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Oh geez, I nearly laughed myself to death. Be sure to read this.

Stop beaming rays at my head!

Overlawyered: “Stop beaming rays at my head”

Oh geez, I laughed so hard when I read this that I think I sprained something. Maybe I should send this on over to Slashdot, where there are a lot of tin foil hat-wearing people… Hmmm…

U.S. National Identity Cards All But Law

Slashdot | U.S. National Identity Cards All But Law

Crap.

Given the recent surge in Federalism here in the US (a.k.a. “states rights”), I wonder how people will react to this – as it is a huge violation of states rights by the Federal Government. Not to mention that the current Federal Government has absolutely NO IDEA on how to do this right.

Now, I’m not necessarily against national IDs – I don’t think they are intrinsicly bad; but they are hard to do right, and I don’t trust any Earth-based government to do them right.

But now it looks like we’re going to get them anyway. Bloody hell.

Update: Another link from C|Net’s News.com talks about the nuts & bolts of this bungled bill.

Neal Stephenson Responds With Wit and Humor

Slashdot | Neal Stephenson Responds With Wit and Humor

This is INSANELY funny. I have a couple of Stephenson’s books – they are all amazingly amusing, perhaps because the narrative always sounds like something I’d say (or think).

This is a long article, so be prepared for it – but it’s well worth it. Especially the description of his fight with William Gibson.

-Keithius

Huh?

A gleekzorp without a tornpee is like a quop without a fertsneet (sort of).

(Found on Slashdot. WTF?)

-Keithius