Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Two can play at this game (Score 1) 638

I meant in the sense that they believe and live by some ideals that are also considered American (but Switzerland was a democracy before the u.s. so I'm not sure if that's the correct way to look at it). Ideals like personal responsibility, gun ownership, democracy. it's nothing like its neighboring countries. It's almost libertarian, but real libertarian not slashdot libertarian. By 'real' I mean that there are some laws and also many social controls for behaviors that affect others, but not for things that only affect yourself.

Comment Here's what I do on OS X, MacBook Pro (Score 1) 1021

I'm on OS X on a MacBook Pro. I use FileVault to encrypt my home directory and I use PGP Disk to encrypt two virtual drives (personal drive and my work drive).

This leaves my Shared user unencrypted, as well as all of my Application directories, System, etc. My Shared user is where I keep my music files and my iPhote directories, etc, btw.

I then set up two users and set my preferences so that it doesn't show the list of users at login, but instead makes you type in the login info. I have me, my regular user, but I also have a user with the name 'dev' that I can log into without a password.

With this setup there's a fair bit of my drive that isn't encrypted, and if someone does a file search for pictures or movies or music they will see some results. Hopefully they won't notice the encrypted virtual disks (which don't mount for the dev user) or notice that there's another user on the machine that they can't get into...

Honestly though, I'd probably just ship my laptop to wherever I'm going. If Customs intercepts it they can copy the harddrive for all I care - they won't have access to my work files, etc without some major key cracking powers.

Slashdot Top Deals

It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.