Practical Cryptoanalysis of Elliptic Curve DSA.

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To Lend is the Right of an Owner – That is, Not You.

Three years ago, I predicted that publishers will inevitably declare war on book-lending:
“Let’s pretend that a Nook book (or any similar DRM’d ebook) could be lent in exactly the same manner as a physical book: to whomever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like – [...]

For Your Eyes Only

Rumor has it that a well-known industrial giant will soon attempt to bring head-mounted displays back into fashion.
One ought to remember that, for a number of reasons, they were never really “in” fashion to begin with.  To my knowledge, every single one ever marketed fell into one of the following categories:

Military toy, priced somewhere in [...]

Buy Rotting Bits, Or Else: The War on Libraries.

In the past, I predicted that publishers will inevitably declare war on book-lending:
“Let’s pretend that a Nook book (or any similar DRM’d ebook) could be lent in exactly the same manner as a physical book: to whomever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like – with the added [...]

Procrustes¹ Called and Wants His Bed Back, or How Golden Geese Make the Best Foie Gras.

When Google buys ITA, their first order of business will be:
its de-Lisping.
As described here, for example.  The temptation is simply irresistible.
And yet the famous travel search engine will continue to work!
However, its feature set will be permanently ossified.
The latter will ensure a slow death-by-irrelevancy, even if the (likely inevitable) creeping bugginess and ballooning maintenance costs [...]

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