Tech Due Diligence Calculator by Point Nine Capital

Introductory Note This calculator is NOT part of the technical due diligence of Point Nine Capital. You can find a longer explanation about the way we perform technical due diligences for startup invesments in this…

Dhall: A Non-Repetitive Alternative to YAML

The Dhall configuration language The non-repetitive alternative to YAML Dhall supports comments, multi-line string literals and string interpolation with non-technical users in mind. You can also automatically remove all indirection in any Dhall code, converting…

A better zip bomb

David Fifielddavid@bamsoftware.com 2019-07-02updated 2019-07-03 Summary This article shows how to construct a non-recursive zip bomb that achieves a high compression ratio by overlapping files inside the zip container. "Non-recursive" means that it does not rely…

Mad Magazine Is Shutting Down

I just heard from a friend of mine who is in a Facebook group with a MAD writer that, after the next two issues, MAD will no longer be publishing original material.  Instead, it’ll publish…

Microsoft Restores Deleted Technet and MSDN Blogs

[German]After massive protests, Microsoft seems to be rethinking and trying to restore the blog posts that were deleted on Technet and MSDN during the hiring of employee blogs. What is it about? Microsoft recently started…

Artificial gravity breaks free from science fiction

Artificial gravity has long been the stuff of science fiction. Picture the wheel-shaped ships from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian, imaginary craft that generate their own gravity by spinning around in…

How A.I. Helped Improve Crowd Counting in Hong…

A time-lapsed video of the July 1 march in Hong Kong. Alejandro Rodriguez Gomez Crowd estimates for Hong Kong’s large pro-democracy protests have been a point of contention for years. The organizers and the police…