Quote of the Day

Computers are rapidly beginning to outperform humans in more or less every area of endeavor. For example, machine vision experts recently unveiled an algorithm that outperforms humans in face recognition. Similar algorithms are beginning to match humans at object recognition too. And human chess players long ago gave up the fight to beat computers. But …

Your Good Deed for the Day

I hereby direct you to support Lawfare. As I have written before, it is one of the best and most informative sites out there, and certainly the best at discussing the intersection between law and national security policy. Indeed, Lawfare is so good, that it is routinely the subject of Denial of Service Attacks and attacks of more hawkish varieties1 launched …

Chess 2

I certainly don't think that chess has somehow become "boring," but that won't stop me from following this development with great interest: Chess is one of the most enduring games in the world. Is it time for a sequel? “Chess 1 was a big hit, no question there,” wrote game designer David Sirlin in a blog post …

The Most Epic Game of Tag–Or Anything Else–That You Have Ever Heard Of

Well, this is one way to keep in touch with old friends. And an immensely charming way at that: A group of 40-something men have spent much of the past 30 years engaged in one of the longest running and most elaborate games of tag ever. The idea of a bunch of grown men traveling the …

Lawfare Is an Example of the Best of the Blogosphere, and it Deserves Your Support

I am very pleased to note the success of Lawfare in attracting readers and in shaping the law/national security debate, and not just because I guest-blogged at Lawfare one time, or because Jack Goldsmith once had nice things to say in passing about an article I wrote. Rather, I am pleased by Lawfare's success because I …