These Sticks Are Made for Walking

In preparation for hiking in Colorado, I decided to put some work into walking sticks. I had picked up one stick in Colorado last year. The other one is from Texas. I believe both are oak. Unfortunately, I don’t have any “before” pics, but a stick is a stick, so I doubt any are necessary….

The Digital State Apparatus: Are You Woke?

Articles that examine how you are being watched and other issues: Bluetooth surveillance as you shop: https://nyti.ms/2Xe7Onp Cyberwar between nations: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share Deepfake Videos: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/deepfake-pelosi-video.html AI Surveillance: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/aclu-surveillance-artificial-intelligence.html Refined AI Mimicry of Human Language: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/07/technology/ai-text-disinformation.html China Exporting the Surveillance State: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/technology/ecuador-surveillance-cameras-police-government.html