Archive for November, 2014
Hokay, this site is up and running again.
This was lost for a while due to a double whammy from two internet sites.
What’d I do?
It appears that some people don’t want programs to be copied.
Some other people don’t want these programs dumped on their laps.
Let me tell you one thing:
The early VHS/VCR’s proliferated because shows and movies can be copied.
It was good business for the manufacturers of the blank magnetic tapes.
It also made movie stars and singers more popular.
Such things as copyguards were devised to prevent duplicating.
Copyguard removers were also devised to un guard the copyguard.
Synchronizing signals were intentionally made weaker so that
the movie content can be watched on TV if the disc is original
but not if the movie was copied.
Copyguard removers were designed so that the
synchronizing signals were taken from the audio
and not the video.
And so goes for the newer discs.
Discs can record more gigabytes than magnetic tapes,
so the movie was slashed into parts sequenced
by a separate program.
In other words, a program was designed to put
these parts in sequence.
Duplicating the movies would require separate copying
of these sequencing programs so this copyguard was established.
An ingenious way to skip these programs and copy the main title only
was devised to counter this.
All the while the business of dvd’s was thriving.
And it did so because discs can be copied.
The question would be:
Will the producers of the said media make more profit
if they prevent people from copying?
Frankly, only a little, because those who copy movies
will not buy the original.
They would rather copy than buy.
And if they rented the original, they think that they
have to copy it to get their money’s worth.
People must copy them to get their money’s worth,
or at least have something to watch again in the future.
So let the people have whatever turns them on.
It would be more fun and profitable that way.
Anyway, the people will have ways to duplicate just about
anything that is worth duplicating.
As for that Shaw Supervisor,
If you’re tired of watching You Tube!
Figures in parentheses refer to the 7-day period ending Nov 22 2014 at 12:18 AM.
Successful requests: 160,831,516 (64,814)
Average successful requests per day: 171,865 (9,259)
Successful requests for pages: 41,706,585 (15,278)
Average successful requests for pages per day: 44,568 (2,182)
Failed requests: 7,669,401 (9,606)
Redirected requests: 7,023,886 (172)
Distinct files requested: 90,593 (1,842)
Distinct hosts served: 1,019,606 (2,091)
Corrupt logfile lines: 3
Data transferred: 72.07 terabytes (163.88 gigabytes)
Average data transferred per day: 78.87 gigabytes (23.41 gigabytes)
(looks like I have to work double time to maintain my standards)
|Monthly Statistics for November 2014|
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|Total Unique URLs||1842|
|Total Unique Referrers||806|
|Total Unique User Agents||1842|
The Edmonton Public Library receives the international award
for top public library in the world.
This library, powered with city funds
and run by exceptionally motivated librarians,
made innovations and new features
to improve public service.
Hey, I’ve been a steady patron of the EPL for so many years!
I even won a court case in Edmonton
using research books from this library.
And I did this without the aid of a lawyer.
But I never could have done this
without those research books from the Edmonton Public Library!
This is understandable even if the votes just squeaked through.
The new Congress has yet to come about.
The keystone Pipeline originating from Canada
will eventually be approved.
The prospect of the pipeline being fully constructed
is the main reason why gas prices has come down
even if the ISIS cut down some of the
oil supply from the Middle East.
Think about it—oil will be delivered to America
without the use of rail and truck transports.
The significance of the vote is something else unrelated to the Keystone.
The vote-down dramatizes the political anomaly
and the indispensability of the Independent Party vote.
Now we can look closely at the problem of immigration
and why the immigration law cannot be fixed.
The crux of the conflict between Obama and the Republicans,
which the generality of the American people
seem to carry over,
is the misinterpretation of the term” undocumented immigrant”
This term is clearly misinterpreted as “illegal immigrant”,
such mistake is also clearly initiated by the Republicans.
An illegal immigrant is one who has entered the country by illegal,
unlawful, and illegitimate means.
He has no right to claim citizenship
nor any valid papers and licenses and certificates
that would be issued by the government.
On the other hand,
an undocumented immigrant is simply
one who has no papers and documents to support his status.
But he may or may not be an illegal immigrant.
To determine what an undocumented immigrant’s status is,
he must apply to the immigration department,
and thence further requirements will be imposed on him
to finalize his status.
This particular approach to apply for immigrant status
is what the Obama executive action is all about.
It gives the undocumented immigrants the chance
to legalize their immigration status
by pleading their cases to the immigration courts.
The Republicans, however, mistake this executive action
as a total procedure to gain citizenship,
which in turn qualifies the immigrant for health care,
and employment benefits, and pensions and such.
This is not so.
The Executive Order is not an amnesty,
nor a license for citizenship.
It is a permission for the undocumented immigrant
to stay in the country temporarily.
Obama’s plan is to remove the catch 22 factor
from the situation of undocumented immigrants.
Vargas, himself an undocumented immigrant,
explains his plight, and his frustration about the lack of legal procedures
to process cases similar to what he’s got.
He looks for the absent courts of law
to tryh is immigration case.
Presently, what the United States has
is merely deportation procedures
and not court procedures.
APEC, UN, NATO, EU, SEATO, BRICS, IMF,WHO, what else?
It appears that not a lot of them has succeeded
in the purpose by which they were organized.
The fact that these world organizations are
joined by member countries
each of which has its own national interests
And since this is so,
these organizations are doomed to fail.
Each country must give up something
to gain other things.
What would the HAVE countries give up?
What would the HAVE-NOT countries give up?
The conflict/s involving the Islamic faith in the Middle East
has started to boil down towards the crux of the Crises.
And that is the confrontation between Islam and Judaism.
Both faiths are ages old
and both beliefs are ages apart.
The Jews have always been struggling to keep their nomadic race
together and unified.
From this faith has sprung the Christian faith.
And from both faiths has sprung the Islamic religion.
The Jews emphasize strife.
The Christians stress love.
The Muslims concentrate on prayers,
so much so that they lose time in working for a living.
Hence they glorify raiding for food and wealth and territory.
And from all of these difference in beliefs come different ideas
and different motivations
and different modes to satisfy the faiths.
The conflicts are now on the bottom line
of the accounts.
It seems that this bottom line points to:
The Kingdom of Heaven.
Couldn’t we just have one common belief?
In that there actually is no Heaven?
Just think—-No Heaven, no conflict!
(praise be to the guy who first sang this song)