Tag Archives: Technology

Watch Bob Woodward try and suss an iPad

The new Washington Post iPad app has dropped with a high production quality video featuring legendary American journo Bob Woodward, among other luminaries of US media. See the trailer: Trailers for apps are becoming a trend. For example see the … Continue reading

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Army visits Apple

My two worlds come together in this article from Ars: Army officials get VIP tour of Apple, talk mobile tech. Here is the key quote: Our job, as stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar, is to adopt and adapt appropriate commercial … Continue reading

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The Low-Tech Zoomable Map

From Fastcompany.com comes this introduction to the zoomable paper map. Each quarter of the map can be unfolded, revealing zoomed-in detail.

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“We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn”

A new approach to China 1/12/2010 03:00:00 PM Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from … Continue reading

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Insurgents Hacking Drone

Fresh from the WSJ this morning.It seems Iraqi insurgents are beginning to steal signals from US drones. Evidence backing John Robb’s Global Guerillas theory seems to mount daily. Here’s the article Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to … Continue reading

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WWIII Propaganda posters

Via @Durf. See the whole set.

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Don’t Forget the Long Term

(Via Threatswatch) In positive news on the homeland security front, Texas is scanning inmates fingerprints now and forwarding them on to DHS, who can then check the citizenship status of inmates. Thus, deporting violent illegals will become much easier. The … Continue reading

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A Call for 21st Century Government in Japan

Aceface kindly pointed me to this, a scanned pdf of the Japanese-language “Flying Object Information” form, filled out by hand by a Japan bureaucrat. It contains the basic information on the missile that flew over Japan on Sunday, noting where … Continue reading

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iPod accessories for the iSniper

With a new KAC “rail mount”:http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/01/20/ipod-touch-mounted-on-m110-sniper-rifle/ you can use your iPod touch to relieve boredom during that long wait before you can tag your HPT. You can also calculate ballistic trajectories with their “Bulletflight”:http://www.knightarmco.com/bulletflight/index.htm app. Details at “The Firearm Blog”:http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/01/20/ipod-touch-mounted-on-m110-sniper-rifle/.

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Impolitical science

Last week’s _Economist_ “featured”:http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11965279 “three”:http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11965352 “articles”:http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11959182 detailing how domestic politics has held America back in the space race. The punditocracy maintains that we may be headed into a Cold War 2, and the issue for those interested in science is … Continue reading

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