Only The Priests May Read The Scriptures

Check this out.  John B M.D. pointed out that if you access the public NOAA data directories using Internet Explorer (as opposed to a real browser) they warn you they you are not allowed to view the raw US temperature record. Only the high priests of weather data tampering are permitted too see it. The Latin is too complicated for lay Catholics.

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Index of /pub/data/ghcn/daily/hcn/

The root directory /pub stands for public. The data is openly available on their web site from any web browser. It is a critical part of US history and paid for by tax money. But most important, it shows that the US has cooled over the last 90 years.

The fact that NOAA is threatening people who dare look at public US history which taxpayers paid for,  is exactly why we need an army of whistleblowers.

The government is here to serve the citizenry, not the other way around. NOAA is corrupt and they are trying to cover up their malfeasance.

Google Chrome does not display their nonsensical warning.

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What does PUB stand for?

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9 Responses to Only The Priests May Read The Scriptures

  1. mwhite says:

    “Prominent British Environmentalist Succumbs to Science on GMO”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore#

    “He goes on to detail specific misconceptions which he explored and discovered to be untrue, for instance:

    (“I’d assumed that it would increase the use of chemicals. It turned out that pest-resistant cotton and maize needed less insecticide.”)”

  2. savebyj says:

    Of course they don’t want anyone to look begins the curtain.

  3. Me says:

    It’s getting harder to keep moving the goal post so this is what you get.

  4. Ed Caryl says:

    Nor does Safari.

  5. Ken B. says:

    Steven,
    That warning is a standard “banner”, and should not be interpreted as prohibiting access. If the banner was lacking before, that was an oversight on the part of their IT department.
    I work as a systems administrator, and managed federal systems in the past.
    Even if a site is publicly available, the banner serves a legal function, warning users that they are watched, e.g. logged.
    If such users are clever enough to hack their way into non-public directories, they will be unable to claim they were prohibited from doing that.
    It is akin to the end-user agreements for software, in which we all just check “I agree” at the end of the boilerplate.

  6. Jay says:

    Steven,

    I usually don’t read any of your shit, because of shit like this. This is just a standard disclaimer required after some stupid law passed about needing to warn intruders back in the 80s. (IIRC).

    Don’t be a stupid dumbass Steve.

  7. R. Thorvaldsson says:

    I wanted to know how old that welcome message was, so I accessed that _public_ ftp server as a guest, the usual way :

     
    # ftp ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov
    Connected to ingest.ncdc.noaa.gov.
    220 192.168.1.20 FTP server ready
    Name (ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov:root): ftp
    331 Anonymous login ok, send your complete email address as your password
    Password:
    230-****** WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING ******
     ** This is a United States Department of Commerce computer     **
     ** system, which may be accessed and used only for             **
     ** official Government business by authorized personnel.       **
     ** Unauthorized access or use of this computer system may      **
     ** subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or administrative **
     ** action.  All information on this computer system may be     **
     ** intercepted, recorded, read, copied, and disclosed by and   **
     ** to authorized personnel for official purposes, including    **
     ** criminal investigations.  Access or use of this computer    **
     ** system by any person, whether authorized or unauthorized,   **
     ** constitutes consent to these terms.                         **
     ****** WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING ******
    230 Anonymous access granted, restrictions apply
    Remote system type is UNIX.
    Using binary mode to transfer files.
    ftp> ls
    200 PORT command successful
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        32768 Oct  6  2010 data
    drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root        32768 Jul  3  2012 nfs
    drwxr-xr-x   8 root     root        32768 Jul  3  2012 pub
    -rw-r--r--   1 root     root          858 Dec  7 10:07 welcome.msg
    226 Transfer complete
    ftp> 
    

    ... And what do you know ? Hey, the welcome.msg, which is the file actually containing that boiler-plate message, was last modified on the 7th of december !

    So, it's not so old as one might think it is. Funny.

    Now, of course, like you mention, a public FTP server being _public_, it doesn't make much sense... As long as the data is still openly accessible, it should not be something to bother, anyway.

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