Monday, 29 January 2007
Not Just Coding
Not Just Coding: "Here's the word I use to describe this sort of software engineer: bad. These people should not be hired. If you have people like this on your staff, fire them. The reason this quote infuriates me should now be obvious. It basically says that all software engineers are people who don't know how to do their job."
Sunday, 28 January 2007
Diebold Shows How to Make Your Own Voting Machine Key
Diebold Shows How to Make Your Own Voting Machine Key: "We've tried to keep the shape secret so as not to make an attacker's job even marginally easier, and you would expect a security-conscious vendor to do the same. Not Diebold. Ross Kinard of SploitCast wrote to me last month to point out that Diebold offers the key for sale on their web site."
Wow, Scoble Just Threw Himself Under a Bus
Michael Arrington: Wow, Scoble Just Threw Himself Under a Bus: "Engadget is no longer really a blog. They still look like a blog, but they're bigger than a lot of mainstream media businesses. And Robert is asking them which direction they are planning on going now that they%u2019re so big. Will they remain part of the blogging community, or adopt the stand alone silo habits of old media."
Saturday, 20 January 2007
Field-Goal Accuracy May Lead to Changes in Rules
Field-Goal Accuracy May Lead to Changes in Rules: "What makes kickers different -- beyond the outdated-but-enduring image of a quirky bobble-headed player with a single bar on his helmet, no stain on his uniform and, sometimes, no shoe on one foot -- is that they do not compete player versus player, but player versus goal post."
Tuesday, 9 January 2007
California considers insurance for all
California considers insurance for all: "Schwarzenegger said his plan would save $10 billion a year by cutting costs and redirecting money already in the health-care system."
Why Hawks Win
Why Hawks Win: "These psychological impulses -- only a few of which we discuss here -- incline national leaders to exaggerate the evil intentions of adversaries, to misjudge how adversaries perceive them, to be overly sanguine when hostilities start, and overly reluctant to make necessary concessions in negotiations. In short, these biases have the effect of making wars more likely to begin and more difficult to end. "
Monday, 8 January 2007
War for the '4th screen'
War for the '4th screen': "Apple is about to touch off a nuclear war"
Tuesday, 2 January 2007
NBC - Saturday Night Live - Special Treat in a Box - Report - New York Times
NBC - Saturday Night Live - Special Treat in a Box - Report - New York Times: "'Those people who go on the Internet will not be shocked by this,' Mr. Ludwin recalled thinking. 'Obviously there are some people who will be offended. Those people are probably unlikely to go searching for it on the Internet. It's just funny.'"