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What Makes A Senior Software Developer?

<b>UPDATE 2017-01-01:</b> This post has a follow up.<p>Most engineering organizations will have to answer the question: “What makes a software developer a …

Management

Freeablo

February 25, 2017 by wheybags<p>So, I’ve gotten the main renderer ported to OpenGL instead of using SDL2 (still using SDL2 for input, audio, window + …

these are fun to make. might do some more #pixelart #Overwatch https://t.co/HkBJSDTXCi

The VeraCrypt Audit Results

The QuarksLab audit of VeraCrypt has been completed, and this is the public release of the results.<p>The quick and dirty:<p>VeraCrypt 1.18 and its …

Information Security

How To Learn Programming Without Getting Stuck

I’m an indie iOS developer who sells an accounting app called Taxnote. Users of this app have been requesting the cloud sync feature for a long …

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Zach Hambrick has always been fascinated by exceptional performance, or what he calls “the extremes of human capabilities.” Growing up, he’d devour <i>Guinness World Records</i>, noting the feats it described and picturing himself proudly posing in its pages. By the time he reached college, though, he’d …

Is your SSH password revealed when you attempt to connect to the wrong server?

When you accidentally attempt to connect to the wrong server with password credentials is it possible for the administrator to read and log the …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

Bootable NASA 'SPOC' software on your PC

If folks are interested:<p>This is SPOC, the navigation software that was used on board the Space Shuttle, which I showed at the last meeting.<p>I rolled a</b> …

Floating solar device boils water without mirrors

It’s simple, it’s cheap, and it could distill water or generate steam.<p>To boil water using the Sun, we typically burn fossil fuels carrying …

Clean Energy

The history of hit points

Halo is remembered for its regenerating shields, but it had traditional HP, too.<p>The regeneration generation<p>MIDI Maze is an early example of another …

XADDRESS

Give 7 billion people an instant physical address that can be used offline and decoded with low tech (pen & paper).<p>Read it on Medium<p>[An Algorithm …

Unprecedented raw footage of the Japanese games industry - by John Szczepaniak

A collection of short videos documenting the history of Japanese console and computer games.

Game Design

How to set up your own VoIP system at home

An exhaustive guide to setting up all manner of at-home phone trickery.<p>The landline phone may seem an anachronism to many, but if like me you work …

VOIP

Electricity generated with water, salt and a 3-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Renewable Energy

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

How well do you know CSS display?

<i>This article has been translated to Japanese by Kana Takahashi on POSTD.</i><p>The <i>display</i> property is one of the most important CSS properties we use for …

How to Write a Bittorrent Client, Part 1

Read the unofficial specification here.<br>No, really. Read it. There is an official spec as well, but it is vague and much less helpful. Understanding …

Video: Welcome To The Hellish Glitch That Allows Speedrunners To Beat Super Mario Land 2 In Minutes

Stepping into the Mario Matrix

Retrogaming

Implementing Queues for Event-Driven Programs

Author:<p><b>“No Bugs” Hare</b> Follow:<p>Job Title:<p><b>Sarcastic Architect</b><p>Hobbies:<p><b>Thinking Aloud</b>, <b>Arguing with Managers</b>, <b>Annoying HRs</b>,<b><br>Calling a Spade a Spade</b>, <b>Keeping</b> …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

Lsd

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Tips for beginning systems and software engineers

From time to time I’m toying with the idea to give a lecture to newcomers in the IT industry (systems or software engineers). Here are some of the …

Learning

If You Use Tor Browser, The FBI Just Labeled You a Criminal

Loading ...<p>Absent action by Congress, the rule change will go into effect in December.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court quietly approved a rule change that …

Building a Home Lab to Become a Malware Hunter - A Beginner’s Guide

As time goes by, criminals are developing more and more complex methods of obscuring how their malware operates, making it increasingly difficult to …

Cybersecurity

Westeros and Zelda collide in 'Game of Hyrule' mashup video

The bloody acts of violence and wanton sex from "Game of Thrones" get crammed into Nintendo's squeaky clean fantasy universe (if you don't count the blatant butchering of chickens) in a new fan film.<p>"Game of Thrones" and The Legend of Zelda are two beloved fantasy franchises, but they seem like …

Game of Thrones

Unix's file durability problem

The core Unix API is overall a reasonably well put together programming environment, one where you can do what you need and your questions have …

Linux

100 Hilariously Great Movie One Liners Made After a Kill

Following up their 100 best one liners made before a kill in movies, Burger Fiction has now done it up with the magically hilarious lines people say …