Posts from All Over

I read the web a lot looking for news, insight, and what people are doing.

I came across a goodie on TechRadar. Neil Bothwick wrote 20 reasons you should switch to Linux. It’s pretty solid even if we’ve read them before. Comments are mostly supportive with a few suggested additions and only one troll so far.

Then there’s a take on the World Wildlife’s misguided attempt to suppress printing PDFs to save the planet. Of course, their method does not work on GNU/Linux, the OS designed to save the planet… The WWF ignores the environmental costs of scrapping working PCs to please M$.

How about leaks of a different kind? “45.2% of China’s Internet users still rely on IE6….China’s XP share, however, was a staggering 81.8%…Windows 7’s share in China was 10.3%“. That looks like a huge share in China for that other OS but notice most of it is XP. The Chinese are not buying “7”. Those statistics also come from external sites mostly in English. Internal use may favour GNU/Linux more. The Chinese are not locked into the Wintel treadmill. They can easily go to GNU/Linux because “7” does not run on their machines.

Wikileaks is still under attack. When will the forces of darkness learn? “Mass-mirroring Wikileaks

Wikileaks is currently under heavy attack.

In order to make it impossible to ever fully remove Wikileaks from the Internet, we need your help.

if you have a unix-based server which is hosting a website on the Internet and you want to give wikileaks some of your hosting resources, you can help!

Please follow the following instructions:

Setup an account where we can upload files using RSYNC+SSH (preferred) or FTP
Put our SSH key in this server or create an FTP account
Create a virtual host in your web server, which, for example, can be wikileaks.yourdomain.com
send the IP address of your server to us, and the path where we should upload the content. (just fill the form below)
We will take care of all the rest: Sending pages to your server, updating them each time data is released, maintaining a list of such mirrors. If your server is down or if the account don’t work anymore, we will automatically remove your server from the list.

Our content is only html/css/javascript/png static files, so we don’t require much resource to host it.

The complete website should not take more than a couple of GB at the moment (with base website and cablegate data)

To add your mirror to the list, please download the SSH key you will find below, then fill the following form to add your website to our mirror list :” see http://213.251.145.96/mass-mirror.html. The more “they” attack Wikileaks, the more defences arise: see http://savewikileaks.net/another-wikileaks-address/. There are 530 mirrors with 65 fully operational. When I was young and foolish, I used to kick red ant hills. It accomplishes nothing but encouraging the ants to greater efforts. Wikileaks and its community is an ant hill.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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