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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.

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...

The Legacy of Barry Boehm
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The Legacy of Barry Boehm

One of the founders of software engineering as we know it.

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.

On the Ethics of Writing With AIs
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On the Ethics of Writing With AIs

AI-generated text, even if accepted from an ethical standpoint, raises questions about the provenance of the generated text.

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. 

AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?
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AI as (an Ersatz) Natural Science?

The emergence of large learned models is changing the nature of artificial intelligence research in fundamental ways.

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.

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.

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.

Essentials of BI Dashboards
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Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers
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Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

The New Year is stereotypically the time when we resolve to start some good habits and get rid of some of the bad.

Publishing, The Choice and The Luck
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Publishing, The Choice and The Luck

Selecting publishing targets is a process with no simple solutions.

How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Website
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How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Website

We can control our online ecological impact.
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