Archive for March 9th, 2017

Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Prologue


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

OK, remember last week when I said we’d be doing the balcony scene today? Well, I totally forgot about this second, much less famous prologue. …

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Conspiracy Size


(FTB stderr) – Marcus Ranum:

I suspect that there is an optimal and a peak conspiracy size, beyond which it becomes nearly impossible to keep a secret.

That’s one of the reasons why I tend to disbelieve conspiracy theories that involve a lot of moving parts. I completely suck at math but if I recall how this is calculated, you take the probability that any individual will leak, and then the probability your secret remains secret is the combined probability that all the individuals don’t leak. The way I think of it (because I suck at math) is that you make a saving throw on your Leak Table every year and sooner or later you’re going to come up ’01’. …

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WikiLeaks CIA Revelations


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

WikiLeaks has issued a blockbuster press release along with a tranche of documents that were leaked to it that describe the CIA’s efforts to infiltrate people’s communications systems. The documents reveal that the CIA targeted smartphones and computers and turned so-called Smart TVs into eavesdropping devices. The documents allege that the CIA then lost control of this spying arsenal which means that others may now possess these same capabilities, which would constitute a massive breach in its security systems. …

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