An interesting mind

A technical paper on the mind as hologram led me to the website of Dr Stephen Robbins, and to his paper on the real identity of Homers Troy. In the first paper, Dr Robbins argues that Bergsons model of the mind as hologram is a better tool for explaining the way the mind works than…

Phishing: the business model.

Financial Cryptography reports an account of the business model behing phishing. All of this relies on misusing information on large databases, and a dangerous tendency to redefine concepts of identity and authority, without realising that we are mistaking the model for the reality. Apparently you can make a lot of money wihtout leaving your desk.…

Correcting large databases

OReilly Radar reports a road sign in a UK village warning drivers not to follow Satnav, and briefly discusses the issues of getting changes made to large databases. Not a new problem. After several unfortunate incidents, the village of Exton posts a sign which reads: “No wide vehicles. Do not follow satnav. Very narrow road.”.…