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Suzanne Aldrich

Web technologist specializing in security, performance, and usability.

How an Equation Changed Warfare

“It is obvious that nuclear weapons have affected warfare. The question is, have they moved the world closer to peace, or to an apocalypse? This question may lose its importance if either global economics gains superiority over military interests, all nuclear weapons are dismantled, or a general non-interest in war takes hold of all the nations’ leaders. However, nuclear weapons cannot be “disinvented,” nor can the concept of nuclear power be forgotten. It only takes one irrational leader to start a world war. It only took one equation to change warfare. As Einstein himself put it, “Politics are for the moment. An equation is for eternity””

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The Status of Women in Computer Science

“The lack of female computer scientists can be attributed to the negative effects of cultural stereotypes, barriers in the educational system, and the small number of female role models for young women; outreach programs, increased awareness of the problem, and a changing economic climate may increase the percentage of women in computer science.”

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Debating Executive Control of the Internet

“If government authority weren’t acting in good faith for the public welfare, they might find any legal or technical control over the Internet irresistible to abuse, especially if they weren’t knowledgeable of or concerned with the potential ramifications of exercising such power.”

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Stuxnet: Digital Industrial Sabotage or Cyber-Weapon of Mass Destruction?

“The most alarming implication of Stuxnet is that the concept of programming malware capable of disabling or destroying the critical systems necessary for sustaining our way of life is now in the toolkit of any sufficiently determined entity willing to invest the time and money necessary for deploying such a cyber-weapon of mass destruction.”

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Drup-al

So Drup-al funny how it seems Always run-time, but never inline for dreams. Head over heels when toe to toe. This is the sound of my LOL, This is the sound I solved all tickets from the world, But now…
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Up Late Reading

It was a dark and stormy night. Everyone had gone to bed and was sleeping soundly, except for Suzanne. She was up late reading and pondering the nature of the universe, as she often did. All of a sudd…
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First Post

Welcome to my blog. No, really. This is the first post on my shiny new blog, and I’m determined to make you feel welcomed. Please, make yourself at home. Poke around, and kick the tires a bit. M…
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The Status of Women in Computer Science

Thesis Humanity has concurrently developed computer technology and progressed in the area of women’s rights during the course of this century. Although women are making progress and gaining equa…
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How an Equation Changed Warfare

Outline Thesis: Einstein’s equation, E=mc2, and the subsequent development of nuclear weapons, has led to an irrevocable change in warfare. Introduction The Development of Nuclear Weapons The Power …
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