Peter Kafka

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The Best Event You Won’t See at the London Olympics

How’s that? You still have more time to kill?

Google* continues to oblige, this time via one of the best “Saturday Night Live” sketches, ever. Downside: You only get the first two minutes of this classic. Upside: Martin Short, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest, at their best.

*Astonishing that Google Video continues to exist, separate from YouTube, in the Larry Page “focus” era, no?


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik