Author Archives: Alan Tatourian

The Security Development Lifecycle: SDL: A Process for Developing Demonstrably More Secure Software

Several quotes from ‘The Security Development Lifecycle: SDL: A Process for Developing Demonstrably More Secure Software’ 2006 book by Michael Howard; Steve Lipner Design specifications miss important security details that appear only in code. Don’t just say, “This is bad.” Instead, say, “This is the way you should do it.” In our experience, engineering staff […]

Genius of the Modern World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Genius of the Modern World Letters from Einstein Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works Will Batteries Power the World? Project Apollo Guidance and Navigation ~ 1966 NASA Apollo Digest Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do […]

Turing test for the autonomous cars

An autonomous car is the one which when you tell it to take you to the office will drive you to the beach.. ‒ Turing test for the autonomous cars

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud…

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud; after a while you realize you are muddy and the pig is enjoying it. ‒ Random signature block

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography…

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography, doesn’t understand his problem and doesn’t understand cryptography. ‒ Attributed by Roger Needham and Butler Lampson to each other

Can Computers Think?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Artificial Intelligence Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype How brain processes language First Science from Juno at Jupiter History of Ideas: Ancient Greece Artificial Intelligence by Professor Martyn Thomas CBE @ Gresham College Alan Turing famously proposed a test of artificial intelligence. What has been […]

Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age Electric propulsion: the future by Airbus and Siemens Automatic Motorist (1911) Faraday and Electromagnetism Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age ECE Distinguished Lectureby Bernard S. MeyersonConversation with Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at […]

We all are astronauts of spaceship earth

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Can the brain do back-propagation? Color & Pattern Apollo 11 Sustainability We all are astronauts of spaceship earth ‒ Wubbo Ockels How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Salk Institute New Salk Institute work outlining […]

History of Local Anaesthesia

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. History of Local Anaesthesia Oxytocin – The Love Hormone Lamborghini’s Brilliant Active Aerodynamics – Huracán Performante Failed Inventions Early Television: “Magic in the Air” 1955 General Motors; Golden Age of TV History of Local Anaesthesia Talk at Gresham College by Dr William Harrop-GriffithsThe transcript […]

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle The Loneliest Place in the Universe Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams DocumentaryBBC Home Page Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 […]