Foxy Links 10-Feb-12

  • The Burritto-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor! High-tech gets all the press when we talk about “innovators” but the fact is that most people that start a business just find a better way of doing something old – like a burger or a burrito.
  • Bruce Schneier is a regular source of stuff you won’t see anywhere else, and this week is no different. He linked to a fascinating paper looking at the simple physics behind a potential airline hijacking, and trying to build security policy based on those observations. For instance, by eliminating the “combination” flights that carry both passengers and freight, you reduce the average weight/fuel load of airplanes (which reduces the overall kinetic energy of the aircraft) AND you eliminate the possibility of terrorists using packages to take down a passenger aircraft.
  • Interesting study regarding television’s opposing role in autism and mental retardation.  We are still learning about autism every day, but like so many things it is clearly multi-factorial. The tendency is to jump to black and white conclusions with something like early-childhood TV watching, but it’s never that clear – remember, the Fox knows many things.
  • Finally, presented without context, is a Fox doing a swan dive:

 

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I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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