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Ferry Boender

Programmer, DevOpper, Open Source enthusiast.

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Category: freedom and privacy

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 […]

History of the Free Software Movement

Found an interesting read over at O Reilly's website: The GNU Operating System and the Free Software Movement, by Richard Stallman.

Say NO to Vista

The war on Vista continues: Say NO to Vista. I'm even recommending Apple Mac's above Vista!

China bans reincarnation

The Chinese government has outlawed the practice of reincarnating for Buddhist monks in Tibet without their permission. In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into […]

AFDB. Keep your mind to yourself

A link related to the previous post: The Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie. Thanks Aczid.

Did you know? Secret anti-communism network in europe

Did you know that, after World War II came to an end, a secret organisation called "Gladio", funded by the CIA and NATO, was brought to life in Europe in order to (amongst other things) neutralise communistic influences? The organisation spanned almost the whole of West-Europe, including countries such as Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, France, […]

Dutch consumer rights organisation recommends Ubuntu

The dutch consumer-rights organisation 'Consumentenbond' has recommended Ubuntu as a possible alternative to Vista after it received 4200 complaints about Vista in four weeks. Translation of the dutch Nu.nl article: Flood of complaints about Windows Vista AMSTERDAM – Consumer organisation 'Consumentenbond' has collected 4200 complaints about Vista in four weeks. Vista still isn't a viable […]

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