random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  A government is a body of people usually notably ungoverned.

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  —Shepherd Book (fictional character), Episode "War Stories", from TV series "Firefly" (approx. 2002).

outing the snoopers

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Иконописиконографияиконимека мебелRosalind Picard, a co-inventor of software that can assess people’s expressions, is marketing the software for people with autistic spectrum disorders, and other users. However, she notes that: Affectiva, Dr. Picard said, intends to offer its technology as “opt-in only,” meaning consumers have to be notified and have to agree to be watched online […]

Speechless

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Just like Maddow after Jindal, I am rendered speechless by the DOJ memos released on Monday. Most were by my former Con Law professor; among the notable exceptions was the repudiation of these policies last October. Holy Constitutional Law, Batman. * DOJ – Office of Legal Counsel memos * NYT (3/3) * LAT (3/3) * […]

yaay EFF & Georgia senatorial candidate

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Of course, it’s never surprising when the EFF takes on the most challenging issues in technology law, but it was particularly gratifying to see them arguing to overturn the odious telecommunications immunity passed last year. The Machinist at Salon — a blog I’ve been appreciating more and more lately — has a great summary & […]

privacy spam

Monday, September 27th, 2004

“warrenjones” [hi, warren!] sent me this fascinating anti-spy-cam spam: Return-Path: warrenjones @jpopmail.com Received: from mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw ([140.123.174.3]) ; Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:19:01 -0700 Received: from sammimail.com (DHCP-116.mis.ccu.edu.tw [140.123.174.116]) by mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw (8.13.1/8.12.11) with SMTP id i8MHGT5G016090; Thu, 23 Sep 2004 01:16:32 +0800 (CST) (envelope-from warrenjones@jpopmail.com) Message-Id: <200409221716.i8MHGT5G016090@mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw To: list @mailer.mis.ccu.edu.tw From: “warrenjones” warrenjones @jpopmail.com Subject: eliminate […]


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