Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Add one to the list of things that might make people think I'm a geek:

* Looking at your bookshelf for a book on the Linux kernel and realizing that you own four.

On a separate note, the Senate passed a bill granting immunity to all the telecoms for participating in illegal wiretapping for the NSA. How quickly we forget that the reason in the late 1970's that Congress came up with the FISA court in the first place was to stop the executive branch from illegal surveillance (See Project SHAMROCK). If you're really interested in how FISA came about, pick up a copy of James Bamford's The Puzzle Palace in paperback. It's a really good read.