Feb 252013
 

Due to security concerns we have opted out of the ‘smart meter’ installation in our area.  Had a guy here today installing dumb meters (gas and electric).  Talked with him a bit, he told me that all of the lineman and electricians he works with have joined the opt out program.  His concern was the fire risk that appears to be associated with ‘smart’ meters.  According to him they’ve had meters that will turn off the main power and back on over and over again, eventually arcing and causing a house fire.

Anecdotal stories aren’t reasonable evidence, however the utilities refuse to provide real information and instead just discount these ‘stories’ as isolated incidents.

It all boils down to who you trust.  I will never trust a business who’s model depends on using government violence to achieve profits.

Feb 112013
 

A lot of hoopla is going around about ‘Silent Circle’.  They have done an exemplary job of getting people to promote their software in blogs, etc..

Just one example: http://www.disinfo.com/2013/02/silent-circle-the-new-encryption-app-terrifying-the-government/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disinfo%2FoMPh+%28Disinformation%29

So far they refuse to provide details.  Anyone who is involved in security/encryption and the like knows that security through obscurity is no security at all.  If they can’t publish their algorithms, key exchange protocol and means of transfer then any claims of security are suspect and I for one would not trust them at all.  In addition to that flaw, many of the people involved come from various acronym agencies of the government.

If you rely on this you are a fool.

Feb 112013
 

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1321-sheeple-another-look-at-a-sad-breed

It’s easy to label sheeple, the above article takes a much closer look at how sheeple are created and used to further the agenda of the political class.  Well worth reading.