• The New Inquiry ponders the “viral virus" and whether society benefits "from a world in which everyone is anxious about having anxiety".
  • Your first SMBC of this post:
  • In TV and movies, it is a common trope to track someone to an exact location using only their IP address, often even to a specific spot in a specific room! Naturally, you are skeptical of that, as you should be. This excellent story shows some of the really interesting things that happen with IP-to-physical-address mapping attempts. (We’ll leave the conversation about how criminals often obscure their real IP for another discussion.)
  • Worlds colliding! Analysis of the game mafia/werewolf from a security perspective.
  • This is the fairest, most concise take I’ve seen regarding the spectrum of faithful Christian attitude(s) towards violence.
  • Thanks, SMBC!
  • Not an Onion headline: “CIA’s Venture Capital Arm Is Funding Skin Care Products That Collect DNA"
  • What makes people watch reality tv? Batya has an answer.
  • An excellent editorial regarding the dissonance in USA gun culture and gun rights discussion. “If disadvantaged groups aren’t central to your campaign to protect gun rights, then you simply aren’t protecting gun rights." (Related: there is a Clickhole troll referenced in the article, which digs at one of the weirdest bits of cognitive dissonance we see in this space.)