02/23/2014

film goodbye Lenin

a mother in Eastern Communist Germany shouldn't have any shock because of a medical situation

but when she recovers the Communist regime has fallen

and her children try everything to keep the illusion up

a very very good movie

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12/31/2013

happy new year - offline till 6th of january

forget the internet for a while, make time for the people around you

do not run after news on the net but listen to the news of the people around you

do not be always so excited about new fads on the net, but be surprised by the people around you

yes, you can survive and have a good and interesting life even when you leave the internet now and than

the internet can't kiss you, won't love you and won't care for you

the people around you do

have a good party and a good year - with the people around you

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12/19/2013

yahoo mail : it wasn't broke so why fix it

I have always used yahoo - from the first time it was there

and I probably will always use yahoo - because it is part of me

now it is not only changing into something that is hard to handle, but is also going down from time to time

but what about the credo in IT : if it ain't broke, don't fix it (except if you want to break it)

"Meanwhile, Yahoo’s user forums for feedback on the changes overflowed with complaints to the point that, according to ZDNet’s Violet Blue, Yahoo eventually shut them all down, stamping “completed” on each thread. One thread, titled “Please Bring Back Tabs,” had more than 100,000 upvotes and 10,000 comments at last count.

 

 

Yahoo Mail users are not, by and large, a young and tech-savvy crowd. (This is not a criticism, just an observation.) They use Yahoo Mail because they’ve used it for years and it has served an important function in their lives. They don’t care whether their webmail client wins design awards. They care whether it works. And it always had—until now.

 

Over the past few days, the service has been hit with glitches and outages that have left a significant proportion of users with no access to their accounts.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/12/12/yahoo_...

what is at stake for Yahoo is that the email is its most profitable business and has the biggest userbase always and - if you understand that userbase - for ever

you built on that and you cherish that because the problem has been to include (big parts of) that userbase in your other services by integrating it in your email or profile or whatever

nobody expects or wants yahoo mail to be gmail, facebook or twitter or whatever other hype of the moment

we just want yahoo mail to be there as it always have been - even in 2050 to say

something you take with you throughout your life, something you can depend on (without watching everything you do in your mail like google)

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Line - the free mobile tool activists are using for free calls and video

go to http://line.me/en/

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12/18/2013

those two android antivirus products are as secure as paid ones

you can see the report here

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/mobile-devices/android/nov-2013

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12/11/2013

Gratis Microsoft Office voor Vlaamse leerlingen en studenten (zou nog maar dat mankeren)

Dit is het artikel

"Leerlingen van een lagere of secundaire school in het Vlaams onderwijs, of studenten van een hogeschool of universiteit, krijgen gratis de beschikking over Office 365 ProPlus, de meest veelzijdige versie van Microsofts bureelsoftwarepakket. De school waar ze ingeschreven zijn moet wel een volumecontract hebben afgesloten bij Microsoft, maar dat is het geval voor de overgrote meerderheid ervan.

Afgelopen zomer sloten Vlaams minister van Onderwijs Pascal Smet (SP.A) en de VLHORA-VLIR (Vlaamse Hogescholenraad/Vlaamse Interuniversitaire raad) een raamcontract af met Microsoft, waaronder Vlaamse scholen, hogescholen en universiteiten voordelig toegang krijgen tot licenties op softwarepakketten van de Amerikaanse gigant, met besturingssysteem Windows en bureelsoftware Office op kop. In dat raamcontract zaten ook voordelige licenties voor thuisgebruik. Op dat niveau maakt Microsoft nu het gebruik van Office 365 ProPlus, de meest geavanceerde versie van Office, gratis beschikbaar voor leerlingen en studenten.

De voordelen gaan vrij ver. Het gaat om een versie waarin naast de gebruikelijke bureelsoftware (tekstverwerker Word, presentatiepakket PowerPoint, rekenblad Excel en digitaal notitieblok OneNote) ook onder meer videoconferencingsoftware zit, en alle programma's ook online beschikbaar zijn. Bovendien mag iedere leerling of student het pakket op maximum vijf pc's of Macs installeren, zodat ook andere gezinsleden er in principe van kunnen profiteren. De deal loopt via de it-afdeling van de school, en blijft geldig zolang de leerling of student er les blijft volgen.

De school in kwestie moet wel een volumecontract hebben afgesloten met het softwarebedrijf, waarin het pc-park van de school wordt voorzien van Microsoftproducten. Sommige scholen doen dat bewust niet, omdat ze de computervaardigheden die ze hun leerlingen bijbrengen niet willen laten afhangen van één fabrikant: hier en daar wordt er bijvoorbeeld geopteerd voor producten van computermaker Apple of het gratis besturingssysteem Linux en de (eveneens gratis beschikbare) bureelsoftwaresuite OpenOffice. Maar dat is een kleine minderheid: volgens Microsoft werkt negentig procent van de Vlaamse universiteiten en hogescholen met Microsoftproducten, en is dat ook voor meer dan driekwart van de secundaire en lagere scholen het geval

 
Ik heb me altijd al vragen gesteld waarom ouders 120 euro moeten neerleggen voor een licentie omdat ze in het lessenpakket ook Access hebben opgenomen als verplicht onderdeel waardoor je als ouder verplicht bent om het duurste pakket te nemen. Tevens is het zo dat verschillende gekraakte versies virussen en code-aanapssingen bevatten volgens verschillende securityforums.
 
De essentiële vraag is ook wat men zal doen met kinderen waar de ouders niet over een computer of internet thuis beschikken en dus sneller achterstand opbouwen dan jij dit hier kan lezen. Misschien moet voor de hardware een 'huurmogelijkheid' worden voorzien en voor de internetverbinding een 'Social Fon'. Maar dat zal voor de volgende regering zijn denk ik.
 
Vergeet tablets op school. Dat zijn speeltjes en daar leer je niets mee.

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12/10/2013

the opensource splunk logging software is also used by NSA (and get it free)

splunk is one of the success stories in the Open Source world because it gives the possibility to monitor an enormous lot of servers and machines and treat that enormous loads of data and metadata in a normal and understandable way without investing the millions of dollars other bigdata players are asking

"Splunk software is used by the US National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters and enables organisations to analyse "massive streams of machine data generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile and other devices".

Australian Defence intelligence has been buying Splunk software since at least 2009.

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telst...

but you can get it free and use the same software as the NSA to monitor your installations and switches and so on and let no one - even the NSA - surprise you with an operation against you that you normally could have seen or receveid an alert for

"Splunk Enterprise is the leading platform for real-time operational intelligence. It's the easy, fast and secure way to search, analyze and visualize the massive streams of machine data generated by your IT systems and technology infrastructure—physical, virtual and in the cloud.

Troubleshoot application problems and investigate security incidents in minutes instead of hours or days, avoid service degradation or outages, deliver compliance at lower cost and gain new business insights.

Download Splunk Enterprise for free. You'll get a Splunk Enterprise license for 60 days and you can index up to 500 megabytes of data per day. You can convert to a perpetual Free license or purchase an Enterprise license to continue using the expanded functionality designed for multi-user deployments.

http://www.splunk.com/download

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11/14/2013

gelezen : hij is terug van Timur Vermes over de terugkeer van Hitler in Duitsland ano 2011

dit is een uitstekende beschrijving van het boek

http://www.presseurop.eu/nl/content/article/3352881-knarsetandend-lachen-om-hitler

Het boek zal ook worden vertaald in het Engels, Frans, Spaans en er zijn reeds honderdduizenden exemplaren verkocht (al vind je het in de FNAC bij de 3 kopen 4 meenemen collectie in het Nederlands)

Het enige dat ontbreekt is natuurlijk de technologische vooruitgang (als je het boek over het gebruik van de eerste IBM technologie in de jodenvervolging leest dan weet je ook waar mijn ongemak met al die nieuwe spionagetechnologie en schandalen vandaan komt)

het is eerder een boek die je doet inziet dat de huidige populisten en nationalisten en haatmakers door de media worden gedragen als spektakel, comedie en kijkcijfers 'omdat Hitler toch niet kan terugkomen' terwijl de figuur Hitler zelf bij zichzelf denkt dat hij in het begin zich best - net zoals in 1920 heel klein houdt en het spel meespeelt maar toch nooit zijn einddoel uit het oog verliest

Haat en onverdraagzaamheid zijn geen spektakel maar harde realiteit met harde gevolgen die niet gemakkelijk zullen op te lossen zijn en de media zouden misschien meer moeten nadenken over hoe ze kunnen bruggen bouwen en onze samenleving en democratie vooruit helpen in plaats van zich als lemmings in de kijk- en clickcijfers te storten

het is in feite de onopgemerkte terugkeer van Hitler en - zoals men nu in Frankrijk zegt - de banalisatie van het discours van de haat, van het 'echte' zeggen wat in de onderbuik van sommige mensen zit  maar hun hoofd niet durft te zeggen

zeer goed geschreven ook trouwens met heel wat grappige opmerkingen en bedenkingen en verwijzingen naar de geschiedenis van de tweede wereldoorlog

lees misschien ook 'amusing ourselves to death' of 'de spektakelmaatschappij '

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the danger of online free streaming of soccer matches for the soccerbusiness

especially the biggest clubs with the most overpaid players and managers

if you want to watch a match, type in Google the name of the match and the word stream

attention some will ask that you become member of a gambling site, propose to install videoplayers (don't) or redirect you to porn that may hijack your computer

there are always enough channels - not always from the best quality but it is free to watch your games and from time to time you have some advertising on which you have to search somewhere on it or next to the little cross to close it (and than go to widescreen as fast as possible as that makes the publicity never to come back) and sometimes you will need a refresh if too many people are watching also but you can also close down all other applications on your PC to make it faster

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11/13/2013

staying anonymous on TOR and the web through a liveCD

the principle is that you protect yourself because no software or script can be added to your machine because it is all running from a CD which is NOT writable (as long as the codesource itself that you download is not infected or backdoored (we are talking about the NSA here))

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.

 

It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer's original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux.
https://tails.boum.org/about/

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11/09/2013

a whole collection of books about the WOI in Belgium to download for free

just a snapshot go here  https://mega.co.nz/#F!k4NFnIKS!a2H8QUdF_tE4S2f2Hef9vQ

100 books together 1 gig

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11/07/2013

between proof and rumor and accusations and Belsec

if something is not publicly known and there is some truth possible in it and there are no enormous ramifications if we publish it - we publish it as rumor (so take it as only a rumor)  Reason is that some people have to know that these rumors are doing the rounds and rumors are a very important way of communication and as a good communication expert you have always to know the rumors first (before they are published as a fact or had the effect of a self-fulfilling prophecy (look at Fortis and L&H))

if we have proof than we tell it as it is - if we don't think we have to pass first by the target and-or the CERT if there any implications for the security and privacy of the innocent bystanders that we all are when networks and website lack any sense of responsability for our privacy and security

if we make hard accusations we will only do that if there is a need for it and if we are absolutely sure about it and only if the proof is without any discussion and will hold up in court if needed (and if the parties concerned have no interest in doing anything else than playing legal wargames)

so even if some members of parliament make some accusations and mention Belsec, we are not behind or linked to these accusations (and we are not saying this because we are a member of the skynetblogs belgacom community) but to make it clear that the only accusations and rumors belsec will publish as belsec will be published here (and on Linkedin for information about backoffice operations without naming which network is concerned)

this doesn't mean we say that the accusations by Roel Deseyn are false or unfounded or without the hard proof necessary but we just want to make it clear that who-ever makes any accusation we are not linked to that accusation if you didn't hear it here or heard it out of our mouth in a hearing or interview

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11/05/2013

up to 20 gig free websitebuilder hosting (really)

 

http://www.neq3hosting.com/free-hosting.html

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special weekend for my linkedin contacts only

there are a bunch of mega downloads coming your way that will astonish you - if you are in the security or intelligence field

see you on friday

only for linkedin contacts - if you aren't you've still got some time to join the 500plus network

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10/12/2013

links of the week

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10/06/2013

wednesday 9 - 10 Stand up for your rights - marley

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wednesday 9 - 10 no more heroes

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wednesday 9 - 10 the times are changing

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wednesday 9-10 Enemy of the state

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10/03/2013

the logical pricing of ebooks

sometimes it is logical as it should be - lower than any paper alternative (transportation included)

this for example is not logical and in fact a scam because the prices for electronic version should follow the prices for the paper version, even secondhand

which means that the price should be for example 5 dollars for the electronic version

maybe we have to lower taxes on ebooks (to save some paper even if the most paper is used for totally worthless words that have everything but 'information' or 'news')

no print on demand or 'bundled print on demand' in which you could say that once they decide to print - let's say 100 copies at that price they can take it automatically from your creditcard and send you the book - even if meanwhile you have the digital version (but you want for some reason also the paper version - I am a booklover)

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