For eight years, the journalist Roberto Saviano has faced constant threat of death for exposing the secrets of the Naples mafia in his book Gomorrah. Is the price of life under armed guard too much for a writer to pay?
Heads Up Limit Hold ‘Em has been solved by an adaptive algorithm.
An “essentially unbeatable” algorithm for Texas hold ’em points to strategies for solving real-life problems without having complete information
“You frickin’ kidding me? He’s a Commie. Is that even legal, a Communist president?”
More than anything, if you’re the National Surveillance State right now, you crave a bloody shirt you might wave to try to blow back the tide of thoughtfulness and rationality precipitated by Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing, and by the extremely careful reporting accompanying it thus far.via The Heart of the Matter: David Miranda and the Preclusion of Privacy, Part 2.
A public or private organization’s best defense against whistle-blowers is to refrain from doing things it doesn’t want to read about on the front page of the newspaper.