Saturday, February 27, 2010
The first chapter is available online.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A Democrat from the South asked a man living in Vermont, "Why are you a Republican?"
The Vermonter answered, "My father was a Republican, my grandfather was a Republican, and therefore, I am a Republican."
The Southerner said, "Suppose your father had been a fool and your grandfather had been a fool. Then what would you be?"
"Oh," the man replied, "in that case, I'd be a Democrat."
Monday, February 22, 2010
- The blog entry
- The press release
- The FAQ
- The technical paper (to appear at the annual IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in May 2010)
Anderson's book is still the best available general text on the engineering issues around information and network security.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
These are the qualities extolled in Invictus (Latin for "unconquerable" or "invincible"), a poem by William Ernest Henley that provided much inspiration to Nelson Mandela and his fellow inmates during their imprisonment as Mandela confirms in this 2007 interview in Reader's Digest. Mandela has drunk deeply at the fountain of the world's great literature.
South Africa has been reflecting this month on the meaning and significance of Mandela's and the country's long walk to freedom. In Mandela's own assessment, recorded in the final words of his autobiography, that long walk was not the end, only the beginning; not an achievement, only an opportunity:
When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both. Some say that has now been achieved. But I know that that is not the case. The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning.
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Complete Khoisan and Bantu genomes from southern Africa, Nature, 463, 943-947 (18 February 2010)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This house believes that China's growing involvement in Africa is to be welcomed.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The lesson here is about works in Africa. Free markets work. Free hands work. Free minds work.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010
--Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Another day, another scandal involving the IPCC's scientific claims.