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Tango for a Lifetime
Backstory I first heard tango music, and saw
tango as a social dance (and performance) when I was 25 - 1997 - the
same year as a lot of people. The year that Sally Potter's "The Tango
Lesson" came out in theaters. I was enthralled by the music and by the...
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Decorative vintage phone at Russian House of Austin, home to Austin's Milonga Rusa every Tuesday night. #austintango
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Because we don't have enough gadget-vulnerabilities to think about already . . .  https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/10/hacking_fitbit.html   #thisiswhywecanthavenicethings  
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Long ago I loved the Culture novels by Ian Banks.  After I achieved sentience by reading Mises and Rothbard, socialist Banks and his novels lost much of their appeal.   Anyway in his books he wrote about a neural lace used as a torture device.    Here it looks like there are some very intriguing possibilities if they can get it working. 

http://gizmodo.com/scientists-just-invented-the-neural-lace-1711540938
In the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks, futuristic post-humans install devices on their brains called a “neural lace.” A mesh that grows with your brain, it’s essentially a wireless brain-computer interface. But it’s also a way to program your neurons to release certain chemicals with a thought. And now, there’s a neural lace prototype in real life.
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I thought of you +Donald Jones​ when I read this quote:

"The smallest indivisible human unit is two people, not one; one is a fiction . From such nets of souls societies, the social world, human life springs. And also plays." —Tony Kushner

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Sometimes, I want the music
Sometimes, I want the music that lies against my skin like silk. Cool, soft, there but not there. I can keep moving, in fact I have to move. Or I want the music that snaps sharp like canvas. Arcs, kicks, flashes. It moves me like a shock. Sometimes I want t...
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This is why I even get my street shoes from www.mrtangoshoes.com -- they just fit. They arrived today from Colombia  (custom "Pucca Open Toe" model) in black suede. Perfect fit - no hassle and I get exactly what I want. I'm so spoiled now. Once you know what you like, it just doesn't make sense to do anything else. :-)
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Anyone ever read China Miéville's "Perdido Street Station"?  Remember "The Weaver"? My neighbor's Halloween decoration almost inspired me to some throw scissors around her yard in honor of this spider's awesomeness.  #perdidostreetstation #chinamieville #obscureliteraryreferences 
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First this little conundrum:

"So let me spell this out: despite the fact that quantum computers seem to be a long ways off and reasonable quantum-resistant replacement algorithms are nowhere to be seen, NSA decided to make this announcement publicly and not quietly behind the scenes. Weirder still, if you haven’t yet upgraded to Suite B, you are now being urged not to. In practice, that means some firms will stay with algorithms like RSA rather than transitioning to ECC at all. And RSA is also vulnerable to quantum attacks."

And also this . . .

"In other words, Koblitz and Menezes are saying that if you accept the weak curve hypothesis into your heart, the solution is not to replace the NIST elliptic curves with anything at all, but rather, to leave the building as rapidly as possible and perhaps not shut the door on the way out. No joke."

http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2015/10/a-riddle-wrapped-in-curve.html
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Oh my. This looks outwardly very, very bad, but it's utterly hilarious. I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

In case you don't get it at first ... it's a joke, folks!
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I thought of you when I read this quote from "Powers of Two: How Relationships Drive Creativity" by Joshua Wolf Shenk -

"The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings. —Martin Buber"

Start reading this book for free: http://amzn.to/1N1lKpP
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The highlight of my trip to Buenos Aires was Oscar's cafe - Mocambo. The food is fabulous, but it's Oscar and his guests that make the place so beautiful. There are 44 flavors of amazing ice cream, wonderful sandwiches and empanadas - and best of all Oscar and often his friends, playing guitar and singing. My favorite spot in all of Buenos Aires.
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