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the unbearable brightness of our technical debt
by noteworthy at 5:51 am EDT, May 1, 2015


I said, "How does a strapping young man like me get to be an old codger like you?" And he looked at me and said, "Do what you want to!" And at first I was thinking, this old man just made more sense to me than anything I'd ever heard in my life. It's just, do what you want to.

Sam Altman:

Don't let yourself make excuses for not doing the things you want to do.

Barack Obama:

There's no scenario in which we don't want really strong encryption.

Justine Musk:

The world does not care what you want or deserve.

Marc Zwillinger:

The truth is, law enforcement ... is living in the golden age of surveillance.

Wes Felter:

We're getting into interest-only adjustable-rate subprime technical debt.

John Oliver:

No one cares. [Americans] don't give a shit.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah):

In many ways we've never been brighter.

Robert Reich:

As I travel around America, I'm struck by how utterly powerless most people feel.

Diana Kimball:

All good relationships play with power dynamics.

Marcy Wheeler:

By going to the providers, they intend to do chaining off of information that doesn't qualify under the narrow definition of session-identifying information.

Ashley Carman:

When Rep. Blake Farenthold asked the panel to raise their hands if they believed a technically secure backdoor could be built, no one raised a hand, not even Amy Hess or Daniel Conley.

Roger Scruton:

It feels good to pretend, and when we all join in, it is almost as though we were not pretending at all.

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