Monthly Archive: March 2014

I need all the feedback and information I can …

I need all the feedback and information I can get – from men, women, children, gorillas, dolphins, computers, any conscious entity – but nobody contradicts an Authority, you know. Communication is possible only between equals: that’s the first theorem of cybernetics – and the whole basis of anarchism – and I have to keep knocking down people’s dependence on me or I’ll become fucking Big Daddy and won’t get accurate communication any more. Hagbard Celine in “The Illuminatus! Part 2: The Golden Apple” (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

The internal post – titled “I hunt sys admins” …

The internal post – titled “I hunt sys admins” – makes clear that terrorists aren’t the only targets of such NSA attacks. Compromising a systems administrator, the operative notes, makes it easier to get to other targets of interest, including any “government official that happens to be using the network some admin takes care of.” The Intercept: How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

PGP enthusiasts are like your friend with the ethno-literature …

PGP enthusiasts are like your friend with the ethno-literature degree whose multi-paragraph email signature has fourteen Buddhist quotes about wisdom and mankind’s relationship to trees. It’s like, I GET IT. You care deeply about the things that you care about. Please leave me alone so that I can ponder the inevitability of death. James Mickens: This World of Ours (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

You’ve read all about the Getting Things Done (GTD) …

You’ve read all about the Getting Things Done (GTD) system, and you’ve decided to go for it. Now what? There’s at least two approaches for getting started. The one I did was to start big. I allocated a whole weekend and did nothing else than kickstart my GTD system. I cleared my dining table to use as a giant inbox. I collected every bit of paper, every unopened letter, every unread book and magazine, every appliance that needed fixing, and everything else that I needed to do anything about, and put them on the table. GTD For Hackers Ebook (View...

C.I.A. employees were improperly monitoring the work of staff …

C.I.A. employees were improperly monitoring the work of staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to government officials with knowledge of the investigation. The committee has spent several years working on a voluminous report about the detention and interrogation program, and according to one official interviewed in recent days, C.I.A. officers went as far as gaining access to computer networks used by the committee to carry out its investigation. New York Times: C.I.A. Employees Face New Inquiry Amid Clashes on Detention Program (5.3.2014) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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