Gooooooood morning, Organisms!!! 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
- DeviantArt upsets artists with its new AI art generator, DreamUp
- Which face is real?
- Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology
- I created a site to make AI generated photos of your pet
- SBF posting 1 letter tweets to evade delete detection bots?
- Machine learning with Unix pipes
- I record myself on audio 24×7 and use an AI to process the information
What will happen when our phones record everything we say 24×7 using AI to process that information?, before someone else does, I tried to do it myself, and this is the result. First of all some clarifications. It’s not really 24×7 because I didn’t find it useful to leave it
- Galactica: an AI trained on humanity’s scientific knowledge (by Meta)
- Good Old Fashioned AI is dead, long live New-Fangled AI
- Solving brain dynamics gives rise to flexible machine learning models
- Notion AI
Leverage the power of AI in any Notion page. Now in private alpha.
- Bottomless, consumption-based storage for PostgreSQL built on Amazon S3
- Robot treats 500k plants per hour with 95% less chemicals
This âintelligent sharpshooterâ farming robot distinguishes crops from weeds â and it could help feed 10 billion people.Subscribe to Freethink on YouTube âº h…
- AI found a bug in my code
I wanted to see how a language model would analyze my existing code. I had the model look at some existing code and rank the probability of each token appearing given the previous tokens. I also had it suggest its own token and compared the probability of my token to the probability of the model’s token.
- The Near Future of AI is Action-Driven and it will look a lot like AGI
…and it will look a lot like AGI. LLMs can become extremely powerful by leveraging external cognitive assets and choosing actions.
- Israel deploys remote-controlled robotic guns
- Autonomous robots to help modernize grape, wine industry
- I made a free transcription service powered by Whisper AI
- Burnham, Elon, and the Revenge of Entrepreneurial Capitalism
- Nord Stream leaks confirmed as sabotage, Sweden says
Blockchain and decentralization
- We built a privacy based decentralised cloud compute platform
- Vast Majority of People Who Invest in Bitcoin Inevitably Lose Money, Study Shows
- New Ethernet Cyberattack Crunches Critical Systems
- ASX drops plan to replace CHESS with blockchain, writes off $250M AUD
The long-running project has been shelved after a devastating Accenture report cited multiple areas of concern. ASIC chair Joe Longo said the ASX «failed to demonstrate appropriate control».
- LibreOffice blogs about Blockchain, locks comments after negative user feedback
- The Unison language – a new approach to Distributed programming
A friendly programming language from the future.
- The decentralized web and the future of Section 230
Section 230 created a space wherein platforms could build the viable businesses that have come to dominate the internet experience.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- My Laptop Is Faster Than Your Cloud: Announcing MotherDuck
- Learning Latent Part-Whole Hierarchies for Point Clouds
- Infosys leaked FullAdminAccess AWS keys on PyPI for over a year
- Migrating 1 terabyte of files from OneDrive to Nextcloud
- Use a custom domain to send emails with Gmail using Cloudflare email routing
- Trust in Musk or go federated with Nextcloud Social
Development and languages
- A GitHub business card generator
Generate your custom image from your GitHub username. A fun experiment of image generation.
- GitHub is replacing Rails front end rendering with React
- Digital Astronomy with Cellular Automata
- Programming Games for Atari 2600
- Carefully exploring Rust as a Python developer
- The rabbit hole of adding grain to digital photos
Internationally published visual artist based in Brasov, Romania. I shoot vivid portraits and use post production to create and alternative reality
- Spy agency uses ‘computer network exploitation’ to take digital information
- DivestOS – Long-term support for end-of-life Android devices
- Lisp-stick on a Python
- Use Slack Emoji on GitHub
- Twitter Android app dev fired: Guess it’s official now.
- Sapling: A new source control system with Git-compatible client
Meta has open sourced Sapling, a new, Git-compatible source control client that scales to the largest repositories in the world.
- The Bucks can’t wear cream uniforms because they interfere with digital ads
- Digital books wear out faster than physical books
Ever try to read a physical book passed down in your family from 100 years ago? Probably worked well. Ever try reading an ebook you paid for 10 years ago? Probably a different experience. From the leasing business model of mega publishers to physical device evolution to format obsolescence, digital books are fragile and […]
- Enso: Hybrid visual and textual functional programming
- What’s so great about functional programming anyway?
To hear some people talk about functional programming, you’d think they’d joined some kind of cult. They prattle on about how it’s changed the way they think about code. They’ll extol the benefits of purity, at length. And proclaim that they are now able to “reason about their code”—as if all other code is irrational and incomprehensible. It’s enough to make anyone skeptical. Still, one has to wonder. There must be a reason these zealots get so worked up. What are they so excited about?
- Python 3.12.0 is to remove long-deprecated items
- GitHub Copilot isn’t worth the risk
- I am building a new Python library to read/write PDF files
A Python PDF parsing library and tool built on top to browse the internal structure of a PDF file – GitHub – desgeeko/pdfsyntax: A Python PDF parsing library and tool built on top to browse the int…
- Rust in the 6.2 kernel
The merge window for the 6.1 release brought in basic support for writing kernel code in Rust
— with an emphasis on «basic». It is possible to create a «hello world»
module for 6.1, but not much can be done beyond that. There is, however, a
lot more Rust code for the kernel out there; it’s just waiting for its turn to be
reviewed and merged into the mainline. Miguel Ojeda has now posted the next
round of Rust patches, adding to the support infrastructure in the
- Use this kernel parameter in your kiosk
- How Windows decide whether your computer has limited or full Internet access
Looking for special servers.
- HelenOS a microkernel-based, multiserver OS from scratch
A portable microkernel-based multiserver operating system written from scratch. – GitHub – HelenOS/helenos: A portable microkernel-based multiserver operating system written from scratch.
- A Browser-Based First Programming Language – Easier Than Python
Quote of the week
All software sucks, be it open-source [or] proprietary. The only question is what can be done with particular instance of suckage, and that’s where having the source matters.
- Ancient wisdom: Oldest full sentence in first alphabet is about head lice
- Surface Pro 9 teardown reveals modular parts, Microsoft’s 2023 repair plans
- AT&T Syntax versus Intel Syntax
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledges to give away most of his wealth
- Tesla rival Rivian posts losses of $1.7B, with worse to come
- Amazon Is Said to Plan to Lay Off Thousands of Employees
- Eli Lilly pulls millions in Twitter advertising after fake account debacle
- Tesla finds a loophole in states where dealerships are forbidden: Tribal lands
- My project is now an easter egg in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Play and Enjoy the History of Microsoft Flight Simulator – GitHub – s-macke/FSHistory: Play and Enjoy the History of Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs, according to LinkedIn posts
- Tesla has used space characters in internal emails to identify leaks
- Evernote to be acquired by Bending Spoons
- Amazon confirms corporate staff cuts that could hit 10k employees
- Laying myself off from Amazon
- Nvidia Earning Results Q3 2023
- Nothing has ever angered me more than The Google Play Team
2 weeks of dealing with Google as a developer
- A Secret Apple Silicon Extension to Accommodate an Intel 8080 Artifact
Lately I’ve been spending time on Mastodon for … reasons. Here’s my link: https://oldbytes.space/@blakespot. In my recently active time on the platform, I have found quite a few excellent retrocomputing-related posts by creative members of the community. One such post, … Continue reading →
- Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says layoffs will continue into next year
- Twitter to employees: all office buildings closed, badge access suspended
- The case against the Twitter apology and our culture of performed remorse
- Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week
- Google’s Go Style Guide
Style guides for Google-originated open-source projects
- Waze Founder Noam Bardin is starting up a Twitter alternative
- Twitter in chaos as employees accept Musk’s invitation to quit their jobs
- Dominance of App Store and Google Play is hurting developers and users
Apple and Google have nurtured their walled gardens — App Store and Google Play Store — condemning developers to walking on eggshells around store rules, paying exorbitant fees, and living in the fear of powerful reviewers working behind the scenes. The walls of these gardens are of different height — with Apple’s being far steeper than that of Google’s — but they are both hard to climb.
- If you (still) work at Twitter and you can code, head to the HQ now
- Twitter removed their diversity page some time between November 16, 2022 and now
- Tattoos on ancient Egyptian women appear to ask for protection during childbirth
- Court Case Could Make It a Crime to Be a Journalist in Texas
- FTX hacker identity discovered by Kraken Exchange team
- FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried under supervision in Bahamas, looking to flee to Dubai
- How to hack the simulation?
- Sam Bankman-Fried and the geometry of conscience
Update (Nov. 16): Check out this new interview of SBF by my friend and leading Effective Altruist writer Kelsey Piper. Here Kelsey directly confronts SBF with some of the same moral and psychologic…
- Mechanical neural network can learn and change its physical properties
- Sam Bankman-Fried vs. the Match King
The similarities between Ivar Kreuger and Sam Bankman Fried.
- Quantum trick sees light move forwards and back in time simultaneously
- Michael Lewis’ next book is about Sam Bankman-Fried
Author compares Sam Bankman-Fried, Binance’s CZ to ‘Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader’ in email sent by CAA
- Education as Civilization-Building
Today, there is too much focus on education as job training. Here’s a better framework: education as a process of civilization-building — as a tool to maximize human potential.
- Gender pay gap is closing among top CEOs in Germany: men are slowly catching up
- The collapse of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fraud is looking quite spicy for journalism
- IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 servers can reduce energy consumption by 75%
- PayPal Inactivity Fee
- Best Online Teaching Methods That Will Change the Way You Teach
Online teaching is hard, especially if you don’t have a background in teaching and education. Try these most effective online teaching methods
- Fedora Linux 37
- Americans to Provide Biometrics and Pay Fee Traveling to the U.K. From 2023
Beginning in 2023, the U.K. will require Americans to apply for Travel Authorization and undergo biometric checks when visiting.
- The fall of Sam Bankman-Fried is crypto’s Enron moment
Sam Bankman-Fried was written up as the J.P. Morgan of crypto, but most of his success was due to very fancy financial engineering
- Companies ran an experiment: Pay workers their full salary to work fewer days
- Windows Subsystem For Linux a.k.a. WSL 1.0.0 released
- Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself
- Banks and hospitals are cashing in when patients can’t pay for health care
- Aerobic Activity Can Reduce Risk of Metastatic Cancer by 72%
TAU researchers find that exercise defeats cancer by increasing glucose consumption
- 99Wh Battery Linux Laptop
- Annie Ernaux Turns Memory into Art
- Find Verified Journalists on Mastodon
- Sam Bankman-Fraud?
- FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried cashed out $300M during funding spree
- $477M FTX ‘hack’ was a Bahamian government asset seizure