Attack of the week: RC4 is kind of broken in TLS,
“if you’re using RC4 as your primary ciphersuite in SSL/TLS, now would
be a great time to stop.”
Failures of secret-key cryptography (PDF), talk by D. J. Bernstein.
Recommended (looks only so long because of an “animation” inside).
Google, destroyer of ecosystems, Aldo Cortesi on the shutdown of Google Reader:
“The only way Google could inconvenience me more would be to shut down
Computing Digits of π with CUDA, with new great results.
ANTS: Advanced Namespace ToolS for Plan 9,
“ANTS offers tools which allow multiple forms of Plan 9 to work
independently side by side, but share resources as needed.”
Allows for screen(1)-like reattaching, too.
Writing Go in Emacs, a collection of tools presented by Dominik Honnef.
se is a screen oriented version of the classic UNIX text editor ed.
Logic programming is overrated, says Mark Engelberg.
Triangles, Rotation, a Theorem and the Jackpot, by Dave Auckly.
“This is an expository paper designed to introduce undergraduates to
the Atiyah-Singer index theorem 50 years after its announcement.”
Check out that problem, and its solution.
Zeroless Arithmetic: Representing Integers ONLY using ONE,
by Edinah K. Ghang and Doron Zeilberger.
Tales Of Kink.Com, by Maggie Mayhem. Recommended, PNSFW.
Habemus opinionem, The New York Times experiments with more
structured online comments. Interesting idea.
Distorted Wooden Cabinet Carved To Look Like Someone Hit The ‘Pause’ Button
(if you remember analog artifacts, that is.)
New York City’s Hidden Subway Station
Liberal Crime Squad, the game.
Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down
#920; In which an Exception is made
prank easter eggs