Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My invitation to Larry Ellison today

Since Larry Ellison is the head of my Fantasy League of Cyber Priviteers, and since tonight is the meeting in Palo Alto of the 100 people who put Oracle on the map back in the early days, it is only appropriate that I sent Larry the following invitation to the festivities:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stephen Wolfram's NKS holds the key to THE PERFECT VIRUS

Hats off to Stephen Wolfram and his update today (see here) on the future of A New Kind of Science (or NKS). Simply, my own experimentation on Principle #7 of the Perfect Virus (Black Box Portability) strongly suggests that clever use of cellular automata and the extrapolation of Wolfram's concept of computational equivalence are the key to my Holy Grail of Black Box Portability. While I am legally constrained by current cybercrime law, my imagination can still run wild with Einsteinian "thought experiments" that will not get me thrown into a federal prison. So thanks, Stephen. To you, to Piers Anthony whose seminal novel Macroscope gave me a vision of The Perfect Virus, and to my late friend and science fiction author Frank Herbert (Dune) who talked me into running for Congress just so I could get a taste of a future in which politicians should be recognized for the imbeciles they truly are.

Friday, May 11, 2012

FBI Director Mueller flunks another IQ test

Don't get me wrong. I don't think the Republicans have any better handle on cyber security than the Democrats. That said, FBI Director Mueller has certainly had his share of spectacularly stupid ideas. His latest bumble is this week's testimony (see here) before the House Judiciary Committee and reported by Network World:
[Mueller] took a swipe at the tech industry for "lacking the capability to intercept communications undertaken with their products," or basically offering technologies that can be wiretapped at will, should a major threat to the United States arise.
He's sung this asinine aria before  (see my January 8, 2011 post here) when he asked Silicon Valley to build back doors into the software they export around the world. Talk about putting a "check into the swing" of our world-wide hi-tech sales forces. Who'd want to buy from a country with the stated objective of building spying back doors into it's products? Oh, wait! That's China's policy, too. And look how well it's worked for Huawei (see one of my many Huawei posts here).

As Joseph from Spain has proved (see my last post here), it would seem that the FBI's stupidity rolls downhill.