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

 

 

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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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.

 

Amazon.co.uk is down, is Anonymous responsible?

Amazon in the United Kingdom is down, not only for those browsing in the UK but from any location. The website seems to be under a DDoS attack.

Amazon in the United Kingdom is down, not only for those browsing in the UK but from any location. The website seems to be under a DDoS attack. We have no information if Anonymous is responsible but they might be behind it.

At this point no one knows. Anonymous took revenge last week against sites that kicked Wikileaks from using certain providers of services or providers that refused Wikileaks access to their services and payment systems. Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and a few others got attacked.

It was said that Amazon was also a target and a lot of people believed that Anonymous failed in taking down Amazon but they never did try to take down Amazon.com according to insiders and a press release from a Twitter account that appeared to be connected to Anonymous.

So, is Anonymous behind what looks like an attack on Amazon.co.uk?

Update: Amazon.de in Germany is down as well.

Update: Amazon.fr in France is down.

Update: Amazon.it is down, no Amazon for Italy tonight.

Update: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and the rest are back online.

Update: Thus far Anonymous or those that appear to be part of Anonymous says they are not behind the attacks or downtime of the Amazon servers.

Update: It was not Anonymous, It was not attacks either it was Amazon’s hardware that malfunctioned.

Ron Paul defends Wikileaks on House Floor

Congressman Ron Paul addressed the house about Wikileaks.

Congressman Ron Paul addressed the house about Wikileaks. He stated that the attack on Julian Assange is like killing the messenger for bringing bad news and gave them nine questions to consider:

Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more  about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

Thomas Jefferson had it right when he advised ‘Let the eyes of vigilance never be closed’

“Some Questions To Consider” Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks “Killing The Messenger For Bad News”

Sarah Palin's site offline, SarahPAC.com down and out

Sarah Palin that earlier said Julian Assange is "un-American" had her site hacked or DDoS attacked by operation payback. SarahPAC.com is now totally offline, the webmasters are aware

Sarah Palin that earlier said Julian Assange is “un-American” had her site hacked or DDoS attacked by operation payback. SarahPAC.com is now totally offline, the webmasters are aware of this but theres not much they can do about it.

SarahPAC.com’s hack comes after Mastercard.com and Paypal.com and Twitter may follow soon by the looks of things. “operation payback” had their twitter account suspended earlier.

Sarah Palin also said that Juliun Assange should be “hunted down like Al-Qaeda”.

Paypal caves in to pressure from US government and DDoS attack

The places we trust with our money is showing some serious flaws. Paypal just released the funds of Juliun Assange’s account but said they will not enable the account again.

The places we trust with our money is showing some serious flaws. Paypal just released the funds of Juliun Assange’s account but said they will not enable the account again.

This comes after the internet fought back against Paypal with a massive DDoS attack that brought the site to a standstill. Although denial from most of the companies that stored money for Wikileaks , the US government involvement in the shutting down of his accounts it still remain obvious.

Paypal however is now singing almost the same song that Juliun Assange’s previous bank sang, they claim that they “reviewed” their policies regarding Wikileaks because of the US government saying Wikileaks might be in possession of documents that is in violation of US law.

“PayPal was not contacted by any government organization in the U.S. or abroad. We restricted the account based on our Acceptable Use Policy review,” writes PayPal’s General Counsel John Muller.

 

Democratic Alliance "deplores" comments by Steve Hofmeyr

The Democratic Alliance "deplores the deeply racialist comments" by Steve Hofmeyr the party said in a statement.

The Democratic Alliance “deplores the deeply racialist comments” by Steve Hofmeyr the party said in a statement.

The DA is specifically talking about the part where Hofmeyr spoke about the “Suck up the propaganda of entitlement”.

The DA said in their statement  “Hofmeyr’s statement that black South Africans “suck up the propaganda of entitlement” in order to “justify their brutality” is profoundly repugnant. It demonstrates deep-seated prejudiced views that are completely inconsistent with the values that inform our constitutional state, it lowers the standard of constructive political and social debate, and it sets back efforts to build a truly nonracial, compassionate South African society.”

“Regrettably, this statement shows there are still South Africans who are severely detached from the values of modern South African society, and who hold prejudicial views about their fellow citizens. Every South African who is committed to building a compassionate society should reject Hofmeyr’s comments. They are more reminiscent of a bygone era of racial domination under Apartheid than the kind of conversation one expects to hear in a multiracial democracy in 2010.”

Mysterious object or planet moves over the sun on SOHO imagery

NASA has no explanation or announcements on what this could be so we can only guess that this is another planet moving past the SOHO imagery. The question is what planet could this be?

NASA has no explanation or announcements on what this could be so we can only guess that this is another planet moving past the SOHO imagery. The question is what planet could this be? Is it a astroid,  Venus or Mercury maybe?

Something did move past the sun, people online believe it could everything from the “nibiru” / planet x theory to a camera anomaly but no one has come out with an official answer yet.

That planet scientists talked about a few days ago, throwing ice bullets and causing chaos on earth, maybe he came for a visit.

The imagery is from 2010/12/06

What could this be?

Update: You might want to look at around 10 second into the video, it happens fast because the video is actually in fast forward mode,not real time. You can see the “object” coming in from the right side at around 10 or 11 seconds into the video.

Update: Could it be our moon?

Earlier this year NASA posted a few pictures and said the following:

This was a first for SDO and it was visually engaging too. On October 7, 2010, SDO observed its first lunar transit when the new Moon passed directly between the spacecraft (in its geosynchronous orbit) and the Sun. With SDO watching the Sun in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light, the dark Moon created a partial eclipse of the Sun.

These images, while unusual and cool to see, have practical value to the SDO science team. Karel Schrijver of Lockheed-Martin’s Solar and Astrophysics Lab explains: “The very sharp edge of the lunar limb allows us to measure the in-orbit characteristics of the telescope e.g., light diffraction on optics and filter support grids. Once these are characterized, we can use that information to correct our data for instrumental effects and sharpen up the images to even more detail.”

The images below show both a full disk version and a close-up of the event.

Update: The moon did not pass between the earth and the sun as shown in the video above at that time when the video was taken

Cant be the moon, what is it?

Steve Hofmeyr – black entitlement is cause for brutal crimes

Over the weekend Steve Hofmeyr stated something on his Facebook page that is on the mind of many South Africans, especially white South Africans.

Over the weekend Steve Hofmeyr stated something on his Facebook page that is on the mind of many South Africans, especially white South Africans. Its the matter of the entitlement that is ingrained into South African black population from a young age. From politicians to the street cleaner that see the white man in his nice house, driving a car and believe with all their hearts its only because he is white that he has those things. That’s just not true.

As white people tend to generalise about blacks so does the blacks about whites. When have you heard a ANC politicians say to the people they have to pull up their socks and work hard to achieve that what was achieved by others? A very small minority of whites South Africans have what they have today because someone gave it to them. The majority have achieved all this through hard work – first in school, then university/college, then in the work place or being a entrepreneur.

Ons MOET veralgemeen. Meeste swartes wat ek ken is nie geweldadig nie, maar alle swartes wat ek ken slurp die PROPAGANDA VAN ENTITLEMENT op, presies dit wat jong moordenaars nodig het om hul brutaliteite te regverdig.

Dan kry ek die antw in die volgende berig: dat ons die swart matrieks vergewensgesind moet wees as hulle dop. Hoekom? Want niemand sal ooit skuld he aan hul eie lamsakkigheid solank hulle ander daarvoor kan blameer nie. Swartes (God weet, seker nie almal van hulle nie, maar meeste wat ek waarneem) voel geregverdig en ‘entitled’ in alles, vanaf kwotas/lae matrieksyfers tot grondregte/ brutaliteit.

Translated: We MUST generalise. Most blacks that I know is not violent , but all blacks what I know suck up the PROPAGANDA OF ENTITLEMENT up, precisely what young murders need to justify their brutality.

Then I find the answer in the following article: that we should be forgiving if they failed. (in other words they must be exonerated from failing matric) Why? Because no one will ever take responsibility for their laziness so long as others can be blamed. Blacks (God knows, probably not all of them, but most that I observed) feel justified and entitled for everything, from kwotas/low matric pass-rates to property rights/brutality.

But what is getting the whites in such a ‘knot’ is that black criminals use this thinking to justify cruelty when they commit a crime. Instead of just stealing or do whatever they do, most of the time they seek out to hurt, humiliate and torture their victims. This whole rant from Steve Hofmeyr came because of the systematic murder of the Potgieter family that lived on a farm in the Free State. The father Attie Potgieter, who was the steward of the farm, was hit over the head then stabbed. His wife Wilna and their little three year old girl was killed execution style with a bullet shot in the back of the head. If that was not bad enough the murderers left a message at the gate when they left saying – that they killed the farmer and they will be back. Just because this man was a farmer he was killed but why kill his wife and three year old? They could have just waited for him outside if they wanted to rob him, no it is obvious their intent was to murder the whole family toward what gain we can only speculate.

Ek weet nie hoe die wereld dink ons moet transformeer, intergreer en ons vooroordele moet laat vaar en oulike verdraagsame Christene moet bly terwyl SWARTES N WIT 3-JARIGE KIND IN DIE KOP KAN SKIET NIE. Jammer as ek die kleur beklemtoon, maar ek sukkel om daardie aaklige wittes op te spoor wat saans oor swartes se mure .. klim en dit aan hulle kinders doen. Ek gaan al weer uiters bitter hierdie naweek in.

I don’t know how the world thinks we must transform, integrate and let our benefits go and be cute enduring Christians stay while BLACKS SHOOT A WHITE 3-YEAR OLD CHILD IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD. Sorry if I emphasise color of race, but I am struggling finding those horrible whites that jumps over blacks walls during the night .. and do this too their children. I am again going very bitter into this weekend.

His voice joins a couple of others who have had the guts to stand up against the farm murders, one of those are Afriform who have released a statement stating that the ANC should shoulder the blame for the murders.This is not the first time Steve Hofmeyr received attention for his honest opinion. One of the first times was when he wrote a letter to the ANC youth league leader, Julius Malema, a very condemning letter, telling him exactly what Steve thinks of his ‘speeches’ and singing a song about ‘Kill the Boer’ – ‘Kill the Farmer’. Until the black population get rid of the idea they can all achieve riches of someone else’s hard work. This all will continue and the divide between black and white will only grow because the white population can only take so much before they also have nothing or leave seeking refuge where they are appreciated, leaving the masses to fend for themselves.