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CH Show HN: ArcaneVM – A Fully Homomorphic Encryption Brainfuck Virtual Machine

ArcaneVM is a virtual machine that can execute instructions encrypted with Fully Homomorphic Encryption. Basically, it’s a Brainfuck interpreter that can execute encrypted brainfuck code. ArcaneVM relies on the nufhe library for its FHE implementation. Join the chat on Matrix #arcanevm:matrix.org Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) is a relatively new encryption technology that allows for computations…

CH First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say

The last known resting place of Homo erectus, one of the most successful human ancestors and the first to walk fully upright, has been traced to a floodplain near the longest river on the Indonesian island of Java. A dozen partial skulls and two shinbones, discovered in a bonebed near the Solo river in the…

CH The case for working with your hands (2009)

Photo Credit Alec Soth/Magnum Photos The television show “Deadliest Catch” depicts commercial crab fishermen in the Bering Sea. Another, “Dirty Jobs,” shows all kinds of grueling work; one episode featured a guy who inseminates turkeys for a living. The weird fascination of these shows must lie partly in the fact that such confrontations with material…

CH The Inquirer reaches end-of-life

The INQUIRER reaches end-of-life IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART we must announce that The INQUIRER has reached end-of-life.  Our publisher, Incisive Media, has made the decision to shut down the website, which has come as a huge shock to everyone here at The INQUIRER. We were informed by our publisher last week – Merry Christmas! Happy…

CH Technology Preview for secure value recovery

Technology Preview for secure value recovery jlund on 19 Dec 2019At Signal, we want to make privacy simple. From the beginning, we’ve designed Signal so that your information is in your hands rather than ours. Technologies like Signal Protocol secure your messages so that they are never visible by anyone but you and the intended…

CH Severed fibre cables disrupted internet access in eastern Europe, Iran, Turkey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fibre optic cables offer ultra-fast data transfer Severed fibre optic cables disrupted internet access in parts of eastern Europe, Iran and Turkey on Thursday.The issue, which lasted for about two hours, was caused by multiple fibre cables being physically cut at the same time, a highly unusual thing to…

CH Modular C: Reusable and Maintainable Code Using the C Language (1994) [pdf]

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CH Homoiconicity isn’t the point (2012)

I’ve never really understood what “homoiconic” is supposed to mean. People often say something like “the syntax uses one of the language’s basic data structures.” That’s a category error: syntax is not a data structure, it’s just a representation of data as text. Or you hear “the syntax of the language is the same as…

CH How Robert Cottrell of ‘The Browser’ finds the best writing on the web

Robert Cottrell reads 1,000 articles a day. But the verb ‘to read’ isn’t exactly right to describe what he does. Ingest is a little bit closer. But it doesn’t quite hit it on the nose, either. Ingestion implies that what he’s doing is a mechanical, rote activity.  No, Robert Cottrell eats articles. With gusto and verve. He’s a…

CH The Silurian Hypothesis

International Journal of Astrobiology cambridge.org/ija Research Article Cite this article: Schmidt GA, Frank A (2019). The Silurian hypothesis: would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record? International Journal of Astrobiology 18, 142–150. https://doi.org/ 10.1017/S1473550418000095 Received: 11 October 2017 Revised: 21 February 2018 Accepted: 25 February 2018 First published online: 16…

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