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  1. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 24, 2017 11:55 am

    Oh, the parent twitters had me hysterical for a while. I raised two boys… and we all survived!

    One of the things I remember from that time is the onset of sheer terror… when I couldn’t hear anything from the boys, and I knew they were not asleep. They once had matching Tshirts that said: US Wrecking Team. And it was true. 🙂

  2. jed
    jed November 24, 2017 12:48 pm

    I think people are used to the idea, whether they should be or not

    That, in a nutshell, is the state of privacy for the vast majority of people. That and most are happy with the tradeoffs. Of course, ignorance comes into play as well. On top of that, I’m sure there are many who are simply tired of the constant effort required to safeguard privacy. Among my friends, I can think of only one who doesn’t have a mobile phone of any sort.

  3. Claire
    Claire November 24, 2017 2:50 pm

    Myself — Totally agreed. I didn’t know Raines had died. But all those “thieves” were heroes not only for what they did but for the fact that they managed to keep their mouths shut about it even as they got the word out to journalists.

    The documentary 1971 in which most of them finally decided to go public is excellent and I highly recommend it.

  4. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 25, 2017 6:05 am

    Thanks, Claire, for the link to corgi butts. LOL Laddie has a tiny stump, so he wags the whole back end while he jumps around. I call that his “corgi dance.”

  5. parabarbarian
    parabarbarian November 25, 2017 10:17 am

    I found this to be a pretty good summary of rationality in the light of modern discoveries of how the human brain and mind actually work. It might require a little more mathematics than the average person can appreciate but I cannot judge that very well.

    It is also available online at no additional cost beyond your time and determination.

    In fact, the LessWrong WIKI sequences are good places to gain some insight into how rationality and ethics work — and why they work.

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