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Choosing a new car

Emily and I bought a new car! Our old cars are from 1998 and 2003, so this was a big change. In this blog post I’ll describe our decision process in more detail than anyone could possibly care about. I … Continue reading

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Two movie recommendations

Emily and I watched two movies recently that I thought were worth recommending. The Accountant Ben Affleck is an accountant and also a trained assassin. Rated R. It’s pretty violent and a lot of people get shot in the head, … Continue reading

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Assisted braking belay devices

Hey climbers, did you know there are assisted braking belay devices other than the Petzl Grigri? Did you know there are passive assisted braking devices where “passive” means “no moving parts”? It occurred to me that many people might not … Continue reading

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On the Shadow Brokers NSA leaks

The leaks published by The Shadow Brokers (Wikipedia, New York Times) are the perfect example of why we should minimize the sensitive information kept by the government. I posted about this in the context of encryption backdoors two years ago. … Continue reading

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Star Trek

I watched all episodes of the original Star Trek series over the last two years. It’s not amazing, but it has its moments. Some episodes are great, some are dumb, and some are boring. Episodes are almost entirely self-contained—no cross-episode … Continue reading

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Technology news briefs

There were three events last week that I thought didn’t get enough news coverage: 1. Good news: Proposed restrictions on warrantless electronic device border searches Bills were proposed in the Senate and House to require a probable cause warrant before … Continue reading

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USS Hornet

On Saturday, Emily, Ruby and I visited the USS Hornet, a decommissioned Essex Class Navy aircraft carrier moored in Alameda, California. You get free reign to wander the flight deck, hanger deck, and a deck or two below. The passageways … Continue reading

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Trump vs. Clinton

I voted for Clinton/Kaine. Clinton is the only qualified presidential candidate on the ballot. There are things I don’t like about Clinton, but… Donald Trump is a worthless piece of shit. A lying [1][2][3], impulsive, megalomaniac, garbage excuse for a … Continue reading

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