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.
Back in April, Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly wrote a column deploring the abysmal formatting in the DoJ's release of the Mueller Report, and publicly requesting that the Digital Public Library of America produce well-formatted ebook editions, which they have now done!
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she would stand down as the leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, triggering a party leadership race. She will remain Prime Minister until a replacement is chosen, probably in July. The BBC: In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and […]
Lo, how the mighty have fallen.
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