Just a quickie on Assange/Wikileaks/Journalists/etc


I’m tired of people saying that Assange/wikileaks ‘leaked’ the info. People from inside these agencies/companies do the leaking. Assange/wikileaks just reports it. All they want to do is kill the messenger. Any article that claims that Assange has leaked anything should be immediately disreguarded as non factual and unreliable. If reporters were as good as they were during watergate a bunch of moral questionable hackers wouldn’t have to do their jobs for them!!!

NHI Server is down and wont be back up for a bit


The server has stopped allowing ssh connections and is not starting up apache. I was planning on redoing the entire box anyway but this is a little early. After I get back into school for the semester I will get to it and set up sever 2.0

Please continue to follow us on idenitca or if you must twitter and please stay tuned for updates.

Friends, Family, Fedoraians… Lend Me Your Ear


To everyone that has been trying to get a hold of me or has realized that I’ve kinda fallen off the face of the earth. No I’m not hiding from you (well I’m hiding from some of you… bloody weirdos) I have been slacking is every aspec of my life for 20+ days because for some reason I can’t fracking sleep. Not that “lol I’m a nerd so I have the same sleep patern as a Meth addict” kind of not being able to sleep. the “AAAAAAAAAAHHHH MOTHERFRACKER I WANT TO SLEEP BUT I CAN’T TURNOFF MY FRACKING BRAIN!!!” kind of I can sleep.

So far I have tried 25mg of Diphenhydramine which would make me sleep (3 hours after taking it!!!!) but I was a groggy, zombie, dick the next day with a tendency to almost pass out once every ~4days. And made me utterly useless beyond that. I tried not drinking caffine (at all), I tried increasing my caffine. I tried excersize (as much as the weird ass weather would allow) and I tried sitting on lazy ass… and nothing has really solved it.

It’s really all I can do to complete my homework everyweek. Twidentica, facebook, podcasts, rss feeds, this blog, anyone elses blog, IM, email and IRC are just too much. I get confused really easily and with already being a groggy dick make most of these tasks almost unbearable. So I’m going to try to keep up on things as much as I can but if I end up bailing on something its not you, its me (unless its you… you know who you are)

Any non-narcotic ideas are welcome 🙂

It’s now 9:30AM, I went to bed at 3AM and havent gotten a wink of sleep… I bid you all adu

Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”


DADT has resulted in the discharge of more than 13,000 patriotic and highly qualified men and women since its enactment more than 16 years ago. As nerds we should all understand what homophobia in the military has done to the studies of Computer Science and Cryptography in the example of Alan Turing.

In January 1952 during a robbery investigation, Turing acknowledged a sexual relationship with one of the thieves. Homosexual acts were illegal in the United Kingdom at that time, and so both were charged with gross indecency under Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, the same crime that Oscar Wilde had been convicted of more than fifty years earlier.

Turing was given a choice between imprisonment or probation conditional on his agreement to undergo hormonal treatment designed to reduce libido. He accepted chemical castration via oestrogen hormone injections.

Turing’s conviction led to the removal of his security clearance, and barred him from continuing with his cryptographic consultancy for GCHQ. At the time, there was acute public anxiety about spies and homosexual entrapment by Soviet agents, due to the recent exposure of the first two members of the Cambridge Five, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, as KGB double agents. Turing was never accused of espionage but, as with all who had worked at Bletchley Park, was prevented from discussing his war work.

On June 8th 1954, Turing’s cleaner found him dead; he had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide, it is speculated that this was the means by which a fatal dose was delivered. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide, and he was cremated at Woking crematorium on 12 June 1954.

Turing’s mother argued strenuously that the ingestion was accidental, caused by her son’s careless storage of laboratory chemicals. Biographer Andrew Hodges suggests that Turing may have killed himself in an ambiguous way quite deliberately, to give his mother some plausible deniability. Others suggest that Turing was re-enacting a scene from the 1937 film Snow White, his favourite fairy tale, pointing out that he took “an especially keen pleasure in the scene where the Wicked Witch immerses her apple in the poisonous brew.”

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/dont_ask_dont_tell.html

* large sections of this post are taken from Mr. Turing’s page on Wikipedia because I didn’t want to get any of the horrible details wrong.

TiT Radio Desktop Challenge Day 00


Last night on TiT Radio klaatu thought it would be a great idea to have everyone change to a lesser known desktop environment or window manager that you had never used. So my first choice was ROX-Desktop because it looks pretty cool and easy to use but I don’t think a single one of us got it to install.

Next was JWM or Joe’s Window Manager, I had tried this once when Damn Small Linux switched to it about 5 years ago. But I quickly gave up on it because I couldn’t get the terminal to open and I couldn’t get it to run from gdm. Knowing how lazy I am I wasn’t about to stick with something that would require me to change runlevels just to suffer in for a couple of weeks.

I finally decided on fvwm here is my desktop in Fedora 11 http://www.unixporn.com/screenshots/displayimage.php?pid=596&fullsize=1 I hope that in the coming two weeks I can figure out how to make this beast a beauty.