Daniel Nolte

Architect, Network Administrator, Computer Forensics Administrator, Voiceovers. website,

Most commented posts

  1. HP TouchPad vs the iPad 2: And Fight! — 8 comments
  2. Amazon’s Junk Ebook Problem and a Computer Forensics Approach to Solve It — 5 comments
  3. Judging a Horse Race Without Any Horses — 5 comments
  4. The Worst Example of Executive Data Security Ever? — 5 comments
  5. Lizamoon and the Final Step in Securing Your Computer — 4 comments

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Medical Marijuana's Quotation Marks

Recently, someone very close to me was diagnosed with metastatic cancer.  When something like that happens, you do a lot of research on a whole range of subjects.  One of these subjects is medical marijuana.  As primary caregiver, I needed to research medical marijuana since so much of the responsibility would be falling on me.  I can’t grow …

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Spending That Pays for Itself

Occasionally one is faced with a moment of clarity; a choice that forces a display of where someone’s true priorities lie.  This occurs when two professed priorities are placed at odds against each other.  Congressional Republicans recently faced this dilemma.  What was foremost on their minds? Is it reducing the deficit, making the government run sensibly like a business, or shrinking …

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Why Google's +1 button and the narcissistic Internet is a bad idea

Recently, Google introduced a new feature called Google +1.  The announcement is clearly aimed at facebook’s ‘like’ button.  It will begin by adding a ‘+1’ button to each entry in a search result but soon it will be possible to have web sites add Google +1 buttons to go along with the facebook like buttons and …

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Why Google’s +1 button and the narcissistic Internet is a bad idea

Recently, Google introduced a new feature called Google +1.  The announcement is clearly aimed at facebook’s ‘like’ button.  It will begin by adding a ‘+1’ button to each entry in a search result but soon it will be possible to have web sites add Google +1 buttons to go along with the facebook like buttons and …

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How to Do a Neutral Google Search

What many people do not realize is that what they are seeing in Google search results may not be what others are seeing.  Some of that is self-evident.  Google results are different from one language to another and one country to another.  In searches for service and retail businesses they go further in geo-tagging your …

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Lizamoon and the Final Step in Securing Your Computer

Lizamoon is named after the web site that it was first noticed on. However once experts knew what to look for earlier infections have been found. However in less than four months there are now over one and a half million web sites that have been infected with the Lizamoon virus!

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Judging a Horse Race Without Any Horses

Gallup recently announced the results of a survey that is interesting not so much for the results but the implied thinking about how people choose among a large list of possibilities with limited information.  Specifically the survey dealt with the Republican candidates for president in 2012, of which there are currently none. By comparison the …

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A Primer On Creating & Using Surveys

Opinion polls (surveys) are used extensively to understand almost everything that cannot be looked up as a scientific fact.  But, poll results are only as good as the sampling technique, survey instrument, and interpretation process that underlie the reported conclusions.  Lots of things can and do go wrong in this regard. This article provides the …

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The Answer is in the Questions

Rasmussen Reports released a poll on the Wisconsin public employees standoff that seems more intended to generate a predetermined result than real insight.  The headline poll result was 48% Back GOP Governor in Wisconsin Spat, 38% Side With Unions But as always, it it best to look at the actual questions.  Rasmussen asks five questions: 1* How closely …

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What Tax is “Fair”?

photo by David Reber, Hammer Photography

Many national governments are funded through a combination of income and broad based consumption taxes, usually in the form of a Value-Added-Tax (VAT).  In the United States, consumption taxes (in the form of sales taxes) have been left to the states, while the federal government relies on a combination of income taxes, payroll taxes, excise taxes, …

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