The Golden Braid

Weaving Wonderful Worlds

If You’re Alive in 20 years, you may be able to Live Forever

Human Immortality: A Scientific Reality? From the moment of birth, we begin the battle against death — against the inevitable. Statistics say that a newborn child can expect to live an average of 76 years. But averages may not be what they use to be

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February 16, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

FBI plans new Net-tapping push

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.

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July 8, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Canadians Psiphon to Break Great Firewall of China

“More than fifteen years after the Berlin Wall was shattered with hammers and bulldozers, a Canadian-designed computer program is preparing to break through what activists call the great firewall of China.”

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Do Programmers think like mathematicians?

This is the start of a new series, �Programming Like A Mathematician�. The author will explain how a mathematician thinks about a particular problem, with hopes that programmers will be able to see things from a different perspective.

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Things Everyone in IT Should Know

A technologists Manifesto.

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Encrypting Your Communication Means You Must Be a Criminal

Skype has come under scrutiny from the NSA and FBI since its PC-to-PC calls are encrypted using AES encryption. This is the same encryption used by the US Government for many things. So, why is it “national security” when the Government encrypts its communications and assumed “criminal activity” when private citizens follow suit?

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February 19, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment