Here it is…we all should have seen this coming!
It is now officially time to ditch your Gmail account.
Alright, here’s how you force quit an application in the Mac OS without using the apple menu. This is for my own reference and for anyone else who might need it).
1) Go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities> ‘Activity Monitor’.
2.) from the left-most column of ‘Activity Monitor’, get the “Process-ID” of the application you want to quit. Write down the three-digit number.
Note: Every time a process/application runs, the OS assigns it a new Process-ID.
(Above) The Activity Monitor shows a running display so you may need a quick eye to catch your Process-ID. To make it easier you can filter the processes using the “Active Processes” drop-down menu.
4.) Go to Macintosh HD > Applications > ‘Terminal’, and enter “kill [Process-ID]”. The application should quit.
Because of this:
From an article written back in the mid-’90s by one of the creators of PGP:
More and more of our private communications are being routed through electronic channels. Electronic mail is gradually replacing conventional paper mail. E-mail messages are just too easy to intercept and scan for interesting keywords. This can be done easily, routinely, automatically, and undetectably on a grand scale. International cablegrams are already scanned this way on a large scale by the NSA.
– Phil Zimmerman (from his article published at http://www.spectacle.org/795/byzim.html)
And that was written in the mid-’90s.
Fast-forward to today and PGP/Pretty Good Privacy is fast becoming a necessity. This story just broke today on the muckracking news site Drudge Report:
If anyone would like to correspond with me and they have an OpenPGP key pair (they’re often referred to as “Key Pairs” because one is public and one private) through Enigmail (a Thunderbird plug-in) or one of the PGP tools available for Microsoft Outlook Express, etc., then below is my Public Key. Just attach yours or provide your “Public Key ID”.
—–BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (Darwin)
—–END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–