When Encryption Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Are Encrypted.


Which for a moment makes a kind of sense until you think for half a second. Then it’s obviously stupid the way insuring privacy can be violated is obviously stupid.

What makes more sense is, “when encryption is outlawed, only outlaws have encryption.”

There is always the panicked rush to give terrorists the victory of Americans voluntarily giving up basic rights. In this case the right to privacy.

That we voluntarily give the technomedia companies our data does not mean we should enable doing so involuntarily. If a government backdoor is created, a backdoor will have been created, and it will be exploited.

And it’s hardly unimaginable that there would be  encrypt enabled devices to fill that glaring market hole.

Game chats are not encrypted. SMS is not encrypted. Both have been used to coordinate terrorist plots. Experience says terrorist activity doesn’t require encryption.

We’re looking to machines to solve the problem. The answer is people. Fire the bloated useful Homeland Security and intelligence mega-community that’s been over built. Put those resources instead into people who know what’s happening on these networks because they’re participants.

Thank you Tim Cook for being a leader on the issue. Also thanks for fixing my Mac for free because you used crap solder to keep the GPU in place.

They Chopped Off Valentine’s Head For Being A Marriage Equality Activist

St Valentine post beheading.

St Valentine post beheading.

Valentine’s Day has a backstory.

Valentine became St. Valentine because, and this was news to me, he defied the culturally dominant Roman culture, fighting for his belief that Christians had the right to marry each other. He performed marriages repeatedly until the Romans went ENOUGH and chopped his head off.

He died serving love. Thus, cupids etc.

So… Christians were once a minority persecuted for who and how they wanted to marry.

This story would be even more interesting were there an ironic modern parallel involving Christians and a minority persecuted for who and how they wanted to marry.

awesome pics from inside Steinway

Steinway tunnel

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These Photos Show How Steinway Makes Its Famous Grand Pianos

Founded in Manhattan in 1853, Steinway & Sons is widely considered to be one of the greatest piano makers in the world. Its grand pianos grace the world’s grandest stages and are played by the best pianists.