Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Opus 2017-241: DEFCON: Uber Alles

This is going to be the year of the Uber at DEFCON.

DEFCON is a conference held yearly in Las Vegas involving internet security professionals.  That is what it has become.  It started as an official party location for hackers but even hackers grow up and become respectable.  This is the 25th year.  My son has been bringing me since DEFCON 9.  It is an annual pilgrimage for us.

This year we decided to use UBER instead of renting a car.  It remains to be seen if it is cheaper or not.  If you are a technology dinosaur and don’t have a geek in the family, don’t even consider it.  Using UBER requires a smart phone and a credit card.  It involves punching a few buttons and waiting a few minutes.  So far it has worked well.

If you ever decide to use it keep in mind that during areas of intense usage they have a “multiplier” that adds to the basic fee.  That hit us the first time we used it to get home from the airport in LA during rush hour.  It has not come into play here, yet.

It works well for us here in Las Vegas but I would not want to become dependent on it.  It is a wonderful tool for the day that Big Brother gets really serious about watching you.  My son showed me how he could go back for years and show me maps of every trip he has taken on UBER.  If they know, THEY know.

Welcome to 1984.

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