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On top of these obvious risks, there are lingering questions about the integrity of common operating systems and cloud computing services. Do Windows, OSX, and linux have security holes? Does Windows supply a backdoor for the U.S. or other governments? Should you really trust your linux multiverse repository? Do Google and Apple data mine your private mobile phone data for private information? Does Ubuntu's sharing of my data with Amazon compromise my privacy? Can the U.S. Government seize your cloud data without a warrant? Can McAfee or Kaspersky really be trusted?
Naturally, the question arises of how to establish and maintain an ironclad workstation or laptop for the purpose of handling sensitive information or doing security research. DARPA has approached the problem by awarding a $21.4M contract to Invincea to create a secure version of Android. What should we do if we don't have $21.4M USD? Is it safe to buy a PC from any manufacturer? Is it even safe to buy individual computer components and assemble one's own machine? Or might the MOBO firmware be compromised?
What steps can one take to insure a truly secure computing environment? Is this even possible? Can anyone recommend a through checklist or suggest best practices?
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Maybe the game was more dynamic than that, but for some reason it stopped being interesting for me and I moved on to other games.
This appeal probably more to do with the sort of lawyer drawn to the prosecution field than anything related to the politics of the executive branch.
But seriously, i used to spend about an hour or so a night adding to articles helping out and such, They just keep coming with more hoops and crap to waste my time - so finally I say screw em'
Ayn Rand fans should be horrified at the outcome here. Here is a businessman who is engaging in pure, free capitalism. Takes a lower quality product and sells it as a higher quality product. The government has no business getting involved in this man's pursuit of making a profit. If they don't like what he has to sell, they can take their business to another capitalist who offers better products and better service. Let the market sort itself out!
If I want to walk a windows user through changing the desktop resolution, it's easy. Good luck doing those in linux.
ssh -X into the machine, and run:
xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
I have no idea why "a low end non power user" would know or care what their display resolution is. Its like complaining that linux is not ready for the desktop because a sterotypical grannie would have a hard time setting up a hard-realtime CNC controller. Who cares?
I don't print much. Didn't even own a printer from 1995 thru 2009. Based on my recent experiences, seems that changing the default printer is much simpler than understanding the concept of even having a default printer, or the concept of being able to print to multiple printers.
'Are you going to assume I'm ignorant of how Windows works, or can we have a reasonable discussion? '
Of course I'm going to assume you are ignorant of how windows works. You and everyone else I encounter.
Perhaps the tone of my response was a bit mocking and biting but turnabout is fair play and you invited it.
Of course, none of that changes that my post was accurate.
>The real solution is to stop voting for incumbents. Nothing's
>going to change until we get rid of career politicians.
We tried that in 1996. It did not work very well.