In my last cryptography post, I wrote about using message authentication codes
(MACs) as a way of guaranteeing message integrity. To review briefly, most ciphers
are designed to provide message confidentiality - which means that no one but the
sender and the intended receiver can see the plain-…
Two great interviews with Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, two philosophers of science.
CBC Ideas - Interview with Simon Schaffer on Leviathan and the Air Pump
CBC Ideas - Interview with Steven Shapin on how science and truth are derived from social interactions within the scientific community…
The Bird Count is Coming Up!
110th Annual Audubon Count YieldsÂ Data Vital to Conservation
New York, NY, December 1, 2009 - The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take placeÂ fromÂ December 14, 2009Â through January 5, 2010. From…