This is to help defray FTB’s legal debts from Richard Carrier’s defamation lawsuit. Details and rules are below:
I’m not a good person. I used to wake up every morning and mutter, “I wonder if Trump died of a heart attack in the night?” as a sort of prayer.
I don’t know any economists. But, I assume that there are real economists out there that are trying to do science and understand finance and markets, etc. And, I assume that they are constantly in a state of forehead-pounding rage over “popular economics” and the vast amount of bullshit that is spouted in the name of “economics.”
If you asked Jackson Pollock to do a painting representing government computer security, it would look just like every other Jackson Pollock painting.
Back when I was CEO of NFR, in 1999, I broke labor laws by sending an email to all staff on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, reading, “your assignment today is to listen to the full speech by Dr King (link) and think about it while you take the rest of the day off, or you can come in and work.”
In my previous episode on hypnosis, [stderr] I began by framing my views on the topic by dividing it into two separate things, stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy. I’m going to stand by that distinction, as I think it’s useful – but I’ve got a bunch of new angles that I need to add to my notes.
Two more memes.
Now that I’m retired, I try hard not to be the guy who stands in the back of the room and shouts “You kids get offa my lawn!” but I have to admit that I often feel that computer security (as a field, in general) has gone horribly out of control and is thumping through the rough terrain and weeds while the driver, who lacks vision, keeps grasping for simple solutions to what is really a complex problem involving strategy, economics, and skepticism.