Archive for December 2019

Cyber security trends for 2020

Nothing is more difficult than making predictions. Instead of trowing out wild ideas what might be coming, will be making educated guesses based on what has happened during the last 12 months and several years before that. The past year has seen a rapid increase in the adoption of up-and-coming technologies. Everyday items are getting

Friday Fun: 15 Ugliest Cars Ever Made – TopCarsMag

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. But there are some things that are objectively ugly. This is Top Car Magazine’s 15 ugliest cars ever created.

Programmer tips

Things end users care about but programmers don’t | Instadeq Blog (And we agree with them, but our tools make it really hard to provide) Colors Themes Integrations UX Compatibility Operations Challenging projects every programmer should try Whenever you want to learn a new programming language or framework, you could start with one

The 2 Problems Facing Linux (and Open Source) in 2020 | Bryan Lunduke on Patreon 1) Influence (and control) over Open Source institutions by organizations and companies who are, in most areas of their business, opposed to Open Source. 2) Influence (and control) of Open Source projects, institutions, and communities by those seeking to harm others. What comes next? If I had to make a prediction for 2020, based

Friday Fun: How to Deliver Christmas Presents

Christmas is coming soon, so How to Deliver Christmas Presents? The traditional tale way to get the Christmas presents to house in USA through chimney is not relevant in new houses without chimneys. This XKCD comic shows ideas how this problem can be solved..

Silent attacks against voice assistants

Now there are two attack vectors to send commands to voice assistant from distance without anyone in the room hearing: ultrasounds and laser. Audio Hotspot Attack Crosses the Ultrasonic Beams to Send Silent Commands to Voice Assistants Lasers Can Take Over Voice Assistant Systems From Long Distances, Research Finds From a distance

C code include from stdin

I saw claim that you can include /dev/stdin in C/C++ code compiled with gcc at Facebook posting That post made reference to article It looked interesting so here is my version of C code that includes some data/code from stdin at compile time: #include <stdio.h> int main() { printf(“%s\n”, #include “/dev/stdin” ); return

Finland promises to offers free AI education to every EU citizen Finland has promised to provide European citizens with free access to the Elements of AI, the groundbreaking online course made by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. The course will be made available in all the official EU languages. This initiative by the Finnish Presidency aims to respond to the challenges posed by the