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Happy Tuesday, kittens! We have a juicy link roundup for you today, thankfully bereft of police shootings, sparser of geopolitics, and richer in hacky hackers hacking Gibsons and DARPAbots and the like. Lucky for you we let our subscription to Foreign Policy run out! Although who wouldn’t want to know what Henry Kissinger thinks about the latest GTA?

Bleep: Bittorrent’s super-private messaging service. (FastCo)

Are you a Canadian ISP? According to spy bill C-51, you’re now also a Canadian internet censor. (TheWhir)

Who wants C.H.I.P., the $9 computer? Everyone! (ZDNet)

Does nobody notice the Irish actually have BAD luck? Well, the luck of the Irish strikes again as Shamrockcoin operation is raided (CoinDesk)

The Military-Industrial complex is now the Surveillance-Industrial Complex, and here are its partners (TheIntercept)

Photofucket, the tool that lets hackers steal…

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SciCast – Crowdsourcing future development in science and technology

Welcome to the AAA Blog

Today’s guest blog post is written by Alan I. Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

If crowdsourcing can raise money for research worldwide, why can’t it raise questions and predict probabilities of future developments in science and technology?

We think that’s an interesting proposition. That’s why AAAS has asked us to share information about SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University and funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), to develop the largest crowdsourced prediction platform for science and technology, ever. The purpose of this project is to determine whether crowdsourcing can be used to accurately predict the future of science and technology. Questions vary by discipline and focus area, and range from the more applied science and engineering advancements to the highly technical, basic science achievements.

We invite you to explore SciCast, register, answer questions, and join the SciCast…

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To Realize the QDDR’s Early-Warning Goal, Invest in Data-Making

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The U.S. Department of State dropped its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, or QDDR, last week (here). Modeled on the Defense Department’s Quadrennial Defense Review, the QDDR lays out the department’s big-picture concerns and objectives so that—in theory—they can guide planning and shape day-to-day decision-making.

The new QDDR establishes four main goals, one of which is to “strengthen our ability to prevent and respond to internal conflict, atrocities, and fragility.” To help do that, the State Department plans to “increase [its] use of early warning analysis to drive early action on fragility and conflict.” Specifically, State says it will:

  1. Improve our use of tools for analyzing, tracking, and forecasting fragility and conflict, leveraging improvements in analytical capabilities;
  2. Provide more timely and accurate assessments to chiefs of mission and senior decision-makers;
  3. Increase use of early warning data and conflict and fragility assessments in our strategic planning and programming;
  4. Ensure that…

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ISIS Suicide Attacks Against Iraqi Army Kill 17

Peru recalls ambassador from Chile as espionage probe widens

Ollanta HumalaBy IAN ALLEN |
The government of Peru has officially recalled its ambassador from Chile as it investigates three Peruvian naval officers who are said to have passed military secrets to Chilean intelligence. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala announced on Saturday that the decision had been taken to recall the country’s ambassador from Santiago following an emergency meeting of the cabinet. The espionage allegations against the three officers appeared in the Peruvian media last Thursday. Several leading newspapers, among them the Lima-based El Comercio, said the three junior Peruvian officers were suspected of having spied for Chile from 2005 to 2012.

On the following day, Peru’s Minister of National Defense, Pedro Cateriano, officially confirmed the reports and said two of the officers had been arrested and would be tried in a military court. A third one was being investigated for possible connections with the Chilean spy ring, said Cateriano…

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The Evolution of American Military Intelligence

Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

Title:                      The Evolution of American Military Intelligence

Author:                  Marc B. Powe

Powe, Marc B. (1973) and Edward E. Wilson. The Evolution of American Military Intelligence. Fort Huachuca, Ariz.: U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School

OCLC:    40962577

UB251.U6 P69


Date Posted:      March 27, 2015

Reviewed by George C. Constantinides[1]

The authors were instructors at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School; the book was designed to be used in the officers’ advanced course. Treatment of the subject is both chronological and analytical. The work attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. military intelligence from the American Revolution up to Vietnam, after a brief look at the history of military intelligence in general. Vietnam is excluded from evaluation since it was too recent; the treatment of military intelligence coverage of that war…

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Orbits – Gravity Devices

Tom Cox MA Social Sculpture - Research Drawings Writing

Orbit Earth Orbit Earth

Orbit moon Orbit moon

Earth and Moon Earth and Moon

Moon's Orbit Moon’s Orbit

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