Week ending Sunday 2013/06/09

Monday 00:45 · @blaine This is a marathon not a sprint. [Original, responding to @blaine.]

Monday 01:17 · @blaine My best insomnia cure has always been a good-but-heavy book e.g. Gibbon. YMMV. [Original, responding to @blaine.]

Monday 07:32 · It’s the blogs, stupid! [Original.]

Monday 11:18 · Wow… Canadian telco regulators take out the clue-stick and bash appropriately: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/06/03/business-crtc-wireless.html?cmp=rss Excellent! [Original.]

Monday 12:09 · @JoyceCarolOates If you were looking for a job you’d probably pay eager attention. Safe to ignore. [Original, responding to @JoyceCarolOates.]

Tuesday 10:36 · 24th anniversary of Tienanmen square. The butchers & barbarians are still in power. www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/06/04/nicholas-kristofs-hair-raising-dispatch-from-beijing-june-4-1989/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:37 · Best reportage on Tienanmen square massacre that I’ve read is in Jan Wong’s “Red China Blues”: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006F1YLJY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006F1YLJY&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20 [Original.]

Tuesday 17:56 · A ball-game readout: two strings, 6 small integers (8 with pitch count/speed) & 4 1-bit data items. Lots of room for design innovation! [Original.]

Tuesday 20:23 · @Gartenberg What constraints… Must go in pocket? Must shoot raw? Must do low-light? Must produce poster-size prints? [Original, responding to @Gartenberg.]

Tuesday 20:48 · @Gartenberg Everyone who has an X100s seems very happy. [Original, responding to @Gartenberg.]

Tuesday 22:17 · It’s official; we have already passed peak deep: nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/derp-meaning-origin.html [Original.]

Tuesday 22:40 · Texting in 1864: blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2013/05/texting-in-1864.html [Original.]

Tuesday 22:48 · It’s official; we have already passed peak derp: nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/derp-meaning-origin.html (damn autocorrect) [Original.]

Wednesday 07:53 · “The network is reliable” - rambling & anecdotal but information-dense and scary: aphyr.com/posts/288-the-network-is-reliable #theinternetonlybarelyworks [Original.]

Wednesday 09:32 · Google CalDAV & CardDAV wide-open again: googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2013/06/making-googles-caldav-and-carddav-apis.html [Original.]

Wednesday 09:39 · Russian dash-cam mayhem. Nobody actually gets killed I think, but EEEEEEEEK: [Original.]

Wednesday 09:47 · Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by a transient bug. Let’s hope, anyhow: www.angrymath.com/2013/06/facebook-removes-downloads-of-your-posts.html [Original.]

Wednesday 10:41 · RT @avibryant: "I don’t care if the entire approach changes at some point. I don’t mind throwing out code." - @asmorrison Hell yes. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:21 · @meyerweb Steak for dinner & lots of red wine. [Original, responding to @meyerweb.]

Wednesday 20:30 · RT @Atrios: at some level the most scandalous thing about the surveillance state is that it's a tremendous waste of money [Original.]

Wednesday 20:55 · If there’s a page-search window open via Cmd-F in Ffox, it steals the sacred Emacs keystrokes & screws up my editing. Can this be stopped? [Original.]

Wednesday 21:09 · @dozykraut Clearly you missed the words “Emacs” and “sacred”. [Original, responding to @dozykraut.]

Thursday 19:41 · “I am a member of a civilization”: [Original.]

Thursday 20:50 · So… somebody’s lying about PRISM: techcrunch.com/2013/06/06/google-facebook-apple-deny-participation-in-nsa-prism-program/ [Original.]

Thursday 22:44 · It’s 2013, and I’m sitting here taking in the new Black Sabbath single. t.co/OW2NvEG72E! [Original.]

Friday 10:13 · RT @waxpancake: Theory: PRISM is a tool to automate targeted subpoenas for each company and store/search responses into a unified db. THAT’… [Original.]

Friday 10:19 · RT @shanselman: The NSA: Technical enough to sift through petabytes of data a second. Non-ironic enough to use Comic Sans in a PowerPoint. [Original.]

Friday 10:52 · @therealfitz Upon take-off, they put a doohickey on the control panel so you can't hit CTL-ALT-DEL in the air... [Original, responding to @therealfitz.]

Friday 13:03 · @dozykraut googleblog.blogspot.ca/2013/06/what.html [Original, responding to @dozykraut.]

Friday 13:04 · This seems fairly clear to me: googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/what.html (Thinking that PowerPoint might’ve been sci-fi.) [Original.]

Friday 13:28 · @llsethj uh TLS? [Original, responding to @llsethj.]

Friday 14:09 · @pkedrosky That was Dolly Parton I thought. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Friday 19:18 · @pamelafox Whichever you like best. [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Friday 20:46 · Fascinating (if not 100% convincing) essay on phone metadata harvesting from “Wire” co-creator David Simon: davidsimon.com/we-are-shocked-shocked/ [Original.]

Saturday 00:17 · Another stake in the ground from G’s top lawyer. Damn this story is interesting. [Original.]

Saturday 01:03 · Playing old tunes off those circular-disk things. Ran across Joe Walsh excerpting Ravel’s Bolero. Very nicely too. [Original.]

Saturday 01:04 · @stshank Oh, excellent. Strong reporting! [Original, responding to @stshank.]

Saturday 01:10 · Yow, journo throwdown! CNet calls out MSM on “PRISM” story, has credible-sounding sources with specific data. news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57588337-38/no-evidence-of-nsas-direct-access-to-tech-companies/ [Original.]

Sunday 13:04 · “It’ll be turnkey tyranny.” -Edward Snowden, on why Wow. [Original.]

Sunday 13:11 · That is the most amazing few minutes of video I have seen in a very long time: m.guardiannews.com/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why [Original.]

Sunday 13:13 · Snowden claim: NSA can wiretap anyone instantly, no process. Hypothesis: Echelon; get the allies to do it for you. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON [Original.]

Sunday 13:50 · @BWJones Yeah, Occam’s razor is beginning to suggest the guy’s a major bullshitter. But this story’s full of surprises. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Sunday 19:27 · @nelson Some things he said set off many bullshit filters. He could (a) pull full personal rosters? (b) launch a 1-click wiretap on anyone? [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Sunday 19:28 · Whoever on the Booz Allen org chart Snowden reports to is having a really shitty day. [Original.]

Sunday 20:14 · Cards/Reds: Man, these are two excellent baseball teams. [Original.]

Sunday 20:16 · Isn’t summer supposed to be slow news season? [Original.]

Sunday 23:33 · @jimsciuttoChina All they have to do is pull Greenwald’s mobile phone logs and they’ll know. [Original, responding to @jimsciuttoChina.]

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