Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post that the cyberattack is an example of why stockpiling vulnerabilities by governments is a serious issue. "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call," wrote Smith on Sunday. "We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits." However, British cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley doesn't want to blame the NSA for the attack. "There are other criminals who've launched this attack, and they are ultimately responsible for this."Microsoft follows the usual rule. Graham Cluley violates the rule. Why? Because in this case Deepstate BUILT the gun. We can't blame the tool when it's a custom-made Globalist Brand Extortion Gun. It has NO self-defense uses. It's purely an aggressive weapon. [There is another major exception to the rule. Same reason. Built by Deepstate, purely aggressive, intrinsically aimed at Deplorables, thus intrinsically a good weapon unless used by The Wrong Sort Of Person.]
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.