December 16th, 2014
|Has spies all over the planet||yes||yes|
|Collects spy data on everyone||no||yes|
|Has tough border and customs control||yes||yes|
|Has elite military units||yes||yes|
|Has several allies||yes||yes|
|Has death penalty||yes||yes|
|Puts emphasis on towers||yes||yes|
I could go on but the point is made, except for a sole ruler, which the US doesn't have.0 comments
When my family first moved to Schweinfurt there were two major things here: Industry and the US Army. It must have been 1979 when we came here and the cold war was in full swing. I remember a battalion of tanks riding past me at the Obertor (Upper gate) and it left me a bit crazy, as I, a boy at the time was a huge contrast to these huge machines manned with waving soldiers. Another time I remember being on a class trip and we walked past a tank but didn't spot it because it was camouflaged so well with camouflage netting. Another time a Jeep around 1985 sat in front of my house at 9:30PM with its radio turned up loud. It was a sort of manouver they were doing where they practiced "Urban" warfare I guess. My dad spoiled it for them as he told them to leave because I was trying to sleep. So now it's 30 years later since these encounters, the cold war is long gone and peaceful times saturated this city. It's been a few months ago now since I guess the last american soldier left. The US has left behind 2 major barracks, Ledward and Conn. Since Conn had its own water infrastructure and its own sewage treatment they are trying now to connect it to the rest of the city. In the new year we expect refugees from around the world.. (asylum seekers) to fill the Conn barracks. At least it has a purpose still if they manage to connect it all. So long America, Schweinfurt may miss you at times. However you leave behind some children who have a US citizenship so I'm sure you'll hear from us once in a while as many of these children grow up and set foot on american soil and will have stories to tell.0 comments
The BBC reports that the Bavarian government insists that migrant families speak German at home. I have a few opinions about that:
Until the Bavarian government realises this I wish on them to become a migrant for 5 years. Then we'll see how different they see the world.0 comments
In the 21st century scrambling fighters against a 20th century bomber may seem like a good deed but let's think about what really could happen. The fighter has a crew of 1 or 2, the bomber has a crew of 6+, plus it has a lot of room for equipment not bombs. What's this you say? Equipment?
It's logical in the 21st century to conduct electronic surveillance not to test the defences of the west, in fact what I think may be happening is that as an example, russian bombers are getting a lot more from NATO fighters than we think. If the NATO radio is on, it'll be encrypted. That's what they probably want. They probably test the electronics of the fighter too. So when the Bear goes home, it'll be filled with data on the encounter. Valuable data. Which the military complex there can pounce on and devour.
Just makes sense doesn't it?0 comments
Usually I do this review on the 10th of December every year but this year I may not have time on the 10th so I set out to do it on the weekend before. Here goes:
December 2nd, 2014 - Upgraded io.solarscale.de November 27, 2014 - Google should be broken up? No. November 26, 2014 - Got out the winter jacket November 24, 2014 - Left Zoosk forever, Love DS November 21, 2014 - Fixed a long standing bug with Delphinusdnsd November 20, 2014 - Love coming to an end November 19, 2014 - Living with Schizophrenia: the medication November 16, 2014 - Reading Glenn Greenwalds book November 14, 2014 - Delphinusdnsd is born November 13, 2014 - Reflections: Nine years of wildcarddnsd November 13, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd 0.9.0 will be released tomorrow November 5th, 2014 - Graphing DNS queries November 2nd, 2014 - Careful of a FritzBox downgrade October 29, 2014 - Proud owner of 5.6 CD's October 26, 2014 - When TCP is blocked/manipulated October 25, 2014 - On my Christmas wish list: book of Pf October 22, 2014 - Mytd, my tcp traceroute daemon October 19, 2014 - I have a new VPS! October 18, 2014 - Wiping keys, so important October 15, 2014 - Turning off SSLv3 on OpenBSD's Firefox October 13, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd 0.9.0 to be released next month October 11, 2014 - Citizen4 October 4th, 2014 - money lookout October 3rd, 2014 - Tried the firechat app September 30, 2014 - Two tcp traceroutes September 24, 2014 - Donated 5 dollars to the FreeBSD Foundation September 22, 2014 - OpenBSD blocked at the routers? September 20, 2014 - Equinox in three days September 12, 2014 - The Enforcers of the Internet? September 10, 2014 - moon finally gone September 7th, 2014 - Venus (computer) has 4 more interfaces September 2nd, 2014 - Donation time again September 1st, 2014 - Purchased Soekris addon August 29, 2014 - War in Europe August 29, 2014 - holiday coming to an end August 22, 2014 - Fears of a centralized wifi August 21, 2014 - Futile attempt on a dating service August 20, 2014 - The end of moon. August 19, 2014 - On holidays what will I do? August 18, 2014 - Changed dns servers August 15, 2014 - Why I use Amazon August 13, 2014 - New open source: bindsync August 12, 2014 - removed moon.virgostar.net from nameservers August 12, 2014 - Asylum for Snowden August 11, 2014 - OpenBSD has a new httpd August 11, 2014 - nginx and fastcgi stopped working August 4th, 2014 - My next .ca vacation August 2nd, 2014 - Tunnels vs. Submarines August 1st, 2014 - 40 days til end of moon July 27, 2014 - My Prayer July 25, 2014 - Interrupted Venus's uptime July 23, 2014 - Backdoored Hardware July 19, 2014 - The dark side of IT workers July 19, 2014 - How much space would we have if .. July 8th, 2014 - An old rap song of mine July 6th, 2014 - How to compile xephem from source on OpenBSD July 4th, 2014 - Why a static IP is best June 30, 2014 - Happy Canada day (tomorrow) June 28, 2014 - A message to the justice minister: you're doing it wrong June 23, 2014 - Cherries 2014 June 21, 2014 - Happy solstice June 13, 2014 - ap.centroid.eu June 11, 2014 - Isn't it time for a new computer design? June 5th, 2014 - My 2nd WRT router May 31, 2014 - Opinion: the destroyers of the 'net May 29, 2014 - Another TODO for wildcarddnsd May 28, 2014 - Snowden: All german citizens are spied on May 25, 2014 - I went voting in the EU election May 23, 2014 - The Tree May 23, 2014 - The heaven is singing a lullaby May 21, 2014 - On my XMAS wishlist May 17, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd now has RFC 1996 (Notify) master-only support May 14, 2014 - The NSA, one year after Snowden May 13, 2014 - Happy 1400000000 May 11, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd now has NAPTR support May 10, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd now has EDNS0 support May 7th, 2014 - Administrivia and future plans network wise May 5th, 2014 - wildcarddnsd now has packet rate limiting May 4th, 2014 - got openbsd in the mail yesterday April 28, 2014 - Two racing ARP's April 25, 2014 - Highest possible date on OpenBSD 5.5 April 23, 2014 - Mercury (computer) OpenBSD dmesg April 22, 2014 - Mercury (computer) has arrived April 18, 2014 - All my domains now have spf records April 13, 2014 - Wildcarddnsd has a YACC parser now! April 11, 2014 - My new computer is ordered April 8th, 2014 - Heartbleed, my story April 4th, 2014 - Where would you hide? April 2nd, 2014 - Good weather ahead? March 31, 2014 - Happy 5th anniversary centroid.eu blog March 31, 2014 - Pre-ordered OpenBSD 5.5 March 30, 2014 - My C Primer hits 30,000 views March 27, 2014 - Oculus Rift, too bad March 27, 2014 - Scaling back on donations this year March 26, 2014 - americas.centroid.eu upgraded to FreeBSD 10 March 21, 2014 - I hunt Sysadmins March 20, 2014 - Spring has sprung! March 19, 2014 - As the world turns March 14, 2014 - The case with consumer routers March 14, 2014 - Happy Pi day March 8th, 2014 - Viewable Starsky tonight March 4th, 2014 - What happened to *REAL* technical support? March 2nd, 2014 - How should we punish aggressors? February 25, 2014 - Win for the Consumer in Germany February 20, 2014 - Upgraded my FritzBox Repeater 300E February 19, 2014 - My apartment: Year 1 February 18, 2014 - New Computer the decision factor February 15, 2014 - OpenSMTPD on FreeBSD with Spam Assassin February 14, 2014 - Happy Valentines day February 13, 2014 - SVPRadio.com did get media attention in 2012 February 12, 2014 - Security can be about Incentives February 12, 2014 - New naming scheme after planets February 11, 2014 - After a long downtime my VPS americas is back February 4th, 2014 - OS Changes back January 28, 2014 - My apology to OpenBSD January 24, 2014 - Someone actively probed my MTS tunnel (MITM) January 20, 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 released January 19, 2014 - The Apple magic wore off January 15, 2014 - Donation time again January 15, 2014 - Is the NSA so much smarter than everyone else? January 11, 2014 - What would I do in Virtual Reality? January 10, 2014 - Freifunk Franken January 8th, 2014 - So who owns the Internet January 2nd, 2014 - My IT spendings are just about average in .de January 1st, 2014 - Why China is fixated on the moon December 30, 2013 - My Moonchart December 26, 2013 - Success, configuring the resolver right December 23, 2013 - Purchased Music off iTunes December 23, 2013 - Living with Schizophrenia, what's it like? December 22, 2013 - Donated 5 euros to the LibreOffice document foundation December 19, 2013 - I'm in love with the new Apple Mac Pro (cylinder) December 17, 2013 - Compartmenting more $USER functionality December 16, 2013 - I wish Europe would land on the moon tooA lot has happened this year, it was great going over it again. 0 comments
Something to get me through the upcoming winter. I have purchased "Real Life Stories" by Lutan Fyah and Turbulence featuring Jessie Reds. This album/EP came out in 2014 so it's new music for me.0 comments
I have upgraded io.solarscale.de, my VPS in Bavaria. It is now running FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p0. You may have noticed emea.centroid.eu being down for about 7 hours, if you did I hope you used the americas.centroid.eu mirror. io.solarscale.de does mail, dns and web and some other services.
I didn't know I'd say this, but, Google should not be broken up like European politicians want it. First look at how Google got started. In California, USA. Land of possibilities and capitalism. Europe on the other hand has less possibilities but is still capitalist. So why is there no european Google? The answer is simply because the economic and juristic landscape in europe don't allow a Google. I've tested this first hand. Network policies of european providers cry out when there is an attempt to make it as a search engine. So I am against the European Union's vote to break up Google. If you don't like Google, give us freedoms and we'll make our own! Don't bite the others hand because they had the freedom to do what you can't! I'm sure other people in europe see this different, but some may agree with me.0 comments
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... such as lynx? Welcome back it's working again for the time being.