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Def Con, Jeff Moss, and Sexism

I suppose this could be subtitled “why I won’t be going to Def Con again.” Last August I wrote a letter to Jeff Moss (who is the founder of Def Con) about the disturbing sexism – including a conference sponsored strip show – I personally witnessed on a short jaunt I took to Def Con along with some anecdotes from the Internet from some women who were harassed.  He […]

In logs we trust

 cars, data, embedded, forensics, government, science, security, tech  Comments Off on In logs we trust
Feb 152013
 
In logs we trust

It’s a mess. The NYT wrote a fairly scathing review of the new Tesla roadster, and Tesla fires back (summary here).  Both sides have – or feel that they have – a lot at stake here.  It would appear that there’s simply no way of telling who is telling the truth, since the system that generates the Tesla data is proprietary and who in the hell knows how it […]

Forensic Discovery Unleashed

 forensics, science, security, tech  Comments Off on Forensic Discovery Unleashed
Feb 052013
 
Forensic Discovery Unleashed

Addison Wesley was kind enough to permit the distribution of the PDF of our (wietse and myself) book on analysis of systems… using forensics as an excuse. It can be found on my main security page.

Sleeps with Butterflies

 dinosaur, philosophy, risk, science  Comments Off on Sleeps with Butterflies
Sep 132012
 
Sleeps with Butterflies

Butterfly flaps have interesting consequences. Apparently Edward Lorenz came up with the term butterfly effect; later he wrote a marvelous paper presented at the 1972 AAAS (speech below, and taken from another site which had the text), which explains the effect… in a way that may or may not align with how you view it. It’s a very easy read of a complex topic, and in it he talks […]

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

 art, philosophy, rememberance, science, security  Comments Off on The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Sep 102012
 
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

A monumental work… what a great line as well.  From the immortal Goya. Always stay vigilant….   (Image from the truly marvelous Met Museum of Art web pages, they have wonderful hi-def scans of so much… thanks!!!  What a tremendous way to bring art to the people – this bit isn’t even being physically shown right now, but I can get a real idea of what it’s about by […]

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