Boosting the signal for Peter Watts.

The Net is still on fire about what happened to Dr. Peter Watts a few days ago on his way back to Canada. Not too long ago, someone posted in Dr. Watts' blog that they witnessed the whole thing on the bridge that day, and Dr. Watts desperately wants that person or people to contact his lawyer (Doug Mullkoff) at phone number 734-761-8585. It's very important, and relevant to his impending trial.

Spread the word, and more importantly spread that link!

Boot loaders and securing dual-booting portable systems.

UPDATE - 20170327 - Truecrypt was disconnected in 2014.ev when Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP.  DO NOT USE IT.  This blog post must be considered historical in nature.

If you've been following the news media for the past year or so, stores have been cropping up with frightening regularity about travelers who are detained at the border while customs agents demand the login credentials for their notebook computers so that they can be examined for gods-know-what kind of information. From time to time, the hard drives of computers are actually imaged for later analysis. As if that weren't enough, the United …

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Their reaction time's pretty good, I have to admit.

The borders of the United States are monitored carefully by US ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Their stated primary task is to protect the country from crime and terrorism (in no particular order) by policing the borders, preventing anything shady from getting in, and generally trying to make everyone feel safe that they keep Them safely away from US citizens. Last week deputy chief of the local border patrol Joe Giuliano spoke to a group of 200 or so residents of San Juan Island, which is technically part of the state of Washington. It turns out that periodic citizenship checks …

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