All posts tagged computers


Software > Microsoft >

(on Wikipedia)


I don't know if I'll ever care to replace Git on Windows with this, but it's noted here nonetheless.

TODO - import more of its archived text

This is on my list of books to re-read.


Entertainment > Reading >

A book on the history of the demoscene.

This is on history and itself has become a collectable piece of it. I bought and read this years ago.. probably in 2007 or thereabouts.

  • aka Freax volume 1. - A brief history of the computer demoscene
  • by by Tamas Polgar, aka Tomkatz / Madwizards
  • Copyright and published by CWS Verlag
  • ISBN (blank)
  • Available as an e-book.

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Mr. Robot (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)

A psychologically disturbed young man's fantasies spiral out of control as he pursues a lunatic's dream for economic anarchy.

Fast and loose. This is one of those shows which tries to cash in on this generation's theme of general discontent. It generally fails. More-or-less entertaining.

  • Mr. Robot seems to be made as an homage-sequel to Fight Club.

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Computers > Digital forensics / Security >

The secure erasure of data.

I've also heard this called "data sanitization".

NOTICE - This information IS BAD. Other methods must be used to actually securely erase hard drives. I'm investigating them.

NOTICE - Sterilizing SSDs are a totally different topic than sterilizing hard drives. I wouldn't trust an SSD to be securely erasable at all. For an SSD, use fire. Yes, this means that you cannot give, sell or return an SSD if it had sensitive data on it.

TODO - split this into three documents: file, partition, drive

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This is yet another article that sat around as a draft for far too long. I'm pushing it out, it seems alright to me.

The problem with big guys picking on little guys is that the little ones play by different rules.

When reacting, the little guy has no choice but to go straight to asymmetric warfare. In the case of anti-culture corporate actions, by far the most effective tool has been the Streisand effect.

So when an individual's specific action is threatened, that action is given over to the swarm. The threat turns the snake into a hydra.

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