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Journal: DB Cooper lives? 1

Journal by tqft

Sorry for the clickbait. Just a write up from a book coming out soon.

I think I just like how the story won't die.

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Journal: Springsteen fan? 7

Journal by tqft

Bruce apparently played Born In the USA tonight.
wish I could have been there.


might try and find a bootleg site tomorrow

User Journal

Journal: Protip #374

Journal by tqft

Before wiping your laptop after backing up your /home remember /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and possibly modprobe.conf

The filesystem was getting flaky and dropped out while I was using it. Paved the linux partitions and now resinstalling.
Next up wifi with broadcom.
re above: Missed the soundcard setup. Done now.

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Journal: Quiz for you all - who said it 20

Journal by tqft

Courtesy of the Guardian - Ayn Rand or Gina Rinehart
10 questions one page
I got 5/10 but I didn't try hard

If you don't know about Gina - here is a sample

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Journal: News that matters 2

Journal by tqft

With latest Debian sid 3.9 kernel, tv card works if I manually modprobe cx88-dvb.

I will be offline for a considerable period possibly weeks soon while I get temporarily and until I have stuff sorted out. Internet will be way down the list of stuff.

Move is because I am waiting on a formal offer of employment in a faraway city by myself for crap pay. But it is employment..

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Journal: Arise, Sir Baldrick

Journal by tqft
"As Baldrick once said: âoeItâ(TM)s all right, Blackadder, you donâ(TM)t have to curtsy or anything.â Tony Robinson, the diminutive actor, presenter and political activist who rose to fame in the 1980s as the put-upon manservant in the Blackadder series, is now Sir Tony."

We are well through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole.

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Journal: Welcome back me & watch out for debian upgrade

Journal by tqft

Was here looking for last years posts on getting a tv card working so thought I would say Hi.
So running debian sid I just did an update/upgrade to the 3.8 kernel and a bunch of other stuff.
xfce a bit busted.
grub changed some stuff around which was not expected but fixable.
And as alluded to above tv card not working. Not sure why. Boot into 3.2 kernel - working. Boot stock or custom 3.8 no.

Also with the install of the 3.8 kernel, the 3.8 source code doesn't come with the header files even if you have the 3.2 headers installed. Maybe that is why I have no dvb modules. About to reboot and see if the latest kernel compile with headers works.

Update: rebooted and almost
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 5.905783] cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 5.906683] cx88[0]: subsystem: 00ac:0400, board: DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T PRO [card=64,insmod option], frontend(s): 1
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 5.906684] cx88[0]: TV tuner type 71, Radio tuner type -1
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.086895] cx2388x alsa driver version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.087136] cx88/0: cx2388x v4l2 driver version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.556278] tuner 9-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.769787] xc2028 9-0061: creating new instance
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.769789] xc2028 9-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.769791] cx88[0]: Asking xc2028/3028 to load firmware xc3028-v27.fw
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.771530] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.771560] cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:03:00.2, rev: 5, irq: 16, latency: 248, mmio: 0xf4000000
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.771652] cx88[0]/1: CX88x/0: ALSA support for cx2388x boards
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.772044] cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:03:00.0, rev: 5, irq: 16, latency: 248, mmio: 0xf6000000
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.772258] cx88[0]/0: registered device video1 [v4l2]
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.772324] cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811124] cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.9 loaded
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811128] cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811131] cx88[0]/2: subsystem: 00ac:0400, board: DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T PRO [card=64]
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811132] cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.811133] cx8802_alloc_frontends() allocating 1 frontend(s)
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.826605] i2c i2c-9: sendbytes: NAK bailout.
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.826665] zl10353_read_register: readreg error (reg=127, ret==-5)
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 6.835128] xc2028 9-0061: Loading 80 firmware images from xc3028-v27.fw, type: xc2028 firmware, ver 2.7
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 7.172301] cx88[0]/2: dvb frontend not attached. Can't attach xc3028
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 7.172359] cx88[0]/2: dvb_register failed (err = -22)
Jun 2 15:58:50 tqft kernel: [ 7.172400] cx88[0]/2: cx8802 probe failed, err = -22

And an update to the update
  sudo modprobe cx88-dvb
gets tv card working. Why it isn't automatically I don't know. Maybe I should remove the modprobe.conf entry and let the big L handle it.

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Journal: An update of sorts 4

Journal by tqft

My plan to read he's by whitelisting appears to work.
attached screenshot:

Am I missing much that anyone knows of?

Still unemployed. Best feedback about possible jobs are a long way from here


Journal: Oops Prisoner X your mistake 4

Journal by tqft
Appears our secret service can't keep a secret
"Suspected Australian-Israeli spy Ben Zygier is believed to have been arrested by his employer on suspicions he had informed Australia's domestic intelligence agency of his work for Mossad, reports say.

The ABC says it understands Mr Zygier met Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officers while visiting Australia, where he revealed details about several Mossad missions including a secret operation in Italy."


Journal: Israel Prisoner X? 5

Journal by tqft

I had never heard of this anyone got any info?
"There would be one more blip of information that would sneak out. Prisoner X - held in a video-monitored, regularly checked, suicide proof cell - had killed himself.

Who was Prisoner X and what had he done to end up secretly jailed in a high-tech cell and locked down under a nationwide media ban?

Now, for the first time, some answers."

So anyway I will be recording the program in case anyone cares and can't access it themselves.

The Almighty Buck

Journal: Tired of the same old insults?

Journal by tqft

PJK - Paul Keating former prime minister of Australia quite gifted with words, is a master of insults. So anyway even though PJK is still with this, someone has ripped his style into iOS app so you can call the gum on your shoe better for your gait than a senator.
Shut up and give me your money the PJK Insults generator is AVAILABLE! â¦
If you ask an Android version you may well find out what it can generate.

PS: I am about a month behind reading journal entries. I have lost 2 weeks. Too busy applying for jobs.

PPS: the world is getting uglier


"Gongloffâ(TM)s take is pretty mainstream: the NYT editorial page said that the decision is âoea dark day for the rule of lawâ, adding that âoeclearly, the government has bought into the notion that too big to fail is too big to jailâ."
If you laundered money for a drug cartel, your assets, possibly your family assets would be seized and sold. Why is HSBC so special?

LIBOR [if you don't know what LIBOR is read up on it so youare prepared when the SHTF]

" If you keep 6s [i.e. the six month JPY LIBOR rate] unchanged today ⦠I will fucking do one humongous deal with you ⦠Like a 50,000 buck deal, whatever ⦠I need you to keep it as low as possible ⦠if you do that â¦. Iâ(TM)ll pay you, you know, 50,000 dollars, 100,000 dollars⦠whatever you want."

A 50,000 buck deal here does not mean a $50,000 deal: it means a $50 billion deal. If the broker on such a deal siphons off a fee of 0.0001%, thatâ(TM)s $50,000 right there."

The Almighty Buck

Journal: A Monopoly on Monopoly 1

Journal by tqft

Apparently being a patent asshole isn't a new thing at all, nor twisting an innovative product to mercantile uses.

The gameâ(TM)s true origins, however, go unmentioned in the official literature. Three decades before Darrowâ(TM)s patent, in 1903, a Maryland actress named Lizzie Magie created a proto-Monopoly as a tool for teaching the philosophy of Henry George, a nineteenth-century writer who had popularized the notion that no single person could claim to âoeownâ land. In his book Progress and Poverty (1879), George called private land ownership an âoeerroneous and destructive principleâ and argued that land should be held in common, with members of society acting collectively as âoethe general landlord.â

"The players could, however, vote to do something not officially allowed in Monopoly: cooperate. Under this alternative rule set, they would pay land rent not to a propertyâ(TM)s title holder but into a common potâ"the rent effectively socialized so that, as Magie later wrote, âoeProsperity is achieved.â

For close to thirty years after Magie fashioned her first board on an old piece of pressed wood, The Landlordâ(TM)s Game was played in various forms and under different namesâ"âoeMonopoly,â âoeFinance,â âoeAuction.â It was especially popular among Quaker communities in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, as well as among economics professors and university students whoâ(TM)d taken an interest in socialism. Shared freely as an invention in the public domain, as much a part of the cultural commons as chess or checkers, The Landlordâ(TM)s Game was, in effect, the property of anyone who learned how to play it."

PS: I no longer have any idea on how to make a link work in a je entry
PPS: I am about 2 weeks behind in reading je's that aren't spam

Felson's Law: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.