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Software Engineers Will Work One Day for English Majors

Which of the following describes careers in software engineering?

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Blockchain scalability - O'Reilly Radar

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Author note: Vitalik Buterin contributed to this article. Request an invitation to Next:Money, O’Reilly’s conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry. In a...
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Learn OpenGL, extensive tutorial resource for learning Modern OpenGL

Learn OpenGL . com provides good and clear modern 3.3+ OpenGL tutorials with clear examples. A great resource to learn modern OpenGL aimed at beginners.
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The End of the Fortress Metaphor

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Geoffroy Couprie is a consultant in software security and an independent developer. He teaches development teams how to write safe software.

This is the most seducing approach in IT security. This is also the worst.
For more than 20 years now, people have believed that their network was a fortress, protected from the outside world by firewalls, NAT and DMZ.
This idea is obsolete, we must change now.
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Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All | WIRED

Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All | WIRED | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
#maketechhuman Over the past two decades, few voices have shouted louder from the rooftops about global cybersecurity and digital privacy concerns than Bruce Schneier. He’s the CTO of Resilient Systems, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and has authored 14 books—his latest, Data and Goliath, was published in March. As Facebook and Google have infiltrated our…
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An Obstacle Course to Benefit All Robot-Kind | MIT Technology Review

An Obstacle Course to Benefit All Robot-Kind | MIT Technology Review | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
The DARPA challenge, designed to make robots disaster-ready, could have far-reaching technological benefits.
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toolswatch/vFeed

vFeed - Open Source Cross Linked and Aggregated Local Vulnerability Database main repository
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Qu’est-ce que la “réalité numérique” ? « InternetActu.net

Qu’est-ce que la “réalité numérique” ? « InternetActu.net | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
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Khronos unveils Vulkan: OpenGL built for modern systems

Khronos unveils Vulkan: OpenGL built for modern systems | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
Coming later this year, the new API promises efficiency and performance.
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How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last

How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
"Equation Group" ran the most advanced hacking operation ever uncovered.
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Automating Tinder with Eigenfaces

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The website of Justin Long. Crockpotveggies is a collection of notes about Justin's own projects.
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DDoS and you

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A DDoS is a Distributed Denial-of-Service attack. These attacks are happening constantly on the Internet, wars initiated by humans and played out by computers attacking other computers, hoping to make targeted computers inaccessible or overloaded.

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The Humans Who Dream Of Companies That Won't Need Us

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How would Ethereum's network autonomously run transportation apps, delivery services, and other companies? And would we even want that?
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The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Algorithmic surrealism: A slow-motion guide to high-frequency trading

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Algorithmic surrealism: A slow-motion guide to high-frequency trading | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
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Netflix's FIDO Guards Against Security Incidents

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The Netflix team has released FIDO -- an open source system for automatically analysing security events.

Not to be confused with FIDO Alliance, Netflix's platform stands for Fully Integrated Defense Operation, the platform's Github describes FIDO as "an orchestration layer used to automate the incident response process by evaluating, assessing and responding to malware."
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An introduction to JavaScript-based DDoS

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CloudFlare protects millions of websites from online threats. One of the oldest and most pervasive attacks launched against websites is the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In a typical DDoS attack, an attacker causes a large number of computers...
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Markov Chain Monte Carlo Without all the Bullshit

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I have a little secret: I don't like the terminology, notation, and style of writing in statistics. I find it unnecessarily complicated. This shows up when trying to read about Markov Chain Monte C...
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Structure et scénario sont sur un bateau...

Structure et scénario sont sur un bateau... | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
Écrire un scénario de jeu de rôle est tout un art. Au-delà de la question d’écrire un scénario un peu comme une histoire, ou de l’écrire comme une compilation d’éléments de jeu, il est d’abord...
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Minimum Viable Block Chain - igvita.com

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Block chain is agnostic of any 'currency' and it can (and will) be adapted to power many other use cases. This is a ground up explanation of why the particular pieces (digital signatures, proof-of-work, transaction blocks) are needed, and how they all come together to form the minimum viable block chain with all of its remarkable properties.
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Graphics Study - Adrian Courrèges

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March 12th 2015 : Back online after Reddit killed my bandwidth with 30,000 visits in the last hours. March 11th 2015 : Update with comments from …
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An Internet of Things that do what they're told - O'Reilly Radar

An Internet of Things that do what they're told - O'Reilly Radar | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Cory Doctorow will be speaking at the Solid Conference in San Francisco June 23-25, 2015. Registration is now open — for more...
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Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware

Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware | Various computer and geek stuff | Scoop.it
A report by a Russian cybersecurity firm says a global gang of thieves penetrated banking systems to steal millions of dollars.
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