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Wikileaks, game theory, and the inexorable march of progress

All the current attention on Wikileaks is around the most recent data release, the poor response by the US government, and the misguided ‘info war’ we are watching unfold right now. I’d like to step back a moment and consider what the long term view may look like.

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WikiLeaks cables: US 'lobbied Russia on behalf of Visa and MasterCard' | World news | The Guardian

US diplomats intervened to try to amend draft law so that it would not 'disadvantage' US credit card firms, cable says

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Visa website down after threat from WikiLeaks supporters

The website of credit card company Visa apparently went down Wednesday, shortly after being threatened by apparent WikiLeaks supporters who claimed to have attacked MasterCard's corporate website earlier in the day.

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a sea of lead, a sky of slate: Abandoned on Everest

This article raises many unsettling ideas. I know that people spend months training for the ascent attempt. I KNOW that they sit for weeks at Base Camp sometimes, acclimatising, and I KNOW that they have spent thousands of pounds to get there, taken weeks off work, and have built up so many hopes an

Click to view the original at godheadv.blogspot.com

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BBC News - Spanish MP's photo used for Osama Bin Laden poster

A Spanish politician says the FBI used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Osama Bin Laden might look.

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'05 Annual Performance Review: Albert Einstein

Instructions: Please complete each part of each question and discuss with the employee during the performance review meeting.

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Seven Cubed Project

Starting November 20th, seven UW coders will enter an office stocked with food, energy drinks, and beanbag chairs, to try and write an app a day for seven days. This is going to be fun.

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