Apparently there's a good meteor shower going about now. I went looking last night, but the dadgum clouds were in the way. If you don't know how to find Gemini, it's above Orion's right (from his perspective) shoulder, the red giant Betelgeuse. Both Castor and Pollux (the twin stars of Gemini) are part of the Winter Hexagon. The moon should set about midnight or so.
So Reality Winner, former NSA contractor, is in federal prison for leaking classified information — for five years and three months, the longest sentence of any whistleblower in history. She gave documents on how Russia had attempted to hack vendors of election machinery and software to The Intercept , which completely bungled basic security procedures (according to a recent New York Times piece from Ben Smith, the main fault lay with Matthew Cole and Richard Esposito ), leading to her capture within hours. Winner recently contracted COVID-19 in prison, and is reportedly suffering some lingering aftereffects. Glenn Greenwald has been furiously denying that he had anything at all to do with the Winner clusterfuck, and I recently got in an argument with him about it on Twitter. I read a New York story about Winner, which clearly implies that she was listening to the Intercepted podcast of March 22, 2017 , where Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill expressed skepticism about Russia actually b
Ahh thank you kindly. I was reminded of this a few days ago and then promptly forgot. No way I'll forget between now and midnight-- I'll see you this time meteors!ReplyDelete
No luck for me again last night. Haven't had a clear night in over a week now, shucks.ReplyDelete
I didn't see the meteors either, too cloudy (sigh).ReplyDelete
Yeah, what is with the weather lately? It was overcast and drizzling this morning for hours. Shades of Portland!ReplyDelete