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I usually fly...

PHAEDRU5 Re:Concorde (365 comments)

As a former resident of 42, Foxhill Road, Reading, RG1 5QS, UK, let me tell you that the roar of your Concorde's engines would regularly stop cricket play at the University of Reading. You insensitive clod.

more than 4 years ago
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Spammers Use Holes In Democrats.org Security

PHAEDRU5 Oh the irony (129 comments)

John McCain never left his email server open for this sort of exploit!

more than 5 years ago
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Applied Security Visualization

PHAEDRU5 Hire Neo (45 comments)

What you do is tail all your logs to a console, sit Neo in front of said console, and have him detect changes in the patterns.

I once worked for a network security startup that had almost exactly this strategy.

They didn't do very well, I'm afraid.

more than 5 years ago

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Japan launches an aircraft carrier

PHAEDRU5 PHAEDRU5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PHAEDRU5 writes "'The Japanese Navy — officially the Maritime Self-Defense Force — has launched an "aircraft carrier." At least the Hyuga, launched at Yokohama on August 23, looks like an aircraft carrier — she has a flush flight deck and a large, starboard-side island structure...The Hyuga, the largest warship constructed in Japan since World War II, is considered by some observers to be the first step toward the development of a large aircraft carrier.'

Japan's back in the power-projection business."

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PHAEDRU5 PHAEDRU5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PHAEDRU5 (213667) writes "Everything you know about Global Warming (tm) could be wrong.

Global climate models are missing a good chunk of plant information that could significantly alter long-term climate change predictions. A new technique for modeling phytoplankton — microscopic plants in the upper layers of the Earth's waters — could reveal a much more accurate picture.
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PHAEDRU5 PHAEDRU5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PHAEDRU5 writes "Norman E. Borlaug received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. His accomplishment was to develop and deploy high-yield, disease-resistant cereal strains in the neediest corners of the world and thereby providing, in his words, "a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation." He's known as the man who "saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived." He's about to be honored again, via H. R. 4924, the "Congressional Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Act of 2006"."
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PHAEDRU5 PHAEDRU5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PHAEDRU5 (213667) writes "Germany has decided to tax the internet and advanced communications:
Germany's 16 states agreed on Thursday to introduce from January 1 a licence fee of 5.52 euros (3.70 pounds) a month on computers and mobile phones that can access television and radio programmes via the Internet.
Here's the story.

I am reminded of Ronald Reagan's famous saying about the statist attitude to human innovation: 'If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.'"

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