Saturday, October 28. 2017
Never trust anyone with an extreme aversion to conspiracy. If they loath conspiracy theories and they're not a covert agent or provocateur themselves, they might as well be since they're doing the same work for them, wittingly or unwittingly. That may sound a tad harsh but trust me, the next time you're confronted by one of these rationalist con-artists and their incessant ridicule, be proud, stand firm and boldly proclaim, "You're goddam right I'm a conspiracy theorist! Fuck you."
Friday, October 27. 2017
I'm skeptical of this whole Russian hacking obsession. Everyone seems to agree on it. All 17 intelligence agencies claim Russian involvement in the 2016 election. It's all everyone seems to want to talk about. Hmmm let's see, when's the last time all the intelligence agencies agreed on something? Oh that's right, it was WMDs in Iraq. Turned out they were wrong about that too. All of them. Does anyone ask how the fuck that happened? How did all of our intelligence agencies get WMDs in Iraq so wrong without ONE calling bullshit? The only reasonable way it could have happened is if they wanted to be wrong. Essentially that's what they did. They tricked everyone. Now we're told to just trust them again (when they were ALL wrong before) yet this time it's for real.
Sunday, October 8. 2017
The Las Vegas shooting conspiracy! Yeah whatever. Don't care. What I find interesting is occasionally I'll come across articles on conspiracy theorists, their warped epistemology, their need to feel unique or in possession of insider knowledge, "I know things you don't know", etc. My only problem with this theory is the sheer number of intelligent, rational, sane, professionals who still believe something is not quite right with the official story on 9-11. I know you can find lists online of 9-11 Truthers with master's degrees, architects and engineers, Ph.D.s, scientists, military, former CIA agents, but what I'm talking about are those that I personally know. These are people I'm friends with, college professors, people with master's degrees, one has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology - who fully believe something is still fucked with 9-11.
Monday, September 29. 2014
This is old news in conspiracy circles but things are heating up. There's a new film coming out called Kill The Messenger. Glenn Greewald has just posted about the CIA/Cocaine connection on his blog The Intercept.
'Scientists at IBM Research have created by far the most advanced neuromorphic (brain-like) computer chip to date. The chip, called TrueNorth, consists of 1 million programmable neurons and 256 million programmable synapses across 4096 individual neurosynaptic cores. Built on Samsung’s 28nm process and with a monstrous transistor count of 5.4 billion, this is one of the largest and most advanced computer chips ever made. Perhaps most importantly, though, TrueNorth is incredibly efficient: The chip consumes just 72 milliwatts at max load, which equates to around 400 billion synaptic operations per second per watt - or about 176,000 times more efficient than a modern CPU running the same brain-like workload, or 769 times more efficient than other state-of-the-art neuromorphic approaches. Yes, IBM is now a big step closer to building a brain on a chip.
Saturday, September 6. 2014
'The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet, and the people who tried to stop it. In 1937 H.G. Wells predicted the creation of the World Brain, a giant global library that contained all human knowledge which would lead to a new form of higher intelligence. Seventy years later the realization of that dream was underway, as Google scanned millions and millions of books for its Google Books website. But over half those books were still in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop them, climaxing in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet, set in spectacular locations in China, USA, Europe and Latin America.' (Pirate Bay magnet link).
Saturday, August 30. 2014
I know U.S. wars may seem like old news but this is well worth the time. It's the kind of dark absurdity that you can't actually laugh out loud at because you know the horrible reality but I'll bet you'll place both hands on your face and shake your head back and forth mumbling WTF? The first thing that came to mind reading this article is the book Catch-22. I'm going to have to read that again.
Sunday, August 17. 2014
I'm not sure how this film slipped through the cracks here at Media Underground. Mortimer's prime directive is about bringing you news and information totally unavailable in the mainstream press. We like to keep on top of things and make sure you get the latest inside dope on shit you can't find anywhere else. Maybe this got posted on Disinformation first and I ignored it. Maybe I thought it was you're average UFO debunking documentary. Maybe I just thought the title sucked. I don't know. But we're only a year late. This film came out in 2013. I'm not even sure if this got posted here before and I just forgot. But it needs to be posted again because I just started watching it for the third time today. This is a goddam rabbit hole of fun house mirrors inside a maze fucking a unicorn. I may lose my mind. Anyway, read the review, download and watch. I highly recommend it...
Saturday, August 16. 2014
Algorithmic Filtering is a good enough term but I think someone needs to dumb it down so everyone can understand exactly what's going on here. I may be overstating the obvious but I like to be completely clear. People tend to ignore wild eyed conspiracy nuts screaming on the sidewalk. I also strive for simplicity and readability. Just imagine the next paragraph is written all in caps. Something like...
Monday, June 16. 2014
I was looking all over for this for a year and I finally found it. I just uploaded it to The Pirate Bay. You're welcome.
Wednesday, May 28. 2014
Is Edward Snowden a disinformation agent? What would be the motive? Could it be a test to study our reaction when confronted with the fact the NSA is actually spying on Americans? Maybe they knew it was going to come out eventually and wanted to control the leak? Or frighten everyone into submission to put a chilling effect on what we say and do online? Ease us into the truth before they trash the Bill of Rights? I'm revisiting a year old conspiracy I thought was total bunk when I first heard the idea but now it seems somewhat believable.
Sunday, May 25. 2014
This article came out two days ago. Maybe you've seen it. Here at Media Underground we don't post too many stories that hit the mainstream but I had to post this just to prove I'm not making this shit up. And by the way I looked all over for an article with the downside to this new app or even a realistic take but they all seemed to have very little or no problem with it. I suppose it doesn't matter anymore if we live under the umbrella of a New Techno Stasi. People are watching it live, these psychopaths are shaking it right in our face and no one cares. And you don't need an army of riot police when the people are this apathetic.
Sunday, April 27. 2014
'In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the ‘red line’ he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons. Then with less than two days to go before the planned strike, he announced that he would seek congressional approval for the intervention. The strike was postponed as Congress prepared for hearings, and subsequently cancelled when Obama accepted Assad’s offer to relinquish his chemical arsenal in a deal brokered by Russia. Why did Obama delay and then relent on Syria when he was not shy about rushing into Libya? The answer lies in a clash between those in the administration who were committed to enforcing the red line, and military leaders who thought that going to war was both unjustified and potentially disastrous.
Saturday, March 1. 2014
'One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.
Sunday, December 1. 2013
'Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes.
Tuesday, October 1. 2013
'In recent years, Facebook has become an unexpectedly crucial tool for activism. The social media platform allows activists to efficiently connect and communicate with one another in order to arrange meetings, protests and boycotts. Unfortunately, activists who once found that Facebook helped make organizing easier are now encountering obstacles – and the resistance is coming from Facebook itself.
Friday, September 20. 2013
'Scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention. The new material could be used to improve the security and lifetime of plastic parts in everyday products such as electrical components, cars and even houses.
Saturday, August 31. 2013
'Two days after the world learned the National Security Agency logs practically every American phone call, the agency had started cracking down on entrepreneurs who made fun of it. That’s according to Dan McCall, founder of politically themed T-shirt company Liberty Maniacs.
Friday, August 30. 2013
'In an effort to buck the expensive rates of unreliable corporate telecom companies, a community in Athens, Greece, has created its own private Internet. Built from a network of wireless rooftop antennas, the Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network (AWMN) now has more than 1,000 members. Data moves “through” the AWMN mesh up to 30 times faster than it does on the telecom-provided Internet.
Thursday, August 29. 2013
Here at Media Underground Headquarters we don't generally use The New York Times as a stepping off point to steer you to an interesting documentary but in this case I couldn't find any other good reviews of this film. And that doesn't mean this documentary sucks it just means most of the reviewers were too stupid, corporate lackeys or had no idea how frightening this film is.
Thursday, August 8. 2013
I watch a shitload of these "made for the internet" documentaries and this one has to be the best. Whoever made this knows his history on the CIA. If you watch any of it make sure to watch part three. It's amazing.
Saturday, July 20. 2013
'Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.
Monday, July 1. 2013
'For me, Žižek’s words are even more potent in light of recent news about domestic surveillance programs. As a former contractor with the US National Security Agency (NSA), these issues hit especially close to home. During my service in the Korean military, I worked for two years as special intelligence personnel for the NSA, learning first-hand how to extract information from defense targets. Our ability to gather vital SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) information was absolutely easy. But, these skills were only applied outwards for national security and defense purposes - not for overseeing American citizens. It appears that this has changed. Now, as a designer, I am influenced by these experiences and I have become dedicated to researching ways to “articulate our unfreedom” and to continue the evolution of my own thinking about censorship, surveillance, and a free society.'
Monday, June 24. 2013
This is the TWA Flight 800 documentary that's all over the media right now. It looks like some hacker got a rough cut of it and uploaded it to The Pirate Bay. It's not supposed to come out until July 17th.
Friday, May 10. 2013
'Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual killing of Osama bin Laden. But the extent to which the CIA shaped the film has remained unclear. Now, a memo obtained by Gawker shows that the CIA actively, and apparently successfully, pressured Mark Boal to remove scenes that made them look bad from the Zero Dark Thirty script.
Wednesday, May 1. 2013
Finally some reasonable questions on the Boston bombing...
Thursday, April 18. 2013
The machines are coming for us and we are all doomed...
Sunday, April 7. 2013
'Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storages, which are vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes. In Finland the world's first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock - a huge system of underground tunnels - that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
Friday, March 22. 2013
'Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the moon in the 1960s. But few know that both countries also ran parallel space programs, whose covert goal was to launch military astronauts on spying missions. With investigative journalist James Bamford, NOVA delves into the untold story of this top secret space race, which might easily have turned into a shooting war in orbit.' (PBS video stream & The Pirate Bay magnet link).
Wednesday, March 20. 2013
What the fuck? Is CNN looking for street cred? Or maybe the surveillance state wants everyone to know we're being watched...
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