Kenya simply can't afford to go to war with... →
fyeahafrica: The word “war” is one that Kenyans go to great lengths to avoid invoking. Ethnic clashes, post-election violence, cross-border raids,security operations – these are all things that the average Kenyan is broadly familiar with – but war is something that other countries do. Such an open display of aggression and hostility runs counter to the euphemistic and allegedly peaceful instinct...
The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived... →
And I thought we had rain. We just had falling mist in comparison to this
Will Men Dominate the Future? : Discovery News →
With the population expected to hit seven billion, will “bachelor nations” face catastrophic violence?
Is the War on Terror Shifting to Africa? →
saharareporters: On October 24th the US House Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing regarding the recent decision by the President to deploy Special Forces to Uganda and other regional countries in an effort to follow through with US Law that is designed to rein in the Lord’s Resistance Army. There is an interesting history regarding this Group. In 2001 the State Department placed the...
HTC will upgrade many devices to Android 4 →
HTC announced they want to upgrade as many HTC devices as possible. This is completely in line with Google’s statement last week about Android 4 upgrades.
Aleks Krotoski untangling the web: Topic: Death →
untanglingtheweb: Death, a Tarot card interpreter might say, isn’t an end; it’s just a transition. However, the physical fact is that this transition from being into not being is a meatspace phenomenon. Yet we the living dress it up in all kinds of ritual garb and mourn our losses as if they - the ones who’ve…
Devs still frozen out of Android ice cream source... →
Diaspora: Paypal blocked our account and is... →
Open source based social network Diaspora has suffer a large blow after PayPal froze its account blocking potential donations.
Ubuntu 11.10 | Desktop Linux Reviews →
A full review of Ubuntu Linux 11.10, including a gallery of images
I want to get my 2012 Tech Predictions in before any of the established pundits, so without further ado. I predict Apple products won’t sell as well in the next year, not because of Jobs departure, just because they are very dear and most people are getting poorer. They may pick up again in the future, but I see a period of decline first. OK I’ll put my crystal away now. Anyone got a...
Why can't more cops be like this [Pic] →
I took two Computer Science courses in high school, and I’m fairly confident...– It’s Not Too Late to Learn How to Code | [Jean Hsu]
Anti-Piracy Outfit Tries to Erase History →
Anti-piracy outfit AiPlex Software made the news last year when their boss was quoted in the press admitting that his company launched DDoS attacks against several torrent sites. This confession…
Twitter VP of Engineering Mike Abbott leaves the... →
Twitter loses an important team member, Mike Abbott, VP of Engineering.
She says her son was called “‘Nigger,’ on a daily...– Courthouse News Service
City Councilman Dwayne Caraway told WFAA-TV on Wednesday that “nothing has...– Courthouse News Service
How do we determine who owns what? This article reports evidence indicating that...– Friedman, O. (2008). First possession: An assumption guiding information about who owns what. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15(2): 290-295. [full text pdf] A nice cross-historical account of psychological ownership relevant to a legal framework. (via untanglingtheweb)
Women who take the Pill tend to choose as partners men who are less attractive...– Women on Pill pick a dud in bed but a dude in the home
A new study of sediments laid down shortly after an asteroid plowed into the...– Worms among first animals to surface after K-T extinction event, study finds
The 48 Laws of Power →
copyeditor: literaryflack: The Laws Law 1 Never outshine the master. Law 2 Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3 Conceal your intentions. Law 4 Always say less than necessary. Law 5 So much depends on reputation. Guard it with your life. Law 6 Court attention at all costs. Law 7 Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit. Law 8 Make other...
PITY the friends of a sexually harassed female guppy - they are likely to feel...– New Scientist
When a lawyer from BMI stops by a local neighborhood business, it’s typically...– Music Copyright Police Ruin Artists’ Gigs (and Coconut Curry) | TorrentFreak
Facebook's URL scanner is vulnerable to cloaking... →
Facebook’s URL scanner is vulnerable to cloaking attacks ITworld.com ‘While most major sites that allow link submission are vulnerable to this method, sites including Websense, Google+ and Facebook make the requests easily identifiable,’ the Blackhat Academy hackers said. ‘These sites send an initial request to the link …
Another Pakistani journalist found murdered -... →
Another Pakistani journalist found murdered IBNLive.com The complainant further said it was the responsibility of the state and police to protect those who struggled for the people’s rights. (Follow IBNLive.com on Facebook, on Twitter, on YouTube, and on Google+ for updates that you can share with your … and more »
Security Seals on Voting Machines →
Related to this blog post from Wednesday, here’s a paper that looks at security seals on voting machines.Andrew W. Appel, ‘Security Seals on Voting Machines: A Case Study,’ ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, 14 (2011): 1–29.Abstract: Tamper-evident seals are used by many states’ election officials on voting machines and ballot boxes, either to protect the...
'Occupy Wall Street': Why It Chose Tumblr :... →