Wednesday, November 30, 2016

phpMyadmin | ajenti | install

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/phpmyadmin/phpMyAdmin/4.1.7/phpMyadmin.4.1.7-all-languages.tar.bz2



Recently setup phpmyadmin with ajenti/NGINX and documented my steps. Follow these and you shouldn't have any issues:


  • cd /usr/share/
  • wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/phpmyadmin/phpMyAdmin/4.1.7/phpMyadmin.4.1.7-all-languages.tar.bz2   or the newest link
  • tar -xvf phpMyAdmin-4.1.7-all-languages.tar.bz2
  • mv phpMyAdmin-4-1-7-all-languages.tar.bz2 phpmyadmin
  • cd /phpmyadmin
  • mv config.sample.inc.php config.inc.php
  • iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8001 -j ACCEPT
  • iptables-save | sudo tee /etc/sysconfig/iptables
  • service iptables restart

Login to Ajenti (Ajenti-V needs to be installed) and create a new website.

  • Set name as phpmyadmin
  • Untick Maintenance mode
  • Set Path to /usr/share/phpmyadmin
  • Under 'ports' add host = * Port = 8001
  • Under 'content' create new PHP FastCGI
Save and test all works correctly at http://yourdomain.com:8001

If you recieve an error 'cannot start session without errors' run: chmod 777 /var/lib/php/session/

Installing phpMyAdmin on Ajenti V | DigitalOcean

Installing phpMyAdmin on Ajenti V | DigitalOcean



phpMyAdmin is a free, web-facing control panel that can access and edit
MySQL databases hosted on your server. It integrates with all existing
and future databases on your Ajenti server automatically.

Ajenti | Manual/SSH password reset / General Forum / Ajenti

Manual/SSH password reset / General Forum / Ajenti



YES! is works to do:



sudo nano /etc/ajenti/config.json



and change the password for something like 'admin'



then restart : sudo service ajenti restart



go back to ajenti and use the 'admin' as passw

Ajenti V | wordpress | plugins | error



Process has exited with status -1


Installing wordpress using ajenti V

if you load the worpress/tar.gz to var/www/yourfolder and untar using ajenti, you musg chown it:
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data wordpress-foldername

that is to give the server ownership on the wordpress-folder (to be able to write on it)

create your dB and dB's u-name

activate ftp for ajenti

then go crazy baby!

remember to use your domain | localhost | or IP to found it | ajenti is not like apache!!!

--alternative route----
YOU CAN USE the script:

Whenever I have a new project I need to used command line to install wordpress, and configure the install, so I'm not sure how you did it.

Here's the full code, using command line browse to the html directory

cd /var/www/sites-folder-directory

download wordpress package and extract

wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz && tar xfz latest.tar.gz

move wordpress files to root folder & Delete Wordpress Folder and tar file

mv wordpress/* ./
rmdir ./wordpress/ && rm -f latest.tar.gz

Assign these new files and folders to default nginx user and group, you should check your default nginx user and group under /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/sites-folder-directory

Not really nescessary but if you want to change folder and file permission you can use command below

# Change Folders Permission
sudo find <directory> -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

# Change Files Permission
sudo find <directory> -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

if you have correct folders and files permission and the current directory is assign to default user and group it wouldn't ask for FTP credentials

 

                                                                                                                          

Meaning of exit status 1 retured by linux command - Stack Overflow

Meaning of exit status 1 retured by linux command - Stack Overflow


















You can see the value of the exit status using man.



Giving an example below:



man ls
Now search for string exit



Adding screen shot below:

Installing on Ubuntu / KB Forum / Ajenti

Installing on Ubuntu / KB Forum / Ajenti



wget -O- https://raw.github.com/ajenti/ajenti/1.x/scripts/install-ubuntu.sh | sudo sh

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Add New PHP / WordPress Website in Ajenti V Tutorial

Add New PHP / WordPress Website in Ajenti V Tutorial

How to Solve WordPress Could Not Create Directory - WordPress Now WordPress Now

How to Solve WordPress Could Not Create Directory - WordPress Now WordPress Now



1. Web Server Ownership

The first level is actually to make sure that your web server has ownership over the directories:

chown -R www-data:www-data your-wordpress-directory


2. Directory Permissions

The second level is also required – you must make sure that the directory permissions are properly set:

sudo find /var/www/wordpress/ -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

sudo find /var/www/wordpress/ -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;



I’ve found that most solutions posted on the web show part two but skip the first part.

Install Ajenti V web hosting addon on Ajenti | 2daygeek

Install Ajenti V web hosting addon on Ajenti | 2daygeek

Install Ajenti V web hosting addon on Ajenti | 2daygeek

Install Ajenti V web hosting addon on Ajenti | 2daygeek

CALO FORMAS DE AMOR HD - YouTube

CALO FORMAS DE AMOR HD - YouTube

Ajenti Tutorials Archives - WhiteWare Web (WWW)

Ajenti Tutorials Archives - WhiteWare Web (WWW)



Step 4: General Website Settings Tab

Click on the General tab. Uncheck Maintenance mode and change the Path to /var/www/domain.com/web (replace domain.com with your domain name). Click CREATE DIRECTORY.



note: don't take it from /srv/

How To Manually Test a Power Supply With a Multimeter

How To Manually Test a Power Supply With a Multimeter



Testing a power supply manually with a multimeter is one of two ways to test a power supply in a computer.

A
properly executed PSU test using a multimeter should confirm that the
power supply is in good working order or if should be replaced.

Note: These instructions apply to a standard ATX power supply. Almost all modern consumer power supplies are ATX power supplies.

Difficulty: Hard

Time Required: Testing a power supply manually using a multimeter will take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete













How To Manually Test a Power Supply With a Multimeter

  1. Read Important PC Repair Safety Tips. Manually testing a power supply involves working closely with high voltage electricity.

    Important:
    Do not skip this step! Safety should be your primary concern during a
    power supply test and there are several points you should be aware of
    before starting this process.
  2. Open your case.
    In short, this involves turning off the computer, removing the power
    cable and unplugging anything else connecting to the outside of your
    computer.

    To make testing your power supply easier, you should also move your disconnected and open case somewhere easy to work like on a table or other flat, non-static surface.
  3. Unplug the power connectors from each and every internal device.

    Tip:
    An easy way to confirm that each power connector is unplugged is to
    work from the bundle of power cables coming from the power supply inside
    the PC. Each group of wires should terminate to one or more power
    connectors.

    Note: There is no need to remove the
    actual power supply unit from the computer nor is there any reason to
    disconnect any data cables or other cables not originating from the
    power supply.
  1. Group all of the power cables and connectors together for easy testing.

    As
    you're organizing the power cables, I highly recommend rerouting them
    and pulling them as far away from the computer case as possible. This
    will make it as easy as possible to test the power supply connections.
  2. Short out pins 15 and 16 on the 24-pin motherboard power connector with a small piece of wire.

    You'll probably need to take a look at the ATX 24 pin 12V Power Supply Pinout table to determine the locations of these two pins.






  1. Confirm that the power supply voltage switch located on the power supply is properly set for your country.

    Note: In the US, the voltage should be set to 110V/115V. Check the Foreign Electricity Guide for voltage settings in other countries.
  2. Plug
    the PSU into a live outlet and flip the switch on the back of the power
    supply. Assuming that the power supply is at least minimally functional
    and that you've properly shorted the pins in Step 5, you should hear
    the fan begin to run.

    Important: Just because the
    fan is running does not mean that your power supply is supplying power
    to your devices properly. You'll need to continue testing to confirm
    that.

    Note: Some power supplies do not have a
    switch on the back of the unit. If the PSU you're testing does not, the
    fan should begin to run immediately after plugging the unit into the
    wall.
  3. Turn on your multimeter and turn the dial to the VDC (Volts DC) setting.

    Note: If the multimeter you're using does not have an auto-ranging feature, set the range to 10.00V.
  4. First we'll test the 24 pin motherboard power connector:

    Connect the negative probe on the multimeter (black) to any
    ground wired pin and connect the positive probe (red) to the first
    power line you want to test. The 24 pin main power connector has +3.3
    VDC, +5 VDC, -5 VDC (optional), +12 VDC, and -12 VDC lines across
    multiple pins.

    You'll need to reference the ATX 24 pin 12V Power Supply Pinout for the locations of these pins.

    I
    recommend testing every pin on the 24 pin connector that carries a
    voltage. This will confirm that each line is supplying the proper
    voltage and that each pin is properly terminated.






  1. Document the number that the
    multimeter shows for each voltage tested and confirm that the reported
    voltage is within approved tolerance. You can reference Power Supply Voltage Tolerances for a list of proper ranges for each voltage.

    Are
    any voltages outside the approved tolerance? If yes, replace the power
    supply. If all voltages are within tolerance, your power supply is not
    defective.

    Important: If your power supply passes
    your tests, I highly recommend you continue testing to confirm that it
    can operate properly under a load. If you're not interested in testing
    your PSU further, skip to Step 15.
  2. Turn off the switch on the back of the power supply and unplug it from the wall.
  3. Reconnect
    all of your internal devices to power. Also, don't forget to remove the
    short you created in Step 5 before plugging back in the 24 pin
    motherboard power connector.

    Note: The biggest
    mistake made at this point is forgetting to plug everything back in.
    Aside from the main power connector to the motherboard, don't forget to
    provide power to your hard drive(s), optical drive(s), and floppy drive. Some motherboards require an additional 4, 6, or 8 pin power connector and some video cards need dedicated power too.
  4. Plug
    in your power supply, flip the switch on the back if you have one, and
    then turn on your computer as you normally do with the power switch on the front of the PC.

    Note: Yes, you'll be running your computer with the case cover removed which is perfectly safe as long as you're careful.

    Note: It's not common, but if your PC does not turn on with the cover removed, you may have to move the appropriate jumper on the motherboard to allow this. Your computer or motherboard manual should explain how to do this.
  5. Repeat Step 9 and Step 10, testing and documenting the voltages for other power connectors like the 4 pin peripheral power connector, the 15 pin SATA power connector, and the 4 pin floppy power connector.

    Note: The pinouts necessary to test these power connectors with a multimeter can be found in my ATX Power Supply Pinout Tables list.

    Just as with the 24 pin motherboard power connector, if any voltages fall too far outside the listed voltage (see Power Supply Voltage Tolerances) you should replace the power supply.
  6. Once your testing is complete, turn off and unplug the PC and then put the cover back on the case.

    Assuming
    your power supply tested good or you've replaced your power supply with
    a new one, you can now turn your computer back on and/or continue
    troubleshooting the problem you are having.

PC Tip: Testing a Power Supply with The Paper Clip Test - YouTube

PC Tip: Testing a Power Supply with The Paper Clip Test - YouTube

Motherboard Pins to manually short - YouTube

Motherboard Pins to manually short - YouTube

Monday, November 28, 2016

Get size of files and directories from shell

for files:
$ ls -sh FILENAME

for directories
$ du -sh DIRECTORYNAME

"h" is "human readable, if you want remove it

Where are my .sh scripts?

in Ubuntu, most likely you can go to your shell and do
$ ls ~/bin/*.sh

you'll find them there mate!

cheers

WR

printing - How do I clear a Print-queue in Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu

printing - How do I clear a Print-queue in Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu



Either



  1. Use the printer dialog: type "Printers" in the dash and navigate to the printer
  2. Use the CUPS web interface: point your browser at http://localhost:631/jobs/ and proceed from there
  3. Use the command line interface: use lpq to see jobs, lprm to remove. Refer to man lprm for more information.
when prompted for password, use your username and password :)


Gozadera again with Roomba y Xoombathon

Parks and Latin Dance

LFT 0.51
Includes:
-What is fair trade
-What is trade fair
-Your spark; you are unique
-The single and the plural (your singularity and your openness)


Single and Plural
Example:
Person "a" wants to work with biodiversity and person "b" with industries; instead of fighting a solution they start posting information until the rating, ranking and blockchain from lft-au gives them a clue word "park". Then a fair-trade cooperation agreement is drawn between them:
 - National Parks: for wildlife
 - Business parks: for economic development
 - Roomba-Xoombathons: latin dance to launch project
 - FlashMob: in Haiti, NZ and NY.

How:
national parks are invited, surrounding farmers are invited, dance schools are reviewed, community projects evaluated, local businesses networked. And part of the revenues are donated to local programs.


How to be part of it? Participate on the training:
Training: from $15
There will be 4 groups:
- parks
- business
- farms
- dance
You choose and add some Jamiroquai and Fatboy slim if you like...



St Patricks Day 2011 - Riverdance Flashmob (Central Station, Sydney, Australia) - YouTube

St Patricks Day 2011 - Riverdance Flashmob (Central Station, Sydney, Australia) - YouTube

LFT baby LFT... stop running, start living!

LFT-Australia

LFT-Au is a website to trade fair with fair-trade.
We share proven tools how to:
- Get better holidays.
- Avoid the rat-race.
- Stop running and Start living.

Times' up! The real currency in life is time/mind.
When you understand this, you can:
 1- have better holidays: local or international
 2- save hips in your next holidays: with home swaps
 3- push your goals with the fair-trade economy: reduce your costs
 4- work less, earn more: with skills' swaps.

Your time is ticking...
If you waste your time - time will waste you
  Your life is precious, your spark, eternal..
   The net is the new machine revolution. Find the spark!
     Let the Internet do the job! Multiply your spark!
 
Here you can:
 - learn fair trade (FT)
 - find how justice principles can make more $ for you
 - learn from real case cash examples
 - propose or find FT investments

LFT-Australia stands for Lift Fair-Trade.
It helps to:
 - create nano-hubs to improve your job, economy and holidays.
 - farm more opportunities
 - use less cash to get your goals


Soundtrack
Tonight, Tonight
"Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change the less you feel"
-from the smashing pumpkins (https://youtu.be/NOG3eus4ZSo)

Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity (Official Video) - YouTube

Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity (Official Video) - YouTube

'It's Kind of a Funny Story' - Trailer |HD| - YouTube

'It's Kind of a Funny Story' - Trailer |HD| - YouTube

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Revolucion USSR

https://youtu.be/k62eaN9-TLY

LFT and blockchains

LFT-Australia: how do you lower uncertainty? If you are seeking and investor, or if you want to invest... do you want to meet "wind bags"?

Instead of having a third party to harness the collateral uncertainty, you can run your own process and push your information to the right people faster and smarter.

At LFT you can learn how to trade, exchange, invest, and prepare yourself how to use fair-trade to backup your goals. Blockchain is added to LFT-Australia, creating it by yourself.

Snowden snd Wikileaks

https://www.quora.com/Why-didnt-Edward-Snowden-leak-through-WikiLeaks

Business angels - more info

In Australia:

This explanation is the best: click here  

In Europe

The "Europe experience with business angels" [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b8YLBFQy44[/embed]

The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to be Asked by Investors | Bplans

The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to be Asked by Investors | Bplans



If you’re raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists, then there are a few important things to know that savvy investors care about.


I’ve raised close to $1 million for my previous startups and the
following questions were not what I had expected to hear from the
investors I was pitching to. I was expecting to be asked about my team,
market segments, financial projections, go-to market strategy, exit
strategy, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I was asked these questions—many of them—but it was the questions below that I wasn’t expecting.


It’s also important to note that the investors who asked the
following questions are the ones that I ended up having the best
relationships with.


You may never get asked these questions, or maybe not as directly as
they are asked below, but you should be prepared and have answers to
these questions as well as questions like these:


#1: Who believes in you and how can I get in touch with them?

What the investor are looking for here is who are your mentors and
advisers. They like to know that there are people who believe in you,
your ideas, your potential, and abilities.


#2What entrepreneurs do you admire and why?

This is a fun question. Even if you’re not asked this question, work
it into your pitch because you can tell a lot about people by who they
admire.


#3How do you track trends in your market?

Investors want to know that you are aware of your industry, as well
as where you go to find data to stay on top of industry trends. Things
change very quickly today, particularly if you’re in the technology
business, so be prepared to share how you find data about your customers
and industry, as well as how you apply those findings to your business.


#4Can you tell me a story about a customer using your product?

This should automatically be included in your pitch presentation
anyway. The best pitches are the ones that open with a story about how
your product or service is helping your customer. Use real names and be
as specific as possible about the “pain” that customer had before they
used your product and how you’ve alleviated or addressed that pain. At
the end of your presentation, it’s the stories they will remember, so be
sure to craft an excellent customer story.


#5How do you know how much money you need and could you scale your business with less?

All investors, of course, want to know how much money you need to
scale your business, but you had better know: (a) what you’re going to
spend it on (also called “use of funds”) and (b) whether you could scale
your business with less money. If you could scale, how much less
funding and what would you be sacrificing as a result? It’s actually a
very good idea to have multiple budgets and financial forecasts
developed in your business plan so that you can address three different
growth models for scaling your business.


#6How can I connect with 5 customers who have used your product or service?

If investors find your pitch interesting, they will want to begin
what’s called the due diligence process. During due diligence they will
ask a lot about your customers: who they are, how you know who they are,
how you find them, what they think of your product, how they are using
it, whether that matches your usage intentions, how you interact with
them, etc.


#7What will your market look like in five years as a result of using your product or service?

This is another opportunity to tell the growth of your company
through sharing a compelling story. Paint the picture of your customers’
future as a result of using your product or service for five years.
This helps show the investors that you’re able to envision and think
critically about how your product and your customer will evolve over
time.


#8What mistakes have you made thus far in this business and what have you learned?

I’ve also been asked, “tell me about your biggest failure and what
did you learn from it.” Either way, the investors expect business
leaders to experience failure. Failure is part of the equation of growth
and it’s where all of the great learnings come from. I’ve had two
startups—one failed and one I sold. I learned far more from the one that
failed—and I was able to take those learnings into my second venture.


I had one investor say to me, “I look forward to talking with you
again in three months after you’ve secured those “beach head” customers,
because I know you’re going to make mistakes and learn from them. So
call me again when you’ve experienced those mistakes.” That was such a
powerful statement to hear from a highly respected investor. It’s not
just that she was giving me permission to fail, but she was giving me
the confidence to get out there and call the CEOs of the companies I
wanted to do business with. I knew that if they said no, I could move on
to the next CEO and keep going until I found one to bite. And
eventually I did! Then the real learning began and it was those gems
that I’d report back to the investor. She was impressed by my
perseverance, my confidence, and my ability to communicate my company’s value proposition in such a passionate way.


#9What if three or five years down the
road we think you’re not the right person to continue running this
company—how will you address that?

Often times—particularly with high-growth startups—the founding CEO
does not remain the CEO who scales the company beyond the startup phase
and investors ask this question to make sure you don’t have
“founderitis.” Founderitis is when a founder’s ego gets in the way of
the company’s growth and the founder refuses to (or makes it hard to)
step down/step out of the position they hold. It’s really good to know
what type of entrepreneur you are, as this will make it that much easier
to know what you don’t know (another thing investors want to know you
know). Knowing these categories gives you a vocabulary to discuss your
strengths and your limitations.


It’s important to have people on your team with a combination of the
following strengths and abilities. It’s also equally important for you
to know where you fit into the mix, know what you don’t know, and be
prepared to exit gracefully when the time comes—because it inevitably
will.


  • The Idea Generator
    (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your
    thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media,
    the market, etc.)
  • The Innovator (You
    can write code, build things, sew things, invent things, and create
    something for others to sell. Innovators are typically not the same
    people who sell what they create.)
  • The Starter (You are great at creating a team from nothing and launching a new product or service. You know what it takes to write a solid business plan, implement and track that plan, research and respond to market trends, and surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.)
  • The Changer (You
    are not only great at being a change agent, but you thrive from doing
    it. These people make the best “turn-around CEOs” – those who enter an
    existing company, access the situation, recruit change ambassadors,
    create a new bold plan, make tough decisions [close a business, fire
    people, hire people, discontinue a product, etc.], and re-position a company for optimal growth – and even sometimes dissolution.)
  • The Grower (You are
    what I like to refer to as someone who loves “a diamond in the rough.”
    You see the potential in people, products and markets, and know whether
    they are worth investing time, money, and energy into improving. You
    typically don’t like starting new things; you prefer to take something
    good that someone else has started and turn it into something great. A
    talent desperatelyneeded in most companies. This person can take a company from surviving to thriving.)
  • The Exiter (You are
    someone who knows what it takes to position a company or person for
    exit. That exit  is usually merging with another company, acquiring
    other companies, or taking a company public. This is a rare skill-set
    and these people are typically not the starters.)

#10Have you ever been fired from a job? Tell us about it.

This is probably my favorite question—so much so that I now ask this
to people I’m interviewing. It’s one of those questions that makes
people feel uncomfortable, but that’s not the intention of asking it.
Rather, it’s to see how you respond to a challenging question, as well
as learn more about some challenges you’ve experienced in previous jobs
and how you communicate those challenges.


I had one investor tell me that he only invests in CEOs who have been
fired from previous jobs. His rationale was that it showed him you were
most likely someone who challenged the status quo and ruffled feathers.
Now, I’m sure that’s not the case for everyone who’s gotten fired, but
it does allow for a conversation about the type of employee you were for
others and some potential mistakes you may have made earlier in your
career, as well as what you learned from those experiences.


At the end of the day, investors want to invest in leaders who are
movers, shakers, creators, and have the ability to inspire others.


I’d love to hear the atypical questions you’ve been asked by investors—please post them in the comments!

Screen and Digutizer. Differences

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2/223593-difference-between-broken-screen-broken-lcd.html

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

OnlineReader : Doctor Zhivago

'Yes, that's what they call her. Poor girl. She remembers her mother a
little, and a man called Komarov, but it must have been Komarovsky.
Anyway, Tanya knew that this man wasn't her father. He didn't want
children around and so her mother asked a young couple to look after
Tanya for a while. She meant to come back for her, but the child never
saw her mother again. Eventually she ran away from the couple and became
one of the homeless children who wandered through the country after the
Civil War. She's had a very rough life and no education.'



'Yes, that's true.' After a few minutes of silence Misha added: 'But
this kind of thing has happened several times in the course of history. A
thing that is born from a great love or from great ideas becomes rough
and common. Rome came out of Greece and the Russian Revolution came out
of the Russian enlightenment.'





OnlineReader : Doctor Zhivago

How to make your own romantic patio umbrella - YouTube

How to make your own romantic patio umbrella - YouTube

Easy Homemade Deodorant That Really WORKS!

Easy Homemade Deodorant That Really WORKS!



How To Make Man-Smell Killer Deodorant

Ingredients: 

Instructions: 

  1. Mix
    equal parts baking soda and either arrowroot powder or GMO-free
    cornstarch. I use about ½ cup baking soda and 1/2 cup arrowroot.
  2. Blend with coconut oil until moist and then store in a jar.
  3. Seriously. That’s it.
  4. If you want to get fancy, though, add a little essential oil for scent.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Shavers

PT735 $60/$170 electric; now/before; 
; HQ6906 $29; S5070/06 $75/$200;

Panasonic ESST29 Electric Shaver $99/$269

Monday, November 21, 2016

Preparing for Shabbat - My Jewish Learning

Preparing for Shabbat - My Jewish Learning



Shabbat Preparation is a Weeklong Activity


One prepares for the Sabbath all week. In Hebrew the days of the week
do not have names; they are all a launch pad for Shabbat. Sunday is the
first day, Monday the second, and so on until Friday, which is both the
sixth day and “the eve of Shabbat.”


being jewish

In
anticipation of the Friday night meal, observant Jews tend to eat
lighter meals during the daytime on Friday. There is also much to do. In
fact, the more observant you are of the details of Shabbat, the more
you have to prepare before it arrives. The late eminent scholar Rabbi
Joseph B. Soloveitchik used to say that the true mark of a pious Jew is
not that he or she is a shomer Shabbat (a Sabbath observer) but is shomer erev Shabbat (one who properly prepares on the eve of the Sabbath).




By traditional Jewish law, one cannot shop on the Sabbath, so
marketing is usually done during the day on Friday. Cooking is
prohibited on the Sabbath, so that must be done in advance, too. Foods
prepared beforehand can be kept warm on a hot plate or on the stove, a
condition that has led to a preference for certain hearty dishes like a
meat-bean-and-potato stew called cholent.

Catalyst: Toxic Sugar? - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Toxic Sugar? - ABC TV Science

Australia's population heads for 24 million prompting immigration and infrastructure debate - 25/03/2015

Australia's population heads for 24 million prompting immigration and infrastructure debate - 25/03/2015

Oded Shoseyov: How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers | TED Talk | TED.com

Oded Shoseyov: How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers | TED Talk | TED.com







What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant
world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom?
Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything.
Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing
materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to
sequoia trees, and shows the creative ways his team is harnessing them
in everything from sports shoes to medical implants.

How to Write a Project Description: Key Criteria and Steps

How to Write a Project Description: Key Criteria and Steps



Project Description is a formally written declaration
of the project and its idea and context to explain the goals and
objectives to be reached, the business need and problem to be addressed,
potentials pitfalls and challenges, approaches and execution methods,
resource estimates, people and organizations involved, and other
relevant information that explains the need for project startup and aims
to describe the amount of work planned for implementation.

Defining Project Goals and Objectives

Defining Project Goals and Objectives



Defining Project Goals and Objectives

~ By Rhonda Goetz

SMART acronym on a blackboard with chalk and sticky notesThe
very first step in all projects: business, home, or education, is to
define goals and objectives. This step defines the projects outcome and
the steps required to achieve that outcome. People, including project
managers, do not spend sufficient time on this step or complete it
incorrectly thereby ensuring an unsuccessful project completion.

Poorly
defined goals and objectives, or goals without objectives, pushes a
project into overruns, territory battles, personality clashes, missed
milestones, and unhappy clients.

Goals and objectives must be
clear statements of purpose. Each with its own purpose that drives the
end result of the project. Goals and objectives MUST be measurable.

Goals are the "WHAT"

Goals
are broad statements applied to a project. Goals are the "what" of the
process. In other words, "what" will the project accomplish? Projects
may have more than one goal, but many objectives per goal. Do not
confuse goals with objectives.

Examples:

  1. Website development goal: Visitors will be convinced that global warming exists
  2. Insurance company: The Medical Insurance department will increase provider options by 10%
  3. Physicians office: Patients will not wait longer than 1 hour to see a physician

Objectives are the "HOW"

Objectives
are specific statements that support the goal. Every goal will have one
or more objectives tied to it. In essence, the objective is the "how"
of the process.

Always start an objective with an action verb.
This ensures that the objective is measurable and that the projects
end-result is addressed through the action of the objective. Each
objective becomes a measurable milestone as well.

Examples:

1. Goal: Visitors will be convinced that global warming exists.

  • Create a table comparing the costs of addressing global warming today verses 100 years from now
  • Illustrate the effects of global warming in a photo gallery
  • Identify and address the "myths" of global warming
2. Goal: The Medical Insurance department will increase provider options by 10%.

  • Identify provider options and costs
  • Survey the customer to find out each options value
  • Compare options to competitors
3. Goal: Patients will wait less than 1 hour to see a physician.

  • Evaluate personnel requirements
  • Purchase new appointment scheduling software
  • Setup appointment confirmation schedule
Keeping
goals and objectives in the forefront of every project ensures that the
project and the team are on the same page throughout the projects life
cycle.

Whether in education, business or are running a household,
clearly defined goals and objectives will support the projects
successful result.
 

Recognising the Difference Between Rating and Ranking Questions - SmartSurvey Blog

Recognising the Difference Between Rating and Ranking Questions - SmartSurvey Blog

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top open source project management tools of 2016 | Opensource.com

Top open source project management tools of 2016 | Opensource.com

Fundraising documentation with pre-project

Each square around the "project" circle must have one or many "digital pre-project" to make sure that you are going in the right pathway without wasting resources, time and effort. Most failures happen when you forget this basic project finance structure:


What: Prepare documentation before meeting funding bodies (or to grow market-trust), increasing your chances to obtain support. How: increase ratings via market-trust and digital marketing to your pre-project.
____________________




Tools: 
BDM: Business development management. PFS: Project finance structure. RD: ratting development. AE: algorithm engineering.

Usage:
  1. BDM: "the tasks and processes concerning analytical preparation of potential growth opportunities, the support and monitoring of the implementation of growth opportunities, but does not include decisions on strategy and implementation of growth opportunities" (Sørensen, 2012, p. 26)
  2. PFS: Project finance structure is the structure financing long-term infrastructure, industrial projects and public services based upon a non-recourse or limited recourse financial structure, in which project debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash flow generated by the project.
  3. RD: The rating project stores the details of your certifications, efforts, value, such as the market-trust, the time frame for which you are assessing performance, the fair-trade standard against which you are measuring your project, idea or property.
  4. AE: optimization, profiling and experimental evaluation of market tasks, bridging the gap between algorithm theory and practical applications of algorithms in market-trust engineering.
What's includded: mapping, algorithm and engineering for 2 to 3 weeks. Includes:
  1. Producers' mapping: production of document
  2. Consumers' mapping: production of document
  3. Algorithm: PFS+BDM tasks plus production of document
  4. Engineering: RD+algorithm production of document plus training (1 week)
Development:
RD: activity design and management (for 2 weeks) within the local and external systems. Online infrastructure: basic web presence (from $250, includes host, domain and email for 6 months). WAI -Who am I-: WAI creation of network RD, selecting the participants, current users and future users.

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Delivered by:   Dr. Reuben Castro. Phone: +61 0490 512 019
  1. Engineer: on development,
  2. Master: in Economic Development, Master in Sustainability,
  3. PhD in: Biocybernetics.
  4. Certificates in: Business development, Business Management and Training and Assessment].
  5. Fair-Trade investor: at lftaustralia.com.au [we invest without locked-in contracts to help you build your project finance structure and present it to funding bodies].
Fees of this service plus other requirements:
  1. Hourly rate from $175.
  2. Percentage of business earnings (from 4.5% per year).
  3. Support with other projects (information and networks).
  4. Negotiations are possible.
Book a service: contact me from www.lftaustralia.com/contacts

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Project ratings //\\ World Bank

project ratings:

Typical Project Finance Structure


The typical project financing structure (simplified for these purposes) for a build, operate and transfer (BOT) project is shown below. The key elements of the structure are:

  • Special purpose vehicle (SPV) project company with no previous business or record;
  • Sole activity of project company is to carry out the project – it then subcontracts most aspects through construction contract and operations contract;
  • For new build projects, there is no revenue stream during the construction phase and so debt service will only be possible once the project is on line during the operations phase (parties therefore take significant risks during the construction phase);
  • Sole revenue stream likely to be under an off-take or power purchase agreement;
  • There is limited or no recourse to the sponsors of the project (shareholders of project company are generally only liable up to the extent of their shareholdings);
  • Project remains off-balance-sheet for the sponsors and for the host government.



As can be seen, there are a number of contracts and the arrangements are complex. The interrelation between the different parties needs to be carefully provided in the agreements.

INstalling Android 5.1 in a samsung galaxy II

http://android-savior.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/install-android-511-lollipop-on-samsung-galaxy-S2--gt-i9100-cm12.html

or install cyanogen mode:
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_i9100

Friday, November 18, 2016

How to install Kodi 16.1 and backup/restore your build using ADBFire w PC - YouTube

How to install Kodi 16.1 and backup/restore your build using ADBFire w PC - YouTube

What role did Jews play in the Russian Revolution and Soviet politics? - Quora

What role did Jews play in the Russian Revolution and Soviet politics? - Quora



What role did Jews play in the Russian Revolution and Soviet politics?

I
have heard the Soviets were anti-Semitic and conducted pogroms against
them. But I have also heard that Jews funded and participated in great
numbers in Soviet politics. I have also heard fringe conspiracy ideas
which seem very odd, to say the least, about the Jewish role in
bankrolling the revolution.

What is the truth in this matter?
1 Answer
Alex Jouravlev
Alex Jouravlev, not interested in coming back to the USSR.
Pogroms
were conducted before Soviets, and the ownership is disputed. Russians
say "Ukrainians did that" while Ukrainians say "they were organised by
the Russian Monarchy". Both are right. Monarchy didn't allow Jews to
live outside of the Pale of Settlement
that covered mainly the current territories of Ukraine and Belarus,
unless one was an important and therefor needed Jew. So no pogroms were
planned for say Moscow.

Status of Jews in Russia was in stark
contrast with the progress made in Europe, so Jews felt something should
be done about that. Some followed Zionists to go out of Europe
altogether and re-build their state. Others joined centrist and
left-leaning parties - Solzhenitsyn mentions that Jews were mainly
aligned with Constitutional Democratic Party aka Cadets.

To
show how mainstream the Cadets were - in 1905 Cadet Prince Dolgorukij,
(a person of a more noble birth than bloody Romanovs) gave his seat to
fellow Cadet Mikhail Herzenstein, a baptized Jew, who was later killed for standing for the interests of Russian peasants.

So yes, Jews made good contribution to the only true revolution in Russia, the February Revolution.
However not much is told about those people as it is the victor who
writes the history, and the Bolsheviks who executed the October Coup
incorrectly called "revolution" didn't want to write much about the
people they were killing.

Jews however were also
over-represented in the Social-Democratic Party of Russia, both
Mensheviks and Bolsheviks - so were Poles, Georgians, and every other
group with higher literacy than Russians. And of course the military
unit Bolsheviks relied on for protection was the Latvian Riflemen
Regiment. The most know Jewish Bolshevik was Leon Trotsky,
2ic to Lenin at the time of the coup. However the overal numbers were
far from overwhelming, were significantly reduced n 1937 and further in
1952.

People who talk about Jews in Russian Revolution mainly
think about bankers, doctors, lawyers and startup founders. The fact is,
Jews were mainly working class at that time - say my Jewish
great-grandfather was a coal miner in Donetsk, another was a leather
tanner there. So for Jews joining the "workers party" was rather
natural.

Jewish contribution to bankrolling the revolution
happened in form of Jewish extortionists barging into the offices of
Jewish businessmen with  crude bombs, demanding money for revolution.
Similar events were happening to Russian, Georgian etc businessmen,
performed respectively by Russian, Georgian etc extortionists.

The most noticeable wealthy benefactor of Bolsheviks was Savva Timofeyevich Morozov,
Russian of Old Believers. After the revolution significant role in
supplying starving Russia with wheat and allegedly selling off some
treasures was played by Armand Hammer, of Jewish descent. However it was hardly bankrolling, more like opportunistic business.

Thank you for A2A.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dealers, Buyers, Traders ... how to use fair-trade



Fair trade in your life?

Coffee and tea, chocolates, clothing, flowers, farm produce or trading people skills and thousands of dollars in connections that eventually create market value and produce enough grown to:
- Trade more projects, properties and ideas
- Negotiate cooperation and coordination
- Explore more options
- Create more opportunities
- Develop alternative assets, and more
- inter-Business pre-projections.

Fees:
training pack is free (save $175)
online seminar seat starts from $75, for $150 you'll be on the Q&A (access the q&a file), for $250 you'll be able to participate and ask one question.

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ANDROID EXTERNAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS [DOCUMENTATION] - FreakTab.com

Recent Apps is either Ctrl+Tab or Alt+Tab. It can also be brought up by
the "Switch" or "APP_SWITCH" key codes, if your keyboard layout file has
it. 





ANDROID EXTERNAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS [DOCUMENTATION] - FreakTab.com



ANDROID EXTERNAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS - KITKAT 4.4.2



(Note: I just rebuilt my S82 from scratch and found out that section A
and B are not supported in Launcher3 and MediaBox lauchers, only in Nova
launcher. But I am certainly glad to have them!)




A. ANDROID HOME SCREEN SHORTCUT KEYS

Ctrl+Esc - Home screen context menu

Ctrl+N - Nova Launcher settings

Ctrl+M - Manage Apps in Settings

Ctrl+P - Settings, main system settings menu

Ctrl+S - Store, Google Play Store

Ctrl+W - Wallpaper manager

Alt+Spacebar - Opens Android search screen; sends to default browser

Alt+Tab (Alt+Shift+Tab) - App Switcher, hold down Alt key

Ctrl+Alt+Delete - Reboots instantly



B. GLOBAL APP SHORTCUTS ON WINDOWS KEYBOARD SUCH AS LOGITECH K400r

WindowsKEY+A - Calculator, open or switch to

WindowsKEY+B - Browser, open or switch to

WindowsKEY+C - Contacts, open or switch to

WindowsKEY+E - Email, open or switch to

WindowsKEY+L - Calendar, open or switch to

WindowsKEY+P - Music app, open or switch to

WindowsKEY+Spacebar = Opens Android search screen; sends to default browser



C. ANDROID DEFAULT BROWSER SHORTCUT KEYS



NAVIGATION

Esc - Go back, dismiss

Ctrl+Left Arrow - Back to previous page

Ctrl+Right Arrow - Forward to next page

Reload Page - Ctrl+R



SCROLLING

Spacebar, Page Down - Scroll down a frame

Shift+Spacebar, Page Up - Scroll up a frame



ARROW KEYS FOCUS ON THE PAGE ELEMENTS

Up Arrow - Move up one element

Down Arrow - Move down element

Left Arrow - Move left one element

Right Arrow - Move right one element



WHERE IS THE SUPPORT FOR THE HOME AND END KEYs? Mine don't work!

PageDown and PageUp keys will work if available



ADDRESS BAR

Ctrl+L - Shift focus to the address bar (doesn't always work)

Arrow keys move focus within navigation bar area; Spacebar/Enter selects



TABS

Ctrl+N - Open a new tab

Ctrl+T - Open a new tab

Ctrl+W - Close current tab,if last tab, return to Home screen

Ctrl+Tab - Switch to the next tab

Ctrl+Shift+Tab - Switch to the previous tab

Ctrl+1 through 8 - Switch to the specific tab



SEARCH/TEXT

Ctrl+F - Open the in-page search box

Shift+Backspace - Forward Delete (works like a normal "Delete" key)



BOOKMARKS & HISTORY

Ctrl+D - Bookmarks the current page

Ctrl+H - Opens the Bookmarks page

Ctrl+J - Opens download history as a popup

Ctrl+? - Browsing history (used to be H) WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS?



OTHER

Ctrl+Esc - Page context menu

Ctrl+G - Page info

Ctrl+I - Zoom in (depends upon context), three levels

Ctrl+O - Zoom out (depends upon context), three levels

Ctrl+P - Open Settings for browser

Ctrl+R - Reload page

Ctrl+S - Open Share popover with page destination options

including ES File Explorer (social networking sharing?) 

LFT rating service

Rating trash and treasure

Do you want to waste your time, effort and money? Then don't read this.

This information is for those who value their time, money and effort... it will help you create measuring elements to reduce waste of time, effort and money when you are trying to find your next investment, or if you are trying to pitch your next investor/supporter.
 -------------------------------------------

How to test is people is telling you the truth:

Just like credit ratings agencies move accounts, LFT has designed a portable tool to rate eligibility of investors, donors, ideas and projects. To rate value, connections, market and other variables. Get more power!

This is better than trying to find if your partner or  is being unfaithful. You will actually check in a week the behavior of the people applying for your funding or the supporters/investors keen to help you. No bulsh#th!
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What we offer:
- education for applicants, investors and donors
- an online system to post info and network
- a simple rating of "trash and treasure"
- rate that info and network
- speed process of selection and presentation
- support the path to funding bodies

The online system allows you to learn in nano-steps (one or 2 pages) per modular teaching/learning activities including a seminar online with 30 minutes (or more) for questions and answers.

We are not here to spend time teaching you, we are here to make connections with ideas and people with real value beyond capital.

The filtering system let us know who is seriously working towards a platform to negotiate with funding bodies and who is not. Our program will give points to those who participate and create a weekly ladder that investors will see and that as well applicants will have access to select their best fair-trade investors. So it runs both ways.





MARGIN CALL & Credit rating agencies and the subprime crisis - Wikipedia

Nothing new boys and girls!

Crashes of this magnitude are not new....



Check the film "Margin Call" and specially the conversation of KS with the boss at the restaurant -more-





Quote at the restaurant:

“Look at these people. Wandering around with absolutely no idea of what’s about to happen.”

“When all is said and done, they do not lose money. They don’t mind if everyone else does, but they do not lose.”

“There are three ways to make a living in this business. Be first, be smarter, and cheat.”

“Your selling something that you know has no value. We are selling to willing buyers at the current fair market price, so that we may survive.”

“For those of you who have never been through this before, this is what the beginning of a fire sale looks like. I can not begin to tell you how important the first hour and a half can be.”

“It’s just money. It’s made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don’t have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It’s not wrong. And it’s certainly not different today than it’s ever been; 1637, 1797, 1819, 1837, 1857, 1884, 1901, 1907, 1928, 1937, 1974, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2000, and whatever we want to call this. It’s all just the same thing over, we can’t help ourselves. And you and I can’t control it, or stop it, or even slow it, or even so slightly alter it . We just react, and we make a lot of money if we get it right, or left on the side of the road if we get it wrong. There has always been and always will be the same percentage of winners and losers….Yeah, there’s may be more of us today then there ever has been, but the percentages, they stay exactly the same.”  video



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Credit rating agencies and the subprime crisis - Wikipedia



Credit rating agencies (CRAs) — firms which rate debt instruments/securities according to the debtor's ability to pay lenders back — played a significant role at various stages in the American subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-2008 that led to the Great Recession of 2008-2009. The new, complex securities of "structured finance" used to finance subprime mortgages could not have been sold without ratings by the "Big Three" rating agencies — Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch Ratings. A large section of the debt securities market — many money markets and pension funds
— were restricted in their bylaws to holding only the safest securities
— i.e securities the rating agencies designated "triple-A".[1] The pools of debt the agencies gave their highest ratings to [2] included over three trillion dollars of loans to homebuyers with bad credit and undocumented incomes through 2007.[3] Hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of these triple-A securities were downgraded to "junk" status by 2010,[1][4][5] and the writedowns and losses came to over half a trillion dollars.[6][7] This led "to the collapse or disappearance" in 2008-9 of three major investment banks (Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch), and the federal governments buying of $700 billion of bad debt from distressed financial institutions

SD issue with kodi

You can also do the exact same thing with SDFix (it's safe to ignore the mention of KitKat in the name). Just install it, run it once, then remove it.

Bond credit rating - Wikipedia

Bond credit rating - Wikipedia



In investment, the bond credit rating represents the credit worthiness of corporate or government bonds. It is not the same as individual's credit score. The ratings are published by credit rating agencies and used by investment professionals to assess the likelihood the debt will be repaid.

Bill Maher, Comedian, Speaks on Donald Trump. - YouTube

Bill Maher, Comedian, Speaks on Donald Trump. - YouTube



this will be discussed in our LFT's analysis time this Friday: 18/Nov/2016 @ 2:30 pm (GMT+10)



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5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win | MICHAEL MOORE

5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win | MICHAEL MOORE







Friends:


I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you
straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the
Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful,
depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.
This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time
sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead
and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years:
“PRESIDENT TRUMP.”

Fwd: Would the Web's inventor give up on free standards?




Dear Ben,

What would timbl do?

The chief arbiter of Web standards, Tim Berners-Lee, has an important choice to make this week. He must decide whether or not to allow media and technology companies to add socially harmful Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the technical capabilities of the Web, with a proposal called Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). The companies are currently asking for Berners-Lee's seal of approval to move EME to the next phase of standardization: a Proposed Recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Twenty-five years ago, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Back then timbl -- as he's known online -- declined opportunities to lock down his creation and established himself as an advocate for a freedom-affirming, interoperable, and universally accessible World Wide Web. Now he's considering turning his back on this vision to make Netflix, Google, Apple, and Microsoft happy.

We have just days to convince Tim Berners-Lee to choose freedom for the Web and block Encrypted Media Extensions from becoming an official standard. Repeat our message on GNU social or Twitter¹, asking him a simple question: #WhatWouldTimblDo? Would the Web's once idealistic inventor really give up on free standards?

Not in to social media? You can also take action by sending in a selfie against DRM in Web standards or signing our petition.

Some background

Big media owners, like the movie studios represented by the MPAA and the music labels represented by the RIAA, feel threatened by the sharing that digital technology enables. Since the '90s, they've poured bottomless resources into locking down not just the Web but physical devices as well. One of their favorite tools is DRM -- digital handcuffs that limit what people can do with media.

These companies have never cared that DRM denies users the right to control their computers, or that it causes huge collateral damage by opening security holes, restricting cultural creativity, and limiting accessibility for the disabled. In fact, they've even had laws like the Digital Millenium Copyright Act passed, to give DRM special status that makes it illegal to circumvent. More recently, companies that stream media, like Netflix and Google, have forged distribution deals with media giants. These lucrative relationships are an incentive to join the labels in their quest for control.

In 2013 Berners-Lee surprised the world by allowing some of the companies that use DRM -- namely Netflix, Apple, Google, and Microsoft -- to start developing their latest project within the walls of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the official Web standards organization led by Berners-Lee. Their project, EME, is a universal DRM system for the Web. The choice Berners-Lee faces now is whether or not to allow EME to reach the "maturity level" of a Proposed W3C Recommendation, indicating he feels it is ready to become an official standard and passing it to the W3C's Advisory Committee for ratification.

This is the first time that Berners-Lee and the W3C have considered including DRM in Web standards. Berners-Lee seems to be hoping that the big media companies will accept EME and use it to make DRM cheaper and easier for streaming video, then leave the free Web alone. But history shows us the exact opposite. DRM has to keep spreading to new platforms and formats to maintain control over users, and its owners have no reason not to use their massive power and money to continue integrating it into more elements of the Web. Indeed, there are murmurs about adding DRM to text and image standards, which would be energized by the ratification of EME. EME foreshadows a future Web that is riddled with DRM, where the freedom and transparency of the system (like viewing source HTML in a browser) will be gradually phased out.

We won't give up on the Web

Berners-Lee still has a chance to say no to EME and keep the W3C on the right side of history. There is a real possibility that he might -- he's recently weakened his support for EME. If he does reject it, he will be congratulated by the community of technologists that work in the public interest -- figures like security expert Bruce Schneier and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito have been very clear that they want a Web without DRM, and more than 34,000 people sent the same message through petition signatures. All timbl has to do is remember his original vision for the Web, and block EME from moving forward through the W3C standards-setting process.

Head to GNU social or Twitter¹, and remind Tim Berners-Lee of his original vision for the Web.

¹: We recommend free software-based, decentralized microblogging services like GNU Social and Pump.io over Twitter (read more).

Zak Rogoff
Campaigns Manager

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Agencias Descalificadas - Opinión en RT

Agencias Descalificadas - Opinión en RT



Agencias Descalificadas

Publicado: 13 nov 2016 21:57 GMT


¿Quiénes son?

  • Existen
    3 grandes Agencias de Calificación de Crédito en la economía mundial
    que controlan el 95% del mercado: 1) Moody´s Investors, 2) Standard
    & Poor´s, 3) Fitch Ratings.
  • Son empresas privadas, que
    figuran en el catastro empresarial como periodista financiero; y se
    amparan por las leyes de libertad de expresión de Estados Unidos.
  • Los
    propietarios de Moody´s, Standard & Poor´s y Fitch, forman parte de
    importantes entramados del poder bancario, empresarial, político y
    mediático.
  1. Uno de los principales propietarios de la
    agencia Moody´s es Berkshire Hathaway, un conglomerado económico
    presidido por el multimillonario Warren Buffet e integrado por otros
    magnates como Bill Gates. Berkshire Hathway controla un amplio espectro
    de negocios vinculados a energía, telecomunicaciones, transportes,
    materiales de construcción, seguros y productos financieros.
  2. Standard
    & Poor´s (S&P) está controlada por la compañía McGraw-Hill, que
    se dedica a servicios financieros y análisis de bonos y stocks. Y
    además tiene negocios en el mundo educativo, editorial y en medios de
    comunicación. Su presidente es Harold “Terry” McGraw Hill III, que fue
    presidente también de Bussiness Roundtable, un poderoso y conservador
    lobby patronal de los Estados Unidos que ha presionado con éxito para
    evitar una mayor regulación de las agencias. Este lobby también presionó
    a la Unión Europea para que dieran marcha atrás con la multa de 13.000 millones de euros impuesta a Apple por beneficiarse de ayudas fiscales ilegales en Irlanda.
  3. La agencia Fitches
    la más pequeña de las tres grandes y está fuertemente vinculada al
    grupo Fimalac S.A, con sede en Francia. Además de los servicios
    financieros, Fimalac se dedica a actividades inmobiliarias y a diversos
    emprendimientos culturales. El presidente es Marc Ladreit de
    Lacaharriére, una de las fortunas más grandes de  Francia (L´Oreál,
    Renault o Casino).
  • 12 ejemplos de insolvencia analítica

    1. A
      mediados de 2006 sólo había nueve empresas en el mundo con la
      calificación máxima de triple A (máxima nota); en enero de 2008, el
      número de instrumentos financieros con esa nota pasaron a ser 64.000. En
      plena crisis, las agencias de calificación daban la máxima nota al
      mundo financiero.
    2. Antes de la crisis de los bonos de hipotecas
      basura (subprime) de 2008, estas agencias les dieron la máxima
      calificación crediticia a estas mismas hipotecas basura y a bancos que
      resultaron subsistir de estafas, entre ellos a Lehman Brothers.
    3. La gigante estadounidense Enron tuvo la más alta calificación a pesar de que llevó una contabilidad ocultando deudas. Mantuvo la alta calificación aún después que sus acciones cayeran de 70 a 3 dólares.
    4. Un
      caso que resultó muy escandaloso fue el de la aseguradora alemana
      Hannover Rück. Esta empresa declinó la oferta de Moody’s de ser
      calificada de forma gratuita pero la agencia decidió calificarla
      igualmente. Ante la negativa de Hannover de pagar unos servicios no
      solicitados, Moody’s calificó los bonos de la empresa al nivel de bono
      basura. Esto alarmó a los inversores provocando que en unas horas la
      empresa perdiera casi 200 millones de dólares.
    5. El propio
      Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos ha venido investigando el
      comportamiento fraudulento de estas agencias. Por ejemplo, se está
      investigando a Moody’s por inflar la calidad de los activos hipotecarios
      que dieron lugar a la crisis financiera de 2008. Ya existe sentencia
      por un valor de 1.300 millones de dólares contra S&P por cometer
      fraude en relación a la calificación de bonos hipotecarios antes de la
      crisis financiera.
    6. El propio Congreso de Estados Unidos
      dictaminó en el 2011 que el trío Fitch, S&P y Moody´s fueron
      corresponsables de la gran crisis financiera 2007-2008.
    7. En el caso de Islandia,
      se le concedió una nota de AAA debido a su nueva legislación bancaria
      liberal, y luego, en 2008, el sistema bancario islandés entró en
      quiebra.
    8. Portugal, Italia, España y Grecia también fueron
      atacadas por estas agencias rebajándole la nota a pesar de haber
      emprendido las reformas neoliberales que mandaron desde la Unión
      Europea.
    9. En diciembre de 2013, la Autoridad Europea de Mercados y
      Valores puso de manifiesto la existencia de conflictos de intereses y
      la falta de confidencialidad en relación con estas agencias de
      calificación.
    10.  La poca independencia de una de estas agencias,
      concretamente Moody’s, se demostró en una declaración del propio
      vicepresidente de la agencia tras dejar la compañía ante la Comisión
      Federal de EEUU. El ex vicepresidente reconoció que “lo más importante
      para tal agencia no era la objetividad y veracidad de los estudios, sino
      la satisfacción de sus clientes que financiaban tales estudios”.
    11. Para
      el caso de Venezuela, En marzo de 2013, Fitch y Moody's manifestaron lo
      siguiente: “Venezuela enfrenta una difícil transición a una nueva era
      de gobierno después de la muerte del líder izquierdista Hugo Chávez”, y
      por ello, amenazaron con una rebaja futura en la calificación del país.
      Amenaza que cumplieron meses después, por ejemplo, Moody’s redujo la
      calificación de Venezuela en diciembre de 2013 de B2 (negativa) a Caa1
      (negativa). Por el contrario, Venezuela siguió pagando su deuda externa
      sin caer en default.
    12. Recientemente, cuando la petrolera
      venezolana PDVSA anunció la oferta de canje de bonos para octubre de
      2016, Fitch y S&P rebajaron sustancialmente la calificación de la
      empresa estatal. S&P rebajó los bonos de PDVSA a CC con “panorama
      negativo” y Fitch anunció que lo rebajaría a CCC negativa. Sin embargo,
      el canje se realizó con una participación exitosa superior al 50% en muy
      pocas semanas de plazo.