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Thaddeus Grugq

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Thaddeus Grugq has been analyzing and authoring content about applied security, cyber, operational, and otherwise for around 25 years. His writings range from in-depth papers on forensics and anti-forensics, to detailed analysis of events that skirt both international espionage and cyber security.
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Language vs. Reality
Why Language Is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists
N.J. Enfield - 2022-03-29
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A fascinating examination of how we are both played by language and made by language: the science underlying the bugs and features of humankind's greatest invention.Language is said to be humankind's greatest accomplishment. But what is language actually good for? It performs poorly at representing reality. It is a constant source of distraction, m...
Thaddeus Grugq
2022-11-11T09:01:01.000Z
@RoryCormac And this book is excellent.      source
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How to Hide an Empire
Daniel Immerwahr - 2020-03-03 (first published in 2019)
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Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago TribuneA Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 - A 2019 NPR Staff PickA pathbreaking history of the United States' overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empireWe are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is a...
Thaddeus Grugq
2022-10-17T20:43:03.000Z
@k8em0 A great book for anyone interested in this history is “how to hide an empire” which includes this wonderful map of the unites states and its territories. To scale (except some of the smaller islands)      source
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The Systems Bible
The Beginner's Guide to Systems Large and Small
John Gall - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1977)
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Hardcover published by Quadragle/The New York Times Book Co., third printing, August 1977, copyright 1975....
Thaddeus Grugq
2022-09-24T14:52:20.000Z
@0xdea @caseyjohnellis @essobi @sawaba Here is a great book on systems. Everything is a system. This is one of the better books written about how systems “work” … e.g. >> IN A CLOSED SYSTEM, INFORMATION TENDS TO DECREASE AND HALLUCINATION TENDS TO INCREASE      source
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Hench
A Novel
Natalie Zina Walschots - 2020-09-22
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Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finall...
Thaddeus Grugq
2022-04-30T18:46:04.000Z
This is a great book.      source
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Watching The Door
A Memoir 1971-1978
Kevin Myers - 2006-10-16
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As an Irish Catholic raised in Leicester, fresh from University College Dublin with a first in History, Kevin Myers is sent north to work for the Belfast bureau of RTE News. There he covers the increasingly vicious conflict erupting in the city as the IRA campaign begins. Reporting too for Dublin’s Hibernia, the London Observer and NBC Radio for No...
Thaddeus Grugq
2021-02-04T12:18:50.000Z
@RoryCormac Good book. Also, the British were vicious during that time. They published the wrong losses from robberies so the IRA would think the fund raising teams were skimming. They created the boogeyman and satanic panic to get the farmers to report suspicious activity at night.      source
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Network Attacks and Exploitation
A Framework
Matthew Monte - 2015-08-03
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Incorporate offense and defense for a more effective network security strategy Network Attacks and Exploitation provides a clear, comprehensive roadmap for developing a complete offensive and defensive strategy to engage in or thwart hacking and computer espionage. Written by an expert in both government and corporate vulnerability and security ope...
Thaddeus Grugq
2018-07-12T17:10:17.000Z
If you haven’t read “network attacks and exploitation: a framework” by Matthew Monte you’re missing out on the best book on CNO available.      source