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Friday, March 5, 2021

In This Edition:
Vaccine Efficacy Explained, Fastest Random Number Generator, Operating Principles For Decision Making, Web Application Security Checklist, 17th Century Letter X-Ray, Top Gun: Maverick LEGO Trailer!

Vaccine Efficacy Explained

Image: The New York Times

The New York Times published a vaccine efficacy explainer, using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as an example, that describes how the different percentage figures are calculated.

Fastest Random Number Generator

Image: Kyungduk Kim

Researchers have built the fastest random number generator by firing a laser into a translucent semionductor shaped like a bowtie and measuring the fluctuations in the intensity of the resulting scattered beam, at a rate of 250 terahertz.

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Operating Principles For Decision Making

Image: Unsplash, Raquel Martínez

Luca Canducci on Compound Interests published a useful post on using operating principles, such as 2-way door decisions and asynchronous first communication, to help make decision making easier.

Web Application Security Checklist

Image: Unsplash, J. Kelly Brito

Teo Selenius from appsecmonkey.com published a very extensive and useful list of web security issues to check and protect against, covering front-end, server-side, infrastructure, and monitoring.

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17th Century Letter X-Ray

Image: Unlocking History Research Group archive

Researchers from MIT, King’s College London, Queen Mary University London, Utrecht and Leiden used X-ray microtomography scans of a 17th century folder letter locked letter to unfold and read the letter virtually without ever opening it. As amazing as this is, it is even better that the letter contained a complaint! :-)

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Top Gun: Maverick LEGO Trailer

Image: YouTube, Onbeatman

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About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
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Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com

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