Last time, we discussed the basics of encryption, and talked about concepts like security through obscurity, Kerckhoffs’ principle, Linus’s law, and the fundamental challenge of encryption (the adversary and you). In this post, we’ll discuss how those concepts apply to ideas like backdoors and deliberate flaws in encryption software, and then I’ll end with a […]
I have been privileged throughout my life to be surrounded by many intelligent and articulate people. Between friends, colleagues, and family members, I regularly have a chance to engage in real, honest, and meaningful discussion on a wide range of subjects. I value and cherish this fact for numerous reasons, not the least of which […]
I really enjoyed this TED talk by Simon Sinek, and wanted to share it. It’s a great discussion about leadership, and it has this gem of a quote in it: “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it, and what you do simply serves as the proof of what you believe.” […]
A repost of an excellent article by friend and fellow CWRU alum, Kyle Niemeyer.
This is a fantastic video. It is worth the 5 minutes to watch, simply to understand why the space program was important…and why our society is hurting without it.
I had originally intended to make a post in the next day or two about some of the most egregious and frustrating things that I hear about statistics (a topic of interest to me as an analyst and designated “stats guy” at my job). But last night, as I was mulling over an outline of […]