Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EU questioning of Mark Zuckerberg

I'm @NowWatching the European questioning of Mark Zuckerberg.

Wondering what people are thinking about these claims by the EU on how Facebook is "just wrong" and people in Europe don’t want to use it apart from lol...apart from millions of people keep signing up and using it every day.

I keep thinking.....he doesn't get paid enough.

The smartass asking 6 questions without pausing for answers/or the questions to be written down with final part 6 saying Facebook should be broken up because he wants to see a European competitor.....

My response would be GAGF.

I've never been pro Facebook.....but these questions are a witch hunt.

No wonder Europe is in such a mess.

Eg the guy who was late to the start of the meeting because of the strikes in France but now asking for $198 compensation for every facebook users data.

Or the Irish politician wants Facebook to prevent fake accounts (idiot Irish kid who posted embarrasing sex photo and killed himself).....but the other EU politicians want to ban Facebook from building shadow accounts. (Which are used to prevent fake account generation).

This is why EU is screwed up they can't agree on what they want.

Lastly....just plain ugh, this questioning format is ridiculous but well done by Mark in not getting frustrated with their incompetence.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Belinda Carlisle - Since You've Gone

Happy Friday everyone one.

Been listing to The Go-Go's and Belinda Carlisle ever since I read this post yesterday - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGoGos/posts/1648190308552126 .

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend everyone :)



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Twitter implements system wide censorship

Twitter implements system wide censorship.....lol let's guess what's next....pay for your account otherwise your posts won't get seen.

- http://amp.slate.com/technology/2018/05/twitter-will-start-hiding-tweets-that-detract-from-the-conversation.html

Lol stick a fork in them if this gets widespread adoption which is a shame as they were providing a nice real time counter balance to Facebook.

So lame @Jack


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Promiscuous forms of CRISPR

Nothing to see here.....move along.
https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/05/crispr-off-target-editing/


lol that there is even a term "promiscuous forms of CRISPR ".......and that this isn't freaking people out.


https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/05/crispr-off-target-editing/

Saturday, May 05, 2018

CRISPR

Watched an interesting 60 Minutes episode this week.
- https://www.cbsnews.com/video/crispr-the-gene-editing-tool-revolutionizing-biomedical-research/  


and the "deeper conversation" 60 mins overtime - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-can-use-crispr-to-edit-genes-should-they/  that they didn't cover in the basic story.


Been reading up on various sites today, interesting to see lots of issues with immunology that crispr will have - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/crispr-humans-immune-system/549974/  


And some of the potential causes of concern eg this one https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/28/magazine/the-biotech-death-of-jesse-gelsinger.html  


Whats really interesting is how "DNA specific" CRISPR can be....lol Kim Jong Un using a porta potty and taking his poop back home with him from the meeting doesn't seem so dumb after all anymore......


No need to use "laced toothpaste" anymore and worry someone else will use it.........just get a DNA sample, cook up some gene editing substances specific enough and ship an entire case through channels.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

How to Add IP Addresses to Exchange 2007 IP Block List

You would think this is fairly simple right.....


You want to block an IP address from sending you spam and you google to find out how and get this page as the number one result...
- https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123801(v=exchg.80).aspx



This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to add IP addresses to the IP Allow list and IP Block list for connection filtering in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The Connection Filter agent is an anti-spam agent that is enabled on computers that have the Edge Transport server role installed.
IP Block lists and IP Allow lists are administrator-defined lists that specify IP addresses and IP address ranges that are acted on by the Connection Filter agent. The Connection Filter agent disconnects the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) session after all MAIL FROM: headers in the message are processed if the following conditions are true:
  • The Edge Transport server is connected directly to the Internet.
  • An originating IP address matches an IP address or IP address range on the IP Block list. 
What they don't explain is ....you turn IP Blocking On/Off at the "Organizational Level".... and you enter individual IP addresses on at a "Server Level".






"Organizational Level"....
Turn on here




"Server Level"....
Selecting the Internet facing connector THEN enter IP addresses you want to block on Anti-Spam tab.






Seems obvious when reading the TechNet instructions at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123801(v=exchg.80).aspx after you've worked out "how to block spam ip addresses in Exchange 2007" but you think they could edit the article to make it a little clearer.

Hope this saves you 15 mins of digging around......

Cheers,
Dean





Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Australian Crawl

Forgot how awesome this cd was and how many hits they actually had over the years
https://amzn.to/2JCsOe1


Weird that I cant remember what I did 3 weeks ago....but I can remember lyrics from these tracks over 3 decades ago.


https://amzn.to/2JCsOe1

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The China Hustle

I'm @NowWatching #TheChinaHustle on #Spectrum - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7215388

Great documentary. Very much like Enron 2.0 etc

Yet again auditors and lawyers booking fees without due diligence or care. Its available at Amazon on demand - The China Hustle - https://amzn.to/2EanFFV


This is the article where I found out about it with some more background - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/finance-documentary-the-china-hustle-revisits-chinese-reverse-mergers-and-activist-short-sellers-2018-03-30





https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7215388




Was worth my $6.99 just to see General(ret) Wesley Clark squirm like a little girl when he realized his FUBAR decision to be interviewed in the first place.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Gay Bakers have more rights than Crypto and Guns

Reading this article today
- https://www.manatt.com/Insights/Newsletters/Advertising-Law/Cryptocurrency-Pays-Price-for-Alleged-Harm-With-Ad

I’m kind of curious what peoples thoughts are around these issues?

In the light of……
- The social networking site Facebook, banned advertisements for crypto-related and other speculative financial products as of January 2018.
- Just a few days after Google’s announcement, news reports speculated that Twitter would be next to prohibit advertisements for initial coin offerings as well.
- New gun content rules on YouTube send one gun channel to Pornhub - https://nypost.com/2018/03/22/gun-videos-turning-up-on-pornhub-ahead-of-youtube-ban  

How come gay bakers are a constitutionally protected species according to SCOTUS ….but crypto startups and gun reviewers can have their rights trampled on like the unwashed floor mats at an all you can eat buffet.

I know YouTube, Facebook and Google are private companies and as such they get to determine what content goes on their site.

But at the same time I cant help but wonder….shouldn’t all “currently fully legal” topics be freely shown and discussed?

So if YouTube bans a baking video channel that only reviews gay wedding cakes…..its a national emergency, but if YouTube bans some rednecks who like to talk about and shoot AR-15’s at plywood….this is ok. (InRange isn’t a small content provider either….they had 145,000 registered subscribers.

If Facebook is allowed to ban discussions about Crypto……we are all lead to believe this is fine.

But whats next? eg if they then use their powers to prevent us talking about startups looking to compete with Facebook…..then isn’t it the same?

What about governments around the world banning discussion on encryption and security methodologies “because it makes an educated society harder to monitor” Our free rights to new ideas are being infringed upon.

Last time I checked…..this isn’t what the internet is about. Thoughts?

Cheers,
Dean
P.S. I hope people get my humor about Gay Bakers, I fully support SCOTUS position. I just don’t understand why the EFF isn’t pursuing our other rights to discuss legal topics on these social media venues.