Sunday, November 14, 2004
Is there enough redudancy? How secure will it be? What if some parts of it got in the wrong hands. As a semi-literate technologist I wish the New York Times reporter asked such questions. Sometimes asymmetrical warfare levels the playing field in a risky way.
On a side note I came across a passage in Edward Luttwak's article in the London Telegraph that's relevant to talk about the War Internet:
Does a War Internet mean less boots on the ground?
The United States can call on some 800,000 troops - including the Marine Corps, National Guard and reserves - but more than 500,000 of this number are involved in training, procurement and logistics. That leaves not more than 300,000 available for operations.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
The Belgian court chimes in, stomping on civil liberties.
Sunday, November 07, 2004
Friday, November 05, 2004
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Monday, November 01, 2004
"Here is an example of the situation in America," he says: "Tina Brown wrote in her column that she was at a dinner where a group of media heavyweights were discussing, during dessert, what they could do to stop Bush. Then a waiter announces that he is from the suburbs, and will vote for Bush. And ... Tina's reaction is: 'How can we persuade these people not to vote for Bush?' I draw the opposite lesson: that Tina and her circle in the media do not have a clue about the rest of the United States. You are considered twisted and retarded if you support Bush in this election. I have never come across a candidate who is so reviled. Reagan was sniggered it, but this is personal, real hatred.
"Indeed, I was at a similar dinner, listening to the same conversation, and said: 'If all else fails, you can vote for Bush.' People looked at me as if I had just said: 'Oh, I forgot to tell you, I am a child molester.' I would vote for Bush if for no other reason than to be at the airport waving off all the people who say they are going to London if he wins again. Someone has got to stay behind."
Hooray for the waiter from the suburbs and the long lines of not-so-well wishers at airports.
Vote for Bush and annoy the liberal elites!