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Posts Tagged ‘code’

What “Fifty Shades of Grey is badly written” is really code for

What “Fifty Shades of Grey is badly written” is really code for

Laurie Penny has a spirited defense of Fifty Shades of Grey, a best selling pornographic novel that started out as Twilight fanfic ("quite good, quite detailed descriptions of sex written from the point of view of a woman who seemed to be really enjoying herself") and looks at the gender issues and double standards lurking in the widespread [...]

Hacker Typer produces code from keybashing

Hacker Typer produces code from keybashing

The Hacker Typer allows you to produce convincing code the way the movie-hackers do: simply bash at the keyboard and hey-presto, you are 1337! Hacker Typer

What does Libyan revolution mean for bit.ly?

What does Libyan revolution mean for bit.ly?

DomainWire asks what will happen to the popular bit.ly URL shortener if Libya shuts down its Internet service (.ly is the country code for Libya). Several people have noted that no matter how cute the .ly suffix is to us in a domain name, it is ultimately controlled for a loony dictator, and therefore perhaps not suitable as a piece of global [...]

HOWTO: Find anyone’s address from their router MAC address using undocumented Google Maps API

HOWTO: Find anyone’s address from their router MAC address using undocumented Google Maps API

Here is a proof of concept on obtaining *accurate* GPS coordinates of a user sitting behind a web browser via router XSS. The router and web browser themselves contain NO geolocation/GPS data. This is also not IP based geolocation. I'm not so amazed that a router firmware could be vulnerable to an XSS attack on the WAN facing GUI. Really [...]

Direct3D 10/11 Is Now Natively Implemented On Linux

Direct3D 10/11 Is Now Natively Implemented On Linux

It's a pity Luca Barbieri or any Mesa / Gallium3D developers are not at Oktoberfest as they are deserving of more than a few Maß of Augustiner. In fact, today a new Gallium3D state tracker was pushed into Mesa and it's perhaps the most interesting state tracker for this open-source graphics driver architecture yet. It's a state tracker that [...]

Can Diaspora win anything but publicity?

Can Diaspora win anything but publicity?

The press is in love with Diaspora. With Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg having gone from start-up, to MySpace contender, to leader, to domination, to movie villain faster than most people can get through college, the search is on for the next big thing. Diaspora combines the promise of open source with privacy guarantees. As such it [...]