After a couple years’ writing, there are a lot of posts here. Some are good, some are, bad, many are indifferent. Some are still perfectly relevant and interesting; others haven’t aged terribly well.
For your reading pleasure, here are some of the most popular posts from the archives.
In reverse chronological order (in other words, newest first):
A WWII-era German code – and dozens of comments from /. readers…
Something fishy about Somali Piracy – Why does Task Force 150 suck?
Intelligence analysis and the fundamental traits thereof
Israel’s new radar – more than meets the eye?
The Fulton Skyhook – an awesome piece of obsolete military hardware!
Portable TOR proxies – because it’s all about plausible deniability, baby!
The Army hates Urban Exploration – go figure!
Writing on the wall – Gang graffiti
Deciphering gang graffiti – Nearly everything you ever wanted to know about gang graffiti
The Balad, Iraq AN-72 crash – photos of an airplane crash in Iraq that many believe was covered-up by the government.
Comcast Blocks SSH Traffic – on port 22, anyway. It could happen to you; it’s happened to hundreds of others…
Stupid is as Stupid Does – a funny Army aviation-safety poster. I don’t know why, but this – and the antiterrorism one right below – are two of the most enduringly popular posts on this site.
Antiterrorism Training – thanks to the U.S. Government, you too can become “certified” in antiterrorism operations. Really!
CyberCIEGE – a computer and network security training program from the U.S. Navy, available now for your downloading pleasure.
Encrypting bittorrent to avoid the prying eyes of the law, your school, or your ISP.
USB DAC, an awesome and inexpensive do-it-yourself computer sound card.
Bridge Faults Big and Small – Interstate 35W bridge fall down, go boom!. Here’s what I think happened.
All Hashed Up – Forensics experts can use rolling hashes to identify porn. Really. Contains indecent pictures of a young, naked female, hence the popularity…
The Gossen Luna-Pro F – an awesome photographic light meter, but big!
Disclosure as Censorship – proactive “disclosure” can often hide more than it reveals
What the CIA is (trying) to Hide – ferreting out the mystery of redactions
The Exemption Game – FOIA redactions in the CIA Family Jewels
Thaumaturgic Border Protection – a satire of Homeland Security programs
Anonymous Domain Registration – the FBI’s stealthy, anonymous webmail server exposed.
Left Hand, Meet Right Hand – on the “worse than useless” U.S. Army field manual FM 3-01.80.
On the subject of Iranian mortar rounds – Why Washington’s doctored 81mm “Iranian” mortar rounds are probably fake – not for the reason most people think
How to Proxy Internet Connections Through SSH Tunnels – you don’t need expensive hardware or software to protect yourself from the prying eyes of your ISP
Populist Expressions and Fantastic Times – a somewhat light-hearted look at why threatening websites to remove content you don’t approve of doesn’t work as well as you might hope. Oh, and some sarcastic comments about lawyers.
Government Spying – Online, everyone can hear you scream.
Homemade Pepper Spray – I think this is something people search the web for a lot, and enough of them come to this post to make it one of the most popular on the site. That, or I’ve encoded a dirty limerick into the text with steganography…
Why I Hate DHL – Apparently I’m not the only one, either, to judge from the traffic this page gets.
A Response from the NSA – I asked the National Security Agency for records they had on me. They responded. I posted about it, and still today, lots and lots of people read about it.
The NSA isn’t all bad – The National Security Agency appears to be the first government agency to accept electronic (PGP/GPG) signiatures in lieu of the real ‘John Hancock’. Pretty cool, if you ask me.