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the dark side of 5G

Last year, 5G came to Darby, Montana – population 720 For most of the summer expensive equipment was operated by a dozen or more transient workers at remote-from-home duty stations with food and lodging included in the cost of each well-paid technician. WooHoo! We have fiber-optic high-speed cable Internet. I celebrated reliable unlimited Internet along with everybody else around here. I drove past the cable crew around the county week after week after week wondering how in the world do a handful of us pay for this? I shrugged that question off as I went about the rest of the business I call “life”. It was some obscure grant from somewhere… for the children, of course. But now I am […]

assassination attempt on GAB failed

The tech giants are about to experience The Streisand Effect. You might remember the big star suing someone for posting coastal California pictures that included her mansion. In 2003, Streisand sued photographer Kenneth Adelman for distributing aerial pictures of her mansion in Malibu. But Adelman was no paparazzo—he operated the California Coastal Records Project, a resource providing more than 12,000 pictures of the California coast for scientists and researchers to use to study coastal erosion. At the time Streisand sued Adelman for $50 million, the picture in question had been accessed a whopping total of six times—twice by Streisand’s lawyers. Nonetheless, her lawsuit stated that the photos explicitly showed people how to gain access to her private residence. Of course, […]

Google reminds us: You buy the product or ARE the product

“Omnipresent tech giant Google told US senators that it lets third-party apps read data from Gmail accounts and share this information with marketers, even though Google itself allegedly stopped this practice last year.” “Google itself has mined users’ emails since Gmail was launched in 2004, but announced last year that it would stop the practice, amid privacy concerns and a federal wiretapping lawsuit.” Why exactly did you think they GAVE YOU free e-mail service? This mega-corporation is NOT a charitable enterprise. It is a massive, profitable, powerful, international conglomerate. That they no longer read your mail does not mean they are no longer harvesting your information. Their goals have not changed. “At least 379 apps available on the Apple and […]

You either pay for the product, or you ARE the product

My confuser fan was running far too much, too fast and too often. I finally dealt with it. Not advisable, but expedient is to vacuum or use compressed air dusters to suck or blow the air vent holes in the bottom. I did get quite a bit of dust out, but without changing its symptoms. I opened up the case and did it right, again with canned air made for the task. Oh yeah, quite dusty inside. That needed doing. But my new browser Vivaldi and old Firefox both tend to run the cooling fan at its highest level, working to dissipate heat the the computer is generating with all that thinking – that is all the electrons flowing hither […]

ode to Valentine One

I road raced toy cars as a rug rat. I pushed brake-less wooden coasters to hilltops and drove them hard through corners on the way down. I was the same with my bicycles. Throughout my motorized years, superior cars or bikes disappear from from my mirrors every time curves are involved. I LOVE the art, science and skillset of driving. From two wheels to eighteen, I have always paid attention to driving machines and environment like nobody else I know. I observe my ten-and-two hold on the steering wheel in maybe one out of a hundred drivers. I see lounge-chair seating positions, one-hand at the bottom of the wheel, double-arm hug, fast food in one hand, driver focused on back […]

The Show

We are in the time and place of the greatest overthrow in the history of mankind. It would be a shame to not peek in at least once in a while. Here I share one heckuva peek… And links to see more… Oh so much more. … Q: “Watch the resignations” In this video 412 Anon helps us do exactly that. The four researching activists in the show also cover other really exciting Drain The Swamp news. The one thing I struggled with in the above video was following through on some of the suggestions made by the participants. So I watched it again, taking notes, then stumbing around the world wide web so I could help you with any […]

BEARS in the air

BEARS Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services —————————– When normal communications systems – phone lines, cell phones, internet, 911-call-centers, broadcast TV & radio – are unavailable or overtaxed, amateur radio can provide flexible communications resources. MISSION Provide our neighborhoods and communities with a pool of trained radio operators, technicians and resources to deliver essential communications during emergencies. ———————————————————- BEARS is an organization dedicated to preparing, practicing for, and being able to provide radio communications via amateur radio whenever requested , whether for emergencies or planned events throughout and beyond the Bitterroot whenever radio is superior, or other means of communication are compromised We are eager, able and willing to work with related organizations and other emergency service providers, but retain […]

website security and reliability

In February I changed hosting services. That took a lot more learning than I expected. It also had a large number of failures before my perseverance finally resolved the myriad details that had to be addressed exactly so. Even before I finally achieved the reliability in presentation and fluid ability to post new articles to my sites, I began getting messages suggesting I really, really ought to convert to the more secure access offered by “HTTPS”, as opposed to unsecured plain HTTP. Enter, once again, more details that I did not know and had to learn about. Today I think my websites are reliably, consistently up on HTTPS with improved security for thee and me. To take advantage of that, […]