October 2006

Chandler Howell has a great post about giant waves. He quotes extensively from “Monster Rogue Waves” at Damninteresting: More recently, satellite photos and radar imagery have documented the existence of numerous rogue waves, and it turns out that they are far more common than previously thought. During a three-week study in 2001, radar scanning detected…

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Yesterday, I blogged about Christopher Soghoian’s print your own boarding pass tool. Quite a few people (including the FBI) are taking the wrong lesson from this. Wrong lessons include “we shouldn’t be allowed to print boarding passes,” “we should check ID at the gate,” and “Christopher Soghoian should be arrested.” The right lesson is that…

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Bob Sullivan has an article at Red Tape, “Health care privacy law: All bark, no bite?” and focuses on the lack of penalties. Two years ago, when Bill Clinton had heart surgery performed in New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 17 hospital employees — including a doctor — peeked at the former president’s health care…

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