The Cyber War: Dispatches from the Battlefield

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In “The Coming Global Cyber War,” I wrote about some of the more frightening developments we can expect as computer/viral warfare evolves. Recent viruses such as Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame are showing the path towards a dangerous future in which terrorists and foreign governments can damage our industry, power, and transportation with viral attacks. This is [Read More...]

[Sticky] WIN a Logos Catholic Scholar’s Library Worth $790

Logos Bible Software has graciously offered to provide a Complete Logos Catholic Scholar’s Library to one lucky reader of God and the Machine. The package is worth $790, and you can read more about it here. I’ve written an overview of the software, and an update on some recent additions. Click on this link to enter the contest via the [Read More...]

The Coming Global Cyber War

Stuxnet was the Manhattan Project of the 21st century. This complex, subtle computer worm–detected in 2010–was designed to make the Iranian nuclear centrifuges malfunction ever so slightly, delaying Iran’s march towards a nuclear bomb without the Iranians even knowing why. It revealed the serious vulnerability of every automated industrial control system, and they’re almost all automated to [Read More...]

The End of Moore’s Law, and Beyond

Moore’s Law–which states that the number of transistors that can be placed in a circuit doubles every 18-24 months–is already coming to an end. The exponential growth in the the way silicon circuits are designed and manufactured has driven much of the technological progress of the last 40 years or so, but it can’t continue forever. This is why the techno-Utopians who [Read More...]

A Drawing Machine Drawing Drawing Machines

Very meta. by Pablo Garcia. More here. [Read more...]

Google Wants to Augment Your Reality

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I’ve known this was coming for some time, but it’s actually more alarming than I expected it to be. Google’s Project Glass is an augmented reality system based on the idea of wearable computers: in this case, a pair of glasses that compresses all the functionality of a smartphone (phone, messaging, camera, GPS, social networking, [Read More...]

Rear Window Timelapse

Author Rod Bennett posted this to Facebook, and I was just blown away by the effort that went into it. It’s a meticulous time-lapse reconstruction of the events of Hitchcock’s Rear Window as though you’re seeing the entire set as a diorama. The creator, Jeff Desom, has used nothing but footage from the film to [Read More...]

Computers Down, Smartphones Up

Charts: is there anything they CAN'T do?

Further proof that the world is changing: a market analysis from Canalys shows that smartphone sales have passed computer sales for the first time. There’s even a chart! Here’s the money quote from the report: In 2011 we saw a fall in demand for netbooks, and slowing demand for notebooks and desktops as a direct [Read More...]


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