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ashen-venema's picture
Aug.19.2013
Knowledge is not the rare gem it used to be. Then again, without recording, analysing, sorting, summarising, calculating and disseminating mega quantities of data we’d have none of our ingenious toys to play with. Without statistics our systems would grind to a halt, and, yes, it’s annoying that...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jul.01.2013
  When full-body scanners were introduced at American airports three years ago, there was a brief public outcry. But just as quickly, it died down. Travelers interviewed shrugged off the loss of privacy in the name of safety, using terms like "trade-off" and "compromise." One frequent traveler...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.13.2013
Went off on co-workers yesterday.  Did the same yesterday.  Not very professional of me. It was minor.  Others might not consider it going off.  There were three incidents involving my expertise and the things I do to enable others to do their things.  It's a big...
robert-siciliano's picture
Mar.01.2013
The holidays are over, the Consumer Electronics Show has passed, and now you have all these new shiny wireless gadgets you’re just itching to play with. Now, before you go and connect to the internet, please understand that it’s all fun and games until someone gets hacked. And many times, this...
robert-siciliano's picture
Feb.27.2013
Wireless connections can cost hundreds of dollars annually, so it makes fiscal sense that many people seek out free connections when they are out and about. But free doesn’t necessarily mean secure. By now you’ve heard all the warnings that publicly connected Wi-Fi, such as...
robert-siciliano's picture
Feb.27.2013
We’ve heard lots and lots about data breaches in the last decade. And with the term “cloud” becoming more prevalent (which, incidentally, just refers to a computer server connected to the internet), people are asking how secure their data is on the various websites they agree to host it. For...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.04.2012
    Garbage in, garbage out. Is there any doubt about that? Sure there's doubt. Some of it isn't garbage but well spun information to provide misleading directions. Fiction writers do it all the time to help create tension. It's not garbage, it's story lines.  I spent a few days...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.07.2011
  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: Tim Roth and Gary Oldman Oh, to have the time.  This is the type of thing which fascinates me about books and plays and movies, yet I have not the time (nor, I suspect, the ability) to search out such things for myself. How many insects are there in Kafka? I do...
stephen-pearl's picture
Aug.06.2010
Hi all. In addition to Tinker’s Plague I have two e-books published.  Slaves of Love: A futuristic detective story of love and madness.  And  The Hollow Curse: A centuries spanning tale of love and obsession. With Club Lighthouse Publishing: www.clublighthousepublishing.com  So I know a bit first...
alan-n-shapiro's picture
Jun.02.2010
Diagnostics engineer Lt. Reginald Barclay, played by Dwight Schultz, is investigating a matrix diode spatial orientation systems bug in Sherlock Holmes Holo-program 3A when he accidentally initializes the executable data file object where Professor James Moriarty, Detective Holmes' archenemy and a...