Friday, May 8, 2015

Now You're Talking Crazy Mon

Australian PM advisor has a sanity attack in a public place.

What next? Paper money is worthless? The conspiracy nuts are out in force now. The things these people come up with.

Wait - reality television is cheaper to shoot and produce than regular sitcoms? You're just speculating. I don't think any reasonable person would buy that. The truth is always somewhere in between, where I feel most comfortable by not having to draw a conclusion either way, whatever the subject.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

VOS Server HTML Port 65000

UPDATE : Thanks to Vault-Co reader I found out that 65000 is locked on many machines because it is a port often used by demon drivers to get past firewalls. I have noticed port 12 is largely unused and unreserved, the number of the apostles. Might consider that the VOS http port, it is auspicious and close to many basic TCP-IP services. Feedback much appreciated. Your first link in your shelter might be to "localhost:12" or "VOSWEB:12" in a browser.

Decided to grab port 65000 for hosting HTTP server in VOS. Been debugging on it for the past couple of months.

Was interested to know if anybody had any objection or a good reason to use another port. I am getting kind of fond of this one and intend to make it the default port for all HTTP services in VOS.

You could have an impact on future generations right now so if you know any rationale for not using it let me know. As far as I can tell this is a largely unreserved port unused by any other recognized/accepted protocol. It is up in the regions often associated with automation and SCADA systems like BACNet and ModBus on Ethernet. (Will support both if possible in first version)

On any web server connected to a VOS network you'd type in :

"http://localhost:65000" (to surf to your site running on the current machine)

- or -

"http://VOS:65000" (to surf to the listed domain on on the network, could be any static IP)

Really fond of this port number, reminds me of the Commodore 64 a bit. Any feedback, be it anecdotal or otherwise, much appreciated.

P.S. In the course of testing various incarnations of low requirements PCs as VMs I stumbled across this abandonware site for a couple really good embedded versions of good shelter OS starters. Some of this stuff was considered good enough for military use at the time. Crazy browser (fully HTML5 compliant with Websockets) appears to run really well on the embedded version with Unicows. Some basic info here.

Dalton Minimum - or Grand Minimum?

Another Little Ice Age ... or Snowball Earth? Either way, 90% of mankind will not be continuing on from this point.

If it feels like a Grand Minimum, looks like a Grand Minimum and has a Grand Minimum solar cycle, will it really matter if it starts to abate in fifty years? By that time, the planet will be razed.

Violation of Posse Comitatus

It doesn't matter. There are no Americans left who can read, anyway.

Once you get used to seeing regular military marching through your streets, the next step is a logical progression too late to protest about.

Their continuity was never in question. It is your continuity that should concern you.

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” 
― George Orwell1984

Sino-Soviet Union In World War Three

The John Birch society was right fifty years ago when Robert Welch predicted it.

They were right about everything.

Yeah That'll Work

The economy is a big limited piece of pie and the government's job is to see to it that nobody gets a slice too big.

The average inhabitant of Western civilization has an IQ of 97 and this is what they actually believe.

The world is a museum of marxist failures and once America embraces socialism she will end up like every other train wreck depressing agony toilet on the planet calling itself a nation.

America was a beautiful dream that lasted a little while, just long enough for the other 90% of the population to get its boots on and get involved improvamenting it. Look how good it is working now.

Bill Ayer's stealth manchurian candidate has softened them up. Now he will finish the job. Mission accomplished.

Monday, May 4, 2015

MINIX 3 : Designed For A Vault?

I have been watching this one for a while.

I have my current VOS build running in a VirtualBox with this OS and it is pretty fantastic for reliability. It definitely runs better than the other VirtualBox with FreeDOS.

There are a lot of ARM boards that seem to run really well with this, another reason it is a strong candidate.

Another big reason is that it has a modern HTML browser that can be run to link to localhost. FreeDOS only supports a simple text interface monitor for the server when it is running, you have to actually run a browser on another machine to connect in. I do this on VirtualBox no problem but deployed on a real machine it could be seen as a huge inconvenience.

UPDATE : I forgot to mention, it is also stocked with quite a few critical document viewers for things like .PDF and .RTF, critical to the memex library of searchable documents in Vault-OS. Another thing you probably won't see in FreeDOS any time soon.  One installation would be a complete web server and workstation together.

P.S. The real challenge would be to get this running on a cheap thin client like an Evo T30, a computer you can usually pick up for one dollar on EBay plus S&H to send it. Since the Evo T30 runs FreeDOS you should be able to get this working on it as well. These thin clients often have specifications and MTBF that far exceed custom grade military spec computer boards. They are built to be tough and "just work" forever.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Personality Cults and Loss of the Martial Virtues

Dr. Jim Penman, possibly the smartest lawncare specialist in the history of mankind, from RMIT Melbourne

The parallels between Rome at 100 B.C. and Britain in 2015 A.D. are too numerous to list.

Even the desire or impulse to do remarkable things has gone missing in the past two or three generations. Like all last generations, convinced they are the most informed when they are in fact the least. The little things that add up to a man's habits are not found in them and it is these habits that produce problem solvers.

I always believed the Byzantine Empire was more about nostalgia and epilogue than the founding of a society to replace Rome. It was where all the sad survivors ended up under the banner of Constantine.

BIOHISTORY by Jim Penman. I'm getting a copy this weekend.

The only thing special about Vault-Co, that distinguishes our conclusions from anybody else is that we believe this will all end in thermonuclear, biological and chemical warfare. Others tend to believe it will end in a slow grind back to the Dark Ages. We don't think that is the way that the West will go out.

(Tipped off by Vault-Co reader)

Trust "Cracked" Magazine To Actually Get Some Parts Right

This is the best article I have seen on the internet describing some of the traits of people with Aspergers Syndrome.

When a satirical publication gets more of the facts right than mainstream scientists in the popular media you know you are living in a declining society.

Notice how the instant you find out some of the real facts you start to come to the same conclusions we drew many years ago at Vault-Co.

Particularly poignant are the points outlining the trouble that people with Aspergers Syndrome have practicing complex social deceptions in groups to get their way. That is exactly the kind of personality you'd expect to emerge from a million years at a couple hundred degrees below zero. No real leeway for bullsh*tting in that gene pool. Just stick to the information or you can freeze to death in five minutes.