I love writing about all kinds of different things too, and sometimes my stories can be very sexual.

Yesterday’s has a blowjob in it. Hair entwined around fingers and all. Nobody’s ever complained to me about writing about sex.

Maybe because I’m a man? Hmmm.

Hey, you want to know something cool about frequency hopping? When I was in intel officer in Berlin in the 1980s, frequency hopping was hot. Public-key encryption had not been invented yet, and frequency hopping was used as a critical solution to keeping communications secure. The hopping algorithms themselves were private-key encrypted.

If the Public-key RSA standard had not come along, it’s probable that public communications networks would still be using encrypted frequency hopping today.

Also, when I was in Berlin, cell phones were just emerging, and they were not private at all. At our listening post, we could tune in to a cell phone conversation and theoretically listen to the entire thing. We didn’t, because it was against military regulation and the law, but anybody else could have done it.

What changed that? Frequency hopping! It doesn’t do you much good to listen to a conversation that only consists of a couple words before the frequency shifts at (pseudo) random.

And yes, all of this directly thanks to Hedy Lamarr, who never seems to get any credit for it.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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