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Data and Goliath, by Bruce Schneier

I’d recommend Bruce Schneier’s book Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World to anyone who uses (or comes in contact with) any electronic devices. :) It explains, in clear and layman’s terms, how data about us is collected online and off, by both governments and corporations, and how it’s used to spy on us, sell us stuff, violate our privacy or give us actually useful services that provide great value. One of the best things about this book is that while the author openly advocates for the need of privacy...

“Explosion! Eight injured and without shelter.”

Flash point is an appealing board game, where you take up the role of courageous firefighters and step into a burning building. Your goal is to lead everyone to safety before they get devoured by flames or crushed by falling debris.Interestingly, the game was funded through Kickstarter in 2011. An expansion was funded 7 days ago. Flash Point is co-operative, meaning you and your friends work together, sharing victory or defeat. It has two sets of rules. The first one is simplified to the basics and a great starting point for casual gamers. It explains what tools and actions...

The Diablo III farce

Diablo III is what the newest gaming craze is all about. And no wonder – the first two installments of the game were amazing and successful. (I still think the original Diablo had a better ambiance, while the second one was better at… well, pretty much everything else.) Of course the graphics got updated, and of course it looks like WoW. Everything from Blizzard does, these days. A lot of people bitched about that, but I have a different bone to pick with D3. It was known from the very beginning it wouldn’t have any support for local (LAN) games....