usersillusions: In 1988 when Steve Jobs unveiled the NeXT Computer at Davies Hall in San Francisco, he pulled back the veil and the computer introduced itself with this animation. via Keith Ohlfs
Hosting Backdoor in hardware.
Interesting take on hacking hardware to control the Linux based machined. But I think that the same technology can also be used by organizations or governments to safe guard the machines, by hot patching the Linux Kernel with immediate fixes to major security breaches. Our goal is to produce a PCI card which, when present in a machine running Linux, modifies the kernel so that we can control the...
Why a coffee versus dirt cheap app argument does...
This is one of the best critique that I have read on why people are not hesitant to pay few $s for a cup of coffee at the favorite place but would not pay even a few cents for a “very good” app. Excerpts: I know I’ll like my cup of coffee. It will fully meet my expectations. For the $4 I spend I don’t expect it to change my life. I don’t expect it to even last beyond its last drop...
You think you know more?
See this sequence from Not Invented Here:
How Curiosity was tested? →
Interesting to know: MSL information • planned launch 2011 • biggest rover so far to be sent to Mars • programmer team of 30 • testing team of 10+ people • rover compute element (RCE): controls all stages of the integrated spacecraft • programming language is C, 2.5 M LOC • highly multi-threaded (over 130 threads)