While writing for TTAG is fun, the world of information and cyber security is my day job. Hackers are my people, and more often than not, they too have a love for tinkering with the mechanics and laws related to firearms. Every year before the Def Con Conference a group of like-minded individuals gather in the desert to blow off some steam and light off some cordite. Naturally the BBC just about trashed their Fruit of the Looms at the idea of hackers shooting guns, because that’s two concepts they barely understand (freedom, both on the range and the internet). So when they found both in the same place at the same time . . .
From the article:
This week sees 16,000 hackers gather in Las Vegas for Def Con, a convention dedicated to the art of subverting computer systems.
“But only one person brought a cannon.” They almost sound disappointed.
[h/t Deviant Ollam for the photo]