Get Free bitcoins with Nordic Vikings

We all want to be part of the modern new currency that everyone is talking about.Get Free Bitcoins
The problem today is that this new coin is very, VERY hard to mine out, and I think most of us also don’t have the equipment to do so either.

But luckily there is other ways to get some of this stable great coin.
(YES it is stable compared to most other failed crypto currencies out there without mentioning any names)

So how to get some?

Well many websites offers free donations \ faucets \ CPC  (Coins per Click)\ Coins for Task \ and so on..
We have taken the time to collect the best places out there to actually get coins. And for those of us who don’t have supreme mining equipment, it sure is faster than mining the coin.
Yes, this is some sort of advertisement for ourselves, but we have done a great deal of work and gone through a lot of donation sites to exclude the the one’s that really don’t give you any good amount of coin.

But what can i do with the small amount?

Hey, keep in mind as we say “You won’t get rich!”
But what you can do with your small collection is to take them to a CryptoExchanger website, and exchange them into other new Crypto Currencies.
With a little logic, you should be able to know which one’s that may rise and which one’s that will crash.
And with a little luck if you play your coins very spot-on you can actually make a few coins in no time.
As an example, we went in with 1 Litecoin. We sold this when the price was high, and exchanged them into DogeCoins. And then just before the Olympics  2014 the DogeCoin community donated $25 000 in dogecoins to the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team, and guess what?! The coin value went sky high!
And guess what. We sold them and got even more bitcoins!

If you don’t believe the Jamaican Bobsleigh story, have a look at the article that “the Guardian” wrote by clicking here

So, what are you waiting for?
Go have a look. It’s only going to take a small minute of your time.
And if you like it, well awesome!
And if you don’t, well thanks for giving it a try.

To access the site we set up, just click the link below, or the fancy logo.

http://freebitcoin.nordic-vikings.net

How to solve “This Slideshow Requires JavaScript” in WordPress

wpphpOften when you add a slideshow this normally works.
But if you have a custom made, home made, or payable theme, this error will pop up where the slideshow should have been

So, how do we solve this?

The reason is that the coder of this theme have forgotten to import the “wp_footer” function code into the footer.php file.

Log onto you blog, and go to “Appearance –> Editor”
Locate the footer.php on the right side and click it.
(Make sure your in the correct theme)
Go to the bottom of the file that appears in the editor window.
Just above “</body></HTML>” add the following line

<?php wp_footer(); ?>

It should now look like;

Example:
<?php echo stripslashes(get_theme_mod(‘track_code’)); ?>
<!–end: blog tracking–>
<?php } else { ?>
<?php } ?>
<?php wp_footer(); ?>
</body></HTML>

Click “Update File” and go have a look if this solved the problem.

 

In some rare cases you need to also add the “wp_head” tag, as we noticed that this might cause some problems as well.

Just write it in using the same method, but only on the “header.php” file.

add the following line:

<?php wp_head(); ?>

 

Hopefully this solves your slideshow problem.

BitCoin users on Apple devices attacked by Malware

bitcoin-thiefA Mac OSX trojan horse disguised as a bitcoin wallet application is responsible for “multiple” bitcoin thefts.

SecureMac, a Mac security consultancy that develops the MacScan anti-malware application warns of a new threath called ‘CoinThief.A’.

Hidden within the open-source OSX bitcoin wallet app StealthBit, CoinThief.A monitors users’ web traffic to steal login credentials for software wallets and popular bitcoin sites, like BTC-e, Mt. Gox, and Blockchain.info.

The StealthBit app had been available on GitHub both as source code and as a pre-compiled download, but the page was removed fast.

Suspicion started to appear when investigators discovered that the pre-compiled version did not match the original source (which more knowledgeable users could and should be able to examine for themselves).

Upon running the program for the first time, the malware installed browser extensions for Safari and the Google Chrome web browser, without alerting the user. The web browsers are tricked into thinking that the user intentionally installed the extensions, and give no warning to the user that all of their web browsing traffic is now being monitored by the malicious extensions.

Additionally, the malware installed a program that continually runs in the background, looking for bitcoin wallet login credentials, which where then sent back to a remote server.

The browser extensions had innocuous sounding names like ‘Pop-up Blocker’ to avoid detection. Once installed, the trojan also searched the system for anti-malware software and logged unique identifiers (UUIDs) for each infected machine.

Large amount got stolen!

At least one Bitcoin Talk Forum user reported a devastating 20BTC theft after installing this StealthBit.

Other investigators noted several similarities between StealthBit and Bitvanity, another piece of notorious Mac malware that stole users’ bitcoins in August 2013. Bitvanity posed as a vanity wallet address generator that harvested addresses and private keys from software like the Bitcoin-Qt clients.

StealthBit’s GitHub code repository was stored under the username ‘thomasrevor’ and a reddit user named ‘trevorscool’ posted an announcement about it’s development there on February 2nd. Last year, Bitvanity’s GitHub code was posted under the name ‘trevory’. Something that indicates that this may be the same person.

Recent fall of BitCoin price

This malware attempt caused the bitcoin market value to drop radically in the last couple of days. After watching the prince trends, bitcoin fell from $1000 and down to a depressing $490 at lowest.
The prices has started to rise again, due people being aware of the problem, and hopefully it will get back up on top again.

Not so safe after all like we want it to be?

Linux and Windows users should not be affected by this, as far as we know. But attempt to do so is still out there, so be aware when you upgrade your wallet.
Even for Mac which they all thought had no threats. More and more malware are aimed against apple devices, and maybe Apple stuff might not be that shiny safe system that they want it to be.

Merry Christmas Readers!

Let the Christmas spirit come upon us!

Even thou we love technology, and basically every gadget (big or small) there is in this world, we must not forget that this is a holiday that should be celebrated with our families or the ones we love and care about.
Please enjoy this next evenings with your loved ones and let’s put away all those gadgets and non-social devices.
Candy Crush saga isn’t going away, and Facebook will still be there when the holiday is over. You don’t need to check that “wall-of-feed” every hour to see if someone has posted anything you couldn’t go without.
And even thou this day brings us presents, remember that there is more to this day than those great gifts we receive. Show your love and enjoyment with the person who took the time to think of you, and actually got you that gift.
Remember: If you receive a gift that you did not have on your wishlist, you must keep in mind that there is sadly always someone who has it worse than you.

We here at Nordic Vikings are going to celebrate this day with the ones we love and tonight’s feast will consist of Norwegian “Pinne Kjøtt” and “Ribbe” (Sorry about the super bad translation, but there was no good description of Ribbe in English so i had to run Google translate on it). These feasts are combined with good ale and Norwegian “Akevitt”.

We hope to see your IP on our website again, and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

GodJul

Planned maintenance 23.11.2013

We’re doing some hardware maintenance on our server so our site will be down!

 

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Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Q – code 50

I just upgraded my gaming computer’s motherboard as step one of the bigger plan to do a major upgrade, and I checked I’m front that both my current CPU and memory (Ram) was compatible with the new board but I was faced with the error nr 50 on the onboard error message display which according to the manual is wrong memory type or wrong memory speed and it took me a few days to figure out what was causing it I tried a few different sticks of memory before I noticed that the error presented itself even with no memory in the board, of cause I tried the latest bios and leaving the battery out over night but nothing changed… So I took out the CPU and gave it a go over  and it turned out that it was 2 of the connectors that had been pushed down a bit which had given them a “S”  shape on the middle but the tips were straight so it was really hard to notice and fix for that matter, after bit of fiddley work I got them semi straight and sloted it back in and hey presto it works!

Samsung release Android 4.3

Samsung just rolled out an update for the Galaxy S4(GT-I9505), users notice no difference!
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4chan fools Apple users with waterproof iOS7 update

ios7ad

Last week Apple rolled out its new operating system for Iphone and Ipad. Ios7 was as Apple CEO Tim Cook called it, “the biggest change since the ios Iphone”.

With the upgrade came a massive advertising campaign, in pure Apple style.
But between all the different articles and advertising posters that were written about the innovating operating system, there was one that that made a difference.

A beatutiful graphical poster in pure Apple style is now roaming around the planet saying; “Update to iOS7 NOW and become waterproof”.

Well, lets get all clear here! – an iDevice that updates its firmware to IOS7 is not getting waterproof.
The poster features the same stylish graphic design Apple tend to market themselves with, and are difficult to distinguish from the original poster.

The most hardcore technical Apple fans noticed this right away that this had to be a fake poster, but on social media alot of users has admit to have been fooled by this lovely poster.

- “IOS7 is not waterproof! Now my phone at the bottom of the river”, says an unfortunate iPhone user on Twitter.

- “To whoever said that ios7 was waterproof, FU** you!!!”, says another user on Facebook

 

4chan is behind

“Your iPhone should after the upgrade instantly detect sudden changes in thermal disturbance by using the screen and “home button” sensors.
In an emergency, a “smart switch” power off the phone and similar components to prevent damage to the phone’s sensitive circuits”, says the the false advertising poster.

The joke is supposed to come from the famous online forum 4chan, who has a habit of fooling people on social media.

View the whole AD here..

The Root Folders of Linux

folder-linux-iconEver wonder what the purpose of each folder is at the root level on a Linux operation system?
Well, here’s a short description to most of the folders you will find at the bottom of the file structure.

 

 

 

/
Root directory that forms the base of the file system. All files and directories are logically contained inside the root directory regardless of their physical locations.

 

/bin
Contains the executable programs that are part of the Linux operating system. Many Linux commands, such as cat, cp, ls, more, and tar, are locate in /bin

 

/boot
Contains the Linux kernel and other files needed by LILO and GRUB boot managers.

 

/dev
Contains all device files. Linux treats each device as a special file. All such files are located in /dev.

 

/etc
Contains most system configuration files and the initialization scripts in /etc/rc.d sub directory.

 

/home
Home directory is the parent to the home directories of users.

 

/lib
Contains library files, including loadable driver modules needed to boot the system.

 

/lost+found
Directory for lost files. Every disk partition has a lost+found directory.

 

/media
Directory for mounting files systems on removable media like Optical drives, floppy disks, etc. (not USB, as these are located in /mnt)

 

/mnt
A directory for temporarily mounted filesystems.

 

/opt
Optional software packages copy/install files here.

 

/proc
A special directory in a virtual filesystem. It contains the information about various aspects of a Linux system.

 

/root
Home directory of the root user.

Linux Folder

 

/sbin
Contains administrative binary files. Commands such as mount, shutdown, umount, reside here.

 

/srv
Contains data for services (HTTP, FTP, etc.) offered by the system.

 

/sys
A special directory that contains information about the devices, as seen by the Linux kernel.

 

/tmp
Temporary directory which can be used as a scratch directory (storage for temporary files). The contents of this directory are cleared each time the system boots.

 

/usr
Contains sub directories for many programs such as the X Window System.

 

/usr/bin
Contains executable files for many Linux commands. It is not part of the core Linux operating system.

 

/usr/include
Contains header files for C and C++ programming languages

 

/usr/lib
Contains libraries for C and C++ programming languages.

 

/usr/local
Contains local files. It has a similar directories as /usr contains.

 

/usr/sbin
Contains administrative commands.

 

/usr/share
Contains files that are shared, like, default configuration files, images, documentation, etc.

 

/usr/src
Contains the source code for the Linux kernel.

 

/var
Contains various system files such as log, mail directories, print spool, etc. which tend to change in numbers and size over time.

 

/var/cache
Storage area for cached data for applications.

 

/var/lib
Contains information relating to the current state of applications. Programs modify this when they run.

 

/var/lock
Contains lock files which are checked by applications so that a resource can be used by one application only.

 

/var/log
Contains log files for different applications.

 

/var/mail
Contains users’ emails.

 

/var/opt
Contains variable data for packages stored in /opt directory.

 

/var/run
Contains data describing the system since it was booted.

 

/var/spool
Contains data that is waiting for some kind of processing.

 

/var/tmp
Contains temporary files preserved between system reboots.

Setting up a linux based backup server!

linuxbackup

You might remember me having a bit of a data loss here last year, in the aftermath of this i set up a dedicated backup server, this is in general a computer that holds backups of my files just in case i have a disk crash or something else that deletes my files. I choose Windows Server 08 for operating system since I was familiar with this and I wanted to try the os out on a different computer that our main server before switching, and so I did i set it up with the OS on one disk and two other disks in raid 5 and that worked nicely but after trying out Windows server for a while i decided to upgrade our main server to this and thus eliminating the need to have it on my backup server, don’t get me wrong it worked like a charm ther too but I’we always wanted to learn Linux but never had the time or opportunity to run in on a standalone computer, I’we always been stuck having it on a virtual computer or using my Raspberry PI but that never suited me really and the PI can’t run Ubuntu which is the distro I’d like to learn.

 

The idea comes to life. I decided to make a copy of my backup on my main computer and then wipe clean all disks and give Ubuntu a go, and so I did.

I installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 just because i would like the opportunity to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse and use a GUI if I need to, this is in general a headless server, meaning that it’s just the box and no monitor is connected as it sits behind my couch  it would really make the misses cross if there was a monitor poking out behind it.

ubuntu1304splash

I did some research on setting up raid in Ubuntu and found this article on it I followed the instructions to the letter and almost got it working but the RAID failed to mount during boot/start-up of the computer and it turned out that I had used the space button to make, well space between the statements in the /etc/fstab file and you’re supposed to use Tab, so after this was fixed and it booted properly.
I wanted to get a daily status update from my backup server on the condition of the RAID, I did not have this in Windows so that’s one plus for Linux. I followed this instructions on getting that set up, note that once again either something got changed in an update or the author forgot to put in that you have to specify an email address by adding MAILADDR themail@youwantto.use in the /etc/mdadm.conf file.

It had taken me a fair bit of Googling and reading but at this point i had a Ubuntu based backup server with a RAID level 10 running with email status updates running. Since I’ve got Windows 8 on my main computer I would have to set up a Samba share on the Linux box, Samba share is the platform which all windows machines share files on. I installed samba and set it up according to these instructions but for some reason I was not able to get access to my shares on the Windows 8 machine at first I came across some others having what seemed like the same problem but they were having issues with older versions of samba and mine was the latest so that could not be the case for me, I had set up samba to require a username and password of an existing user when trying to get access to the files and got the prompt for it but no mater what i entered i got rejected claiming wrong password or username. After some fiddling around with different solutions I figured that I had to set the security option in /etc/samba/smb.conf file to user and enable password sync. Then I needed to add the following to the properties of the share in the same file:
force user = username
read only = no
create mask = 0777
folder mask =0777
guest ok = no

and finally I had to add the user to the Samba user list with the ‘smbpasswd -a username’ command, after that all was working as it should.

Synctoy

Now for the process of actually doing the backup. Earlier I have used and liked the Comodo Backup program but I stumbled upon a Microsoft app that does the same thing in general, It’s called SyncToy and is made by Microsoft and is compatible with XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 tho I have only tested it on Windows 8 Pro. It basically keeps pairs of folders synced in different ways and to make this work with my backup solution i Mapped the shared folder on my Linux box to a virtual drive in windows.

mapnetwork

Sounds like nerd talk right? Well that is the technical term for it in plain English it translates to I fooled my windows into thinking the folder on my backup server was a hard disk in the Windows machine, this is done by right clicking on the ‘My Computer’ icon and selecting ‘Map network drive’ up pops a window asking for the location of the network resource you want to map, this can be set in two ways, either you enter the IP address of the Linux machine or you enter it’s machine name. Using the machine name is usually the best as this does not change in case of a reboot were as the IP address can change if you haven’t set it to static, if you are following this tutorial you have not set it to static. Back to the mapping, in the address box enter ‘\\machine-name\share-name’ this depends on what you have set up during install of Linux and what you have called the share you set up earlier.Check the ‘Connect using different credentials’ box and enter the Username and Password when it prompts you for it, remember to check  remember me box.

When the network drive has been mounted all you have to do is set up a folder pair for each folder you want it to take backup of with the source folder to the left and the destination folder on the right. Since we are using this program to make a backup we don’t want the program to delete files on both ends if you mess up and delete a file or something on your main computer therefore we choose Contribute in the ‘What do you want to do?’ page and repeat for each folder you want and there you go.

All done

 

If you have a smart phone and want to be able to check up on the Linux server there is an app called Pc Monitor that will do that for you! to install it on your linux server you first have to get an account, follow these steps to make one. Then install Java which is done by running the following command in the terminal sudo apt-get install and then the versions listed here under open JDK, as these are subject to change as newer versions are developed I will leave the command for you to fill in. When Java is done installing do the following commands(everything between two ” ” you have to change to fit your computer):

cd /home/”username”

sudo wget http://www.mobilepcmonitor.com/download/pcmonitor.tar.gz

sudo -xvf pcmonitor.tar.gz

cd pcmonitor

sudo ./install

Then follow the setup and enter what you fell like changeing and then your Pc monitor Username and Password at the end and it should pop up in the app!



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