I read this cool article on trying to get the Purism laptop booting with coreboot instead of the proprietary bios. Quite a lot of people having been trying to open up the Intel hardware ecosystem in the past few years, all those closed bits make it very hard to say that hardware is secure.
It would be nice if we could leave the Intel world and use ARM or MIPS processors, but I think the graphics situation holds us back.
Reading: Babylon's Ashes, Cryptonomicon
Aberdeen, Scotland: 10°C, Drizzle in the morning.