Friday, August 26, 2016

What Is The Future Of Privacy?

from here (source image)

As privacy becomes increasingly hard to come by, it also becomes increasingly abstract to younger generations because they've had less exposure to it. How can we expect them to respect it or stand up for it if they don't even have a strong sense of what it is or why it's important? In this way the disappearance of privacy becomes a positive feedback loop. We're going to have to start teaching privacy if we want to preserve it.

Sneaky Bike Security

found on LOLSnaps

Well, that's certainly a different way to secure a bike. It may not stop someone from walking off with it, but it will stop them from riding off on it, and the commotion they make when they fail might just draw some unwanted attention to them. But probably they'll see the lock and simply walk away with the bike.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

AV Isn't Dead, It's Just Sleeping

from here

Sometimes I wonder if the people advancing their anti-AV agenda have really thought through the consequences of throwing shade on the tool with the lowest barrier to entry. What are average folks supposed to use instead?

Self-Defense Is The Best Policy

found on Meme Base

While it is certainly nice when others protect you, you can't always rely on them to do so. If all else fails it's good to have your own capabilities to fall back on.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You Can't Ride Into Battle Like That

from here and here

Yeah, you know all that military equipment that keeps getting into police hands? Give it back, the military still needs it.

What A Wonderfully Dirty Trick

found on Parent Hacks

As the author of Parent Hacks points out, thieves will either not touch your valuables or they'll have a craptacular time all over the world looking for the rare instance where there's something other than poop in a rolled up diaper. This is one of those rare bits of advice that work even when the thieves know about it, because it's just not worth the effort of dealing with all that poo.

I wish I could use this trick, but sadly I think people would give a single guy with no kids an odd look if he was carrying around a diaper.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Keyway That Big Is Finger-Picking Good

from here (source image)

I have no idea if that's even a working lock, but if it is then it could serve as an excellent learning tool. You'd be able to see the inner workings all the way from the back of the classroom.