Much technology goes into eventual consistency, as well as into the data distribution and polling in the first place. And in tunable systems, the choices of N, R, and W — perhaps on a “table” by “table” basis — can get pretty interesting. I’m ducking all those subjects for now, however, not least because of how much I still have to learn about them.
Watermarking and tamperproofing are also related. In fact, if perfect tamperproofing were available, watermarking would be easy: Just watermark with any trivial algorithm, tamperproof, and by definition the attacker will not be able to destroy the mark! It’s precisely because we don’t have perfect tamperproofing that we need to worry about watermarking stealth: We have to assume that an attacker who can find a watermark will also be able to modify the program to destroy the mark.
“Entitlement is the worst thing ever and I see entitlement coming in many guises,” he said. “Anybody who acts like they deserve something ‘just because,’, is a disaster.” After studying at Stanford University, he moved to San Francisco and lived in a studio apartment with just enough room for his musical instruments. “I am my […]
All IT companies could grow as a technological giant like Google. But with growing size of information many new companies are introduced while the old successful businesses are gearing down. There is something that they lack which stops them from growing up or sustain the growing information needs. One of the major lacking part is […]
In response to this trend, Stallman, who believed in the principle that software has to be free always, founded the Free Software Foundation and in 1985, published the GNU Manifesto. This manifesto outlined his motivation for creating a free OS called GNU, which would be compatible with Unix. By the way, GNU is a recursive […]
“Health care is not only a civil right, it’s a moral issue,” said Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, Democrat of Rhode Island, who invoked the memory of his father, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, a lifelong champion of health care for all. In reading through the study, I remembered how people who work in […]