Securing Financially Sensitive Environments with OpenBSD
This thesis investigates the use of a free, open source
UNIX-based operating system in providing security features
to a financially sensitive business function such as a
We start by examining some of the main security features
(such as the pf firewall and systrace policies) which are
included with the operating system, how they work and how
such features can be used within a financial environment.
We then examine possible probl
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
Natural Resource Management
The natural assets of the poorest countries constitute the biggest single opportunity for transformative development. Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University and co-director of the International Growth Centre. The author of The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. He was the senior advisor to Tony Blair's Commission on Africa
Financial Reform in China
In the 6th of an annual series of lectures, Howard Davies reviews the development of the Chinese financial system over the last year. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board of the Chinese banking regulator since 2003 and has observed the dramatic changes in Chinese banks at first hand. The Chinese system has been remarkably insulated from the crisis. What does that mean for the future? Will China turn its back on free-market financial reform? Howard Davies is director of LSE. P
The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
Right Triangles and Trigonometric Functions
In this video, the instructor talks about trigonometric functions as they relate to right triangles. He defines each function and how to find it using the different sides of right triangles. Then, he does example problems using the definitions of the trigonometric functions defined at the beginning. There is a buzzing sound in the background of this video, but the instructor is still able to be heard well.
Arbitration's Fluid Universe
The rise of international arbitration for commercial and investment related disputes has spurred the emergence of a new body of transnational rules that cut across the traditional concepts of legal regulation. Jan Paulsson is centennial professor of law at LSE and co-head of Freshfields' international arbitration and public international law groups.
The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University
Some Russia-related links
Over time I've accumulated a lot of Russia-related internet links. I'd like to share some of them with you. As I come across more worthy links I'll update this post. So, if you are interested, bookmark it!
1. The first pick is NY based authentic Russian clothing store. I am planning on ordering from them one of their cute aprons. Children's costumes are precious!
2. Pick #2 is a site
International date line and time zones
An explanation of what the international date line is--how you lose a day moving west. Voice over of a map. (2:29)
Biology Mitosis vs. Meiosis
In this lesson, mitosis and meiosis are compared in terms of DNA replication, the number of divisions, the presence of synapsis, the number of daughter cells, and the numbers of chromosomes in the products and function. Only a partial lesson.
Run time (3:23)
Important Body Parts
An introduction to important body parts and their function for young school age children. It teaches about the parts that are inside our body, including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver. Run time 04:51.
Magic School Bus Shows and Tells
It's the international and Very Important Show-and-Tell Competition, and Arnold and D.A. are representing Ms. Frizzle's class. Arnold brings a webbed hoop, left behind by his great-aunt Arizona Joan, a famous archaeologist, but he has no idea what it is! Using clues from the hoop and from Joan's old journal, the kids make educated guesses about its use. To test their hypotheses, Ms. Frizzle turns the bus into a Supposeatron, a magical device designed to evaluate guesses. Can the kids solve the p
Documenting and Collecting Plants
Plants dominate the living landscape around us. Learning about this essential part of the ecosystem. Collecting and identifying plants should be a part of any life sciences curriculum. Designed to support the Plant Press project at Hila Science Camp, this video discusses collecting and classifying plants and the importance of the classification system developed by Carl Linnaeus.
Computer Basics : What Is ISO?
ISO, or the International Standards Organization, sets the standards for computer file formats related to images and files. Archive files onto a CD or optical disk as an ISO image with help from a certified computer technician in this free video on computers.
Scientology Video: Love and Hate -- What is Greatness?
Conflict or tolerance, cooperation or opposition, love or hate -- such are the questions of both daily living and international affairs. While every person of goodwill would like others to treat them as they themselves would like to be treated, such is often not the case. When subjected to hatred, what then is the answer to one's own happiness? In answer to that question, this is what the Scientology religion believes. This is an audio presentation from the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life
How the Kidneys Work
This is brief, computer-animated video of an overview of the kidneys and their function in the human body.