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Other Opinions #48 – Intelligence Equals Isolation

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IntelligenceEqualsIsolation

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If TV Tropes has a trope for literally everything, is anything really a trope anymore?

Other Opinions #46 – There’s No Real Difference Between Online Espionage and Online Attack

This one is a couple of years old but still relevant, especially with the recent ransomware attacks. We’re used to thinking in terms of human actors, where an informant is a very different kind of asset from an undercover operative. The former is a passive conduit of information while the latter is an active force for change. In technological conflict there is no such difference. Both activities require the ability execute code on the remote machine and once that is achieved it can be used for any end, passive or active.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/theres-no-real-difference-between-online-espionage-and-online-attack/284233/

And of course any vulnerability, once discovered, can be used by whatever criminal claims it first.

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Other Opinions #43 – The Ethical Prude

This one is long and quite academically written, but well worth spending the time to read. It also deals directly and unflinchingly with some heavy and complicated topics, so I feel a general maybe-not-suitable-for-work warning is needed. The essay itself includes trigger and content warnings already which I will not reproduce here.

https://radtransfem.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/the-ethical-prude-imagining-an-authentic-sex-negative-feminism/

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Other Opinions #42 – Geek Social Fallacies of Sex

For what it’s worth, I have observed plenty of these outside of traditionally “geek” social circles as well.

https://pervocracy.blogspot.ca/2012/02/geek-social-fallacies-of-sex.html

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