As the security expert Bruce Schneier wrote recently, it isn’t that the Internet has been penetrated by the surveillance state; it’s that the Internet, in effect, is a surveillance state.
You have to accept it, because it’s the way nature works. If you wanna know the way nature works, you look at it carefully, and that’s the way it looks! You don’t like it? Go somewhere else! To another universe, where the rules are simpler, philosophically more pleasing, psychologically easy. I can’t help it, ok? If I’m gonna tell you honestly what the world looks like, I can only tell you what it looks like, I cannot make it any simpler, I’m not gonna fake it . . .
Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.
There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.