Gooooooood morning, Citizens!!! 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
- NeuralPi: Raspberry Pi guitar pedal using neural networks
- The Follower: Using open cameras and AI to find how an Instagram photo is taken
- FTC Investigating Amazon’s Acquisition of iRobot
- The AI Unbundling
AI is starting to unbundle the final part of the idea propagation value chain: idea creation and substantiation. The impacts will be far-reaching.
- IPDetective – An API for IP bot detection
- AI Content Generation, Part 1: Machine Learning Basics
- BrainFlow the library to work with biosensors and neurointerfaces
- Don’t compare yourself to other entrepreneurs
- Search 5.8B images used to train popular AI art models
- Long Covid is now the third leading neurological disorder in the US
- Alaska Ranked Choice Voting Cast Vote Record
- Scientists are using AI to dream up revolutionary new proteins
- Food delivery robot rolls through LA crime scene as confused cops look on
- From Deep Learning Foundations to Stable Diffusion
Practical Deep Learning for Coders part 2, 2022
- A framework for building Slack bots in Python
- 60-80% of Tweeters posting on Russia-Ukraine war are bots, 90% pro Ukraine
- Retrospection and Learnings from Dgraph Labs
- Retrobot: A Discord bot that plays emulated games with friends over chat
- “The Suck” (Learning Anything by Writing It Out by Hand)
- Don’t be your own worst boss as a solopreneur
Blockchain and decentralization
- Framework Ethernet Expansion Card is now available
- Framework Laptop 2.5Gbps Ethernet Expansion Card
Ethernet Expansion Card gives you ultra fast and reliable networking over an RJ45 jack
- One year on, El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment has proven a failure
- Ethereum Classic hashrate doubled this month ahead of ETH merge
- The Ethereum Merge Is Done
The historic upgrade casts aside the miners who had previously driven the blockchain, with promises of massive environmental benefits.
- Ethereum activates The Merge as it shifts to proof of stake
The Merge has officially been triggered, marking Ethereum’s transition from proof of work to proof of stake.
- Vitalik: Ethereum Merge Just Finalized
- “No politics” Coinbase rolls out feature to promote crypto-friendly politicians
- The Collapse of CryptoKitties, the First Big Blockchain Game
In September 2018, someone bought an angry cartoon cat for the equivalent $170,000. It was big win for CryptoKitties, the worldâs first blockchain gaming hit. But the sky-high transaction obscured a more difficult truth: CryptoKitties was dying.
- GPU mining no longer profitable after Ethereum merge
- SurrealDB: Distributed document-graph database for the realtime web
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Cloudflare Warp
Install the free app that makes your phone’s Internet more fast, private, and reliable.
- What Is Kubernetes HPA and How Can It Help You Save on the Cloud?
- Grafana Labs launches free incident management tool in Grafana Cloud
- A message from Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson: 11% workforce cut
- WunderBase – Serverless OSS database on top of SQLite, Firecracker
WunderBase is a Serverless Database with a GraphQL API on top of SQLite, Firecracker and Prisma. It’s open source, sleeps when you don’t use it and therefore extremely inexpensive.
- Cloud Spanner now with a free tier
- The Architecture of Musical Instruments
- Cloudflare Ditches Nginx for In-House, Rust-Written Pingora
- Reflio – Open-source affiliate program creator for SaaS
Create a privacy-friendly referral program for your SaaS. GDPR Friendly. Based in the UK. European-owned infrastructure.
- Datastream for BigQuery Preview
Enable near real-time insights on operational data with Datastream for BigQuery.
Development and languages
- Constraint Programming
- HiFiScan, a Python app to optimize your loudspeakers
Optimize the audio quality of loudspeakers. Contribute to erdewit/HiFiScan development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Declarative GUI with constraints-based layout engine for Python
- A Review of the Odin Programming Language
- Proposal: support SQLite in WordPress
- SQLite Doesn’t Use Git
- Git Tutorial – All You Need to Get Started
- SB116 Programmers Calculator
- Details on new free tier limits on gitlab.com
- Why peer to peer digital payment system UPI should remain free in India
- How Steve Sasson Invented the Digital Camera
- Scaling Git’s garbage collection
- I figured out how to get GitHub Copilot to run in the terminal
Hack to get Github Copilot working in the terminal with bash – GitHub – maxwell-bland/copilot-in-the-terminal: Hack to get Github Copilot working in the terminal with bash
- Metaprogramming in Python
- CSCI1730: Introduction to Programming Languages (BrownU)
Quote of the week
More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason – including blind stupidity.
— William A. Wulf
- Questions about the hard limits of human intelligence
- Google’s ‘Rest and Vest’ Days for Senior Employees Are Over, Says CEO
- Google suspended our domain out of the blue – lyearncom
- Intel says one of its 13th Gen CPUs will hit 6GHz out of the box
More details are coming on September 27th.
- Intel’s Meteor Lake Chiplets, Compared to AMD’s
During a presentation at Hot Chips 34, Intel detailed how their upcoming Meteor Lake processors employ chiplets. Like AMD, Intel is seeking to get the modularity and lower costs associated with usi…
- Intel Hyperscan is a high-performance multiple regex matching library
- Mudge Twitter whistleblower testimony
- Twitter trackers jeopardize military aircraft
- The Problem with Intelligence
- Algolia Acquires Search.io
Acquisition creates world’s first and only hybrid search engine combining Keyword and Vector Search in a single API, enabling retailers to capture additional 70% long tail business at 90% less cost
- Google loses challenge against EU antitrust decision, wins 5% fine cut
- It’s been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999
- Color fonts on Google Fonts
Customize color palettes, add gradients, and more with COLRv1
- The spam on Twitter is appalling
- Google employees alarmed that the company suddenly expects them to do work
- Google Zonda search shows ad for phising site as first result
- Adobe to acquire Figma for $20B
- I don’t care about cookies Web Extension acquired by Avast
Get rid of annoying cookie warnings from almost all ‘infected’ websites!
- Did GoogleAI Just Snooker One of Silicon Valley’s Sharpest Minds?
- Malvertising on Microsoft Edge’s news feed pushes tech support scams
- California sues Amazon for preventing 3rd-party sellers being cheaper elsewhere
- CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using Male-to-Male Extension Cords Sold on Amazon
CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using Male-to-Male Extension Cords Sold on Amazon.com Due to Electrocution, Fire, and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards
- EVGA terminates Nvidia partnership
Sponsor: HYTE Y60 computer case on Amazon – https://geni.us/3ngWPEVGA has terminated its relationship with NVIDIA. EVGA will no longer be manufacturing video…
- Old school Linux administration – my next homelab generation
- A Retro Nethack Interface
- Companies Are Hacking Their Way Around the Chip Shortage
- The Inflated Promise of Science Education
- What scientists have learnt from Covid lockdowns
- I learned to love testing game code
Using the Bevy game engine!
- Tinder turns 10: what have we learned from a decade of dating apps?
- How to Learn Modern Rust
A guide to the adventurer. Contribute to joaocarvalhoopen/How_to_learn_modern_Rust development by creating an account on GitHub.
- The Quality of Quantitative Analysis
- A pair of Linux kernel modules using Rust
The idea of being able to write kernel code in the Rust language has a
certain appeal, but it is hard to judge how well that would actually work
in the absence of examples to look at. Those examples, especially for
modules beyond the «hello world» level of complexity, have been somewhat
scarce, but that is beginning to change. At the 2022 Kangrejos gathering
in Oviedo, Spain, two developers presented the modules they have developed
and some lessons that have been learned from this exercise.
- FSArchiver – Filesystem Archiver for Linux
- Linux’s Modern NTFS Driver Preparing a “Hidedotfiles” Option
- Woman sues after DNA from rape kit used to arrest her
- Increase: Banking API
- Woman holds up Lebanese bank for $13k of her own money
- Hacktoberfest 2022
Hacktoberfest: a month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors.
- H-m-m (hackers mind map)
Hackers Mind Map. Contribute to nadrad/h-m-m development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Microsoft Teams stores auth tokens as cleartext in Windows, Linux, Macs
- Radv: Reduce CPU overhead of draw command recording Code
- Pay attention to deviations from mainstream incentives
The second part of a three part piece on incentives. It turns out that if you’ve grokked the primary incentives of an industry, you can do one other thing: identify aberrations, and use that as a guide to dig further.
- Hacking the PS4 / PS5 Through the PS2 Emulator
- Software engineers paying 75K to get 3 inches taller
- Rust for Linux Workshop: The perils of pinning
- New Linux OS Scheduler Reduces Lag by Keeping Light Work on Fewer CPU Cores
- The movie Hackers was released 27 years ago
- Shopify lets staff decide cash-stock pay mix as shares dive
- Siting Bank Branches
- Iranian Citizens Charged in Broad Hacking Campaign in US
- Philly pays $30K to two ‘courtesy’ tow victims, but class-action suit continues
The city has settled with two people whose cars were towed from legal parking spots into illegal spots, then ticketed. Two others have refused Philadelphia’s offer.
- Bankman-Fried survived the slump and still expanded