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Isn’t it obvious by now that pervasive dishonesty is the foremost crisis of many crises in Western Civ generally and American life in particular? All our authorities have made themselves false, lying their way into the broad collapse of confidence that drives the nation toward some culminating horror show of strife and loss.The go-to lever of concerted mind-fuckery has been the term-of-art misinformation, applied especially to things and propositions that are truthful — thereby confounding the public’s ability to discern truth in anything, or to discover how they are being misled in matters of life and death. We’ve allowed the worst in human nature to disgrace ourselves. Satan, Father of Lies, is Western Civ’s paragon of disgrace, and so American life appears more and more Satanic and disgraceful.All this was epitomized in the operation of Twitter, the cheerful little bluebird of social messaging which evolved in a very few years into an instrument of coercion, punishment, deception, and lying, until it became clear that Twitter’s misinformation was misinformation itself. Half the nation doesn’t believe anything it is told by those in authority and the other half revels in its reckless abuse of authority.And so, it’s refreshing to see one Elon Musk act to seize control of this Satanic vector of disgrace. Mr. Musk appears motivated to defeat the culture of lying by restoring open debate in the ubiquitous online public arena. It’s a heroic deed. But, you see, it’s not merely Twitter’s management or its biggest shareholders that Mr. Musk is messing with, but malign forces in the US government, which have surreptitiously taken control of Twitter and other social media to work its will on events. If you don’t know that Twitter, Facebook, and Google are proxies serving the US Intel Community, then you have not been paying attention.Using Twitter to impose that culture of pervasive dishonesty in public chatter is what gave permission for all others to follow the script. Medicine has succeeded completely in disgracing and destroying itself by lying about everything connected to Covid-19, from its origins, to the insanely outlawed treatments for it, to the harmful actions of the vaccines, to the hidden data that might tell us the results of all that lying. Twitter set the tone for that with its censorship policies. Anyone who suggested that lockdowns, masking, remdesivir protocols, and vaccine mandates violated common decency was tossed out of the arena, often with added punishment of losing a career, a professional license, a livelihood, and having to endure the betrayal of colleagues cowed into silence.Twitter also enabled the suicide of higher education, which has succumbed to a plague of Jacobin craziness that would embarrass the inmates of an old-time locked ward. The failure of authority on campus is cosmic. Can you name a single college president who has raised a voice against such manifest idiocy as men competing in women’s sports, the invention of ersatz fields of study, the re-segregation of dormitories and graduation ceremonies, the shouting down of invited lecturers, the persecution of free-thinking faculty, the kangaroo courts for sex disputes, and a hundred other violations of intellect and decency?All this coerced insanity has been nurtured by social media’s sly mechanisms for bending narrative into propaganda: their beloved algorithms, all fine-tuned to destroy anything that touches on truth. The result is a country so marinated in falsehood that it can’t construct a coherent consensus of reality, and can’t take coherent actions to avert its own collapse.Mighty forces are marshalling to prevent Elon Musk from buying up Twitter stock and taking the company private. BlackRock, Vanguard, the prince regent of Saudi Arabia are all principal stockholders in Twitter, with gazillions in capital to theoretically match and overcome Mr. Musk’s moves. Meanwhile, the Tesla boss maintains a prankish self-confidence in this exploit, offering cryptically comic gibes to a news media that is openly vested in opposing him. You have to suppose that he’s gamed out the gamble. He’s looking like someone who has dealt out a hand of cards aiming to shoot-the-moon.The prospect of an open public arena for ideas is exhilarating all of a sudden, considering how the information-stream got hijacked in service to the wicked. It’s fun to see their tortured casuistry as they plead for “content moderation” — the phrase du jour for censorship, as if it were a good thing rather than the opposite of anything good. This feels like the beginning of something positive after a long siege of political degeneracy. Let the sunshine in to disinfect the arena. Cast the Demons back into darkness. You go, Elon!
"It does not surprise me to see that some interest groups are planning on throwing the kitchen sink at this transaction in an effort to derail it," Carr added in a statement to FOX Business. "Of course, the FCC has no authority to block this transaction. And while I am not in a position to speak for the DOJ or the FTC -- the other agencies that were identified in that Open Markets Institute release -- I am not aware of any basis upon which any federal agency can block it," he said. "But I defer to those agencies to speak to the scope of their authorities." "Suffice [it] to say, it is far from clear that the groups objecting to this transaction are going to do so because they're interested in the neutral application of competition and antitrust laws -- these efforts look like a move motivated by a desire to prevent the free exchange of political views on Twitter," Carr concluded.
The Truth is Truth Social isn't going to go anywhere. It's doomed to fail hard and fast.
zzyzzx saysSelf serve kiosks are slower because most people are moronsThis. My first W-2 job was a bagger at a grocery store when I was 14. I like the self serve to be honest, because I know how to use it and be quick about it. Even with full service I'll still put my frozen foods next to each other, cold stuff like cheese together, boxes together, etc. to make it quicker for them to bag it. And living in the country I need to keep the cold stuff with cold stuff for a 20-30 minute drive. I'm polite, but if I see them fucking up bagging I do say something. McDonalds it makes no sense to automate it. Though I rarely go. Last time I dealt with it I just walked away and let the wife handle it. No patience on my end. It's so much easier to say I want a #4 or whatever with large fry and Coke to a person that uses the system daily. Groceries are different if you've had to scan them an...
Self serve kiosks are slower because most people are morons
Instead he puts out a definitive statement that he will no doubt have to back track if it does take off and freedom is restored. Hell
But I suspect hell go back to twitter in time (after TS flounders)
But, at least theres a chance, assuming the e2e is done well, that they cannot read past DMs,
Elon Musk posted this earlier
Hircus saysBut, at least theres a chance, assuming the e2e is done well, that they cannot read past DMs,The only reason to have a centralized server is to intercept communication today. I'm working with NAT traversal right now which allows your machine to DIRECTLY communicate with my machine (through multiple servers of course, but not a centralized one - just switches). This is frustratingly hard as shit to figure out how it works, but once you understand it, it's amazingly simple.Skype was E2E P2P originally. Making P2P is entirely undocumented (I'LL FIX THAT GOD DAMN IT) but one you get past that point, E2E is truly possible.The whole internet today is based on the idea that these two things are "hard to do" - and they aren't.
Sorry I’m not specialized like you and I’m sure this is a dumb question, but isn’t this what the entire internet is designed to do?
NAT only comes in because there aren’t enough ip addresses, but you just need to setup a port forward from your router.
This is how I’m able to watch my Plex server when I’m away from home. Plex isn’t routing all my traffic through their servers, that would cost a fortune. Pretty sure lots of stuff works like this. Do things like Plex where I have to setup a port forward still route traffic through a central server?
The government’s first counter-move, under the vividly deliquescing “Joe Biden” — whose treasonous corruption became Twitter’s job-one to conceal — was to concoct a brand-new agency under Homeland Security called the Disinformation Governance Board, to be run by one Nina Jankowicz, “internationally-recognized expert on disinformation and democratization,” who also happened to be a RussiaGate shill and publicist for the fifty national security officials who labeled the Hunter Biden laptop story “Russian disinformation” (turned out: not). In other words, America now has a “truth” kommissar who is a soldier in the War on Truth.Such a desperately stupid maneuver could only come from a regime close to collapse — just as the feculent particulars on Hunter Biden’s laptop are being revealed by many in possession of copies of the laptop’s hard-drive, and while, concurrently, the US attorney in Delaware, David Weiss, leads an investigation into Hunter B’s business dealings. Those include large-ish payments from nations hostile to American interests for opaque services rendered. So, you have a chief executive (“JB”) compromised mentally and legally, and installed via a janky primary and a dubious election, and, some young cookie fresh out of the Princeton fellowship matrix is going to defend him like Wonder Woman wielding her Magic Lasso of Aphrodite?Homey don’t think so. Homey think the whole wretched episode of orchestrated national mindfuckery is about to come a’tumblin’ down, along with the miserable ghoul in the Oval Office. And that will be followed by the fun of seeing them try to eject Kamala Harris from the scene and replacing her with the likes of Barack or Michele Obama. (Don’t believe it? Just watch.) Of course, all that will be small potatoes to the reveal of cosmic ineptitude or gross criminality (perhaps both!) that is bound to come as Twitter opens up to discussion of our government’s role in the Covid-19 fiasco — which I aimed to help kick off with my first Tweet in long long time, viz:
Elon Musk@elonmuskThe far left hates everyone, themselves included!5:28 AM · Apr 29, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Elon seems on track to become a hero to conservatives. I wonder how this will affect sales of Tesla cars? They’re still back ordered from Liberals, but now will conservatives be interested in driving something that fills up with electrons? Was this whole move to free Twitter a ploy to get the right half of the country into a place where they’re willing to consider buying a Tesla?
I'm waiting on the Cybertruck, coolest looking car since the ealy 60s Thunderbird and can tow like a champ.
Elon seems on track to become a hero to conservatives.
Elon Musk posted this earlier
If Elon does try to build Twitter into a truly free speech platform, he is likely to get JFKed. I don't think its gonna happen in reality.
I think the majority of Americans need cheaper cars than a Tesla.