Archive: June, 2008

Daniel’s Tweets for 2008-06-30

  • Harold and Kumar, FTW. #
  • I can’t wait to see part 2. #
  • @lmastis Feeling any better? #
  • Office 2007 memory leaks suck. #
  • Recording the podcast. #
  • Done recording. The first PG podcast is up. See what you think and please let us know. #

Daniel’s Tweets for 2008-06-29

  • Is tomorrow Monday? #
  • Ich liebe Twitter. #
  • Hot outside. At least there were some clouds to provide some shade. #
  • Cards are beating KC. It’s about time. #
  • Hope the Cards don’t blow their lead. #
  • Two outs to go… #
  • One out to go… #
  • CARDS WIN! #

Daniel’s Tweets for 2008-06-28

  • @calilewis About time. We’re waiting. #
  • Wow, the day is half over and we’ve done nothing. #
  • Perhaps I should go mow the yard. It has been a whole week since I last mowed. #

Daniel’s Tweets for 2008-06-27

  • Time for bed and then the cycle starts all over. #
  • Friday is too late. This weekend and next we will be running around like mad people. #
  • Today we get to play workstation roulette. #
  • I really hope it doesn’t storm like the meteorologists predict. Then I have to go through the shutdown procedure. #
  • Pretty short, vicious storm just went through. #
  • And the afternoon continues. Finally get to swap computers around. #
  • Guess I’m missing the podcast this afternoon. There goes my evening plans. #
  • Maybe I’ll get to watch some movies tonight. Only have 3 waiting to be watched. Stupid BB Online. 🙂 #
  • And there are the sirens. #

Since surveillance is easy, do it for us – US Government

It seems that more and more the US government is surveilling (is that a word?) and controlling the public by ever increasing leaps and bounds. Traffic cameras, the Patriot Act, TSA, domestic wiretaps, internet tracking, etc.

There are more cameras watching you in a day than you know. Heck, if you are a member of MySpace or Facebook, you provide the government with more information about your life and networking than you realize. The best ‘feature’ added so far is the ‘tagging’ of photos. drag a square around friends’ faces and then put in their name. Facial recognition anyone?

Yes, that is pretty far out there, but so were electric cars.

Back to task – All of these things and more make surveillance extremely easy for anyone, especially a powerful and ominous force like the government. I don’t think things are as bad as the crazy conspiracy theorists do, but the  opportunities are there.

Unfortunately, the government has realized that the opportunity is there as well, and now they are asking companies to help them right along. Here is a snippet from the Senate summary:

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