28 ene. 2012

Paulo Coelho en The Pirate Bay

Tras hacer una revisión a The Pirate Bay, me he topado con la pagina principal ya tiene una promoción, esta vez comienzan con un autor, un escritor, libros, si así es. El escritor del que hablo es Paulo Coelho.

Me ha tomado por sorpresa, pensé que llegaría a ser una banda de musica o algún cantante, pero al ver que se trata de un escritor, vaya que si es una gran sorpresa, veamos como se ve esa portada, claro, la forma en que lo vi yo.

Esta es la imagen de la portada de The Pirate bay, la imagen nos redirecciona a la pagina del artista, donde podremos encontrar sus libros y entradas en donde nos relata historias. Algo interesante a notar, dado que muchas de las cosas con las que nos topamos hoy en día, pocas tienen que ver con la literatura, espero este sea un ejemplo de como aun se leen libros hoy en día. De como la literatura es valorada por quien menos esperamos.

25 ene. 2012

Anonymous y el FBI (#humor)

Algo que logro hacer mi día mientras daba la vuelta por las paginas de Cuanto Cabron y Cuanta Razon , una imagen tan peculiar, el como se maneja el humor en cuanto al cierre de Megaupload, como manejamos ese tipo de informacion y mas que nada que se hace al respecto, a mi parecer quedo plasmado ese sentimiento en este "mono" como es llamado en México, sin mas los dejo con la imagen.

Visto en: Cuanta Razon
Fuente: la informacion.com
autor: Ferran Martin

19 ene. 2012

That pipe of trash that someone smoked

That pipe of trash that someone smoked:
INTERNETS, 18th of January 2012.

Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for
the ear". He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst the first to record video, he was also the first person
to own the copyright to a motion picture.

Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to financially impossible to create motion pictures
in the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated to California, and founded what we today call
Hollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent.
There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old stories and make movies out of them - like
Fantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.

So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about losing control over immaterial rights, is that they
circumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their terminology: "stole") other peoples creative works,
without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit. Today, they're all successful and most of the
studios are on the Fortune 500 list of the richest companies in the world. Congratulations - it's all based on being
able to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the rights to what other people create.
If you want to get something released, you have to abide to their rules. The ones they created after circumventing
other peoples rules.

The reason they are always complainting about "pirates" today is simple. We've done what they did. We circumvented the
rules they created and created our own. We crushed their monopoly by giving people something more efficient. We allow
people to have direct communication between eachother, circumventing the profitable middle man, that in some cases take
over 107% of the profits (yes, you pay to work for them).
It's all based on the fact that we're competition.
We've proven that their existance in their current form is no longer needed. We're just better than they are.

And the funny part is that our rules are very similar to the founding ideas of the USA. We fight for freedom of speech.
We see all people as equal. We believe that the public, not the elite, should rule the nation. We believe that laws
should be created to serve the public, not the rich corporations.

The Pirate Bay is truly an international community. The team is spread all over the globe - but we've stayed out of the
USA. We have Swedish roots and a swedish friend said this:
The word SOPA means "trash" in Swedish. The word PIPA means "a pipe" in Swedish. This is of course not a coincidence.
They want to make the internet inte a one way pipe, with them at the top, shoving trash through the pipe down to the
rest of us obedient consumers.
The public opinion on this matter is clear. Ask anyone on the street and you'll learn that noone wants to be fed with
trash. Why the US government want the american people to be fed with trash is beyond our imagination but we hope that
you will stop them, before we all drown.

SOPA can't do anything to stop TPB. Worst case we'll change top level domain from our current .org to one of the
hundreds of other names that we already also use. In countries where TPB is blocked, China and Saudi Arabia springs to
mind, they block hundreds of our domain names. And did it work? Not really.
To fix the "problem of piracy" one should go to the source of the problem. The entertainment industry say they're
creating "culture" but what they really do is stuff like selling overpriced plushy dolls and making 11 year old girls
become anorexic. Either from working in the factories that creates the dolls for basically no salary or by watching
movies and tv shows that make them think that they're fat.

In the great Sid Meiers computer game Civilization you can build Wonders of the world. One of the most powerful ones
is Hollywood. With that you control all culture and media in the world. Rupert Murdoch was happy with MySpace and had
no problems with their own piracy until it failed. Now he's complainting that Google is the biggest source of piracy
in the world - because he's jealous. He wants to retain his mind control over people and clearly you'd get a more
honest view of things on Wikipedia and Google than on Fox News.

Some facts (years, dates) are probably wrong in this press release. The reason is that we can't access this information
when Wikipedia is blacked out. Because of pressure from our failing competitors. We're sorry for that.


Fuente: https://thepiratebay.org/blog/200

14 ene. 2012

Firefox via PPA

Las actualizaciones constantes de Firefox y sus versiones cada vez mas continuas hacen que muchas veces antes de que salga oficialmente dentro de los repositorios de ubuntu tenemos que recurrir al PPA oficial, entonces de esta forma nos mantenemos actualizados y con la version estable de firefox.

Para agregarlo, abrimos una terminal y escribrimos:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
si ya tenemos Firefox en nuestro sistema, hacemos esto:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
El comando upgrade nos dara una actualizacion via terminal y tendremos la version mas actual
de firefox. 

Ubuntu Tweak via PPA

Muchas de las veces Ubuntu Tweak se mantiene en una constante actualización dado a las versiones de Ubuntu o los cambios que le dan al programa para mejorar la configuración de Unity o el Gnome Shell, bajo estas circunstancias tenemos que el programa nos deja con una versión atrasada, tarda en actualizarse o simplemente instalamos una versión beta, por eso necesitamos agregar el PPA para mantener una actualización vía repositorio, así que vamos a agregarlo.

Abrimos una terminal y escribimos:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

La versión que se nos instala en el sistema sera la estable, si necesitamos una versión beta podemos buscar dentro del PPA o en dado caso marcarlo en la instalación.

Iconos Faenza via PPA

Esta ocasión dejo por lo mismo que muchas veces he necesitado instalar varias veces estos iconos, los cuales muchos de los que usamos Ubuntu conocemos, ahora que el creador de estos iconos ha agregado mas al conjunto, haciendo que se vea mas bonita nuestra pantalla y logrando algo agradable junto a la personalizacion.

Para los que no los conozcan los iconos faenza se ven así:

su creador tiene su cuenta en DevianArt, lo podemos encontrar como tiheum.

Para instalarlos via PPA, abrimos una terminal y ponemos:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

 De momento las actualizaciones se mantienen, dependiendo el tema es como pueden seleccionar que versión si la Dark, Darkest o la simple, depende de cada uno, recuerden que pueden cambiarlos desde Ubuntu Tweak o con la configuración avanzada de gnome (gnome tweak).