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DEF CON 24 – Chris Rock – How to Overthrow a Government image/svg+xml

Are you sick and tired of your government? Can’t wait another 4 years for an election? Or do you want to be like the CIA and overthrow a government overseas for profit or fun? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions than this talk is for you! Why not create your own cyber mercenary unit and invoke a regime change to get the government you want installed? After all, if you want the job done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.

Thoroughly entertaining, if not a little scary.

< IFRAME > HTML Special, CSS Day image/svg+xml

Hate it or love it, the iframe is one of the most dynamic elements in the current html spec. All the popular websites will contain a few of them as they are used by the advertisement industry. But that’s not its only purpose. Iframes have a wide variety of use cases and implementations. From form targets to sandboxes to websites-in-a-website to seamless pseudo-element to parallel processing to unblocked preloading to clickjacking. In my talk we’ll dive deeper into what it’s like to be an iframe. We’ll look at what the spec has to say about them and how they are used in the wild. We’ll try to figure out where the tag came from, where it is now, and what makes it so unique.

A 45 minute presentation exploring all attributes of the iframe element. Quality.

An Introduction to Service Workers – JS Monthly London image/svg+xml

Service Workers are the biggest thing to hit the browser since XMLHttpRequest. In this talk, Phil Nash introduces us to what the Service Worker can do for your app and more importantly, your users. You’ll see the surprisingly small amount of code you need to get started with a Service Worker and finally you’ll take a look at Progressive Web Apps and how the Service Worker will take part in a revolution for web applications.

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it seems like everyone is talking about Service Workers. If you’re like me and you’ve yet to have a play with this new browser feature, you might find this video pretty interesting.

Key Moments In Web Page Loading, Totally Tooling Tips image/svg+xml

There are several key moments in the loading time of a web page. In this Totally Tooling Tips Addy & Matt look at time to first paint, time to first meaningful paint and time to stable layout.

In the old days, there was a lot of guess work involved when trying to speed-up and optimise a website, so I love that we now have easy access to the tools required for this type of analysis.

Leo’s New Oryx Pro Linux Laptop From System76 image/svg+xml

Leo Laporte has been threatening to go Linux for several months, so it’s nice to see him come good on his threats and review his new Oryx Pro Linux laptop from System76. The laptop looks really nice, although it’s probably a little too large for my liking.

In the video, he mentions that he purchased the machine with the intention of using it on his shows, so it’ll be interesting to see which shows it makes an appearance on, and how long it lasts. I also found it interesting that he immediately removed Ubuntu Unity in favour of using Ubuntu GNOME. I’ve been using Unity for a couple of weeks now and for the most part, I’m really liking it, that said, I have taken a quick look at GNOME 3.20 running on Fedora 24 and it’s also really nice, so I can see the attraction.

Regardless of the distro and desktop environment, it’s good to see Leo embracing Linux and hopefully it’ll start receiving a bit more attention on the TWiT shows.

P.S. Nice shirt!