Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Shows the Future of the Internet


My comment on the "con"troversy.

An unfortunate instance of cybersquatting gone wrong. You get to keep the IP address, correct? You can see that this further damages Ron's reputation when "they" are doing everything to obliterate his legacy. This has a strong odor of blackmail, also gone wrong, or why is this issue in the public eye?

After the money bombs, a lot of people became alerted to the monetary awards aspects of the revolution. While scaring the crap out of the PTB, it also encouraged a lot of fleas to hop on the hound (cough-Rand-cough). You're not a flea, are you? The retired Ron Paul you want back is over. The newly freed RP is smart, angry, and going to kick more honkey ass than ever.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

To see how this ends, go to

[Update 6:20 pm. Can't check my comment on; looks like the entire post was taken down. The comments weren't going their way]

 "The website is back!
   Really, I mean - it's back! After approximately 4 years of the GoDaddy parking page. It's a long        story but suffice to say I am having to clear out a lot of cob webbs and teach myself HTML and CSS again. Forgot how fun it is.
Anyway folks, I'll start putting content up as soon as I can. Thanks for visiting!
Copyright 2012 by Kimberly L. Campbell"

This is a joke, right? I especially love the copyright and TM. Marvelous! Evidently the legal world is immune to irony.

I think the present domain registration system will be reworked when IP is redone, that is soon, as these anomalies become increasingly problematic. In my opinion, there needs to be a parallel structure for routing small files (text and photo, generally), separate from the band-width hogs such as video and (cumulatively, phones), and separate from all the peripheral crap that attaches itself to every page; adsense ad nausea, etc. I think it should (and to a large extent, is now) controllable at the client level, maybe subscriptions to lists that resolve IP addresses at the client and bypass the surveilled sector entirely (preferably running on distributed multiply redundant RF networks).

The one thing I could do to make this post valuable is to go back and track down the unknown article I read about the coming IP lockdown. It scared me enough to not bookmark it. d'oh!

[Update 6:25 - working my way to IP nirvana, I have determined that the net is poised for two major re-engineerings; 128-bit IP addresses and IPv6, and a major tweek to the BGP, which is the subject of the piece I'm still looking for. The broader topic is router hijacking and how (ex. Syria) sections of the net can and have been blacked out. This article explains how the process can be used down to individual addresses. I'm sorry for doing my research backwards, but a fascinating topic that will make a nice post, I think, if I can find the flushugganer article -  a stem of alt-rt maybe..

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Candyman Kant *

The internet can

What can scare you shitless, confirming all your fears;
Immanentize the eschaton after just a few beers?

What can teach you history, show you why that's wrong,
and sell you back your memories for ninety cents per song?

The internet reveals the onion and it's peels,
increasingly mysterious,
'till you're convinced you're delirious,
nobody takes you serious.

Might as well do the dishes.

What can make you angry, puzzled yet convinced,
suspecting that your brain's been washed, awaiting final rinse.

All the stuff that happens as if by accident,
who can say what someone said he thought he knew it meant.

The internet can.
The internet can 'cause it breaks into chunks and makes the world seem screwed.

* "Despite massive intelligence, Immanuel Kant had never married..."

Yeah, despite.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Feel the Mosquito's Itchy Wrath!

The bionic mosquito discusses Fred Foldvary's theories of voluntary societies, leading me to remark* that the ideal of a hotel's providing good  service in order to increase it's income, if expanded to larger and more complex entities (e.g. city states), falls into distinctly Moldbuggian territory, what I vaguely understand to be "formalism", or again to my imperfect understanding, government by the owners. Authority is strong and unambiguous, and courteously administered when appropriate, as between ladies and gentlemen, based on an expressed and mutually agreed to contract from which either party can withdraw. Obviously this is not a new concept, being a huge part of libertarianism, but it underlines the problem with federalism, and dovetails nicely with my own hypothesis that something really bad was released with the reformation.

This is also a nice for for my own theory concerning the 'latinizing" of the US, not so much the immigration aspect but the gradual movement to an almost feudal division of society into two classes, a tiny elite who enjoy liberty and fraternity, and a huge mass who get not much beyond "equality", and both directly supported by the state. In a word, fascism.  Nothing novel, here, either, but the question presents itself. If there is a natural and unyielding tendency in man to follow great leaders, as I strongly suspect, and if this was the best basis for establishing societies, as I strongly fear, are then the only things stopping our enthusiastic participation strong skepticism of human nature (as revealed in most religions) or simple romanticism, which ought to be avoided for practical reasons.

Formalism would seem to be antidote to romantic beliefs in peace, love, and brotherhood, although I myself am very drawn to the idea of a harmonious natural state and would even briefly enjoy the war of all against all to which the natural state seems to devolve, but I can't help thinking we might as well learn to love big brother. Despair is also a romantic notion, as is, (possibly) Authority. In the meantime, follow Epictetus, or make sure you can always afford a good hotel.

* I like the direction the argument takes, toward real privatization (as opposed to fire sales of resources). Other modest institutions suggest themselves, cruise lines, retirement villages,gated communities. Stuff rich people like. I've always regretted not traveling, but it seems as if the third world is coming to us. "We'll ride this out at the Ritz!"