Tuesday, February 20

A free laptop? This could be prevented using threat modeling and a cable lock. (Visualhunt.com)

Lost in Boelter: Threat modeling

Have you ever wondered about those people who use cable locks for their laptops? Well, I’m one of them. Contrary to conventional wisdom, that doesn’t mean that I’m overly protective of my laptop or that I have something to hide. Read more...

Photo: A free laptop? This could be prevented using threat modeling and a cable lock. (Visualhunt.com)

A free laptop? This could be prevented using threat modeling and a cable lock. (Visualhunt.com)


It might be hard to update your Facebook status with this. (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Lost in Boelter: Does it compute?

When I was in elementary school, one of the weekly vocabulary exercises I had to complete was in the topic of “fields of study.” This basically meant that our class had to learn the etymology of many of those terms ending in the root “-ology,” or “field of study” – a task I’m sure we all had to complete at some point in our education. Read more...

Photo: It might be hard to update your Facebook status with this. (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

It might be hard to update your Facebook status with this. (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

(Creative commons photo by christiaan_008 via Flickr)

Lost in Boelter: Abstract simplicity

Bits of change Computer science is a changing landscape. The truths and limitations of today may not necessarily hold for the next. The rate at which new innovations in computer science are developed is dizzying, and this is an exciting yet somewhat humbling fact. Read more...

Photo: (Creative commons photo by christiaan_008 via Flickr)

(Creative commons photo by christiaan_008 via Flickr)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lost in Boelter: External applications

Computer science, by itself, is irrelevant. Of course, you could generalize that argument to all fields of study, but at least when you study biology, even if you don’t apply it somewhere, you understand how cells and organisms, including yourself, function. Read more...

Photo: (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)