Setting up PGP
gmkarl at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 16:45:55 PDT 2020
I might respond to your smart argument here (against security on a
security-focused list) but I'm more worried about all the strange things
that follow it.
Do you know why I want to pressure you into stopping or changing your
posts? In me I think it has to do with disagreeing with you and having no
Are you trying to manipulate us?
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 7:33 PM Zenaan Harkness <zen at freedbms.net> wrote:
> The top down regimes are the only regimes we see. There are no
> significant non-hierarchical regimes which dominate, and hierarchical
> regimes dominate. At least historically.
> This presents the dilemma:
> - better tech is co-opted by the regime of the day, or is used to create
> a new, more dominant, regime
> - if better tech = "un-breakable" tech, this may also mean an
> unchallengable dominant regime
> - present tech is so riddled with "backdoors", at every level (hw, bios,
> drivers, kernel, comms, devices, apps), that improving one level likely
> poses exactly Zero threat (of "lack of back door to escape/ prod the
> regime") to dissidents
> - any better-than-Tor Tor replacement, even a very good one, is presently
> "bound" by the limitations of Apple and Gewgoyle 'walled gardens',
> backdoored uefis and wifis and usb-is and central network-skis and etc-is,
> that said better than Tor alt net poses relatively little obstacle to
> neo-traditional "full take" bulk spy us all, and likewise little limitation
> to regime prodding hacker crackers and their "flashing GIFs and they're on
> the Internet and nobody can find them please make me Sec Def my arse is
> about to do serious prison time forget Benghazi pls focus on Burisma"
> Soap, one more time: in the short to medium term, we are nowhere near
> "crack hack proof" tech, hw, nets, etc. Privacy improvements, for what
> they're worth, and to the extent the balance tilts to their being utilized
> by lower downs in their dissidence against higher ups (rather than vice
> versa), may well be useful stepping stones to #100+435, or the next Goldman
> doc dump, or whatever floats yer boat.
> Every meme, caution, constructive step to take, consideration, is time
> dependent, and time track dependent. The backdoor caution is future time,
> a possible future track. Today's actions by we "little butterflies
> flapping our Lorenzian wings of intention nudging towards future outcomes
> from the chaotic soup of present possibilities" are bound in the present
> moment, notwithstanding their potentially incredible futures.
> Much to consider.
> Some easy answers, some tough cnuts.
> On the scale of ~380 million USA population, today's engagement in 'the
> public political discourse' is a huge rung above what most of history
> discloses. Thank memes. Thank Pepe le Begotten Son of Kek. Thank the
> "bad" orange man who grabbed US backruptcy laws by the coccyx to succeed
> where few goys have succeeded.
> The NRA beckons - protect your great Second Amendment - become a paid
> member - target weak red and blue seats - grab that present public
> engagement surfboad and ride the bloody wave already - opportunities
> muffas! - wreak some libertine havok - teach the #NeverTrump ers a bloody
> lesson - embrace your inner gun nut, or free speech nut, or leadership nut,
> or cheerleader nut or or or ....
> - If you take a Red or Blue seat in 2022, and you are a "3rd or 4th or
> independent seat holder", you can STILL give your vote to Trump (or whoever
> of course...) in the "race to 270" electoral college vote.
> - When targetting a weak seat, there are many ways to target, e.g.:
> - run within the party of the seat you are targetting (R or D),
> - or run with a 3rd or new party if that is a better strategy e.g.
> libertarian or NRA affiliate or whatever,
> - e.g. to split the vote of say a D seat and help hand that seat to
> Trump, consider do this by pre-arrangement with your actual Memester or NRA
> buddy (this relationship unknown publicly) running for Trump, whilst you
> feign to "vehemently" oppose him as you split the D vote for that
> particular seat :D
> - Consider to reduce false dichotomies - If any topic gets too hot for
> you to handle when being questioned, run it as "conscience vote", that is,
> certain social or socio-political issues (e.g. abortion), if it gets too
> hot to handle, handball it to "that should be a conscience vote".
> Have fun muh gritties ...
> If the Blue or some other pill is your thing, put brain into gear, target
> the weak spots, coordinate, engage, wrangle some joy outta life as you do
> your thing. Some will appear to assist you as many prefer to follow.
> If politics is not your thing, figure out what is your thing in your life,
> perhaps farming, family, shooting, fishing, travelling.
> Live your best life in this world you find yourself in.
> Good luck and God speed,
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 08:39:12AM -0400, John Young wrote:
> > Use of any online or digital programs and/or devices for comsec/infosec
> > be avoided unless completely enclosed and transmitted with non-online or
> > non-digital means. There are a number of non-onlne and non-digital means
> > available, the first and most reliable is your brain so long as it is not
> > contaminated with belief in online and digital prejudice now over a
> century in
> > promulgaton. The principal efforts for this promulgation is computers,
> > obfuscation, propaganda, arcanity, scientism, residual astrology,
> > gaming, spouting mantras, i.e., "cypherpunks write code."
> > This oh so cool mantra derives from the magicial, bewitching lodestone
> > "national security," the abiding weapon of nations governed as royalty,
> > heirarchical, the few overlording the many with force, elections,
> > faith and trivializing deriviatives of entertainment, media, chat,
> > militants, rebels, revolutionaries, independents, intellectuals,
> > "democracies" ruled by kingdoms of presidents, congresses, courts.
> > Nonetheless, always a nonetheless apologia for top-down regimes, far more
> > rewarding to cooperate with authorities than to defy them, more
> lucrative too.
> > So backdoors in crypto, each and every version, must be inherent code,
> > with outpourings of assurances there are workarounds to escape the many
> and be
> > one of the few. Today, that is marketed as "smart."
> > At 06:23 AM 10/12/2020, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > > Karl wrote:
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > After finding a good candidate airgapped device, you'll want to be
> > > > careful with how you use it. Remember, whenever a new vulnerability
> > > > is found, trojans cover the world taking advantage of it, and then
> > > > to find a way to hide inside the corners of all the systems they
> > > > So, any drive you put in your new device, anything you plug into it,
> > > > any update you apply, could be filled with computer-measles that
> > > > find a way to trick it into giving remote control to them. Keep it
> > > > isolated until you have things set up for use.
> > > >
> > > > The next step after getting a reasonable airgapped device, maybe a pi
> > > > zero, and ideally keeping it isolated, would be to install gnupg on
> > > > it. Maybe in a forthcoming email!
> > >
> > > GnuPG should be already installed with Linux (Raspberian OS etc.). The
> > > thing I would like ask you, how would you communicate securely with
> > > air-gapped device?
> > >
> > > What I did in the past was to install on the online device and offline
> > > device the free (cross-platform) software CoolTerm and I connected both
> > > devices with an FTDI USB to USB cable, so that I could do serial
> > > communications
> > > and was also able to see how many bytes (from a PGP message) was
> > >
> > > Another approach I am currently playing with is to play with NFC tags
> > > a reader/writer device, which can be used offline as well.
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > Stefan
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > NaClbox:
> > > The computer helps us to solve problems, we did not have without him.
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