Thought for the day

"Everything went strictly ‘by the book,’ using means that were permitted by the constitution. At first there were ‘emergency decrees’ by the president of the Reich, and later a bill was passed by a two-thirds majority of the Reichstag giving the government unlimited legislative powers, perfectly in accordance with the rules for changing the constitution." -- Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (paperback, Kindle, audiobook)

Elon Musk said his satellite-internet system Starlink is "active" on all continents. However, the availability map on Starlink's website says otherwise.

"Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica," Musk tweeted. 

Jack Dorsey To Be Questioned By Legal Teams Of Elon Musk And Twitter mayaleo Tue, 09/20/2022 - 12:59

 The legal teams representing Twitter and Elon Musk are slated to depose former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Hacker and network security specialist Peiter “Mudge” Zatko testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about allegations in his whistleblower report last month.

Second Hunter Biden Laptop From Hell Likely MikeRivero Wed, 09/14/2022 - 13:28

Damning information from a second Hunter Biden laptop may be circulating around on the web. New York Magazine contributing editor Andrew Rice appeared on CNN to discuss the latest “laptop from hell.” Rice penned an article on the laptop saga alongside Olivia Nuzzi, verifying at least one personal electronic device has fallen into someone else’s hands.

Israel offers cyber aid to Albania, which severed Iran ties over hacking claim MikeRivero Wed, 09/14/2022 - 09:18

Israel offered cyber defense assistance to Albania on Monday, days after the Balkan state severed its diplomatic ties with Iran, citing accusations that the Islamic Republic carried out cyberattacks against the country in July.

Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll met with Albanian Foreign Minister Olta Xhacka on the sidelines of the Conference on Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy in Berlin, where he “offered to share our knowledge and experience in cyber defense” and “expressed Israel’s appreciation” for Tirana’s decision to kick out Iran’s diplomats, he said in a tweet.


Apologies up front for reminding you of Donald Rumsfeld’s musing during the chaos of the 2003 Iraq invasion and its aftermath. I am not sure that the Soviet Union would have survived the Nazi invasion during World War II if the internet existed back then. There is a great World War II documentary with the banal title, Second World War Diary (1939-1945). But it is anything but trite.

eSIM exclusively: All US iPhone models will no longer have a SIM tray starting with the iPhone 14 Satellite connection MikeRivero Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:36

Apple’s “Far Out” event kicked off yesterday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Tech freaks were expecting to see the iPhone 14 lineup, several new Apple Watch models, updated AirPods Pro, and perhaps some other announcements.

Some of them related to the new iPhone 14 were:

  • Use of eSIM exclusively
  • Satellite connection