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Breaking RSA - Computerphile

If you pick the wrong prime numbers, cracking RSA becomes a cinch. Dr Mike Pound explains the findings of researcher Hanno Böck ARS Technica Article: https://bit.ly/C_BReakingRSa_Article Hanno's Blog: https://bit.ly/C_HannoRSA https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by...

How WiFi Works - Computerphile

Why do WiFI speeds vary so much? Dr Steve Bagley demonstrates how even a poor signal for one person can affect those with a seemingly perfect signal! https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer ...

Psychic Signatures (Java Vulnerability) - Computerphile

The psychic paper in the TV show "Doctor Who" displays whatever the Doctor needs it to show at any given time. The Java vulnerability Neil Madden exposed is a digital version of this. Dr Mike Pound explains. Neil Madden's blog: https://neilmadden.blog/2022/04/19/psychic-signatures-in-java https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile ...

Square & Multiply Algorithm - Computerphile

How do you compute a massive number raised to the power of another huge number, modulo something else? Dr Mike Pound explains the super-quick square & multiply algorithm. Numberphile's Witness Numbers video which inspired Mike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MscGSN5J6o https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile ...

Automating Boston Dynamics Spot Robot - Computerphile

Could robots like this be sent into nuclear facilities to autonomously deal with toxic waste? That's the plan. Nick & Michal from Oxford Robotics Institute demonstrate & explain their automation of the familiar yellow robot 'spot.' The project was the result of a collaboration between the Oxford Robotics Institute (particularly the DRS and...

High Level Languages & the IBM 360 Series - Computerphile

The Mythical Man Month wasn't just about project management! The Professor continues this tale from the 1960's & asks "Could IBM have used high-level languages to write the Operating System for their new 360 series machines?" Adoption of C (fourth time lucky!) as the higher-level language for writing the OS kernel of UNIX is told by Ken Thompson,...

Teamwork & Git - Computerphile

Computer says no! What if two team members try to edit the same file in a project? Git has you covered - Dr Max Wilson explains how teams collaborate using Git. https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer ...

Apple M1 Ultra & NUMA - Computerphile

Apple's latest M1 chip is two older chips bolted together, Dr. Steve Bagley explains how they made it work the same as a single chip. https://www.facebook.com/computerphile https://twitter.com/computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer ...

Mythical Man Month - Computerphile

Many will have heard the phrase 'Mythical Man Month' and assume it's simply about whether manpower and time are interchangeable - the book is really about much more. Professor Brailsford explains how this all relates to the humble byte Where the byte came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixJCo0cyAuA https://www.facebook.com/computerphile ...

Internet Congestion Collapse - Computerphile

Remembering a time when connections were down to 40 bits per second, and the resulting algorithms still in use today! Dr Richard G Clegg of Queen Mary University London has the details. Paper mentioned by Richard: https://bit.ly/C_CongestionCollapse V. Jacobson. Congestion avoidance and control. SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 18, 4 (August 1988),...

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