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Posts Tagged ‘class’

Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why do lower middle-class and working class Americans support tax breaks for the rich? New research suggests it might not be about aspirations—i.e., "Maybe I could be rich someday." Instead, says the Economist, people are more concerned with how social programs and wealth distribution might help people worse off than them become better off than [...]

How not to design a CAPTCHA

How not to design a CAPTCHA

Unfortunately Sony missed the entire point of a CAPTCHA. Instead of using an obfuscated image which is difficult for computers to recognize the characters, they include the CAPTCHA's unobfuscated characters in HTML and use CSS and JavaScript to make the characters appear slightly distorted. While taking a Digital Image and Video Processing [...]

Hackers are being radicalised by government policy

Hackers are being radicalised by government policy

I took a class on terrorism in college in 1999. One thing I remember from our instructor, who wrote fiction for "Soldier of Fortune" under a pseudonym, was that one of the goals of terrorism is to make the target government crack down with so much oppressive behavior that life gets intolerable and the citizens rise up in a glorious workers' [...]