The year that Linux will make Microsoft less and less relevant.
Devuan Ascii + Cinnamon notes: https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=750 dconf-editor
Devuan 1.0 has been released! (and it is every bit as good as we hoped!)
BOINC efficient CPU core loading
Linux projects Using rdesktop as terminal for an old windows 8 machine unfortunately isn't supported. VNC server has been suggested for more recent windows versions.
RDP server does not exist on Windows Home editions---yet there is a fix: https://ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-rdpwrapper-win10-home via RDP Wrapper Library: https://github.com/stascorp/rdpwrap/
"The RDP Wrapper Library project provides a quick fix for this by simply hot-wiring the already built-in Terminal Service in Windows and adding rules to the Windows Firewall to allow remote RDP connections. After downloading it and running the install.bat script, your system should be remotely accessible over RDP."
vramfs can provide further swap space via GPU (quick setup: http://www.artwork.com/gdsii/qckvu/faq/linux_swap.htm )
high glutamic acid foods: grains. amino acid profiles of
Sister Jane went down to mexico Took five inches around the world She came back and she's all shot full of holes She's such a funny kind of girl She's such a funny kind of girl Linger on... http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/theunofficialloureedclub2/conversations/topics/4798
Few others will laugh, however, as they are, one-by-one, busted-out by inflation, and are finally reduced to scratching around in the dirt looking for weeds and bugs to eat.
And their complete lack of humor about starving to death will be because they did not buy gold, silver and oil in reaction to all the inflation in consumer prices, which is what I typically screech about in absolute horror, that will be caused by all that new money and credit created for the last half-century by the evil Federal Reserve, and still being created to the tune of trillions of dollars a year today.
Real Estate: 2008 US Foreclosure Heat map.
There's a lot of information you could mine from these maps, but one thing stood out to me: the West, for all of our hippie do-gooders, isn't doing well (as a whole) from a per-capita emissions perspective. We simply don't live in dense enough situations to benefit from the efficiency gains created by urban living. Lots of infrastructure serving only a few people generates high per-capita emissions.
Total, not per capita emissions map is here: .
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many. Spinoza
Some swell bookmarks: ( control-click to open in new tab and get rid of frames)
KGRA Global Radio Alliance radio talk My getting Started with unix page: http://ee.freeshell.org/unix.html > getfirefox.com : foxfire rocks better than godzilla and ie. > What's this hi-tech??! check it . > Even more hi-tech ! > Ali-g on techmology. > craigslist > tree hugger environmental news > housingmaps.com > dailyreckoning > tedrall comix bertrand russel, 1932, in praise of idleness cute little kitler > these thick round long vessels be running up in the sky so high.. it be cryin' online plotting utility > newspeak news translator (alpha) > bbspot ( http://bbspot.com/toys/slashtitle/index.html ) (see below) seismic monitor at iris.edu > what really happened > wagnews > chunk 66 > a historical and literary critique of Rambo 3
Directory of almost uncountably interesting weblinks
Designed to encourage the positive, caring side of human nature, Altruistic Economics assumes that people's wellbeing is related to that of their friends. Like classical economics, it assumes that people maximise their welfare. Unlike classical economics, everyone's well being is uniqely dependent on their sympathy for other specific individuals, so that our self-interest is counter-balanced with concern for the welfare of friends.
We are called to play the good Samaritan on life's roadside, but that will be only an inital act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jehrico road must be changed so that men and women not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make they journey on life's highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"FUKITOL gave me the freedom from choice, stress, meetings, bills. Right now I'm sitting on the beach fishing pole in hand waitin' for the big one to bite. I have called in sick for 6 weeks and I still have a job. That is how bad my job is. Nobody else will even apply. At least I'm still getting paid."
On the brighter side, check out: rockpapersaddam.com
US appears to have fought war for oil and lost it
Unpleasant Trend - Fed Counters By Stopping Release of M3 Money Supply Data
What is a dollar? Why do we care whether it goes up or down in value? Isn't the dollar I'm holding today the same as it was yesterday? Why can't the Fed just print more dollars? 1. What is a dollar anyway, what does it mean? * The dollar is simply a banknote issued by the government of the U.S. that is mandated by law to be used as legal tender for all transactions. * Although the dollar used to be backed by gold, today it is backed simply by the promise of the government that it will be convertible in an exchange. * Got faith? Good, you'll need it, because faith is the only thing standing between a dollar bill as exchangeable for say, a banana, and a blank sheet of paper. 2. Ok, Ok, I got faith aplenty, so where do all our dollars come from, and why can't the Fed just print more money? * The Fed can print money. * And the missing M3 money supply data (which the Fed abruptly stopped publishing this Spring) suggests they do. A lot. * But every dollar created dilutes the value of a dollar already in circulation, causing it to weaken. * Of course, we don't notice this dilution immediately unless we travel outside the country, and if everything we consumed was produced here in America we probably wouldn't notice a weak dollar at all! Yippee! [CONTINUED: see article link above] and related: Google news articles on M3 money
After discovery of BSE in two native born cows, the US Government decides the solution is to reduce BSE testing by 90 percent! US to reduce mad cow testing by 90 percent:
It's time that our surveillance efforts reflect what we now know is a very, very low level of BSE in the United States, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday. There is no significant BSE problem in the United States, and after all of this surveillance, I am able to say there never was...[further BSE infested bullshit omitted].
With the Dapper Drake release just around the corner, Ubuntu
overlord Mark Shuttleworth has provided some information about the
post-dapper roadmap. The next major release after Dapper, previously
referred to as Dapper+1, will officially be called Edgy Eft. I'm
convinced that this is the worst name yet, though some seem to think
that Warty Warthog was worse. At least most people happen to know what
Warthogs are. I certainly wasn't familiar with the term "Eft" until I
read Shuttleworth's announcement.
And now, a message from Homeland Security:Above, right: a Sept. 2006 POLL shows an overwhelming majority of canadians polled in a radio show believe 9/11 was an inside job. Right click and press view image to read what it says. Are those poll numbers surprising? Not very. Consider just a few points for example:
in meter thick vertical support beams don't
happen accidentally or from natural pressure. There is some convincing material regarding the
collapse of the WTC, and particularily WTC 7 that should be given some
mysteries of the wtc collapses.
Irony is oftentimes ironic; however, even it has its limits. Try to fathom how ironic it would be if Norad was conducting excercises about hijacked planes crashing into targets like the trade centers and the pentagon, the sears tower, etc., on the very morning of the attacks . Well, that's what happened in the early morning of Sept 11, '01.
(If you believe in limitless ironic potential, then it may seem sensible that the government agencies were exactly one day late in preparing for the attack (not a day more, not a day less); and as a person who has missed many a deadlines by various times, this seems reasonable.... But if you look at some of the details such as the Cheney stand down order and previous such history recent to the events, and if you subscribe to the principle of ironic limitations this would seem slightly too bizzare. This diversion fits all too well into a pattern to actively hinder the prevention of the planned attacks, as also witnessed and documented by various FBI field agents such as Wright and Rowley.)
Now, back to the topic of ironic limitations and conspiracy theories, here is the letter to the editor from a military officer, in response to the media reaction to 9/11 opinion poll results:
I felt it necessary to follow up to a recent story that was published in Cincinnati Post. It was titled "1 in 3 believe 9-11 conspiracy theory." \ I must admit that at first I was overwhelmed with joy that our local paper was actually starting to have real journalism and talk about real issues. Then I read the story and it was a total debunk to make the actual people around the world who feel there was something not right about 9-11, to look like over reacting conspiracy theorists. \ I.m utterly outraged [....] \ Honestly I could care less what is done with this letter, but I feel that I should speak my mind and Ill tell you some things that I have not told many people at all. From 1995 till 2002 I was a Sergeant in the United States Army. Not only this, but I was stationed at United States Central Command, which is located at MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida. I was on active duty when 9-11 happened. In the days prior to the tragedies, we were involved in many exercises. Some of these exercises included the scenarios of hijacked planes crashing into, our building the world trade center, the White House, Sears Tower, and the Pentagon. These drills or exercises as we called them, where classified Top Secret. Having a Top Secret rated clearance I was dumbfounded that they would ever push a training exercise above the level of Secret. Over my 8 years in the Army, I had participated in many exercises around the world, none of which were ever classified over the Secret level.
[... continued at source, click for full text..]
Oil discoveries for 2005 totalled 5 Billion barrels for the year . Note this figure of 5B bbl is a continuing decline, and consistent with the trend observed and predicted in the chart above. The figure, is a quarter of our production/consumption per year. Spurred by rising prices, 2006 discoveries are expected to be higher, but will still total less than half the annual consumption.
Non OPEC production (which accounts for roughly one third of world oil production) has clearly reached a peak at the beginning of the 21st century. Instead of starting wars over resources, participating in (nay... starting) thuggery and terrorism (which 100,000 civilian casualties would definitely qualify as), why aren't we instead focusing efforts on conservation, adjusting to a more modern lifestyle, harmonious urban planning, local mass transit, and a future nationalized interstate rail system (post Amtrak bankruptcy)--basically, what has existed in Europe for the last half decade, and has been duplicated in modern south american countries like agentinia and brazil. In the long run, and for our future generations, such a path would have benefitted us with far greater rewards than thuggery.
Think ahead fifty years; what sort depleted world are we leaving for our children and grandchildren?
Why are we gambling with the planet and its ability to sustain life, knowing that man's contribution to global warming is undeniable?? We need to admit and change these selfish tendencies--ALL of us. Even you and that guy over there; maybe not ME be but all of you guys there.
Pulling an oil coup
Tuesday, January 16
It's been mostly unnoticed in the uproar over President Bush's decision to
send more U.S. troops into Iraq, but the Iraq government is about to hand
over a large chunk of its oil profits to Western oil companies in exchange
for investment in new oil infrastructure.
The London newspaper The Independent reported last week that the Iraqi
government is set to push through a law that would give BP and Shell in
Britain and ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco in the United States the right to
sign contracts of up to 30 years to extract Iraq's oil....
Although the Bush administration has vehemently denied it, a big reason
why Iraq was invaded was to gain control of its oil reserves. If Iraqis
see their wealth being carved up to benefit foreigners, it will further
inflame the insurgency and defeat the supposed rationale for President
Bush to send more troops there.
That's right, Ditech, the outfit that advertised incessantly on TV, promising that house-buyers could sleepwalk their way into mortgage approvals -- and thus frustrate all the smarmy, over-fed, punctilious bankers who obstructed such requests with pain-in-the-ass qualifying protocols.... Ditech is responsible for as much as $80 billion in mostly sub-prime house loans -- i.e. given to people with dubious prospects for repayment. But GM's Ditech is but one of scores of entities now choking on non-performing paper (and many of Ditech's rivals are now bankruptcy road kill).
What makes matters far worse is that all this wildly reckless lending has been in the service of a suburban sprawl-building juggernaut that will itself represent another layer of grotesque liability for the United States. The crash of the house-selling bubble, based on absurd asset inflation for things built badly in the wrong places, is coinciding exactly with a permanent oil crisis that will only exacerbate the locational disadvantages of houses built in the newest and furthest suburbs.
... I think we'll see a lot more of what they like to call "downside action." These things are all connected. The housing bubble was set into motion by $10-a-barrel oil at the turn of the millennium. Perhaps as much as half the jobs created since then have been in house building house-selling, house-buyership-enabling, house furnishing, and other things house-related. The whole final suburban blow-out enterprise has been a fantastic blunder. Now it's unraveling and the only "performing" loans will be the ones paid to the accounts receivable department in hell.
And indeed it should, as Total Fed Credit is the magical pixie-dust from which new bank credit instantly appears, which the banks turn magically into actual money at the precise instant that somebody taps into this increase in credit by borrowing this new "money" from the bank.
And because of this mutant economic system of fiat currency and insane levels of fractional-reserve banking in which we have entrapped ourselves, there MUST always be a continual, increasing amount of money in the world, which means that Total Fed Credit should always be increasing.
You innocently ask in your charming way, "Hey! Big Blowhard Mogambo (BBM)! How come there always has to be an increasing amount of money in the world? Why can't we get along on the same amount of money? Like with a gold standard? Or even less? And don't use any of that Stupid Mogambo Gibberish (SMG) on me!"
In response, my answer is provided not with the usual SMG (per request) but by parable. Once upon a time, Mister Grasshopper borrowed $1.00 from the bank at 6% interest to buy a fancy car; thus he will be required to pay back $1.06. But he only borrowed a dollar. So where will he get the other six cents? Everybody else owes more than they borrowed, too?
It comes from Ms. Ant, who went to a bank and borrowed 6 cents at 6% interest to get the money to buy food for her starving children, and now owes $0.0636! But since poor Ms. Ant now owes the bank 0.36 cents more than she borrowed, she is wondering where she is going to get the money to pay the bank back. Whatever shall she do?
From this, it is obvious that when somebody goes to a bank to borrow money, he/she/it owes more than he/she/it borrowed. And thus debt and money grows and grows.
But then winter came, the house made of straw blew down, the wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood, the bank ate the grasshopper and the ant, and then the bank died by falling off of a beanstalk, and then almost everybody died of an inflationary economic collapse....
Real estate heat maps and discussion.
A good article on wifi cell and rf pollution and potential long term
health effects :
Pre war plans for iraqi oil, pre 9/9/01 as well
The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the
9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC's
Newsnight has revealed....
Insiders told Newsnight that planning began "within weeks" of Bush's first taking office in 2001, long before the September 11th attack on the US....The industry-favoured plan was pushed aside by a secret plan, drafted just before the invasion in 2003, which called for the sell-off of all of Iraq's oil fields. The new plan was crafted by neo-conservatives intent on using Iraq's oil to destroy the Opec cartel through massive increases in production above Opec quotas.
The sell-off was given the green light in a secret meeting in London headed by Mr Chalabi shortly after the US entered Baghdad... according to a former Energy and CIA oil analyst....
Luckily, some more ethical heads that would have no part in the blood for oil plans prevailed and stalled plans to privatise Iraq's oil industry.
Man-made contribution to CO2 I am guessing is between 50 and 100 ppm, most likely 60 ppm, and it is accelerating due to appetite for consumption and a growth in population. Gamble with the earth, while it's still our only home? Sure, in all apathy, sure, why not. Melting ice cap triggering earthquakes · Estimates of sea-level rise out of date, say scientists · Religious leaders pray for planet at Greenland glacier * Paul Brown in Ilulissat * The Guardian * Saturday September 8 2007 The Greenland ice cap is melting so quickly that it is triggering earthquakes as pieces of ice several cubic kilometres in size break off.... more surely to follow....
Orwell's Big Brother never showed up. Instead of centralized Iraq war
propaganda, we have an America in which the public and the press jointly
impose their own controls.
"We are going to see economic times the likes of which no living person has seen," Trends Research Institute Director Gerald Celente said, forecasting a "Panic of 2008."
Celente -- who forecast the subprime mortgage financial crisis and the dollar's decline a year ago and gold's current rise in May -- told the newspaper the subprime mortgage meltdown was just the first "small, high-risk segment of the market" to collapse.... Massive corporate losses, such as those recently posted by Citigroup Inc. and General Motors Corp., will also be fairly common "for some time to come," he said.... The Panic of 2008 will lead to a lower U.S. standard of living, he said.
"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.
A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.
They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.
Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
unbelievable... about three quarters of cnnfn readers polled think
charging occupied iraqis to pay for their own genocide is quite alright.
Land of Higher Risks, Lower Rewards, and Shrinking Safety Net. -- All made possible to you by a growing Big Pork spending Government that shifts resources to fight oil wars rather than for something actually moral and useful, like social national healthcare system. Oink Oink!
Let the buyer beware; same old template/same old story.
Money is a greed catalyst and brutality amplifier. In the minds of men where thoughts of money would be absent morality, instead, would occupy the fore. The person who lusts for money is adversary to the person who lusts for harmony.
pandora noosa & etc pandora The XX & etc
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. --Unknown
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.