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Off Topic forum / Linux
« on: May 16, 2006, 09:02:10 am »
That's exactly why it is so worrying. By hook or by crook sometimes these politicians do manage to bribe their way into positions of power. Just look at the current Bush regime's mad policies, ranging from withholding aid for AIDS for countries that promote the use of condoms through to the War Of Terror that they're currently waging around the world.

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Ah ... that's almost but not quite how it works as far as I can see.

Lets say you're a Warren Buffett or Lord Rothschild. You want to make sure that the people elected to government [a href=\"]at every level[/url] play your game. You just need to find some dumb stooge. (Image of the two of them together with the dumb stooge attached)

This kind of manipulation has been going on for centuries. The Buffetts and Rothschilds of this world support a policy of perpetual war for keeping the masses busy, and keeping themselves rich.

For example, while the French Rothschilds were financing Napoleon's march through Europe, the British wing of the family was financing the British war effort against him. Have a search of the Congressional Record for vesting order 248 for another example.

So its not the case, in most instances, that a politician bribes his way to power. Rather the powers that be bribe the politicians to keep doing the "right" things.

Add to that the influence on society in general of "philosophers" and "pacifists" like Bertrand Russell, and "writers" like H.G. Wells. Some quotes from Russell ... from his 1952 book The Impact of Science on Society:

"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology.... Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called 'education.' Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part.... It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment."

"The subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship.... The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at.

- First, that the influence of home is obstructive.
- Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten.
- Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective.
- Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity.

But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray."

"Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen."

"At present the population of the world is increasing at about 58,000 per diem. War, so far, has had no very great effect on this increase, which continued throughout each of the world wars.... War ... has hitherto been disappointing in this respect ... but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could spread throughout the world once in every generation, survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full.... The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of it?"


Nokia Tablet / Nokia Making 770 Successor
« on: May 12, 2006, 06:01:53 pm »
Also clearly states Nokia will be announcing a QWERTY keyboard follow up. That makes it sound very attractive to me ...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom 1.1.0beta 4 And New Bootloader
« on: May 11, 2006, 03:43:30 am »

Can you point me at the 2.6 kernel sources? I'd like to rebuild Bestcrypt ...



Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Apps And Openzaurus Gpe
« on: April 23, 2006, 07:13:53 am »
I have also contributed in the past, and will do so again.

In return I want the best software possible for my Zaurus, with full understanding of the limited resources available to the various developer teams.

That might happen a bit quicker, and the donations come more often, if you would cut this "my dick is bigger that yours" crap, and cooperate.



User Request for Applications / Request Bestcrypt
« on: April 11, 2006, 03:47:02 am »
There should be an init script which loads the modules at startup, and makes sure that the bestcrypt volumes are dismounted cleanly at shutdown. Have a look in /etc/rc.d/init.d for a file called bcrypt. 'bcrypt start' should load the modules you need.


Cxx0 Hardware / Sl-c700 + Dcf-660w
« on: April 05, 2006, 01:57:43 pm »
Which ROM/distro are you using?

Accessories / Omfg Broadband!
« on: March 28, 2006, 12:14:18 pm »
Its not even that good ... The City of London is about 1 square mile of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies. Its not even part of London, and has its own mayor.

You know you're entering the "City" when you pass the nice silver dragon sitting in the middle of the road. There are some pics of the dragons on Wikipedia, with a nice map showing just how much of the city (with a small 'c') is covered by this ...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Reboot Mount Problems
« on: March 26, 2006, 06:06:52 am »
Problem solved: somehow there were /etc/mtab, /etc/mtab.tmp and /etc/mtab~ files left over from the reboot. I deleted them all. Normal service resumed.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Reboot Mount Problems
« on: March 26, 2006, 05:19:59 am »
I rebooted and something has gone a tad screwey ...

I can't run any kind of terminal ... it complains about there not being enough ptys. The reason for this is that /dev/pts is not being mounted correctly at startup. It can be mounted manually outside of X, and then I can start terminal apps again inside of X.

The SD card isn't mounted on startup, although it does mount correctly if I manually mount it outside of X.

On startup, I'm seeing the following messages:

VFS: mounted root (jffs2 filesystem) readonly. (I can't remember if this is normal?)

Definitely not normal is this:

Cannot create link /etc/mtab
perhaps there is a stale lockfile?

Can anyone give me a pointer?



Zaurus - pdaXrom / Bestcrypt 1.6 Compiled At Last
« on: March 23, 2006, 05:31:39 pm »
Well, no matter. I created a Bestcrypt container on my desktop machine and copied it to the Z. Works well! So this'll have to do until I can find an answer to the mkfs problem.

If anyone wants to put the attached ipk on the pdaxrom contrib site, please do.



Zaurus - pdaXrom / Bestcrypt 1.6 Compiled At Last
« on: March 23, 2006, 11:46:39 am »
I finally got time to get bestcrypt 1.6 compiled for the 2.4.20 kernel, and it seems to work.

It has run into one problem though ... no /sbin/mkfs. bctool makes the container file, but can't format it.

The various other mkfs files, mkfs.msdos, mkfs.ext2 etc are there, but its stuck without plain old mkfs.

Anyone any suggestions?



Deals and Great Z Buys / 3200 Preorder Now Available
« on: March 21, 2006, 11:17:24 am »
All Zs have a dog name. As Hrw said in his post, you can see it by typing 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' from the console.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Cryptoloop Modules
« on: March 15, 2006, 08:15:59 am »
Truecrypt does support linux, but you can only create the container files on a Windows machine. Full Linux support is forthcoming.

There is a version of bestcrypt available for pdaxrom, but it is built against the 2.4.18 kernel. So if you are using that kernel, bestcrypt works very well.

I am trying to compile the latest bestcrypt for 2.4.20, but I'm having problems ...


C1000/3x00 Hardware / Uk Z Repair
« on: March 15, 2006, 06:10:06 am »
As far as I know, you can't get it repaired in the UK. You will need to send it back to Sharp in Japan. Maybe some of the European suppliers like Figlabs or Trisoft would be able to sort that for you as a service if ayou ask, but as far as I know, they generally only do that if you bought your Z from them.


For Sale / Wanted / Fs: C700
« on: February 28, 2006, 06:27:33 am »
Sorry, none left ... I had a 700 and a 760. The 700 went to a friend of Waynes, and I sold the 760 to a friend of mine.

I bought a 3100, which I am delighted with. I will be less delighted if the rumours of a 3200 are true and it has a RAM upgrade ... ;o)

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