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Software disenchantment @ tonsky.me
So I want to call it out: where we are today is bullshit. As engineers, we can, and should, and will do better. We can have better tools, we can build better apps, faster, more predictable, more reliable, using fewer resources (orders of magnitude fewer!). We need to understand deeply what are we doing and why. We need to deliver: reliably, predictably, with topmost quality. We can—and should–take pride in our work. Not just “given what we had…”—no buts!
computers  programming  softwarearchitecture  packagemanagers  techindustry  optimization 
20 hours ago by pozorvlak
CC3000 Smart Config - transmitting SSID and keyphrase ~ Depletion Region
So let's start at the start - we have a problem - we want to send two pieces of information, an SSID and the keyphrase, from one party that is already a member of the wifi network to an external party who can monitor all the encrypted wifi traffic but who cannot decrypt it.

Someone who cannot decrypt the wifi traffic can still see quite a lot of information, e.g. they can see the source and receiver MAC addresses of every packet sent.

They can also see the length of the data portion of the pac...
networking  crypto  computers  internetofthings  security  infosec 
21 hours ago by pozorvlak
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
feminism  computing  computers  history  sexism 
2 days ago by yhancik
macOS security & privacy guide
This guide is a collection of techniques for improving the security and privacy of a modern Apple Macintosh computer ("MacBook") and macOS (formerly known as "OS X").
Computers  Apple  MacOS  Security 
3 days ago by bfsmith9

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