Centroid.EU Blog(this blog is mostly encrypted - adults only)
November 13th, 2017
Once again the medias are not reporting the truth. There is several reports
on non-mainstream media that ruthenium-106 has been detected in the atmosphere
over Europe. Possible causes are a nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan!
November 13th, 2017
Google and co are not necessarily ethical. They weave advertising or self-
advertising in everything they do. Sure they got the big money, but is that
what's driving computing today? IBM and Google are said to have 49+ qubit
quantum computers with these they are likely able to further their artificial
intelligence to do stuff like face recognition, breaking strong crypto,
photo content recognition, strong game opponents, and who knows what else!
And all in little time. Aside from the glamourous quantum computer, what are
they doing to humans who are constantly faced with advertising? It can't be
For me I've disabled all my google accounts except for my dayjob where I don't
have this control over it. I've decided not to use advertising to make a buck
off my website. I think my website is nicer that way. But given the threat
of google and co (namely facebook and microsoft) we're being left behind is my
fear. While everyone is using high technology _unliberated_ meaning they use
high technology in return for giving up every single private detail of their
own self, we are left behind when we try to protect little pieces of our
lives. I live in a region where noone has ever heard of the operating system
that I use. We're said to be decades behind and laughed about by the
ignorant population. But to me we're at the forefront of technology that isn't
advertising or closed-source driven. We are the warriors, we are the best, but
we're being beaten anyhow by google and co. I think ethically and morally
what's happening in my perspective is wrong. There oughta be a halal or kosher
Internet that adjusts all these wrongs to right. I don't know if we'll ever
beat the advertisement Internet and stomp it to nothingness but it sure would
be nice to see that.
whew, had to get that off my chest.
November 12th, 2017
The exit from coal fired powerplants for 2030? Too late. We should strive for
a 2020 or 2022 exit date. That's my opinion.
November 10th, 2017
I'm thinking of starting an Internet Cafe. I'm passionate about this. The
high risk here is that I won't recover the money invested (ROI) and another
risk is that I'll go out of business within 2 years. Basically these two
years will be pre-paid and if it doesn't make money then I'll end with what
I started seven years ago (around 5K EUR). I'm gonna let it run through my
head and also ask my dad's advice. I've summed up some numbers. 3500 EUR
for advertising in two years and 15K-20K EUR initial investment in things I
need, plus XXX EUR rent for the place. I'm also going to re-use some computers
that I already have, just need to upgrade them in some ways. Still thinking
and running the numbers...
November 6th, 2017
Why is it that I don't think Poland should get reparations? For one Poland
has taken german territory after world war two and that adds to their
prosperity. Anything beyond that is just greedy. Greece on the other hand
deserves reparations as I indicated on this blog before I think. Their
demands in the 1970's or 1960's were met with a lump sum but it was not nearly
November 4th, 2017
My mom is at the hospital to get X-Rayed. She fell last night going to the
washroom, my dad told me. I hope she hangs in there.
November 4th, 2017
Here someone wrote about the TriNet which is comprised of Facebook, Google and
Amazon (all american companies btw). See here.
BTW I have half a dozen websites on the Internet, but none of them do much in
books, but I use Google less and less (use duckduckgo for searching now) and
don't use facebook at all (last use was 2011?). I think the Web is not
going to be surplanted by the TriNet like the author here says. But who knows?
If anyone has ideas how we bloggers can appeal more to people let me know.
Currently I get most traffic from the USA, this is probably directly linked
to the language I chose on this blog. Next is France, Germany, China and
Ukraine. I have room to grow really as I get 2 TB volume on my VPS that
hosts the web, but I'm not there yet. Currently the websites take up 1 GB of
traffic. So I have lots of resources that I pay for but that aren't utilized.
I wish I could say "people wake up", but wake up to what? Many people are
clueless to know that they can write a blog, or maintain it. Perhaps something
like Facebook is needed for them. Too bad Facebook is not a not-for-profit
though, and we already know my stance on the advertising. So yeah the
web is dying.
November 3rd, 2017
In 1994 I first had Internet. Off a 28.8 kbit/s analog modem. In 1998 then
I upgraded the analog modem to a 64 Kbit/s ISDN-NA channel. In 1999 I got
1 Mbit/s ADSL and gone were the analog modems. Today I have 100/40 Mbit/s VDSL
, so between 1994 and 2018 that is an increase of a factor of 3555.56 over a
timespan of 24 years. So in 2042 if this trend keeps up we can enjoy bandwidths of 350 Gbit/s. I think this is only doable with fibre and currently with 1
laser only 100 Gbit/s is achievable, so there is room for improvement in the
FTTH technology. I'm locked in to a contract on VDSL until 2019, but in 2020
I'm planning on upgrading my home network to 10 Gbit/s speeds. Once that is
done, my router will be switching faster than the 300 Mbit it currently does
and I'm ready for gigabit to the home. Whether that is over copper or fibre
I don't really care, but by 2024 I sure hope to have over 1 Gbit/s speeds
available at which FTTH or FTTB (I'm in a building) should be here. That's
6 years turn-around time for the Telekom or other providers to deliver.
Time will tell. BTW I'm for the government to privatise the Deutsche Telekom
and use the money to re-invest in fibre to the home.
November 2nd, 2017
It was in November 1997 when I started working at this ISP. At first I started
part-time but that changed to full time as I dropped a math course I was taking
at the University of Toronto. Dan M. (RIP) had introduced me to Robin D. who
was CEO of Globalserve. It launched me on a career that was like a roller
coaster. I wish Globalserve hadn't sold but there was no money to be made with
analog modems anymore so they had no choice. I worked really hard at that
place, and for low wages for the type of job. At Globalserve there was a guy
named Dustin (or Justin?) who ran OpenBSD on his laptop, which I thought was
really cool. With help from Figz on IRC I installed OpenBSD on my workstation
there too. First time I ran OpenBSD (it was 1998), the computer then was
called geeklab.globalserve.net, which was odd but I wanted to be a geek back
then or something, hehe. Am I a geek? I don't know you tell me. Some people
I met at or through Globalserve/Primus are still in my friend-circle, and I
miss some other people that I lost contact with. 20 years gone.. damn.. almost
half my life, through thick and thin, I'm still here.
October 30th, 2017
I've been job-hunting for a while now. Conclusion: I'm not wanted. No matter
what I may know, if they don't like me. And they don't. They won't hire me.
It's so frustrating I want to climb a ceiling or something. Like a cat.
I'm really considering starting my own business as I don't see a chance to get
hired here by someone else.
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