I'd go for a terminator T-X. Smart, resourceful, can change her appearance, a useful ability to reprogram and control anything electronic, and a massive selection of weaponry.
That's funny and creative but not really on-topic.
Linux has some security issues from time to time and isn't perfect. But Windows has a very bad security history and it's a known fact that the NSA are advised of every security issue MS know about before any other MS customers. The NSA tried to get backdoors in Linux and failed, do you think they failed with closed source windows? Unlikely.
If Linux isn't secure enough for you then you might like OpenBSD.
I've done it for many years, it's not so hard. Spamassassin + greylisting + spamhaus DNSBL + SPF checking keep the spam down to a very small amount. The little spam I do get is tagged and filtered into a separate folder. You do need a lot to different anti-spam measures but once they are set-up they keep on working.
It's really not a fuckload of work. It's a load of work to set it up and very little ongoing work to keep it updated.
It's really not for everyone but this is slashdot isn't it?
Solution: Don't have friends.
Or have the kind of friends that are not government spies. It's sad that the NSA's lawless actions make anyone that paranoid.
They are not gods, they are bound to the same laws of physics as everyone else.
They can't break strong encryption. They can break light encryption at a heavy cost in time and equipment just like anyone else can.
Don't use windows. Even if you don't believe the NSA backdoored windows the NSA do get every bug alert long before anyone else does. They also have no problem using script kiddie tactics.
Using windows is like storing your data in a transparent bag in full view of the world.
faraday cage cell phone case
Just take the battery out. Physically remove it. Or if you want to be 110% sure don't carry a phone at all, it's not like it's law that you have to carry one.
Give these guys a try: Your own dam server that you control.
Anything I care to keep private, I don't put on the internet. That's about it.
The facebook spy system encourages others to post everything they know about you. People do that without any understanding of what they are giving away for themselves or for people they know.
This is bad from the simple example of so called friends making sure criminals know when I'm on holiday as well as my home address, to corrupt government spooks having access to everything that anyone ever wrote about me as well as a stream of up to date pictures.
Everything Snowden released has shown that the NSA doesn't have magical ways to break modern encryption. They rely on strong-arming various organizations and hacking vulnerable systems.
The inner party can turn off the telespeakers for a short time. It only makes the secret police watch them even closer.
I already have to argue in person over what reality is every day. Doing it on a website in my free time would be like playing a game to make me a CPA.
And that's the core of the problem. The influence any given editor has is directly related to how much time they spend editing and has nothing to do with how much they know, how much research they do, or how correct they are. Subject matter experts are treated with less respect that an obsessive editor with loads of free time.
It doesn't really work like that in practice, at least not on most pages. I wish it did though.