Mind Affects Probability

Hello reader, You’ve heard it said everywhere from church to law of attraction videos in varying ways but have you ever looked into the science of mind over matter? Chances are you haven’t but even if you have you likely didn’t find anything quite as compelling as this: Courtesy of Institute of Noetic Sciences : IONS […]

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Microscope Worth Every Penny

Hello readers, I do occasionally find something cool on ebay and this week was definitely no exception! USB Microscopes range in price from about what I paid to just under $8000.00. Naturally I didn’t need anything insanely powerful – but for about $20 I got something way more powerful than I expected! This microscope (shown) […]

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One Wave – Great Wave Experimental Thought Group

Hello readers, In the rich and bizarre traditions of thought groups that have come before mine, such as: The Gurdjieff group under Lord Pentland, The Scole Group in England, and others, I thought I might extend a somewhat cautious invitation. Our group will be assembled by me and other team members who will be briefed […]

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Announcing The Live TFE Capture The Flag 2017

In 2015 TFE joined forces with Concise AC and ran a hacking competition for two weeks, no winners. This time in partnership with Quantus Technical Solutions we’ve put the Server behind our new device CAT (UTM IPS), and offer up the challenge again to hack our Server and or our CAT Appliance. The Server has numerous open ports, no firewall, just a […]

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Wikileaks CIA Leak Panic Survival Guide Reality Check

Hello readers, Tinfoil hats on? Good I guess, but reality comes creeping in as I write this I think. Chances are the Central Intelligence Agency is as irritated about the leak as you would be about a friend posting a spoiler to game of thrones on your Facebook page. The reason for this is that […]

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Kids Rejoice New Apps By @Yingele_Parrot

Hello readers, As a father I’m picky about technology when it comes to kids. Age appropriate entertainment is hard to come by and edutainment is usually a horrifyingly bad joke perpetrated on parents by bad designers of lousy products. I could cite at least 30 products I’ve seen that had every parent in the real […]

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So Far This Week I’ve Written

Hello readers, This week I’ve been focused on editorial journalism – over at USA Politics Today A Conservative News Blog that I’ve come to enjoy in recent months! This is my blogroll over there. Trump Considering U.S. MILITARY Visit To Mexico Breaking: “UC Riots May Prompt Funding Cuts” Black Bloc activists spotted 2 Years To Build […]

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How Bitcoin Could Save The Internet

Hello reader, By now you have heard of Bitcoin and maybe have an idea about how the cryptocurrency actually works. The actual code used as a wallet changes on every transaction resulting in a unique identifier after a purchase, or deposit, or even after a return of Bitcoins. This is done via a process that […]

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Tablet Keyboard Adventure

Hello readers, As a reviewer I’ve always had a quiet bias against tablets. No, scratch that. I’ve always had a bias against people who tout tablets as replacements for laptops, desktops, and related hardware. As a rule even the fastest tablets couldn’t possibly compete with a properly setup laptop or desktop with say an i-5 […]

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CyberRehab

From The Desk Of Oystein Torsas – Founder @CyberRehab Accountability Is Security Nobody wants less privacy on the internet tomorrow than we have today. If we don’t want government agencies reading every email – we certainly don’t want private citizens doing so – especially if they are criminals. But network traffic is another matter. Seeing […]

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Several Ways To Make An Intrusion Detection System On Linux

Hello reader, You were minding your own business and suddenly it occurred to you that not only did you want to script an Intrusion Detection System – you wanted it to do something no other IDS has ever done. (Shhh I know it’s like I read your mind!) Chances are you haven’t given it a […]

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Developing A Security Suite

Hello readers, Recently I’ve been working alongside the folks at Cyber Rehab developing new software and new methodologies to combat some of the emerging threats in the Norwegian, European, and U.S. markets. Our work has focused at least in part on creating intelligent botnet prevention techniques that can be implemented at a variety of scales. […]

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Building A Security Distro On Suse Studios

Hello readers, Recently after researching the modern needs of most businesses, I decided that it was time to include a simple tutorial for building a reasonably powerful security distro for your business. Familiarity with Linux is a prerequisite for this tutorial but beyond that I have you covered. You will need the following however: Internet […]

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Eliminating The Right Botnets

Hello readers, Are all botnets bad? Certainly not, there are countless beneficial botnets that do everything from indexing to counter attacking &… other stuff. But certainly there are bad botnets and getting rid of them is challenging work. Most botnets consist of handlers, compromised machines, and a command center that passes along instructions to target […]

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The Medias Role In Your America

Hello readers, Expect this article to be both speculative and perhaps right. Unlike many “fake” media outlets regardless of political view I thought it might be wise to shed a bit of light on the nature of what Americans are being asked to believe. First perhaps a refresher course on something that happened in 1971 […]

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Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation

Hello readers, By now some of you have heard or perhaps even read articles about Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation. This includes some support from Microsoft – $500,000.00 per year. More importantly, perhaps some cross platform support. Since Windows Azure met Suse Linux, many developers have wondered how much more cooperation might be on the […]

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Mail Order Tech

Hello reader, Today at long last I received the little $3.25 (including shipping) mouse from China. Why does that warrant a whole article? Because it works – and it’s exactly the sort of thing you wouldn’t typically consider purchasing. Cheap electronics are nothing new. In fact, year after year more consumer electronics companies surface and […]

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The Merits Of Alternative Operating Systems Like ReactOS

Hello readers, We have just added our interview with the developers of ReactOS to this very article where we’ll tackle some serious questions about OS development, addressing the problems that come with creating an operating system, and perhaps a bit about the developers and project coordinators themselves. A bit about ReactOS – Built open source […]

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A Notable Instagram Illuminati WhatsApp Scam

Hello readers, As some of you know there are nefarious schemes out there today. Some of us believe there are actual evil corporations, and even perhaps global organizations with a particularly evil agenda. One of the most popular among conspiracy theorists is and has always been, the illuminati. Of course the real illuminati are undoubtedly […]

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Visual Studios 2015 Community Edition For Python

Hello readers, Recently my programming practice has been primarily on the Linux operating system family, and for most of what I do this is totally sensible. Linux has the best IDEs for every language I can think of, the easiest setup for extra libraries i.e. python‘s pip works right in bash without any setup to […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Hello readers, Having just updated to build 1607 – The Windows 10 Anniversary Build – I decided to look over the new features and mention some of the highlights. Cortana Our Windows 10 Cortana has received some new abilities including smarter answers to questions. She can tell you very quickly how long it will take […]

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Buying A Better Computer On A Tight Budget

Hello readers, What would you do if you had less than $200 dollars to get your next computer – but you needed it for work? You would start looking online at new and refurbished computers but would you know what to pick? The criteria for buying a low price machine is not just price – […]

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What We Can Learn From Stuxnet

Hello readers, For those of you who have no idea what stuxnet is, Stuxnet was a multitier malware code aimed at stopping the enrichment of the Iranian uranium supply. It did this by targeting specific machine parts using machine language drivers to increase or decrease the rpms of the cylinders used in the enrichment process. […]

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Another look at Elementary Linux loki

Hello readers, Often as we progress through the operating systems life cycle we reach points of contention. In the case of Elementary OS we have two distinctly different animals. Freya – which by all accounts was a wonderful if slightly buggy OS with all kinds of potential to be gently molded to the users preference […]

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Zen Musings

Hello contemplatives, It’s been awhile since we went down the rabbit hole and some of you might wonder why. I suppose the majority of my recent reflection has been upon the nature of things, and how “the will” simply isn’t what we should like it to be. Wanting things to be different doesn’t do much […]

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Some Very Basic Python

Hello readers, Rather than trying to wow you with some mega complicated code snippets; which you might not understand, and I probably couldn’t really explain, I figured maybe on occasion I’d throw out some very basic programming to encourage some interest. Python is a scripting language, and with a simple interpreter it can do some […]

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Installing A New Operating System Via USB

Hello readers,   Whether you’ve done it once or a million times, installing a new operating system can be either utterly painless, or a nightmare, depending on a few critical factors. In this article we’ll focus on making it as logical and straight forward as possible to set up an OS from scratch using a […]

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Google Fuchsia And Other RTOS

Hello readers, Recently it was announced that Google was developing an operating system that could (according to some) potentially compete with both; Google Chrome, and Android, which are both largely driven by the Linux Kernel. The reason is speed, but perhaps not the way you currently look at speed related to computers or operating systems. […]

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React OS Versus Windows NT

Hello readers, React OS is an open source operating system that acts as a drop in replacement for windows on older machines. For all intents and purposes React OS functions reasonably well. It isn’t Linux but uses WINE which is a windows compatibility layer that generally is found on Linux. React not only uses but […]

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Dear Linux

Hello readers, I’ve written about the Linux Operating Systems for awhile now and wanted to see how far this request would go throughout the community. Dear Linux; For quite some time I’ve been talking about the finer points of using Linux, and have developed a strong bias towards the distributions that include automatic driver detection […]

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No Gui Isn’t Really The Arch Way

Hello readers, Chances are if you can read this sentence you are using a graphical web browser, and haven’t tried to visit a website any other way. Not that people don’t do that, in fact in recent years the “non graphical” web browsing experience has received a few surprising boosts which have increased it’s popularity […]

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Today

Hello readers, Today – I decided that if I had a few million dollars to play with I’d buy a Hotel over near Virginia beach. Not because I’ve always wanted a Hotel so much, I’ve worked at Hotels and that was enjoyable enough, but because I’d like to keep my daydreams open ended enough to […]

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Haiku Review

Hello readers, In pursuit of unusual operating systems I find myself trying new things constantly. Recently I tried the old IBM OS/2 Warp 4 for example and may feature it in an article in the near future. Part of the process of reviewing these systems involves carefully researching their history and Haiku’s history is certainly […]

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The Camera Bias

Hello reader, In this brief study on human behavior I’ll ask you to consider the information presented here from your own unique perspective and to conclude for yourselves the implications of what I’m suggesting. Let’s say you owned a bakery, but for whatever reason you never bothered to put a backdoor on that bakery. As […]

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Courses In What We Know

Exclusive Courses Available In Any Of Our Topics Contact Via Email Link On Top Bar — Specify a desired course for price lists. Example: Linux Basics $250.00 – 3 week course Including Correspondence and all study materials. Example: Zen Meditation & Philosophy – 6 Month Ongoing $2500.00 Including materials and Skype sessions. Example: WordPress 2 […]

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Parrot Security

Hello readers, Over the course of studying various operating systems and security distributions I was admittedly late to trying Parrot Security, and am only now tinkering with it in a virtual box environment. Based on Debian Jessie 9 with a Mate desktop, Parrot OS had my expectations “mixed” and with good reason. Kali Linux is […]

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Grep Help At A Glance

Hello reader, I’m just appending text for a quick reference for new Linux and Mac users, I certainly didn’t write the help manual. Usage: grep [OPTION]… PATTERN [FILE]… Search for PATTERN in each FILE or standard input. PATTERN is, by default, a basic regular expression (BRE). Example: grep -i ‘hello world’ menu.h main.c Regexp selection […]

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The Death Of Social Media Marketing

Hello readers, By now many of you have seen dreams of social media related business services dashed on the rocks of indifference. The reasons are simple, Between the countless spam marketers trying to hustle cheap followers, as well as literally millions of would be social marketers peddling cheap valueless services for a fraction of what […]

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BunsenLabs Linux

Hello readers, As a Crunchbang enthusiast I was understandably reluctant to try any of these would be #! “successors.” As a regular admin/user who has to date used nearly every version of Linux, BSD, etc I rightly assumed that this would be more of a challenge than simply patching my existing Crunchbang installation. Verdict (See […]

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Arguing With Reality

Hello reader, Wishes, prayers, spells, invocations, secret sigils, and devotionals all have something in common. They rely on the premise that under special circumstances a reality may be shifted or altered in a beneficial way. In some of these instances the “instrument of change” requires; a bit of faith, and patience, while in others it […]

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Mainframes And Cluster Computers

Hello reader, A quick look at the differences between: Cluster Computers Mainframe Computers Workstations PC’s A cluster computer is a system that uses many smaller computers in tandem to accomplish something that an ordinary computer would take far longer to do. A mainframe computer uses as many resources as possible within a single machine to […]

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10 Points Of Focus For A Change Of Experience

Hello reader, No matter what you are currently experiencing it is entirely possible to become more aware of yourself in the present, and begin shifting towards your favored way of being or feeling. Recognize that everything you experience is dependent upon consciousness Note that a neutral feeling doesn’t evoke anything new Consider that whatever is […]

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Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Program

Hello reader, From around the mid 1980’s (Nintendo era,) many of us were looking at the infancy of shooter games and imagining more immersive experiences. The ones that early virtual reality technology flirted with offering to the general public were so cost prohibitive that only a select few ever experienced games like doom through what […]

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The Real Mech Suits

Hello reader, Long gone are the fantasies of childhood for many of us. Among them the daydreams about piloting giant robots into battle, or flying motorcycles… because they aren’t just fantasies anymore. Flying motorcycles too… Essentially we have the beginnings of a technology type that should actually delight fans of Anime. I’m sure with just […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Review

Hello reader, Having recently won a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet in a contest online, I decided to go ahead and “review” it. At first glance I notice the wifi only limitation. For my purpose it should actually not be much of a constraint, between phones and mobile hotspots it’s almost a relief to not be […]

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Quantum Computers And Related Technology

Hello reader, If you have even a passive curiosity about technology and have researched quantum computers, chances are you didn’t get very far unless you started reading about it quite recently. This is mostly due to the scarcity of material that doesn’t simply re-explain the theory driving the concept of quantum computing. A quick recap […]

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The Practicality Of General Artificial Intelligence

Hello reader, The more things change In the ancient world man tried to reconcile the notion that we were created beings. The concept of gods or demigods flourished and waned into the notion of a singular God and even of no God as science became more accepted. Man’s quest to create in his own image […]

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The Mind

Hello reader, Our evolution towards fourth dimensional “being” requires a greater understanding of the nature of our minds both collectively and individually. Collectively the argument can be made that we barely function as a species, in spite of being responsible for 98% of the biomass on the planet today. Cattle make up part of that […]

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Straight Talk Mobile Hotspot ZTE Z289L

Hello reader, Today I’m testing (and using) Straight Talk’s ZTE Z289L mobile hotspot. The device only cost’s $50 (roughly) at Walmart. I discovered after some research that it offers the least expensive prepay data, the device itself works great! Even out here in cell phone hell, where you have to drive roughly 3/4 mile for […]

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10 Incredibly Useful Programs For Windows 10 Users

Hello readers, I’ve been using Windows 10 alongside Linux Mint 17.3 and I discovered a few things you might want to do to get more functionality out of your Windows 10 Experience. *These are all “downloads” rather than apps in the Windows store, just so there is no confusion. VLC LibreOffice Gimp Skype Steam Greenshot […]

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Setting Up A Business Development Bootcamp

Hello reader, Can you list 20 things every business out there struggles with? If so you might be in a unique position to provide a service that solves many business training related difficulties. Even if you didn’t have 20 ideas off the top of your head the possibilities are still endless. What you’ll need at […]

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Examining What Holds Value In Meditation

Hello reader, Beyond any conceptual thinking a mind retains a recognition of “importance” related to our focus while in the deepest meditative states.  Without thinking in words, we find ourselves perhaps without any struggle, still lingering on whatever draws our attention. What draws our attention? Your attention is like a living thing unto itself, it […]

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Linux and Windows Versions Of Similar Software

Hello reader, There are thousands of applications with nearly identical counterparts between these two operating system “types.” Of course there are probably many similar counterparts for Mac users, but that won’t be the focus of this artricle. Our particular goal here will be to show some of the less commonly demonstrated applications that might have […]

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About Nothing

Hello reader, In the broader sense an article should be about something, even when the subject is supposedly nothing. In this case the nothing is in fact the Buddhist reflection on “No-Thing” and it’s philosophical significance. Nothingness as a term in Buddhist philosophy has two connotations: Actual absence of physical existence A state of interconnectedness […]

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Virtualbox Stays Useful

Hello reader, If you aren’t already familiar with Oracle’s Virtualbox software,  I’ll try to summarize quickly what it is, before explaining why it actually is going to be relevant for quite some time. Normally people have a computer with one operating system like Windows or Linux. If they are like me they have several computers […]

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Confronting The Question

Hello reader, Most philosophy lends itself to a select group of truth seeker. The variations in each philosophy can be washed away to a casual  reader. While those variations may only matter to the few who desire a clear understanding of the differences, they are big enough differences to warrant a research session. Chaan Buddhism […]

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Crunchbang Linux 2016

Hello reader, From it’s earliest days until May of 2013, Crunchbang Linux was an extraordinary piece of Linux desktop wizardry. Created by Philip Newborough roughly around the time of Ubuntu 9.04, and relying on Debian repositories as well as Ubuntu repositories something entirely different emerged from the cutting edge of Linux development. Software which had […]

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Celebrating Microsoft’s Customer Service

Hello reader, What is it about calling to activate a Windows installation that makes us feel like we’re stealing cable? Is it just me? In any event, I’ve had occassion to call or be called twice in the last few weeks and so have several other people I know. In my specific case I had […]

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Linux Mint 17.3 Mate Vs Cinnamon

Hello reader, Now that 17.3 is out, Linux Mint has implemented some changes that will make the casual user take notice. In most cases an upgrade isn’t absolutely necessary. If you are still marvelling at 17.2 I tend to think the biggest difference you’ll notice is on the Mate side. Biggest changes in Mate Desktop: […]

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Driver Management For Windows And Linux

Hello reader, One of the more tedious aspects of installing a new operating system is finding the drivers for your hardware devices. In many cases computers are only assigned their original operating systems and this can make even a simple upgrade become a risky venture. Linux: In most cases your Linux operating system will come […]

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Must Have Linux Apps 2015

Hello reader, My list of essential Linux applications for anyone doing anything online. KDENLIVE: This video editing software features overlay compositing and lossless compression as an export feature. The learning curve is very slight compared to many of the commercial video editors, and the multitrack layout makes most editing jobs a breeze. Audacity: Audio mixer […]

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The Zealots Guide To Computer Security 2013

Hello reader, While I kick myself for including the publishing date in the title, the book remains as useful today as it was when I published it. Packed with useful explanations of exploits and countermeasures, this resource has helped many businesses prevent serious breaches of security by understanding a safer topography, and how most exploits […]

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10 Useful Windows Shell Commands

Hello reader, Many Windows users were excited to see the inclusion of powershell in Windows 10. Some of the oldest remaining dos style commands still in use are still the most useful. Some of these include: Ipconfig: similar to ifconfig in the linux terminal, this command allows you to look over, flush, and change some […]

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15 Useful Administration Shell Commands Linux

Hello reader, Whether you are the primary user or just one of many on a Linux machine, there are terminal commands that can bring lots of useful information to you quickly. Some of the useful ones include: last last accepts arguments like -f for filename but alone displays the last user logged in which is […]

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Windows Security Solutions

Hello reader, Aside from a decent antivirus many users don’t spend much time thinking about security on their home computer. There are at least a few applications and practices which can be useful to remember though, so let’s look at a few. Adobe Settings Some people don’t realize that a flash player remembers where they […]

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Useful Linux Security

Hello reader, Rather than focusing strictly on distributions I thought I’d list some applications that run on Linux which can be useful when configured correctly. Samhain An intrusion detection system that can be remotely monitored using an application called Beltane. Similar to Snort and Suricata tables but with an impressive scalability. Whether you are monitoring […]

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Confidence In Manifesting

Hello reader, In my attempts to shine lights on the way things work I have been studying various lectures by Neville Goddard, Genevieve Behrend, and others. Among the more interesting tidbits I came across today involved the idea of how we see ourselves and how that relates to what manifests in our experience. Whether you […]

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Windows 10 Post 29th Blog From An Insider

Hello reader, In several articles so far I heralded Windows 10 for a variety of reasons and decried the few negative experiences I had. These consisted namely of driver conflicts that couldn’t be easily resolved. Now that 14 million people are jumping over to the final release I figured I’d reinstall, and see if the […]

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Which Mindset Are You Using Now

What is success? Aren’t we looking into the original paradigm by even using that word? Is it elusive? In a bygone era we were measured by others based solely on what we had acquired and perhaps less on what we accomplished. There are ways of seeing the objective reality of wealth by contrast. There are […]

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Envision This

You are there, you have arrived in a place of abundance and joy. You have discovered the meaning of bliss and are content. There is no struggle here, nothing to push against, nothing to worry about. Your willpower disengages, and you naturally feel free. Free from concerns, free from the want of things. Nothing can […]

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Conversations With God And Other Stuff

Hello reader, Before I say what I’m about to say I’d like to give a brief introduction to myself and my work to date. I’m Brian Taylor, the author of so far 19 books, a contemplative mystic, Linux enthusiast, musician, artist, entrepreneur, proud father, devoted boyfriend, and a Buddha. I could backpedal or explain myself […]

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Flash Alternatives Worth Considering

Hello reader, Mozilla has joined the numerous other frustrated companies that find Adobe Flash to be an unforgiveable mess. The ad laden, malware hiding, outdated, resource hog is considered by most companies to be irrelevant software.  (Yes we are quoting Gizmodo) Users however, have been counting on flash for years for viewing sites like youtube, […]

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Stability Versus Everything Else

Hello reader, While the media paints it’s ridiculous picture of the world, and social media paints an even more ridiculous one, I’m formally declaring my own sanity for the record. “How is this accomplished?” you might wonder. It begins by acknowledging that the news you are reading in articles online are written by people who […]

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Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon Desktop

Hello reader, Linux Mint 17.2 has been released and as usual I’m madly in love with what the team has done. Some of the changes in this release include: Cinnamon 2.6 Software Sources Update Manager Language Settings Login Screen Better support for UEFI, NVIDIA and Optimus cards System Improvements Artwork Improvements Other Improvements Main Components […]

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The Destruction Of The Ego

Hello reader, Perhaps amidst my writing I’ve mentioned that I found this component of meditative practice unnecessary, however for many Taoists this remains an area of interest and so I’ll write about it here briefly. What are you really? In our study of the Tao we are encouraged to reduce the desires that in many […]

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Backbox Linux

Hello reader, Backbox Linux is a Ubuntu based security distribution which features penetration testing tools as well as a “privacy focused” approach to normal use. A ram wipe on shutdown option, anonymous browsing options including direct Tor access, and the convenience of the Ubuntu software center all come together in a nice desktop experience for […]

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Is Windows 10 Right For You

Hello reader, I’m normally inclined to look at: features, performance, operability, and stability of most of the operating systems I use before ever suggesting what makes a good fit for the end user. However… The question of whether any given operating system is right for any given user goes much deeper, right down to the […]

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Patch or Smash Crunchbang Linux

Hello reader, It saddens me to no end to announce the end of Crunchbang Linux. While not one of my daily use distros, Crunchbang was something extraordinary in it’s pioneering vision. A slim and sexy openbox running a plethora of options that included Ubuntu repositories, and for a very long time one of the only […]

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A Social Hermitage

Social Hermitage The idea of social hermitage is a bit monastic in it’s origins and typically includes periods of isolation followed by periods of interaction that are well anticipated. The benefits are as numerous as the potential difficulties and so it is suggested that great care be taken before undergoing any periods of extended isolation. […]

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Removing CryptoVirus

Hello reader, 3 calls a day and companies are charging 200 dollars… (thieves captalizing on thieves) Here you go, just follow the steps. How to remove CryptoLocker Ransomware & Restore Cryptolocker Encrypted files. Start your computer in “Safe Mode with Networking” To do this, 1. Shut down your computer. 2. Start up your computer (Power […]

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Enable Silverlight In Linux

Hello reader, This will be a short post but useful if you need to quickly enable Microsoft Silverlight in a Linux system. There are other tutorials for this and I’ll post a link (for non-debian/Ubuntu types click here.) In every case so far the simplest way is installing google chrome for Linux available here, install […]

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The Path

Hello reader, Let’s call this an introspective article though it may feel a bit more like a narrative. I have been wandering with my contemplation for a bit and have decided it might be helpful for some of you to know my thinking about this. We reach a point where we recognize the futility of […]

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Interdependence Vs Independence

Hello reader, What is the difference between relying on many things and relying on nothing? We could have a debate about which is better after all most people shudder at the notion that they need anything because it sounds less strong than the bolder notion of needing nothing. Marx’s superman was impervious because it had […]

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Linux Office Deployment

Hello reader, New businesses often grapple with office design only after they start doing business on a larger scale. In this article I’ll show a quick and comprehensive deployment solution for small to medium sized businesses who have an immediate need for a functional office. A small business might only have an office featuring 1-5 […]

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The Value Of In Post Marketing

Hello reader, This will be the first article I do covering in post marketing and during it we’ll explore a few different implementations that you might make use of. One of my challenges as an author has always been giving a reader incentives to switch their full attention to buying a book, and as such […]

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Beyond The Binary System

Hello reader, Ones and zeros in varying complex patterns which make up nearly the entirety of what modern computers can do. Though it wasn’t the only system ever proposed, binary is still the predominant system of underlying coding upon which all other coding is based. Layer upon layer of interperetation happens within an operating system […]

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Managing Your Social Media

Hello reader, With the availability of tools like hootsuite and tweetdeck managing your own social media has never been much easier. However knowing what to do with it remains a challenge for many businesses online. It should begin with a set of goals or at least one good one. Engaging your audience Informing them about […]

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The DIY Renaissance

Hello reader, Through the last decade we have seen an astonishing array of crafters, inventors, developers, and artisans all working towards somewhat similar aims. The culture we live in lends itself to creativity for many people and whether you have personally explored this or not it has yielded some amazing things. I often find myself […]

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Some Noteworthy Features In Google Chrome

Hello reader, While it isn’t everyone’s browser of choice a recent tour of features in Google Chrome had me astonished at how far they have come since their original release in 2008. Employing a wide variety of strategies over the past few years to be included on your computer, it is likely that you have […]

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Directing Your Businesses Focus

Hello reader, That title doesn’t tell you much about what this article will be about, but undoubtably many of you are looking for ways to improve: sales, customer relations, and similar aspects of your business that seem to be lagging behind what you perceive should be the normal. Is business slow for everyone right now? […]

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Recognizing Clickbait

Hello reader, Chances are you have clicked on articles that were written to attract your attention to a variety of inflammatory subjects. Titles that mislead a reader to think that someone is being sexist, racist, or taking a strong oppositional stand to a topic you might care about. There are reasons why some bloggers go […]

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Presenting Your Coding Samples

Hello reader, KdenLive offers in video compositing and is available on most Linux distributions for free Recently over at mosaic hub someone asked how to present examples of code for project assignment with a large company. There are several ways to do so. But let’s not forget the wow factor involved with doing it in […]

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What do people say about us

Hello reader, Among my more cherished testimonials are those presented here. Just a few to remind our potential customers and clients who we are through the eyes of others. Felix P. Nater. CSC Certified Security Consultant There are some who believe that social media can never produce the genuine relationship that comes from a good […]

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Find a Job Or Create A Business

Hello reader, Nothing is certain in life. Some college degrees might guarantee you have a more difficult time moving into new career paths. Or worse, are you doomed from ever getting into the career you really wanted in the first place? Big companies admit (in a disturbingly gloating fashion) that they barely glance at your […]

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Arriving In The Moment

Hello reader, As I pour back through much of my own material and revisit memories of old aquaintences and gatherings, my thoughts settle upon individuals who tried to convey subtle things. I might imply an idea by saying what someone was teaching but that doesn’t convey much. It wasn’t as often a word that I […]

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What To Look For When Hiring A Developer

Hello reader, Developers come in all shapes and sizes. The type of development you require to get a project done will undoubtably require a skillset that ranges in difficulty from simple enough for a child to accomplish it, to 3 college degrees and 10 years experience. However you might be surprised to find that with […]

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The Zen Of Most Conspiracy Theories

Hello reader, Whether it’s: reptilian shapeshifting aliens living among us, giants buried beneath us, moon bases, sasquatch, or something more insidious, there are more things believed to be happening than are accounted for by the mainstream. Abandon the idea that we can ever really know what all is happening in the world today, for as […]

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My Second Year Nominated For A Shorty Award

Hello readers, It happened again, I was nominated for a shorty award!  Much like last time I had no idea who did it until I saw my profile but I’m honored just the same. Thank You For Nominating Me! Last time around I was inclined to update all of my profiles to include the links […]

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How To Go Completely Overboard In Any Monetized Blog

Hello reader, Lets imagine that, infographics aside, we needed to get a point across in an article about a product or topic that isn’t particularly interesting… Some examples might be pet grooming, lawn care, perhaps even social media marketing? There are tricks to overselling any idea, and with my help you can probably learn many […]

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Windows 10 News & Rumors

Heralded as a beautiful showing by the development team, Windows 10 Tech Preview quickly demonstrates more of what Windows users love about Microsoft’s flagship product. At present we are reviewing the OS preview and have written a few articles prior to this one regarding implementations of drivers, you may find those in our tech articles […]

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Measuring Your Distance From Well Being

Hello reader, Often in our haste to understand ourselves we stumble over moments where we felt out of sorts. At our worst humans can find ways to be cruel without giving it much thought, only later to wonder what prompts such behavior in us. Imagine yourself being asked about someone else’s misfortunes. Depending upon what […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Become Dangerous

Hello reader, Generally when I think of artificial intelligence I use a bit of skepticism before arriving at the conclusion that the Terminator movies are at best, an  unlikely end to the human race. Not that the movies aren’t great but Hollywood has missed the boat on AI in so many examples of real world […]

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A meditative exercise that ends in mindfulness

Hello reader, While it is seldom my intention to suggest imagining anything in an article about meditation, this is a special circumstance. To attempt this exercise you’ll need an object on which to focus and a partner who is equally curious about themselves. You will begin the exercise by setting a time limit of one […]

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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

For best results view fullscreen (different resolutions may obscure some of the details) [seoslides embed_id=”204a28bfab2d” script_src=”http://www.alwaysintao.com/embed-script/linux-mint-17-1-cinnamon/hello-world-6/” overview_src=”http://www.alwaysintao.com/slides/linux-mint-17-1-cinnamon/” site_src=”http://www.alwaysintao.com” site_title=”AlwaysInTao” title=”Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon” /] A brief review… As a Linux user I’ve found that overall the Mate desktop seems to outperform the Cinnamon desktop on the machines I use. However in 17.1 apart from some […]

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Handling Difficult Driver Installations In Windows 10 Tech Preview

Hello reader, Windows 10 Tech Preview… A beautiful operating system to say the least. While it can be challenging to get everything running on newer operating systems quickly, it can be twice as frustrating when the tried and true methods simply don’t seem to work. A not so hypothetical example… It is 6:20 am and […]

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Microsoft Visual Studios 2013 Community Edition

Microsoft Visual Studios 2013 Community Edition Hello readers, Recently as I drifted back toward programming I found myself tinkering with a variety of development environments. I don’t customarily blog about it when eclipse or codeblocks gets a new feature because frankly not many of you are programmers… yet. I say “yet” because I think between […]

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Stillness in Motion

Hello reader, The original contemplative mystery comes from the idea that with many answers to a question, one must bear out to be true. In the study of Eastern philosophy, far more ambitious than what we might deem conventionally true, is what is “Ultimately true.” For example, the matter of motion. You may perceive yourself […]

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