Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Birth Video

Amazing video of squid giving birth.

Posted on April 13, 2007 at 4:44 PM • 14 Comments

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ShuaiApril 13, 2007 5:05 PM

I just begin following your blog, Bruce. But why you post squid every Friday?

jkohenApril 13, 2007 6:29 PM

@Shuai
Rumor has it that he is forever indebted to squids, as it was a family of squids who actually designed Blowish and Twofish, two algorithms usually attributed to Bruce.

Either that, or he is just fascinated by squids. Follow his Friday posts and you'll begin to see why.

kalamazooriApril 13, 2007 6:30 PM

It's a fake. Squid spring fully-formed from the head of Bruce Schneier.

HALApril 13, 2007 8:39 PM

Do you have any links to squid making love? I'd pay to see that. But they must be mature squid...I don't want any child porn links.

Bruce SchneierApril 13, 2007 10:03 PM

"Do you have any links to squid making love? I'd pay to see that. But they must be mature squid...I don't want any child porn links."

Great. Now all the "child porn"-searching FBI spiders have found this blog.

ForRealApril 14, 2007 3:58 AM

Bruce,
I expect that the FBI's relationship to child porn is about the same as it was to the communist party. The FBI needed the CPUSA as a viable enemy so as to prosper in the Washington anti-commie ferment so the FBI supported existing cells and created them where they did not exist. At one time, about half the membership of the CPUSA and more than half the budget were courtesy of the FBI.
A similar situation exists with the FBI and child porn. With an added flip, traces of "child porn" can be found, one way or another, on just about anybody's computer. Or at least the possibility of it being there provides a reason for in depth confiscation, search, and forensic anaylsis of anyone's computer.
While I'm sure that there are real "child pornographers" and "appreciators" out there, there is far too much child and near child based crap, a lot of it free, to be there unless it was being pushed.
If I can find this garbage, or rather have it pushed at me, without trying and wanting to, it's rather hard to believe that there is a serious effort being made to shut this industry down.
Rather it's a convenient stick to beat up on just about anyone.

NathanApril 14, 2007 1:54 PM

Wow. That is beautiful. I wonder how many of those baby squid will reach adulthood, probably a very small percentage. Security through multitudes. Interesting.

RonKApril 14, 2007 11:24 PM

@ Bruce

> Great. Now all the "child porn"-searching FBI spiders have found this blog.

Why should you care? It obviously doesn't contain anything you want to hide! Well, at least not in the clear --- sometimes I wonder if certain posts are not just steganographic notes to your yourself, though.... :-)

Anyway, you know how to distract those spiders, you just have to start Wednesday flying insect posts in addition to your Friday squid posts.

Ranum FanApril 15, 2007 2:19 AM

>I just begin following your blog, Bruce. But why you post squid every Friday?

Many blogs have a culture that allows for one day a week some off-topic item is submitted. Squids started when Bruce posted an article about how squids defend their young. Well, it just took off from that point into a regular Friday off-topic topic.

AnonymousApril 15, 2007 10:39 PM

"I wonder how many of those baby squid will reach adulthood, probably a very small percentage."

Ecologists/geneticists talk of 'r-strategists' (have *lots* of kids, hope a few survive) vs 'K-strategists' (have a few kids, put lots of resouces in to them.) Squid are r-strategists (as are many marine animals.) Especially in these days of modern medicine and birth control, humans are about as K-strategist as it is possible to be.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R/K_selection_theory

JasonMay 15, 2007 6:37 AM

Bruce: squid, octopods, and cuttlefish all rule.
I suspect there's some cryptographic lessons to be gained from the skin of cuttlefish, or at least some grant money :)
It really sucks that they all die in such a short time.

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