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Yesterday, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, legislation that would require technology companies to help law enforcement agencies to access encrypted data. The Senators’ assertion that “[warrant-proof] encryption adds little to the security of the communications of the ordinary user”1 is … Continue reading My Stance on Strong Encryption
My latest project has been modifying a battery box for the inevitable public safety power shutoffs this summer (and potential related emcomm use). The box features a voltmeter with an integrated USB fast charger, a power switch to prevent inadvertent draining of the battery, and a 12-volt power socket. The battery that I’m using is … Continue reading Go Kit Battery Box
I don’t normally read fanfiction; I generally despise it, as most of it is the most terribly written, hackneyed, typo-ridden dreck ever conceived. Rife with wish-fulfillment and self-inserts, fanfiction attracts the worst the amateur fiction community has to offer. However, I’ve recently returned to a fanfiction site that I haven’t touched in over three years, … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Fanfiction is Easy to Write
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