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Comment: Yale course "Game Theory" on Youtube (Score 2) 152 152

Here is the complete Youtube playlist for the Yale course "Game Theory", lectured by Ben Polak. 24 lectures in total, about 1 h 15 min each.

Course description: This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.

I have had the intention of watching through this, but haven't had the time after the first few lectures. The material is recommended, though.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6EF60E1027E1A10B

Comment: Hacked hardware? (Score 5, Interesting) 329 329

Since the origin of the computers is unknown, the hardware cannot be trusted. The computers might be hacked and backdoored on the BIOS level. Modern BIOSes are quite sophisticated with a rich functionality, that can be misused invisibly from the OS' point of view.

Comment: Very unfortunate... (Score 0, Redundant) 426 426

"Next-Gen Nuclear Power Plant Breaks Ground In China"

Oh no, that is very unfortunate, I'm sad to hear about the breakage.

Do they yet know how much ground has been broken? Is it severely broken?

I suspect that this has been caused by the atomic radiation from the power plant.

Let's hope that the Chinese can get that ground fixed, they need all the space they need as there are so many of them.

Comment: Privacy options (Score 1) 474 474

You seem to worry much about losing your privacy. Most social networking sites have rather extensive privacy settings, so you get to select in detail what should be revealed and to whom.

The problem of course then is that managing these privacy settings can be quite tricky, if you don't have a clear picture of what knobs you have available to turn.

Here is a rather recent and extensive walk-through of the most central privacy settings Facebook offers:

http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/02/facebook-privacy/

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