greywar's Articles In Pure Technology
November 26, 2007 by greywar
Should an IT guy's hair matter more than his skills?      A while back I was thinking of moving jobs because my current employer had shown no great enthusiasm for raising my pay despite the fact that I had just become worth a great deal more than I had been through the miracle of professional certifications (CCNA, CompTIA + certs, etc…).      A bit of Monster.com activity produced a satisfying level of activity from all over the country and withi...
November 26, 2007 by greywar
     It is nice to see that simply being a Slashdot nerd doesn't disqualify you from understanding nothing about the rest of the world except for the sure and certain knowledge that whatever "authority figures" say HAS to be completely inverted.

     If "they" say terrorists exist then the world must instead be filled entirely by altruistic pixies who would certianly never wish harm on anyone anywhere. Tales of war are either exaggerated or fabricated ...
January 18, 2007 by greywar
     This is a bit of old news but I keep seeing the Milgram shock study popping up in places like Slashdot, the Cato Institute blog, etc as though it was new and/or a surprising result. For those who don't know here is a summary:

     Milgram's study placed a test subject (you) into a situation where they were instructed by an authority figure to administer electric shocks of increasing intensity to another subject (actually an actor). T...
January 5, 2007 by greywar
Wibu wants to see hacker's skills in action and they are willing to pay for it.

"Wibu-Systems USA is challenging hackers around the globe to take their best shot at cracking their encryption technology.

It's a winner-take-all contest, and the prize is $40,000. It is slated to begin at 6 p.m. EST Jan. 31 and end at 5:59 p.m. EST March 14—or when someone defeats CodeMeter, Wibu's dongle-based anti-piracy tool, and shows the company how it was done. "

My only question is how long wi...
April 22, 2005 by greywar
Update : An unlikely tie-in via Instapundit and TCS. Habemus Papam...Ad Perpetuitatem?(First a not-so-bold prediction)     Cloning will replace the abortion debate inside of a decade. Don’t believe me? You can already see career politicians shrewdly framing their positions on cloning, genetic engineering, and transhumanism in general. Some of these folks are motivated by genuine representation of their constituency (Feinstein), others through a canny grasp of  polit...
February 4, 2005 by greywar
Now I know that many of the folks who read this blog are not political junkies but for those who might wish to be let me give a quick tour of the blogosphere Qlippoth I prefer (your mileage and political leaning may vary).

 My favorites?

 1. Little Green Footballs This site concentrates on political news and has a decidedly conservative viewpoint. Charles the webmaster is one of the most maligned (by the MainStream Media (MSM)) bloggers who are still working.

 2. Instapu...