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    <p>so i finally made the plunge. i don't know what the hold up has been. i thought it would be a whole lot more complicated and not worth the hassle. so, i'm in now. i've got GnuPG (gpg) all up and running on my machine and public key sent off to a key server (wwwkeys.pgp.net). here's the key.</p>
    <p>shaners becker [gyromx@mindspring.com] //tofu.equals.love</p>
      -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----<br>
      Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin)<br>
      -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
    <p>F01F E344 A998 3F61 B6DA FEFD 644A 905C C74F 0352</p>
    <p>it is also available here as ASCII-armored PGP key</p>
    <p>anyone interested in PGPing their mac and needs a little help, <a href="http://fiatlux.zeitform.info/en/instructions/pgp_macosx.html">go here.</a> it sure helped me.</p>
    <p>i just saw on <a href="http://cnn.com">cnn</a> on tv that a U.S. plane or helicopter dropped a bomb in a street where about 50 iraqi people were running out of a building. the score is you can't really tell who these people are from the craptastic quality of the video of the bomb drop.</p>

    i haven't been able to finding anything about this in the webspere yet. the closest i came was on the bbc site, but its not specifically about this one controversial bomb.

    <p>it's times like this that i am surprised [again and again] by how glibly we can stomach such killing. i'm reminded of a magnificent photo book called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0714838152/qid=1098049547/sr=2-2/ref=pd_ka_b_2_2/103-1436959-0423017">Inferno</a> by james nachtwey. "Though he is probably the world's most honored recent war photographer, James Nachtwey calls himself an 'antiwar photographer...'" He tries to show the true face of war. starving millions. famine. aids epidemics. children victims of land mines. Not the vague abstract far away emotional disconnected images of despots and military men and 'strategic targets' and 'smart bombs.' [if there was ever an oxymoron, it is 'smart bomb.']</p>
    <p>Song playing in iTunes while i made this post: <em>headlines</em> by the devil is electric.</p>
    <p>there's this show up at the <a href="http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/exhibitions_massive.cfm">Vancouver Art Gallery</a> called <a href="http://massivechange.com/">massive change</a> that i sooo wanna see. the girl has gone a couple few times now and raves about it.</p>
      <p>"Massive Change:The Future of Global Design is an exhibition that will change the way you think about  design just as contemporary design is changing the way we live in the world." (from the <a href="http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/exhibitions_massive.cfm">gallery site</a>.)</p>
    <p>as i understand it, it's about the design of the world. not the world of design. unfortunately, it's not coming here to SF.</p>
    <blockquote> <a href="http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/17/152218">Judge's Ruling Spares 1-Click</a>: "theodp writes "Agreeing with Amazon’s characterization of its 1-Click feature as a feature of an electronic product ordering system and not an electronic fund transfer or transaction system, a Judge has tossed out a $50M lawsuit that threatened Amazon's 1-Click patent. But outside of Court, Amazon touts its patent-pending Amazon Honor System as a way for Web sites to use 1-Click shopping technology for voluntary payment transactions - most notably for 9-11 donations and campaign contributions - that do not involve consumer goods or Amazon-specified prices, which the Judge argues are essential 1-Click ingredients."" (Via <a href="http://slashdot.org/">Slashdot</a>.)</blockquote>
    <p>available for download from here (as well as other places on the web):</p>
        <li><a href="http://bitflood.org:8080/file?info_hash=y%1B/%5D%95%a5M%13%81%b8_%27%1BQ%f7%1Es%96A%85">BitTorrent download</a></li>
        <li> <a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/15/cf.01.html">Transcript</a>, but your really have to watch it</li>
      "<a href="http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001347">Jon Stewart</a> goes on <em><a href="http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001215">Crossfire</a></em>, one of our <a href="http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/001117">vapid political “debate” shows</a> and asks them, plainly, to stop hurting America, to leave the side of the politicians and the corporations and start working for the people. "(<a href="http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/">nod</a>.)
    <p>my favourite moment is one that didn't actually get many laughs. "i always thought in a democracy, and again i don't really know because i've only lived here, that in a democracy ..." hilarity.</p>