Sunday, June 23, 2013

Big Brother in UK collected 25 PBytes

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Big brother has brother ! Even bigger !

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Intel without 14nm even in 2015 !

 99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Enhanced !

Friday, June 21, 2013

NSA: In God we trust only

 because we are still unable to tap Him !

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: I want only to know God's thoughts. Alas, it was before NSA has been established. Perhaps in future some people will know. Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Intel's 14nm only in 2Q 2015, 10nm in 2018, not earlier

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Intel's Tick Tock is obviously slowing down :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What a driver bug

UPDATE: Despite displaying that the graphics are powered by Haswell, this result is in fact using NVIDIA's GTX 780M

[IMPORTANT UPDATE: A potential driver bug has been discovered which rendered some, but not all, of the below benchmark results inaccurate by sporadically using NVIDIA's GTX 780M even when global settings are set to use Intel's HD Graphics 4600. I'm working with NVIDIA and Intel to narrow down the problem. Note that the results below are now current and accurate.]
 99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Reports Forbes !Hahahahahha.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Intel Haswell in 2Q 2014: Still no 14nm , but DDR4 support provided


Friday, June 14, 2013

Thumbgate: How the slides slide out

Officials: Edward Snowden took NSA secrets on thumb drive

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Procedures for targeting certain persons outside the United States other than United States persons

See section (g) here for the law behind his statement that the NSA can surveil someone for a week before going to the secret rubber stamp court. 

The Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence may amend a certification submitted in accordance with subsection (g) or the targeting and minimization procedures adopted in accordance with subsections (d) and (e) as necessary at any time, including if the Court is conducting or has completed review of such certification or such procedures, and shall submit the amended certification or amended procedures to the Court not later than 7 days after amending such certification or such procedures.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: That is why this site is called so. :)

NSA: We hack network backbones

Snowden believed there had been more than 61,000 NSA hacking operations globally, with hundreds of targets in Hong Kong and on the China mainland. “We hack network backbones – like huge internet routers, basically – that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one,” he said.

PRISM Acucumulo merge with Microsoft and Facebook

Before the NSA released Accumulo, a search outfit called Powerset — now owned by Microsoft — built a platform called HBase, while social networking giant Facebook fashioned a similar platform dubbed Cassandra. 
But at the same time, the bill orders the director of the NSA to work with outside organizations to merge the Accumulo security tools with alternative databases, specifically naming HBase and Cassandra.

No component of the Department of Defense may utilize the cloud computing database developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) called Accumulo after September 30, 2013, unless the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense certifies one of the following:
(A) That there are no viable commercial open source databases with extensive industry support (such as the Apache Foundation HBase and Cassandra databases) that have security features comparable to the Accumulo database that are considered essential by the Chief Information Officer for purposes of the certification under this paragraph.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Europe for citizens programme

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Europe rallies against PRISM

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The TAO of PRISM Whisteblowing

In recent years, TAO's collection operations have expanded from Fort Meade to some of the agency's most important listening posts in the United States. There are now mini-TAO units operating at the huge NSASIGINT intercept and processing centers at NSA Hawaii at Wahiawa on the island of Oahu.

PRISM whistle blower Snowden was positioned just there. Hacking against China.  So that is why he is now safe in Hong Kong. That is China vital national interest to know what that TAO unit know about China.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Britain had access to Prism since 2010

 The papers also showed GCHQ, the UK's eavesdropping and security agency, had access to Prism since at least May 2010.
Whistleblower Snowden himself on topic. 
But if the NSA Trusted Edward Snowden With Our Data, Why Should We Trust the NSA?
Oh, regarding trust among the US CEOs, 58 percent were 6 feet or over
In the United States, 14.5 percent of men are 6 feet or over.

Some 30 percent of the CEOs were 6'2" or taller
Only 3.9 percent of U.S. men are 6'2" or taller"

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Conclusion? As you are  higher positioned you are more confident !. Stupid. As you are higher ranked you are less proned to democratic supervising.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

The President's Analyst

Part of the plot revolves around interaction of the government and the public with a large mythical monopoly that completely dominates the supply of telephone services in the US -- called, appropriately, "The Phone Company." Sound like anyone we knew in the 60s and early 70s?
The President's Analyst video
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: 60s monopoly ? Like Russians had ? Please instead of  The Phone Company use name Verizon.

How you can oficially check are you actually in PRISM files ?

Federal Aviation Administration
Privacy Office
Attention: Carla Mauney
800 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC, 20591 

Under the provisions of the Privacy Act, individuals may request searches of the PRISM files to determine if any records have been added that may pertain to them. 
Notification procedure:  Individuals wishing to know if their records appear in this system may inquire in person or in writing to the appropriate system manager. Included in the request must be the following:

The Soviet Surveillance States of America

In Theodore J. Flicker's prescient, darkly comical 1967 film -- "The President's Analyst" -- there's a bit of dialogue I've quoted many times over the decades. A Soviet spy and an American spy, friends of long standing, despite being on opposite sides, are working together informally. When the object of their common search appears to have been kidnapped right under their noses, the American spy suggests that the phone booth they'd been using was tapped.

The Russian is incredulous. "Are you trying to tell me that every phone in the country is tapped?" "That's what's in my head," replies the U.S. agent. "But Don! This is America, nor Russia!" exclaims the Russian.

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Well, I don't agree with no need for overall spying in 1967. Who will then spy on terrorist like Marthin Luther King ?, as has been noted even before the PRISM project started. 17 years later is Orwell's famous 1984. Curiously, sfter another 17 years later is Clarke's Odyssey 2001. BUT ALAS, NOT ONLY HIS 2001.

Friday, June 07, 2013

How Verizon will switch your wireless access to social network through NSA latest server room


PRISM 2013: All your Facebook,Microsoft, Google, Apple, Skype data are ours

U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge

NSA doesn't deny, but simply build new facilities for such vaste of data.
High Performance Computing Center 2 itself is size of  two football fields. Performance not revealed but probably order of 100-1000 PFlops clusters in 2016. Open stack based.
For comparison, Chinese 50 Pflops supercomputer has 10 times less footstep !
Taking in account technology improvements in the next few years, that means up to 1000 Pflops !
However, how will NSA get 10 times lower power consumption if it try at all, remains the mystery.

"As its current data collection makes headlines, the National Security Agency is continuing to expand its data storage and processing capabilities. The agency recently broke ground on an $860 million data center at Fort Meade, Maryland that will span more than 600,000 square feet. The project will provide additional IT capacity beyond the NSA's controversial Utah data center. The new facility will be supported by 60 megawatts of power and use both air-cooled and liquid-cooled equipment."

Two weeks ago at a conference in Washington, Alexander argued that the NSA has its hands full keeping tabs on potential terrorists and does not have the bandwidth to read the 420 billion e-mails generated by Americans daily. Some foreign governments are trying to do just that, he said. 

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Grand PRISM plan for 2017 starting in 2007.
William Binney, who left the agency with Wiebe after complaining about its inefficiency, estimates that the NSA collects records on 3 billion calls per day.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Micro blogs: PC shipments expected to fall by 7.8% in 2013, IDC says

-PC shipments expected to fall by 7.8% in 2013, IDC says
-Worldwide tablet shipments to surpass total PC shipments in 2015, DigiTimes says
-Microsoft confirms CIO Tony Scott departs, GeekWire says
- Source says AMD to obtain $3B+ from Xbox deal, BGR reports

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