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Latest Issues of #AxisOfEasy

Is this China’s technology moment?

January 14, 2021

It can be difficult to get credible and accurate reports about what is happening in China, especially when it comes to technology (and the Chinese tech industry). However over the past couple of months there has been a notable shift in both Chinese government policy and the state of China’s technology companies

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Is 2021 an Echo of 1641?

January 13, 2021

If you don’t discern any of these dynamics in the present, what are you choosing not to see? The reason why history rhymes is that humanity is still using Wetware 1.0 and so humans respond to scarcity, abundance and conflicts over them in the same manner. I am struck by similarities between the conflict-torn mid-1600s and the present: global climate change (The Little Ice Age in the 1600s), political upheavals and wars which intertwined civil and imperial conflicts.

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#AxisOfEasy 178: The Great Deplatforming

January 12, 2021

The SolarWinds shit-show keeps on shitting,
Singapore cops access COVID-19 tracing data for criminal investigations,
Use stupid passwords, win stupid prizes: ZyXel hardcodes backdoor, Nissan uses “admin” and more in Axis of Easy #178

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2021: If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck, We Wouldn’t Have No Luck At All

January 10, 2021

If we have indeed begun a sustained “reversal of fortune”, it might be prudent to consider the possibility we’re only in the first inning of a sustained run of back luck. In our self-deluded hubris, we reckon we’ve moved beyond the influence of fortune, a.k.a. Lady Luck: our technologies are so powerful and our monetary policies so godlike that nothing as random as luck could ever crush our limitless expansion.

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The Tyranny Nobody Talks About

January 7, 2021

All the tricks to hide our unaffordable cost structure have reached marginal returns. Reality is about to intrude. There is much talk of tyranny in the political realm, but little is said about the tyrannies in the economic realm, a primary one being the tyranny of high costs: high costs crush the economy from within and enslave those attempting to start enterprises or keep their businesses afloat.

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#AxisOfEasy 177: Ding Dong The Flash Is Dead

January 5, 2021

Adobe Flash is finally dead, dead, dead,
Magecart found in Shopify, WooCommerce,
Christmas Morning bombing disrupts AT&T network and more in this week’s Axis of Easy #177

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Contributors

Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

Jesse Hirsh

Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.