RUSSIA BANS MICROSOFT PRODUCTS AND BILL GATES
In case you hadn't noticed, the news coming out of Russia in the past two weeks has been rather strange, strange, because it indicates that there's something in the water over there producing rational thought, normalcy, concerns for the protection of the national security and culture, including hosting a global home schooling conference. Now, for those who might say that this is just all for show and that Mr. Putin is a Soviet-era throwback, I for one have a little difficulty comparing him or his policies to Stalin, Khrushchev, or that denizen of Soviet nomenklatura mediocrity, Brezhnev, and the mediocrities that followed him.
But I digress. This article was shared by Ms. K.F., and it seems Vlad the Mad has struck again, this time banning not only Microsoft, but Bill Gates himself, from the Russian Federation:
Well, we all know about Mr. Gates and his various vaccine programs in Africa and India, and his billionaire busybody advocacy of Common Core and its "assessment" process, and, as the article makes clear, Russia is concerned about Microsoft's ability to conduct surveillance of Russians. Thanks, Vlad, we couldn't have put it any better ourselves, though my co-author and I did put it that way in our book Rotten to the (Common)Core, namely, that the whole scam is about a dramatic expansion of the USSA's surveillance state, via "education improvement" and its individually adaptive standardized tests.
But there's an implication in this article that intrigues me, and that is that Russia would hardly have done this without having the means and development of a replacement for Microcrud's NSA-infected products. In short, it means that they've developed an operating system that might, in fact, be somewhat more secure than those products. That in turn might indicate that Russia's hardware and chip industry, while still behind that of the West according to most analysts, might be further along than is suspected. And other possibilities present themselves here as well: what would have been the source for such a development.
Here all sorts of high octave speculative possibilities present themselves: Germany, France, China, Japan, or even India might have been a covert partner in such developments. After all, each of those countries, and particularly Germany, have expressed concern (or in Germany's case, outrage) at NSA spying. (Recall the little episode with Frau Merkel's cell phone from a couple of years ago.)
What I'm suggesting is that this little story, might in fact be a huge story, one implying a covert international effort to develop chip industry and software not infested with American products. And that drives home an important lesson if it is, in fact, true, namely, that the surveillance state is not cost effective and, in fact, ultimately deleterious to productivity and trade, for the chip industry has been one of the American economy's few strong areas. But if other powers and trading partners are now alert to the dangers of dealing with America even in this area, then another blow is being struck at the empire. If such a scenario is indeed in play, my bet is on a Russo-German, Russo-Japanese, or Russo-Indian exchange. And what would those countries participating in it gain from Russia? One possibility is that Russia, well-known for hacking and cyber-warfare capabilities, might be sharing some of that expertise in return.
Of course, all of this is the highest of high octane speculation, but I cannot help the intuition that lurking behind this story is something much, much larger.
See you on the flip side...
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The NSA spying has two layers: software and hardware. The Intel x86 chips are thought to have silicon level spying logic built in which enables the reading of in-RAM and in-ROM memory totally outside of OS’s kernel. The Chinese are betting big on their Linux distro program but even they can’t mitigate the hardware level back doors – therefore they have become the licencee of the x86 architecture called Zen developed by AMD (http://www.wsj.com/articles/amd-to-license-chip-technology-to-china-chip-venture-1461269701).
Russia has had similar thoughts – to have “homegrown” CPU in addition to “homegrown” linux based software (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/205463-shadows-of-itanium-russian-firm-debuts-vliw-elbrus-4-cpu-with-onboard-x86-emulation).
Check it out for Russia. They take back Crimea, shut down Ukraine, give Turkey a scolding for the plane incident, then take Turkey back into the fold, Open a silk Road with China, End the WW2 problem with Japan http://katehon.com/news/fumio-kishida-going-visit-moscow, go for the Artic circle – > http://katehon.com/article/how-japan-and-russia-cooperate-arctic and find an old Nazi Bases http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3856700/Russian-scientists-Nazi-base-evacuated-staff-ate-infected-polar-bear-meat.html. Come flying.. or rolling with S300+S400 trucks.. to Syria’s rescue. Get formally asked to help Libya find a solution to their Rican-Induced-Chaos and can now turn anything they want into Gold (The Midas Touch)
Looks like they are kicking the carpediem out of the Anaconda Belt..
Meanwhile in USA..
American funded Jihadists beheading children.
Bombing Syrian Army positions.
Education System so bad that the governement turns to private companies to assure the workload
Anything bad that happens = Russians or Donald Trump (depends on who you listen to..)
Kahlypso, that was an interesting article on “the former Nazi compound located in Alexandra Land, an island around 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole.” They could have been just a weather-reporting outpost as stated, or be in the ‘artifact hunting’ game as well. According to the Firestone et al book on the end of the last Ice Age by comet strike in northern North America, the worst of the devastation would be ‘over the pole’ from Alexandra Land. If any base/installation/city was there, it may have physically survived and have been abandoned as the culture fell. Heinrich Himmler and the Ahnenerbe ‘research society’ might have been behind this Nazi compound…
And if you believe the Nazi scientists were evacuated by U-boat in 1944 because “all of the men at he base ate raw polar bear meat, which resulted in disease from roundworms living in the infected flesh,” I have a bridge in Brooklyn which I would like you to make an offer on…
Goshawks. Just seen your response. Yeh, I can see them all daring each other to eat raw polar bear.. ‘Go on Dietrich, we’re 3 weeks from the nearest hospital. I DARE you to eat this raw meat…’If the Nazi’s at that time were looking into Weather patterns, it was probably just a by product of them looking for Hyperboria. . .
This base in Argentina.. Dunno.. I believe that its nothing to do with Bormann.
Rumour has it the new Russian OS is called Phantom see links below for more info:
and the Phantom website: http://dz.ru/en/solutions/phantom/
Ubuntu 14 is the best and easiest way to fight back!
The KDE desktop is great and looks similar to the best interface that Microsoft did (Win7). Couple that with LibreOffice and all the other goodies. They have all the source code and can do audits and setup their own distro easily. Maybe they already have and have built in their own snooping software? Never trust a government!
If the others are helping Russia the big payback would be they could be shown how to defend against the NSA and other USSA agencies. Effective defensive measures would really crimp uncle Sam’s style..
Ubuntu still doesn’t have serious 3D CAD.
In today’s word, that’s necessary for building things and setting up machine tooling/3D printing.
Then that means that the process is wrong. Did they use 3D CAD to make the Pyramids??? No they used balls of dolorite and bronze chisels and then pulled those blocks to the top using ropes.. No Ubuntu needed there..
Yes, it’s possible they used CAD to build the Pyramids.
And there is no chance they pulled the blocks to the top. (I hope you’re joking here.) Very little in the way of bronze chisels used.
Things like the Great Pyramid were cast out of concrete that is indistinguishable from limestone. And if it is more than a few thousand years old, CAD was used.
That’s a very narrow world view you’ve expressed.
There are several hardcore CAD programs for Linux. I learned CAD in the early 1990´s and we used CAD program called Vertex, and operating system was Unix. Good times. By the way all supercomputers like Cray uses Linux as OS.
There are hardcore 2D CAD programs for Linux, note how I said Ubuntu and 3D.
The 3D FreeCAD, on which SolidWorks and SpaceClaim are clearly based, has a Linux version. But it’s not very well developed software. And I’ve not been able to find the so called Debian distribution that will work on Ubuntu.
Suggestion, when you say you know CAD be expected to know 3D CAD, the following variations: Solidworks, Rhino, Catia, and ProE. Not one of those is German or Russian.
The deep state does not care a rat’s @ss about penalizing domestic firms. Look at the hit Boeing has taken worldwide because of the deep state’s policies. It only cares about Control…
I am glad about Russia finally taking-action on various surveillance gambits hard-wired or hard-coded into American products. It is a shame that Russia has to, but it is long overdue. My real dream would be to have the Russian government issue a formal paper (or twelve) on the DETAILS of the hardware and software back-doors in American products. Watch as the American (and global) public reacts… (grin)
By the way, does Mr. Gates have a skin condition, or are his Scales starting to show (a hybrid)?
If I remember right, German police and also French police quit Windows few years ago and switched to Linux. It was very upsetting for poor B. Gates.
We need to break away from the rules/scripts written into our infrastructures/systems by for and of the transnationals/globalists; and begin anew to write those – of, for, and by the people towards a living wealth to be shared by all.
Makes complete sense. Countries, companies and individuals who lack secure software are, increasingly going to be compromised. We are entering the era of cyberwar so what we see now will be multiplied many times around the world–this is a prudent move by the Russians.
The problem is the forcers behind the curtain, in the shadows are not who they say are. They practice identity thief passing themselves as being their victims they’re preying on. Like the Norman conquerors passing themselves off as British or Anglo-Saxon and calling their empire the British Empire. As for Bill Gates he strikes me like Mick Romney as a dysfunctional android they make the anime-manga Astro Boy much more worthy of being humane while they come off as rejects from a robot factory. As for Russia banning Microsoft since they are infected with CIA-NSA and who knows what other intelligence agency spyware. Putin as head of state duty to protect his country.
By the way Joseph whats you thoughts on the ESA latest Mars Schiaparelli lander failure it joins Beagle as arriving dead. Looks like only CSA has the rights to explore Mars on the ground.
“Russia, well-known for hacking and cyber-warfare capabilities” is concerned about Microsoft’s ability for hacking and cyber warfare., so it’s ok for them to spy, but don’t let anyone else do it.
They got caught by the Germans hacking into the DNC and Hillary’s emails, so now they are trying to play the victim. This will only backfire on them if they try to follow through with it, any system is capable of being hacked.
*Ahem* the readers here are a bit more erudite than those of some other websites. You may as well ply your trade elsewhere.
Hear hear Phil
I wonder if Lois and Lost share the same cubicle at work? Our tax dollars at work.
I don’t have a dog in this fight, but it seems to me to be an over reaction fellows. otherwise, I enjoy your posts, actually all the posts on this sight. db
Thanks, Don, I don’t know what the problem was, can’t Russia be criticized along with everyone else? I don’t find it to be very ‘erudite’ to believe that any nation is above this sort of behavior, that was my point.
assuming you’re for real here loisg – the problem might be that killery et al have never presented a shred of evidence that russia did any such thing. they declared it repeatedly. that’s all. given that form of evidence, zika has been forming birth defects for generations and no one noticed it until a few racist mosquitoes went after pregnant poor brown women in a slum in brazil. orrrrr it could be that the reality is that sumitomo sprayed the slum’s drinking water with a monstersanto insecticide that causes larval defects and incidentally does the same to mammals (including humans) and that the brown poverty stricken new moms are screwed by several govts and their propaganda systems into no or too much delayed recourse.
Agree Lois. I don’t think Russia should be immune to criticism. BTW good responses. db
Russia has out-lawed Jacob Rothschild, George Soros, John McCain, and Bill Gates, among others. What is to criticize? Russia is to be applauded, “lois.” Here in Amerikhazaria, they tell us that fluoride in the water is good, vaccines are safe, GMO food is healthy, our electoral process is unhackable, and the Russians are definitely hacking our electoral process.
The big problem is that there is no public evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC computers or Podesta’s email account.
There’s no public evidence that the North Koreans hacked Sony Pictures either, and in this case there is evidence a former Sony Pictures employee did it.
See, you’re quoting claims as if they’re verified, when they aren’t.
vb, wow. much wow. thank you. zdb
No the problem is you refuse to accept facts that don’t fit your agenda, this evidence was first brought to light by German intelligence and verified by different American intelligence. I’m sorry but you can’t just look at what you want to see if you’re after the facts. I don’t trust any government, but when multiple agencies, foreign and domestic, agree on this and it’s just the Russians denying it, then I have to consider that perhaps there’s something there that needs to be considered. you obviously don’t like my post, and that’s ok, but you haven’t done anything to defend your statements, you haven’t checked any facts beyond those you like, even resorting to the Zika virus, as if that had anything to do with spying. I don’t know, maybe it does in your book.
darn it.. missed the flame war.. doesnt happen here very often.
Things that always need to be taken into account.
Just because Russia says they havent done it, doesnt mean they havent.
Just because America says that they did it, doesnt mean that they did.
But one thing that does need to be remembered here.. Keep repeating it until it becomes truth.
Ah.. one thing to think about.. According to Sitchin’s vision, on Nibiru, the world having been destroyed by ‘Terror Weapons’ because they were divided in a North / Southern hemisphere format. United after devestating war that ripped a hole in their atmosphere.. The people were reunited by marrying a king of the north and a queen of the south.. (may be the other way round cant rememeber) Now then.. Are we looking at a repeat of Ancient Extra-terrestrial paleontology history.. Destroy the worls then the Queen of the West can marry the King of the East … unite the world. Putin and Clinton together forever…
Sorry I don’t work for the guvmint.
Such irony that you post such accusations on that government invented thing called the internet.
Nor do I believe there’s any evidence (we’ve been allow to see at least) that the Russians hacked the DNC. Such claims about about like many (not all) regarding George Soros. They’re simplistic wishful thinking and projection.
Sorry I don’t work for the guvmint.
Such irony that you post such accusations on that government invented thing called the internet.
Nor do I believe there’s any evidence (we’ve been allowed to see at least) that the Russians hacked the DNC. Such claims are about about like many (not all) regarding George Soros. They’re simplistic wishful thinking and projection.
Darth Hillary will have a serious game of wack-a-mole to play when she assumes power. The colonies are forgetting who their master is. The Empress will strike back, I assure you. Beware India, Kali has returned. There are even rumors that Hillary has demanded of the government of India that she be declared the living incarnation of Kali and that a thousand elephants be slaughtered in her honor. She has threatened to dry up the Ganges using her supreme weather modification technology, if the Indians don’t concede.
I have a good friend who works a few floors above me in a DARPA research facility. Occasionally, when I can get away from my job in the human-animal cross breed lab, we get together for a few drinks on the surface in the milk bar. He recently confided to me some of the projects they have been ordered to work on in preparation for the ascendency of Darth Hillary. Aside from putting the finishing touches on the flying desk chair, The first thing they were ordered to develop was an oral blood transfuser with two puncture tubes that can slip on to the top row of your teeth and can be used by people who need quick blood transfusions but are too busy to do them intravenously. My friend also said they are developing a glove that can restrict oxygen flow in the larynx of any person the glove wearer points at. He also said they finally perfected an ESP helmut (on orders of death) and that the wearer can now read the thoughts of anyone in proximity of them. The last invention he said they have recently started working on was a human miniaturization machine that can shrink a normal size human to 1/10 their size. Apparently the vindictive Hillary wants to shrink all of Donald Trump’s daughters so she can fit them all in her bath tub at the same time. She even plans on secretly wedding miniature Ivanka. The beautiful Melania Trump will be kept at normal size and most likely offered to Hillary’s volcano goddess on the Island of Lesbos.
Fascinating speculation, Dr. Farrell. A related question: If quantum encryption indeed could thwart unwelcome attempts to read confidential files, couldn’t quantum entanglement circumvent attempts to interrupt their transmission? And if said files could neither be read nor transmitted absent owner consent, would it still matter what operating system were used?
Further, if such a “non-local” network were possible, and if its sources of power were shielded from EMP attack, then wouldn’t outright annihilation remain as the only means to disrupt it? This begs the question: Would the elite slink quietly away in defeat, break away and burn the bridge that gets us there, or break out superior technologies, perhaps in the guise of an “alien invasion”, thereby firmly establishing by force a world order that they could not establish by guile?
At what point then will we have crossed a Rubicon belonging to the empire of space? In other words, if the elite brought to life the prophecy of von Braun, moving their engineered and/or reverse-engineered technologies onto the provinces of Earth, would they have in effect moved that Rubicon to our front doors? Will we have made ourselves fair game for an alien elite who may have heretofore held back from open and direct intervention out of respect for our common interest in peaceful r/evolution?
Not only at our front door; but wanting to corrupt humanity’s/Earth’s germ line – our living progeny.
Would your opinion of their current/future DNA tampering remain the same were it true that they had “seeded” us here themselves? What if they had spared our earliest hominid ancestors from global natural disasters and altered them just enough to develop varying degrees of self awareness?
It bothers me that we may not be all-natural — 100% pure. But if we’re not even native to this planet — let alone if another sentient race was here first — then our alien progenitors should probably be viewed as remarkably restrained. Would we still have a “natural right” to self determination? Or would we owe at least a minimal research debt to those whose scientific efforts gave us life and/or brought us here?
Daryl, you might like reading the ‘Uplift’ series by science fiction writer David Brin. A central feature in this series is the process of biological uplift by more-advanced races. Many nuances, including “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” issues. (“Who watches the Watchmen?”)
“In the Uplift universe, an intergalactic civilization called the Five Galaxies, comprising a multitude of sentient races, has existed for billions of years. This civilization is perpetuated by the act of Uplift, in which a ‘patron’ species genetically modifies a Pre-sapient ‘client’ species until it is sapient. The client species is typically indentured to its patron species for 100,000 years. A patron species gains considerable status, and patrons and clients often unite into powerful clans. Patron status can be lost due to extermination, or gross crimes against the galactic civilization.”
goshawks, thank you for your reading suggestion. I actually tried reading the first book in that series as a teenager but found the writing too dry. (The only sci-fi author who’s earlier work both kept me interested in his ideas and entertained as well is Robert Silverberg, which is sort of sci-fi lite.) My need for truth is so primal that as soon as I’m struck by any falseness — the classic example being an act of gross stupidity by a victim in a horror flick — I lose all interest in it. In fact, I can’t even read fiction anymore –thanks, internet — as it feels like a turning away from actual truths still available to be discovered.
As an aside though, 100,000 years of indentured servitude to one’s creator race seems onerous, even villainous, and the idea of a continuing concern for “status” among spacefaring civilizations animal-like and therefore totally depressing.
Just read The Antaran Codex by Stephen Renneberg. Best I’ve read in years. Immediately picked up the sequel, In Earth’s Service.
Thank you, Robert. I will check it out.
Daryl, I tried to reply to you, but “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” Non-controversial. Faugh…
goshawks – October 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm.
But to take TBTB’s course for what’s currently termed humanity is unforgivable.
Evidently, the little people are needed to thwart the hegemonial agenda of some elitist nutpotters. The time only the army needs to be well fed are over.
But what when the infighting of those elites is over? Then again those banding elites against worldwide hegemony need to win first but will they remember all those little people to get there afterwards?
While it true that most of the “Globalony” is fostered and driven by “American” global corporations, in reality it’s a truly global enterprise with globalists based around the entire earth. This is the main leadership and monetary backing of what may be the “Nazi International” and the core of the “breakaway civilization”. These are the corporations with the technology and monetary means to carry out a global corporate takeover, in turn owned by these same individuals.
The USSA is being used as the strong arm, the bankers are the financial backing, drugs are the “gold”, terrorists and “armies” of refugees the invasion forces with the resources of the entire earth and the enslavement of its entire population the prize.
Russia sees this, China sees this, other nations mentioned above also see this and are beginning to ban together in an attempt to possibly put an end to it. The corruption of the leadership by these people is entrenched world wide and will be difficult to end. Russia itself is not immune to it, as there are still “Western” influences there as well; however, Russia is beginning to take the steps to clean its own house.
The globalists will not go down easily and have no qualms about embroiling the entire earth in economic or military war to achieve their end game. This is their standard operating procedure. They are the ones who always ensure their own survival once the dust settles.
Sadly on the mark.
The TTP TTIP and their ilk are but added coils tightening its deadly grip on the globe, squeezing the life of our living Earth – literally and figuratively.
WD, your comment is absolutely on the mark, as long as we play THEIR game. You cannot change a system from within the system. What we need to do is find a chink in their armor. Smaug’s weak-point, as it were…
I suspect that we will find a situation like that faced by the Bene Gesserit in the ‘Dune’ series. A place where they cannot go, by their nature. Thus, their blind spot. A big-time vulnerability. We can probably pick-that-out by the intensity of their misdirection. Use it like a radio-homing device. Go for where the ‘silence’ is. That will be the rough-guide.
Then, when we are homing-in on their blind spot, we will know by the ramping-up of physical hostilities. They will know, and be terrified. Anything will be used to deflect, and it will take a strong commitment to ‘blow through’ to whatever it is.
Hang in there. If we can discern their blind spot, we HAVE them…
along those lines, i’m feeling we already have them and their too intense efforts to ramp up terror are attempts to distract us from it. gotta be something obvious.
“Even Microsoft Office and Windows will be replaced with homegrown versions, Ermolaev said.”
Good luck with that. I’m quite sure Russians could develop CAD software to compete with Solidworks, irony French owned;it would take 15 years. The problem with replacing Windows means that all sorts of other things then don’t work. (Replacing Office is easy.)
It’s suggestive that this article doesn’t point out the obvious well known spyware in all copies of Windows 10 (it’s removable); meaning whoever wrote it isn’t interested in software but more interested in pushing a theme. And given the other “articles” at yournewswire, one would be safe to bet that the various Microsoft products will be in wide use by the Russian government for years to come.
This following the news that the Russian Military have developped their own ‘secure’ email system and that quantum computers are just round the corner..
In substance, you are saying that the Russians “have put their chips on the table”.
Way to go Dana!