#libsigrokdecode now supports the SPI-based nrf905 decoder, used for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF905 433/868/933MHz transceiver chip protocol.
A new bunch of #libsigrokdecode protocol decoders is now available: ad5626, ad79x0, adxl345, ltc242x, and ltc26x7.
All decoders stack on SPI or I²C and were contributed by Analog Devices Inc., thanks a lot!
New Crowd Supply iCEBreaker campaign update. "Video Streams and New Content"! Check it out! :D https://www.crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared/icebreaker-fpga/updates/video-streams-and-new-content
The COVID-19 tracking app in Singapore is released by the government as Free Software under GPLv3. I am not saying I support such apps. However, it speaks of great wisdom that they release it in source, under copyleft. https://www.tech.gov.sg/media/technews/six-things-about-opentrace
#PulseView 0.4.2 released! Lots of new features, e.g. saving session setups, GUI translations, easier decoder selection, decoder annotation filtering/hiding, "binary" (WAV, PNG, PCAP) decoder output view, handy key shortcuts, tons of bugfixes.
Congrats to @letsencrypt for issuing their 1 billionth certificate and helping encrypt the entire Internet! https://twitter.com/letsencrypt/status/1233062610888585216
"Push messages are an essential part of connected mobile devices. They are also one of the critical missing pieces in the #opensource Android ecosystem. Until now, free Android apps would either need to implement their own push notification system, do without any push messaging or use the proprietary Google Cloud Messaging service."
Recent #PulseView features you might have missed: annotation export in various formats (printf-style spec), protocol decoder subwindow which allows nicer PD selection and stacking.
Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:
git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets
"Facebook will now show you exactly how it stalks you — even when you’re not using Facebook"
You can view your off-Facebook activity history, clear it and disconnect if from your Facebook account using the new Off-Facebook Activity tool at https://www.facebook.com/off_facebook_activity/
This is a very thorough analysis of the security principles and usability of various Two Factor Authentication systems: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/Two-Factor+Authentication
people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020
"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."
"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."
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