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The wit and wisdom of Doug Tygar, part 1

This should hopefully be an ongoing series when Tygar lectures my 206 class. He's hilarious. If we talk in class we get candy, and he likes to make the class laugh. One of the things he did today was point to an article on CNN about how the US is mailbombing Iraqis in an attempt to get them to defect, and then he said "I used my contacts in the intelligence community to get a copy of the letter" and then proceeded to put up a Nigerian spam-type letter from G.W. Bush...I'd show you, but the slides don't seem to be availiable yet.

Other lines:

"...and hopefully we won't make mistakes like killing Canadians." (Tygar explaining smart dust and the possibility of dusting battlefields with it to identify troops.)

"You can set it to just friends, more than just friends, and ... I can't talk about it." (Tygar talking about an interesting p2p necklace application being played with in Asia.)

"William Shatner was a great actor ... and a good jazz singer too." (Tygar proving even the funniest people sometimes have bad taste. ;)

"It's not twelve o'clock until the last ring." (Tygar on the subject of when class ends).

That's all I was able to catch, but I think I'll start carrying my tape recorder to class. :) This class may kill me, but I'll be laughing the whole way through.

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