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Dark Moon: The Inevitable Collapse of Luna

Dark Moon: The Inevitable Collapse of Luna

Since late March, I have publicly warned our clients and the broader Bitcoin community about the impending collapse of the cryptocurrency Luna and its native stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST). Barely more than a month after I raised the alarm, Luna/UST went from a collective market capitalization of ~$50 billion to now down 99%. The collapse of the Luna/UST Ponzi scheme occurred even faster than I expected,…

Neon – Serverless Postgres

Neon – Serverless Postgres

The multi-cloud fully managed Postgres with a generous free tier. We separated storage and compute to offer autoscaling, branching, and bottomless storage. Get early access Made for DevelopersLaunch Serverless Postgres with a single command: Same Postgres command as you used to will get you a smooth database creation experience. ScalableCompute scales dynamically to ensure that…

Rocket.Chat Leverages the Matrix Protocol for Interoperable Communications

Rocket.Chat Leverages the Matrix Protocol for Interoperable Communications

WILMINGTON, Del.— May 25, 2022 — External coordination and collaboration must be more agile and provide more privacy and freedom. To that end, Rocket.Chat, the leading open-source communication platform, has announced it is building its new federation capabilities on the Matrix protocol to allow its users to communicate with users on other platforms. Federation is…

Why, oh why was this added?

Why, oh why was this added?

To read this post you will need to use a bit of your imagination. Suppose you are checking a component called DatePicker that is built on top of a 3rd party date picker component. You are tasked to find if the component is causing problems now that you have updated another project dependency. It is…

Web Audio Modem (2017)

Web Audio Modem (2017)

Motivation Lately, I’ve been working with a client where my development computer is not connected to the Internet. This is a huge inconvenience, as the unavailability of Google and Stack Overflow vastly impact my productivity. Only recently have I begun to grasp how much of my time is actually spent copy/pasting between Visual Studio and…

Magical SVG Techniques

Magical SVG Techniques

14 min readSVG, Resources, Round-UpsQuick summary ↬ Smart SVG techniques, from generative SVG grids to SVG paths with masks, grainy SVG gradients, cut-out effects and fractional SVG stars. Let’s look at some magical SVG techniques that you can use right away. SVGs have become more and more popular in the past few years. For good reasons.…

Microsoft Windows operating system talks to 291 hosts and 2,764 IPs

Microsoft Windows operating system talks to 291 hosts and 2,764 IPs

BDESVC 14393.4169 14393.4225 17763.1697 17763.1757 18363.1316 18363.1379 19041.746 19041.804 19042.746 19042.789 19042.804 7601 9600 svchost.exe 1 enterpriseregistration.windows.net:443 BitLocker Drive Encryption Service 14393.4169 14393.4225 17763.1697 17763.1757 18363.1316 18363.1379 19041.746 19041.804 19042.746 19042.789 19042.804 7601 9600 svchost.exe 2 enterpriseregistration.windows.net:443 ocsp.digicert.com:80 status.rapidssl.com:80 CDPUserSvc 14393.4169 14393.4225 17763.1697 17763.1757 18363.1316 18363.1379 19041.746 19041.804 19042.746 19042.789 19042.804 7601 9600 svchost.exe 4…

GoodWill ransomware forces victims to donate to the poor

GoodWill ransomware forces victims to donate to the poor

GoodWill ransomware forces victims to donate to the poor and provides financial assistance to patients in need Posted on May 24, 2022 4:40 pm Categories: Ransomware Goodwill ransomware group propagates very unusual demands in exchange for the decryption key. The Robin Hood-like group is forcing its Victims to donate to the poor and provides financial…

Internet drama in Canada

Internet drama in Canada

Technology|Internet Drama in Canada. (Really.) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/26/technology/canada-internet-service.html Let’s talk about internet policy! In Canada! Wheee! I’m serious that there are useful lessons from a saga over home internet service in Canada. What has been a promising, albeit imperfect, system that increased choices and improved internet service for Canadians is poised to fall apart. Barring a last-minute…

Rash of parts thefts is leaving Freightliner trucks inoperable

Rash of parts thefts is leaving Freightliner trucks inoperable

A rash of thefts of semiconductor-loaded powertrain control modules from parked Freightliner and Western Star trucks is turning the tractors into oversize paperweights. Daimler Truck North America is going after the bad guys but has few leads. The rip-offs of common powertrain control module 4 units relate to the ongoing shortage of microchips. Harvesting and…

The Collison Brothers Built Stripe into a $95B Unicorn

The Collison Brothers Built Stripe into a $95B Unicorn

Billionaire brothers John and Patrick Collison built Stripe into one of the world’s most-hyped, highest valued — and profitable! — startups, worth some $95 billion. Now they must stave off going from disruptor to disrupted. It’s just before five o’clock, and Stripe cofounder John Collison is preparing to address his hundreds of Ireland-based employees on…

Removing blur from images – deconvolution and using simple image filters

Removing blur from images – deconvolution and using simple image filters

Left: Original image. Center: Blurred through convolution. Right: Deconvolution of the blurred image. In this post, we’ll have a look at the idea of removing blur from images, videos, or games through a process called “deconvolution”. We will analyze what makes the process of deblurring an image (blurred with a known blur kernel) – deconvolution…

A Linux 5.10 patch has caused user-space regressions

A Linux 5.10 patch has caused user-space regressions

[LWN subscriber-only content] Welcome to LWN.net The following subscription-only content has been made available to you by an LWN subscriber. Thousands of subscribers depend on LWN for the best news from the Linux and free software communities. If you enjoy this article, please consider accepting the trial offer on the right. Thank you for visiting…

Low-Cost Gel Film Can Pluck Drinking Water from Desert Air

Low-Cost Gel Film Can Pluck Drinking Water from Desert Air

More than a third of the world’s population lives in drylands, areas that experience significant water shortages. Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a solution that could help people in these areas access clean drinking water. The team developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can…

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