Monthly Archives: November 2012

Who is trustworthy anymore?…

Date: November 11, 2012

01) MBC Post

“I’m beginning to wonder who is trustworthy anymore.”

I’ve been having this general sense, for a while now…Not that I don’t know, there aren’t still very decent people left here, but some days, it just feels like these boards are drowning in trolls, and abusive behavior.

Some of the genuine people are clear…Others who have an established history of abuse, are also clear…But all the nicks I don’t know if I have any established history with, are at times very hard for me to distinguish what their intent is…

…It gets more complicated, when established good people have been pushed past their own limits, and they start firing back…getting dragged into it all.

What are the personal spats?…What is serious and important?…Who are the true sociopaths?…At times, it feels so unclear…possibly because our boards have been plunged into endless pandemonium of this type, for so long.

A lot of us are just sick to death of it…and we are reacting to that.

I’ve had the same epiphany, that so many other old-timers have eluded too…Visiting here, and literally feeling like I was surrounded by trolls…as if BC had been taken over by trolls [or at least the worst elements, amongst our kind]. It makes you just sick to see it…and BC doesn’t always feel like a place I want to be.

Have outsiders infiltrated us to such a degree, that “this” is how they’ve decided to destroy our online resources?…

…I’ve been asking myself that question, for a long, long time now.

A TrueCrypt Question…

Date: November 6, 2012

01) TrueCrypt Question

Think of a truecrypt volume [which is really a type of logical hard drive] and it’s content, as being one…because the way it exists, it really is.

The truecrypt volume acts as a safe, for which you cannot render a readable version of it’s contents, without the proper key and the safe’s own integrity still intact.

If you delete the volume and it is recovered still intact [it’s not damaged, by being written over], everything inside of it will remain protected by the encryption.

If you intentionally delete and wipe it, then you will have damaged the integrity of the volume, making it unreadable to the very encryption software required to decrypt it [you’ve damaged it, beyond the point where it even can be decrypted]…This is why it is strongly recommended to wipe a hard drive many times over, before reformatting.

I don’t believe it is enough, to simply reformat a hard drive, if your intent is to quickly/thoroughly destroy a truecrypt volume. I think I’ve read somewhere, [given the right forensic software] the potential exists for file recovery, even after a normal reformat.

By my estimate…the answer to your question, “does [a deletion and/or reformat] destroy the barriers that stop the data within from being recovered”, is both “yes” and “no”…but nothing has really changed, concerning the question of whether or not your files are protected…other than, you’ve made it harder to recover and given enough time, it may be overwritten so many times it would be useless even if they did recover it.

It’s best to intentionally obliterate any truecrypt volumes you want gone permanently, by using software which deletes and then wipes any specified files [or hard disk areas] dozens of times over [like CCleaner]…At least then, you know it is not merely setting there on your hard drive, waiting to be recovered…because you’ve already done some serious and critical damage to it.

I may be wrong about that reformatting point, and invite anyone more knowledgeable than myself, to correct anything I’ve said here, reaffirm anything, or add to anything.

Transgendered Struts Around In Female Locker Room Naked…With “Her” Penis…

Date: November 2, 2012

01) Little Girls Forced to View Male Genitals

01) Original News Story

“Francis told KIRO-TV that he was born a man but chose to live as a woman in 2009.”

Does this mean, if we say we’ve aged into men, but chose to live as teens, tweens and children, that we could fall under a “Romeo & Romeo [Juliet]” clause? 😉

Crazy story, no doubt.

As a boy and into my teens, I had this membership at a YMCA…Every now and then, a father would bring in his young daughter with him…Change in the open, shower naked with everyone, and all that. I even found myself literally being forced to change in front of her, once.

It was kind of awkward…but, nobody cared…No cops ever got involved…Near as I know, she never went crazy over seeing all that penis [a whole locker room worth].

She didn’t seem to much care…Presumably, she was quite accustomed to it.

…The mid 80’s were so, so, so different…