- The C.I.A.’s Fake News Campaign
About propaganda of Radio Free Europe in past times, and echos in today’s
- Love After Life: Nobel-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman’s Extraordinary Letter to His Departed Wife
Bring some tissues. Feynman ♥
- Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top
Der Spiegel about corruption in Europe’s airplane manufacturer. Apparently, only the English version of the article is non-paywalled. But its a tale about crazy corruption conspiracy.
- „Hoffentlich seid ihr Deutschen richtig stolz auf euch“
Tim Cook: Bla. Bla bla.
- About Face ID advanced technology
Some bits of information on Face ID. Still not convinced, but all the uses of the technology appear to be quite well thought-out.
- Key Reinstallation Attacks: Breaking WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse
The big exploit on WPA2 which was released on Monday. I’m not really getting everything but the gist of it. And its quite clever. See also the notes by Matthew Green on the relation of the bug to Open Source. (Also: Another exploit with name, website, and logo…)
- Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw
Second large vulnerability from last Monday – and while it pales in comparison to KRACK, its serious on its own. Did we talk about the dangers of closed source security already? Yes? Ok… (Also: Exploit with name – check)
- DxOMark Smartphone Ratings: Explained! [VIDEO]
Marques Brownlee about benchmarks, in general, and DxOMark and the press, specifically
- Das iPhone 8 und iPhone 8 Plus
Schade, dass bei Alex das Qi-Laden so schlecht abgeschnitten hat – war für mich eines der interessanteren neuen Features. Zitat: »Das Leben ist einfach zu kurz um es mit schlechter Technik zu vertrödeln.«
- Why physicists still use Fortran
Can confirm: many physicists still use Fortran. Since I got to know the language better when working on projects, I could leave a few of the prejudices behind. Fortran is quite productive and closer to Python than to C. Modern Fortran is quite alright. (Things I never thought saying two years ago…)