* Posts by S

4 posts • joined 14 Feb 2008

Microsoft security chief trapped in endless identity sales pitch


So they are rolling this out /now/?

A bit short on information about Geneva, this article, but I believe the technology has been around for a damned long while: See http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/02/credentica.html. It would be pitiful if Microsoft's implementation were to become the standard just because only they can get businesses interested.

OpenOffice.org welcomes gatecrashers to version 3.0 orgy


@Mike: OOo on OS X PowerPC

The PowerPC binaries for OOo 3 are a bit hard to find, but here they are:


(found via http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/aqua-PPC.html, except that the download link is broken and you have to rummage through the linked file system yourself).

US Department of Justice banned from Wikipedia

Paris Hilton

Myron Evans

Some more on the work of Myron Evans:


The link on this page to Gerhard Bruhn's website is also illuminating. It also seems that Evan's number of published papers is rather low (according to the aias website (http://aias.us/index.php?goto=showPageByTitle&pageTitle=Unified_Field_Theory_papers) three in /APPB/ and /Physica B/. The publications in /Foundations of Physics Letters/ have been contested (http://www.springerlink.com/content/l1008h127565m362/)). It seems Wikipedia in this case did a good job of keeping nonsense of its pages.

Big Climate's strange 'science'


Climate modelling vs. economy modelling

``At the moment, I don't see that the evidence for anthropogenic climate change is strong enough to wreck our economies to try to change it.''

I am far from being a specialist in either area, but my impression is that economic models have a worse track record than climate models (a quick web search turns up http://ssrn.com/abstract=1030607, with the summarizing sentence ``Economic models are much less advanced [than climate models]''). It seems that one should take the uncertainty on both sides into account when weighting the possible outcomes.



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