One Per Cent: Full-disc encryption is too good, complain CSI teams

One Per Cent: Full-disc encryption is too good, complain CSI teams

When human beings acquired language, we learned not just how to listen but how to speak. When we gained literacy, we learned not just how to read but how to write. And as we move into an increasingly digital reality, we must learn not just how to use programs but how to make them. In the emerging, highly programmed landscape ahead, you will either create the software or you will be the software. It’s really that simple: Program, or be programmed.



Evercube — an Open Source, self-assmbly network file server kit.

We’re entering an anxious age for geeks, as computers get smaller, less expandable, and move to the cloud.

Storage, the first to shrink and vaporize up to servers, is something geeks are beginning to especially fetishize. Too often these days we find ourselves absent-mindedly browsing Storage Review and reading about NAS, RAID arrays, and Thunderbolt ports. The impact on pricing and supply for hard discs due to flooding in Thailand combined with iCloud hiccups has exacerbated this itch.

I, and surely others, have been waiting for an Evercube. I expect more open source hardware like this; sure, it’s fetishism, but it soothes the nerves by giving us control.

Last night when I looked at this video for the sixth time, there were just over 300,000 views. This morning there are over 2,000,000. It’s an emotional video and I most definitely got caught up in that. One of my greatest fears in life is losing my hearing, so this struck a nerve. The other nerve it struck is how absolutely amazing technology is. We are living in an excitingly mind-blowing time in history. Feels good to be alive.