Four short links: 8 February 2019

Data Explorer, PDP-1 in FPGA, Google's Fuzzer, and Preventing Neophilia

By Nat Torkington
February 8, 2019
Four short links
  1. BlazerExplore your data with SQL. Easily create charts and dashboards, and share them with your team.
  2. FPG-1PDP-1 FPGA implementation in Verilog, with CRT, Teletype, and Console. The PDP-1 was groundbreaking: serial number 0 was delivered to the BBN offices where Licklider would see it as a way forward to his timesharing vision. From The Dream Machine: “The PDP-1 was revolutionary,” Fredkin declares, still marveling four decades later. “Today such things don’t happen. Today a machine comes along and is slightly faster than its competitors. But here was a machine that was off the charts. Its price performance ratio was spectacularly better than anything that had come before.”
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  4. ClusterFuzza scalable fuzzing infrastructure that finds security and stability issues in software. See Google’s announcement of the open-sourcing of it.
  5. Questions for a New TechnologyThey aren’t particularly subtle in their bias. They aren’t supposed to be. They also aren’t meant to be a series of boxes to be checked or hoops to be jumped through.
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