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terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2012

The coming war on general computation

Über Preguiça de traduzir. E não deve ter legenda, então... se você não aprendeu inglês, é bom ver outro post... =/

28th Chaos Communication Congress

The coming war on general computation

The copyright war was just the beginning

The last 20 years of Internet policy have been dominated by the copyright war, but the war turns out only to have been a skirmish. The coming century will be dominated by war against the general purpose computer, and the stakes are the freedom, fortune and privacy of the entire human race.
The problem is twofold: first, there is no known general-purpose computer that can execute all the programs we can think of except the naughty ones; second, general-purpose computers have replaced every other device in our world. There are no airplanes, only computers that fly. There are no cars, only computers we sit in. There are no hearing aids, only computers we put in our ears. There are no 3D printers, only computers that drive peripherals. There are no radios, only computers with fast ADCs and DACs and phased-array antennas. Consequently anything you do to "secure" anything with a computer in it ends up undermining the capabilities and security of every other corner of modern human society.
And general purpose computers can cause harm -- whether it's printing out AR15 components, causing mid-air collisions, or snarling traffic. So the number of parties with legitimate grievances against computers are going to continue to multiply, as will the cries to regulate PCs.
The primary regulatory impulse is to use combinations of code-signing and other "trust" mechanisms to create computers that run programs that users can't inspect or terminate, that run without users' consent or knowledge, and that run even when users don't want them to.
The upshot: a world of ubiquitous malware, where everything we do to make things better only makes it worse, where the tools of liberation become tools of oppression.
Our duty and challenge is to devise systems for mitigating the harm of general purpose computing without recourse to spyware, first to keep ourselves safe, and second to keep computers safe from the regulatory impulse.


source: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2011/Fahrplan/events/4848.en.html

segunda-feira, 19 de setembro de 2011

Bed Surfing

Simplesmente.
Apenas isso.

http://www.moinid.com/ideas/2010/06/home-surfing.jpg

terça-feira, 13 de setembro de 2011

Novo Compilation Album do Judas Priest

Chamado The Chosen Few. Dessa vez com faixas escolhidas por nomes da indústria!


Track List:


1) Diamonds And Rust (1977) - escolhida por Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
2) Dissident Aggressor (1977) - escolhida por Steve Vai
3) Exciter (1978) - escolhida por Accept
4) Beyond The Realms Of Death (1978) - escolhida por Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
5) Delivering The Goods (1979) - escolhido por Kerry King (Slayer)
6) The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown) (1979) - escolhida por David Coverdale (Whitesnake) & Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) 
7) The Ripper (1979) - escolhida por Ozzy Osbourne
8) Victim Of Changes (1979) - escolhida por James Hetfield (Metallica)
9) Breaking The Law (1980) - escolhida por Lemmy (Motorhead)
10) Rapid Fire (1980) - escolhida por Vinnie Paul (Pantera & Hell Yeah)
11) Grinder (1980) - escolhida por Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
12) Living After Midnight (1980) - escolhida por Alice Cooper & Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
13) Screaming For Vengeance (1982) - escolhida por Slash (Guns n Roses)
14) You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (1982) - escolhida por Klaus Meine (Scorpions) & Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
15) The Sentinel (1984) - escolhida por Chris Jericho
16) Turbo Lover (1986) - escolhida por Jonathan Davis (Korn)
17) Painkiller (1990) - escolhida por Joe Satriani

Via Rolling Stone via Judas Priest


segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2011

Engenheiros de Software e Programadores entre as profissões mais tranquilas

Will Program For Food Ao menos é o que afirma uma reportagem do caderno Boa Chance do O Globo. Conheço algumas (centenas) de pessoas que discordariam, mas está lá. Preto no branco.

Top 10 do relax
1 - Audiologista
2 - Nutricionista
3 - Engenheiro de software
4 - Programador
5 - Assistente de dentista
Fonte:O Globo via Resenhado

domingo, 11 de setembro de 2011