Showing posts with label The Interwebs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Interwebs. Show all posts

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feds Create a Database to Track “Suspicious” Internet Memes

Tools of the Dissident - The Famous Subversive Triad 

This may not be the most money that the government has spent on a frivolous project, but it shows that they really are willing to funnel large sums of money into programs that accomplish nothing. Also, this project exposes the extent of the federal government’s paranoia about dissent and alternative political information.

The Free Thought Project
Washington DC – The federal government spent $1 million to create an online database that will collect “suspicious” memes and track “misinformation.” The project, which is known as the “Truthy Database” is being funded by The National Science Foundation, but it seems as if the operation has some powerful political motivations.
Ironically enough, the project takes its name from a term that was popularized by television personality, Stephen Colbert.
The project will seek to understand how misinformation is spread online, but it will be up to a team of government-funded researchers at Indiana University to decide what type of political speech is true and which is false.
“The project stands to benefit both the research community and the public significantly. Our data will be made available via [application programming interfaces] APIs and include information on meme propagation networks, statistical data, and relevant user and content features. The open-source platform we develop will be made publicly available and will be extensible to ever more research areas as a greater preponderance of human activities are replicated online. Additionally, we will create a web service open to the public for monitoring trends, bursts, and suspicious memes. This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate,the grant said.
The website for the project goes on to explain the importance of memes in their research, and their intentions to find out exactly where certain memes originate.

Friday, August 21, 2015

You Can Buy Just About Anything on the Interwebs These Days....

Looking to have a little fun this weekend, I decided to look and see if any genius out there had come up with a Time-machine app for androids yet. You know, to go back in time and have a conversation with Cicero or something. No such luck. But I did find this interesting little app.....

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Porn Performances to Help Fund Ferguson Protest

What’s the best way to express your outrage over the attack on a police officer and killing of black thug.  Porn of Course!

In Ferguson to Take Some Big Ones for The Struggle
Sasha Pain, a San Francisco porn actress, was so upset at the police shooting of Michael Brown, and the response to the  rioting and looting, that she has decided to help the troubled situation and donate all of the money from her internet web-cam porn performances to help out in Ferguson, MO. 

Since last month’s police shooting of “gentile giant” thug Brown, the agitators of Ferguson have been protesting the perceived injustice by destroying property and stealing things that don’t belong to them. Adult actress Sasha Pain was so moved by the civil disobedience and chaos that she left her home and traveled to Ferguson to support the cause.
But Ms. Pain is not just in Missouri to join the protests, she has vowed to donate all of the money she earns from performing pornographic acts on webcams to help fuel the civil disobedience.
"Pain, who makes webcam sex videos, says she won’t stop working just because she’s on the road. When she has an Internet connection in Ferguson, she’ll make sex tapes and donate proceeds from videos to buy supplies to protect protesters from tear gas, she says."
“Everything that I make while I’m here that I don’t need to feed myself, the people I’m with and over my bills is going toward buying food for protesters and gas masks,” said Pain."
If the people of Ferguson thought they had a champion in Eric Holder and the Justice Department, they must be over the moon knowing that a Z-list porn actress is on the scene to protect their civil rights. Read More

Whether or not Pain makes any money in Ferguson with her web-cam or not, no doubt there will be no shortage of black gang bangers and gettho thugs lining up to help out the little White Girl enhance her web-cam performances. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Aww...The Supremes Are Ruining 4th of July for the Progtards

"Maybe we could just extend Canada Day to Canada Week and skip celebrating the Fourth Of July entirely until there’s an actual reason to take pride in being a U.S. citizen. Maybe we could replace the Fourth with something a little more topical. We could make June 30th a national holiday. Happy Corporations Day! Celebrate by disenfranchising someone in the name of capitalist ideals under the guise of religious tolerance. Wave the White Christian Male flag, buy a bunch of shitty American factory-brewed beer, and drunkenly impregnate a bunch of those second-class subhuman citizens whom we relegate to the status of sex objects or baby incubators, as our version of god so clearly intended. I may be a bit angry."- apricotica 
NOTE: I don't recommend the blogger above*, or for that matter any of the depressed, over-medicated, confused narcissistic hetro-phobic angry atheist crybaby leftist blogs on the sewer known as Tumblr. I happened to run across this comment while jumping over the ditch water and found it a fine microcosm of the stupidity and twisted psyche of uninformed Americans of all I've read since yesterdays court decision. 

* (that is unless you're into saggy tits and cottage-cheese thigh selfies)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wikipedia for the Low information Voter

Condensed for your reading  convenience

TL;DR Wikipedia is an excellent source of information for the “screw it, I don’t want to read all this shit” low information citizen and democrat voter.

A perfect alternative to Wikipedia and the new, it cuts to the chase, getting rid of those annoying words Wikipedia entries are full of and summarizes everything you need to know about a topic / subject in just a sentence or two. You may just learn sumpthin new—but not too much!

Here's a sample:


Friday, June 14, 2013

The 2013 Paul Revere Awards

Yesterday I was presented with the honor of a 2013 Paul Revere Award from the most excellent blogger and photo-shop artist, Curmudgeon of Political Clown Parade.

It is always an honor to be linked, mentioned or reposted on others blogs, and even higher honor to be recognized for your hard work and many hours spent that may go unnoticed at times.  
I Thank You my Dear Curmudgeon, and to the top of the trophy case it goes. 
I always said I could use a little more bust. In addition, now maybe people will pay more attention to me as I ride through town hollerin' out my car window.  

Here is a list of this years recipients:
Adrienne’s Corner 
Capitalist Preservation
Diogenes’ Middle Finger
Earl Of Taint
Maggie’s Notebook
Pirate’s Cove
Proof Positive
 Randy’s Roundtable
 Reaganite Republican
 Sultan Knish
 The Daley Gator
 The Looking Spoon
 Western Hero
 Zilla of the Resistance

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

INFOWAR's Alex Jones To Write Autobiography


Noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is currently in negotiations to write his life story. The working title is, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf Thinks The Sky Is Falling.  
The details of the book are severely under-wraps because Jones is fearful that the government will sell his information to secret communist Martians who are looking to construct a constitution based on his manifesto and coercion techniques.
It would seem that Mr. Jones wants all who purchase his book to read it, then immediately burn it because he doesn’t want the government to learn his secrets, but also doesn’t want to lose the profit of you buying into his book.  
Jones has been apprehensive about even releasing the title because he’s fearful the government will find the printing press, insert tiny explosive devices into every copy, and then put the blame back onto him.  
The only reason Middle Finger News was able to bring the news of Jones’ new book to you was a promise to never trust the government again, move our organization underground, and barricade ourselves in an explosion-proof bunker while only communicating with the outside world through a new version of Morris Code unbeknown to the United States federal government.
We lied.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hackers Drop U.S. Government from List of High-Value Targets


Shanghai - In a rare announcement from a notoriously publicity-shy group, Chinese hackers revealed today that they were dropping the United States government from their official list of high-value targets.

 “We have to allocate our time and energy to hacking powerful organizations,” a spokesman for the hackers said. “Right now, calling the United States government an organization would be a reach.” He added that the hackers’ ultimate goal had been to hurl the U.S. government into a state of abject paralysis, “and they seem to have already taken care of that on their own.”

The spokesman acknowledged that despite years of compromising U.S. government computers, the hackers had obtained little of value, especially on the hard drives of congressional offices.

“Those computers did not appear to be used for anything work-related,” the spokesman said. “Basically all we found were restaurant reservations and porn.”

 U.S. stock markets plummeted on the news of the hackers’ downgrade, which was widely denounced by American politicians as a hostile act designed to cripple the economy. “This is an insult to the American people,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia). “We demand that the Chinese resume hacking us at once.” But according to the hackers spokesman, any chance that they might put the U.S. government back on their list of targets was remote at best.

 “We need to focus on higher-functioning governments,” he said. “We’re taking a close look at Uruguay .”


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Internet Is Not .gov’s to Regulate

Cato@Liberty - Imagine that Congress passed a law setting up a procedure that could require ordinary citizens like you to remove telephone numbers from your phone book or from the “contacts” list in your phone. What about a policy that cut off the phone lines to an entire building because some of its tenants used the phone to plot thefts or fraud? Would it be okay with you if the user of the numbers coming out of your phone records or the tenants of the cut-off building had been adjudged “rogue” users of the phone?

Cutting off phone lines is the closest familiar parallel to what Congress is considering in two bills nicknamed  “SOPA” and “PIPA”—the “Stop Online Piracy Act” and the “PROTECT IP Act.”

One of the major ideas behind SOPA and PIPA is to cut Internet sites that violate copyright out of the domain name system. No longer could typing “” get you to the Web site you wanted to visit. Much of the debate has been about the legal process for determining whether to strike out a domain name. The practical burdens on the law-abiding Internet service provider would be large. “Blacking out” an entire building—just like a Web site—would cut off the lawful communications right along with the unlawful ones. It’s through-the-looking-glass information control, with enormous potential to obstruct entirely lawful communications and impinge on First Amendment rights.

The Internet is not the government’s to regulate. It is an agreement on a set of protocols—a language that computers use to talk to one another. That language is the envelope in which our communications—our First-Amendment-protected speech—travels in hundreds of different forms.

Under the better view—the view of freedom behind opposition to SOPA and PIPA—these things are not the government’s to regulate.