Monthly Archives: December 2011

Foxy Links

Social media has been extensively monetized – cases like this highlight some of the interesting issues raised by that development. A employee of a tech company started a Twitter account while employed there – he used it both personally and … Continue reading

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What Makes Airline Security Special?

This excellent article on airline security from Vanity Fair features one of my favorite bloggers/authors, Bruce Schneier.  It’s worth a read in it’s entirety, and I’ve put my favorite quote at the end of this post. The $1.1 trillion number … Continue reading

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Iran’s Single Hostage

The Strait of Hormuz is undoubtedly one of the most important strategic chokepoints in the world, alongside the Panama Canal, Suez Canal and Straits of Malacca. Understandably, then, the media is having a collective freak-out over the Iranian threats to … Continue reading

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Saleh’s Golden Parachute

Dilbert’s creator, Scott Adams maintains an interesting blog – he tends to throw out a lot of crazy ideas, but does so with an eye towards stimulating discussion and critical thinking. While watching the Arab Spring, I have frequently been … Continue reading

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If only in their dreams….

The troops are home from Iraq, and once again, Colbert strikes the perfect note to welcome them home. I’m excited that so many are coming home or back from Iraq. I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid deployments over Christmas – most … Continue reading

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Real Cost vs. Real Benefits

TIME’s Battleland and Wired’s Danger Room blogs are two of the best DOD/National Security sources out there – they both supply a perspective on defense-related events that doesn’t always tow the “party line.” I frequently disagree with the opinions, but … Continue reading

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Some Foxy Links

No new post today, but some interesting articles that I’ve been meaning to put out there: High-frequency trading is fascinating to me. This article primarily discusses HFT’s potential impact on the power grid, but I’m more interested in what this … Continue reading

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