Here's some footage from the upcoming Battlefield 3. I'm not the biggest FPS fan but this one looks like it will be a good one so thought I'd share it with those who haven't seen it yet. The heat is brutal over here hope all of you are staying cool. Gonna make myself some iced coffee and read today before my day really starts going. Another interested bit is this essay I read about privacy on the internet. If you have the time read it because it is worth it and covers the whole "I don't need internet anonymity, I have nothing to hide" argument. Here it is. If you don't have the time to read 28 pages (understandable) here is the conclusion:
"Whether explicit or not, conceptions of privacy underpin nearly every argument made about privacy, even the common quip “I’ve got nothing to hide.” As I have sought to demonstrate in this essay, understanding privacy as a pluralistic conception reveals that we are often talking past each other when discussing privacy issues. By focusing more specifically on the related problems under the rubric of “privacy,” we can better address each problem rather than ignore or conflate them. The nothing to hide argument speaks to some problems, but not to others. It represents a singular and narrow way of conceiving of privacy, and it wins by excluding consideration of the other problems often raised in government surveillance and data mining programs. When engaged with directly, the nothing to hide argument can ensnare, for it forces the debate to focus on its narrow understanding of privacy. But when confronted with the plurality of privacy problems implicated by government data collection and use beyond surveillance and disclosure, the nothing to hide argument, in the end, has nothing to say."