INTERESTING: How unique — and trackable — is your browser?

Saturday, August 22, 2015


How unique — and trackable — is your browser?

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Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.

Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits. Click below and you will be given a uniqueness score, letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.

Only anonymous data will be collected by this site.

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Within our dataset of several million visitors, only one in 2,869,769 browsers have the same fingerprint as yours.

Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 21.45 bits of identifying information.

The measurements we used to obtain this result are listed below. You can read more about our methodology, statistical results, and some defenses against fingerprinting in this article.

Help us increase our sample size

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So you still think you’re “anonymous” on the inet?

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INTERESTING: Gooferment Skrules Daze antidote = devour libraries

Friday, August 21, 2015

School Daze, or An Unoriginal Title for New Ideas by A.X. Perez  
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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With the school year beginning many of us will be returning to public schools or other “learning institutions” that must meet state standards or sending our kids to the same.

Remember the following: School is only a starting place for education. Devour libraries and ransack the net. They only got you for seven hours, that gives you eight for damage control.

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I like that advice.

I learned more from my own reading than I ever did in school.

Hope others can pass this advice along.

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INTERESTING: Real-Life Lord of the Flies — Pitcairn Island

Monday, August 10, 2015

AUGUST, 2015 – 01:59

Real-Life Lord of the Flies: The Strange and Violent History of Pitcairn Island

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Pitcairn Island is a place so remote, and with a history so bizarre, that until recently it was viewed almost as myth rather than reality. But the events that took place on this tiny island in the Pacific Ocean were very real. Settled by a pack of mutineers of the HMS Bounty in 1790, along with a small group of Polynesians, the island soon became like the famous 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, in which a group of boys stuck on an uninhabited island descended into savagery and immorality. Faced with physical, social, and psychological isolation, along with struggles for power, the Pitcairn population rapidly diminished due to murder, suicide, and madness, and the remaining inhabitants descended into incest, sex abuse, and delinquency. Today, 47 inhabitants from just four families remain on this ill-fated island that carries with it a dark and evil history that has been retold in countless films and books.

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The various versions on “Mutiny on the Bounty” leave out this conclusion.

Fascinating stuff!

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INTERESTING: A new word hormesis & “hormegeddon”

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Prepare For Hormegeddon
by Bill Bonner.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 

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Finally, in 1943, two scientists published a journal article about this phenomenon and gave it a name: “hormesis.” It is what happens when a small dose of something produces a favorable result, but if you increase the dosage, the results are a disaster.

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Hormegeddon is my shorthand way of describing what happens when you have too much of a good thing in a public-policy context.

Economists describe the “too much of a good thing” phenomenon as “declining marginal utility.”

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Seems like our immoral, ineffective, and inefficient Gooferment has had a “declining marginal utility” for a century.

The question is how do we prune it back? Or hack it back!


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INTERESTING: Where DID the Lake Titicaca Peru totora reeds come from?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Review of : BEFORE COLUMBUS : The New History of Celtic, Egyptian, Phoenician, Viking, Black African And Asian Contacts and Impacts in the Americas Before 1492 By Dr. Samuel D. Marble
By Jim Leslie
Ancient America
July 8, 2015

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Soon after the Christian era started, China became the principal supplier of ceramics and pottery to the east coast of Africa. Marble asks that if these Chinese voyages were possible, why is it not plausible the same mercantile drive could also make crossing the Atlantic possible? Totora reed grows only in the fresh waters of the Nile and Lake Titicaca of Peru. Each is genetically identical to the other and it could not have found its way to the Andes unless carried by hand. Is this evidence of an African presence? Egyptians wearing birdlike hats with beaks wove the reeds to make boats for the Nile, and men wearing similar hats with beaks are shown in ancient artworks of Peru where reed boats were woven with the totora reeds in a pattern almost identical to that of ancient Egypt., Is this an accidental development by different peoples unknown to each other at about the same time and separated by half a world?

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This book ranks at the top of the ‘Before Columbus’ entries for its breath of coverage of evidence known at that time. His literature research was extensive and all encompassing, yet he made it readable to the general audience.

I agree when Dr. Marble writes there is no sure way of knowing if the evidence in his book is actually what really happened. No evidence will convince everyone, for there is no way of knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt. It’s almost impossible for a defense attorney to prove the innocence of his client; the best he can do is to cast enough doubt in the minds of a few jurors so they will vote for innocence. Whether the client is guilty or innocent does not matter in the court of law.

Outside of mathematics there are no descriptions of events that work perfectly. Of course truth does exist somewhere in these vents, and Marble sites the newest tools available at the time – dendrochronology, blood type, C14, and ground penetration.

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Fascinating stuff.

Perhaps EVERYTHING we know about history is wrong?

Fascinating stuff to me.

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INTERESTING: Las Vegas Oceanfront was always a joke

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Could LA’s Big One be even bigger than we thought? Helium leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles reveals giant rift

  • Indicates Newport-Inglewood fault more important than previously thought
  • Risk in the next 30 years of ‘big one’ increased from about 4.7% to 7.0%
  • However, study says risk of smaller quakes has actually gone down 

PUBLISHED: 17:15 EST, 29 June 2015 | UPDATED: 18:19 EST, 30 June 2015

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A huge fault in the Earth’s crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found.
They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.

It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating.

It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of ‘the big one’ hitting California has increased dramatically.

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You’d think that folks would be taking action. As a IT Disaster Recovery SME, I’d be planning, testing, and conducting exercises.

While the recent movie “San Andreas” was hyperbole, there is a grain of truth in it.

<synonym for excrement> happens!

And, humans are very fragile creatures as individuals.

Water, bean, band aids, bullets, and bullion!

Give how the “We, The Sheeple” ignore everything except for celebrity gossip, sports results, and who’s dirty pictures are on the inet, this will be a real smack in the face.


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INTERESTING: Robot grocery store

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Robot grocery store gives high-tech upgrade to food shopping | Fox News

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Des Moines, Iowa is planning to build a first-of-a kind robotic grocery store as an experiment to offer food and necessities to locals anytime at their convenience.

A partnership between the nonprofit Eat Greater Des Moines and the business equipment firm Oasis24seven will see an automated, vending machine-style unit come to the area.

“Throughout Des Moines, there are areas of town where access to quality food is limited,” said Aubrey Alvarez, the nonprofit’s executive director. “We would love for a full service grocery store to move into these areas, but until that time the robotic unit will address the gap in the community.”

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No security risk.

No staffing issues.

No worry about raising the minimum wage.

No “bodega” for “electronic benefits fraud”.

If this becomes “profitable”, then where will it end?

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