* Posts by Douglas Crockford

7 posts • joined 4 Oct 2008

The Steve Jobs of supercomputers: We remember Seymour Cray

Douglas Crockford

Unlike Jobs

Cray, unlike Jobs, actually designed and built this stuff. He wanted to make the fastest computer on Earth. He was not building stuff for the rest of us.

Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

Douglas Crockford


Gauntlet was inspired by Dandy, an Atari 800 game by Jack Palevich.

Code-busters lift RSA keys simply by listening to the noises a computer makes

Douglas Crockford

Digital Rights Management

This is a problem for DRM systems. A DRM system wants to keep secrets from the owner of a device (such as you). This technique allows the owner of a device (you) to ultimately have control over your own stuff. Yes, you.

Yahoo! kills its stuffed elephant

Douglas Crockford

Yahoo! sets its stuffed elephant free

Yahoo! did a nice thing here. You made it sound mean and nasty.

Google blames developers for lousy Android battery life

Douglas Crockford

Moore's Law doesn't apply to batteries

It just doesn't.

Verizon dubs sec researchers 'narcissistic vulnerability pimps'

Douglas Crockford

Partial Credit

He got the "self-glorification and self-gratification" part right, but the "harms business and society by irresponsibly disclosing information that makes things less secure" part is dangerously wrong. The harm is caused by faulty systems, and a lack of responsiveness is repairing the faults when they are identified.

Apple surrenders the Pink (to Microsoft)

Douglas Crockford

It must be a very slow news day

There is no reason (or possibility) that project names must be globally unique. It is irresponsible to report that Microsoft stooped so low as to filch the name of one of Apple's most expensive failures.


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