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Plenty of Time to Read and Think

What I'm readingStudy finds that owning a car is bad for your health, https://www.treehugger.com/cars/chinese-study-finds-owning-car-bad-your-health.html. A natural experiment in health affects of car ownership.Stop Using Encrypted Email, https://latacora.micro.blog/2020/02/19/stop-using-encrypted.html. An opinionated piece with which I agree. I…

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Readings on COVID-19

I take a longer term view on many things, this current COVID-19 is no different. Here are some sites to help learn and not succumb to emotions. By all means, admit your emotions and acknowledge…

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Tor, Hidden Services, and Failed Technologies

Great opinion piece by two professors at UMASS-Amherst. https://www.lawfareblog.com/tor-hidden-services-are-failed-technology-harming-children-dissidents-and-journalists And include his USENIX talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=A6v4xI7yqFs&feature=emb_logo I'll think about merging many of my public and private lectures and put up my thoughts on this topic. My…

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OSMOSIS 2019

Looking forward to my second OSMOSIS Institute conference. I'll be demystifying the darknets. Here's my session blurb. See you there! Making the theoretical, practical. Darknet technologies are often steeped in deep technical jargon and complex…

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The Internet is overrun with child abuse images.

Great, yet depressing, summary of the current situation from the New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/28/us/child-sex-abuse.html. More can always be done to combat the problem. Most of my time is spent helping companies investigate thefts of property…

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Symphony of Science

Congrats to the U.A.E for sending their first astronaut to the International Space Station. https://www.france24.com/en/20190926-international-space-station-becomes-more-diverse-with-arrival-its-first-arab https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQD_BwIKFyo

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Continued Benefits of Electric Bikes...

A good summary of the study from Treehugger: https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/study-finds-e-bike-riders-get-much-exercise-riders-regular-bikes.html The study itself, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S259019821930017X E-bikers take longer trips by e-bike and bicycle, compared to cyclists. Physical activity gains from active travel are similar in e-bikers and…

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ML Firearm Detector: Work in Progress

Out of interest in learning how machine learning works at the code level, I started building a firearm detector. There are plenty of libraries which detect a firearm, for instance, this one.  I wanted to…

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SailGP Practice in the Bay

The SailGP racers are in town for their upcoming race this weekend. I took some shots while they were practicing in the bay between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Four teams were out…

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