Wednesday, 26 February 2014

vaccination is not eugenics.

Would you rather have a twisted, deformed child? Would you rather risk inflicting the same damage on other peoples' children? Polio has almost been eradicated except for ignorant backwaters.

The following is a HOAX and scare tactics. If 48 000 children had died, it would be world news! Yet this article appears only on about 100 FRAUD HOAX CONSPIRACY websites.


Wake Up Call • 48,000 Children in India Paralysed by Bill Gates’ Polio Vaccine (link)

India and Chad? Definitely part of the Illuminati eugenics agenda. Bill Gates waffles in reply to a journalist’s question quoting 48,000 Indian children paralysed. He doesn’t deny the figure. ‘Is the vaccination program in fact a eugenics program?’, he is asked. He explains how he believes in withdrawing care from old people as it’s too expensive, and he prefers to fund education, and vaccination instead. Hello Liverpool Care Pathway. The vaccines he distributes have also been shown to be causing the very diseases they are intended to prevent. Richard Branson and Ewen McGregor are publicly supporting his campaign, resulting in mass paralysis of children in India and Chad. The human abattoir is run by smiling, nice-looking people saying very nice words. Shame! They’re mass murderers. Source full article

Sunday, 23 February 2014

some useful french etymologies

If like me you find french words frustrating because they're not always obviously latin (and therefore it's hard to guess what they're supposed to mean), here're three etymologies for three common words whose origins are apparently obscure at first sight.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Apple Pages Table of Contents problems

If you use Apple Pages you'll know that getting the table of contents (TOC) to cooperate isn't that easy.

see this page:

It doesn't tell you how to generate a TOC though. To do that, you have to select a few styles in the styles drawer, and use them, and then under the Inspector -> Document -> TOC choose those styles to appear in the TOC. Then go to Edit -> insert TOC.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

stolen phone in SA


If you get a smartphone, e.g. an iPhone, stolen in SA, this is what you have to do:

Day 1.

1. Login to Find my phone on apple's website and find the phone. Tell it to "remote erase".

If you didn't enable the self-destruct feature or the find-my-iphone app, you will remember to do so with your next one.

2. In the meantime, change your login password on the apple app store:

If you don't do this, they can buy apps in your name with your credit card details. They can also change your password and lock you out.

3. Find the box of your phone at home and phone your service provider (Cellular) and tell them the IMEI number and serial number of the stolen or lost phone. Ask them to block the SIM card and the phone serial number. They will ask you for a police case number. You have to call them back. If you don't do this, you will be paying someone else's phone bill. By doing this you stop them from using the phone. 

4. Go to Twitter, Facebook, Google, and any other subscription-based sites you signed up for, and change your password immediately. Look in your iTunes on your PC/Mac and see what apps you had installed. Go to the web sites of all those apps and change your password(s). Otherwise your facebook account, for example, might start sending requests for financial assistance to your entire friend list - and you won't be able to log in and stop it. Importantly, login to services like Dropbox and others that store/memorise which device is linked to your account, and remove the device that was stolen. (All cloud services do this).  

5. Go to iTunes > Store > View Account > Account Information > Deauthorise All ; Manage Devices > and remove the offending device.

6. Go to the police and get your case number, and phone it through to your insurance company.

7. Phone your bank and ask them to change your banking PIN and disable internet banking access for that phone. 

8. Make voodoo doll of suspected thief and stab repeatedly with a pin.*  


Day 2. 

9. Wait for insurance company to contact you. They will order a new phone from a supplier. You will have to go to the supplier to collect it, most likely.

10. Take the new phone to your service provider (cellular). Any one of their stores will do. Take your utility bill and your ID, as they will need to "RICA" you again. Ask for a "SIM Swap". Tell them your old IMEI/SIM number and ask them to move your previous phone number to a new SIM. They will charge you R 20 or so for this apart from the cost of the new SIM.

The reason you do step 10 after step 9 is that your new phone might take a different size of SIM card, so you need to know which phone they're giving you. In my case, I had an iPhone 4 and was moved to a 4S, so I had to get a micro SIM.

11. Insert SIM in new phone and keep phone off and charging for 24 hours.

Day 3

12. Boot up your phone, and start reinstalling your apps. If the phone says there's no connection to the cellular network, then that means the SIM swap didn't work - go back to step 10.

13. Turn on passwording and require a PIN to unlock the phone.

14. Install Find my iPhone from the app store.

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