Trips to Tom L.’s are always interesting. If you recall 2 years ago, at the last TomCon, we did an evening trip to Yerkes Observatory, after stuffing ourselves with a massive amount of deep-dish pizza. [stderr]
The media is always at its best when it’s examining itself in the mirror for flaws.
I did this for one of computer security’s early innovators, Dan G., who has been my hero since I first worked with him on porting MIT’s Project Athena code to ULTRIX in 1987. He now lives on a farm in rural someplace and I know he cooks.
I believe that the only people who are completely comfortable with society are narcissists or sociopaths. After all, the easiest way to get through life with a feeling that your behavior is acceptable is not to care at all. On the other side of the spectrum are those who are too much; they can become paralyzed with fear when they are in situations where they are not sure what to do. How do you decide?
Gary M. is an old friend of mine (also a computer security guy) and is a serious cook. He’s also a serious drinker. One night at 3am after we had been up working on bottles (him on a bottle of bourbon, me on tequila and cokes) he announced he was hungry, and proceeded to make some beef with black pepper bearnais sauce. It was perfect, and amazing because he was barely able to stand upright.
You don’t have to play linguistic nihilism against your opponent, when they play it against themselves better and harder than you do.
July 23, the FBI’s director du jour Christopher Wray said that, so far, in 2019, they had arrested over 100 suspects in domestic terrorism cases, and most of them were white supremacy-related.
This posting has been kicking around in the back of my mind for over a year, and (for reasons that will become clear) it has been difficult to pull together.
I have made several pairs of these; they turned out surprisingly well and are an easy mold to work with, since it’s open and you can just pour the metal right in. The legality is questionable, unfortunately.