"In the age of weaponized FUD, it is up to all of us to become security pros"
~Mike Convertino, 6/27/2018
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correction...
Re: Linux
Linus "stepping back" (taking a leave... whatever you wish to call it) makes things interesting. See DT's (Distrotube) YouTube video today. I have already seen some discussion seeing the new Code of Conduct as a positive step.

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Think Again!
Anyone can become the victim,
whether the intended target or not.
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"The logical fallacy for many online business owners is "I'm too small to matter". When it comes to hackers, trust us when we say that volume is the game. Malware comes in many forms, and particularly when it comes to DDoS attacks, there no such thing as "too small" to be noticed in a DDoS attack."
~Versaweb today

"... the power of these companies and the algorithmic processes they use to learn every little fact about you is only going to grow more in size and scope as time goes on. ... Google can continue to track you once you’ve disabled location tracking, ... as long as the company is duplicitously tracking me and covering this fact up all the while, I’ll be turning away from its services and towards its competitors."
~ Gary Eastwood, today in TNW

If you happened to be looking for a deal on this air cooler, the Hyper RR-212E-20PK-R2 LED CPU cooler is on sale on Amazon... save 26%.

Looks like maybe they got the message?
"Microsoft quietly scrubs Win10 / Edge warning against Chrome and Firefox".

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Zack Brown, in "Zack's Kernel News", in the August Issue (213) of Linux Pro, discusses (among other things) how it is to some vendors that "a secure system is one in which the user cannot cannot override the will of the vendor". He notes "Linux keeps trying to give users control over their systems, and proprietary corporations keep trying to take that control for themselves". It occurs to me that the move toward OS as a service is precisely this, as is the Microsoft Edge non-sense with Firefox and Chrome.

@distrotube I recognize many of those. Looks like a great start. Thank you!

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