The short-form week of 26 Aug–1 Sep 2013

02 Sep 2013; last modified 17 Sep 2013

The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:19pm

I assume booking a trip to HK makes me “more interesting” to some computer illegally sifting through my communications. [expletive deleted]—@ndw
I doubt it @ndw. But if your name were more "ethnic", or you book the day before you fly…—@chaals
@ndw Careful they don't subpoena that expletive now.—@ceri
@ceri I’m not worried about a subpoena. I’m worried they’ll break down my door and drag me away.—@ndw
@ndw Might be best served just swearing then.—@ceri
@ndw the friends of your friends of your friends suddenly also got more interesting. well played!—@icing

Monday at 04:24am

Plus: gave myself 45 min to get ready and only took 23. Minus: it’s 4:23am.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:22am

TSA precheck guy: you’ve been randomly selected…go over there. Guy over there: no, you’re TSA precheck, go over there. #grumble —@ndw
@ndw I always ask for a pat down (I have never been in a scanner) and then pretend like they are being evaluated by a insider plant.—@kiniry
@kiniry Ultimately they sent me back to the precheck xray or I'd have opted out.—@ndw

Monday at 08:43pm

I said some stuff about male feminism and the privilege found at the top of Heteronormative White Dude Mountain: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/08/26/the-face-and-regency-dress-of-male-feminism/ —@ChuckWendig

Monday at 09:10pm

Interesting fact: Over 100 billion neutrinos pass unnoticed through your head every second.—@WorldAndScience

Monday at 09:43pm

Slightly dubious title notwithstanding, this is a very pretty picture of pi: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/08/start/spot-a-shape-and-reinvent-maths —@tomcoates

Tuesday at 03:35am

New and amazing illusion - each dot only goes in a straight line. https://t.co/H40E3Gnbai via Gilad D.—@RichardWiseman

Wednesday at 07:03am

Pro-drone pro-NSA pro-stop-and-frisk MLK-praising prodigies of contradiction, fooling no one but themselves.—@tejucole

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:37am

I've fully embraced Evernote as my backup brain. I *hate* the idea of being this dependent on a web service, but it's *sooo* helpful.—@RussB
@RussB I back it all up and build my own local web archive.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:12am

Call for abstracts @XMLAmsterdam closed. Awaiting verdict from @JeniT @ndw @robinberjon n @jonathan_robie! Stay tuned!—@grtjn

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:02am

America's next president had better believe in restoring liberty http://fplus.me/p/31rm —@nazgul
@nazgul That seems extraordinarily unlikely.—@ndw
@ndw So long as the voters don’t get to actually choose who runs, I agree. Not sure we’ve had a principled president since Carter.—@nazgul

Thursday at 06:30pm

"I don't feel frightened by not knowing things." - Richard Feynman #atheism #atheist —@Geoff_Robert

Friday at 04:11pm

RT @grtjn Call for abstracts @XMLAmsterdam closed. Awaiting verdict from @JeniT @ndw @robinberjon n @jonathan_robie! #fingerscrossed —@RemonSinnema

Sunday at 01:09pm

Star Wars (1977, PG) a group of terrorists enlist the aid of a drug smuggler and a religious fanatic to bomb the seat of governmental power.—@asimplesean

Sunday at 08:03pm

RT @ldmosquera: Pet peeve: URLs with non-essential params. When about to share one, I remove each param until it stops working, and share t…—@ndw

Sunday at 08:20pm

An interesting and amusing argument against the existence of God - Hitchens at his finest #atheism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIRJVmZ4K8&feature=youtu.be —@denyreligion

Sunday at 10:40pm

"It's not surveillance because the telco maintains the database, not the .gov; the .gov just queries the database, see? Totally different"—@thegrugq

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:17pm

Golf shop called “The Range” in a mall called “The Domain”. Sadly, consensus is that’s entirely coincidental.—@ndw
@ndw is this just proof of ndw's nerd-dom?—@dpawson