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AI, bots and robots
- Microsoft and Meta join Google in using AI to help run their data centers
- Australia ranked 61/63 countries for entrepreneurship
- Experiment: Pay students to tackle learning loss
- Neuroscientists create maps of the brain after traumatic brain injury
- Does one simple rule underlie learning in the brain?
- Understanding AI for coders: Tabnine (your alternative to GitHub Copilot)
I’m happy to share that Tabnine is successfully automating 30% (and often >40%) of the code created by over 1,000,000 developers. I would like to thank our fantastic user community.
- When Antlers Tangle, Sometimes Both Animals Lose
- FTC to Crack Down on Companies That Illegally Surveil Children Learning Online
- AI Sentience Is (Obviously) Not the Real Issue
- The State of Global Learning Poverty: 2022 Update
- Neuronlike Memristors Could Superspeed 6G Wireless
Blockchain and decentralization
- Citybound – A city building game using actor-based distributed simulation
A city building game that uses microscopic models to vividly simulate the organism of a city arising from the interactions of millions of individuals.
- Bitcoin’s nosedive through the $20k mark is a Minsky Moment for crypto
- Bitcoin mining becomes unprofitable as BTC price falls to average cost of mining
A year ago as a result of China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency mining facilities, Bitcoin (BTC) mining became easier and more profitable.
- Are blockchains decentralized: New Trail of Bits research report examines
- Bitcoin Is a Hideous Monstrosity Made Out of Computers and Greed
- A Random Distribution of Wealth
- On the Dangers of Cryptocurrencies and the Uselessness of Blockchain
- At the Bored Ape restaurant, your ApeCoin is no good now
Bored & Hungry is a magnet for fans of Bored Ape NFTs and other crypto projects. While finding a tasty burger there is no problem, paying for it with crypto is another story.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- NASA/APL Interstellar Probe Mission Architecture
- The Great Cloudwall – Stop Cloudflare
- Sunstone – the last unreleased Lisp machine architecture from Symbolics
- Cloudflare Down Worldwide (not worldwide but a lot of places) (up now)
Here at Cloudflare, we make the Internet work the way it should. Offering CDN, DNS, DDoS protection and security, find out how we can help your site.
- Strange Attractors: Creating Patterns in Chaos
- Blackbird: A reference architecture for local-first connected mobile apps
- Infrastructure SaaS – a control plane first architecture
- How We built a $1M ARR open source SaaS
We’ve reached a significant milestone of $1 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR) with Plausible Analytics. This post is a recap of how we got to this point.
Development and languages
- Cross-compiling binaries for Windows is easier than building natively
Because cross-compiling binaries for Windows is easier than building natively – ramblings.md
- Control your Hyundai car with Python
- Map Data: False Assumptions Programmers Make
- Make the Raku programming language familiar to C++ programmers
- Notes on WebAssembly
- The State of WebAssembly 2022
- Longitude found: the story of Harrison’s clocks
- The Move Programming Language
- Mnist Demo Compiled On-the-Fly to WebAssembly in the Browser
- Safety features of the Hare programming language
- Memory Safety in a Modern System Programming Language Pt. 1
- GitHub Copilot for individuals available without waitlist, with free trial
- GitHub Copilot is generally available to all developers
We’re making GitHub Copilot, an AI pair programmer that suggests code in your editor, generally available to all developers for $10 USD/month or $100 USD/year. It will also be free to use for verified students and maintainers of popular open source projects.
- Latest Busy Beaver champion has too many digits to count
- Repurposing an old Android phone as a web server
- Crocodile – Better code review for GitHub
- Dolt Is Git for Data
Dolt – It’s Git for Data. Contribute to dolthub/dolt development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Should GitHub Be Sued for Training Copilot on GPL Code?
- OCaml Programming: Correct and Efficient and Beautiful
- Whatever happened to SHA-256 support in Git?
The news has been proclaimed
loudly and often: the SHA-1 hash algorithm is terminally broken and should
not be used in any situation where security matters. Among other things,
this news gave some impetus to the longstanding
effort to support a more robust hash algorithm in the Git source-code
management system. As time has passed, though, that work seems to have
slowed to a stop, leaving some users wondering when, if ever, Git will
support a hash algorithm other than SHA-1.
- A common trap for people entering programming jobs
- Papers on GitHub Copilot, copyright law, and ownership for AI-generated code
Quote of the week
Computers are about making life easier in much the same way that the Republican party is about fiscal responsibility and a culture of life.
- Intel’s Netburst: Failure Is a Foundation for Success
- Bunny fonts – privacy respecting drop-in replacement for Google Fonts
- Dissatisfaction in the Tesla factory in Grünheide: employees are leaving
- Artificial Intelligence in the Field of Economics
- Microsoft Donated Money to Gnome: Remember How They Attacked Open Source Before
- Amazon drones are coming to town. Some locals want to shoot them
- Wikimedia Enterprise announces Google and Internet Archive as first customers
- Alphabet is spending billions to become a force in health care
- Twitter Notes
- Reverse Engineering Google Colab
- Italian watchdog bans use of Google Analytics
- Google says US employees can relocate to states with abortion rights
- Switch to VPC Endpoints from Nat Gateways to Reduce Bandwidth Charges
- How Not to Teach Recursion
- Police linked to hacking campaign to frame Indian activists
New details connect police in India to a plot to plant evidence on victims’ computers that led to their arrest.
- Running systemd without systemd-journald
- Relearning to Learn
- How we wound up with Linux’s kernel mode setting (‘KMS’)
- Text consoles and framebuffer consoles in Linux
- Talos Linux
- We asked teachers how their year went. They warned of an exodus to come
- Linux Threat Hunting: ‘Syslogk’ a kernel rootkit found in the wild
Introduction Rootkits are dangerous pieces of malware. Once in place, they are usually really hard to detect. Their code is typically more challenging to write than other malware, so developers resort to code reuse from open source projects. As rootkits are very interesting to analyze, we are always looking out for these kinds of samples […]
- Former AWS engineer convicted over hack that cost Capital One $270m
- WebAssembly on Amazon Lambda: Lessons Learned
- Space-Track confirms presence of 4 secret payloads on Globalstar Falcon 9 launch
- Black teacher who objected to ‘white privilege’ training wins $525K settlement
- Why Casanova Continues to Seduce Us
- Educational and personal robots from the 1940s to 1990s
- Observations on 6 Years of Journaling
- Straight.el: next-gen, purely functional package manager for the Emacs hacker
🍀 Next-generation, purely functional package manager for the Emacs hacker. – GitHub – radian-software/straight.el: 🍀 Next-generation, purely functional package manager for the Emacs hacker.
- Ohio State University secures trademark for use of the word ‘THE’ on clothing
- Users preferred the less straightforward UX and I finally understand why
Two years ago, I learned a valuable lesson about creating good UX:
It might not seem intuitive, but sometimes users prefer the less straightforward UX
At this time, I was building the first version of a new cross-platform app called Skiwise. I thought I was creating the best experience possible,
- Brooks County TX pays off hacker with tax dollars after ransomware attack
- Contextuality: a lesser-known but equally magical aspect of quantum mechanics
- Linus Torvalds: Rust for the Kernel Could Possibly Be Merged for Linux 5.20
- Katapayadi System
- In-depth photographic look at all the golf courses I play
- Glasgow City Council approves 4-day week on full pay
Councillors have agreed an investigation should be carried out into the roll-out of a four day week for council staff – with no reduction in pay.