Re: near anything box security solution (Was RE: The Internet is forever)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Mar 10 2000 - 09:08:46 MST

Charlie Stross wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 02:32:42AM -0800, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> >
> > Thankfully, the technology for truly invasive stuff (BigBrother++)
> > isn't there yet. Not quite. However, yes, I'm tracking what's
> > happening over in Albion, and no, it ain't pretty.
> >
> > It's not as bad over here yet. Wanna come over, Charlie? Afterwards,
> > there's always some hope for the lunar shuttle ;)
> Thanks, but no thanks: the USA has exactly the same virus, it's just that
> your political system conceals the symptoms a bit better.
> I decided (back in 1994, when the control-freak symptoms endemic in the
> British political process were becoming glaringly obvious) to try the
> how-to-get-an-elephant-up-an-oak-tree approach: move to Scotland and
> wait for independence. It shouldn't take too many years -- given the way
> the control freaks in Westminster manage to annoy everyone north of the
> border -- and the Scots are generally a bit less small-c conservative[*]
> than their southern neighbours (modulo a few fringe religious groups).
> On the other hand, the lunar shuttle sounds quite appealing ...

What does it take for a person of scottish descent who is a US citizen
to immigrate to scotland? Of course, we Lorrey's were on the side of
Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden (Clan Gordon), so we might be viewed
as troublemakers...;)

Mike Lorrey

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