Besides, it's already been demonstrated how easy it is to spoof RFID chips. You could probably do it with no more than just your cell phone and some software, since your phone's fractal antenna can receive across a broad spectrum of frequencies.
It's not like there is anyone out there telling women that they cannot contribute to Wikipedia or Open Source projects or even Redis. If you want to participate, then just DO it already.
And so, I find the attempts to "attract women" just so we can continue to hide our heads in the sand about the natural skew of participation due to NO ONE'S FAULT to be a wash.
I welcome women, of course, but don't believe in these rather condescending "outreach" programs. They always fail because they all are about ignoring the hard realities of human nature.
This is about control of your average citizen. If they are watching everything we say and do, they will know the instant one of us says something they consider a "threat". And just what is it that they consider a "threat", anyway? Blowing up a building? Nope.
It's thoughts and ideas that they consider a threat. Thoughts and ideas that might, for example, lead to the people realizing that they no longer "need" government so much anymore, now that were are so hyper-connected. Eventually more and more of us will realize we can do thing more efficiently ourselves, and render many of the government functions superannuated.
Yes, my friends. The real "threat" is that we may render government irrelevant by way of creating alternative infrastructures.
Once they catch wind something like that is budding, mark my words they will come along and nip it in the bud. By whatever means they choose.
I say all this at risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist. I hope I am wrong on all of this, but I am just trying to understand everything that is going on now. You have to ask yourselves what is the real plan since there is not enough "terrorism" to justify these enormous efforts and assaults to our basic freedom, liberty, and privacy.
They are exchanging one token for another. They are exchanging the money tokens for corporate tokens (in the case of the equities market). The only real thing you can do with most corporate tokens these days is to trade it back for the money tokens.
Some stocks, a few, still pay dividends, but most do not. And voting rights??? Hahaha! Unless you can own 51% of the corporate stock, your votes are nothing. And in many cases some owners DO maintain 51% just to quell the voice of the other stock holders....
The market is not "rigged", per se, but neither is it the smooth-talking bit that many try to sell you on. The true nature of the stock market is a zero-sum game, a free-running and legalized Ponzi scheme. And when I say zero-sum, I mean it in the mathematical sense. It kills me that some of our specialized and technical jargon has slipped out into the popular media and have taken on completely different meanings than were intended.
A great way to remember your passwords is to use them often. The more the better.
What kills me is that different sites have different password restrictions that infuriates me. Some force you to use "special characters", others forbid it. Some force you to use a combination of letters and numbers, and many force you to use at least one uppercase letter and one lowercase letter. Some even restrict how long your password can be!!!!
This wrecks havoc with my high-entropy passwords that now becomes useless or needing to be altered, as in capitalizing a letter that I totally forget about later...
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. -- Quentin Crisp