tls reports

Um pretty useless

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the sorrow of war, Bao Ninh

isbn: 9780749397111 was read because of this (my blog) and a banned book by the  local communist party.

This is fiction in translation and after a bit of library hassle i found a copy which i could read.

Ninh has obviously done what the fictional people have and reminds us all that both sides suffered however it seems non fiction is bad.

4/5 bananas.

the vietnam war, Ken Burns

Is this pbs documantary (not here) from Ken Burns – i saw it on netflix and can highly recommend it.

The tone is well set with the better music and most sides although the french are ignored. and deals with the more american aspects.

Running to twenty hours it steals a few tricks from Erol Morris (my blog) who also does good work although the sound quality suffered in there version.

The dogma and lack of facts are scary in hindsight and is something both red and blue parties are still possible to do.

5/5 bananas.

Chernobyl, Serhii Pokhy

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isbn: 9780141988351 was a winner of some non fiction writing gong i had never heard of.   Oh well i guess that makes me a chav again i will have to ask the zoo to sponsor a book prize*.

Mr Pokhy details the steps that made Chernobyl what it is today although its reputation as an area dead for thousands of years has not come to pass as doom and nayslayers thought it might.   There are bad patches, but the weather is the weather.

Another example of contamination was recently found in Greenland, it happened in 660 bc and  the sun discharged nuclear material so as natural stuff goes its not unknown.

Politics wise what comes off from the early pages of the book is that the workers paradise of the soviet union also did not like coal miners (my blog). As to the design being safe is a question left to those who supposedly checked such things.  Shoddy construction was also an issue.    Class issues make for an interesting commentary on communism.

Economics wise meant the power station essentially paid for the infrastructure not the state.  Capitalism rears its head even in the 1970’s. The Swedish first detected the disaster and while the books beginning and end are good its middle is not as illuminating.

Interesting for the politics and economics.

5/5 bananas

*the banana skin ?

A windows 10 fucked up story – including scams from Bangalore

Bananas via the jungle telegraph heard our neighbours had a fucked up windows 10 install and i got volunteered to help.

The pc a shit hp laptop* said microsoft and the password did not work  instead of the user name -i automatically guess KKaran Bahree (my blog) and eventuality the humans admitted to being scammed from your friends in India and doing something of no benefit for the people who use it.

Eventually i backup the files (fuck you microsoft for ntfs format usb drives) and got the thing factory reset.

Apparently this happens a lot i gather while bantering with them,  and unpicking a lock with virus-ware and other surprises on seemed a bit of a waste of time.

Quite how tco works (my blog) when it takes fifteen hours to reset a pc is something you can ask Microshit and its scammers   – i  think it rebooted well over fifty times while doing this too..  I left t running overnight so it probably is way more

I also kind of felt sorry for British India (my blog) who get the blame from this kind of shit)  there not an isp either but somebody has to be the most awful telecom provider.

Somehow i doubt the people will fall for that scam again.

Anyhow having now ‘installed’ it the microsoft privacy policy gives me the willies  – advertising partners, data sharing and being you pay for windows that seems evil** but then i hate Microsoft (my blog).

When i last installed linux there where only two reboots involved.

*asthmatic.  **the nsa (my blog) love this

bizarro cable tv email servers (back to reverse dns)

Quiet why did our outbound router need a reverse dns entry ? to send email to a shit consumer grade isp selling tv , it  (the router) does not send email and the mail hosts (plural) do have reverse dns.

Cable tv companies hate email.

Anyhow that is a reason why you do not your isp’s email (my blog) – should you need another reason.

I made a dns record and got a ptr to it so i wonder what other stupid bullshit they think you need to send email.

Anyhow stupid is as stupid does (not here) in cable tv land is that correct Mr Branson*.

*who cannot run a train franchise, or space company as well.

Cibola Burn & Nemesis Gates, J S A Corey

big brother in space

isbn: 9780356504193 and is book 4 so do not start here. (my blog)  It bored me

isbn: 9780356504254 is book 5,  i gave up on it, the origin story is way better than this new wild west

The problem may be mine but this is g r r matins (my blog) friends who get book deals and television series by default.   I have argued here that g r r martin is a television script writer first and a ‘novelist’ * second.

*posh authors would be most upset that i include genre as a form as literature.