Sunday, November 18, 2007

When did touching become illegal?

From Fox news... Did Pedophilia Hysteria Cause Child's Death?

Paranoia at the extreme... but whose paranoia? Besides this, there are other reports where teachers can't restrain students from assaulting each other. In essence, the liberal society has created as anti-social an environment as possible. Turning the corner, it is the same society that blames our President for wiretapping that punishes harshly people who may otherwise be trying to help other people. What happened to tolerance, people? Is that simply a pass phrase for "I can't believe you don't believe what I believe?" What about liberties? Is that simply that you can do what you want as long as it doesn't affect other people?

I'm slowly understanding that the society that allows children to make their own medical decisions without consent is already moving to the road that children are considered little adults. I see why there is shrinkage in growth in population. That isn't to say that the population isn't growing. It is to say that the population isn't growing nearly as fast as it used to. The growth is slowing because society has deemed family to be irrelevant and changeable. Growth is slowing because society has stopped caring for the children, and expects that the parents do likewise. Growth is slowing because it is not economically feasible for the people who are making money to have children.

When society forces government to take care of children, government will respond in the way it always does: with bureaucracy, lethargy, and apathy. Why would not parents echo this sentiment? If the parents aren't able to be legally responsible for the children's actions, then why not let these little adults take on adult responsibilities? If society is going to lower the age of consent, then lower it. Let's see what happens when kids start being as smart as they think they are. Let's see what utopia is like when it's run by homeless kids.

Then again, let's see what happens when the police are going to get sued for restraining kids. If an adult civilian is unable to know when to be civil and yet touch a child, then how can we assume that the people with badges are that much more able to make that decision?

The laws must be changed. People should not be complacent in allowing these kinds of hate crime legislation to occur.

Or, should we simply look away when the next 2 year old is killed but could have been saved?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Use PuTTY, PSFTP, Pageant, Create SendTo

The intended result: Create a seamless right-click SendTo for a S/FTP using putty.

The Steps:
  1. Get the complete installer for PuTTY here. And install it.
  2. Use PuTTYgen and generate a public and private key.
  3. Select and copy all the stuff in the Public key box and open up a PuTTY/SSH connection to your destination site.
  4. If it doesn't exist, mkdir .ssh ; chmod 700 .ssh ; cd .ssh
  5. If it doesn't exist, create the file authorized_keys and make its permissions 644: chmod 644 authorized_keys
  6. Edit, such as with vi the authorized_keys file and insert/paste the stuff copied before. Save and exit.
  7. Save the private key file (still within PuTTYgen) somewhere convenient. It's up to you if you wish to specify a password on the private key. Obviously, it's more secure if you do, but it may be more of a pain.
  8. Start Pageant in a manner such as: c:\program files\PuTTY\Pageant.exe c:\path\to\private.ppk If you have a password on the private key, this is the time to input it. After Pageant runs, the key is loaded. You shouldn't need to worry about inputting the private key password again while Pageant runs. If you don't want to use Pageant, then you can choose to include the .ppk file in the SSH\Auth\Private key file for authentication box.
  9. Create and save a PuTTY profile for your S/FTP destination. Along with Basic options (Host Name, Port, and (*)SSH), click Connection->Data and put your user name (!Important!). In SSH, make certain the preferred SSH version is 2. These are minimum settings. Go back to Session after making these changes, and click [Save].
  10. Test your connection. If you've followed all these instructions so far, you should be able to double-click the Saved Session and get to your prompt on your remote machine without a password!
  11. --- The Good Stuff --- Create a batch file sftpit.bat ... It should look similar to :
    @echo put %1 | "c:\program files\PuTTY\psftp" -load YourPuTTYSessionName -batch
  12. Click Start, Run, type in SendTo and Press [Enter]/Click [OK]
  13. Right-Click, New=>Shortcut and browse to the sftpit.bat. [Next]
  14. Give it some relevant name [Finish]
  15. Right-click a file, SendTo=>this shortcut.

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