail everything from valves on high pressure natural gas pipelines to commuter trains could some argue that not maintaining this sort of control amount to malpractice and dereliction of duty? I sure am glad that I'm not responsible for any of these systems. I have SCREAMED for years that allowing critical SCADA devices to be controlled via internet was a huge mistake and that they should only be accessible over completely segregated physically airgapped networks but for some reason nobody listens to what I say. The argument seems to be that wire is expensive therefore we must allow our critical systems to be susceptible to attacks by the Chinese military. I respectfully disagree. Some people would say that they should be able to look at camera feeds from secret and secure Air Force bases because they 'wannit'. I disagree. Some people get upset when they learn that their employer records all of their phone calls that take place over VOIP networks. It is their phone network that you are using on their time. Likewise, if you have ever been in one of those come to Jesus meetings with an employee related to their browsing history you have probably heard a lot about privacy. Not on their time with their equipment. Their equipment. Who's equipment are the backbone switches that run the internet? AT&T? Mr. Verizon? All of these companies have been on some level funded by the government and have been given at least local monopoly power by the government. If you don't like the way the government runs their network build your own. I hate that it is this way. I really do. It just is. To keep things in perspective we need to remember that the internet was created by the military for the military but they were so magnanimous that they let us post pictures of our dogs on their system. Call it sympathy for the devil if you like but I'm not going to try to start rearranging their chairs without permission. Why is it that people who want privacy on the internet don't even own their own servers? How many people screaming for privacy run their own mail server? If someone else has root access to the server your email runs on how do you expect privacy? I don't run my own email server right now. Some big tech giant can rip open my email like a bag of chips right now. Whattaya do? I'm not going to pretend it isn't so. Embrace the unicorn network. Embrace it! LOL. Thanks for the great site @derek

Review of Steemit. - And subsequent dialog
# Time # Title
1 Sat Sep 22, 2018 1 Review of Steemit. - And subsequent dialog
2 Sun Sep 23, 2018 1 ● Your “convoluted” comment
3 Sun Sep 23, 2018 2 Dr. Thinkist ● There will never be anything secure
4 Mon Sep 24, 2018 1 ● While it is easy to say
5 Mon Sep 24, 2018 2 CasualObserver ● practical everyday internet privacy
6 Fri Sep 28, 2018 1 rehobothfarm ● As someone who actually worked in the High Performance Computing world
7 Fri Sep 28, 2018 2 rehobothfarm ● Tor? Tor was created by a consortium
8 Fri Sep 28, 2018 3 rehobothfarm ● I worked with a lot of people who sold equipment
9 Fri Sep 28, 2018 4 rehobothfarm ● My peers work in black sites all over the country
10 Fri Sep 28, 2018 5 rehobothfarm ● The big problem with bitcoin
11 Sat Sep 29, 2018 1 ● TOR was compromised by design as noted above.
12 Sun Sep 30, 2018 2 Dr. Thinkist ● I went from technology as a career
13 Sun Sep 30, 2018 3 ● OK, now I’m mad. Not at you, but at me.
14 Wed Oct 3, 2018 1 rehobothfarm ● A man who fights the sea is not a hero.
15 Wed Oct 3, 2018 2 rehobothfarm ● I don't think people understand.
16 Wed Oct 3, 2018 3 ● Back in the “old days”, around WWII era, when spying required manpower
17 Wed Oct 3, 2018 4 rehobothfarm ● If you start sending a bunch encrypted communications over the telecommunications
18 Wed Oct 3, 2018 5 ● Yes, there is the argument that if you use encrypted services
19 Wed Oct 3, 2018 6 rehobothfarm ● Unbelievable.
20 Wed Oct 3, 2018 7 rehobothfarm ● You know John I deliberately didn't mention what state you were in
21 Wed Oct 3, 2018 8 rehobothfarm ● This is kind of IT 101 sort of stuff
22 Wed Oct 3, 2018 9 rehobothfarm ● I am sorry your wife left you.
23 Wed Oct 3, 2018 10 rehobothfarm ● @derek I really hate having to prove a point this way.
24 Wed Oct 3, 2018 11 ● Well, yes the Internet can be used to find a lot of information
25 Wed Oct 3, 2018 12 rehobothfarm ● Bravo John! Bravo!
26 Wed Oct 3, 2018 13 ● Wow, what in interesting response.
27 Wed Oct 3, 2018 14 rehobothfarm ● Yeah, I know that you saw that the only new IP address
28 Wed Oct 3, 2018 15 ● Sir, you are accusing me of attempting to do something illegal
29 Wed Oct 3, 2018 16 rehobothfarm ● No. Please leave me out of any attempts to usurp
30 Wed Oct 3, 2018 17 ● I’m appreciative that the tone has dropped from “terrorism”
31 Thu Oct 4, 2018 1 rehobothfarm ● I am totally in favor of people being able to express themselves
32 Thu Oct 4, 2018 2 ● So lets sit at the adults table to use your expression
33 Thu Oct 4, 2018 3 rehobothfarm ● I'm going to have to look into the block feature
34 Thu Oct 4, 2018 4 ● This is fascinating
35 Thu Oct 4, 2018 5 rehobothfarm ● That poor woman.
36 Thu Oct 4, 2018 6 ● Thank you for offering a demonstration
37 Thu Oct 4, 2018 7 rehobothfarm ● And you wonder why nobody wants to work with you
38 Fri Oct 5, 2018 1 ● Again ad hominem attacks, but no substance
39 Fri Oct 5, 2018 2 rehobothfarm ● So you are a successful con man
40 Fri Oct 5, 2018 3 rehobothfarm ● That is fascinating!
41 Fri Oct 5, 2018 4 ● It is the HSC-5411 from Heritage Systems
42 Tue Oct 9, 2018 1 rehobothfarm ● I think that is super
43 Tue Oct 9, 2018 2 ● I do think few grasp that the latest Intel processors are simply a long evolution of the old 4004
44 Tue Oct 9, 2018 3 rehobothfarm ● If you look into what the power9 can do