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Nah, hadn't heard of Adam Curtis until you mentioned him just now. Though I do describe myself as a Nhilist and have done so since my early 20s. Perhaps I should consider whether or not I'd be better off watching his stuff.
Though now that I google and wiki him, I realize that I spend the overwhelming bulk of my free time thinking about just the kinds of things his works examine and explore. Sounds like some fun viewing.
That may just have been handy the other week when I was explaining the concept of Nihilism to a 7th Day Adventist.
Incredulous, his conclusion was "What do you mean we're all worthless? What do you mean no single one of us has any intrinsic worth? Well, we may as well all go kill ourselves then" - much hilarity ensued and the room was in stitches.
that Brazil now has in place a system in jails whereby prisoners can reduce their sentence by riding exercise bikes connected to generators.
I read somewhere a while back that this was introduced in the early 1900s maybe in the US. Critics called it inhumane treatment of the prisoners and then got rid of it. Now, jails have exercise bikes again and critics would say it was inhumane if the bikes weren't there.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to phish, and if he gets caught he'll be eating that fish through a straw.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Well you would need to do 2 things to "help" it be more secure. (unless ofcourse there is a hidden backdoor )
1: Disable hybernation, reboot and "Secure delete" the hyberfile.sys file that keeps a memory snapshot.
2: after using TruCrypt reboot the system so that the information to decrypt it is not still in memory.
I think the point they are making is that if you can compromise the OS, you can probably circumvent the decryption. Since XP is no longer supported, as new exploits are discovered, the OS won't be patched, and over time, the security of the system will be compromised.
....washes up on the beach of an island and is immediately surrounded by a group of native warriors.
"I'm done for", the man cries in despair.
"No you are not," comes a booming voice from the heavens.
"Listen carefully, and do exactly as I say. Grab the spear from the one who is beside you and
shove it through the heart of the chief."
The man does so, and the remainder of the band stare in disbelief.
"Now, what?" the man asks the heavens.
Just goes to show how little you really knows your own family when it comes down to it...
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 ----- I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time