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Ken Thompson really did launch his "trusting trust" trojan attack in real life
posted on Wed Sep 28 14:40:21 UTC 2022 by obi1kenobi | view on HN
Unix pioneer Ken Thompson's 1983 Turing Award acceptance speech popularized the now well-known concept of a Reflections on Trusting Trust-style backdoor, or in my words, a meta-backdoor.
posted on Wed Sep 28 16:11:31 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN
The team that created Penpot co-founded a company called Kaleidos Open Source in Spain back in 2011. The company went into bankruptcy in December 2012, but the team pulled together and made the company viable again by February 2013. In 2015, the team decided that they wanted to break the pre-existing silos between developers and designers, and hired an amazing team of designers. The results were immediately better and the team became one of the best in the world at creating user-
Google Broke Image Search for Creative Commons and Hardly Anyone Noticed
posted on Wed Sep 28 12:16:11 UTC 2022 by colinprince | view on HN
There are only three Creative Commons licensed images of dogs on the entire world wide web, according to Google.
When the Push Button Was New, People Were Freaked
posted on Wed Sep 28 13:08:23 UTC 2022 by SongofEarth | view on HN
This article is about how electric push buttons, which are now mundane-seeming interfaces between human and machine, were originally a spark for wonder, anxiety, and social transformation.
posted on Wed Sep 28 10:47:52 UTC 2022 by nkjoep | view on HN
The article is about the default key bindings and video settings for the game "Doom 3".
posted on Wed Sep 28 12:29:18 UTC 2022 by jsfcoding | view on HN
High-performance image generation using Stable Diffusion in KerasCV
posted on Wed Sep 28 08:28:43 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN
The article explains how to use the KerasCV implementation of stability.ai's text-to-image model, Stable Diffusion, to generate new images based on a text prompt.
We reduced our server costs by moving away from AWS
posted on Wed Sep 28 13:47:39 UTC 2022 by caberus | view on HN
Prerender saved $800k by removing their reliance on AWS and building in-house infrastructure to handle traffic and cached data.
An upside-down backup strategy
posted on Tue Sep 27 17:47:15 UTC 2022 by IvyMike | view on HN
The article discusses the author's upside-down backup strategy, in which he backs up files from the cloud to a local drive instead of the other way around.
Pachyderm Is Hiring Sales Engineers and Solutions Architects
posted on Wed Sep 28 14:45:26 UTC 2022 by jaz46 | view on HN
Pachyderm is an open-source enterprise-grade data science platform that lets you deploy and manage multi-stage, language-agnostic data pipelines while maintaining complete reproducibility and provenance.
Show HN: Subsection – A tool for creating Support Docs for SaaS
posted on Wed Sep 28 14:06:00 UTC 2022 by octobereleven | view on HN
The article discusses how writing user guides for small Saas features can be a ranking strategy in Google, and how to optimize them for SEO by adding a benefit to the title.
Katakana, Hiragana, and Unicode
posted on Mon Sep 26 20:11:23 UTC 2022 by zdw | view on HN
The article discusses how the Japanese kana syllabaries of hiragana and katakana map to the Unicode character set.
UK Has ‘No Chance in Hell’ of Making Its Own Tech Champs: ARM Founder
posted on Wed Sep 28 14:59:21 UTC 2022 by xqcgrek2 | view on HN
The article discusses how the author's computer network was detected as being unusual activity.
The Open Source PC That Fits in Your Pocket
posted on Wed Sep 28 02:54:34 UTC 2022 by walterbell | view on HN
The article is about the MNT Pocket Reform, a seven-inch clamshell laptop that is less than five centimeters thick.
posted on Tue Sep 27 20:24:10 UTC 2022 by 1970-01-01 | view on HN
How Underground Groups Use Stolen Identities and Deepfakes
posted on Wed Sep 28 09:35:38 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN
The article discusses how deepfake videos can be used for malicious purposes, such as scams and extortion.
Someone was paid to pretend to be me for an interview
posted on Tue Sep 27 15:50:01 UTC 2022 by iBotPeaches | view on HN
The article is about a person who was scammed by someone pretending to be them in order to get a job.
Posits, a New Kind of Number, Improves the Math of AI
posted on Wed Sep 28 02:01:05 UTC 2022 by cpeterso | view on HN
The article discusses how posits, a new way of representing numbers, are more accurate than the standard floating-point arithmetic processors used today.
posted on Tue Sep 27 13:25:25 UTC 2022 by asim | view on HN
The article discusses the idea of creating a community-led platform that would enable developers to reuse code and create services that are portable across clouds.
KeePassXC: Beware of unofficial Microsoft Store listing
posted on Wed Sep 28 11:29:26 UTC 2022 by nixcraft | view on HN
Notes on Modifying Unowned Code (2021)
posted on Tue Sep 27 20:02:48 UTC 2022 by luu | view on HN
The article discusses how to add a new feature to an unowned codebase. The codebase is in a good state, but there are some smelly bits. The author suggests tackling an existing system like this by first trying to run it in its current state.
Turnstile: privacy-preserving alternative to CAPTCHA by Cloudflare
posted on Wed Sep 28 13:00:29 UTC 2022 by hugoromano | view on HN
posted on Wed Sep 28 07:45:05 UTC 2022 by imartin2k | view on HN
Cloudflare scheduled two of their Innovation Weeks back to back, with the first one bringing a number of beta products to general availability.
posted on Mon Sep 26 21:26:30 UTC 2022 by jstanley | view on HN
This series is about a man's journey to invent a new type of goalie cage for hockey inspired by bullet-proof vests with better visibility and thinner bars.
Neuromorphic object localization using resistive memory, ultrasonic transducers
posted on Wed Sep 28 09:34:44 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN
The article discusses how barn owls locate auditory cues with astonishing accuracy, and how this process can be replicated with a bio-inspired system.
Show HN: Refurb – A tool for refurbishing and modernizing Python codebases
posted on Wed Sep 28 03:27:41 UTC 2022 by dosisod | view on HN
Refurb is a tool for refurbishing and modernizing Python codebases.
Norman Rockwell and the golden age of classic food illustration (2019)
posted on Mon Sep 26 12:55:16 UTC 2022 by SongofEarth | view on HN
Norman Rockwell's paintings and illustrations give a common vision of American life in the early 20th century.
Apple Has Reportedly Rejected TSMC's Chip Price Hike of 6%
posted on Wed Sep 28 12:18:04 UTC 2022 by nixcraft | view on HN
posted on Mon Sep 26 12:54:50 UTC 2022 by auditor_3d | view on HN
Smooth scrolling 60fps on MSDOS 286
posted on Wed Sep 28 11:11:45 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN
The article discusses how the author was able to get a tile map to scroll smoothly at 60fps on an emulated 286 CPU by using a 256x224 Mode X resolution and compiled sprites.