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Archive for February, 2017

Ultimate Micro Releases the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade – Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

I might buy this as a preventive measure: Ultimate Micro Releases the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade – Call-A.P.P.L.E. [WayBack]

Videos of how to install are below.


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PSA: If you were signed out of your Google account tonight, don’t worry [Update] – 9to5Google

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

I had to re-logon to my mobile phone, but not my web browser. It seems this was due to a glitch at Google, but doesn’t remove my suspicion when I see this message come up in the future. So I did check account activity at these links:

More background here: [WayBackPSA: If you were signed out of your Google account tonight, don’t worry [Update] – 9to5Google

Via: [WayBack] Ah that explains it. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+



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“Default” birth days

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

A while ago I overheard an HR conversion about birth-date spreads which went into a topic on “default” birthdays being especially common in countries where the exact day of birth didn’t matter much. I got curious, so I dug up some links:

I remember a very long time ago seeing someones passport with zero as the birthday. Boy I wish I had taken a picture back then.


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SHAttered – stop using SHA-1; it’s broken

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

We have broken SHA-1 in practice.

This industry cryptographic hash function standard is used for digital signatures and file integrity verification, and protects a wide spectrum of digital assets, ranging credit card transactions, electronic documents, open-source software repositories and software updates.

It is now practically possible to craft two colliding PDF files and obtain a SHA-1 digital signature on the first PDF file which can also be abused as a valid signature on the second PDF file.

For example, by crafting the two colliding PDF files as two rental agreements with different rent, it is possible to trick someone to create a valid signature for a high-rent contract by having him or her sign a low-rent contract.


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Delphi sorcery: Generics, modules and typeinfo

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/23

the release of 1.2 is almost there! We are working hard to deliver it shortly after the next Delphi release which will happen … soonish, I think. ;)

The release/1.2 branch has been around for a while – please take a look if you haven’t already. It contains a lot of new features and bugfixes. I will tell you more about some of the amazing features next time which won’t take as long as it took since the last blog post – promise. :)

Apart from a very interesting take on DI resolvers, the above great info too!

Please take a look at spring4d/branch/release/1.2 as it has been very stable for quite some time.

Source: [WayBack]: Delphi sorcery: Generics, modules and typeinfo


via: [WayBack] Finally some blog article again ;) – Stefan Glienke – Google+

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