I’ve mentioned this before, but I was careful to bury the story within another story [stderr] because I felt that the whole story was questionable.
It was a friday night and I had planned dinner in State College with a friend, but she couldn’t make it so I stayed home and played computer games.
Since the forge is down, I don’t have a place to smelt metal, which has put a big crimp in my silver casting projects.
The surveillance state would like us to believe that it’s there for our protection. But, it’s rather obviously not – either because it’s really there for political control, or it’s too incompetent. I can’t decide which.
This is one that, I admit, never occurred to me, either. The fact that it did not is profoundly embarrassing. Ready for a little F-35 bashing?
Tomorrow I’m going to be on a webinar about security, “injecting security into systems engineering.” As Ghandi allegedly said when asked about “western civilization”, “… it would be nice.” I’m going to have to say more than that, and (as you have probably noticed) “saying more” is not something I have a problem with. [eventbrite]
The climate disaster is going to be compounded by humans’ disastrous response. Imagine if you were in a burning building and there were marketing teams trying to convince you “that’s not fire!” and a government that was deeply invested in throwing burning fossil fuels about, with abandon.