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An Early Hacker Used a Cereal Box Whistle to Take Over Phone Lines

The cereal box toy whistle inspired the development of a device that would seriously inspire Apple founders.<p>Starting in the 1960s, Cap’n Crunch started packing colorful whistle toys inside its cereal boxes. The Cap’n Crunch Bo’sun whistles were designed to mimic boatswain whistles used by sailing …

Sexual Harassment

Getting Started with Shodan, “The scariest search engine”

<b>What is Shodan?</b><p>Shodan is a search engine that lets user find specific devices connected to the internet using various filters. Shodan was created in …

Information Security

Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way

What SSH Hacking Attempts Look Like

With jobs that have been so tied to secure software design and government compliance, I constantly fall back on the assumption “if it’s insecure, …

Information Security

Fraudulent claims made by IBM about Watson and AI

<i>High School Students and New Graduates</i><p>Announcing Gap Year Academy<p>Explore your interests without the cost or commitment of college. <br>Enroll</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Making art with SSH key randomart

SSH is everywhere in the development or operations world now. For development it’s what allows you to push to GitHub. For operations it’s what allows …

Linux

Joint 3D Face Reconstruction and Dense Alignment with Position Map Regression Network

This is an official python implementation of PRN. The training code will be released(about two months later).<p>PRN is a method to jointly regress dense …

Deep Learning

What happens when you run `cp` on the command line?

It’s time for another edition of whatever the heck this is! After the deep dives I took into the Git code base, I no longer have the energy to craft …

Programming

Xz format inadequate for long-term archiving

Xz stores many (potentially large) numbers using a variable-length representation terminated by a byte with the most significant bit (msb) cleared. …

Mapping the whole internet with Hilbert curves

The internet is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think the /22 you got as a LIR …

Taking a Stroll Between The Pixels

This post relates to a paper I wrote which talks about (ab)using linear texture interpolation to calculate points on Bezier curves. Extensions …

Mathematics

Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician

By making the first progress on the “chromatic number of the plane” problem in over 60 years, an anti-aging pundit has achieved mathematical …

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Here’s what’s next.<p>The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for <i>incremental</i> advances. …

Giraffes Silently Slip Onto the Endangered Species List

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the body that administers the world’s official endangered species list, announced yesterday …

Python Top 10 Open Source Projects (v.Mar 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 250 Python Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects with new or major release during this …

Dissecting the 128-byte raycaster

Lately a Reddit post caught my attention which is about a raycaster demo, animated, with mouse control and texture mapping, in only 128 bytes. It …

Why Is It Taking 20 Minutes to Mine This Bitcoin Block?

Does this sound familiar?You have just made a Bitcoin transaction and you are eager to see if it appears in the next block. You know that the …

Algorithms

The Lost Art of the Makefile

I work on a lot of Javascript projects. The fashion in Javascript is to use build tools like Gulp or Webpack that are written and configured in …

Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

Around half of all orangutans living on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo — nearly 150,000 in all — vanished during a recent 16-year period. The causes included logging, land clearance for agriculture and mining that destroyed their habitats, according to a study in Current Biology released on …

Biodiversity

“Has Linux lost its way?” comments prompt a Debian developer to revisit FreeBSD after 20 years

I’ll admit it. I have a soft spot for FreeBSD. FreeBSD was the first Unix I ran, and it was somewhere around 20 years ago that I did so, before I …

Linux

Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1

Get patching – there's this auth bypass and loads of other bugsIf you're using a Netgear router at home, it's time to get patching. The networking …

Information Security

Intro

I was looking for a tutorial/book that would teach me how to start to use FFmpeg as a library (a.k.a. libav) and then I found the "How to write a …

hyperfine

A command-line benchmarking tool (<i>inspired by bench</i>).<p><b>Demo</b>: Benchmarking fd and find:<p>Features<p>Statistical analysis across multiple runs.<br>• Support for …

How we made the microprocessor

Altmetric: 104<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Reverse Engineering<p>Federico Faggin<p>Electrical and electronic engineering<br>• Electronic devices<p>The Intel 4004 is …

Piknik

Copy/paste anything over the network!<p>[watch a demo on Asciinema] - [download the source code / binaries]<p>Ever needed a copy/paste clipboard that works …

CloudFlair: Bypassing Cloudflare using Internet-wide scan data - Christophe Tafani-Dereeper

Background: protecting a website with Cloudflare<p>Here’s what a typical request flow looks like for a website which is not protected by Cloudflare.<p>The …

Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the …

Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

[<b>Update:</b> Party’s over! Older OS versions are no longer being signed once more. As suspected, it was an accidental change and has been reverted. Original story below …]<p>Apple is currently signing iOS 10 version updates for many devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as shown by …

iPhone 5