I like the “drive” that having an ideological addiction can bring. That parts fun. Whatever your ideology has you do makes you feel like you’re a part of something greater than yourself. It’s a high.

I like the “drive” that having an ideological addiction can bring. That parts fun. Whatever your ideology has you do makes you feel like you’re a part of something greater than yourself. It’s a high.

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I never had that ideological feeling for politics though. Had it in other fields, but politics always seems like a bizarre creature to me.

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Maybe it’s ’cause music / creative /research things always sucked me in moreso than ideologies, although messed around with a few through the years.

Like tonight, I just did this about an hour ago. Why? What’s the ideology? I felt a compulsion to SHARE. I want to Contribute to the common pool of available “stuff” on the internet for the sake of contributing to the common pool of available stuff on the internet.

Maybe somebody who knows more about political stuff could figure out what type of political ideology that belongs to ’cause that’s what I do a lot of. I just do it yet it feels important, in the same kind of way an ideology ‘drives’ people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFFFarMqWpc

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I have certain things in me that I consider “THIS IS RIGHT” and ‘THIS IS WRONG”. There’s not a lot of things I’m firm about but the things I’m firm about, there’s just no wiggle room about it. Where that fits in the grand scheme, I have no idea, although I’m sure it’s easy to figure out. I just haven’t.

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Sacrifice everything for? Damn that’s a tough one. I consider myself “service oriented” personality. I sacrifice what I want and focus on the needs of other people so long as I’m in a position to help them that isn’t going to require me to enter into some long term commitment. But for that time I’m in service to them, I give 100% and put aside eat / sleep / etc for it.

It has to fit within my capabilities and stretch them a little. But extending to the area where I “don’t know if I can handle this myself” level – I don’t know what would bring me to that.

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I don’t know what I’d pick up a gun and kill someone for. (when I hear military, I think, “Who am I killing and for what reason?”]

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If someone else has to *die* for my ideals to reach fruition, then I’ve abandoned my ideals. So I guess pacifism must be one of mine. Yet, if the government I’m living under feels the need to do so, I’m not going to stop them, although I’d give my opinion and attempt diplomatic solutions to stop it.

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I don’t fear being wrong. I expect it. It’s when I learn new stuff.

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I’d die for my ideals but I’m separating myself dying vs me intentionally killing other people for my ideals.

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If I lived in the era of conscription, I’d go to boot camp and learn the shit but I’d get myself assigned to a post as FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE from having to kill others. If I had to kill an enemy? I couldn’t. Snuff a life for a paycheck? Couldn’t.

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I couldn’t. If I was assigned as a lieutenant or something in charge of others? I’d work with them to figure out ways to rebel. If I got court-martialed for it, so be it.

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Exactly. War is old men sitting in chairs pushing buttons ordering others to kill for them while they go home to their wives at night.

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The very existence of the war environment causes deaths to happen. The choices of the “whom” is on the battlefield. But were there no war in place, there’d be no need for a band of brothers at all.

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I don’t see war as inevitable. I see it as a pathetic side of humanity that can disappear easily but not so long as continue to glorify “duty” / “honor” shit.

It’s not impossible to imagine otherwise¬† It’s called diplomacy.

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We’re not in Ancient Egypt. We’re not in WW2. I’m not rewriting history just asking to not be shackled by it for an eternity.

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Go ahead. Here I am. Just don’t make it a wimpy cyber attack. That’s just annoyingly disrupting services on a common internet.

We’re already in the future I want. On the internet. Geographically separated yet communicating. All this land-grabbing shit is ancient history to me and kind of weird.

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I’d be in favor of sitting down with the powers-that-be and going “wtf” and hammering out amicable solutions. We’d be in MUCH worse shape today if diplomacy wasn’t a continual ongoing thing that’s happening 24/7 right now.

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As long as there were some networks available, I’d be fine. The internet is a collection of subnets. If the US is isolated, that’s fine. If my state is isolated that’s fine. If my town is isolated that’s fine. [I’d get to know my neighbors better at least].

But if all networking was to cease? That’d be a problem.

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If we get thrown back to the 1850s, we’d still have the knowledge to rebuild.

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But I don’t take DDoSing very seriously. Oh no, you’ve pinged me and people can’t access my site. There’s other sites.

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“massive cyber attack shuts down game in China” was news a few weeks ago. So, go play another game. You know what’s really evil? Root virus ransom shit.

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My own mother got hit by one about two years ago. No solution. First time I couldn’t solve a computer problem in my life. I worked around it, got her system up and running again (it’s still going fine) and all the file are there. But there’s no breaking the encryption. It’s evil shit.

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Well, what makes the ones spread fast in hospital and government things is that they usually share today’s “funny thing”. One person gets it, shares the funny thing. Each time it infects the computers.

But most of the ransomware is sneaky as shit. You have it on your system for days, weeks, months without even noticing at first. The system gets slower and slower and files aren’t working right.

She had it for months before it hit something she noticed. By then most of her documents were encrypted.

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The only way to avoid it is not opening any links to the internet that you don’t know about. Not always so easy. I traced hers to an email about a UPS delivery. [took me a while to find it but I did]

It was identical to one she was getting, so she opened it to get the tracking number.

She got the tracking number just fine. Her package arrived. Everything was great.

But that link went through a little sneaky shit bit where the thing got through.

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There’s $ involved. The ransomware ones usually ask for Bitcoin deposits (they litter EVERY folder on the HD with instructions on how to use Bitcoin even – and accurately ’cause they want their $$].

The system updates and code tweaks come *after* the attacks. Cyber security is always a few steps behind, especially against ones that use genetic mutation to mask their identities.

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It doesn’t matter how many are doing it. One is enough. The guy that designed the ransomware that got my mom’s computer was tracked down and caught and is in jail in Russia somewhere. He made a bunch of them all by himself but so have other people.

You just have to copy code, tweak it a tiny bit, and send it out again. It’s not like they have to write it from scratch.

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If you really want security, get an odd computer system.

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This why the US nuclear program is still run of floppies. It could use a slight upgrade, but the last thing you want is a networked nuclear control center.

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If you want to not want then it’s a bit of a paradox then

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