QR Codes, Bank Notes and the Great Wall of China   Leave a comment

Centuries of invaders couldn’t break the Great Wall of China, but a Chinese yuan can. Well, the “Great Firewall,” at least.

A series of one yuan banknotes became a whole lot more valuable after being stamped with a quick response (QR) code — a type of matrix barcode that, when scanned by a smartphone, sends a user to a website stored in the code — that circumvents the infamous firewall.

Beneath the stamped QR codes are the words: “Scan and download software to break the Internet firewall.” Doing so leads to an Amazon cloud link that hosts downloadable software to get around the firewall.

Read the rest of the story here http://mashable.com/2014/01/24/chinese-money-firewall/.


Posted 2014/02/13 by Cloud2013 in Random Notes

The Day We Fight Back   Leave a comment



Posted 2014/02/11 by Cloud2013 in Internet

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Jerry Garcia American: Freedom. Liberty. Leave Me Alone, To Find My Own Way Home. 1993-08-22   1 comment

If I was an eagle I’d dress like a duck  kantnergarcia
Crawl like a lizard and honk like a truck
If I get a notion I’ll climb this tree
or chop it down and you can’t stop me
Chop it down and you can’t stop me
Leave me alone
To find my own way home

Liberty.  (Giants Stadium 1993-06-06)

I have been spending some time with the 1993 Grateful Dead concert tapes on the Internet Archive.   The Modern Deadhead blog has a nice discussion of this year with the Dead here.  Jerry is drawing from deep within himself with both is playing and his singing during the summer tour.  There are some powerful performances during 1993 including:

The 1993-08-22 show at the Autzen Stadium an the University of Oregon has been in pretty heavy rotation on my mp3 player.  There is a lot to recommend this show including  a stand away version of Days Between with a great vocal and a strong end solo.  The first set opens with Jack Straw.  About 60 seconds into the show the mikes die and Bob’s guitar set up goes into cardiac arrest.  It takes several minuets for his setup to reboot and come back on line.  Jerry, who is no stranger to equipment failures and guitar solos takes the weight and carries the song with some real pyrotechnics. The first set ends with a fresh sounding The Music Never Stopped.  The second set is action packed starting with Help On the Way –> Slipknot –> Franklin’s Tower.  The closer is really a great Space followed by The Wheel –> I Need A Miracle –> Days Between –> Not Fade Away. WoW.  Liberty takes us home as an encore. Listen NOW!


1993-08-22 Autzen Stadium  (University of Oregon)

Click Track to Play or Steal

01 crowd/tuning 05:07
02 Jack Straw 09:12
03 Bertha 08:04
04 Little Red Rooster 09:26
05 Broken Arrow 05:25
06 Althea 08:02
07 Masterpiece 05:27
08 Tennessee Jed 08:56
09 The Music Never Stopped 08:48
10 crowd/tuning) 02:46
11 Help On The Way– 04:26
12 Slipknot!– 05:28
13 Franklin’s Tower 11:55
14 Samson And Delilah 06:46
15 Ship Of Fools 07:51
16 Corinna– 09:23
17 Drums– 07:46
18 Spacey Drums– 12:38
19 Space– 13:03
20 The Wheel– 06:59
21 I Need A Miracle– 04:05
22 Days Between– 10:51
23 Not Fade Away 11:41
24 Liberty 06:28
With film footage from all over space and time.

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And while we are visiting the past here is a little snip from 1981:


Went to the well but the water was dry
Dipped my bucket in the clear blue sky
Looked in the bottom and what did I see?
The whole damned world looking back at me

If I was a bottle I’d spill for love
Sake of mercy I’d kill for love
If I was a liar I’d lie for love
Sake of my baby I’d die for love
Sake of my baby I’d die for love

Leave me alone
To find my own way home
To find my own way home
I’m gonna find my own way home

RIP, Jerry.

Chanting by The Guyoto Monks (1995-06-02)

John McAfee Strikes: How To Uninstall MCAfee Antivirus Software   Leave a comment

News Item from the New York Times:

Last week, Intel, which acquired McAfee in 2011, announced it was killing off the McAfee brand altogether, keeping only the company’s red shield logo intact. McAfee will now be known as Intel Security.

Analysts say the move is an apparent effort to separate the brand from its antivirus roots and from its founder, John McAfee, whohas gained notoriety for behavior that, at last count, included going on the lam after his neighbor in Belize was found dead, an arrest in Guatemala, a deportation to Miami and, finally, an expletive-laced video featuring Mr. McAfee trying to uninstall McAfee software while surrounded by scantily clad women, guns and “bath salts.”

The evil video can be found here:




Posted 2014/01/17 by Cloud2013 in Internet, mcafee, Thought Control

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Grateful Dead 1990-07-10   Leave a comment

The North Carolina Carter-Finley Stadium.  I mean really, does this look like a great venue for the Grateful Dead.  Does 1990 seem like a great year?

Is this a happen’ band?


Grateful Dead Live at Carter-Finley Stadium on 1990-07-10 (July 10, 1990)

I mean really.  Listen to this version of Bird Song  if you don’t believe me. Bruce Hornsby played the opening set and joins the band on several numbers.  Jack Straw opens a little rough but starting with Loser it is pretty much gold all the way.  Some are not big fans of Brent but I love him and he is great tonight and works well with Bruce.  Jerry is hot and healthy.  This is a nice sound board recording (by Charlie Miller) with a clear guitars and bass through out.  When they are on, this was the band to hear.  And on this date they were on.  But don’t take my word for it start listening. Click a track to play (right click to take it home with you).

Set List:

01 Tuning 00:49
02 Jack Straw 06:55
03 Loser 09:17
04 We Can Run 07:21
05 Me And My Uncle — 03:06
06 Big River 07:03
07 Friend Of The Devil 07:00
08 When I Paint My Masterpiece 06:23
09 Bird Song — 11:02
10 Promised Land 08:29
11 Tuning 00:41
12 Iko Iko 09:37
13 Playing In The Band — 08:39
14 Uncle John’s Band — 09:06
15 Playing Jam — 09:23
16 Drums — 07:24
17 Space — 12:52
18 The Other One — 08:02
19 Stella Blue — 08:22
20 Not Fade Away 11:38
21 Brokedown Palace 05:42

More 1990 Dead concerts can be heard on the Internet Archive here.

Visual Studio 2013: Your License will expire in 2147483647 days.   Leave a comment


Wikipedia helpful explains:

The number 2,147,483,647 (two billion one hundred forty-seven million four hundred eighty-three thousand six hundred forty-seven) is the eighth Mersenne prime, equal to 231 − 1. It is one of only four known double Mersenne primes…The number 2,147,483,647 may have remained the largest known prime until 1867.

The number 2,147,483,647 is also the maximum value for a 32-bit signed integer in computing. It is therefore the maximum value for variables declared as int in many programming languages running on popular computers, and the maximum possible score, money etc. for many video games. The appearance of the number often reflects an error,overflow condition, or missing value.

The data type time_t, used on operating systems such as Unix, is a 32-bit signed integer counting the number of seconds since the start of the Unix epoch (midnight UTC of 1 January 1970).[9] The latest time that can be represented this way is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038 (corresponding to 2,147,483,647 seconds since the start of the epoch), so that systems using a 32-bit time_t type are susceptible to the Year 2038 problem.


Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1978-07-08   3 comments

The band is tight, Donna is in good voice and Jerry is hot, hot, hot.  Some folks think this is the 7-7-78“best show” of 1978.  I don’t try to rank them but the  Set I closer (Deal) is great. and the second set is awesome.

Estimated Prophet (with Jerry absolutely in top form) flows into The Other One flows into a monumental Eyes of the World. This is 32 Minutes of peek late 70’s Grateful Dead and more Jerry solos than you can shake a stick at.   The drum break is clean and strong and the short Space sets up a profoundly moving Wharf Rat and then Jerry pulls Franklin’s Tower out of his hat.  Wow. For Turtle fans there is closing Terrapin Station and for what it is a clean version of Werewolves of London.  Well worth a listen.


On the Internet Archive the concert can be found here: Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1978-0708

Google Map it at “: (39° 40′ 4.9872″ N, 105° 12′ 24.2244″ W)

Recording:  Soundboard Processed By Charlie Miller

Individual Songs are linked here (Right Click to SAVE Smile )

01 Bertha + 06:46
02 Good Lovin’ 07:08
03 Dire Wolf 04:24
04 El Paso 04:35
05 It Must Have Been The Roses 07:58
06 New Minglewood Blues 06:47
07 Ramble On Rose 09:19
08 Promised Land 04:58
09 Deal 06:18
10 Samson And Delilah 07:48
11 Ship Of Fools 08:27
12 Estimated Prophet + 12:39
13 The Other One + 09:02
14 Eyes Of The World + 11:24
15 Drums + 11:34
16 Space + 04:00
17 Wharf Rat + 08:42
18 Franklin’s Tower + 10:50
19 Sugar Magnolia 09:45
20 Terrapin Station + 10:54
21 One More Saturday Night 05:31
22 Werewolves Of London 06:40


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