Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tighten up those keys, team

Math is hard

TSA news roundup from Bruce Schneier

Bruce has done a fantastic job summarizing the backlash to the TSA’s plan to take naked pictures of and/or molest you as a precondition of boarding an airplane: There’s humour, outrage, and just a wee bit o’ corruption: Michael Chertoff, … Continue reading

MediaTemple is bad at security

Using Google refine to produce a list of Ontario’s private schools

Last week, I excitedly read the announcement and watched the screencasts of Google Refine 2.0. Today, I used it to transform this hot mess of HTML: Into this structured data goodness:

Taiwanese news explains the TSA

Oh John McCain, make it stop

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c It Gets Worse PSA Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

Richard Feynman on “Why” questions

What to do with $11M

Give it away: They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages’ worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in … Continue reading

Good news, Canadian style

Jim Prentice, former industry minister and suckup to american media companies — he authored the horrid copyright “reform” bill — has resigned: “I am closing the door on political life,” he said, stressing his support for Mr. Harper and the … Continue reading