- Next generation algorithms inspired by ants
Slashdot links to a Physorg article summarizing the latest research around algorithms directly inspired by the collective behavior of ants. Fascinating stuff as real ants were observed to help develop new applications of their behavior to problem solving, especially in the face of changing conditions.
- Dutch hacker group wants to re-educate teen hacktivists
The Register has another story of trying to better the initial, revenge-based reaction to criticism of WikiLeaks most recent releases. The article doesn’t make it clear exactly how revspace would rather have seen the teens in question act. It is possible that just pausing for thought and discussion is enough especially given how counter productive the LOIC based attacks are to improving the core issues raised about trust, secrecy, access to information and the inappropriateness of censorship.
- NANOG debating whether progress has been made in fighting DDoS attacks, Slashdot
- Over two-thirds of US broadband doesn’t qualify as broadband, Slashdot
- Rogers BitTorrent throttling goes horribly wrong, TorrentFreak
- Researchers turn bacterial colonies into logic gates, Ars Technica