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AI, bots and robots
- Dicio: Free and open source voice assistant for Android
- Baffling neurological illness affects growing number of young adults
- Machine Learning for MRI Image Reconstruction
- What do I do when my boss is sabotaging interviews?
- Choose-Your-Own-Adventure AI Dungeon Games
- Treefrog: A code editor that uses both AST and text editing commands
- Neural network from scratch
- The cruel, ridiculous reality of ‘virtual learning’
- Elixir and Machine Learning: Nx v0.1 released
- Chatbots: Still dumb after all these years
Despite the boasts of Google and OpenAI about their human-like chatbot models, algorithms lack the understanding needed for a true conversation.
- Deep Learning Can’t Be Trusted, Brain Modelling Pioneer Says
- Email encoder – protect your public emails from bots and crawlers
- Neural Search for medium sized corpora
- Thiel Foundation announces next Thiel Fellow class: 23 entrepreneurs
- The Largest Suite of Cosmic Simulations for AI Training Is Now Free to Download
- AlterEgo, a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface
- Deep Learning Interviews book: Hundreds of fully solved job interview questions
It is my belief that you, the postgraduate students and job-seekers for whom the book is primarily meant will benefit from reading it; however, it is my hope that even the most experienced research…
- Inflammation in the gut is encoded by neurons in the brain
- On Learning Smalltalk
Summary: In 2021 I learned Smalltalk, mostly using the lovely Pharo implementation. While the syntax of the language is quite nice, it…
- Reinforcement Learning as a fine-tuning paradigm
- State of Machine Learning in Julia
After the Twitter space Q&A @logankilpatrick hosted yesterday on “The future of machine learning and why it looks a lot like Julia,” I thought it would be useful to accumulate some community responses to a few questions about the current state of machine learning in Julia: Where does ML in Julia really shine today? Where do you see the ecosystem outperforming other popular ML frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, Flax, etc) in the near future, and why? Where is Julia’s ML ecosystem currently inferior in f…
- Savile Row constraint modelling assistant
- Chatbots: Still Dumb After All These Years
- Cognitive load theory and its applications for learning
- New theory proposes ‘forgetting’ is a form of learning
- Emergent Behavior in Skyrim’s Fox AI
- Instant neural graphics primitives with a multiresolution hash encoding
Instant Neural Graphics Primitives with a Multiresolution Hash Encoding
- Building a neural network in pure Lisp using only atoms and lists
- Don’t fully trust AI in dev work /yet
- Deepstack: Open-Source AI Server
- PostgreSQL query performance bottlenecks
PostgreSQL query planner is full of surprises, so a common-sense approach to writing performant queries is sometimes misleading. In this blog post, I’ll describe examples of optimizing seemingly obvious queries with the help of EXPLAIN ANALYZE and Postgres metadata analysis.
- The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots
- How A.I. Conquered Poker
- Automation is reaching more companies
Automation is reaching more companies, imperiling some jobs and changing the nature of others.
- Neural Noise Shows the Uncertainty of Our Memories
- Inverting the structure–property map of truss metamaterials by deep learning
- AI could end foreign-language subtitles
- Profound CTO Learnings of 2021
- The Revenge of the Hot Water Bottle
- The revenge of the hot water bottle
Imagine a personal heating system that works indoors as well as outdoors, can be taken anywhere, requires little energy, and is independent of any infrastructure. It exists – and is hundreds of years old.
- Alphabet’s Calico has begun trials on a molecule for neurovegetative diseases
- Robot vacuum cleaner escapes from Cambridge Travelodge
- Tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine through archaeobotany
- Age and high-growth entrepreneurship
- Shoot the neural network before it shoots you
- The AI Research SuperCluster
- Meta Unveils New AI Supercomputer
When the AI Research SuperCluster is fully built it will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world, the Facebook parent says.
- Clearview AI challenges B.C. privacy watchdog order
A U.S. company is suing B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner, saying orders against it are unreasonable and unenforceable as B.C laws do not apply to it.
- Researchers Build AI That Builds AI
- Economists are revising their views on robots and jobs
- Nature Neuroscience offers open access publishing for 11,390 USD per article
The authors of primary research papers accepted by our journal have the opportunity to make their work freely available to all upon publication.
- How Claude Shannon Helped Kick-Start Machine Learning
- Learning happens in the brains of sleeping babes
- Robotics 501: Mathematics for Robotics
Mathematics for Robotics. Contribute to michiganrobotics/rob501 development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Walking America: Washington, DC (Anacostia and Alexandria)
- Waymo sues state DMV to keep robotaxi safety details secret
- How to Excel in Tech Without Learning to Code
- Message in a bottle from Scottish girl found in Norway after 25 years
- Deep physical neural networks trained with backpropagation
- Variational Neural Cellular Automata
- Lattice Gauge Equivariant Convolutional Neural Networks
- A low-cost and shielding-free ultra-low-field brain MRI scanner
A low cost MRI scanner may have the potential to meet clinical needs at point of care or in low and middle income countries. Here the authors describe a low cost 0.055 Tesla MRI scanner that operates using a standard AC power outlet, and demonstrate its preliminary feasibility in diagnosing brain tumor and stroke.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Are cryptocurrencies to blame for high GPU prices?
- During 2021 Bitcoin consumed 134 TWh in total
- $2,500 Ethernet Switch Effectively Isolates Audiophiles from Cash
- RPi Pico: 100BASE-T with cheap ethernet PHY module
- Norton is installing a Cryptocurrency miner called Norton Crypto (NCrypt.exe)
- Probably Quite Coincidental: Review of Speak Silence: In Search of W. G. Sebald
- WordLines – A zero-knowledge proof-based blockchain puzzle game
Mobile ZK Puzzle Game with NFT rewards. Contribute to nalinbhardwaj/wordlines development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to save electricity
- Mozilla’s call for cryptocurrency donations angers founder
- Bitcoin: Addressing the Ponzi Scheme Characterization
- Mozilla Foundation pausing cryptocurrency donations
- Illicit activity a tiny part of cryptocurrency use
- Bitcoin network power slumps as Kazakhstan crackdown hits crypto miners
- BumbleBee: Run and distribute eBPF programs using OCI images
- Bitcoin Sinks to $41,000 Amid ‘Extreme Fear’
- Is Bitcoin Down or Just Me?
- Re: Moxie on Web3. On decentralization, servers, and cryptography
On decentralization, servers and cryptography
- Radeon RX 6500 XT is bad at cryptocurrency mining on purpose, AMD says
Ongoing mining craze is actually affecting how some products are designed.
- Bitcoin mining is being banned in countries across the globe
- Blockchain-based systems are not what they say they are
- How I centralize and distribute my bookmarks
At a large company there are thousands of different internal URLs, from multiple development environments, workflow tools and HR systems…
- Uncensorable, immutable microblogging platform that is completely decentralized
Uncensorable, immutable microblogging platform that is completely decentralized and does not rely on any centralized systems, only the Handshake blockchain – GitHub – publiusfederalist/zooko: Uncen…
- Ghost in the ethernet optic
- Badger leads archaeologists to hoard of Roman coins in Spain
- Rewriting my toy blockchain in Rust
- It’s not still the early days of blockchain
When I speak about the inefficiency of popular blockchains, or mention that we seem to be hurtling towards a
- ‘Trading is gambling, no doubt about it’ cryptocurrency dealing fuels addiction
- “You Don’t Own Web3”: A Coinbase Curse and How VCs Sell Crypto to Retail
- Kosovo pulls plug on energy-guzzling Bitcoin miners
- An anatomy of Bitcoin price manipulation
I show how price manipulation to liquidate traders is done in cryptocurrency markets. I point fingers at people. Thanks to Coinstrats for allowing me to use their order book data for the analysis. …
- Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
- Craig Wright suing developers to forcibly give him access to internet coins
- FOQS: Making a distributed priority queue disaster-ready
- In a Numerical Coincidence, Some See Evidence for String Theory
- Metal Detectorist Discovers One of England’s Earliest Gold Coins in a Farm Field
- Distributed locking with Postgres advisory locks
- Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil’s ‘New Egypt’
- Why should you care about Ethereum Layer-2?
- Abuse and Harassment on the Blockchain
- Bitcoin value tumbles almost 50% since record November
- No, Ethereum Name Service is still a clown show
- It would require 130M of physical qubits to break Bitcoin encryption in one day
- Cthulix: The Future of Distributed-Computing
- Guess the daily Wordle in one try using the tweet distribution
Explore and run machine learning code with Kaggle Notebooks | Using data from multiple data sources
- Foam Decentralised Location Service
- Hive: A Globally-Distributed Key/Value Store
- Unlisted App Distribution
- Stablecoins: Growth potential and impact on banking
- A Matter of Time: Evolving Clock Sync for Distributed Databases
- Coinbase’s philosophy on account removal and content moderation
- A distributed peer to peer list of bad actor IP addresses and phone numbers
A distributed peer to peer list of bad actor IP addresses and phone numbers collected via a SIP Honeypot.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Depression alters the circadian pattern of online activity
- The redacted lawsuit: Solarwinds board of directors sued by shareholders
Contribute to jaybobo/jaybobo development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Lawsuit filed alleging Google is paying Apple to stay out of the search business
/PRNewswire/ — California Crane School, Inc. filed a class action antitrust case [3:21-cv-10001, C.C.S.I. v Google LLC] on 12/27/21 against Google and Apple…
- Sustainable, transparent, energy-efficient cloud infrastructures
- How I took my SaaS from idea to sold in 14 months
- Alex Graveley, architect of GitHub Copilot, arrested for strangling girlfriend
- IPv6-ghost-ship: Using TOTP as part of an AWS EC2 IPv6 address
- Hello Cloudflare – A public letter to Cloudflare to fix their snoopy vendor
A public letter to Cloudflare to fix their snoopy vendor – hello-cloudflare/README.md at main · captn3m0/hello-cloudflare
- Fixing the Unfixable: Story of a Google Cloud SSRF
- $35BN Match Group file multiple lawsuits after repeated failed acquisition offer
Match Group (owner of Tinder/Hinge and 50+ other dating services) are suing
muzmatch in the UK and the US. We are a small startup fighting to defend…
- Practical Shell Patterns I Use
- GitHub – Crpietschmann/AzureSphereOS: Azure Sphere Source Code Under GPL
- Top Major Schools Illegally Collude to Limit Student Financial Aid, Lawsuit Says
- T-Mobile begins blocking iPhone users from enabling iCloud Private Relay in US
- Improving API Response Times by Migrating from Cloud Functions to Cloud Run
- Lawsuit aiming to break up Facebook group Meta can go ahead, US court rules
- Service locator is not an anti-pattern
- PUBG Game maker says Apple, Google selling rip-offs in new lawsuit
The maker of the popular game «PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds» says in a new U.S. lawsuit that a Singapore-based company made rip-off versions of its game, and Apple and Google have refused to stop selling them.
- BreakingFormation: AWS CloudFormation Vulnerability
- PayPal faces lawsuit for freezing customer accounts and funds
- AWS Lambda now supports IPv6 endpoints for inbound connections
- Stop Putting AWS Credentials in GitHub Secrets
- Examining the covidtests.gov architecture
- Can artificially altered clouds save the great barrier reef?
- AWS Service Terms: the clause 42.10
- How we bootstrapped our SaaS to $1M ARR
How it took us almost five years and multiple failed projects to grow a sustainable and almost bootstrapped SaaS.
- AWS is not a dumb pipe
- Google could face class action lawsuit over free G Suite legacy account shutdown
- Amazon Announces AWS Lambda Powertools TypeScript
- I got pwned by my cloud costs
I have been, and still remain, a massive proponent of «the cloud». I built Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) as a cloud-first service that took advantage of modern cloud paradigms such as Azure Table Storage to massively drive down costs at crazy levels of performance I never could have achieved
- You Don’t Need the Cloud
- Saving on egress by switching from AWS to Hetzner
Our AWS CloudFront bill spiked to $2,457 in October 2021 from $370 in September. Switching to Hetzner saved us over 100x.
- Moving Google Contacts and Calendar to NextCloud
- Store SQLite in Cloudflare Durable Objects
- Lawsuit alleging oil companies misled public about climate change moves forward
- Six Architects on their Dream Desks
- Architect Peter Cook (Of Archigram) on Drawing
- Ransomware-resistant backups with duplicity and AWS S3
- 2023 mission to Venus will skim the acidic clouds for signs of life
- Pulumi and MinIO – Making Multi-Cloud Magic
- Lizard Scale Patterns Described with Antiferromagnetic Model
The pattern of green and black scales on an ocellated lizard can be described with the two-parameter Ising model for antiferromagnetic systems.
- How I Discovered Thousands of Open Databases on AWS
- Austrian DPA Ruling Against Google Paves the Way to EU-Based Cloud Services
In a recent ruling, the Austrian data regulator declared the use of Google Analytics unlawful based on EU GDPR regulation. While the ruling is very specifically argued and worded, its implications go well beyond this particular case.
- Northflank – Simplifying application deployment to cloud platforms
- A new paradigm for cloud access management
- DarkPattern.games: Find Healthy Mobile Games
Game reviews to help you find good games that don’t trick you into addictive gaming patterns.
- Australian mining billionaire files lawsuit against Facebook over scam ads
- Applying Event-Driven Architecture in Digital Transformation Projects
- 101 AWS Lambda tutorial for Go developers
Development and languages
- Digital real estate and the digital housing crisis
- OpenDrop: An open Apple AirDrop implementation written in Python
An open Apple AirDrop implementation written in Python – GitHub – seemoo-lab/opendrop: An open Apple AirDrop implementation written in Python
- Faster TypedArrays: Vector Addition in WebAssembly
- A an R7RS Scheme Implementation in WebAssembly
- An Algorithm for Passing Programming Interviews
Over the past few years, I’ve interviewed with a dozen or so companies and have completed ~50 or so individual algorithm problems. I’m frequently given feedback that I did a great job at the algorithms problem. In this post, I’m going to share how exactly I approach algorithm problems. Thought Process A guiding principle I […]
- Dura is a background process that watches your Git repositories
You shouldn’t ever lose your work if you’re using Git – GitHub – tkellogg/dura: You shouldn’t ever lose your work if you’re using Git
- 4 tips for GitHub Actions usability (+2 debugging)
- Faster IndexOf for Substrings in .NET
- How programmers make sure that their software is correct
- Android in Docker without QEMU/emulator
docs about ReDroid projects. Contribute to remote-android/redroid-doc development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Programming in 1987 versus Today
- Burn My Windows
🔥 Disintegrate your windows with style. Contribute to Schneegans/Burn-My-Windows development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Iceraven – Firefox for Android fork with more add-ons and configuration options
Iceraven Browser. Contribute to fork-maintainers/iceraven-browser development by creating an account on GitHub.
- The Pragmatic Pragmatic Programmer
- Python Type Hints – How to Handle Optional Imports
- I found a one-char typo in the docs for Python’s typing_extensions library
- Inviting another GitHub user to be your successor
- Yet Another Roguelike Tutorial
- A Kernel Running on the Browser
- Gitea Is Joining the Fediverse
- GitHub Projects – Customizable, flexible tool for planning and tracking work
- Filling in some gaps in the story of Space Cadet Pinball on 64-bit Windows
- How to Squash and Rebase in Git
- 5% of 666 Python repos had comma typo bugs (inc V8, TensorFlow and PyTorch)
We found that 5% of the 666 Python open source GitHub repositories we checked had the following three comma-related bugs caused by typos:
- Comment via GitHub Pull Request
- Dockerizing a Programming Language
- noDRM’s GitHub repo DeDRM_tools is disabled due to Readium’s DMCA notice
Repository with text of DMCA takedown notices as received. GitHub does not endorse or adopt any assertion contained in the following notices. Users identified in the notices are presumed innocent u…
- Autosaved: A Go utility for autosaving progress in Git projects
- How we built a VS Code Extension with Rust, WebAssembly, and TypeScript
- Cannot Download GitHub Assets
- Release of IPython 8.0
IPython is a powerful Python REPL that gives you tab completion, better tracebacks, multiline editing, and several useful features on topâ¦
- Young people from Brazil’s favelas set out to conquer digital world
- Using Git commit message templates to write better commit messages
- Send text messages for free using Python
- 5.16 Kernel Development Statistics
- Github Copilot Wants to Play Chess Instead of Code
- The impact of sexual abuse on female development: a longitudinal study
- I broke up with Digitalocean, here’s the story
- Provably Space-Efficient Parallel Functional Programming
- PyFl – new functional programming language from Bill Wadge
It was developed in a secret lab and released, after which it spread rapidly. COVID? (maybe …). But I’m talking about the new PyFL interpreter. It’s finally available for the gene…
- HTML is/as a programming language
- Python Communist Revolution
- Rich: A Python library for rich text and formatting in the terminal
Rich is a Python library for rich text and beautiful formatting in the terminal. – GitHub – Textualize/rich: Rich is a Python library for rich text and beautiful formatting in the terminal.
- Spade, A simple programming language with a TUI IDE
- Newaetech/chipshouter-picoemp: Why not run micropython on your EMFI tool?
- PyFlow – Visual scripting framework for Python – NodeRED alternative?
Visual scripting framework for python – https://wonderworks-software.github.io/PyFlow – GitHub – wonderworks-software/PyFlow: Visual scripting framework for python – https://wonderworks-software.gi…
- Ruby 3.2: Proposal to merge WASI based WebAssembly support
- Making Your Game Go Fast by Asking Windows Nicely
- Python Bytecode Explained
- APKTool: A tool for reverse engineering Android APK files
- Python on z/OS – creating a C extension
- Things I like about Python
- Sonora: Python implementation of gRPC-Web built on top of WSGI/ASGI
- A Better Git Flow
Development is rarely a linear process, and our commits tend to reflect this. Here you’ll learn about a git flow for faster PR reviews and an keeping your git history organized.
- Turning a GitHub Page into a Progressive Web App
- Gitlab Handbook’s HN Page
- Totenpass is a permanent digital storage drive made of solid gold
- Awesome Functional Programming
- Google Camera randomly changes some QR code URLs on Android 12
- Make Your Python CLI Tools Pop with Rich
- The Windows 11 taskbar is an annoying step backward
Windows 11’s nerfed taskbar is nowhere near as capable as Windows 10’s. Why did Microsoft remove so much functionality for an OS designed for work?
- WebAssembly: The New Kubernetes?
- Primel – guess a 5 digit prime number (each guess must be a prime)
- Git.io no longer accepts new URLs
- Full Freeciv client running on WebAssembly
- Is programmable overhead worth the cost?
- Practical Pigment Mixing for Digital Painting
- Simple Wordle solver in command line in Python
- WordPress themes, plugins backdoored in supply chain attack
A massive supply chain attack compromised 93 WordPress themes and plugins to contain a backdoor, giving threat-actors full access to websites.
- Surgical Programming
- In defense of complicated programming languages
- Strict Python Function Parameters
What do you think about when writing a new function in Python? The function name, parameter names, optional/required parameters, and default arguments are all on the list. Here is a simple Python f…
- Introducing the new star-history.com – the missing GitHub star history graph
- The Number Guessing Game Written in YAML as Lisp Interpreted with Python
- Asimov, Programming and the Meta Ladder
- A trick to have arbitrary infix operators in Python
- The Power of Python Descriptors
- Dealing with YAML with arbitrary tags in Python
- GitHub Actions by Example
GitHub Actions by Example is an introduction to the service through annotated examples.
- Highlights from Git 2.35
The open source Git project just released Git 2.35. Here’s GitHub’s look at some of the most interesting features and changes.
- About Citation Files on GitHub
- WebAssembly techniques to speed up matrix multiplication
- SPyQL – SQL with Python in the middle
Query data on the command line with SQL-like SELECTs powered by Python expressions – GitHub – dcmoura/spyql: Query data on the command line with SQL-like SELECTs powered by Python expressions
- More Than Digital Copies: Maps That Interpret Maps
- Windows Subsystem for Android
- Prime Video Uses WebAssembly
- Apple removes Python 2.7 in macOS 12.3
- Mixbox: Practical Pigment Mixing for Digital Painting
- Citizen developers are rapidly becoming the vanguard of corporate digitisation
- Procrastinate: PostgreSQL-Based Task Queue for Python
- In quieter corners DAOs are forging a new ecosystem for digital startups
The blockchain business model has made headlines for sensational ploys. But in quieter corners DAOs are forging a promising new ecosystem for digital startups.
- Black, the uncompromising Python code formatter, is stable
The uncompromising code formatter.
- Google says Android tablets are the future, starts staffing up new division
- Textual adds support for Windows (Python package for TUIs)
- Gitlab Is Down (System Wide Outage)
- Pyflow – Visual and modular block programming in Python
An open-source tool for visual and modular block programming in python – GitHub – Bycelium/PyFlow: An open-source tool for visual and modular block programming in python
- Pay attention to WebAssembly
- Pesto, a Digital Workplace
- Python Tools for the Semantic Web, an Overview
- America’s Covid job-saving programme gave most of its cash to the rich
- The complicated futility of WordPress
After 10 years of using WordPress as a CMS, as the platform moves to FSE – Full Site Editing – it’s time we said goodbye.
- An introduction to type programming in TypeScript
- Competitive Programming with AlphaCode
As part of DeepMind’s mission to solve intelligence, we created a system called AlphaCode that writes computer programs at a competitive level.
- Exploring SIMD performance improvements in WebAssembly
- Rustenstein 3D: Game programming like it’s 1992
- Automatically generate docstrings for your Python function
- Getting Started with Git Bash
- I made a little digital circuit simulator that operates on PNGs
How does Rails make me feel like I have superpowers?
Quote of the week
Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
— Laurence J. Peter
- Elon Musk’s Software Focus Helped Tesla Navigate Chip Shortage
- Google owns TLDs: .web .meme and .lol
- Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account
- Tesla Q4 2021 Vehicle Production and Deliveries
- Microsoft confirms Exchange Year 2022 problem
- Google no longer producing high quality search results in significant categories
- Using a mild Twitter addiction to get things done
- Search engines and SEO spam
- Ten Lessons from Three Generations Shaped Google’s TPUv4i
- AMD Ryzen 6000 Series Mobile CPUs Feature Microsoft’s Pluton Security
- Intel claims new i9 is faster than M1 Max
- I took a job at Amazon, only to leave after 10 months
- Google fined 150M€, Facebook 60M€ for assymetric cookie dialogs
- The ITC declares Google infringed on audio tech patents held by Sonos
- Open-sourcing the Sorbet VS Code Extension
We’re excited to announce that Stripe’s VS Code extension for Sorbet is now
- Celebrity fascination tied to lower intelligence
Background Almost two decades of research produced mixed findings on the relationship between celebrity worship and cognitive skills. Several studies demonstrated that cognitive performance slightly decreases with higher levels of celebrity worship, while other studies found no association between these constructs. This study has two aims: (1) to extend previous research on the association between celebrity worship and cognitive skills by applying the two-factor theory of intelligence by Cattell on a relatively large sample of Hungarian adults, and (2) to investigate the explanatory power of celebrity worship and other relevant variables in c
- Notational Intelligence
- Intel completely disables AVX-512 on Alder Lake after all
Intel is now set to disable «AVX-512» completely on all Alder Lake CPUs with an upcoming microcode update in new BIOS releases. Mainboard manufacturers were abl
- Key M1 Mac Engineer Departs Apple for Intel
- Google home speakers are about to get slightly worse because Sonos sued and won
- Nvidia tool generates full 3D models from a single still image
- Tesla’s Next-Generation Model Y Chassis
Tesla has begun building the next generation of Model Y with singular front and rear body castings.
- Merchant Service Horror: Amazon Pay and the Disappearing $2300
- Google Had Secret Project to ‘Convince’ Employees ‘That Unions Suck’
- Danish intelligence chief held over suspected info leaks, local media report
The head of Denmark’s foreign intelligence unit, Lars Findsen, has been remanded in custody over his involvement in a case of «highly classified» information leaks, public broadcaster DR reported on Monday.
- I bought and tested the filtration of every mask on Amazon
- Tesla Model S Goes 752 Miles with a Startup’s Prototype Battery
- Is Google Search Deteriorating? Measuring Google’s Search Quality in 2022
- Google says iMessage is too powerful
- Google doesn’t want to pay Sonos for technology it copied
- Intel removes Xinjiang references from shareholder letter
- Microsoft posts its own teardown and repair video for the Surface Laptop SE
- DMV ‘revisiting’ its approach to regulating Tesla’s public self-driving test
- Austrian DSB: EU-US Data Transfers to Google Analytics Illegal
- Why Google Treats SQL Like Code and You Should Too
- German company’s use of Google Analytics breached GDPR
- White House will meet execs from Apple, Amazon, IBM to discuss software security
- Google wants to work with government to secure open-source software
We welcomed the opportunity to participate in the White House Open Source Software Security Summit today.
- Why can’t I play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on my new Intel CPU platform?
- Jan 6 committee subpoenas Meta, Google, Reddit etc. after ‘inadequate responses’
- Google Research: Themes from 2021 and Beyond
- Twitter Home made me miserable
My personal thoughts on the web and programming.
- Google and Facebook execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves
Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behavior
- Google, Amazon, Meta and Microsoft Weave a Fiber-Optic Web of Power
- Tesla Model 3 Owner Discovers Car Was Delivered Missing a Brake Pad
- Shenanigans on Microsoft Feedback Hub
- Lenovo Vendor Locking Ryzen CPUs with AMD PSB
We have a video to accompany our recent Lenovo Vendor-Locking AMD Ryzen CPUs piece and a new suggested framework for AMD PSB in the future
- Netflix’s Prices Are Rising Faster Than Cable
- Unredacted Antitrust Complaint Shows Google’s Ad Biz Even Scummier Than Imagined
- Your app is not compliant with Google Play Policies: A story from hell
- Microsoft to Buy Activision
- Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard
Legendary games, immersive interactive entertainment and publishing expertise accelerate growth in Microsoftâs Gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud. REDMOND, Wash. and Santa Monica, Calif. â Jan. 18, 2022 â With three billion people actively playing games today, and fueled by a new generation steeped in the joys of interactive entertainment, gaming is now [â¦]
- Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction at $68.7B
- Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B
- Welcoming the Legendary Franchises of Activision Blizzard to Microsoft Gaming
- The Intel Split
It appears that Intel’s partnership with TSMC is much larger than it first seemed; the implications for Intel as whole are massive.
- Google: The harmful consequences of Congress’s anti-tech bills
- Arm Predicts Stagnation If Nvidia Deal Fails
- Google Analytics declared illegal in the EU
Will Google protect data of European better to comply with the GDPR?
Due to recent rulings on the GDPR, Google Analytics users are under fire
for transmitting personal data outside of the EU.
- Google Kills YouTube Originals
- Google kills free G Suite / Workspace versions for existing customers
- Google Analytics Illegal in Austria; Other EU Member States Expected to Follow
The Austrian Data Protection Authority has ruled that Austrian website providers using Google Analytics are in violation of the GDPR. Find out what you should do if you are using Google Analytics.
- Google is wrong. Apple’s iMessage is a failure
- DynamoDB 10 years later
Amazon DynamoDB was introduced 10 years ago today; one of its key contributors reflects on its origins, and discusses the ‘never-ending journey’ to make DynamoDB more secure, more available and more performant.
- A Tesla on autopilot killed two people. Is the driver guilty of manslaughter?
- I cannot begin to tell you how proficient I am in Microsoft Word
- Robinhood Shares Down 60% Since IPO
- Intel to invest up to $100 bln in Ohio chip plants
Intel Corp said on Friday it would invest up to $100 billion to build potentially the world’s largest chip-making complex in Ohio, looking to boost capacity as a global shortage of semiconductors affects everything from smartphones to cars.
- Twitter shakes up its security team
- De-Google-Ify Internet
- Amazon activist’s firing deemed illegal by labor board officials
- Blue verification checkmark vs. hexagonal PFPs on Twitter
- Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal is bad for privacy rights
- Google Drive flags file only containing “1” for copyright infringement
- Amazon suggests user delete tweet showing how much data they collect
- Request Your Personal Information from Amazon
- Nvidia prepares to abandon takeover of Arm
- Google Is Forcing Me to Dump a Perfectly Good Phone
- Nasm – A cross-platform x86 assembler with an Intel-like syntax
- We Studied 81,000 Page Titles – Google Rewrote 61% of Them
- Court rejects $1.2B EU antitrust fine against Intel
Europe’s second-top court on Wednesday rejected a 1.06 billion euros ($1.2 billion) EU antitrust fine handed down to U.S. chipmaker Intel twelve years ago for trying to squeeze out a rival.
- UBS Acquires Wealthfront for $1.4B
Swiss bank UBS has agreed to buy U.S.-focused automated wealth management provider Wealthfront, which has more than $27 billion in assets under management, in an all-cash deal the two companies said was worth $1.4 billion.
- Tesla FY2021 Earnings Result
- Washington state shuts down Amazon price-fixing program nationwide
- Magic-trace: Diagnose tricky performance issues with Intel Processor Trace
Intel Processor Trace is a hardware technology that can record allprogram execution flow along with timing information accurate toaround 30ns. As far as I ca…
- Nvidia GPUs Enable Simulation of a Living Cell
Researchers from the University of Illinois developed GPU-accelerated software to simulate a cell that metabolizes and grows like a living cell.
- 2FA app with 10k Google Play downloads loaded well-known banking trojan
- Twitter doesn’t care about spam
- Malicious app on Google Play drops banking malware on users’ devices
Pradeo’s researchers discovered a malicious mobile application called 2FA Authenticator distributed on Google Play and installed by 10K+ users.
- Google terminates Play Store account of Simple Keyboard developer
Farewell cruel world:
- Over 10% of Tesla Model S EVs Fail Germany’s Strict Inspection After 3 Years
- One Gemini Battery Nearly Doubles Tesla Model S Range
- Should I build a Tesla coil for a science fair?
- Munich district court: embedding Google fonts violates GDPR, compensation 100 €
Urteil des LG München vom 20.01.2022 im Volltext.
Gegenstand: Unterlassungsanspruch und Schadensersatz (hier 100 €) wg. Weitergabe von IP-Adresse an Google durch Nutzung von Google Fonts
- Don’t forget Microsoft
Understanding the behemoth in Redmond teaches us valuable lessons in cloud infrastructure, startup strategy, and the future of software.
- Citrix to be acquired for $16.5B, will be merged with Tibco
- Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot
- Google critiqued the practice of displaying ads above search results
- Netflix: Lessons in Experimentation
- Tesla Issues Second Recall Connected to FSD. Now It Has to Do with Rolling Stops
- Tesla to recall vehicles that may disobey stop signs
Tesla Inc will recall 53,822 U.S. vehicles with the company’s Full Self-Driving (Beta) software that may allow some models to conduct «rolling stops» and not come to a complete stop at some intersections posing a safety risk.
- Alphabet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Results
- Twitter stores original account names, dox vulnerability via Twitter Spaces
- Everyday objects can run artificial intelligence programs
- Tesla admits its sales figures where wrong
- Self-driving Tesla does ‘the craziest things you can imagine’
- Tesla drivers report a surge in ‘phantom braking’
- Normalized crash data shows Autopilot is much less safe than Tesla claims
- Download Twitter data without API keys
- Amazon.com announces fourth quarter results
- Twitter expands downvote test worldwide
More Twitter users will be able to downvote content soon
- For some searches the whole screen on Google is now ads
- Google Doesn’t Parse Roman Numerals
- Google gives execs raises after declining to boost employees’ pay – HRD Canada
- Killed by Google
- Fixing stutters in Papers Please on Linux
- 2.3k Patch Would Improve Linux Build Times 50~80% & Fix “Dependency Hell”
- “Fast Kernel Headers” Tree -v1: Eliminate the Linux Kernel’s “Dependency Hell”
- Gameboy CT scan – design lessons learned
Tear-downs via CT scans. Monthly updates.
- Hacking a VW Golf Power Steering ECU
Part 1 in the series of modifying the firmware running on a VW Golf Power Steering. In this post I’ll get a module running on a desk and establish diagnostics communications. This series will also serve as a general introduction to car hacking.
- Picosnitch – a reliable and lightweight security/privacy tool for Linux
- American Astronomical Society (AAS) journals transition to open access
- Ledger – the first peer-reviewed journal on blockchains and cryptocurrencies
- Rewriting Libimagequant in Rust for Portability
- The UX on this small child is terrible
Our 8th most-read article of 2021.
– – -Originally published February 22, 2021.
– – -Not only am I VP of Reproduction for this household, but I’ve…
- Linuxgems – A succinct cheat sheet for newbie Linux coders and sysadmins
- We’re two middle school teachers learning and teaching Python
- The late rloew (Rudolph R. Loew) – Windows 9x hacker and phone phreaker
- Why Fortran is easy to learn
- UxPlay: AirPlay Unix mirroring server
- Random number generator updates for Linux 5.17
- My work routine: plan, do, learn loops
- Venmo, PayPal, Cash App must report payments of $600 or more to IRS
- My 70 year old mother has been using Linux on the desktop for the past 21 years
- The Hacker’s Diet
- Dutch government to pay million Euro fine over racist data discrimination
- Gnu taler a privacy friendly payment system
- Implementing a quantum computer emulator in SQL
- A neural network solves and generates mathematics problems by program synthesis
We demonstrate that a neural network pre-trained on text and fine-tuned on
code solves Mathematics problems by program synthesis. We turn questions into
programming tasks, automatically generate programs, and then execute them,
perfectly solving university-level problems from MIT’s large Mathematics
courses (Single Variable Calculus 18.01, Multivariable Calculus 18.02,
Differential Equations 18.03, Introduction to Probability and Statistics 18.05,
Linear Algebra 18.06, and Mathematics for Computer Science 6.042), Columbia
University’s COMS3251 Computational Linear Algebra course, as well as questions
from a MATH dataset (on Prealgebra, Algebr
- Lessons learned from migrating a native iOS app to Flutter
Harsh lessons learned from migrating a native iOS app to Flutter
- Lessons learned on SaaS pricing
- LatencyFleX: A new approach to game latency reduction
This post describes the inner workings of LatencyFleX, which is a set of libraries that achieves latency reduction for video games, made as a vendor-agnostic alternative to Nvidia Reflex.
A technology called Nvidia Reflex was released in 2020. It drastically improved system latency, by adjusting the pacing of the game’s main thread so that it kept queued GPU work to a minimal amount. If you are not familiar with the tech, I recommend watching this video from Battle(non)sense.
- A few things I’ve learned about livestreaming
- Minecraft mod that runs RISC-V Linux
- Euler’s 243-Year-Old ‘Impossible’ Puzzle Gets a Quantum Solution
A surprising new solution to Leonhard Eulerâs famous â36 officers puzzleâ offers a novel way of encoding quantum information.
- Choosing a Bank for Your Startup
- New SysJoker Backdoor Targets Windows, Linux, and macOS
In December 2021, we discovered a new multi-platform backdoor that targets Windows, Mac, and Linux that we have named SysJoker.
- Teaching how to code is broken
- Poor man’s VPN (pay for only what you need)
- Apply for a job via SSH – $ ssh jobs.hackclub.com
$ ssh jobs.hackclub.com. Contribute to hackclub/jobs development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Slackware Linux 15.0 RC3
- Tek Fog in Action: Targeting Women Journalists
In the third part of its exclusive investigation, The Wire analyses the activities of a ‘Tek Fog’ operator who used the app to automate abuse and engineer Twitter trends to communalise public conversations on the platform and subject women reporters to abuse.
- Quantum particles feel the influence of gravitational fields they never touch
- Humble subscription service is dumping Mac, Linux access in 18 days
- Turns Out Schrödinger, the Father of Quantum Physics, Was a Pedophile
- How We Lost the Women in Computing
- Is Space Pixelated? The Quest for Quantum Gravity
- Apple complies with Dutch ruling allowing apps to use other payment systems
- The Gritty, Underground Network Bringing Japan’s Arcades to the US
- UX low-code, performant, and open source
- I sent my boyfriend a picture of a storm. He got one of a woman and a dog
- Hackers disrupt payroll for thousands of employers – including hospitals
- Failing to Learn Zig via Advent of Code
- UK schools receive 300k CO2 monitors in gov initiative to reduce COVID19 spread
- Effortless personal productivity (or how I learned to love my monkey mind)
- Basic income would not reduce people’s willingness to work
A basic income would not necessarily mean that people would work less. This is the conclusion of a series of behavioural experiments by cognitive psychologist Fenna Poletiek, social psychologist Erik de Kwaadsteniet and cognitive psychologist Bastiaan Vuyk. They also found indications that people with…
- Nerd-dictation, hackable speech to text on Linux
- The PinePhone Pro brings upgraded hardware to the Linux phone
- Venmo, PayPal and Zelle must report $600 in transactions to IRS
- Locked out of ‘God Mode’, runners are hacking their treadmills
NordicTrack customers were watching Netflix using a simple trickâuntil the company blocked their access.
- Load testing at scale and lessons learned
- The Harrowing Journey to Elephant Island by Ernest Shackleton and Endurance Crew
- Security Engineering Course
- ‘G Suite legacy free’ users must start paying
- What it means to teach gifted learners well
- Computer Scientists Eliminate Pesky Quantum Computations
- SUSE announces Liberty Linux, new distro for those who miss the old CentOS
- Linux kernel heap buffer overflow in fs_context.c since version 5.1
- I’m a Public School Teacher. The Kids Aren’t Alright
- FlyZolo – Youngest Woman Solo
- Woman dies seven years after pricking finger in prion research lab
- How Not to Support Desktop GNU+Linux, Zoom Edition
- Download Briar Desktop for Linux
- Faux Idempotency
- Linux on a 486SX
- Founder of The Infraud Organization hacking group arrested in Moscow – source
- How bad have universities got?
- Idris 2: Quantitative Type Theory in Practice
- We’re migrating many of our servers from Linux to FreeBSD
We started a complex, continuous and not always linear operation, that is to migrate, where possible, most of the servers from Linux to FreeBSD. Here’s why.
- Why FreeBSD Desktop and My Linux Rant
- Why Googleplex Architect Says Luxury On-Site Perks Are ‘Dangerous’
- Hacking the Apple Webcam (Again)
- Does the software industry learn?
- A Minimum Viable Computer, or Linux for $15
- Turing Pi Trouble with PayPal
- Why don’t we use the math we learn in school?
- She was a notorious hacker in the ’80s – then she disappeared
Claire Evans searches for Susy Thunder.
- Why Quantum Mechanics?
- Textbook: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing
- LTO Tape data storage for Linux nerds
- Despite Decades of Hacking Attacks, Companies Leave Sensitive Data Unprotected
A surge in identity theft during the pandemic underscores how easy it has become to obtain people’s private data. As hackers are all too happy to explain, many of them are cashing in on it.
- Amazon Paid for a High School Course About Amazon
- RegExr: Learn, Build and Test Regex
- Who Got It Right: Orwell or Huxley?
- Long-lost sphinxes of Egyptian king Amenhotep III unearthed at Luxor
- Hacktivism and State-Sponsored Knock-Offs. Attributing Deceptive Hack Operations
- A virus helped a woman survive a dangerous antibiotic-resistant infection
- What I learned from a year of watching bad financial advice on TikTok
- Reclaiming the lost art of Linux server administration
- Vitamin D supplementation reduces autoimmune disease risk in trial findings
- Sega quits arcade business after 50 years
- Fluid Simulation – Siggraph 2007 Course Notes
- Static-Let, or how I Learned to stop worrying and love Load-Time-Value
- Reducing the Size of Large PDFs
- University Study Finds Reducing Inequality Can Reverse Political Polarisation
Political attitudes that have become increasingly polarised could be prevented by the redistribution of wealth, a new study by the University of St Andrews suggests.
The study – led by Dr Alexander Stewart of the School of Mathematics and Statistics – found that polarised political attitudes are exacerbated when economic hardship, inequality and racial conflict become aligned with existing political divisions.
Following the Brexit vote, many UK voters still held onto rigid identities of Leaver o
- Learn by Wrapping
- A UX designer walks into a Tesla Bar
- Bottles – Run Windows software and games on Linux
Easily manage wine prefixes in a new way. Run Windows software and games on Linux – GitHub – bottlesdevs/Bottles: Easily manage wine prefixes in a new way. Run Windows software and games on Linux
- Fourth journalist killed in Mexico this year
The killings have sparked massive protests by journalists around Mexico.
- Memberships Work: What I learned during the third year of my membership program
- Linux bcc/BPF tcplife: TCP Lifespans
- Venetian glass seduced American artists a century ago
- North Korea hacked him, so he took down its internet
Disappointed with the lack of US response to the Hermit Kingdom’s attacks against US security researchers, one hacker took matters into his own hands.
- I used indie hacking to sponsor my own green card
- That’s how it works when you’re a woman on the internet
- Reduced-Hours Software Development Engineer Position at Amazon
Job summaryDo you have a passion for making developers more productive? Do you want to get in on the ground floor and help to build a product suite that will change the way thousands of developers build their customer experiences on the Amazon.com website? Then join the Amazon Developer Platform team!The mission of the Amazon Developer Platform team is to accelerate Amazon.com shopping experience development via empowering and delighting developers. In the team, we build tools to help builders write, test, debug, launch and monitor their experiences quickly and easily across multiple platforms. The goal of the team is to optimize the inner lo
- In second largest DeFi hack, Blockchain Bridge loses $320M Ether
Wormhole has been hacked for about $320 million, or 120,000 ether — making it the second largest DeFi hack to date
- Handling argc==0 in the Linux kernel
By now, most readers are likely to be familiar with the Polkit vulnerability known as CVE-2021-4034.
The fix for Polkit is relatively straightforward and is being rolled out
across the net. The root of this problem, though, lies in a
misunderstanding about how programs are run on Unix-like systems. This
problem is highly likely to exist in other programs, so it would be nice to
find a more general solution. The best place to address this issue may be
in the kernel, but properly working around this
misunderstanding without causing regressions is not an easy task.
- I hacked SONOS and YouTube the same day
Or how to play YouTube videos on you SONOS, easy and for free.
- ‘Quantum friction’ slows water flow through carbon nanotubes
- Browser Shell: A Linux VM in the browser serving a website
- Apple will charge 27% commission for alternative payment systems in Netherlands
- People Don’t Want to Run Their Own Bank
When I was young, I had a piggy bank. A piggy bank is incredibly secure. It’s fairly big – so it is hard to lose. It is brightly coloured – so you can find it easily. No one else …
- The Payment Dance
- Cassowary – Run Windows Apps on Linux using a VM as if they were native apps
Run Windows Applications on Linux as if they are native, Use linux applications to launch files files located in windows vm without needing to install applications on vm. With easy to use configura…