Assorted Links

Thanks to Dave Lull and Justin Owings.

9 Responses to “Assorted Links”

  1. dearieme Says:

    Dear God, so of three suspects, two were driven to their deaths and a third had to be handed a huge sum in compensation for FBI actions. Add this yarn to Waco and I am left wondering whether Federal government agencies have carte blanche to misbehave.

  2. Property of the State Says:

    “I am left wondering whether Federal government agencies have carte blanche to misbehave.”

    Soverign Immunity. a.k.a The King is above the law.

    Thus it always was. Thus it always will be.

  3. Alrenous Says:

    That protein thing is hilarious.
    “Well, we have a computationally intractable problem.”
    “Obviously, the solution is to give it to regular people to solve.”

    And then it works.

    “Hi, I’d like to buy the ‘human’ peripheral for my computer. I bought some software it was a pre-req for without realizing…”

  4. Alex Chernavsky Says:

    Somehow, that protein-folding article reminded me of that case in 2005, whereby someone discovered that it’s trivially easy to open those fancy, expensive Kryptonite bike locks:

    http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2004/09/64987

    You can pick the locks without any special training, using just a plastic pen cap. Or, you could do it, before the company re-designed the locks.

  5. Nancy Lebovitz Says:

    I Heard the Sirens Scream is about 9/11 and the anthrax attacks. I’ve only heard the NPR interview with her, but she seems generally reasonable, and believes that Al Qaeda was behind the anthrax.

  6. Seth Roberts Says:

    I Heard the Sirens Scream is by Laurie Garrett. Her most famous book is The Coming Plague (1995). Which hasn’t yet come.

  7. Vic Says:

    I don’t know why you insist on continuing to wallow in ignorance along with E. J. Epstein with respect to the anthrax investigation when I have posted here on your past posts about the guy at anthraxinvestigation.com… he’s spent the last 10 years of his life doing almost nothing but follow every single detail of this case and makes it unambiguously clear that the FBI got the right man on this one. He also specifically debunks Epstein’s crackpot nonsense…

  8. Nancy Lebovitz Says:

    Interesting point about Laurie Garrett. Did she say anything about when she expected a new plague?

  9. Seth Roberts Says:

    Nancy, I forget the details of her prediction.