Monthly Archives: July 2012

3-D Printing

One of the most interesting stories I’ve read all year: Forbes’ Andy Greenberg reports that the security consultant, who goes by the name “Ray,” used a 3-D printer to cheaply produce plastic versions of the keys to high-security handcuffs manufactured by the … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Draft (or not)

I’m a fan of writer Thomas E. Ricks – I devoured one of his book’s on the Iraq war “The Gamble,” and have his blog in my Google Reader feed. I didn’t, however, love his recent NY Times Op-Ed advocating … Continue reading

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Podcast

I can be heard on this week’s Overthinking It Podcast, as we discuss over acting, Act of Valor, and my own bygone days of pirate hunting: http://www.overthinkingit.com/2012/07/09/otip-episode-210/  

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How to Hack into an Alien Space Ship

I have another article up on Overthinking It, this time on one of my all time favorite movies, Independence Day. How to Hack into an Alien Space Ship: Few instances of technology in movies have received more scornthan the Independence Day“hacking” scene, in which … Continue reading

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Repost: Ender’s Hunger Game

This is a repost of “Whose Game’s Now?” which I posted in March. For some reason that particular post was getting inundated with spam comments, so I’m deleting and reposting. Enjoy it if you didn’t read it then! The following … Continue reading

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