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UPDATE (Yikes!): Gaslighting of shadow-banning, hacking.

[[UPDATE: So I put up this post a few days ago and didn’t have the bandwidth even to check the stats. I just did, Wednesday night. Wow. Whoever was messing around on Microsoft Azure up and ran just as soon as I had put up this post. Yikes! If I understand the dynamics, that’s not just going dark, that’s running. Or, it’s having been put down by the good-guy hackers. Great. Thank you. Chapeau!]]

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So, this blog gets occasional world-class hackers who come to take a peak at what’s going on behind the scenes here, which is all the same as what anyone has ever seen in what’s published, except for whatever hacking messages are left behind deep in code, if that’s the case. I dunno. I’m no hacker. And I can’t imagine why. I’m guessing no harm done, and maybe it’s even helpful. Hackers can do good things, really good. It’s just what hackers do. The ultimate thankless job. Whatever.

Then there are the shadow-banners, who disrupt the sending out of updates for blog-reading algorithms and who decimate the viability of email notifications, like 99%. My actual readership is pretty much just a few good souls. But lots of people think I haven’t posted in many months. But, as I often say, I’m writing primarily so as to assist myself in dealing with the remnants of what I’m guessing is something on the autism spectrum, whereby a keyboard helps me to think, get things in perspective. I need to concretize. I would do this writing even if there were no internet. So, as I say, whatever…

Then there are just weird things that leave a trail, say, using Microsoft Azure, which enables the user to fake a location and have fake IP addresses. First it was out of Chicago, now it’s out of Des Moines. Thus:

That’s all day, all night, for say three months each time. I think this is perhaps the fifth time in as many years. Whatever. Maybe it’s someone with a terminal illness and they just really, really like my posts! Or someone is physically printing out hard-copy the entire blog. Or maybe someone thinks they are nice in buying me fake “hits”. Hint: don’t be nice. That hurts the algorithms. And maybe that’s the point. But, again, as I say… whatever…

Strange though, that a post I’ve been working on ferociously for a week was disappeared. I’ve saved that offline, putting it back. That’s a hassle. But, again, as I say… whatever

And that’s all I’m gonna think about it, refusing to give this kind of nonsense any more real-estate in my brain. I don’t have the bandwidth in my brain for pretty much anything, much less this kind of drama. So, as I say… whatever…

But to any good hackers – Hey! – Here’s a thank you to you. Chapeau!

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Shadow banning and porn, flip-sides of the same coin that buys one’s own cancellation

The problem with shadow banning is that it trains techies to make abstractions out of real people, kinda like porn, where a real person, ever so complex and “evolving” as they say, is “objectified”, so that such a person is not longer a subject but merely now an object to be manipulated:

The one banning real people or the one creating the algorithm bot that trashes real people might well think he has all the tools at hand to deal the death of cancelling others, thinking he has everyone figured out with his prestidigitations of person-targeting-gaming-theory, not realizing that they are the ones being reduced to less than nothing by such attacks on what were once considered fellow human beings, not realizing that they are the ones being played by their own higher-ups in the tech industry, who are themselves being played by the money that thinks it can buy the commodity of power-cut-off-from-justice and service.

And all this, of course, cancels everyone. Not that those doing the cancelling care as long as they get a few bucks to survive from day to day as society goes down, taking everyone including the cancellers with it.

And that’s how porn works. There’s the abstraction, the objectification, the cancelation, and the reduction of self to less than nothing, wrecking the entirety of society.

Interesting how the largest tech companies are simultaneously the largest purveyors of both porn and the cancellation of their fellow human beings.

Oh! Wait! Let’s take into consideration the Disinformation Governance Board, that advisory board of the United States Department of Homeland Security. That’s why I’m being shadow-banned.

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