Archive for June, 2007

A Year of Shaving

It was a year ago this month that I first shaved with a low-tech safety razor, an event I wrote about at the time. In the intervening twelve months, I’ve learned a lot about what used to be a painful and unpleasant near-daily necessity for me, and which remains a burden for a lot of people.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Wetshaving | on June 27th, 2007 | Comments Off on A Year of Shaving

A First Look at the Family Jewels

The CIA handed over 702 pages of declassified papers to the National Security Archive today, who spared no time in putting the Agency’s ‘Family Jewels’ online.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on June 26th, 2007 | Comments Off on A First Look at the Family Jewels

Public Affairs Investment Equipment

The United States Marine Corps’ Media Operations Branch is investing heavily in new technology as part of their “Public Affairs Investment Equipment”, or PAIE, program. What is this, and why should you care?
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Published in: General, Security | on June 25th, 2007 | Comments Off on Public Affairs Investment Equipment

Wikileaks News

After months of nothing but unfulfilled promises, the all-hat, no-cattle WikiLeaks project might actually be inching towards, well, substance, something woefully lacking amid their mountains of self-promotion and unverifiable claims.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on June 24th, 2007 | Comments Off on Wikileaks News

Slightly Misleading

When I saw this article on urban explorers in London, the quite awful wording gave me the impression that PC Wraith and friend had done something quite remarkable and impressive – “scaled the walls of Marx’s final resting place”, are the words the paper uses, summoning visions of some kind of crypt or tomb normally off-limits to the general public.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Urban Exploration | on June 23rd, 2007 | Comments Off on Slightly Misleading