This Day in History: Bombing of American Embassy in Nairobi

This Day in History: Bombing of American Embassy in Nairobi

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Twenty years after the American Embassy in Nairobi was bombed, a Memorial Park now sits at the junctions of Avenues named after Moi (2nd President of Kenya) and Haile Selassie (Emperor of Ethiopia). A memorial wall commemorates names of the more than 200 who lost their lives, along-side a garden, ... Read More

Ex-Stanford Judge, Weak on Rape Sentencing for Stanford Student, Dumped by Voters

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The premise of the Stanford graduate’s ruling, where he gave a Stanford student light sentence, was that he deserves to have a few more rapes before being reigned in: …recalling a judge primarily based on one decision — that, for me, is a step too far. Ooops, I’m sorry, that ... Read More

Michael “Real-Life Rambo” Sheehan Dies at 63

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The Washington Post suggests in an obituary that the NY Daily News considered Michael A. Sheehan the “real-life Rambo” Sheehan, who began his career as an Army Ranger, first took part in clandestine operations in Panama in 1979. Later, he was part of drug-interdiction and counterterrorism operations in Colombia, El ... Read More

Hiding Grant’s Tomb in Plain Sight

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John Oliver has a humorous albeit sad explanation of the pro-slavery Americans who even to this day want to continue their “traditions” While I believe the Southern Poverty Law Center (SDLC) has done an amazing job highlighting the falseness of “heritage” claims, there is a missing ingredient. The Civil War ... Read More
Meat is Murder on the Environment

Meat is Murder on the Environment

After decades of seeing activists lay out the obvious economics of meat, and reading research by economists confirming the obvious, it looks as if the market finally is shifting. Eating meat is by far the number one impact to climate change and executives are starting to execute on the meatless ... Read More
Cars Are Just Primitive Exoskeletons

Cars Are Just Primitive Exoskeletons

The “carriage” form-factor is ancient. Today we should know that a big box concept to augment a single person’s travel is obviously primitive thinking, and simply doesn’t scale well to meet the needs of modern transit. Study after study by design experts shows how illogical it is for cars to ... Read More
This Day in History: Gettysburg Shoes

This Day in History: Gettysburg Shoes

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July 1st marks the beginning of a Civil War battle that many historians say is one of the most pivotal. And, as many historians also like to note, desperation for shoes drew the pro-slavery forces arrogantly into Gettysburg on this date. The question of shoes is tied to General A ... Read More
Book Review: The Mission, the Men and Me

Book Review: The Mission, the Men and Me

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Pete Blaber’s book “The Mission, the Men, and Me” gets a lot of rave reviews about business practices and management tips. It’s hard not to agree with some of his principles, such as “Don’t Get Treed by a Chihuahua”. His phrase is a cute way of saying know your adversary ... Read More
The Psychology of Talking Paper

The Psychology of Talking Paper

Sometime in the late 1980s I managed to push a fake “bomb” screen to Macintosh users in networked computer labs. It looked something like this: There wasn’t anything wrong with the system. I simply wanted the users in a remote room to restart because I had pushed an “extension” to ... Read More
To Cyber or Not the Cyber, That is the RSAC Talk Analysis

To Cyber or Not the Cyber, That is the RSAC Talk Analysis

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I don’t know where you are, but the data analysis of the RSA Conference by the prestigious Cyentia Institute is amazing. They wrote algorithms to tell us what the “most important” talks are each year from 25 years of security conference data, and illustrate our industry’s trend over time. Who ... Read More
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