Monthly Archives: July 2016

Said, not enough

Here’s a trope worth repeating: Humans are / aren’t the weakest link in your InfoSec. Are, because they are fickle, demotivated, unwilling, lazy, careless, (sometimes! but that suffices) inattentive, uninterested in InfoSec but interested in (apparently…) incompatible goals. Are, because … Continue reading

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Plusquote: ‘Big’ Data

People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt. Otto von Bismarck was right. The bias for socially acceptable answers plagues all analysis when that concerns data gathered from humans. Before an election, … Continue reading

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From Top-10 to Bottom

Dawn. Of a new association. That there are still quite a lot of folks around, that are happy with any ranking of themselves / their organisation, on just any Top-something list. Even when not at the very Number 1. Which … Continue reading

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George Hamilton, VIII+, and Roderick W. Kennedy criticize the elites

“The elites have lost sight of the underlings.” By William Mayflower The American elites are playing havoc on Democracy. This harsh statement is issued by George Hamilton, VIII-and-counting, and Roderick Wendall Kennedy of the seventh consecutive lifetime U.S. Senator family … Continue reading

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Golden Oldie Pic of the Day

Once again, there you are. Because Monday:

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Is it New (enough) ..?

After bemusement and annoyance with all Pokesheeple (They think trespassing (or worse) is OK in some game hunt? Preventative (hospital) detention is on order — no-one of their abilities is too stupid to not have to just stick to the … Continue reading

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~vergent predictions, Do or Don’t

This idea, or lack of it, crossed my mind: When it comes to predictions, following the lead of Tetlock’s Superforecasters may very well work (though note much of it starts with the, sort-of, mental, 50-50 approach of soberly realizing that … Continue reading

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