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How I became a password cracker | Ars Technica

Cracking passwords is officially a "script kiddie" activity now.<p>At the beginning of a sunny Monday morning earlier this month, I had never cracked a …

The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)

Ever wonder about that mysterious Content-Type tag? You know, the one you’re supposed to put in HTML and you never quite know what it should be?<p>Did …

Programming

What is the economics behind the printing of currency? What is the basis of determining the maximum amount that can be printed and floated in an economy? What is the effect of printing currency without cash reserves for each print?

One of the fundamental equations in money supply is:<br>MV = PQ = GDP<p>M = Money Supply<br>V = Velocity of Money - how many times a dollar gets circulated<br>P = …

The Phone Screen

It happens all the time: we get a resume that everyone thinks is really exciting. Terrific grades. All kinds of powerful-sounding jobs. Lots of …

Exotic Data Structures

A few basic data structures:<p>Dynamic arrays<br>• Linked lists<br>• Unordered maps<br>• Ordered maps<br>• Ordered maps (over finite keys)<br>• Fully persistent ordered maps<br>• Fully …