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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Operation Choke Point Moves (Back) to the Private Sector

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:00 AM (06:00)

First, Big Finance tried to shut down the firearms industry in the 1990s when Bank of America, among others, decided that they would no longer provide financial services to federally-licensed unregulated firearms dealers and manufacturers —

Then in 2013, Barack Obama decided to make this sort of thing official federal policy with Operation Choke Point.

Trump, to his credit, shut down Operation Choke Point in 2017.

Now the Silicon Valley victim disarmers are getting into the game. Recently, Salesforce head Marc Benioff decided to have his company join the act by cutting off his company’s services to firearms dealers and manufacturers.

Here’s the boilerplate legalese that comprises Salesforce’s terms of service —

The last paragraph of Section 6, Prohibited Actions (on page 3), is where Salesforce puts Benioff’s victim disarmament fetish into Salesforce’s terms of service —

Worldwide, customers may not use a Service to transact online sales of any of the following firearms and/or related accessories to private citizens. Firearms: automatic firearms; semi-automatic firearms that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any of the following: thumbhole stock, folding or telescoping stock, grenade launcher or flare launcher, flash or sound suppressor, forward pistol grip, pistol grip (in the case of a rifle) or second pistol grip (in the case of a pistol), barrel shroud; semi-automatic firearms with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds; ghost guns; 3D printed guns; firearms without serial numbers; .50 BMG rifles; firearms that use .50 BMG ammunition. Firearm Parts: magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds; flash or sound suppressors; multi-burst trigger devices; grenade or rocket launchers; 80% or unfinished lower receivers; blueprints for ghost guns; blueprints for 3D printed guns; barrel shrouds; thumbhole stocks; threaded barrels capable of accepting a flash suppressor or sound suppressor.

Still, there ARE alternatives to Salesforce (H/T the Jews Can Shoot FB page) —


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Saturday, 5 April 2014

MTA ? [Email]

Filed under: Blogging / Writing, Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:24 PM (12:24)

This morning, I received a different kind of “rejection notice.” My newsletter sent to one of my subscribers was returned with the following note. “. . . host[] refused to talk to me: 554-Sandia National Labs 554-Your access to this mail system has been 554 rejected due to the sending MTA’s poor reputation.”

Does anyone know what “MTA” means? Please advise.

“MTA” most likely means “message transfer agent” in this context.

It’s a bit of software that handles sending and receiving email messages between computers.

For what it’s worth, you *are* using AOL as your internet service provider.

AOL didn’t get the nicknames “America Offline” and “A-O-Hell” the easy way — they earned them.


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Sunday, 8 June 2008

Trying Linux (Again!)

Filed under: Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:16 AM (01:16)

I just took the Linux Distribution Test to see which one would work best for me. I’ve tried Linux before, with this laptop and with other computers, and have had limited success at best.



Screenshots: The Coding Studio

The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, this program provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, SUSE Linux. OpenSUSE delivers everything that Linux developers and enthusiasts need to get started with Linux. Hosted at, the project features easy access to builds and releases. It also offers extensive community development programs for open access to the development process used to create SUSE Linux.

(This distribution also has a “Live CD” you can use to test the distribution before you install it)

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