Showing posts from October, 2010

$105 Android tablet

$105 Android tablet. $105, delivered.

Privacy Protection against data-scrapers

Interested in removing your data from Internet identity search sites like PeekYou? Read this Wall Street Journal article on data scrapers.

The Obsolescence of the Middle Class

I wish I didn't trust this essay on the true cause of joblessness.

Bad Science, Bogus Medical Research

The Atlantic has an article on a medical researcher who specializes in analyzing the quality of science in medical research. Worth a read.

When the going is tough, stay calm and cheat

The British website Kings of War has an absolutely wizardly idea to solve the Afghan problem; peacefully phone bomb them.

Fill Afghanistan with smartphones, provided free for the recipient providing a biometric registration (so we who who has them). Since they're digital, Echelon and similar systems can automatically listen in and flag conversations with news about Bad Things and Bad People.

It plays to our strength, not our weakness (our concern for the lives of our troops) and also provides us a propaganda channel to the rest of the population, and if it helps us liberalize Afghanistan, all the better.