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Originally posted on J. Giambrone:


I’ve been obsessed with this idea since I saw Black Swan in the theater, and it blew me away. This was perhaps the most arresting film I have ever seen. There’s a reason for this, and it’s in the camera rules as well as in the story.I just caught a talk with Darren Aronofsky, and he explained the rules of “subjective filmmaking,” and they are intended to give the main character a special treatment, close to being a point of view experience. This is more like a novel and less like a Hollywood spectacular.


I place enough stock in this technique and its devotion to the main character and her experiences that it influenced my writing of Transfixion, and what I foresee for the film adaptation. It needs to religiously stay with Kaylee like a pet drone following her around (note the cover). That’s the limited perspective…

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‘We will hunt you down’: KKK threatens to shoot Anonymous ‘n***** lovers’

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I posted on this back when it broke.

“I contract for the United States Government to build anonymity technology for them and deploy it.”

— Roger Dingledine, cofounder of Tor, 2004

How leading Tor developers and advocates tried to smear me after I reported their US Government ties

Finally, I pointed out that Tor was not nearly as secure as many of its proponents claimed. For people with really something to hide from the state, Tor very likely offered the opposite of anonymity: it singled out users for total NSA surveillance, with intel agencies potentially sucking up and recording everything they did online. Recent events have proven yet again that Tor is not as secure as its fans claim, or as its own developerssay they hoped.


Amnesty International’s anti-spyware tool is the epitome of post-Snowden software

Amnesty and other groups have vouched for this. It appears to have an open source code available for inspection.


I love Terry Gilliam…

Kubrick’s top ten films list.


This rises to the level of geeky, but falls slightly short of douchey. So here you go…


I have a response to Drake’s characterisation of the Bush regime’s malfeasance:

Thomas Drake only sees a thin slice of the picture, and he makes excuses for the Bush regime’s deliberate actions, their desired “New Pearl Harbor.” They were not just concerned about Iraq, as he contends, but were pointedly avoiding any action on the Al Qaeda threat, which they were repeatedly informed about. That type of suspicious behavior should raise red flags, as they sought “plausible deniabilty” by floating these other alleged “priorities” in order to fool their own underlings (like Drake). Another far too credulous voice has been Richard Clarke, who specifically blew the whistle on having Al Qaeda intelligence hidden from his office (by George Tenet, CIA Director) when he was the president’s counter-terrorism advisor!!!

Neither Clarke nor Drake will suggest the obvious conclusion: HIGH TREASON. The Bush neocons wanted the attack to succeed. The attack gave them everything and more that they desired. The attack was long planned, long under surveillance and aided and abetted by their good friends the Saudis. Every effort that American law enforcers tried to take was deliberately thwarted and shut down. This is what treason looks like.

These guys are gullible to the point that they deceive themselves. The Bush neocon junta (unelected), signed the “new Pearl Harbor” document. They are on record. They needed the attack. They wanted the attack. Cheney was more than capable of monkey-wrenching the underlings into line (underlings like Drake).

NY Times:

“By May 1, (2001) the Central Intelligence Agency told the White House of a report that “a group presently in the United States” was planning a terrorist operation.”

  • MAY 1
  • 2001

Wake up, Tom.