Pseudo Random News and Comment

Where should you emigrate? – quiz  It told me I should consider Australia. No thanks. USSA Jr is not in the cards.

Researchers To Release an Anonymous BitTorrent Client  This is probably 3 out of 4 horsemen of the apocalypse for media companies. Moronic management of course being the fourth. Expect legislative action by the lap dogs in congress.

Tornado Tracks  A nice map of where not to live. I really thought Ohio sucked worse than this, but maybe I was just thinking more generally.

Report: Obama Ordered Stuxnet to Continue After Bug Caused it to Spread Wildly  For some reason I immediately thought of the Dead Kennedys song Trust Your Mechanic.

Why Antivirus Companies Like Mine Failed to Catch Flame and Stuxnet  There is only so much you can do. If you had every process require explicit approval in theory that could secure the system, but after 10 minutes of constant popups asking you to approve something you’d just throw up your hands and hit the approve all button and flush your security down the toilet.

Top Mitt Romney Donors: Update  Plus Obama’s. Must be talking about employees when it says State Dept, etc. Hopefully.

Flies use the “for the children” excuse too. Egg Laying Decisions in Drosophila Are Consistent with Foraging Costs of Larval Progeny

Topographical and Biological Evidence Revealed FTY720-Mediated Anergy-Polarization of Mouse Bone Marrow-Derived Dendritic Cells In Vitro  I had scratched FTY720 off my watch list after the early studies in transplantation were all disappointing. Rethinking it a bit perhaps the lack of understanding about how it works resulted in choosing poor drug combinations and focusing on acute rather than chronic rejection as an end point.

Google Alerts Users to China’s Web Blocks  I see this as helping state control rather than confronting it. If you want people to do the “right” thing you need to tell them when they do “wrong.” This does just that.

Profit-Driven Surveillance and the Spectrum of Freedom: “We will offer electronic monitoring services in every state.”  A very dystopian view of technology – and a great screenplay hidden in there somewhere too.


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