Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Booting Linux In Just One Second

One of the most interesting presentations from this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe was how-to boot Linux in under one second!

For targeting various embedded use-cases, Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second.

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Apple and Microsoft's advocacy group is against encryption backdoors

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Following Tim Cook's lead, the advocacy group behind Apple, Google, Microsoft and plenty of other big tech firms has come out against calls to weaken encryption, which authorities argue would make it easier to track criminals. "Weakening encryption or creating backdoors to encrypted devices and data for use by the good guys would actually create vulnerabilities to be exploited by the bad guys," said Dean Garfield, the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Counsel (ITIC), who also represents Facebook, Twitter and AOL. It "would almost certainly cause serious physical and financial harm across our society and our economy," he added. The backlash against strong encryption is particularly heated today, following the recent Paris attacks. While secure communications are generally a good thing for consumers, governments (including the US and UK) have argued for backdoors that would allow them to intercept encrypted data. Naturally, that would make life easier for intelligence agencies, but it defeats the point of having encryption at all.

Via: The Guardian

Source: ITIC

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Free download: Seamless Gravel Texture

Soady (remember his Prehistoric Skull?) Is giving away a fantastic texture map. Giveaway! Seamless Gravel Texture 3000x3000 and 1024x1024 (Diffuse, Normal, Displacement, Specular, Ambient Occlusion) Feel free to use it any way you like! It's nice if you credit me but it's not obligatory. Enjoy! soady

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Almost Always Win the Game Guess Who With This Math-Based Strategy

The next time you sit down for a riveting game of Guess Who with one of your younger family members, you can win 96% of the time with this mathematical approach.


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Four short links: 20 November 2015

DeepDive — Stanford project to create structured data (SQL tables) from unstructured information (text documents) and integrate such data with an existing structured database. DeepDive is used to extract sophisticated relationships between entities and make inferences about facts involving those …

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Rainbow Six Siege Goes Into Open Beta November 25

Ubisoft has announced an open beta for Rainbow Six Siege that will run from next Wednesday through Sunday. Preloads for the beta start on Monday. Rainbow Six Siege is almost here, but before it launches, the developers want to give everyone one more chance to try it out. That's why they will be running an Open Beta on all platforms from November 25 through November 29. This is your opportunity to hop in, play with the operators, check out a few of the maps and modes on offer, and help the developers run one last stress test before the game officially launches on December 1 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Comments

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Robert Rodriguez made a movie that won't be shown for 100 years

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Five-Day Forecast

You know what they say--if you don't like the weather here in the Solar System, just wait five billion years.

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Vormetric adds encryption and access control capabilities for Docker

Businesses are turning to encryption as a means of meeting compliance and data storage requirements and to guard against breaches and data loss. But with the rapid evolution of enterprise IT data may be stored in a variety of environments in-house, in the cloud, which presents new security challenges. Enterprise security company Vormetric is announcing an expansion of its Data Security Platform, with new capabilities that expand protection for sensitive data within datacenter, cloud, big data and application environments. The latest platform offers encryption and access control capabilities for Docker, Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL as well as enhanced automation capabilities.… [Continue Reading]

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Belgian Home Affairs Minister: Terrorists CommunIcate Via Playstation 4

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

NVIDIA Announces Partnership With Epic Games

In September, Epic Games revealed its NVIDIA powered "Bullet Train" VR demo. Now, NVIDIA has officially partnered with Epic Games to create an amazing future for virtual reality.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

TensorFlow - Google’s latest machine learning system, open sourced for everyone

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Nvidia Brings Computer Vision and Deep Learning to the Embedded World

Today, Nvidia announced their latest platform for advanced technology in autonomous machines. They’re calling it the Jetson TX1, and it puts modern GPU hardware in a small and power efficient module. Why would anyone want GPUs in an embedded format? It’s not about frames per second; instead, Nvidia is focusing on high performance computing tasks – specifically computer vision and classification – in a platform that uses under 10 Watts.

For the last several years, tiny credit card sized ARM computers have flooded the market. While these Raspberry Pis, BeagleBones, and router-based dev boards are great for running Linux, they’re …read more

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Epitaphes de codeurs

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Facebook, ecco 'Amici nelle vicinanze': parte anche in Italia la geolocalizzazione dei contatti

Esordio in Europa per la funzione lanciata lo scorso anno negli Stati Uniti e sviluppata a partire dall'app Glancee, creata dall'italiano Andrea Vaccari e...

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