War and Globalization

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Its one of those things I have been keeping an interest in, but not deeply. Then I watched Micheal Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. I felt it was ok, but not enough. So i watched a couple of torrents called fear or love: 9/11 the great illusion and The truth and lies of 9/11. The first one was very good but highlighted alot of theories that I had heard on the net before. The last one was great and far better than all the others. So anyway I need to keep a better eye on the project for a new american century, the new world order and the grand chessboard.

So anyway tons of links which I hope to move to my bookmarks or (the wiki) in the future.

Information Wars
Guerrilla news network
Truth now
911-strike.com A wakeup call for non-violent political action
Stand Down
From The Wilderness
what really happend
questions questions A review of independent perspectives on current events
Centre for Research on Globalization
911Truth Only the truth will set us free

And something positive to leave the blog with. Taken from BoingBoing and Lawrence Lessig's blog. The video stream is available here too.

If there's a child on the south side of Chicago who can't read, that matters to me, even if it's not my child. If there's a senior citizen somewhere who can't pay for her prescription and has to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer, even if it's not my grandmother. If there's an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties. It's that fundamental belief-I am my brother's keeper, I am my sisters' keeper-that makes this country work. It's what allows us to pursue our individual dreams, yet still come together as a single American family. “E pluribus unum.” Out of many, one.

Yet even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America-there's the United States of America.

There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America. The pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into Red States and Blue States; Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.

There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported it. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.

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A week full of Linux

Ok my move to Linux is going better than before. I've actually made a lot of progress, till I decided to try the Gatos ATI drivers again. After a few days I worked out that X wouldnt start because it thought the TV output was the main monitor. So now when I start up Linux I have to unplug my composite out then plug it in again. Luckly I'm not using the TV-out no more because of the Xbox media centre, so I just leave it unplugged.
However since using kxconfig, the display seems to be stuck on 16bit which goes really funky when you load up Mozilla, Firefox or Thunderbird. The screen goes Purple and Green and makes it very difficult to see my email.

On the Samba front, I still cant get other machines (pocketpc, xbox or windows pc's) to connect via samba. But with tests I've also found I cant even connect via samba to while on the exact same machine – hence somethings wrong with my configuration.

By the way I've also started adding parts to my experimental wiki to do with learning unix and linux.

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Freecycle is basiclly made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.

It sounds great but doesnt pull it off in the same way as for example meetup.com does. or maybe I was thinking of meetup.com but crossed with the concept of giving away stuff. Oh well maybe it will mature (saying that there's already 300 people signed up in London alone). I certainly dont want to be joining up to any more yahoo groups thank you.

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Installing Bit torrent on GNU/Linux

I found I could Apt-get Bit torrent using the stable Debian packages but never knew how to get it running till I came across this page.

First do a – apt-get install bittorrent
If you get no errors and all goes to plan, you can grab your .torrent file from where ever. if like me your using KDE or Gnome then find the file and open with. Then type bittorrent.
From a shell you can do the same by typing – btdownloadgui /home/yourusername/thefile.torrent.
You may get a error like me about a Python lib not being present you can fix that by – apt-get install libwxgtk2.4-python.

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GNU/Linux force upgrade for the second time

I come home from Berlin and switch on my workstation to find Windows is pretty messed up. Well actually I have a hardware problem where the memory shown is only 256meg not 1024meg. But I solved that and windows was still messed up. So I decided to make the real move to Linux and not to fix Windows. I mean why bother? I booted up knoppix 3.4 to check if I could see the Hard drives ok, and sure enough I could see them. So I installed Knoppix. I expect I will document alot of experience of trying to get Linux working like windows from now on.

My todo list for linux
Thunderbird/Mozilla Mail.
SMB Client sharing.
SMB Server sharing or XBMSP sharing.
Bit torrent.
CD/DVD burning.
SSH access.
External access VNC or/and Remote Desktop Protocal.
Gatos Video Capture and TV view.
FTP client for XBMC.
XMLRPC client for quick blogging.
ActiveSync replacement for PocketPC and Smartphone.

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Blogging from the berlin underground

This blog is a little bit of cheat because I was posting the same thing from my ipaq on a Ubhan train. See I was on a Sbhan train going from Prenzlauer Allee to Schonhauser Allee and changed to a Ubhan train to Portsdamerplatz on the U2. Now I knew it would take a while, so throught I would see if my GPRS roaming was working via Tmobile in Germany. Well I was in luck it dialed up via bluetooth then the train went underground. Damm I thought looking at jabber trying to connect. Had a look at my phone to see if the signal was gone all together… And no it wasnt gone, actually it was on 5 bars, and the jabber had connected. Well it would seem to that berlin's BVG had installed mobile base stations underground or the undergrounds are so shalow you can still pick up a clear signal. So much so that I almost blogged this exact same thing from smthingme while underground, unfortually there was an rfc error of somekind. Typical, everything works except the thing which is usually very reliable.

Anyway I'm now sitting in the sony centre again with the free wireless and this time I'm not the only one. 2 other guys with PC laptops, one IBM thinkpad and some gateway looking laptop. The other guy has a Mac G4 12 inch powerbook. Tell the truth there is another guy but he's across the glass verge from me so cant see what he's got. I ordered a redbull about 10mins ago and guys is just coming with it. I got a cinema arrangement with Spiderman 2 in 5mins. Hoping the movie doesnt start at 5pm, anyway the seating is arranged, so its a matter of getting snacks and hitting the toilet. Its been good sitting here watching the tour de france and enjoying the wireless, cant life be more like this?

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