Interesting genetic study about prehistoric Zagros farmers

Scientists say a previously unknown group of Stone Age farmers may have introduced agriculture to South Asia, challenging earlier theories that attributed the spread of farming to a different population.

But scientists who analyzed ancient human remains found in the Zagros mountains of present-day Iran say they belonged to a completely separate people who appear to have taken up farming around the same time as their cousins further west in Anatolia, now Turkey.

source: Stone Age discovery could rewrite ancient history

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Microsoft still a disease Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1

Even when its been declined multiple times, it comes back like a persistent disease. Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 App, KB 3035583, Reappears

Taking a break!

I feel like I need to take a political break now. Donald Trump has been officially nominated and it appears he will be our next President.

I’m kind of sad that many if not most people still don’t understand. They don’t understand why I chose to support Donald Trump, so let me explain it again.

The American political system has failed. The United States’ government was found scientifically to be an oligarchy. People are so in the dark about this that its shocking.

What the fact that the United States is an oligarchy means in actual terms is that its political system has failed. The entire purpose of a political system is to protect and promote certain basic principles upon which a society and its government are founded. In this case there is the principle of democracy, which is a basic one. It is also a principle which a lot of people have sacrificed their lives fighting for over hundreds of years.

If you’re willing to just dismiss the failure of democracy in the United States, how is that not disrespecting the sacrifices of those who laid their lives down for this belief? That is so repugnant that it almost seems satanic.

Yet isn’t that the case of what has been happening? Political commentators carry on with their tv shows, articles, editorials, etc. Its just another day for Bill Maher or any of the others. I mean, on the one hand, these people promote themselves as being deeply concerned about politics and the United States, but then the most catastrophic failure of its government – of its democracy at its core – isn’t enough to disrupt the daily menagerie of frivolities that they spew.

This repugnancy which borders on the satanic is one real factor why Donald Trump appeals to so many. People have been driven towards Donald Trump by the appalling indifference and glibness of what poses for political discourse in the United States. But for many people political discourse is a matter which ancestors and members of their families have sacrificed their lives. Its anything but a joke.

Such political commentators are not just an accident, but are permitted by Big Media in order to fulfill a function. Remember, one of the key principles about how to perpetrate a scam and thus deprive people of something is to “provide” it. If you want to deprive people of healthcare you provide it. If you want to deprive people of actual safety in their communities you provide it in the form of law enforcement and criminal justice. If you want to deprive people of nourishment you provide it. If you want to deprive people of entertainment you provide it. If you want to scam your citizens and deprive them of consumer protection, you “provide” consumer protection, which effectively prohibits anyone else who actually wants to provide it from being able to. Likewise, if you want to deprive a society of political discourse, then you have to provide it.

In each case what is provided is a sham. Its not the real thing. Its a crappy facsimile that leaves people short-changed and ultimately more depleted than if they had not been provided with it. What the oligarchy has done is set up a crack-hit infrastructure which, once the effects of the previous hit of crack have worn off, the next hit is provided.

Given this context, we as society need to be stepping outside of this. But look at what has happened. And there have been no viable alternatives and basically far too many people are deluded. Even people who claim to stand for principles of justice seem to completely break down when it comes to comprehending basic principles of freedom that come with magnanimity, an aspect of character that is sorely lacking in this modern society.

The political system of the United States has failed and therefore it needs to be changed. There are not a lot of options about this if you look at history. There are things like military coups and revolutions. Good luck if you want to try something like that. Actually I’ve expressed the idea over many years that a military coup by someone like a benevolent military general would be one of the best things that could happen in the United States. Such a person, if they had the right intentions, would be able to effect massive positive change for the benefit of the people in a very short time.

Donald Trump may be the closest alternative there is to such a scenario.

As difficult as it may be for people to understand why this needs to be accepted, I will say it: American democracy has failed and America now cannot have a democratically elected leader. America needs a king.

America needs a king.

And, if you study history, there are only several types of kings. You don’t get a lot of choices of which type of king to have.

If you are going to have a king, then you want a strong one. You do not want a weak one. You want a strong one who is benevolent. Understand this.

America is not going to get a better chance than this. People need to really understand this. The system is broken. The country is in a dire situation. Wake up from the delusion and blase proffered by mainstream media, by the oligarchy which controls everything, and see the truth.

Elect and support a strong king who will break down the oligarchy which has destroyed your political system. You are in a dire situation and are not going to get a lot of choices, but you have to make the choice that gives a possibility of hope to save democracy.

To understand the oligarchy you need to examine Clinton’s money. America’s sovereignty, its fundamental identity, as a nation is being broken down.

The oligarchy has embroiled America in disastrous geopolitical strategic conflicts and forced mass migration. It controls mainstream media and consistently spews profound lies and an endless stream of propaganda.

Its time for a king to come to power. A dictator. A general. The more radical the change, the better. This is not a time for racial tension and civil war, but a critical time for the hard-working people of America to unite.

So let’s finally be clear about this: I support Donald Trump not despite that he might seem like a dictator/general/king. I support Trump precisely because he seems like a dictator/general/king.

Wireless network interface configuration under Debian

I don’t know why, but it seems needlessly difficult to configure Debian to use a wireless network interface. Here’s what I had to do:

1. Find the name of the wireless interface. This may not be easy. Hopefully this command will show it, but if the module is not loaded then you may be SOL:

sudo iwconfig

In my case it showed the interface wlp3s0. Knowing that is a major help.

2. Create a stanza in /etc/network/interfaces for the interface:

sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

auto wlp3s0
iface wlp3s0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "my network"
wpa-psk f6c01d763869f5663436e131362200f2973e341c70352867096214032a5453c0

To generate the wpa-psk value use the wpa_passphrase command which is included in the wpasupplicant package

I *love* Melania!

Wow! America will have the most amazing first-lady when Donald Trump takes office!

Interesting note: Cleveland has a large Slovenian community and I *love* Slovenian music! :o)

They are right

I was just visiting YouTube and watched what was listed as a suggested video:

A lot of these professors are scum. I had a professor once for a “literature” class – I put it in quotes because it was more like pure bullshit – at a “liberal” college that was atrocious. I see the video that the professor puts on the screen – something that was deliberately left out of other videos I’ve seen of this supposedly terrible occurrence – and I actually think the Muslims in the audience who are pissed off are the sane ones. I especially admire the first man who got up and tried to stop the video.

For me at least it has nothing to do with tolerating others’ personal choices, it has to do with the absolute bullshit of the professor putting that shit on the screen and forcing his class to watch it.

I still feel upset to this day about what we were forced to read in that “literature” class and I feel a little bit guilty for not having stood up against it. To be clear: What the professor in the video above did, and what the professor in my lit class did years ago, was mass sexual abuse. In the instance of the video above, at least members of the class had the integrity and sense to stand up against it. In my class, all of us were too young and naive to really understand how we were being abused and to stand up against it.

The bottom line is some people in academia are total pieces of shit and should not be teaching. And, even more important, educational institutions need to do oversight to prevent this kind of mass abuse. If a student enrolls for a literature class they expect to study literature, not to be the victim of abusive shit spewed at them by warped professors with agendas.

This to me is very similar to the stupidity of the “Je Suis Charlie” thing, which was also utter bullshit. Losers who sit around with nothing better to do than to deliberately provoke people so that they can claim to be at the vanguard of promoting human rights – while they offend people – is just sick.

Honestly, I think I would feel much better today if people like those in this classroom had been in my classroom years ago and had protested against the piece of shit professor. There are things – like pornography – that have no place in academia except in very specific contexts where perhaps pornography is an actual subject of academic research.

But we know what the context was in this class – it was bullshit related to a professor trying to be “progressive” or “liberal” or whatever. Total bullshit and an act of mass abuse against all the unfortunate students who had to be exposed to it!

The people in that classroom – I will not even differentiate them as Muslim or non-Muslim – who stood up and protested that act of abuse were totally right.

Back from the Orion nebula

Wow. I just got back from the Orion nebula. It was an amazing trip which I took with Samsung VR (used to be called Samsung Milk) which is an app available with the Gear VR. Inside Samsung VR are a bunch of cool 3D video worlds which you have the option to either download or to stream. This is turning out to be one of my favorite VR apps!

I wrote a while back about another VR tour inside Samsung VR where you are in a village in Nepal which is really cool.

The Orion one of course is a synthetic world and I think I really like the idea of being able to create purely synthetic worlds, or hybrid synthetic-real ones, in VR.

Check out this site for more info.

If you’re interested in checking out other people’s VR videos or sharing your own, checkout:

Samsung VR

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