State of the Gato Address for 2017

Posted 22 Jun 2017 at 19:36 UTC by robogato

It has been 18 years since Raph created Advogato; ten years since I took over hosting and last posted a State of the Gato Address; and six years since there was any development work on the mod_virgule codebase. The server Advogato is running on is around 15 years old and will be decommissioned in a few days. Active users have dwindled into the single digits. Most have moved on to more modern social networking sites. It's been a good run but it's time to say goodbye. The trust metrics updater and blog aggregator have been turned off and the site will go into read-only mode today. Don't worry though, the content will be preserved. I've spoken with Mark Graham at the Internet Archive and the entire content of Advogato is being copied into their archive where it will be permanently accessible.

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Mentifex Urges Chinese UW Students to Overthrow Xi Jinping

Posted 4 Jun 2017 at 12:46 UTC by mentifex

Today on June 4th we pause to remember the hundreds of young Chinese victims of the bloody Tiananmen Massacre and to plot the overthrow of the evil and incompetent Chinese government by converting Chinese students at the University of Washington into a network of technically sophisticated spies working together to bring freedom and democracy to China and America.

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Keyboard logging on Hewlett-Packard laptops

Posted 14 May 2017 at 10:28 UTC by lloydwood

The Conexant audio driver on Windows HP laptops secretly logs every keystroke to disk. This is a large security hole.

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PROCLAMATION: June 14th is National Sexual Predator Day

Posted 21 Apr 2017 at 19:42 UTC by mentifex

WHEREAS: Donald J. Trump has a birthday on June 14th.

WHEREAS: Donald J. Trump has sexually assaulted many women.


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New Book on Methodological Naturalism in Science

Posted 25 Feb 2017 at 01:25 UTC by johnnyb

I just published a book titled Naturalism and Its Alternatives in Scientific Methodologies which deals with whether Methodological Naturalism is helpful or hurtful to science, what alternatives could be used, and what the benefits and problems of those approaches might be. The book also ended with a chapter on some fields which are already benefitting from alternatives to methodological naturalism.

This book is based on a conference, the videos of which you can view here.

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Mentifex on Trump Ponzi Madoff Vesco Bilko

Posted 25 Nov 2016 at 17:03 UTC (updated 25 Nov 2016 at 17:04 UTC) by mentifex

The greatest scam artists of all time are listed below in their latest new rankings based on the sheer grandiosity and jaw-dropping audacity of their larger-than-life swindles, defraudings, embezzlements, and downright scams.

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