Sepp Hasslberger: SpaceX Satellite Internet – Cheap and Uncensored?

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Between the local WiFi networks uniting neighbourhoods and whole cities being developed a bit all over the world, and a satellite based cheap broadband link into the internet, we just might end up with a net that is more resilient in the case of disasters and less open to surveillance, which today is quite ubiquitous…

Satellites To Provide Cheap Uncensored Internet To The World Ready For Launch

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Jun 10

Jack Davis: Modern Analytic Tradecraft

Jack Davis

Jack Davis

Commenting on Berto Jongman: Modernizing Analytical Training + Robert Steele & RECAP

Remember the Gorge Carver-Gorge Allen contrasting mindsets in predicting the outcome in Vietnam.  The optimistic Carver argued , “if, if, if, we’re going to win.  The pessimistic Allen countered: “unless, unless, unless we’re going to lose.”

In more formal argumentation, the “ifs” and “unlesses” are the ‘key assumptions” or “key variables” that are intended  to support the estimated prediction.  What have we here? Rarely a path to the truth.

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Jun 9

Greg Newby: MBA Paper on Sustainable Energy in US Academic Computing

Greg Newby

Greg Newby

The Business of Energy in U.S. Academic Research Computing

By Dr. Gregory B. Newby. April, 2014

Table of Contents with Links Below the Fold. See Spreadsheet Especially.

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Jun 1

Mongoose: UN – Anonymity a Human Right

Mongoose

Mongoose

United Nations says encryption and online anonymity are basic human rights

The ability to anonymize yourself online and encrypt your data and communications is fundamental to free expression and should be a protected human right, a United Nations report said Thursday. The agency added that the tools are “necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age.”

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May 31