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Social engineering... An art dating back many years even before the interwebs 
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In TSA / IFP news: the judge in my TSA case agreed to let me re-file a motion for IFP affidavit privacy (cf. s.ai/ifp). I have 2 weeks and 12 pages to make a full-bore argument for granting seal, or at least allowing interlocutory appeal if it's denied. I get to crib extensively from my attorneys' and amici's work on the cert petition, but I still have to write this one myself.

It's good news, though: we have another shot at preserving IFP affidavit privacy and/or bringing the issue back to SCOTUS on better footing. (We also have another plan for bringing it to SCOTUS unavoidably, but I can't discuss the details of that just yet.)


Reminder: This is work to help protect privacy and real court access for poor people nationwide

I am not getting paid anything at all to do this. (In fact, I legally can't recover anything for my time spent on it, even if I win.)

If you think what I'm doing is valuable, please chip in to pay my rent: http://patreon.com/saizai (or http://s.ai/btc if you prefer anonymity).
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Good news! As always, good luck!
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Irony: the official +Google Chrome security blog doesn't properly implement SSL. Double irony: it's because they include an insecure Facebook "like" iframe. 

ETA: Also, insecure YouTube iframes, e.g.: 
https://blog.chromium.org/2015/04/chrome-43-beta-web-midi-and-upgrading.html
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Practical issue: I need to rewrite my script for the BOS TSA video (intro, voiceover, outro), and decide how to compress the full length CCTV (40m) into something viral length (~6m total* including intro, outro, etc).

I'd appreciate help from someone willing to read the documents, watch the video, and help compose a better script & video edit.

I find dealing with this extremely distressing. I can do the mechanics of editing myself — 'video edit' above means an outline of what to do, eg "speed up from x to y, then go back to 1x speed, burn in subtitles at this time saying z, say this in voiceover during it, intercut this image here".

It's all the deciding and writing and having to look at it over and over that makes me have severe anxiety reactions to all of this, which is the biggest part of why I haven't been able to get it done yet…


* I'll be publishing the uncut video, but I want to put it up simultaneously with a non-tl;dw version.
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+Yonatan Zunger How come +Google+ doesn't autosave drafts, for both posts and comments? Gmail solved this a while ago. It's annoying how often I've had a draft post or comment get wiped — e.g. by my phone running out of battery, by composing in the notification popup of a YT video and having it go to the next video in a playlist, by a browser OOM kill, etc etc.

Also, same gripe about the unviewed status — I'd want to (a) be sure that a yt video playlist advance (etc) won't make a notification go away that I'm not done reading, and (b) that I can set a notification to 'unviewed' if it turns out to be heavier weight to read / respond to / etc than I want to do at the moment.

Not to mention different behavior of notifications in mobile app vs desktop browser — on mobile app, only specifically clicked on notifications get marked read or removed; on desktop browser, clicking the notification icon marks all of them read and removes the ones specifically clicked on.

(This rant inspired by having just lost another comment due to shitty nexus 4 battery life.)
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+Filip H.F. Slagter Yes, but I don't want to dismiss all. I want to preserve ones I haven't interacted with (or want to defer to later).
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I wrote a proof-of-concept generator for these insecurity questions.  One day I'll go back and fix the PRNG and wordlists. http://impliedchaos.github.io/secquest/

There's just nothing worse than answering truthfully on those questions.
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What she said. I can't think of another case where people actually flew back to their country just to vote in favor of same-sex marriage.

Also, oy vey with the "you're bullying Catholics by making this a non-religious thing" arguments: youtu.be/3KwPWvNIvjE / rt.com/news/261145-vote-marriage-ireland-ref/ Seriously, you're going to claim that the pro-SSM proponents claiming moral high ground is bullying you as a Catholic? Wat?
 
If you read one thing today, read the #hometovote  hashtag on Twitter. It will fill you with feels.
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+Dor Kleiman Agreed, but not up to me.
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+Ken At Popehat talking about anxiety, depression, and having gone to a psych ward: https://popehat.com/2015/05/21/happy-to-be-here/  
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This gem:

The people who run the facility protect the toilets like that so that you won't disassemble them and use the pieces to hurt yourself. My wife would tell them that this concern dramatically overestimates my home improvement skills, but I guess they want to be careful. It seems to me that if you take the time and effort to disassemble a toilet with your bare hands, you're committed enough to be allowed to do to yourself as you see fit. To date my view has not prevailed in the psychiatric community.


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al-Qa'ida needs HR management too. Here's a pretty interesting talk on it — with lots of slides illustrating their standard HR forms (applications, NDAs, reimbursements, severance agreements, medical insurance, etc).
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+Andres Soolo There's that too, but in this case it's for their own people. Terrorists retire too, it seems.
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Hello all. Community owner here. Spam content is a problem again, so again, clarification about the rules:

Posts must link directly to original, peer reviewed research. You can also include another link if it is a value add — e.g. an expert-level explainer, context, etc — but not link shorteners and not random blogs or popsci dumbing down.

Interviews (including HOAs) that are about expert level topics (e.g. talking about anything recently published in a peer reviewed cogsci related journal will count, as will academic-level interviews with people who have such publications), or other resources at a similar level, are also OK.

However, if it's something an undergrad in cogsci would be taught, it is not appropriate to this community. Neither are random musings, blog posts, inspirational quotes, etc.

Again, the first standard is: it must be of academic interest to experts. Please post somewhere else for pop sci or undergrad level teaching resources.
 
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We've had a lot of posts lately that are of marginal quality, or are questions that a cogsci undergrad night have in their early years. Because of the breadth of the field, this is quite wide indeed, and dilutes the value of the community.

I'm adopting the same standard here that I did with the Computer Security & Lockpicking community[0]: for experts by experts, so that the signal to noise ratio is high for those of us who are in the field.

There are lots of other avenues for more newbie level discussion; this will not be one of them.

Current moderators are +Melissa Hall, +Michael Bernstein, and +Richard Law.


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Hi! My full name is Sai; my handle is saizai.

Right now, I'm primarily working on Make Your Laws (G+), a practical liquid democracy project. I also have CogSai (G+), a YouTube channel about cognitive science.

- I was twice suspended :-/

MYL disclaimer: things I post to my own stream are my own musings, not official positions on behalf of Make Your Laws. If I don't mention MYL, they're not even that, they're just my own personal political beliefs — something I do not mix with the non-partisan, systemic PoV I take with MYL. If you're reporting on MYL, please respect the difference; I do not want to be a public figure, and my personal political beliefs are not relevant.

If I know you outside G+, or if you have something interesting for us to talk about that hasn't come up in comments, please send me a private message. Unfortunately, I just get too many adds to track them. If I don't add you back, that's only a comment about my lack of mental bandwidth, not about you; I still enjoy good crunchy conversation, though.

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