Thursday, July 16, 2009

Homeopathic Encryption

A few cryptographers who work on homomorphic encryption chuckled at my description of wireless systems nearly absent of proper encryption yet supposedly secure as "homeopathic encryption." Alas, I appear to be just a few days shy of coining the faux term.

Unit-fied Theory of Numbers

I'm not sure why United numbers its calendar in this unusual order.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Go To Statement Considered Beneficial

Flattening by Yang, Cooprider, and Regehr is a clever C-to-C program transformation to reduce the amount of RAM used by the call stack. This technique may allow for embedded systems with extremely constrained energy to more effectively perform computation because of the relatively high energy cost for maintaining RAM. I wonder if Mementos could use flattening to improve energy-aware checkpoints of RAM in CRFIDs.