science

There’s a belief out there that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination is linked to autism, with some scientific sounding hypothesis as to what the causal link is. The BBC is reporting on a study done by Hideo Honda of the Yokohama Rehabilitation Center, along with Yasuo Shimizu and Michael Rutter of the Institute…

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In Today’s Choicepoint Roundup, I mentioned that Richard Smith had found a number of issues with Choicepoint’s web sites. In discussion, Richard told me that the issues included (but were not limited to) robots.txt files and directory listings enabled. The robots.txt standard is a way to tell search engines “please don’t go here.” That’s useful,…

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Uncle Sam is trying to restrict basic research. This approach comes from such a foreign orientation I’m not even going to comment. Jerimiah Grossman has an article on easy things to do to protect your locally developed application. I still think you should look at your code, but that’s still unfortunately expensive and difficult. Finally,…

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Scrivner writes about the perverse nature of the AMT. Chuck Spinney at D-N-I asks “Is America Inside Its Own OODA Loop?” The article contains some very clear writing on the meaning of orientation, and applies that idea: He showed why the most dangerous internal state of an OODA loop occurs when the Orientation process becomes…

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