so I heard GNU turns 30 !

Posted 19 Sep 2015 at 15:06 UTC by badvogato

From CSvax:pur-ee:inuxc!ixn5c!ihnp4!houxm!mhuxi!eagle!mit-vax!mit-eddie!RMS@MIT-OZ
From: RMS%MIT-OZ@mit-eddie
Newsgroups: net.unix-wizards,net.usoft
Subject: new Unix implementation
Date: Tue, 27-Sep-83 12:35:59 EST
Organization: MIT AI Lab, Cambridge, MA

Free Unix!

Starting this Thanksgiving I am going to write a complete
Unix-compatible software system called GNU (for Gnu's Not Unix), and
give it away free(1) to everyone who can use it.
Contributions of time, money, programs and equipment are greatly

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Progress on Internet Child Pornography

Posted 17 Sep 2015 at 18:29 UTC by MichaelCrawford

I aim to Solve what I at first called, then referred to but now denote as The Software Problem:

Software failure is fundamentally a human problem, not a technical one.

Purely technical solutions fail to effect truly meaningful and lasting change.

A common - but commonly ineffective non-technical Solution to the Deadly Sin of Greed is the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of the greedy. The progress I report herein aims not to imprison anyone rather to spare the many victims of Child Sexual Predators. While I do expect vast quantities of prosecutions to result from my FBI/IC3 report, I hope to "Break The Cycle", in that many child sexual predators are themselves the adult survivors of incest and child molestation.

I am one such adult survivor, my abuser - in the common parlance - hoped to "train" me to accept my fate by leaving kiddieporn lying around in my plain sight. While my widely-known Madness resulted, that I was so-trained leads to my present focus on the development of Technical Measures, not to so elminate Child Sexual Exploitation rather to take the money out of it.

Adults - even teenagers - have sexually-abused children since the Dawn of Humanity; my own work is unlikely to eliminate it.

But at least I can lead the Venture Capital community to make wiser choices as to which web startups they fund.

To Wit:

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Is There a Mandatory Reporter in the House?

Posted 27 Aug 2015 at 04:00 UTC by goingware

I haven't had a whole lot of luck getting anyone at Adult Protective Services to respond. I received just one email to say that a social worker would call me on the phone to handle my mother's APS intake, but after I responded that I was out of minutes and so must do it via email, I haven't heard back from them.

From time to time a Mandatory Reporter will agree with me that they are obligated to file a Mandatory Report. I expect that's what Mandatory Reporters are for: to agree that they would be imprisoned were they not to file.

Oddly those Mandatory Reports are never filed yet the Mandatory Reporters are never prosecuted.

Just now I quite bluntly confronted my mother regarding my father's murder. She administered at least six caplets of Extra Strength Tylenol per day - quite likely more than six - for at least two years, perhaps three, as Tylenol was modestly effective for Dad's Shingles, which later progressed into Neuralgia.

This despite that he had Hepatitis twice during his life from eating tainted shellfish.

When Dad's doctor ordered a CAT Scan of his liver to determine whether the hardened lump in it could be cancer or just Cirhosis, Mom flatly refused to permit it "Because his insurance doesn't cover CAT scans".

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SECURITY ADVISORY: Please Block favicon.ico in Your Firewall

Posted 18 Aug 2015 at 06:39 UTC by MichaelCrawford

Even if you don't use a firewall you might use a non-filtering proxy. If so you might be able to filter just "/favicon.ico" from every web site.

I discovered a Zero-Day in the wild this morning. It exploits your browser, quite possibly your entire system through the favicon.ico that is placed at the root directory of many web sites:

It is already public knowledge that neither Chrome nor Firefox place size file size on favicons, thus a very large one - even a standards-compliant graphic document - could crash your browser, possibly crash your computer by running it completely out of virtual memory (ie. swap space). Large favicons exploit dialup modem users via the Denial Of Service that results from downloading a very large file without the end-users knowledge or permission.

I am already developing a Firefox and Chrome Add-Ons as well as Safari and Internet Explorer Plug-Ins that will block all favicons in their initial releases; later versions will user a separate process - a sandbox - to validate the document format of each favicon.ico, render its pixels in a memory buffer then display the now-safe image in the browser's address bar.

My Add-Ons and Plug-Ins will warn the user of invalid documents and display Message Boxes - Alerts - if the favicon.ico document actually does contain a Virus, Trojan Horse or Worm.

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Malicious Slanders and Censures are Poison: Answer to Del

Posted 14 Aug 2015 at 19:12 UTC by MichaelCrawford

... a man is needed, who is ready, as Christ taught,
to be poor, wretched, thirsty, hungry,
and to suffer all kinds of persecution, reviling and defamation.

Jonathan Swift

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Revised Friday, August 14, 2015

So crawford, so predictable. I bet there are dozens of 911 not an emergency phone calls to go along with this.

What boggles the mind is how the system fails time and time again
to keep the crawc0ck locked up and medicated.

-- Del Griffith

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In reality, despite my most-diligent, at times desperate effort it is Damn near impossible to pry my medicine out of the hands of all but a very few mental health and medical professionals. To the extent I get any medicine at all - even just a little bit - I quite commonly find that medicine sickens me, that I am allergic to it, that it works well at first but after some time stops working so we must work together to find another - my options are running out - frequently that my new medicine fails to yield joy of any sort.

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the Unique Game Conjecture etc...

Posted 11 Aug 2015 at 18:30 UTC (updated 11 Aug 2015 at 19:03 UTC) by badvogato

Then there were the cookies. One time, inside a local bakery, Knot was surprised to find that three 33-cent cookies were being sold for a dollar. While it didn’t prevent him from buying the cookies, he said, “even if it’s one cent, it seems off.”

"three 33-cent cookies were being sold for a dollar" is more correct than 99 cents. And here's my argument:

For a kid, who really wanted to eat 3 cookies and whose mother saw the price per unit gave him 1 dollar. A smart kid can eat cookie at a time and pay 1 more after he finished one and save one cent by the end of day. An impatient kid WILL pay 1 dollar for 3 cookies to show off his cookies to other envious neighborhood kid.

THAT IS a more ideal pricing, for each according to their need and their want. Also, if I have 3 cookies in a jar, if you get all three from me, that jar's value for holding cookie is depleted when no new cookies are made for the jar.

Be it cookies in a jar or jobless/homeless people look for work and housing. Division of labor, Division of tools one must have to bring fruit for one's labor, Division of grace from a higher order, how economic professors figure all THAT out without living thru it for good and bad time themselves?

penny for your thought? btw, hearty congratulation to Knot as the newest recipient of Nevanlinna Prize

Also support advogato master lkcl 's rhombus-tech with his concern and add your cents to his community of ideas

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HOWTO think about deep mind without going postal?

Posted 7 Aug 2015 at 21:29 UTC (updated 7 Aug 2015 at 23:29 UTC) by badvogato

Devil's in the details. who really use Lunatic Python ?

also, I came across this old entry that belonged to my 'banned' acct on

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois
By Dudley Randall

"It seems to me," said Booker T.,
"It shows a mighty lot of cheek
To study chemistry and Greek
When Mister Charlie needs a hand
To hoe the cotton on his land,
And when Miss Ann looks for a cook,
Why stick your nose inside a book?"

"I don't agree," said W.E.B.
"If I should have the drive to seek
Knowledge of chemistry or Greek,
I'll do it. Charles and Miss can look
Another place for hand or cook,
Some men rejoice in skill of hand,
And some in cultivating land,
But there are others who maintain
The right to cultivate the brain."

"It seems to me," said Booker T.,
"That all you folks have missed the boat
Who shout about the right to vote,
And spend vain days and sleepless nights
In uproar over civil rights.
Just keep your mouths shut, do not grouse,
But work, and save, and buy a house."

"I don't agree," said W.E.B.
"For what can property avail
If dignity and justice fail?
Unless you help to make the laws,
They'll steal your house with trumped-up clause.
A rope's as tight, a fire as hot,
No matter how much cash you've got.
Speak soft, and try your little plan,
But as for me, I'll be a man."

"It seems to me," said Booker T.--

"I don't agree,"
Said W.E.B.

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HOWTO Light A Fire Under A Solicitor

Posted 1 Aug 2015 at 10:55 UTC by MichaelCrawford

Subject: General Inquiries

Dear Mister Storage,

Please reply with the name and street address of Maritime Moving and Storage's Agent For Service Of Process so my Process Server can serve my complaint.

I am the plaintiff and Maritime Moving and Storage is the respondent.

I am filing a United States Federal complaint against your firm for Unlawful Restraint Of Trade.

You put the arm on Damn near every last one of the the tools of my trade when my quite elderly and quite profoundly mentally ill mover directed you to ship MY property to Vancouver, Washington.

This despite that you yourselves specifically informed my mother that it was a violation of Canadian as well as United States law for you to do so.

You shipped my stolen property to Vancouver, British Columbia when you sweet-talked my mother into providing a photocopy of her own passport as well as her own name and handwritten signature on my stolen property's customs declaration.

Mom's signature is felony perjury however she was not at the time mentally competent to sign contracts.

At Maritime Moving and Storage's own expense, I shall retain on of your friendly competitors to return my stolen property to the U-Haul climate-controlled storage facility on Windmill Road in Dartmouth. Most distressing to me these past few years is that your theft of my grandfather's piano prevents me from playing it when I visit Halifax from time to time to solicit potential clients.

While I am a United States citizen, I have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, a Work Permit (ie. temporary residency) and hope to become a Canadian citizen someday.

Elder Abuse is QUITE a serious criminal offense.

Clark County Washington Adult Protective Services is already working to help my mother get her money back, I expect that the Halifax Regional Municipality's Adult Protective Services will be happy to point out the error of Maritime Moving and Storage's ways by putting every last one of you sorry lot behind bars for a good long time.

I can't help you there. Doubtlessly the damages you pay out of my lawsuit's judgement - no, I will not accept a settlement, only judgement creates precedent - will return at least a small portion of my father's life insurance to my mother.

My beloved mother, Patricia Ann Crawford is now penniless and will soon be homeless as well. My hope has always been to provide for Mom's Golden Years, but she has no "Golden" years because you right chaps robbed my mother blind.

Have A Nice Day.

Michael David Crawford, Consulting Software Engineer
+1 (503) 688-8345

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