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AI, bots and robots
- Depression, social anxiety, and neuroticism related to phubbing in friendships
- ANA, JAL plan drone services to boost remote areas, own bottom lines
- Typical Gemini: On the “Selected Poetry” of Alexander Pushkin
- Learning Almost Nothing About LLVM
- Facebook apology as AI labels black men ‘primates’
The company says it was an “unacceptable error” and disabled the feature and launched an investigation.
- Spice.ai – open-source, time series AI for developers
AI has recently seen some impressive advances, like with OpenAI Codex and DeepMind AlphaFold 2. And at the same time, for most developers, leveraging AI to create intelligent applications is still way too hard. The Data Science Hierarchy of Needs pyramid from 2017 still illustrates it well; there are too many unmet needs in applying ML in applications.
We faced the same AI development challenges many developers do, even though we had years of engineering experience at Microsoft and GitHub, there was too much to learn and build.
- Ex-Googlers raise $40M to democratize natural-language AI
- Chinese activist Ai Weiwei says Credit Suisse closing foundation’s bank account
- Spread of Delta variant driven by both immune escape and increased infectivity
- Imaginary Numbers Protect AI from Real Threats
- Robot at 100
- Meris botnet can make 20m RPS
- Mēris botnet, climbing to the record
- Twitter to label ‘good’ bot accounts
Twitter wants “good” bot accounts to label themselves as non-human.
- A friendly introduction to machine learning compilers and optimizers
- A.I. Can Now Write Its Own Computer Code. That’s Good News for Humans
- Government audit of AI finds no AI
- KrebsOnSecurity Hit by Huge New IoT Botnet “Meris”
- The Availability of Rad Studio 11 Alexandria (Delphi)
Blockchain and decentralization
- Bitcoin’s Energy Usage Isn’t a Problem. Here’s Why
- What if Bitcoin went to zero?
- IRS Poses as Bitcoin Trader ‘Mr Coins’ in $180k Sting
- Chia Coin Miners Are Reselling Used SSDs as New
- Low Cost Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router Board
- Arxiv.org on IPFS
- El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as official currency, first country to do so
El Salvador became the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, with Pres. Nayib Bukele saying it will save millions in commissions for remittances.
- Panama unveils bill to make Bitcoin legal tender
- El Salvador’s new Bitcoin wallets could cost Western Union $400M a year
- Measure downloads and commercial adoption of any file you distribute
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Bit Patterns of Float
- Zero-Trust RDP and SSH Access to VMs on Google Cloud
IAP Desktop is a Windows application that provides zero-trust Remote Desktop and SSH access to Linux and Windows VMs on Google Cloud. – GitHub – GoogleCloudPlatform/iap-desktop: IAP Desktop is a W…
- We Could Brighten Clouds to Cool the Earth
- Almost free serverless on-demand Minecraft server in AWS
Templates to deploy a serverless Minecraft Server on demand in AWS – GitHub – doctorray117/minecraft-ondemand: Templates to deploy a serverless Minecraft Server on demand in AWS
- Soar Cognitive Architecture
- IBM Power10 Coming to Market: E1080 for ‘Frictionless Hybrid Cloud Experiences’
- Native Rust Support on Cloudflare Workers
- KrebsOnSecurity hit by same IoT botnet that hit a record DDoS on Cloudflare
- Mistakes I’ve Made in AWS
Here’s a collection of the most commonly missed things when using AWS with Forge!
Development and languages
- How async/await works in Python
- How you can track your personal finances using Python
In this post, I’d like to describe how you can track your personal finances using a workflow that is highly focused on data privacy, is 100% self-hosted, and uses only the Python ecosystem.
- Object-Oriented Programming in C (Quantum Leaps, LLC; April 2019)
- Rudroid: Writing the World’s worst Android Emulator in Rust
Introduction Rudroid – this might arguably be one of the worst Android emulators possible. In this blog, we’ll write an emulator that can run a ‘Hello World’ Android ELF binary. While doing this, we will learn how to go about writing our own emulators.
Writing an emulator is an awesome way to study and probably master the low-level details of the system we are trying to emulate. I assume you have some working knowledge of Rust, a Linux machine with Rust installed or a Docker engine, and a lot of patience to go through the documentation of system calls, file formats, and more.
- Eolang, an Experimental Object-Oriented Programming Language Based on 𝜑-Calculus
- Git-cliff – Generate changelog files from the Git history
A highly customizable Changelog Generator that follows Conventional Commit specifications ⛰️ – GitHub – orhun/git-cliff: A highly customizable Changelog Generator that follows Conventional Commit …
- A curated list of awesome things related to GitHub Actions
A curated list of awesome actions to use on GitHub – GitHub – sdras/awesome-actions: A curated list of awesome actions to use on GitHub
- GitHub Codespaces vs. Gitpod: Choosing the Best Online Code Editor
- Linus Torvalds: “GitHub creates useless garbage merges”
- Web browser to help programmers think clearly
Web-browser for research that helps programmers think clearly.
- Misbehaving Microsoft Teams ad brings down the entire Windows 11 desktop
- Pedalboard: Spotify’s Audio Effects Library for Python
- GitHub Actions Limitations and Gotchas
- An Introduction to Type Level Programming in Haskell
Learn about type level programming by building a custom theming engine.
- GitHub Actions checkspelling community workflow GitHub_TOKEN leakage via symlink
- Heroku Alternative for Python/Django apps
- Shipping Clubhouse on Android in 10 Weeks
- A Minimal Image Viewer for Windows
Quote of the week
The standard rule is, when you’re in a hole, stop digging; that seems not to apply [to] software nowadays.
— Ron Minnich
- MicroAcquire: Sell Your Startup
MicroAcquire helps startups find buyers. Simple as that. We’ll help you start conversations that lead to an acquisition in just 30 days – for free.
- AMD Patent Proposes Teleportation to Make Quantum Computing More Efficient
- Google introduces $50 4G smartphone to enable billions of people
- MetaMask now has over 8M users
- Russia asks Google to clamp down on Navalny′s ′Smart Voting′
- Led by Tesla, EVs drive chip industry’s shift beyond silicon
Model 3’s use of new material spurs competition for energy-efficient alternative
- Intel’s Turnaround and the Future of Chipmaking
America’s historically hermetic semiconductor giant opens up—and tries to shake up its industry in the process | Business
- Intel CEO: Clients Want Custom x86-Based SoCs
- Intel NUC P14E Laptop Element Features Intel NUC 11 Compute Element
- Notion Acquires Automate.io
- Amazon Elasticsearch Service Is Now Amazon OpenSearch Service
- Amazon EKS Anywhere
Run Amazon EKS on your own infrastructure 🚀. Contribute to aws/eks-anywhere development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Amazon to Pay Full College Tuition for Its Front-Line Employees
Amazon’s more than 750,000 operations employees in the U.S. are eligible for fully funded college tuition, including cost of classes, books, and fees.
- MasterCard Acquires CipherTrace
Mastercard will extend its capabilities deep into the field of digital assets with an agreement to acquire CipherTrace, a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company with insight into more than 900 cryptocurrencies.
- California Bill Passes, Giving Amazon Warehouse Workers Power to Fight Quotas
- Microsoft launches a personalized news service, Microsoft Start
- New Horizons for SPJ (Simon Peyton Jones Is Leaving Microsoft Research)
After 23 years at Microsoft Research it is time for me to move on. I shall be leaving MSR at the end of November. I am hugely grateful to Microsoft for supporting my research for over two decades – it’s been a great place to work. I do not yet know exactly what comes next. I’m sure I will continue my work with Haskell and GHC, and in computing education, but I’m also looking for new horizons. I’m sure it’ll be exciting. I’ll keep you posted. Onward and upward! Simon
- A Twitter user insulted a German politician, then raided his house
- Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers
- Lessons Learned from Two Years as a Data Scientist
- Linux block devices: hints for debugging and new developments
- Constructive Journalism Pays Off
- The Golden Age of Quantum Physics
- Writing Well-Documented Code – Learn from Examples
Writing Well-Documented Code – Learn from Examples
- Bitwarden is now in Arch Linux community repository
- New Texas Abortion Law Likely to Unleash a Torrent of Lawsuits Against Education
- Zorin OS 16 is what a Linux desktop distribution should be
- New NTFS Read-Write Driver from Paragon Merged to Linux Kernel
- Juniper breach mystery starts to clear with new details on hackers and U.S. role
- An interactive 19-lesson course to master VSCode’s keyboard shortcuts
- Apple iMessage Zero-Click Hacks
- Greedy AI agents learn to cooperate
How to overcome reinforcement learning’s inherent selfishness
- Missing businesswoman urges ex-husband not to publish book critical of China
- Linux implementation of Homa, a protocol to replace TCP for low-latency RPC
- The JUXT Clojure Radar, 2021
An opinionated guide to the Clojure ecosystem
- The Linux Experiments YouTube channel has been terminated
- Greedy AI Agents Learn to Cooperate
- ByteDance in talks with banks to borrow over $3B
- Deepfakes replace women on sextortion calls
- Quantum mechanics and our part in creating reality
- HiFive Unmatched – A RISC-V Linux development platform
- 60x speed-up of Linux “perf”
- Apple’s effort to court ‘ethical’ hackers draws poor reviews
- GNU+Linux Laptops with Libreboot. Secure, Private. Free as in Freedom
- US’s wealthiest 1% are failing to pay $160bn a year in taxes, report finds
- Vivaldi Replaces Firefox as the Default Browser on Manjaro Linux Cinnamon
- Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI
Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios – GitHub – microsoft/wslg: Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Way…
- Index bloat reduced in PostgreSQL v14
- A Tight-Knit Circle of Internet Troublemakers Convinced Professional Journalists
- Indra – Hackers Behind Recent Attacks on Iran
- Details of rare bronze age coffin found in golf course pond revealed
- Steam Top 50 Games: Over 70% now work on Linux
If you focus on the Steam top 50 games, how many actually work on Linux, whether it’s natively or via Proton? And what is stopping us from getting more?