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THOUGHTS ON GDPR

The GDPR legislation seems very fair from afar, it seems to be empowering the individual and before watching the conference talk (https://youtu.be/meHvy24i1LU) I was strongly in favour of reducing businesses ability to have complete control over our data. I still agree with the principle – that our data shouldn’t be shared without our knowledge. But […]

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C++

Although I’m learning python at uni, I found this podcast very enlightening in terms of progressing my understanding of the history and bigger picture of the field. The creator of a fundamentaly vital language in software speaks very clearly and calmly – good educational stuff! ” Bjarne Stroustrup is the creator of C++, a programming […]

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CODE IS POWER

@naval Code is power. It is the new literacy. The personal computer is the most powerful tool ever invented by mankind since maybe the fire or the stone axe. And I would put it above the steam engine. I would put it above flight. I would put it above cars. I would put it above […]

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studio

A quick reflective update on our ambitious project for 1st year: RESEARCH The process of research can on one hand feel like a magical, addictive mode of discovery as you encounter fantastic new information. On the other hand it can be equally frustrating as you cant find evidence of a theory you have developed or […]

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PowerShell & Hashing #234grf#dfknsd#

Want to try some hashing? 🙂 This from the NSA! SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm 2) is a set of cryptographic hash functions designed by the United States National Security Agency (NSA).They are built using the Merkle–DamgĂĄrd structure, from a one-way compression function itself built using the Davies–Meyer structure from a (classified) specialized block cipher. From Wikipedia @{Algorithm=SHA512; Hash=979749F8518909E46D4FAD54EED5E16DB8E644DD061370DEE715D4310E42B68BBB37E1D6F7B668D9E625BCC4212179689C9544E88848651CA54151E7BDF27E74; Path=C:\Users\********** This is the output of running […]

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Kleopatra Encryption!

Heres the link to a tool that lets you encrpt messages and files. We played around with it a little this week at Noroff. Here’s another link that gives you a nice walkthrough of getting started. As an avid user of WhatsApp and Signal, learning about the basics of encryption has been quite interesting! Even […]

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why blog?

I really enjoyed reading the Andrew Sullivan piece on blogging culture, highly relevant despite a puplication date of 2008. He is very articulate and for me personally highlights the key value proposition of reading a personal insight on a blog over a carefully scripted newspaper article. Highlights include: “It is the spontaneous expression of instant […]

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GIBBS CYCLE

The Gibbs cycle creates a powerful framework for coaxing out your feelings and emotions at each step rather than relying on a generalisation. The line of reasoning your are forced to answer with, generates a clearly defined action plan. Here is my attempt at using it! Description  Over the winter, via netstudy, I took a […]

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INFORMATION HUNTING

I enjoyed todays lecture. For me it was nice to hear our curious or desparate Googling referred to as information hunting🙂 but also to have it reframed as a skill. Rather than relying on an instinct, a sceptical approach to results built over years of practice, we have been given a framework today. Its one […]

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UNI NEWBIE

(an assignment below – wonder how this advice will look in the coming months!) ——————————- A Short Guide to NUC for New Students GET COMFORTABLEYour in this for years! Not months, not weeks, but years. Don’t stress in these first few weeks to get everything just perfect. Think back to day one at high school […]