Regarding the internet and the big red button.

There has been recent talk about implementing a so called internet “kill switch” to be used by the P.O.T.U.S. in an emergency response situation. The idea is obviously not well received by the internet savvy community.

I came across Schneier’s blog entry on the topic of “cyber war” which caught my interest. I recently did a little looking into this new U.S Cyber Command department when it made the news as it related to the big red button issue. The lengths our government goes to in order to disguise it’s theft of our freedoms as our protection from harm is at this point typical but never any less maddening. Unless of course you think that just because they have an official seal and a commander they are the good guys.

Schneier’s blog entry led to the following debate; also very interesting.

THE CYBER WAR THREAT HAS BEEN GROSSLY EXAGGERATED from Intelligence Squared US on Vimeo.

CCS Race results for June

Here are my results for the CCS races in June at Lightning. I got my first podium in the Formula 40 race. I will be doing the same 6 races on Thunderbolt later this month.

Awesome stop-motion art.

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Vocabulary for the week.

Definitions for the following list are here.

  • Stabilimentum
  • Numismatics
  • Pedant
  • Sovereign
  • Prescience
  • Insouciant
  • Aphelion

Amazing.

My friend the budding YouTube star.

She’s the 4X honker.

I fed the wildlife.

I had some nuts and seeds handy so I took it upon myself to make acquaintance with this little creature.

Motorcycling is dangerous kids.

I know that’s kind of funny. This was scary. I came up on this when the bike that got hit was bursting into flames.

You can see my view here starting at about the 5:40 mark.

Open source rules.

Vocabulary for the week.

Definitions for the following list are here.

  • Similitude
  • Homunculus
  • Skinner box
  • Machinima
  • Pedagogy
  • Superannuated
  • Penultimate