Category: Misc

SPTH ‘Taking the redpill: Artificial Evolution in native x86 systems’ (VX heavens)

1.1.1. CoreWorld Arti?cial evolution for self-replicating computer codes has been introduced for the ?rst time in 1990, when Steen Rasmussen created CoreWorld.[1] CoreWorld is a virtual machine which can be controlled by a language called RedCode. This assembler-like language has a pool of ten di?erent instructions that take two addresses as arguments. Rasmussen’s idea was […]

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Google Static Maps API – Google Code

The Google Static Maps API lets you embed a Google Maps image on your webpage without requiring JavaScript or any dynamic page loading. The Google Static Map service creates your map based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTP request and returns the map as an image you can display on your web page. […]

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Keyboard shortcut for Sniping Tool

Windows Vista introduced the “Sniping Tool” which removed the need for me to install a third-party screen capture tool (Gadwin PrintScreen was the one that I was using). However I never really thought about the fact that I had no keyboard shortcut for this and was doing Win + “Snip…” to launch it for so […]

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ZeroMQ: Modern & Fast Networking Stack – igvita.com

Berkeley Sockets (BSD) are the de facto API for all network communication. With roots from the early 1980′s, it is the original implementation of the TCP/IP suite, and arguably one of the most widely supported and critical components of any operating system today. BSD sockets that most of us are familiar with are peer-to-peer connections, […]

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High Scalability – High Scalability – Pomegranate – Storing Billions and Billions of Tiny Little Files

Pomegranate is a novel distributed file system built over distributed tabular storage that acts an awful lot like a NoSQL system. It’s targeted at increasing the performance of tiny object access in order to support applications like online photo and micro-blog services, which require high concurrency, high throughput, and low latency. Their tests seem to indicate it works: […]

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Regular Expression to check for primes

perl -wle ‘print “Prime” if (1 x shift) !~ /^1?$|^(11+?)\1+$/’ [number] via montreal.pm.org This is a nice trick to check if a number is prime using regular expressions, I am going to try and see how this performs compared to regular methods and see if anything interesting comes up. Posted via email from Sijin Joseph

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