amanfromMars 1 Mon 26 Apr 21:17  …… airing an awkward alternative view on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/2/2021/04/26/jeremy_fleming_gchq_china_warning/
Re: Big Brother GCHQ defending democracy? Best laugh I’ve had all week.
We have stacks of ingenuity, but if you want to do something interesting, you may have to work with people over the prison walls and across the briny deep in Terra Incognito. If GCHQ let you. ….. Tron
Given the very particular and peculiar nature of many of the works which are now being done somewhat autonomously and anonymously, and which might be of very specific concern to the likes of an Orwellian GCHQ, to even imagine that GCHQ would be able prevent anyone able in such fields from doing exactly as they themselves want, is surely risible and delusional.
And that is what has everyone in those older establishment systems of command and control so terrified and twitchy. It is only natural, …. such blind panic and endemic horror.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 27 Apr 09:41  …….. adding more on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/3/2021/04/26/jeremy_fleming_gchq_china_warning/
Re: Big Brother GCHQ defending democracy? Best laugh I’ve had all week.
To build the future of tech, whilst I wouldn’t advise going to China, you may have to go abroad, assuming the prison gates are ever opened. If not, you will have to work virtually for a foreign company, trying to dodge becoming an enemy of the people. We don’t have a SoftBank ….. Tron
Oh, …. and there I was thinking the UK finally had, and now you’re sort of telling me to consider it a fad, Tron? How very disappointing.
The new UK Infrastructure Bank will harness the skills of our engineers and the innovation of our architects and designers to make major new projects a reality. It will add expertise and capacity to local governments and help them to realise their plans. And most importantly it will help us to build back better, fairer and greener.</i> ….. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer …… https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/966131/UKIB_Policy_Design.pdf
If the UK does have big Venture Capital to release and activate and utilise for any perceived and/or recognised latent potential in a nationalised private public or pirate proprietary intellectual property portfolio, now is certainly an excellent time to deposit it with Appropriate ACTive Actors/Prime Premium Drivers, otherwise fertile thoughts of fraudulent shenanigans and dodgy slush funds and monumental theft grow roots to emerge as a diseased crop which blights vast fields of tricky dicky finance with ponzi plantations of institutional vapourware.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 27 Apt 05:51  …… bearing gifts on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/04/26/apples_macos_gatekeeper_flaw_exploit/
The shell cares not if you do not believe in it..but it does take care of you
Do not blame the shell for your mortal failings, but instead, do not ask it to do what should not be done, or what cannot be done. ….. Anonymous Coward
Because of the latest revisions to the Master Sees, AC, postmodernised versions of the Sublime Instruction Set advise humanity of the following abiding 0day exploit vulnerability and Persistent Advanced ACTive Cyber Threat and/or Treat. …… Do not blame the shell for your mortal failings, but instead, do not ask it to do what should not be done whenever anything and everything can be done with immunity and impunity.
It is no small change in the Great Schema of the IoT Thing.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 27 Apr 06:44  ………. urging caution out there on
A Complicating Union with the Military Industrial Complex is gravely to be regarded
Whilst the news of attractively lavish investments and spendings is surely to be widely welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed, and the likes of the figures mentioned in the sums of $15bn and $100bn and $10bn are not simply loose change, there is always this bastard wayward child to confront and deal with whenever proposals for engagement with the Military and Departments of Defence are contemplated.
Both the difficulty and stumbling block which will always blight the Department of Defense and Sensitive Private Entrepreneurial JOINT Venture sector, is that the one lumbering behemoth will always want complete control over the other agile leader ……. and whenever such a proposed venture is recognised as being worthy of absolute command and control, does that invariably result in conflict which results in those two particular parties taking their wares/needs and services elsewhere ……. and sometimes that is directly to the competition and/or perceived opposition to a disagreeable party.
It has though been long well enough known with the following classic shared 60 years ago. Here is a luscious bit to taste and savour from then.
A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peace time, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United State corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. ….. a major component of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell Address (1961)