Friday, October 21, 2016

Sicario Film Review

Sicario is a film about the drug war.  The United States Drug Enforcement Agency created an inter agency task force to go after the drug cartels. They recruited a female FBI agent played by Emily Blunt. Benicio del Toro plays an ex-cartel member with skills in torture and assassination. At first they play team to get closer to the cartel leaders. But Kate Macer, Emily Blunt's character, is a by the book cop against Alejandro's killer-hunter instincts.

The level of gore and carnage is up in this one. The opening scene alone gives you a heads up. There's a scene depicting execution and bodies hanging by the rope from an underpass. This is not for your kids.

The most intense scene is the shootout on the highway near the border. Benicio del Toro and "Eyeglasses" guy gets out the car in the middle of the traffic. They point their M4 and tells the cartel man to be calm, then shoots. Kate remains inside the car blurting out expletives. It was over in seconds.

Director Denis Deneuve who also made Prisoners, was in his best. No unnecessary action extended. Well played.

I give it four stars. Go watch it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Is Satire Too Difficult For Filipinos?

A Philippines made up of confident, critical thinkers is a Philippines that knows how to tell fact from fiction, chooses between right and wrong, and, ultimately, unburdens itself of the people who steal power and abuse it. Not only will proper education prevent Filipinos from mistaking satire for truth, but it will also prevent the unsavory events that inspire satire to begin with. – Marguerite de Leon writing for

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quote From Slaughterhouse Five

“I think the climax of the book will be the execution of poor old Edgar Derby,” I said. “The irony is so great. A whole city gets burned down, and thousands and thousands of people are killed. And then this one American foot soldier is arrested in the ruins for taking a teapot. And he’s given a regular trial, and then he’s shot by a firing squad.”

There are no rhyme or reason in war. No logic except for generals.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It Only Works When You Have A Conscience

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

End The Killing Now

I do not want to be in the wrong side of the moral equation when it comes to extra-judicial killing. When one is feeling helpless, remember that keeping level headed is important. The most important element of a nation is its people,yet our president sanctions outright murder. That is not acceptable in any civilized society.

Free your mind. Open your eyes. Your friends are being killed. Your mother is afraid everytime you go out. She is fearful of your father going out at night. The knock on the door is no longer welcome. The world is full of violence and death.

We gave away our peace to a tyrant with bloodlust in his eyes. We shall be going from bad to worse, spiralling downward to the bottom with his every bad decision. More people will die and it won't be a faceless, unknown but a friend or a loved one.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

ufw allow samba Please

I've been obsessed with sharing my desktop files over the home network to all the devices connected to my home router. I finally did it once as I said here. Since then, after several reinstalls and wipes of hard drives, I lost the configuration file for the original system. In short I can't make it work. I've forgotten how I did it exactly.
It turns out that samba and my samba configuration files aren't to blame.

I was doing firewall configuration files with my rkhunter setup. I noticed that I don't have any entry for samba. I added my samba rule in the firewall. I checked my smartphone file manager and there it is my shares automatically appearing and ready for use. No login required.

The firewall rule is:
#ufw allow samba

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