Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

But the more revealed, reveals more unknowns that Mueller could or did not figure out.

The intel committee’s top Republican and top Democrat have been openly fighting for more than a year. But there’s one thing they agree on: They need to hear from Robert Mueller.

Source: Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

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Pentagon Pulls Funding for Team of Academics Who Work on the Most Difficult Scientific Problems

May be it be back as Jason Rebourne!

The U.S. Department of Defense under Patrick M. Shanahan has quietly pulled funding for an independent organization called the Jason Group under the Pentagon’s latest budget proposal. And it’s just one more way that the Trump regime is chipping away at independent scientific voices in the U.S. government.

Source: Pentagon Pulls Funding for Team of Academics Who Work on the Most Difficult Scientific Problems

5 Very Important Things About the World Nobody Knows

The future will be determined by a handful of big questions that don’t yet have answers.

How did this guy get “digital penetration” into SIGINT? (pun) He knew some would Google it. Add another one to a handful of big questions!

“It’s not like we are totally ignorant, of course. The United States has been a world leader in signals intelligence (including digital penetration) for a long time, so there’s every reason to believe it is still very, very good at it.”

Source: 5 Very Important Things About the World Nobody Knows

How to Deal with Increasingly Complex Safety-Critical Technologies

The authors analyze the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the recent back-to-back crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets and make policy recommendations for the regulation of increasingly complex technologies.

Source: How to Deal with Increasingly Complex Safety-Critical Technologies

Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike — then learns it wasn’t him | CBC Radio

I do not even know myself anymore duuuuude!

He threatened to sue the MIT Technology Review for using this image — only to find out it’s of someone else entirely.

Source: Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike — then learns it wasn’t him | CBC Radio

The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same – MIT Technology Review

I love models (pun) This simple model generates some fantastically complex behaviors. Why not generate one for when “the population of hipsters … undergo a phase transition into a synchronized state.”

Complexity science explains why efforts to reject the mainstream merely result in a new conformity.

Source: The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same – MIT Technology Review

A Crude Look at the Whole: A Simple Guide to Complexity for National Security Professionals

Also a literally start for national security professionals. Nice overview except for a better taxonomy and clarity of meaning: feedback was likened to exchange where it is really a subset of possible information exchanges and the article emphasis also seems to be on amplification. Cascading is not mentioned also bundled in there but not articulated.

Security communities need thinkers who are comfortable in both complicated and complex environments, who can study the trees but still grasp the shape of the forest.

Source: A Crude Look at the Whole: A Simple Guide to Complexity for National Security Professionals