At least with our homes we have some reasonable ways to know whether or not a government agent has entered it. With our technology, however, they could enter our computers, phones, tablets, etc., take whatever they want, and we would never know unless they decided to tell us. And there have been too many instances of that happening for the American people to feel comfortable giving the government even more tools to access our technology.

Perhaps if the government had behaved more responsibly with our civil liberties to date, this wouldn’t be much of an issue.

Via Obama Makes Case for Government Access to Private Property @ Boots & Sabers.


Via What if you buy an elegantly thin iPhone and put it in your back pocket and proceed to sit on it all day? @ Althouse.

$349 and up

So now, why would I want something on my wrist again, something that I’ll want to take off whenever I type, which I do much of the day? I don’t see it. And it’s certainly not so aesthetically pleasing that I’d feel cool flaunting it as an accessory. It’s for men, isn’t it? Remember pocket…


Via “A college student accused of killing his roommate asked Siri for advice on hiding a body the day the man went missing…” @ Althouse. 

No Email Wednesday

The outage occurred at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday when the power source quit to the universal power supply — a roomful of batteries that power a data center on Dayton Street. The data center is the largest at the university although it’s supplemented by dozens of smaller centers across campus. Power returned to the data center…