Star Wars

In Friday Star Wars Security blogging, I was planning to start on Saltzer and Schroeder this week. But I’m going to detour a bit into genetic privacy (and Star Wars, of course). I’m inspired in part by an interview over at GeneForum with bioethicist Insoo Hyun. Hyun is studying cloning with the South Korean team…

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We take a break from our regularly scheduled, deeply-movie-focused, Friday Star Wars security blogging to mention the Chewbacca defense, and its interplay with a story that’s floating around. First, if you’re not familiar with it, “The ‘Chewbacca Defense‘ is a satirical term for any legal strategy that seeks to overwhelm its audience with nonsensical arguments…

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VikingZen posts her Two Cents about Revenge of The Sith, and closes with: My big question: Why didn’t Padme just release a can of whoop-ass on her husband? I mean, they’re secretly married, the guy’s off in some outer galaxy playing space cowboy while she’s lugging around a pregnant belly full of twins? How about…

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In “…And Another Thing: Those Jedi Children Were a Threat,” Gene Healy refers to the Weekly Standard review of Attack of the Clones, with its famous defense of the Empire. Make no mistake, as emperor, Palpatine is a dictator–but a relatively benign one, like Pinochet. It’s a dictatorship people can do business with. They collect…

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