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Ash
1:25 AM
Okay I have no idea why the headline copied as all caps, but...*Shrug*
Like....does he want to make people die? Because...that's how people die.
 
1:39 AM
ICYMI: It could be six months before the Transbay Transit Center’s cracked beams are fixed and the mega-bus terminal in San Francisco reopens. https://trib.al/RaEEefO
womp wooooomp
@Ash 🤔
 
Wait, did @Unionhawk get suspended for saying "fuck"?
 
Ash
Suspended and then unsuspended, I think
 
That's impressive
 
@Ash yes. because only you have immunity to radiation if you're loyal to him
or he didn't see the end to this
 
Ash
@SaintWacko It happened to me once too but I was sleeping so I didn't notice :P
 
1:46 AM
@Ash Haha nice
 
@SaintWacko apparently
I am being silenced in my sleep for my beliefs
 
2:12 AM
Jesus. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article223177860.html
:/
 
 
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3:22 AM
DOD reports finds no data encryption, no antivirus programs, no multifactor authentication mechanisms, and 28-year-old unpatched vulnerabilities in the US' ballistic missile system https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-ballistic-missile-systems-have-very-poor-cyber-security/
Hahah oh classic government is consumed by hellfire
 
@Ash that's incidental, provided he can make a buck
@TimStone :/ urgh
@TimStone is it connected to the internet though?
analog systems to pwn the cybers
 
I suspect it's not not connected to the internet
Like they should be separated networks, but they are networks, so
 
> One user had accessed BMDS data for seven years without the protection provided by their card, and at one MDA site, investigators said they also found that the network was never configured to support multifactor authentication at all.
lol
> Investigators found that systems were not patched for vulnerabilities discovered and fixed in 2016, 2013, and even going as far as back as 1990.
this is just screenwriting gold tbh
> In the second location, the server rack was unlocked even if the rack featured a sign stating that the server door must remain locked at all times.
 
> Another report finding was that MDA officials did not consistently use encryption when moving data between air-gapped systems using removable media
 
@TimStone see, not internet connected after all
 
3:37 AM
Okay yeah it was 100% connected to the internet, even if only when someone took a USB drive from a computer connected to the internet and plugged it into one that wasn't
 
and the guy had a bit of a point that if people are breaking into a military base to physically access the servers, they have a bigger problem than cyber security
 
Because they definitely mean people are plugging in random-ass USB devices when they say "removable media" lol
 
but also with defense budgets going up up up, why don't these bases have budgets to fix this stuff?
 
That's not very lucrative because it takes effort
 
@GodEmperorDune question is, if the budget keeps going up, where is all the money going *looks over military fense to find a pool of money the generals are swimming in*
 
3:39 AM
defense contractors should be clamoring to fix this stuff
 
Nobody wants to be the one to take the anti-nuke system offline because we're still pretending you can shoot them down
 
@TimStone ah yeah, bigger problem
 
> Auditors said that in many cases surveillance cameras failed to cover the entire base, creating gaps that an attacker could exploit to enter the groundwork and buildings.
Incidentally they did also have that problem
 
@Memor-X replace generals with defense contractors and you'd be correct
@TimStone ah i stopped reading halfway through because it was too depressing
 
You'll be happy to know that the in-development "next gen" weapons systems conveniently also have these problems because of course they do
Just a complete dumpster fire, lol
 
3:45 AM
@TimStone yeppppppppppp
 
What's really weird though is that I have to submit a lot of stuff to get stuff done at my three-letter agency and you'd think the DoD would be more concerned!
AFAIK they were behind in the implementation too, but they got it done. Much smaller place, I guess, to be fair. Maybe the DoD is just too big 🤔
 
@TimStone maybe you should submit a bid
 
Ugh, absolutely not, I am deathly allergic to the meetings you have to go through to begin any sort of new project
 
4:27 AM
Trump blasts SNL as "Democrat spin machine," suggests negative coverage "can’t be legal" http://hill.cm/KYtypEi
it is illegal....if you want to walk all over that whole free speech thing
 
 
10 hours later…
2:48 PM
Business Insider: Google is planning a huge $1 billion campus in New York (GOOG, GOOGL).
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-plans-huge-1-billion-campus-in-new-york-2018-12
 
don't they already have a like four block building in NYC?
 
3:24 PM
A Texas elementary school speech pathologist refused to sign a pro-Israel oath, now mandatory in many states — so she lost her job. Watch our 3-minute video of this story: http://interc.pt/2EoOutW by @ggreenwald https://t.co/OIHYtWx7I8
 
@Unionhawk how could that be in any way legal?
 
BREAKING: Michael Flynn’s business partner charged with illegally lobbying for Turkey https://wapo.st/2EAv2LF?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.f465f9733688
 
I could've sworn I've done image links before.
Oh well.
 
@Unionhawk these oaths are the weirdest thing
ICYMI last week: They were banned for sexual misconduct, but some coaches found a way to work in the Olympic movement again. Our @usatoday investigation found several cases of coaches openly ignoring their bans. From @nrarmour, @schrotenboer & me. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2018/12/13/olympic-sports-scandal-coaching-kids-after-sexual-misconduct-ban/2196969002/
 
3:51 PM
Y'all
"I voted for Trump. Now his wall may destroy my butterfly paradise." https://wapo.st/2EngnCu via @PostEverything
This is...it seems to somehow not be satire?
 
@TimStone pushes glasses up nose Well, you see, your problem is confusing conservatives with conservationists.
 
Maybe don't post everything actually, WaPo
Like they just killed a kid but "Ah, and have you also considered my butterfly paradise?" is...a thing
 
interesting that you refuse to listen to people
we need to hear from everyone
 
@TimStone Did... did this person not learn anything from the last time they tried expanding the border wall/fence?
 
and by that I mean we need to find every unicorn coal miner out there
 
4:00 PM
Back during Bush, there were a bunch of eminent domain claims in Texas to extend the border wall/fence.
People were pretty angry then and then seemingly forgot everything happened.
 
@TimStone I mean, Metal Gear Solid has to happen somehow
@Unionhawk Only thing rarer is a Waymo One passenger
 
4:19 PM
New Knowledge: The IRA operation is tied to widespread activity on other platforms "including Vine, Gab, Meetup, VKontakte, and LiveJournal." "The popular game Pokémon Go was incorporated into the operation.” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/russia-social-media-internet-research-agency-senate-report
The internet research agency (Russian troll farm), not the Irish Republican Army, is in Pokémon go
 
roth internet research agency
also that's way less cool
imagine the IRA using pokemon go for something
also: how the hell would either of them use pokemon go
submitting thatcher's grave as a gym?
 
I dunno, subversive Pokémon names maybe?
Iirc there is no chat in Pokémon go
 
nope
 
No no no
You all are forgetting the early Pokemon Go hysteria
Where every lure module was a mugger waiting to get you as chased Mewtwos or something
This is like that except if you come seeking Caterpies they indoctrinate you into Russian espionage
 
No I'm remembering it which is why I'm confused that somebody paid money to try to disseminate messaging in it
because it wouldn't have been an effective medium
 
4:23 PM
Yeah same
 
Indeed I'm joking
Spies, they're just like us (they're incompetent at their jobs)
Or alternatively, a spy needed a Pikachu hat and it had to happen somehow
You're not cool unless a Magikarp hat looks like it's eating your head
 
Pokémon Go to the Russian embassy
 
Can't be a spy unless you're cool
MewtwoVan.jpg
 
@GodEmperorDune Pokemon Go corrupt the democratic process
 
@Yuuki ah that ones better
 
4:36 PM
A partial government shutdown begins Friday night and there’s no plan, no urgency. House our till Wednesday. A bizarre vibe.
camera plans to Paul Ryan who shrugs then dabs and runs home
 
> runs home to the gym
 
Fast-food chain Jack in the Box has talked to buyers about a potential sale https://on.wsj.com/2ChTsHv
...Choice headline there WSJ but okay
 
5:12 PM
Wall Street Journal Site Hacked With Pro-PewDiePie Message https://wp.me/p2WgDE-1jq2Z6
rubs temples
Fox News analyst: Trump got rejected by chief of staff candidates like a "guy who couldn't get a date for the prom" http://hill.cm/DaK0Xn0
😐 but also effectively Incel President
Which seems weird and unnecessary for someone who has been married three times and yet
Exit LAMAR!
 
@TimStone Good, get out.
 
This is the best Lamar-related news since Lamar Smith decided not to run for reelection this year
 
5:34 PM
@TimStone extremely same
 
5:59 PM
Trump’s tax law sparks year-end rush to finalize divorces http://hill.cm/sz8YPYw
Honestly extremely shocked they eliminated alimony deductions
 
6:53 PM
@TimStone yeah that is weirdly specific
Is it done sort of divorcees == no family values dig or what
 
I mean it's kind of an odd thing to have gotten a deduction for to begin with but given the people this tax law benefits most, it's like 🤔
Surely not all of them had the foresight to get prenups
@GodEmperorDune I guess, or it just seemed like the kind of thing you could cut and go "Look we made it simpler!"
 
This little black lump is a piece of Stone Age chewing gum. It turns out to be an amazing source of ancient DNA. You can find out - what the person who chewed it looked like - what they ate - even the bacteria that lived in their mouth https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/ancient-human-dna-found-in-10000-year-old-chewing-gum/577492/
I guess it really never gets digested
 
Nastycool
 
7:20 PM
Trump wonders if Saturday Night Live is legal: globalnews.ca/news/4768301/…
He refers to it as news, which uh, okay
 
It is unacceptable for the country to wait another month before Parliament has the chance to vote on Theresa May's botched deal. Therefore I have tabled a motion of no confidence in the PM this evening, so Parliament can take back control. #NoConfidence https://t.co/IRXeaScpZm
lol
round 2
 
I thought they had to wait for a year after a failed vote
 
The previous was in-party confidence
From what I understand total parliament confidence is different
also what the hell is UK parliament that "tabled" means "it's on the floor"
and not "it's put off to a future date"
I guess since they sit around a table?
 
Airline passengers could be entitled to hefty compensation for delays, lost bags cbc.ca/news/politics/passenger-bill-rights-garneau-1.4948770
2
 
Either way, this feels like a good move
Either the 117 No Confidence votes stay as No and May is gone, or they flip and you have a very easy "party over country" line for a future general
 
7:31 PM
> Scott Streiner, chair and chief executive officer of the CTA, said the changes are comparable to the European compensation system, which is considered a global leader in passenger rights.
Good, because seriously, fuck airlines
> Compensation for boarding denied a result of commercial decisions, such as overbooking. That compensation will be $900 for circumstances that lead to a late arrival of up to six hours, $1,800 for arrival delays of six to nine hours and $2,400 for delays of more than nine hours.
 
@Unionhawk you're the weird ones
 
@MBraedley as we all know, correct procedure was invented by General Henry Robert in 1876
 
Sounds like it's a step in the right direction, but still has room for improvement
 
@Wipqozn Yes please!
> Gabor Lukacs of the advocacy group Air Passenger Rights said the draft regulations don't go far enough to protect travellers. He said the proposed regulations relieve airlines of the responsibility to compensate passengers for flight delays and cancellations caused by the airline's own maintenance problems.
No thank you! Do not give airlines incentives to adopt unsafe maintenance practices to avoid compensating passengers.
I'd really rather not financially penalize them for doing maintenance. There must be some other solution.
 
apparently USPS workers sometimes reply
I have never personally witnessed this but I believe it
 
7:44 PM
Realized that was closer to a dunk than news so deleted
 
deleteception
deleted a post containing a deleted tweet about deleting physical documents
 
@puzzlepiece87 This doesn't give them that incentive. The risk of fines for flying an unsafe aircraft more than outweigh this.
What it does incentivize is saying a delay is due to necessary unplanned maintenance, even if that isn't the case.
 
Haven't read the article, but what a stupid headline:
Umm... as far as the investigation warrants?
 
The United States Department of Justice wrote this. It's surreal.
did rudy write this?
 
It appears no
 
7:53 PM
crimes are not really a crime unless someone got murdered
bribes are not really a bribe unless the word "bribe" was written on them in permanent marker
 
Joseph H. Hunt (assistant attorney general), Hashim M. Mooppan (Deputy Assistant Attorney General), and Mark R. Freeman, Michael S. Raab, and Megan Barbero are listed as attorneys here
 
8:48 PM
What Is Left After The Ruins?: Tent City Cleared After Nonprofit Took Charge Of “Aid” Efforts https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/what-is-left-after-the-ruins-tent-city-cleared-after-nonprofit-took-charge-of-aid-efforts/
 
9:00 PM
checks BTC what do you mean up 400 on the day with the 90 day low only 3100 and not 3000
 
@Unionhawk the 90 day low could be the lowest closing value
 
I'm just scrolling through the 5 day graph tbf
 
@Unionhawk pretty sure it'll go down again quickly
 
9:43 PM
Today I am making good on my promise to defend our Farmers & Ranchers from unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. I have authorized Secretary Perdue to implement the 2nd round of Market Facilitation Payments. Our economy is stronger than ever–we stand with our Farmers!
Love to be fiscally responsible by ... checks notes ... spending money to fix a self inflicted wound
 
10:19 PM
It's not good news per se but it's direct action led by First Nation peoples, so good in that way.
> First Nations members patrol the pen in week-long shifts, bunking in a plywood shack they built outside the fence. These “guardians” walk the perimeter a few times a day, look for compromises in the fence line, keep watch for predators, and feed the caribou. In addition to the pellets, they feed the animals lichens, which are harvested by locals—including schoolkids and tribal elders—and hauled up the road in big mesh sacks.
 
Ash
"Yet meddling with nature in preposterous ways is often vastly easier than the alternative: fundamentally altering human behavior."
Yeaaaaah.
 
NEW: Google censored China search plan "effectively ended" after major internal dispute. Secret data analysis operation integral to the project shut down after @theintercept exposed it & the company's furious privacy team confronted executives: https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/google-china-censored-search-engine-2/ #Dragonfly
 
@GodEmperorDune Good.
> Research suggests that wolves can travel up to three times faster along roads and trails than they can in unbroken forest, and has also shown that woodland caribou avoid areas within 500 meters of human development. In the range of a single herd, Alberta killed 841 wolves. Yet at the same time, the province issued hundreds of permits for new oil-and-gas wells.

Restoring caribou habitat in that area would require buying the energy leases from the companies that hold them. But purchasing those leases on the range of just one herd in Alberta’s oil-sands region would cost 33 billion U.S. dol
 
Ash
@GodEmperorDune goooood.
 
@GodEmperorDune And nothing of value was lost.
 
10:32 PM
@puzzlepiece87 not sure if people resigned over this
Either in protest or because they were in charge and bungled it
 
@GodEmperorDune Oh sorry, you are exactly right, I was referring solely to the project itself.
Pichai is obviously still CEO and that British dude who was trying to ram it through is there as well I'm sure, so even if there were resignations for bungling I'm doubtful that they will do any good.
 
Yeah
In more good news
Statement from CBS Board: It will not provide Les Moonves his $120 million severance
 
@GodEmperorDune Yay!
Scott Beaumont is still listed as Google's head of China and Korea on LinkedIn
 
@GodEmperorDune Is there a difference between "misfeasance" and "malfeasance"?
Ah, okay.
So malfeasance is wrongful conduct while misfeasance is proper conduct conducted wrongfully, possibly with intention to injure.
tl;dr misfeasance is lawful evil
 
10:49 PM
@Yuuki CBS is a Dungeons and Dragons party, data accepted.
 
11:37 PM
St. Louis County prosecutors vote to unionize: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-county-prosecutors-vote-to-unionize/article_e8422a8f-0fbb-584c-96b6-ff4391b6c6b0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share via @stltoday
"Oh, that's interesting"
> A majority voted by secret ballot to enter the St. Louis Police Officers Association
"Wait what the hell?"
@Unionhawk since it's now apparently necessary I'm gonna suggest that when promoting unionization all materials come with a big disclaimer that says "But not with the police union"
 
@TimStone cops, man
 
Just an impressively "quiet part loud" move
1 message moved to The Bridge
 
mod powerz
 
@TimStone all workers should join or form a union
operative word workers
 
Alfonso Ribeiro sues 'Fortnite' over the Carlton dance 🕺🏾 https://trib.al/cNQm6PI https://t.co/WW2Yf03sCO
Going deep for the X sues Fortnite over Y dance stories here
 
11:52 PM
@TimStone hell yeah fortnite get stomped
 
Good (but also it's apparently unclear what IP law protections exist here)
If nothing else it will likely at worst force an ugly discovery eliminating any benefit of the doubt
 

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