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Comment: Re:Do we really need new books? (Score 3, Informative) 405

A friend of mine self publishes on Amazon. He managed to bootstrap himself to be his own publisher by doing the best he could on his first two books. He's now to the point he pays the people needed to review and clean up his books as a publisher would do. He self promotes and is doing well enough he's happy. If he had the time he'd be able to do writing full time but sadly he started writing science fiction in his 60s. The one thing he cannot do and probably will not is to provide intriquing cover art.

Stross and other authors dependant on an outdated business model and unable to change will continue to go on ranting screeds against change.

Comment: You can make a vault (Score 1) 408

by mrmeval (#47024069) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

You can make a room or closet a vault or just build a wall with a door to make an enclosed space in a room. You then alarm that with it's own zone. It's trivial to do. If you're very paranoid you can lace the walls. It does not have to be reinforced but you want to make it difficult which is fairly inexpensive.

Comment: Challenge accepted (Score 1) 245

by mrmeval (#46513429) Attached to: Is Analog the Fix For Cyber Terrorism?

Digial, analog, trinary, HIKE! You won't safe them without MIKE!

In other words children it's all the humans who're messing up your security chain.

You need better, faster, stronger, smarter people who have a driving need to make your security better from the floor sweep to the ablative meat.

Without it you're just asking for an ass raping.

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