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Submission + - I am a mentally ill out of work programmer down on his luck (blastar.in)

Orion Blastar writes: I've been out of work since 2002, cannot think anything but negative thoughts. I've been trying to be positive, develop people skills and social skills. There hasn't been much help just "either kill yourself or stop whining" when I ask on the Internet. I take responsibility for my failures, mistakes, and bad decisions. I want to improve and become better.

I tried doing things.

http://blastar.in/linux/ my own version of GNU/Linux based on Ubuntu.

http://blastar.in/orion/sings/ My own free songs.

http://blastar.org/ my own software organization.

http://blastar.in/ my own foreign website I work with others who are unemployed.

I could never get the funding to make these websites into startups. I have failed at everything I tried to do.

I don't know what else to do, I have run out of ideas.

Submission + - Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives. (blastar.in) 4

Orion Blastar writes: Use the link http://www.kuro5h.in/ to get a reverse proxy to read Kuro5hin.org this is a free service by Blastar of India and China.

I think the DNS has been hacked or something... or he's triggered a transfer. lol

just add into your /etc/hosts file

69.9.170.99 www.kuro5hin.org

To get www.kuro5hin.org working again.

The Kuro5h.in domain won't let you log in because the cookie is for kuro5hin.org so as soon as you log in, you will be logged out. You can only view the web proxy as an anonymous user. The hosts file update needs admin access in Windows. Look in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or /etc/hosts for Unix systems.

Some possible causes of this problem:

1) Rusty didn't enter his real information and Internic is punishing him until he enters contact info that is real.

2) There is some social engineering hack to trigger a domain name transfer.

3) Rusty didn't pay his name server and DNS hosting bills.

4) Some hack attempts on the kuro5hin.org domain name, and maybe DoS attacks.

5) That hacker NIWS aka Jason P. has a grudge against Rusty and did something to the servers that do his DNS and name servers.

Submission + - An open letter to Gabe Newell over SteamOS and Linux Gaming (greatdox.com)

Orion Blastar writes: SteamOS and the SteamMachine are good ideas. But certain areas in Linux need more development and certification to make it work. Here is a list of items that need to be addressed that optionally Valve can solve for Linux gaming to make SteamOS and SteamMachines work.

Submission + - Apple announces new Macintosh models, new OS (blogspot.com)

Orion Blastar writes: Apple plans new ARM based Macs for 11/11/2013 and a brand new Classic Mac in January 2014 for the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh. The new OS, MacOS XI, is based on totally new technology licensed from AT&T better than *BSD Unix and MACH! 10 was great but 11 will make you cry.
Programming

Submission + - How to be a Good Hacker (blogspot.com)

Orion Blastar writes: "What is a good hacker, what is hacking, how can one become a good hacker and give back to the community and do no evil? This blog gives you some pointers on how to give to the Internet community and contribute to free and open source projects. How to help people out and make things better. It is like a list of ethics and morals for hackers as well as a guide for noobs just wanting to get started."
Software

Submission + - The Rise of the Mirror Internet or Darknet (blogspot.com) 1

Orion Blastar writes: "With governments taking away freedoms, rights, and liberties on the Internet, alternatives are coming up called Darknets. Not just for file sharing, but for anonymity, and keeping away censorship and allowing privacy. It will one day resemble the Internet once someone finds a way to make money off it, and administer it to keep order."
Science

Submission + - The Second Industrial Revolution in the USA (blogspot.com)

Orion Blastar writes: "Science and technology have advanced to the point that human beings can be replaced with robots, AI software, and machines that can do the work without a salary. This is leading to a second industrial revolution in the USA, and massive layoffs and a change in the economy. How will you survive?"
Linux

Submission + - The Linux Rebellion 2013 (blogspot.com)

Orion Blastar writes: "In the year 2013 there may be a Linux Rebellion as people get tired of the same old song and dance by Microsoft and Apple.

A new operating system, shutting out older systems, and breaking compatibility with older software. Is there an alternative to Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8? Yeah it is called Linux, and it even supports older systems.

Video game makers like Valve Software may be porting their video games to Linux because of the way Windows 8 breaks compatibility and changes the way the GUI works. The Steam Linux client will be in beta testing soon. Maybe in 2013 it will be done and The Linux Rebellion can start at least for video game players."

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