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Day of the Programmer – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Programmer The Day of the Programmer is an international professional day that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 28th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years).

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Phone With SMS

SimJacker is 0-day vulnerability under active attack according to this article: Dubbed “SimJacker,” the vulnerability resides in a particular piece of software, called the S@T Browser (a dynamic SIM toolkit), embedded on most SIM cards. New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS https://thehackernews.com/2019/09/simjacker-mobile-hacking.html Huge security issue claims need some

Sunsetting Python 2 | Python.org

https://www.python.org/doc/sunset-python-2/ Volunteers who make and take care of the Python programming language have decided that January 1, 2020, will be the day that we sunset Python 2. That means that the people who develop python will not improve it anymore after that day. Even if people find catastrophic security problems in Python 2, or in

Stibitz demonstrates remote computing, September 11, 1940

Interesting historical facts according to https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4395946/Stibitz-demonstrates-remote-computing–September-11–1940: George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories used his Complex Number Calculator (CNC) to demonstrate remote computing for the first time on September 11, 1940. Stibitz was among a handful of engineers across the globe designing machines that involved using relays to implement binary logic at the time. You can

All robots should have googly eyes. Here’s why

https://www.fastcompany.com/90395110/how-googly-eyes-solved-one-of-todays-trickiest-ux-problems As the robots begin to infiltrate human spaces, questions remain for designers and engineers tasked with convincing people to view them as approachable and friendly. The world’s best new library for 2019 located on Helsinki Finland has robots in it. The robots were used to move books and showing customers where the fiction section

Big Blue Open Sources Power Chip Instruction Set

https://www.nextplatform.com/2019/08/20/big-blue-open-sources-power-chip-instruction-set/ With a big injection of open source spirit from its acquisition of Red Hat, IBM is finally taking the next step and open sourcing the instruction set architecture of its Power family of processors. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-power-isa-takes-aim-at-intel-and-arm-for-accelerator-driven-computing/ IBM announced the release of the POWER instruction set architecture (ISA) as an open standard at the OpenPOWER Summit

How to Spot Pseudoscience on the Internet – Hackster Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/how-to-spot-pseudoscience-on-the-internet-e7d1f53796a2 There are many companies that make up some bogus pseudo scientific claims to sell products. This article gives an example about a company selling expensive stickers as solution for people afraid of the irrational “dangers of electromagnetic radiation”. The article lists the hallmarks of pseudo-scientific products for you to become a more savvy consumer.

Electrical Shock Hazards & Its Effects on Human Body – ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

https://www.electricaltechnology.org/2018/08/electrical-shock-hazards-its-effects-on-human-body.html When working with or nearby electrical installations an electrical shock, arc flash or arc blast can occur and a current can go through the body, due to the following situations: Direct contact with live parts of the installation (exposure to live parts) Contact with parts that normally are not live, but as a consequence

Electrical power in Greece

In Greece the standard mains power voltage is 230 V and frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. This is same that are used in Finland, so I did not need any traver adapters (that often have questionable safety). This is interesting wiring at hotel – proper

Arduino from the Command Line: Break Free from the GUI with Git and Vim! | Linux Journal

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/arduino-command-line-break-free-gui-git-and-vim Love Arduino but hate the GUI? Try arduino-cli. This article explores a new tool released by the Arduino team that can free you from the existing Java-based Arduino graphical user interface. There have been a couple attempts to break out Arduino to the command line, but most failed to get wide support. However, now