Movie Review- Suicide Squad

Ok Rotten Tomatoes, lets call you Rotten Potatoes from now on.

I am serious here. The movie is not avant garde Golden age of Comics noire. It is okay. But it does a good job of balancing Cara Delivigne’s acting with budgetary constraints in putting Wild Wild West Smith in the movie.  Yes the casting, the plot, the soundtrack and the pop art imagery is okay. Its not worthy of a Weinstein Oscar. But its not worthy of a Razzie.  The soundtrack is from the 80’s when the music was cool and the planet was cool too thanks to lack of climate warming

But enough politics in my review. Why did terrorism crop up in this movie. The best stories are ones that are credible as they borrow from reality. That is something you will see you will see on your own.

Its not a time pass movie as we say in India. Paisa wasool (or you got your money worth back)

Big Will Smith is the divorced man with a paternity case. Harley Quinn is awwwesome with Margot Robbie. I really think the Joker had potential but they must be saving it for Joker vs Batman next movie. Dang- I am addicted to these movies now. These Americans just want us to make money and spend it on popcorn and cola. No wonder China wont allow this movie. The rest of the cast is nice. I like Katana the best.

Nowwww I understand why Microsoft OS has so many sequels



Battleground states prime point of digital attacks to delay election results

In a normal election cycle, battleground states are prime areas to win or lose an election. Yet as election campaigning, electoral fund raising, and even voting itself has gone digital, the ease by which people can use has not been matched by security.

This is due to systematic denial of funds by CTOs and CIOs to digital security for both campaigns as well as Federal and local digital cyber agencies. Can the USA prevent cyber attack interference in key battleground states in this election cycle.

Just as 3D printing has evolved to make guns and will evolve further, electronic manipulation of voting machines has evolved further- but security budgets and priorities have not. What about Postal ballots? Can they be tampered or intercepted with.

Who benefits when doubt is sown in the minds of voters? As Al Gore. He invented the internet.

Who benefits when a few districts in Ohio show electronic tampering?

Quo Vadis? (Where are you going?) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians)

Rumours on rigging would just use the algorithm (dīvide et īmpera) and if backed even by a few slivers of actual cyber attacks and tampering would undermine it even more. Yes there is no way to protect ALL the voting systems so its cyber football game of interception – and the current lack of big time offensive weapons  as rebuttal in cyber attacks makes remote attacks on election systems both possible and plausible.

there are 9,000 jurisdictions in the United States that have a hand in carrying out the balloting, many of them with different ways of collecting, tallying and reporting votes.

(sighs and goes back to watching the Olympics)

a geek rap video about predictive analytics

Left brain thinking is verbal and analytical. Right brain is non-verbal and intuitive, using pictures rather than words

Dr Eric Siegel demonstrates both here

Eric was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York City from 1997 – 2001.

Ph.D., founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World,  Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times,  is the author of the bestselling, award-winning Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die,

Conflict of Interest Disclaimer-I write poetry here

Should Agencies like Secret Service protect digital assets of leaders or friends or family during elections or later

The revelation that Russian Intel (or Snowden working with Russian Intel) hacked into H R Climton’s Campaign Surveys should be both bad news as well as good news to cyber activists.

First of all it increases the demand in terms of jobs for legal cyber security

Secondly it pinpoints the need of security as an important component to decision makers at a time when they are most likely to pay attention ( oh ! My website got hacked! You got my attention!)

However the bad news is

Digital Assets of protected members would be secured by same agencies ( or different agencies) – a jurisdiction nightmare

Hacking into friends of friends, family after official government protection over is a crime, but when Govts hack it is difficult for a teenager /friend of teenager  who hacked their Facebook. Ditto goes for Senate Staffers or Staffers combating cyber crime.

Will cyber crime and cyber war between nations make things personal not just business, due to the ease, low cost and plausible deniability

(Note- this is a strategic what if scenario, No Pokemons were hurt during the making of this post)

Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire[a]
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together

(unrelated bonus


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