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I will be giving a talk this evening at MIT on (In)Security in Home Embedded Devices.
It  will be similar to the Berkman talk I gave earlier this week, though I expect a bit less on the policy and more on the practical side.
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Chasing a turkey in Battery Park
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we have bunch of turkeys up here. Was that one there on purpose or is he just lost?
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Turkish citizens are circumnavigating the country's ban on Twitter by painting alternative DNS addresses on the streets in graffiti:  http://on.mash.to/1gPrn8Z 
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"It's all just glass with a data connection."
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Not convinced you need fluid and smooth animations in your apps? What if I told you that what you see trumps what you know?
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something is being without evil deed like when i meet u
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"OK Glass, show me what life was like before the Internet" #GoogleGlass  
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Jim packed so much information into this piece. I wish more would "get it" - notably the bits about the total latency budget and the importance of packets in sparse flows.

http://gettys.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/low-latency-requires-smart-queuing-traditional-aqm-is-not-enough/
Note: Updated October 24, 2013, to fix some editorial nits, and to clarify the intended point that it is the combination of a working mark/drop algorithm with flow scheduling that is the "killer" i...
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i'm panicking a bit tonight, because i need to get a billion people (or more, ideally) to read this, but i can only reach a few thousand. this article isn't just dan geer at his best, though it is that. here's a snippet:

"In an Internet crowded with important parts of daily life, the chance of common mode failure is no idle worry — it is the sum of all worries."
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The scope of motivated reasoning goes far beyond political opinions. Jonathan Haidt, who is much more than a political philosopher, puts it succinctly towards the end: "Thinking is mostly just rationalization, mostly just a search for supporting evidence.”
 
"Two articles both advocating the exact same policies. But one of them thrilled liberals and infuriated conservatives. The other infuriated liberals and thrilled conservatives. Oftentimes when we think we're engaged in reasoned policy discussion we're actually engaged in complex efforts to rationalize the direction in which our tribal affiliations are pushing us."

As Dylan Matthews noticed, all these policies that Republicans were labeling as socialism have been endorsed by major conservatives. So he rewrote Myerson's piece from the conservative point of view, advocating all the same policies but changing  those cited as authorities and those blamed for the state of the economy. All of a sudden, conservatives liked the article, and liberals -- well, liberals didn't really like Dylan anymore.

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#tribalism  
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Thanks!  Speaking of conversations that tend to take place in a vortex beyond reason, what do you think of "Atomic Obsessions"?  My intuition, and post hoc reasoning favor this guy.  http://www.fusionenergyleague.org/index.php/blog/article/atomic_obsession_nuclear_alarmism_from_hiroshima_to_al_qaeda  I should make fresh post about this elsewhere.  Feel free to delete from this thread.
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Merry Christmas to us, from Tanzania

The awesome thing about this postcard, sent to my family by Pinguino, with love from nkryptr, nous, sloth, Craig, and skully, is that the killer art (by ping) on the front is beautifully printed in a way that, even in 2013, requires lead time. And that means planning.

I feel so grown up! It's not just about putting together the travel docs and the go bag when we fly to other continents anymore. Why, just last week, one of the crew told the rest of us that from December 22nd through New Years we could take over the place in Costa Rica that he rented for the month. This was a full 18 days of advance notice!
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Absolutely wonderful. Lucky for Pinguino to count as a friend. 
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A Gentleman Hacker is like a Gentleman Farmer, only with a plantation full of Python and Carried Interest.

Co-founder of White Ops, an anti-fraud company disincentivizing botnets. Co-founder and Research Fellow (a lifetime appointment) at Critical Assets Labs, a DARPA-funded security research lab. Director (as in Board of) at Singularity & Co., a sci-fi publishing imprint rescuing our heritage. Adviser to Beeminder, helping people achieve their goals. Member of a shadowy transnational gang of party-throwing ninjas.
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