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Jim Lippard
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Confusing the two Trump cybersecurity executive orders
In Andy Greenberg's Wired article on February 9, 2017, "Trump Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a 'Voice of Reason," he writes: But when Trump’s draft executive order on cybersecurity  emerged  last week, it surprised the cybersecurity world by hewing closely to...

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Books read in 2016
Not much blogging going on here still, but here's my annual list of books read for 2016. Items with hyperlinks are linked directly to the item online (usually PDF, some of these are reports rather than books), with no paywall or fee. Andreas Antonopoulos, T...

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Jerry Wills: UFO contactee turned psychic healer
In the July/August 1988 issue of The Arizona Skeptic , I wrote an article called "A Visit to the 'Psychic Showcase.'" This article was about my visit in April 1988 to a psychic fair put on by "Truth Investigations Unlimited" at the Biltmore Commerce Center...

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Books read in 2015
Not much blogging going on here lately, but here's my annual list of books read for 2015: George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller, Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception Jeffrey S Bardin, The Illusion of Due Diligence: Notes from the...

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A few thoughts on OpenBSD 5.8
I've been using OpenBSD since way back at release 2.3 in 1998, so I've gone through upgrades that took a fair amount of work due to incompatible changes, like the switch from ipf to pf for host firewalling or the change to ELF binaries. The upgrade from 5.7...

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I wouldn't be buying real estate in Arizona (or southern California) right now. Also, be prepared for produce prices to rise. If this continues, as it likely will, and energy prices go up so shipping food from elsewhere becomes uneconomical, expect many people to just move. I don't expect the Southwest to be abandoned, but the population will go down. 

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Books read in 2014
Not much blogging going on here lately, but here's my annual list of books read for 2014: James Altucher, The Choose Yourself Stories Nate Anderson, The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed David V. Barrett, A Brief History of Secre...
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