I was inspired to develop and share my thoughts after Adam’s previous post (magical approaches to threat modeling) regarding selection of the threats and predictions. Since a 140 characters limit quickly annoys me, Adam gave me an opportunity to contribute on his blog, thanks to him I can now explain how I believe in magic…
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Lately, I’ve tried to stay away from the tire fire that American politics has become. I’m reasonably certain that I have more to contribute in other areas. But when the President tries to equivocate between those waving the Nazi flag and those protesting against them, we need to speak about what’s acceptable.
It ought to go without saying that when literal Nazis are on one side of a debate, the other side is in the right.
But apparently, that’s not obvious, so I felt I could share a plan for a march by the alt-left, under the ominous name of “Operation Overlord.” They were planning to overthrow the legitimate government all along the coast, and, through force, replace it with their own puppets.
More seriously, we can have disagreements about what’s best for the country, and it’s bad when we demonize those who disagree with us. Civilized society requires us to accept civil disagreement. It accepts that no one is privileged or disadvantaged by an accident of birth: “race, creed or color,” as the expression goes. But civil disagreement, by definition, precludes violence, advocacy of violence or threats of violence.
The Nazi flag is one such threat. Waving it has no purpose except declaring oneself outside society and at odds with the ideals and principles of good people everywhere.
If you’re in a crowd of Nazis, you should be asking why, and walking away.
If you have doubts about what a President should say, here’s a sample:
The node package manager (npm) is having a bad few months. Let’s look at what we can do, what other package managers should do and what we can learn at a policy level, particularly in the U.S. framing of “critical infrastructure.” People in security who remain focused on the IT side of the house, rather…
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Each of these is long and thought-provoking and worth savoring.
From his very first experiments, he could see that these animals were unrelated to jellyfish. In fact, they were profoundly different from any other animal on Earth.
Moroz reached this conclusion by testing the nerve cells of ctenophores for the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and nitric oxide, chemical messengers considered the universal neural language of all animals. But try as he might, he could not find these molecules. The implications were profound.
Read “Aliens in our midst” at Aeon. ∞
I was watching a talk recently where the speaker said “STRIDE produces waaaay to many threats! What we really want is a way to quickly get the right threats!”* He’s right and he’s wrong. There are exactly three ways to get to a short list of the most meaningful threats to a new product, system…
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