I'm a Guest on "Adam Ruins Everything"

The show is about security theater. I am a disembodied head on a scooter.

Here's a teaser. Here's the full episode (for pay, but cheap).

The scooter idea was a hack when I couldn't find the time to fly to LA for live filming. The whole thing was a lot of fun.

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 2:11 PM • 11 Comments

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anonymousOctober 8, 2015 6:17 PM

The video leaves one very important question unanswered.

If Bruce could put his head in a robot body, and there's a war between humans and robots, what side would he be on?

And how would his robot body get through the metal detector?

BobbyOctober 8, 2015 6:34 PM

@Anonymous "And how would his robot body get through the metal detector?"
Because the TSA is poo

Hard.Power.Cyclic.ResetOctober 8, 2015 8:31 PM

Bruce Schneier, as himself, nominated for the Emmy in best supporting actor in security theater. While a bit robotic, he leads the audience through serious facts yet shows how unimportant latex feelings are inside the body of security.

As the winner of this Emmy, he will also recieve a special edition award in honor of the security theater movie (and television show) plot contest, a signed copy of the classic Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World.

Congratulations Bruce, let's continue to hear a few good words in your blog.

(I loved it)

metaschimaOctober 8, 2015 9:46 PM

I saw the show this week, it was great and I was surprised to see you on it Mr. Schneier. The scooter was a great idea and actually fit into the show really well.

The show also reminded me of the sad state of credit card security. You'd think with all the advances in cryptography and computing, they'd be able to make a more secure system. The current system and the chip-and-pin system are both ridiculously insecure.

Jim MinatelOctober 9, 2015 11:04 AM

It's too bad Futurama is off the air. Bruce would make a good head in a jar in the year 3000. Adam Ruins Everything looks far too smart for cable TV. I have it scheduled to record now before it's gone too.

DaveOctober 10, 2015 11:50 PM

Schneier facts: That woosy-looking stick-figure robot had recently beaten half a dozen ABC Warriors.

JHOctober 24, 2015 11:40 AM

Isn't saying that TSA never stopped an attack a bit like saying that, for example, memory defense mechanisms never stopped an exploit? Either your exploit works with those mechanisms in place, or you won't use it at all.
If putting a defense mechanism in place stops the attack it's supposed to, then it works- even, and maybe especially, if no attempts at the specific attack are ever made again

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