Monthly Archive: January 2015

You should display your training in inductive reasoning against …

You should display your training in inductive reasoning against a young man, in deductive against an expert. You should try, moreover, to secure from those skilled in deduction their premisses, from inductive reasoners their parallel cases; for this is the thing in which they are respectively trained. In general, too, from your exercises in argumentation you should try to carry away either a syllogism on some subject or a refutation or a proposition or an objection, or whether some one put his question properly or improperly (whether it was yourself or some one else) and the point which made it...

It is therefore just as little necessary for the …

It is therefore just as little necessary for the saint to be a philosopher as for the philosopher to be a saint; just as it is not necessary for a perfectly beautiful person to be a great sculptor, or for a great sculptor to be himself a beautiful person. In general, it is a strange demand on a moralist that he should commend no other virtue than that which he himself possesses. To repeat abstractly, universally, and distinctly in concepts the whole inner nature of the world, and thus to deposit it as a reflected image in permanent concepts always...

83Vizepräsident. – Rat an Intellektuelle: laß dich nicht vertreten. …

83 Vizepräsident. – Rat an Intellektuelle: laß dich nicht vertreten. Die Fungibilität aller Leistungen und Menschen und der daraus abgeleitete Glaube, alle müßten alles tun können, erweisen sich innerhalb des Bestehenden als Fessel. Das egalitäre Ideal der Vertretbarkeit ist ein Schwindel, wenn es nicht getragen wird vom Prinzip der Abberufbarkeit und der Verantwortung vor rank and file. Der gerade ist der Mächtigste, der möglichst wenig selber tun, möglichst viel von dem, wofür er den Namen hergibt und den Vorteil einstreicht, anderen aufbürden kann. Theodor W. Adorno: Minima Moralia – Reflexionen aus dem beschädigten Leben (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

I do not make any clear distinction between mind …

I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension. God may be either a world-soul or a collection of world-souls. So I am thinking that atoms and humans and God may have minds that differ in degree but not in kind. Freeman Dyson on Progress In Religion (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

In this note we show that a key component …

In this note we show that a key component of AES in fact contains a backdoor the allows the Belgian Government and The Catholic Church (the forces behind Rijndael / AES design, who obviously hid the backdoor in the cipher) to secretly eavesdrop on all AES communications. This is why the National Security Agency has been actively promoting the use of AES in public networks. KALE: A High-Degree Algebraic-Resistant Variant of The Advanced Encryption Standard (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

From a military perspective, surveillance of the Internet is …

From a military perspective, surveillance of the Internet is merely “Phase 0” in the US digital war strategy. Internal NSA documents indicate that it is the prerequisite for everything that follows. They show that the aim of the surveillance is to detect vulnerabilities in enemy systems. Once “stealthy implants” have been placed to infiltrate enemy systems, thus allowing “permanent accesses,” then Phase Three has been achieved – a phase headed by the word “dominate” in the documents. This enables them to “control/destroy critical systems & networks at will through pre-positioned accesses (laid in Phase 0).” Critical infrastructure is considered by...

In der militärischen Sicht auf das Netz ist die …

In der militärischen Sicht auf das Netz ist die Überwachung nur die “Phase 0” in der Cyberkrieg-Strategie – und internen Unterlagen zufolge die Voraussetzung für alles Folgende: Durch sie sollen die Schwachstellen der gegnerischen Systeme ausspioniert werden. Wenn sie mit “verborgenen Implantaten” infiltriert und mit “permanenten Zugängen” kontrollierbar sind, ist Phase drei erreicht, die mit “Dominieren” überschrieben ist: “Durch die in Phase 0 gelegten Zugänge kritische Systeme nach Belieben kontrollieren/zerstören.” Als kritische Infrastruktur gilt alles, was eine Gesellschaft am Laufen hält: Energie, Kommunikation, Transport. Ziel, so interne Unterlagen, sei schließlich die “kontrollierte Eskalation in Echtzeit”. Snowden-Dokumente: Wie die NSA digitale...

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Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New …

Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, the Sun, NBC and the Washington Post were saved by GCHQ and shared on the agency’s intranet as part of a test exercise by the signals intelligence agency. New evidence from other UK intelligence documents revealed by Snowden also shows that a GCHQ information security assessment listed “investigative journalists” as a threat in a hierarchy alongside terrorists or hackers. GCHQ captured emails of journalists from top international media | UK news | The Guardian (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

One classified document from Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s top …

One classified document from Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s top spy agency, shows that GCHQ used its surveillance system to secretly monitor visitors to a WikiLeaks site. By exploiting its ability to tap into the fiber-optic cables that make up the backbone of the Internet, the agency confided to allies in 2012, it was able to collect the IP addresses of visitors in real time, as well as the search terms that visitors used to reach the site from search engines like Google. Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters – The Intercept (View...