Monarch Cluster

by Karoli on January 6, 2014

Monarch Cluster by KaroliK
Monarch Cluster, a photo by KaroliK on Flickr.

I’ll try and be better about posting…It’s been quiet but you can always find me on Crooks and Liars…

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Comment policy

by Karoli on July 2, 2013 · 34 comments

This blog is too small to be this much work. I’m considering closing comments altogether or incorporating Facebook comments after clearing out nearly 8,000 spam comments posted after I upgraded my WordPress installation and Akismet somehow crapped out, alongside Disqus.

That would explain the random dDOS attacks on this blog that happen when I post anything new, too. Disqus is a great service but I’m not thrilled with how this all happened, or what a challenge moderating them was.

On the plus side, there have been some outstanding comments posted here, well worth taking the time to read. So I’m torn.

Talk me down or talk me into it. I’ll leave comments open on this one.

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Arrest Greenwald? What Nonsense!

I’ll start with this: It bothers me when anyone says a reporter should be arrested for reporting what is a newsworthy story. It bothers me more than knowing that if I were to email someone in Pakistan or Russia or China those emails might be captured by one of four NSA data capture programs. 

Glenn Greenwald and I are not bosom buddies. I say that because you, the reader, should know that I’m not defending him because we’re BFFs who get each other’s back. I do not like the way this story was broken, I don’t like the paranoia that has come out of it, and I don’t care for the misshapen debate about what might be acceptable limits and balances on national security versus individual privacy. 
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