• Archive for September, 2007

    Security + Privacy = Liberty. And the CheapID / State In A Box – Identity Services Architecture **DEMO** is now online

    by  • September 29, 2007 • Hexayurt, The Global Picture • 1 Comment

    CheapID demo now online. You can go, you know, generate yourself a dodgy ID card, and get a real solid idea of what on earth all this Identity Services Architecture stuff is about. Note well, the code is flakey, your IDs will break every time I tweak the code, and this is a junky alpha. [...]

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    Russians in Iraq

    by  • September 28, 2007 • Trivia and Media • 0 Comments

    “{foo airbase} we are landing.” “{Russian airplane} you don’t have authorization to land.” “{foo airbase}, sorry, my English is not precise. We are informing you that we are landing. we have no fuel. In five minutes, we will be on ground, with your permission or not. We think it would be easier for everyone if [...]

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    Redefining Readiness

    by  • September 22, 2007 • Hexayurt, The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    The ever-helpful Lugon of the Flu Wiki, a site focussing on pandemic flu preparedness, pointed me at Redefining Readiness, which is a study about disaster response that actually, you know, asked members of the public what they would actually do in a disaster, and why. Needless to say, the results pose some interesting questions for [...]

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    by  • September 22, 2007 • Hexayurt • 0 Comments

    Project STAR-TIDES is the new form of EITP, which is the .gov, .mil, big .org etc. autonomous building / distributed infrastructure / disaster response effort. They’re also up on Appropedia. I’m currently kind of the jack of all trades / focus manager for this project – keep the thing pointed at the problems, organize the [...]

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    Hobbits. I wonder if they’ve found the fat one yet.

    by  • September 21, 2007 • Science • 2 Comments

    Remember those “hobbit” skeletons? Yup, it was a human subspecies Here’s my question. If birds who’ve never seen an eagle’s shadow still know to panic, that suggests that some kinds of threat identification stuff can be genetically hardwired. What if that extends to things other than threats? Like, say, food sources… Or, you know, just [...]

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    by  • September 21, 2007 • The Global Picture, Trivia and Media • 2 Comments

    I checked out Viridari’s Blog in response to a comment here, and found this gem: Now, on so many levels, you can see how close we are to a total collapse of the current value system. Hippies marching under the pledge of allegiance buffaloing confused small town cops with by the sound of the tape, [...]

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    Bitching about parallel computation

    by  • September 20, 2007 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    I Want A New Platform – at Union Square Adventures – can’t handle a new platform! The core of this issue is that we’re in a **PARALLEL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT** That’s really the issue. You’re planning on using multiple CPUs to do the work, and the architecture bottlenecks at your ability to get the centralized components [...]

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