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Dressing like your daughter makes you look stupider

Here Come The Lawsuits

coderman: "other big telecom and cable operators might find themselves the ones that pay up for the blossoming scandal. According to the EFF spokeswoman, it hadn't been decided whether to add other communications firms to the California lawsuit, but there's still plenty of time."
coderman: "Late today, lawyers in New Jersey filed a $5 billion lawsuit against Verizon in Manhattan federal court, also claiming the phone carrier violated privacy laws in turning over phone records to the government."

when talking smack goes a little too far. but just a little

coderman: "A syndicated hip-hop disc jockey was arrested Friday on charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a child in a case stemming from on-air racial and sexual remarks about a rival's wife and 4-year-old daughter."

Mel Gibson: "The fear-mongering we depict in the film reminds me of President Bush and his guys"

coderman: "Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto."

http://www.geocities.com/illegalailenssuck/RingtoneWAV.wav

uid0: cingular's "racist" ringtone
Oliber: Hosting shite on geowankers isn't a good plan
uid0: i didn't put it there, i'm just passing it along. you can kiss my ass, oliver

Fortune 500, or Al-Qaeda?

coderman: social network analysis as anti-terrorism tool

h4rdc0r3 exit

coderman: "The huge blast left about 100 blackened, unrecognisable corpses strewn across a beach where thieves were siphoning fuel into jerry cans for sale on the black market... Only grey skulls and bones, incinerated to near powder, remained of the five people closest to the pipeline"

http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1604039/

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=1953464

bk: Apathy?
coderman: no, just more evidence america is full of stupid fucking idiots
coderman: the gene pool needs some clorox
coderman: it would be deliciously ironic if the next authoritarian oppression was born in the land of the free
coderman: all hail supreme emperor Jeb!

No one has ever used magnetic bacteria to produce an electrical current before

shitniz: 11th grader invents new electricity technology

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/05/election_machin_1.html

bk: Ross Perot finally has a shot
tehgrebs: "This is the kind of thing where if the states don't get out in front of the hackers, there's a real threat." The real threat seems to be that the State has gotten out in front of the hackers.
tehgrebs: I hope their ATMs have security as good as this. I know where one is.
tehgrebs: "malicious person to compromise the equipment even years before actually using the exploit, possibly leaving the voting terminal incurably compromised."
tehgrebs: only the filenames have been redacted, to protect ???
tehgrebs: *"As an election inspector in the upcoming primaries, can you help clue me in on how to verify the trusted build come Tuesday morning? Perhaps they'll go over this in training but I'd like to go in as informed as possible." Does ROFLMAO mean anything to you?
tehgrebs: the difficulty doesn't seem to be making secure voting machines. what's really hard is making insecure ones that look secure to the voters

Tiny Mix Tapes reviewed Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth

tehgrebs: How do I get rid of this popup? I think I have a virus

Light's Most Exotic Trick Yet: So Fast it Goes ... Backwards?

tehgrebs: semantics has so much to answer for.

Mary Cheney tells the inside story

seti: Google Cache link, as MSNBC has removed the article from its website.
tehgrebs: I loved her book Frankenstein!
seti: page two of the article
seti: more pages on msnbc.msn.com that are articles from the Washington Post are unavailable - suspect idiocy not malice
tehgrebs: I try to find room for both

Couple of hundred reasons why vinyl rocks hardest

tehgrebs: Yes. You can judge an album by its cover.
tehgrebs:
tehgrebs: For all the CD ricers out there.

CORRECTED-Gold drifts from 26-year high,platinum hits $1,300

coderman: w00t, i always knew that platinum wedding band was much better than lame ass diamonds. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innocence:_Ghost_in_the_Shell

coderman: "If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena, then let us admit it must be said that our love is scientific as well."
coderman: oh god, i get soo hot when she talks sexy to me
coderman: ""If the substance of life is information, transmitted through genes, then society and culture are essentially immense information transmission systems, and the city, a huge external memory storage device."
coderman: "Life and death come and go like marionettes dancing on a table. Once their strings are cut, they easily crumble."
coderman: "Let one walk alone, committing no sin, with few wishes, like an elephant in the forest." -- and let one of those wishes be a thirst for knowledge
coderman: "A soul is not something someone can just show you. But if you believe in it enough, want to see it enough, it will appear... Children have similar feelings about dolls -- if they love a doll enough, they feel that it's alive. That feeling is universal. It's not something they're taught -- they just feel it somehow."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell

Rove revamps the Republican strategy - READ: It's going to get ugly

coderman: libertarians win! democrats AND republicans now a minority in congress and subject to a libertarian administration! w00t!
coderman: oh wait, the world is insane. never mind. probably another bombing just in time to rally the authoritarian urges of the armchair patriot americans.

NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls

kp^: "The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY."
kp^: "The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans most of whom aren't suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews."
seti: not just phone calls but also of Internet traffic, according to e.g. the EFF, the whistleblower himself. why is everybody focusing on phone calls?
seti: e.g. Glenn Greenwald is quite on the mark but doesn't seem to mention Internet data traffic analysis

A Tipping Point on Eavesdropping - Are the latest NSA spying revelations enough to turn the public against the program?

coderman: i'm not holding my breath...
coderman: "So to review the bidding: Bush's Justice Department is blocked from investigating its own controversial spy program; a leading conservative jurist resigns, reportedly in part over the government's handling of civil liberties; and a big NSA program of eavesdropping on Americans' phone-calling patterns is revealed."
coderman: "Will this be enough to turn public opinion against Bush on civil liberties and terrorism? Given the collapse in public support for the Preisdent on so many issues, it wouldn't be surprising." - it wouldn't be surprising if it gets squashed in populist authoritarian propaganda either :)

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