None of those things will help you. To the NSA, the content of your email may be less important than with whom you are communicating. Yes, the care about the content of some emails, but their dragnet appears to be for network analysis -- sender, recipients, date, time, etc. The NSA almost certainly catalogs every DNS lookup you do. This is the stuff that is erroneously being referred to as metadata.
One possibly surprising way to keep your communications private is to read/post your communications to a very public forum. That way the intended recipient is difficult to determine. Keep the communication slightly covert -- a little steganography goes a long way if you can fly under the radar. Just don't trust others with your privacy.
Our rights are inalienable -- but only if we use them.
I used to work doing IT for the ILEC and the more I worked with their systems the more surprised that I was able to pick up the phone and get a dial-tone. A friend of mine worked on the systems that managed the in-the-ground cables, he's the one that said the previous sentence. I worked mostly on the billing and ordering systems. They were not the most robust systems.
how far into bullshit do you have to go in the results before you find a meaning that fits this?
If you didn't see it immediately upon following the link, then I guess you will find the bullshit deeper than most.
Yeah, if only they'd invent some sort of device to turn a transmitter on in civilian airspace and off in restricted airspace. Maybe they could call it a Radio-Controlled Switch or something. In other news... if you're worried about insurgents shooting down your precious drones, why the fuck did you clear that area for civilian aviation?
Right.... because no insurgent would ever choose to put their hang out near a civilian airport. Someplace nice and safe from those pesky drones. Nope... that would never, ever happen.
Jeez give it a rest, there are people on this planet who'd do anything to live in our democracy and you cheapen the word with your trinket dispenser.
No one is cheapening the word -- it's its usage in this form predates your absurdist politically correct world view.
You mention the "time out" before sedation is administered, which is great. But, the last time I had a procedure, we went through a bunch of stuff before I went into the operating theater, with my wife present and verifying everything that was going on. Then I was moved into an operating theater and asked by someone I had never met before to sign a paper about some sort of sedation, which I could opt out of. Without my wife present to "double check my math".
At this point, I hadn't had anything to eat in 24 hours, nothing to drink in 12, and had gotten little if any sleep in the previous 24+ hours because of the operation preparation... To recap: I was sleep deprived, dehydrated, and my blood sugar was all messed up, and had to make a decision that was so important that it required signing off on a page of dense text.
In retrospect, I should have said that I wasn't able to make that decision and lobbed the ball back into their court. What I did was the doctor said he recommended it, and I signed it.
In second retrospect, if at all possible, I'm never going to "meet" a doctor in the operating room. Apparently I had the opportunity to have a sit-down in their office, but this was presented to me as a waste of time. Never again...
Model I and "Creative Computing" books/magazines for me. Amazing that these books are available in eBook format now. Search for "David Ahl" on Amazon. Also here: http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc1/
Had loads of fun with Lunar Lander, Hunt the Wumpus, Super Star Trek, and many others.
Maybe a functional theocracy with an end-of-the-world complex developing nuclear weapons wasn't such a good idea.
They have an end-of-the-world complex? Citation please? I'm only familiar with the doomsday preppers here in the U.S. Something similar going on in Iran?
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (3) Ha, ha, I can't believe they're actually going to adopt this sucker.