- Interesting story about a guy who enlisted in the US army after serving an 18-month tour in the Israeli army.
- I previously blogged about the difficulties of implementing a recent court decision that ordered a defendent to give up the decryption password to her laptop. I predicted that the decision could be sidestepped by a claim that the password had been forgotten – and the defendant in question has now done just that. I don’t know how this particular case will pan out, but I predict that the “I forget” defense will win out in the end – it’s pretty much impossible to conclusively prove whether the memory-loss is real or not, and in the case of truly “strong” passwords, forgetfulness is not all that implausible.
- I really could not care less about the NBA, but this video from Knick’s sensation Jeremy Lin’s Harvard days is interesting for two reasons.
First of all, it points towards the future of fame and social media – with pretty much all young people posting videos, blogging, Tweeting and Facebook-ing round the clock, the newly famous will increasingly get scrutiny for things they’ve done years ago. If I ever run from office, every word I’ve written on this blog could be dug up, dusted off and pitched as news about Candidate Fox. Anyone that gets thrust into the public eye will not only have to watch what they say – they’ll have to watch what they’ve already said. Second of all, that guy is going to be a goddamned star – he’s clearly intelligent and charismatic, and just brings an entirely unique appeal to any brand that might want to use him as a spokesperson.