Gooooooood morning, Earth!!! Hey, this is not a test, this is a tech roundup. Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ.
AI, bots and robots
- Robot-woven sneaker with 3D-printed soles
- I built a Guitar Hero robot
I wanted to be great at Guitar Hero. So I might have enlisted the help of robots and artificial intelligence…Music:Sayonara by Blue Wednesday – https://sou…
- My friend helped vaccinate 16 with a Telegram bot
- Immigration Policies an Ongoing Concern to AI Researchers
- Introduction to Machine Learning for Finance
- Git from the Bottom Up
- Large collection of machine learning paper notes
A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
- OpenCV AI Competition 2021 Highlights and Team Profiles Part 1
If social media is any indication, OpenCV AI Competition 2021 participants have really hit the ground running. The competition, sponsored by Microsoft Azure and Intel, features over 1000 developers on over 200 Phase 1 winning teams worldwide and our feeds are already buzzing with awesome videos and photos as teams take their first steps toward […]
- MEPs call for European AI rules to ban biometric surveillance in public
- Cerebras’ new monster AI chip adds 1.4T transistors
- Vizy, an AI Camera for the Pi
Blockchain and decentralization
- $7.6B in crypto long positions liquidated in 1 hour as Bitcoin plunges to $52k
- Turkey Bans Cryptocurrency Payments
- Edward Snowden NFT Sells for $5.4M in Ethereum
- Brian Armstrong sold $291.8M in Coinbase shares on opening day
- Bitcoin Blockchain Visualization
The Symphony of Blockchains
- USV Dumps 100% of Coinbase Stock
- Trust in Blockchain-Based Systems
- Mac mini is now configurable with 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Smart Contract Security for Pentesters
- Why blockchains won’t revolutionize publishing
- Square: Bitcoin Is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future
- SolarBatteryBitcoin – Solar and Battery and Bitcoin Mining
- How Baseball Cards Explain What Bitcoin Is
- Avg. Transaction Fee of Bitcoin Surpassed the Peak from 2017
- Police search cryptocurrency trading firm after Turks say they were scammed
- Craig Wright’s claim he invented Bitcoin to be considered by UK court
- Irdest: Decentralised ad-hoc wireless mesh communication
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Easy cloud instance comparison (AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM, Alibaba and more)
- Loongson Technology Develops Its Own CPU Instruction Set Architecture
- Content Writing for SaaS Companies – A Complete Step-by-Step Guide
- Porting Doom to the Fastly edge serverless platform
id Software’s DOOM has become one of the most-ported games in history. It felt like a perfect project to port to Compute@Edge, built on our serverless compute environment, to experiment with different applications of the product.
- Why I distrust Google Cloud more than than AWS or Azure
- “Proctorio is expanding their lawsuit against me and I urgently need your help.”
- The anti-pattern of responsive design
- Battle of document info extraction services: GCP vs. AWS vs. Azure
Development and languages
- Urwid – Console user interface library for Python
- Logging Virtual Race Results with Selenium, Cron and Python
- GitHub reinstated youtube-dl but restoring forks is apparently a problem
- The “WAT” talk – a few programming languages quirks
- Basic Music Theory in ~200 Lines of Python
- Bank of England Statement on Central Bank Digital Currency
The Bank of England and HM Treasury have today announced the joint creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce to coordinate the exploration of a potential UK CBDC.
- Julia is the better language for extending Python
Just a small test with lists in cython. Contribute to 00sapo/cython_list_test development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Gandi.net Major Outage
- Visual Studio 2022
- IBM employee forced to stop kernel work for using personal email address
- PSPad: A freeware programmer’s editor for Windows
- IBM to Kernel Maintainer: “You Are an IBM Employee 100% of the Time”
- WeWork will accept crypto as payment, hold digital currency on its balance sheet
- Prank Windows XP simulator
- Mongita is to MongoDB as SQLite is to SQL
- .NET MAUI: .NET Multi-Platform App UI
.NET MAUI is the .NET Multi-platform App UI, a framework for building native device applications spanning mobile, tablet, and desktop. – dotnet/maui
- sheet2dict – simple Python XLSX/CSV reader/to dictionary converter
- “They introduce kernel bugs on purpose”
- Starting a New Digital Identity
- Why does trying to break into the NT 3.1 kernel reboot my 486DX4 machine?
- Programmable Chips Secured by Chaos
- Green vs. Brown Programming Languages
I’ve noticed something interesting about the types of programming languages people like. It’s something that doesn’t seem to come up in various discussions of programming language preferences.
- GitHub Actions update: Helping maintainers combat bad actors
- GitHub Actions: Maintainers must approve first time contributer workflow runs
- Some useful regular expressions for programmers
- Beej’s Guide to C Programming
- A curated list of Music DSP and audio programming resources
- Boxedwine is an emulator that can run Windows applications in the browser
- C: Improve Type Generic Programming
Quote of the week
The proper use of comments is to compensate for our failure to express ourself in code.
— Robert C. MartinClean Code
- Alienware Doesn’t Want You to Buy an AMD Ryzen PC
- Google used ‘double-Irish’ to shift $75.4bn in profits out of Ireland
Company moved money in 2019, prior to it overhauling its global tax structure
- Replace Google Analytics with a shell script
I started blogging in December 2020. I wanted to collect my old stories, software and notes all in one place. I thought others may like the content and I was curious how popular it may be, so I setup Google Analytics to keep track of things.
- Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving
- Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving
- Google developer banned words list
- U.K. to intervene in Nvidia’s ARM acquisition
Notice relating to the proposed acquisition of ARM Limited by NVIDIA Corporation.
- No one was in driver’s seat in fatal Tesla crash
- Cops “almost 99.9% sure” Tesla had no one at the wheel before deadly crash
- Forced unemployment and second-class status: Google’s data center contractors
- Charm Delivers Stripe’s Carbon Removal Purchase Ahead-of-Schedule
Stripe purchased 416 tons CO₂e in carbon removal from Charm in May 2020 , as our very first customer. That carbon is now permanently sequestered in geological storage.
- Discord Ends Deal Talks with Microsoft, Will IPO
- UK government intervenes in Nvidia takeover of chip designer Arm
- Daily Mail owner sues Google over search results
The owner of the MailOnline site alleges the search engine has hidden links to its coverage on certain topics.
- Apple Now Selling More M1 Macs Than Intel-Based Models, Says Tim Cook
- Amazon is bringing palm-scanning payment system to Whole Foods stores
- Microsoft revokes MVP status of developer who exposed the program
- Last night Googles’s domain for Argentina expired and a guy bought it for $4
An Argentine internet user claimed realized ownership of the google.com.ar domain had expired Wednesday, April 21 and since it was available, he decided to purchase it for reportedly AR $ 540 (around the US $ 3.85 at the unofficial exchange rate) leading to a temporary shutdown of the search engine ending in “.ar”.
- 4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google
- 4chan founder Chris Poole has left Google
- Does Andy Warhol get same copyright treatment as Google code?
- Consumer Reports tricks Tesla to drive with no one at wheel
- Microsoft to Provide Most Powerful Weather, Climate Supercomputer for UK
- Google and Apple attacked on app store ‘monopoly’
- Reducing Rust Incremental Compilation Times on macOS by 70%
How I reduced Rust incremental debug build times on macOS from 14 seconds down to 4 seconds.
- Linux Kernel: The multi-generational LRU
One of the key tasks assigned to the memory-management subsystem is to
optimize the system’s use of the available memory; that means pushing out
pages containing unused data so that they can be put to better use
elsewhere. Predicting which pages will be accessed in the near future is a
tricky task, and the kernel has evolved a number of mechanisms designed to
improve its chances of guessing right. But the kernel not only often gets
it wrong, it also can expend a lot of CPU time to make the incorrect
choice. The multi-generational
LRU patch set posted by Yu Zhao is an attempt to improve that
- Police in Minnesota round up journalists and take pictures of their faces
- Cost Of Goods Sold
- Coalition of big investors pushes banks to defund carbon emitters
- Write Your First Quantum Program (Common Lisp)
- Hackers post 25,971 files stolen from Broward schools
- Quantum astronomy could create telescopes hundreds of kilometers wide
- Linux bans University of Minnesota for sending buggy patches in name of research
Greg Kroah-Hartman, one of the heads of the Linux kernel dev team, has banned the University of Minnesota from further contributing as the latter had injected questionable patches for research.
- GUI app support is now available for the Windows Subsystem for Linux
- How Reduct Was Born
- UMN CS&E Statement on Linux Kernel Research
- Signal’s CEO Just Hacked the Cops’ Favorite Phone Cracking Tool
- Bugs allowed hackers to dox John Deere tractor owners
A security researcher found two bugs that allowed him to find customers who had purchased John Deere tractors or equipment.
- The Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army
The countryâs cyber forces have raked in billions of dollars for the regime by pulling off schemes ranging from A.T.M. heists to cryptocurrency thefts. Can they be stopped?
- The luxury fashion industry is roaring back everywhere but in Europe
- 100 paying users in 100 days
- The scikit-learn cargo cults
- Clever Hack Finds Mystery CPU Instructions
- Deutsche Bank Whistleblower Vanishes
Val Broeksmit, who shared his father’s internal Deutsche Bank documents with the FBI and news outlets, has gone missing in L.A.
- Accused Ukrainian money launderers left a path of bankrupt U.S. factories
- Oklahoma woman charged with felony for not returning VHS tape 21 years ago