Over the last two days, American political discourse has taken a dangerous turn. Led by far-right media and now amplified by the President himself, American political debate now resounds with serious talk of coup d'etat, treason, and civil war. We must be prepared for the likelihood of even more political violence than we have seen thus far. Over the last week, President … [Read more...] about Coup Watch: There Will Be Blood
No natural disaster in the last several years has passed without a government official or civilian “expert” using it to raise fears of cyber threats. That is why, after a series of snarky tweets over the last couple days by Rob Rosenberger, I was inspired to create a Google alert for any news item mentioning both the words “cyber” and “Sandy” in the same article. I created … [Read more...] about DHS Secretary Napolitano Uses Hurricane Sandy to Hype Cyber Threat
Though I do not normally post these kinds of posts--actually, you might have noticed that I rarely post much of anything, which is something I'm trying to change--I can't help but weigh in on the iPad. I think that there are two main problems with the device as I understand it now:As a device meant to occupy the space between an app-phone and a laptop, it is more a scaled … [Read more...] about iPad – AKA iFoleo or iPod Touch, JUMBO?
Or so it seems CNN would like us all to believe this morning after North Korea detonated it's second nuclear weapon.World outraged by North Korea's latest nuke test - CNN.comFor now, however, the North's nuclear arms program is not a major security threat, analysts say. The country has yet to build an effective bomb or develop an effective delivery system to a target country. … [Read more...] about DPRK Nuclear Test…Move Along, Nothing to See Here!
Here are a few updated tidbits to that give an indication of what the kinds of reactions we are seeing to the swine flu.From Inkling Markets, a prediction market about the number of global deaths from swine flu. (I've made a lot of [fake] money on this today, by the way.)And the latest buzz from Twitter:Up and up it goes. Maybe I should start a prediction market about what the … [Read more...] about Tracking the Reaction to Swine Flu