Sunday, August 18, 2013

How many bumbles are you allowed before you eliminate yourself as a Presidential candidate?
Francesca Trianni reports:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that fingerprint technology should be used to admit residents to city-run housing projects as a way of increasing security.
“What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in,” Bloomberg said while speaking on WOR-AM radio about ways to improve safety in public housing. “We’ve just gotta find some ways to keep bringing crime down there.”
Read more on Reuters.
I’d comment on his proposal but I’m too busy spluttering.

Anything that works. It's avoiding duplication that is difficult.
Secrecy News – Military Tests Data Mining of Social Media for Special Ops
“The U.S. military has been investigating the use of sophisticated data mining tools to probe social media and other open sources in order to support military operations against money laundering, drug trafficking, terrorism and other threats. But the window for doing so may be closing as the social media landscape changes, according to an internal assessment. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) National Capital Region (NCR) conducted a series of experiments over the past year under the rubric “QUANTUM LEAP” that was intended to test “non-traditional” tools and techniques to advance the SOCOM mission. [In fact, only the first experiment was carried out...] An after-action report on the first experiment said it “was successful in identifying strategies and techniques for exploiting open sources of information, particularly social media, in support of a counter threat finance mission.” Counter threat finance refers to efforts to disrupt an adversary’s finances. A copy of the SOCOM NCR report was obtained by Secrecy News. See “Project QUANTUM LEAP: After Action Report,” 12 September 2012.
“Major lessons learned were the pronounced utility of social media in exploiting human networks, including networks in which individual members actively seek to limit their exposure to the internet and social media…,” the report said.
The QUANTUM LEAP project, which did not utilize classified intelligence, relied heavily on participation by private sector firms identified in the report, who demonstrated tools they had developed “to enhance the ability to discover relationships, human networks, and geospatial features” from open source data.”

Interesting. This is the other end of the 3D Printing world.
– is the world’s first cloud-based 3D scanning solution. Volumental’s online service lets anyone create 3D models of people, objects and rooms. With only a few clicks you record a short film that they convert into a 3D model within minutes. The models can easily be shared online, downloaded, edited and printed in 3D or used in virtual environments.

When students tell me they always use the default I want to reach for my stun gun... An Infographic to get students to try new things.
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