If P=NP, then the world would be a profoundly different place than we usually assume it to be. There would be no special value in “creative leaps,” no fundamental gap between solving a problem and recognizing the solution once it’s found. Everyone who could appreciate a symphony would be Mozart; everyone who could follow a step-by-step argument would be Gauss;

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Changing Threats To Privacy. By Moxie Marlinspike @ Blackhat Europe 2010. Great talk about “Choices that aren’t choices”.

xkcd Photos: “Other people having experiences incorrectly”.

xkcd Photos: “Other people having experiences incorrectly”.

why wages are really so low today


How Unique - and Trackable - Is Your Browser


Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 3,722,510 tested so far.

Well, f.

Awesome MS-DOS Viruses in Action


Malware for a more civilized age…

Markt DOS Virus looks scary—and it is: it formats your entire C drive.

Still less frustrating than video game DRM.

Data Science Weekly


This is new and looks cool.

Aside:

Too bad it’s (still) only a newsletter. God I hate newsletters. But I still subscribed. Wish there was a way to have this kind of stuff delivered automatically to my Instapaper account. Sort of like a Kindle Periodical or a Readability list kind of thing

HTTP Response Decision Diagram. This is awesome. Via ЯegDwight on Stack Overflow.

HTTP Response Decision Diagram. This is awesome. Via ЯegDwight on Stack Overflow.

How radioactive poison became the assassin’s weapon of choice


Worth reading.

The NSA back door to NIST


This article gives a brief mathematical description of the NIST standard for cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generation by elliptic curves, the back door to the algorithm discovered by Ferguson and Shumow, and finally the design of the back door based on the Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm.

The American Dream - George Carlin

(Source: youtube.com)

Introducing TogetherJS


We’d like to introduce TogetherJS, a real-time collaboration tool out of Mozilla Labs. TogetherJS is a service you add to an existing website to add real-time collaboration features. Using the tool two or more visitors on a website or web application can see each other’s mouse/cursor position, clicks, track each other’s browsing, edit forms together, watch videos together, and chat via audio and WebRTC.

This looks awesome.

I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive.

Walter White, Breaking Bad

(via samhey via parislemon)

I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive.

Walter White, Breaking Bad

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I started reading them the same way I’d sold drugs. When the library opened every morning, I was there standing in line. If I missed lunch, I missed lunch. I would take all of the money I could muster up and make copies of the law books because they wouldn’t let us take them back to our cells.

Say Hello to Rick Ross - Esquire

Samsung Launches Golden Galaxy S4


SURPRISE!

This is now(?) beyond ridiculous…