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Linux for Home Users

Hey Guys! Don’t raise your eyebrows or fear by hearing the word Linux. It is as user friendly as windows. Just take a look at the articles below and all myths about Linux in your mind will disappear.

Introduction to Linux:

It’s a free operating system available to download but you have to pay a tiny bit to mail order it or buy it from a company. Linux came into being about 11 years ago- it was developed by Linux Tornados of Finland along with a group of programmers from the open source software movement.

Linux is growing steadily year after year. With a passionate community backing it, with big companies Like IBM and HP pledging their support for it, it’s no wonder Linux- the wonder operating system for servers of the past, has also made it to the desktops of today.

Linux is based on the commercial OS, UNIX. All the operating systems try to pack in command line management of systems. System administrators of companies use command lines all the times as their lifeline, but it’s not really meant for regulars users.

Tips for Home Users:

  • If you want to get comfortable with Linux, you don’t have to let go of windows. Get Linux installed on a separate partition and you can switch between Windows and Linux. For new users who don’t have any computer background learning windows or Linux both takes same time and sitting.
  • It is suggested that new PC buyers should get both operating systems installed and should use them equally. If you’re getting Linux for more than 2-3 PCs, you can also get training and support at a small free, if you choose to have it. Else it’s the Linux community on the Net to your rescue.
  • You don’t have to be a great computer user to work with Linux. There are Desktop environments that let you work in Linux as you work in Windows. As you work with windows, same is the case with Linux.

Linux hands in decreasing PC prices.

PC prices are already on their way down. And you get more choice with operating systems and applications. From being an OS only computer professionals had heard about, Linux, in a short time, has made a transition into the lucrative and high profile home PC segment.

The PCs bundle the operating system. Linux being a free open source operating system means that the code that runs is open for everyone to see, work with, modify and develop their own innovative applications for it. But this is nothing compared to the money people spend on Operating Systems like windows. And a company bundles Linux and applications based on it with a computer, quite a bit of the PC cost comes down. Presently some branded PC’s coming with Linux are available for Rs: 25000/- onwards.

Linux is better than other OS

Linux users won’t even bat an eyelid before they say an emphasis comes from a deep dislike of Microsoft’s practice of changing the earth for software. But a lot of it comes from the fact they are ready to swear upon-that Linux is more stable. According to a latest survey Web Hosts are using Linux Based Servers for hosting purposes.

One note here though: the free in Linux stands for freedom of choice, to redistribute, to install a feature, freedom to modify the source code. That’s the spirit of Linux being free.

Security:

Linux has a better security support for multi-users, lets you set up a stable server, internet gateways etc, and still lets it-self to be used as a desktop workstation. There are no blue screens and no viruses to speak of. It is rarely attacked by any viruses and there are very less number of viruses written for Linux. It can be given 10+ points on a 10 point scale for security.

Myths about Linux

Installation:

Linux is hard to install, isn’t it? Not really. Most people haven’t ever installed Windows on their computers either-since it comes preloaded. Linux is as easy-some say easier-to install compared to Windows. You can install it through a graphical user interface like Windows. These days Linux Versions are easier to install than Windows. But what really stumps most people in installing Linux on a second partition on their hard disk, when they want to be able to use both operating systems.

A partition is a way of organizing space on your hard disk by creating virtual sections that are separate from each other. Most computers that are running Windows or MS DOS have one large chunk of space holding the OS. This space is the C drive. If you have a large hard disk, it’s likely that it has been divided up into smaller bits called partitions to help you organize your data better. These partitions are usually called D:, E: etc. you could have Linux on any of these.

Windows 98 creates a file system called FAT32 on the entire hard disk, DOS and Win95 use FAT16. Linux has many file systems-on the most popular is ext3. But you could have Linux installed on Fat32 partitions also.

Linux is very difficult and based on text command

Linux has come a long way from being the system of brilliant computer users. It has extremely advanced X Windows systems that have a complete graphical user interface-you know, like Windows. It also has a large number of window manager that let you work with different levels of customization of your desktop.

Linux has a robust character-cell interface where commands need to be typed in. x Windows is a free program that runs with Linux to provide a GUI where the mouse and keyboard can be used extensively. But the X system itself is quite primitive and needs a window manager, or a desktop environment- like GNOME or KDE- to be really usable. Window managers are programs that let you interact with the underlying X system and Linux OS by relaying commands. The popular window managers are Sawfish, Enlightenment, Black box, after step and Window maker.

As for desktop managers, they have their own window manager and other tools that make you feel that you are working in Window! GNOME and KDE are the most popular of these. GNOME stands for GNU Network Model Environment and KDE for K desktop Environment. They have tools that allow drag and drop, have panels and taskbar- almost like clones of windows.

Hardware compatibility problem and few applications that run on Linux

Well, most new distributions will detect and configure your hardware in a jiffy, unless you have some really old or exotic piece of hardware. All hardware are properly detected and their drivers installed. Only Win modems (internal modems driven by Window drivers) face problems.

As for software, there’s plenty. And most of it comes free-free for you to use, modify and configure according to your needs. Almost all excellent software for Linux is free and you don’t lose anything by giving it a try. You get free support on the Net quickly on any query you may have. And you don’t even have to wipe out your Windows. Just get Linux on a different hard disk partition and free to switch between them as you please.

Other packages are commercial and you have to buy the software-but this is mostly for the software and training you need, and not for the software itself. Sometimes, if you have the Windows version (as a doom) you can download a small program that will allow you to play the game in Linux. The games in Linux are of very high quality and features. You’ll enjoy them. Here what’s available?

Office suites: Star Office, Open Office, Applixware, Corel WordPerfect

Graphics: GIMP, Corel Photo paint

Music: XMMS, Free amp, Real Player

Video: MTV, Xine

Games: FreeCiv, Tux racer, Doom, Quake, Heretic, Unreal And the list is growing.

Linux varieties for Home Users:

If there are so many people working on it. There’s likely to be many Linux versions too. Many companies working on Linux have come up with what are called Linux distributions. There are Linux versions that are compiled and packaged and released with additional software.

RedHat: Probably the most popular and in many ways the leading version. It’s currently in version 9. The installation and configuration is easy. A blue curve file manager and the default GNOME desktop make it look simply stunning. It comes with a host of tools that allow usage as a server and as a workstation. The Red Hat Package Manger(RPM) format developed by Red Hat has almost become the defector for software distribution in Linux world. Installing new software is a breeze. It also has an advanced and easy font management system that makes fonts in X Windows look cool.

Mandrake: Mandrake Linux is now in its 10 version. It can be installed on a native Windows Partition using the Lin4Win tool, but this may slow the machine down. It also lets you do a traditional Linux install into its own dedicated partition. Mandrake’s configuration and software installation is painless. It follows a slightly modified RPM architecture called mdk.rpm but most Red Hat software can also be used for Mandrake. The outstanding feature in this version is the collection of window managers-eye-candy freaks will have a great time.

SUSE: From Germany comes the Chameleon, SUSE. Now in its 8.x avatar, it has one of the most extensive software packages compiled, and getting them installed is easy with yast (Yet another Software Tool) which gives a centralized interface from where you can pick and choose the software to be installed. Among other things, SUSE comes with some stunning 3D games that showcase Linux gamming prowess

Corel/Xandross: Corel entered the Linux market with Corel Linux a few years ago. Now it has merged into Xandross OS, which is based on Corel Linux. This is a Debian-type version, and can be installed without much fuss after resizing the Windows partition. Xandross contains Crossover office, which is a refined retail version of WINE that lets you install and run many Microsoft apps.

Windows applications in Linux

Some applications have been ported over to Linux, other run with a program called WINE (Wine is Not an Emulator). Crossover, commercially available software also lets you use your Windows programs on Linux. VMWare is another program that lets you run Windows under Linux. Now many software companies have started developing high end software for Linux.

Bottom Line:

The cool thing about Linux is that most software is free, and you can legitimately use them without worrying about piracy. If you’re worried that Linux won’t look as pretty as windows can, all you have to do is check out some of the cool Linux interfaces and Window managers. But you don’t find a lot of multimedia titles for Linux. And if you’re into a lot of these, Windows is in the way to go. So if you have a PC that runs both, you can easily switch between the two, and get the best of both worlds.

Online Casino Software Providers Reviewed

There are few activities that men engage in that captivate them and fully occupy their attention like gambling. The case with gambling is understandably so since it is not only fun, but there is great potential for money fast, as is there the risk of losing money faster. The risk is perhaps what makes it even more challenging and addictive. However, for many a gambler, accessing a casino is quite difficult every time they want to unwind, and everyone may not have weekly poker game buddies. It is no surprise that then people turn to online casinos, online poker and other games.

Unsurprisingly, online casinos have become booming businesses where profits run into millions of dollars. There are now several websites that offer online casino services. Online poker is particularly popular with the various kinds of online poker like Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha, and Seven Star stud, among others, seeing millions of dollars being wagered. In this situation, online casino software, especially, online poker software is very much in demand. As of 2008, Internet gambling was made popular by over 160 companies that offered services to set up online casinos with different software solutions. This figure has increased substantially since then.

The industry for providing online casino software is extremely competitive with many companies vying for getting a share of the ever expanding online gambling industry. While the products that most companies offer are very similar, each software has a style. Therefore the users of a particular software might not feel very comfortable using software that have been developed by other companies. Yet, the innovation and experimentation in this online casino software industry keeps the competition alive. The frontrunners in this industry are Playtech, Microgaming, Viaden Media (and it’s division Viaden Gaming in particular), Gamblingsoftware.com, Cryptologic, Boss Media and Orbis OpenBet, among others.

Playtech was founded in 1999. It develops online casino software, particularly for online poker, online bingo and online sports betting. Playtech’s gaming software has the requisite certifications from BMM International, who are major consultants for major gaming and regulatory bodies. Their poker software also supports a network of online poker games. This network called iPoker provides different kind of experiences for users despite being backed by the same kind of software. Big names in the online casino business like William Hill, Centrebet etc use Playtech’s software.

CryptoLogic, based in Dublin, has challenged the gaming software industry time and again by introducing new innovations like multiplayer games and 3D casino environments. They have also spearheaded campaigns for safeguarding their user’s interests by taking developing the E cash system which has increased internet security in terms of payments.

Gamblingsoftware.com has introduced innovations like casino games that do not need to be downloaded based on java. This means that user can use any computer to access their accounts and gamble. This online casino software has, in this way, increased the mobility of the online gambler. This innovation has since been adopted by many other companies. Other companies have also introduced innovations that have kept all the players in this market for online casino software in their toes.

Viaden Media is another big player on the casino software market. The company has a proven record of delivering quality innovative software solutions, captivating games and reliable gaming platforms. The company was the first to offer full-HD recizable games that enable the players to use the 100% of the screen space for a more engaging gaming experience. Among other distict features is the outstanding compatability with Mac OS that comes from the company’s vast expertise in the development of mobile gambling apps for iPhone, iPad and Ipod touch.

Tom Cruise is Right?

I am an alien! Resident in the U.S. at times. I hold my green card which is not actually green. This is not the kind of alien I will write about in this article. I am a petulant adventurer committed to growth with an open mind tempered by skepticism.

While living in Los Angeles for a couple of years before moving to the northwest side of Las Vegas I often heard the radio reports that said Cal Tech seismographs had detected the sonic boom from the Aurora plane returning to base north of Las Vegas. It is located at the non-existent Groom Lake AFB which also has the non-existent S-4 and Area 51. All these non-existences later became well known to me despite the official denials. Even the Aurora that has been reported in detail by Popular Mechanics or Science is non-existent. It flies the same missions the Blackbird flew before it showed up on the pedestal in front of the San Diego Aerospace Museum. That plane was also non-existent and ‘black’-budgeted.

I had probably heard about the Hangar on Wright Patterson AFB where President Nixon was refused entry even before I arrived in Dayton but being a skeptic I figured it was too fantastic and I don’t fully believe anything anyway. I still am not sure that the UFO occurrences are as much to do with alien species as they are people who came from earth. That is pretty much the official position, as they explain their technology must be kept secret.

A scientist who had worked at Wright Pat later went public and was plausibly denied in the official manner. Recently I saw a credible woman on TV who had worked there and had direct access to good evidence. After over 40 years in the Canadian Militia and time with the New York Guard my brother Maj. R.J. Baird, C.D., P. Eng., C.I.M., etc. was initiated into a secret police organization/club that has members of most top secret alphabet soup agencies. At Wright Pat he was allowed one question. His question related to the contents of the Hangar. The response was: ‘We think you already know.’

Everyone has heard about Roswell and the government position about the radiosondes or weather observation balloons. The Congressional panels are still up in the air over what happened and Jimmy Carter (who has publicly said he witnessed a UFO) said he would re-open the files, but once in office, he didn’t succeed in getting them opened. If you were to know what radiosondes really were doing you might think aliens were the better option. In order to fairly treat the subject it requires at least an article of its own but let me briefly state Wilhelm Reich is vital to the matter. His Orgone Energy is like the Newtonian cosmic ether and he was a student of Sigmund Freud just like Silberer who wrote a book on alchemic symbols even before Jung. His technology and person were abused by Federal Agents who later used his work in the radiosondes. They were able to change the weather just like the Druids. Serious manipulations were involved and many innocent lives were lost.

But there is good evidence of more than radiosondes from Roswell and my second wife’s uncle flew for the DEA after Vietnam. He said he knew the pilot who flew the remains of Roswell from Atlanta to Wright Pat. We all lived in Lost Wages (Sin City, etc.) and knew people who worked at the non-existent Groom Lake AFB or had seen Lazar on Showtime’s TV special so nothing would surprise any of us. The symbols of the government inspire awe in those who ‘believe’ but the mathematical realities of life existent throughout the universe impress me more.

Christ Consciousness and the Desert in Harmony:

Norm Paulsen is one of your crazy Californians who seem most sane to me. He wrote the book Christ Consciousness first published in 1980 under the name Sunburst: Return of the Ancients. His encounters with diverse Biblical entities such as the Biblical Melchizedek as well as Yogananda make interesting reading for Mormons who want to know about the secret society that leads them and is named after the Biblical alchemist Abraham reported to.

Crazy people!…those Californians. What is it that makes them crazy and the rest of the world so level-headed? Why do they do so much good work? Perhaps you like Deepak or Spielberg, I know I do.

“‘My Lord! There it is, finally. Wake up, everybody!’ I yelled. There’s a ship right on the rock!’

I could hear a heavy pulsating hum echo off the rocky cliffs and fill the immediate area with sound. {Harmonics is a vital science seldom taken as seriously as it should be. It can explain much about the inter-relationship of forces in the field of Physics as one might imagine given that String Theory says all energy is formed from one-dimensional harmonic forces.} I yelled again at Boone but received no response. I continued yelling as loud as I could hoping someone would hear me.

That was a mistake! An incredibly bright and piercing light struck me full in the face. It emanated from the side of the brilliantly lit hull which I could now see very clearly. That was it! The next thing I became aware of was the sun shining in my face as it rose in the east across the desert. Looking down, I saw that I was half out of my sleeping bag. Then I began to remember what had happened. The intelligence guiding the vehicle evidently did not want to be seen by everyone. I had been put to sleep right in the middle of trying to get out of my sleeping bag.

I looked over to Daniel. ‘Hey, Boone, did you see it? Were you able to see that ship last night?’

‘No, Brother. I heard you yelling, but when I looked up, nothing was there. I remember hearing a pulsating roar though.'” (This is on pages 234 & 235 of Paulsen’s book.)

Bruce Cathie is a good source for grasping the harmonic of light that is universal and part of the basic fabric of our consciousness as well. That is why the highest illumination and NDEs are often accompanied by white light and how things travel at faster than light speed through what is naively called ESP. Near Minneola Rd. between Baker and Barstow there are some mountains that became my friends as I learned about the ‘amber rays’ that connect all energy from Castaneda and was involved with an adept who developed a mountain climbing sutra. It is also the site where Louis Leakey found 200,000 year old arrowheads near the shore of the once Salton Sea.

Readers of Scientific American will know there are five separate cosmological constructs currently being refined by the astrophysicists and their colleagues. In 1999 the most important data and scientific discovery resulted from the pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. The center of the universe as we can visualize the known or non-parallel dimensions aside from the warp and woof of matter to anti-matter (both of which can co-exist) despite the once considered impossibility of this reality. I personally can conceive there have been adepts like Mahiri Lahasi or Vivekananda who did what the earlier Druids did. My above mentioned adept took me to one of the dimensions she went to when she dematerialized. The scientists call it Dark Energy and Dark Matter that form 95% of the universe whereas the Eastern mystics might call it ‘shakti’ and it is full of ‘siddhis’ or power.

Minneola Rd. Meeting With a Back Engineer:

To have arrowheads is an advanced human cultural technology that some say didn’t arise until 8,000 years ago. To have 200,000 year old humans in North America is not anomalous despite what you may read. Nonetheless normal academia regards these possibilities as something more ‘far out’ than alien spacecraft. Despite the high standing of Louis Leakey he was savaged and ridiculed as he went to his grave maintaining the truth. Geologist Virginia Steen-McIntyre can confirm crucifixions still occur as she provided ample and archaeologically sound evidence of 250,000 year old people in Hueyatlaco, Mexico and the mid 1950s treatment of Dr. Lee and his Director from the Canadian National Museum should be considered a criminal cover up. The quartz mine on Manitoulin Island was built over by a tourist camp even though all actual science pointed to up to 120,000 year old evidence. Quartz is very important to focusing energy and the measurement of time as we have seen in the work of solid state physicist Dr. Don Robins. No wonder the Kennewick Man site was covered over and destroyed while 60 Minutes couldn’t find out who authorized the deed that took place the day before a Congressional Bill was to take effect.

There is a good chance that humans colonized space many eons ago. The timeline of technological development that we have been taught since the days of the Flat Earth and Ussher theory is absolutely false. How could the Pyramid at Giza be at the center of the earth’s land mass if world travel wasn’t very accurate? The Hadji Ahmed map confirms what the Ark of the Covenant really was used for. It was an arc transmitter as you can see in the work of university map and navigation teacher Michael Bradley from his book Grail Knights of North America.

In the early evening near sunset I was returning home from Southern California in 1996 in my 1994 Olds Cutlass. Just past Minneola Rd. the engine stopped without warning or reason and the car coasted to the top of a seldom used off-ramp probably built for military purposes. There are many bases in the desert nearby including some near where Mr. Paulsen had his experiences south of Minneola Rd. After failing to get any response from the car I was in the process of putting my foot on the ground when a small car pulled up beside me. He had come out of the desert and was an electronics expert. It took some time to get to the point where he was able to say some things and know I both understood and was conversant with his knowledge.

He had worked in black ops at Tonopah AFB north of Area 51 as a back engineer on alien technology. That does not mean extraterrestrials are involved because people from earth may have been to other planets for the last 10,000 years. There is an even more relevant point that explains all these things. Time Travel is real. Today’s attitude as discussed by the likes of Stephen Hawking says particle or simple matter can travel through time but complex systems will never do this. That word ‘never’ is a joke. Last year the speed of light was blown off the horizon of ignorance when NEC produced 300X light speed and this is key to Time Travel and all paranormal reality. A follow up article will be required to make this point abundantly clear. I had talked at length with the Vice President of Research Engineering at McDonnell Douglas a year or two before this meeting. I have been project manager on alternative ISDN technology development and though a technosimp I am able to extend the envelope of the researchers in most fields of science. The conversation was electrifying.

He even wanted to come with me to Central America by the time we reached Vegas and had left the car to be towed in on AAA or some other program. I never talked with him again because I already had the crew for my yacht/party boat business on line. His knowledge of the Groom Lake AFB confirmed the statements of Bob Lazar about the design and interior of the structures so I knew Lazar had been telling truth while the official statements making him seem a liar were one step away from making him a true non-person. He was impressed with my idea about the use of polarized computer directed ESP bandwidth propulsion and wasn’t sure the McDonnell Douglas guy had told me the truth about their exploration of these possibilities. Tesla and the Unified Force Field made their appearance on a stage that includes a mysterious frontispiece to a treatise on Time Travel that arrived on my last wife’s computer after our first visit to Chichen Itza where I had discovered something that led to my being threatened with a Mexican prison in 1997. The whole ‘trip’ caused me to lose all I owned and made it clear to me that Mother Nature isn’t the only aspect of reality that we aren’t supposed to fool with.

Loose Ends:

My brother John and I have had some heated arguments about aliens, space travel and the Time aspects since I first read Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain and sent away to the Library of Congress for Russian scientist and mathematician Dr. Kozyrev’s paper on Time. That was in the 70s and since then I have been hot on the trail. You can imagine my satisfaction when NEC delivered its resounding blow on the speed of light. The Italians had used mirrors and optics to make 1.25 times the speed of light in the past decade but this is the clincher. Time warps, affinity points, Stargates, Worm Holes and the cloaking experiments of the Philadelphia Experiment had always cheesed off my brother who worried about my sanity like many others (no doubt). After all who am I? Who can show a sheepskin that proves they know as much as I do, has always been my unstated thought; but people really pick up on my ‘know it all’ attitudes. What is wrong with trying to learn anyway? It has always been the way with me. Pompous Ass, Geek, or Egghead though I may be; I am filled with a purpose now and I now longer dumb down to the masses.

At this point the uninitiated reader must be reeling and rocking just as many of my friends have done for years when I confront their projections and tell them it is THEY who are acting as know-it-alls. I seldom engage in the proving of scraps of non-earth metallic material that is flexible and strong or any of the UFO stuff. That is all part of the credibility management game employed by Intelink or other psy-ops agencies who would like SDI to manage all Earthians through thought-cloning developed by Jose Delgado at Yale and continued through DIA research and Dr. Michael Persinger. Read Information Warfare by Georgetown professors if you want to get a small glimpse of mainstream ethics. My brother John has found my sanity is not so questionable anymore now that he has been forced to face the facts. Here is a list of questions that I propose we all need to be concerned about before we go off to make babies and conduct our material life games of competition and vanity.

1) If time travel exists with dimensional dematerialization for masters of adept arts – What ethics and level of control have existed to prevent major alteration of our time line in the past? Was the Dark Ages pursuit of heretics aimed at stopping uncontrolled proliferation of such knowledge? Or was it being used by the inner sanctum Merovingians to make us “food for their table” as HRH Nicholas de Vere says in his own book though not in his foreword to Gardner’s Genesis of the Grail Kings?

2) What can any of us do? Is it already too late? Certainly if Time Travel is possible we can undo what they have wrought.

3) What alliances have been made with future people such as those who contacted me on the computer that was shut down while Barbi and I were in Chichen Itza in 1993? I still am not sure about that, but how else does something get into personal files of a computer that is shut down? What is their plan and are the aliens hostile to our early earth colonizers of space? Was Kissinger speaking literally or just joking about the Intergalactic Brotherhood?

4) Does Time Travel ever exist without severe dissociation such as various Montauk books and the Philadelphia Experiment illustrated. I know a person who has seen Al Bielek’s Time Machine but am not sure it does more than viewing like a ‘Stone’. Tesla’s great grand niece worked for me and she couldn’t say why he quit the Philadelphia Experiment but I think he was able to see how unethical governments would use this technology. Check the provenance of the RCA Corporation radio equipment known as FRR 24 and ask how did it develop from what had been known before?

5) Do we all need tachyon devices to stop remote hypnosis and thought cloning? Would the Church of Scientology or other organizations use these things against us even if the DIA which has 5 times the CIA budget wouldn’t? The independent science councils do not think SDI’s stated purpose against Korea and the like has any validity.

6) What should be obvious to all observers of ethics in government and big business, (Enron, BCCI, S &L, Iran/Contra, Opium Wars – just to name a few associated with the Bush paladins of the Russell Merovingians) is that no more ‘organized’ criminals walk the streets than those sitting at Board Room tables or Stock Exchanges. The Economist correctly states in their millennium issue that all bureaucracy coming after Napoleon and the standing armies he necessitated are “inhumane”.

7) The big lie (!) is an effective tool to ridicule or circumvent naïve, good and trusting people. Watch out for a MATRIX or worse. Give serious thought to shooting all gurus who need you to follow them. As the movie Network said – “I’m mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Andre Malraux, who was the Propaganda Minister for De Gaulle’s elitist desires in a country ruled by Merovingians, says these interesting words.

“Art is a dialogue we have always carried out with the unknown. We have come to distinguish the contours of the unknown through the unconscious, through religion and magic and we may soon begin to understand such totally modern emotions as the feeling that we belong to the future, that our civilization is the sum of others.”

This is already a truism for the adepts who tap into the akashic archetypal knowledge. Will the human race achieve the necessary critical mass of awareness to “make it so”, as Jean Luc Picard is wont to say on Star Trek? We must end the program called education or at least throw it out in exchange for one that does something other than put glorified baby-sitters without authority in an untenable situation. The hands of teachers must not be tied and the result should be determined by the attendance and collective interest rather than forced participation. Age should not concern the authorities. Learning should not end at some specified age and the one pie Malthusian ethic must be dumped. The possibilities of the Mysteries are far too vast for any teacher I have known to actually teach. My first wife and significant other for 25 years is a World Congress of Teachers personage in the Who’s Who of Teaching. She was burned out and thinking of quitting when I met her. She will retire after 35 years of teaching next year, I think.

Alfred North Whitehead or Kaoru Yamamoto of recent times, the educational researchers know what is not being done – but do they know why? There is a reason why we are encouraged to follow rather than think. The Family Compact ruled Canada not long ago and they are on record for saying the truth. Why educate the masses? It will only present further difficulty for those who manage us? They are not Beneficently Paternalistic as they would have you believe. They are what any compassionate observer of Dr. Mengele would witness. We must not teach against Noam Chomsky who was an educational psychological guru of the top rank before he began his dirges on the CIA and Policy Makers. We must not accept the insidious nature of social engineers like Francis Fukayama who wrote The End of History and The Last Man. If we continue in this vein we will experience what the title of his book conveys. De Tocqueville was a keen observer of the future as was George Orwell and if there is no Time Travel we may only have false and faint hope that the Matrix is enjoyable.

They are aliens! Alien to the concept of Brotherhood and Love that was once rampant upon the earth. Egalitarian ethics and the nurturing force of women are required. Not women who imitate men but women like Virginia Woolf who I quoted in another article as she railed against sovereign states and male sex instincts as if they are derived from the same ethic or value system. But who is afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Zuma Deluxe Style Games Evolution

As I think most of gamers who play in shareware games know game called Zuma Deluxe. This game was extremely popular some time ago and still popular now. It’s now a classic game!

Long time nobody in game industry try to make a game with Zuma gameplay. It was a fear of fail – as someone can know big portals like RealArcade or Shockwave.com don’t take for publishing game clones.

But in last time we see a lot of games what takes a Zuma gameplay idea plus some interesting own ideas. Let’s look at whis games.

First game will be Luxor.

Main idea is the same, but here one deferent feature – you blast a colored spheres from the bottom line. Game use ancient Egipt styling with pyramids and Pharaoh, you explore the path of the Nile. The game very popular right now.

Next game we will look at is TumbleBugs.

IMHO this game have one of best graphic work (also as last game) and use very interesting design – you need to save your beetle buddies from the Black Bug Empire. According to game info “In a deep dark lair, in Any Backyard USA, creep the Evil Black Bugs. You, the hero “Tumble”, hold the fate of your beetle buddies in your hands. Save the colorful beetles from being enslaved by the Black Bug Empire”. It has some unique power ups not presented in other games and has some features to talk about – how about two sources and to plases to shoot from?

Another two games Bubblefish Bob and Aqua POP uses sea adventure design. It first game you need to save small fishy friends. The second game objective not known. As I think this game was created in zuma gameplay with only design changes.

Next game have extremely different gameplay but use some ideas from parent game – Twistingo.

Main Zuma idea – colored shperes presented, but gameplay based based on the bingo cards and the numbers on it. It requires you to stay focused and yet still full of situations to think over in every minute. You need to explore the Big Island step by step to find and save the cute animals that need your help.

Last game I want to say named Zzed.

This game was created by developers from Russian Federation and have very interested idea mixed with some zuma elements. It’s puzzler-shooter game with a space theme. In Zzed, you are a plot of space garbage truck. The space craft is located in the middle of the screen and can rotate both clockwise or counter clockwise. You can also move the spaceship, albeit in a very small circle. A continuous flow of space junk gravitates toward you (rather fast, sometimes) and you have to destroy it, before it damages the ship. This is the action part. What makes the game tricky (and addictive) is the puzzle part. All garbage is “color-coded”. In order to destroy it, you have to get 3 or more pieces of garbage of the same color stuck together (here we have some Zuma ideas). Since you pilot a space garbage truck, not some super-cool X-Wing interceptor, you call only shoot with garbage pieces. Occasionally, as you get bonuses like missiles or bombs, which will allow you to feel yourself like a space commando for 0.17 seconds, but other than that, it’s all about waste management.