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Schneier of the day (CALEA-II)

It’s beginning to seem like that’s a real thing on this blog. As the FBI sees it, the problem is that people are moving away from traditional communication systems like telephones onto computer systems like Skype. Eavesdropping on telephones used … Continue reading

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Triple bank shot

It’s no mystery that the rapidly coalescing world government wants internet anonymity to go away. Sure, they can get around it, but think of the cost and the manpower involved. And they’ve been known to have trouble with whistleblowers now … Continue reading

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No shortage of ways that IQ is like height

Another prominent Sailerism worth noting. Particularly, they are both dependent almost entirely on nutrition and genetics, in that order. Height used to be a pretty good marker of having enjoyed good nurture (e.g, had plenty to eat as a child). … Continue reading

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Principle: Sometimes less security is more secure

I’m not a security expert by any means, but this is still an important generalization. Schneier has probably explained it in the past. All of the anti-counterfeiting features of the new Canadian $100 bill are resulting in people not bothering … Continue reading

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They just can’t hack it

“We’ve had bad experiences with single women,” said the chairman of the Fiekendorf allotment club, named only as Hans-Dieter H. “They can’t do this, they can’t do that. It never works out. I’m sorry. It only causes us trouble.” Speaking … Continue reading

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The now and future aristocrats

It’s interesting to consider from what that aristocracy might develop, as the areas of corporate and military power appear to be the two aspects of society that are increasingly immune to government regulation. Vox Day US military unilaterally overturns Posse … Continue reading

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