Though today as I saw things coming in from DEFCON…
Seeing acquaintances' blasts from #Defcon about voting machines' hackability, and recalling one candidate's insistence on crypto backdoors
— 757sean (@757sean) July 30, 2017
I found it interesting, at the time, that the party that was portraying itself as the Party of SCIENCE would have its top candidate calling for this.
Last time I checked, Math is a part of science…..
Or to simplify it for someone working as a Barista, most universities don’t sell an M.A. in Mathematics.
There’s a lot I could say, but when you can cast your partisan faith as science, there’s no sense in trying to even have a discussion.
Looking for a desktop PC with a processor that supports the Vx bit, and can accommodate SATA II drives. A second NIC would be nice, too, but I can probably figure that out if it doesn’t have one.
The old bos I was planning to use is probably now beyond repair. It was dodgy before I moved it, and wouldn’t power on when I tried it yesterday.
Me knocking it off where I’d had it perched probably didn’t help; the case is now bent. Oops.
Onto recycled prompts from NoJoMo 2010….
1. Were you named after anyone? Do you know the meaning of your name? How does it or does it not suit you?
Purportedly, there were lots of reasons for my first and middle names. I could ask my mother again, but it seems like I got the two most-common boys’ names from the 1970s.
There were six Sean/Shaun/Shawns on my high school football team. Going by our last initials wasn’t an option, either. Of the six of us, four had surnames that started with a B..
So go by your middle name!
There were about four Matts on the team, too.
In the very-unlikely event that I fathered a child, I would be sure to give him/her a simple first name without multiple spellings.
(Thankfully, I only know of one way to spell “Leopold,” which is who my wife and I would create…..)
2. Choose a quote and write about its meaning to you.
I just realized I don’t have the slightest idea what I wrote for this when I originally answered it.
I’m really drawing a blank on this one right now. Everything that’s popping into my scarred brain is snark, and that’s not what I was going for.
Maybe by NoJoMo, I’ll have come up with something, and can revisit.
3. What is the sweetest thing someone has ever done for you?
This one I probably wrote after my wife did something for me; a note on a napkin in my lunch bag, or something like that.
Lately, I don’t know. There have certainly been some very kind people who’ve treated the disaster that is me. I will say that my new landlord’s esteem further declined when I figured out that the welcome bottle of wine we receieved was Two-Buck Chuck.
But it did make decent Beef Bourguignon.