Category Archives: Rant

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Who’s Right? My Copyright Rant

Being a math­e­mati­cian at heart, I tend to return to first prin­ci­ples to resolve an issue.  To talk about the mod­ern mess that is copy­right and/or intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, we’re going to con­sid­er the pur­vey­ors of this mess: cor­po­ra­tions.  Why is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Voldemort is not Creepy

This post start­ed as a din­ner table con­ver­sa­tion.  I don’t find Volde­mort creepy.  He’s ugly, evil, mani­a­cal, and nasty, but just not creepy.  My wife argued that he’s creepy because he has no nose.  This point actu­al­ly stemmed from my … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spam free crap, really?

I get the eco­nom­ics of spam.  I com­mon­ly con­fig­ure FreeB­SD sys­tems to route pack­ets or serve as VoIP switch­es.  One com­put­er pro­grammed to exam­ine and route bil­lions of tiny lit­tle pack­ets each day.  Rout­ing bil­lions of pack­ets or 100’s of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Wikileaks Mirror Experience

Wik­ileaks has been in and out of the news for a few years now.  It has had a few major suc­cess­es over the years, but noth­ing has gen­er­at­ed the press and the notice from gov­ern­ments as the release of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What can I say about Christmas that hasn’t already been said?

I wan­dered into the Kitchen for lunch.  My wife is home today.  I men­tioned that I had­n’t decid­ed what to post on my blog today.  She seemed to think it was obvi­ous that I should post about Christ­mas.  It’s not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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