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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer
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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer

If only the best are hired, why isn't everybody great?

Starlink's Critical Vulnerability, or Elon Musk is Not Worrying in Vain
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Starlink's Critical Vulnerability, or Elon Musk is Not Worrying in Vain

We analyze the operations of the Starlink Global Satellite System deployed by SpaceX, in terms of its security and resilience.

Data Loss Prevention vs. Data-Centric Audit and Protection: What Is the Difference?
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Data Loss Prevention vs. Data-Centric Audit and Protection: What Is the Difference?

A look at the typical tasks solved by DCAP systems, and how they differ from those solved by DLP systems.

Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management
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Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management

The balancing of the chaos of no data tension and too much tension on data assets is what data governance frameworks and processes attempt to manage.

In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe
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In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe

The story of the UNESCO International Computation Center.

DevSecOps: Resolving Disagreements Between Developers and Security Teams
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DevSecOps: Resolving Disagreements Between Developers and Security Teams

Conflicts and disputes can arise between these adjacent teams; it is impossible to avoid them in the process of launching new products. And they certainly require...

A Challenge of Membership
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A Challenge of Membership

How can we solve ACM membership fee payment problems for Russians and Belarussians?

A History of One Brute-Force Attack
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A History of One Brute-Force Attack

A classic brute-force attack boils down to guessing credentials. In my scenario, though, the perpetrators acted somewhat differently.

Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?
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Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Most languages differ less in what they make possible, and more in terms of what they make easy. 

Enterprise Metrics and Optimization
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Enterprise Metrics and Optimization

Metrics are critical; without them, you are flying blind.  But be careful what you try to optimize, because you might just get it.

InnovateFPGA: Wrong Strategy Drives One of the Best FPGA Development Contests into Crisis
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InnovateFPGA: Wrong Strategy Drives One of the Best FPGA Development Contests into Crisis

In my opinion, the main problem of the InnovateFPGA contest is the lack of a permanent team to lead.

Career Care for Engineers
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Career Care for Engineers

Your career is a journey. You define where you want to go on that journey. You plan it out. You set goals. Your job, on the other hand, is a step along the way....

5 Often Overlooked Coding Mistakes New Web Developers Need to Avoid
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5 Often Overlooked Coding Mistakes New Web Developers Need to Avoid

Avoiding these common, easily preventable blunders will help you maximize success in your career journey.

Software Architecture Decisions: Culture Considerations
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Software Architecture Decisions: Culture Considerations

Architecture decisions can have effects on a company and its culture that go beyond the soundness of the technology.

Developing Technical Leaders
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Developing Technical Leaders

How does one get to Carnegie Hall?

Anti-Sanctions: New Operating System for Mobile Devices
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Anti-Sanctions: New Operating System for Mobile Devices

There comes a time not only of crisis, but also of great opportunities. And here, it is important to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm
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Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm

In our rarefied world of university teaching and learning, which jobs can be replaced by algorithms?

Making Bad Decisions
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Making Bad Decisions

In software engineering, many technical decisions are context-dependent, and there are often complex edge cases to consider. 

High-Performance Mobile System-on-Chip Clusters
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High-Performance Mobile System-on-Chip Clusters

Simply stating the problem is not enough; it is necessary to look for a quick way out of the situation, relying on available resources.

Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method
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Data Anonymization Using the Random Sum Method

The purpose of this blog post is to present an anonymization method that can be applied to the digital attributes of personal data.
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