- Amazon may be ushering in the self-inflicted surveillance dystopia ("Police seek Amazon Echo data in murder case"), but at least it's bringing steampunk blimp-based delivery systems as recompense.
- If you don't perform your cryptocurrency-bootstrapping signing ceremony with a rented car, a few yards of tinfoil and the plateau of British Columbia, I don't know what you're doing with your life. (And you thought cryptocurrencies were old hat).
- Don't pipe curl into bash, obviously, servers can tell when you are and serve malicious content that's invisible on manual inspection.
- Are we on the cusp of workable fusion reactors? MIT's Prof. Dennis Whyte thinks we just might be (video).
- Here's the long, detailed, sober, considered review of the EmDrive/Mach Effect reactionless thrust saga that I've been waiting for. Tl;dr: "The physical evidence on the EmDrive is neither defensible nor does it include enough operating parameters to characterize a new effect."
- LWN has a nice summary of systemd directives you can use today to secure spawned processes.
- How do you get great random numbers with just two not-so-great sources? Like this.
FIDO 2.0 (U2F) is now a w3c spec, and on the roadmap for
IEEdge. U2F is also supported in the Teleport SSH server.