Nvidia Ampere vs. AMD RDNA 2: Battle of the Architectures

The Subtle Hazards of Real-World Cryptography

Command Line Interface Guidelines

Issue #43

12/7/2020

A Byte of Coding Issue #43
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Nvidia Ampere vs. AMD RDNA 2: Battle of the Architectures

Published: 6 December 2020
Tags: gpu, hardware


I can understand that not everyone is a huge hardware nerd, and that's fine. But if you're spending a lot of time on your computer, and especially if you're doing it professionally, you definitely should have more than just a cursory understanding of its components. In this extensive article, Nick Evanson compares the two GPUs from two massive GPU manufacturers, Nvidia and AMD. Nick does a good job of getting down to the facts and cutting out the marketing BS.

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The Subtle Hazards of Real-World Cryptography

Published: 27 November 2020
Tags: php, encryption


As a developer, you usually have to make the sacrifice of not fully understanding how something you use works. Be it a library, algorithm, or some other technique like cryptography. In this enlightening article written by the furry Soatok, we get to see an example of how not fully understanding the encryption used for securing passwords in a PHP system could allow a malicious user to login as any user.

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Command Line Interface Guidelines

Published: 1 December 2020
Tags: design, cli


Command line interfaces are probably among the oldest pieces of software that have been available for users on computers. After taking the plunge and switching to Arch as my first Linux distro, I've come to prefer the command line to GUI for most tasks, and CLI programs have a special place in my heart now. In this design document, Aanand Prasad, Ben Firshman, Carl Tashian, and Eva Parish layout a number of design principles and examples to follow when it comes to designing programs that require user interaction in the CLI.

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