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Petition to Stop CBDTPA !

PS: When I am angry my Grammer and Spelling become really bad!
NOTE: All programmers, Network and System Admins and Webmasters must JOIN EFF!
21 years ago
To fight back heres what to do:
A) Join they are also against the LAW! and will fight it to
the supreme court (It only costs 20-35 bucks! to join )
And OR
B) Join They are also against the New Law and
will also fight it too! (It only costs 20-35 bucks! to join )
Email this Letter to everyone In Congress and in the Senate! (Be nice )

Dear __________
As an American I am conserned that a new bill in Congress will further strip away my right to freedom of Speech. The bill is called Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act or CBDTPA this bill in question takes away my right to distribute any art, Photos, computer code, poetry, thoughts, or any ideas whatsoever that I have created as an individual online. Thus, if I publish my thoughts online, or put
my own art which I created online, I am not allowed to distribute my own creations
to my friends and family and if I do I can be charged with civil and criminal penalties.
Thus If I send photos of family members to other family members either thru email or
thru online chat rooms or as an "upload" or "download" on my own website. I can be
charged with Civil and Criminal Penalities!
Thus law is so broad in that if you email photos of your grandkids to family members you will be charged with Civil and Criminal Penalities! If you have any home movies of a family barbecue and if you email it to friends and family members with this to you can go to JAIL FOR! If you Son or Grandson rights you a poem or send you a drawing of his YOU WILL GO TO JAIL ! If your Daughter or Son creates a computer program
for you to make automated for you to fax other members of congress guess what YOUR GOING TO JAIL!
If you truely love America and freedom of Speech you will not pass this Draconian anti-American Anti-Family values, And Anti-Freedom of speech law that will in essence further erode and even cripple the United States constitution.
Thank you Sincerely, Your name here
PS: The MPAA and RIAA are sponsering the bill and have never been known for supporting FAMILY VALUES!
Here are 3 articles proving my points:
New Law will Cripple the IT industry and the Internet,1283,51274-2,00.html

Another article on how the Law with Cripple the computer industry,1283,51275,00.html

An Article by a law professor on CBDTPA
21 years ago
Companies like this are trying to hijack the entire internet and World Wide Web!
If any of us said we own the "concept" of the Windows GUI we would be laughed at, but if you are a big corp and can hire a sleezy viper blue tongued lawyer (I HATE LAWYERS!).
21 years ago
America is like Microsoft or the Borg from Star Trek in that all (or most) good ideas from other cultures become a part of our culture and the non-useful ideas go in the Garbage! (Well, Most of the time)

"Americanism" is American or Hollywood, movies, music, MTV, computer games, Brittey Spears, Mcdonalds, Budweiser etc...
All of these brands have billions of dollars behind them and the goal is to make money thus culture is being spread not thru "choice" but thru marketing propaganda.
Culture in history used to be spread thru trade, or conquest, now is marketers selling movies, music, Mcdonalds around the whole world.
The inventor of Karate once said that if everyone in the world learned Karate the Japanese would have conquered the world culturally.
Alexander the Great wanted to make the whole world Culturally Greek, the British Empire set out to make the world England, the Soviets set out to make the world Marxist, the Nazis set out to make the world teutonic, the Saudi's now build and fund Mosques all around the world with "Their orthodox Brand of Islam".

This has been going on for 1000's of years, I think the difference in right or wrong is that if it is a conscience choice being made my a society to evolve or to be static or worst go back to some "mythical golden age".
21 years ago
Eat your sorrows away with White Russian Kalua ice cream!
21 years ago
Your right ! Too many of my posts and even my emails are longgggggg!

I need to be more terse!
21 years ago
Best books and cdroms/videos for each certification
The only Worthwhile Certifications are: (14 Total)
1) A+
2) Network+
3) Linux+
4) RHCE: Red Hat Certified Engineer
5) Unix Sun Solaris Admin
6) Server+
7) Java Programmer
8) Java Developer
9) Java Architech
10) Java Webprogramming (JSP/Servlets)
12) Cisco: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE
Other: Perl and XML
Bests books and CBT's for each Certification:

1) A+ Certification:
A+ Certification for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Ron Gilster
A+ by Exam cram
PC Hardware in a Nutshell

Windows 98 in a Nutshell
By Tim O'Reilly, Troy Mott, Walter Glenn

Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual
By Sharon Crawford
2) Network+ Certification:
Network+ Exam cram

Or Network+ for Dummies 2002 Edition only!

TCP/IP TCP/IP Network Administration, 2nd Edition

Ethernet: The Definitive Guide A+ and Network+ CBT Combo for $299.00
3) Linux+ Certification: and RHCE (Redhat Certified Engineer )

Learning the Unix Operating System, 5th Edition
A Concise Guide for the New User
By Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang

Running Linux 3rd Edition

Linux in a Nutshell 3rd Edition
Linux Network Admin Guide 2nd Edition
Apache 2nd Edition

Linux System Administration Black Book: The Definitive Guide to Deploying
and Configuring the Leading Open Source Operating System
by Dee-Ann LeBlanc

My linux webpage with tons of info

Linux+ by Examcram
4) RHCE:
RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Study Guide Exam RH302 (With CD-ROM)
by Bill McCarty
RHCE Linux Exam Cram, 2e (Exam: RH-302)
by Kara J. Pritchard
5) Sun Solaris Unix: System Admin Certification:
Learning the Unix Operating System, 5th Edition
A Concise Guide for the New User
By Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang

Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide
By Paul Watters

Learning the bash Shell, 2nd Edition
By Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt
2nd Edition January 1998
UNIX in a Nutshell: System V Edition, 3rd Edition
By Arnold Robbins

6) Server+ Certification:
Note: You need A+ and Network+ before taking Server+ or it will be
much harder to pass the test and worst you will know know what you are doing!
Server+ Exam Prep (Exam: SK0-001)
by Drew Bird, Mike Harwood
And Or
Server+ Exam Cram
7 and 8) Java Programmer Certification: Sun Certified Java Programmer and Developer
NOTE: The best Java website is

If you do not know programming or Java the Complete Java programming course 90 bucks and 15 hours
of audio the explain the code line by line for over 10,000 lines of code!

The Complete Java 2 Training Course (With CD-ROM)
by Deitel & Associates
If you know C or C++ and want to learn Java or want to polish up your Java skills
A 15 hour Java CBT better then any classes you take for 50 bucks!

The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide: Programmer's and Developers Exams (With CD-ROM)
by Simon Roberts, Philip Heller, Michael Ernest,

A Programmer's Guide to Java (tm) Certification
by Khalid Azim Mughal, Rolf Rasmussen
For the developer test you program with Swing, RMI and Collections!
Java Swing
By Robert Eckstein, Marc Loy, David Wood
Java RMI
By William Grosso
Java Architech Certification:
Topics on test are:
Enterprise Java beans
Design Patterns
Some XML
Other topics (briefly)
DNS Round robin
HTTP tunneling

Enterprise JavaBeans (3rd Edition)
by Richard Monson-Haefel

Developing Software with UML: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in Practice
by Bernd Oestereich,

Java(tm) in Practice: Design Styles and Idioms for Effective Java
by Nigel Warren, Philip Bishop

Learning XML
Guide to Creating Self-Describing Data
By Erik T. Ray
Sun Certified Web Component Developer:

JavaServer Pages
By Hans Bergsten

Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
By Jason Hunter
With William Crawford

Java & XML, 2nd Edition
Solutions to Real-World Problems
By Brett McLaughlin

XML in a Nutshell
A Desktop Quick Reference
By Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means
MCSE 2000
7 Cdroms 45 hours Core 4 and 3 designing "core electives" Very high quality only for $299.00
This Summer or fall of 2002 the full set of MCSE XP courses should be out!

Note: Only take the Core 4 and then the "Core designing tests" Designing Active directory,
Designing Security and Designing Networks.

Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual
By Sharon Crawford

MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams
By Michael Moncur, Paul Murphy

Windows 2000 Quick Fixes
By Jim Boyce
December 2000

Note: XP Quick fixes, XP Pro the Missing manual and MCSE for XP exams all by Oreilly should be out soon!

CCNA is the first test, second CCNP and third CCIE
CCNA: 1 test 640-507
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
by Todd Lammle
CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Cram, Second Edition
Exam: 640-507 Author: Jason Waters
CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Cram Audio Review
Exam: 640-507 Author: Jason Waters
Routing (640-503)
Switching (640-504)
Remote Access (640-505)
Support (640-506)
CCNP Study Guide Kit (With CD-ROMs)
by Todd Lammle
CCNP Routing Exam Cram
Exam: 640-503
CCNP Switching Exam Cram
Exam: 640-504

CCNP Remote Access Exam Cram
Exam: 640-505

CCNP Support Exam Cram
Exam: 640-506
CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Cram
Exam: 350-001

Cisco(r) CCIE(tm) Lab Practice Kit
by Michael Satterlee, Stephen Hutnik

All-in-One Cisco(r) CCIE(tm) Lab Study Guide
by Stephen Hutnik, Michael Satterlee

Cisco IOS in a Nutshell
By James Boney
December 2001
Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers
By Scott M. Ballew

Hardening Cisco Routers
By Thomas Akin

The Complete Perl Training Course (1st Edition)
by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Tem Nieto, David C. McPhie
Learning Perl

CGI programming with Perl

Perl and XML

Perl in a Nutshell

Advanced Perl Programming
The Complete XML Programming Training Course (1st Edition)
by Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel, Tem Nieto,
Learn XML
XML in a Nutshell
Java and XML

PS: You/should add to this list your opinions as to the best books etc... for Specific Certifications.
21 years ago
My World War 2 Website is up
My old website (Personal)

My forums are great! I finally put it up and am happy I learned how!
PS: Ikonboard is FREE !
21 years ago
I tried +3 times each of these versions I tried: 2.2 version, 2.19 version and 3.0.
Then I tried, twice so far.
I am going to try wwwboard as a last resort because it does not look good or look Professional.
I do not have java servlets on my webserver, so I did not try Jivesoftware.
I also do not have PHP on my server either. But I will research it some more.
Anyway Thanks Thomas Paul and others for some new links that I did not know about!
I am hoping I will find an XML messageboard that looks professional like UBB or Ikonboard. The 2 XML BBS I downloaded are at the wwwboard stage in development and not high end.
21 years ago

My about.html webpage listed has all of the best ones If I am missing any tell Me ASAP!
21 years ago
We should do one for every religion:
Who am I missing?
21 years ago

All of the best links on fighting Censorship are here!
21 years ago
He should be put into a Giant fish tank with thousands of Piranna's! (Piranna's are a fresh water fish in South America, that are small but have teeth like razorblades and eat Cows, and even humans when they get the chance!
21 years ago