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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:56 am on June 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cancel culture, jenna marbles, millennials, ,   

    Cancel Culture: The Pusillanimous Generation 

    I’ve lived my life by the rule that I don’t care what anyone says or thinks about me, either online or offline.

    I rejected society and it’s norms when I was still a teenager. As I grew older, my opinions of society and people in general only solidified to become facts.

    I don’t like people; well, most people. I like very few people, and it’s usually because of their personality and character. I don’t like people just because everybody else likes them. And I don’t like people just because I’m told they’re “nice”. I don’t like people just because they’re family.

    If you want me to like you and respect you, then you have to earn it as an individual. And by earn it, I mean you have to prove that you’re worthy of my love and respect. Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your lifestyle and your principles. Show me you’re not just another brainlet who thinks what others want him to think, and who says what others want him to say. Prove to me that you’re an intelligent human being who knows his self-worth, and who doesn’t chase after recognition from others.

    The recent years have seen a spike in online cancel culture. It basically consists of a bunch of idiots hating someone because of what they did, regardless of how long it’s been, be it even decades ago.

    I believe people grow mentally over the years. They learn new things, they gain new information, they analyze more data, they have new realizations. Their behavior and attitudes change; they become more refined.

    When I was young, I was a very vocal person. I spoke my mind. I didn’t have any filters. And that didn’t change – it became more refined. Before I passed my judgement or opinion on something or someone, I spent more time analyzing it. I didn’t want to be wrong; but, if I was wrong, I didn’t want to look like a complete idiot.

    That’s just my personality. I will not hesitate in telling you exactly what I think. l’m an outspoken person. And I like it. I also tend to associate more with outspoken people. So when I meet some secretive people, or FAKE people – people who hide their real thoughts and feelings, and who lie to you about everything, then I tend to avoid them and ignore them.

    Fake people don’t exist to me. They’re as good as dead. If you are a fake person who likes to lie and pretend, then you’re nonexistent to me. You can get out and stay gone.

    Since the beginning of this decade, I’ve seen a lot of fake people. Ideally, these are pretentious scumbags who hide behind popular opinions to gain mass popularity. They don’t mean what they really say. It’s very typical of them to switch sides based on the waves of opinions. They’re very likely to be backstabbers, so if you trust them, then you deserve that knife in your spine. They’re most likely to be Gen X.

    Then there’s the brainless zombies who do not have any real opinions of their own, and everything they say is simply parrot-talk. They’re most likely to be millennials and mentally-malnourished tots from the 00’s.

    The cancel culture has been led by a bunch of losers and envious nobodies who want everyone else to be as miserable as they are. And why are they miserable? They’re miserable because they’re losers and nobodies and they want everyone else to be as miserable as them. And the only way they can do that is by fault-finding and scraping out things that people said decades ago, put it out in public and demand the said people to be hated and despised to oblivion.

    A typical characteristic of a cancel moron is that they have delicate feelings and get offended by everything. Crack a joke – they’re offended. State your opinion – they’re offended. Point out the facts – they’re offended. It’s no wonder that such people become the butt of many pranks and jokes. No matter what you do or say, they’re very likely to be offended. So, there are some people, who might as well offend them.

    Accompanying the cancel culture have been waves of apologies from lots of celebrities and social media stars. Everybody wants to apologize for what they said regardless of the context and time lapse. Everybody is saying how sorry they are, and going out of their way to do ridiculous things just to prove that they’re sorry. I mean, if you’re sorry, I understand that. But why are you bending over and kissing feet just to prove that you’re sorry?

    What a bunch of pussies!

    I grew up in Africa. I spent my childhood being bullied by little African kids who called me all sorts of names and made fun of me because of my race and skin color. A lot of it was just a harmless thing that kids in Africa do. I wasn’t really offended back then. I’m not offended now. I’m not going to go hunting for them on social media right now and call them out for being racists. Truth be told, I’m pretty sure many of them still hold their racist sentiments. It may not always be malicious, but that’s just part of the culture. And there’s nothing I can do but move on. Even if I could do something, I would still choose to move on. Because I wasn’t raised to be a pussy ass bitch who spent their whole life crying about some stupid crap.

    I’d like to conclude by pointing out the case of Jenna Marbles, a popular YouTuber who just published a video apologizing for comedy skits that included dressing up and talking like Nicki Minaj and rapping about the Chinese. Throughout the video, she looked like she was barely holding back tears, trying not to cry on camera while apologizing for her old content on YouTube.

    I watched the video and I thought, why is she doing that? Why is she apologizing for a bunch of comedy skits that were made purely for entertainment purposes a decade ago? And why does she look like she’s about to start sobbing? Do people not understand the context of her videos? Oh! I almost forgot! It’s the cancel morons at work. Good job canceling Jenna Marbles and making her feel like crap.

    I stopped watching Jenna Marbles soon after she stopped making funny comedy skits and started doing more PG-rated stuff for her videos. There’s no doubt that she was growing and evolving as a person. And while dozens of new and old YouTubers meddled in controversies after controversies, Jenna Marbles managed to stay out of that cesspool. Until the cancel morons came along.

    Speaking from my own experience, apologizing for anything doesn’t work anymore. It only convinces others that you were wrong and you’re a terrible human being, even if you’re not. In essence, admitting to your mistakes and guilt now makes you a bad person. This is how the world has evolved to become. All thanks to the cancel culture, the fake pretenders, and the apologetic zombies. So while I will state the facts, admit my mistakes and apologize for them, I will not cry and weep and stop doing what I love. I just move on and ignore all the pussies whining about my past. You can cancel Jenna Marbles alright. But you can’t cancel me. I’m a different breed altogether.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:32 pm on June 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Artix, , Devuan, , , , , , Lubuntu, , , OpenRC, , Qubes, , Runit, , , , , Whonix   

    Linux: Your Distro Sucks! 

    I just posted an article about my Lenovo netbook. To be quite fair, it is the slowest and worst netbook in the history of computers. And it just had to be my luck to be gifted one when my HP laptop died.

    My netbook is so bad, that even a beggar on the streets would bash it on the ground and stomp on it until it broke to pieces.

    The only thing worse than owning this piece of Lenovo crap, is death by Covid-19.

    But I’m the man who had no choices. I didn’t have money to buy another laptop, so I had to figure out a way to make things work.

    The netbook came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. But it was too damn slow. I upgraded it to Windows 10. It was still too damn slow. So I decided to check out Linux.

    Linux in general is known for being lightweight, faster than Windows, and able to run on slow and old hardware.

    However, times are changing fast, and the latest Linux distros can no longer run well on slow and old hardware, especially my netbook.

    Here’s my experience with Linux distros that I’ve tried:

    1. Manjaro: OS did not utilize the SWAP I’d allocated. Running solely on the 2GB RAM made it slow. Package problems showed signs that the OS could break easily during updates, app installations and removal.
    2. Elementary: Loki did not utilize the SWAP. Nice looking distro but too slow on RAM alone.
    3. Solus: Took several hours to figure out how to install. Missing a lot of software.
    4. Fedora: Couldn’t install drivers for WiFi. Hence unusable.
    5. Qubes: Couldn’t meet minimum system requirements to run
    6. Whonix: Couldn’t meet minimum system requirements to run
    7. Debian: Jessie failed to install from Live CD
    8. Subgraph: Failed to install
    9. Sabayon: Failed to complete installation while downloading packages online
    10. Lubuntu: Installed, failed to run, messed up boot options
    11. Krsnah Desktop OS v1.0: Custom Linux build. My first positive experience with an OS on this crappy Lenovo netbook

    Recently there an online debate sparked up regarding systemd’s developer using Google for fallback NTP servers. A lot of people were disgusted by systemd and some people had moved to systems with alternative Inits like Runit and OpenRC I checked out forums and websites mentioning the advantages of Runit and OpenRC over systemd. The general consensus is that Runit and OpenRC are faster, more efficient and easier to manage than systemd. So I thought I’d give it a go.I looked up the distros that used Runit and OpenRC and decided to go with the most popular ones.

    1. Artix – based on Arch. I chose the Runit version. Once I installed it, the OS had no visible package manager. I was left with a bunch of preinstalled basic apps and that was it. There’s less than 100 people on the planet who are currently using Artix. The forums are dead, there isn’t much information available for anyone stuck with a problem, and one has no choice but to sign up, wait for admin approval, and ask questions directly to the devs. I realized that the package manager had to be run from the terminal. There is no front end GUI for their package manager. If there is, users would have to install it manually. I didn’t want to go on a learning curve for an ugly distro which looked like it might die any day now. Did I mention the slow boot times?
    2. Devuan – based on Debian. Website hinted that there might be a lack of drivers for WiFi. Beowulf could not begin installation without formatting the old /home partition. I didn’t have time to backup all the data to an external drive and restore it if and when beowulf disappointed me. So many Linux distros can use the old /home partition without formatting it. What makes Devuan/Debian so special? Boo! Waste of my time.
    3. Lubuntu – Weird installation; poorly written website doesn’t provide any information on configuration during installation. Distro is slow as hell. This is clearly not meant for 2Gb netbooks. Booting is slow, login is slow and the LXQt is the ugliest desktop environment I’ve used. False advertisement. The devs need to specify this distro for high end machines.
    4. Elementary OS – Hera looks beautiful, works like a charm. I’m impressed. Unfortunately, this distro needs a minimum of 4GB RAM. The system uses over 1Gb when idle, so there isn’t much left for applications. Poor utilization of SWAP. Even when running multiple applications, the OS fails to utilize SWAP.

    And so I reinstalled Krsnah Desktop OS v4.3. Took me a day to install all the apps and configure the OS. It works better than any distros that I’ve tried.

    I think the best way to create a distro for low end machines is to build and run them on low end machines. That’s the only way the devs will learn how to utilize the resources efficiently and make the OS fast and fluid to use.

    I’m looking into implementing Runit for Krsnah Desktop OS, which currently uses systemd. However I’m not sure if it will indeed make my system run faster and smoothly when I haven’t seen any positive use cases on the distros that I tried. At the end of the day, making your distro systemd-free doesn’t make a difference if your OS is slow and laggy and has a crappy learning curve.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:04 pm on June 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2GB, , , , , , , N2830, , Windows   

    The World's Slowest Netbook 

    I got my netbook sometime in 2016.

    It’s an 11 inch Lenovo netbook, released in late 2014.

    I/O: 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 Ethernet port, 1 headphone jack

    Display: 16:9 touchscreen with 1366 x 768 pixels at 60hz

    RAM: Soldered; 2 GB

    CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 at 2.4 GHz

    GPU: Intel Integrated

    HDD: 500 GB

    The netbook came preinstalled with Windows 8.1, which I upgraded to 10, but the user experience was horrible. This particular Lenovo netbook could win the award for the worst netbook on planet earth, guaranteed.

    A dual core Celeron processor and 2GB of onboard RAM isn’t enough for regular usage. On Windows, you can’t open more than one application.

    I made the switch to Linux because that was the only option for such a low spec’d netbook.

    But I wish I could get a new laptop now, with better specs as my netbook is running out of time. The battery’s dead, and the netbook may not survive for much longer with the ever-increasing system requirements for most Linux distros.

    Now I’ve tried out a number of Linux distros on this machine and my netbook was just too slow. I had to install a custom Linux build to be able to use it with some tolerance.

    If anyone wants to buy me a laptop or donate their old one, preferably one with better specs than my netbook, then I’ll appreciate it.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:25 pm on June 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , antifa, , , CHAZ, CHOP, , , , gofundme, , , ,   

    Covid-19: 3 Months In Isolation 

    I think I just completed 3 months of self-isolation.

    The world just crossed 8M infected cases. India is now leading the world in the daily number of new cases.

    There was a strange feeling when the government initially announced the lockdown. The entire world was uncertain of the future. I’d been binge-watching clips of the Covid-19 crisis in Wuhan right from the citizens’ perspectives. It was crazy. Everyone’s eyes were on China.

    And then the Covid-19 virus spread to Italy and Iran, South Korea and Spain. The entire world’s focus shifted from China to Europe. A few days later, New York city became the new epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis. Then the pandemic spread to various countries. Various countries got their share of the media’s spotlight: Ecuador, Brazil, France, Germany, UK, Russia, and finally, India.

    By the time the pandemic began to consume India, everyone had gotten tired of the Covid-19 situation. People chose to focus on their own countries. The pandemic was no longer a global crisis. It was a national crisis handled in different ways by each government.

    There have been protests – first against the lockdown, then against the police brutality against the African Americans. The protests spread from the United States over to the UK, then France, Germany and even Japan.

    More African Americans have been killed during these protests by fellow protestors, to avenge the death of one guy killed during his arrest. The official George Floyd gofundme has received over $14M in donations as of 15th June 2020.

    But what about the gofundme of the other people who were killed during the protests? Do they not matter? Don’t they deserve any donations through fundraisers? I don’t think anyone even knows the names of the people who have died in these protests so far. I don’t. Beause the media hasn’t discussed the lives of these other people. The protestors don’t give a crap about these other people. Nobody’s walking around with signs with the names of these people. There is no graffiti on the walls with the names and faces of these people.

    Here’s my summary of the George Floyd protests: One black guy died during his arrest by police officers. The entire nation erupted into chaos to protest police brutality. “Black lives matter! I can’t breathe!” And then they burned down a few cop cars, and a few buildings, they robbed a few malls and small businesses, they broke windows and caused damage to private property, they spray painted ugly graffiti and slogans all over the cities, they started taking down historical statues, and then took over a few blocks in Seattle, calling it the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ. Apparently that’s been changed to CHOP, whatever that’s supposed to mean. The antifas are walking around with guns, patrolling the streets in Seattle, and this is the best way America could handle the death of one man during his arrest.

    What happened to the gun laws and banning of guns and outlawing guns and so on? Do the Antifa not advocate for banning guns? Or do they support the NRA? Isn’t the NRA a right wing association?

    Black lives matter. Really? Is anyone mourning the death of the black people killed during the George Floyd protests/riots? Whose life really matters? Does one man’s life matter, but another’s not? I saw a video of a black woman, who spent the night cleaning her store, asking the protestors to choke her out instead. “Look what you did to my store!”, I remember her saying, “Black lives matter! Why don’t you choke me out instead?” Where’s the gofundme for this poor woman? Where’s the gofundme for the hundreds of other small business owners who’s stores were damaged and destroyed by the Black Lives Matter and Antifa protestors?

    I saw this video of a bunch of protestors playing crappy music and breaking down statues. There was some black guy in a green tshirt who went to work on one statue, then was found standing beneath another statue, which two women toppled, on top of his head. It wasn’t intentional. But it happened all the same. Will these women go to jail? What about the hundreds of other crimes that were committed across the country? Will each of the protestors be tracked down, arrested, and charged for their crimimal activities?

    America is talking about justice. People are crying for justice, while commiting a bunch of crimes. There seems to be a tower of irony here. I don’t like playing favorites. As a third party, neutral observer, I can’t help but notice just how comical the entire situation has become.

    At the end of the day though, I’m not involved in these situations. They don’t concern me. I’ve stopped watching the news. I just scroll through the headlines and images to see what’s going on. As much as isolation sucks, I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be out there with a bunch of idiots causing more problems.

    Yesterday’s journal post described my feelings about family and relatives in general. Looking at the bigger picture though, I can say that I really don’t like most of the people across the world. I’m just too straightforward and logical to be dealing with stupid problems created by stupid people.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:47 pm on June 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bananas, chemicals, diseases, , fruits, grapes, grocery, , injection, mangoes, market, poisoned, strawberries, vendor, watermelon   

    Poisoned Fruits 

    I live in a country where fruits are seasonal. And those that aren’t, are either imported, or altered with chemicals.

    I ate a lot of strawberries and grapes during the winter.

    Soon after the summer started, I switched to sweet melons, watermelons, and mangoes.

    Bananas – those are available all year round.

    But I’ve always been suspicious about these fruits. Not just the fruits, but the vegetables too. And the milk packets from the factories. But especially the fruits.

    The bananas don’t last more than 3 days. On the fourth day, even if the skin looks green, the fruits inside is already rotten.

    The mangoes look suspicious.

    My childhood was filled with mango trees. The mangoes took a few days to ripen, and always had that fresh wholesome taste.

    The mangoes from these markets though, look processed. Processed with a bunch of chemicals. They don’t last long. Sometimes the skin is green, but the insides are completely ripe.

    What’s going on in the world today? When I was a child, I could eat fresh wholesome natural fruits.

    Now, every fruit in the market is either soaked in chemicals or injected with chemicals. The news media has covered this. But nobody seems to care. Somewhere in the food chain, between the farmers and the vendors, the fruits are being poisoned with chemicals.

    These chemicals are being used to ripen the fruits faster than their normal times, grow bigger than the normal sizes, or shinier and more luscious to look at.

    I just had a first hand experience today. And it’s worried me. A watermelon was leaking some soapy yellowish liquid from a tiny hole. I was shocked. I’d just cut a watermelon and eaten a huge portion. Now I was looking at the last one, leaking some soapy fluids from a hole in it. The hole was tiny enough to be an injection entry point. Whoever injected the chemicals must have used a whole lot of it.

    I did some research on the internet. And the findings have left me traumatized. I don’t think I could eat another fruit in this dumpster of a country without wondering if it’s been filled with chemicals.

    I don’t know the side effects of these chemicals. I don’t know which chemicals were used to begin with.

    This is the current state of 3rd world countries. If the pandemic, riots, diseases and starvation doesn’t kill you, eating some chemical-laden fruits will.

    The world is being driven by greed. And who says only the rich are greedy? The poor are greedy too. They’ll use any chemicals they find to inject into your fruits and sell them to you. Hell, they’ll even use sewage water if it makes your watermelon taste sweeter.

    I’ve stopped eating sweet melons. I had an incident a few weeks ago, where I had a stomach ache the entire night, after eating sweet melon. I’m sure it must’ve been injected with some chemicals too.

    I’m angry.

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