This is a HUGE HUGE HUGE point in favor of open source software. "But legitimate companies wouldn’t try install anything without your permission – they’d lose customers". Adware companies are starting to buy game companies and tack on spyware to their games. This post makes the very good point that lots of adults buy games for kids without knowing the first thing about them, and the kids aren’t necessarily sophisticated enough (or interested enough – not that most adults are either) to read the fine print in the EULAs. Bang! You’ve got an uninterrupted chain from malicious attacker to unsuspecting pawn to mistakenly trusted installer, and there’s your next round of spam zombies.
"NEWater is the product of Singapore’s new water-treatment system, and
it is wastewater that has been purified through advanced synthetic
membranes called ZeeWeed. That’s right: The crystal-clear NEWater that
gushes through the country’s faucets isn’t gurgling from a mountain
spring. Most recently, it was flushed from a toilet."
Although it scares me.
‘The roots of the Bush supporters’ resistance to information," according to Steven Kull, "very likely lie in the traumatic experience of 9/11 and equally in the near pitch-perfect leadership that President Bush showed in its immediate wake. This appears to have created a powerful bond between Bush and his supporters–and an idealized image of the President that makes it difficult for his supporters to imagine that he could have made incorrect judgments before the war, that world public opinion could be critical of his policies or that the President could hold foreign policy positions that are at odds with his supporters."’
I have to add here – my personal opinion is that if you were not within the radius of the dust cloud on 9/11 and you use the "traumatic experience" to get behind this bumbling warmonger, then please get your head out of the fucking sand! It may make you feel better, but it’s not helping anyone else.
I’m at a loss for words.
The moon will turn bright red.