Understanding Uncertainty

I love content like this that opens one’s mind to the flawed ways in which we’re processing input. This is a site to watch. :: Links [ Understanding Uncertainty | understandinguncertainty.org ]

Why Religion is More Dangerous Than Handguns

We’ve been debating agnosticism and atheism here for the last couple of weeks. One of the sub-arguments that has pronounced itself has come from my general proposition that religion is harmful. My friend CarlM has repeatedly argued against this. His argument seems to be that religion is not the actual cause of any danger, but […]

This Makes Me Happier Than It Should

This is a Craigslist posting out of Savannah, Georgia: To the Guy Who Mugged Me Downtown (Downtown, Savannah) I was the white guy with the black Burberry jacket that you demanded I hand over shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend. You also asked for my girlfriend’s purse and earrings. I […]

Why America Will Be Attacked Again Under Obama

So we’ve heard all the arguments about Republicans being strong on defense, and Democrats being weak in this area. This isn’t one of those arguments. It is true, however, that we will likely be attacked again, in the United States, as a result of Obama being President. The reason for this is that terrorists don’t […]

Scientists Read Images Directly Out of the Brain

Image from wired.com Holy shit. I mean, yeah, I knew this would eventually happen–maybe 5 or 10 years from now, but damn. These scientists in Japan can show people a word and then pull it back out of their brain–without even touching them (fMRI). I add that last part because it’d still be cool if […]

A Crazy Idea Regarding the Obama Administration and Security

Image from infosecblog.org I have a wicked crazy idea. What if we in the information security community were to organize a campaign to get level-headed, rational thinkers into positions of influence (as advisors) to Obama’s administration. I’m thinking of people like Lawrence Lessig (who I understand is a friend of Obama already), and Bruce Schneier. […]

Stratfor Awareness Video

I’ve recently been turned on to Stratfor (thanks John Heasman), which is a private intelligence organization that serves as an extremely interesting source of information. Anyway, they have an interesting video on their site about how people tend to miss things they aren’t looking for. Check it out.