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U.S. spent $52B on nukes last year

January 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
U.S. spent $52B on nukes last year

The U.S. spent $52 billion on nukes last year, according to the The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The United States spent over $52 billion on nuclear weapons and related programs in fiscal year 2008, but […]

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Naturalists Are Inherently Uncertain

January 3, 2009 | By | 6 Replies More
Naturalists Are Inherently Uncertain

This is another post based on a comment by our online frenemy, Karl K. He said, “So naturalists get to have their certainty and be skeptics at the same time and never be at risk of being proven in error because their certainty is based on something that cannot be directly observed. Very convenient.” But […]

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Who Do Atheists Thank on Thanksgiving?

November 24, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Who Do Atheists Thank on Thanksgiving?

I read this post by FriendlyAtheist, and thought that I’d expand on it. It cites an op-ed by Jim Griffith in Georgia: Thanksgiving must be a terrible time for atheists. They have no God to thank. They do not have the privilege of gathering with family and friends to express gratitude by saying: “Praise God […]

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Have you ever wondered how to make two million pizzas per week?

November 20, 2008 | By | Reply More
Have you ever wondered how to make two million pizzas per week?

This is a fun tour of an Irish frozen pizza factory. So that’s how it’s done.

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Court bans sale of spyware

November 19, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Court bans sale of spyware

What do you think?  Should this sort of software be offered for sale?  One federal court based in Florida said “no”: When consumer victims clicked on the disguised file, the keylogger spyware silently installed in the background without the victims’ knowledge. This spyware recorded every keystroke typed on the victim’s computer (including passwords); captured images […]

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Sorry for the hiccup

November 12, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Sorry for the hiccup

DI was down for a couple hours early this afternoon.   Thanks to the smart guys at our hosting service to resurrect the site quickly. BTW, for those of you wondering about DI’s traffic, during October, 2008, we had: 108,322 visits 72,012 unique visitors 396,280 pages downloaded. 1,053,050 files downloaded, and 1,206,220 hits. For the average […]

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We just elected not-Bush. Exhibit A: Obama’s policies regarding the Internet

November 7, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
We just elected not-Bush.  Exhibit A: Obama’s policies regarding the Internet

Barack Obama is going to be a big change from George W. Bush, as you can see by reviewing his transition site: Change.gov.   It’s gratifying to see the many enlightened changes that Barack Obama will be bringing to the way the government views and uses the Internet.   For example, he strongly supports net neutrality.  For […]

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Who would be better for tech, McCain or Obama?

November 3, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Who would be better for tech, McCain or Obama?

Given that technologies such as the internet, personal connectivity, and pervasive monitoring are still in a nearly malignant growth phase, it might be useful to review the positions of the presidential candidates on technology. Keep in mind that the future of America as a technological nation is also dependent on positions relating to world markets […]

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The other O’Reilly

October 29, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
The other O’Reilly

Tim O’Reilly (the technology book publishing O’Reilly) lines out his technology focused assessment of why he is supporting Obama in this post on his blog. We are in unprecedented times. And folks, I’m sorry to say that the current financial meltdown is not the worst of it. Political instability around the world, wars over access […]

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