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AI, bots and robots
- Unwittingly obfuscating the fact that you’re not doing AI
- Singapore abolishes school exam rankings, says learning is not competition
Whether a child finishes first or lastÂ will no longer be indicatedÂ in primary and secondary school report books from next year in Singapore, – a move
- Grover – A State-of-the-Art Defense Against Neural Fake News
- Google Research Football: A Novel Reinforcement Learning Environment
Posted by Karol Kurach, Research Lead and Olivier Bachem, Research Scientist, Google Research, Zürich The goal of reinforcement learning…
- Interview with Christian Szegedy, Discoverer of AI Adversarial Examples
- Practical Deep Learning for Coders
- The technology industry is rife with bottlenecks
- Automagica: Open-Source Robotic Process Automation
- Deep neural network vs. commercial algorithm in low-dose CT image reconstruction
- Weight Agnostic Neural Networks
Networks that can already (sort of) perform tasks with random weights.
- Beyond data and model parallelism for deep neural networks
- Experienced software engineer with machine learning experience (London)
- Starsky Robotics Becomes First Uncrewed Truck to Hit 55 MPH
- Stop and Shop now has big, goofy-looking robots patrolling its aisles
- AI Habitat, an advanced simulation platform for embodied AI research
- An 85-year-old tech entrepreneur who made her staff millionaires
- Report finds wealth of top 1% up $21T, bottom 50% down $900B since 1989
America is a hideously unequal place with a large propertyless underclass.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Plot to steal cryptocurrency foiled by NPM
- India’s draft bill proposes a 10-year jail sentence for using cryptocurrencies
- IPFS, Again
not there yet
- CP/Mish: open-source sort-of-CP/M distribution
- Helium, a decentralized network infrastructure project
- Building hybrid blockchain/cloud applications
- Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers
- Prototype of clinical trials in an untrustworthy environment using blockchain
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Complete guide to sending emails with AWS SES
- To Evade Pre-Prohibition Drinking Laws, New Yorkers Created an Inedible Sandwich
- Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her
- AWS costs every programmer should know
- V3VEE – Open-Source Virtual Machine Monitor Framework for Modern Architectures
- Apple’s all-new iCloud for Windows app, now available in the Microsoft Store
- C++ Patterns: The Badge
This post describes the C++ Badge template used to enhance member function access control in Serenity Operating System.
- Significant Pattern Mining for Time Series
- Cloudflare’s “secret” project: five years of protecting the vulnerable online
- Japan outlaws flying drones while drunk
Flying a drone while drunk is as bad as drink-driving say Japanese politicians who backed the law.
- LaCroix parent company National Beverage at multiyear low following lawsuit
- Level Design Patterns in 2D Games
This post discusses six common level design patterns present in 2D videogames that we found from analyzing over thirty 2D games.
- Parse no-protocol URL, no-domain URI and email addresses etc from text
Get no-protocol URLs & no-domain URIs & Emails etc. in a string and parse them ! – Andrew-Kang-G/pattern-dreamer
- Hong Kong’s Clout as a Global Financial Center Clouded by Uncertainty
Development and languages
- Google Confirms Android Smartphone Security Backdoor
- Why doesn’t the Python package manager (PIP) have package signing feature?
- An update on Python-for-android: v2019.06.06 released and future plans
- Ethics and One Tweet’s Impact on Digital Ocean
- Why Is America So Far Behind Europe on Digital Privacy?
- Matlab–Python–Julia Cheatsheet
- G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax
- Android now forces apps to include proprietary code for push notifications
417 votes and 146 comments so far on Reddit
- Unicode programming, with examples in C
- BeGoneAds is a Python script that blocks ads by installing common hosts files
- GrapheneOS – A privacy and security-focused mobile OS with Android compatibility
GrapheneOS is a security and privacy focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility.
- Alchemist – A non-deterministic programming language based on chemical reactions
- OctoLinker: a browser extension for GitHub
- WordPress VIP sites have been hit by outages
- A Failed Experiment with Python Type Annotations
- A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics
A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics
- Walking Alone: On Digital Minimalism
At @jsconfeu, @ceejbot announced a new, fully-open federated package manager and package registry. Here’s the full (unfragmented) thread.
- Google Researcher Publishes Windows 10 Zero-Day Security Vulnerability
- The ideal DevOps team structure
- GitHub Repository Card for Every Web Site
:octocat: GitHub Repository Card for Every Web Site – nwtgck/gh-card
- Lucet, a Sandboxing WebAssembly Compiler
- R vs. Python for Data Science
Contribute to matloff/R-vs.-Python-for-Data-Science development by creating an account on GitHub.
An Observable notebook by Observable.
Quote of the week
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
— Edsger W. Dijkstra
- Why Free Is Too High a Price for Facebook and Google
Most of the ills traced to these companies are a direct consequence of their no-cost business models.
- Zanzibar: Consistent, Global Authorization System
- Teenagers campaigning for Mike Gravel on Twitter
The retired senator Mike Gravel gave two young fans his Twitter password and permission to campaign in his name. It might be a stunt — or the future of politics.
- The RadioInstigator: A $150 Signals Intelligence Platform
Circle City Con is a yearly conference that focuses on information security talks. At this years conferenceÂ Josh Conway presented an interesting talk titled ‘SigInt for the Masses Building and Using a Signals Intelligence Platform for Less than $150’. Josh’s talk introduces his ‘RadioInstigator’ hardware which is a combination of a Raspberry Pi, CrazyRadio and an RTL-SDR all packaged into a 3D printed enclosure with LCD screen. The idea behind the RadioInstigator is to create a portable and low cost Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) device that can be used to investigate and manipulate the security of radio signals. The RadioInstigator makes use
- Tesla will soon downgrade software on the entry-level Model 3
- Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to fight climate change
- Microsoft Flight Simulator Announced – E3 2019
Microsoft Flight Simulator has been announced at the Xbox E3 conference.
- After Amazon-Led Tax Rebellion, Seattle’s Homeless Aid Stalls
- Microsoft Flight Simulator – E3 2019 – Announce Trailer
- E3: Microsoft’s next Xbox: 8K graphics, SSD storage, and ray-tracing for 2020
- Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics
Our statistical study revealed no evidence of ideological bias in the search engine’s news tab
- Google Made $4.7B from the News Industry in 2018, Study Says
- Google’s Captcha in Firefox vs. in Chrome
- Tesla boom lifts Norway’s electric car sales to record market share
- Amazon.com Credit Builder: Build credit with no annual fee
- NYT promotes questionable study on Google and the media
- Amazon to shut down its Amazon Restaurants business in the U.S.
Amazon’s surprising decision to shutter its restaurant delivery business in the U.S. is a rare retreat from the e-commerce behemoth. The company was battling competitors such as Uber, Grubhub, and DoorDash in a fierce food delivery market. The move comes less than a month after Amazon led a $575 million funding round for Deliveroo, a U.K.-based food delivery company.
- Google AMP Issue: Links to visit the site currently not working
âWell this issue (bug?) is going to cause a sh*t storm… ð
Google @AMPhtml not allowing people to click through to full site? You canât see but am clicking the link in top right
iOS Chrome 74.0.3729.155 https://t.co/dMt5QSW9fuâ
- Amazon Textract – Now Generally Available
- Newspapers don’t need a special law to help compete with Google and Facebook
- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X with 61K points is the Fastest Processor on Geekbench
According to AMD’s first-party benchmarks, the Ryzen 9 3950X is faster than Intel’s i9-9960X, but as per a new Geekbench score, the 7nm AMD flagship might be even more powerful
- Microsoft Alternatives project (MAlt): Taking back control using open software
- Google Photos will stop syncing to Drive on July 10, 2019
What’s changing Starting on July 10, 2019, Google Photos will no longer sync to Google Drive. From that date forward, if you add or delet…
- Bird Acquires Scoot
Bird is acquiring electric scooter and moped startup Scoot, confirming TechCrunch’s previous report that the two companies were in acquisition talks. “We are thrilled to welcome Scoot to the Bird ecosystem and look forward to working with the Scoot team as we further scale our complemenâ¦
- CERN opts for open-source software in light of Microsoft price hikes
- Why Google refunded 200$ because I missed 5 lines of Code
- It Pays to Play Around
- Owning nothing is now a luxury, thanks to a number of subscription startups
Owning nothing is now a luxury, thanks to a number of subscription start-ups.
- Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light
- Blendle ditches pay-per-article service
- The Roadmap to Learn Generative Adversarial Networks
- California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk
- Fortune 500 company leaked 264GB in client, payment data
- There’s a lot to learn about how blue light affects our eyes
- The Mathematical Hacker
- The battle in Israel to create an unhackable phone
- From Docker Container to Bootable Linux Disk Image
- Hacking My Mother’s Phone to Save Her Memories
- Let’s make them pay for using our personal data
- RISC-V Bitmanip Extension
- How to Automatically Backup a Linux VPS to a Separate Cloud Storage Service
A walkthrough for backing up a Linux server to an external storage provider like Amazon S3 automatically.
- “Default Position Should Be Skepticism” and other advice for data journalists
- Decoherence – a problem with quantum computers
- US Customs Database Of Traveler Photos Was Hacked And Stolen
A Border Patrol database of traveler photos and license plate images was «compromised by a malicious cyber-attack.»
- PingCAP Talent Plan: Courses on writing distributed systems in Go and Rust
PingCAP training courses. Contribute to pingcap/talent-plan development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Fully Automated Luxury Communism
- A plan to change how Harvard teaches economics
- A photoshopped picture in GQ shows women in a group of tech men to look diverse
- Radiohead sells recordings to public after hacker threatens to leak them
Radiohead has decided to sell some of its unreleased recording materials after a hacker stole them and threatened to leak them in an extortion scheme.
- Saudi Arabia tracks runaway women by cellphone IMEI
- Electronic University History: TeleLearning at 300 Baud
- The New York Times course to teach its reporters data skills is now open-source
You can now VLOOKUP the SUMPRODUCT of the Times’ training efforts. It’s SORT of a TREND; even AVERAGE journalists can CONVERT data skills TO_DOLLARS.
- AI-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
- 1872 Journalists Killed between 1992 and 2019
- Chrome 76 Beta: dark mode, payments, new PWA features and more
- Court: Photographer has no recourse against university copyright infringement
- ZFS on Linux 0.8.1 Released