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Making a Kali Bootable USB Drive | Kali Linux

Making a Kali Bootable USB Drive/02. Kali Linux Live /Making a Kali Bootable USB Drive 02. Kali Linux LiveOur favorite way, and the fastest method, for getting up and running with Kali Linux is to run it “live” from a USB drive. This method has several advantages:It’s non-destructive — it makes no changes to the host system’s hard drive or installed OS, and to go back to normal operations, you simply remove the “Kali Live” USB drive and restart the system.It’s portable — you can carry Kali Linux in your pocket and have it running in minutes on an available systemIt’s customizable — you can roll your own custom Kali Linux ISO image and put it onto a USB drive using the same proceduresIt’s potentially persistent — with a bit of extra effort, you can configure your Kali Linux “live” USB drive to have persistent storage, so the data you collect is saved across rebootsIn order to do this, we first need to create a bootable USB drive which has been set up from an ISO image of Kali Linux.

Source: Making a Kali Bootable USB Drive | Kali Linux

Why bar exams ruin legal education | Inquirer Opinion

I’ve posted this before but this is timely.

Why bar exams ruin legal education By: Oscar Franklin Tan – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 03:21 AM October 03, 2014This week, another batch of law students will have wasted an extra year of their lives to study for the month-long bar exam. This is in addition to four years of law school where every moment was defined by the bar. It is high time the Philippines got rid of its unique obsession with what was supposed to be a simple licensure exam that mutated into a rite of passage and national spectacle.

Source: Why bar exams ruin legal education | Inquirer Opinion

How To Install IntelliJ IDEA On Ubuntu Linux

Tragedies can become opportunities for change. A hard drive crash can result in upgrading to an SSD and dual booting linux and Windows.

Once you have Ubuntu Make installed, you can use the command below to install IntelliJ IDEA Community edition:

umake ide idea

To install the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate edition, use the command below:

umake ide idea-ultimate

It will take some time in downloading and installing IntelliJ IDEA. It also depends on your internet speed. Once installed, you can simply search for IntelliJ in Unity Dash (if you are using Ubuntu Unity) and start the IDE.

Source: How To Install IntelliJ IDEA On Ubuntu Linux

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

The Difference Between Goals and SystemsWhat’s the difference between goals and systems?If you’re a coach, your goal is to win a championship. Your system is what your team does at practice each day.If you’re a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.If you’re a runner, your goal is to run a marathon. Your system is your training schedule for the month.If you’re an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a million dollar business. Your system is your sales and marketing process.

Source: Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Peter Temin: Economic Mobility Requires the Nearly Impossible – The Atlantic

And how is one to move up from the lower group to the higher one? Education is key, Temin writes, but notes that this means plotting, starting in early childhood, a successful path to, and through, college. That’s a 16-year (or longer) plan that, as Temin compellingly observes, can be easily upended. For minorities especially, this means contending with the racially fraught trends Temin identifies earlier in his book, such as mass incarceration and institutional disinvestment in students, for example. Many

Source: Peter Temin: Economic Mobility Requires the Nearly Impossible – The Atlantic

Copying & Repetition – Zed A. Shaw

I believe Computer Science education could benefit greatly from copying and repetition at the beginner level and possibly later.  Copying is how a vast majority of programmers learned to code, but many CS educators deny this fact.  If you’re imagining yourself at 12 trying to learn to code, then I’m betting you had either a book or website with code that you copied and made work.  This should just be how we start people in programming, and not the current method of conceptual “weed out” classes. Repetition

Source: Copying & Repetition – Zed A. Shaw

 

I try to do this when mentoring new programmers in the company I work for. I purposely google stuff that I know to hint that googling is important and should not make them ashamed. Having a model software project is also useful in a sense that I tell them this is how we believe this should be done, please try copying how they did what they did in the the model project.

Being given the permission to make mistakes.
Being given the guidance of how we believe it should be done.
Being given the latitude to make up ones mind.

Essential Things About PhilHealth Contribution, Requirements and Benefits

An excellent primer on PhilHealth

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or Philhealth is a government owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) founded on February 5, 1995. Its main goal is to ensure the health of every Filipino through social health insurance regardless of social status: poor, rich, young, old, sick, healthy, working or jobless. To achieve this, all premiums paid by members are pooled nationally and in effect, there is a cross-subsidization across districts.

Source: Essential Things About PhilHealth Contribution, Requirements and Benefits