don’t quite know how i landed on this article. but i found it a fascinating read on the influences and whitewashing of dune over its various incarnations.
research!rsc: Lessons from the Debian/OpenSSL Fiasco - great read; passed along to me during a crypto discussion at $DAYJOB.
Who Controls the Internet? And should they? - Bert Hubert’s writings
gone are the heady dreams of my 20s.
The untold story of the world’s biggest nuclear bomb - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
the 1950s-1960s were truly some bonkers times. this is on one hand terrifying and on the other, incredibly fascinating.
The ties that un-bind | Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGCOMM 2021 Conference
i’m a little behind on my SIGCOMM reading. this paper, in particular, is totally worth the read if you’re at all interested in internet architecture and how to build things differently. it does a nice job of showing how content delivery can be addressed (ha!) without requiring moar(!) IP space.
Latency Into Your Network - As Seen From RIPE Atlas | RIPE Labs
i enjoyed this. i’d done something similar for a customer several years ago as we were discussing where to place additional peering locations. the utility of RIPE atlas never ceases to impress me.
Scammers impersonate guest editors to get sham papers published
remind me again why academic publishers get to set such insane rates for subscriptions and the value add they provide?
How To Fix Email … With Science! | WIRED
i don’t know about the “with science” part, but a useful reminder that our subtle behaviors when sending email can have knock on effects on the recipients and that i need to be more mindful when i use the scheduled send feature in gmail.
- The Future Is Electric | by Bill McKibben | The New York Review of Books
- Bugs in Our Pockets: The Risks of Client-Side Scanning - Lawfare
Not to Be | by Audrey Wollen | The New York Review of Books
Q&A: Ghost Robotics CEO on Armed Robots for the U.S. Military - IEEE Spectrum
yeah, wallow in that nightmare fuel.
Creating dangerous viruses in the lab is a bad way to guard against future pandemics - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
apparently, we’ll fund the wildest shit.
Here’s Why Rapid COVID Tests Are So Expensive and Hard to Find — ProPublica
a particularly irritating read with our recent need to scrounge up some tests over the past couple of days given an unexpected exposure.
when we were in iceland last month, it was interesting to see that they have endcaps full of at-home test kits. had we been thinking we would have brought a bunch of tests home with us.
The Internet is Held Together With Spit & Baling Wire – Krebs on Security
people don’t really know the half of it. but seriously, still allowing
MAIL-FROM? it’s not 1996 any more.