Recent developments in the world of malicious hacking show that combining multiple technologies can lead to big things. The latest craze in combining crowdsourcing with organized cracking has brought the general public in on the effort, rather than making them passive observers. The attacks from the malicious hacking group Anonymous have grown in both the… Read More
Some things are just so obvious it hurts: “The amount of error a topological quantum computing system can sustain corresponds to how many interactions in the underlying spin glass can be frustrated before the material stops being ferromagnetic.” I mean, come on, duh! http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/news/feature-stories/2011/overcoming-quantum-error/
Packetlife.net has a very nice collection of “cheat sheets” for network engineering. These are great references for things that always seem hard to remember when you need them most, like “How do I filter out the CEO’s porn browsing from the packet trace on the Internet router that I am sending to a technical support… Read More
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” -Margaret Fuller A touching reminder that when knowledge is shared nothing is lost, and everyone gains.
Apple announced this week the specs for the latest iteration of their MacBook Pro line. The numbers are impressive: up to quad-core processors in the 17″ model, an option for 1680 x 1050 high-resolution graphics on the 15″ model, and a new high-speed interface dubbed “Thunderbolt”. This totally new interface is an Intel development that… Read More