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I share some of the ethical issues that vegans have with animal food sources and as such I was planning a vegan chapter in my upcoming book. The China Study II data set (the one the equally named book that is sometimes referred to as "The Vegan Bible") is now giving me some brand new ethical issues. The more I think about these two correlation clusters, the more the thought enters my mind that not only would advocating a LFHC variant of a vegan diet be unethical, I truly don't have sufficient proof to conclude that a advocating a carefully constructed HFLC variant of the vegan diet wouldn't be misleading and thus just as unethical. 
For those of you who have been following my twitter feed, you may have noticed that I have been responding to quite a few postings about nutrition with a link to a heat-map showing correlations bet…
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How exciting to have a 'diet book' written by an intelligent thinker, as opposed to a money-hungry bimbo
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I know G+ isn't my main channel for contacts in the anglophone part of west Africa, but with 18 months to go I thought I start looking what free training to organize. I will be organizing a four day training in Accra (Ghana) in the summer of 2017, I just don't know yet what exact training I will be giving.

If you are an intelligent CS graduate with some programming experience living in or close to Accra and would like to participate in one of these training tracks, please vote for the track you would most like to follow.

I will have room for up to 9 students and you will need to to an on-line entrance exam to test if you meet the minimum CS skills and technical English knowledge levels that I have set for these tracks. The track I end up giving will be free of charge, and I'll provide drinks and a light meal and a (filtered) internet connection. You will need to take your own Linux laptop with depending on the track I end up giving some software installed on it.

The end of the last training day will include an optional examination for those interested in receiving a certificate after the training. 
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Ok, having a hard time describing the core of what my #computerforensics  project is all about. Does the below sentence give you a bit of a clue as to what MattockFS is all about?

"MattockFS is a computer-forensics actor framework component, computer forensic data repository and message bus implemented as Fuse based user-space file system." 
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It might, if you wrote it in English.
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It conveys the rough idea, sure.
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With more countries (Netherlands, France) now speaking out against this, maybe it would be fitting for these countries to take the next logical step and start offering political asylum to crypto people living in countries that take the opposite position ;-)
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Getting pretty close to a first beta release for MattockFS. Test code coverage up to 84% now.  There are still some parts of code that definitely need to be part of the test run before I can confidently label it as beta release, and I'm currently down with the flue and I definitely want to be thinking more clearly before I decide it's completely ready for a beta release, but I'm definitely close now. 
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Every time you see numbers on obesity, you see the Body Mass Index is being used as metric to show that obesity is getting a bigger and bigger problem. The Body Mass Index is basically a body lengt…
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Eating to live to be 80 years old. Not the #diet  you would expect !
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This is basically how I view single granularity identity centered access control and information security paradigms ;-)
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For those that don't like reading the wall of text I put on the MattockFS website. A somewhat shorter description of MattockFS on the forensics wiki.  As author its difficult not to get lost in the details, so anyone, if you feel you can improve on the wiki description with more of a helicopter view, please do so.
MattockFS is a computer forensics actor framework component, computer forensic data repository and message bus implemented as Fuse based user space file system. It is based partially on CarvFs and uses CarvPath annotations to designate frozen repository data in the same way that CarvFS does.
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Moved the MattockFS Computer-Forensics local-buss actor-framework & user-space file-system from alpha to beta. It is only one 3th of a prospect computer forensics framework, and only a preliminary version in Python for now  (with some sub-optimal algorithms), but it really shows how all the aspects of a CarvPath oriented domain specific data-intensive actor framework fit together behind the veil of a user-space file-system. If I'm not making a hell of a lot sense right now, I know  its all a bit fuzzy like this. Once my paper is done I hope it will make more sense.  http://pibara.github.io/MattockFS/
Mattockfs. MattockFS Computer Forensics File-System. Download ZIP · Download TAR · View On GitHub. This project is maintained by pibara. What is MattockFS? MattockFS is a Computer Forensics File-System. More accurately, it's a user-space file-system that aims to provide a major part of the ...
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I could make it much more difficult (and I will in my upcoming book), but this is basically the non control-theory part of the lifestyle I'm advocating.
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Power-lifting amateur, nutritional hacker,food blogger, software-engineer, computer forensics student, information-security evangelist, Sci-Fi author and public speaker with an ENFP personality.
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If in the past you added me to your circle based on the idea that I was in any way affiliated with the occupy movement, please remove me from your circles again! The 99.9th percentile I previously listed on my profile (unfortunately for me) is almost completely uncorrelated to the distribution of wealth.

If you add me based purely on my profile or posts and don't know me in person, please let me know to what circle(s) I should add you. I have the following circles that I add strangers to:

* Power-lifting:
* Fiction writing
* Diet, workout and nutritional hacking:
* Software engineering 
* Information security
* Computer forensics
* Least authority and high integrity computing.
* Geeks who love public speaking.
* West Africa ICT
* Nieuwegein (my current home town)
* Haarlem (Hier stond mijn wieg)
* Benin (Pays de mon Amour)
* Curaçao (ami lo nunca lubidá kuanto dushi korsou transformá mi mente í mi kurason)
* Smart and interesting people (that fit non of the above)

Regarding power lifting, nutrition& diet: I'm currently hacking away on my diet and training program, testing hypothesis's about the possibilities of applying control theory to diet and exercise. So far things are looking pretty interesting. I'm blogging along as things progress. I am also making serious progress on a book here.
 

Regarding software engineering: I'm increasingly a fan of C++, partially as a result of C++ with the new standard becoming a much more productive language to work with, but more notably resulting from the realization and controversial view that garbage  collection is probably the biggest mistake if not the biggest fraud in computer science history.

There are major parts of C++ that I hate though, most notably much of its C compatibility and memory insecurity. C++ collides in fundamental ways with my other computer science love: least authority and high integrity computing.

I'm flirting a bit with Rust at the moment, once I finish my current projects I need to start looking at doing a real project in Rust. Rust is absolutely amazing.

Regarding information security: I'm basically kind of a red smurf information security specialist. As on of a select group of information security specialists who realizes that, and this is unfortunately a controversial view, "the user is not to blame", I try to educate developers, architects and 'classic' information security experts about the fundamental flaws in the way that information security is addressed in much of the current computer science community. I'm pretty passionate about  security based on the principle of least authority, high integrity system design, and design of secure but discretionary systems that both don't rely on users to be constantly on their toes, and at the same time don't get in the way of the user when she is sharing or delegating authority while interacting in social cooperative patterns of behavior. 

Regarding public speaking: basically I love to give talks on information security, least authority and high integrity computing. Gave quite some talks on one of my pet projects (MinorFs) a few years back after having written a magazine article on the subject. The last few years I have hardly given talks anymore though. 

I recently created a new one hour presentation  titled 'Defeating Trojans' , that talks about how the upcoming version 2 of my open source MinorFS system can help to defeat Trojans that work by exploiting the inherent insecurity of identity-centric security models. Until now I gave this talk only once (at the OHM2013 conference last summer). The information security problems that this talk and my previous talks showed can be solved in a fundamental way, are today still far from solved. 

If you feel my talks could help your company be a part of the solution, I'dd be happy to come and speak at an expenses only rate if travel time is reasonable. That is, I can come and give a free talk at your company on a Friday if travel times allow this without requiring me to take the day off on Thursday, and if your company takes care of any necessary airplane tickets, train tickets and possibly hotel accommodation costs. 

Regarding computer forensics: I've been working on the development of computer forensic software for well over a decade. Currently I am studying Computer Forensics & Cybercrime Investigations, and am working on the development of a new computer forensics file-system as part of my M.Sc thesis.  This project is currently sucking up a solid part of my time resources, forcing me to allocate less time to my regular blogging, fiction-writing, nutritional-science book writing  and power-lifting activities.  

Regarding west Africa ICT: My wife is from west Africa, and I'm there occasionally. I try to be in contact with ICT professionals from west Africa so when I'm over there we can organize free software-engineering, C++ or information-security classes to talented youngsters who appreciate the knowledge. Get me a class full of young high-IQ talented open minded CS people with good math skills and  4 days to work with them. I'll give them 4 days fast paced hell, each of them, even the smartest ones will struggle to keep up and I will loose half of the class over those 4 days, but the other half will have gained valuable insights and knowledge.

To quote Vin Diesel: "There's gonna be one speed: mine. If you can't keep up, don't step up. You'll just die".

 There is massive potential. Many west African CS graduates are really really smart and lack much of the conservatism that hinders many of their European, American and Asian peers.  I strongly believe that west African CS people have what it takes to really turn west Africa into the next India. I'dd love to try and help play a small part in awakening this sleeping giant with my modest 4 day contributions when I'm there. Unfortunately my french at the moment is still rather poor, so I'dd be given my lectures in English.  And I do use a lot of technical terms. If you are francophone and not sure if your English is sufficient, please drop me a message, I have created a self-assessment quiz that should take you up to an hour and gauche your understanding of some of the key concepts I will use. There are no training tracks projected for 2016. For 2017 I am planning two courses for Cotonou (Infosec and C++) in July, and have room for one course in Accra (that I can make either infosec or C++ depending on interest). 

Regarding Haarlem:
The dutch town where I was born and grew up in. I love to stay in contact with interesting people from this town.

Regarding Nieuwegein: The dutch town where I currently live. Although I've lived here for almost a decade now, I still don't really seem to connect with this town or its people yet. I like to connect with people from my own town to try and change that.

Regarding  Curaçao: I have really fond memories of my times on dushi Korsou. While I'm 100% dutch and no longer have any ties with this amazing island, Korsou remains the only place in this world that has truly captured my heart. Love to be in contact with the amazing and often intriguing people from this amazing Caribbean island that I had such amazing times on in the past. Really hope to visit Korsou some time in the coming years during the tumba festival and maybe try to have some of those amazing barbecued 'kargo' (large sea slugs). Damn, I miss Curaçao.

Regarding Sci-Fi writing: I wrote my first SciFi story on my old mobile phone in the winter of 2013/2014 while visiting the Republic of Benin. I'm currently working on my third SciFi story and my first two stories are currently available for free on B&N, Kobo and iBooks.
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Self-published relatively popular SciFi stories in English despite of being a native dutch speaker with serious cognitive disabilities.
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