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The Seattle Times writes about Soviet maps In a very interesting recent article Eric Lacitis tells about maps he discovered in a Riga bookstore. They bring back real history of a country that was brutally occupied by the Soviet Union. Here is the rest of the...

Late last year on a Friday evening I discovered that logging into our Schwab.com account got lots easier. It was possible to log in without a username and password. Wow, what a vulnerability! Here is the story. Not expecting this labor-saving bonanza I hadn't recorded screen...

The anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is always a time for reflection. [caption id="attachment_4737" class="center-inline-image-caption" align="aligncenter" width="343"] A US Navy photographer's view of the attack on Pearl Harbor, source: National Archives, archives.gov[/caption] Some reflections are personal. For baby-boomers it was common to know survivors...

In the current political focus it is not helpful to have another harangue from an opinion shaper. This blog includes just my personal experiences -- and the role of computer forensics. Remember the '70s? Seattle had become the bomb capital of the US. The government was...

Software from Redmond, Washington always seems newsworthy. This software project was going well and beginning to get national attention. One day the focus turned inward, however. During a test of the project, the boss discovered that the new software was providing links to pornography on...

The tough job in risk assessment is separating the goofiness of ordinary life from factors that might indicate potential violence. Assessment isn't prediction -- but both have similar uncertainties. In a world with lots of physical variables, each represented by a known stochastic process the job...