The Weekly Weird - 2016-11-26
Slightly delayed, I was in a tryptophan-induced dissociative fugue yesterday.
- Oracle bought Dyn. Now I have to switch DNS providers.
- Compromising a desktop from inside an NES emulator (!) embedded in a media player (!!). Amazing.
- 'The key words "MUST (BUT WE KNOW YOU WON'T)", "SHOULD CONSIDER", "REALLY SHOULD NOT", "OUGHT TO", "WOULD PROBABLY", "MAY WISH TO", "COULD", "POSSIBLE", and "MIGHT" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 6919.'" (h/t dex)
- "CS294 - Program Synthesis for Everyone"
- Nude Pictures as student loan financing collateral. Horrifyingly not the onion as far as I can tell.
- Strange Numbers Found in Particle Collisions. See also Wired's take.
- How wide should streets be? This is important!
- I've mentioned China's quantum satellite before but here's a nice summary article on the wider QCD platform it's a part of
- I'm the first to argue that it lacks the elegance of an SLR but this shoggoth camera is pretty neat. I may buy one actually if it's any good.
- As security vulnerabilities go, gaining access to the package distribution mechanism for an entire class of cloud vms is pretty high up there.