Archive for October, 2007

Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks

Friday, October 26th, 2007

My report on the subject went out yesterday.

Combining probabilities

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I’ve been wondering about what the meaning might be of second-order probabilistic statements like the following, which I hear quite often. I suspect they are nonsensical.
I probably might be able to find them.
It’s probably definitely going to happen
It’s probably not very likely

Mafia

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

The mafia is very much alive:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7057413.stm

Inverted Logic

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

On Wednesday, George Bush is due to attend a ceremony at the US Capitol where the Dalai Lama will receive a Congressional Gold Medal, a top US civilian award.
Tibet’s Communist Party Secretary of Tibet, Zhang Qingli, lambasted the exiled spiritual leader for trying to “split the motherland”.
“We are furious,” he said. “If the Dalai Lama can receive such an award, there must be no justice or good people in the world.”

Loonies…