Links You Don't Want To Miss (4/4)
Blink: Google’s New Fork of WebKit
The Chromium project forges its own path and introduces Blink, “a new open source rendering engine based on WebKit.”
We’re Mostly Iterators, Not Innovators
An argument that coding culture should focus on solving meaningful problems rather than tweaking the “app or service of the nanomoment...to put just enough of a spin on it that we can pass it off as our own.”
Postgres Security Update Out Today
The Postgres Global Development Group is urging all users to update immediately:
As always, update releases only require installation of packages and a database system restart. You do not need to dump/restore or use pg_upgrade for this update release.
R 3.0.0 is Upon Us
The stats language reaches its third version release.
StackOverflow Assembles 10,000 Developers-Worth of Opinions
And it's as voluminous as you'd expect. Also fascinating, organized on Statwing for easy perusing. Statistics correlating time-spent-refactoring to years of experience, numbers on language usage, and much much much more.
Instawallet: We Got Hacked to Bits
Prominent Bitcoin wallet service Instawallet says it wasn’t just hacked, but hacked irreparably:
The Instawallet service is suspended indefinitely until we are able to develop an alternative architecture. Our database was fraudulently accessed, due to the very nature of Instawallet it is impossible to reopen the service as-is.
Anonymous Threatens North Korea with Cyber War, Steals 15,000 Passwords
So that’s happening.
Dark Matter Maybe
We’re not sure yet, and this is crazy, but the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the ISS found 400,000 positrons that may point toward dark matter.
Bespoke and artisanal passwords, ethically-sourced and handcrafted. (Possibly organic?) “This is not a joke, but we understand why you might think so.”