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AI, bots and robots
- AI chatbots are not a replacement for search engines
The idea of an all-knowing computer program comes from science fiction and should stay there. Despite the seductive fluency of ChatGPT and other language models, they remain unsuitable as sources of knowledge. We must fight against the instinct to trust a human-sounding machine, argue Emily M. Bender & Chirag Shah.
Decades of science fiction have taught us that a key feature of a high-tech future is computer systems that give us instant access to seemingly limitless collections of knowledge through an interface that takes the form of a friendly (or sometimes sinisterly detached) voice. The early promis
- Study finds AI assistants help developers produce code likely to be buggy
- iCub Knows Where You Look: Exploiting Social Cues for Object Detection Learning
- BBC Set to Replace Robot News Studio Cameras
- Cheerful chatbots don’t necessarily improve customer service
- Robots Grip Better When They Grip Smarter
- Reverse-engineering the source prompts of Notion AI
Pwning the source prompts of Notion AI, 7 techniques for Reverse Prompt Engineering… and why everyone is *wrong* about prompt injection
- ChatBCG: Generative AI For Slides
- NY Sabotages Right to Repair Bill
Yesterday’s video detailing what would happen, THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: https://youtu.be/NKdFfRWUgS8Bill edit: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FlHtbaRWAAEdwdv?for…
- Control Pandas, Polars, or SQL from One DSL
Blockchain and decentralization
- Evolution of the Ethereum Proof-of-Stake Consensus Protocol
Evolution of the Ethereum Proof-of-Stake Consensus Protocol – pos-evolution/pos-evolution.md at master · ethereum/pos-evolution
- Crypto Founders and Bitcoin Moguls Lost $116B in 2022
- I’m sure LastPass setting the delete account to display: none was coincidental
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I’m sure that Lastpass setting the delete account div to display: none was a perfectly coincidental defect
- Bitcoin hashrate drops nearly 40% as deadly U.S. storm unplugs miners
- Installing an Ethernet card and video card and other upgrades for a Mac SE/30
- Visa is looking at ways it can help the Ethereum ecosystem develop
- Coins Stolen from Wallet
- What would a decentralised Uber look like?
- How we got grifted by a multi-billion dollar grocery distributor
UPDATE, 10:56PM CT: THE POWER OF THE INTERNET SAVED THE DAY. All of the bags of caffeinated coffees sold out. That’s approximately 24,000 bags of coffee. You all are amazing! We are overwhelmed with gratitude and will update tomorrow. Hopefully we can find these lonely bags of decaf a good home, too. We’ve had a…
- Decentralized storage company Storj removed their warrant canary
Woman computer scientist of the week
Laura Ann Waller is a computer scientist and Ted Van Duzer Endowed Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She was awarded a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellowship to develop microscopes to image deep structures within the brain in 2017 and won the 2018 SPIE Early Career Award.
Cloud and architecture
- How much I’ve spent so far running my own Mastodon server on AWS
- General guidance when working as a cloud engineer
- Acquia Cloud Next, a journey in platform modernization
- Self-hosted CMS on Server-less Cloudflare for podcast/blog/img/videos
a lightweight cms self-hosted on cloudflare, for podcasts, blogs, photos, videos, documents, and curated urls. – GitHub – microfeed/microfeed: a lightweight cms self-hosted on cloudflare, for podca…
- A checkerboard pattern of inner ear cells enables us to hear
Development and languages
- Challenging algorithms and data structures every programmer should try
Bored of algorithms? Here are my recommendations that are exciting, understandable, and sometimes even useful!
- Second Life on GitHub
Linden Lab open-sourced Second Life’s client on January 8th, 2007. In the 15 years since, open source contributions have led to countless new features and bug fixes that have markedly improved the life of our virtual world. Without open source, SL would not be as vibrant, enduring and successful …
- Benefits of Monty Python’s Silly Walks
- The return of lazy imports for Python
- Microsoft accidentally revealed a UI design prototype for the next Windows
- Source Code for Populous for Windows CE / Dreamcast Released
Populous for Windows CE/Dreamcast. Special thanks to Comby Laurent and LemonHaze – GitHub – LemonHaze420/DCPopulous: Populous for Windows CE/Dreamcast. Special thanks to Comby Laurent and LemonHaze
- Digital Gardening in Obsidian
- Windows 95 went the extra mile to ensure compatibility of SimCity, other games
Pickup trucks full of software boxes, Win95VersionLie, and other tricks.
- Firefox for Android Added Save as PDF
- Why I’m Glad I Lack Passion to Be a Programmer
- Running Windows 7 on a 5 MHz CPU with 128MB of RAM
The system takes 28 minutes to boot up but it can multitask.
- The KCL Programming Language for DevOps
- Extending Python with Rust
- Numba: A High Performance Python Compiler
- 26 Programming Languages in 25 Days
Everything is generated entirely with code.
- WuMgr: Windows Update but Not Automatic
- Freedom Mobile’s 4 digit password limit
- Golang disables Nagle’s Algorithm by default
This adventure starts with git-lfs. It was a normal day and I added a 500 MB binary asset to my server templates. When I went to push it, I found it interesting that git-lfs was uploading at 50KB p…
- Why I’m still using Python
- I wrote a SQL engine in Python
Open source SQL engine in Python. Contribute to marsupialtail/quokka development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Self Hosted OpenStreetMap using only Sqlite3 and Python
Reverse Geocode for OpenStreetmap. Contribute to punnerud/rgcosm development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Whatever happened to SHA-256 support in Git
- Deceiving Windows Defender: The Big Stack Bypass
Today, I’ll take you through the process I came up with …
Quote of the week
I have found that the reason a lot of people are interested in artificial intelligence is the same reason a lot of people are interested in artificial limbs: they are missing one.
— David Parnas
- Startup childhood – Tiny startups are not Google-in-miniature-form
- Twitter Data Breach: Data of 400M Users Up for Sale on Dark Web
- DuckDuckGo now blocks Google sign-in pop-ups on all sites
- The FBI was the primary link between the intelligence community and Twitter
- Google’s water use is soaring, consume more than 25% of water used in The Dalles
- The worst-selling Microsoft software product of all time: OS/2 for the Mach 20
- Google removed my Yubikeys from a Google account ‘just to be safe’
- How Twitter moderated the Covid debate
- I’m Done with Google
My auntie is in hospital for christmas this year.
It’s been identified as flu, but it seriously affected her because she has a lot of heath problems includin…
- Artificial Intelligence Is Stupid and Causal Reasoning Will Not Fix It
- Microsoft fined $64M by France over cookies used in Bing searches
- Tesla stock falls again, toward longest losing streak in more than 4 years
- Tesla stopped reporting its Autopilot safety numbers online. Why?
- Tesla Drops Out of the 10 Biggest U.S. Public Companies
- Tesla stock marks lowest close in years as investors worry about Musk’s focus
- Tesla’s 2022 Collapse Hits 69% After Deepest Selloff Since April
(Bloomberg) — The tailspin in Tesla Inc. shares accelerated Tuesday, marking their longest losing streak since 2018, as a report of a plan to temporarily halt production at its China factory rekindled fears about demand risks. Most Read from BloombergMilan Reports 50% of Passengers on China Flights Have CovidSouthwest Air Memos Showed Growing Alarm on Eve of Epic Winter StormRussia Says Ukraine Must Surrender Even as Putin’s Army RetreatsSouth Korea Sends Drones to Kim Jong Un’s Airspace in Unp
- Microsoft’s making Excel’s formulas even easier
- Schooling improves intelligence, socioeconomic/genetic differences not affected
npj Science of Learning – Schooling substantially improves intelligence, but neither lessens nor widens the impacts of socioeconomics and genetics
- Wiretapping Google smart speakers
- Tesla used car price bubble pops, weighs on new car demand
- Amazon admits no basis for damages in $1M asset seizure by DOJ
- AMD, Intel, and Nvidia Reportedly Slash Orders with TSMC
- Why “OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems” Is Not in Amazon’s Kindle Store
- Microfluidic device erosion reduced with cavitation bubbles
- Taxpayers paying billions for the renovations and construction of NFL stadiums
- Twitter API hacked, user database being sold online
Hello dear breached usersI’m selling data of +400 million unique twitter users that was scraped via…
- Tech Journalism Doesn’t Know What to Do with Mastodon
What happens when innovation doesnât fit the usual narratives?
- What medieval manuscripts teach us about our ancestors’ pets
- 2022 was the year of Linux on the Desktop
It finally happened!
- The Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You
- Writing a Mini-CDN to Learn Nginx/Prometheus/Grafana/Lua
CDN Up and Running – Building a CDN from Scratch to Learn about CDN – GitHub – leandromoreira/cdn-up-and-running: CDN Up and Running – Building a CDN from Scratch to Learn about CDN
- Women like working with people, men like working with things, all over the world
- Tesla to run reduced output in Shanghai in January
- The Linux Command Line
- Hard truths I learned when I got laid off from my SWE job
I got laid off from a software engineering job in April of 2020.
- More developers use Linux than Mac, according to 2022 StackOverflow survey
The 2022 StackOverflow developer survey shows that more developers use Linux than Mac. And while Windows remains the most used platform with developers
- Why Solana was decimated by Bankman-Fried’s downfall
- Barnes and Noble’s surprising turnaround
Digital platforms are struggling, meanwhile a 136-year-old book retailer is growing again. But why?
- Build your front end in React, then let ChatGPT be your Redux reducer
- FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried allegedly cashes out US$684,000 on-chain data show
- Boston Housing Price Dataset was Removed from scikit-learn 1.2
scikit-learn: machine learning in Python. Contribute to scikit-learn/scikit-learn development by creating an account on GitHub.
- VanillaOS: Immutable Ubuntu-Based Linux
- A once respected biology journal indicts evolutionary biology for ableism
- GrapheneOS Lead on Linux (In)Security