For generations mothers have warned their sons to refrain from one-handed solitary pursuits as it’d make them go blind. In this cautionary tale a chap from Glasgow describing himself as “merely a computer nerd” is to be extradited to the US for hacking into the Pentagon. The BBC says that they will “make him fry”. I know such treatment is reserved for Mars bars north of the border but perhaps in the the land of the free, country of Guantanamo and Abu Graib, such a punishment is not seen as disproportionate.

YouTube trailer of the 1983 flick Wargames that all this is reminiscent of can be found here. In those days the baddies were the Soviets.

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