Archive for March, 2012

Removing rootkit.0access.h Rootkit Google Redirector

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

More stuff showed up on my personal machine.  Yuk.  rootkit.0access.h

Additionally when using the method I used it breaks the net connection.  I fixed all.  Sequence follows.

  • TDSSKiller   – I had to run and reboot several times.  I also may have run Malwarebytes in between.  Should have kept track better!  This was because first I used an older version as I was being blocked by the virus.  After I ran it I was able to connect and get the updated version which found more stuff.
  • Malwarebytes  – had to run this 2 or 3 times to come up clean.  After this my net connection was broken.
  • XP, Vista, Win7 Network Registry keys –  I double clicked on netbt.reg as refered to on the page that took me to the reg keys  – network was still not restored
  • Farbar Service Scanner FSS   –  I ran FSS to find out what network function was not working.  It came back with AFD.sys service not running.  
  • AFD.reg  –  I clicked on the AFD.reg key included in the XP registry keys.  I then rebooted.  After that my net connection was back.

Video: The Trail of Genghis Khan – Tim Copes Journey by horse back across Mongolia

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

From the former Mongol capital Karakorum to the Danube, young Australian adventurer Tim Cope retraced the path of the first nomads and followed the route taken by legendary Genghis Khan as he forged his great empire. Over three and a half gruelling years, and guided by an old Kazakh wisdom – "to understand the wolf, you must put on the skin of a wolf and look through its eyes" – Tim lived just as the ancient nomads did.

Tim travelled 10,000kms alone on horseback across the Eurasian steppe through Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary.

When he set out with his fearless dog Tigon as a companion there was no certainty – no backup from a camera crew, no escape route – and he could barely ride a horse. Ahead lay wolf-infested plateaux, the glaciated Altai Mountains, minus fifty degree temperatures on the 'starving steppe', scorching heat in the Kazakh desert, violent clashes between sedentary and nomadic societies and the deep forests and treacherous peals of the Carpathians. He would also suffer the greatest tragedy of his life. To cope he would have to draw on everything he learnt from the nomads.

The extreme challenges gave Tim empathy and insight into the nomadic way of life, and as a young man growing up; the journey became a personal rite of passage. Along the way, just as the nomads did, Tim sought refuge with local families, who welcomed him with open arms, traditional nomad hospitality and taught him the ways of the steppe.

At the end of his journey, Time arrived on the Danube having achieved the first crossing of the steppe in modern times.

Video: Off the Rails – A bicycle trip across Russia Mongolia China

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

See the video here:  Off the Rails

These sort of trips are what I call "a cultural experience".   You think it is about the bicycle but a strange thing happens when you bicycle.  Your endorphins rise and people open up to you like a door swung wide open.  I know because it has happened to me before.  


See also 

Keith Weiners paper on Gold Backwardation – The dynamics and how it leads to shortages

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Very interesting paper on how gold backwardation presages a crackup boom of fiat based currencies and the dynamics of how that leads to shortages.   Gold Backwardation

Terminological Inexactitudes

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Terminological inexactitudes…. lies

Neuroph Studio – Open Source Neural Networks

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Neuroph Studios is an open source tool for learning about neural networks.

Audio: Erik Townsend: Expect a US Price Shock as Black Swans Come Home to Roost

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Open Source Chess Engines

Friday, March 2nd, 2012