Gooooooood morning, Family!!! 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
- A Danish political party led by an AI
- AI better at creating fragrances than professional perfumers
- Oakland cops hope to arm robots with lethal shotguns
- In South Korea, robots are on the job. How is the service?
- AI Data Laundering
Tech companies working with AI are outsourcing data collection and training to academic/nonprofit research groups, shielding them from potential accountability and legal liability.
- Stability AI Raises $101M at $1B valuation
- SKRL – Reinforcement Learning Library
- Projectbook – a free collection of 100 project ideas for learning
- Capturing robot data so we can debug it later
- Icestudio: Drag and Drop FPGA programming and learning
- I made a new AI colorizer
- How a med student made the best AI writing assistant and got acquired by Jasper
- AI will replace middle management before robots replace hourly workers
Artificial Intelligence is now capable of beating the best humans at chess 100% of the time no questions asked. The Roomba in the corner of my room still get…
- Internet down in multiple cities across France after suspected sabotage
- Battle with bots prompts purge of Amazon, Apple employee accounts on LinkedIn
- AI models that predict disease are not as accurate as reports might suggest
AI models for health care that predict disease are not as accurate as reports might suggest. Here’s why
Blockchain and decentralization
- Former FBI Director Said Blockchain Is Easier to Trace Than Paper Money
Bitcoin has failed. Cryptocurrencies and DeFi platforms are now more vulnerable to privacy breaches and hacking than traditional banking.
- Stablecoin Mechanics 2: We found the Tether-Celsius loans
- Bitcoin Fails to Produce 1 Block for over an Hour
- No 37C3 in 2022: Looking forward to decentralized alternatives and CCC Camp 2023
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Skylake: Intel’s Longest Serving Architecture
- Lab-made Covid virus draws government scrutiny
- We are still early with the cloud
- Amazon faces $1B lawsuit in UK for ‘favouring its own products’
- Cloud Costs Are in a Bubble
- Leveraging mispriced AWS spot instances
- Butterfly wing patterns emerge from ancient ‘junk’ DNA
Butterfly wing patterns have a basic plan to them, which is manipulated by non-coding regulatory DNA to create the diversity of wings seen in different species, according to new research.
Development and languages
- Digital Gardening
- VS Code Org Mode
- Warpd: A modal keyboard-driven virtual pointer
A modal keyboard-driven virtual pointer. Contribute to rvaiya/warpd development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Trying new programming languages helped me grow as a software engineer
Use new programming languages knowledge to level up your Software Engineer career!
- Google Announces KataOS: Security-Focused OS, Using Rust and SeL4 Microkernel
- Microsoft’s out-of-date driver list left Windows PCs open to malware attacks
- GitHub Copilot, with “public code” blocked, emits my copyrighted code
- Wasm-service: Htmx, WebAssembly, Rust, ServiceWorker proof of concept
HTMX, WebAssembly, Rust, ServiceWorkers. Contribute to richardanaya/wasm-service development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Privacy respecting weather app for Android
(SECUSO) Lets you watch the weather for cities and locations of your choice
- Codeberg a GitHub Alternative from Europe
Recently I started migrating my note-taking from Notion to Obsidian. Obsidian does not offer free syncing between devices and you will have to manually set up a method to sync your notes, either by using something like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Git.
So I thought it would be easier for me to set u
- GitHub at the 77th United Nations General Assembly
- That Shouldn’t Happen – UnreachableException in .NET 7
- GitHub Copilot investigation
GitHub Copilot investigation
- MinTOTP – Minimal TOTP generator in 20 lines of Python
- Introducing fine-grained personal access tokens for GitHub
- PostgresML is 8-40x faster than Python HTTP microservices
- Firefox Beta for Android now supports custom add-on collections
- Securing a GitHub repo is a ton of work
A hacker’s quest to have a ridiculously hardened Github org
Quote of the week
Programming languages should be designed not by piling feature on top of feature, but by removing the weaknesses and restrictions that make additional features appear necessary.
- Google engineers joked about how incognito mode isn’t incognito
- US Export Restrictions, Intel Layoffs, Applied Materials, and TSMC
- Criterion Channel curates classics instead of modern Netflix monotony
- Google Announces KataOS and Sparrow
- Cash, Canadians and CPUs: Intel’s ‘Lost’ Early Microprocessor
- Tesla fires after hurricane raises alarm for Florida officials
- Ryzen 7000 amdgpu boot hang
So you decided to build a brand new system using all the latest and coolest tech, so you buy a Ryzen 7000 series
Zen 4 CPU, like the Ryzen 7700X that I picked, with a new mother board and DDR5 memory
- Intelligence Beyond the Brain
- Kanye West to acquire free speech platform Parler
- Nvidia’s Implicit Warping Is a Potentially Powerful Deepfake Technique
Over the past 10-20 years, and particularly in recent years, the computer vision research community has produced an abundance of frameworks capable of taking a single image and using it to perform ‘deepfake puppetry’ – the use of the facial and body movements of one person to simulate a secondary,…
- Amazon’s attrition costs $8B annually according to leaked documents
- Microsoft layoffs around 1000 people
- Intel and the $1.5T chip industry meltdown
Thank the boom-and-bust cycle—and America’s government
- Microsoft Lays Off Employees After Slowdown in Earnings Growth
- Microsoft Full Circle
- Aquila: A unified, low-latency fabric for datacenter networks
- IDA cybersecurity software provider Hex-Rays acquired
- How Faithful Is Amazon’s Rings of Power to JRR Tolkien’s Books?
Q: How Faithful is Amazon’s Rings of Power to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Books? ANSWER: Amazon Prime’s show is not very faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien at all. But there’s a legal reason w…
- Google is forcing us to make our open source VoIP app worse
- Intel Core I9-13900K and I5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite
- Microbenchmarking Intel’s Arc A770
- India fines Google $162M for anti-competitive practices on Android
- CT scans of batteries
Learn how Li-ion and LiPo batteries move so many electrons without having to open one yourself. Our CT scanner lets you see inside while staying safe.
- Stripe is just trying to do layoff without paying severance
- Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in economy warning: ‘Batten down hatches’
- Texas Sues Google for Collecting Biometric Data Without Consent
- Lessons learned working decades with Graphical DSLs
- Tracing the Linux kernel with Retsnoop
- Former WSJ reporter says law firm used Indian hackers to sabotage his career
Jay Solomon sued Dechert LLP, saying they worked with hackers from India to steal emails between him and one of his sources. The law firm disputed the claim.
- Annie Ernaux’s Justly Deserved Nobel
- Linux Kernel MultiPath TCP Project
- Efficient IO in Linux with io_uring
- The Unix Pipe Card Game – teach kids basic Unix commands
- Chaos theory eliminates quantum uncertainty
Two of the key founders of quantum physics, Einstein and Schrödinger, were deeply sceptical of its implications about uncertainty and the nature of reality. Today, the orthodox reading is that uncertainty is indeed an inherent feature of quantum systems, not a reflection of our own lack of knowledge. But Oxford physicist Tim Palmer now argues that chaos theory shows that quantum uncertainty is in fact down to our own ignorance, not reality itself. This could have far-reaching consequences for our ability to marry quantum mechanics with general relativity.
Everyone knows that long-range weather forecasts are uncert
- Jessica Wade made more than 1k Wikipedia bios for unknown women scientists
- Learn Enough C to Survive
If you play around with your computer long enough, you will inevitably encounter C. Maybe you use dwm and need to write your config file…in C. Or you want to work on an optimized Python module…in C. Or a kernel driver, or Apache, or… well, you get the picture. The picture is even bigger than that, though.
- Koch Method to Learn Morse
- Alpine Linux Minimalist Desktop
- Wyoming Legislators Fight Banks Regulating Behavior Through Social Credit Scores
- A new search engine UX I’ve been working on in my free time
Swurl is a new search engine that allows you to search the web faster!
- With teachers in short supply, states ease job requirements
- The Rise of ‘Luxury Surveillance’
- 81% of IT teams directed to reduce or halt cloud spending
- Managing and using ONVIF IP cameras with Linux
- Remote work may have fueled a baby boom among U.S. women
- Kill Bill – Open-Source Subscription Billing and Payments Platform
Open-Source Subscription Billing & Payments Platform – GitHub – killbill/killbill: Open-Source Subscription Billing & Payments Platform
- 2020 California wildfires wiped out 20Y of greenhouse gas emission reductions
- New research suggests our brains use quantum computation
- CloudFront vs. Cloudflare, and how to reduce response times for both
- The HTTP crash course nobody asked for
HTTP does a pretty good job staying out of everyone’s way. If you’re reading this article, there’s a solid chance it was delivered to you
over HTTP. Even if you’re reading this …
- Experiments Spell Doom for Decades-Old Explanation of Quantum Weirdness
Physical-collapse theories have long offered a natural solution to the central mystery of the quantum world. But a series of increasingly precise experiments are making them untenable.
- The availability of text generators will force positive changes to education
- Linux M1 GPU driver passes 99% of the dEQP-GLES2 compliance tests