* Posts by EssentialTremor

4 posts • joined 27 Nov 2017

Baroness Trumpington, former Bletchley Park clerk, dies aged 96


If you do nothing else in your computing career, take a day and visit Bletchley. The grounds and buildings are now a museum and what you will see and hear there will astonish and move you. The Baroness was one of many whose accomplishments and dedication had no precedent and have not been equaled.

Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world


Perhaps a deploy to prod instead of to dev? That would be a notable first.

Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error


The tests do not show that AI is foolish but that it is brittle.

Linus Torvalds on security: 'Do no harm, don't break users'


The biggest outstanding issue in linux is the critical role of Mr. Torvalds in this process. LT is a genius to whom the entire world owes a great debt. His steadfastness and clarity have been essential factors in the rise of linux and his direct, unabashed approach to problems has allowed the OS to make progress where others have failed.

Eventually, Mr. Torvalds will stop doing this crucial work. Preparing for that day is among the most important security issues facing the community.

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