Microsoft spent hundreds of millions of dollars on security improvements for its latest Windows software and included new technology to defend against a category of hacker attacks known as “buffer overflows,” which can trick software into accepting dangerous commands. But four Polish researchers, known as the Last Stage of Delirium Research Group, said they discovered […]Read more "A club that could have me as a member…"
Back when I maintained an anti-war weblog, my sitetracker indicated I was getting daily visits originating from the domain “NIPR.mil”, which I believe refers to the Naval Intelligence Publication Register. The hits came in early each morning, and tended to come in pairs — ie two hits arriving within a few seconds of one another. […]Read more "The suppression of dissent and a fixation on animal feces…"
Letter to the Iraqi People from Representatives of Cochabamba, Bolivia We write to you now because we fear that you might be made victims of additional suffering, at the hands of a multinational corporation – Bechtel – an evil business that the people of Bolivia know all too well. This Bechtel Corporation, the company that […]Read more
More moral clarity… “I think the burden is on those people who think he didn’t have weapons of mass destruction to tell the world where they are.” — Ari Fleischer, July 9, 2003 Mr. Fleischer also challenged atheists to prove the existence of the Almighty, and called on vegetarians to provide justification for eating bacon […]Read more
Advice for writers Q: To be that thing, that thing being a writer… what that be? A: Write only for yourself. Write with an authoritative, relaxed voice, the voice of gentle good humour, clear-eyed judgment, hard-won wisdom. Write as if generations of scholars will pick over every jotting you make. Write as if it matters. […]Read more