05.10.20

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Stories From the Battleground (Hospitals Where Windows Killed More Patients Than COVID-19 Has Killed)

Posted in Microsoft, Security, Windows at 6:21 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

So-called ‘diets’ (“zoo” animal and “edible” animals are a matter of cultural preferences) or “wet markets” aren’t what’s killing many people (COVID-19′s alleged source)

Zoo animal

Summary: Forget about the ‘exotic’ stories about what’s killing loads of people this year (we don’t dispute the threat of COVID-19); this helps distract from several other major factors that also cause many deaths, encumbering medical systems and preventing medical staff from doing their job

THIS site does not deal with issues it does not understand. Hence we’ve rarely written anything about COVID-19 itself. We did, however, point out the massive death toll of Windows in medical systems. COVID-19 is ‘small potatoes’ compared to it; I myself was a witness to some things, such as medical studies (by groups that study COVID-19 as well) being interrupted, after days of computation, because some Windows licence expired and Microsoft thus decided to remotely shut down the machine (Windows is just one box among several dozens which run GNU/Linux). It left us flabbergasted. Maybe one day I’ll be able to safely share some stories; I’m not naming anyone or any company here… (these matters are particularly sensitive because of aspects like privacy of patients)

“…I myself was a witness to some things, such as medical studies (by groups that study COVID-19 as well) being interrupted, after days of computation, because some Windows licence expired and Microsoft thus decided to remotely shut down the machine (Windows is just one box among several dozens which run GNU/Linux).”This morning a Techrights associate told me: “One of the most important topics to find out would be for how medical staff can report deaths which where directly attributable to Microsoft products WHILE still keeping their jobs. It’d be more than just calling a hotline, look at how the BBB in the US mishandles and covers up all Microsoft problems. Getting that information published would save lives.”

Truth will make it possible for managers to make more informed decisions. Information, not marketing, must count. This is why we started this series a week ago. The media just simply fails, sometimes deliberately, to do its job. It also refuses to name culprits, instead blaming victims, perpetrators (like crackers who exploit known back doors), or framing that as a matter of “bad luck”…

“Truth will make it possible for managers to make more informed decisions.”“Details of my particular hospital’s response might blow my cover and should not be published,” someone once told us, but the measures taken in some Windows-using hospitals for ‘security’ are outright ridiculous. “Those include blocking Gmail as “email site” while allowing [Microsoft-connected] mail and blocking Wikipedia as “collaborative”.”

The filters, we were told, “blocked everything Microsoft and publishers hate. They also blocked music services [...] that staff had used as radio replacements. That seems to be a particularly weird punitive measure by the hospital designed to intimidate staff.”

So the hospitals that use Windows with back doors think that streaming some audio over the Web is a greater threat than those back doors? This is outright laughable.

“I’ve seen enough incidents myself to get the broader picture. Windows kills. A lot.”This may all sound banal and boring. But we were told one ought to “center on the health implications of not having medical records.”

As it turns out, Windows getting cracked not only harms the privacy of patients. Doctors lack access to critical information about those patients, either temporarily or permanently.

Some time next week we intend to share some more stories we’ve accumulated over the years (a long time). The public needs to understand that while Bill Gates plays ‘God’ over COVID-19 his own company, which he co-founded, causes many unnecessary deaths every day. The media which Gates bribes every year is not telling us that. When it’s something to do with GNU/Linux they always blame “Linux” and/or “Open Source”; when it’s Microsoft or Windows they just blame “computers” or “systems”… just what they’re paid to do. I’ve seen enough incidents myself to get the broader picture. Windows kills. A lot.

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