Friday, August 08, 2008

Airing of Grievances:

-Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative: What you don't know can hurt you.

-NIST's CNCI Challenge.
-This whole situation is upsetting. Ivins didn't have clearance at Fort Detrick to create the quality of weapons-grade anthrax he is accused of making. The claims of mental instability are a recent thing. Conveniently, he's dead now.
-The new border policy declares that agents don't need any reason to search, seize or copy travellers' laptop, PDA, or phones. No suspicion, no explanation. They can download all your data (everything on your hard drive, phone calls, contact numbers, schedule, etc) without letting you know or telling you why. The government spoke, and the Ninth U.S. Appeals Court has agreed.
-Chertoff gives the impression, in this interview, of being reasonable (or at least aware of his audience).

On a brighter note, here is a little poem written during the Dover trial by a very famous evolutionary biologist who has asked to keep it anonymous:

I think that I shall never see
A theory dumber than ID:
It says that God can make a tree,
A beaver or a honeybee-
That God can simply get a whim
To make the small E. coli swim.
He waves His hand through Heaven's air
And lo! Flagella everywhere!
But sometimes even God falls down
And makes a poor, pathetic clown:
Yes, poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make Behe.

And now I move to Canada.

2 Comments:

At 1:01:00 PM , Blogger articles read said...

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At 1:02:00 PM , OpenID morgantable said...

Blogger articles read said...

oh parijata, don't move to canada.... lol your blog is far to entertaining, informative, and though provoking - oh and fun too :) if you were to leave the hallowed halls of UC where would the inspiration come from? but on the other hand, you do have a recipe for street iron, and baking a nap sack full should be enough to hold you for the journey up :P

where did you read that ivins didn't have security clearance for the anthrax? i read the msn link and didn't see it.

 

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