Better Safe or Sorry? The NSA Way!

Is the NSA listening in on you? Are your phone calls recorded? Is your meta data safe? Has your meta data fallen between the cushions of your couch into the nether world of lose change, dog hair, TV remotes, and popcorn dust? Who knows for sure, and thats the point, you don’t know. Is Edward Snowden full of shit, is he part of a disinformation op, or is he genuine? It really doesn’t matter does it?

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Bees, Bites, & Monoculture

What do honeybees, computer operating systems and software have in common? They all suffer from the same problem. Its a product of our desire for minimal effort with large returns. Today’s industrial agriculture and the computer infrastructure are dominated by a very dangerous monoculture. It makes us vulnerable, lazy, and stagnant.

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Linux Goes To War!?

The Navy is going Linux. It was reported that the Navy’s newest, $3.5 billion, high-tech war ship, the USS Zumwalt will be powered by off-the-shelf server hardware, various flavors of Linux, and over 6 million lines of software code. Along with the USS Zumwalt other high tech assets the navy has will also be powered by Linux. Apparently Raytheon has signed a contract worth $15.8 million to upgrade the Navy’s drone control systems to Linux based systems.

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The are the Droids you're looking for

I’ve been a Mac addict since 1995 when I started working full time as a graphic artist. I have worked in both a Windows environment and a Mac environment in a professional setting. After over 18 years I have come to the conclusion that I prefer the Mac. I do, however think that mono-cultures are a bad thing.

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