I originally posted this on 9/29/07, but spam really hasn’t changed that much. These scams are still very much alive. And the copy continues to be amusing, in a kind of horrific way.
—Kee Hinckley. Jul 19, 2019. La Conner, WA
My wife just got one hell of a targeted scam. Spearphishing level.
She’s a sociology grad student. She got email apparently from her department head, but a faked addr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“I am in a meeting right now working on the study of the development of children of same-sex couples, based on data from the US Census. That is why I am contacting you through mail. I should have called you, but calls are restricted during the meeting. I don’t know when the meeting will be rounding up, And i want you to help me out on something very important right away”
Fire (and lots of it): Berkeley researcher on the only way to fix cryptocurrency | Ars Technica
❝ “For all of those who say ‘blockchain will solve X,'” Weaver said. “The only thing it solves is you now know the person knows nothing about X.” ❞
I’m Kee Hinckley (he/his). That’s my wife Mollie Pepper on the right. I’m a senior software architect at TiVo Corp (I get the metadata from point A to point B) with a BA in Anthropology. Mollie’s a sociologist with a couple Masters and a PhD on the way; she specializes in borders, gender, and violence. I have two kickass daughters. Shireen Hinckley is a film editor and documentarian currently working on a movie on refugee resettlement, Home Is Where the War Is. Shadi Fotouhi is a QA automation expert at Wayfair (and formerly at robotics firm Jibo), and an amazing artist.
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Purposefully weakened federal regulations. States and companies hiding data. This is how they murder workers. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/genetic-science-coronavirus-outbreak-iowa/?p9w22b2p=b2p22p9w00098&no_nav=true&tid=a_classic-iphone
When you think of Nazis, you probably think of uniformed officers. But the Nazis were a political party of everyday people. So also think of a janitor tsk-tsking that someone wasn’t protesting “the right way.” A student at rally applauding him. A judge towing the party line.
No one talks about this janitor, Jakob Schmid. He got a cash reward and a promotion for turning in Sophie and Hans. The University of Munich threw him a celebration. Hundreds of students attended and cheered for him. He thanked them with a Nazi salute.
One day, we were all someone else, waking up in new bodies. The rich became poor; some poor became rich. Strangers became family. Each day it happened again. The world changed quickly after that. The only way to make sure you'd have any power tomorrow was to give it all up today.
"The machines cannot be put back together." An outright sabotage of the election. https://thehill.com/homenews/news/518107-postmaster-general-says-postal-service-cant-return-mail-sorting-machines
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