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spectre and the end of langsec -- wingolog
The work of engineers used to be about taking small parts that they understood entirely and using simple techniques to compose them into larger things that do what they want.

But programming now isn't so much like that. Nowadays you muck around with incomprehensible or nonexistent man pages for software you don't know who wrote. You have to do basic science on your libraries to see how they work, trying out different inputs and seeing how the code reacts. This is a fundamentally different job.
perspective  software-engineering  programming 
9 days ago by ble
Haste, Waste and Choice - Lawfare
Someone observed on Twitter that the biggest sign that something was up is that kernel patches hurting performance were being committed and Linus wasn't cursing at the authors. Maybe a big moment.
security  performance  priorities  perspective  Dan_Geer 
13 days ago by jcretan
A question on circle in perspective
Minor axis does NOT always point toward a vanishing point. It's just a rule of thumb. Some good examples here.
perspective  ellipse  minor-axis 
18 days ago by overthink
https://youtu.be/X-3Oq_82XNA
YouTube video showing perspective, from electron microscope to the global galaxy clusters
youtube  philosophy  video  perspective 
20 days ago by cyberchucktx
Brain Pickings – I n Praise of the Telescopic Perspective: A Reflection on Living Through Turbulent Times
“I don’t think it is possible to contribute to the present moment in any meaningful way while being wholly engulfed by it. It is only by stepping out of it, by taking a telescopic perspective, that we can then dip back in and do the work which our time asks of us.”
thinking  brain  space  cosmos  perspective  time  carlsagan 
25 days ago by colm.mcmullan
Brain Pickings – An inventory of the meaningful life.
“I don’t think it is possible to contribute to the present moment in any meaningful way while being wholly engulfed by it. It is only by stepping out of it, by taking a telescopic perspective, that we can then dip back in and do the work which our time asks of us.”
brain  perspective  time  space  cosmos  thinking  carlsagan 
25 days ago by colm.mcmullan

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