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« Reply #9690 on: Dec 24th, 2013, 10:37am »

Shades of Reagan's 'Starwars' me thinks.

And of 'strapped chickens'

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« Reply #9691 on: Dec 24th, 2013, 5:25pm »

on Dec 24th, 2013, 10:37am, HAL9000 wrote:
Shades of Reagan's 'Starwars' me thinks.

And of 'strapped chickens'

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A LOVELY MERRY CHRISTMAS MORNING TO YOU CRYSTAL...AND TO ALL A HAPPY YULE TIDE (OF COURSE FOR DAN IT'S ROOOLLLLL TIDE grin) & THE BEST OF WINTER SOLTICE DAY TO YOU wink

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JOYEAUX NOEL & HAPPY WINTER SOLTICE smiley

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« Reply #9696 on: Dec 26th, 2013, 10:17am »

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Interpol UFO Report in South Africa?

Posted by Paul Dale Roberts
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ghosts & the Supernatural -Israeli Mossad is aka The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations and Interpol is aka International Criminal Police Organization. Could Aliquis and Hospes belong to these two groups and were they on assignment in South Africa for these organizations? Did Aliquis of Israeli Mossad and Hospes of Interpol witness a UFO in South Africa? Is Aliquis with the Israeli Mossad and is Hospes with Interpol? You decide.

At 10pm January 1, 2011, I may have received a phone call from operatives of the Israeli Mossad and Interpol, but of course again, it could have been a prank international call. I report it as it comes to me. Here is that report:

Paul: Hello?

Aliquis: (Speaker Phone) Hello Paul, we just had a UFO sighting that was kind of unusual and want to make a report. (Accent).

Paul: Sure, go ahead. What is your name?

Aliquis: Call me Aliquis, my partner here is Hospes.

Paul: What are your full names? Where are you calling from, this is a very unusual number?

Hospes: No full names please ( British accent?). We are here at Annadale, South Africa and we see something unusual. We can’t explain it. Do you take UFO reports?

Paul: Yes, HPI takes UFO reports, how did you find me?

Aliquis: We read your UFO stories on Internet, you are easy access to reach. This morning at 8am we see two UFOs. One UFO chase other UFO and shoot beam at UFO. UFO keeps beam on other UFO and moves it along and up into the clouds. The clouds parted and we could see the blue sky.

Paul: It is 10pm here and it’s still Jan 1st, it must be Jan 2nd over there, correct?

Hospice: Yes, correct.

Paul: So, you are saying the other UFO shot out a trajectory beam at the other UFO and it appeared it was towing the other UFO with a beam?

Hospice: Yes.

Paul: What kind of work do you two do and do you live in South Africa?

Aliquis: No, I am from Israel and my friend is from England. We are on assignment here in South Africa.

Paul: What kind of assignment?

Aliquis: I cannot comment on that.

Paul: What are the weather conditions? I have to ask you what kind of work do you do, for establishment of your character for this report?

Hospes: Aliquis is an Intelligence Analyst and I work in a Criminal Analysis Department. Some rain, partly cloudy at times, some thunder and saw some lightning.

Paul: Hospes, sounds like he is from England and if he works for a Criminal Analysis Department, then most likely he works for Interpol?ufo-picture 1

Hospes: I cannot disclose that. Have there been any other sightings in South Africa?

Paul: Yes, South Africa is sometimes a hotbed of UFO activity. I believe in 1965 some constables saw a UFO land in South Africa and 1974 2 men were abducted by a UFO. Many sightings take place in South Africa. Did you see any lights on the UFOs and what were the shape?

Hospes: Disc shaped and they were both pulsating red, we were maybe 10 miles from the UFOs when we saw them.

Paul: Did they change color?

Hospes: No.

Paul: Was there any sound emitting from the crafts?

Hospes: No.

Paul: Were there any aircraft nearby?

Hospes: Not that we can see.

Paul: Were you two the only ones that saw it?

Hospes: From what we can tell, yes.

Paul: Do you think there was some kind of misidentification, perhaps these were conventional aircraft and what you saw was a light emitting from one plane to another and the other plane followed the other plane into the clouds?

Aliquis: No, we are experienced observers, we know what aircraft look like, we make no mistakes and my organization has not made any mistake, only when we didn’t capture Mengele.

Paul: What? Mengele? The former German SS Officer that was on the run, the Angel of Death? Israeli Mossad was after Mengele, are you Mossad?

Aliquis: (Laughing) Paul…you are a funny man, even if I was, I would not be able to disclose that.

Paul: Okay, I think I have everything for my report. If you think of anything else or come across any other witnesses, please contact me again.

Aliquis: We will.

Personal Note from Paul:

I do believe that Aliquis and Hospes saw something in South Africa, something that they will never forget. Many prestigious men and women of all walks of life have seen UFOs. Here are some quick case examples. Major General Wilfried De Brouwer, a very distinguished Belgium military officer has reported sightings of UFOs. As of November 29, 1989 a total of 143 UFOs have been reported in Belgium alone. Federal police at Lake Gileppe witnessed a UFO shoot out 2 red light beams with a red ball at the spearhead of both beams, in the horizontal plane.

It’s just a matter of time, when we realize 1. We are not alone. 2. Extraterrestrials kick started the human race and have been with us since the beginning of time. 3. Our governments knew about UFOs all along and suppressed it from the people. The day of enlightment will be here soon.

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« Reply #9697 on: Dec 26th, 2013, 10:21am »

Scientific American

Memory Trick Increases Password Security

What’s my password again? Image association as a way to memorize dozens of unique security codes

By Larry Greenemeier
26 December 2013

Passwords have steadfastly remained the primary way we prove our identity to the many Web sites and apps that have become integral to daily life. Despite years of predictions that passwords would eventually be phased out in favor of more secure approaches to authentication, such as biometrics, they persist because they are inexpensive and remain one of the better compromises between security and usability.

Managing dozens of passwords is even more challenging than coming up with good ones in the first place. Common sense provides some guidance when choosing them: A password should be an alphanumeric combination that a family member or friend can’t guess in five tries, and it should be complex enough so a person can’t figure it out by watching you type it once. That accomplished, now you just need to remember which password logs you onto which site or app.

A team of Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists is studying the possibility of employing memorization techniques and mnemonic devices to help cut through our password clutter. Their plan—inspired by the Person–Action–Object, or PAO, method described in Joshua Foer’s 2011 book Moonwalking with Einstein—involves both generating strong passwords and a schedule for committing them to memory.

The researchers’ proposed “shared cues” system (pdf) asks you to first select a an image of an interesting place (for example, a baseball field) as well as a photo of a familiar or famous person (say, Bill Gates). You would then imagine some random action along with a random object to create a PAO story, says Jeremiah Blocki, the lead researcher. Blocki proposes, “Bill Gates swallowing a bike on the baseball field.”

After you create and memorize stories for several different image pairs, you would use those stories generate unique passwords. In Blocki’s example, you might take the first three letters from “swallow” and “bike” so that you associate the image pair of Gates and a baseball field with “swabik.” String a few image pairs together and you’ve got a fairly inscrutable password. If you can memorize nine sentences, the system can generate distinct passwords for 126 accounts, Blocki says.

Here’s how shared cues might work in practice: You install an app developed by Blocki and his team in your browser that presents you with four image pairs whenever you visit a login screen. (A mobile version of the app would work the same way.) You recognize each image pair, and remembering the story associated with each, type in your password. A login screen for a different Web site would present a different subset of four stories from the nine that you’ve memorized.

If this all sounds like a lot of work, it is. The mobile version of the app, however, would serve as a coach to help you keep your stories straight. It would use the phone or tablet’s notification system to randomly present you with image pairs on a regular basis so the stories you created for those pictures remain fresh in your memory. Many cognitive and educational psychologists agree that frequent quizzing is a highly effective way to activate and search long-term memory. “From a usability standpoint, this practice is great—it minimizes the number of words you have to memorize and gives you more natural rehearsal, which is the more important factor,” Blocki says.

As the Carnegie Mellon researchers point out, the level of security passwords can provide depends on the amount of effort users put into creating and managing them. Simply reusing passwords across multiple sites is, of course, the easiest approach to password management but poses a problem highlighted by the recent theft of tens of millions user names and passwords from Adobe. Given how easy it is to guess a person’s user name for any given account—often, it’s their e-mail address—how difficult would it be for the thieves to access other accounts secured by those same user names and passwords? Even Adobe acknowledged that people often reuse passwords and recommended that its customers change their passwords on any Web site sharing the same user ID and password as the purloined Adobe accounts.

Another barrier to complicated password programs is the temptation simply to use the reset function available on most Web sites whenever password recall remains stubbornly elusive. Password resets create security vulnerabilities, however. A 2008 Scientific American article by security specialist Herbert Thompson explains how someone could easily search the Web for all of the information they need to surreptitiously reset your password and gain access to your e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and many other accounts.

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Zimbabwe man fistfights crocodile to save child
Dec. 27, 2013 10:46 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — State media in Zimbabwe says a villager fought a crocodile with his bare hands to free his son from its jaws in northeastern rural Mutoko.

The Herald newspaper reported Tafadzwa Kachere and his 11-year-old son Tapiwa were trying to cross a river on Christmas eve when the crocodile attacked the boy. It reported that Kachere jumped onto the crocodile's back and tried to force open its jaws, beating at its head with his fists and poking at its eyes with reeds.

The crocodile released the child and turned on Kachere who wrestled free of its grasp. The newspaper says the child lost a leg and his father's arm was severely gored. Both survived.

Crocodile attacks are common in rural Zimbabwe during the rainy season but many go unreported.

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Obama’s NSA Phone Spying Reforms Might Make Things Worse

By David Kravets
12.27.13
6:30 AM

President Barack Obama turned heads just days before Christmas when he announced that he is “seriously” considering following the recommendations set forth by an advisory panel, which he appointed, that suggested a major overhaul to the NSA’s wholesale collection of telephone metadata.

The Obama administration has been under intense scrutiny over revelations, contained in documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, regarding the depth and breadth of the agency’s collection of telephone and other data. In a move to quell the uproar, Obama appointed a committee to review the matter. Among other things, it issued a host of recommendations that include major revisions to the phone-snooping program.

But a WIRED examination of a key suggestion from the “President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies” finds those revisions will do little to improve the protection of American’s calling history. In fact, it may well make the data more vulnerable to government inspection by potentially mandating that Americans’ phone call records be stored for longer periods of time than many telecoms currently archive them. And there likely would be few, if any, legal barriers to law enforcement officials, from the FBI to your local police department, to clear before obtaining that data.

As it stands, the telecommunication companies have, since at least 2006, funneled all phone call metadata to the NSA under secret orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. (Metadata includes an account holder’s records of calls received and made, any calling card numbers used in a call, the time and duration of the call and other information.) This hoovering does not require probable cause warrants that outline how and why authorities believe anyone associated with the data has committed a crime. No laws govern how the NSA may access the data — believed to hold some 1 trillion records — though the spy agency maintains it has settled on a so-called standard of “reasonable articulable suspicion” in hopes of finding the terrorist needle in a haystack.

While the NSA argues collecting and reviewing this data is vital to national security, Obama concedes more must be done to ensure some measure of privacy.

“The question we’re going to have to ask, can we accomplish the same goals this program is intended to accomplish in ways that give the public more confidence that the NSA is doing what it is supposed to be doing?” Obama said Dec. 20 before heading to Hawaii for a 17-day vacation.

Under the presidential panel’s recommendation, the telcos or an unnamed third party would store the metadata instead of the government having direct access to it. The proposal allows the government to continue querying the data, which the NSA currently holds for five years. A newly proposed legal standard would require “reasonable grounds” to believe the information sought is relevant to an investigation intended to protect “against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities.” The FISA court would have to approve every request.

According to the panel, which includes former U.S. counter-terrorism czar Richard A. Clarke:

In our view, the current storage by the government of bulk metadata creates potential risks to public trust, personal privacy, and civil liberty. We recognize that the government might need access to such metadata, which should be held instead either by private providers or by a private third party. This approach would allow the government access to the relevant information when such access is justified, and thus protect national security without unnecessarily threatening privacy and liberty. (.pdf)

In reality, however, “privacy and liberty” remain threatened.

Notwithstanding that the FISA Court is for all intents an NSA rubberstamp that has allowed the metadata program to run in secret for seven years, the review group’s proposal could grant law enforcement at any level a far larger trove of phone metadata to access. What’s more, they would not need probable cause warrants to target anyone’s phone metadata.

Right now, the phone companies store phone metadata for varying times. Verizon and U.S Cellular store it for about a year; Sprint for 18 months. At the other end of the spectrum, T-Mobile maintains it for seven to 10 years, and AT&T for five, according to a congressional inquiry. While Obama’s review group’s recommendation was short on details, everybody familiar with the plan agrees it would require telcos to store metadata for some minimum amount of time, presumably for longer than many of them already do. That means the authorities would have access to this data for far longer than they otherwise might.

According to the congressional inquiry led by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts), eight carriers reported receiving more than 1 million requests for personal mobile phone data by law enforcement in 2013, and they and racked up millions of dollars in processing fees along the way. Not all of those requests were for phone metadata, however. There were requests for cell-site location data, web browsing habits, text message content, and voicemail, among other things. The telecoms did not break down the number of requests they received for each category.

To be sure, phone companies regularly provide law enforcement with customer calling history, usually under a subpoena. Such documentation, signed by a law enforcement agent, promises the data is relevant to an ongoing investigation. That standard is based on a 1979 Supreme Court precedent, which upheld the conviction of a Baltimore purse snatcher who unsuccessfully challenged the local phone company’s decision to release his call records to the police even though the authorities did not have a probable-cause warrant. The records showed that the defendant, Michael Smith, had been calling his victim after he mugged her. (A more detailed look at that precedent can be found here.)

To give Americans a modicum of privacy, Congress must quarantine away from law enforcement officials the data the telcos would be compelled to store and only grant access to the NSA upon approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s approval. The NSA said it queried its vast database just 300 times last year.

“If there is this retention, you would need to make sure there are no loopholes that would undermine the entire purpose of the change,” said Brett Kaufman, a National Security Project fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union.

If past is prologue, we already know the outcome.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/12/spying-overhaul-privacy-risk/

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« Reply #9700 on: Dec 27th, 2013, 8:49pm »

Won't be around too much next 8 days. Have a house rented on top of a mountain outside Gatlinburg, TN. Twenty family members are sharing to celebrate the holidays. We hail from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

You would not believe the fantastic views! And the night sky is absolutely brilliant!

Happy New Year!!

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Have a Great Time and come back safe to us my friend! smiley

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Good morning Swamprat and Sys cheesy

Have a Wonderful New Year Swamp!

Thanks for the New Year wishes Sys, same to you and yours!

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China says satellite network to be big asset, others can use it too

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BEIJING Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:20am EST

(Reuters) - China's homegrown satellite navigation system will bring untold economic, social and military benefits and other countries in Asia are welcome to use it, the director of China's satellite navigation agency said on Friday.

The year-old Beidou satellite navigation system is a rival to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russian GLONASS. Beidou's 16 satellites serve the Asia-Pacific but the number of satellites is expected to grow to 30 by 2020 as coverage expands globally.

The system would bring benefits across the board, in both civilian and military applications, said Ran Chengqi, the director of the Satellite Navigation Office.

"The construction of the Beidou network should resolve the country's security issues, including economic security and the security of society-at-large," he said. "It's obviously a combined military and civilian infrastructure."

"What purpose it will have for national defense or armament, that's for the armament department or Defense Ministry to consider, but I think that its uses are many," Ran told a news conference.

The successful deployment of Beidou means the increasingly potent Chinese armed forces will have an accurate, independent navigation system - vital technology for guiding the missiles, warships and attack aircraft that allow Beijing to claim great power status.

Senior Chinese military officers have said Beidou is more important for the country than manned space flight or the Chinese lunar probes now under way, according to reports in the state-run media.

But the benefits are by no means limited to defense.

The government sees it as a commercial coup for fast-growing market satellite navigation services for cars, mobile phones and other applications.

China is encouraging other countries in Asia to adopt it by offering the service free, as the United States does with the civilian GPS network.

Stations are being built in Pakistan to improve service there and Thailand has signed up to use Beidou for disaster forecasting.

"It's completely open," Ran said. "Technology and service both."

"Even though we still do not provide global coverage, its applications are already spreading worldwide," he said.

This month, the cabinet approved a blueprint that envisioned Beidou capturing 60 percent of a projected 400 billion yuan ($65 billion) market for satellite navigation services in China, according to the China Daily.

The newspaper said 40 percent of Beidou's satellite applications would be for military use.

(Editing by Robert Birsel)

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International Business Times

UFO Sightings: Triangle Shaped Multicoloured Objects Spotted Hovering Over Andover [VIDEO]

By greeshma
December 26, 2013 3:28 PM IST

Several Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) which changed colour were spotted in the Andover, Massachusetts skies, late in the evening of 19 December.

The sighting made news after a video of the mysterious object suspected to be an UFO was posted on YouTube by a user named 'RealUFOs2009'.

"Left work at approximately 5:54 pm, came out of building which faces towards the river (north). Sky was clear, could see stars, no precipitation, it was dark," the eye witness described. "Immediately noticed four lights traveling across the sky, from the north heading east or southeast, and gaining altitude. The first 3 lights were in a triangle formation and the 4th light traveled behind the triangle. There was no noise."

The eye-witness is said to have spotted many flying objects in the same night.


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