Secure File Encryption

GnuPGHere is an example of how to securely encrypt files under GNU/Linux, using GNU Privacy Guard, with particular respect to revelations made about the NSA by Edward Snowden and others.

The Curious Case of Raspberry Pi Consumerism

Much like the Cult of Apple

Rotten Raspberry

I find the attitude of many within the Raspberry Pi community to be strange and offensive.

I first discovered this odd phenomenon (odd because it contradicts the ethos of the project's academic foundations) back when it first started, as many within the Raspberry Pi community took an extremely hostile attitude toward academic freedom, apparently in defence of various parties' highly dubious intellectual monopolies (Broadcom and MPEG-LA, for example).

I pointed out the irony and hypocrisy of their attitude at the time, explaining that they were more than happy to leech Free (as in freedom) Software for their own benefit, but then balked at the prospect of freely sharing the results, and in particular this contradicted their stated academic goal of facilitating better computer education in UK schools, an environment that rightly demands open access to knowledge.

GMO Links

08/16: Landmark? Major Corporation Calling GMOs ‘All Natural’ Targeted for False Advertising
http://wtfrly.com/2014/08/16/landmark-major-corporation-calling-gmos-all-natural-targeted-for-false-advertising/

08/13: Monsanto Wants 14-Year Reuters Veteran Reporter Fired for Talking About GMO Dangers
http://wtfrly.com/2014/08/13/monsanto-wants-14-year-reuters-veteran-reporter-fired-for-talking-about-gmo-dangers/

08/11: Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit
http://wtfrly.com/2014/08/11/sweet-victory-for-mexico-beekeepers-as-monsanto-loses-gm-permit/