* Posts by Norman123

70 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jun 2012


China chip imports down 12.4% as tech trade war with US intensifies


Diplomacy or bust

We are shooting the whole planetary upward spiral with our King Kong military, defense of smokestacks, and sacrificing the future generation to a bleak environmental future. Our government is actively killing demand for our industries yet keep picking our pockets for furthering chaos and destruction across the globe to impose a system most don't want.

Chinese are no dummies and they know how to get even with unitary mindset to accomplish objectives instead moving in molasses.

The wise course would be to develop diplomacy, trade, win-win for all residence of the spaceship earth. We pay our government to work in all areas. They seem to prefer the easy task of giving orders to use King Kong instead of our diplomats whose work is intricate like watch makers/jewelers to create something long lasting instead of good will for the next election cycle.

We must put our diplomatic house in order and start putting leash on our King Kong. The world is developing weapons against the King Kong and if it fails (which it has frequently since Vietnam) in a big contest, we are TOAST! All the vengeance accumulated over 75 years will be unleashed on US....

Scientists pull hydrogen from thin air in promising clean energy move


Scientists learned to duplicate politicians

Politicians can convert thin air into $tillions. Scientists finally found a way to duplicate their method in the vital energy field. Alas, it has even worse problem than money. from thin air.

Half of bosses out of touch with reality, study shows


Make everyone more efficient/effective/happy. Employees are not prisoners

Management studies in 40's, 50's, 60's and beyond revealed that employees perform best when left to utilize time fit for them to achieve job objectives provided recruitment, selection, appointments are handled properly. Only essential people who needs to meet and greet public/clients need to be present at the office and they can be made much efficient if rotated with those who work from home.

Office imprisonment is so pre-21st century. Soon we shall have quantum computing and 5G+. There is a huge gap between the potential and reality. Will the managers of the pre-21st century wake up?

Russia 'stole US defense data' from IT systems


Re: Ahhhh – Russia today, China tomorrow?

China was yesterday, Russia today, tomorrow who knows? Our mutli-trillion dollar security/defense systems seem to frequently fail since 911 event (itself a gross security failure).

When cats sleep, mice have a party. Why cats sleep? Dogs (taxpayers) are drugged with lies....Why are they drugged? Because someone has a river of money coming his way......

US House passes bill to boost chip manufacturing and R&D


Capitalism, What Capitalism? We don't need no SINKING capitalism....

So says corporate America, hand stretched out AGAIN, because the wage slaves have to pay for it.....

You're fabbing it wrong: Chip shortages due to lack of investment in the right factories, says IDC


Trade war/supplies disruption/covid?

I thought the chip shortage started with the trade war, supplies got disrupted, the covid and its sons continued taking its toll, now all three are combined. US factories cannot produce enough supplies, prices go crazy, incompetent industries unable to compete can reap a lot of profit.

Every hot war in the past was preceded with a trade war (1 and II both). Are we on the path to the III? SCS and Pivot to Pacific seems to indicate so....

Nothing helps efficient industries like fair competition. Nothing destroys a society faster than a trade war....

AT&T, Verizon delay 5G C-band rollout over FAA fears of passenger plane radars jammed by signals


How come other countries have overcome this issue for the past at least five years. Is Corporate America falling behind with all the pile of weal/resources at their disposal?

Nextcloud and cloud chums fire off competition complaint to the EU over Microsoft bundling OneDrive with Windows


I am glad someone paid attention to question the OneDrive in your face every time one starts the Windows.

Apple sues 'amoral 21st century mercenaries' NSO for infecting iPhones with Pegasus spyware


I hope this becomes a trend against all hacking spyware floating around abusing cyberspace for power and profiteering at any cost. Any company whose software is attacked by known and proven attackers should be sued and their responsible officers be thrown into the slammer in addition to losing their shirts, trousers and being tar/feathered....

People buy gadgets to enhance the quality of their lives, not be spied upon and abused.

Another plague is the telemarketers. Now they have a way to call from fake local numbers and no one is there to defend the taxpayers from these wolves of cyberspace.

China's hypersonic glider didn't just orbit Earth, it 'fired a missile' while at Mach 5


Is it budget time again, already?

Why machine-learning chatbots find it difficult to respond to idioms, metaphors, rhetorical questions, sarcasm


Take any smart application interacting with customers, if any problem that needs info out of its structured system, it will fail. It shows how limited machine learning is and how much we still need live people to answer questions.

What saves many corporations money is making customers scream, waste their time while taxing their limited sanity left over from frustrating work environment.

If anyone can explain why Jupiter's Great Red Spot is spinning faster and shrinking, please speak up



That's where Saddam hid his WMDs. That is why it is spinning faster, getting ready to strike W and his cronies any day now....

Can we talk about Kevin McCarthy promising revenge if Big Tech aids probe into January insurrection?


McCarthyism? NOT AGAIN, in 21st century coup attempt!!!!

Senators urge US trade watchdog to look into whether Tesla may just be over-egging its Autopilot, FSD pudding


I bet the competition is having their own party to get even (in the marketplace....

Russia tells UN it wants vast expansion of cybercrime offenses, plus network backdoors, online censorship


Do they have an NSA?

IF not, waiting until they find the funds to establish one...Can WHO or anyone put the surveillance states back in the box?

'This is the worst I've seen it' says Arista boss as entire network hardware sector battles component shortages, doubled lead times for semiconductors


So you want a trade war, eh?

How is it working for the world so far? Who is benefiting?

Biden warns 'real shooting war' will be sparked by severe cyber attack


Re: @AC

Please don't get us started on DJT and his gang....Domestically or internationally....


Could he mean..

I wonder if Biden meant real shooting war will start if NSA cracks major infrastructure or nuke codes of the opponents. They would be siting ducks....or fish in the barrel..

That is what probably all state to state software spooks are looking for....


Re: Not really news, Biden

I am not a programmer or computer savvy person but I wonder if it would be possible to develop software to check program and hardware errors?

Good news: Jeff Bezos went to space. Bad news: He's back


A fantastic life at our expense?

It must be a fantastically glorious life to be at the right place at the right time and be ruthless enough to stop at nothing to increase your loot at any cost and in any way.

You and I and his employees, even the government are paying for high flyers' lifestyle because they have that amazing touch of madness most of us are unable to even imagine, let alone accept doing it.

After 15 years and $500m, the US Navy decides it doesn't need shipboard railguns after all


Are we fully enjoying the war as economic development model yet?

Who cares? For the generals and politicians, money comes out of the printing presses. You and I have to work our tails off to pay at minimum 25% to 35%, depending on how hard we work and/or how much risk we take...

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request


Did he really say this?

"Another prick on the wall"!

Hi, Congress. FTC here. It would be so wonderful if you could let us recover money stolen from victims by crooks


As long as the "campaign contributions" are coming in, F the victims and vey to the fraudsters.....Has anyone been bothered by telemarketers? ;))

Sitting idle while global chips fry: US car industry asks Biden to earmark cash for automotive semiconductors


Handouts to private corporations who fail to be competitive in the global marketplace? Is this capitalism or corporate communism? If taxpayers pay to keep or improve a private corporations, their board must have representatives of the public permanently so the public will have a share of the profit and the workers have a say in how the company is run.

Why waste public money to prop up a failing/uncompetitive private outfit if individual business people are forced to go bust.

Google's ex-boss tells the US it's time to take the gloves off on autonomous weapons


Can this lead to weapons taking over and creating an empire of their own, turning the commanders into their slaves? Machine learning, autonomous weapons? What else will DOD come up with to get more money?

House Republicans introduce legislation for outright ban on municipal broadband in the US


Privatization has gone insane. Most privatized endeavors seem to cut corners, pass taxes to individuals, beg/force taxpayers bailouts (private profits/communist risk), fails to provide service at critical times (Texas blackouts/freez the latest fiasco), gouging consumers (again Texas price gouging 10,000%), are basically callous to human needs and life systems.

Best to have critical services socialized, give private sector controlled profiteering before they destroy USA with never ending wars (transfer of funds to guns from bread while being the most powerful yet wasteful nation in history), destroy the planetary life system.....

China unleashes fearsome new cyber-weapon: A very provocative meme


Julian Assange Freedom of speech?

I wonder how Julian Assange feels about freedom of information/press/human rights/journalist rights from "democracies" especially Australia, France, UK, US, all of whom praised him and gave him awards until he published things they did NOT like....

Human rights/truth is a strange subject; it seems tp morph into different forms depending on the angle of observers....

Of course everyone knows the coalition of the willing is spreading "democracy" in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, but did not complete doing so in Syria and the remaining axis of evil....

Mysterious metal monolith found in 'very remote' part of Utah


A monument to the biggest loser in the history of the Universe

The timing is revealing....Placed there by a secret UN gang.....;))

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired


Re: Yay! Party time!

Churchill was a troubled man. Addictions are sign of huuuuuge trouble..So they say....


Ding dong, the wicked bully is gone!!!

Putin to Trump: Let's collude to stop election hacking


Any agreement that reduces chance of war

Any rational human would agree that any agreement with nuke powers is a good idea to prevent chance of starting MAD. The planet is sitting on a powder keg. If it lights up, kiss our dear rearies bye, bye....

Braking point: Tesla has had quite enough of Trump's 'unlawful' tariffs on Chinese-made parts, sues Uncle Sam


Trade Wars Created Two Major Wars In The Past 75 Years

Tariffs create protective walls to coddle industries that cannot compete in the market. Excuse is government subsidies by a foreign government of their industries. Imagine our dirty energy and technologies without Feds subsidies in the form of military expansion, research and development, and outright tax loopholes...

Tariffs also jack up the price for consumers (price gouging by governments) in addition to forced transfer of funds from the consumers to producers.

Tariffs are also forced taxation through one man's order without the people's approval through Congress or public debate.

In the past, trade wars have led to international bang, bang. It seems, if unchecked, the current military preparations around the globe seems to be leading towards that. Funds are being transferred to war machinery, even NUKES, and positioning of war systems at the doors of the two major competitors. Imagine industrial scale war under the MAD regime and consequences for planet earth. FIREBALL then FREEZE despite rosey predictions to the contrary and private bunkers with survival kits for 10 or more years underground.....

Only beneficiaries of tariffs are a few inefficient industries, a government that is scared of raising taxes and the military for a short time. Afterwards, it destroys the home that was supposed to be protected. Do we see the sign now as we see gutting of the economies of the planet, creating an atmosphere of everyone for the self and a looming war that could perish all?

Uncle Sam adds fresh group of 11 Chinese firms to Entity List over human rights abuses


NSA's payback?

If NSA can track every computer, cell phone, and voice on the planet and spy on heads of states, then spying on the US becomes an obligation for self-defence.

Needed: International law for privacy and rules of conduct for nations, corporations with NSA and other spooks around the world watching over who breaks them then bring them to International Court of Justice with the full force of all the world united against any individual, corporation or state....

Tony Blair tells Russian infosec conference that cross-border infosec policies need more gov intervention


Has he eaten any yellow cakes lately?

I bet he longs for the days when he could kill MI6 agents who exposed his fixing intelligence around what W. wanted him to do....It was the beginning of never ending wars and bonanza for "defence" contractors and progressive degeneration of programs for the truly needy in society. I wonder what was in it for him.

US Health and Human Services targeted by DDoS scum at just the time it's needed to be up and running


attack or incompetence masked as attack?

Looking at the way incompetence is blamed on others and the value of having boogeyman for corralling the sheep, one should always take whatever any government, especially the ones that have lied time and again, with a huge bag of salt.....Blaming others for its own failures is the oldest trick in the bag of all governments...

Since the FCC won't act, Congress finally moves on robocalls by passing half-decent TRACED Act


They should find a way to reveal the real identity of the callers and allow people to bring class action suits against them. Hit them hard in the pocket. Set the attorneys loose on them. That will stop them all. $$$$ always work both ways....

Second time lucky: Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation


Intimidating journalists

Assange, Manning, Snowden are the sacrificial lambs to intimidate journalists to never reveal abuses of power (state secretes) or else....


Intimidate journalists

It seems that Assange, Manning and Snowden are made examples to intimiidate journalists to never reveal abuses of power (state secretes) or else.....

No one would be so scummy as to scam a charity, right? UK orgs find out the hard way


Lots of scammers in charities

If one digs a little below the appearance, three are many scammers running charities. Check a few in the US. I know at least two directors who have gotten wealth scamming people through their nonprofits.....

EU's top court says tracking cookies require actual consent before scarfing down user data


When are the US citizens going to be protected from cookie monsters?

'Not productive for our business'... Michael Dell urges end to US-China tariff tit-for-tat spat


Trade wars leads to real wars. Our planet is at stake for both.

We have seen this game in the two major wars. When one economy gets too successful, another may feel threatened and starts a trade war. This is just protecting industries that cannot compete. US subsidize almost all companies through tax loopholes, direct subsidies, and other ways.

IF a hot war between any two major economies starts and leads to nukes, we all should kiss our dear rearies goodbye. No fan of M. Dell but good job at this instance for knocking some sense in flip-flopping trade warriors.

Now hopefully other CEOs tell the current power elite to get on with economic competition by helping industries become efficient to compete in price and quality in the international markets instead of erecting mud dikes to hold consumers here hostage to artificially inflated prices and make others bypass us all together, leading to the irrelevancy of our economy eventually.

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts


Who doesn't spy?

Google, Apple, NSA, UK, et. al. all spy for either "security" reasons, commercial reasons or industrial espionage. Spying on people and among states is probably older than oldest profession.

Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French


When will they ever learn? when will they ever learn!

Every time someone develops a weapon, someone else feels threatened and develops a trap or a more threatening weapon. I suppose as long as the civilian economy is playing dead, the military industrial complex maggots will keep munching on it until it is gone.....

'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco


When management becomes more interested in golf and making deals instead of tending company essential business ([responsible operations, social responsibility to clients and one's geographic location), peoples' lives are sacrificed. Let's hope the top management is sued and forced to pay from personal account the useless loss of lives in two negligent accidents....

Nunes FBI memo: Yep, it's every bit as terrible as you imagined


Government of, by and for bureaucrats, .001% and politicians

When media, wealth and power is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands; whistle-blowing laws intended to correct the extremes of abuse are tweaked to protect the abusers supported by Patriot Acts, the consequence is a confused state of seemingly class warfare that is progressively destabilizing our ECONOMIC, social and political orders. In other words, our society is falling apart and no one seems to be able to hold those in charge accountable for this state of affairs. Those in charge seems to have no control over them. The system is BROKEN. People are not part of the equation anymore.... How to fix it? Ask social scientists and the people.

Dear US taxpayers, 4.5 BEEELLION of your dollars were blown on unapproved IT projects


Don't worry. It is nothing compared to the waste in the military corporate wars: the cost of keeping one US soldier in Afghanistan is about $4 million per year.... Total cost multiply 4 x 20,000 (if this is the true number of troops)


Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup


With all the hacking reported in the cyber media, a rational person would have to conclude those who make the machines and their codes could be compromised by power/wealth to enable those gaining most from hacking the system, to hack it for the benefit of very few at the expense of the most. In other words, when a lot of power and wealth is at stakes, the system is always subject to manipulation. How the average voter will know if their votes count?

Elections become even more suspect when we add the influence of mind manipulation through media controlled by very few. As the late comedian/turned social philosopher stated: big business "got you by the balls"!

Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware


I appreciate your dissemination of this info. I just uninstalled CCleaner and hope my Kaspersky had stopped its bad behavior. Any feedback if other antivirus could defect and stop it?

NSA takes one-two punch to the face


No to little Batistas

When unelected bodies have free secrete access to private information of millions, they have the chance of becoming little Batistas and often seems to be the case with time....The only way to stop abuse of power is to notify the person whose information is accessed by anyone about the identity of the body/person and specific purpose of accessing that information. If a person is suspect, s/he should be notified and asked to explain the suspicious activity before further steps are taken. The government of the people cannot be without the consent of the governed every step of the process to defend the greater good for the benefit of all in a polity. Otherwise, little Batistas will destroy the whole society...