Archive for January, 2011

Bloat – Wiki – Bufferbloat

Monday, January 31st, 2011

a project to fight a "buffer bloat" problem, or in general to fight various problems on broadband links causes by ISPs
/ by Jim Gettys, one of the authors of X and HTTP/1.1 )

The Weakness of Taliban Marksmanship –

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

An interesting article about small arms skills and marksmanship of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The articles suggests that those skills are low, and offers plausible explanation, but it nevertheless works OK for Taliban

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Criticism (a fair one, IMHO) for IPv6 from DJB

Tanks, But No Tanks – By Maj. Michael Waltz | Foreign Policy

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Article about current armored vehicle usage policy in Afghanistan

Talking to the Taliban about life after occupation | World news | The Guardian

Monday, January 24th, 2011

also see: Part I:
and Part II :

Asia Times Online :: NORTHERN LIGHTS, A shadowy new battlefield

Monday, January 24th, 2011

article about political situation in Northern Afghanistan, information about Taliban, fragments from an interview with a taliban commander

Big Green Complete | Bissell

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

possible replacement for my Bissell Carper Machine Pro Plus

The Dubai Job: Big Issues: GQ

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

story about how mossad conducted an assassination of hamas leader in Dubai

Determining computational complexity from characteristic `phase transitions’, "Nature’1999 , .PDF

Friday, January 21st, 2011

an article in Nature journal for 1999 about P=NP problem

How Facebook Ships Code « FrameThink – Frameworks for Thinking People

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Notes about facebook internal PM process (release, builds, QA, deployments, management, etc)
… Interesting that they manage to do their work like a small startup team, even thought they are #1 site on the Net and have ~ 2K employees.