M$ started its career as Evil Empire. It swayed the rest of the modern computer industry to the Dark Side. Much of the malfeasance of the industry can be rightly said to have started with decisions made by Darth Vendor. Some companies gained popularity by temporarily pretending to be the Anti-M$, but the pretenses faded quickly. Meanwhile. It looks like Windows 10 is carrying forward with the grand tradition. Oh well. It's a monopoly. Congress is supposed to protect us from those, instead of fostering and colluding with them. Follow the $$$. The end result? Fast forward to our current Plutocracy. How's that working out for ya? If you're a member of the .001%, it's going great. Yay.
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If the NSA can't protect its own infrastructure then we have to consider that the entire computer edifice has been hopelessly compromised by poor design, sloppy software and hardware development, and Dilbert Management. We can not both continue along in this infrastructure and survive. It will be one or the other, and sooner than most people expect. But that's none of my business. Anyway, read on...
ACLU’s principal technologist reacts to NSA hack with the perfect tweet about Apple/FBI battle
It's all fine and dandy until the avalanche takes you out. If and when the actual Cyber War starts in earnest people will realise what a cyber avalanche actually is. There will be regret. We should not have let Silicon Valley do this to us. But that's none of my business.
We are still trying to arrange for the profiles to be directly on the website itself, rather than separately hosted as a Google+ page, but I'm having trouble connecting on that one. Hopefully we can get to this soon. In the meantime, it really isn't difficult to set up your profile on Google+, so you should do that anyway. It's a good independent way of advertising yourself as a Pro-GM, should you feel courageous enough and be ready for that awesomeness. :)
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