Daily Reading #11D

Fanatic frugality, something Americans need to relearn :

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-04/there-only-one-way-out-debt-serfdom-fanatic-frugality

Trump may be subtle, maybe :

http://www.voltairenet.org/article196200.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-02/putin-trump-weigh-first-meeting-on-call-discussing-syria-crisis

But not fast, the swamp is still a vibrant ecosystem of fraud :

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-03/real-reasons-why-trump-has-flipped-his-campaign-promises

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/05/02/yemeni-al-qaeda-leader-were-fighting-alongside-us-backed-forces/

https://counterpropa.com/7-jaw-dropping-revelations-hearings-motion-dismiss-dnc-fraud-lawsuit/

The US’s support of so many military dictatorships around the world leads to extremism in their internal politics, often of a religious nature :

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/egypt-and-the-end-of-the-secular-middle-east/

It should be clear to everyone that intelligence services exist to further their member’s insider trading and other means of extracting wealth from the rest of us :

http://investmentwatchblog.com/fun-fact-susan-rice-has-a-net-worth-of-50-million-as-a-career-u-s-public-servant-with-a-maximum-salary-of-172000/

As the rest of government :

This is an excellent reply to a current supporter of non-freedom :

https://straightlinelogic.com/2017/05/03/they-said-that-5317/

https://straightlinelogic.com/2017/05/03/the-magnificent-eleven-by-robert-gore/

No kidding, remote management firmware is a security vulnerability. Exactly what everyone who thought about this issue thought, for years and years :

https://semiaccurate.com/2017/05/01/remote-security-exploit-2008-intel-platforms/

https://semiaccurate.com/2017/05/03/consumer-pcs-safe-intel-meamt-exploit/

https://puri.sm/posts/purism-collaborates-with-heads-project-to-co-develop-security-focused-laptops/

Microsoft is failing, the result of its very long history of dishonesty and being managed by dishonest people. Thus, no intelligent startup will discuss anything with MS, they steal your ideas. In the server space, Linux and BSDs are 70% of OSs, Windows Server 30%. Failure could not happen to a more deserving corporation :

https://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/27/microsofts-problems-another-data-point/

https://semiaccurate.com/2012/09/12/microsoft-brings-not-metro-touch-ui-to-servers-to-stop-the-bleeding/

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