I blame Captain Splendid
Just popped in to give the above some well deserved
Bruce apparently played Born In the USA tonight.
wish I could have been there.
might try and find a bootleg site tomorrow
Before wiping your laptop after backing up your /home remember /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and possibly modprobe.conf
The filesystem was getting flaky and dropped out while I was using it. Paved the linux partitions and now resinstalling.
Next up wifi with broadcom.
re above: Missed the soundcard setup. Done now.
Post xmas xmas tree management
You know you want to
Quiz for you all - who said it
Courtesy of the Guardian - Ayn Rand or Gina Rinehart
10 questions one page
I got 5/10 but I didn't try hard
If you don't know about Gina - here is a sample
News that matters
With latest Debian sid 3.9 kernel, tv card works if I manually modprobe cx88-dvb.
I will be offline for a considerable period possibly weeks soon while I get temporarily and until I have stuff sorted out. Internet will be way down the list of stuff.
Move is because I am waiting on a formal offer of employment in a faraway city by myself for crap pay. But it is employment..
Arise, Sir Baldrick
"As Baldrick once said: âoeItâ(TM)s all right, Blackadder, you donâ(TM)t have to curtsy or anything.â Tony Robinson, the diminutive actor, presenter and political activist who rose to fame in the 1980s as the put-upon manservant in the Blackadder series, is now Sir Tony."
We are well through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole.
Welcome back me & watch out for debian upgrade
Was here looking for last years posts on getting a tv card working so thought I would say Hi.
So running debian sid I just did an update/upgrade to the 3.8 kernel and a bunch of other stuff.
xfce a bit busted.
grub changed some stuff around which was not expected but fixable.
And as alluded to above tv card not working. Not sure why. Boot into 3.2 kernel - working. Boot stock or custom 3.8 no.
Also with the install of the 3.8 kernel, the 3.8 source code doesn't come with the header files even if you have the 3.2 headers installed. Maybe that is why I have no dvb modules. About to reboot and see if the latest kernel compile with headers works.
Update: rebooted and almost
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 5.905783] cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 5.906683] cx88: subsystem: 00ac:0400, board: DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T PRO [card=64,insmod option], frontend(s): 1
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 5.906684] cx88: TV tuner type 71, Radio tuner type -1
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.086895] cx2388x alsa driver version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.087136] cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.556278] tuner 9-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.769787] xc2028 9-0061: creating new instance
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.769789] xc2028 9-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.769791] cx88: Asking xc2028/3028 to load firmware xc3028-v27.fw
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.771530] cx88/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.771560] cx88/2: found at 0000:03:00.2, rev: 5, irq: 16, latency: 248, mmio: 0xf4000000
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.771652] cx88/1: CX88x/0: ALSA support for cx2388x boards
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.772044] cx88/0: found at 0000:03:00.0, rev: 5, irq: 16, latency: 248, mmio: 0xf6000000
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.772258] cx88/0: registered device video1 [v4l2]
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.772324] cx88/0: registered device vbi0
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811124] cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811128] cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811131] cx88/2: subsystem: 00ac:0400, board: DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T PRO [card=64]
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811132] cx88/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811133] cx8802_alloc_frontends() allocating 1 frontend(s)
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.826605] i2c i2c-9: sendbytes: NAK bailout.
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.826665] zl10353_read_register: readreg error (reg=127, ret==-5)
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.835128] xc2028 9-0061: Loading 80 firmware images from xc3028-v27.fw, type: xc2028 firmware, ver 2.7
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 7.172301] cx88/2: dvb frontend not attached. Can't attach xc3028
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 7.172359] cx88/2: dvb_register failed (err = -22)
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 7.172400] cx88/2: cx8802 probe failed, err = -22
And an update to the update
sudo modprobe cx88-dvb
gets tv card working. Why it isn't automatically I don't know. Maybe I should remove the modprobe.conf entry and let the big L handle it.
An update of sorts
My plan to read he's by whitelisting appears to work.
Am I missing much that anyone knows of?
Still unemployed. Best feedback about possible jobs are a long way from here
Oops Prisoner X your mistake
Appears our secret service can't keep a secret
"Suspected Australian-Israeli spy Ben Zygier is believed to have been arrested by his employer on suspicions he had informed Australia's domestic intelligence agency of his work for Mossad, reports say.
The ABC says it understands Mr Zygier met Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officers while visiting Australia, where he revealed details about several Mossad missions including a secret operation in Italy."
Israel Prisoner X?
I had never heard of this anyone got any info?
"There would be one more blip of information that would sneak out. Prisoner X - held in a video-monitored, regularly checked, suicide proof cell - had killed himself.
Who was Prisoner X and what had he done to end up secretly jailed in a high-tech cell and locked down under a nationwide media ban?
Now, for the first time, some answers."
So anyway I will be recording the program in case anyone cares and can't access it themselves.
Tired of the same old insults?
PJK - Paul Keating former prime minister of Australia quite gifted with words, is a master of insults. So anyway even though PJK is still with this, someone has ripped his style into iOS app so you can call the gum on your shoe better for your gait than a senator.
Shut up and give me your money the PJK Insults generator is AVAILABLE! https://itunes.apple.com/app/paul-keating-insult-generator/id585515482?mt=8 â¦
If you ask an Android version you may well find out what it can generate.
PS: I am about a month behind reading journal entries. I have lost 2 weeks. Too busy applying for jobs.
PPS: the world is getting uglier
"Gongloffâ(TM)s take is pretty mainstream: the NYT editorial page said that the decision is âoea dark day for the rule of lawâ, adding that âoeclearly, the government has bought into the notion that too big to fail is too big to jailâ."
If you laundered money for a drug cartel, your assets, possibly your family assets would be seized and sold. Why is HSBC so special?
LIBOR [if you don't know what LIBOR is read up on it so youare prepared when the SHTF]
" If you keep 6s [i.e. the six month JPY LIBOR rate] unchanged today â¦ I will fucking do one humongous deal with you â¦ Like a 50,000 buck deal, whatever â¦ I need you to keep it as low as possible â¦ if you do that â¦. Iâ(TM)ll pay you, you know, 50,000 dollars, 100,000 dollarsâ¦ whatever you want."
A 50,000 buck deal here does not mean a $50,000 deal: it means a $50 billion deal. If the broker on such a deal siphons off a fee of 0.0001%, thatâ(TM)s $50,000 right there."
A Monopoly on Monopoly
Apparently being a patent asshole isn't a new thing at all, nor twisting an innovative product to mercantile uses.
The gameâ(TM)s true origins, however, go unmentioned in the official literature. Three decades before Darrowâ(TM)s patent, in 1903, a Maryland actress named Lizzie Magie created a proto-Monopoly as a tool for teaching the philosophy of Henry George, a nineteenth-century writer who had popularized the notion that no single person could claim to âoeownâ land. In his book Progress and Poverty (1879), George called private land ownership an âoeerroneous and destructive principleâ and argued that land should be held in common, with members of society acting collectively as âoethe general landlord.â
"The players could, however, vote to do something not officially allowed in Monopoly: cooperate. Under this alternative rule set, they would pay land rent not to a propertyâ(TM)s title holder but into a common potâ"the rent effectively socialized so that, as Magie later wrote, âoeProsperity is achieved.â
For close to thirty years after Magie fashioned her first board on an old piece of pressed wood, The Landlordâ(TM)s Game was played in various forms and under different namesâ"âoeMonopoly,â âoeFinance,â âoeAuction.â It was especially popular among Quaker communities in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, as well as among economics professors and university students whoâ(TM)d taken an interest in socialism. Shared freely as an invention in the public domain, as much a part of the cultural commons as chess or checkers, The Landlordâ(TM)s Game was, in effect, the property of anyone who learned how to play it."
PS: I no longer have any idea on how to make a link work in a je entry
PPS: I am about 2 weeks behind in reading je's that aren't spam
David Brin How Democrats and Republicans Wage War
"Offered one day preceding the final Presidential debate, on foreign policy, in order to give you all some badly-needed perspective on the most important foreign policy matter of all... when and how to fight.
Last year finally saw the end of America's second-longest war. Dragging on a decade, that was the multi-trillion dollar quagmire of attrition and so-called "nation-building" in Iraq.
Our longest war, the continuing multi-trillion dollar, "nation-building" quagmire in Afghanistan, continues on and on"
I haven't finished reading it.
Undoubtedly many people may have differences of opinion on this.
Got a submission accepted and almost got first post on it.
Unemployment sucks btw.
Revealed: US flew spy drone missions from Australia
Perhaps from the "No shit Sherlock dept".
'The United States flew highly classified Global Hawk spy drone missions from the Royal Australian Air Force base at Edinburgh in South Australia from late 2001 until at least 2006.
The operations were detected by a group of Adelaide aviation historians who had a member monitoring aircraft radio frequencies 20 hours a day. ...
While the Australian public and the South Australian Government were left in the dark, there were no restrictions on the international media.
In February 2006, an American journalist from industry publication Aviation Week and Space Technology was given access to report on a single Global Hawk reconnaissance mission from RAAF Edinburgh to southern Japan and back again. ...
Mr Aid says the US and Australia share much of the highly sensitive signals intelligence gathered by assets such as Global Hawk.
"Australia is a member of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence club that also includes the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand," he said. ...
"The reality is that the Global Hawk system has proven not to be less expensive to operate than the U2," General Norton Schwartz said in January. ...
Tomorrow night on ABC1, Foreign Correspondent sounds the alarm on the swarms of private and government drones gathering in American skies and surely bound for the rest of the world.
Some of the drones have live streaming cameras and the ability to carry other payloads, and tens of thousands of them are expected to take to the sky.
But who's at the controls? Potentially anybody."
Will be checking if this item actually gets to air. Then iView :)
Breaking news - digital multimedia rights holder gets a clue
" ABC TV is thrilled to announce that in true time-lord style, the first episode of Season 7 of Doctor Who, "Asylum of the Daleks", will now premiere on iview Sunday, 2 September from 5.10am EST immediately after its UK launch on 1 September.
The new series of Doctor Who, including "Asylum of the Daleks", then starts on ABC1 the following Saturday, 8 September at 7.30pm EST, and is also repeated on ABC2 from Tuesday, 11 September at 9.30pm EST"
This may not help those not in the UK or in Australia.
That's the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Our government funded channel.
Allowing access to the new series before it airs over the airwaves.
Some things for you
Yes I have been mostly absent. This may continue. Actually flicking thru the je's in a feed reader (the only way to deal with the je spam) and occasional front page story.
Autism Spectrum Disorder - presented for reference. I haven't watched this yet, if you can't access it and need to watch it, let me know & I will snaffle a copy.
'Four Corners presents "The Autism Enigma". Filmed in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada the program looks at a controversial theory examining the possible links between harmful bacteria in a child's gut and ASD."
Monday Music Duel
I am enjoying this series of blog posts
Faith No More vs Bowie
I can hope this isn't just an election strategy
Wayne Swan Deputy PM and currently acting leader while Julia is on holidays, continues his attack on what he sees as looming inequality and social distortion. How far would he get in USA arguing for higher taxes and more spending on the disadvantaged?
Sorry to criticise the USA but I think your politics and economy is pretty screwed up and I don't see how you are going to get out of it.
Of course given the governments current polling it could just be a Hail Mary pass, but they have been acting like they care (goodle Australia NDIS)
"Or from My Hometown on the Born in the USA album:
Now main street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to
And how about this, from the song Badlands on the Darkness on the Edge of Town album:
Poor man wanna be rich
Rich man wanna be king
And a king ain't satisfied
Till he rules everything.
When I listened again to that song recently it struck me that Springsteen could have been talking expressly about a few people that I've written about lately. Since my controversial essay was published in The Monthly in March I've been asked often whether I now regret having criticised some of Australia's wealthiest and most outspoken mining tycoons.
My answer is simple: no, I don't regret a word of it. Not for a second. In fact, my only regret is not going in hard enough, because every criticism I made has been played out almost to the letter on our national stage.
You will recall my original charge: that the rising influence of vested interests is threatening Australia's egalitarian social contract. I argued that a handful of powerful people not only think they have the right to a disproportionate share of the nation's economic success, they think they have the right to manipulate our democracy and our national conversation to gain an even bigger slice of the pie."