articles tagged: military
how would you fight pacific rim’s giant monsters in the real world?
# tech

how would you fight pacific rim’s giant monsters in the real world?

Giant bipedal robots look cool in anime and movies. In real life, you probably wouldn't want to use them to fight giant eldritch creatures made of teeth, fangs, and acid.

why riot is not as scary as you’d think
# tech

why riot is not as scary as you’d think

Riot is being pitched as a digital, hyper-aware spy. It's nothing more than a simple data aggregator from public social media profiles.

yes, you there, please step away from the theoretical computer science…
# tech

yes, you there, please step away from the theoretical computer science…

Military blogger invokes theoretical computer science in a post about testing code for fighter jets and gets the fundamentals wrong.

trying to ban killer robots before they arrive
# tech

trying to ban killer robots before they arrive

The international community is trying to jump ahead of autonomous killer robots, but the messiness of war means they have few answers to the crisis they imagine.

why military ufo sightings are so hard to explain
# astrobiology

why military ufo sightings are so hard to explain

It's one thing when people can't explain the weird things they see in the night sky. But what if a UFO sighting takes place over a military base and high ranking officers have no idea what happened?

mind-controlled psychopaths, coming soon to a battlefield near you?
# science

mind-controlled psychopaths, coming soon to a battlefield near you?

Scientists found a way to temporary induce psychopathy in text subjects, and that has some mulling the darker applications of this technology.

why cyberwarfare won’t have a battle of thermopylae
# tech

why cyberwarfare won’t have a battle of thermopylae

Policy wonks are trying to wrap their minds around how to fight a war in cyberspace, but their thinking keeps defaulting to conventional warfare.

the idf takes one step forward and three steps back
# politics

the idf takes one step forward and three steps back

In an effort to cater to religious fundamentalists in its ranks, the Israeli Defense Force is letting religious sexism compromise battle readiness.

complicated software and you, defense edition
# tech

complicated software and you, defense edition

Military bureaucrats and the public is learning how messy and complicated huge programming projects can be thanks to the F-35.

the opening shots in the battle of the hackers
# tech

the opening shots in the battle of the hackers

We're still not sure about the right way to counter state-sponsored hacking and how to organize a coordinated counter-attack.

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