Mental Floss- Like many aspects of North Korean life, internet in the totalitarian state is kept hidden from outsiders. That was until recently, when the country’s list of registered domain names was accidentally leaked to the rest of the world. More surprising than the content of the North Korean web is the number of sites: As Gizmodo reports, a grand total of 28 domains were uncovered. The leak came after an engineer in the U.S. sent North Korea an automated request to access all of the domains in their main Domain Name System (DNS) server. The server is normally programmed to reject such a request, but this time something went wrong and access was granted. The list of domains was posted to GitHub, and then to Reddit on September 19. Many of the websites have since been taken down, but plenty of screenshots were saved from the leak. As you can see below, the North Korean internet includes websites dedicated to news, charity, film, education, sports, food, and even social networking. North Korea’s internet still remains a mystery to most people within the country’s borders. According to ABC News, computers are only accessible to select citizens like university students and government employees. This means that only about 10,000 to 20,000 residents out of North Korea’s population of 25 million are connected to the web.
TWENTY EIGHT websites total. If you were to try to explain the concept of the world wide web to someone, you would probably describe it as endless amounts of information gathered all over the world. It’s a place for entertainment, news, a place to talk to friends you haven’t seen in decades. The internet is a wonderful thing. It makes people laugh and even orgasm. Lots of people orgasm from it. Now imagine all of that going away. Imagine being privileged enough to own a great piece of technology called a computer but using it to only know about your old ass dictator President, Kim Jun Un. What is the point of that? Im pretty sure in North Korea the only thing you are allowed to do is learn about Kim Jung Un, hate South Korea and every nation not controlled by the supreme leader, and starve. That’s it.
Wild man. I think I officially can’t define North Koreans as humans anymore. What is it that’s defined mankind and humanity for the past decade? Its the fact that we strive for more in life. We want food that doesn’t taste gross? We harness the power of fire to grill up some bomb ass cheese burgers. You want to travel to a destination but tired of using your feet? Oh I don’t know domesticate horses to travel, shovel coal to move a 10 thousand pound locomotive, intricate science concepts such as the combustion engine to travel to McDonalds in under 5 minutes. Human’s did that. Mankind did it. We had a natural thirst for wanting more in life. North Korea doesn’t have there. No pioneers in that brain washed country. No thirst for more knowledge beyond the walls of 28 web pages, none of which is porn or this site, mind you. It’s what has separated humans from animals. Sure in this case the animal in the metaphor probably has access to megaton nukes potentially, but I wouldn’t be intimidated by a little fox scurrying around in the woods so i definitely wont be afraid of North Korea.
21.67 mbps! Do you see that shit??? Fucking kicked that slow ass shit to the curb so we could become a normal part of society! I feel more dialed in then ever but this isn’t the fucking end for me. We strive for more in life. That’s what makes us humans. I’m not gonna stop until i have google fiber and i don’t care if i have to dig up trenches and plug power lines directly into my macbook. And once i get that the next step is to invent extremis from the Iron Man comic books so i can be neuro-pathically linked to all satellite communications like im some Chinese Tony Stark.
See that shit? Wont stop until this blog is like another limb that i can control with my mind.
Point Zero Five Mega Bytes Per Second. .05Mbps. Does that even constitute as having internet? I feel like i might just be getting residual signals off of neighbors DirectTV dish or something. Like i get a glimpse of internet if the wind blows a radio signal by my house. Do you realize how slow .05mbps is?
Im fucking 6 kilobytes slower than 56k! A fucking real life physical telephone line that sends little beeps and analog signals and shit through a long ass cable into a phone line like the matrix and travels, still through wire, to a cable company to relay signals. That moves faster than what im working with right now.
So let me explain my little situation. Im back living at home in South Florida with my family because my time in Orlando was just overdue. Now i can dig living here. I like my room. Got plenty of space for my dog on 3.5 acres. Parents at work all the time, and i can always just crash at a friends place or something. The problem is my parents are Chinese. Now all throughout life we’ve had like some crazy old Asian guy set up a bootleg satellite dish that picks up Chinese channels. Shit was seriously awful, when we first moved here the dish covered half my window, but that’s besides the point. I hate that we’re moving into a world where people are telling me i should stream shit. Those people that say that are self entitled assholes who have Google Fiber and don’t watch sports. They just watch Netflix and shit which is cool, dont get me wrong, but i like watching my Panthers on Tv or Sunday football through cable and i don’t like whatever im doing with the TV dipping its toes in my internet speeds.
But now, in case none of you are asian, the hottest thing on the streets for chinese families is this thing called “TvPad.” The thing is literally the hottest thing on the streets of China i think and its invading Chinese American house holds around the country. At first this guy showed it to my parents and then out of no where my cousin got one and then my cousins cousins and so on and so forth. My dad raced home at one point before his work day ended to set up the “new and updated” Tvpad he got. Shit spread like the plague in my mind. Shit just marketed to Asian parents so well somehow. A device that isn’t cable that is cheaper but doesn’t have a large range of content but is still cheaper and is what matters to our parents
Shit is single handedly ruining my life. As you can guess by now, its like a Chinese roku box or apple Tv thats streams shit all the way from fucking china. Do you know how far that is from here?
8247 miles! It probably takes all the bandwidth we have just to stream a commercial from China. And while my parents eyes are glued onto the TV watching their precious Tvpad do you think i have enough left over internet to even refresh my Facebook feed? The worst part of it all is this week my parents have relatives and family friends over from China and Philly. I just know they’re gonna crowd around the living room all night admiring their false idol, Tvpad laughing and crying at what ever it says while i hang from my ceiling fan in a noose.
Unbelievable. For a second I thought we were just gonna watch him jizz in his boxers and do the whole clean up crew detail before realizing there’s what sounds like a black man right in front of his face filming him beat his meat. Can’t blame him that much though. Those gas station jobs in the middle of the night get lonesome. One or two people probably come in once an hour when you’re working the grave yard shift and thanks to mobile devices and 4g LTE internet speeds you have the convenience of a virtually endless amount of porn in the palm of your hands. We’ve all had that moment where you’re brain shuts off and you’re scrolling through and when you find the perfect video you just zone in. Like you’re eyes have a ubiquitous gaze where you fix your eyes on the point where the dudes dick meets the chicks pussy no matter which angle you stare at it from. Its like looking at the Mona Lisa. Its hypnotic and you can’t break your eyes away from it until you jizz or some guy calls you out for jacking off at work.
Source- An artist who is growing an ear out of his arm has revealed how he plans to connect it to the internet so people can use it to listen to him. Australian oddball Stelarc has told how he wants to make the extra organ a porthole for people to listen in to his life, wherever they may be. The Curtin University professor, real name Stelios Arcadiou, originally came up with the idea for the ear back in 1996 and managed to convince a team of boffins to go ahead with it using his own tissue samples. Early attempts to install a microchip proved fruitless, but now the 69-year-old has announced plans to use his own stem cells to make the ear more three dimensional so that the microchip can be put in without the possibility of infection, and then linked up to wireless internet. He told ABC: “This ear is not for me, I’ve got two good ears to hear with. This ear is a remote listening device for people in other places.
The bottom line to this guy is that you have to be suuuper cocky to believe that ANY ONE wants to listen you you blabble 24/7 over the internet and through your wonky gross arm ear all all things. I mean spending twenty years boiling over the thought that people want to listen to you sooo much from your arm ear is cocky. He just pursued the idea for 20 years. twenty years. Thats insane. So much so that this guy probably as insane as Hitler. Oh you want to make sure your propaganda is spewing 24/7 from your arm ear? I bet hitler wanted to broadcast his kampf to millions of the arian nation too he just wasn’t looney enough to have an ear grown right in the middle of his forearm (and probs lacked the tech.)
This also is another reason why i hate a lot of art hipsters. Always wanting to be weird and show off and all of it to some degree is because they’re craving attention. “Oh look at my funky hair cut, i draw lines on this canvas to convey my emotions. oh look at my arm ear, i want the world to listen to everything i say.” So annoying. The worst.