Yoshitaka Sakurada might not be Japan's best pick for the cybersecurity portfolio: confused by a USB drive, he was forced to admit he'd never even used a computer.
In parliament on Wednesday however, he admitted he doesn’t use computers. “Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don’t use computers myself,” he said in a response to an opposition question in a lower house session, local media reported. ... “It’s unbelievable that someone who has not touched computers is responsible for cybersecurity policies,” said opposition lawmaker Masato Imai. And his comments provoked a firestorm online. “Doesn’t he feel ashamed?” wrote one Twitter user.
Ah, but see? Can't get hacked if you don't have a computer!
See also how Sega game designer Yu Suzuki picked the wild color pallette for 1985 arcade hit Space Harrier. He rigged his development console to scramble the game's colors whenever the company president walked by. Such was the technical cluelessness of Sega's brass that this was an effective way of making the game appear incomplete, buying him time to add spit and polish before they insisted upon its release. One such random scrambling was so pleasing he decided to keep it in the game.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late Tuesday the U.S. House is holding off on a vote to move forward with opening an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
• Trump lawyer’s bank records examined • Witnesses questioned on work for Ukraine mayor • Feds probing efforts to oust U.S. ambassador Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.
The Donald Trump impeachment inquiry is picking up speed.
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Hey, we love Netflix and Hulu, but let’s face it: The whole setup doesn’t exactly encourage active viewing. For all the binge-watching we’ve done, it’s tough to expand our horizons or learn anything new – except for how many episodes of “The Office” it takes to make us fall asleep. It was only a matter […]
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