CodeProject In the late 50’s, when people programmed close to metal (read: with assembly languages) on a daily basis, there were only two so-called high-level programming languages: Fortran and Lisp. Both are still in use, even though they are considered passé (yet, I consider Lisp and its Zen-like syntax as one of the best languages [...]
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On Thursday I received the following message on my phone.
The message reads:
WELLS FARGO ALERT: Your CARD starting with 4259 has been DEACTIVATED. Please call 650-443-5306.
That was immediately suspicious. Neither the sender, (650) 739-9027, nor the phone number to call, were 800 numbers. Also usually one refers to a credit [...]
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Last week I was invited in Cambridge, UK, to participate to a panel at the FMCAD conference (Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design). The subject: “Model Checking in the Cloud”. With another four people, we discussed the questions laid out by the panel moderator:
How can model checking leverage the advantages of distributed and multi-core [...]
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The other day I decided to get started with my long due tax returns. When browsing some of my bank statements, I noticed three recurrent monthly payments that I could not recognize. More bizarre was the fact that their where issued in USD, while the account is labeled in Euros. They showed as follows:
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Apparently, you don’t need to be a big famous web site like the LinkedIn or Yahoo Voice to be the subject of attacks by hackers or malware. I wanted to check out Avery Design this Thursday morning, and this is what I got:
The explanation given by Google is below. Looks like the [...]
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How cool is this year’s DAC? Well, I’ll get back to this in a later post. But this is my first DAC that gets me to see, at the same location and in the span of 3 weeks:
A partial solar eclipse on May 20 –which was annular if you drove up north to Redding [...]
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Cloud Slam’12 starts tomorrow, Wednesday May 30th, 2012. I’ll make a presentation there, please join and let’s talk about the future of EDA and chip design. These are the slides.
And to make sure we keep our cool about all this:
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Imera’s is relatively unknown, but it was recently touted as providing secured communication channels between EDA vendors and their customers.
Imera has shut down its operations, leaving behind a number of customers (Broadcom, TSMC, Qualcomm, Sandisk, Infineon, Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor, etc).
Usually a customer requiring support means that some design data need to be sent [...]
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