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MVS let me down. Was a total no-show. So I had to go the FOSS route, which in a pinch always works.

VM, of course, is the usual option for on-demand.
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Another good like from Ike:

"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing missing is freedom." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
Since I can't comment on Paul's post, I'll just hafta "share" it. [sigh]

What Peter said, "if only there was something ... imminent". Personally, I'm more worried about SOPA-like things (actual threat of legislation, call it "imminent") than about the snooping. Partly that's because I expect snooping to happen anyway. (Not to justify it. Simply a matter of pick your battles.) And here we are on Google. Do we really trust Google more than the NSA?

Ted well described some of our activism. Hype and hysteria suffers from the law of diminishing returns.

I was glad to see the effort and am sad to see the fizzle. I guess I'm just not surprised. Also, I'm looking for a consistent "fight" against combatible badness. Heroism is not always headlined.
 
huh. it's almost as if the anti-sopa effort was a silver bullet that could only work once. can it be?
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Coming soon to a theater near you ...

http://torrentfreak.com/fbi-drags-google-glass-man-from-theater-on-piracy-fears-140121/

Curious why the DHS would be connected with (even if it were actually) a copyright issue.
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they looked for THAT because it was probably on his head on the way in.  However they probably never caught the other people there with hidden cameras doing actual piracy recording...
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All computer professionals eat VM food. (VMers revel in this fact.) I eat VM food several days each week. But today I'll be eating MVS food.
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Irony: Many version control / source manglement systems are difficult to build from source. So if you're diligent to build your systems from sources you may find that you're stuck installing pre-built tools to do so. Think about it.
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Yes. Done it. "BT/DT". More times than I can count.

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Surprised Columbus, Ohio isn't on the map. It's not as big as some of the bigger major cities, (so may make deployment easier) but has a fair amount of tech interest.
Over the last few years, gigabit Internet has moved from idea to reality, with dozens of communities (PDF) working hard to build networks with speeds 100 times faster than what most of us live with today. People are hungrier ...
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This is how it is ...

http://www.xkcd.com/1319/

Automation is everything.
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Almost able to automate automation...

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This is a plea for help. (Not a crisis; just a project in need.)

Recent Wired article about the un-addressed risks with "the internet of things" prompted me to again mention NORD.

http://sirsanta.blogspot.com/2014/01/climate-change-on-net.html

It's no silver bullet, and there are other means to having/building a secure system, but I'm kind of fond of it.
Climate Change on the Net There's a storm brewing. Winds of change have shaken loose the low hanging fruit and blown open the barn doors. But fruit which stays on the ground will rot and doors left open will let livestock out...
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Sounds very BSD like being built from source packages.  I'll have to give it a try.
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I hand-entered Simson Garfinkel's PGP key from the book, sent him an encrypted message, and he replied having successfully decrypted it.


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