Post Archives from the ‘Technology’ Category



RFID Essentials

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by
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by Bill Glover and Himanshu Bhatt

Previously, I had the pleasure of reviewing Spychips, a book which looked at the potentially malevolent (well, apocalyptic, reallly) implications of RFID technology. Talk about taking all the fun out a subject. Bill Glover and Himanshi Bhatt have written a perfectly well-ordered Continue reading the story "RFID Essentials"

Baseball Hacks

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by Joseph Adler

For me, it was the numbers. I didn't really discover baseball until I was in college, in the 80s, when a roommate left a copy of that year's Bill James Baseball Abstract in the suite. I was smitten. It wasn't just the statistics Continue reading the story "Baseball Hacks"

Analyzing Business Data With Excel

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by Gerald Knight

I can't tell you how much I wanted to like this book. I've admired O'Reilly's technical books for years, and now that I've branched out into business applications, I was delighted to see that they had, too. When I finished business school last year, Continue reading the story "Analyzing Business Data With Excel"

An Army Of Davids

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by Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit

Prof. Glenn Reynolds, that's Instapundit to you, brews his own beer, has his own record label, and writes one of the most successful blogs on the planet. All of this is possible because of the massive increase of Continue reading the story "An Army Of Davids"

The Spychips Threat

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by Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre

If Mesdames Albrecht and McIntyre are right, corporations and governments are conspiring, even as you read this, to bring on the apocalypse. Universal surveillance, in the form of nascent RFID (Radio Frequency ID) technology, is on the way, and they Continue reading the story "The Spychips Threat"

Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation

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by Hugh Hewitt

Combine freedom with low barriers to entry and you'll be continually amazed at the results. That's one of the messages from Hugh Hewitt'sBlog: Understanding theInformation Reformation That's Changing Your World. Hugh's been a follower and booster of theblogsphere as an alternative and corrective Continue reading the story "Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation"

The Future And Its Enemies

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by Virginia Postrel

The Future, argues Virginia Postrel, is not static. It's not discovered, it's created. The Clinton Administration sought to capture the public imagination about the future by alluding to the grand engineering projects of the past. "Bridge to the Future." "Information Superhighway." "Stairway to Heaven." Continue reading the story "The Future And Its Enemies"