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TROM ebooks are available in multiple formats: online reading, PDF, Plain Text, audio format, and video. Please note that we just started to make audiobooks and videos out of these ebooks, so most ebooks won't be available in these formats because of that. More than that, the audio and video versions of TROM ebooks are slightly different from the ebooks themselves (we may add new video materials, interviews, excerpts from videos, etc. for these versions - and they will lack the full extent of links and videos from the main online format of ebooks). Despite all of that, all formats are similar to the ebook they represent. 

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Year: 2018 / Author: sober_pirate

Traveling can be an incredible experience that can inspire, bring value and fulfill your life with unforgettable moments. But in the recent years due to aggressive marketing strategies, and easier and more affordable means of transportation, tourism has transformed into "mass tourism" that brings with it a plethora of negative and wasteful outcomes, all pushed to extremes by our trade-based society. In this book we will look at the problems that mass tourism creates, why these problems exist in the first place, and what we can do about this situation. In other words, what could be our long term solution to "mass tourism".

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Year: 2018 / Author: Tio

What do we want? I think this is the best question that not many seem to have the time or drive to ponder about, perhaps being caught up in trying to change something in the world (activism!?), and this is what I am going to ask TROM right now. I want to do that because we must not lose track of what we are trying to achieve.

So, TROM, what is it that you want? Why all of this struggle with books and videos, social networks and newsletters, quizzes and memes?

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Year: 2017 / Author: Jennifer

Driving is glamorized in every movie, television show, marketing promo, video game and even sports like nascar and F-1 racing. Most imagine themselves as carefree, untethered creatures cruising down an open road, wind in hair, perfect jams on the radio and stunning views as far as the eye can see. It’s no wonder humans are emotionally attached to these machines that take us just about anywhere we want to go. However, there is also a very grim and largely overlooked side to our current transportation system that they won’t show you in any glossy advert. One that creates many harmful problems and dangers for our species.

In spite of that, TROM project goes beyond pointing out the flaws and proposes realistic, viable solutions to everyday problems. Join us on this journey that goes far beyond the limits of our outdated, trade-based system and view the world of transportation with a whole new level of admiration that works for every inhabitant on planet earth.

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Year: 2017 / Author: Tio

Have you ever wondered what language is?

And by language, we’re not just talking about what you are reading right now or the language that you speak. We’re talking about language as a general concept ranging across mathematics, sign language, body language, biology, odors, touch, grammar, animals that seem to communicate, programming languages, and so on. As wide, complex, eccentric and unreachable as it might seem, we are now going to deeply explore this subject.

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Year: 2016 / Author: Tio

Here’s the thing: we all pretty much agree that the following are huge issues today: poverty, famine, crime, violence, wars, poor education, pollution, climate change, overpopulation, terrorism, social classes, corruption and bribery, water scarcity, environmental destruction, abuse of animals (including humans), slavery and coercion, and so much more. Well, what if I told you that behind all of these, there is only one primary cause? One! Hard to believe? Well, that’s what we are going to show, and if that’s true, then tackling that single core problem will solve or greatly diminish all of those issues. With this book, we will try to present how the world that we experience today evolved (with its jobs, money, companies, products, property, government, laws, etc.) as well as how it currently operates (distribution, management of resources, values, etc.). We will look at how money was invented, the role it serves, and what we can truly do to evolve into a world devoid of today’s major problems.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

What would it be like if (humans) people on another planet grew up thinking of mouths the way that we think about genitalia?  Let’s see…  Disclaimer Warning: Due to its content, this article may include a number of ‘obscene’ photos, so please be aware of that!  🙂

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

In this special book we will look at how tools that humans invented surpass humans on many levels, how they are part of what humans are, and also why the distinction between human-made tools (the machines) and ourselves (biological creatures) is blurry.  We will try to replace all body parts with mechanical ones, will look at nanobots, how we can extend our senses and how do we hear or see, what artificial intelligence is (machine learning, neural networks, etc.), what supercomputers can do today, why stem cells are so important, and basically we will look at nearly 'everything' related to humans and robots and their relationship.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

You might often hear about depression, ADHD, or any kind of ‘mental disorders’ as being a properly defined ‘thing’, and that there are even ‘cures’ for them.  In our book on psychology, we argued that mental ‘disorders’ may not be a properly defined and understood aspect of psychology, but let’s suppose that they are.  Even if it proves true and they are shown to be similar to biological diseases, there are big problems with the way humans currently approach this situation today.  I will try to exemplify this focusing on cancer.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

Eating is something that we have to do for both energy and mass.  No eat - no life; it’s as simple as that. But what do we eat? What is the impact of what we eat on our health and the environment? We look at all that in this article.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

We are ‘glued’ to a huge sphere by gravity, protected by a 62 mile (100 km) ‘blanket’ of particles that we call ‘our atmosphere’.  We orbit one of the billions of stars in our galaxy, which is one galaxy among billions of others in, perhaps, just one of many universes out there. We explore the amazing connection to the Earth, its places, creatures and events in a 200+ pages special issue full of great images and extraordinary videos.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

We will not look back over history with this article, but at the present, to highlight one such ideology that dominates today’s ‘justice’ systems all over the world: Prisons.  We will show you why this approach is not working, how it has been turned into a profit machine, and how many people of all ages suffer because of it, all as part of a cyclical waste of resources, energy, and humans, along with all of their potentials. But we will also look at what it can be done to change this situation.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

What drives people to… well, do something? Some insist that people are born competitive, some say that cooperation is better for learning and progress, some suggest that what really motivates people is autonomy, mastery and purpose. But what if we are being blinded by the language we’re using and none of these are true, or maybe they all are, or could it be much more complex than that? In this article, we will try to look more closely at these notions, and also to try to understand what is meant by ‘curiosity’.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

If there is one scientific theory that has been completely misunderstood by the general public, or at least severely twisted when explained by many, it would be the process of transmutation (what many call ‘evolution’), and this process has been romanticized and mysticized so much that it may qualify as the most ‘purpose’-infected scientific theory of all time.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

When you like a page (supposedly because you are interested in what that page posts), Facebook will not mention its secret to you: that you will rarely see that page’s posts, very rarely.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

If you view the world as a set of experiments in societal organization, you will realize how fluid this notion of a family is. We will also show you how the money game we play today influences this notion of family in ways that you may didn't think before.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

I’m sure you’ve heard these words many times and how, from politics to religion or everyday life, people really believe that these words have some particular meaning.  However, no one seems to have a proper definition for them and, as I will show you in this article, there are some very specific reasons for that.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

What is behavior? An air conditioner, a flower with a brain, a mindless toad, and John with an umbrella.  Let’s begin!

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

This event exists purely for watching a few people play with a ball, all the while following some simple and ancient rules.  If you were an alien, you would not be able to tell the difference between any 2 football (soccer) matches, except the colors on the team’s equipment.  They bring nothing new (relevant) and nothing can be learned from these games by anyone, let alone the fans. But what is more is the profits they make on the back of poor people and the environment.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

If we want to solve poverty, reduce waste and crime, get rid of corruption, solve climate change, and all of our major problems that we face today on planet Earth, shouldn’t we start and build self sustainable cities, move to renewable energies, make better laws, and so forth? What if, we should not. What if the solution is a scientific education + relevant infrastructure that together can create a new kind of society? I see it is paramount to educate people about subjects like obscenity, nudity, monetary system, how their bodies work, what science is, and so forth, in order to create a saner society.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Although this idea of ‘owning’ may seem normal to us, it is actually a part of the game we currently play (the money game). It’s an invention. What’s more, it’s such a wasteful and inefficient part of this highly obsolete game we still play.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

We humans laugh the same, regardless of culture.  We also cry the same, and for the same reasons, like losing a loved one.  But is this actually true?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

If humans can use logic, they can reason out a way to make this world a better place… Or not. We will look in detail at the notions of 'reason' and 'logic' in this article, considering different cultures and points in time, 'mental' games, puzzles and illusions, and all that to try and find out if these notions make any sense at all.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

When I was 12 or so, I started to realize something very weird about the world: it repeats itself year after year.  I realized that each year is almost identical to the year before it, and will be basically identical to the year that follows it. But why is that?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

The world can hurt you if you have less or nothing to eat, or have no comfort and so on, but many, many things that hurt you are only in your head. They are merely part of your own projection.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio and Colin

We are all familiar with seeing a new smartphone coming out every six months to a year, but is this all part of some shady plan to keep consumers buying products, or is it just a normal part of everyday business?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

We live in a world where people value money more than mostly everything you can imagine.  There are amazing people, with amazing ideas and projects with great potential, that are never discovered or given credit because of the money based world. Can money though 'value' people's skills, or people in general?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Many people have difficulties understanding what will motivate mankind in a society where nobody will be forced to work, there won't be jobs and no one will feel compelled to obey or follow a path of personal profit.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Why are humans spending all of their life training and working? What is this race all about? Is this journey of life even worth the effort?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

There are millions of homeless people and tens, if not hundreds, of millions of available apartments.  There’s more than enough for all, yet the game we play is damn obsolete, unfair and idiotic overall.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

The interesting fact about humans is that they do not have all this armament and personnel to defend their species from another one. No, they have all this armament and personnel to defend themselves from each other as they kill many of their own for profit and power, or sometimes just for fun.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Harmful thinking only results when cultural values interfere with a scientific education or when one cannot properly conduct relevant research, thus breeding an irrational mind . This is something of which we should be acutely aware.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

AA World : Automated - Autonomous World is a series of articles about the current state of Automated and Autonomous technology to try to demonstrate how a world of abundance for all is possible with today's technology. We will look at transportation, goods and services, construction, cities, and more.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

If there is one notion that is completely distorted and misunderstood in this world, it must be the notion of “beauty”.Beauty contests, beautiful people, beautiful cars, beautiful houses, clothes, legs, furniture, websites, paintings, songs, writings……

Even scientists are trying to prove that this concept has a correlation in reality and please remember, the cosmetics industry, which is basically just a huge pile of people on planet Earth creating and selling “stuff” (mixtures of chemical compounds) ONLY to “enhance” one’s look, is worth 70 billion/year in the US, Europe, and Japan alone.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

How fairly is money distributed in this world? How fair is it for people? Do jobs or work hours reflect the earnings? I promise this article will leave you all in wonder, asking yourself if indeed you live in a completely insane society.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

I want to offer further explanations and provide an article with new examples and facts about what generates everyone’s personality, including yours and mine. We will look at the gay gene, the alcoholism gene, or the violence gene, and see if they make any sense in a scientific context.

TRANSLATED:

HE - Behaving: From Genes to Gender
 
PT - Behaving: From Genes to Gender
 
RO - Behaving: from genes to gender

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

Today's education is so embedded into the monetary system that it’s almost impossible to separate the two.  You now spend 12 to even 20 years or more studying to mainly become a worker to pay your way through life on planet Earth. In this article we will showcase how the future of education could look like.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

An analysis of the methods of psychology to find out if it is an exact science like biology, chemistry or physics and, if not, then what are the implications.  We use multiple sources from scientific papers, videos and documentaries, plus an interview with someone clinically diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

If you kill 14 students, you’ll get a spacious single room and a private bathroom while sharing a kitchen with a dozen of your neighbors. But if you lose your job and have no other means to pay the rent, you get to stay on the streets and hope you will find something to eat.

TRANSLATED:

GK - Homeless? Book a prison cell!

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Live updates about TROM Project

Mind you, some updates may sound a bit "personal" and unrelated to TROM project, but are indirectly related to it: my struggles with the project, my work on sister projects like VideoNeat and so forth. I want to give you an insight into my work on TROM and related projects. But most updates are, of course, entirely about TROM and the work that goes behind the project. I, Tio, created this project back in 2011 and I manage most of it at the moment. In time, other volunteers will be able to post updates here. If you can help my work please donate here - it really matters.

Tio: We have our first Spanish translated TROM book https://www.tromsite.com/es/#dflip-df_8701/1/ and it is the massive and important "The Origin of Most Problems! book! Thank you Rafa! We also have our massive Monopoly search engine translated by the same great Rafa https://www.tromsite.com/es/tbf/
Tio: I need to deal with some stuff on my to-do list now, some fixes to tromsite, books, etc. - I need to take these off my chest before I go "dark" on everything else but the big book - I feel like I said this so many times....
Tio: Another ‘big’ change to VideoNeat - https://www.tiotrom.com/2019/01/another-big-change-to-videoneat/ - a new blog post
Tio: I finished with the VN links. Tomorrow I'll make a blog post about it to explain and then only focus is the big book. Hard work with VN!
Tio: Thank you Uwe for €10,00 EUR donation via PayPal! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio: Added more sources to our curated materials search engine - https://www.tromsite.com/goodies/news-cards/ - tellin' you this search engine is brilliant if only people would know about it and use it....basically you can search for any specific things. Like "are vaccines safe" and filter by health, or search "video editor" and filter by open source, or search for "self driving cars" and filter by technology and date to see the latest news in regards to that topic. Can't wait to restructure tromsite and add a section called "tools" where you can find all of our trade-free tools :P - we have plenty! Will restructure the site after the big book is released in full.
Tio: 73% done with the VN links. Maybe I'll finish tomorrow so that I can fully focus on the big book. I had to do this for VN
Tio: I think people realized that if they go live on youtube their videos reach more people because of the "reminder" for the live video thing so I see more and more channels adopting this charlatan strategy. Well, the trade world, makes people behave the way that results in more benefits for them. They will game the game for their own benefit. I saw some such videos on TROM curated videos as well. Deceiving. Sad. But I get it.
Tio: Vimeo paid for one more year ;) - we will try to migrate to p2p self hosted videos this years for tromsite.com. Let's see how it goes. I will even make a donation campaign to be able to buy a 5TB external hard drive to be able to seed all files. Maybe I'll start the campaign these days. I also need that hard drive for VN. It is around 150 Euros or so. I am also looking into popcorntime, the famous p2p streaming for movies (the free netflix) to maybe be able to modify it (since it is open source) and transform VN into a proper app for streaming curated documentaries and lectures. That could be amazing....
Tio: This is how tromsite looked like 4 years ago https://web.archive.org/web/20150831062641/https://www.tromsite.com:80/ - really awesome in my view :D - well it was only the documentary page but it was interesting. Simple yet very functional. Of course I had to change that since we moved to wordpress and adapt to mobile screens + made TROM more than a documentary. Big thanks to Erico who helped with tromsite and videoneat years ago. A lot of work he did! For free. Thanks a lot man! Haven't heard about him in years....I hope you are good buddy and have a great awesome life :)
Tio: I have so many things on my list besides the work on the big book. Work on VN, on MusikWave, on tromsite,com, several curated news sources to review, etc. - lots!!
Tio: Over 50% done with VN - adding the new links to custom google search engine for the download and watch buttons. It is another significant change to VN, but a needed one. I will explain the exact change I did in a blog post on my site once it is done. I hope in 2 days I am done with it. I just have to take this off my chest and fix VN.
Tio: TROM-Cast (05): Education - we are live now

If you want to participate (audio-video) go here - meet.jit.si/tromcasteducationopen (password: tromsite)
If you simply want to watch go here - https://youtu.be/Z_XwkIUGmSw
Tio: The TROM-Cast stream will be here https://youtu.be/Z_XwkIUGmSw in about 2h
Tio: 80 Euros donation from Aaron! :) - offline, as a surprise. Wonderful gift thank you so much man! :D - you didn't have to, you already help TROM so much. I am adding the money to TROM's "bag of money" :P. I am going to pay for Vimeo account for 1 year + tromsite.com domain for 2 years - it helps a lot!

btw, in case you didn't know, I have to pay over 80 dollars for domains names alone, each year. Sure, some are personal websites, but some aren't.
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Tio: Haven't made a blog post in a while. So here's one - Me and Aaron :) – and TROM - it is TROM related ;) https://www.tiotrom.com/2019/01/me-and-aaron-and-trom/
Tio: Seeing it in the Manjaro's software center makes me so happy :)
Tio: So this awesome and random guy "cscs" from nanjaro's forums managed to build a "proper" app for MusikWave https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/musikwave-git/ - now you can install it so easily like a desktop app :D - in Manjaro (or TROM-Jaro) simply open the "software center" and search for musikwave :P - so awesome! Maybe we will make such apps for VideoNeat and TROMsite (our curated news, books, etc.). So awesome! Super happy :) - our first app in Arch User Repository. Please try and report if you find any bugs to the AUR or to me.
Tio: The VN change is, in fact, not as important since it uses the same websites that I previously used + 50 more. So the difference is that before I had to manually sort and make sure I only post the links that work, whilst now you (at times) may get mixed results that you have to figure out. Should not be that difficult in fact. And in reality you may probably get more results (and better) now since it searches on a lot more websites. Anyways the conversion has begun :D - if you want to help VN, instead of the old "report broken links so that Tio spends hours fixing them" you download the magnet and SEED it. ;) - this way we get stronger together.
Tio: Making a significant change to VideoNeat....will change the Download and Watch buttons' function. Right now I have to manually search on tens of websites to see if I can find links for each documentary then create buttons for each of them, then fix the ones that don't work (in time). It is NUTS! I simply cannot do this anymore. These links/websites get down all the time and I simply cannot fix this. This leads to thousands of dead links on VN. I want for people to use the MAGNET link that is the main and the only one that will always work. I make sure the MAGNET links work! So, from now one I will change both Download and Watch buttons for each documentary. They will point to a custom google search that searches on tens or hundreds of websites that are specifically for download or watch, and are added by me manually to this database. But it is a one time add. This will look ugly and may become harder for people to watch or download these documentaries but I honestly cannot do anything about this. I think i am offering a lot anyway, like I make sure the MAGNET link works and it is the EASIEST to use. Some people are lazy and simply want to click 5-8 links to watch a documentary instead of installing a torrent client (in Linux you already have one) and click MAGNET and download. Or do the same but watch with WebTorrent before the torrent is downloaded. So yeah, I know this will upset some people but please get used to the MAGNET links that stream/download from decentralized places, thus making it the perfect solution (no ads, no BS). I will work to replace all Watch and Download links for buttons the following days.
Tio: Next TROM-Cast is about Education ;) - the present education, the future of education. Again, anyone can participate!
Tio: I also worked a bit on MusikWave today :P
Tio: Cleaned up a bit the TROM Curated news - fixed some broken sources and removed all podcasts. But WHYYY? :) - because I will make a special page with curated podcasts. You see feeding podcasts into TROM News was messy and when you want to listen podcasts you need to be able to listen in a comfortable way and for the app to remember where you left off, etc. There are several such trade-free apps like CPod that anyone can use to subscribe to such podcasts. So I'll make a page where I will recommend a bunch of podcasts that you can subscribe to via RSS or directly CPod like apps. You'll see.
Tio: A nice guy from manjaro's Forums helped make MusikWave into a standalone app (web-app). In Linux you can test by following the instructions here https://gitlab.com/cscs/musikwavemobile - it is super easy and seems to work great. We are testing it and if it works properly he said he will make a proper app for it, like an appimage for instance so you can more easily install on Linux or any operating system! If so I will include it to TROM-Jaro. We create trade-free services :P
Tio: For the German people out there you can read Aaron's blog https://aaronboos.de/ - he writes about TROM and TROM-related subjects and he is the one who translates TROM stuff into german.
Tio: Finally managed to make VidedoNeat RSS work properly: featured image + description. Looks great when fed onto our curated trom news! Love it! Will add more and more documentaries the following days. I also disabled VN¡s notification plugin that was basically a tracker....anyways. better without. I also made some design changes to MusikWave to make it look better. Now it even works on mobile though a simple version of the website that relies on cookies to store playlists. At least works to search for music and play :P
Tio: MusikWave https://www.musikwave.com/ is back and encrypted! :) - hopefully it is back for good. I had to shut it off for a few weeks or so because I detected suspicious activity and I was afraid the website and the server will be hacked. I reinstalled MusikWave as brand new and restored the database. Plus changed the admin. Hopefully all is good now. You can also download the script we use for the website and create your own such music website - see MusikWave About page. Enjoy! All your playlists should be in place ;)
Tio: Great TROM-Cast today! Loved it! Great discussion!
Tio: Rafa is also particiapting in today's TROM-Cast. So we are 5 so far :) - Aaron, TIo, Rafa, Daniel, Dima ;)
Tio: Since we started the trom-cast (like a month ago I think) we gained some 130 new subscribers to our TROM youtube channel. Nice :)
Tio: The direct link to the stream is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwxABziT_zU
Tio: Tio, Aaron, Daniel and Dima confirmed for tomorrow's tromcast. Awesome! Since we are more than 2 then we can make room for anyone else. And so, tomorrow anyone can participate if they like. Will post the link to Jitsi (to participate) here a few minutes before or after the live begins ;)
Tio: The news update system seems to work now thanks to Ziad! :)
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Tio: I added VN to trom curated news directly via RSS which is much better. Before VN posts were feed from our Twitter account when we shared them. Now they simply go to the news system whenever we post a new documentary or lecture. Is not that good since it fails to pick up the description and the thumbnail....I am trying to improve on that. More documentaries to be added these days. Will add them one by one instead of waiting a month then add like 40 at once. It is better this way for our curated news and the VN notification plugin that sends a notification to a few thousands people.
Tio: Our first Romanian translated book "Behaving: From Genes to Gender" https://www.tromsite.com/books/#dflip-df_8678/1/ :) - thank you Gia!!! - share with your Romanian friends :)
Tio: So MIT Tech Review, one of the good tech sources we use for our curated news, is not only letting people read 3 free articles a month unless you subscribe to them....trades trades trades....so I guess we are going to remove it from our curated news...such a shame
Tio: I updated some stuff to tromsite to make it more secure. Also, right now the curated news notification seems to not work so you dont get to see notifications about the update. Will try to fix - not me, but Ziad because he is the mastermind behind that awesome and simple script :D
Tio: I absolutely love CPod, the podcast application that we have it pre-installed on TROM-Jaro :D - it makes me listen to so many science radio stations. LOVE IT! In TROM-Jaro it comes with several science radio stations "pre-settup". Will add more when we release TROM-Jaro officially ;)
Tio: Ok so tromcast is Thursday, 10th apparently. I have no idea about the days of the week in english and get confused quickly :D - they are random and hard to remember and I don't need to remember that. So, on 10th. Topic: human behavior. Anyone who wants to participate, can.
Tio: Ok so now I think I can say that VN https://videoneat.com/ is properly back. I did all I could to make sure it is ok now. I will keep a close eye on it and I will go through tromsite and tiotrom.com as well and check them manually for any "suspicious" activity and update them, etc..
Tio: Didn't find any malware on VN from the scans. I increased the security for it and even pay 3$ a month for a server tool that automatically checks the site and fixes security issues. Will see in a few months time if it is a good "investment". Anyways, I am happy VN is back let's hope the problem was removed. I reinstalled WP as new and only restored the database and files before I was unable to access the site anymore.....anyways.....tired....going to sleep
Tio: 15 tromsite plugins are 0.5 to 3 years old. Meaning not-updated. Not good. But some are hard to replace. Will have an in-depth look at them these days. Is not easy to manage a website....or 2.....or 3...or 4 sometimes :(
Tio: These days I will manually check tromsite to try and avoid any hacking for this website...i would hate to see that....
Tio: VN is kinda back....I updated all plugins and themes. I am scanning for malware now. Tired as fuck....the scan may take hours.
Tio: I managed to restore VN and log into it, which is great! But now I need to figure out what was the error. Deleted all spam messages - I have no clue how they can still post spam comments when comments are disabled on VN. I am updating everything now, manually, to make sure there are no old plugins or themes. Also scanning the website for threats. Let's see....working furiously on it!
Tio: see this? is at the bottom of videoneat homepage it is a comment and if you click the name you go to a scam website...it is an automated hacking script
Tio: so videoneat apparently was kidna hacked on 20 december....now i cant even login to it....damn....now let's see how in the world I am going to fix it. basically as far as i can tell these are automated bots that search for vulnerabilities in plugins and post comments with spam websites....
Tio: I removed TROM twitter from our curated news for 2 reasons: 1. twitter images have trackers inside them and are blocked by default by many useful extensions and by firefox itself and thus for those users that are concern with privacy they won't even see the images for the TROM psots in the trom curated news. 2. we post all important news to our updates that appears on all pages so why duplicate that? It is true you wont see the memes that we post on social networks but that should not be an issue since they are repeats of text (copy-paste) that is inside our books. So I don't think you'll miss anything. I will also try to add videoneat RSS directly to our curated news so you'll see that in our curated news as soon as we update videoneat with new stuff ;)
Tio: btw today no trom-cast. we may change the day of the livestream i'll let you know ;) - next stream will be about human behavior and i encourage any of you to participate like Alex did last time
Tio: The first comments round for teh Entertainment book is done. We still need more revisions of the comments then of the book itself. But we work on that ;)
Tio: Thank you Louis for the 20,00 USD paypal donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ :)
Tio: New TROM-Jaro updated iso - https://www.dropbox.com/s/7tamh8wdagdlf3y/TROM-Jaro 05.01.19.iso?dl=0 - I fixed some bugs, replaced 1 app and added 2 or so more. Again, this is still not officially released. When we'll do that we will create a special page on tromsite where you can see all about it: what it is, how to install, what apps we pre-installed and what settings we implemented. Plus, you'll be able to track any update we do to it. For now you can test it ;)
Tio: We are testing alternative open-source solutions for musikwave. I am so sorry that I had to remove that website so announced and that people lost their playlists but the website was old and not-updated in years and suddenly some strange activity was detected on the website and we were at risk fo being hacked and we have all websites, including tromsite, on the same server, so I had to quickly remove it. I will try to put it back so that people can save their playlists and I will also share the source for the website with everyone. Give me a few weeks or so. In the meantime we are searching and testing for alternatives.
Tio: Almost done with the going through the many comments on the huge Entertainment book by Dima. Have to say, I think we do a better job at sourcing than wikipedia haha. We pay attention to every detail from every book. I also improved a bit the trom curated search engine https://www.tromsite.com/goodies/news/ (added new sources). Also added more science podcasts to TROM-Jaro podcast app and have to fix a few bugs with it, maybe will release an updated version today. Cannot wait to make a page for TROM-Jaro and explain it with every feature it has + release it for good :D. Linux is awesome!
Tio: Every donation that we'll get over 100 Euros will be added to our monthly income for the current year. Like say we get 200 Euros in June, we will calculate how many months are left from that year and divide the 200 Euros for those months. This way I can properly manage this. And at the beginning of each year will see what monthly donations we are left with. I am doing this with donations over 100 euros to keep it easier for me to calculate. In the end all money goes to me and the project. So say I got that 1.000 Euros donation a few days ago....is not like I am spending that on who knows what in that month. Now I can say that we grew in terms of donations in a significant way. Probably like 10%. Fantastic! We are active and we have lots of plans for this year for the project!
Tio: oh wow 150,00 EUR donation from Raimondas! Thank you so so much! I added it to our monthly donations (that is around 12 Euros a month). In total we get around 542 Euros a month for this year. That means a jump from 44% to 45% (1%) for the entire year, from one single donation :). Trust me this is important. It is like we can pay for our backups for all of our websites for the entire year or more. Lately 2 big donations. Cannot thank you enough. You provide the fuel for this project!
Tio: Oh on another note you can use popcorntime and stremio-beta to watch video content as trade-free and decentralized. Both, again, simply available from TROM-Jaro Software center: search, select, and install. Of course these are mostly full of movies....but you'll also find documentaries or stand-ups with (say) George Carlin and the like. On Stremio when open select sign in with email, then accept terms of services and then guest login, this way you do not have to register with them (I do not know if this is a trade-free service though since they may collect some data?). But in any case give them a try. I love the simplicity of Manjaro (and TROM-Jaro) to install and keep such apps updated.