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On a somewhat related note, did you see the video of John Entwistle isolated while playing Won't Get Fooled Again?

markcaudill  ·  2314 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Schneier on Security: NSA Surveillance and Mission Creep

Surveillance State: already here Police State: already here Thrid-World: already here

These things are either already here or are just over the horizon.

markcaudill  ·  2314 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Schneier on Security: NSA Surveillance and Mission Creep

I've reached a point where I really think that groups of people over a certain size (haven't figure out the size yet) are practically ungovernable without some level of oppression. Small, decentralized communities are the best bet I think.

This sounds a lot like Aldi. It would be very amusing if Wal-Mart shoppers started acting superior to those of us who shop at Aldi or WinCo.

markcaudill  ·  2316 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you

Yeah, I think it comes down to not being afraid (more than is healthy) of technology and having basic problem solving skills. A lot of this is frustrating because we look at these people's inability to troubleshoot even the most basic things and extrapolate that out and come to the conclusion that these people must suck at everything. But I'm not convinced that they really do suck at everything. I think there's something about technology that is just too mystical for so many (most?) people. But for those of us who have been behind the veil, it just seems silly.

markcaudill  ·  2316 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Mixed Tape/CD exchange -how is it coming?

Psh, I sent mine out over a week or two ago. I'm up for another round. And yes, headphones are a must. My current ones are a pair of Sony MDR-7506s and I love them (super crisp, no overly emphasized low-end).

markcaudill  ·  2332 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Innocent Man

I can't imagine losing my wife and then child like that. I'm curious if he has reconciled with his son.

markcaudill  ·  2339 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Next Month’s Rolling Stone Cover

Ah, I see.

markcaudill  ·  2339 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Next Month’s Rolling Stone Cover

I don't get it. What's the deal?