John Allen Paulos: Stories vs. Statistics

25/10/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : John Allen Paulos: Stories vs. Statistics - Some fascinating tidbits on our lack of intuition for statistics, though none of it seems to add up to a specific argument about the so-called "two cultures" divide. #

Mapping Decline

25/10/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : Mapping Decline - A companion set of interactive maps for the book Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. [via#

The Banana Jr. 6000

25/10/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : The Banana Jr. 6000 [via#

A-Rod Finally Leads Rangers To World Series | The Onion

25/10/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : A-Rod Finally Leads Rangers To World Series | The Onion - Perfect. [via#

Bleach, HTML sanitizer and auto-linker

25/10/2010 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Bleach, HTML sanitizer and auto-linker - Bleach, HTML sanitizer and auto-linker. HTML sanitisation is notoriously difficult to do correctly, but Bleach (a Python library) looks like an excellent effort. It uses the html5lib parsing library to deal with potentially malformed HTML, uses a whitel

Marijuana legalisation: California to vote on Proposition 19 initiative

25/10/2010 @ 11:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Marijuana legalisation: California to vote on Proposition 19 initiative - Probably the most interesting measure on next week's ballot. I'm hoping it passes, despite not having had a puff in years. #

Mac Bundy Said He Was ‘All Wrong’ by William Pfaff | The New York Review of Books

25/10/2010 @ 10:00 UTC

philgyford : Mac Bundy Said He Was ‘All Wrong’ by William Pfaff | The New York Review of Books - About the Vietnam War, but also good on parallels with Iraq/Afghanistan, and how only one or two ideas can shape events that affect continents, very similar to that Adam Curtis article about a "global terror network".

Firesheep

25/10/2010 @ 09:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Firesheep - This is A Big Deal. Makes stealing session cookies from other computers on your local network as easy as clicking a button. Will be interesting to see how big sites respond. Are we finally going to see HTTPS deployed on all pages? [via#

Simon Willison : Firesheep - Firesheep. Oh wow. A Firefox extension that makes sniffing for insecured (non-HTTPS) cookie requests on your current WiFi network and logging in as that person a case of clicking a couple of buttons. Always possible of course, but it’s never been made [via]

cobra libre : firesheep - A proof-of-concept tool that makes HTTP session hijacking over a local network quite easy. E.g., you can use this to steal another person's Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, or Flickr account. I used it to discover that I'm the only one at the office not worki #

Andy Baio : Firesheep, simple session hijacking on public networks for Firefox - the ethics of making it easy for non-techies to spoof Twitter/Facebook/etc accounts is being hotly debated

Will Bad CGI Breath Cost The Social Network a Visual Effects Oscar Nomination? | Movieline

25/10/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

philgyford : Will Bad CGI Breath Cost The Social Network a Visual Effects Oscar Nomination? | Movieline - Glad it wasn't just me that found that weird CGI breath distracting. It looked like some weird Harry Potter-esque evil spirits escaping from their mouths.

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