Four short links: 25 December 2018

Hardware Testing is Hard, Biological Keygen, Christmas Robots, and Open Data

By Nat Torkington
December 25, 2018
Four short links
  1. Maxclave (Bunnie Huang) — you thought software testing was hard? Welcome to the world of hardware testing.
  2. Biological One-Way Functions for Secure Key GenerationIt is demonstrated that the spatiotemporal dynamics of an ensemble of living organisms such as T cells can be used for maximum entropy, high‐density, and high‐speed key generation.
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  4. Christmas Robot Roundup (IEEE) — selection of holiday greetings from various robots and robotics companies. I for one welcome our new tinsel-and-holly-clad industrial apparatus overlords.
  5. Congress Votes to Make Open Government Data the Default in the United StatesThe Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act (AKA the OPEN Government Data Act) is about to become law […]. This codifies two canonical principles for democracy in the 21st century: 1. public information should be open by default to the public in a machine-readable format, where such publication doesn’t harm privacy or security. 2. federal agencies should use evidence when they make public policy. Merry Christmas, democracy; here’s a small present in a bad year.
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