Thursday, November 16, 2017
it for encrypted communication. But it also "took over" the SMS
business on my phone. So all my SMSes are on Signal now.
I'm living with it for the time being but am open to questioning it
and walking out in the future, with a particular push-out coming from
: the app now and then refusing to let me send out even unencrypted
SMSs unless I update it. (great going, guys! Very whatsappy!)
Another limitation is that it doesn't let me text more that one person
at a time. (seriously?!) Luckily it didn't disable me from sending
texts using the phone's default messenger.
But this post is for a side option: You want to get a backup/copy of
all your texts from Signal messenger as all your SMSes are there.
Well, here's one saving grace : At least you can export messages in
Signal. I can't directly do that in my phone's default SMS app.
Signal has an export feature but it creates an XML file in its own
format which doesn't even validate on most online xml validation
sites, though you can open it in a text editor and see the messages. I
really hate this lets-use-XML-for-everything brigade. If your data is
not hierarchical, CSV is better, folks. Have mercy on others.
So here I'm going to share what I did to get all my texts (SMSes) out
from Signal Messenger to a CSV spreadsheet.
1. In Signal, options/menu > Export/Import > Export
2. It creates a .xml file on your phone. Somewhere. (forgot exactly
where and I promptly moved it to my SD card)
3. Bring that .xml to the laptop/PC. Open it in a text editor that has
Find + Replace.
4. There are XML to CSV converters on the web but they error out
because of the ampersand (&) characters. And there's lots of them,
because Signal html-encodes special characters. Typically, single
quote (') is stored as """, etc.
5. Do Ctrl+H and replace all the &s with tilde, ` (above the left Tab
key). I chose that because that's the only special character which
wasn't used in any of my content.
6. NOW feed it to the converters and they munch it politely. I used
7. Now you have a CSV. With funny HTML codes starting with a tilde (`)
all over the place.
8. Get the CSV into the text editor again. Run Find + Replace again
and change all the Tildes (`) back to Ampersand (&).
9. Go to an HTML Decoder online. I found this and it does the job
client-side, so your data will not go to any other server from your
machine : https://www.opinionatedgeek.com/Codecs/HtmlDecoder
10. Run the CSV output through that. As output you get a CSV with the
data looking more human now. And wow there's line breaks too, but they
don't break the CSV so no worries.
11. Save the CSV data to a local .csv file, open it in LibreOffice
Calc or so. (Not MS Excel? Well, it mishandles csvs often, especially
if there's non-english characters and my texts have some, so.)
12. There, you got all your messages in a nice table that you can sort
by phone number, date etc.
Now, for why didn't I decode the HTML entities first and then convert
to CSV : The dang decoders refused to work with the XML data! And the
XML-to-CSV converters refused to work with XML that had (&) characters
in it, kept saying it was invalid. Hence the roundabout route. Once I
replaced & with ` everyone sang along.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Antifa may have been set up by the US deep state.. the kind of support it gets from mainstream media, the way they are behaving.. things are very suspicious.This video highlights how their protests are possible only with the full support of the very establishment they claim to want to overthrow.https://www.youtube.com/watch?
URGENT!! A Message to Antifa: You are Walking Into a TRAP Nov 4 -inTruthbyGrace, 2017-10-28Even their big actions at Berkeley etc happened after the police were given explicit orders to stand down and let them do as they please. Same happened in Charlotesville where Antifa was openly allowed to attack the rally participants and in the ensuing chaos a woman got killed. For all who contest that statement, question : would the death have happened if there wasn't a violent attack on the rally participants?The video calls for caution regarding the Nov 4 calls to action.While there is a lot of confusion regarding which side is which, I think following some basic principles, like that of non-violence, can help a lot to simplify matters. Also, Words and Actions are NOT one and the same : It is wrong to interpret speech as violence and thus ban speech; and the using the same yardstick it is now being pushed across western colleges that it's OK to punch people, to cause physical injury, as an expression of political disagreement. So if someone says something that you don't agree with, then according to the Left and the media, it's ok if you physically attack them. This is nonsense. Words and actions are not the same, period.One more thing : There are rumours coming of an EMP drill being planned by the US military on the same day. Need I remind you that 9/11 happened on a day when the US air force was simulating planes getting hijacked, or that some attacks in UK and France have also happened on days when their forces were practising military exercises?Other links:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Steven Crowder Infiltrates 'Antifa' -Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN, 2017-10-02
>> undercover op corroborates the violent behaviour and plans of Antifa to cause violence and chaos including readiness to kill people for political reasons.http://www.breitbart.com/big-
government/2017/10/28/ overwhelming-presence-of- tennessee-law-enforcement- ensures-peaceful-white-lives- matter-rally-in-murfreesboro/
Overwhelming Presence of Tennessee Law Enforcement Ensures Peaceful 'White Lives Matter' Rally in Murfreesboro
>> what I'm learning from this is that there were far more counter-protestors there compared to the actual rally participants. And that their attacks only lead to popularising the cause they are attacking. In this case, had all these counter-protestors never showed up, the actual rally would have been a big nothingburger.Will Antifa Use Kids As Human Shields? -War Room, 2017-11-04>> This is serious.. there is a call for bringing kids to rallies where there's also reports of them bringing weapons. With people like George Soros being widely implicated in funding BLM and Antifa, we must bear in mind that in Ukraine there were several hired protestors bussed in from other countries, paid by Soros's NGOs to protest, and that mercenaries were paid to shoot these protestors so that the ensuing chaos was then used to make the coup happen. Even in US elections it had emerged that disrupters at Trump's rallies were being paid for doing what they did.. there were ads put up online for it. If children are brought to protest rallies where violence is being planned and they get caught up in the chaos then that is all the excuse the US media needs to blame everything on Trump like they have been doing all this time.UK To Jail Viewers Of "Far-Right Propaganda" | Amber Rudd | Terrorism -The Iconoclast, 2017-10-06>> a consequence of the deranged philosophy of equating words with actions. Britons watching anti-establishment independent media voices like breitbart or infowars or Farage or anything else the government deems is "far right" are going to be thrown in jail under the pretext of stopping terrorism. And what kind of an example does this set up for every other country in the world? The Indian govt will happily interpret this to throw in jail everyone who dissents with their policies, and they'll justify it saying "look the British are doing the same thing too". And this follows after the UK govt is already monitoring full internet histories of all their citizens : another shining example. Thanks a ton, liberals applauding the move! Oh, don't watch the video if you're in the UK.. you might get arrested!And this one's just for kicks:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
But the emerging news of widespread abuse going on even in places like
Hollywood, which are anything but conservative, may point to a
different source. Ignoring that and continuing with the tired lines
like "all men are rapists" etc isn't solving anything.
A clip from a QnA session with Ben Shapiro:
Shapiro on Feminism: "What my dad taught me was to be a gentleman, and
to treat women with respect."
And if this isn't trigerring enough, here's one of the comments there:
"Feminists will be disenfranchised no matter what. If Hillary had won
they'd still be angry and hateful. It's kinda their schtick"
The West Is The Best: A Trigger Story
And here's my comment:
Lauren Southern is awesome, and so are you. I'm an Indian living in
India and I'm not triggered by this at all. You guys need to preserve
and carry forward what's great about your culture. Do not give it up.
Over here we have REAL right-wing fanatics and seriously corrupt
politicians who want to curtail women's rights, get rid of the
indigenous, wipe out all our ecosystem for quick money, who are
homophobic for real, who normalize rape, who want the government to
monitor each and everything that moves and who want to KILL anyone who
says anything they don't like. Oh, and the West's experience has
taught me that we can't really rely on our left-leaning folks here as
they have tyrants lurking within them too like you've experienced. So,
America, please ask your SJWs to go do their activism at the places
that actually need it, stop with the pretend show and wasting time
over there. And I hope us Indians one day "appropriate" your values of
freedom of speech and liberty and we become as wary of encroaching
government powers as you guys are, it's really needed all over the
planet and we just don't have it as strongly ingrained in our culture
as you do. India IS a gigantic cultural appropriation from various
cultures and we love doing that so we should absorb your best values
too. Till then we need you to DEFEND these values, preserve and
cherish them and don't let the tyrannical SJWs take it away from you.
What.. you thought I'll criticize her? That I'll get into some stupid
dog fight over which culture is best? To hell with that shit. I love
this lady, she makes sense, and everybody should be proud of what they
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
All the biggest lies about climate change and global warming DEBUNKED in one astonishing interview
>> links to..
Interview with István Markó, for Breitbart News Network — unabridged version
... By the way, it is worth remembering that ~70% of the oxygen present today in the atmosphere comes from phytoplankton, not trees: contrary to common belief, it is not the forests, but the oceans, that constitute the "lungs" of the earth.
>> Now this point can be hotly debated, but I want to include the reportings of manmade weather warfare coming in associated with these events.
>> tough love :P
>> THIS is my biggest doubt-raiser about the climate change thing : the whole push towards more top-down unaccountable governance.
>> See? We HAVE common grounds for agreement and co-operation with climate change deniers!
Monday, October 30, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Hidden Story Of Whats Really Happening In Africa
Saturday, October 28, 2017
For researchers / analysts, here's an opportunity for a comparative study : Audit the expenses (factoring in educator time and energy invested and pupil's time sequestered) incurred by government and private sector schools, per child. Compare that with the expenses incurred by homeschooling families for the same, per child. Use different units of measurement if need be, like keeping financial and time expenses separate. Be sure to compare in similar income / standard of living groups and factor out or in the kinds of expenses that schooled childrens' parents incur outside of school to ensure honest comparison.
Example : if schooled parents also make extra investments in dance or karate classes then either 1) don't include that in the homeschooler family's education expenses when comparing with schooling expenditure, as it won't be an honest comparison, or 2) add this to the schooling expenditure.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Where are do all the liberal pro-choice advocates run off to when it comes to vaccines ? You want the mother to have full choice to terminate the baby at any time prior to birth but no choice at all when it comes to putting problematic chemicals into her baby. Would a less extreme dichotomy of ownership over the baby's body pre and post birth be more beneficial to society in the longer run?
Documentary series that condense 1000s of pages worth of experts and parents testimonies to videos:
Vaccines Revealed : http://www.vaccinesrevealed.com/
The Truth About Vaccines : https://go.thetruthaboutvaccines.com/
Mom who was imprisoned for refusing to vaccinate her son speaks out
... Rebecca Bredow, refusing to vaccinate her 9-year-old son on religious grounds, while her ex-husband, James Horne, has insisted that his son should be vaccinated and has taken the matter to the courts. The result? Bredow recently landed up in jail for five days for refusing to vaccinate her son, and has had her custody rights reduced; she now has to share custody 50/50 with Mr. Horne. Even worse, the little boy was forcibly vaccinated while Bredow was in jail
... California has just become the first state in America where mandatory vaccinations for adults have become law.
... Following an earlier bill that banned children from refusing to take a vaccination based on religious grounds, these new rules have now made it illegal for adults to refuse vaccines too.
Studies Outside the U.S. Show Unvaccinated Children Healthier than Vaccinated Children
... If you watch the video below of Congressman Posey questioning the CDC at an autism Congressional hearing back in November of 2012, you will hear the CDC admit that they have never conducted a study in the U.S. comparing vaccinated with unvaccinated children.
Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated: The Study Skeptics Tried to Hide
... Snopes Was Part of the Coverup
... The researchers cautiously asked a logical, but unorthodox question: is it possible that all this immune–mediated disease has anything to do with the immune-mediating drugs that children are given in doses five times that of their parents? ... Could it have anything to do with the 50 doses of 15 immune-stimulating vaccines before age six compared to the three doses of three vaccines the last generation — that wasn't so sick — got?
... "I pride myself to have caused the Frontiers anti-vaxx retraction with one tweet!" he tweeted. "The anti-vaxx paper was published as abstract, a reader alerted me, I tweeted, Frontiers got scared, pulled the paper." Before it was published.
>> we're really going to become an enlightened civilization by letting rabid tweets and mob fury censor out peer-review approvals, aren't we?
... Snopes has yet to update their posts about the paper being "retracted," which it never was. It was just delayed.
Censored Study of Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated sees Daylight
... After 30 years of the government immunizing the vaccine makers from harm, the long-delayed, first-of-its-kind study on "vaccinated versus unvaccinated" children has arrived. From five years of designing and conducting the epidemiology survey to more than one censorship roadblock from scientific journals to thwart the study's findings — a damning indictment against vaccines being a false flag cure-all — it appeared in the public domain.
... For six hours on Valentine's Day, the 34-page study breached daylight for six hours before the url link vanished.
... Why hasn't the CDC ever sponsored such a study? Did the health agency neglect doing so by design? After reading Mawson's conclusions, that appears to be the case since it would have run counter to CDC's messaging that all "vaccines are safe."
...“Nowhere else in academia do we see the degree of censorship of inquiry than in this arena. In fact, the economic, professional and political risks of anyone driving safety science in this sphere of U.S public health is so great that it has served to muzzle virtually an entire professional class. Concerned physicians who are surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians, and even pediatricians face whispered threats of loss of licensure for even speaking out from within the profession.”
Anti-vaccination GP's licence suspending following raid in Melbourne
... Dr John Piesse's practice in Mitcham was raided by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and police officers last week following allegations he had helped families avoid compulsory childhood vaccinations.
>> here's why this doctor is being prosecuted by the Australian government:
VACCINES ARE UNAVOIDABLY UNSAFE – by Dr John Piesse
... I have been encountering cases of vaccine injury for over 40 years. In June it was a happy, healthy nearly 5-year-old whose parents were required to put her on a catch-up schedule, in order to get her into kindergarten. She won’t be going to kinder. She’s in a wheel-chair, brain-damaged. Her life ruined. Then came a friend’s father who died after a flu vaccine, and last week a 4 year old boy, made autistic by a catch-up schedule.
... From mid-2015, parents who wished not to vaccinate their children, started to converge on my practice seeking assistance with gaining exemption from the penalties directed at non-vaccinators by the No Jab No Pay and No Jab No Play Legislation.
... Analysis up to the end of 2016 of parent’s reasons for not vaccinating, indicated that 64% of 166 parents knew of vaccine-damaged individuals in their own family. The study of ‘Adversomics’ confirms polymorphic and genomic susceptibility factors common to vaccine–damaged individuals and their families. (Poland GA 2015). 40% of unvaccinated children had pre-existing health problems that parents considered would make them more at risk of harm from vaccines. 60% of unvaccinated children were very healthy, but only 6% of the vaccinated children. There were no cases of autism in 212 unvaccinated children, but 8 autism cases in the 50 vaccinated children (16%), and 36% with ASD, compared to 1.4% in the unvaccinated.
Crowdfunding for Dr.Piesse's court battle with govt and big pharma, and by extension, for the rights of Australian parents to have vaccine exemptions for their babies:
Monday, October 23, 2017
so complicated these "no other option" and other excusers get. Life is
simple, people. Come election, vote for whoever is the best human
being in your area. Vote for whoever comes closest to it and is
standing as a candidate. To hell with your self-defeating
overthinking. Leave all the party / majority / minority / coalition
arithmetic to the wise person you voted for. This is a representative
democracy, you have no reason to vote for someone evil to comply with
crazy calculations and speculations.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Zinc battery breakthrough may allow homes to efficiently store energy
for off-grid use
... Relying on the old, but incredibly toxic lithium-ion battery, for
instance, would just be transferring one problem to another. This new
generation of magnesium dioxide-zinc battery may be the answer. The
scientists say that these zinc-anode versions are inexpensive and
could potentially be mass-produced as the main ingredient is an
abundant metal found on Earth.
>> the traditional AA battery is a zinc-carbon one.
>> links to..
Engineers produce long lasting, energy density battery
... A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with
unprecedented cycle life and energy density has now been revealed by
scientists. The discovery has made the common household battery
suitable for large grid storage applications.
Battery breakthrough? Membraneless 'flow battery' stores 10 times the
energy of lithium-ion
And then, from the same site:
Climate models to be scrapped? Scientists "retract" previous belief
about carbon dioxide levels during last warming period
>> Mike Adams and many others represent a cognitive dissonance problem for the liberal / left / environmentalist sides : People they would accuse of being "climate change deniers" and by association call them shills for the fossil fuel industry and accuse them of being against a healthy planet.. are also actively promoting off-grid and clean energy technologies, and are vehemently against pollution by pesticides and toxins.
If the global environmental movement had more to do with pesticides
(which is what it is widely said to have started at, with Rachel
Carson's Silent Spring in 1962) than CO2, then a large part of the
"denialist" group, including very influential alternative media
platforms like Infowars, Breitbart, ZeroHedge, Drudge Report etc,
would have been an integral part of the environmental movement.
But the singular focus on CO2 has resulted in both a fragmented
movement, and a gross injustice to Rachel Carson's legacy, as toxic
pesticide makers are given a free pass and even world food prize
awards on occasion; and they can tout their pesticide-pushing products
as solutions to the climate change problem.
Think this is an exaggeration? Tell me when was there a meeting of
high level official representatives of various countries to hammer out
plans to jointly tackle the problems of pesticides, and when has there
been such extensive media coverage, as there have been COP, Climate
Change Summit and such gatherings. Where is the Intergovernmental
Panel on Pesticides? Where are the multinational institutions calling
for global pesticide taxes and caps as they're calling for global
carbon taxes and caps? Where are the pesticide/toxin footprint
But getting back to the main topic : The singular focus on CO2 is
putting the environmental movement at odds with people who'd otherwise
make natural allies.
two billionaire philanthropists : Bill Gates, and Manoj Bhargava and
the starkly different outcomes of those approaches.
BIll Gates : There's many diseases. So, let's vaccinate everybody
using a centrally produced, patented set of chemical and biological
agents that are difficult and expensive to make and deliver. And we
need to do that for each and every living human being as soon as they
are born for ever and ever and that's the only way the human species
can live disease-free. To implement this we need an invasive big
government structure to keep track of each and every human being, and
punish parents who do not co-operate to have their babies injected.
And we will be perpetually dependent on centralized industries for
Manoj Bhargava: There's many diseases, because of poor health which
weakens the body's immune system. When people lack basic needs like
clean water, electricity, and nutritious food, the result is poor
health. So let's make clean water, nutritious food and electricity
available and accessible to all. Let's do it through decentralized,
non-patented, inexpensive ways. We don't need to hunt down every
parent and baby, we don't need to be dependent on anybody.
Monday, October 16, 2017
So I write this post more for financial literacy (or lack of thereof), than anything else. I was conflicted about sharing this but I'm hoping that I could get inputs from someone who has dealt with a similar situation, or not. Please feel free to PM if you have.
Facts: On Oct 9th, during the night sometime, ₹ X (a lot for a newly employed person) gets stolen from my #YesBank Salary account (₹ 19 was left behind). I am notified via SMSes, I freak out and have no idea what to do. I check my wallet and my Debit card is safely tucked in there. I call up the Yes Bank helpline, notify them of the same and get the card, phone banking and internet banking blocked. I learn that the transaction was actually an ATM withdrawal done in 3 parts, this is while my Card and I are sitting at home and lamenting over our loses (I suspect a cloned card). They say that it would take 7 working days to process this, no mention of a police complaint.
Thana 1 - I then go to my nearest thana at 10:30 in the night. They refuse to lodge a complaint and interrogate me; statements like "madam ne card ka number wagairah kisi ko de diya hoga and fir bhul gayi hongi", "cloning isn't possible nahi to aur case ate", go around. Sir, let's just wait for more such cases to happen. Finally, he says that my residence doesn't come under this thana and also I have no bank statement so no complaint can be registered. I go back home and sleep (or try at least).
Thana 2 - I have already visited the bank in the morning and acquired an account statement. We reach the thana, two inspectors discuss the case, I go through it again, they say impossible, I show them the card. After much discussion they tell me to lodge a complaint with RBI, [place name] within 72 hours. He also mentions that I need to go Thana 3 since my bank falls in that area.
I call RBI and the officer there tells me aisa nai hai, and that they don't follow the Thana rules but some random scheme that I couldn't care less about at that point. No simple yes, or no answers. Frustrated, I bang the phone.
Thana 3: This guy was nicer. He told me that I have the wrong thana. He makes two calls and redirects me to Thana number 4.
Thana 4: By the time I reach here, it's 6:30 pm, and this ordeal began at 9:30 am. I explain the scenario to them and refuse to leave until my complaint is registered. They finally hear me out and lodge the complaint.
Reflections/ musings: I realize that I have vented out quite a bit but for people still reading this,
1. I now understand why people just give and don't pursue a lot of things when it comes to dealing with such institutions, and this after just one day of running around; when I had help from a lot of people.
2. It can happen to anyone, I never thought I'd be one of them. I have a Master's degree and I had no idea how to go about this one. Need to educate myself more about personal finance and bank dealings.
3. What DIGITAL INDIA when this kind of sh't happens?
P.S. Please refrain from 'so sad', 'this is horrible', no I really appreciate it but it's been quite difficult as it is.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Black money: BJP gets 81% income from unknown sources, Congress 71%; why chase only common man?
>> In case the obvious didn't get through, this is HYPOCRISY defined. over 4-5ths of your main leadership is funded by black money and we're supposed to believe they'll sincerely crack down on black money.
>> And mind, black money in politics means you have NO idea WHOSE orders your leaders are following. It could be coming from anywhere.. even America's CIA can't be ruled out whose official budget contains funding subservient governments.
After Whatsapp says it shares user data like phone numbers, device details, here is what SC ordered it to do
... The Supreme Court on Friday asked instant messaging services WhatsApp to file a detailed affidavit stating the kind of user information it shares with its parent and social networking site Facebook and also to undertake that it will not share any consumers' data with a third entity.
GERMANY: POLICE TELL WOMEN NOT TO RUN ALONE AFTER MIGRANT RAPES JOGGER IN PARK
"When they run past someone, joggers should always look back to make sure they are not about to be attacked," a spokesperson for the Leipzig Police said.
The Mayor of Leipzig criticized the police, saying that more cops on the streets was the answer. The notion of scaling back an immigration policy that invites in people from a culture which spawned something literally called "the rape game" wasn't part of the discussion.
>> This is Germany circa 2017.
Russia: Killer 'decapitates 18-month-old toddler and brandishes the girl's head in the street' after being released from a psychiatric hospital
>> A very disturbing incident, but I want to focus not on the horrid theatrics at the outcome but on the assumptions made by the authorities at the input that led to this sad situation:
... Six years ago, the knifeman had killed a female shop assistant in the same city, repeatedly stabbing her with a knife in a drunken rage. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and sent by a judge to a high security hospital for treatment. The man was released recently as 'healthy', it was reported.
>> and an earlier sentence that makes more sense now:
... The man's niece Tatiana (whose baby got killed) had earlier pleaded with the authorities not to release him from psychiatric hospital, fearing he remained a danger after he had killed a woman six years ago.
>> Let's designate the murdered baby's mother as the victim here, as she's understandably borne the most loss here. So the victim had WARNED the authorities AGAINST letting a dangerous criminal loose, whom they had believed, after having violently stabbed a woman to death 6 years ago, to be merely suffering from a mental illness and they thought it's the illness that made him do what he did and that he wasn't actually a murderer. With that diagnosis a murderer escaped a murder charge, got out of confinement in just 6 years by proving that his illness is "gone now", and has now visited untold horror upon his relative who KNEW he wasn't "innocent" by slaughtering her baby. Not to mention the authorities forced her to put up with having him where she and her children lived. Assuming that he knew about his niece's warnings, it is obvious this man's choice of next victim had a revenge element in it.
>> Who are the criminals here in the larger picture? It was the psychologists who made the diagnosis, and the judge(s) who decided on that basis that the earlier woman's killing should not be treated as a murder and so we don't need to hold the killer responsible for his actions.
>> Allowing mental illness diagnostics to get in the way of fixing personal accountability on what people do. That's what caused this tragedy. Will the people who were being so affectionate with the killer ever care to show some of that affection with the bereaved mother, who, I will repeat, had WARNED them against their judgement and who had to pay the ultimate price for it?
Saturday, September 23, 2017
I followed it, and it worked! Our website is now :
Some loose ends to take care of :
1. Some of the image paths are still in http:// and have to be changed.
I'll recommend this plugin for that:
http:// with https://
2. Then, some scripts I had embedded via <iframe> : had to change all the
http:// paths to https:// in them too.
There was one step where it was confusing and it turned out I didn't
have to do it : in the wp-encrpyt plugin, they say see the help tab,
and there the second section instructs us to edit some apache config
file on our server, to edit some <VirtualHost> block. That part was
NOT NEEDED.. folks on GoDaddy hosts can skip that and proceed to next
1. I didn't have to pay any money.
2. I didn't have to type in any commands into any server / SSH / etc.
3. There was no waiting period.
Present cost of SSL certs on GoDaddy:
183.25/mo + 366.59/mo renewal. Per year that would come to over Rs.4000/-.
And that's just for single website plans.
Next I'm going to try doing this on a site on bigrock, will write back
here if I encountered any differences in the process or any
Big thanks to Konark, Thej, Devdatta for their help, and I'm really
grateful to the people at Let's Encrypt for doing this for the little
Saturday, September 16, 2017
OUT of the Cong+BJP combined corrupt regime, recognising that only
concrete steps against entrenched corruption and not grandiose
promises will fix the problems.
But folks were too impatient, they wanted instant solutions. The
candidate who ultimately won promised instant solution, without giving
ANY logical plan of action to how (and a few jhumlas). If nothing
else, at least AAP had some concrete steps laid out like a real
Lokpal, decentralization of finances to citizen-level, right to
recall, increasing judge numbers, due process in land acquisition etc.
BJP only said something to the effect of "we will deliver proper
governance" without any details of a single legislation or reform.. I
read their 2014 Manifesto.
People fell for the one-liner because of their impatience.
Three years later, please tell, exactly how many big-ticket
universally known corrupt politicians have been JAILED since the PM
took office? Does a single one have any serious case proceeding
against them in any court of law? Forget surviving, they are thriving!
Do you think they will be all magically brought to justice one night
by an 8pm announcement?
Every UPA-era scam's details are out in public, many are continuing to
this day with no action taken. Do you seriously believe corruption in
India will be removed in another 700 years forget 70 if exactly
NOTHING is done? Do you honestly believe corruption can be removed
without any action against the entrenched corrupt?
The short-term greed for instant fixes has brought us to a NEVER-fix
situation because we put in power those whose secret funders are the
ones we want to see locked up .
(Yes, I know you didn't understand the above line. Read it again, slowly.)
And some of those fooled people now have the hypocrisy of telling your
and my children that they will have to wait 70 more years to get a
decent life in this country.
There was a school-time proverb : "Haste makes waste". In every way
imaginable, The PM's supporters are running away from what it means,
and pretending to school others about it to distract from their folly.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The World of Mind Control Through the Eyes of an Artist with 13 Alter Personas
I've seen enough material from other sources that corroborates this, to say that there is definitely something here. The site too has related links in the end.
To find something constructive to keep my feet on (as opposed to the feeling of falling into an endless abyss that engulfs me whenever I read/see about these horrors of our world), this reminds me that yes, there is still much to do, and there is just case for defending the freedom of speech against the whole fake-news-threat-fakery being passed around these days in a bid to prevent this kind of information being leaked to the masses. And it also confirms that we are dealing with some form of an influencial elite ruling from the shadows, and it's not just class war where everyone's pitted against everyone else.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Marathi story forwarded on some whatsapp groups:
काचेवर माशी बसली होती, माशी मारण्यासाठी एका मुलाने दगड मारला , माशी तर उडून गेली, काच मात्र फुटली. एक चिलट मात्र मेले. मुलाने आणि मित्रांनी चिलट मारणे हे कसे आवश्यक होते हे तारस्वरात सांगायला सुरूवात केली. मुलाचे युक्तिवाद होते १) माझा उद्देश चांगला नव्हता का? २) मी प्रयत्नच करू नये का? ३) एक चिलट मेल्यामुळे आता दहा नवी चिलटे जन्म घेणार नाहीत हा लाॅंगटर्म फायदा नाही का? ४) माशी खोली बाहेर उडून गेली की नाही ? ५) माश्या लपतात त्या जागा कळल्या आता त्या जागांवर मी आणि माझे मित्र नजर ठेवू ६) शेजारचे लोक माश्या सोडायचे, पण आता ही माशी घाबरली असल्यामुळ त्या इकडे येणार नाहीत. ७) काच फुटली असे सांगणारे सर्वजण माशी, चिलट यांचे समर्थक आहेत. ८) ७० वर्ष कोणी काच का मजबूत केली नाही. ९) माशी मारण्याची हिंमत फक्त माझ्याकडेच आहे. मुलाचे कुटुंबिय आता मुलगा कसा कर्तृत्ववान आहे हे ढोल बडवून सांगत आहेत.
*याचा नोटबंदीशी काहीही संबंध जोडू नये*
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Maybe it's time to pay a little more attention to this age-old proverb?
The Final Nail in the Demonetisation Coffin
"Given this, instead of destroying black money held in the form of
cash, demonetisation seems to have become a legal money laundering
scheme, where people with black money have found ingenious ways to
deposit it into the banking system. So, the first objective of
demonetisation of eliminating black money has not been achieved. "
look up on a normal search engine, this site comes in the top 5 or 3
results. And every single time their only goal is to dismiss anything
and everything that disagrees with what the status quo says, as
conspiracy theory. And I've consistently found them indulging in
nothing but defamation. Just the language itself has the innuendo and
the attitude loaded into it.. there is nothing unbiased about it. In
these times when what has been long-held to be true is quickly
unravelling and we're finding out how the status quo has been so wrong
about so many things, it doesn't make sense to be blindly supporting
them and to be dismissing any and every dissenting opinion as a
conspiracy theory. They claim to be anti-conservative but as of today
it's them who are the conservatives.
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