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Tooth Fairy works for NSA to collect your DNA

I stopped believing in the tooth fairy when I found out she was working for the NSA to collect my DNA. Did you ever wonder how the tooth fairy got all the money to leave under your pillow? It’s from a black opts budget!

Apple Slowing Down Older Phones

Well, glad I’m not in the Apple cult. So Apple is slowing down older phones supposedly because they are worried about your battery lasting longer. Here’s the question, do you believe that? And if so – are you really that stupid? And why not have a setting where you can turn that feature off if, let’s say, you put a new battery in it?

Jerusalem is just another piece of dirt

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The Jerusalem controversy is just another example of how religion ruins everything. Trump, sucking up to his religious base, wants to move America’s embassy to Jerusalem to side with Jews and Christians against Muslims as to who God gave this land to. In the Reality based world however, there is no God and Jerusalem is just another piece of dirt like anywhere else in the middle east.

How much are we going to spend on wars and crazy stuff because one group’s invisible friend doesn’t get along with another group’s invisible friend? What are the consequences of turning our backs on Reality in favor of old stories that just are not true? I think more people should be focused on this world, this Reality, and what we can do to make this planet a better place to live. Reality matters, old stories don’t. Why don’t we focus on exploring the universe, electric cars, and curing cancer instead? Let’s do something useful with our limited existence.

Jerusalem is just another piece of dirt

Image result for Jerusalem capital

The Jerusalem controversy is just another example of how religion ruins everything. Trump, sucking up to his religious base, wants to move America’s embassy to Jerusalem to side with Jews and Christians against Muslims as to who God gave this land to. In the Reality based world however, there is no God and Jerusalem is just another piece of dirt like anywhere else in the middle east.

How much are we going to spend on wars and crazy stuff because one group’s invisible friend doesn’t get along with another group’s invisible friend? What are the consequences of turning our backs on Reality in favor of old stories that just are not true? I think more people should be focused on this world, this Reality, and what we can do to make this planet a better place to live. Reality matters, old stories don’t. Why don’t we focus on exploring the universe, electric cars, and curing cancer instead? Let’s do something useful with our limited existence.

EFF: FCC Poised to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

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In a new proposal issued last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set out a plan to eliminate net neutrality protections, ignoring the voices of millions of Internet users who weighed in to support those protections. The new rule would reclassify high-speed broadband as an “information service” rather than a “telecommunications service” (remember, the FCC is forbidden from imposing neutrality obligations on information services). It would then eliminate the bright-line rules against blocking, throttling, and pay-to-play (as well as the more nebulous general conduct standard) in favor of a simplistic transparency requirement. In other words, your ISP would be free to set itself up as an Internet gatekeeper, as long as it is honest about it.

Oncologists Guide to Curing Cancer using Abscopal Effect

I’ve made progress and I’ve written a how to guide for curing cancer.

There isn’t any magic in the process. In fact, I’m using standard procedures that oncologists are already familiar with. The radiation protocol is the strangest part but it’s actually easier to configure than a standard treatment and is also safer. And it uses standard immunotherapy drugs.

The fact that I’m alive and healthy right now is anecdotal evidence that it might be working.

What I’m looking for is to get some attention on this process as a way of speeding up cancer solutions development. I am definitely onto something here and I encourage you to run this method past any oncologist to get their opinion. It will probably be year and a lot of testing before I’m certified cancer free, if I am cancer free. But I decided that whether or not it works for me isn’t the test if this is a great idea. So I’m publishing it now in the hopes it will catch on and be improved. Sort of an “Open Source” cancer solution. I need more brains working on this because some time in the future I might need the improved version.

If you have a friend or relative with terminal cancer and you have run out of options you might want to pass this on to them. With this method the worse off they are the more likely it is to work. Any oncologist should be able to follow this guide easily and conclude it’s worth a try.

But – I’m looking for people who want to write stories about this. I give great interviews. So feel free to contact me if you’re interested.

Crazy Roy Moore accused by 4 women of sexual harrassment

Here’s the story. Today I feel the I’m Christian because I want to believe it. Roy Moore is a pig. And that was before this.

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

The big question is, should I go public about Taylor Swift harassing me for sex?

 

Was Ted Cruz father involved in Kennedy Assassination?

Tomorrow maybe we find out. They are releasing a lot of the JFK secret papers on the assassination.

So – will it reveal Trump was right? Or will they continue to cover it up.?

Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle sexual harassment claim

So here’s what I don’t get and maybe it’s because I can do math, but …

For $32 million you could pay several high priced hookers to have sex with you whenever you want. You could even swap them out as needed for variety. And you can do it without it technically being prostitution because there’s a lot of women looking for a sugar daddy. So what does he pay all this money just for an attempt at sex?

Google Chrome Browser doesn’t honor Certificate Revocation

Been testing out the free “Let’s Encrypt” certificates. I got a certificate for a web site I host. Then I revoked the certificate as one would do if the private key was stolen. However – chrome browser doesn’t do certificate revocation checking. At least it doesn’t for Let’s Encrypt. Firefox however does. Here’s the link to the site with a revoked cert:

https://www.plf.net

If you get an error your browser is working. If you see the web site, it’s not. Cert was revoked the morning of October 4th,

I’m getting close to suing Google over their anti-http campaign. Here’s the link to my latest draft.

 

 

HTTPS everywhere sucks!

15 years ago I used to work for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I’m still a fan and supporter, but sometimes they take really weird positions that is more like a politically correct weird religion cult – and HTTPS Everywhere is an example of that. And they are influencing the web to go along and discriminate against unencrypted web sites, like this one. Google sent me this notification.

Chrome will show security warnings on http://www.dvorak.org

To owner of http://www.dvorak.org,

Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.

The following URLs on your site include text input fields (such as < input type=”text” > or < input type=”email” >) that will trigger the new Chrome warning. Review these examples to see where these warnings will appear, so that you can take action to help protect users’ data.

I have about 50+ web sites to deal with and I’m just not going to do it. This is a really bad idea and I wouldn’t have a problem with it if it weren’t a tremendous hassle and totally useless.

 

Trump switching parties from Republican to Democrat!

Donald Trump will soon announce that he is switching parties from Republicans to Democrat. Trump is already laying the groundwark and testing the waters for such a switch. In the last week he has:

  1. Did a deal with Dems to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a government shutdown.
  2. Reversed his position on DACA.
  3. Announced that America will not pull out of the Paris climate agreement after all.

Trump is angry at Republicans who can’t govern and most of which didn’t even show up at his nominating convention in 2016. Trump like Schumer – and he doesn’t like McConnell, and he doesn’t like the Russia investigation. So he thinking “Screw ’em. I’m becoming a Democrat!”

Ann Culter is calling for his impeachment.

New iPhone has face recognition

Wow! I didn’t know that current iPhones didn’t have face recognition. Android has had that for years. My HTC 10 has it.

Hillary Clinton – What (Really) Happened

Hillary’s book is out and I haven’t read it but most everything that when wrong started with email or things that were exposed because of email. Clearly if the Dems hope to win an election they need to run a candidate smart enough to use email correctly.

So – writing this as an email security expert Hillary running state department emails through her personal server was criminal, was a felony, and was extremely dangerous to our national security. And to this day – she doesn’t get it. Yes – she says that what she did was wrong – but she has no concept of how wrong it was. How much damage did it do? Trump is president.

Sometimes I try to picture myself being the IT guy at the state department screaming at her that “No Hillary! You can’t do that!” I’m sure I would have been fired. But in the Obama administration higher ups never got prosecuted.

And because her personal email and state department emails were mixed together a lot of her state department emails ended up in the wrong places. Republicans investigating her would have had then if she just went by the rules and used the secure email system provided to her.

The second email problem was her Chief of Staff got hacked. How did that happen? He was tricked into giving up his password by a phishing email that was supposedly cleared by IT staff. And his password was = Passw0rd. Wow – no hacker is going to crack that.

Then, the third email problem, the DNC was supposedly hacked by Russians except that the forensic evidence points to the “hacker” having physical access to the server and copying the emails off on a thumb drive. But we will never know for sure because the DNC has refused help from the FBI and they are blaming the Russians as a diversion from something.

And finally – the last straw. Hillary’s classified emails were on her assistant’s Huma Abedin’s laptop. Not only should it have not been there – but she shares that laptop with her husband – Anthony Wiener – who was caught sexting a 15 year old girl, and the FBI found the emails and reopened the investigation.

Most of the other scandals were things revealed in leaked email. Rigging the primaries, cheating by getting Donna Brazil to steal debate questions.

The bottom line is that Hillary is cluelessly arrogant and doesn’t understand that she isn’t above the law. Email security has a purpose and consequences if you don’t follow the rules. In Hillary’s mind – cheating is OK. She doesn’t get it that Bill Clinton meeting with the AG the day before they dropped charges against her was at best stupid and at worse obstruction of justice. And – how lame do you have to be to lose to Donald Trump?

But – Hillary has to make a buck off of it and that’s what she’s doing.

Irma – might be global warming

In my previous post I said Harvey wasn’t a global warming indicator because it just happened to stall in the wrong spot. However Irma is not only massive but intense. The kind of storm you get when there is global warming. This doesn’t prove anything by itself but bigger and stronger storms and global warming are linked. If someone calls this one global warming – I’m not going to argue against it.

We are putting CO2 into the air and that will cause some global warming.

The other issue – I wouldn’t want to be in a disaster with Trump as president. These storms are going to cut into his tax cuts for himself.

And – not caused by gay sex.

Hurricane Harvey – not a global warming event

Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane not unlike every other category 4 hurricane except for one thing. It stalled over Houston and that’s what brought the record rain. So it wasn’t, as climate alarmist would have you believe, global warming. If it stalled ove open water Houston would still have been flooded – but it would have been normal flooding. And one can not claim where it stalled was a result of climate change.

Also – Harvey is God punishing Houston for gay sex. If that were true it would have hit Austin, or Washington DC.

Congress should vote against Texas aid

One star is their Yelp rating.

With Hurricane Harvey bearing down in Houston, Texas Senator Ted Cruz wants Congress to pass an aid bill to support the people of Texas. But when Hurricane Sandy destroyed the northeast the senators from Texas voted NO on aid for them.

The way I see it, it is wrong that Texas comes hat in hand asking for aid after voting to deny aid to others who are suffering for a hurricane disaster. And if I were a Senator from the northeast I would tell Texas that they should get down on there hand and knees and beg forgiveness before I’d give them a dime of aid. Yes – it is wrong to deny Americans in Texas aid during a disaster. But it is also wrong for Texas to vote against aid for Americans in New Your and New Jersey and Texas should have to at least confess their sins and ask the rest of America for absolution.

Tesla Model 3 – No Dashboard

I’m still wondering if I can get used to not having a dashboard. Very cool minimalistic look. What do you think?

Does Trump even know he’s a racist?

I don’t know what’s more offensive, that Trump is a racist or that he’s too stupid to know he’s a racist. He definitely is too stupid to hide it. Or is it a plan to deescalate tensions with North Korea or distract from the Russia investigation?

Very Very Weird! My solar collector missing from satellite view

OK – this is very very weird. The above video is the tracking solar collector I built several years ago. It still works BTW. But here’s what’s weird. If you do a satellite view of my house from Google Maps – the collector is gone! However – the collector’s shadow is still there. My address is 7498 Chestnut St. Gilroy CA. Look at it yourself. This thing is big, and yet it’s gone!

Get even stranger. If I open up google maps in firefox it looks normal. But if I open it up in Chrome Browser my collector is gone.

Gore Inconvenient Sequel Conveniently Misleading

I watched Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel and I was not impressed. But before I review it I’ll disclose my biases.

I’m of the opinion that there is some global warming but that we have more time to fix it than some alarmists would have you believe. There is no tipping point and the Earth isn’t going to turn into Venus. But putting pollution into the air is a bad idea and anything that reduces that is a good thing.

While I applaud those who generally increase environmental awareness I’m also a scientific purist and lying about science is worse than the benefits of stirring up environmentalists.

I also think it’s worthless to just talk about problems without talking about solutions. The “what are we going to do to fix it” is the most important part.

And, as you all know, the real hero in the environmental movement is Elon Musk who started Solarcity, the world’s biggest solar installer, the guy who made the electric car practical, and is now developing grid storage technology and building the world’s largest batter factory.

Having said that, here’s my review.

I found the new Gore movie as a self serving piece to position Al Gore as the center of the climate change movement. This movie has very little to do with science and everything to do with fanning the culture war. I think Gore is using this movie to position himself for a run for president in 2020 and is trying to use this movie to take credit for things he had nothing to do with.

The movie was full of misleading information. There was a scene about some Florida road being flooded and implied that sea levels had risen to cover the road, but didn’t actually say that. He also shows, as you can see in the trailer, that there was flooding of the World Trade Center memorial during Hurricane Sandy, and implies that this is proof of sea level rise. But considering the memorial is just a few blocks from the ocean one can easily see where during a hurricane there might be some water running into the hole. And that’s just plain dishonest.

Unlike the original movie which provided some useful scientific information that was maybe 2/3rds correct, this movie provides no new useful information about science and is mostly misleading. The subject of the movie is about spreading political hatred and has nothing to do with solving environmental problems.

The movie seems to imply that you can reverse climate change by voting against it. But the way it really works is that geniuses working in labs and experimenting for years develop the technologies for solar, wind, batteries, and electric cars necessary to actually create a method to give up burning things for energy. Governments can create tax incentives and fund research to fund the development of cleaner technologies, but government can’t actually do much more that creating a favorable environment.

The bottom line, while encouraging people to care about the environment is a good thing, doing it in a misleading manner is a bad thing. Al Gore’s movie is all about Al Gore and like Trump and other politicians he is exploiting the culture war for political purposes. And in culture war politics Democrats always lose. Democrats need to clean house and run on issues of substance and Gore is not the guy for that rile.

This movie isn’t going to make anyone smarter but is going to just create needless anger that is more likely going to hurt the environmental movement than help. So I’m giving it a thumbs down. If you watch the above trailer you’ve seen the movie.

Me and Al Gore 1996.

Scaramucci Out

I didn’t see that coming. Discuss.

 

Tesla Model 3 is coming

Tesla started delivering its Model 3 cars last night. I really like the clean interior look. This is their $35000 car which actually costs more than that in the real world but you would expect that. Still waiting to actually drive one. I was one of those who put $1000 down on the first day but not quite as much of a cult follower to say if I’m going to actually buy the car, resell it, or get my deposit back.

Elon’s delivery event was disappointing, poorly done with little information. He could use a new webmaster too as the online delivery was a disaster. However – some new information was revealed.

My configuration would be as follows:

Car: $35000

Destination Charge: $1200

Big Battery: $9000

Color other than black: $1000

Full Self Driving: $8000

Sales Tax: $5000

Registration / Home Charger / Other : $2000

Fed Tax Credit: -$7500

California Tax Credit: -$2500

Total: $51200

I would much rather have a hatchback than a trunk. And wondering about mounting my cell phone as I still want functionality that the screen isn’t going to give me like text, email, and other Android apps.

Trump Care is Dead

Trumpcare went down in flames last night. I take back all the bad things I said about McCain. I’m glad McCain will be remembered as the guy who did the right thing rather than the wrong thing.

Republicans should rejoice because it puts this behind them. They didn’t want the bill to become law anyhow. They were calling Paul Ryan for assurances that the House would never get to pass what they just tried to pass themselves.

If my cancer treatment works then I will contact McCain somehow and share it with him. Had he voted the other way I would have left him to mere doctors.

However – the new definition of a hero is when someone is expected to do evil and decides not to – they are a hero. Sad!

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

The Juice is loose! Or will be on October 1st. What will happen next? Is justice served?

Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada

Sales of recreational marijuana have blown past expectations in Nevada, threatening to leave some dispensaries with empty shelves. After Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency in the first week of legal sales, regulators are looking to bolster the supply chain.

The Nevada Tax Commission is meeting Thursday to determine whether the state has enough wholesale marijuana distributors; it could also adopt emergency regulations.

more ….

 

The Irony of Trump Jr. and Election Hacking


Nope, you didn’t bag Hillary that time either

There’s something insanely ironic about the whole “election hacking” thing and the Trumplett getting into trouble over this. We’ve assassinated foreign leaders, incited riots in far off lands, taught foreigners how to torture for fun and profit, bribed, blackmailed, and killed when it was in a corporat… er, um… our country’s national interest without hardly a whimper from the public. But this has us and the M5M pulling our hair out and screaming bloody murder for people just talking and possible influence pedaling because the dirt the woman claimed she had was just a ruse! Give me a break! We’re finally getting a minuscule dose of our own medicine.

President Donald Trump’s eldest son eagerly agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow’s official support for his father, according to emails released on Tuesday.

The emails, released by Donald Trump Jr., are the most concrete evidence yet that Trump campaign officials welcomed Russian help to win the election, a subject that has cast a cloud over Trump’s presidency and spurred investigations by the Justice Department and Congress.

Did I just cure cancer?

Well, some of you know this and some of you don’t. Last August I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non- Small Cell Aednocarsonoma of the lung. It’s considered 100% fatal and 8 month median survival. That was 11 months ago. Since then I’ve been working on custom treatments and it appears to have worked. Possibly a complete cure. Here’s a letter I just sent out.

Dear Friends and Family,

As you all know from my previous announcements that I have been working on designing a custom immunotherapy treatment that has never been tried before, and the hard part as usual, getting the doctors to do it. Well – I finally got the treatment and – it appears as if it worked. And I stress the word “appears” because it’s looks like it’s going to take about 2 months before imaging is going to show what’s happening. But my cancer symptoms are gone.

I am in a state of stunned disbelief. Too early to believe it – too late not to believe it.

On Monday June 19 I got an infusion of ipilimumab which is an immunotherapy drug. 2 days later I got a series of 3 radiation treatments (21st thru 23rd). Dosage, 3 fractions of 9gy xrays from Varian Trilogy set at 9MV. These treatment we unusual in that instead of irradiating the whole tumor, I asked that they just burn a disk in the center of the main tumor leaving the rest of the tumor undamaged. This request was very counter intuitive in radiology because they are trained to kill every cancer cell they can possibly hit and it took a lot of work to get them to deliberately leave tumor undamaged.

But that was important because I was turning the tumor into a school, not a battlefield, where I was teaching my immune system what the cancer looked like (antigens) and classify it as an enemy. By using partial radiation I created an environment where white blood cells in my immune system could interact with dead cancer and learn it.

4 days after treatment I started getting a reaction. I was queasy, low energy, aches and pains, chills. When I got home I had a fever of 101, and it occurred to me, is this the fever I was hoping for?

Fever indicates that I’m having an immune response. My immune system is fighting something. Was it attacking the cancer?

So I took a hot bath and used a heating pad to increase the fever and got it up to 103. I wanted to create heat shock proteins and signal the battle was on. Wednesday still had fever and was rather out of it. Thursday morning fever broke and all my cancer symptoms were gone.

I have aednocarsonoma and the aedno part of the name means “mucus secreting”. On Thursday the mucus went to almost none. I had been coughing up a lot even before I was diagnosed last August. I went out and sawed limbs off a tree, hard work, and didn’t cough up anything. At night when I lay down and in the morning when I get up, almost nothing. Energy is good. On Saturday I did a 4 mile hike. 2 miles up hill and 2 down. It was like walking up the stairs of a 60 story building, but without the stairs. Yes I was out of breath and I coughed, but didn’t cough anything up.

If I have a mucus secreting cancer and have no mucus, is the cancer dead? Why do I no longer have symptoms?

However …

I have no hard information and I don’t actually know what happened but something extraordinary occurred and it is so easy to want to declare victory, but the easiest person to fool is myself and I would like to see a doctor with a before and after image showing the cancer gone. I don’t have that and I’m not going to get it soon. So – stunned disbelief is as good as it gets, for now.

I have to say that although I knew this should work, I didn’t expect it to actually work. I thought the most likely outcome was failure. And I definitely didn’t expect that I might have gone from having cancer to possibly cancer free in just 10 days. I had planned to repeat this process at least 2 more times changing the radiation and drugs around. But now I don’t know if I have any live tumor to attack anymore and no point in hitting dead tumor with xrays. At this point there are no plans for any future treatment.

Often when the abscopal effect occurs it is a “complete response” which means cured. My immune system might kill every last cancer cell. And I may have created a vaccine against my own cancer which will prevent recurrence. Note the word “may”.

The implications are stunning. If this did work it could work for any cancer for anyone. It’s all low tech off the shelf stuff where the secret sauce is timing and partial radiation of the tumor. Did I find the cure for cancer? Might be a Nobel Prize in it for me and a movie about my life. I’m thinking Hugh Jackman can play my part, but this is the optimistic thinking I’m trying to avoid.

Anyhow, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that I might not die soon. And also wondering if I missed something and I just kicked the can down the road. But I’m 11 months into a cancer where median survival is 8 months and I’m still climbing mountains 3 months past my sell by date. So that in itself is victory.

I will write more when I find out more.

Marc Perkel
Random Genius

More info here:

http://wiki.junkemailfilter.com/index.php/Cancer

Time asks Trump to take down fake magazine covers

Talk about fake news. Trump makes up fake Time Magazine covers for his golf courses. Time asks him to take them down. What a loser!

America – A celebration of Stupidity and Corruption

As we untangle the mess that’s called the 2016 election we see that both parties are a celebration of stupidity and corruption. While we investigate Russian “meddling” in our election we are ignoring that we know from Wikileaks that Hillary cheated in her election with Bernie Sanders and that the core players who cheated are still in power in the Democrat Party. And saying vote for us because we are a little less corrupt than the Republicans is no longer good enough.

Meanwhile the Republicans are too incompetent to govern and the justice department has to wonder if they can prosecute a president who is too stupid to even understand the laws that he breaks with impunity. And as stupid as Trump is, the 16 other Republicans he ran against were actually even worse. We now have the Republicans, who are in the pockets of big money, fighting the Democrats, who are also in the pockets of big money, and they only thing that always seems to happen is that the top 1% always gets the tax break while the rest of us get stripped of medical protections.

I’m so disgusted that it makes me want to burn a flag. But I no longer think the flag is worthy of burning because America no longer has an meaning. So this 4th of July I’m going to hang the flag upside down because I think we can all agree, America is in distress.