NVIDIA... issues of [deep state] graphics resolved?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Tue Apr 2 13:46:02 UTC 2019

Sorry about top posting.

Could we stop any political discussions on technical mail list?

I am on neither of your sides, still there should be other placed for 
discussions like that.


On 4/2/19 6:46 AM, Carmel NY wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Apr 2019 23:48:10 -0700, Frank stated:
>> I've seen many older "issue" statements re: non-supported NVIDIA
>> graphics systyems. For instance, on my Dell Precision 5820
>> Workstation, Ubuntu 16.04 interfered with window manager logins so
>> that it would always rest mid-logion and come back to the same login
>> input box.
>> Unfortunately, there is not an immediate "resolved" status nearby
>> those issue postings. So, did it also occur in some ways w/r/t FreeBSD?
>> Who knows what the independent-contracting CIA and computer-invasive
>> NVIDIA are really up to.:
>> 	"NVIDIA, the microprocessor manufacturer that powers much of
>> 	the world’s gaming and cloud needs, will also join hands in
>> 	this unlikely partnership between a retail giant, a government
>> 	funded tech firm and the CIA. NVIDIA will provide the deep
>> 	learning training needed by the AI system that will process
>> 	billions of images collected by SpaceNet and turn it into
>> 	“actionable intelligence.” - fropm
>> 	<https://1reddrop.com/2016/08/27/amazon-help-cia-spy-earth-space/>
>> 	"In 2016, it was revealed that DigitalGlobe was working with
>> 	CIA chipmaker NVIDIA and Amazon Web Services to create an
>> 	AI-run satellite surveillance network known as Spacenet." --
>> 	from
>> 	<https://disobedientmedia.com/2019/03/intelligence-contractors-make-new-attempt-to-provoke-tensions-with-north-korea/>
>> I am avoiding their "graphics" systems.
>> Is its "issue list" resolved (or better-hidden, like Microsoft's
>> backdoor spyware) for newer platforms? I suspect that not supporting
>> drivers for older systems is a bit like [cr]Apple killing off the X in
>> MacOSX, along with all non-proprietary security tools like Doorstop X
>> Suite. "That would be telling." [The Prisoner]
>> This getting "fixed" oddly seems like "fixing a dog does to the dog...
>> more like forcing manufactured issues resolution "code" closer to
>> where OS security lives? I'm not "paranoid... just experienced.
>> thanks,
>> frank
> No Frank, I would classify you as “delusional.” Of course, I do applaud
> you for qualifying your statements and or conclusions by backing them
> up with data you found on the always reliable Internet.
> Seriously Frank, virtually every time I hear one of these “conspiracy”
> theories I just roll my eyes. Of probably the thousands I have heard
> over my lifetime, from fake moon landings, assassinations labeled
> suicides, etcetera, less than a dozen were accompanied by actual,
> verifiable documentation. In case after case, the supporting
> documentation was always some obscure web site, or “Somebody told me,”
> or “Everybody knows its true,” ad Infinitum. Of course, I am sure that
> in your case, you have spent months (years) using Wireshark or a tool
> of your choice to inspect every bit coming in or leaving your PC, as
> well as inspecting every line of available code, so that you could
> factually support your conclusions.
> In any case Frank, you have a right to live your life as you choose. If
> living in fear turns you on, then that is cool. Personally, I have
> always required actual proof before I choose a path to follow. However,
> I do want to warn you about the new danger of eating bananas. It has
> been confirmed by a friend of mine who saw it on the Internet, quoted
> by an unknown source, that they are implanting bananas with
> microsensors that will transmit your DNA profile back to a hidden site
> somewhere north of the equator. This data will be used to develop a
> mind-controlling drug that can be transmitted wirelessly to your
> Medulla oblongata to force mind control on you. I absolutely know this
> is true. You can trust me.

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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