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Obama really thinks warrantless wiretapping is OK

Wired reports that Obama’s administration sided with the previous administration in a federal court filing. To all the people that said Obama’s FISA vote was political expediency – you were wrong – it’s policy.

H/T: Slashdot

Cool virus infection and assembly videos

Fun video with accurate structures and mechanism, although motions are not realistic (Brownian motion is not goal directed). The third video is the most involved.

H/T: Eric Drexler

Obama’s DOJ appointment

First, Obama votes for FISA, effectively saying that it’s okay for AT&T and other telcos in cahoots with the president to violate the constitution by spying on people without a warrant. Then he appoints an ex-RIAA lawyer to a top DOJ post – corporate interests above all.

Not much hope there.