Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:52:54 +0000
The news is full of the prosecution of cult leader Sam Mullet, who cut the beards and hair of Amish people who disobeyed him. Having received 15 years imprisonment for the hair-cutting, shouldn't he be prosecuted for the rapes he's alleged to have committed?
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:03:21 +0000
Here's how I expect the Dreamliner to be fixed and restored to airworthiness.Read More
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:43:47 +0000
I just wanted to put this on record. I will do what I can to support "gun control" but I don't believe it goes far enough. I do not believe in private ownership of firearms.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:36:40 +0000
Perens LLC, my services firm, is looking for law firms that wish to develop their Open Source practice, and corporations that need strategic and technical consulting regarding Open Source. Most of you are aware of my qualifications, but you can refer others to Wikipedia, perens.com, or any search engine. Write to me at bruce at perens dot com .Read More
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:26:02 +0000
Here's my submission to FCC to modernize ham radio rules regarding digital communication. You may remember that I was the founder of No-Code International and worked (successfully) to get the Morse Code test removed as a requirement for the Amateur Radio license in almost all nations.
This filing is because FCC rules for digial ham communications in the US aren't able to cope with Open Source and Software-Defined Radio. FCC currently individually authorizes each modulation type in a months-long proceeding - that's obviously not going to work when modulation types are changed by editing a few lines of software, and I ask them to authorize an exhaustive list of digital modulation types or to switch to bandwidth-based regulation. FCC currently authorizes 4 digital codes, all of which are obsolete. I asked for them to authorize any code that's publicly disclosed sufficiently that a knowledgable programmer could write a program to encode and decode it. And there's a lot of discussion of our recent work on Codec2 and FreeDV.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:02:11 +0000
It seems that Oracle has seriously botched Java security. But who really believes that, as H.D. Moore of Rapid7 claims, it could take them two years to solve all of the problems?
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:48:05 +0000
I didn't know Aaron Swartz. But I'd like to talk about what drove him to create, and to end his life.Read More
Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:33:30 +0000
An electric generator is useful for communications, to keep the 'fridge cold, and other purposes in an emergency. Here is discussion of the ones I recommend.Read More
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 04:20:51 +0000
I found myself alone in a room, in front of a deep square or rectangular pool of impressively clear, still water. There was a pile of material at the bottom of the pool, and a blue glow of Cherenkov radiation in the water around it.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:30:00 +0000
It started with our visit to Manzanar, the camp in California where thousands of U.S. Citizens of Japenese ethnicity were held prisoner in the desert. And it ends with the American Community Survey of 2012.
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