Thursday, March 03, 2011

Bits and Pieces - March 3, 2011

Another parallel with Russia, this time between the United States and Russia in the nineteenth century: the freeing of the serfs/slaves.

Not much new here on Stuxnet, but a nice compilation of what is known.

The Air Force no longer is advocating making conventional missiles that look like nukes. Or maybe not. Good news, I guess, that they may be moving away from it; better news when they unambiguously do. Hard to see why anyone ever thought this was a good idea in the first place.

Journalism for dummies: just print press releases.

Speaking of bad ideas, it's been easy for talking heads and keyboard jockeys to toss out the words "no-fly zone." It sounds benign, a way to keep Muhammar Qadaffi from killing Libyan citizens, certainly a worthy goal. But it is an act of war. Do we need another war in the Middle East? Do the Libyan dissidents want to look like puppets of Uncle Sam? What is the plan? Are there other ways to help? Just a few things to think about.

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