Why do we restrict the use of nuclear technology?

The Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis story seems like something people are likely to overlook. The story is about: Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology were transferred without proper safeguards. But, why? The Middle East turmoil is in part over… Continue reading Why do we restrict the use of nuclear technology?

Space Force

I will not lie, if there had been a Space Force recruitment station when I graduated high school, then there is no doubt in my mind that I would have signed up. It was extremely tempting to me to join the Air Force back then.

Unknown Knowns

Yesterday’s post mentioned unknown unknowns. When I heard this matrix, it pained me that one of the quadrants was missing. Over the years, I have thought about that missing one and what it might mean. Donald Rumsfeld in 2002 talking about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq a year before the invasion: Reports that say… Continue reading Unknown Knowns

TED Talk: Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence

Wow, not sure why I have not posted this one yet. In college, I was one of four students who showed up to the showing of a video of Pinker talking about his book How the Mind Works. It reinforced for me Psychology was a good choice for me. So this talk on decline in… Continue reading TED Talk: Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence

MS Includes Sun Java

Internet: M$ is caving on one of their monopolistic behaviors: allowing their Java Virtual Machine to be implemented in Windows XP as something other than a plug-in the user has to locate and isntall. Why is it that features Microsoft wants included cannot be sumamrily ripped from the Windows operating system? Yet features they do not want… Continue reading MS Includes Sun Java

Navy Brass Latest Hacking Victim

World News: Even Middle East countries have problems with plane hijackings.Yahoo! News – Security Agents Foil Iranian Hijacking There was a thing Friday on CNN about Chinese soldiers attempting to stop people from entering an embassy. Pretty scary. Wonder what they know or did? Yahoo! News – Two North Koreans enter Canada’s embassy in China Internet:… Continue reading Navy Brass Latest Hacking Victim

Hackers in Sheep’s Clothing

Tech News: I’ve said it often enough… students are hackers in sheep’s clothing. This true too… “the majority of academic networks are tempting targets for hackers because of their lack of security, abundance of bandwidth and overworked administrators.”University systems a haven for hackers – Tech News – CNET.com World News: Don’t approach a U.S. Navy… Continue reading Hackers in Sheep’s Clothing