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user:jenda:challenges [2018/09/13 12:26]
jenda +Crazy/insane stuff
user:jenda:challenges [2019/01/12 08:21] (current)
jenda [Crazy/insane stuff] +DLmind
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   *  Silicon engineering:​ An Open Source Trusted Platform Module   *  Silicon engineering:​ An Open Source Trusted Platform Module
   *  Portable multiplatform encryption of a flash drive. Current solutions (TrueCrypt) require admin/root access to install and setup. However, for example an encrypted WebDAV service can be run from unprivileged userspace.   *  Portable multiplatform encryption of a flash drive. Current solutions (TrueCrypt) require admin/root access to install and setup. However, for example an encrypted WebDAV service can be run from unprivileged userspace.
 +    * Edit: VeraCrypt can reportedly be user with user privileges.
   *  Build a HFCC vest. Commercial implementations cost %%$%%10k. Could it be build for one tenth of that price?   *  Build a HFCC vest. Commercial implementations cost %%$%%10k. Could it be build for one tenth of that price?
   *  rtl-sdr showed us that crappy SDR can cost %%$%%10. However, much better A/D converters are sold for similar price in China. Can a better SDR be build for an affordable price?   *  rtl-sdr showed us that crappy SDR can cost %%$%%10. However, much better A/D converters are sold for similar price in China. Can a better SDR be build for an affordable price?
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   *  Create sdr-based implementation of TAMARA or VERA passive sensor. Is it possible to fingerprint individual transmitters like rumors about ASMKS say?   *  Create sdr-based implementation of TAMARA or VERA passive sensor. Is it possible to fingerprint individual transmitters like rumors about ASMKS say?
   *  Implement some nice GUI for Bitcoin Contracts and Ethereum, so even non-experts can use it.   *  Implement some nice GUI for Bitcoin Contracts and Ethereum, so even non-experts can use it.
-  *  BadBIOS is a hoax. Can be a similar malware really build? 
   *  Implement cryptoanarchy procedures described [[http://​www.dfens-cz.com/​view.php?​cisloclanku=2008011204|here]] (Czech only, sorry)   *  Implement cryptoanarchy procedures described [[http://​www.dfens-cz.com/​view.php?​cisloclanku=2008011204|here]] (Czech only, sorry)
   *  Build a decentralized,​ censorship-resistant and surveillance-free distributed web search engine. YaCy could be a good starting point   *  Build a decentralized,​ censorship-resistant and surveillance-free distributed web search engine. YaCy could be a good starting point
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     * speaking of which, we still don't have usable ECG and EEG     * speaking of which, we still don't have usable ECG and EEG
   * A $50 30MHz+ data capture card, for example on LPC4370, is a missing instrument.   * A $50 30MHz+ data capture card, for example on LPC4370, is a missing instrument.
-  * Implement checksums and error correction to Linux md-raid. **FIXED** - dm-integrity. And btrfs is starting to be usable and it has checksums builtin. 
-  * navigation software that recommends you speed such that you don't have to wait on traffic lights 
   * PDA/​smartphone that runs standard Linux, i.e., no Android crippled system. Currently, you can pick from N900 with outdated hardware and Neo900 that costs 1k€+ and will be ready the next year, maybe.   * PDA/​smartphone that runs standard Linux, i.e., no Android crippled system. Currently, you can pick from N900 with outdated hardware and Neo900 that costs 1k€+ and will be ready the next year, maybe.
   * End discussions "which bike is faster"​ with software that eats data from GPS, power meter and possibly anemometer and computes friction coefficients and air resistance from it.   * End discussions "which bike is faster"​ with software that eats data from GPS, power meter and possibly anemometer and computes friction coefficients and air resistance from it.
   * Bitcoin demonstrated that Sybil attacks can be mitigated, at least to some extent, without a centralized authority. DDoS attacks are a growing concern on current internets. Can an inherently DDoS-safe network be built?   * Bitcoin demonstrated that Sybil attacks can be mitigated, at least to some extent, without a centralized authority. DDoS attacks are a growing concern on current internets. Can an inherently DDoS-safe network be built?
   * Checking manufactured chips for backdoors is really hard. Is it possible to implement a softcore CPU on reconfigurable hardware that could be trusted even if the reconfigurable blocks are backdoored?   * Checking manufactured chips for backdoors is really hard. Is it possible to implement a softcore CPU on reconfigurable hardware that could be trusted even if the reconfigurable blocks are backdoored?
-  * There is no library for implicit B-trees, ideally with SSE/AVX manual vectorization. 
   * [[http://​www.postfwd.org/​|postfwd]] is no longer developed, eats 300 MB RAM and is pain to configure. Create something better.   * [[http://​www.postfwd.org/​|postfwd]] is no longer developed, eats 300 MB RAM and is pain to configure. Create something better.
 +  * I suck at drawing/​art/​illustrations. Create a graphic editor that interpolates poorly drawn sketches into photorealistic/​cool drawings. For example using [[https://​github.com/​phillipi/​pix2pix|pix2pix]] or [[https://​medium.com/​artists-and-machine-intelligence/​neural-artistic-style-transfer-a-comprehensive-look-f54d8649c199|artistic style transfer]] or [[https://​github.com/​NVIDIA/​vid2vid|vid2vid]].
 +    * And then the same for music
  
 or just pick one [[:​project:​start|here]] ;)  or just pick one [[:​project:​start|here]] ;) 
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     * word2vec embeddings?     * word2vec embeddings?
   * Plants [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Fractionation_of_carbon_isotopes_in_oxygenic_photosynthesis|incidentally evolved]] molecular mechanism that separates C-12 and C-13 isotopes. Let's compute a protein that selectively binds U-235!   * Plants [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Fractionation_of_carbon_isotopes_in_oxygenic_photosynthesis|incidentally evolved]] molecular mechanism that separates C-12 and C-13 isotopes. Let's compute a protein that selectively binds U-235!
 +  * There exist image/audio patterns and [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Denn%C5%8D_Senshi_Porygon#​Strobe_lights|video sequences]] that trigger seizures in some people. Take such sequence, show it to someone while recording EEG and measure how much "​unusual"​ brain activity it has generated - voilà, you now have an utility function (video) → (how good it is at causing seizures). Now use some kind of evolutionary algorithm/​optimizer/​hill-climbing to maximize this function. You might find a real-world [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​BLIT_(short_story)|BLIT]]! (yes, I know that optimizing a costly black-box function across video sequences is hard, but hey, the AI field solved similar hard optimizations in the last few years)
 +    * [[https://​www.biorxiv.org/​content/​early/​2018/​11/​04/​461525|This paper]] should be a good start.
 +    * And [[http://​perceive.dieei.unict.it/​deep_learning_human_mind.php|here]] they kind of build this model for humans, but don't test if it can be used to generate adversarial examples.
 
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