DNA Lounge: Wherein we have wallsign.

Hey, check it out, walls have appeared!

What you are seeing is the skeleton of one of the two new restrooms, located in the back room above DNA Pizza.


Someone is wrong on the Internet.

I'm 'covering' a rap song! Isn't it so funny how I said bitch? Aren't I precious?I think the most annoying internet micro-trend this year has been graphic designers making "new" posters for old movies. "Oh look, I made a poster for a blockbuster scifi movie but I made it 'minimal' and/or look like it starred Steve McQueen! Aren't I precious?" No. You're a talentless hack. Make something new.

Also, stop posting things with the comment, "Presented without comment". That is a comment, you smirking illiterate! It's just passive-voice and cowardly. Take a stand.


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"TSA Oversight Part III: Effective Security or Security Theater?"

Bruce Schneier:

I was supposed to testify today about the TSA in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. I was informally invited a couple of weeks ago, and formally invited last Tuesday.

On Friday, at the request of the TSA, I was removed from the witness list. The excuse was that I am involved in a lawsuit against the TSA, trying to get them to suspend their full-body scanner program. But it's pretty clear that the TSA is afraid of public testimony on the topic, and especially of being challenged in front of Congress. They want to control the story, and it's easier for them to do that if I'm not sitting next to them pointing out all the holes in their position. Unfortunately, the committee went along with them.

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Phone numbers

Remember when you used to be able to google the number of an unknown caller and that worked? Yeah, that was nice. Those results have been utterly, 100% poisoned by spammers for years now.

It doesn't really matter, though, since though I understand that the new iPhones include real-time voice-chat, I never use it. There are only three numbers I ever accept voice calls from, and one of them's a robot, but sometimes I'm curious.

How is it that the cell companies still think it's a good idea for the protocol to not include the text of the subscriber name? Land-line CID had that, but cells never have. It's weird.

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