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Bob Blakely and Radovan Semančík are blogging about two-factor authentication and the problems with passwords. Bob thinks we should get rid of passwords this decade. Radovan thinks that it may be harder than that.

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There have been some interesting discussions about incenting judges to set bails appropriately and on the impact commercial bail bondsmen have on the 'failure to appear' rates. I first read about it in the Financial Times Undercover Economist column. The original post I found on Marginal Revolution

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Of course, it makes complete sense. From the Freakonomics blog, an interview with an "escort":

Q. Do you typically know the true identity of your clients, and if so, how?

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From the Register:

A US defence department advisory board has warned of the danger that American war robots scheduled for delivery within a decade might be riddled with malicious code. The kill machines will use software largely written overseas, and it is feared that sinister forces might meddle with it in production, thus gaining control of the future mechanoid military.

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It's Geekdad vs. Nato in a Battle for the Skies!.

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