Linus on Git and SHA-1

I thought I’d write an update on git and SHA1, since the SHA1 collision attack was so prominently in the news. Quick overview first, with more in-depth explanation below:(1) First off – the sky isn’t falling. There’s a big difference between using a cryptographic hash for things like security signing, and using one for generating a “content identifier” for a content-addressable system like git.(2) Secondly, the nature of this particular SHA1 attack means that it’s actually pretty easy to mitigate against, and there’s already been two sets of patches posted for that mitigation.(3) And finally, there’s actually a reasonably straightforward transition to some other hash that won’t break the world – or even old git repositories.Anyway, that’s the high-level overview, you can stop there unless you are interested in some more details (keyword: “some”. If you want more, you should participate in the git mailing list discussions – I’m posting


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11 Things You Can Do with OnlyOffice, but Can’t with Google Docs or MSW Online

We’re frequently asked the same question: what benefits does ONLYOFFICE have in comparison with other document editors? So, it’s high time we gave all of you detailed answer.
We compared ONLYOFFICE online editors to our main rivals – Google Docs and MS Word Online. And here’s the result of our little research: the list of things you actually can do using ONLYOFFICE, but can’t using Google Docs or MS Word Online:
Open documents without distortion
MS Word Online opens documents perfectly using own Viewer. It is standard MS Word, installed on their server, that shows us this picture. Press “Edit” and you will be asked whether you want to open the doc in MS Word on your PC or in MS Word Online. Choose the 2nd variant, wait for some time and say bye-bye to the original formatting. The image changed its position in the text, all of your formulas turned into sad


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The Google Assistant is coming to more Android phones

The Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to English users in the U.S., followed by English in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. We’ll continue to add more languages over the coming year.The Google Assistant will automatically come to eligible Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services. You’ll also see the Google Assistant on some newly announced partner devices, including the LG G6.


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Google Assistant is coming to all smartphones with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up

If you like the idea of Google Assistant but didn’t like the fact that it was tied to the Pixel range, there’s some good news. Google has announced that the handy helper is making its way to all Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones. The roll out starts this week, and brings Siri- and Cortana-like voice control to millions of Android users. Earlier today at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the newly-announced LG G6 became the first non-Pixel device to offer Google Assistant, and Google now says that the feature is coming to “eligible Android phones running Nougat and… [Continue Reading]


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