Limit Texas Hold’Em is a variety of poker which is less popular than the standard unlimited Texas Hold’Em. But also easier to solve. Researchers have figured out a program which plays better on average than anyone else. If your definition doesn’t include winning as much money as possible. Calling it solved means that they accomplished this by… Read more »
Posts By: William Johnston
Redstone Word Processor
Some people have too much time on their hands and do awesome things with it. Koala_Steamed on YouTube posted a video of a working Redstone Word Processor. It is essentially an 8-bit computer which takes keyboard input and displays information on a screen. It has memory, and storage.
How browsers store passwords
RaiderSec has an older article on how major browsers store passwords. Before anyone pontificates about how terrible of a job these browsers did, I’d like to point out the impossibility of encrypting something when all encryption keys are on disk. Firefox allows you to set a master password, at which point your passwords are stored fairly… Read more »
WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption
Open Whisper systems has partnered with WhatsApp to roll out end-to-end encrypted messaging! I’m tempted to start using this once I hear more confirmation from security experts that it is actually fairly well done. If you aren’t familiar with encryption, this means that your device encrypts the message before passing it to the receiver. Since… Read more »
Let’s Encrypt: A free and open CA
The EFF strikes again. They are working on an open Certificate Authority which they hope starts to get all websites encrypted by default. I’m looking forward to this coming out! I have been using StartSSL for my personal sites (including this blog), but they have restrictions on using their certs for sites which accept payment and such…. Read more »
Lies and statistics…
Thanks to one of my coworkers for sharing this.
Happy Belated Epiphany!
Art of Manliness on Making Fresh Pasta
My wife recently made fresh pasta for dinner, so this caught my attention.
Advent and Epiphany Videos
Brothers of John the Steadfast point out some videos CPH has released explaining Advent and Epiphany. Voiceover is a little distracting, but otherwise not bad.
The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained
Pastoral Meanderings points out a really cool video explaining some of the origin story to LotR.