amanfromMars 1 Thu 28 Nov 06:13  ……… revealing the safest of foundations and soundest of precautions on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2019/11/27/hacker_ethical_pentester_roundtable/
Real Prime Time Crack Hacker Thinking with Targets for Blasting and PenTesting
“to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” … Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind” …. Jim Morrison
“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” …. Ayn Rand
“The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We *cause* accidents.” — Nathaniel Borenstein
“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself…Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.”—H.L. Mencken, American journalist
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.” … Aldous Huxley
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate. …. Sun Tzu
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” ….. H. L. Mencken
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” … Douglas MacArthur
“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” … So said Winston Churchill, the grandmaster of fake news.
Visionaries speculate about what is to come. Pioneers can report it to IT
amanfromMars 1 Thu 28 Nov 14:28  …… ponders on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2019/11/27/hacker_ethical_pentester_roundtable/
Re: Ethical Hacker, Ethical Paedophile
Can you imagine the anxious consternation in Unethical Paedophile Groups?
What think they of a such a shift in emphasis, and the likely worthy penalty for unethical non-compliance?
Warrant those vast mined fields of deserved calamities and you be practically on your own and virtually excommunicated. It is most definitely an extremely quick self-destructive path to continue to travel whether just starting out or consistently returning to with unethical thoughts to exercise and realise.
Now it cannot be said an Inscrutable Informative Warning was never given and received.
amanfromMars 1 Thu 28 Nov 08:05  …. receives an answer on https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/2/2019/11/26/you_look_like_a_thing_and_i_love_you_review/
Let there be Light
No, still no idea what it’s talking about.
Perhaps you should check the house rules for badges? …. John Smith 19
It would appear to be very much a case of what is said, understood and liked enough by both El Reg and the masses being bothered to register an upvote, John Smith 19, for El Reg qualifying thresholds for badges surely confirm it? So mere prodigious quantity bears no responsibility.
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However, discretionary awards are always liable to be thought easily subjected to bias rather than solely being well considered as a truly worthy reward to certain egos/ids.
🙂 And one must never forget, here on El Reg, El Reg makes the rules and commentards can only help police them …… which is a greater service than you are likely to be offered by many anywhere else in these days of hope and glory and real change ‽
Thanks for the assistance, John Smith 19. ‘Tis much appreciated.