“There was a great realization that we are all in this together,” said Gerencser. “And what got uncovered in the game is that there were interdependencies that we didn’t quite understand or appreciate before.”
Gerencser said one of the key take-aways from the event was: there really wasn’t anyone in charge of all of cybersecurity, and perhaps there can’t be one person or entity in charge, so cybersecurity requires distributed leadership
“All of these claims actually have a common root. It is only logical to think that Gmail perhaps is less secure than your self-hosted email solution, for example. After all, in the case of Gmail, you do not have control over the software and as such it should be less trusted. But trusting something less does not necessarily means that it is less secure. On the contrary, very often you may find that the technologies that you usually trust are in fact the least secure ones.”—The Cloud is not That Insecure | GNUCITIZEN
“The first thing I noticed about Windows 7 is that it’s fast. I would caution that I had the same reaction to some of the earlier beta versions of Vista, too. Vista definitely slowed down at the end of its development cycle. The same thing could happen to Windows 7. But there’s an effortlessness about the Windows 7 UI performance that is pleasant and very welcome.”—Scot’s Newsletter Blog » Blog Archive » Early Reactions to Windows 7
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Nice directory structure, is that some attempt at obfuscation?
When I am pasting text from one window into another window, I almost never want to preserve the font and formatting from the previous window. I’m moving information into a different context. The first context has a particular look and feel. The new context invariably has a different look and feel. I want the information that I’m adding into the new context to fit the overall look and feel for the new context, not the old one. Therefore, text should default to pasting as plain text (or “paste and match style” as Apple calls it). I should not have to click on “Paste Special…” and then choose “unformatted text” from a menu and then click OK, every time I want to paste something. That’s too much clicking. The extra clicking should be preserved for the rare case where I do want the formatting preserved. If most users feel differently about this, at least make the default behavior configurable!
the support for Proposition 8 reflected deep resentment for the gay community’s appropriation of the rhetoric and symbolism of the black civil rights struggle, along with understandable anger at the offensive analogy between African-American identity and gay sexual orientation.
For three reasons, the comparison of the gay struggle with the black struggle insults the memory of black heroes of the past and trivializes the problems of the African-American community of the present.
Conservatism is the antithesis of the kind of ideological fanaticism that has brought so much horror and destruction to the world. The common sense and common decency of ordinary men and women, working out their own lives in their own way—this is the heart of American conservatism today. Conservative wisdom and principles are derived from willingness to learn, not just from what is going on now, but from what has happened before.”
-Note from Tsudo. I strongly disagree with Capital Punishment but otherwise I strongly ditto the rest of the article. Well written and passionate.
"By turning off their Address Verification System, or AVS, at the Obama website, the Democratic candidate was able to raise a record $150 million in donations last month from millions of donors from all over the world."
If a GOP candidate pulled such a stunt there the media would have tarred and feathered them. It’s amazing what Dem’s can get away with.
We are not talking about the Great Depression, when output dropped by one-third and unemployment soared to 25 percent.
What we are talking about is a golden political opportunity for politicians to use the current financial crisis to fundamentally change an economy that has been successful for more than two centuries, so that politicians can henceforth micro-manage all sorts of businesses and play Robin Hood, taking from those who are not likely to vote for them and transferring part of their earnings to those who will vote for them.