imagine hiring an assassin and they talk to you in a customer service voice
“Hello, how can I help you today? Wonderful, can I get a first and last name? And how would I spell that? Awesome. And would you happen to have an address for this individual? And place of work? Fantastic.
Now, I’m going to give you a number, and I’m going to ask that you send in a photo of your target alongside any additional information you may have- family members, security, combat training, medical conditions, just anything you can think of that might be helpful.
Wonderful, you are all good. All we need now is a piece of government-issued ID, for insurance purposes, and a location for payment pickup. We accept cash, gold, processed uranium, and etransfer.
I’m sorry, we don’t take american express.
Good, okay, so it looks like we are all set- when the job is complete, you will be notified VIA discreet codeword that a stranger will whisper to you on a crowded street.
We do not issue receipts, but if you’d like, I can arrange for a specific breed of tropical flower to be sent to your home address. Our associates will be able to validate it should the need arises.
And is that everything you were looking for today? Great! Thank you for coming to us. Have a nice day!”
“I’m sorry sir, but I’m afraid the Pope is a high-status target that is beyond our area of service.
Yes, I- no, I’m sorry, I’m not able to do that for you.
Okay. Okay. Yes, I understand.
Sir, if you’re going to use that sort of language, you should know that our HR department does operate in a hands-on capacity.
Wonderful. You take care.”
They create a perfectly normal call cemter staffed by decidedly amoral college students and paying them at least 4x minimum wage.
hiring manager: you’re not concerned about the ah, services we offer?
a college student who has eaten ramen twice a day for the past year: for $25/hour i’ll pull the trigger myself
concept: Cas bridal carrying dean (this thought lives in my mind rent free)
I couldn’t resist turning it into angst sORRY
disney: we’re taking all of our movies off of streaming services and we’re going to charge you $10 a month to watch them on our own streaming app
Disney: “We’re going to take all our movies off of streaming sites INCLUDING THE ONE WE ALREADY OWN (Hulu) so we can put them on a separate one and milk even more money out of you.”
Disney owns everything, and even if they didn’t own it, they will eventually
I think it would be easier to list what they DO NOT own….
If you were to resort to piracy over being exhausted over the various streaming services recreating the nickling and diming of the cable television industry (and I’m not saying you should - just… if you happen to find yourself there), a full VPN is not required.
You can have your torrent activity go through a proxy (while the rest of your traffic isn’t shuttled through there) using services like BTGuard. All the torrent activity is run through the proxy:
If your ISP has bandwidth caps, you’ll still run into those. But they won’t know what you’re transferring.
Just… information out there that you might find useful, in the age of ten-thousand different streaming services that all want you to keep adding more paid subscriptions.