Archive for November 30th, 2007

Dirty Bombs? Not Again!

Once again, politicians are warning of the incredible danger posed by “dirty” bombs. Even the name is carefully designed to engender fear and disapproval – but not too much. The problem is, there is rarely if ever any actual evidence that people are trying to build such a weapon – and there are much better things to do with radioactive material than disperse it with explosives.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on November 30th, 2007 | Comments Off on Dirty Bombs? Not Again!

Double Standards

More details are slowly emerging about three men charged with disrupting telephone service to thousands of people in Saint Paul – and now believed to be involved in a whole lot more, as well. It’s not getting a whole lot of coverage, but that will likely increase – and it raises an interesting question.
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Published in: General, Security | on November 30th, 2007 | Comments Off on Double Standards