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"Mr. Robot," USA Network's new hacker drama series, is good entertainment. But is it also a good depiction of hackers, hacking and infosec?
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Self-Taught by Matías Sierra (Canada)
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LastPass, a company that makes a popular password manager, just found out that crooks got into its network. But if you picked a proper password, you should be OK...
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Math and The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji is a wonderful early Japanese novel written by the noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu around 1021 AD.  Read it, and be transported to a very different world!

It has 54 chapters.  Here you see the 54 Genji-mon (源氏紋) - the traditional symbols for these chapters.  Most of them follow a systematic mathematical pattern, but the ones in color break this pattern. 

Here are some puzzles.  It's very easy to look up the answers using your favorite search engine, so if you do that please don't give away the answer!   It's more fun to solve these just by thinking.

Puzzle 1: How is the green Genji-mon different from all the rest?

Puzzle 2: How are the red Genji-mon similar to each other?

Puzzle 3: How are the red Genji-mon different from all the rest?

Puzzle 4: If The Tale of Genji had just 52 chapters, the Genji-mon could be perfectly systematic, without the weirdness of the colored ones.  What would the pattern be then?

Puzzle 5: What fact about the number 52 is at work here?

(Hint: it has nothing to do with their being 52 weeks in a year!)

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Heh. Clever design on this piece at +NPR . It shows you a typical page from a fake new! breakthrough! diet! book--but with blue boxed links to illustrate how you've been had.
From Paleo to vegan to raw, nutrition gurus package their advice as sound science. But peel the studies away and you'll find timeless myths and superstitions of religion.
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A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

Lurking 8,000 light years from Earth is a black hole 12 times more massive than our sun. It's been peacefully sleeping for 26 years.

But on June 15, it woke up.

Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon.

Black holes are very dense, massive objects in space that have an immensely powerful gravitational field that traps anything and everything that comes too close, including light. But on occasion they'll spit out material as well as suck it in.

On June 15, one of NASA's satellites picked up a torrent of x-rays all coming from a single source: the black hole.

"Relative to the lifetime of space observatories, these black hole eruptions are quite rare," said Neil Gehrels, the principal investigator for Swift, the NASA satellite that first identified the eruption in a NASA press release. "So when we see one of them flare up, we try to throw everything we have at it, monitoring across the spectrum, from radio waves to gamma rays."

A deadly companion

This black hole is just one half of a two-body system called V404 Cygni. Its partner is a star slightly smaller than our sun, and it's been nourishing the black hole for at least 77 years. The x-rays that astronomers observed on June 15 were the heated guts from the companion star that had spiraled into the mouth of the black hole.

When black holes in binary systems, like V404 Cygni, feed, they do so by gravitationally attracting a single thread of gas from the star. The black hole is 12 times more massive than its companion and therefore has a much stronger gravitational grip which slowly pulls gas from the star as the star orbits around it, like in the animation below:

As the gas gets pulled in, it orbits around the black hole, forming a disc. The closer the gas gets to the black hole, the stronger gravitational force it feels and so the faster it moves, heating up to searing-hot temperatures. When the gas reaches temperatures of more than 1.7 million degrees Fahrenheit, it emits a jet of high-energy particles, which satellites like NASA's Swift instrument then detect — albeit 8,000 years later because of the time it takes light to travel from the V404 Cygni to Earth.

But there isn't always a steady stream of gas falling into the black hole, which is why it takes such long naps in between feedings.

That disc has two regions: and inner, hot region, and an outer cool region. You need a lot of gas to provide enough pressure and push to cross this barrier, which takes time to generate. Once the black hole has consumed all of the gas in the inner region, which it does in a few days, it has to wait for more.

A once-in-a-professional-lifetime opportunity

Astronomers first took interest in this black hole more than 77 years ago, when they initially detected a strong burst of light from it in 1938. It came again in 1956, and then again in 1989. 

While the eruption of 1989 was studied with a handful of instruments, the outburst wasn't studied in half the detail compared to this year's event.

Outbursts like this usually only last for a few weeks to months, so astronomers have culminated a total of nine instruments in space and on the ground to study the black hole in all wavelengths, from very low energy like radio waves to the most energetic like gamma rays, before time runs out.

Some of the instruments they're using include the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the European Space Agency's INTEGRAL satellite, Japan's MAXI, and the 10.4-meter Gran Telescope Canarias operated by Spain in the Canary Islands.

"It is definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity," said Erik Kuulkers, the INTEGRAL project scientist in the NASA press release.

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What is Code?

A very detailed and engrossing article from Bloomberg. It's a long one, more than 30,000 words. 

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/
The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
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Strapped over the eyes, the headset immerses the wearer in surprisingly convincing 3-D environments.
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Computer Scientist and part-time dreamer. I learn what I need to create what I want.
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My main interest in computer science is artificial intelligence, but the breadth of my interests in computer science and elsewhere is quite broad.

I strive to be a sort of modern day polymath. We have delved so deeply into the various fields of study, but there is still so much more to be gained from combining what we collectively know in order to bridge the gap between fields.

A better term for my main interest is complex systems.
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IQ: 138
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    Computer Science / Applied Mathematics, 2009 - 2012
  • ITT Technical Institute
    Software & Applications Programming, 2007 - 2009
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