Eyes Above The Waves
Robert O'Callahan. Christian. Repatriate Kiwi. Hacker.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Long-Term Consequences Of Spectre And Its Mitigations
The dust is settling on the initial wave of responses to Spectre and Meltdown. Meltdown was relatively simple to deal with; we can consider...
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Captain Sonar is a very interesting board game when played in "real-time" mode. It's basically a complicated upgrade of "...
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Hooray For cargo build --all-targets
Rust 1.23 just came out and the release notes failed to mention what is, for me, by far its best new feature: cargo build --all-targets and...
Monday, 8 January 2018
The Fight For Patent-Unencumbered Media Codecs Is Nearly Won
Apple joining the Alliance for Open Media is a really big deal. Now all the most powerful tech companies — Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mozill...
Sunday, 7 January 2018
Ancient Browser-Wars History: MD5-Hashed Posts Declassified
2007-2008 was an interesting time for Mozilla. In the market, Firefox was doing well, advancing steadily against IE. On the technical front ...
On Keeping Secrets
Once upon a time I was at a dinner at a computer science conference. At that time the existence of Chrome was a deeply guarded secret; I kne...
Saturday, 6 January 2018
Meltdown/Spectre Needs Better Disclosure
There's far too much confusion around these vulnerabilities. One problem is naming: "Meltdown" is OK, but "Spectre" ...
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