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LINUX WINDOWS COMPARISON

Linux and Windows have a great deal in common, except for the way they each address storage devices and their partitions. One must remember that a single storage device can have multiple partitions.

Windows uses a single drive letter to reference a device and a single specific partition within the device. The C: drive is really the main system partition, (not the hard drive itself), on the resident hard drive as most everyone knows. A perceived problem is what happens when you run out of letters. But then that is probably an unwarranted fear. It is highly unlikely to see a single Windows system with more than 26 partitions.

Linux, on the other hand, makes a distinction between device type, device letter, and partition number. So a specific device is identified by the combination of device type, such as “sd” for a removable flash drive, and a letter for the device.
Example: sda meaning flash drive 1 or mcd meaning media card 4.
But it does not end there because any one of these devices could have multiple partitions. Therefore, a partition number is appended to the device.
Example: sda2 or mcd1.
So we can see that Linux is not concerned with running out of drive letter like Windows. But who really cares?

It would not be fair to under-estimate Microsoft’s effort in providing program support for a wide variety of devices. No matter, it would seem Linux is all caught up in that regard.

In my view there are a couple of really big differences between the two. First, Linux can host multiple Windows systems very easily. I don’t know this to be true of Windows. Secondly, a full system backup is extremely important for the health and safety of any digital device.

For those who don’t know what a full system backup is, it is a recording on a separate storage area or device of everything on the digital device including operating system and user data. Google’s Android Cell Phone “FACTORY RESET” and Chromebook “POWER WASH” are examples of full system backups taken before any user system changes or data is introduced. The unfortunate thing about these factory backups is they do not include any changes a user may have made to the system after using the device or his user data. But Google does attempt to offer help in that regard by offering cloud services to dynamically backup any changes made by the user. No matter, this can all be done if the user has a pc which he can use to do his own backing up.

Getting back to our comparison, Linux has a very simple and efficient full system backup program called RESCUEZILLA that resides on a bootable flash drive. It can backup Windows as well as Linux in a very friendly user manner. It is the ease in which a full system backup is taken that makes Linux my favorite. Windows 10 relies upon Windows 7 System Backup which is integrated into the Windows system and far more cumbersome to use.

Aside from these differences, both Linux and Windows have a Line Command program, aka, a keyboard only textual user interface, and a Desktop Command program, aka, a mouse and keyboard graphical user interface. And both have a software libraries full of useful application programs, aka, “apps”.

The most confusing thing about Linux are the number of different “distributions” out there. Because Linux was developed freely by the open source community, a wide number of Linux “types” exist, all having different names like Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Mint, etc . But regardless, they are all “FREE” and well maintained.

So obviously my preference is Linux over Windows.
Here are a couple of facts about Linux you might find interesting.
1. It was derived from a Univac mainframe operating system called UNIX and adapted to micro computers.
2. Google’s Android & Chromebook systems are Linux based.

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CALL FOR ACTION SOLUTIONS TECH

WHAT OUR ELECTION SYSTEM SHOULD LOOK LIKE

Our current election system is a piece of crap. It is a hodgepodge of manual and batch systems ripe with fraud. That an online real time election system has not been made available by now is an absolute crime. So what would an online real time election system look like?

THE DATABASE:
We start with the actual database? What is a database, you ask?
It is a filing organization and access system.
Here is a diagram of what it would look like.

(Too small? On your phone, expand it. On your computer, right click and open image in new tab.)

So how does one read this diagram?

Each box represents a “record type” having a specific data content & format different from the other boxes that represent different “record types”. (Note: the word “record type” is used interchangeably with the word “record”). Boxes at the top are basic entity record types & accessible via their ids. Unconnected diagonal lines into some of these top boxes indicates they are directly accessible. As you can see, there are 4 basic entity record types: year, nation, state, & person.

Lines connecting top level boxes to lower level boxes are links from top level records to lower level record types, thus forming a chain of lower level records. The top level box is said to be the master record type of the lower level detail boxes. For each top level master record there can be any number of lower level detail records.

So for example, given a nation id of USA, one could directly access the USA record & then traverse the state chain to access all the states within the USA. Similarly, one could access all the counties within a state by traversing the county chain. And so on.

Although the default direction of traversal from master to detail records appears to be downward (or forward), upward (or backward) traversal from any detail to master can be possible before a person actually votes. However after vote occurs, traversal in either direction between a voter-ballot-link record and a voter-location-link record should be restricted to the voter for privacy reasons. Today’s average browser-to-website user should not find this method of navigation too difficult to understand.

PRE-ELECTION RECORD CREATION AND MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Each state would have this database file system accessible to the public via their website on their own computer. The database would be initialized only one time with the geographic records of nation, state and counties, these being fixed entities. But before participating in an election, each state resident voter, including state & county employees, must already have or create their own reusable logon id record. Only state & county employee logons should be allowed to update the entire database for the purposes of setting up the database content.

VOTER REGISTRATION & JOINING AN ELECTION:

Of particular importance before each election is the validation and creation of the voter-ballot-link records for each logon record. This process establishes the voter rolls for each specific election. It begins with a person submitting a voter-id-ballot-request record to an authorized state employee who initiates a search of other states by checking each states registered-voter-year-check record. If no such record is found & everything else checks out on the person, the state employee creates a single year-voter check record, followed by setting up the voter-ballot-link records leaving blank the candidate-selection button in each voter-ballot-link record.

VOTING:

The database is now ready for the voter to make his candidate selections by clicking the appropriate candidate-selection button in each appropriate voter-ballot-link record, at which time a write-permission lock is placed on the voter-ballot-link record. This would prevent anyone from changing candidate-selection button and the corresponding link to the selected candidate record.

POST VOTING RECORD ACCESS:

For secrecy/privacy purposes all cast voter-ballot-link records should be locked from updating by anyone other than the voter and as soon as they are counted. With this one exception, all should be able to view any record at any time, thus providing complete transparency and veracity of an election. In other words, everyone can look anywhere but not touch.

THE NETWORK:
Each state would have the same file system within a website on their own computer. In addition to state residents being able to create and logons to the state website, each state computer would have access to other state computers to eliminate double dipping voters who might try to vote in more than one state. Currency of voter rolls is essential.


In addition, currency of vote tabulation is essential. As soon as a voter has locked his voter-ballot record, his vote should be counted and tallies by candidate should be made available. Washington DC should be connected to each state & have access to each state database for the purpose of rolling up ballot totals for each national candidate by state.

PROS:
What would be the advantages of an online real time election system?
First, the voter would cast his ballot directly into the database, thereby eliminating anybody other than the voter from touching his ballot.
Second, the election should be completed within 2 days.
Third. since there is only one machine per state involved, auditing software should be comparatively easy as well as identifying any other anomalies.

CONS:

There will always be some ding dong who insists on having a paper ballot which necessitates having a batch input system.

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COMMON SENSE ECONOMY

THE SOROS MOTIVE

Given the most recent blatant congressional spending bill, it appears that it is the desire of congress people to deflate the value of the dollar, thereby causing inflation. Why? One must ask if congress people are not increasing their own coffers via their ownership in assets (like gold) at the expense of the American people. Such a concept explains the SOROS MOTIVE.

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COMMON SENSE

THE VIRTUAL PRECINCT

This concept is introduced based upon the belief that there can be no confidence in an electronic election count system until each an every state provide what would be called the virtual precinct that provides an after-the-fact ability for the voter to validate his own counted ballot, in addition to providing a method for auditing the vote count within the voter’s precinct. So how would such a system work? First, we need to identify the two big concerns to the average voter.

Concern #1 is identifying exactly who is eligible to vote and what is the total count of eligible voters at the time of an election. Certainly a county government is able to identify its eligible voters by referring to a county’s property tax roles. But this only covers property owners. What about renters? It makes sense for a state government to obtain this information by referring to its DMV driver’s licenses, assuming there are no non-citizens allowed a drivers license. But what about those who do not own property or own a car, ie, the homeless, who may be citizens?

So we see there remains a problem in identifying all those who should be eligible to vote in any given election. One solution has been offered called VOTER ID. However, it does not solve the problem of ballots being issued to dead voters. To solve this problem, I suggest that to be eligible to vote in a general election, an eligible voter must have voted in the primary election within the same year of the general election. In this manner, one can be reasonably assured of an accurate total electorate count within a state. Of course, there may be deaths and resident transitions within the few months between the primary and general elections. But why should a state allow any new residents to vote immediately when they can vote in any subsequent elections. In implementing such requirements, one can expect that the count from the primary will not be any greater in the general election.

Concern #2 is what can only be called the opaque electronic count system. It is not sufficient for a vote count to not be publicly audited. Transparency is an absolute necessity to provide trust in the results. This can only be done by the state providing to the voter a virtual precinct.

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COMMON SENSE CORRUPTION THE TRUTH TREASON

THE REAL THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES

Democrats are deliberately destroying our democracy by exacerbating election difficulties via open borders.


Probably one of the greatest difficulties in conducting an election is knowing who is eligible to vote and who is not. Counties are the first resource to determine this, because they are the central hub for identifying property tax payers. But this only identifies property owners, not renters and homeless people.

So, to identify citizen non property owners who actually reside in a state, vehicle operator licenses are a second resource for identifying eligible voters.

However, there is still a hole wherein there are homeless citizens who may be eligible, but do not own property or have a drivers license. Such citizens should be required to register as homeless citizens and prove their citizenship.

It should now be clear to every US citizen that the Democratic Party has become a traitor to our democracy by obfuscating the election process and employing the inflow of illegal entrants in the hopes of maintaining power. They are not without help from some very stupid Republicans, aka, RINOS. Those now working in government need to ask themselves how far they are willing to go for a worthless paycheck.

It is clear that Democrats have not inspired trust in our election system by maintaining open borders. That fact, coupled with the use of electronic election systems leaves the US citizen with very little confidence that elections are not rigged. It can be said that no matter which party is in control of the election process, without the electorate being able to validate their own counted ballot and see the accumulation of actual ballots counted for a particular candidate after the fact, there can be no confidence in the electronic tabulated election results.

To conclude, until the borders are closed and until the voting public can audit/validate their own votes after an election, this country will be in a chaotic mess.

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CORRUPTION INJUSTICE PERSECUTION

NY TRUMP TRIAL DISGRACE

The NY Trump Trial had
no appearance of impartiality and FLAGRANTLY VIOLATED

1. The 7Th Amendment-Right to a Jury Trial

2. The 8th Amendment-Cruel and Unusual Punishment.

3. The 14th Amendment-Due Process

Plus
Title 18 Section 242

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COMMON SENSE THE TRUTH

HOW TRUTH GETS DESTROYED


Due to my age, what is historical to me is probably ancient to you,
which makes me “conservative” and you probably a “progressive”. Many “progressives” and cultural bigots of today want to rewrite history & discard ancient things, such as the Bible, statutes of our founding fathers and maybe even the Constitution, in a manner similar to the ISIS idiots who destroyed the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Claims of advancing forward frequently involve the destruction of the past, either deliberately or unintentionally. But how can you claim to have advanced forward if you don’t know how you got there in the first place or what promoted another culture to excel? And so the truth gets lost.

Of course, the collection of too many things also tends to bury the really important points. This is where breakpoints to compartmentalize information become essential in maintaining the whole enchilada. And hierarchical filing structure helps to collect related breakpoints.

These are not new ideas as evidenced by the National Archives (NAR). It is merely common sense. BUT SUCH RECORDS SHOULD NOT BE ACCESSIBLE TO ONLY THE PRIVILEGED FEW, as has occurred with the recent findings of Joe Biden’s emails proving his criminal activity. Secrecy, censoring and non transparency can be just as destructive of the truth.

Consider this. Just think of how much better off we would have been had the historical library in Alexandria not been deliberately destroyed.

https://www.mymcpl.org/blogs/historical-libraries-library-alexandria

Maybe there might have been proof or disproof of the existence of ufo’s and et’s. I use this as an example , not as a sarcasm, because there are today real questions regarding ufo’s, which might have been answered by documents in the Alexandria Library. But for the lack of that library, we can only assume the answer to be “NO”.

By the same token, we are destroying our own libraries by proliferating them with the nonsense of WOKEISM. Is not the proliferation of self evident garbage to bury important findings the same as burning down the library?

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COMMON SENSE

MY ELECTRIC BILL & BIDEN

My electric bill for January is $180 for 655 KWH.
It has been a cold cold month. I have one computer on at all times with two electric utility heaters that kick in and out depending on thermostat settings. Plus, I have two air filtration devices of which I run only one for no more than 8 hours a day. My water heater is all electric. I never use stove or oven. I only use a microwave very minimally. No dishwasher or wash machine. One refrig.

Without changing habits, summer usage is like half. So I have to figure the water heater and two heaters account for the difference, ie, 300 KWH.

I’m sorry Biden, BUT I AIN’T GOING TO FREEZE MY ASS OFF FOR YOU AND YOUR DUMB POLICIES. NOR DO I EXPECT ANYONE TO FREEZE THEIR ASS OFF FOR ME.

As far is Biden is concerned, we can all eat bugs, ride electric bicycles and huddle together to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile,  he will enrich our lives with drag queen story hour. And if you object, he will have you thrown in jail for a lifetime.

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COMMON SENSE

RESTRICT BORDER ACCESS

Why Is It Important To Restrict Access To This Country?

Three Words:
Portable Nuclear Bombs

Over the years we have witness an increase in a mentality that is willing to blow itself up along with its preceived adversaries in an act of alleged justice. This makes it imperative that access to dangerous technology be highly guarded from falling into the wrong hands. This is the real problem facing humanity today. And we must not forget that fact.

Joe Biden appears to have forgotten that by allowing anybody and everybody into this country without proper vetting. In so doing, he has increased the probability of some nutjob acquiring access to dangerous technology.

Then there are those who say “Well, nuclear bomb technology has become so proliferated that it makes no difference what we do. So we might as well give up and let the nutjobs have their way.” WRONG. As long as there is one ounce of rationality left in the world, that glimmer of hope needs to be maintained.

One thing is for certain. To make “global warming” the central theme in global politics rather than protecting the world from nuclear proliferation is completely irresponsible. And what does DEI have to do with protecting the world? NOT ONE DAMN THING. DEI = Divisive Efforts and Injustice. It is interesting to note that DEI spelled backwards is IED, Improvised Explosive Device.

The RIGHT STRATEGY to defend against nuclear attacks from the air is Reagan’s STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE. But to protect against nulear IED attacks, the border must be highly restricted with RBA, not open borders. And you cant have either protections if you persist in pursuing green energy, electric cars, and DEI to the exclusion of all else.

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COMMON SENSE

RESTRICTIVE BORDER ACCESS

Why Is It Important To Restrict Access To This Country?

Three Words:
Portable Nuclear Bombs

Over the years we have witness an increase in a mentality that is willing to blow itself up along with its preceived adversaries in an act of alleged justice. This makes it imperative that access to dangerous technology be highly guarded from falling into the wrong hands. This is the real problem facing humanity today. And we must not forget that fact.

Joe Biden appears to have forgotten that by allowing anybody and everybody into this country without proper vetting. In so doing, he has increased the probability of some nutjob acquiring access to dangerous technology.

Then there are those who say “Well, nuclear bomb technology has become so proliferated that it makes no difference what we do. So we might as well give up and let the nutjobs have their way.” WRONG. As long as there is one ounce of rationality left in the world, that glimmer of hope needs to be maintained.

One thing is for certain. To make “global warming” the central theme in global politics rather than protecting the world from nuclear proliferation is completely irresponsible. And what does DEI have to do with protecting the world? NOT ONE DAMN THING. DEI = Divisive Efforts and Injustice. It is interesting to note that DEI spelled backwards is IED, Improvised Explosive Device.

The RIGHT STRATEGY to defend against nuclear attacks from the air is Reagan’s STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE. But to protect against nulear IED attacks, the border must be highly restricted with RBA, not open borders. And you cant have either protections if you persist in pursuing green energy, electric cars, and DEI to the exclusion of all else.