After being targeted for purging in the ongoing Pantsuit Cultural Revolution, Microsoft guest speaker Richard Stallman has quit everything (archived). Stallman resigned his Visiting Scientist position at MIT as well as his position at the Free Software Foundation. Stallman made his career as the idle political officer of a new left by leveraging his one time proximity to some people doing things. Unfortunately for Stallman the left's youth always sacrifices the elders in its march to still greater derealization.
USG surveillance organization Google has decided to allow its employees to engage in discussions about pay amongst themselves and conduct some limited political discussions following consultation with the US National Labor Relations Board (archived). Presumably Google will maintain their ongoing policy of filtering political speech on a spectrum where positions increasingly removed from sanity are permissable while positions closer to grounding in sanity are sanctioned as hate speech, pushing an ongoing trend of increasing derealization over time.
Microsoft featured speaker and human mushroom Richard Stallman has been targeted for depersoning and eviction at MIT over his defense of Minsky's enjoyment of friendship with Jeffery Epstein (archived, archived). Stallman erred by engaging the new leftist insanity within the pedantic framework of his old leftist insanity. The cultural revolution in the Anglo colonies appears to be continuing its pursuit of passive, derealized purity.
Intel's "Direct Data I/O" feature introduced in 2011 has been shown to allow for capturing keystrokes in "keyboard interactive" SSH sessions (archived). Keyboard interactive logins have been a feature of SSH best disabled for some time, but Intel's DDIO backdoor is architected in a way that allows still further shennanigans. The DDIO "optimization" allows peripherals to go further than direct memory address and skip to directly interacting with the CPU's on die cache. Expect the continued documentation of Intel backdoors marketed as optimizations to continue.
John Bolton is out as US National Security Advisor after using the position to systematically reduce US national security as so many of his predecessors have done before him (archived). Different parties are claiming a firing or resignation effected the departure. Bolton's legacy over his tenures in the Trump and Bush II administrations is a reduction of USG ability to effect its policy abroad to levels not seen in a century.
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito is out after revelations that the late Pantsuitist Jeffery Epstein was intimately involved with the lab and the extent of the relationship has been actively concealed (archived). Shortly before Epstein's death the late Marvin Minsky of MIT was one of the names loudly declared in the press as a beneficiary of Epstein's networking.
The US Navy has purged "elite" SEAL Team 7 of its leaders citing a "breakdown of good order and discipline" (archived). Rear Admirald Colin Green is being publicly credited for execution of the purge, and he has further hinted that the culture of SEAL units is "being questioned" suggesting further purges may be on the way. The US Navy SEAL teams are one of several high training investment, high deployment tempo "special warfare" unit types which have taken over the bulk of the US military's combat operations in situations where the combatants are actually inside the same combat space.
Attacks on economic migrants to South Africa have lead the Nigerian government to threaten "definitive" action to protect Nigerian citizens that have migrated to South Africa (archived). South African Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor cited the existence of Afrophobia as a problem which ought to be addressed as South Africa closed their embassy in Nigeria due to retaliatory violence (archived). South African has a population of 55 million with an official near 29 percent unemployment rate. Nigeria has a population of nearly 190 million and reported an official unemployment rate of 23.1 for 2018.
Mitchell Rowan of the Gurnee, Illinois Police Department was arrested earlier this week on a felony warrant for possession of child pornography (archived). Rowan had been employed by the Gurnee Police department to advise their "Police Explorers' Youth Program" where he groomed children for future careers in "law enforcement" while having achieved all of 23 years of age himself.
Three weeks after the prospect of a Kirchner-Fernandez government gutted the value of the Argentine peso, current Argentine president Macri's increasingly Kirchner-esque response to the crisis has hit a new milestone (archived). The current regime has declared Argentinos may buy no more than 10,000 USD in a month and that businesses in Argentina submit their USD purchase plans to the government lest they are determined to be "hoarding" USD.
This comes after Argentina has spent 21 days actively fighting the market and exhausting its foreign currency reserves by trying to prop up the Peso Argentina's value near 60 to the USD when the market clearly understands that the Peso Argentino's value should be far lower. The remaining reserves nominally belonging to the Argentine Central Bank are encumbered as collateral for loans and almost certain to be forfeited in the coming default.
Meanwhile, publications in the Northern Argentina calling itself the US lead by Forbes had been running pieces written by Peronists explaining why Argentina can't be in as bad of a position as its behavior is forcing it into (archived). At last they had been until today when they had to admit currency controls are back.