Four short links: 31 December 2019

Learn Assembly, Quantum Puzzles, Ghost Characters, and Computer Networks

By Nat Torkington
December 31, 2019
Four Short Links
  1. MicrocorruptionYou’ve been given access to a device that controls a lock. Your job: defeat the lock by exploiting bugs in the device’s code. Fun way to learn assembly language and debugging.
  2. Meqanicquantum computer puzzle game.
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  4. Unicode’s Ghost Charactersafter the JIS standard was released, people noticed something strange—several of the added characters had no obvious sources, and nobody could tell what they meant or how they should be pronounced. Nobody was sure where they came from. These are what came to be known as the ghost characters.
  5. Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (GitHub) — textbook released under CC.
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