You dont need to buy expensive to be minimalist

People that are new to minimalism often think you must have the newest Ipad, Iphone and the newest gadgets. Like Minimalism is a Apple showroom or something.

Well, that is not what minimalism should be about, look at Ghandi, had a wooden spoon and a few old flip flops. Minimalism is not about wanting the fancy flat laptops or the newest specialty bedding or gadgets that compact your other gadgets into one.

Sure these things are useful and if you go on the path chasing after expensive minimalist gadgets you might as well go on the path of things in general and more things in your life.

Minimalism should be about having less of the things that are in your way and more in the way of having stuff that are worth keeping and that are useful to you.

If you cant afford a Apple something such as an Ipad or whatever, there are cheaper options and if they do the trick or task, who cares if they are a fraction of the price?

If something does the task you need it to do, you don’t need something more expensive for the sake of brands. Quality makes a difference but sometimes you pay more for the brand than the quality you get.

Imagine working out quality per dollar, i’m sure certain things we buy we get a lot less quality per dollar than if we bought something cheaper that does the same task.

 

History is lost

History is lost. Archaeologists today are not true to history, neither to themselves.

When someone studies at major universities around the world they are taught what history their professors believe, the history that has an agenda, the history where students don’t get good reports unless they agree with history that is spoon fed to them by hard neck professors who refuse to change.

In the old days new theories stood a chance where people were still scientific and open to new theories. Today as soon as someone has a new theory they are seen as someone with a fringe theory or pseudo scientific.

I believe the reason for this is money and pride. So much money is invested in history and the already existing theories, text books, books and other things based on the theories of modern science and history. So many people have degrees and have received awards they cant go back now and say maybe history is different.

History is stuck.

A few examples of this is the Atlantis theory. People use all kinds of information from Plato but this one example they choose not to take it as fact. Or maybe the theory where there was an advanced civilization that got wiped out and they spread around the earth as refugees.

There should be room for other theories. I’m not saying people should believe in flat earth but the total disrespect for opposing views on things that are not supported by the mainstream history should worry anyone that has any interest in history and where that history is stuck in the old way where no new theories are welcomed.

I’m trying to get a point across here but I think i might fail in that since I am not even sure how to put these words.

 

 

 

 

 

Wget everything

Wget is a linux application for downloading anything. You can download websites, files, directories and even bypass robots.txt if you want to.

With wget you can download any file in linux using wget filename.url

Its as easy as that, if you want to download a website you can use wget website.com

Those are the two really easy methods of downloading something but once you learn more commands wget becomes a very powerful downloading tool which you can use to even mirror entire websites.

The first command you can use is m

for example wget  -m wikipedia.org

That will download the entire wikipedia, the m in the command stands for -mirror, you can also use –mirror instead of m.

-A This is a command to download something specific of a website or a certain type of file for instance wget -a

 

 

Zuma’s classic dictator response

If you read the news today you will see a little piece from the City Press where the following happened:

President Jacob Zuma has refused to step down after the ANC’s integrity commission asked him to do so, saying his resignation would allow Western governments to capture the party and betray the revolution.

So Zuma uses the good old dictator response, only he can save the ANC. Not that I care about the ANC but that is a classic dictator Mugabe type response.

 

The issue of lineage in christianity

Jeremiah 22:30King James Version (KJV)

30 Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

King James Version (KJV)


So, the story goes as such ”

28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?

29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.

30 Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

So here we can clearly see “This man Coniah” should be written as childless ( not that he didnt have children but he should be written AS childless.) Secondly a man that shall not prosper in his days, a phrase which could be interpreted quite loosely but then he says “for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah

Now we have luke

“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”

Luke is clearly contradicting the curse.

Why is this?

Well lets see the genealogy of Jesus according to two records in the new testament

Matthew 1King James Version (KJV)

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Here is the problem:

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

Jechonnias was cursed, was told that for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah

The problem is Jesus was from the line of Jechonias who was cursed that none of his seed shall sit on the throne of David.

The curse was not reversed. We can go through the sanhedrin and the midrash later to prove this if needed.

 

Replace your current terminal with a drop down terminal

If you use commandline a lot, otherwise known as terminal in Linux and still use menus to get it, or maybe you have it in your right click on desktop as well as in folders you would like the idea of pressing f12 and having a drop down terminal.

That is what i’m using here, as simple as pressing f12 you will have a drop down terminal.

It’s called Yakuake and you can download it on most distros. On Fedora which I use you can just type Yakuake in terminal and it will ask you to install it or

dnf install yakuake should work as well..

2017 Horay!

Welcome to 2017. It seems that this year the apocolypse has started. Well, if anything, the Helderberg fires might be a good sign that shtf or is busy happening.

Whether this is human made climate change, a natural cycle of the earth or whatever theory one has, we can clearly see changes happening on earth.

Anyway. the future is here. Robots are taking over. Welcome to 2017

Kali linux is good, but dont install it

Kali linux is one of the best penetration testing Linux distributions out there. There are other good ones as well but with Kali linux you get a good balance. If you have ever tried out Blackarch linux you would find 6gigs of penetration testing tools. If you are new to penetration testing you would soon find loading up 6 gigs of tools and not knowing what they do very overwhelming.

Kali linux is good at what it does but one should not install it.  It is not a general installation and if you are new to linux you will soon find that installing Kali linux as your main operating system is not what it was intended for.

Certain Linux distributions are designed for specific tasks and some of them are really good at what they do, problem comes when you try to use a specific distro for something it was not intended for.

For people new to Linux distrobutions like openSUSE, Fedora and Debian based ones would work better, maybe Ubuntu or Mint.

The Antarctic Treaty

Antarctica remains no man’s land. Luckily at this time of writing it’s more or less free of government and the mess the rest of the world is in. That is changing however, countries are starting to be more aggressive in Antarctica.

In July Australia even named 17 islands they claim is theirs. Things are heating up and I’ve decided to keep a record of those things.

Whether someone reads it or not, you can find the blog in the Antarctica section

The Antarctic treaty which is supposed to be respected by the 53 states who signed it reads as follows:

Articles of the Antarctic Treaty

  • Article 1 – The area is to be used for peaceful purposes only; military activity, such as weapons testing, is prohibited but military personnel and equipment may be used for scientific research or any other peaceful purpose;
  • Article 2 – Freedom of scientific investigations and cooperation shall continue;
  • Article 3 – Free exchange of information and personnel in cooperation with the United Nations and other international agencies;
  • Article 4 – The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force;
  • Article 5 – The treaty prohibits nuclear explosions or disposal of radioactive wastes;
  • Article 6 – Includes under the treaty all land and ice shelves but not the surrounding waters south of 60 degrees 00 minutes south;
  • Article 7 – Treaty-state observers have free access, including aerial observation, to any area and may inspect all stations, installations, and equipment; advance notice of all activities and of the introduction of military personnel must be given;
  • Article 8 – Allows for good jurisdiction over observers and scientists by their own states;
  • Article 9 – Frequent consultative meetings take place among member nations;
  • Article 10 – All treaty states will discourage activities by any country in Antarctica that are contrary to the treaty;
  • Article 11 – All disputes to be settled peacefully by the parties concerned or, ultimately, by the International Court of Justice;
  • Articles 12, 13, 14 – Deal with upholding, interpreting, and amending the treaty among involved nations.

How to run a command in Linux every few seconds

Cron is a big story, if you want something simple to run a simple command every few seconds on linux you can use a little thing called watch

An example is watch -n 5 firefox

That is, Firefox will open every 5 seconds.

Check it out, type watch in your terminal:

# watch
Usage: watch [-dhntv] [–differences[=cumulative]] [–help] [–interval=<n>] [–no-title] [–version] <command>
#

Mozilla Firefox Focus

Hopefully one day Mozilla will create a search engine for privacy as well. For now, they created Mozilla Firefox Focus, a new browser for your IOS aimed at privacy. Unfortunately this browser is not yet made for Android but not that it would help anyway, Android is a Google operating system so you basically have no privacy anyway. Not that IOS is perfect by the way.

It also offers some functions for Safari which is much needed currently on IOS.

You can check out the page

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The Rand makes the most traded currrencies in the world list

The rand is one of the most traded forex currencies in the world. Surprisingly it ranks number 18 in the most traded currencies worldwide. Forex trading is a multi trillion dollar industry.

 

# Currency Country Share of trade (%)
1 US Dollar USA 87.0
2 Euro Europe 33.4
3 Yen Japan 23.0
4 British Pound Great Britain 11.8
5 Aus Dollar Australia 8.6
6 Franc Switzerland 5.2
7 Canadian Dollar Canada 4.6
8 Mexican Peso Mexico 2.5
9 Yuan China 2.2
10 NZ Dollar New Zealand 2.0
11 Krona Sweden 1.8
12 Rouble Russia 1.6
13 HK Dollar Hong Kong 1.4
14 Krone Norway 1.4
15 Singapore Dollar Singapore 1.4
16 Lira Turkey 1.3
17 Won Korea 1.2
18 Rand South Africa 1.1
19 Real Brazil 1.1
20 Rupee India 1.0
Others 6.4

Snow in Helderberg and Table Mountain

Snow fell in Cape Town, especially on Table Mountain and Helderberg Mountains. The entire N2 is blocked due to flooding and its freezing cold outside. Sure is winter.

Lourensford river is almost at the level of flooding. This morning the traffic was absolutely horrible. Check out these photos of the snow on the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountains.

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ANCYL warns South Africa of land grabs, Zimbabwe style here we come

Face it, we all know Zimbabwe styled land grabs are coming to South Africa, its only a matter of time. According to many news sources the ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola said this past Friday that “It was only after a forceful mass action by the people of Zimbabwe that Zanu-PF ended up owning up to that role…. It looks like we are going to have that here,”. He was referring to land grabs.
“When the land grab process was starting in Zimbabwe, people ran away,”  “They are going to leave.” talking about white people.

“Who is celebrating ? The white people who own this country,” He was talking about Malema’s expulsion from the ANCYL and the ANC.

So we can clearly see that the ANCYL wants to first of all chase white people away from South Africa and secondly a land grab Zimbabwe style.

Welcome to the banana republic.