Metatations

"Truth is what should be laughed at. One may dream of a culture where everyone bursts into laughter when someone says: this is true, this is real. " -- Baudrillard, Radical Thought The initial article was created months ago, when ensorcel and my thoughts on the subject were significantly different. It's…

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Eating the Future

On the floor of my liberal arts dorm room sits a tan box detailed with visual allusion to its caricatured subtitle. An Ancient Game of Oriental Strategy. In the west, Go is sometimes marketed as an East-Asian Chess, flavored exotically so we don't get embarrassed for not recognizing it. In…

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Why I'm (Still) Insecure

It was the spring of 2012 when I first sat down with myself and got started on hardening my Firefox install. And I certainly took some measures - blocked ads, installed Ghostery, stopped using Facebook, and applied the usual band-aids. As I learned more, I changed search engines, juggled a…

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Privacy is Not a Virtue

(and neither is security) We're all more than well acquainted with Social Media, Digital Natives, and our good friends at the National Security Agency, so it shouldn't come as any surprise when I say people care (a lot) about their privacy. However, popular media will still sell us the belief…

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