Sep 12, 2009

Never remember 11th of september 9/11

9/11 is the date when CIA, Kissinger and Nixon had the president of Chile Salvador Allende, socialist, democratically elected, deposed and killed and the dictator Pinochet took power, 30.000 people got killed from the dictatorship regime. Yes, USA it's the land of democracy...

Ken Loach 9/11

electric bike

So, I took the plunge to buy an electric bicycle as a way to save money on parking and to take advantage of the good weather in Tucson. I tried riding a regular bike to work for a while as it is only two miles from my house to work, but there is a slight incline on the way to work and it is just enough to leave me sweaty by the time I reach my office. So, instead of arriving winded and drenched, I gave up on the regular bike and was driving the two miles (a habit of which I am not proud). Anyway, after receiving my Chinese model electric bike bought off of Ebay (cheaper than the others I saw), I tested it out today for the first time. So far so good--but I feel like I am cheating. So much for exercise--the pedal assist function kicks in right away so if feels like I'm coasting downhill even when I'm going up. Fortunately I can turn the lithium-ion battery off if I like and pedal as I would on a regular bike. The battery and extras make the bike a bit heavier, but not so much that I can't pedal around easily on the flat. I can totally see myself using the bike to go greater distances than with a regular bike, and to use the bike to carry things like groceries. Saving money on a reserved parking spot and on gas are also some of the potential perks. Anyway, we'll see how I make use of it....

Electric Bikes--Good for the environment

Aug 4, 2009

Dell mini 10 Z520 GMA 500 Ubuntu 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-14 freeze

Update for the dell mini 10 installation:
With the latest update to the kernel 2.6.28-14, the graphic is broken, you can't log in unless in safe mode. Solution:
2.6.28-14 kills PSB driver on Dell Mini 10 & Acer One 751h

sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
sudo shutdown -r now

the psb kernel will be automatically recompiled.

If you are experiencing freezes (you can move just the mouse), this should fix it:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install poulsbo-driver-2d poulsbo-driver-3d psb-firmware

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option "DRI" "off"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"

ctrl-X save &restart

Jul 24, 2009

Credit Crunch visualized

How the Credit crunch started

Jul 23, 2009

daniel suelo The Man Who Survives Without Money and erin andrews

I'm running out of money. I'm leaving in a foreign country, in Tucson, Arizona, and till now I wasn't able to find any job. I'm not really spending much, but still, you need money for survive. My latest desperate idea is to try to make money with a blog or web site. Not this one, I won't put advertisements here. I don't know until this would work, if people discover how to get rid of advertisements on the web...
How to get rid of advertisement on the web? It's really easy. First install firefox. Then install on firefox the add-ons AD Block Plus and No Script. Check how to do and tutorials on the oracle (google). I'm enjoying very much internet now, I load web pages very fast and my CPU won't be overloaded from stupid ad scripts, where also you add security on your connection.
So, I was thinking to make a website for make money. How? well, making a blog, with a lot of advertisements, that is hit many times for day. How to make it? posting something interesting, that people search a lot on the net. What people search on the net? considering that most people would use google for find something, I can use google trends. So, what's trendy these day? outside the peep video of Erin Andrews, who don't know who she is, a hot trend is Daniel Suelo. This guy, "DANIEL SUELO LIVES IN A CAVE. UNLIKE THE average American he isn't worried about the economic crisis. That's because he figured out that the best way to stay solvent is to never be solvent in the first place. Nine years ago, in the autumn of 2000, Suelo decided to stop using money. He just quit it, like a bad drug habit." (copied from the Huffington post, obviously the Huffington post reports about this hot search trend Guy). So, searching for a way to make money, I fond out someone that doesn't need any. Just to remind you how futile our problems are. And this isn't even a crazy guy. Sure doesn't look well dressed, but he really seem happy of his choice. This is his blog:
I like this guy. Yes, he survive with the help of others, at the end. But is help that others are happy to provide him. And, at this point, if he wants to make money it wouldn't be difficult for him. Maybe one day will translate his blog in a book, and earn money from the copyright? For now, he is enjoy his monetary freedom. I know someone that lived in a cave, but that was an experiment of isolation. Or "The Elfs", a community that live in the wild in Tuscany, Pistoia, Italy (pretty much the same, no money, only goods exchange between them). Daniel you should go there instead! Tuscany is a more trendy place than Ohio...

This is an old anarchist dream, so it's an anarchist news:

Today's Hot Trends (USA)
1. peter cammarano
2. erin andrews video peep pictures
3. erin andrews peephole tape
4. hoboken mayor arrested
5. vibram fivefingers
6. recursion
7. tour de france stage 18
8. ny post erin andrews photos
9. anabela mota janke
10. omer bhatti pictures
11. hoboken 411
12. so you think you can dance breast cancer
13. five fingers shoes
14. daniel van pelt
15. elaine hendrix
16. vos iz neias
17. newark star ledger
18. pierce brosnan wife
19. nadia marcinkova
20. kate major
21. reggie lewis
22. rabbis arrested
23. leona beldini
24. new jersey corruption
25. nh lottery
26. nikki churchill
27. gates police report
28. nj news
29. tom griswold
30. sallie krawcheck
31. michael jackson love child
32. senior british open 2009
33. stupidly
34. romaine lettuce recall
35. christine brennan
36. face the ace
37. nj corruption
38. ford stock
39. belkin wireless g mimo router
40. jim parque
41. cambridge police department
42. vernon newsom
43. kate major star magazine
44. new york post
45. kraft foods drink
46. secaucus mayor dennis elwell
47. stacie lange
48. sgt. james crowley
49. asbury park press
50. scott janke
51. gates arrested
52. michael jackson secret son
53. yeshiva world
54. charlotte sellmyer
55. taco bell dog
56. jazelle moore
57. cervelo p4
58. bluwiki
59. hoboken mayor peter cammarano
60. medarex
61. nj arrests
62. comic con
63. hoboken nj
64. hayden brooks
65. fitb
66. somx
67. deal yeshiva
68. professor gates
69. birther movement
70. taylor vixen myspace
71. deal nj
72. idaho lottery
73. vitamin c
74. christi rowan
75. francesca battistelli
76. cammarano arrested
77. nityanand gopalika
78. solomon dwek
79. annecy france
80. jarden
81. gisela moore
82. republican national committee
83. allison steele
84. espn reporters pics
85. henry gates
86. jenny erickson
87. mo collins
88. schwarzenegger knife
89. bergen record
90. team radio shack
91. feint
92. new jersey mayors arrested
93. obama gates
94. new york post erin andrews pictures
95. elko speedway
96. radioshack
97. boston globe
98. texas southern university
99. hoboken news
100. 6pm

Jul 21, 2009

Jul 20, 2009

Generacion B The Future of Food

Yoani Sánchez has a blog, GENERACION Y, the Cuban generation born with a Russian name, Y. But what about this other side? we are the generation B, second class citizens, born with the Bush (jr & sr) and Berlusconi, the mafia man that changed forever italian culture with his junk television and politics, the two Bushes, making war for oil, subsidizing GM agriculture and backing Monsanto and Microsoft.
One recent post she had was about food, how difficolt was to find it. Well I think she should say thanks in primis to the USA, that back only "American friendly" dictatorship. I'm sure the Cuban government would like to have McDonalds and Papa' John Pizza etc. down their roads, but for now Fidel is still the enemy for Americans. What about this other side of the wall? how free we are when we go to food policy? this is a great movie, explain just all the GM world, and how they control farmers life now, and our life tomorrow...
But, I'm still waiting, when they'll do the soy ice cream that tastes like chicken?

Jul 19, 2009

Food, Inc.

Hello, how is your vacation? did you eat your meat? just discovered that outside feed it with GM crops, fill them with antibiotics (not for illness, but for make them grow faster) they still use hormones in the US , while in Europe is still banned US meat. In the meanwhile the swine flu...

So, under the Tucson sun, decided to go to see this movie. Interesting, shocking, the Loft cinema sold out it for three days, sign that the Americans find it a sensible topic. The movie talk about how the food industry is in the hands of few companies, that use unskilled illegal immigrants for keep the costs low, make experiments with cow for find a better way to feed them with crops instead of grass.

Over 60% of GM food is made in the US. Over 70% of US product contain GM. The European Union and the United States have strong disagreements over the EU's regulation of genetically modified food. The US claims these regulations violate free trade agreements, the EU counter-position is that free trade is not truly free without informed consent.
Remember the mad cow? infected animals transmitted the disease... because where given the brain of dead animals for food. This is Matrix. Farmers don't decide anymore how to feed and grow their animals, the corporations do.
What's GM? it's genetically modified food, that it is been untested on humans, that can create food allergy, or other unknown disease. But, worse, introduce the concept of copyright in food: farmers are not allowed to reuse their own crops, or rise the chicks as they want.
Most of the engineered food, made by Monsanto, is for make stronger crops to survive at their pesticides. What about pesticide residues in that food?
Take for example canola oil, considered so good for your health. In reality is an GM food for resist to the pesticides, and is "naturally" engineered from rapeseed in the 1970s. This crop wasn't tested on humans, and need a chemical process otherwise is still toxic for humans. how good can be?

I hope this joke from "The Onion" will became true:

KFC No Longer Permitted To Use Word 'Eat' In Advertisements

Pranzo di Ferragosto

Questo e' uno dei migliori film che ho visto ultimamente. La storia di un ferragosto tra vecchiette abbandonate, con i figli impegnati nel loro ferragosto consumistico, loro lo trascorrono a casa di un emarginato, ma di una infinita sensibilita'.

Pranzo di ferragosto

Jul 17, 2009

Pog mo thoin!

Jul 13, 2009

La Grande Beffa



Ha HA non ci credo... e' un sogno che diventa realta' o la piu' grande beffa del secolo, Stephen Fry FOR PRESIDENT!

Jun 26, 2009

Dell mini 10 Z520 GMA 500 Ubuntu 9.04 dual boot Installation.

Using my Ubuntu machine.

Following this guide:

Run the Windows defragmentation tool on C: (My Computer, Right click on drive, Properties, Tools, Defragment Now)

Download ubuntu 9.04:

Format usb key:

Restoring your USB key to it's original state using Linux:

A. First we need to delete the old partitions that remain on the USB key.

1. Open a terminal and type sudo su
2. Type sudo fdisk -l and note your USB drive letter.
3. Type sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
4. Type d to proceed to delete a partition
5. Type 1 to select the 1st partition and press enter
6. Type d to proceed to delete another partition (fdisk should automatically select the second partition)

B. Next we need to create the new partition.

1. Type n to make a new partition
2. Type p to make this partition primary and press enter
3. Type 1 to make this the first partition and then press enter
4. Press enter to accept the default first cylinder
5. Press enter again to accept the default last cylinder
6. Type w to write the new partition information to the USB key
7. Type sudo umount /dev/sdb

C. The last step is to create the fat filesystem.

1. Type sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdb1

Create USB startup disk: system > administration > USB Startup disk creator

Restart the computer. Press F2 to enter the bios.
Go to boot section: select Usb Storage, press F6 to move up, save & exit

If successfully booted from CD, the Ubuntu logo will be displayed on the screen. Press Enter to continue.
Follow the prompts until you are asked this question: "How do you want to partition the disk ?".
Choose manual partitioning. Resize the ntfs partition as untouched of 10240 MB.
Esc partitioning, restart the computer with windows, windows xp need auto set up: This allows the Windows system to automatically rescan the newly-resized partition (using chkdsk) and write changes to its own bootup files.

Turn off windows. Insert back the USB stick and start ubuntu, select "try ubuntu without any change"
If autologin doesn't work, do "startx" at prompt
At this point start gParted: System > Administration > Partition editor
I created a primary linux swap partition 1048 MB
And one extended unallocated partition with the rest (I can not do more than 4 primary partitions)
so a new ext4 partition, leaving 10 GB at the end
and a fat 32 partition with the rest, for windows and exchange space linux/windows

click on the media usb and start the installation
select manual partitioning, select swap, root, and /windows as montpoint
leave install for a while, reboot, connect to the internet.
do the system > software upgrade, check anyway, will say it's updated, but it isn't.

At this point, there is some problems with GMA500, you can go at a resolution 800x600, for a better resolution:
create the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-mobile.list with the following content:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main


apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-psb

Is maybe useful run in case of errors:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys C6598A30

Now you want probably change the timout for GRUB for boot faster:
sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
Change timeout from 10 to 2

For firefox, should ask itself for plugin on web pages like flash etc. You would unselect view > toolbars > navigation toolbar
and view > status bar
you should also install ad block plus plug-in for firefox (see list of plugin on firefox)

Now you need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add the below line to your Device Section
Driver “psb”

According to
for enable 3D you need to:
download msvdx_fw.bin from from
Drop the firmware file, msvdx_fw.bin, into /lib/firmware/2.6.28-13-generic/ (or the directory corresponding to your running kernel).
sudo mv /usr/lib/xorg/modules
Restart the system to reload the psb.ko kernel module

* Enable Medibuntu repository (see their site for details)

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras vlc mplayer w32codecs miro hpodder skype recordmydesktop ardour audacity ffmpeg ssh gnome-do wine dosbox dosemu spectemu-x11

May 23, 2009

I'm NOT a programmer

A non-programmer's look beneath the veil (2005)

May 18, 2009

Vegan e' meglio

Un report in dettaglio sul consumo, produzione, inquinamento dovuto alla... carne.

Firenze Lista civica a cinque stellle

May 17, 2009

Housemusic 4/4

May 16, 2009


Open publication - Free publishing - More linux

Written by award-winning author Keir Thomas, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is a totally unique and concise guide for everyday Ubuntu use. It's the world's most popular Ubuntu book.

May 8, 2009

Anarcho TV

Apr 23, 2009


Matrix by Kusturica

Sito denuclearizzato

Nu Sem Nu

Post number 100! POWER ON WEB RADIO :: Live/ondemand

Feb 12, 2009

O D'Alia oscurame sta minchia

Italy Debates Law That May Block Access to Facebook and YouTube, plus all free blogs that can be considered offensive by Italian politician.
This will result as a Great Firewall, only that are the ISP provider that have to block the site. Well, democracy is not the so important in the economic downturn.

Feb 3, 2009

Jan 28, 2009

The Great Depression

I had a dream, or a nightmare, that in this bad economy stage I couldn't find any job, and went to work in a copper mine. Since the gold mines are almost gone this can be reasonable? In the economic crackdown and the end of resources I have to be a miner 200 meters under the surface, trying to steal the mineral from big corporations, and sell it on the black market.

Jan 24, 2009

1.5 Billion people on the net

Top 15 countries, by Internet population:

  1. China: 179.7 million
  2. United States: 163.3 million
  3. Japan: 60.0 million
  4. Germany: 37.0 million
  5. United Kingdom: 36.7 million
  6. France: 34.0 million
  7. India: 32.1 million
  8. Russia: 29.0 million
  9. Brazil: 27.7 million
  10. South Korea: 27.3 million
  11. Canada: 21.8 million
  12. Italy: 20.8 million
  13. Spain: 17.9 million
  14. Mexico: 12.5 million
  15. Netherlands: 11.8 million
China finally over cross the US, and not only on internet access. Italy? number twelve, with an half of people connected on internet of Great Britain, most of them with slow connection. Canada with an half of Italian population has more people connected on internet than Italy. Even Spain has more internet connection in base of the population. This is an index of how Italy is behind the other developed country, in term of technology.
One of the Obama programs to boost the economy is gave fast internet connection to rural area. It's this because it's necessary a better infrastructure or because the US wants to be the Number One again?
Italy should definitely do it.

Jan 20, 2009

The Second Superpower

Today, the first Black men (half...) president of the U.S. The Empire has a new Emperor. The last one fall down, forgotten. The second superpower won this turn?
"...the huge anti-war demonstrations around the world this weekend are reminders that there may still be two superpowers on the planet: the United States and world public opinion."

I'm wondering to see if this guy is able to have clean energy from coal as he claim.

"American Clean Energy from Coal"

Jan 3, 2009