Alexander Savin blog

Eng/Ru
17 Mar 2015

Worthy stuff to watch and read - 28

Read

  • How to bring up a baby in the Finnish way - special project by Yle
  • Pi day flyer
  • Exploiting the DRAM rowhammer bug to gain kernel privileges. Curious way of hacking software through the physical hardware of the RAM chip

Bit flipping works when a hacker-developed app or process accesses two carefully selected rows of memory hundreds of thousands of times in a tiny fraction of a second. By hammering the two "aggressor" memory regions, the exploit can reverse one or more bits in a third "victim" location.

Watch

  • Flying a drone through Crossrail tunnels in London. Crossrail is a next generation underground transport system that should be released to public in 2018.
  • Unreal Engine 4 tech demo - Kite

Listen

  • Radio Badger fresh episode on web dev, tech stack used by engineers at Red Badger, VR gadgets and testing strategies of No Man's Sky upcoming game
  • Story of Double Dick Dude - Upvoted podcast by Reddit

Personal notes

  • Processed a fresh batch of stereoscopic pictures, this time from Stratford-upon-Avon town. Do have red-cyan 3D glasses?