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AI, bots and robots
- An eighteenth-century pirate, troll, and nemesis of Alexander Pope
- DONeRF: Towards Real-Time Rendering of Compact Neural Radiance Fields
- What if an AI wins the Nobel Prize for medicine?
Controversy ensues when the greatest prize in medical research is awarded to a non-human. An imagined scenario from 2036 | What If?
- The Sample – newsletters curated for you with machine learning
- GitHub Copilot: Your AI Pair Programmer
- GitHub Copilot: your AI pair programmer
GitHub Copilot works alongside you directly in your editor, suggesting whole lines or entire functions for you.
- What robots can and can’t do for the old and lonely
- Robotic 1000 Klein Bottle storage under Cliff Stoll’s house
- Diophantus of Alexandria
- Intuit sabotages the Child Tax Credit
- Parents of children called Alexa challenge Amazon
- Welcome Polygenically Screened Babies – By Scott Alexander – Astral Codex Ten
- ML-For-Beginners: 12 weeks, 24 lessons, classic Machine Learning for all
Blockchain and decentralization
- A Name Resolver for the Distributed Web
- Mexican billionaire Salinas says his banking business may embrace Bitcoin
Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego said on Sunday his banking business may begin using bitcoin, becoming the country’s first bank to start accepting the cryptocurrency.
- Subdomains for IPFS
- SafeDollar ‘stablecoin’ drops to $0 following $248,000 DeFi exploit on Polygon
The price of SafeDollar (SDO), an algorithmic decentralized finance (DeFi) stablecoin based on the Polygon (MATIC) blockchain.
- One of the largest owners of Bitcoin, reportedly held over 1B dead at 41
- Shorting Bitcoin
- The Parity Bitcoin client, written in Rust
- Building Permanent and Censorship-Resistant Blog with Ethereum ENS and IPFS
The internet nowadays is ephemeral. Layers upon layers of trusted 3rd parties are necessary to distribute content online. It requires ongoing maintenance and is susceptible to censorship or hostile takedowns. In this blog post, I describe the steps I took to host my blog in a trustless, permanent, and censorship-resistant way using the IPFS network and Ethereum blockchain.
- There are two kinds of people who label Bitcoin a ponzi
- A fun way to check Bitcoin’s price.
- Globally Distributed Postgres
- A distributed spam attack across the public Matrix network
Woman computer scientist of the week
Arianna Rosenbluth is an American physicist and computer scientist who contributed to the development of the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm. An author on the paper Equation of State Calculations by Fast Computing Machines in which the algorithm was proposed, she wrote the first full implementation of the widely used Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm for the MANIAC I computer.
Cloud and architecture
- The Evolution of the Unix System Architecture
- Setup AWS Cloudwatch Monitoring and Alerts Using Bash Scripts
- The ‘Fuck You’ Pattern
- NATO Classified Cloud Platform Compromised
- A curated list of books on Software Architecture
A comprehensive list of books on Software Architecture. – mhadidg/software-architecture-books
- Leapp – Multi-cloud credentials tool for developers
- Make Patterns Pop Out of Heatmaps with Seriation
- Custom domain names are coming to iCloud mail with iCloud+
Development and languages
- What is simplicity in programming and why does it matter?
- Detection Script to help identify why your PC isn’t Windows 11 ready
- Why did we ever think a student’s first programming language didn’t matter?
- Windows 11, Amazon, and Uncomfortable Questions
- Unison Programming Language
- Challenging the Myth That Programming Careers End at 40
- Windows 11 will create heaps of needless trash
The latest announcements for Windows 11 have revealed that the next version of the Windows operating system will have very stringent hardware requirements. Some of them are, in my opinion, quite reasonable. For example, they’re finally dropping support for 32 bit X86 and legacy BIOS boot. These make sense, because almost every PC manufactured since 2011 has supported X64 and UEFI. It also sheds a substantial amount of technical debt and cruft, and simplifies the system slightly.
- Decision Transformer; Transformer for RL partially ditching dynamic programming
- The Lightness of Windows
The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft’s business.
- The data privacy paradox and digital demand
- ARM64EC: Building Native and Interoperable Apps for Windows 11 on ARM
Today, we’re announcing ARM64EC (“Emulation Compatible”), a new way to build apps for Windows 11 on ARM. With the latest Visual Studio tools in preview and the Windows 11 Insider SDK, you’ll be able to take advantage of ARM64EC to incrementally
- Windows 11 will leave millions of PCs behind
- A 13.3“ battery-powered e-paper picture frame to display digital art
- Ignoring bulk change commits with Git blame
- GitHub co-pilot as open source code laundering?
- An Interactive Visual History of Git Development
- Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4
- Google sunsets the APK format for new Android apps
- Don’t encode POST bodies like GitHub Copilot, use URLSearchParams
Don’t do it like GitHub Copilot!
- The Best Programming Language?
- Why does my installer get flagged by Windows?
- Folk wisdom on visual programming
I’m a fairly frequent Hacker News lurker, especially when I have some other important task that I’m avoiding. I normally head to the Active page (lots of comments, good for procrastinat…
- Google Play Dumps APKs for the More Google-Controlled “Android App Bundle”
- Copilot regurgitating Quake code, including sweary comments
- Copilot and Conversational Programming
- Another 0-day looms for many Western Digital users
Countless Western Digital customers saw their MyBook Live network storage drives remotely wiped in the past month thanks to a bug in a product line the company stopped supporting in 2015, as well as a previously unknown zero-day flaw. But…
- Gitlab 14
- Plotext – Python Plotting on the Terminal
- Only Windows 11 Pro will let you install Windows 11 with a local account
Quote of the week
One Page Principle: A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5×11 inch paper cannot be understood.
— Mark Ardis
- Artificial Intelligence Has Caused a 50% to 70% Decrease in Wages
- Microsoft Build 2021: My Tiny Little Summary
- Dear Google: Public domain compositions exist
- I Will Never Use a Microsoft Account to Log into My Own PC
Windows 11 Home will now require both internet access and a Microsoft account in order to set up the PC. Nope.
- WhatsApp Chats still available despite not being indexed by Google now
- Good news: Google no longer requires AMP. Bad news: Replacement might be worse
- Amazon is using algorithms with little human intervention to fire Flex workers
- Intel to disable TSX by default on more CPUs with new microcode
- Nvidia Vid2vid-Cameo Demo
- Duolingo S-1 IPO
- The Intelligent Forest
- Google Compute Engine (GCE) VM Takeover via DHCP Flood
Google Compute Engine (GCE) VM takeover via DHCP flood – gain root access by getting SSH keys added by google_guest_agent – irsl/gcp-dhcp-takeover-code-exec
- A driver containing rootkit malware was certified by Microsoft – PC Gamer
- What’s an Intellivision Amico? Console’s leaky dev portal offers hints
- How Amazon, Google and Other Companies Exploit NDAs
- Microsoft exec: Targeting of Americans’ records ‘routine’
- PathQuery, Google’s Graph Query Language
We introduce PathQuery, a graph query language developed to scale with
Google’s query and data volumes as well as its internal developer community.
PathQuery supports flexible and declarative semantics. We have found that this
enables query developers to think in a naturally «graphy» design space and to
avoid the additional cognitive effort of coordinating numerous joins and
subqueries often required to express an equivalent query in a relational space.
Despite its traversal-oriented syntactic style, PathQuery has a foundation on a
custom variant of relational algebra — the exposition of which we presently
defer — allowing for the applicati
- Amazon announce two new leadership principles
Our Leadership Principles are more than inspirational wall hangings
- Twitter ‘troll’ to pay six-figure sum in damages
- Stripe Atlas: the first five years and 20k startups
In the past five years, over 20,000 businesses have started with Stripe Atlas and have generated over $3 billion in revenue. We surveyed 1,000 founders—here’s what we found.
- Acer disables BIOS for laptops sold through Amazon
- Tesla Model S Plaid caught fire while driver was at the wheel, says fire chief
- Amazon Delivery Companies Revolt Against Amazon, Shut Down
The recent shutdown of two Amazon delivery companies in Portland appears to be the first public example in the United States of such companies using their leverage to protest against Amazon.
- Tesla Q2 2021 Vehicle Production and Deliveries
- Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon’s CEO After 27 Years
- Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death is changing to black
- Apple and Intel first to use TSMC 3nm
Apple and Intel will be the first customers for TSMC’s 3nm process, reports the Nikkei, with Intel securing the higher volume. The process is due to enter
- ATM NFC Hack
- Teaching Machines: the history of personalized learning
- Nathan Seiberg on How Math Might Reveal Quantum Gravity
- Puppy Linux on Wayland, Sort Of
- Telehack – Simulation of a Stylized Arpanet/Usenet Circa 1985-1990
- Linux kernel: A stable bug fix bites proprietary modules
- Roblox on Linux with recent Wine 6.11
Roblox on Linux | Roblox Wiki | Fandom
- Startup leaders need to learn how to build companies ready for crisis
- x86 Bare Metal Examples: Minimal operating systems, learn x86 system programming
Dozens of minimal operating systems to learn x86 system programming. Tested on Ubuntu 17.10 host in QEMU 2.10 and real hardware. Userland cheat at: https://github.com/cirosantilli/linux-kernel-modu…
- Tips for Better Signup / Login UX
- Metformin trial reduces seizures and brain tumours in Tuberous Sclerosis
- Tips and tricks I learned from my Kickstarter campaign
- Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin
These biohackers plan to give away their instructions for how to make insulin for free.
- Linux Foundation Introduces Open Voice Network
- Hackers exploited 0-day, not 2018 bug, to mass-wipe My Book Live devices
- Learn by reading code: Python standard library design decisions explained
- Robinhood to pay $70M for ‘systemic supervisory failures’
- Hacking a PC sound card to read temperature and liquid level sensors
- Uno – the “unit” for dimensionless quantities
- Whistleblower Thought He Would Get a Big Payout. He Got Nothing and Went Broke
- Americans aren’t willing to pay to stop climate change
- Intuit to Share Payroll Data from 1.4M Small Businesses with Equifax
Financial services giant Intuit this week informed 1.4 million small businesses using its QuickBooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll products that their payroll information will be shared with big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax starting later this year unless customers…
- Highways speed limit in Germany would reduce CO2 emissions by 2M tonnes
- Installing Linux into a 286 laptop from the year 1989
- Want to boost your intelligence? Learn how to self-soothe
- Scientists quit journal board, protesting ‘grossly irresponsible’ Covid study
- Google reports soaring attrition among Black women
- PokeBeach Hacked, Next Steps for the Site
- Steam on Linux Still Tap Dancing Around 0.9% Marketshare
- Chimera Linux: a Linux distribution based on FreeBSD userland and LLVM
A Linux distribution based on FreeBSD userland and LLVM
- One woman’s battle to prove she isn’t dead