Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Ooh argh! Shiver me timbers...

Piracy has been in the news recently, as Somalian pirates target US navy vessels. Tony Cassidy has produced a great lesson on it here.

This article (from Richard Allaway via Twitter) explains how the lack of democracy in Somalia and thus overfishing of the coastline has led to desperate times. Although we must not condone the violence, it suggests that it is important to understand the deterministic behaviour of these pirates.

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