Debian OS – Simple Backup

BACKUP STEPS


1. APT Packages list
dpkg –get-selections > package_list This creates a text file (package_list) with all package installed in your system. You can edit the file if you want to delete some packages.

TIP: for Offline installations you can use APTonCD to back up the actual packages. (they can be outdated and won’t auto-update!)

2. Settings
REPO Sources
/etc/apt/sources.list
PPA Sources
/etc/apt/sources.list.d
Partition Mount Settings (Advanced)
/etc/fstab
Driver Exclusion Settings (Advanced)
/etc/modprobe.d

3. Personal Data
Backup your home folder
/home/[username]

Notice: All application settings are hidden folders/files in your user’s home folder, maybe you want to select what settings you want to restore.


RESTORE STEPS


1. Install your Debian OS

2. Restore repositories (/etc/apt/sources.list file and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folder).

3. Import your package list

apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
dpkg --clear-selections
dpkg --set-selections < package_list

4. Install your selected packages

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove

Special thanks to original poster is Ilazgo as a comment: https://askubuntu.com/a/243408/340580

 

Debian OS – beginner’s guide to Linux!

There is no doubt that if you want to use Linux and you’re new you should do so with Ubuntu, where you will get the maximum support and help in your first few steps.

this article addresses the bare DebianOS which requires some work to get it up and normally involves plenty tweaking but leads to a more stable experience down the road.

Installation:

  1. Create EFI USB Flash Drive (I have a rare motherboard that only works with EFI (no switch)
    1. The best way to create a bootable USB hands-down is: https://rufus.akeo.ie/
    2. Create a GPT table with FAT32 Partition  <– that’s for EFI (UEFI)
    3. Pick the DebianOS ISO here: https://www.debian.org/CD/ (I’m using 8 (Jessie) for this article)
    4. Burn away!
  2. Boot into the USB (if you don’t know how to do that: check your motherboard company for Boot Menu instructions, you can set it in BIOS but remember to set the BIOS back to Boot-Drive first for speed+security)
  3. Pick the “Install x64 bit Graphical” and follow the instructions
  4. Pick your Space! If you want to co-install this I highly recommend having Linux setup on physically separate HDD. but the other way requires advanced skills
    1. Pick existing free space
    2. Use the “Guided partition” else you’ll have to create ext4 partition and swap partition (Linux gods will tell you SWAP partition should be the same size as your RAM)
    3. After the partitions are ready press “Next” and read carefully that it tells you what partitions it’s about to format, make sure the partitions it’s referring to are the ones you want

 Updates!

  1. Open Terminal
    1. type: “su” and enter password when prompted (elevates terminal to root (god mode)
    2. Enable Add-apt-repository:  (this is how you add PPA in debian)
      apt-get install software-properties-common

       

    3. Install graphics driver: (I’m using AMD RX 4xx series)
      1. this card requires you to update your Linux Kernel, do the following:

 

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900-generic_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9/linux-image-4.9.0-040900-generic_4.9.0-040900.201612111631_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  1. Install AMDGPU OpenSource drivers (AKA Non-PRO) see why?.
    1. Open Synaptic, Search for “xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu” If unchecked -> mark for installation -> Apply marked changes.
  2. Improve your font! (Debian is not the easy path, it’s the hero’s path, you pick the changes you like, for me I love “Pretty”
    1. Create a file called .fonts.conf in your home directory, and put the following contents in it:
    2. <?xml version='1.0'?>
      <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
      <fontconfig>
       <match target="font">
        <edit mode="assign" name="rgba">
         <const>rgb</const>
        </edit>
       </match>
       <match target="font">
        <edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
         <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
       </match>
       <match target="font">
        <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
         <const>hintslight</const>
        </edit>
       </match>
       <match target="font">
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
         <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
       </match>
        <match target="font">
          <edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">
            <const>lcddefault</const>
          </edit>
        </match>
      </fontconfig>
    3. Restart XORG (logout and log back in)

Reference: Linix for cynics article

TIPS:

  1. Things to know in your journey in terminal:
  2. Being ROOT: su (Ubuntu uses: sudo -i)
  3. Edit Sources: nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  4. Update packages: apt-get update
  5. Installing from repo:  apt-get install [package name] [optional pack2] [optional pack3], etc.
  6. Installing from .deb:  dpkg -i [package full path]
  7. fixing broken packages: dpkg –congfigure -a && apt-get update
  8. Adding PPA Repository: add-apt-repository [ppa URL]

SecondLife – the post apocalyptic experience

Many of you who are familiar with the term SecondLife or who were fortunate enough to experience it during its creation up to its heyday 2003-2010. Will remember it as a fundamental peak of what is possible with the power of Internet…

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Introduction:
Some children born into the age of the internet viewed it as more than pages behind url links;  From that dream many things became possible such as Java plugins, JavaScript, web applications, and so on. But some dared to dream bigger, thought outside the box and wanted to replace the primitive structure the internet has on a fundamental level. That idea was  about turning the Internet into a digital world, some of you would think I’m referring to a Digimon-like scenario… well not exactly… a one Philip Rosedale had a realistic vision but was limited by the technology of his time. he wanted it so bad he would soon dedicate his life and time to this far fetched dream. And create a single greatest human invention since telecommunication itself.

What is SecondLife
Widely perceived as a communication platform or use it as a replacement of 3D chat, majority of its users would miss on the fact that everyone could use it the way they want. In fact its a realm of realms of which purpose you can create for yourself. Imagine a Web page that will allow your users to experience your products before buying them, drive that dream car, touch this new cool smartphone, walk into places impossible to reach for low income people like the Eiffel tower and the White house, sure Google took it slow and created panoramic images. Now here where SecondLife breaks the barrier, you can JUMP from the Eiffel tower, you can host a meeting or a party in the White house! Or …wait for it….. you can build entire REAL cities and buildings and not from cheap buildings, oh no.. you can professionally design anything in-world or use your own professional CAD programs, and with LSL (SecondLife’s proprietary simplified JavaScript) scripting, there is almost nothing in real life that can’t exist in SecondLife.

The experience
In fact you can have in SecondLife things you can’t have in real life. From basic things like flying bare. To wearing iron suits or going naughty. As with the Internet itself unchecked SecondLife provided the ability for all humans to manifest all their dreams in a sense it was a simulation of our future thousands of years from now
Truth be told this technology was given to us at least 500 years before its time. And it was available to your regular PC.

SecondLife was quickly attracting the government, education facilities, businesses of all levels.
People created entire interactive worlds, lab simulations, art, model applications, flowers, celebrations, movie nights, dates, musical events, stand up comedy, physics calculations, mathematical programming experiments, international conference meetings, product simulations, strategy process development, imagine a Visio but 100 times more accurate and in 3D Where you can zoom in and out like you would with Google earth. And for the heavy powered simulations Philip imagined how you would install the platform on a local hosted server or fire it on an AWS elastic servers and then link it to the existing grid. (Lookup Hypergrid to see how users and fans made it happen later). Universities and businesses like IBM, CISCO, MICROSOFT, AMD, and more where all in love with it.

Hay-day
I wasn’t there for it, but from what i hear during 2007-2010 SecondLife was monetized as people could sell their products, its internal economy simulated the real world trade center running by multiple proprietary currencies made by programming but managed mainly by the Linden Dollar, which has an exchange stock market for converting it to and from US dollar. Yes I’m not kidding Lindens are REAL MONEY and have their worth in US Dollars.
People created breedable pets, farms, AI integration with servers to embed C# and other computer languages, ironically just like the real world, the most profitable businesses started were Fashion (thanks to furries), Adult products, and real-estate. Yes some people made millions, that is hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. And still do even today!

Doom and gloom
Every great invention faces the darkness of the greedy investors, SecondLife was no exception. As people saw what SecondLife is capable off they were aggressive to protect their investment and squeeze it for money, land prices went up, and Rosedale’s dream was crushed to ever see the day where it will be hosted into private servers.
With the rise lf popularity SecondLife was also attracted the infamous internet trolls and hackers.
No one had the experience with creating virtual reality anti viruses, so best bet was creating 3rd party viewers (think web browsers, but for SecondLife grid) many viewers were great most famously BlackDragon for graphic miracles, Phoenix Firestorm for performance and stability, and Singularity for its compatibility with AMD. All that out did SecondLife basic viewer. But at the cost of lower security and privacy from their makers.

Hackers were able to create viewers to steal other peoples creations, ripping them out and reselling them or giving them away for free devaluing the product in the market, other viewers were more evil and could steal peoples IP addresses, financial information, identity theft and so on. SecondLife was emerging with great risks and greedy investors. The money could only be spent on where it seemed profitable and security was not a concern most American business concern themselves about. Unless shit hits the fan (excuse my French), and that is exactly what happened.

Shit hit the fan
Hackers and trolls could roam in a world with great potential and LindenLabs had not exactly experts in social science or Internet security. So they did the next best thing they knew they could without properly accounting for the consequences. At the time the most open and critical collaboration spot of SecondLife’s smartest hackers, scientists, developers, programmers and artists, gathered on an open policy campus of Woodbury University.
Where two significant groups played a role in good and evil. And the conflict went out of hand, it required the involvement of Federal Authorities. SecondLife decided to cut off the cancer. Therefore by physically (well virtual physics) wiped the entire University campus worth years of production and tens of thousands of dollars, and invaluable amount of damages destroying student projects, institutional experiments, professors etc. Many accounts followed suit with their inventory destroyed that lead to loss of entire projects, while damaging other products that used nested codes or media content in a chain reaction. The damage was so severe and irreversible it blew a hole in the social structure of the world and displayed that Linden labs not only have the power but dare to use a it this nuclear option.

Aftermath
This quickly followed first life courts, legal claims, bad PR, and bad reputation, as one Woodbury University professor stated “as long as technology like this belongs to one entity capable of such destruction at the push of a button, it will not be trustworthy or reliable to invest in”. One by one universities and businesses stopped development into the world and didn’t renew their agreements with SecondLife, it was the beginning of the end. Several years later, second life began to decrease its office staff to conserve expenses it lost its market share. And blew up its chance to being acquired by Microsoft for a VR project.
It turned into a ghost town with remains of empty university buildings, you can still see AMDs once greatest digital tour and some schools.

Today second life is a spot for die-hard fans of the technology, SecondLife business, programmers, furries, and the occasional trolls (see Britbong).

Post Apocalypse
The daily real time user base decreased from its 150k ish population to 45k ish population, and became somewhat steady. SecondLife today is outliving its predictions of a dying nation since 2012, thankfully to its premium members, investors, land owners, and world creators. Its bringing a good profit that is so far considered acceptable.

Majority of today’s user base consists from disabled veterans, retired workers, physically or mentally disabled people with too much free time but little or no social lives. Even in its current state it serves as a great haven for those who need it, and some essential improvements are still rolling out.

Today’s communities
You can go anywhere in the world, speak any language, talk to any people, and if you’re elaborate enough start your own community! Many people i met host their own Role play simulators, hangout places, real estates, programs integration, fashion shops. Contrary to the belief in a dying world SecondLife hosts clubs and other chill spots great for a second time activity for people who want to chill and explore virtual reality like no other realm today and for free, the potential for today’s SecondLife World is to ground zero for international communications, a gold mine waiting to be discovered by people seeking to implement the technology wisely. be it SL or Kitely or another SL-Like Grid.

Be careful!
When going into the world do not use your personal information, do not setup your financial information using 3rd party viewers. (You can still use the Linden purchase function in 3rd party viewers)
Do not tolerate trolls and block them immediately for your own good as they attract more trolls when they stay around. Buy everything only from Marketplace or KZK, Kimono, and very famous stores, avoid shady places like Crowley Corporation and understand the risks of transactions in-world going wrong, and refunds being at discretion of seller. Linden police and reporting functions are no longer working (tragically sad) so you are on your own. There are also rumors of Linden staff banning accounts of users who leave their premium subscription, other accounts being banned for being at the wrong time, wrong place, read the current TOS carefully. Mainly the article that states all your creations can be gone anytime so have local backups whenever possible using export function Etc
Be safe!

The Future
Linden labs are trying their hand at creating a troll free professional grid that is so far hasn’t seen the light of day. meanwhile Mr Rosedale (Steve Jobs of virtual worlds) is starting over with his dream being done right with the proper technology and budget at his hands with HIGH FIDELITY.

Meanwhile the most successful of advances are the locally installed multi-grid solution created by developers who loved the technology and felt they had the responsibility to carry the torch, they created the free and vast Hyper-Grid. Independent of Linden Labs.

Special thanks to
King Cervine (Deerwood)
Kylee the Kitty
Kurt Milnaoux
Irwin Aguilar
Cecilia Zhang (Intan Dance Animations)
Utilizator (Kimono) team
Silvya (KZK) team
Ru3ari and the Russian community
Kurt Augustin
Kitely Grid Staff
Jp lazlo (TRUMP HQ)
Many more creators and property owners I had the pleasure to meet in second life.

And especially…
Philip Rosedale.

SecondLife® is a registered trademark to Linden Research, Inc.

Proposed changes to Driving training curriculum

Driving Lanes

  1. Left lane is the fast lane, its speed should be no less than the max speed of the road
  2. Right Lane is the cruise lane, its speed should be no more than the max speed of the road
  • Therefore by passing vehicles is only possible on the left lane
  • Therefore breaking any of point 1 and 2, should be a driving violation.

    Traffic Light

  • When a traffic light turns green no car should beep before 10 seconds has passed, doing so should be a violation

    Turns and Indicators:

  • Turning is possible only from the lane that allows you to.
  • You cannot cross a line that is solid white, doing so is a violation

Left Turns

  • Never allowed on Red
  • Give way when Green no arrow
  • Give way when flashing yellow
  • If your lane is the only lane turning left you can choose to turn into the left and into the right lane of the new road (Important since many people learn this by practice only and increase wear on their vehicles as well as slow down the fast-lane at point of entry thinking they’re expected to drive into the left lane.

Right Turns

  • Give way at all times unless traffic is green
  • Always exit at right-most lane
  • If need to cross from right-most to left-most it’s OKAY to come to a complete stop at a yield sign or turn exit to wait for cars to clear off.
  • It’s okay to drive slow to cross each lean at a time instead of cutting multiple lanes
  • Cutting multiple lanes is a violation.
  • Common misconceptions
  • The road is not a variable time: you cannot be late at leaving and expect to make up for it by reckless driving, all you immigrants and young people should stop thinking that way.
    • This is the #1 cause of traffic jams and rush hours.
    • This is the #1 cause of all vehicular accidents.
    • This is uncivil and offensive towards your fellow road-sharing drivers.
  • Driving is a privilege, not a right:  while driving is a ubundunt form of transportation it is an expensive and dangerous application entrusted into you.

Highway Driving

  • Under any condition except for completely stopped cars i.e. jams and accidents, breaking or decelerate by use of break should be illegal.
  • When driving on a high way it should be ILLEGAL to use the breaks, and or when doing so they should turn the hazard lights.  Deceleration can happen without breaking by taking of the gas pedal and is a great smooth way to change lanes
  • When exiting the high-way breaking is possible ONLY at the turning lane. and not in the middle of the highway.

 

My Command on the Muslim Ban debate video

My Command on the Muslim Ban debate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ziRp4IcDY

 

Here’s what I saw in this video

1. Trump speaks Human simple

2. Hillary responds with the same answer in a twisted vague complicated manner full of psychological tactics of “I feel with you, and understand you because I’m a woman”

3. Trump says a simple clear fact about Syrian refugees and the need to do extreme vetting regardless

4. Hillary “CHANGES HER PREVIOUS POSITION” and states in a vague and twisted language that she will let people in because blood and gore and cries.

 

The Bottom line is.. I lived for over 20 years among Muslims and IN THE MIDDLE EAST. and I know these people, and I’m telling you Trumps actions to “not underestimate” the danger of importing a culture that lived for a 1000 years in the habit of murder, abuse, torture, violence, to Arab Muslims violence is a second language. while the West have been civilized the Middle East has developed into mas dictatorial form of government with a LOT of political and economic ignorance. these people know that violence is a human right in their dictionary, it justifies their existence and taking things by force such as rape is the normal act of an animal male dominating over the female. this to them is a normal right. It is not surprise to the way they act, and I’m not saying that they are wrong. to them their culture, what they are today, is what is right for them. But to the west, it is everything they fought and strives to change.. where the west embraced civility, the Middle East embraced instinct, violence, clan-forming, and the animalistic contrast of male and female. To the middle east, America is stupid and wrong it’s tamed and disrespectful, what nation allowed a female to speak over man??? I can go on and on .. but I guess I said enough to draw the picture. If those people are coming to the west they must be ready and willing to accept the Western culture as part of their everyday lives, and either change with it, or by the least respect it, honor it, and follow the laws that protect it.

WOLF MESSING’S-EXTRORDINARY GIFTS

WOLF MESSING’S-EXTRORDINARY GIFTS

RUSSIAN/JEWISH/PSYCHIC

Edited-Summarized by ‘Sweeps’ Fox

— I’m posting this here, because I’m among the very few who know about Wolf Messing, and I want to help preserve and spread this knowledge of his work and contributions to extraordinary abilities research on the internet :)—  – Dinoraptor101

Original Article: http://www.irishufology.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1730

 

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The human brain…I prefer ‘Mind’…is mysterious, and its complex cognitive powers are far from being understood. In the darkest years of the turbulent 20th century there lived a man who harnessed the mysterious powers of the MIND like no other human being known to history. He was a telepath, a mind reader, a psychic, a remote viewer, and a lucky survivor who avoided both the Holocaust and the death camps of Joseph Stalin. We may never know the full extent of his extraordinary abilities.

Wolf Grigorievich Messing was born in 1899 to a poor Jewish family in the tiny town of Gora-Kavaleriya near Warsaw-Poland. It was, at that time, a part of the Russian Empire.

At the age of six Messing was sent to a religious school, where he distinguished himself by his devotion and his incredible ability to memorize prayers. Later he was enrolled in a yeshiva, but ran away after two years.

Messing got on the first passenger train he could find, hid under a bench, and fell asleep. When the train conductor demanded his ticket, Messing picked a piece of paper off the floor and handed it to the man, looking into his eyes and willing that the man believe the scrap to be a genuine train ticket. He was successful, and arrived in Berlin with no further problems.

Messing was paid a pittance for menial work, and once fainted from hunger right on the street. He was taken to a morgue, where he was saved from his lethargy by the famous psychiatrist and neurologist Professor Abel. This man was the first to realize Messing’s incredible mental powers and his ability to control his body.

Abel began to conduct mind-reading experiments with the boy.
Messing could become cataleptic…entering a trancelike or unresponsive state of consciousness….at will. Later he found out that he could foretell the future in this state.

The professor was amazed with results of his experiments. Messing immediately understood all mental commands and executed them with precision. He trained himself by going to the Berlin market to read the minds of the vendors.
Abel also taught the teenager to turn off his feelings of physical pain. Messing became a fakir, and to supplement his income (and send money to his impoverished family), he let people pierce his chest and neck with nails in front of an audience.

When he turned 16, Messing began his first tour, traveling to the city of Vienna. But he was no longer a circus attraction. Messing had developed a program of psychological experiments, as he modestly refered to them. During these “experiments” the teenager would execute commands sent to him mentally, tell biographies of people he never met before, and find items hidden by the audience.

Messing’s growing fame attracted the attention of Albert Einstein. The great physicist invited the talented youth to his home, where Messing met Sigmund Freud. The psychologist immediately began his own mental experiments. He gave a mental command to young Wolf to get a pair of tweezers and pluck three hairs from Einstein’s fabulous mustache. The youth did as he was instructed, albeit with embarrassment. But Einstein told him to turn to him for assistance, should he ever need it.

Messing never met with Einstein again, but learned from Freud the art of concentration and self-hypnotism. Later in his life Messing met with other famous people, including Gandhi in 1927.

The Soviet Dictator…Stalin became interested in the case of Wolf Messing, and was determined to check the authenticity of his supposed abilities.
In one experiment devised by Stalin and his aids, Messing walked into a bank, presented the teller with a ‘note’and requested 10,000 roubles. The ‘note’ was actually a blank piece of paper. The cashier handed over the money, and Messing packed the banknotes into his briefcase and left the bank. He then re-entered the bank with two observers who had witnessed the transaction, and handed back the money.
The cashier collapsed with a heart attack when he realized what he had done. Messing confessed later in life…how relieved he was to have learned that the Cashier/Teller had recovered fully.
A second test set by Stalin was to enter his house – surrounded by armed guards – without a pass. Later, as Stalin was working in his office, Messing walked in. Messing explained that he had broadcasted a mental suggestion that he was the feared head of the secret police Lavrenti Beria, and that the guards had seen Beria, not Messing.

’Messing’ was to be considered an ‘Enemy of the Third Reich’

In 1937 Wolf Messing incurred the wrath of the demented Adolf Hitler. While performing in a Warsaw theater, the telepath foretold Hitler’s demise if the Germans attacked the Soviet Union. Hitler, though taken and immersed with the Paranormal and mystical, was to react immediately and hysterically. The Nazis put a price of 200,000 Reichsmarks on Messing’s head.

It is not clear whether Hitler wanted to murder Messing or to harness his powers in captivity. (His other famed psychic, Hanussen, an influential confidant of the superstitious Führer, was murdered in a Nazi power struggle.) Messing had to hide for a long time to evade the Germans.

After 1939, Nazi-occupied Warsaw was plastered with leaflets offering a reward for Messing’s capture. And…on one occasion, he had wandered carelessly onto a busy city street…where he was arrested and savagely beaten. At the police station, he had to collect all his mental strength…and willed the guards to come to his cell. As they staggered inside, Messing left it, locked them in, and escaped. He left Warsaw through the sewer tunnels, hiding in a cart covered with hay, and made his way…traveling only at night with trusted guides…to the Soviet Union. He crossed the Bug River in November 1939.

Stalin’s Cunning Fellow-How Messing came to meet Stalin:

Messing handed the Soviets a Nazi leaflet that promised a reward for his capture. A Jewish refugee with strange talents still did not help Messing find work very quickly.

He was lucky not to be sent to the gulag concentration camps. Later, Messing was protected by Panteleymon Ponomarenko, the Communist leader of the Byelorussian Republic, and allowed to perform. Soon thereafter the NKVD -secret police-a forerunner of the KGB- interrupted his performances and dispatched the psychic to Moscow to meet their formidable Soviet leader.

Stalin was convinced. Fame came immediately; Messing became something of a superstar, and his success brought incredible income to the government. Messing’s assistant, Valentina Ivanovskaya, recalled that the medium met with Stalin, Beria, Voroshilov, Kalinin, and other Soviet leaders. Once Stalin told him, ‘What a cunning fellow you are, Messing!’…but the telepath replied in less-than-perfect Russian: ‘It is not I who is the cunning one, it is you who is truly cunning’

Kalinin nervously pulled his sleeve, but Stalin was obviously in a good mood that day. Perhaps Messing read the dictator’s mind.

Stalin and Lavrenti Beria (head of the secret police) decided to test the hypnotist’s abilities again. They asked if he could exit the Kremlin without a pass if the guards were warned not to let him out. Messing replied that he could. And he did leave the building without any problems, although a secretary followed him. No one stopped the medium, and he waved to the Soviet leaders from the street. The guards swore that the man who walked out past them was none other Stalin himself.

When Messing walked back into the building (as he recalled in his interview to Leningradskaya Pravda newspaper in 1964), the watch commander sent a message in his mind: “You dirty Yid!” The telepath struck him on the cheek with his own thought. And the officer jumped back.

The psychic consulted both Stalin and the chief of the NKVD on a number of occasions. Other meetings with the top party and secret police officials took place, and Messing suffered much stress as a result.

Aiding the War Effort

Messing did not perform from 1943 until the end of the war, allegedly because the Soviet government sent him on a mission to Siberia where he was placed in charge of an espionage college. But this period of his life has not been covered in his memoirs, and remains a mystery.

Not long before the Nazis invaded Soviet Russia, Messing was invited to speak with top Red Army commanders. He predicted that there would be a massive war with Germany, but it would end between May 3 and 5, 1945, with a Soviet victory. Stalin was informed about this prediction, and when the war ended, the Soviet dictator sent a congratulatory telegram to Messing. He kept the telegram for years.

Messing donated his own money for the construction of two military aircraft during the war, and helped his adopted country in many other ways. His family perished in the Holocaust.

A recently aired Russian television special implied that the famous psychic met Stalin some 20 hours before the dictator’s death, and predicted that he would die soon. Messing initiated the meeting, as he wanted to intervene with Stalin on behalf of the doctors arrested in the infamous “Doctors’ Plot” (in which a circle of Jewish physicians were accused of conspiring to poison senior Soviet leaders, including the dictator; some historians allege the plot was orchestrated by Stalin to justify a new purge of the party and the police and to prepare the country for a war with the West). Stalin warned Messing that he would be sent to the gulag if he did not stop meddling. After his death, Stalin’s heirs quashed the accusations against the doctors and instead arrested and executed Beria; Messing could have predicted as much.

Some have noted that Stalin’s death in March 1953 coincided with the holiday of Purim, and the implication is that the Jewish psychic removed the evil tyrant. But Messing was no murderer, and he did not play a role in the blood sport of Soviet politics. Otherwise, he would not have lived a long life in his adopted country. Curiously, another Russian television film about Messing was aired right after the first one, and made it quite clear that no such meeting ever took place. It looked like someone in Russia was trying to blame Stalin’s death on the Jewish refugee who was given a haven in the USSR, yet there are those who protect Messing’s name and honor.

Soviet Medium

During the war, the famous telepath gave many performances in the Soviet military units, military hospitals, and defense plants. His demonstration of mysterious qualities of human psyche and brain irked Communist ideologues and their materialistic propaganda. Before every performance after 1950, a statement from the Institute of Philosophy of the Soviet Academy of Sciences had to be read to the public announcing that Messing’s abilities to read others’ minds were based on “reflection of thoughts on motor human controls”—that is, he guessed the thoughts of others based on their involuntary and unconscious movements. Telepathy does not exist, proclaimed the so-called scientists, because Marxism-Leninism did not provide the guidelines as to its existence. A human thought cannot exist outside of the brain or the material world, and Messing’s experiments had nothing to do with telepathy—this was the official ideological line.

Messing did not like to perform in big cities because he did not like to attract too much attention from the Communist leaders. But the Soviet people loved Messing’s performances and filled the theaters whenever he was in town.

Once while performing in Kiev in the late 1940s, he was detained and brought to Moscow because Nikolay Bulganin, a top Soviet official at the time, had been ordered by Stalin to find a lost briefcase with top-secret documents. Messing was brought to the office of the individual who had lost the briefcase, where he concentrated his remote viewing abilities as he looked at the items in the room. Messing visualized a scene with a sloping riverbank, a small church, and a bridge across the river. There was a black item under the bridge. It was the briefcase.

Messing spoke with local geography experts, giving them the description in his mind, and they recognized two such locations in the vicinity of Moscow. Two trucks full of armed soldiers were dispatched, and a few hours later the briefcase with its precious contents was placed in front of the Soviet officials.

Messing begged Soviet scientists to study him and provide explanations for his unique abilities. But for the most part such scientists were closed-minded people, terrified of the official Communist party line, and they ignored his pleas. Some tests were carried out in the Institute of Psychiatry of the Academy of Medical Sciences, USSR. But the scientists there preferred not to discuss issues that could not be described by the ideomotor actions. The opportunity to study a new phenomenon was lost.

Wolf Messing believed in the existence of a special “field” responsible for telepathic abilities. He felt it should be discovered and researched, and that it could provide wonderful possibilities, just as the electromagnetic field did. He was also fascinated by hypnosis, and recalled that in his younger days in Poland he used hypnosis to cure mental illnesses in extreme cases.

On at least one occasion, Messing was able to predict a man’s fate by looking at his photograph. He was able to foretell the future (when he was forced to by circumstances) with accuracy. Messing wrote that foresight or clairvoyance does exist. We cannot explain such phenomena because we have yet to clearly understand the essence of time, its connection to space, and the interconnectedness between past, present, and future.

The legendary artist and famous tele¬path worked until 1974. By then he was fluent in Russian, Polish, Hebrew and German languages. The KGB allegedly confiscated his personal diaries and notes immediately after his death. The documents remain classified.

Wolf Messing passed away in 1975, and was buried next to his wife at the Vostrya¬kovsky cemetery of Moscow./’S’

It’s been a while…

It’s been a long ti,e since I wrote on my public diary, almost about a decade during which I have learned a lot. Looking back I can see how wise I was and where inexperience was a key factor in learning and improving. Sometimes being experienced isn’t a positive thing. Sometimes what you need is a skill only the curious and the fresh can have. And that skill is intellect, curiousity, ability to adapt and ability to turn everything into fun and excitement. A key to any performance made wonderful.

I have learned how technology is meaningful only if it comes with a 10 year support or durability. And that’s a key rule in buying ,you electronics.

I have learned what it means to be a manager and know how to a fair leader, when to Crack the whip and when to give flowers.

I have learned the effort it takes to create a beautiful art, and much more the effort it takes to create design a wonderful software.

And I’m truly forever inspired by the likes of Steve Jobs and Dieter Rams.
We live in technology and all we care about is results, less did we care about its impact on our health and the idea that we look at screens 80 percent of our sight time.   Tablets, cellphones, computers, tv, ordering in restaurant, card scanners, work laptops, and sometimes even kitchen appliance, microwaves, modern watches, car stereos and navigation and speedometer.  and the list goes on and on. It is as significant invention as the wheel itself!

So will one day VR be the wheel of the Internet of tomorrow.

And that brings me to the discovery of second life where I live a second free life where I can meet friends from all layers of society unbiased and fair, respectful and colorful, where the purpose is to find a better progressive community a day life is worth living. For many consider it a game I find it truly amazing.

Many more might I write soon. .. perhaps tomorrow or the next year.   But I truly hope wordpress the best in what has done. And for it to keep my content available for generations to come.  🙂  special thank you for being a great platform for bloggers!

Disable OneDrive (officially) from Windows

Disclaimer: If you don’t understand something below you’re not ready to make such advanced changes, proceed at own risk, and don’t mess with the registry unless you know what you’re doing 🙂

 

Uninstall Onedrive

  • Windows 64-bit launch this command:

%systemdrive%\syswow64\OneDriveSetup.exe /Uninstall

  • Windows 32-bit launch this command:

%systemdrive%\system32\OneDriveSetup.exe /Uninstall

Hide From Explorer

  1. Start RegEdit
  2. Press CTRL+F
  3. Paste this key to find in registry "018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6"
  4. Click on “System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree”
  5. Change value from “1” to “0”

Fix Windows 10 Start menu and Cortana

Some people may face an odd situation like myself where the Start Menu or Cortana fail to load or crash and many people would consider a clean install.

A Power Shell script can re-instate all the functions, you should run this in Administrator privileges. leave your thoughts in comments bellow 🙂 thanks!

 

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Views on modern sexuality

Please don’t judge if you stumble upon my views. I merely share this for scientific and research purposes, if you have questions feel free to comment or message me.


Below is quoted from comments I made during a discussion with my friends

My view on modern sexuality

I’m monogamous (loyal to single partner) and heartbreak is the worse pain!  And sexuality as majority of people treat it today is so devolved and primitive. Because the goal of human communication isn’t mutual satisfaction. It isn’t reproduction. Its in being able to accept differences, develop societies, a sense of belonging in families.

Because the survival of any species depends on  socialism.  Reason why animals move herds, birds fly in flocks, bees live in colonies and humans create culture.    To deny communication is to deny the very reason we exist.   The idea that we exist for each other to be part of each other’s lives.  Sexuality is but a small reward to the individual.  Perverting it won’t get us far.


I think honosexuality is an abnormality/disorder.  It only exists as a genetic flaw in human biology. Because  humans are in constant conflict instead of accepting differences they are accepting similarities.

In my analogy, honosexuality is the result of our miscommunication. :>

I.e.  with enough heartbreaks I may as well become gay.  Or my kids may based of the genetic experience I pass on.

 You always hear people saying I discovered I’m a lesbian <<< hints of a gay convert…. 

Gays are friendlier and nicer because
A: you don't feel threatened around them.
And B: they actually only talk to you because you're a good person.

While normal girls and guys can be easily lured by display of character.  An opposite orientation will always see the human aspect. And never consider the idea of fornication. 

SURPRISE: cultures of no sex before marriage encourage people to see the human aspect and based of that they get married!  (Shocking).

Bisexuality or the (careless/confused) community are people who careless about satisfying others and only seek own satisfaction by (whichever) means.  

Bisexual: If one doesn't work…. Let's try the other!

Gay born:  abused by the world and judged for being different, their interests naturally align with same Gender. And they are also in love with themselves in the mirror! Homosexuality does NOT embrace differences at all. Instead it seeks identical interests. This is TOTALLY normal. but even in gay community a polarisation occurs. One will be dominant and one will be submissive. Except in their case they can actually switch roles without rear thoughts.

Gay converts: don't hate at them. They're not fake. And some of them were forcibly pushed into being straight in a society (just like when you force a left handed person to be right handed).  Sooner or later they will start using their left hand.  It takes time for them to naturally recover from social pressure to what they are, the other parts where normal straight people become gay as part of social influence.

Believe it or not. People today think GAY is COOL. so they intentionally declare themselves gay in pursuit of attention! While I won't argue which sex does this more.  I strongly believe that the majority of gay converts.. Are simply gay because its a fad. And a couple years from now they will be happily married to their opposite gender anyway!

All what I'm saying is my personal conclusion. I'm not implying anything I said being a fact. But I do a lot of reading and I meet and ask a lot of questions. I also don't mean to offend someone or some gender. If I did I'm sorry.

As for my orientation I'll tell you.
I'm a bisexual who decided to be straight. And although I'm attracted to men more I made the choice where I believe I can build a better future.