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This weeks reading: - nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)
yljatlhQo'! QIch lo'laltbebej!
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This weeks reading:
Sorry to have not written much..

Some links from this weeks reading, which relate to internet security,
wireless networks, and suchness.

Cypherpunk hackers, engineers, and other malcontents have been known to
mutter about how the Internet is, well (begrundingly) kinda nifty, but just nothing compared to what's coming, of what our comms tech is capable. They do not do this just to frighten the MPAA/RIAA. Here follow some breadcrumbs that may help you find a trail to what this new 'Net will be like:

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/ (He hasn't heard about : )
http://www.locustworld.com/ (wireless mesh network hw and sw)
http://logicerror.com/ (but it wouldn't surpise him either)
http://wiana.org The IANA for the new Net?
http://www.communitywireless.org/ A news portal for this activity


And on elink explaining why it isn't likely to involve IPv6:
http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/ipv6mess.html

Oh, and I finished Zen And .., and so has my dad. He disagrees with the conclusions about the motivation of Plato and Aristotle (as I expected) but
has made little comment on the rest of the book. I am waiting to run into
someone who has read it and wants to talk about it...

And then there's this org:
http://www.isecom.org/index.htm
which wrote this manual
http://www.isecom.org/projects/osstmm.htm
which provides for an open standard for security testing and analysis (!)

Also, my general interest in education has been spurred by recent events, so any data you have on homeschooling, Joint Enrollment and other high school alternatives would be appreciated. General discussion of terms like education and schooling is okay, too.

Remember that scarcity is an illusion necessary to the maintenance of certain outdated social and economical systems, and that any sane and healthy activity which hopes to create human civilization will be directed towards the dispelling of this illusion and the replacement of these systems with better ones based on current knowledge, technology, and enlightenment.

OTOH, the kids we are trying to raise right now will have to somehow exist in both worlds (eg get and keep McJobs to move little green slips of paper) for awhile yet, and it may not be fair to them to raise them to live in a world we haven't succeeded in creating yet. Teaching them to cope with the unreality (Buddhist: mana) they will encounter everyday may make more sense. Of course, I'm not the one to do that, as I haven't figured it out yet m'self... As soon as I finish paying for this computer, I may go walkabout.

Maybe once we have our comms tech properly bootstrapped we can do something about our energy tech (internal-combustion ?!) and finally get this show on the road. There should be some arrable land available on any of several continents after the coming water wars and AIDS thin the population a bit. Whee.

"Will teach for food and bandwidth"

Current Mood: *burp*
Current Music: SG1 on SciFi

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pinkeffigy From: pinkeffigy Date: February 21st, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
"my general interest in education has been spurred by recent events, so any data you have on homeschooling, Joint Enrollment and other high school alternatives would be appreciated. General discussion of terms like education and schooling is okay, too."

Please tell me you didn't knock someone up.


adric From: adric Date: February 21st, 2003 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, no. Silly pinkeffigy. I don't even know (other than theoretically) how to do that ;)

Ask SIR about it, and maybe he will tell you something.
From: cypherpunk Date: February 27th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the next-gen networking links. I noticed you listed Wolfram as an interest... I'm currently wading knee deep in a New Kind of Science right now, personally.

As far as Joint Education/Homeschooling, my fiance was enrolled part-time in college her final year of high school, and she said that, although it was a lot of work, she enjoyed the course material immensely. I guess it really depends on the person. Someone with an "active social life" may find joint enrollment too much work, but if they don't mind the extra studying required, it's a great alternative to just high school. I wished I had done something similar when I was a student, so I could've taken more classes purely for enjoyment in college (I was an engineer, so unfortunately didn't have a whole lot of flexibility in my schedule).

Hope you don't mind if I add you to my "friend's list".

-cypher-
adric From: adric Date: February 27th, 2003 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome!

As for ANKOS, it's high on my list, but I'm not there yet. (Specifically
I need running mathematica binaries, and need to remember/relearn Mathematica, before I buy and dive into ANKOS. A place to sleep and stockpiles of food would be a good idea, too, as outside contact and work seems likely to be curtailed.)(As for the binaries, I am currently pursuing sidechannel methods around that problem, but will eventually buy a student license (~150 US).. I remember being facinated by CAs, m---a, and Wolfram's eariler work when I encountered it in high school, but one transfer later I had no access to it ...

Joint enrollment? Yeah, from my knowledge of the local school systems in this part of the world, JE from sophmore or junior year on is the only sane thing for smart kids stuck in public school to do. Unfortunately that was more of a local query, fishing for data about options here in @tlanta. Still more unfortunate is that the young girl in question has dropped out and is working...

I'll add you to my read list in a few more clicks, although I don't post FO very often (probablly not often enough..).

Which Singularity are you betting on? :) (maybe that should be a poll)
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