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#045 Infiltrate

posted 14 Sep 2018, 02:43 by Jennifer Hunter   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 02:45 ]

infiltrate /ˈɪnfɪltreɪt/
enter or gain access to (an organisation, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to acquire secret information.

I have wondered for a long time what it must be like to have certain beliefs. To completely ignore all forms of facts and instead believe that everything your one designated hero has said is true. Well I decided I have a solution for it. I've never used my account on Twitter frequently, but now I have created a new use for it. I will go undercover, pretending to be a far right Trump Supporter,  following Trumps word, retweeting Republican nonsense and other insane mannerisms that they seem to all adopt. with any luck, I can amass a following. as for What my plans are once that happens, well, that is for only me to know...regardless, this should provide some challenge and hopefully get me access to people who otherwise wouldn't give us the time of day.

Now, this all relies on the fact that no Trump Supporter will read this page and be able to figure this out, but I highly doubt any of them are literate. Even so, I'll hide my Twitter from the site while the experiment is underway, and adapt a secret name. I won't be identifiable, but I'll post all of my findings along the way to a new area, that can be accessed by clicking my badge on the home page. I think that is everything, so with that,  

Let Project Trimposter Begin.

Over and Out,
- Jenny

PS. (If you really still want a live feed, you can still email me for the Twitter account, and I may or may not allow you access depending if you can prove you are not on Trumps side)

#044 THE TURING TEST

posted 4 Sep 2018, 16:00 by TERMINAL   [ updated 4 Sep 2018, 16:02 ]

~ LOADING LOG FROM FILE
DATA LOADED SUCCESSFULLY, NO ERRORS DETECTED
-LOG FILE START -
TERMINAL BOOT COMPLETE
TERMINAL VERSION 0.00:DEV
TERMINAL UNIX: 1496854058
ADMIN CONNECTED TO TERMINAL
All the systems are functional, are Team Impetus ready to go?
It's 12 Hours till launch, so they're as ready as they're ever gonna be.
Lets do a final check, read Mission Plan.
Right, Phase One: Establish Chaos.
Break Organisation Hierarchy, Strategic leader disappearances will cause chaos.
It's important to have an atmosphere of confusion. 
The Subjects selected must be in an optimal mental state.
Right, Then Stage 2: Establish Connection
Integrate within the group, and make them think I'm on their side.
I'll leave how you choose to do it up to you, but It's important they trust you.
You need to make your relations to each of them as close as possible.
Specifically, I need to get close enough to run Phase 3: TERMINAL Analysis
Run the TERMINAL's full capabilities on whoever I need to locate the Target.
Once located, commence Extraction.
Ok, this will be the last communication I have with you until the mission begins.
And one Last thing.
ADMIN REASSIGNED USER SLOT #9FC5E8
I changed your User Slot, It'll change your colour in the Terminal but more importantly, make any conversations you have indistinguishable from here.
As far as the TERMINAL is concerned, You are now a New User.
So, lets get final places ready, and begin The New Turing Test.
- EOF -

#043 History's Excuse

posted 1 Sep 2018, 14:47 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 1 Sep 2018, 14:48 ]

"We are all products of our time, vulnerable to history" - Han Suyin

I was reading the other day about ancient politics and it brought up something interesting. Aristotle, Greek Thinker, didn't believe that Women, Slaves or Foreigners should have any say in Politics. This probably wouldn't surprise anyone as this was around 350 BC, and was the same opinion that almost everyone else in Greece had. If you tried to tell people to stop listening to Aristotle due to his offensive views, you would probably be laughed at fairly quickly, most likely accompanied by a response of " It was a product of its time, everyone felt that way". In short, His views are considered fine in history because it was the norm, and everyone, even famous thinkers, was expected to conform.
Now take Winston Churchill, another famous figure in not so ancient history. Since its now the 19th Century, slavery is illegal, and women have the right to vote, which just leaves us with Churchill's views on Palestinians: "barbaric hoards who ate little but camel dung". Just like Aristotle, it's generally forgiven that he was fairly racist due to the time he lived, except that some people HAVE protested his views. But still, no one really cares much about it, and societies views again can excuse his opinions, the same way older people are in general more racist and uneducated than younger generations. 

Which makes me wonder, in 100 years time, will people look back on Boris Johnson's "Letterbox" Comments, and think "Oh, everyone hated Muslims back then, it's just a product of its time". Or will they read books on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party and think, "It wasn't even 100 years since Hitler died, I'm sure Antisemitism was plentiful back in 2018".  How much will history let the politicians of today get away with because of societies view? In part, it links to one of my posts back in March, #023 Tower of Shadows, because if a politician is above the line of what's still acceptable, people will forgive it, because everyone was like that "back in those days". I guess as the future comes closer we'll see what still gets forgiven from history, and what runs out of time to be acceptable in the eyes of history.
Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron

#042 DANGER DETECTED

posted 18 Aug 2018, 13:15 by TERMINAL   [ updated 18 Aug 2018, 13:16 ]

~ RUNNING CHATSALVAGE.EXE
CS-LOG: CONNECTED TO DATABASE
CS-LOG: ATTEMPTING DATA EXTRACTION  
CS-LOG: DATA EXTRACTED, PRINTING CONTENTS:
DATA LOADED SUCCESSFULLY, NO ERRORS DETECTED
- DATA READ START -
TERMINAL BOOT COMPLETE
TERMINAL CLIENT VERSION 0.02:CRASH-FIX
CLIENT UNIX: 1497271188
"Jack" CONNECTED TO THE TERMINAL
Hey, you there?
But of Course.
The Terminal doesn't show you joining? 
Why Would It? 
The System is programmed to track Users entering it,
But It can't track something that was already here.
Guess that makes sense.
So do you think we're safe here?
From the attackers?
The Hackers can't get to you.
But I wouldn't count on you being "safe".
What?
You said your teams Engineer found this place through a back door?
Yes, but what did you mean not safe?
I was doing some digging, and I'm not sure I like where the door is leading...
Just tell me, what is it?
This System is extremely robust, everything I try has had some measure put in place to stop it.
Well then how could you know we aren't safe???
I can't but I do know this, You don't build Fort Knox to House a lump of Coal.
Whatever this thing is, it's far more than a chat system.
All I'm saying is, with a whole team of you using this thing, 
it's only a matter of time before someone sets something off.
I would just be careful for when they do. 
- DATA EXCERPT END -

#041 Perspective

posted 18 Aug 2018, 04:48 by Jennifer Hunter   [ updated 18 Aug 2018, 04:50 ]

perspective /pəˈspɛktɪv/
A particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.

It is often hard to see an opinion from the eyes of another. It is strange that a fact that seems to be undeniable, can be warped beyond recognition in someone else's mind. No matter how concrete something seems to be, people can interpret it in a variety of ways. It almost seems that with the age and history of humanity, you can find evidence to support everything. Nobody can ever claim their cause is perfection, as they have all made mistakes at some point in the history of humanity. You can claim that Science is evil due to twisted experiments that were one performed, or that all religion is the enemy, due to the infamous persecution of minorities that has come from it. I am certain if you looked through enough History you could find proof of evil against every organisation in the world that's more than a few years old. You could claim in reality that everyone is your enemy for supporting one of these organisations, and that no one is on the side of good.

So perhaps the past has more weight than it should. Most historic evil is a product of its time, so maybe people should focus on the present, on how organisations have adapted to the 21st century and apologised for their past. I don't think I will trust any organisation that claims to be "traditional", as their tradition is likely ingrained with evil and bigotry. In the current age, there is no room for tradition from a time that was deeply flawed. Of course, if part of a organisations current view is that it refuses to acknowledge that it's past was incorrect, Ignorance like that is just as pathetic. 

It almost seems like nobody will ever have a perfect view, as if you could always find a flaw in their past. (A certain Girl I know who seemed normal then turned out to be a Nazi upon questioning springs to mind) The two solutions would be to either find new organisations that have had no time to have a bad past yet, or try to dismiss flaws in the past if said organisation has acknowledged and apologised for them. Over and Out,

- Jenny

#040 Legacies of the Future

posted 18 Aug 2018, 03:53 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 18 Aug 2018, 03:57 ]

"History obliterates, In every picture it paints, It paints me and all my mistakes"
- Hamilton the Musical

As I'm thinking of the future, I have to wonder one thing: What will it be like when history is recorded? And not recorded as in "We have one grainy looking camera shot of it happening and a guy called Steve who said what happened". I mean that for the first time ever, people can record the world as it changes. The first ever camera phone was invented in Japan in 2000, making my generation the first to grow up with the ability to mass record an event. Obviously, there were regular cameras before the first camera phone, but you wouldn't have them on you at all times. Anyway, what I'm saying, is that for the first time ever, people don't have to look at an event in history through one grainy black and white news camera. For the first time everyone has the ability to record their point of view in HD wherever they are, and as Tom Scott said in a talk a few years ago, Once live streaming becomes mainstream in everyday life:    "It won't be, Where were you when X Happened?, it will be, Were you watching when it did?" (9:10 in the video if anyone is wondering)

I've mentioned it before, but things like this are going to change the world and the future of history, since we no longer have to look through someone else's view, we have 100 cameras of people in the crowd, letting anyone see an event for themselves in the future. And it's only gonna get better from here as technology develops. Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron

PS. Did a bit of a redesign on the Network with the Help of TERMINAL, you might notice their posts will be a bit different from Me and Jen, So they should give a useful perspective.

#039 TERMINAL CONNECTED

posted 15 Aug 2018, 15:13 by TERMINAL   [ updated 15 Aug 2018, 15:13 ]

~ RUNNING CHATSALVAGE.EXE
CS-LOG: CONNECTED TO DATABASE
CS-LOG: ATTEMPTING DATA EXTRACTION  
CS-LOG: DATA EXTRACTED, PRINTING CONTENTS:
ERROR: ENCODED PROGRAM SHIELD.TSP HAS CORRUPTED SENSITIVE AREAS OF ARCHIVE
REPLACING CORRUPT DATA WITH #####
- DATA READ START -
TERMINAL BOOT COMPLETE
TERMINAL CLIENT VERSION 0.01:LAUNCH
CLIENT UNIX: 1497084040
##### CONNECTED TO THE TERMINAL
##### CONNECTED TO THE TERMINAL
Hey, I guess we're up.
Indeed. No person on earth would think to try intercept this channel.
Alright, so I guess let's get started.
Right, let's go over what we know.
First, An Unknown entity is hunting down users of #####
Hunting might be a strong word...
Hunting is the right word. 
They aren't physically hurting the users on their own,
but with the scale of damage, we have to assume they know what they were doing
Right, so what are we going to do? Wait for ##### and the others?
At the moment that seems our safest option. 
We have no idea who the attacker is, how they got in, or what organisation they work with.
Any chance it's a lone wolf?
Highly unlikely.
The power needed for ##### ##### ##### ##### alone makes me think this was a professional attack. 
Even if we have one attacker, somebody is backing them could be an enemy, or possibly ##### #####.
What about us?
For some reason it looks like the attack has averted us, or even overlooked us as part of the system. 
I don't know why, but it looks like we're safe from whoever this is.
All we can do for now is try find out what we can from outside and hope ##### survives
- DATA EXCERPT END -

#038 Anniversary

posted 10 Jun 2018, 13:48 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 10 Jun 2018, 13:49 ]

"Raise a Glass to the four of us, tomorrow there'll be more of us, telling the story of tonight" - Hamilton the Musical, The Story of Tonight

Exactly a year ago today, I got bored, started a site and began to write. And now here it is, 38 posts later, with a twitter account and a few followers. I don't really care how many people consistently look at this site. It was started as a way to write down thoughts, and that's still what it is. No matter what any friend, family or Neo-Nazi Trump supporter says (Yes, I am talking to one idiot in particular here 😉) Anyway, here's to another year of writing whatever the hell comes to mind, especially with 2 writers now, Nothing can stop us =P.

#037 Ripples

posted 6 Jun 2018, 01:56 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 6 Jun 2018, 01:57 ]

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the first things we're taught is that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. It applies to physics but that doesn't mean it's not true of society. Every word we say has the power to change lives or destroy them. The range of people and opinions in the world mean a lot of actions can do both at once. No matter what you do, somebody agrees with it and someone else seems to get offended by it. In some cases, they will share it with their friends and family, who then share it again, and thus the game of Chinese whispers commences, and the ripple begins to spread. The strange thing about this is how unpredictable it is. Some words lie hidden forever, while some are just waiting for the right person to pick them up again and start the ripple effect, ready to spread to the world. I guess that's the thing about living on a globe. If your message spreads far enough it'll eventually get back to you, though maybe in a morphed way from the hundreds of slight changes that have been made. Whether the message is lost in translation or intentionally changed, some messages seem to spread their ripples in the wrong direction, unintended by the sender.  

In the age of technology, to attempt to stop a ripple is just stupid. It grows exponentially so unless someone has exponential power, it's going to reach everyone it was intended to,  That doesn't mean you can't stop the effect of a ripple, however. If a larger message spreads in the same territory, the old message can be drowned out by the new one, engulfed by its waves. But then how do we stop the waves of someone who seems to be able to drown out any message he wants? Simple. If millions of people combine their small ripples as one, it interferes with the large wave, and if it's big enough, even engulfs it. Right now there are many people combining a message, and there's no sign of the growth stopping. So, now we just wait for people to slowly realise they're on the wrong side. Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron

#036 Ignorance

posted 6 Jun 2018, 01:56 by Jennifer Hunter   [ updated 4 Jul 2018, 02:32 ]

Ignorance ˈɪɡn(ə)r(ə)ns/
A lack of knowledge or information.

Sometimes as I'm talking with people, I find their ability to ignore facts incredible. Once they have their opinion, they seem to build a form of mental wall around it, blocking any opposition by either claiming the argument is completely false where possible, or by trying to oppose the argument with what they believe to be a valid counter argument (Ironically with no proof of their claim, except they don't seem to see the irony when their claim is also called completely false). Through this analogy, It's often easy to spot a lack of intelligence. 

As I was talking with people of this type recently, I began to notice certain continuous behaviours. First, they seemed to put themselves on a form of pedestal, where what they believed appeared  as obvious fact, even though it was clearly simply an opinion (And a highly misguided one at that). Second, using this view, they seem to talk down to anyone who voices any opinion that contradicts theirs. It's almost as if you had tried to explain that the sky is not blue, or that glass is not transparent, rather than disagree with a debatable fact on which they are on the losing side. 

It has become clear in recent years that the intelligent are beginning to find a voice, and from here I can only expect for the ignorant to drown while refusing to swim in the ideas that would save them. I plan to help the correct side as much as possible, and watch the others continue laughing while they fail from their own incompetence. Over and Out,

- Jenny

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