I was going to do a post about the increasingly weak web presence of the various Kimberlin-related websites, but all day yesterday, I kept getting this when I tried to check on breitbartunmasked dot com—I got this when I tried to view jtmp dot org—A bit of snooping turned up the fact that the server was either down or disconnected. The connection was good into the server farm, but failed at the IP address of the hardware that hosts the websites.
Did anyone else notice?
I didn’t think so.
The IT drones at the Massachusetts National Guard loaded a bunch of filtering software on to the computers of the 1/20th Special Forces which prevented them from being able to access certain websites.
This site is prohibited. Reason: weapons/violence.
The software was part of a effort by the Massachusetts Adjutant General to end workplace violence.
Honey, we are a special forces company. We are all about workplace violence!
The software stayed, but the Green Berets were able to accomplish their work using personal computers and a cellular Internet connection.
Read the whole thing. Scroll down to Number V.
Jason Calacanis has an interesting piece at LinkedIn Pulse about Apple’s deliberately adding the ability of developers to create ad blocking apps that run under iOS 9. Those third-party apps improve the web experience of iPhone users at the expense of ad-based websites and, especially, Google. His conclusion.
Publishers are screwed.
Google is really screwed.
Apple really wins.
Read the whole thing
The FBI now has Hillary Clinton’s email server. Brian Barrett has a piece over at Wired about what they might be able to do with it.
BTW, they still haven’t suspended Hillary’s security clearance.
Beginning today, Microsoft will begin downgrading Windows 7 machines and upgrading Windows 8 machines to Windows 10. The new operating system is free, and it’s worth every penny users pay for it.
The Office of Personnel Management has announced that government computers were hacked resulting in the breach of personal identifying information for around 4,000,000 current and former federal employees. Given the recent IRS hack and other federal data breaches that have been in the news (and the one that have been kept quiet), one wonders if Hillary Clinton’s emails weren’t more secure on a private server after all.
UPDATE—Instapundit‘s headline: THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE CHINESE TO FIGURE OUT WHO TO BLACKMAIL