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Posted on 19-07-24, 05:43 (revision 1)

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Posted by funkyass
maybe firewall bypassing? but blackouts are pretty hard firewalls to poke thru.

Can't even use IPoAC when they'd shoot the messenger...

My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
Posted on 19-07-24, 05:51
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So Maduro's current defense is that Trump used Goldeneye on Venezuela?

Good luck, you guys.

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Posted on 19-07-24, 10:31

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Posted by funkyass
maybe firewall bypassing? but blackouts are pretty hard firewalls to poke thru.

Where does the tunnel exit to?
Posted on 19-07-24, 21:31
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Posted by Kakashi
Yeah, that's from elinks. I don't get how using SSH fits in, here.

Front page of nytimes.com is 1MB, 128k compressed. As in, GET /, not the images and stuff. How much data do you need to send a few 80x24 screens using differential updates?
Elinks still has to download it all, even if it can filter out images and stuff. So the bandwidth usage is far lower if the fast VPS in America does that and then sends the parsed page off to Venezuela.

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-07-24, 23:00
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he has to be able to connect to the VPS first tho.

Posted on 19-07-25, 10:20

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Yes, this is my point. SSH isn't essentially about compression.
Posted on 19-07-25, 10:36
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https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/07/23/1925252/widespread-blackouts-in-venezuela-could-be-new-normal-experts-warn
(please, PLEASE disregard the comments section; it's full of asshole trolls that really REALLY would love to move to NK. Ugh, why do I even read Slashdot?!)

There is a small error on the summary: widespread blackouts ALREADY ARE the new normal, and people have accepted them because the other option would be to fight, and "nobody wants to die murdered by the communists" because we're pussies.

This is certainly going to become worse, without any chance of slightly improving. But communists will not go away, Maduro will keep becoming even more insane (just like Castro or the Kims), and the LOLopposition insists into wasting their time in that utopic peaceful resolution that will never happen (their latest half-assed attempt: reviving a Cold War era treaty that last time it was used didn't even worked in favor of us Americans because Her Majesty wanted some stupid islands "back"! Guys, really, come on. I know you don't want to get jailed by the dictatorship, but you're going to end murdered anyway because Maduro and its cronies are PURE PIECES OF ROTTEN SHIT, so go and find some weapons that can actually free us of this self-inflicted pain!). This country ran out of luck, hope, and outlook years ago. The ones that didn't left yet DO NOT CARE. The ones that left don't care either.

Please also disregard sureanem's highly convoluted non-solutions to actual problems. Really buddy, do you want to come live here so much!?

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Posted on 19-07-25, 12:34
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Obviously it doesn't help with zero connectivity, but I proposed it as a solution to the poor bandwidth. Elinks is in effect a lossy compressor for HTML. SSH is just the pipe, telnet or netcat or mosh would have the same effect.

Hell no, I wouldn't ever want to live in the Global South. If I were in your position I would just get out. While it's indeed regrettable to flee such a mess and not scalable in any way, it doesn't appear as if anything can really be done about it. You have an opposition who the government allows to exist so they don't get fucked up by the US, but they failed to pull a coup d'état and is now just kind of in limbo. Is there any other opposition? If not, it seems pretty fucked. Heck, I know people who left my country just because there were too many immigrants. Granted, they had passports and probably productively contributed to the host countries, but morally it's more or less identical. And of course in their case it will only earn them a temporary respite. They for sure are smug now though.

Just curious; are you Castizo? Because you do hear a lot of people complaining about immigration, while still having no issues with "legal" immigration. Of course, ask them about the Somalis and they'd reply they thought they were illegals. So it's just the polite way to express their concern. In other circles you make the same distinction between 'immigrants' and 'expats', and do not really harbor any aggression against the latter, even if they're from the Global South. But I have yet to meet anyone expressing actual indignation over, say, exchange students or in general anyone working within technology (except Indians, of course)

But obviously there are other blockers to migration. Personally, I think you should strongly imply you're an American or whatever and do programming work online. A lot of people are starting to realize you lose out in the long run from hiring the regular clientele in those places, even if they technically possess a college degree, almost speak English, and kind of can program. That would also enable you to profit off of the exchange rate issues. There are LocalBitcoin sellers in Venezuela, that should be a viable avenue for cashing out. Some people on the Venezuela subreddit were discussing doing this a few years ago, and I think they could do it just fine.

(Note: I am not suggesting you actually hold bitcoins, just use it as an intermediary to receive hard currency and buy VES - your exposure to it would be near-zero)

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-07-25, 16:09

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SSH costs additional bandwidth if you're not using compression, then.
Posted on 19-07-26, 12:54
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Yes, although it should still be far less than regular HTTP. If it's a concern, use mosh, which works far better under poor networking conditions.

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-07-26, 13:10
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Why not just take over the country and remake it into a utopian ideal?

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Posted on 19-07-26, 13:38
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Posted by sureanem
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How about you stop suggesting unrealistic solutions straight out of a weird Slashdot/Hacker News/Reddit/GNU maillists hybrid?

SSH tunnels to some fancy VPN don't help the fact CANTV will NEVER fix my broken phone line, and cellphones won't help either (most likely the next stage is some corrupt telco tech selling my broken phone line to an Arab/Chinese fucker so they can run the umpteenth food "minimarket", selling a kilo of corn flour in $$$ to the poor because the new way to get rich here is to abuse starving people). But keep believing that I can swap my phone line with a couple of tin cans and a string, or something equally stupid (you may as well get a job with the commies).

Working online is no longer an option for me given the current status of affairs over here. Don't even bother.

And the next time you DARE suggesting dealing with buttcoins on ANY of MY threads, straight to the ignore list you go. Seriously, cut it off. CRYPTOCURRENCIES ARE NOT REAL MONEY.
I don't want to hear that BS from you (or anyone else, for that matter) anymore. I can't make money out of thin air anyway.

If you excuse me guys, I'll be back to pumping water to my main reservoir. Yes, running water is another nightmare over here. Having to hold yourself from taking a shit/peeing just because the commies are too busy frying every single water pump in the state is a sure way to get a disease, but once again, it's already the new normal. A couple protest, a zillon don't care and just blame someone else (usually not the government, for whatever sick reason)

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Posted on 19-07-27, 01:07
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy_off_the_coast_of_Venezuela

Job perks: living wage, you can just shit off the side of the boat without flushing

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Posted on 19-08-23, 00:26
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Posted by https://www.ft.com/content/1120377e-c4c8-11e9-a8e9-296ca66511c9
US senses breakthrough in Venezuela crisis

Contact with Maduro’s de facto deputy may unlock solution to political stalemate

Michael Stott, Latin America editor
August 22, 2019

He is variously known as a drug trafficker, a thug, a loyal revolutionary and the power behind the throne in Venezuela.
But his friends and enemies agree on one thing: Diosdado Cabello is one of the most important links in the chain holding up President Nicolás Maduro’s government.

So when news emerged this week that Mr Cabello had met a US intermediary for secret talks about a possible solution to Venezuela’s long-running political crisis, all sides rushed to put their own spin on the development.
Venezuela has slid into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with up to a quarter of its population fleeing abroad as refugees. Years of misrule by the hard-left government have shrunk gross domestic product by more than half and destroyed oil production. Sweeping US sanctions have choked most remaining economic activity.

Propped up by Russia, Cuba and China, Mr Maduro’s government is clinging to power after what was widely seen as a rigged election last year. It has refused opposition demands for fresh elections and an interim government headed by Juan Guaidó, the head of the National Assembly and the man recognised by the US and more than 50 other mainly Western nations as Venezuela’s rightful leader.

The stalemate between Mr Maduro and Mr Guaidó has persisted throughout this year, dashing US hopes of an early end to the crisis and forcing Washington to consider other ways of achieving a breakthrough, such as covert talks with the regime.

Trump administration officials have talked before about contacts with other high-ranking Maduro government members. But they hailed news of a meeting with Mr Cabello as a breakthrough, saying it signified growing disarray at the heart of the Chavista government. According to Associated Press, which first reported the contact, it took place in Caracas last month, and a second encounter is planned.

“There have been multiple talks with over half a dozen officials in competing centres of power around Maduro,” said one senior US official. “He should wake up to the fact that these conversations are about a transition to end his power grab.”

“The constant themes in all conversations were: how to get out of the crisis, how to find an exit for Maduro, and how to save their own skins and those of their families, not necessarily in that order.”

Not surprisingly, Mr Maduro did not see it that way. Speaking during the opening of a bus terminal in the Caribbean port of La Guaira on Tuesday, the Venezuelan leader joked about revealing a secret to his audience before confirming that talks between his government and the Trump administration had taken place during the past few months “under my express and direct authorisation”.

Looking relaxed and confident, Mr Maduro said that if Mr Trump ever wanted to talk seriously about a plan to solve the Venezuela conflict, he was always open to it.

“Whether or not Maduro knows about the conversations, it’s clever of him to indicate that he does,” said one former senior US official with experience in Venezuela. “The whole purpose is to let his supporters know that the Americans have given up on the Venezuelan opposition and are now talking to him.”

Vanessa Neumann, Mr Guaidó’s envoy to the UK, said the Venezuelan opposition was pursuing a multipronged strategy to end the crisis, and the latest contacts between Mr Cabello and the US were part of that. “We will do anything it takes. We will go anywhere and talk to anyone,” she said. “The race is on to see who betrays whom. The regime will be broken by a lack of loyalty.”

Those close to developments in Caracas said Mr Cabello is a particularly important figure not just because he is head of the National Constituent Assembly, a rival parliament set up by Mr Maduro after the opposition won the formal parliament, or because of his media reach via a weekly television programme. His military credentials as a former soldier who fought alongside Hugo Chávez also matter to the powerful armed forces, whose confidence he enjoys.

Noting that Washington had negotiated successfully with Mr Cabello before, when he agreed in 2015 to hold national assembly elections, which were subsequently won by the opposition, the former senior US official said: “I do think a deal is there to be done. The issue is that Maduro and his government are not going to rely on guarantees made by the US or the [opposition] for their security and wellbeing.”

“Both sides are trying to use these revelations against the other,” said Geoff Ramsey, a Venezuela expert at the Washington Office on Latin America. “Only they will know exactly what was discussed but the fact both Maduro and Trump have admitted being in touch is an implicit recognition of the need for some kind of meaningful, bigger negotiations to resolve the crisis.”

Mr Cabello is believed to want to lead Chavista forces in any future elections, which poses problems for a US administration that has publicly denounced him as a drug trafficker, a money launderer and an embezzler. Instead, Washington is hoping that Mr Maduro’s government will crumble amid internal divisions. John Bolton, Mr Trump’s national security adviser, has compared the key figures in the regime to “scorpions in a bottle, staring each other down, waiting to see who stings first”.

But after so many false dawns for opposition hopes in Venezuela, observers are cautious. “It could be hyperactive paralysis,” said Nicholas Watson, who leads Latin America political risk coverage for consultancy firm Teneo. “Lots of parts moving but nothing is actually happening.”

Additional reporting by Gideon Long in Bogotá


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Thoughts? Never heard of this guy. Is he any important? What exactly does him talking to the US entail?

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-08-23, 12:31
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Congratulations, you've just discovered who is behind the Soviet Venezuelan nomenklatura.

Murder those fuckers too, and MAYBE this shithole would stand a chance of recover--- HAHAHAHAHAHA who am I kidding? That would not be "diplomatic". Keep wasting your time with more token gestures, rest of the planet! Who cares about the next Best Korea in the brewery? In the meanwhile, we're still fucked, and fucking between us (not in the sexual meaning, sadly)

Also: have you shooed away your Soviet Venezuelan defector of the day?

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Posted on 19-08-23, 16:52
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The Americans? Or Mr Cabello?

They did try a military coup d'etat, to be fair. What more can they do, short of an outright invasion? They're not Mossad, you know.

That is actually quite an interesting point. We don't get any Venezuelans, just the usual clientele, but it does make you think. These are young military-age men. Shouldn't they stay behind and fight for one side or the other? Traditionally, it would have been women and children, who then say thank you and promptly leave whenever the war is over. This clearly isn't what's going on here. And it does really make you think when you hear about them going on vacation to the alleged warzones from which they were allegedly fleeing, or when they stay for long enough that war #1 has time to end and war #2 to begin.

I had a curious discussion with such a fellow the other day. His argument was the kind which seems to make sense at first, but the more you think about it, the more confounded you get. The thesis was essentially that he had a good education (philosophy or something like that) and couldn't wholeheartedly support either side over various details (the kind of subtleties which one needs a real good education to understand and care about), and as such he shouldn't 'throw [his education] away' - his words, not mine - by fighting for his fatherland. If he had such a good education, why couldn't he find a job in one of the non-at war countries? To be fair, he was ostensibly planning on returning as soon as the war is over.

It's an interesting position, for sure. And now the UN people are claiming the economy/infrastructure is too bad for them to return - not joking, it's listed under "Conditions against return" on the Wikipedia page:
The UNHCR stated that conditions in Syria are still unsafe and destitute, improvements in many areas are uncertain and many basic services are absent; access of aid convoys is also a challenge.[8] Less than a half of the returnees have access to water or health services, due to extremely damaged infrastructure. An estimated 10 per cent ended up as internally displaced persons once again.[9]

That's an interesting position, but who is to rebuild this mess if not the Syrians? Is it just the official position of the West now that whenever war erupts in some third-world country somewhere, the whole population has to move to the West, then the UN rebuilds the country for them, and then they supposedly will move back voluntarily when they've lived abroad for long enough to gain passports.

It's a sick joke and a giant fraud. And yet, they're bringing in however many more supposedly temporary alleged refugees without a care in the world. Pray tell, when are the last batch to bugger off? Oh, what's that, never, because they now hold passports?

/rant

Seriously though, what do you think ought to be done? Murdering random gov't officials in the streets? Western-backed military intervention? CIA color revolution? CIA coup d'etat? Easing the sanctions to get the economy off its back?

Not trying to put you on the spot here or anything - you seem to think violent revolution is a good solution, but you clearly aren't in prison, or else you presumably wouldn't be posting here. So what's the next, step of your, master plan?

There was a certain photograph about which you had a hallucination. You believed that you had actually held it in your hands. It was a photograph something like this.
Posted on 19-08-24, 11:23
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> but you clearly aren't in prison, or dead

...yet. But then, the commies don't need any excuse to land you at the hole, then "dissapearing" you, just like it happens to dozens of people every day, from those that dare complaining at the ATM line to political dissidents.

Seriously sureanem, you SHOULD move here, instead to believing whatever weirdass bullshit you love to read.
Just wondering, you already know where I am from, but from what weirdass country are you? Not trying to invade your privacy or dox you, but at least I would like to have a point of comparison (I assume you don't live at USA)

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Posted on 19-08-24, 11:55 (revision 1)
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Posted by tomman
> but you clearly aren't in prison, or dead

...yet. But then, the commies don't need any excuse to land you at the hole, then "dissapearing" you, just like it happens to dozens of people every day, from those that dare complaining at the ATM line to political dissidents.

Seriously sureanem, you SHOULD move here, instead to believing whatever weirdass bullshit you love to read.
Just wondering, you already know where I am from, but from what weirdass country are you? Not trying to invade your privacy or dox you, but at least I would like to have a point of comparison (I assume you don't live at USA)


Are we taking bets? Definitely european, my money's on Germany.

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Posted on 19-08-24, 12:06
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I'mma say Not-Doing-So-Great Britain.
Posted on 19-08-24, 12:44
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I'm gonna guess... Singapore.

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