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  • Paul

    I was shocked to learn how few people actually do know Medusa and other common tales that most of us take for granted. (And these statistics are from well-educated people.)

    http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2009/03/casual_fridays_generation_gap.php

    good points, though.

    March 24, 2009
  • That was an interesting article, and like many of the commentators over there, I’m not terribly surprised. I had hoped that Medusa was still part of our common culture, but I suppose I could be wrong. I know that when Neil Gaiman wanted to do an Orpheus story in Sandman, he realized that he had to basically retell the entire story, because most people wouldn’t catch the allusions.

    Society morphs as time goes by, and the common culture milestones become decreasingly common. I think that this is OK and just how things go. However, I hope that posts like the Mythic Mondays approach security from an interesting angle as well as potentially introducing readers to stories that they might not be too familiar with. (Thus far, they’ve been Greek-heavy, but that’s not going to last, believe you me :) I try to identify the particularly weird ones and give a bit more context. I don’t know how well I’m doing at that yet, time will tell.

    I am certain that there are some very interesting security lessons to be learned from more modern sources like movies and video games. However, I am simply not familiar enough with those sources to write about them. Maybe someone else (someone younger?) will pick up that torch.

    March 24, 2009
  • Hi, I can’t understand how to add your site in my rss reader, help please :)

    November 12, 2009
  • @moso bamboo lover

    You should just be able to add http://feeds.feedburner.com/starmind-blog . This can either be directly, or you can click on the orange RSS icon in the address bar in Firefox. If you hover over the orange RSS logo at the top right of the page, it should display some common newsreaders. If none of those are what you use, just clicking on the orange RSS icon itself should work just fine.

    November 14, 2009
  • So it would seem. The more layers of security, the fewer attackers there will be in that class of skill willing to spend their time.

    May 05, 2011
  • I am certain that there are some very interesting security lessons to be learned from more modern sources like movies and video games.

    About video games, from a player’s point of view, there aren’t any actual security risks unless it’s a game master hacking you or you provide your log in info to some websites. There are keyloggers thought, but that’s only something to be careful with if one plays in internet cafes.

    May 15, 2011

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