an actual party of the people

if the DFL’s really being honest … this is dark, but pretty much nails it. ...

November 29, 2016 · 1 min · steve ulrich

often, it's nice to have some money to go along with your morality

this article landed in my reading queue a few days ago. in summary - if you want action on something, it better impact some segment of wealthy folks as well. otherwise, the world at large seems to care a lot less and/or the marketing will be a lot less effective. on some issues, moral appeals don’t seem to work - short to the point and a sobering reminder. however, if you prefer, the more on-point summary....

June 5, 2016 · 1 min · steve ulrich

the purpose of the CAPTCHA in gogo in-flight, via gogo in-flight

via @schneierblog this AM, a pointer to a wired article about how the wifi providers have cut a deal with the government to put more than the necessary lawful intercept capabilities into their systems. of particular note is the addition of a CAPTCHA to the system. ...

April 14, 2014 · 1 min · steve ulrich

the only awkward part ...

this has been making the rounds. ...

September 10, 2012 · 1 min · steve ulrich

algorithmic governments: civilization 2

there’s this epic reddit thread that’s been making its rounds. this guy played the same civ 2 game for 10 years. i’ve never been much of a gamer so civilization 2 has largely escaped my notice. this might actually be a game i could endorse for little dude but that’s actually a side point. in scanning through the comments, there were a number of interesting strategies suggested for working through the morass in the future....

June 13, 2012 · 2 min · steve ulrich

recognized for the terror it is in the time it was

or something like that. ...

January 2, 2012 · 1 min · steve ulrich

if this shit don't worry you - you're crazy, or stupid

warming arctic permafrost fuels climate change worries ...

December 18, 2011 · 1 min · steve ulrich

sustainable energy - without the hot air

the tl;dr summary - this stuff is hard. really, really hard, there are no easy answers and ones ability to make effective personal changes in their lifestyle has depressingly limited impact. ...

December 1, 2011 · 2 min · steve ulrich