Monthly Archives: April 2005

Solid rocket fuel history

Interesting paper (pdf) on the history of solid rocket fuels. Link.

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Reconstruction

My main computer at home died the other evening; there had been subtle signs of illness (disk errors, mysterious freezes, blank screens and poor scores in Diablo II), but I was in denial. It quit for good while I was … Continue reading

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Penguin Terror

Two penguins. Going through airport security. (from Bruce Schneier’s blog: link)

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2005

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Windows kiosk security

I used to work with (well, more accurately, next to) James Bach, who has a web log. (Son of “Jonathon Livingston…” yeah, that Bach). Here’s an entertaining post on the insecurity of windows-based kiosks (link).

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Another Scholarly Work

A Security Analysis of the SAURON Command and Control System Abstract In this paper we describe an effective attack against SAURON, a distributed, heirarchical command-and-control system with unique user interface features. Given access to a master key, a procedure is … Continue reading

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popery

Rules during the “vacancy” at the Vatican, and for filling it. link

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Dressing Up / Dressing Down

I dress the Gibber in the morning: A onesie underneath, then some kind of shirt and some kind of pants. I know enough not to put stripes and plaids together (though one morning I did do this), but I do … Continue reading

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Raskin Comment

ACM Queue has a (posthumous) article by Jef Raskin on documentation. He wraps up by saying: Prior, clear, and extensive documentation is a key element in creating software that can survive and adapt. Documenting to high standards will decrease development … Continue reading

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BK Fracas

Quick summary of the foo-fah-rah: (1) Linus starts using BitKeeper to maintain Linux. BK is a proprietary revision control system that has various proprietary whizzy features, and is free (for Linus) as long as (2) the author (well, CEO of … Continue reading

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