Byte magazine (1984): Benchmarking Unix

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Mathematics for Programmers [pdf]

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TamaGo – bare metal Go for ARM SoCs

TamaGo - bare metal Go for ARM SoCstamago | https://github.com/f-secure-foundry/tamagoCopyright (c) F-Secure Corporationhttps://foundry.f-secure.comAuthorsAndrea Barisaniandrea.barisani@f-secure.com | andrea@inversepath.comAndrej Rosanoandrej.rosano@f-secure.com | andrej@inversepath.comIntroductionTamaGo is a framework that enables compilation and execution of unencumbered Go applications on bare metal ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) components. The TamaGo framework consists of the following components:A modified Go distribution which extends GOOS support to the tamago target, allowing bare metal execution. Go packages for board support. Executing and debuggingSee the respective board package README file for execution and debugging information for each specific target (real or emulated). See accompanying LICENSE file for full details.

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NSA Technical Report on UEFI Secure Boot Customization [pdf]

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Docable: Literate Runbooks and Interactive Tutorials from Markdown

Docable file cells take care of creating paths, setting file permissions and owners, and filling in variable content—with a simple click. Creating and Viewing NotebooksTo create a notebook, you simply create a markdown file and provide a few annotations on code blocks. ```bash|{type: 'command'} figlet docable ```A docable file cell can be created as follows. File content: {type: 'file'} . Variables: variables : A comma seperated list of variables referenced in cell content.

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Bootstrapping

Simple explanation: bootstrapping is about building a compiler using tools smaller than itself, as opposed to building a compiler using an already built version of itself. Acquire it under a boring buyer, it itself is a boring tech, do your bootstrapping thing in it air gapped, and use what it produces. The G language is a low level lang below C which was invented to ease bootstrapping. It was part of a "bootstrapping" kit designed to facilitate porting Pascal to new machines.". The pascal language was implemented with bootstrapping intention in mind.

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Bleeding-edge tech will kill your startup

Secondly, this is how my brain looked when trying to start a "bleeding edge" tech company. Bleeding edge tech means you'll constantly be doubting whether what you've created will ever be something or not—there is no market data to tell you otherwise. We were done bleeding out from bleeding edge tech. All of the "hottest" tech companies: Airtable, Notion, Slack, Zoom—none of them are "bleeding edge" per se. Yet, before I gave this any thought, I assumed they were successful because they were doing something new—because they were bleeding edge.

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Show HN: Hotpot – A tool to make graphic design easier

Hotpot is an easy way to create device mockups, social media posts, marketing images, and other graphics. Starting from attractive templates, you can produce fresh graphics in minutes. Our drag-n-drop editor, design tools, and preset options help you create graphics faster and more affordably, especially for non-designers. Designs are free or $1 per graphic.

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The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees

Since his influential work on psilocybin mushrooms in the 1970s, he has grown into an unlikely hybrid between fungal evangelist and tycoon. He runs a multimillion-dollar fungal business, Fungi Perfecti, which does a roaring trade in everything from antiviral throat sprays to fungal dog treats (Mutt-rooms). The jar dribbled sugar water laced with fungal extracts into the dish, and bees crawled through a chute to get to it. The effects of the fungal extracts on the bees’ viral infections were unambiguous. “I think I know how to save the bees.” It was a big moment, even for someone who has spent decades dreaming up fungal solutions to obstinate problems.

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Assange Hearing Day 16

It has been clear to me from Day 1 that I am watching a charade unfold. A complicit mainstream media has ensured those of us who know what is happening are very few in the wider population. Even my blog has never been so systematically subject to shadowbanning from Twitter and Facebook as now. In the February hearings Facebook and Twitter were between them sending me over 200,000 readers a day. I have decided that the intimate details of Julian’s medical history and condition ought not to be subject to further public curiosity.

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