2021-05-21 Nerd Roundup (Special Edition)
Daughter Katrina joins us. She knows the man.
Daughter Katrina Amenkowincz joins me for a special family edition Nerd Roundup.
|The Unix Philosophy By Example||
My vote for the most misunderstood yet massively-useful idea in software engineering
|My strange, slow, 20-year quest for rural broadband||
I feel this pain
(related) HN comment nails perhaps the heart of the problem
|Microwave Auditory Effect (wiki)||
Microwaves! (related to recent conversation)
|Anal Oxygen Administration May Save Lives||
Turns out, "blowing smoke up somebody's butt" used to be a thing you did to help drowning people. This is both high-school funny andh as serious healthcare implications if proven out
|Try this one weird trick Russian hackers hate||
After the Colonial Pipeline hack, the hackers apologized and claimed to not be political. But any kind of hacking/hold-up is going to be very political. Turns out, most of it is geo-targeted
|Ask HN: [After using it on production projects] Are you satisfied with choosing Elixir or are you unhappy with making that choice?||
Fascinating discussion here around hiring the right people, trying new tech by sticking it inside old boxes of development architectures, do languages/platforms matter, etc
|Freshly-made Plutonium from space found on the ocean floor||
I thought you didn't find trans-uranium materials naturally-occuring?
|I have a lot to say about Signal's Cellebrite hack||
People make machine to read private Signal text messages from unlocked phone. Signal buys machine, reverse-engineers, tells world how to destroy any LE agency who uses it. tl;dr lawyer feels Signal did the right thing, but were assholes about it.
|Cryptography experts trash NFTs on first day of RSA Conference||
Might delete. Interesting convo about how poorly we do at figuring out what might make tons of money and what might not
|Fungus full of psychedelic drugs could cause Indiana Brood X cicadas' butts to fall off||
This is extremely important news!
|Companies may be punished for paying ransoms to sanctioned hackers - U.S. Treasury||
Dafuq? From HN -- "...The bottom-line is that if you're a victim of ransomware, the government joins the hacker, both of them kicking you while you're down and demanding money. ..."