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Columbus Day thoughts Show more

The security/privacy paradox:

To make a system secure and private, it needs to be 100% transparent to the Good People, and 100% opaque to the Bad People.

But the system has no way of knowing whether any given People are Good or Bad.

They may even be the exact same People at the exact same time, just seen through different People's eyes.

Corporate denials lack meaningful signal but "we thought a strong and specific denial would be better than not denying it." I'm not convinced either way, but.... it sure would be weird if China didn't try something like this. They have the opportunity, the means, and the motive.

Okami video game Show more

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"Maternal kisses are not effective in alleviating minor childhood injuries (boo-boos): a randomized, controlled and blinded study" J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Dec;21(6):1244-6

Social media breakdown Show more

Dogs and cats must think humans are weirdly obsessed with marking our toilets. They don't judge, though.

Alright, I'm really done newsgroup hunting for the night.

Dear Internet: if you find me a live archive of comp.binaries.psion with files from 1997 you will be my BFF.

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It's kinda funny that the C64 gets all the love while the C128 (which I would have died for back in the day) gets short shrift.

If I were retro-hacking, I would prefer a C128 just for the extra text columns.

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