We Can Put An End To Identity Theft

Posted 28 Jul 2015 at 06:35 UTC by MichaelCrawford

Are you familiar with the problem of "Belling The Cat"? All the mice will benefit but one mouse must volunteer to tie the bell to her collar.

While lending for interest is the second-oldest profession, identity theft is a very recent phenomenon that originates in the use of identifying numbers for credit reporting. These provide Unique Keys for databases records.

"Michael David Crawford" is quite common; I figure the reason I try and try and try and try but just can't get laid is that my Evil Twin here in Washington State was a registered sex offender who did time in Walla Walla then got the idea in his head to open fire on the Lakewood Police while wearing a motorcycle helmet with metal plates duct-taped to it.

I expect we are cousins. Google our name and you will find we resemble each other.

We have always had credit but not always computers. One required credit references from live humans - written by hand, with an inkwell-dipped quill pen.

I lost everything when a medical clinic stored my plaintext Social on a notebook computer in gross violation of the HIPAA regulation then left it in a car in the dead of night. I have nothing to lose by Belling The Cat myself:

United States Social Security Number: 518-92-8663

California State Identification Card:


DOB 02/24/1964
HGT 5'-11"
WGT 200 lb

ISS 04/08/2013

DD 04/08/201354716/CCFD/19

Signed: Michael D. Crawford

Note that it is an ID card, NOT a Driver's License.
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Police Raid Homes of e-Vote Machine Security Researchers

Posted 4 Jul 2015 at 08:23 UTC by MichaelCrawford

From aortega at Hacker News:

Independent researches have found several security vulnerabilities in the e-voting machines that will be used this Sunday in the elections of local authorities in Buenos Aires. Tonight police raided homes of several of those researchers.

The vulnerabilities include a filtration of the SSL keys the machines use to communicate and authenticate with the central counting servers.


In spanish, about some of the vulnerabilities.

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Fixing ActiveMerchant / Authorize.net Certificate Issues

Posted 28 May 2015 at 21:50 UTC by johnnyb

If you are having issues with ActiveMerchant and Authorize.net in the past few days, please check out my blog entry on issues with root CAs.

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holyghost called but Nash no longer hears voices

Posted 25 May 2015 at 23:07 UTC (updated 28 May 2015 at 20:25 UTC) by badvogato

Holyghost called but Nash no longer hears voices. Hence a beautiful mind was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. I wonder if it was Abel who lost his cool at the waiting game or is it that some other Paraclete made a miscalculation on the timing belt.

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Dr. Xi xiaoxing needs your support

Posted 24 May 2015 at 10:57 UTC (updated 26 May 2015 at 21:45 UTC) by badvogato

Do you believe in Emerson's conviction that Americans sometimes fail to see the best of our own people and in their own best hours and in their own best thoughts?

Ever since 911 and wars we waged since then, terror reigned supreme.  It has obscured our focus on what America really stands for to the world.  Too many times, an indictment turns into a declaration of war between race, sex and whatever one can name it for the worst in us.

Today, this particular reflection is prompted by Temple Univ.  Physics Dept. Chair, Dr. Xi xiaoxing being accused of 4 counts of wire fraud and notice of forfeiture in an indictment unsealed in eastern district court of Pennsylvania of US of A this Thursday.

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The Global Computer Employer Index

Posted 23 May 2015 at 05:06 UTC by MichaelCrawford

My aim in building The Global Computer Employer Index is to link directly to the "Jobs" or "Careers" section of tech company websites. Unlike the more-common job boards, I don't list individual jobs, rather it is up to each company to list them on their own sites. Job board posts are taken down when the position is filled, or when the term they are paid for expires. My listings are permanent.

Do not be dismayed if your company is not listed; just mail your homepage to mdcrawford@gmail.com There is no charge for this service nor will there ever be.

The page for Santa Cruz County explains how this started back in 1997. Last year I decided to cover the entire planet.

When I add new cities I post announcements on my What's New? page.

I take requests if you'd like me to post employers in any specific location.

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Islamic State announces new phonetic alphabet for warriors

Posted 22 Feb 2015 at 07:29 UTC (updated 22 Feb 2015 at 08:30 UTC) by lloydwood

The Caliphate of the Most Holy and Profound Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has announced a new phonetic alphabet for accurate, error-free communications amongst its armed forces.

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New Year of 2015 meant what, to you ?

Posted 1 Jan 2015 at 01:06 UTC (updated 1 Jan 2015 at 09:10 UTC) by badvogato

UTC New Year 2015 is here. My thanks be with Steven Rainwater and Raph and all gathered here.

I wish to bring to y'all attention of what I came across during my Christmas visit 2014 at family gathering, to mark the happy occasion of celebration of Shakespear's life ( 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616 ). His art of his time had a far greater impact on modern thoughts, than I have realized, till this day, thanks to Prof. Lars Engle and other countless innovative social programmers' most selfless and sacrificial endeavour paid by sunny hours of their teaching and dark hours of their writing, thinking what really matters to teach about our human life and human society as we, not knew and experienced but imagined since our long forgotten childhood days with unspeakable words, thoughts and voices towards all possibilities in our unknown destiny and all its senseless yet comprehensible dream.
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Finishing Off the Open Content / Web 2.0 Revolution

Posted 31 Aug 2014 at 12:03 UTC by shlomif

An open letter (with its sources and other formats) from the hacker king of the open content / Web 2.0 revolution (~2000-2014) to all hackers / actions heroes and geeks / amateurs from the film creators world, the software development world and elsewhere, about officially concluding that revolution and starting the next one. In part it should be done by filming films, either indie
or more professional, of the “Summerschool at the NSA” (#SummerNSA) screenplay which proved to be the magnus opus of the hacker king of that revolution, and passing the baton to the new hacker queen.

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Summerschool at the NSA - ~1 Year Later - Reloaded

Posted 30 May 2014 at 12:34 UTC (updated 30 May 2014 at 12:38 UTC) by shlomif

The “Summerschool at the NSA” meme dates back to a correspondence between my friend and I back in the haydays of 1997-1998 (with Web 1.0, before the burst of the tech bubble) where I said that Even the NSA doesn’t have enough programmers. But it is not likely that they will have more, and that’s because Summerschool at the NSA may might as well be the name of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s next movie. and he replied that And as opposed to I Know What You Did Last Summer, it is going to be scary.. It was based on a hunch of what I knew about the NSA from fellow Internet people and from watching the highly recommended film Sneakers.

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