Archive | November, 2014

How to Change Your Kali Default SSH Keys

Quick guide to changing the already generated SSH keys. To change your Kali default SSH keys, move the default Kali SSH keys to a new folder first:

cd /etc/ssh/
mkdir default_kali_keys
mv ssh_host_* default_kali_keys/

Next, regenerate the SSH keys:

dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server

Lastly, verify SSH key hashes are different:

md5sum ssh_host_*
md5sum default_kali_keys/*
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Warren Buffett’s 2-List System

One day Buffett went up to his pilot named Steve and jokingly said to him that “the fact that you’re still working for me tells me I’m not doing my job.”

“You should be out going after more of your goals and dreams,” Buffett reportedly said.

To help him with that, Buffett asked Steve to list the 25 most important things he wanted to do in his life.

Then Buffett asked that he review each goal and choose the five most crucial ones.

After considering a moment, he drew circles around five fantastic goals, confirming with Buffett that yes, indeed, they were his highest priorities.

And the rest?

“What about these other 20 things on your list that you didn’t circle?” Buffett asked. “What is your plan for completing those?”

Steve knew just what to say.

“Well, the top five are my primary focus, but the other 20 come in at a close second,” the pilot said. “They are still important, so I’ll work on those intermittently as I see fit as I’m getting through my top five. They are not as urgent, but I still plan to give them dedicated effort.”

Buffett suddenly turned serious.

“You’ve got it wrong, Steve,” he said. “Everything you didn’t circle just became your ‘avoid at all cost list.’ No matter what, these things get no attention from you until you’ve succeeded with your top five.”

If you split up your time and energy among many things, you won’t be great at any of them. To be great, you need to narrow down as much as possible, cutting off time and energy spent on areas that don’t make the cut.


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Mt Robson Tent View, Stephen Walasavage

Election Day Should be a Federal Holiday!

Turnout on Election Day was only 36.6 percent in 2014, according to Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont. If we made Election Day a holiday, it would be easier for people to vote.

In America, we should be celebrating our democracy and doing everything possible to make it easier for people to participate in the political process. Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the time and opportunity to vote.

We should not be satisfied with a “democracy” in which more than 60 percent of our people don’t vote and some 80 percent of young people and low-income Americans fail to vote. We can and must do better than that. While we must also focus on campaign finance reform and public funding of elections, establishing an Election Day holiday would be an important step forward.

Make Election Day a National Holiday

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The Art of Choosing: TEDGlobal 2010 – Sheena Iyengar

Talk Assumptions:

  1. Make Your own choices
  2. More options -> Better Choices
  3. Never say no to choices


A number of my studies have shown that when you give people 10 or more options when they’re making a choice, they make poorer decisions, whether it be health care, investment, other critical areas. Yet still, many of us believe that we should make all our own choices and seek out even more of them.