Some amount of rest later, we head into day 2 of Chaos Communication Congress.
This day I was more into people watching, realizing that with so many people with long hair, I had a decent chance of guestimating what I would look like if I also made unconventional dress choices, like skirts, or ears, or...?
Most people don't leave in the middle of a talk, but you can get a feel of how good a talk was by how many people stayed sitting once the floor opened to questions.
France is deploying some surveillance tech and laws against its own citizens to counter protests. Effectiveness? Maybe it was that human rights were birthed only under oppression, are we going through a similar genesis for new rights?
Mostly theoretical, not very practical.
AFL++ with a nice Rust SDK integrated with QEMU (which does binary rewriting and can be used to insert hooks).
3D protein structures are flattened into a 2D distance grid and passed to Google Deepmind AlphaFold. Baselines are known templates from crystallography and partial sequence matches. Makes things faster if it can provide a good estimation.
Arch Linux project updates, help is always welcome. Saw Foxboron and Morganamilo.
Rust's iterator, boxes, maybes, enums look weird when they compiled into machine code. surprisingly less efficient than I would have thought?
Chrultrabook project to run pure linux on chromebooks. Old chromebooks could be a good source of cheap compute?
A different brinary rewriting project, turns out rewriting pointers is hard but there are tricks to the indirection.
From the director of the Tor project: public ingress, hidden ingress (bridges), protocol level cat and mouse, bridge distribution strategies, can't do much about corruption?