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May 2016


Tuesday, 4 May, 2016

When I was forced to accept credit and debit cards with RFID chips on them (which offer inherently less security than mag stripe), I thought things couldn't get worse. I thought that I could protect them being read by outside sources and I would never have to use them.

I was wrong. I went in to my least favorite big box store yesterday (the one that starts with a 'W') to get a couple of items. When I got to the checkout, I used my credit card and swiped the mag stripe. The reader refused my card. It insisted that I use the RFID chip on the card instead. And I didn't have my check book with me, so I couldn't write a check that they would immediately change into a debit transaction. Yet more reasons to stay away from those stores.

Why would anyone with an I.Q. above that of a slug, vote for someone whose first, last and only reasons for being are money and power? Note that definition does not include the well-being of his fellow citizens.

Why would anyone with an I.Q. above that of a snail, vote for someone whose only concern is being elected, instead of the well-being of her fellow citizens?

I urge you all to investigate the positions and philosophies of the Libertarian candidates.

Silly sign of the day:

Free/Open Source Software

Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"/Big Brother