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I love archive.org ;) Executing old malware in the browser is oddly entertaining.
The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing...
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Turns out Rowan Atkinson is not only an electrical engineer and a comedian. He can also forsee the future. Currently rewatching the rest of his works for investment advice.
 
How we laughed when Rowan Atkinson told it in about 1982. Now it's not even told as a joke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRBDue9nJYs
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This could be quite problematic for their modding community which is a big part of what made Minecraft so big. I doubt many of those programmers are also proficient in C++ and even if they are they will have to rely much more on MS to provide them with proper APIs to program against than they had to in Java where they could - relatively easily - dynamically hook into anything. Really interested to see how MS will solve this issue. If they do this right it might be good for players (good performance for a game is simpler in C++) and for the C++ community (young blood and even more incentive for better tooling).
 
Microsoft's new #Minecraft Education Edition - written in C++ - will outrun the Java version
http://www.zdnet.com/article/minecrafts-new-education-edition-written-in-c-will-outrun-the-java-version/
The forthcoming Minecraft: Education Edition, written in C++, looks faster and smoother than the old Java version, but won't be compatible with all the old mods. If Microsoft mis-handles the transition, a split could damage the Minecraft community that underpins the game's stunning success....
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Guess I nearly missed #AGDQ2016 this year. Always a nice thing to have running alongside while doing other stuff. Speedruns are always impressive but that is amplified by a million for games one has actually played in the past. Also a very time efficient way to get to see lots of games ;)
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I wasn't aware that C++ std::tuple offers lexicographical sorting out of the box. Allows for some neat patterns.
Implement a lexicographic ordering over class members.
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Nice.

A "as tuple" functionality would be pretty neat as a general concept. Besides comparisons it could be the basis for generic pattern matching (e.g something like https://ideone.com/y96o3b but not as broken^^). Too bad tie can't use numeric constants and can't create variables in the surrounding scope (would be so inconsistent and yet soooo nice usage wise).
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Really interesting look into the difficulties of getting a complex hardware product like a CPU to market. I guess it's not surprising that verification and testing would be the biggest issues but especially coming from the ever more "agile" Software world it is hard to imagine developing under such constraints.
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Why Donald Trump when you can Trump Donald? #TrumpDonald
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Photorec is a cross-platform OpenSource tool to recover images and many other file types from corrupted media. I'm currently in the process of recovering files from an SD-card someone accidentally formatted and - judging from what it put into the recovery directory so far - it works a treat. The tool comes with a usable Qt UI on windows too. What's not to like? ;)
PhotoRec is a free and open source file carver data recovery software tool.
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I used the Freeware Recuva in the past.
I’ll gladly switch to FOSS though, so I’ll definitely check it out after your praise. :)
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T-90 minutes for SpaceX Jason 3 launch.

Nasa TV coverage already online (see below). SpaceX webcast at http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ will come online later (not sure if they are identical). SpaceX will perform another attempt to land on their drone ship with this launch so this is definitely worth watching.
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Jason-3 satellite and attempt a rocket landing on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1:42 p.m. ET (10:42 a.m. PT/1842 GMT). Watch it live here.
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And this is what you get with (web) monocultures. Thanks to the dominance of webkit, other browsers now have to implement non-standard prefixes to stay compatible :(
Introduction. This section is non-normative. There exists an increasingly large corpus of web content that depends on web browsers supporting a number of webkit -prefixed CSS properties and DOM APIs for functionality or layout. This holds especially true for mobile-optimized web content.
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Happy new year!
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Awesome talk with lots of great information. It starts out with some insight into the inner workings of big auto-makers and what drives their decision making from a former BMW chief architect. The second part of the talk goes into the results of reverse engineering actual ECU code of an affected VW diesel car and identifies how the "cheat" is implemented and triggered. Wish they had given the two a bigger timeslot so there could have been some Q&A at the end :(
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+Christian Brugger Apparently the ECU is programmed with distance over time curves which lower/upper bound what you would see in a certification run. As soon as the actual curve leaves those boundaries the ECU falls back to a mode where it basically injects no urea anymore. Here's a link to the part in the video where he explains it: https://youtu.be/xZSU1FPDiao?t=3409
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