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Via insidehighered:

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, the Department of Defense has released documents confirming that its officials have conducted surveillance of student groups at universities nationwide, including the State University of New York at Albany, William Paterson University, Southern Connecticut State University and the University of California at Berkeley. The documents, which are available online, indicate that e-mails sent by various student groups — including those opposed to the war in Iraq and those who oppose the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy — were intercepted and monitored by the government. The reports do not indicate any terrorist activity by the monitored students. In December, a Pentagon spokesman told Inside Higher Ed that “there are intelligence analysts out there who make judgments based upon years of experience on whether or not they proceed with a threat as verified or non-verified” in response to investigations of 400-page Department of Defense document obtained by NBC News.

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July 5, 2006 at 9:50 am

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circum

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Wow. I’m really jealous and a little depressed. Maybe in seventeen years.

I’ll be let’s see 45 or 46 or so. Hmmmpfff…

Boy am I ever being cheesy tonite. Where I’ve been* – but obviously not in one shot like these folks.


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* Keeping myself honest, I’m not counting the hours spent in the glorious Incheon Airport in South Korea. Though I did spend some serious won in hyper-fetishy little shops there, stacked and color-coordinated to the hilt. Pharmacies that would fit in my bathroom etc… You have to leave the airport for it to count, right? So I am counting a few hours in Malmo, Sweden on the way to Copenhagen when I was 19. All I can really remember is that the chewing tobacco was displayed as prominently as the cigarettes in the appropriate stores, which struck me as funny and not at all what you’d expect. Uruguay was just an afternoon’s expedition to Colonia from BA. And I didn’t obviously spend months and months in Luxembourg either…

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July 5, 2006 at 12:51 am

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moore’s law

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From William Gibson’s Neuromancer:

His buyer for the three megabytes of hot RAM in the Hitachi wasn’t taking calls.

3 megabytes, huh? You mean like in a Hitachi wristwatch? A fuzzy logic rice cooker?

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July 5, 2006 at 12:19 am

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