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Archive for April, 2005

Hats Off to Al Gore

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2005 @ 7:26 pm in Policy | Comments Off

Ironically, a Republican freshman Senator who supports the party-line opposition to the filibuster here at home, recently returned from Iraq with an inspiring story about the formation of multi-ethnic democracy there. Reporting that he asked a Kurdish leader there if he worried that the majority Shiites would “overrun” the minority Kurds, this Senator said the [...]

MBA hacking continued

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2005 @ 9:27 pm in Security & Crypto | Comments Off

Four weeks ago, a few fellow crypto people from MIT and I wrote a letter to the Dean of the MIT Sloan School concerning the applicant hacking incident. The Dean answered. So we wrote back. And he wrote back. And the discussion was quite interesting. I fully admit that I was surprised: I didn’t expect [...]