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ASUS UX581GV Laptop: sorry, no thank you

Work brought me this ASUS UX581GV Laptop: a wondrous machine with two high resolution screens, both with touchscreens. Much as it pains me, I had to refuse this machine: it has some serious design flaws, and it is incompatible with … Continue reading

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Plugin ‘SPIDER’ registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed.

I fixed a stupid error which had me stumped. Here’s the answer for posterity: I was doing this on mariadb to install the spiderdb engine, and it was not working: The .so file was present, and there’s really no reason … Continue reading

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Ignoring out-of-band network policy systems with iptables

I’ve been working on parental controls using an out-of-band policy engine. It is easy to subvert, if you care to, since the controls it implements are very light, and it is not actually part of the conversation between you and … Continue reading

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Shoprite wishes you a very Halal Christmas

We bought a turkey for Christmas from Checkers/Shoprite. It cost a stack of cash, but you know, Christmas – all about Christ, the Son of God, come to earth to save us from our sins – good tidings of great … Continue reading

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Freeradius Module-Failure-Message = “Failed retrieving values required to evaluate condition”

One of my radius servers stopped doing its radius thing. Everything was going along swimmingly, and then it suddenly stopped at 1:00AM.  Restarts didn’t fix it. The way this server works is that the default handler receives accounting packets, writes … Continue reading

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The corrupted gospel of the NIV, 1984 and 2011

These editions, labelled “Holy Bible” claim to be translated from the original texts,  and all that, but they are actually based on the corrupt Greek texts dug out of the trash and invented out of thin air since the 1800’s.  … Continue reading

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The mangled gospel of The Message, by the late Eugene Petersen

The Bible includes severe warnings against changing its text. It says that if you do change it, then you will never be saved: Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this … Continue reading

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“Two Ways to Live”: tract review

This is the “Two Ways to Live” tract from “Matthias Media”, in its pictorial form. This tract sets out to present the gospel of Jesus Christ, but fails. Instead, this tract sets out what is called “Lordship salvation”, which pays … Continue reading

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Bible solution to the land question

The Bible contains the solution to the land question.  It consists of these components: Allocation: Land is allocated to tribes and families Trading: Land cannot be sold, only rented out. Debt: All debts are cancelled every 7 years, and contracts … Continue reading

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War on religion conversions

IOL has an article with the headline “War on religion conversions”  in which a Hindu whines about how they need protection from other religions.  They’re fishing for legal protection – to prevent free speech, and to restrict freedom of religion … Continue reading

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