nebris: (A Dark Boy)
~Our Internet connection goes 'poof' sometime today because of the move. Back...Saturday evening? We'll see.
nebris: (A Dark Boy)
~Starting tomorrow, from I believe the 'start of business' [9am local?], we will be without Internet access until hopefully no later than Saturday evening when Le-Le can plug us back in at our new digs. Of course AT&T might screw the pooch and leave us off line until Monday. We shall see....
nebris: (A Guru)
...we're gonna be fine. In fact, we're gonna be doing better than most of y'all. Sorry. lol
nebris: (Away Team)
~I've vaguely thinking about this, but today I realized that I needed to participate. For something like this I suspect I can survive a day without being on The Internet. I've got books and stuff on my desktop. At the very least, I will not post at all, except for the Matriarchal Calender [part of a larger continuous project] and that I'll do just after midnight and then 'go dark' until the next one.

I urge all of you to do the same thing. It seems like a petty effort, but its aggregate can be very big.

If you do not know what this is, read English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout for an explanation.

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Dec. 23rd, 2011 04:24 pm
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...file created at 1:09pm...

~The AT&T tech got here three hours ago. At least that's what Tyger told me. She's been babysitting him while both Le-Le and I were out cold.

The diagnosis seems to be 'degraded cables'. We're still copper wire out cause AT&T is [are?] too fucking cheap to upgrade their fucking infrastructure. They're gonna have to dig up cables in our backyard and also out on 20West. It seems their cables are crappin' out all over the landscape.

...back at 1:51pm...

~Been out on the porch with Tyger shooting the shit. Had to come in cause the desert sun was frying me.

The tech is roaming around with his ground radar and spraying orange paint all over the fucking landscape. The park manager is getting twitchy. But hey, that's the deal. And we ain't the only ones who bitched.

I'm feeling a little woozy from the heat. It was 15° when I went to bed at 4 this morning. It's probably only in the low 60's out there, but in the direct sunlight on the porch with no wind it could easily be in the upper 70's.

...final installment at 4:16pm...

~The AT&T tech did some 'patch ups' and Le-Le hooked up the new modem. Things are better and some glitching is to be expected. The digging won't start until after the New Year, but hopefully we'll be okay until them.

And there you have it....

PS LJ's tags don't seem to be working. Copy/pasta'd from Dreamwidth. lol

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Dec. 23rd, 2011 04:01 am
nebris: (A Manga Thang)
~We're still having connectivity issues. [fuckin' AT&T] Tech never showed up either. [see previous]

I had a bit of meltdown in the late afternoon. Holiday stuff. I shared, wept and then took a nap. Slept like the dead. Better now.

Gonna end here and post while the posting's good....
nebris: (Away Team)
By Charlie Stross
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2011/12/seasonal-flame-bait.html

I'm off to do a reading in a few hours, and it's chilly outside, so I feel like turning up the heat. Therefore:

My view of contemporary US politics, which is that of an outsider and obviously incomplete (and possibly faulty, and subject to change) is as follows:


1. The USA is already a functional oligarchy. (Or, more accurately, a plutarchy.) It has been functioning as such for some time — since 1992 at the latest, although the roots of this system go back to before the Declaration of Independence — it's a recurrent failure mode. Historically such periods last for a few years then go into reverse. However, this time the trend has been running since 1980 or even earlier. What we're now seeing are the effects of mismanagement by the second generation of oligarchs in power; the self-entitled who were born to it and assume it to be the natural order of things.

2. It's impossible to be elected to high office without so much money that anyone in high office is, by definition, part of the 0.1%; even if they're an outsider to start with, they will be co-opted by the system (or neutralized — usually before they are elected).

3. Public austerity is a great cover for the expropriation of wealth by the rich (by using their accumulated capital to go on acquisition sprees for assets being sold off for cents on the dollar by the near-bankrupt state). But public austerity is a huge brake on economic growth because it undermines demand by impoverishing consumers. Consequently, we're in for another long depression. (The outcome of this new long depression will be the same as that of the first one: the main industrial power — then it was the UK; now it's the USA — will lose a lot of its remaining economic lead over its competitors and be severely weakened.)

4. Starving poor people with guns and nothing to lose scare the rich; their presence in large numbers is one major component of a pre-revolutionary situation.

5. Worse, the poor have smartphones. (Or will, within another couple of years. By 2020, today's iPhone 4S will be a cereal-packet-freebie grade toy. $10 for an equally powerful device, sold on a pre-pay tariff, via WalMart.) Which means a former constraint on civil unrest (media channels are expensive to run, so the oligarchy can maintain an effective choke-hold on mass media while trumpeting their support for freedom of speech) no longer holds true. See also the "Twitter revolution" (RIP) in Iran.

6. The oligarchs are therefore pre-empting the pre-revolutionary situation by militarizing the police (as guard labour). Note also that the prison-industrial complex remains profitable as long as there's a tax base on which to pay for the prison guards — or to use as collateral for loans to cover the guards' wages.

7. Modern communications technologies (including the internet) provide people with a limitless channel for self-expression (not to mention distraction— endless circuses without the bread). They also provide the police state with a limitless flow of intelligence about the people. Note also that it's possible to not merely listen in on mobile phone calls, but to use a mobile phone as a GPS-aware bugging device, and (with a bit more smarts) to have it report on physical proximity (within bluetooth range — about 20 feet) to other suspects. The flip side of social networking is that the police state knows all your acquaintances.

8. So I infer that the purpose of SOPA is to close the loop, and allow the oligarchy to shut down hostile coordinating sites as and when the anticipated revolution kicks off. Piracy/copyright is a distraction -- those folks pointing to similarities to Iranian/Chinese net censorship regimes are correct, but they're not focussing on the real implication (which is a ham-fisted desire to be able to shut down large chunks of the internet at will, if and when it becomes expedient to do so).

(Obligatory supplemental reading: The Execution Channel by Ken MacLeod.)

What am I missing?
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RE: DW

Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:20 pm
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~Yeah, I've been slacking off here. Basically I don't get enough comments and my Flist here is sparse. But I'm not totally abandoning it like before.
nebris: (A Manga Thang)
Hey,

your bio looks cool. Thought maybe you'd like to get together for a drink?

You can contact me through : findhottestbabes.com [whole URL redacted so Shane can't click on it]

Let me know.

Love Alayna
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Hello,

I am Mr. Scott C. Smith the Assistant Director Inspection Unit/United Nations Inspection Agent in Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Georgia USA. During my recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from London and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in two Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 25kg each. The consignment was abandoned because the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as “MONEY” rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interogation and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges which is about $3,800 USD.

On my assumption, each of the boxes will contain more than $1 Million to $1.5 Million each and the consignment is still left in our Storage House here at the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Georgia till date. The details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official document from the United Nations office in Geneva are tagged on the Metal Trunk boxes.

However, to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment as the assistant director of the Inspection Unit, I will advise you provide your current Phone Number and Full Address, to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your city. Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delays in concluding the clearance processes so as a result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my official email account. So in order words to enable me cross check your details, I will advise you send the required details to my private email address which is ( scsmith50@aol.com ) for quick processing and response. Once I confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk boxes, I can get everything concluded within 3-6 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for
delivery.

Lastly, be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned consignment is because I want us to transact this business and share the money equally since the consignment has not yet been returned to the United States Treasury Department after being abandoned by the diplomat so immediately the confirmation is made, I will pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee and arrange for the boxes to be delivered to your doorstep Or I can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble. But I will share it 50%/50% with you. But you have to assure me of my 50% share.

Below is my direct telephone number but if you are unable to reach me know that I am on inspection just email me and make sure you include your mobile number so that I can give you a call. I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still alive.


Mr. Scott Smith
Assistance Inspection Director
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport
574 Airport South Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30349-8642
Tel: (678) 905-1007
Private Email: scsmith50@aol.com

LJ Up Date

Aug. 5th, 2011 08:10 pm
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Varnish Error 503 Service Unavailable
nebris: (A Guru)


..no idea who this chick really is, but she's got killer abs..
nebris: (Default)
Attn,Dear Friend

This Message Is From The Western Union To The Owner Of This E-mail, How Are You Today, I Write To Inform You That We Have
Already Sent You USD5000.00 Dollars Through Western Union As We Have Been Given The Mandate To Transfer Your Full
Compensation Payment Total Sum Of US 700,000.00,Via Western Union As Instructed By Our Government.

I Was Calling Your Telephone Number To Give You The Information Through Phone But You Did Not Pick Up My Calls Throughout
That Yesterday Even This Morning. Now I Decided To Email You The MTCN And Sender's Name So That You Will Pick Up This
USD5000.00 To Enable Us Send Another Today As You Know We Will Be Sending You Only USD5000.00 Per Daily.

Please Run To Western Union To Pick Up The USD5000.00 And Call Me Back To Send You Another Payment Today, Direct Phone Line Is: +229-99085224, Manager Dr George Koffi Email: (westernunionmoney50@yahoo.com.hk) Call Or Email Me Once You Picked Up This USD5000.00. Here Is The Western Union Information To Pick Up The Money: MTCN:5268417430 Sender's Name: GLEN Sender's Last Name SAWYER, Amount's $5,000.00 I am Waiting For Your Call Once You Pick Up The Money.

MEANWHILE YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND US THE TRANSFERING FEE WHICH IS $105 USD FOR THE WHOLE TRANSFER CHARGES, THAT WE HAVE ALREADY REMITTED TO YOUR NAME, SO WITHOUT THE TRANSFER FEE YOU CAN NOT PICK THE MONEY FOR IT'S ON HOLD AND THE MTCN CANNOT BE RELEASED TO YOU UNTILL YOU SEND THE TRANSFER FEE, THAT IS AN INSTRUNCTION FROM THE FEDERAL MINISTERY OF FINANCE (FMF).

Please Email Me Your Direct Telephone Number Because I Need To Be Calling You Once We Send Any Payment For These
Information's.
HERE IS THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL USE TO SEND THE TRANSFER CHARGE SO THAT YOUR FIRST PAYMENT WILL BE RELEASE TO YOU FOR ANOTHER TO BE SENT IMMEDIATELY.

RCEIVER NAME....MR.FRANCIS OBIEDO ONYEKA,
COUNTRY .......... BENIN REPUBLIC
CITY ....................... COTONOU
TEXT QUESTION ........ A
TEXT ANSWERE ........ B
AMOUNT..................$105 USD
Thanks
MRS. PATRICIA ANTHONY

OMMMMMMMM

Jul. 31st, 2011 12:55 pm
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