Gooooooood morning, Heads!!! 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
- Tips for saving memory with Pandas
- Mossad assassinated Iran’s chief nuke scientist with remote AI gun – report
- An overview of the theory of overparameterized machine learning
The rapid recent progress in machine learning (ML) has raised a number of
scientific questions that challenge the longstanding dogma of the field. One of
the most important riddles is the good empirical generalization of
overparameterized models. Overparameterized models are excessively complex with
respect to the size of the training dataset, which results in them perfectly
fitting (i.e., interpolating) the training data, which is usually noisy. Such
interpolation of noisy data is traditionally associated with detrimental
overfitting, and yet a wide range of interpolating models — from simple linear
models to deep neural networks — have re
- The Spy Tech That Followed Kids Home for Remote Learning – and Now Won’t Leave
A week after the pandemic forced Minneapolis students to attend classes online, the city school district’s top security chief got an urgent email, its subject line in all caps, alerting him to potential trouble. Just 12 seconds later, he got a second ping. And two minutes after that, a third. In each instance, the emails […]
- I built four eight-foot-long handwriting robots
- 40k HN comments mentioning books, extracted using deep learning
- Amazon’s AI cameras are punishing drivers for mistakes they didn’t make
- Robots Must Be Ephemeralized
There is a subfield of robotics research called “sim-to-real” (sim2real) whereby one attempts to solve a robotic task in simulation, and the…
- The First Rule of Machine Learning: Start Without Machine Learning
Why this is the first rule, some baseline heuristics, and when to move on to machine learning.
- AI Can Write Code Like Humans–Bugs and All
- HOList: An Environment for Machine Learning of Higher-Order Theorem Proving
- Introduction to Neural Network Verification
- Delphi 11 Alexandria Has Been Released
- Deep learning meets vector-symbolic AI
- AI powered LEDs for veins finding
- Bomberland – An AI competition to build the best Bomberman bot
Bomberland is a competitive 1v1 AI sandbox inspired by the classic console game, Bomberman.
- Machine Learning for Google Sheets
- Deep Learning’s Diminishing Returns
Blockchain and decentralization
- Turing Machines on Bitcoin
- Ruby Packer: distribute your Ruby code as a compiled binary
Packing your Ruby application into a single executable. – GitHub – pmq20/ruby-packer: Packing your Ruby application into a single executable.
- Decentralizing the Internet’s Root
- It costs $436 to deploy a smartcontract on Ethereum
- Twitter enables tipping with Bitcoin, plans to let users authenticate NFTs
- Cryptocurrency Bad and Weird – This Is All What It Looks Like
Whatever cryptocurrency might someday be For All Mankind, it is most urgently and avidly in this moment something that people tell weird lies about in hopes of getting richer.
- Bitcoin falls as China declares crypto ‘illegal’
- Wyoming natural gas flared for cryptocurrency mining exempt from taxation
- A hamster has been trading cryptocurrencies in a cage
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Patterns of Legacy Displacement
- Building Less Flawed Metrics: Dodging Goodhart and Campbell’s Laws
- MLP-Mixer: An All-MLP Architecture for Vision
- Why Lo-Fi Music Draws Listeners In
- Xata – Database service for serverless apps
- Practical Front-End Architecture
- Structural pattern matching in Python 3.10
- I started SaaS companies in 2013 and 2021 – how things have changed
In 2013, I co-founded Heap, a product analytics company that I helped grow to over 200 people and $X0,000,000 in ARR before I left in 2020. In 2021, I co-founded Airplane, a developer platform for quickly creating internal tools. Here’s what I’ve observed as being different in SaaS
- Introduction to Hippo: The WebAssembly PaaS
- Checkerboard Programming – write code to match checkerboard patterns
- Mother of all lawsuits quietly filed last month vs. Facebook in Delaware
- Evolution of the Unix System Architecture: An Exploratory Case Study
- It’s tough being an Azure fan
Azure has never been the #1 cloud provider – that spot continues to belong
to AWS, which is the category leader. However, in most people’s minds, it has
been a pretty reasonable #2, and while not necessarily vastly differentiated
from AWS there are enough things to write home about.
However, even as a user and somewhat of a fan of the Azure technology, it is
proving increasing difficult to recommend.
- Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
- A pattern generator with 1300 shapes and 300 dpi
- AWS Region Coming to New Zealand
We are currently working on regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain , Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Auckland, New Zealand in the Works Today I am happy to announce that the new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region is in the works and will open in 2024. This region will have three Availability Zones […]
- The ultimate SaaS template
Template to quickstart a SAAS business. Contribute to gmpetrov/ultimate-saas-ts development by creating an account on GitHub.
- AWS SIGv4 and SIGv4A – How AWS Signs and Verifies API Requests
In the time it takes to read this sentence, the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service will handle several billion requests. Pretty close to every one of those requests is authenticated using the AWS SIGv4 protocol, before IAM authorization policy is applied to check if the request is allo
- Deep Learning Helps Researchers Remove Clouds from Satellite Images
- Miniflare – Simulator for developing and testing Cloudflare Workers
Development and languages
- WireGuard for Windows now uses high speed kernel implementation
- Adorad Programming Language
- How to Rapidly Improve at Any Programming Language
- Visual Git Cheat Sheet
- Aquila.network – a search first hub for bookmarks
- Many small and medium businesses survived the pandemic by going digital
- The Elements of Git
- Analog – An analogous, indented syntax for the Rust programming language
- An Introduction to WebRTC Simulcast
- Pen: A programming language for scalable development
The programming language for scalable development. Contribute to pen-lang/pen development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Subscribing to RSS Feeds on your E-Reader using your own WordPress blog
- A Python-based programming language for high-performance computational genomics
- Wcap: Simple and efficient screen recording utility for Windows
- Text entered into Windows’ Run dialogue gets sent to Microsoft’s telemetry
- What’s the deal with tab size (8 spaces) in the GitHub UI?
- A function decorator that rewrites the bytecode to enable goto in Python
A function decorator, that rewrites the bytecode, to enable goto in Python – GitHub – snoack/python-goto: A function decorator, that rewrites the bytecode, to enable goto in Python
- Python GUIs for Humans – Transforms UI into People-Friendly Pythonic Interfaces
- GitHub Actions: Ephemeral self-hosted runners and new webhooks for auto-scaling
GitHub Actions: Ephemeral self-hosted runners & new webhooks for auto-scaling
- Python extension language using accelerators
- Programming Puzzles
- FFmpeg to WebRTC
Stream video from ffmpeg to web(rtc). Contribute to ashellunts/ffmpeg-to-webrtc development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Waydroid – Run Android containers on Ubuntu
- Firefox for Android is a mess, and something needs to change
- Haku: A toy functional programming language based on literary Japanese
- New Surface products, built for Windows 11
- Why I Use Nim instead of Python for Data Processing
Lazy programmers often prefer to substitute computing effort for programming effort. I am just such a programmer. For my research, I often need to design and run algorithms over large datasets ranging into the scale of terabytes. As a fellow at the NIH, I have access to Biowulf, a 100,000+ processor cluster, so it’s usually not worth spending a ton of time optimizing single-threaded performance for a single experiment when I can just perform a big MapReduce.
- Logparser – Alternative to GoAccess Written in Python
Command line parser for common log format. Contribute to lucianmarin/logparser development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Binary Banshees and Digital Demons
- GitHub Advisory Database now supports Rust
- Opening http://../foo on Android Chrome crashes the browser
- Asynchronous Programming in C#
This repository has examples of broken patterns in ASP.NET Core applications – AspNetCoreDiagnosticScenarios/AsyncGuidance.md at master · davidfowl/AspNetCoreDiagnosticScenarios
Quote of the week
The essence of XML is this: the problem it solves is not hard, and it does not solve the problem well.
— Phil Wadler, POPL 2003
- Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
- Google classroom and Google docs can not be used when YouTube is blocked
- Banks beware, Amazon and Walmart are cracking the code for finance
- Serving Netflix Video at 400Gb/s
- Google Docs in a clean-room browser
A detailed description of how we made Google Docs run inside the new Flow Browser. The number of websites that work in Flow is increasing regularly.
- Microsoft ruined passwords, now aims for a passwordless future
- Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1B
- Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite adds bigger screen, longer battery life and USB-C
- MIT study finds Tesla drivers become inattentive when Autopilot is activated
- Amazon Is Lobbying the US Government to Make Pot Legal
- Google Drive of Historical Footage Locked and Flagged as Terrorist Activity
- The predecessor to Google Earth was clumsy, yet powerful
- Microsoft and an army of tiny telecoms are part of a plan to wire rural America
- Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt
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If you use #GMail, #Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt, and even if you didn’t buy the product from them. Here’s metadata from my takeout showing price, delivery address, description, vendor, etc. #privacy
- Tesla pushes U.S. to boost fuel economy penalties
NHTSA issued a notice in August saying it could impose higher penalties for prior model years for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements, but will first consider public comments.
- Give Notion the Superpowers of Google Sheets
- Tesla Fans Troll Repair Pro for Fixing Model S for $15,000 Less Than Tesla
- If AT&T Had Managed the Phone Business Like Google
Imagine a Silicon Valley strategy implemented with the United States phone system 100 years ago. It’s not a pretty picture.
- Tesla Model S locks up in the middle of a highway
- Minority voices ‘filtered’ out of Google Natural Language Processing models
- AMD’s Lisa Su
- Google CEO allegedly sought to keep Incognito mode issues out of spotlight
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai in 2019 was warned that describing the company’s Incognito browsing mode as «private» was problematic, yet it stayed the course because he did not want the feature «under the spotlight,» according to a new court filing.
- GNU/Linux Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook Project
- Alpine Linux: Proposal to move Rust to main
Summary Presently, Alpine provides the rust programming language in the community repository. However, this has resulted in many packages…
- Is 2021 the Year of the Linux Desktop?
- University of Florida gets around $20M from Gatorade profits every year
A college professor invented a cutting-edge sports drink. Then, things got complicated.
- Modifying the Linux Kernel – New Syscalls
- Linux on the Desktop: Part Two
- Father-son hacker duo is helping people crack into their lost Bitcoin
- Linux Networking: MAC VLANs and Virtual Ethernets
- So what is the deal with A/UX anyways?
- Former NSA Hacker Describes Being Recruited for UAE Spy Program
- Software projects need heroes? lessons learned from 1100 projects
- FBI held back ransomware decryption key to run operation targeting hackers
- Mux is looking for engineers with experience building WebRTC infrastructure
- The first and last time AIM was hacked
- Midwestern Exposure: places where early women photographers could build a career
- The Analog Thing: An open source, educational, low-cost modern analog computer
- Workers are often told not to talk about pay. That’s not legal
- Lab-grown meat may never be cost-competitive enough to displace traditional meat
Headlines have overshadowed inconvenient truths about biology and cost. Now, new research suggests the industry may be on a crash course with reality.
- Google Finally Shifting to “Upstream First” Linux Kernel Approach for Android
- Authenticated Boot and Disk Encryption on Linux
- Toybox: All-in-one Linux command line
toybox. Contribute to landley/toybox development by creating an account on GitHub.
- I Built My New Linux Gaming Desktop in 2021 with AMD (CPU+GPU) and GNU Guix
- What the Tibetan Book of the Dead Teaches Us About Life
- Epic launches anti-cheat support for Linux, mac, and Steam Deck
Easy Anti-Cheat now supports all major PC operating systems, including Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck.
- Charting a Course for “Complexity”: Metamodeling, Ruliology and More
- The world’s worst Linux kernel module
The world’s worst kernel module. Contribute to davidmalcolm/antipatterns.ko development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Luxury Linux Smartphones
- “Pay for success” contracts – a model to develop new therapies from old drugs
- Examining Btrfs, Linux’s perpetually half finished file system
- One-size-fits-all chargers? What a great idea Of course Apple would hate it
- America is substantially reducing poverty among children
The Biden administration’s biggest success has not received enough attention | United States
- Lessons learned from running GraphQL at scale
- Create, train and run Scikit-learn and TensorFlow models in Excel