I’m not so happy.
I’m not so happy.
For more than 15 years, Brendan fought for openness and freedom on the web, and led many of the people who built that open and free web. This week, in a senseless, vicious convulsion, the web turned on him.
Bäst just nu: Architecture In Helsinki – Escapee
Today I learned about Evercookie:
Evercookie has several storage mechanisms, one being:
Storing cookies in RGB values of auto-generated, force-cached PNGs using HTML5 Canvas tag to read pixels (cookies) back out
Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to OS X applications and large binaries alike.
This is truly amazing, oh my god, my life just got so much easier.
An attacker wants the Twitter handle @N. The attacker calls PayPal and fools them to give out the last 4 digits in the credit card number belonging to the victim. The attacker then calls GoDaddy (registrar of victim’s domain), and with the help of the last 4 digits, fools GoDaddy to change email for the GoDaddy account.
The attacker now controls the domain of the victim. The attacker changes mail server (MX records) for the domain, and get access to victim’s (new) emails. Uses that to take control of victim’s Facebook account.
The Twitter account in question used an @gmail.com email address, so the attacker didn’t get to it, but the attacker starts to extort the victim (threaten to do bad things to sites hosted at the domains the attacker now controls). Victim gives up the Twitter handle.
Kirby Ferguson is doing everything right. No DRM. No regional limitations. Plus, the documentary seems really interesting. $12 is a bargain.
Really great that Marco gives attention to problems of this kind; asking users for passwords to other services. It teach users bad habits. It’s a serious problem.
I like Apple but they suck at security and online services. I hope Apple start to do something about it.
Actually, the movie was largely a lie about me. I was an engineer at HP designing the iPhone 5 of the time, their scientific calculators. I had many friends and a good reputation there. I designed things for people all over the country, for fun, all the time too, including the first hotel movie systems and SMPTE time code readers for the commercial video world. Also home pinball games. Among these things, the Apple I was the FIFTH time that something I had created (not built from someone else’s schematic) was turned into money by Jobs. My Pong game got him his job at Atari but he never was an engineer or programmer. I was a regular member at the Homebrew Computer Club from day one and Jobs didn’t know it existed. He was up in Oregon then. I’d take my designs to the meetings and demonstrate them and I had a big following. I wasn’t some guy nobody talked to, although I was shy in social settings. i gave that computer design away for free to help people who were espousing the thoughts about computers changing life in so many regards (communication, education, productivity, etc.). I was inspired by Stanford intellectuals like Jim Warren talking this way at the club. Lee Felsenstein wanted computers to help in things like the antiwar marches he’d orchestrated in Oakland and I was inspired by the fact that these machines could help stop wars. Others in the club had working models of this computer before Jobs knew it existed. He came down one week and I took him to show him the club, not the reverse. He saw it as a businessman. It as I who told Jobs the good things these machines could do for humanity, not the reverse. I begged Steve that we donate the first Apple I to a woman who took computers into elementary schools but he made my buy it and donate it myself.
When I first met Jobs, I had EVERY Dylan album. I was a hardcore fan. I had bootlegs too. Jobs knew a few popular Dylan songs and related to the phrase “when you ain’t got nothin’ you got nothing to lose.” I showed Jobs all my liner notes and lyrics and took him to record stores near San Jose State and Berkeley to buy Dylan bootlegs. I showed him brochures full of Dylan quotes and articles and photos. I brought Jobs into this Dylan world in a big way. I would go to the right post office at midnight, in Oakland, to buy tickets to a Dylan concert and would take Jobs with me. Jobs asked early on in our friendship whether Dylan or the Beatles were better. I had no Beatles album. We both concurred that Dylan was more important because he said important things and thoughtful things. So a Beatles fan was kind of a pop lamb to us. Why would they portray us in the movie as Dylan for Jobs and Beatles for me?
And when Jobs (in the movie, but really a board does this) denied stock to the early garage team (some not even shown) I’m surprised that they chose not to show me giving about $10M of my own stock to them because it was the right thing. And $10M was a lot in that time.
Also, note that the movie showed a time frame in which every computer Jobs developed was a failure. And they had millions of dollars behind them. My Apple ][ was developed on nothing and productized on very little. Yet it was the only revenue and profit source of the company for the first 10 years, well past the point that Jobs had left. The movie made it seem that board members didn’t acknowledge Jobs’ great work on Macintosh but when sales fall to a few hundred a month and the stock dives to 50% in a short time, someone has to save the company. The proper course was to work every angle possible, engineering and marketing, to make the Macintosh marketable while the Apple ][ still supported us for years. This work was done by Sculley and others and it involved opening the Macintosh up too.
The movie shows Steve’s driving of the Macintosh team but not the stuff that most of the team said they’d never again work for him. It doesn’t show his disdain and attempts to kill the Apple ][, our revenue source, so that the Macintosh wouldn’t have to compete with it. The movie audience would want to see a complete picture and they can often tell when they are being shortchanged.
And ease of computer came to the world more than anything from Jef Raskin, in many ways and long before Jef told us to look into Xerox. Jef was badly portrayed.
And if you think that our investor and equal stock holder and mentor Mike Markkula was Jobs’ stooge (and not in control of everything), well, you have been duped.
Jobs mannerisms and phrases are motivational and you need a driver to move things along. But it’s also important to have the skills to execute and create products that will be popular enough to sell for more than it costs to make them. Jobs didn’t have that success at Apple until the iPod, although OS X deserves the credit too. These sorts of things people would have wanted to see, about Jobs or about Apple, but the movie gives other images of what was behind it all and none add up.
OS X & DNS
Mac OS X NOTICE
The dig command does not use the host name and address resolution or the DNS query routing mechanisms used by other processes running on Mac OS X. The results of name or address queries printed by dig may differ from those found by other processes that use the Mac OS X native name and address resolution mechanisms. The results of DNS queries may also differ from queries that use the Mac OS X DNS routing library.
This explains a lot. Thanks AskDifferent.
Instead you have to use dns-sd(1) to lookup a name:
dns-sd -G v4 foo.example.com
Markus Bylund är bekymrad över den utbredda evangelistiska hållningen till big data. Om vi låter oss förföras av statistiska samband finns det en risk att vi glömmer att ta hänsyn till kausalitet, alltså orsak och verkan. Markus Bylund ser en allvarlig fara i att lyfta fram statistiska samband genererade av big data eftersom de kan sakna orsakssamband. Två relaterade händelser kan lika gärna bero på en tredje händelse.
Seth Lloyd, a quantum-mechanical engineer at MIT, estimated the number of “computer operations” our universe has performed since the Big Bang — basically, every event that has ever happened. To repeat them, and generate a perfect facsimile of reality down to the last atom, would take more energy than the universe has.
“The computer would have to be bigger than the universe, and time would tick more slowly in the program than in reality,” says Lloyd. “So why even bother building it?”
But others soon realized that making an imperfect copy of the universe that’s just good enough to fool its inhabitants would take far less computational power. In such a makeshift cosmos, the fine details of the microscopic world and the farthest stars might only be filled in by the programmers on the rare occasions that people study them with scientific equipment. As soon as no one was looking, they’d simply vanish.
In theory, we’d never detect these disappearing features, however, because each time the simulators noticed we were observing them again, they’d sketch them back in.
That realization makes creating virtual universes eerily possible, even for us. Today’s supercomputers already crudely model the early universe, simulating how infant galaxies grew and changed. Given the rapid technological advances we’ve witnessed over past decades — your cell phone has more processing power than NASA’s computers had during the moon landings — it’s not a huge leap to imagine that such simulations will eventually encompass intelligent life.
old copies = 3,824,277 new copies = 13,149,258 - old copies => 9,324,981 old price = 9.95 EUR new price = 19.95 EUR old revenue = old copies * old price => 38,051,556.15€ new revenue = new copies * new price => 186,033,370.95€ total revenue = old revenue + new revenue => 224,084,927.1€ total revenue in SEK => 2,016,702,967.5847 SEK
Over 2 billion Swedish kronor.
Then add Xbox, Android and iOS sales. Phew.
In Bitcoin, the Valley sees another PayPal and the associated fat exit, but ideally without the annoying costs of policing fraud and handling chargebacks this time around. Bankers in New York and London see opportunities for cryptocurrency market-making. International investors see the potential for arbitrage and are taking advantage of cheap electricity, bringing the environmental destruction of real-world mining to the brave new world of digital money. In other words: Bitcoin represents more of the same short-sighted hypercapitalism that got us into this mess, minus the accountability.
In Bitcoin, the Valley sees another PayPal and the associated fat exit, but ideally without the annoying costs of policing fraud and handling chargebacks this time around. Bankers in New York and London see opportunities for cryptocurrency market-making. International investors see the potential for arbitrage and are taking advantage of cheap electricity, bringing the environmental destruction of real-world mining to the brave new world of digital money.
In other words: Bitcoin represents more of the same short-sighted hypercapitalism that got us into this mess, minus the accountability.