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First Amendment

Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment - A Congressional Research Service report. [via Secrecy News]

Wargaming India vs. Pakistan

It Doesn't Start in Kashmir, and It Never Ends Well: a retired Air Force colonel describes participating in numerous war games featuring an India-Pakistan conflict.

Understanding Russia

How Russia really works

Popular wisdom offers one tentative answer: "Russia is a country of unread laws and unwritten rules". Or, as they say, "the imperfection of our laws is compensated for by their non-observance".

Defining terrorism

An Indecent Proposal: on the true definition of terrorism.

It is time to tell the truth about terror. Terrorism is not just a way to describe a revolutionary movement we dislike or violence aimed at our allies and friends. Not every revolutionary is a terrorist, and not every terrorist is a revolutionary.

Terrorism is a very specific type of violence. It is the deliberate killing of innocent civilians in the name of a political cause. George Washington was a revolutionary, but he was no terrorist. Osama bin Laden is both.

Mount Nyiragongo eruption

NASA has a satellite photo of the Mount Nyiragongo eruption taken from MODIS. [via Doc Searls]

Internet Reconfigurable Logic

This is apparently isn't news, but it's the first I've heard of it. Xilinx is offering FPGAs with what they call Internet Reconfigurable Logic. These are programmable chips whose logic can be replaced over the Internet. This brings a whole new meaning to getting root. [via Risks]

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