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Updates-on-the-blog-the-extranet-WiKID-etc

I have ended the experiment of using anonymous two-factor authentication as a turing test. I don't know for sure if it kept people from posting, but I did get at least one whiny email from a potential commenter saying he didn't have time to sign up for WiKID just to post to my lame blog. I won't say who it was, but I guess your new paymaster must keep you pretty busy, though you seem to have enough time for your own side projects. I have implemented a standard captcha instead.

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I haven't seen many criticisms of the $100 laptop project. It's hard to criticize something that is being done for altruistic reasons. I have always thought that it was not what was needed. Clean water, mosquito netting, text books, schools, things like that seemed more important to me, but since I'm not doing anything (except giving platelets), who am I to talk?

computers-to-hand-out-death-penalties

Yet another sign that China will surpass the US in technological expertise: They will soon be using computers to hand out death penalties.

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Fresh from my visit for my 20th Reunion, my alma mater has disclosed a database breach resulting in the loss of faculty personal information.

chertoff-shocker

From the Borowitz Report:
CHERTOFF LOCKS HIMSELF OUT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HEADQUARTERS

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