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On Security, Terrorism, and Risk

I’m taking a post by Bruce Schneier and running with it. None of the security precautions in place in airports have prevented or thwarted a single terrorist attack since 9/11. Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber”, got through security, and was only taken down by strong-willed passengers and doctors with sedation medicine. The “security” put into […]


The Wisdom of Crowds: Wikipedia, Vandalism, and Free Information

Wikipedia has a single, overarching goal: to create a free encyclopedia. Wikipedia depends on volunteer contributions of knowledge for its content. To make this easy for anyone to do, Wikipedia is very accepting of new material: complete strangers, such as myself, can log onto Wikipedia at any time, from any internet connection in the world, […]