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(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

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Escalation: Jester —> Anonymous —-> Gnosis —-> Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Assassins?

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Jim Gordon: What about escalation?
Batman: Escalation?
Jim Gordon: We start carrying semi automatics, they buy automatics, we start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor piercing rounds, and *you’re* wearing a mask and jumping off rooftops. take this guy: armed robbery, double homicide. Got a taste for the theatrical, like you. Leaves a calling card.
Jim Gordon: [Gordon presents Batman with a clear plastic evidence bag containing what appears to be a single playing card; Batman turns it over to reveal a “Joker”]
Batman: I’ll look into it.

It feels more and more every day lately, like we are all trapped in a Batman graphic novel with all of these Hero’s and Villains coming out of the digital woodwork. First there was Jester (digital vigilante for “good” press) Then came Anonymous.. Well, Anonymous was around before Jester, so.. Ok first there was Anonymous and then came Jester and now as of this weekend we have “Gnosis” The hacker cabal that took down gawker.com because they were too flip about “Anonymous” and Operation Payback.

It seems to me that an escalation is happening here. Now that Assange has opened the pandora’s box and become the zeitgeist for all the skiddies, we will have many more groups pop up to perform the latest mayhem that they feel they need to in order to advance their cause célèbre. So what’s next? I wonder if the more technical folks of Gnosis will then turn their attentions to something like a real news org that they feel is not reporting objectively *cough FOX cough* Or maybe they will take on a blogger for being a douche?

With each and every attack that is perpetrated without fear of punishment, I predict more people will take to the digital highway with their 2.0 version of LOIC (with proxy support) and begin to rain anarchist packet storms on us all. In cyberspace no one can hear the scream of sanity…

CoB

Written by Krypt3ia

2010/12/13 at 20:54

VIVOS: Good Morning Frank, There Are 887 Days 12 Hours, 18 Seconds Remaining

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So I was watching The Colbert Report the other day and saw a bit he did on Vivos. The bit was funny but the reality is… Well funny and scary. Now, I was a real fan of MillenniuM, well I still am really, but back in the day before 2000 you could just get into the whole “the end is nigh” thing. Now, post the millennial abyss of 2K I guess people just had to latch on to 2012.

So here you have the Vivos crew. They made this super luxury bunker system for the super rich tinfoil hat wearer and their family. You can apply to become a member and get in before the timeline comes to an end in 2012 (Ya know, when Palin wins the White House) … Or was it the nuclear disaster? Or the infamous Planet X? There are so many to choose from on their site! Here I was thinking I was “Johnny Ray of Sunshine” these guys make me look like an amateur.

All of this made me ponder the whole 50’s are back again theme that pervaded during the Reagan era and seems to have come full circle again post 9/11, W, and now Obama and the tinfoil hat patrol’s “he’s a socialist” mantra. I lived through the 80’s and I remember those days of fearing the bomb like the 50’s when daddy built a fallout shelter in the back yard. Of course all those fallout shelters were constantly reminded to us in the 80’s with the onset of “The Day After” and other melodrama’s like “Threads” Of course back then it was all the Russkies and the odd terrorist event from the likes of Black November.

Today we have the melange of all of the above apocalyptic triggers that may, like a Rube Goldberg device, kick off our mass extinction.. Well except for those lucky fools in the Vivos shelter eating sloppy Joes if you believe the Colbert Report hehe. Ahh to survive a year as a moleman only to come out into the blasted land… Only to die by being eaten by the likes of a hungry Mel Gibson either infected with blood zombie rage or, well just being himself lately.

What does all of this say? Well, I think that this all says that we are a freaked out stressed populace who really thinks the end is nigh. Well, some of us do that is. Those like the Vivos sales team and creator as well as the other tinfoil hatters. Me? Well I figure I have supplies, ammo, a house on top of a small mountain, and a fighting spirit that will get me through a little while at least. Eventually though, if you get the killer EMP/ZOMBIES/PLAGUE/Solar Flare that roasts the earth.. Well, you’re just gonna die sooner or later. So live it up now!

In the meantime check out their site and laugh.. Or perhaps weep…

CoB

Written by Krypt3ia

2010/07/17 at 16:58

Yo mamma is so stupid….

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(CNN) – In her big interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Monday, Sarah Palin took a slap at Levi Johnston, the father of her nearly year-old grandson, for engaging in what amounts to “porn.”

“We don’t want to mess up the gig he’s got going, aspiring, aspiring porn, some of the things that he’s doing,” the former Alaska governor told Winfrey. “It’s kind of heartbreaking.”

Winfrey asked if Palin was referencing Johnston’s upcoming photo spread for Playgirl.

Palin said she was. “I call that porn, yes. So it’s a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he’s on right now,” she said.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate appeared on Winfrey’s show ahead of the release of her new book, ‘Going Rogue.

God, the stupid just… It’s so brain damaging! Of course I am not saying that he won’t go all John Wayne Bobbit.. But… Really? Porn?

God I hope that 2012 does bring an apocalypse just to prevent her kind of stupid from taking over the government.

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/11/17 at 01:45

The Virus and the Swine

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The Virus and the Swine

Influenza A viruses have segmented, negative-sense RNA genomes that encode up to 11 proteins. These include the surface glycoproteins hemagglutinin and neuraminidase and the virulence factors NS1 (host interferon antagonist)and PB1-F2 (proapoptotic factor). The viruses are grouped according to theexpression of 1 of 16 hemagglutinin subtypes and 1 of 9 neuraminidase subtypes (Palese and Shaw, 2007).

The elusive nature of influenza viruses as targets of adaptive immunity is mostlya function of the hemagglutinin molecule, the major surface antigen eliciting protectiveantibodies. The hemagglutinin is a remarkable structure, accommodatingsignificant morphological changes while maintaining its crucial functions in attachingthe virus to the host cell and mediating fusion of the viral and host membranes.Entry of influenza viruses into cells depends on the presence of a functional hemagglutinin molecule and expression of the host cell receptor for hemagglutinin, sialic acid.

Humans and avian species differ in the expression of sialyltransferases in mucosal and respiratory tissues resulting in N-glycans with either α2,6 (human) or α2,3 (avian) linked sialic acids. The ability of a particular virus to bind to either of these two conformations of terminal sialic acid is thought to be the basis for the host restriction that is characteristic of influenza viruses.

An avian virus that acquires the ability, via mutation or reassortment, to bind to α2,6-linked sialic acids may cross the species barrier and become infectious in humans. Infections in swine are thought to mediate virus reassortment because swine tissues express both forms of sialic acid, enabling cells to be coinfected with avian and human viruses (Olsen, 2002).

Viruses adapted to swine can also combine with human and avian viruses to produce triple reassortants that may have the ability to infect humans. The 2009 H1N1 swine influenza virus is an example of a triple reassortant

Influenza viruses demonstrate variations in their ability to be transmitted between humans. Molecular markers predicting the ability of a virus to be transmitted have not yet been determined. However, low temperature and low humidity are known to be environmental conditions that favor aerosol transmission, explaining the seasonal nature of normal influenza

(Lowen et al.,2007).

This morning I finished watching “The Time Is Now” Season 2 of MillenniuM and got to thinking about the swine, avian, and other pandemics out there that might happen. As we are in the midst of the H1N1 pandemic I thought it appropriate to give it a closer look.

Turns out that the H1N1 is a close relative of the 1918 H1N1 that only lack a couple of protein sectors to make its lethality and transmissibility nastier. Sure, you think “whew we’re good!” but the reality is that these two proteins could easily pop up because of the nature of the swine flu and the nature of the swine themselves that allow for easy re-assortant.

Simply, this bug, because it is from swine, and swine express both the vectors of avian protease areas as well as human.

Thus the likelihood of another shift to allow for these proteins to be installed within the virus is much higher a probability than one might think. It’s just a matter of time really before this happens and really, I think that the avian portion of the picture will re-assert itself and we will see the full effect of a triple reassortant virus.

This week the President declared an emergency, the WHO declared pandemic a while ago, and the press ran away with the ball like chicken little. The populace though, seem to be rather lax about the whole thing because they fail to understand the dangers I think. The following things make you more likely to have real problems should you contract this virus.

  1. Asthma
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Pulmonary diseases
  4. Immunocompromised individuals
  5. Obesity
  6. Pregnancy

Never mind that this virus has been striking people in their teens and 20’s who do not have any of these problems with their health. Because this is a respiratory illness that causes pneumonia, it is more likely to actually kill you than the average flu, and yes, the average flu kills about 200K people a year. H1N1 thus far has killed 246K people. It’s a bit more virulent. And yet, it is not 1918 virulent yet. In 1918 in 25 weeks approximately 25 million died from its effects. Swine flu is it’s tamer but mutation friendly cousin.

And you wonder why officials get spooked about this one?

So, yeah, I am kinda worried about this bug. I have the asthma and have to wonder about getting the shot or nasal swab to hopefully prevent getting sick. I also have to wonder about the CDC’s page that says that CT has “widespread” cases of Swine. Not pockets, its just all the hell over the place. Of course people are not dropping dead of it as I have heard… But, I don’t want to be in ICU with acute respiratory issues because I got it and have asthma. That would be bad. Guess I will have to talk to the doctor.

This all got me thinking though about BW and just what’s been going on since our last episode with the Anthrax that was sent to Tom Delay and others. Which, whatever happened to that case huh? Is it closed now because that guy committed suicide after they hounded him? Last I had heard there was no concrete evidence that he had in fact manufactured the Anthrax to the BW level and sent it. This got me thinking though about the old Sov program in BW.

I took a stroll though Google and came up with an interesting story back in 2004 by the CBC on Biopreparat and VEKTOR. Evidently even in 04 there was monkey business going on in the old Sov state. They had allegedly moved their BW programs to the military area and went completely black.  To give you perspective, the defection of two high ranking doctors back in the late 80’s pretty much put a crimp in the Sov’s bioweapons programs… But, evidently not enough of one to stop them.

Nope, they have kept on making new and improved weapons. In fact, they came out back in 2001 with a report that they had “accidentally” created a vaccine resistant strain of anthrax. A strain they refused to give any data or samples about when asked by the rest of the world to assure that it was indeed resistant to not only the Sov vaccine, but also the US and others.

They just said nyet. So who knows what they have now.

But Putin is our friend! W looked into his soul!

Right.

Oh well, I have dug up a bunch of docs for you to peruse. I guess the real thing for me here:

What’s your labile swine flu pandemic plan?

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/10/28 at 23:46

New Vids

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I was talking with a co-worker Friday about Pripyat and go to thinking about the place again. So, I did what any good pirate would do, I downloaded a host of videos about the place. So, to that end I have a new file area on my server called Chernobyl.

I got some good shows too. Mostly Discovery Channel stuff… Of course this next week “Destination Truth” will be at Pripyat doing their own version of “Blair Witch” it looks like..

Still.. I will be watching! Enjoy the files.

CoB

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/09/27 at 21:14

“A census taker once tried to test me, I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice chianti”

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Census Taker Eyed As Possible Source of Flu’s Spread

By Mark Memmott

British news media, such as The Independent, are already making the connection to Typhoid Mary.

The story:

Maria Adela Gutierrez, a 39-year-old census taker in Oaxaca, Mexico, died of the H1NI/swine flu on April 13. As The Independent says, her job put Gutierrez in contact “with at least 300 unsuspecting members of the public when the disease was at its most virulent.”

But did Gutierrez spread the disease?

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Martin Vazquez Villanueva, the regional health secretary in Oaxaca, denied local news reports that said she had infected 20 people, as well as her husband and children.”

But according to The Independent, after Gutierrez became ill “state health authorities began to track down every person she’d had recent contact with and conduct check-ups.

“That discreet search … turned up more than 300 people, including many members of the public whom she’d interviewed as she knocked on doors in late March and early April. Local sources told Veratect, the US disease-tracking company which sounded the alarm, that between 33 and 61 of those interviewees ‘exhibited symptoms’ of a flu-like illness, though none have died.”

Evidently “Swine Flu” Mary potentially infected 300 people in her door to door campaign. And they say that taking the census is a civic duty! All this Swine flu jive really has me amused. I am just waiting on the whole “sudden zombie attacks” to start permeating the airwaves.

Look, unless this is a hemorrhagic fever or evolves into one with these symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Weakness
  • Severe headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting.
AND
A rash, hiccups, red eyes, and internal and external bleeding may be seen in some patients. On dark skin, the rash is often not recognized until it begins to peel.
I am going to lump this more into the “SARS” category and break out the toilet paper, chicken soup, and ginger ale.

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/04/29 at 19:54