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Entering the Quantum Era—How Firefox got fast again and where it’s going to get faster

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/11/entering-the-quantum-era-how-firefox-got-fast-again-and-where-its-going-to-get-faster/ Over the past seven months, Mozilla developers have been rapidly replacing major parts of the engine, introducing Rust and parts of Servo to Firefox. Plus, thety have worked on performance issues, both obvious and non-obvious. This newly released Firefox is called Project Quantum. This posting goes through the biggest changes to Firefox browser.

Containers and microservices complicate cloud-native security

http://www.theserverside.com/feature/Containers-and-microservices-complicate-cloud-native-security?utm_campaign=Black%20Duck%20Press&utm_content=60709505&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Developing applications with microservices and containers may be a modern approach to software design, but traditional software flaws still remain a problem when addressing cloud-native security. When you think about microservices-architected, there’s a wide range of, I guess you could say opinions, about what that means.  In this age of DevOps and cloud-native development, the software

​Linux totally dominates supercomputers | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-totally-dominates-supercomputers/  “All 500 of the world’s fastest supercomputers are running Linux” Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998. Before Linux took the lead, Unix was supercomputing’s top operating system. Now it seems that it will take a hardware revolution, such as quantum computing, to shake Linux’s supercomputing grip.  To this day, the Beowulf design remains

Turing Machine paper is published, November 12, 1937

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4401108/Turing-Machine-paper-is-published–November-12–1937?utm_content=buffer3dc5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer  Britain’s Alan Turingpublished a paper entitled “On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem” on November 12, 1937, was later renamed the Turing Machine.

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses As Much Energy As Your House In a Week – Slashdot

https://m.slashdot.org/story/333535 It look like Bitcoin is not very “clean” technology:  Bitcoin’s incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.   Bitcoin miners burn through over 24 terawatt-hours of electricity annually. This averages out to a shocking 215

How Threat Modeling Helps Discover Security Vulnerabilities

https://access.redhat.com/blogs/766093/posts/2914051?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Application threat modeling can be used as an approach to secure software development, as it is a nice preventative measure for dealing with security issues, and mitigates the time and effort required to deal with vulnerabilities that may arise later throughout the application’s production life cycle. Unfortunately, it seems security has no place in

The digital age of data art | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/08/the-digital-age-of-data-art/ Many artists use as material for art the raw data produced by our societies, seeking innovative means of display or transforming it into a work of art. By blurring boundaries between art and information, data artdispels the myth of the romantic artist while offering a fundamental artistic act in a critical commentary of the digital age