stryx commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Suarez, Kill Decision (Novel)
the work of software development is divvied out to a dozen or more contractors — with only a few managers knowing the entire picture and what the system will be used for — then it will be difficult for the folks building the system to serve as a meaningful control against its misuse.
This sounds kind of like the plot in Freedom(TM).
stryx commented on the blog post Developer At Center Of Christie Hoboken Scandal Drops Christie Connected Law Firm
Wolff & Samson: “It is said that the people are revolting”
Christe: “You said it- they stink on ice”
stryx commented on the blog post Google Takes A Step Closer To Owning All Your Information With Acquisition Of Nest
total information awareness by a private corporation – email, search, street views, and now home habits
Lets don’t forget their “accidental” hoovering of wifi info during the Streetview campaign.
Google’s out for the Panopticon IDIQ RFP.
All pleas for financial help are in vain, including a private school play performed in front of Mr. Burns at his mansion, until Jim Hope, the president of a company named Kid First Industries, buys the school and privatizes it. The school’s staff is replaced, and classes now focus on toys and marketing. Lisa soon discovers that the company that bought Springfield Elementary is a toy company, using students for research to make a new popular toy in time for the Christmas shopping season.
-Grift of the Magi
This type of event has a storied history:
There, he and nine other hunting buddies shot at 500 ringneck pheasants, killing 417 of them. The V.P. was credited with offing 70 of the birds, as well as an unknown number of mallard ducks.
Funny that Ed Kilgore just did a story about Purity Trolls:
They have failed in the past by listening to the siren songs of MSM respectability and “swing voter” appeal, and need to determine their own policies and strategies by themselves, and (2) as the conservative party, the GOP should be most concerned about maintaining fidelity to its “conservative principles,” as defined by “movement conservatives” who are the keepers of the shrines”
Wait, y’all had a mayor named Rodger Hedgecock?
Maybe San Diego and Toronto can start a new Skeevy Mayor league.
But seriously, Rodger Hedgecock?
stryx commented on the blog post The Return Of The Daughter Of The Bride Of McMegan McMath
McMegan was probably too young to see Phil Hartman play Reagan on SNL.
It’s weird seeing giant elf-like misfits such as McMegan looking up to Reagan, who was out of office by the time she got her driver’s license.
I wonder if she feels the same awe and reverence for George Will or Nooners.
I don’t understand why Rod is surprised, it’s not like those lusty little fellows were exactly hiding it.
I mean, is he going to be surprised when Cap’n Crunch stops pretending?
I guess it will all go to hell when Fred and Barney can finally ditch their beards and commit.
That’s not him looking serious, that’s him filling up his Depends.
stryx commented on the blog post Those Bolshevik Rapscallions And Their Blasted Velocipedes
Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night
And you were gone
Don’t know why you’d run,
What you’re running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you home
stryx commented on the blog post The New Scott Brown Will Not Destroy His House If You Give Him Money
I forget, was this what we used the profits from the illegal Iranian arms sales for or was it tax dollars?
New York attorney Stephen L. Kass cited proof that the government carried out “virtually indiscriminate murder of men, women and children of any farm regarded by the army as possibly supportive of guerrilla insurgents.”
Rural women suspected of guerrilla sympathies were raped before execution, Kass said. Children were “thrown into burning homes. They are thrown in the air and speared with bayonets. We heard many, many stories of children being picked up by the ankles and swung against poles so their heads are destroyed.” [AP, March 17, 1983]
I’m trying to calibrate my outrage meter.
Somebody misunderstood how the whole new media outreach thing was supposed to work.
If he had stuck to diapers or wetsuits, he’d still be a free man today.
What is especially funny about this is that Law Enforcement basically made the Boston area into a giant posse whose sole task was to stay inside.
stryx commented on the blog post Creepy Twins Will Own Your Ass With Their Fantasy Internet Nerd Money
That was the most fcked up of all the fcked up movies.
Plus, Jeremy Irons is dagnasty.
stryx commented on the blog post Aaron Swartz’s Partner Accuses Prosecutors Of Misconduct as Quinn Norton Details Grand Jury Testimony
When you go back and RTFM, you’ll see that yes Quinn was prepped for her Grand Jury testimony, and she punked Heymann. As her article states, the trouble began long before that when she went with her two lawyers to a proffer meeting with the ADA. She believed she would be dealing with a human, only realizing too late that she was negotiating with the Nazgûl.
stryx commented on the blog post White House Strategy to Protect Trade Secrets Mischaracterizes WikiLeaks, Criminalizes Hacktivists
Jacob Applebaum talks about the extraordinary surveillance he has received from being what he calls a “Wikileaks related individual” during his keynote talk at the 29th Chaos Communication Congress this past December.
Take the time and watch it.
stryx commented on the blog post White House Tasks Itself With Controlling Speech On The Internet
I recommend taking an hour and listening to Jacob Applebaum’s keynote address to the 29th Chaos Communication Congress this past December. Despite being the object of significant lawless surveillance at the hands of the US gov (primarily as a result of his association with Wikileaks, Assange, and Manning. And Tor.), he is hopeful that we can still defeat the constant security state.
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