Archive for May 2017

Alternative Facts Are The Norm In Public Understanding Of Science The notion of alternative facts was roundly mocked on social media.  But there are many alternative facts that are just as absurd from an empirical point of view but widely endorsed nonetheless: that dinosaurs once coexisted with humans; that vaccines cause autism; that genetically modified foods are dangerous to eat; that humans are not responsible for

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently | IFLScience As Pablo Picasso put it: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. The idea that some people see more possibilities than others is central to the concept of creativity. Psychologists often measure creativity using divergent thinking tasks.  The aspect of our personality that appears

Industrial IoT seminar – Nohau Solutions

I visited today NOHAU seminar on industrial IoT and security related to it. The seminar content was in mixed Finnish and English language: Seminaari: Varaudu kyberhyökkäyksiin – Miten liität sulautetun laitteen turvallisesti internettiin? Ohjelma: 8.30   Aamupala ja rekisteröinti (breakfast and registration) 8:45   Tervetuloa – Nohau (wellcome) 9:00   Teollisen internetin businessmahdollisuudet, Jukka Nurmi, Director, IoT

TOR Anonymity: Things Not To Do While Using TOR Being Anonymous online is the need of the hour, and TOR browser does that job quite efficiently and honestly. But there are some things that you need to keep in mind so that you don’t blow your anonymity cover while using the TOR network.

Getting started with open source robotics | Robots are playing an increasing role in our world, and while we perhaps haven’t reached the utopian future with robotic housekeepers imagined for us in the Jetsons, robotics are making advances in many fields. Now, with the advances of self driving cars, drones, and other transport technologies, the line between what is a robot

The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet | WIRED Wilhite finished the first version of the GIF specification on May, 1987.  Compuserve began using the format the next month. This was two years before Sir Tim Berners-Lee announced his World Wide Web project and six years before the Mosiac browser made the web widely accessible. It was the web that made the GIF what it is

How to Write a Secure Code in C/C++ Programming Languages Secure coding in C/C++ programming languages is a big deal. The two languages, which are commonly used in a multitude of applications and operating systems, are popular, flexible, and versatile – and often vulnerable to exploitation. Sometimes the solution is to code using a safer language like Java. However, this is not always the