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Random Quotes

From my early UNIX days at school there were several ways to random quotes. The Quotations Page is the grand poobah of them all, pulling quotes from nearly a dozen sources. Faisal has a lot of catching up to do.

by Christopher Heiser on August 26 17:27

Map of Happiness

We're number 23! We're number 23! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Below is a map that measures the happiness of all the world's countries. (Hilariously, two-thirds of the Axis of Evil are not represented.)

An article discusses the methodology behind the study. Of course this is clearly subjective on many levels, but the results are not entirely unsurprising.

What I'm most interested in are deltas between bordering countries. Like Russia/Mongolia, Spain/Portugal, Israel/Israel's neighbors, etc.

And clearly there's something going on in Scandinavia that I'm totally missing...

by Christopher Heiser on August 26 17:23

Schneier on Terrorism

Crypto luminary Bruce Schneier has written a series of insightful columns on security since 9/11, and his latest is no exception. He discusses the impact of recent arrests in Britain and notes that the aim of the terrorists appears to have been met by our sometimes irrational response.

by Christopher Heiser on August 26 17:14
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