Hacking, hacking, everywhere hacking. And not the good kind either. We’re talking cracking hacking.
Take the Sony hack for instance. Bunches of movies set for Christmas release are now available online for free, for those willing to break the law and invoke the displeasure of the MPAA while firing up the ol’ BitTorrent. Worse than that: even more bunches of Sony employees have had their financial lives turned upside down, with all of their personal […]
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In “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” Winston Smith’s job was to rewrite the past for the Inner Party. Mainly, he made people vanish from the pages of history. Anyone who came under the party’s bad graces suddenly disappeared from all media; from all newspaper articles, books, television archives and any other mentions. In Orwell’s world, anyone declared a nonperson was completely erased. S/he never existed.
According to memos leaked from the recent hack on Sony, the big studios […]
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Ken Starks — I love him like a brother, but I hate following him every Wednesday here at FOSS Force after his Tuesday column runs, because every time — week in and week out — his column is always a good one.
He knows what I’m talking about, too, because he got to experience the same kind of thing at Ohio Linux Fest when his keynote came after Jon ‘maddog’ Hall. While I wouldn’t […]
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I want to talk in response to things that have been discussed about our non profit, Reglue. Many have asked about how the organization will be maintained during my one month absence early next year.
In case you’ve joined the conversation late…
For a while now, I’ve talked about my upcoming surgery in January. The surgery will be a preemptive strike against a cancer we thought was in remission. Technically, it still is. But increasing […]
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