Why we should be worried about the cloud
It's not the first time I write about Cloud Computing; I began commenting the ridiculous Terms of Service of some web applications to edit and store online office documents, like Google Documents, Zoho, Acrobat. Then, some months later, after reading the angry as usual comment by Richard Stallman about storing your documents in the Cloud ( the ""It's stupidity. It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign" rant :) ), I described my view:
Best thing to do would be to have a fast internet connection at home (with simmetric speeds too, upstream and downstream) and some nice opensource software for webmail and for some documents writing and sharing. Mix that with IPV6 and we're all connected with our cloud, powered by us.
The final ingredient could be some huge webservice where we could upload our nightly backup of our home server. And those backups should be encrypted too.
When it will be the time of some opensource gmail?
More after the jump.
Now nerds sit in the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
"Hacker Jeff Moss, founder of computer security conferences DEFCON and Black Hat, has been sworn in as one of the new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) of the DHS. Moss, who goes by the handle 'the Dark Tangent' says he was surprised to be asked to join the council and that he was nominated to bring an 'outside perspective' to its meetings. He said, 'I know there is a new-found emphasis on cybersecurity, and they're looking to diversify the members and to have alternative viewpoints. I think they needed a skeptical outsider's view because that has been missing.'"
Great comeback, guys!
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I know: you keep saving links into del.icio.us (I can't stand the new URL), tagging them as 'DIY', 'Weekend Projects'. And then, when you find the right time to do it, you begin reading the instuctions:
- Torcs screwdriver
- PCB Controller
... and you give up. You don't have such things.
Don't worry. In 15 minutes you'll build _yourself_ a stand for your shiny iPod Touch.
Here below the worst, ugliest, feature-less, time-consuming stand you'll ever see. But it's yours. And it was built by yourself.
The stand will let your iPod work with USB cable and/or earphones (at least with the cable provided by Bose).
The only tools you'll need are:
- the original packaging your iPod came with (yes, the plastic box)
- adhesive tape
- the 2 Apple stickers kindly included in the packaging
In the next days I'll provide PDF to print out and cut the needed tape strips. :)