30 C
IslamAbad
Monday, June 18, 2018
Famous for its resistance to immigration, Japan opens its doors

Famous for its resistance to immigration, Japan opens its doors

TOKYO -- The Koto area of Tokyo is just waking up when Dang Ngoc Hoang and his four Vietnamese colleagues arrive at the construction site at 6:30. Along with a group of Japanese colleagues, they will spend the day moving heavy wooden pilings and pouring concrete for the foundation of a seven-story condominium block.  It is…
Math and front-end

Math and front-end

If you were one of those kids that wondered why you had to attend all those math classes and learn about angles and algebra, well, so was I. I’ll admit, I was too restless and easily bored to be a good student in a classroom setting. But as I got older, I realised that certain…
The 640K memory limit of MS-DOS – Coder’s Rants

The 640K memory limit of MS-DOS – Coder’s Rants

At the beginning of the 90’s, the PC platform was often mocked by its rivals. Of course, PCs were much more powerful than, say, an Amiga 500. But the Amiga offered a flat memory address, while a DOS program could only access memory using cumbersome 64 KiB segments. And to add insult to injury, there…
F-Secure Anti-Virus: Remote Code Execution via Solid RAR Unpacking – landave’s blog

F-Secure Anti-Virus: Remote Code Execution via Solid RAR Unpacking – landave’s blog

As I briefly mentioned in my last two posts about the 7-Zip bugs CVE-2017-17969, CVE-2018-5996, and CVE-2018-10115, the products of at least one antivirus vendor were affected by those bugs. Now that all patches have been rolled out, I can finally make the vendor’s name public: It is F-Secure with all of its Windows-based endpoint…
D-Day: How a British Oceanographer’s Invention Decided Normandy’s Fate

D-Day: How a British Oceanographer’s Invention Decided Normandy’s Fate

In October 1943, the oceanographer Arthur Doodson, head of the Liverpool Tidal Institute, got a letter from his friend Commander Ian Farquarson. For months, Doodson and the machine he’d perfected had provided the British Navy with key tidal information to launch their attacks on Nazi-occupied France, but this time Farquarson’s letter was far more cryptic:…
Four years after its release, Kubernetes has come a long way

Four years after its release, Kubernetes has come a long way

On June 6th, 2014 Kubernetes was released for the first time. At the time, nobody could have predicted that 4 years later that the project would become a de facto standard for container orchestration or that the biggest tech companies in the world would be backing it. That would come later. If you think back…

Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Ever since NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in March, 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter's lightning. That encounter confirmed the existence of Jovian lightning, which had been theorized for centuries. But when the venerable explorer hurtled by, the data showed that the lightning-associated radio signals didn't match the details of…
10 Things I Regret About Node.js – Ryan Dahl – JSConf EU 2018

10 Things I Regret About Node.js – Ryan Dahl – JSConf EU 2018

See also https://github.com/ry/deno JSConf EU is coming back in 2019 https://2019.jsconf.eu/
Teaching My Robot With TensorFlow

Teaching My Robot With TensorFlow

If you're like me, then you'd do pretty much anything to have your own R2-D2 or BB-8 robotic buddy. Just imagine the adorable adventures you'd have together! I'm delighted to report that the Anki Cozmo is the droid you've been looking for. Cozmo is big personality packed into a itty-bitty living space. You don't need…
Atul Gawande: Curiosity and What Equality Really Means

Atul Gawande: Curiosity and What Equality Really Means

The following was delivered as the commencement address at U.C.L.A. Medical School on Friday, June 1st. I want to start with a story. One night, on my surgery rotation, during my third year of medical school, I followed my chief resident into the trauma bay in the emergency department. We’d been summoned to see a…
klauscfhq/tusk

klauscfhq/tusk

? Refined Evernote desktop app Description Tusk is an unofficial, featureful, open source, community-driven, free Evernote app used by people in more than 130 countries. Come over to Gitter or Twitter to share your thoughts on the project. You can find more desktop apps here. Highlights ? Windows & Linux only atm Contents Install Github…
American tech giants are making life tough for startups

American tech giants are making life tough for startups

IT IS a classic startup story, but with a twist. Three 20-somethings launched a firm out of a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, with the goal of using algorithms to predict the reply to an e-mail. In May they were fundraising for their startup, EasyEmail, when Google held its annual…