2021-12-10 Nerd Roundup!
The biggest jump forward in warfare since the machine gun, accidental warp bubbles and the math that powers them, CSS For-loops, InfoSec leaks, CRDTs for ASTs, and more.
The tech overlords were kind to us this week. We only had two hang-ups with the connection, and a four-guest panel worked great. (In fact, I think it was one of the better/funnier roundups). We got into a couple of very interesting tech discussions that I had to cut short for time. One of them was about Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs). I imagine most tech folks will be hearing more and more about them over the next several years or so.
It was a very relaxed chat, and it made me want to build a giant potato gun.
This should work in iTunes. (This link http://danielbmarkham.com/podcast/rss is a podcast feed) If it doesn't work, here's a direct link to the mp3: 2021-12-10 Nerd Roundup!
QUESTION: which words used in #infosec do you consider to be "marketing words" and therefore meaningless when describing a tool or product?
|For loops in CSS||Yikes! Make it stop! Make it stop! My eyes! My eyes!|
Worldline numerics applied to custom Casimir geometry generates unanticipated intersection with Alcubierre warp metric
DARPA project news. Accidental warp bubbles? Commentary from HN/physicists points out the huge number of orders of magnitutde between real-world spacetime bending and casmir. So ... so far, yes but no?
|Warp drive? Sign me up!|
Compare and contrast with Bob dole's last essay
|1 in 10 UK folks dropped a parent as a friend because of Brexit? Seriously? How are we doing on lumber tarrifs from Portugal? International cheese standards. Politics can be extremely important, but your parents? I just don't get it. Note that there are abusive families, but it seems we're casting the net quite broad here|
|Kamikaze drones: A new weapon brings power and peril to the U.S. military||The switchblade 300. Welcome to the future. We had a lot of "nothing to see here" regarding drones over the last decade. People should know that drones aren't necessarily what we think they are.|
|New snapdragons. Me want|
Ubiquiti Developer Charged With Extortion, Causing 2020 “Breach”
HN comments including backstory. I hear that insider ISP security hacks are no joke ... and becoming more and more common
|Employee hacks his own company, tries to blackmail them, and when that doesn't work leaks to the press that his company was hacked? Sounds like a movie plot. And the kicker: Krebs, the guy doing this report, was the place the hacker leaked the original info! But somehow they overlook bringing that up|
Is SpinLaunch Viable?
Spinlaunch : Should be a MythBuster Episode
|Want to do the spin launch guys|
Where is the CRDT for syntax trees
|Been wanting to do CDRTs for a while, and this would be a freakin' incredible coding-based applciation if we could do it. Think Google docs with everybody editing asynchronously. An alternate in some situations to a big git setup?|
|How to Read Less News But Be More Informed, According to a Futurist||good advice to help move away from bright and shiny syndrome|
|Following the Unix philosophy without getting left padded||There's an acorn under that tree somewhere. Good luck! The key here is semantic scoping and how it relates to dynamicism. Nobody needed to have a live update to left pad. That had nothing to do with dependency issues|