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AI, bots and robots
- Style2paints, an AI driven lineart colorization tool
- Physics-Based Deep Learning Book
- OpenAI Shuts Down Chatbot Project by Indie Developer
- Has AI found a new foundation?
Over a hundred researchers at Stanford think so. We are not so sure.
- RaveDJ – AI Music Mashup Maker
- Faster Quantized Neural Network Inference with XNNPack
- Machine-Learning media bias
A study from MIT has used machine learning techniques to identify biased phrasing across around 100 of the largest and most influential news outlets in the US and beyond, including 83 of the most influential print news publications. It’s a research effort that shows the way towards automated systems that could potentially auto-classify the political […]
- Entrepreneur plans to resurrect woolly mammoths
- AI recognises race in x-rays, even in heavily redacted or pixelated images
This paper shows how AI can trivially learn to detect someone's race from lots of different imaging modalities (including a black and white chest X-ray). This is strange, because not even expert doctors can do this.
The authors ran a number of experiments to try and work out how the AI is doing this...
- Home Assistant – open-source home automation
Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi or a local server.
- A vector database built for Machine Learning embeddings
- Learning Mathematical Properties of Integers
- Alexa leaks your private wishlists
This morning, my wife noticed that Alexa was insistently flashing its little blue lights. “Alexa… Notifications?” “You have one notification. An item on your wishlist has dr…
Blockchain and decentralization
- Peermaps – distributed, offline-friendly alternative to commercial map providers
- Why is IRC distributed across multiple servers?
why we use IRC nodes. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.
- The Edge Is Just a Geographically Distributed Cluster
- Walmart says it intends to allow shoppers to make payments with Litecoin
- EU Funding for Developer Tools for the Decentralized Web
Through the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, HTTP Toolkit has been selected for funding from the EU’s Horizon research…
- Bitcoin consumes 2nd highest electricity per capita
- Founder of $90M cryptocurrency hedge fund sentenced to seven years in prison
- Waste from one Bitcoin transaction ‘like binning two iPhones’
- Bitcoin’s growing e-waste problem
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Does Cloudflare’s 22.214.171.124 DNS Block Archive.is?
Short answer: no. Quite the opposite, actually — Archive.is is intentionally blocking 126.96.36.199 users. Here’s why.
- Cross-Account Container Takeover in Azure Container Instances
- Welcome to Cloudintosh
- 9/11 changed architecture and urban design forever
- What Is the Data Lakehouse Pattern?
- «Secret» Agent Exposes Azure Customers to Unauthorized Code Execution
- AWS federation comes to GitHub Actions
- Cloud Infrastructure as SQL
- U.S. court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against NSA on ‘state secrets’ grounds
- Cloudflare Images Now Available to Everyone
- Run code samples directly in the Google Cloud documentation
- Anatomy of a Cloud Infrastructure Attack via a Pull Request
- Reality Check for Cloudflare Wasm Workers and Rust
Development and languages
- Interpretable Model-Based Hierarchical RL Using Inductive Logic Programming
- K Programming Language
- Disable Google Drive drive letter
- Minimal APIs at a glance in .NET 6
- Mozilla has defeated Microsoft’s default browser protections in Windows
Firefox can now set itself as default in just one click.
- Usage statistics of server-side programming languages for websites
- Use your own WiFi connection test server in Windows
- X Windows on a Floppy
– Movement: WASD or Arrow Keys
– Attack: Left Mouse Button
– Jump: Space or Right Mouse Button
– Switch Weapon: Q/E or Mousewheel
If you accidentally scroll the page down when you want to change weapons, either resize your browser windows width so there’s no scroll bar, or go to fullscreen using the button below the game!
– 2 Levels
– 5 Types of enemies
– 3 Weapons
– 30 different textures
– Music from Andy Lösch – no-fate.net
– Dynamic lighting
– Somewhat robust collision detection, even for fast moving objects
– Enemy AI with line of sight checks. No pathfinding, but still does a reas
- S.Korea fines Google $177M for blocking Android customisation
- OpenBSD’s Pledge and Unveil from Python
- Seq: A programming language for high-performance computational genomics
- Version Control Without Git
- Windows 11: Just say no
- An old programmer loses his job
- ChucK: Strongly-Timed, Concurrent, and On-the-Fly Music Programming Language
- Borb – A Python library to read, write, and edit PDF files
- Python Programming Puzzles
- India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance, report shows
Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its «huge financial muscle» to illegally hurt competitors, the country’s antitrust authority found in a report on its two-year probe seen by Reuters.
- WAGI: WebAssembly Gateway Interface
Write HTTP handlers in WebAssembly with a minimal amount of work – GitHub – deislabs/wagi: Write HTTP handlers in WebAssembly with a minimal amount of work
Quote of the week
If you’re willing to restrict the flexibility of your approach, you can almost always do something better.
— John Carmack
- The effects of remote work on collaboration among information workers
Using a large dataset of workersâ technology use from before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Yang et al. find that firm-wide remote work caused the collaboration networks of information workers to become more static and siloed and communication to shift to more asynchronous media.
- Emulating AMD Approximate Arithmetic Instructions on Intel
- I Had Removed Google Analytics and Google Services from My Website Why I Did It?
- I refuse to let Amazon define Rust
- Intel issues end-of-life notice for RealSense Lidar
Intel issued an end-of-life notice for its RealSense LiDAR, tracking and facial authentication products as the RealSense business winds down.
- TweeView – A Tree Visualisation of Twitter Conversations
- Tesla Wanted $22,500 to Replace a Battery. An Independent Shop Fixed It for $5k
- Tesla opens a center on Native American land, selling cars straight to consumers
- Intuit to Acquire Mailchimp for $12B
- Supreme Court Finds Google’s Copying of Oracle’s APIs a Fair Use
A recent Supreme Court decision has finally put an end to the longstanding fight between Oracle and Google concerning Google’s use of Oracle’s copyrighted
- California May Be the First State to Legislate Amazon Warehouse Conditions
- Google Pixel 3 (XL) bricking out of nothing
- Amazon reaches agreement with trade unions in Italy
Amazon.com Inc has struck a deal with Italian trade unions promising to engage with them more in the running of operations in the country.
- Australia to acquire nuclear submarine fleet (AUKUS)
- I made a better Twitter?
- The new warrant: how US police mine Google for your location and search history
Geofence location and keyword warrants are new law enforcement tools that have privacy experts concerned
- Monotype acquires Hoefler&Co
H&Co designs fonts for print, web, and mobile environments.
- Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin
Alphabet’s Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the U.S. tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.
- Video of Tesla FSD almost hitting pedestrian receives DMCA takedown
- Twitter locked my account (again) for an obvious joke
- Shortcomings of Amazon Mechanical Turk May Threaten Natural Language Generation
- The Alternate Universe of Soviet Arcade Games
When you walk into the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games in St. Petersburg, the first thing you’ll see is a series of gray, hard-edged soda machines from the…
- PipeWire: A server for Linux audio and video streams
- Drugs mimicking effects of cigarette smoke reduce Covid’s ability to enter cells
- Societies that treat women badly are poorer and Less Stable
- Journals of Plague Years
- Epic vs. Apple injunction doesn’t allow for alternative in-app payment mechanism
- Linux Phones
- 17Bn life years could be saved if air pollution was reduced to WHO standards
A new study shows that 17 billion life years could be saved if air pollution was reduced to WHO standards, but there’s only one way to do it – ending the system that pollutes the world in the name of profit.
- Hrmpf rescue system, built on Void Linux
hrmpf rescue system, built on Void Linux. Contribute to leahneukirchen/hrmpf development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Child’s Play: On Wittgenstein and teaching children
- China plans to break up Ant’s Alipay and force creation of separate loans app
- Scikit-Learn Version 1.0
- Intel is reducing server chip pricing in attempt to stem the AMD tide
Intel’s leveraging its verticality to put price pressure on the server market.
- Linux kernel VP9 codec V4L2 control interface
- A Billionaire-Funded Website Is Trying to “Cancel” University Professors
- TC39 Pipeline Operator – Hack vs. F#
- Five Minute Journal – Daily Journal Techniques and Tips
My daily journaling practice and the techniques I use to improve my writing skills, productivity, self-awareness,and thinking.
- Spectrum OS: a declarative, reproducible, compartmentalized Linux
- Epik Registrar Hacked
- Anonymous Hacks Epik
- Three Former U.S. Intelligence Operatives Admit Hacking for United Arab Emirates
- HSBC exits US mass market retail banking
- Pay Transparency Is Coming, and Employers Are Terrified
- Microsoft Azure silently install management agents with vulns on your Linux VMs
- Three ex-US intelligence officers admit hacking for UAE
On Sept. 7, U.S. citizens, Marc Baier, 49, and Ryan Adams, 34, and a former U.S. citizen, Daniel Gericke, 40, all former employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) or the U.S. military, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) that restricts their future activities and employment and requires the payment of $1,685,000 in penalties to resolve a Department of Justice investigation regarding violations of U.S. export control, computer fraud and access device fraud laws.
- Driving payment card adoption with deeplinks, applinks, long cards, and autofill
- Linux Sucks 2021 – The End of Linux Is Nigh
- Women are nearly half of new gun buyers, study finds
- The Linux Distributions of 1992
The modern Linux distros owe their existence to those early releases, back in 1992.
- The Justice Department Moves to Block the Purdue Pharma Sackler Bankruptcy Deal
- Treasury Dept. Seeks to Track Transactions of Personal Bank Accounts over $600
- Black Lotus Labs uncovers Linux executables deployed as stealth Windows loaders
- The Big Escape: How the Ultra-Wealthy Avoid Paying Taxes and How to Fix It
- OECD Releases “Education at a Glance 2021”
- DOS Subsystem for Linux
Run Linux programs on DOS. Contribute to haileys/doslinux development by creating an account on GitHub.
- What I Learnt Becoming a Tech Lead
- Report Details Abuse and Trauma of Immigrant Women in ICE Detention in Georgia
Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Zapata, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, email@example.com
New Report Details Abuse and Trauma of Immigrant Women in ICE Detention in Georgia
Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Geo
- Modifying the Linux Kernel – New Syscalls
In this article, we will learn how to modify the linux kernel, add our own unique system calls and finally build the kernel with our added functionality. Before we get to modify the linux kernel we…