Archive for August, 2007

links for 2007-08-04

  • “The problems we found in the code were far more pervasive, and much more easily exploitable, than I had ever imagined they would be. … Our hard work notwithstanding, unearthing exploitable deficiencies was surprisingly — and disturbingly — easy.”
  • “the fallacy of the linguists’ argument … lies in the idea that construction should imply definite relationships. … the idea that some neologisms are ‘more appropriate’ than others stems from the mistaken assumption that causality matters in language change.”

links for 2007-08-02

links for 2007-08-01