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Chris Ramblings

Chris Ramblings
Tyckande och tänkande om it-branschen samt erfarenheter om hur det är att flytta utomlands. Även en hel del tekniska tips om FreeBSD, linux och tcpip.
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free swedish number portability look up service
2011-10-24 16:47:00
When Sweden implemented number portability for mobiles (MNP – Mobile Number Portability) and fixed lines there where some people who stated that this information should be published in DNS or a DNS like system so it would be cheap and available for everyone to use. Naturally the telcos wanted to do it the way they ...
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How to run a bitcoin generator on FreeBSD
2011-10-24 16:47:00
  After all this bitcoin hype lately and the fact that most clients are made for Linux, no wonder that i have seen several requests on how to run a bitcoin generator under Free BSD. I’m still not convinced that bitcoins are more than a pyramid scheme, but i decided to check things out and it actually ...
eldorado found or swedish newspapers dont check their stories
2011-10-24 16:47:00
The story that eldorado might have been found is so flawed… It’s the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that picked up a story that someone might have found El dorado an hidden paradise. They also claim that it is an ancient city that was discovered on google maps. But if they would have read the original article in ...
aliens behind the placement of woolworths stores
2011-10-24 16:47:00
One of the funnier things i read todays is that the placement ow Woolworths stores might be planned by the same aliens that planned the location of Stonehenge and a lot of other ancient British monuments… It’s the mathematican Matt Parker that have found that the Wollworths store are placed to form exact equilateral triangles much ...
swedens energy crisis
2011-10-24 16:47:00
Swedens energy crisis could easily be solved and now in a green way.
green nuclear power plants
2011-10-24 16:47:00
I consider nuclear power a relatively green and safe power source. This due to the fact that power plants running on coal spew out enormous amounts of carbon dioxide during normal production, but nuclear plants only pollutes during an catastrophic event due to malfunction. Added to this is that globally 10.000 people die yearly in ...
why forbidding thoughts is a bad idea
2011-10-24 16:47:00
Being a liberal i have always had problems with forbidding thoughts.  And now when doing some research into “climate gate”  i stumbled upon a blatant example. During 22 years from 1984 to 2006 Sweden had a “thought ban” on nuclear reactors.  It was forbidden to design nuclear power plants or calculate costs for running these plants. ...
Baffling Medical Conditions
2009-06-29 00:41:00
Some diseases are really strange. And a lot of them unexplained. What about these for an example: A woman who suddenly can’t open her eyes. It usually keep on for three days, then she is normal again for a couple of months. A man who can’t freeze. Or rather his body copes so good with cold that he ...
the future for saab
2009-06-22 02:18:00
Some rumors today is that Koeningsegg (You know that fancy top of the line Swedish car maker) will buy SAAB. And yet some other say that the formal descision and announcement will be made in just a couple of days. This sounds like a great solution, beefing up SAAB and at the same time giving Koeningsegg ...
more on drugs and harm reduction
2009-04-21 01:04:00
Today the Swedish minister of public health Maria Larsson announced that she would like it to be possible for the Swedish state to buy drugs. The situation in Sweden today is that the police has to arrest someone carrying a new designer drug to have a sample to analyze she want’s to rationalise things buy letting ...
oracle to buy sun microsystems
2009-04-20 16:11:00
Today Oracle and sun announced that they will be buying Sun Microsystems. And this is big! Imagine the biggest non opensource database company not only owning their biggest rival MySQL but also a lot of other key internet technologies such as: java, solaris,  netbeans, virtualbox  (virtilisation software) , openoffice (A microsoft office “clone”). Not to mention ...
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Antarctic ice is growing not melting away
2009-04-20 10:34:00
Antarctic is is growing! Not melting away as is stated today in an Expressen editorial. I guess this is against what people think, but as normal when global climate things arn’t as simple as they seem. (I tend to be very sceptic to anyone who is totally shure about global warming.) Look over here at ...
drug use or drug abuse
2009-04-16 15:39:00
It may seem that i have a hangup around drugs. And that’s correct i love drinking beer and a ocational becherovka or Tuzemský slinks down. But nothing else, it just isn’t my cup of tea. But i hang out with drug users, and have no problem with them using drugs. I actually have a much ...
time does not exist
2009-03-28 13:30:00
A couple of days ago i stumbled over this article in New scientist. And i have been thinking about eriting something about it, but i have been to busy with other stuff to really put an effort into this post. So i just decided to throw it out to you so it gets some attention, ...
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how to take two stories and make a horrifying device
2009-03-18 10:27:00
Well Aftonbladet a Swedish tabloid has made it again. This time by combining two different technological advances, and then combining them in an article to make it seem like researchers have invented a mind reading machine. First they write four sentences about a British experiment where scientists have managed to discover where in a virtual world ...
shit and alcohol eq energy
2009-03-18 10:27:00
Yesterday i wrote about garbage and ?secondary raw materials?. Today i stumbled over another strange way of generating energy. In the Swedish cities Laholm and Båstad they extract heat and electricity from, hold your breath! Shit and fine spirits… Basically they collect manure (that’s a nicer word for shit), leftovers from schools and restaurants and other ...
a small report from the drug liberal czech republic
2009-03-17 22:17:00
A strange (For anywhere else in Europe besides Holland) incident happened yesterday. I was sitting with my friends at a local “hospoda” (Czech for pub) chatting and drinking a couple of Gambrinus (a Czech brand of lager) when a police officer came in and ordred a beer. In his uniform… (I guess that is strange enough ...
trafficing and giant lizards
2009-03-17 18:06:00
Reading the Swedish online tabloids is getting on my nerves (yes i know i should stop instead of complaining…) The other day it was a fabricated story about a mind reading machine. And now today in an article about a fossile of a pliosaur aka. predator X in Svalbard. They managed to place Svalbard in ...
two sides of a trash problem
2009-03-16 01:01:00
The other day i picked up an issue of the magazine “Czech Buisiness Weekly” (CBW) at the Pink Floyd bar in downtown Prague. It was mostly filled with articles regarding the Czech presidency for the European Union and the economic crisis. But in the editorial i found an interesting side effect of the global economic slowdown. ...
me2everyone a scam or a genius idea
2009-03-06 09:01:00
Today i stumbled upon something called me2everyone via a linkedin message. At first it seemed to be yet another of these new social network sites, promising to offer you the same thing as myspace, facebook or linked in. But i am the type of guy who wanted to see the thing before dissing it. Wow was i ...
Invalid PHP_SELF Path when upgrading to Cacti 0.8.7b on FreeBSD
2009-03-06 09:01:00
When upgrading cacti to the latest version i always get bitten by my browser displaying the error ?Invalid PHP_SELF Path? . Recently it happened when upgrading to Cacti 0.8.7b, but it also happened to me when upgrading to cacti-0.8.6j and cacti-0.8.7a. So i thought i better write about it here so you all can find ...
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the first security related bug in djbdns
2009-03-05 15:21:00
As someone put it, hell froze over today. Daniel Bernstein aka. djb for the first time have paid out the promised 1000$ for the first security related bug in djbdns. Basically if you have a subdomain (a setup that is discouraged, but supported) in control by a third party that third party can poison your cache to ...
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Debugging mysql on the wire
2009-02-26 00:24:00
Earlier today i was struggling with a mysql replication that didn’t work and while banging my head at that problem i realized that maybe i would help to see what the master actually sends to the slave. Well i decided to redo my whole replication setup and see if that would help and it did. But ...
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someone elses inbox showed up in facebook
2009-02-26 00:24:00
Well i guess you aren’t going to belive me this time… But just a couple of moments ago i ran into a strange facebook bug, i was looking at someone elses inbox! Just out of the blue when i returned to my inbox after browsing a friends profile, my facebook page was in Turkish and i was ...
how to speed up downloading ports
2009-02-26 00:24:00
Well i guess you all sometime have noticed that the ports system isn’t so smart about which ftp server to start downloading distributions from. Quite often i have noticed that the multi megabyte file i’m downloading comes from japan. Not optimal at all… Well today Wesley Shields pointed out  on freebsd-ports  that there is a solution ...
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The liberati is here
2009-02-26 00:24:00
So finally we in the Liberati have published our five point declaration defining what the Liberati is and our view of the future of liberal politics in Sweden. The Liberati has allready stired up a loot of feelings in the Swedish blog sphere. Mostly a lot of nit picking regarding the name and the persons engaged. ...
P is not equal to NP
2009-02-26 00:24:00
My friend  Joachim Strömbergson posted on his blog today that there is an article on by the Swedish researcher Sten-Åke Tärnlund claiming that P != NP! If this proof is correct it will have a huge impact on mathematics and  some cryptographic algorithms. This proof is considered so important that  the Clay Mathematics Institute has ...
Good resource on modern physics
2009-02-26 00:24:00
The other day i found a nice resource on modern physics. It is the perimeter institute, PI (By the way for a while ago it was a  rumours that Stephen Hawking was considering  joining them.) who has published a series of introductions to their different research fields. So if you have even the slightest interest in ...
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Swedish scare about cancerogenous substances in wine
2009-02-26 00:24:00
Today in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet there is an article about cancerogenous remnants from pesticides in wine.  The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) have tested 40 different types of wines sold in “systembolaget”. (”Systembolaget” is the only off license shop in Sweden, strange country it is…)  and found remenants of pesticides in all 34 ...
british ufo archive released
2009-02-26 00:24:00
The Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet wrote today that the British minister of defense now have released a lot of material regarding UFO sightings in the UK. What they missed to tell is that the archives also contain correspondence with the public regarding UFO sightings. So if you are into UFO’s or are interested in what the ...
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