Knowasiak community

Social networking platform full of Knowledge © 2020-22

Kaspersky: Poorly detected backdoor targeting governments and NGOs around globe

Kaspersky: Poorly detected backdoor targeting governments and NGOs around globe

In December 2021, Kaspersky uncovered “Owowa”, a previously unknown IIS module that steals credentials entered by a user when logging into Outlook Web Access (OWA). Since then, the company’s experts have kept an eye on the new opportunity for cybercriminal activity – it has become clear that deploying a backdoor within IIS is a trend…

Unity is laying off hundreds of employees

Unity is laying off hundreds of employees

San Francisco-based game development tools provider Unity is laying off hundreds of employees, according to a report from Kotaku. Word of the layoffs appears to have begun surfacing earlier this week on the anonymous workplace platform Blind, with numerous users claiming to work for Unity saying management was pulling employees into Zoom meetings on Tuesday…

Wayland is not ready as a 1:1 compatible Xorg replacement just yet

Wayland is not ready as a 1:1 compatible Xorg replacement just yet

Boycott Wayland. It breaks everything! tl;dr: Wayland is not ready as a 1:1 compatible Xorg replacement just yet, and maybe never will. Hence, if you are interested in existing applications to “just work” without the need for adjustments, then you may be better of not using Wayland at this point. Wayland solves no issues I…

Mozilla and Google Objections Overruled on “Decentralized Identifiers” by W3C

Status: Final The W3C Member review of the Decentralized Identifier (DID) 1.0 Proposed Recommendation concluded with Formal Objections from three organizations. Google: DID-core is only useful with the use of “DID methods”, which need their own specifications. … It’s impossible to review the impact of the core DID specification on the Web without concurrently reviewing…

Coinbase is reportedly selling geolocation data to ICE

Coinbase is reportedly selling geolocation data to ICE

Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, is selling Immigrations and Customs Enforcement a suite of features used to track and identify cryptocurrency users, according to contract documents shared with The Intercept. In August 2021, Coinbase sold a single analytics software license to ICE for $29,000, followed by a software purchase potentially worth…

Modern city dwellers have lost about half their gut microbes

Modern city dwellers have lost about half their gut microbes

Deep in the human gut, myriad “good” bacteria and other microbes help us digest our food, as well as keep us healthy by affecting our immune, metabolic, and nervous systems. Some of these humble microbial assistants have been in our guts since before humans became human—certain gut microbes are found in almost all primates, suggesting…

Modern cloud for multiplayer games

Modern cloud for multiplayer games

Over the years, much has been written on the internet about developing multiplayer games. However, there is surprisingly little information available when it comes to deploying and managing production game infrastructure. Given the nature of multiplayer games, traditional backend infrastructure techniques often don’t apply – multiplayer games are inherently stateful and the latency requirements are…

Cell Lang: Why yet another programming language?

Frequently Asked Questions Why yet another programming language? Because there’s currently no high-level programming language for writing stateful software that I’m aware of. That’s the short answer. To elaborate a bit on that we need to discuss separately the three main types of what we generically refer to as “computation”: pure computation, state and updates,…

MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts (2018)

MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts (2018)

Since the first airplane took flight over 100 years ago, virtually every aircraft in the sky has flown with the help of moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades, or fans that produce a persistent, whining buzz. Now MIT engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines,…

Atlassian is 20 years old and unprofitable

Atlassian is 20 years old and unprofitable

Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar. Source: supplied. Until a few months ago, no company had created more wealth for its shareholders than Sydney-grown Atlassian. At its peak in October 2021, the Nasdaq-listed business was valued $162 billion. At the time, Atlassian was one of the most valuable Australian companies that ever existed (behind…

OpenBSD has two new C compilers: chibicc and kefir

OpenBSD has two new C compilers: chibicc and kefir

academic, developer, with an eye towards a brighter techno-social life [prev] [next] 2022-06-29 OpenBSD has two new C compilers: chibicc and kefir In my never ending quest to have oksh support every C compiler in existence, I have ported two more C compilers to OpenBSD. They are chibicc and kefir. As always, let’s review them…

Compound pejoratives on Reddit

Compound pejoratives on Reddit

Dirty words are, let’s face it, a lot of fun. If you want to express your dislike for someone and a standard insult like “jerk” or “moron” won’t cut it, you can get creative. There are a few reliable recipes for forming derogatory noun-noun compounds in English. For example: Start with a word for a…

CandyCodes: Simple unique edible identifiers for authenticating pharmaceuticals

CandyCodes: Simple unique edible identifiers for authenticating pharmaceuticals

AbstractCounterfeit or substandard medicines adversely affect the health of millions of people and cost an estimated $200 billion USD annually. Their burden is greatest in developing countries, where the World Health Organization estimates that one in ten medical products are fake. In this work, I describe a simple addition to the existing drug manufacturing process…

Launching Version 13.1 of Wolfram Language and Mathematica

Launching Version 13.1 of Wolfram Language and Mathematica

The Epic Continues… Last week it was 34 years since the original launch of Mathematica and what’s now the Wolfram Language. And through all those years we’ve energetically continued building further and further, adding ever more capabilities, and steadily extending the domain of the computational paradigm. In recent years we’ve established something of a rhythm,…

Controversy continues over whether hot water freezes faster than cold

Controversy continues over whether hot water freezes faster than cold

condensed matter physicsBy Adam MannJune 29, 2022 Decades after a Tanzanian teenager initiated study of the “Mpemba effect,” the effort to confirm or refute it is leading physicists toward new theories about how substances relax to equilibrium. It sounds like one of the easiest experiments possible: Take two cups of water, one hot, one cold.…

Sun’s magnetic arches may be just an optical illusion, research suggests

Sun’s magnetic arches may be just an optical illusion, research suggests

Scientists may view the sun in a bit of a different light now, so to speak. New research suggests that the sun’s spectacular magnetic arches seen in countless snapshots could be an optical illusion. The findings come from a team of researchers led by solar physicist Anna Malanushenko. They claim that some coronal loops from…

Battersea Power Station in London unveils the newly restored Control Room A

Battersea Power Station in London unveils the newly restored Control Room A

28 June 2022 ⦁ Battersea Power Station has revealed the fully restored Control Room A, the first of the Grade II* listed building’s two original Control Rooms which managed the distribution of electricity across London from the early 1930s  ⦁ Control Room A is set to become a unique events space when the Power Station…

Knowasiak We would like to show you notifications & updates.
Dismiss
Allow Notifications