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Expirience from Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School

I have participated on Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS), which took place on July 16-23  at Instituto Superior Técnico, a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal. It is organized jointly by IST, the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Spoken Language Systems Lab – L2F of INESC-ID. It was quite a great experience, on the […]

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Marvin – semantic annotator

We created Marvin, an semantic text annotation tool that uses external resources such as DBPedia and WordNet to annotate semantically text. Marvin is built in java and can be used as a standalone application or as a library. Marvin semantic annotator already has a lot of knowledge, which will make anyone probably depressed and therefore […]

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The art of cyber war

This is the post about a lecture. Very interesting one, held on New York information security meetup by Carl Herberger, Vice President of Security Solutions at Radware. I found this talk quite interesing because he pointed out that in industry we are facing something we can call a war by its execution. It does not need […]

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Chasing script-kiddies and hackers on my blog

This morning, I was wondering over my admin dashboard and realized there are couple of guys (hackers or script-kiddies) trying to hack me. Well, to be hones guess my user name and password. So far, they were failing, but some of them were returning and trying every couple of hours, when my blocking mechanism release […]

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USSD Code List for Android Smartphone

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a protocol used by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the service provider’s computers. USSD can be used for WAP browsing, prepaid callback service, mobile-money services, location-based content services, menu-based information services, and as part of configuring the phone on the network. USSD messages are up to 182 alphanumeric […]

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Hacker’s lament

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain ever take a look behind the eyes of the Hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a Hacker, enter my world…. Mine is a world that begins with school… I’m smarter than […]

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GreatUniHack – impressions from hackathon

This weekend (17th-19th April 2015.) I was participating GreatUniHack, so I would like to share here some impressions and experiences. GreatUniHack is a 36 hour hackathon organised by University of Manchester students and supported by Major League Hacking – an planetary organisation that supports hackathons around the World. It was held in Old Grenada Studios, […]

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Worries about Artificial Intelligence

Recently big names in science and technology Stephen Hawking and Eon Musk showed publicly their concerns about artificial intelligence. Musk even donated $10 million in order to keep artificial intelligence friendly. However, Forbes stated “Gates and Musk both have an interest in ensuring that artificial intelligence not only stays friendly, but stays viable (e.g. – […]

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Blindfolded nation

Recently a friend of mine pointed me to one interesting Pakistani video. To be honest, I don’t get a word what the video is about, since it is on Pakistani language, but you can kinda get the message from the fact that all the adults in the video are blindfolded. The video is called “A […]

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I vote for Charlie Chaplin

Definitely, if there is a politician who would think and drive as Charlie Chaplin did in the Great Dictator, I would vote for him/her. This speech outlines the value humanity or a community  should strive to. This is quite funny comedy of Hitler at that time, but the speech is everlasting and remains true. Here […]