Apologies that I’m delayed …

I’m working on it but finding the issue of Coronavirus UK overwhelming tbh

I’ve found it difficult to unravel UK government’s response although it appears to be deficient. Working on it …

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

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Coronavirus UK: Background

Suggested background for you to watch or not.

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Coming soon: Coronavirus UK

Coronavirus UK is a big issue so there will be a series of posts. I intend to explain in some detail why UK is pursuing it’s current course (essentially the NHS is totally overwhelmed so the purpose is to reduce infection as far as possible), how the Coronavirus crisis is also a crisis for Capitalism (and compare and contrast to the previous crisis of Capitalism 2008). Hopefully people are realising that good health and an adequately funded and otherwise properly resourced health system is of paramount importance.

One issue to note now: Official guidance to wash hands often is simplified. The reason behind it is that viruses spread through fomites – objects that are shared by people. The obvious ones I can think of are shared rails and handles on public transport, buttons on intercoms, elevators, entry or exit to blocks of flats, handles on supermarket baskets and trolleys. It is suggested that Coronavirus / Covid-19 can remain viable on metal and wood fomites for up to 48 hours.

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https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/26/business/26reuters-apple-shareholders.html

(Reuters) – An Apple Inc shareholder proposal critical of the company’s app removals in China received a relatively high level of support at the iPhone maker’s annual meeting on Wednesday, enough to push the company to respond, experts said.

The proposal, which called for Apple to report whether it has “publicly committed to respect freedom of expression as a human right,” was defeated, but 40.6% of votes cast supported the measure, according to company figures.

The proposal highlighted Apple’s 2017 removal https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-apple-vpn/apple-says-it-is-removing-vpn-services-from-china-app-store-idUSKBN1AE0BQ of virtual private network apps from its App Store in China. Such apps allow users to bypass China’s so-called Great Firewall aimed at restricting access to overseas sites, and Apple’s action was seen as a step to preserve access to the country’s vast market.

Wednesday’s vote stood in contrast to previous years when critics made little headway with big investors on the issue.

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We are in transition to a new World order

We are in a period of transition

to a new World order

i.e. from the Old to the New (or at least to the revised) [ed: Hopefully not revised. We need a new World order to replace these shits that have destroyed Our World for wealth).

and we should shape this new World

in our image

I suggest

that Human Rights and Nature

are paramount.

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Greta Thunberg in Bristol for climate protest this Friday 28 Feb

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/22/greta-thunberg-visit-bristol-youth-climate-protest

11am at College Green, Bristol.

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Boris Johnson and Rupert Murdoch …

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/07/business/media-mr-murdoch-s-war.html April 7, 2003

… In the last several months, the editorial policies of almost all his English-language news organizations have hewn very closely to Mr. Murdoch’s own stridently hawkish political views, making his voice among the loudest in the Anglophone world in the international debate over the American-led war with Iraq.

Mr. Murdoch, however, plays down his personal role in the unanimous views of his papers, explaining that he no longer has the time to dispense day-to-day instructions to his editors or producers. ”I think that all our papers are certainly supportive of the armed forces,” Mr. Murdoch said in an interview last week, ”But that is not me calling the editors.”

Still, he has made no secret of his opinions. ”We can’t back down now, where you hand over the whole of the Middle East to Saddam,” Mr. Murdoch told the Bulletin, an Australian magazine, in February. ”Bush is acting very morally, very correctly,” he said. ”The greatest thing to come of this for the world economy, if you could put it that way, would be $20 a barrel for oil. That’s bigger than any tax cut in any country.”

Boris Johnson welcomes ‘benevolent’ Murdoch and News UK to London Bridge September 17, 2014

[Boris ‘Alien’ Johnson] called The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sun on Sunday, “the four constituent parts of the oldest and most successful union in the history of Fleet Street”. The Tory Mayor went on to praise News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch as a “wise, benevolent, and far-sighted monarchical figure”...

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jan/23/johnson-met-murdoch-on-day-he-signalled-general-election-bid

Boris Johnson saw Rupert Murdoch for a “social meeting” on the day he signalled his intention to seek a general election last year, according to new transparency disclosures.

Johnson saw the media billionaire on 2 September, the day when Downing Street briefed that he would be seeking an autumn election if his Brexit plans were thwarted. In the event the election was pushed back to December.

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Can we do Corbyn Broadband?

I’m intending to share broadband when I get it . Unlimited? Then why not share it Socialist like?

ed: I am suggesting open wifi

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Boris the worse that useless Boris

It’s bash the liar Boris Johnson time again.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnsons-mustique-villa-stay-21500154

It’s uncertain who paid for Boris and Carrie’s Mustique holiday. Boris has declared it was paid for by Carphone Warehouse boss David Ross. Applying my maxim that Boris ‘Alien’ Liar is totally alien to the truth and that instead you would be closer to the truth by accepting the opposite of anything and everything he says, he’s lying (and optionally that he has acid for blood and can survive molten lead). Ross said that was wrong and that he hadn’t paid for it, then said that it was sort of right because he had arranged it. So basically, we don’t know who paid for it. My guess is that Murdoch paid for it as a reward for BJ being such a recompensating thrall.

I realise that it’s strange to regard Bully Boy Johnson as a serf or thrall. The way it works is that our place is pretty low but it’s all relative and despite Boris being privileged it doesn’t really count compared to Maggie’s bstard Murdoch. Murdoch was facilitated by Thatcher – do your own research, disprove me if you can. We see that we are repeatedly fekked over by useless, incompetent Tory sihts.

While we’re on the topic of social stratification, that’s when racism and misogyny step on to play their part. It’s part of the BS spewed up by Murdoch’s news empire, part of the BS ideology by which the 1% – or even the 1% of the 1% – retain their power and privilege. Through racism and misogyny even nasty, misogynist racist xenophobic ignoramuses can believe that they’re better – have higher status – than others. Murdoch even employs them in prominent political positions to do his bidding.

Moving on Corbyn criticised BJ for deporting black people – that Murdoch xenophobia agenda again.

Boris the Alien is very keen on huge ridiculous technological ventures. He’s proposing a useless bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. He’s unhinged. Actually, I think that he’s an alcoholic.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/11/hopes-rise-bridge-linking-scotland-northern-ireland

Johnson has long been an enthusiast for major infrastructure projects, but his visions only sometimes become reality, and those which do have had a tendency to not fully deliver on his promises.

As London mayor, Johnson pushed repeatedly for the garden bridge across the Thames, despite repeated warnings about its economic unfeasibility and the complication of securing planning consents, wasting £53.5m of funds, £43m of it taxpayers’ money.

An even more ambitious idea for a new London airport in the Thames estuary came to nothing. As mayor, Johnson did deliver a £60m cable car across the Thames in east London, but a supposed key transport link later turned out to have just four regular users.

More expensive still was Johnson’s plan for a “new Routemaster” bus for the city, allowing passengers to hop on and off open platforms.

Transport for London paid more than £280m for a fleet of the buses which turned out to be baking hot in the summer, with the doors kept closed for safety reasons, and were unable to be sold to any other cities.

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Sunday Review

Boris ‘Alien’ Johnson(*1) has been lying again about post-Brexit food standards. Liam Fox has also been lying about them.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/03/fears-about-us-food-standards-hysterical-says-boris-johnson

... In a speech setting out his goals for trade after Brexit, the prime minister said the UK would not accept a “diminution of standards” on food hygiene or animal welfare as a result of a deal with the US.

He also said Britain would be “governed by science, not mumbo-jumbo” when looking at whether imported food was acceptable for consumption in the UK. Johnson criticised “America bashers” who take a “hysterical” attitude towards US food and view it as “inferior”. …

Here are those lesser US food standards which the Alien claims are mumbo-jumbo: https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredients-additives-gras-packaging-guidance-documents-regulatory-information/food-defect-levels-handbook. Try searching that document for ‘excreta’ – my browser found 79 matches. For example, Cocoa Beans … Mammalian excreta … Average of 10 mg or more mammalian excreta per pound. Boris literally wants you to eat US siht.

It appears that computer security / privacy is now historical. Looking into the isues I’ve had, modern puters have co-processors for use by manufacturers and / or three-letter government agencies. They have a direct route into these puters and are able to evade firewalls, etc. (It’s ring -2 and -3 code for geeks).

Congratulations to Sinn Fein on their Irish election results. [Their history is exactly that and they are now a legitimate left-wing party.]

Insect-filled chocolates, rat hair noodles, and maggoty orange juice: The reality of a Brexit trade deal with Trump

*1 You have a choice: 1. The one thing that sets Boris Johnson apart is that he is a totally unashamed lying cnut. Telling the truth is totally alien to him. You would be closer to the truth by simply accepting the direct opposite of anything and everything he says. 2. Boris Johnson is a very nasty, incredibly resilient alien with acid for blood who can survive molten lead. 3. 1 and 2.

Apologies that I didn’t have much time to prepare this post. I’m otherwise busy.

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I apologise

Probably about a year ago I did a post about being climate change time. I did mention it in my posts about twenty or thirty years earlier. The Capitalists e.g. Shell Oil and Exxon knew about it in the 60s and 70s and f***ed the World regardless so that they were rich and comfortable.

I’m retiring from political activism. I’ve done enough. It’s your fight.

I’m still going to have a go at those total a. oles Boris and Trump but I don’t regard it as my fight any more.

TBH, I don’t want to tell you about my assessment …

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On a personal note …

I really don’t like doing personal but here we go

I am distracted trying to develop a career to pay vast amounts of taxes …

[ed: but I’ll try to do one post a week – possibly on a Sunday ]

I’m in semi-retirement from blogging. I would hope that there is an army of angry bloggers out there angrily blogging …

I need to slag off Boris more. He’s such an a…..e(US) a……e(UK). I hope that you realise that he’s going for a no-deal Brexit. All that BS about about US food standards? It’s a matter of record, it’s documented that US food standards are far lower than EU standards. Boris will literally have you eating (US) siht.

As well as that, I’ve got a plan to displace a dominant search engine cos it’s siht. So if you want to help me, help me. [ed: possibly years ahead, but I’ve got a good plan).

*on a more personal, personal note …

to M & H, cos I know you follow this blog, best wishes and keep your chin up Gingernuts ;)

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I wanted to retire back in 2005 …

Looks like I can’t retire because I’ve got to go for the clowns with blonde hair…

;)

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Greta Thunberg: What will you tell your children?

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Coming Soon: Internationalist Revolutionary Socialism

We need Internationalist Revolutionary Socialism to address the Climate Crisis.

Capitalism is responsible for destroying our planet, our home.

Internationalism: We respect all peoples.

Revolutionary: We replace those in power.

Socialism: Respect for people.

ed: Revolutionary: It is revolutionary to depose Capitalists. We replace Capitalists with Socialists. This can be done democratically through elections, the ballot box. We have to do it now without delay. Vote Socialist, depose the Capitalists.

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Davos is a meeting where the uber-rich tell governments what to do

Davos is a meeting where the uber-rich tell governments what to do

That’s what it is.

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Further memo to Davos: I think that perhaps you’re not appreciating that it is you rich b’stards who are destroying the planet

It is you rich b’stards who are destroying the planet

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Further Memo to Davos

Space tourism is vetoed.

Addendum: What I’m saying there is that commercial space travel is not tolerated. Additionally, space exploration e.g. that proposed by Trump is also not tolerated.

The issue of the climate crisis needs to be addressed seriously. It is a crisis which needs to be addressed urgently.

We have to do all that we can to save our planet and mitigate the effects that are happening.

Addressed particularly to Davos: You are held responsible for the destrucion of the planet because you are in charge and therefore responsible. I am not stating my perspective explicitly but I expect that it is understood.

ed: Maybe I was stating it explicitly. To clear confusion, Davos are the not only the 1%ers but the 0.01%ers or even the 0.001%ers.

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Memo to Davos: You are held responsible for destroying our planet

Davos, You’re not used to people talking to you like this because you are so filthy rich. Because you are the richest b’stards in the World, you are in charge. I fully appreciate that you’re so f’cking rich that you rule the World.

Please understand that many people are hugely annoyed with you destroying our Planet.

deep

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I can often tell when I’m pwned …

Even with this new to me system significantly longer to boot suggests remote debugging. It also explains why I’ve got significantly better internet access than I’m paying for …

[23/1/20 It’s more than simply delay. I’m using an OS that isn’t designed to hide the details from you. It’s like walking in treacle, that the machine is unresponsive often taking far longer than it should to perform tasks. Using a liveusb with a similar configuration – recent deb, same l/w desktop – is much quicker and more responsive (which suggests a misconfiguration actually). I’m getting a fw not recognised message to the b.blob (no network then && might try to jump that) and surprised that swap is used at less than half ram even with swappiness true. Will try to dig down. Could do with some advice how to identify a debugger running & which one or style is likely. On a slow network, slower than slow BB speed which suggests a remote lag.

24/1/20 Noticeably better now and metrics confirm e.g. less use of memory and swap. I hope that it’s not only because it’s Friday evening (spook off for the weekend).

28/1/20 Surprised at finding so many nasties from a little digging:

tracefs /sys/kernel/debug/tracing tracefs rw,relatime 0 0

cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/tracing_on 
1

cat /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_ftrace_filter 
#### all functions enabled ####

irqbypass              16384  1 kvm

mei                   118784  3 mei_wdt,mei_me    [NB 1 + 1 == 3]

tracing, mei & kvm??? kvm – sluggish because there’s a memory hogging os as vm? [ed: would explain swapping at less than half RAM use with swappiness ‘true’.] Need to learn some.]

all of a sudden like.

ed: Shields up Captain ;)

A simple puzzle for you ;) Ii got won random o ;)

12/2/20 Weirdness

It’s pointless me wiping and re-installing when I don’t know what the problem is – it will probably just happen again. I’m also close to the belief that there is no such thing as privacy / computer security any more and I don’t have anything interesting and only slightly illegal (BT filesharing, a few computer books and Alien videos) on this machine. I use long passwords. I used to write about the goal of full spectrum dominance and it would appear that it may have been achieved.

It’s an old T410, i5 with 4GB. 4GB is plenty to run Buster and 2 should do. I’ve not really investigated deeply because I’m otherwise busy.

Initially I was finding that memory wasn’t available so that swap was used near 2gig despite swappiness set to ‘true’. I suspected and still suspect a hostile guest OS, a big one since it’s using 2gig.

stress –cpu 8 –io 4 –vm 32 –vm-bytes 128M –timeout 30s

causes swap to be filled but then it stays full. swapoff causes swap to be emptied very slowly but it is then transferred to ram.

I appear to be using too much bandwidth so that may be something to watch.

14/2/20

RAM slot 0 must be populated and powered on for the firmware to run.

I’m glad that it’s all so automated and that they probably don’t know what they’re doing (or must simply follow orders). Love ;)

16/2/20 I don’t know what I’m doing either tbh – that’s why I’m learning. I’m finding it very difficult to nail down (secure) Buster. It seems far too complex and poorly-documented and would much prefer a secure desktop by default. [ed: I suppose I should say securer, of course].

31/3/20 Edited sysctl.conf as a normal user and did it, file permissions were correct.

31/3/20 10 min later. In my circumstance I think that it’s I can but try …

later: ;)

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