“If humans evolved from monkeys or apes, then why are there still monkeys and apes?”

If Someone Is Holding A Sign And Yelling About Evolution, Chances Are They’re Confused About This

“If humans evolved from monkeys or apes, then why are there still monkeys and apes?” This question seems to be a rallying cry for evolution skeptics, so here’s an excellently crafted chart about why there are still monkeys and apes running around all over the place.

“If humans evolved from monkeys or apes, then why are there still monkeys and apes?” This question seems to be a rallying cry for evolution skeptics, so here’s an excellently crafted chart about why there are still monkeys and apes running around all over the place.



PiPad Build

Hi folks, here I show you an interesting project. A tablet made from a Raspberry Pi.

Michael K Castor


Two weeks before I had to leave for Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, I decided it was time I built an enclosure for the PiPad. I’d been helping a guy in the Shed Tech Support queue that needed some help with his Maker Faire project, and thought “You know, I want a Maker Faire project too.” Crazy – right? I had all the parts, so really the only thing holding me back until this point was a deadline. According to Parkinson’s Law “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” so at two weeks, I didn’t have much time for expansion. I started on some conceptual CAD work for the project before so I had a *slight* idea of what I was doing.

Design Goals:
I like simplistic, functional design. I don’t like extra crap that doesn’t do anything and I enjoy fun, hidden features. I…

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5 Food Myths About Cancer

Hi everyone, here is a video on 5 myths about cancer, it’s a must see video!

Is Watch Dogs Possible?

Hi everyone, in this video Jakes talks about several possible ways to hack several things that are possible to hack, things that you wouldn’t expect to be hackable, like peacemakers.

Be aware of all information you are giving away to whoever is listening to things your phone is “speaking”.

Is Exercise Good for My Brain? – HeadSqueeze

Hi everyone, here is a tip for your, do more exercise!


Update on OSgrid downtime

Hi folks, as some of you know I am an active user of metaverses and I’ve been a member of OSGrid since 2008.
OSGrid had a catastrophic harddrive failure about a month ago and they are trying hard to recover, here is an update on their situation.
All these are becoming very expensive and I’m here to ask for your help.
Please donate any amount of money you can, you can even subscribe to donate a fixed amount of money every month. Here is the link where you can donate. http://www.osgrid.org/index.php/donate
This money will be used to help paying the recovery and hosting costs.
They are such a fantastic community and grid and they deserve all the best!


OSGrid News


We have new information on the recovery process. The array was not able to be rebuilt from the cloned drives due to logical partition errors so the recovery service has performed a full recovery, restoring everything to a single 6 tb drive that the engineer said should boot and that all the files are intact. The additional costs, less the $2302.56 we have already paid them, comes to $2510. We currently have $3432.88 which would make our budget very tight (we still have hosting costs, etc).

Thank you very much for your patience and support!

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OpenMediaVault 1.0 Released!

Hi everyone!

OpenMediaVault 1.0 have been released!

For those who don’t know, OpenMediaVault is a fantastic NAS Operating System based on GNU/Linux Debian.

The version 1.0 is based on Debian Wheezy and it will happily run on any hardware that can run Debian, that means that you don’t have to have a powerful computer with lots of memory for NAS. You can finally have you easy to use and stable NAS at home! Yay!

For those who don’t know what a NAS is, NAS stands for Network-attached Storage, that basically is a computer with one or more hard disks or solid drives with file systems or folders shared across your local network, so all your computers can save data on it and read from it. That’s a great idea for backups or movies and music!

OpenMediaVault, OMV, support several file systems and is quite extensible by the use of plugins, plugins that can be from their official repository or maintained by the community.

Bellow is the release announcement.

Today we are happy to release OpenMediaVault version 1.0 (Kralizec).

The main features at a glance:

  • OMV 1.0 is based on Debian 7 Wheezy
  • Better support for weaker systems (i.e. Raspberry Pi, Cubieboard, Cubox, etc)
  • Nginx (instead of Apache2) for the WebGUI
  • Dashboard with support for widgets
  • Systems can be put into standby mode
  • Improved infrastructure for plug-ins
  • And much more…

Excerpt from the changelog:

  • Debian 7 (Wheezy)
  • Improvements regarding performance on slower systems (Raspi, …). The list of updates and plugins are indexed, that is, the search for new updates or plugins will not be launched each time when the user invokes the WebGUI to.
  • File systems on non-rotating drives are with the mount option ‘discard’ hooked (ext3, ext4, btrfs, vfat, jfs, xfs).
  • Infrastructure improvements for plugins
  • Systems can be put into standby mode (hybrid suspend / STB, Suspend to disk / STD, Suspend to RAM / STR). There, the mode is automatically selected which is supported by the system. Priority is STB, STD, STR.
  • Many bug fixes
  • Dashboard with widgets
  • Small improvements in various services
  • The ClamAV plugin now supports a quarantine
  • Use rrdcached to reduce disk I / O of collectd
  • Add asynchronous I/O (AIO) support to SMB/CIFS
  • Add ability to audit SMB/CIFS file operations per share
  • Add button to manually empty the SMB/CIFS recycle bin
  • Add feature to revert configuration changes
  • Supporting stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC) for IPv6 network interfaces
  • Supporting stateful address autoconfiguration for IPv6 network interfaces
  • Add ability to customize look via WebGUI ‘css/omv-custom.css’ file
  • Use php5-fpm FastCGI process manager
  • Change webserver from Apache2 to nginx
  • Add PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy) support and other security improvements
  • Improve PAM configuration. Block users for 180sec after 3 failed WebGUI login attempts. Check the pam_tally2 manual page for more information.

The whole changelog for 1.0 (versions 0.6 – 1.0.20) can be viewed here.

Support is available through the forum: FAQ, Upgrade guide from 0.5.x to 1.0 and the general guide section.

The 32 and 64 bit ISO images can be downloaded here.

Please, do check their website to now more about this fantastic product that I have been testing and using.

You can try it right now online on this live demo.

See some screenshots.

Learn about OpenMediaVault’s features.

Learn more about it.