Old fartness comes a creep'in around ....I looked at the numbers in the title line of the blog..I was clueless..as is my habit I continued at various times throughout the day to look at different sites....I think I ran across the meaning....Out there in deep geekland somebody cracked some code that unlocked something that wasn't quite the Manhattan Project but involved a great deal of fliting around by enraged geeklanders.What it also dramatized, that really doesn't need much more than a mirrow for me is that I'm, like way,way out of the computer culture. I'm an old fart end user. Turn it on , navigate a bit, blog, order stuff and wait for the brown truck to deliver it.Sorry I can't contribute more to the discussion but I was born in 1948. TV was black and white if you had one. All adults smoked, it was cool. Beatniks were developing.The 1950's ...bomb shelters,fins on cars.1960's sex ,drug ,rock and roll1970's more sex drugs rock and roll1980's starting to not give a damn about the "popular culture' and computers are ramping up from the TRS-80 to Apple 2E with 28k.1990's computer's everywhere internet usage skyrocketing, porn is #1 use of internet. Care even less about "popular culture". Couldn't name a top group if you threatened to cut my balls off.2000's..making more money, never had kids so "popular culture and newest electronic gizmos we can't live without, I live without, and quite nicely.2010 ..will fully retire with NO debt and over a million IN CASH...sweetabout the DIGG and the DVD code cracking whatever...refer to 2010 comment..like I care about geek ville.No offense meant to anyone cause you know what..IF you are young and manage to navigate your way to your 60's and beyond you won't give a flip about "the popular culture" either.
As an alternate personality of Habu I can attest to the fact that he doesn't care about the popular culture.He does however care about whether to start applying nasal strips to his nose and having his teeth whitened.One gets old but vanity sometimes holds a powerful incentive over things.
Little known fact about Habu...while working as an operative for the CIA he spent the afternoon at Nick's Fishmarket in Honolulu drinking with Jill St. John...he was not on assignment at the time.Jill St. John
Hubu --- you're right. Since it's silly to think you can control the distribution of a 120-bit number, I put it up. You've got to follow multiple links to find out what it's for.Possumtater, I can recommend the nose strips but the teeth whitening is a pain in the ass. Which may be a sign I should read the directions again.Sparrow, *now* I'm jealous. In SIGINT stuff the only people you meet are old master chiefs with forearms like Popeye.
SenecaTY.Some of the people I got to meet while working for the CIA...not a complete list.Presidents Nixon and Ford and Carter.Edward Teller (Hydrogen Bomb)Kelly Johnson (SR-71)Gen. Vernon Walters a fascinating man.(wiki him)Victor Belenko, MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 George HW Bush then DCIIt was a heady time for a young dude. And the projects I was lucky enough to work on were UNREAL.
*sigh* I met DIRNSA once.The CIA guys get all the toys.
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