Lantern-VPN Free for Hong Kong & China (香港已經開始局部封網,快裝免費 VPN 藍燈 翻牆軟件)

網站「香港編年史」hkchronicles.com 已經被香港政府封。已經證明香港通訊設施已經被某支蝗軍直接管轄。封得一個,而後 Youtube 同 大紀元 都封得。大家準備翻牆。

Lantern 藍燈 快裝工具 VPN 非常容易用。無需登記,對香港地區用家完全免費。下載:https://github.com/getlantern/lantern

Android 版本只有一個開關掣。Windows 版本不用 管理員Admin 權限,直接裝到用戶的個人資料夾,沒有複雜的設定。一機多人用的話每個用戶自己裝一次,不會弄到一個人上VPN,其他也要一起。

藍燈獲得了美國國務院國家種子資金的資助,如果還是怕釣魚VPN,可以檢視原始碼

還有一個由開放網路基金會贊助的翻牆軟件 賽風 (Psiphon)。我未親身試過,教學可以到https://free.com.tw/psiphon/。對獨裁惡魔淪陷區用戶也是完全免費。

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Big Tech Alternatives

FunctionBig/Evil TechModern Alternatives
EmailGmailProton Mail (Zero-Knowledge Encryption. The host cannot decrypt)
IMWhatsappSignal (Zero-Knowledge Encryption. The host cannot decrypt)
Telegram (Better voice quality. The host so far won’t sell-out its users to tyranny)
DNSYour ISPVerisign (Privacy Respecting)
SearchGoogleDuckDuckGo (Privacy Respecting)
TranslateGoogle
Translate
deepL
Video ConferencingZoom,
Skype (Microsoft)
Jami (OpenDHT so nobody can ban you) / Jitsi

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尊重私隱的通訊軟件 Signal & Telegram

現在科網絡巨企業壟斷 網絡資訊 和替 某支邪惡政權 侵害言論自由 從而 偷取美國實質政權。今天 Whatsapp 宣佈 用戶資料 (尤其是通訊錄和通話記錄) 要和母公司Facebook結合。

大家請不要再使用邪惡利益集團的平台,然後讓他們任意宰割。為了避免個人資料(尤其是電話簿)外洩,要在今年(2021)二月前把 Whatsapp 刪掉。尊重個人私隱的代替品有 Signal App (signal.org) 和 Telegram (telegram.org)。

如果要保障資料不被出賣,Signal是首選!要好好記住密碼,忘記了的話,Signal方面沒有辦法解密(即是執法機關沒有辦法逼他們交出主人密碼)。Telegram 是俄羅斯富商自費研發的,從來不向獨裁者交出用戶資料。但技術上不可能被出賣 Signal 總比要看 Telegram 的主人的逆權鬥志安全。

Signal 是富商 Brian Action 離開 Whatsapp 後用自己的資金的 非牟利( 美國501(c)(3) )事業。他是和 Whatsapp 意見不合而離開的,應該不是和 FB/Whatsapp 一伙。

同話質素 Signal 比 Whatsapp/Telegram 差。而我的使用經驗到目前為止 Telegram 的最好,語音質素比 Whatsapp 好很多。打電話我會用 Telegram。

現時我的建議是兩個都裝,用Signal短訊,用Telegram打電話。

Signal 有中文版。不是應用程式裏面轉語言的。Telegram 下載時候是英文版,安裝後到這個網頁直接按下所需語言包的連結,Telegram 會自動下載語言包和轉換語言。

Signal Desktop 版需要 Signal App 掃描 QR code。如果沒有智能手機,只有 Telegram 支援用SMS短訊認證。

可能因為 Signal 的保安嚴密,如果要用瀏覽器界面,只有 Telegram 可以 (web.telegram.org)。

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Use SSD for bootable USB stick Linux liveboot

If you flash a Debian-style Linux live-boot image that’s intended for USB stick on a USB-SSD itself (for speed), it will get stuck at initramfs on boot because unlike USB sticks, USB SSD drives are not considered removable drives, yet the live-boot parameters (scripts) set to search only removable media, hence it cannot find the right device.

The solution is to remove live-media=removable as boot parameter (typically under append initrd). You can do that quickly on each boot by TAB key to modify this key-value pair out of the boot parameters and hit enter.

To make it persistent, you have to edit the scripts where these boot parameter lives. The live USB stick/CD was supposed to be mounted as a read-only volume, so we need to first remount it as writable in order to modify the scripts:

mount -o remount -w /lib/live/mount/medium

Note the -w parameter which means writable. -o means options. -o remount,rw means exercising the remount option as a writable drive (-w is alternate syntax for writable).

Make sure you have root access (to modify these files), and edit these live*.cfg files if it shows up in the following folders:

/lib/live/mount/medium/syslinux/live*.cfg
/lib/live/mount/medium/EFI/boot/live*.cfg

Then take out live-media=removable in for the boot menu item you normally use for each of these script .cfg files. Reboot after you are done.

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民主歌聲獻中華 Concert For Democracy In China 1989-05-27

Hong Kong people who grew up under the British rule (before 1997-07-01) generally respects freedom and genuine democracy (the western kind with separation of powers strictly enforced under the rule-OF-law, not Marxist-Leninsts’ People’s democracy which is the dictatorship of the Soviets).

They fought for freedom and genuine democracy in China in 1989 in response to the Tiananmen Square massacre. 30 years later the very same artists were bought by the Chinese Communist Party to relay their propaganda. It’s scary how many people will sell their souls and their freedom, especially other people’s freedoms, for some ‘easy’ cash (those easy cash has strings attached: you have to obey the CCP. It’s a contract with Satan).

The Chinese Communist Party did the same infiltration plans to America, which the Chinese Communist Party has made the break during the Clinton administration bribing American politicians which opens the door for them to WTO and other international organizations, allowing the evil transnational criminal organization Chinese Communist Party to have more access to trade and use the wealth to destroy and dominate the free world with communism. Time for us to either shoot down the communist party or be slaves of Xi Jin Ping.

For those who want to dive into the details, the infiltration plan is called the ‘Termite strategy‘ by Chinese Communist Party premier Zhou-Enlai: basically it sends infiltrators dressing up as innocent members of the society at all levels to emigrate to the victim country that the Chinese Communist Party wishes to corrupt. It goes as early as the 1940s, and the first attempt to subvert is the 1967 riots of Hong Kong. They did something similar with the underground communists worldwide disguising itself as the black rights movements (which repeats itself as the #BlackLivesMatter movement in 2020). There’s no surprise as the Chinese Communist Party has been sticking with the same plans ever since conception. Everything in between are just (like staying under the radar for a period of growth during Deng and Jiang dynasties) the process of helping them gain power to achieve the same evil goals of world domination by communism.

Here’s the playlist of the charity event “Concert For Democracy In China”.

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Nested Ordered List Plugin Conflicts

I recently had problem with Enlighter plugin (for displaying code) being misaligned after upgrading my WordPress. The Enlighter text went outside the boxes in desktop browser mode and I contacted the author of the plugin for help in the forum, and learned it was actually Nested Order List (NOL) plugin that’s overriding the CSS rules that defines the margins.

Another user had similar problem NOL conflicting certain templates and the author of NOL suggested similar causes that the CSS style from the plugin messed with other styles:

.nested-list .entry-content ul,
.nested-list .hentry ul {
 margin:.8em 0 .8em 1.4em
}

The author suggested that the NOL plugin itself is not complicated to start with (it’s just adding a CSS), and the same functionality can achieved by adding this CSS to my WordPress theme template (pasting the following text under “Additional CSS”):

.entry-content ol,
.hentry ol {
 counter-reset:level1;
}
.entry-content ol ol,
.hentry ol ol {
 counter-reset:level2
}
.entry-content ol ol ol,
.hentry ol ol ol {
 counter-reset:level3
}
.entry-content ol>li,
.hentry ol>li {
 list-style-type:none;
 line-height:1.4;
 text-indent:-1.5em
}
.entry-content ol>li:before,
.hentry ol>li:before {
 content:counter(level1,decimal)'. ';
 counter-increment:level1;
 display:inline-block;
 text-align:right;
 text-transform:none;
 width:1em
}
.entry-content ol ol>li:before,
.hentry ol ol>li:before {
 content:counter(level2,lower-alpha)'. ';
 counter-increment:level2
}
.entry-content ol ol ol>li:before,
.hentry ol ol ol>li:before {
 content:counter(level3,lower-roman)'. ';
 counter-increment:level3
}

It worked like a charm!

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Texas Gov Rick Perry’s response to Craig Ferguson’s honorary citizenship request Standard to become a proud Texan

I fondly remember Craig Ferguson’s skit on his Late Late Show reading a letter from Governor Rick Perry responding to his application to become an honorary citizen of Texas (part of his honorary citizen campaign before he became an US citizen). We hear bits and pieces on the show, but gladly Ed Bark has the whole letter down in his blog.

Since it’s very old material, and it seems such marvelous material is fading out from search engines, I made a copy here to preserve it. I hope somebody can find the letter and make a PDF out of it.

Here’s the letter:

Dear Craig,

There was a time when we granted the status of Texan to just about anyone, including criminals, drunks and Tennesseans. Today our standards are much higher.

We need to know first of all if you have a gun rack on your car — and we don’t mind gun racks on girlie cars, which I suspect you drive.

Secondly, we need to know if, upon approaching roadkill, you drive on by, or stop and throw it in the back so you can skin it and hang the pelt on your wall.

Third, we need to make sure you have never, and never would, deface the Alamo.

Lastly, we need to know if you are willing to stand guard on our border, and prevent the entry of illegals from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Your citizenship as a Texan depends on your answers to these questions, and whether you can dip tobacco and eat chili at the same time.

Sincerely yours,

Rick Perry

Governor

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System Engineers’ tip to HKCEE/HKALE Math and Physics

Shortly after I’ve graduated with Mathematics and Electrical (and Computer) Engineering degrees, I realized a few supposedly difficult topics in Hong Kong’s Mathematics and Physics (Electric Circuits) curriculum was taught in unnecessarily painful ways.

Here’s an article I’ve written to show that it is less work to teach secondary (high) school students a few easy-to-learn university math topics first than teaching them dumb and clumsy derivations/approaches to avoid the pre-requisitesHKDSE EE Tips

Here are the outline of the article

  • Complex numbers with Euler Formula
  • Trigonometric identities can be derived effortlessly using complex number than tricky geometric proofs
  • Inverting matrices using Gaussian elimination instead of messing with cofactors and determinants
  • Proper concepts of circuit analysis and shortcuts
  • Solving AC circuits in a breeze with complex numbers instead of remembering stupid rules like ELI and ICE rules and messy trigonometric identities.

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