Microsoft’s security failures

BIOS – Basic Input/Output System Integrity Check

First the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) machine firmware is not checked by the the Windows operating system for unauthorised modifications. This is simple to do and just involves what is called a SHA512 hash checksum.

The basic Control Panel\System and Security\System page that states “View basic information about your computer” as it title has nothing about the BIOS at all. No date, version, or whether it is secure or not.

There should also be a simple way to update BIOS’es provided by the operating system which should come down to at the minimum a single update button press and maybe a payment.

Further levels of security for the BIOS are also possible…

Operating System Integrity Check

By using no more than booting off of a DVD or Pen Drive the integrity of an operating system can be checked. This would be done by a closed loop zero knowledge system over the internet.

By booting externally and having a secured checksummed BIOS the system can be assured to a high level to be secure and integral.

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Citation Graph or Network

By mapping citations of scientific papers into a graph database it is possible to be able to generate a graph or network which as well as revealing the connections between papers will give the reverse dependency mapping giving the historic evolution of a field.

Also by looking at who wrote papers and their connections in papers it can establish the inherent schools of thought and research.

Looking at what papers do not cite other papers and particular terms it is possible to find whole new regions of areas for discovery or possible discovery and folly.

Hopefully a whole new tool set or tools will become available.

 

Aaron’s Challenge

Can we bound Gödel’s arguments of the inconsistency and incompleteness of mathematics and axiomatic systems with a stochastic argument, theory or system ?

The bounds set on this are the halting problem and the foundation of the of the stochastic system in physics. So do we have a circular problem domain or is there a way of jumping out of this system and rebounding mathematics and physics ?

Was Gödel’s argument the ultimate bounding theory in mathematics ?

Prove or disprove ?

http://www.nature.com/news/paradox-at-the-heart-of-mathematics-makes-physics-problem-unanswerable-1.18983

Argument established 1988/1989

The Gut wall and the Gluten’s Gliadin in everyday Wheat Germ

All of us that’s every one of us is susceptible to attack by the gliadin protein in wheat germ. It is natures evolved and crafted weapon to attack the brains of its predators. As long as we keep out guts mucosal protective wall healthy this is not a problem. But so many people in fact most people in their lives will suffer from what is termed leaky gut a few times in their lives. The stomach-blood-barrier (our intestinal epithelium) is a very complex thing but it is stuck behinds wheat’s clever evolution.

The American leaky gut theory suggests that breakdown of the gut-blood-barrier due to the gliadin gluten from wheat grains results in production of antibodies to gluten or other foodstuffs in the blood steam.

Wheat is over breed, excuse the pun, it has more gene that the human genome. This was done by early agricultural development when we took grasses and their grains and cross breed them to produce better grains, for better flours, for better breads.

Looking after the guts flora through proper diet and the use of probiotic and good prebiotic food stuffs when needed is essential to keeping a healthy gut and maintaining that health.

The cascade of repercussions from a breached gut range across a whole spectrum of diseases caused by temporary or sustained autoimmunity. From multiple sclerosis where the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the nervous system to all forms arthritis where tissues, cartilage, and what is called the extracellular matrix of the bone are attacked and broken down over time.

All these conditions are thought to be reversible with what is called functional medicine a new form of allopathic medicine which has revolved from America after being suppressed for years by big pharma and conventional medicinal practice which has treated the resulting damage from diseases not the root causes of conditions.

The homeostatic systems of the body can be restored to normal, by pre-emptive medicine by good diet and exercise, by catching conditions early through proper diagnostics based on proper instrumentation, by quick diagnosis and remedial dietary changes often involving excluding and including better food stuffs.

Healing the whole process and reducing the antibody levels in the blood starts with healing the gut. First stop all grains including rice, other than grains like buckwheat and oats. Move to a plant based diet with no meat (as this will contain animal proteins like myloin) or dairy (which contains caseins). Replenish the gut flora with good bacteria like sauerkraut (ideally organic non pasteurized sauerkraut), tempeh, and capsule form probiotics, and prebiotics like genmai miso.

Regarding multiple sclerosis Dr Terry Wahl cured herself from this supposedly terminal disease through a combination of diet and electrotherapy to stimulate and establish proper nervous function. This has been followed up and is been used as a protocol to help other patients with this condition.

Further more complex immune system therapies are available from specialized clinics but I really suggest that the gut-blood-barrier and gut health are the key to stopping the root causal mechanism.

This has got to start with our food sources we need more types of flour produced and more types of bread in our diet to reduce the gliadin burden. Gluten is also glutenous and that’s another story. Most people eat loaves of bread that can be squashed down to near an inch cubed of dough.

White sugar or white death as I have called it for years is responsible for something called glycation where proteins are bound with sugars on the surfaces of cells which is co-complex with diabetes causing yet another vector of autoimmune disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18485912

http://terrywahls.com/about/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11270668

 

The end of money as we know it ?

One of my predictions was that one day money would be illegal. Given quantum computing and the fact that it will not be deployable to end points before it is used in backrooms. This means that the current financial systems will be rendered insecure and invalid.

The only way out of this situation I can see is where we are going to have to provide a closed loop form of digital money where everything is encoded and decode in the backroom.

I still advocate a return to the gift economy and to social contracts that have stronger social and ecological ties back to reality. We need to look after our farmers we need to put the supermarkets and corporations in a position where they are serving the greater good rather than profits for share holders.

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/hacking-cryptography-and-the-countdown-to-quantum-computing

Open letter to the BBC

Dear BBC,

I am really thinking that a differentiation needs to be made in types of programme content and destination or target audiences. The BBC is and always was for the British public and their information and education. Walled pay gardens have been being used as a means of cutting up the internet into commercially exploitable properties in order to feed capitalism. In order for the BBC to go forward as public service broadcaster I think the following differentiations need to be made.

All news programmes, science programmes, and educational programmes should be made free to UK residence an accessible to UK ISP clients. These should be published as MP4 using HTML <video> tag elements. By doing traceroutes to find pulling IP sources it can be established that the source is not VPN gaining access from abroad. Access to this programming should be made available to world wide users by a paywall with payment via VISA, PayPal, or other forms of payment.

Programmes such as dramas and other content again can be ascertained to as to the source requesters location via internet ICMP protocol (as used by traceroute tool technology) and paywalls can be established for this content, avoiding the exploitation via VPN access.

Programmes can still be published using DRM but even this is defeated by simple freeware available on the internet for no charge.

And BBC World Service can continue and be expanded publicising and advertising the good science programmes, educational programmes and dramas as part of their content. Free programmes with good exemplary content should also be provided as tasters to attract a good audience and add to their edification.

Kind regards,

Aaron Gray

Open Source Software Engineer, Amateur Computer Scientist, and Information Theorist