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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]