the machines need to allow for choice, there has always been a “backdoor/exit/path to Zion” and in this iteration, they have developed this matrix we know as civilisation (in the movie…hehe) and every time they are getting better at it.
what is it that they are getting better at exactly? limiting choice within the matrix.. they need to allow for choice in the program, and without that choice – things fall apart.. think about it.. primitive communism, feudalism, etc.. the choice represents our individualism to some extent. I think in the movie, the word choice is being used synonymously with freedom, however, there are two freedoms. there is a freedom from something and a freedom to do something
the emphasis seems to be on the freedom “to do”, within the matrix – and the people who leave chose to leave based on a freedom from.. however the machines still need this in the code.. it is what neo, or the previous ones’ would have gone back to explain, as a revelation from God, or a new Red book with rules about how to live.. with psalms and poetry and constitutions.. they need to give people a get-out-clause because without it – no one will voluntarily enter it again, in order for the machines to benefit from our battery-bodies. it’s interesting, we must have agreed to this every time before, but every time, the machine’s try to take away the ‘freedoms/choices’ they have given us – until someone comes to remind them
(ref. from conversations with god – great book).
the first matrix was a paradise – Eden? but it was Adams ‘choice’ that set everything off.. interesting tho, so if Eden is the 1st matrix, primitive communism the 2nd, feudalism 3, capitalism 4 – the architect say 6.. I wonder how the authors have broken up historical materialism but definitely worth a smoke and discussion about. =] Awesome video!
So there are a few flags in chrome that allow for the navigation to magically move to the bottom of the screen saving me a hell of a long time in the long run.
You also get some interesting new menu options and tab layouts.
Thanks, Vince for another amazing BBQ
This is definitely going to affect some business users.
Tens of thousands of websites are going to find themselves labeled as unsafe unless they switch out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.
Thanks to a decision in September by Google to stop trusting Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certs, from mid-April Chrome browser users visiting websites using a certificate from the security biz issued before June 1, 2016 or after December 1, 2017 will be warned that their connection is not private and someone may be trying to steal their information. They will have to click past the warning to get to the website.
This will also affect certs that use Symantec as their root of trust even if they were issued by an intermediate organization. For example, certificates handed out by Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL that rely on Symantec will be hit by Google’s crackdown. If in doubt, check your cert’s root certificate authority to see if it’s Symantec or not.
The change will come in build 66 of Chrome – due for public release on April 17 – and the problem will get even bigger on October 23 when build 70 is released and all Symantec certificates will be listed as not being trustworthy.
Of course, not everyone uses Chrome and not everyone will instantly upgrade to the latest version, but it’s safe to say that it will become a very big headache very quickly for those sites that haven’t obtained new HTTPS certs from other authorities.
The question is: how big a headache? Early beta testers of the Chrome build have been warning that they keep coming across websites with untrusted certificates and seeing the danger message. Fortunately, one person has gone to the trouble of running a script to figure quite how ugly it’s going to get.
Security engineer Arkadiy Tetelman, who works at Airbnb according to his blog, decided to run a test in which he grabbed the certificate information from the one million biggest websites on the internet, in terms of traffic as rated by Alexa, and tested to see if they would break.
The script took 11 hours to run and turned up some very interesting results: of the one million websites, just 11,510 are going to go TITSUP in April, with 91,627 on the chopping block in October.
When businesses collide
It’s still a large number and there are some big names there – car company Tesla.com, water filter company Brita.com, Australia’s energy regulator at aer.gov.au, and, well, 11,507 others. It’s not Y2K – these outfits can buy certs from other authorities or get free ones – but it’s safe to say that there are going to be a lot of unhappy people come April if action isn’t taken. And then even more unhappy people a few months later.
Fortunately, Mr Tetelman has uploaded a plain text list, so if you are a sysadmin or webmaster, we would strongly recommend doing a search to make sure you’re not on it. Or, of course, be even smarter and move all your sites away from Symantec certificates.
The issue doesn’t raise the slightly troubling fact that Google has basically put an entire company’s certificate-issuing operation out of business by declaring that it would no longer accept Symantec certificates. That’s a scary amount of power to have.
But on the other hand, it wouldn’t be doing it if Symantec hadn’t repeatedly screwed up and undermined trust in its own product by wrongly issuing SSL/TLS certs, including, unfortunately, the one for google.com. Not a smart move.
If you are an organization that exists purely to ensure that people can trust you, then you should expect some fallout if it turns out you can’t be trusted. Symantec wasn’t very happy, of course, and used a whole range of angry words in a blog post about it: words like irresponsible, exaggerated, and misleading.
It claims only 127 certificates were wrongly issued, not the 30,000 previously claimed. But here we are. A few months after its blog post and with Google refusing to budge, Symantec threw in the towel and sold off its certificate business to DigiCert.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Kinda gives an interesting perspective to the idea that Circassians and people of the current Caucasus mountains, whom the airbag share an R1a1/R1b1 Halpo group, moved to the Island of Eir some few thousand years ago.
First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests
This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.
IT’S LIKELY THAT the early Irish populations had dark skin, similar to the Cheddar Man discovery made in the UK this week, according to genetic experts.
This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago.
Known as Cheddar Man, after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient made had been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains.
The findings of the joint project between Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London transformed the way people had previously seen Cheddar Man, who had been portrayed as having brown eyes and light skin in an earlier model.
Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland, professor of population genetics at Trinity College Dublin, Dan Bradley said that a project with the National Museum of Ireland has made similar findings for that of the earliest Irish populations.
The researchers working on the Irish project have compiled data from two individuals from over 6,000 years ago that provide similar results as Cheddar Man.
“The earliest Irish would have been the same as Cheddar Man and would have had darker skin than we have today,” Bradley said.
He said their findings suggest the DNA is linked to individuals from Spain and Luxembourg, people who populated western European after the last Ice Age but before the farming era.
Similarly, Cheddar Man’s tribe migrated to Britain at the end of the last Ice Age and his DNA has been linked to individuals discovered in modern-day Spain, Hungary and Luxembourg.
“We think [the Irish examples] would be similar. The current, very light skin we have in Ireland now is at the endpoint of thousands of years of surviving in a climate where there’s very little sun,” Bradley said.
“It’s an adaptation to the need to synthesise vitamin D in the skin. It has taken thousands of years for it to become like it is today.”
Bradley’s research suggests that there were about 30-40,000 people on the island of Ireland at the time that the dark skin genomes date back to.
“They came here very probably by boat. They ate a lot of fish, hunted wild boar, gathered plants and nuts,” he said.
Bradley said that the team of scientists at Trinity College Dublin hope to have their research fully completed within the year.
Cheddar Man recreation
A bust of Cheddar Man, complete with shoulder-length dark hair and short facial hair, has been created using 3D printing.
It took close to three months to build the model, with its makers using a high-tech scanner which had been designed for the International Space Station.
Alfons Kennis, who made the bust with his brother Adrie, said the DNA findings were “revolutionary”.
“It’s a story all about migrations throughout history,” he told Channel 4 in a documentary to be aired on 18 February.
It maybe gets rid of the idea that you have to look a certain way to be from somewhere. We are all immigrants.
BOD CEANN – DICKHEAD
CRÌOCHNAICH FHAIGHEAN – TOTAL CUNT
BLAIGEARD – BASTARD