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A Must Read Essay by Kevin Kelly

On July 20, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Kevin Kelly’s book Out of Control was very influential in my early research.  His new essay takes things to an entirely new and somewhat uncomfortable intellectual level.  Selected excerpts below… THE TECHNIUM AND THE 7TH KINGDOM OF LIFE A Talk with Kevin Kelly What is the meaning of technology in our lives? What place does […]

On the Front Line in the War on Terror

On July 20, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Interesting article by Judith Miller contrasting the different counterterrorism approaches in Los Angeles and New York City. Both cities have been on the cutting edge in their own unique way… Despite their differences, both the NYPD and the LAPD agree that a key way to crush incipient terrorist cells and thwart terrorism is to use […]

Another Toaster Picture…

On July 20, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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I will never tire of this. This variant is actually a toaster running Linux. Personally, I welcome our toaster overlords. Link—>

Dilemma of the Patriotic Hackers

On July 20, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Haft of the Spear alerted me to this manifesto, which couldn’t help but remind me of its 1994 counterpart.

Death of the OODA Loop?

On July 20, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Interesting article at Wired discussing some new initiatives at DARPA to support decision-making on the battlefield. Most notably, they seek to compress the OODA loop into one prescient technology. Specifically, the “venerable Observe Orient Decide Act (OODA) loop is no longer viable for an information-age military.” To fight a fast-moving foe, these four tasks have […]

Computer Mod That Made Me Smile

On July 16, 2007, in Papers and Essays, Technology, by Administrator
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Only really funny if you’ve read this paper.

Robert Scoble is Media

On July 14, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Fascinating blog post here, which was discovered via this link. Compelling look at the value of all these new social network sites  we keep joining, but haven’t quite figured out what they are there for.

Homeland Security – A Guide to Deciphering Guts

On July 11, 2007, in Security, by Administrator
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It seems the folks at Wired Magazine have developed the homeland security gut guide based on the reporting that Secretary Chertoff has a “gut feeling” about a period of increased risk to the homeland. All joking aside, from an analyst’s perspective, we shouldn’t diminish the role that the “gut” or “intuition” plays in the predictive […]

Battle of the Shadow Phones

On July 11, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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IEEE is running a fascinating article on a discovered intrusion into major Greek cellular networks for the purpose of engaging in unauthorized eavesdropping of prominent officials including the Prime Minister and his wife.  In a world where credit card thieves and low-level hackers get all the headlines, security professionals should make special note of the […]

Ubuntu Impressions

On July 10, 2007, in Technology, by Administrator
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Last night was my first foray into the Ubuntu distribution and I must admit to being surprisingly impressed. I’ve installed various versions of Linux with varying degrees of success since their was a “Linux”. My most recent distro of choice was Open Suse, but while it was fun to explore and learn on, it was […]

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