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neurological dryer lint

dirty deeds... and the dunderchief


the street's idle chatter

bruce schneier has a really insightful article on wired news about privacy as an inherent human right, and a requirement for a free state. i've been an avid reader of his material, even before i got into the security field, and i cannot wait to hear him speak at FIRST 06.

something that struck me:

For if we are observed in all matters, we are constantly under threat of correction, judgment, criticism, even plagiarism of our own uniqueness. We become children, fettered under watchful eyes, constantly fearful that -- either now or in the uncertain future -- patterns we leave behind will be brought back to implicate us, by whatever authority has now become focused upon our once-private and innocent acts. We lose our individuality, because everything we do is observable and recordable.
tonight is lewis black at the taft theater. i think he was one of the first stand-up comics that really made me think - more than just giggle at funny observations. sure, you laugh at his blubbering outrage and his condescending finger pointing at pop culture. you also might learn something.

by the way, i'm so glad he's back on the daily show. this Back In Black segment last week made me roll. "the seedy underworld of old people"... how true.


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Blogger Davie Says:

yeah, i read schneier's article the other day. it has some great points in it about the intrinsic human right to privacy. i hate stupid "you don't have anything to worry about if you're not doing anything wrong" argument. tell that to European Jews circa 1939.


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