Want to understand what the big deal is about HTTP/2? Go read this chapter. It is very well written, and should make you excited again about web infrastructure.
Go birding wherever you are, for any length of time, on May 9 and enter your lists in eBird. Help us find as many species as possible for the Global Big Day tally and a worldwide show of support for the birds!
Of course quantum computing is best suited only for particular kinds of problems, so why not choose to play in an area where quantum tactics are of no help? A couple mathematicians from Washington State University have dusted off an old problem, the "Knapsack Problem", and made it new again, addressing its weaknesses, and of course, not relying on factorization as the barrier to overcome.
PDF of their paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.04238
#cryptography #quantumcomputing #rsa
"... it still only has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of internal storage and a dismally low-res 540×960-pixel screen"
For being dismal, it is still a $120 phone! And unlocked! And without bloatware!! Moto G is a better deal though.
When you grow up and go forth in the real world, never assume that personal information such as your SSN, DOB, full name, street addresses, etc. can be kept private. As you move through life, more and more institutions will accumulate more and more copies of this information. Banks. Insurance companies. Credit card companies. Schools. Governments. You get the idea.
Will you be able to count the number of these institutions you have "touched" in your life as you get older? Have any of them copied your data to more than one place? The real question is, can you count the number of places your sensitive data exists? Answer: no. You must assume that as you get older the probability will approach 100% that just one of these places where your data lives will have a lapse/breach in security. At some point you will be exposed and there will be no way to undo it.
The breach at the IRS was a "fullz" attack, meaning the attackers paid about $5 for the victim's "full info", enough to grant them legitimate access to the IRS website as if they were the legitimate person. "This is not a hack or data breach. These are impostors pretending to be someone," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen maintained.
Ironically, just yesterday I received a letter from Anthem, dated May 26, 2015. It begins, "On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) discovered that cyber attackers executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem's IT system and obtained personal information [...]"
These letters always end with mention of Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, who in concert with a third party are going to make sure my credit is not tarnished. Kids, every name of every person in your generation will be on their watch list by the time you're 40. It's all a sad farce.
I don't know what the solution is. But you live in a world with increasing amounts of data being accumulated in lots of places. So be prepared for that data to eventually leak.
There's hardly evidence here of Safari being the next IE that we all hate. But Apple's secretive nature (as applied to their products) has evolved into a larger corporate culture of über secrecy, which seems to be having unintended consequences. One of the references in the article sums it up best. https://adactio.com/journal/5787
- SendTreeFounder, 2012 - present
- Gentomi, Inc.Founder, 2008 - present
- Pynco, Inc.
- Purdue University
I am currently bootstrapping SendTree, a company that helps people send text messages to groups. Small businesses, churches, and organizations use SendTree's web based tools to compose, schedule, and deliver texts to their audiences. I've learned that the biggest challenge in starting a business is time.
Prior to SendTree, I spent 13 years creating software at Purdue University. While at Purdue's Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, I learned a fair bit about carbon emissions while writing software to support climate change research.
Prior to Purdue, I designed hardware and software for altimetry devices, and I programmed machines to manufacture small glass parts at Pynco, Inc. In 2008, I began serving on the Board at Pynco. This followed the untimely death of my father, Jim Seib, who founded Pynco in 1987.
I graduated from Purdue University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I still enjoy creating a circuit once in a while.