New Yorker on #GamerGate

« Criticism of video games used to come primarily from those who saw them as a shameful, wasteful pursuit that, at its worst, encouraged acts of violence among vulnerable young people. That argument (which has also been aimed at theatre and film) has largely passed. This time, it’s the progressive voices from within—the critics and creators who have given their professional lives over to the video games not out of hatred or suspicion but because they believe in the medium—who must be driven out of town. »

Zij is gamer en wordt bedreigd. #nrcnext vandaag over #gamergate
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OS X Yosemite upgrade FileVault problem

When I upgraded to Yosemite, the installer offered to painlessly switch my hard drive to use FileVault 2 full disk encryption. I said yes.

Unfortunately, the OS didn’t generate the recovery key that it was supposed to. I was left with an encrypted disk, and no recovery key I could file away in case I forgot my password.

After some investigation, I discovered that you can ask OS X to create a new recovery key for you from the command line. In a Terminal window, type:

sudo fdesetup changerecovery -personal

You’ll need to enter your password for sudo, then the fdesetup utility will prompt you again with:

Enter a password for '/':

Enter your password again. The fdesetup utility will then create and display your new personal recovery key.