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Script to start a Chrome browser with an SSH Socks5 proxy

Socks5 proxies are great. They allow you to tunnel all traffic for applications that support Socks proxies through the proxy. One example I frequently use is starting a Chrome window that will do everthing as if it was an a remote machine. This is especially useful to bypass firewalls so you can test websites that […]

The All-Web paradigm is a long way away

Google, with their Google Chrome OS, are betting on our computing-experience moving to the Cloud in the future. Some people agree with that prediction. As Hacker News user Wavephorm mentions: The "All-Web" paradigm is coming, folks. And it really doesn't matter how much you love your iPhone, or your Android, or Windows phone. Native apps […]

This is why I don't use Apple products or DRM media

This company is going out of business because they put all their eggs in a very delicate and quite frankly evil basket: BeamItDown Software and the iFlow Reader will cease operations as of May 31, 2011. We absolutely do not want to do this, but Apple has made it completely impossible for anyone but Apple […]

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Talks Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice: Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

How Democracy works…

Here's a good example of how democracy works: NASA Christens Space Station Treadmill 'COLBERT'.

Rokers zijn sexy (Dutch)

Want laten we eerlijk zijn, rokers hebben humor. Rokers hebben stijl. Rokers zijn sexy motherfuckers. Na het neuken rook je samen bezweet een sigaret in bed. Niet-rokers aaien samen een kat. Beste.. column.. ooit: Rokers zijn sexy

Free Speech

Free Speech. Why is it important? Because it's an extension of Free Thought. Should we be able to think whatever the hell we want? Yes we should. Controlling Free Speech is about nothing more than controlling Free Thought. "You're not allowed to say this, because somebody might not agree with it. You're not allowed to […]

SSH + SOCKS5 = Universal proxy

I didn't know it, but (Open)SSH supports setting up a Socks5 proxy: -D [bind_address:]port Specifies a local "dynamic" application-level port forwarding. This works by allocating a socket to listen to port on the local side, optionally bound to the specified bind_address. Whenever a connection is made to this port, the connection is forwarded over the […]

Hof veroordeelt bedreiger Balkenende tot celstraf

Hof veroordeelt bedreiger Balkenende tot celstraf. Ik vraag me af waarom deze man wel celstraf krijgt, en iemand als Theo Maassen, die toch ook zo'n beetje heel de wereld al heeft bedreigd met de dood, niet. Lekker kieskeurigheid weer in Nederland. "Straf optreden, zolang we maar geen slechte publiciteit krijgen!". Want het is natuurlijk meer […]

Dutch government wants to censor the Internet

Dutch minister of Justice, Hirsch Ballin, is being pressured by dutch christian and labour parties to force Dutch ISP's to start censoring the Internet: A translation of the dutch NU.nl article: AMSTERDAM – The NOS [Dutch Broadcasting Institute] on friday reports that a majority of the Dutch parlement have demanded that internet providers be forced […]