Archive for April, 2010

Shaw « Deep Packet Inspection

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Shaw « Deep Packet Inspection. I do believe that DPI and related technologies will be abused by ISPs and media conglomerates if they are allowed to do so - and also that they should not have the option to arbitrarily favour one technology over another (as eg when Shaw says that internet delivery is "not […]

Vaisakhi parade risky for MP Ujjal Dosanjh and MLA Dave Hayer: organizer

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Vaisakhi parade risky for MP Ujjal Dosanjh and MLA Dave Hayer: organizer. I have often enjoyed the Vaisakhi parade, but  the criteria for a parade permit are based largely on the possibility of ensuring public safety.  I wouldn't want to see this used as an excuse for withholding permission for expression of controversial views, but […]

LRB · Joseph Stiglitz · The Non-Existent Hand

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

LRB · Joseph Stiglitz · The Non-Existent Hand. One comment in particular rang a bell for me. Often the use of a mathematical model is considered  as giving predictions greater credibility when all it really does is ensure that they are consistent with the assumptions of the model. In areas of technology based on well […]