Performing & Preventing SSL Stripping: A Plain-English Primer

https://blog.cloudflare.com/performing-preventing-ssl-stripping-a-plain-english-primer/ Article on SSL security.   It is beyond doubt that it is simply not secure to blindly trust the medium that connects your users to the internet. HTTPS was created to allow HTTP traffic to be transmitted in encrypted form  This blog post presents a plain-english primer on how HTTPS protection can be stripped and

The NEW API Pattern – RHD Blog

https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/10/12/new-api-pattern/?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Distributed Architectures are a lot like neural networks; all services that talk to each other need to share the I/O in and in a way that they can synchronize that information on the fly.   Since the API Pattern designed in the 1970’s for centralized architectures and NOT distributed architectures, it was never intended to

Smartphone Cameras Peek Around Corners by Analyzing Patterns of Light – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/audiovideo/mit-shows-how-smartphones-could-peek-around-corners  Magically seeing around corners to spot moving people or objects may not rank first in most people’s superhero daydreams. But MIT researchers have shown how they could someday bestow that superpower upon anyone with a smartphone. Their secret to peeking around corners is detecting slight differences in light patterns reflected from moving objects or

Friday the 13th

Today is a special day: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th  Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which can be the case at least once every year, and up to three times a year. The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle

How to send full-duplex data over a single twisted-pair CAT-5 cable | EDN

http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4458856/How-to-send-full-duplex-data-over-a-single–twisted-pair–CAT-5-cable?utm_content=bufferc3b4e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Higher data throughput, shorter response time, and lower installation costs are the key drivers behind the ongoing improvement efforts in industrial network design. That is why allowing the immediate and continuous exchange of binary data has made the full-duplex bus the preferred interface choice in point-to-point connections.  The world of RS-485 users is seeing

What caffeine does to your body and brain | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/what-caffeine-does-to-your-body-and-brain/ Many of us depend on caffeine – especially many coders. For starters, caffeine makes most of us feel more alert and awake. But while it can keep us focused, too much can also backfire. And it also affects everything in our bodies from our digestion to our metabolism and vision. Caffeine excites our brain

Flightradar24.com – Live flight tracker!

https://www.flightradar24.com/ This is a cool service when you want to know what is happening when flights are late. Flightradar24 is the best live flight tracker that shows air traffic in real time.  Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world. The service is currently

Journalist and Media 2017

I have written on journalism and media trends eariler few years ago. So it is time for update. What is the state of journalism and news publishing in 2017? NiemanLab’s predictions for 2017 are a good place to start thinking about what lies ahead for journalism. There, Matt Waite puts us in our place straight