Oct 24, 2013
commented on Satan, Scarecrows, and Skin
The two that stick out for me, probably because I was far too young to have been watching them, was the first Phantasm and Happy Birthday to Me (with the girl who played Mary on Little House on the Prairie.)
I remember my folks bringing me to Student Bodies at the drive-in once, around the time when Porky's came out.
Oct 14, 2013
commented on Hillary Clinton Says We Need a "Sensible Adult Conversation” About NSA Surveillance
It's not clear who she's talking to, and who this "adult conversation" is referencing. If she's talking to pro-privacy advocates about needing an adult conversation, that's patronizing and rude. If she's talking to the administration and the organizations responsible for overstepping the boundaries of common sense, I'm more impressed.
We do not pursue to be governed and the vacuum cleaner approach to data collection is not okay. There are long-standing accepted routes to collect data, with strict restrictions on how that data is to be acquired and used. Support a case with data, don't collect data and create cases. That's inexcusable. And yes, we can imagine all sorts of extreme cases and I hope that when one of those presents itself in reality, someone will be willing to stand up, break the law if necessary, and hope the public and the courts will understand after the fact.
Sep 13, 2013
commented on Friday's Morning News Ends Well
>> The Twitter of Tomorrow: "Imagine the value for Oreo if users didn’t have to click on its tweet in order to see its revered Super Bowl Twitter ad but, rather, it was simply part of their stream."
So, Tumblr and Facebook, then? I can hardly imagine what it might be like to have a 3rd option for having ads pushed at me.