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An Inside Look at Anonymous, the Radical Hacking Collective

An Inside Look at Anonymous, the Radical Hacking Collective
In the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Christopher Doyon was a child in rural Maine, he spent hours chatting with strangers on CB radio. His handle was Big Red, for his hair. Transmitters lined the walls of his bedroom, and he persuaded his father to attach two directional antennas to the roof of their house. CB radio was associated primarily with truck drivers, but Doyon and others used it to form the sort of virtual community that later appeared on the Internet, with self-selected nicknames, inside jokes, and an earnest desire to effect change. Doyon’s mother died when he was a child, and he and his younger sister were reared by their father, who they both say was physically abusive. Small and wiry, with a thick New England accent, Doyon was fascinated by “Star Trek” and Isaac Asimov novels. At the age of fourteen, he ran away from home, and two years later he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, a hub of the emerging computer counterculture. Doyon was incensed. “Tunisia,” Brown said. Related:  kovalov_maximculturaWeb Pages

10 главных выводов, которые я сделал за Год Изучения Продуктивности Предисловие переводчика: В мире написано столько книг по личной эффективности и тайм-менеджменту, что берясь за этот перевод я безусловно задавал себе вопрос: «А есть ли здесь вообще что-то новое, ради чего эту статью стоит переводить, и главное читать»? Сначала мне казалось, что я ответил на этот вопрос «да», однако реальность оказалась несколько сложнее. Сейчас я думаю, что сказать что-то новое человеку, который прочитал хотя бы 2-3 книги по тайм-менеджменту и личной эффективности практически невозможно. 1. Уверен, так статья принесет вам гораздо больше пользы. Должен сказать, что я с огромным удовольствиям ходил по ссылкам в этой статье, особенно по тем, которые описывают эксперименты Криса (такие как переключение между 90-часовой и 20-часовой рабочими неделями). Также хотел бы сделать замечание для любителей красивого русского языка. Приятного чтения! Спустя один год, 197 записей и миллион просмотров, я достиг конца своего путешествия – осталось только яркое завершение. 10. 9. 1. 2.

The Most Decorated Cat in Military History Skittish, shy, and perennially lackadaisical, cats don’t seem particularly suited for warfare. Yet, as far back as 9,500 years ago (shortly after their domestication), they were instituted as pint-sized warriors in naval ships and rat-infested trenches. During World War I, the British army employed nearly 500,000 of the felines to fend off unwanted critters on land and at sea; nearly every World War II vessel had at least one aboard at all times. But in this boundless expanse of cats, one stood out for his outstanding valor. His efforts for Britain’s Royal Navy during World War II -- first surviving a brutal attack that killed his caretaker, then proceeding to annihilate rats and raise the morale of his crew -- made him a national hero and earned him the prestigious Dickin Medal. This is the story of how Simon -- the bravest cat in history -- came, pawed, and conquered. The Medal of Honor for Animals Recipients of the Dickin Medal (1943-Present) Simon’s Story

Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack It has been an embarrassing week for security firm HBGary and its HBGary Federal offshoot. HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr thought he had unmasked the hacker hordes of Anonymous and was preparing to name and shame those responsible for co-ordinating the group's actions, including the denial-of-service attacks that hit MasterCard, Visa, and other perceived enemies of WikiLeaks late last year. When Barr told one of those he believed to be an Anonymous ringleader about his forthcoming exposé, the Anonymous response was swift and humiliating. HBGary's servers were broken into, its e-mails pillaged and published to the world, its data destroyed, and its website defaced. Over the last week, I've talked to some of those who participated in the HBGary hack to learn in detail how they penetrated HBGary's defenses and gave the company such a stunning black eye—and what the HBGary example means for the rest of us mere mortals who use the Internet. Anonymous: more than kids Time for an injection

‘No Original Response’: J.G. Ballard predicts Social Media, CCTV, Reality TV Above: J.G. Ballard. Photo by Simon Durrant, from i-D magazine, 1987. Above: Excerpt from Ballard’s 1977 Vogue essay (via Gideon Defoe). Response to a post at Buzzfeed on how J.G. Excerpt from Applied Ballardianism: J.G. Ballard began as a writer of science fiction. Yet he was more ‘punk’ than any of them. He crafted his observations in a way that was both delimiting and exhilarating. Above: Ballard’s superego, live on YouTube. Accompanying the i-D interview, Simon Durrant’s grainy, monochrome portraiture compounded this abnormal charisma. Ballard could expose the vacuity and never-attainable levels of satisfaction that power the logic of the consumerist engine, yet he was not above the thrill of it all, for he understood the liberating charge that comes from total abandonment. Eventually the narrator decides to enact the unthinkable: he brings his family together to meet in the flesh. “The danger with TV is that it predigests and pre-empts any kind of original response by the viewer.

Winning Slowly | Josh Hannah Marc’s tweet today was timely, as this is an issue I have thought a lot about through my career (both entrepreneurial and investing. Silicon Valley has embraced the idea of early testing and market feedback wholeheartedly, and ushered in a much more capital efficient era of startup building. It used to take $10M+ to get a website off the ground, now it is generally live before the first outside capital comes in. While this speaks volumes about the state of programming tools, cloud services, and other catalysts to development, it also speaks to the ethos of getting a “minimum viable product” live and in consumers hands. The risk of this culture shift, to my mind, is that some of the best companies were built on an irrational conviction that something is possible, despite what the metrics say. If you’re going to pursue an idea hell-or-high-water, it has to be right.

freelance — you're doing it wrong! Доброго времени суток уважаемые хаброжители, меня зовут Юра, и сегодня я поведаю вам о проблемах высокотехнологичного отпрыска удалённой работы — фриланса, а именно о разработке мобильных, десктопных и вэб-приложений, вёрстке и дизайне. Работаю я в этой сфере достаточно недавно, буквально с 2008го, и опыта хорошего и плохого у меня накопилось достаточно много. Цель данной публикации — показать разницу между простыми сотрудниками и фрилансерами, а также — показать основные организационные проблемы, которые возникают при разработке и проектировании программного обеспечения. Я надеюсь, что этот пост поможет прояснить некоторые производственные моменты, которые могли бы быть не совсем очевидны для разработчиков и их руководства. Суждения в данной статье субъективны — сплошная концентрированная «отсебятинка». Они основаны на моём личном опыте и опыте людей с которыми я общаюсь. Далее многабукф Заранее извиняюсь за сумбурность и слишком упрощённый характер повествования в статье.

George Washington, the First Vaxxer The commander of the Continental Army realized that if he did not inoculate his army against smallpox, he might not have an army. Saving his men, he probably saved his country. At a time when anti-vaxxer hysteria is colliding in the headlines with public alarm at the possibility of a global Ebola epidemic, it is bracing to read historian Tom Shachtman’s account of another time in this nation’s history when Founding Father George Washington kept his head (public hysteria was not invented yesterday) and insisted that his army be inoculated against smallpox, thus saving the lives of thousands of soldiers and in the process indirectly safeguarding the young nation he was charged with defending. It would be a daring, possibly dangerous move because, a quarter-century before the introduction of the Jenner “cowpox” vaccine that would make immunity to smallpox widely available, smallpox was still the biggest killer of the age. Vigilance, yes; but taking the most aggressive action—not so much.

How To Become A Hacker Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in 1996 I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one. A lot of hackers now consider it definitive, and I suppose that means it is. If you are reading a snapshot of this document offline, the current version lives at Note: there is a list of Frequently Asked Questions at the end of this document. Numerous translations of this document are available: ArabicBelorussianBulgarianChinese, Czech. The five-dots-in-nine-squares diagram that decorates this document is called a glider. If you find this document valuable, please support me on Patreon. The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture.

Hold-up du marketing stratégique sur le digital Organisation Le 19/08/2014 Bras de fer tendu dans les organisations. Qui va mettre la main sur le « digital » ? Le marketing, la communication, les systèmes d’information, la distribution ou le nouveau responsable des « Projets digitaux ». La mutation informatique était volumétrique, la révolte du PC était individuelle, la rupture internet était interactive, l’invasion des mobiles était géostratégique. Nous ne vivons pas une lutte de pouvoir interne comme les autres. Qui tient la corde aujourd’hui dans ce match intestinal et virulent ? Les jeux seraient-ils faits ? Dans une lancée similaire se créent des académies dédiées (Bouygues et sa « Digital University »). 28 % des entreprises auraient déployé ce type de projet, 24 % seraient en train de les monter, mais 32 % n’auraient encore engagé aucun investissement et 16 % pensent que « c’est un enjeu pour l’avenir ». Mais si tout n’était affaire que de répartition de périmètres ou de territoires. Qui ramassera l’emprise des données ?

'iPhone set to struggle', says research | Media | MediaGuardian Apple's much-anticipated iPhone, which goes on sale in the US today, will struggle to break into the mainstream because of a lack of a 3G connection and low demand for converged devices, according to research. International research conducted by media agency Universal McCann has concluded that Apple's goal of selling 10m iPhones by the end of 2008 is too ambitious. Apple's iPhone combines a phone, music and video player with web and email capabilities, but researchers found demand for these converged devices was lowest in affluent countries. Only 31% of Americans surveyed said they wanted a device with multiple capabilities, and that dropped to 27% in Japan. Demand was highest in Mexico, where 79% said they would like one converged device, with 72% in Malaysia and Brazil, 70% in India and 65% in the Philippines, although the mobile markets in these countries are driven by very cheap or free handsets. The iPhone is available on a two-year contract with US mobile operator AT&T.

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