Friday, September 1, 2023

Analytics in the Last 500K Morgan Doctrine Visitors

The last 500K visitors come mostly from the United States, with (Interestingly) over 10% from Hongkong/China. Here's the breakdown:

 And here are the top-10 articles. Clearly, after the FBI's assinine performance, the top articles are my CyberPrivateer Code and the principles of "The Perfect Virus." Go figure:

Alas, current US law makes solution to cybercrime impossible. Selah.

Friday, June 2, 2023

A "Vulcan Mind Meld" of Larry Ellison's Idea of AI Ethics


I'm suddenly seeing LinkedIn posts on "Artificial Intelligence Ethics." I looked at the DOD's "ETHICVAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" framework. My net-net: What a bunch of unadulyterated crap!

Okay, I'm being presumptuous here (Larry, forgive me if I misstate your view), but back in the mid-1980s my #2 son and I put a for-sale-by-owner sign on the Informix HQ building. Larry then used the slide in Hawaii at the Oracle Million Dollar Club sales meeting. I am paraphrasing that talk to project my own attitude toward AI ethics. The next time I chat with Larry, I'll ask him if this is his view also:

AI Ethics in Regard to Scammers & Crooks

I want my AI's attack on scammers and crooks to make the monsters in the first Alien movie look like mildly incontintent house pets. My AI will take away everything they own. It will put them out of business and bulldoze their homes. Then it'll salt the earth. Finally, it'll go after their families. How's that for AI ethics?

We all get multiple emails every day saying our passwords are expired and our accounts are about to be closed. Or some hacker has taken over our system, captured pictures of us amusing ourselves watching porn, and demands $2,000 sent to a Bitcoin wallet. Phone calls from "Microsoft support" by an ESL (from India) saying they've discovered a virus on our computer and they want to help us fix it. Etcetera. 

I can't think of a more ethical use of AI than to "end life on Earth as they know it" for these guys. To hell with RESPONSIBLE, EQUITABLE, TRACEABLE, GOVERNABLE. Okay, I can agree to RELIABLE.


The Destroying Angel

Saturday, April 22, 2023


 Well HELL! For the past few years I've been playing with a personal AI assistant for situational awareness. It would scan all the social media accounts I have for pending risks to me and my family. The reason I felt there was a business for an AI assistant located on desktops and phones is that the social networks can't shut you down. If a cloud service were to offer situational awareness, the Metas/Twitter/Google/TikToks of the world would easily shut them down. So many queries from one or two cloud URLs could be easily shut off. But such queries coming from individual accounts would slip by. Cool, eh? I thought so.

I've been playing with GPT's ChatAI to compare with my own ├╝berGenius program and got a rude awakening. Conclusion: I can kiss my dreams of being a multi-billionaire goodbye!

Suppose, for example that I wanted to see what infectious diseases are coming my way. I'd have my AI simply look at Web queries about infectious diseases state by state, and see what little bugs are riding in on the California jet stream or via airplane from the East Coast population centers. Here's the rude awakening supplied by ChatAI:

And here's the SITUATIONAL AWARENESS map I got from just the last day's queries on "Infectious Diseases" around me:

Woah, Hoss! The shit is hitting fan not in California or New York, but in the state just above me: Wyoming! What the hell is happening in Wyoming? Looks like it's already spreading to Montana and Utah (you can download the CSV file for each state and see the numbers).

Sorry, I've gotta' go now and call some of my buddies in Wyoming. Hey guys, WTH is going on in my home state?

Monday, February 20, 2023

Personal Advice from Bonnie & Clyde


Warren Beatty & Fay Dunaway 

Toward the end of the movie, Bonnie asks Clyde something to the effect, "If you had life to do over, what would you do differently?" 

I expected Clyde to say that he'd be a banker, or a lawyer. But instead, he gave me the key to personal anonymity when he answered: "I wouldn't pull jobs in my home state. Then I wouldn't be wanted there."

I've tried quite successfully NOT to do guerrilla warfare in my home state, a fact emphasized dramatically this Saturday. I went to the baptism of a little girl in my Sunday School class. One of the other attendees currently works remotely at Oracle, and told the group the he didn't believe me when I said I'd worked as Larry Ellison's one-man ad agency from 1984 through 1990. He thought I was just just another Utah BS artist. Then he Googled "Rick Bennett at Oracle" and found Christopher Lochhead's article (read it here), and saw I kind of understated my…ah…life of crime.

Moral of the story? If you want to teach a Sunday School class of impressionable youth, and then get invited to their baptisms, DON'T PULL JOBS IN YOUR HOME STATE.


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

CONSPIRACY? A Hydrogen Economy Threatens The Battery EV Infrastructure

The UK Register story (read it here) amplifies how vested interests are "putting in the fix" to kill research into producing hydrogen as an alternative energy source. But read between the lines:

One of the big problems with hydrogen as a green fuel is that it is not green under current production methods. Nearly all industrial hydrogen gas is extracted from natural gas, a process which requires energy, usually from fossil fuels, and one which produces further greenhouse gasses as a byproduct. While the prospect of electrolyzing hydrogen from water using renewable energy is appealing, the approach has yet to be scaled.

What a bunch of unadulterated crap. The politicians are being well and truly bought off by the battery investors. There is too much capital invested to watch it thrown away. Give me a Tesla solar-panel roof on my home and a hydrogen compressor to pack cracked water into hydrogen and oxygen, and I'll get a cheap retrofit for my internal combustion engine. How's that for scale, you paid-off politicians?