Racism in the uranium mining industry involves: ignoring the concerns of Traditional Owners; divide-and-rule tactics; radioactive ransom; ‘humbugging’ Traditional Owners (exerting persistent, unwanted pressure); providing Traditional Owners with false information; and threats, including legal threats.
Jim Green, “The nuclear war against Australia’s Aboriginal people
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Does it matter to the woman or her boyfriend that the NSA recorded her slide toward infidelity if neither of them knows it? (She is an Australian citizen, whose identity is supposed to be minimized with the same care due to an American, but her name and photographs are unmasked.)
Barton Gellman in The Washington Post:How 160,000 intercepted communications led to our latest NSA story
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My dear, all life is a series of problems which we must try and solve—first one, and then the next, and then the next—until, at last, we die.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey, Episode #4.8)
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We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.
Bill Gates, The Road Ahead (1996)
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My lawyer, exasperated, said he ‘had never heard of a case where a defendant was not permitted to tell the jury why he did what he did.’ The judge responded: ‘well, you’re hearing one now.’
Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden would not get a fair trial – and Kerry is wrong
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You will likely be receiving 22% more business email by 2015 and most of it will be useless crap!
Marina Galperina
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I don’t want anyone getting shot because I used the wrong Linux distro.
Maciej Cegłowski on Heartbleed
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Has anyone looked at all the low-margin non-upgradable embedded systems that use OpenSSL? An upgrade path that involves the trash, a visit to Best Buy, and a credit card isn’t going to be fun for anyone.
Bruce Schneier on Heartbleed
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I was in a car—a beautiful black Mercedes, big, brand new—in Germany, in a snowstorm. The snowflakes were as big as silver dollars, it seemed like. I was alone in this car, waiting for some people who had gone into a building. And on the radio came this song by Richard Strauss—I think it was the first one of “Four Last Songs.” The Mercedes had a great sound system, I turned this thing up, and it reduced me to tears. It ended up in Wild at Heart. You never know when the thing’s going to come along that will make you fall in love.
David Lynch, Rolling Stone interview
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