Gooooooood morning, Inhabitants!!! 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
- Brain Bursts Can Mimic Famous AI Learning Strategy
- Learning to Live with Durians Again
- Dendritic Computing: Branching Deeper into Machine Learning
- Neuroscientists discovered a whole new role for the cerebellum
- A small Documerica Twitter bot
- GitHub stale bot considered harmful
- Applications and Techniques for Fast Machine Learning in Science
- “HTTP 419 Never Gonna Give You Up” for bots
- Spear phishing with Slackbot for fun and profit
- The Czech Play That Gave Us the Word ‘Robot’
- Dirty data science: Machine learning on non-curated data
- There Is No Bottom When It Comes to Section 230 Reform Proposals
- FlakyBot – identify and suppress flaky tests
- What caused all the supply chain bottlenecks?
- Neuroscientist argues the left side of our brains have taken over our minds
- US Robotics 56k Modems
Blockchain and decentralization
- An analysis of 7,020,950 NFT transactions on the Ethereum blockchain
- Nim receives $100k in Bitcoin donations
- Edward Snowden Slams Sam Altman’s Worldcoin: ‘Don’t Catalogue Eyeballs’
- U.S. regulators exploring how banks could hold Bitcoin – FDIC Chairman
- Bitcoin is largely controlled by a small group of investors and miners
- Federated E-Cash as a Bitcoin Scaling Technology
- $8000 of SHIB coin is worth $5.7b (in 400 days)
- Conflict-free replicated datatypes solve distributed data consistency challenges
- Swift Distributed Actors
- Tao: Facebook’s distributed data store for the social graph
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Proton wins appeal in Swiss court over surveillance laws
A Swiss court has upheld the appeal of secure email provider Proton regarding traffic monitoring and data retention.
- Microservices and the layers to watch for when architecting your system
- Offline-First Database Comparison
An implementation of the exact same app in Firestore, AWS Datastore, PouchDB, RxDB and WatermelonDB – GitHub – pubkey/client-side-databases: An implementation of the exact same app in Firestore, AW…
- How we built a serverless SQL database
- Fast-Paced Multiplayer (Part I): Client-Server Game Architecture
- Get AWS costs posted directly to Slack
- Ballerina: An open-source programming language for the cloud
- GCHQ award spy agencies cloud contract to AWS
- Creating my personal cloud with HashiCorp
- Software Architecture Patterns: 5 minute read
Main software architecture patterns in a nutshell.
- Architect Resigns in Protest over UCSB Mega-Dorm
He criticizes Munger Hall as «a social and psychological experiment» with unknown consequences.
Development and languages
- Microsoft re-adds .NET hot-reload
This reverts #22217.
- .NET Hot Reload Support via CLI
Last week, our blog post and the removal of the Hot Reload capability from the .NET SDK repo led to a lot of feedback from the community. First and foremost, we want to apologize. We made a mistake in executing on our decision and took longer than expected to respond back to the community.
- Google digital advertising antitrust litigation
- Habits I’ve Developed for Fast and Efficient Programming
- Feature comparison of ack, ag, Git-grep, grep and ripgrep
- Project lifespans in the Ruby ecosystem
- Install Google Apps (Play Store) on WSA (Windows Subsystem Android)
- Kokkos C++ Performance Portability Programming EcoSystem
- Running SSH-MitM on Android Devices
- Blamer.el: A Git blame plugin for Emacs inspired by VS Code’s GitLens plugin
- Microsoft .NET Devs Anonymously Responds to Microsoft .NET Leadership
- I wish Microsoft had been brave enough not to release Windows 11
- MobaXterm free Xserver and tabbed SSH client for Windows
- Notes from the Meeting on Python GIL Removal Between Python Core and Sam Gross
- Microsoft is force installing PC Health Check in Windows 10
- Models of Programming
- Private keys used to sign EU Digital Covid Certificate might have been leaked
- Kit55, a Desktop Web Builder GUI – Jekyll, Next, WordPress Alternative
- GitHub Copilot available for JetBrains and Neovim
Documentation for GitHub Copilot. Contribute to github/copilot-docs development by creating an account on GitHub.
- A Yugoslav art movement that predicted the birth of digital art
- Aussie++ – The programming language from down under
- The Internet Archive transforms access to books in a digital world
In honor of Open Access Week, and particularly this year’s theme of structural equity, we wanted to highlight a project from the Internet Archive that is doing extraordinary work promoting access to knowledge. The bad news: that project is also under legal threat. The good news: the Archive, with…
- The M1 Pro for Android Engineers
- Programmer’s emotions
- Universal Android Debloater
- How to help a programming student get unstuck
Quote of the week
Parkinson’s Law Otherwise known as the law of bureaucracy, this law states that…
“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
- Google had a plan called “Project NERA” to turn the web into a walled garden
- Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets
- Google has a secret deal with FB called “Jedi Blue” that they knew was illegal
- Just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and
- Hertz orders 100k Teslas
- Feds order Google to track people searching certain names or details
Cybersecurity experts fear that keyword warrants set a precedent for breaching the protection against unreasonable searches. Google, however, has defended their decision to respond to these warrants.
- Tesla shares surpass $1T in value
- Google intentionally slowed down non-amp ads to give AMP a Boost
- Rendering on the Apple M1 Max Chip
- Alphabet Earnings
- France moves to shield its book industry from Amazon
Sophie Fornairon’s independent bookshop has survived the rise of Amazon thanks to a French law that prohibits price discounting on new books, but she says the e-commerce giant’s ability to undercut on shipping still skews the market against stores like hers.
- Hertz agrees to buy 100k Teslas
- Stripe is kick-starting market for carbon removal
Payments company Stripe is putting up millions to be first in line for carbon-removal technology still being developed.
- Remembering Intel 740
- Microsoft has detected nation-state activity associated with NOBELIUM
- How I made Google’s data grid scroll faster with a line of CSS
And the debug process leading up to it. Try it yourself!
- Artificial intelligence sheds light on how the brain processes language
- End Amazon’s Surveillance Partnership with Police
Nearly 1,400 of Amazon’s police partners use Ring footage to harass Black and brown people, stoke racist fear, and expand police power. Support the call to EndRingPartnerships.com
- Intel Alder Lake Mobility CPU Faster Than Apple M1 Max
- National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change
- Moving Google Toward the Mainline
- Goodbye Microsoft SQL Server, Hello Babelfish
Many of our customers are telling us they want to move away from proprietary database vendors to avoid expensive costs and burdensome licensing terms. But migrating away from commercial and legacy databases can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. When migrating your databases, you can automate the migration of your database schema and data using the AWS […]
- Microsoft passes Apple to become the most valuable company
- How to learn mathematics: the asterisk method
- Community Banking and Fintech
- To learn a new language, read its standard library
- Microsoft no longer signs Windows drivers for Process Hacker
[German]Brief information, which is already here with me since August 2021, but which I have not yet addressed in the blog. David Xanatos has pointed out to me that Microsoft is refusing to sign drivers for the new Process Hacker without giving any further reason. The whole thing is addressed on Gi
- Tesco say website and app down after hack attempt
- Despite having just 5.8% sales, over 38% of bug reports come from Linux
# 38% of my bug reports come from the Linux community My game – ΔV: Rings of Saturn (shameless…
- NYT journalist hacked with Pegasus after reporting on previous hacking attempts
Our forensic analysis of two iPhones belonging to Hubbard found evidence of Pegasus infections in July 2020 and June 2021. Notably, these infections occurred after Hubbard reported in January 2020 that we found that he was targeted in 2018 by the Saudi Arabia-linked Pegasus operator that we call KINGDOM.
- Kerla: Monolithic kernel in Rust, aiming for Linux ABI compatibility
A new operating system kernel with Linux binary compatibility written in Rust. – GitHub – nuta/kerla: A new operating system kernel with Linux binary compatibility written in Rust.
- Luxe: Cross platform, rapid development game engine
- Waiting for apt locks without hacky Bash scripts
- Star Labs StarLite Mk IV 11″ Linux Laptop with Coreboot
It’s fanless design ensures your StarLite will never make more than a whisper- unless you want it to. The Mk IV supports coreboot open source firmware which you can effortlessly configure to your preferences via our coreboot configurator.
- An ultra-precise clock shows how to link the quantum world with gravity
Time was found to flow differently between the top and bottom of a single cloud of atoms. Physicists hope that such a system will one day help them combine quantum mechanics and Einsteinâs theory of…
- Writing a Linux-compatible kernel in Rust
- Exploring Quantum Technology – Qiskit and RasQberry
- 10% of households pay more than 80% of taxes on alcohol and cigarettes
- Can Radio Really Educate?
- Howard University’s removal of classics is a spiritual catastrophe
- Windows 11 Pro: about 11% slower than Linux on Intel Core i9 11900K
- How Microsoft reduced Windows 11 update size by 40%
Microsoft delivers the latest Windows security and user experiences updates monthly. Updates are modular meaning that, regardless of which update you currently have installed, you only need the most recent quality update to get your machine up to date. With the fast pace of Windows security and qual…
- NLP and NER-powered beautiful bank transaction feed
- Poor parents receiving universal payments increase spending on kids
When given cash with no strings attached, low- and middle-income parents increased their spending on their children, according to a WSU study of Alaska Permanent Fund payments.
- Cryptocurrency Loan Platform Implodes in $130M Hack
This is the third time C.R.E.A.M. Finance has been hacked this year.
- Hacker Attacker: The Full-Time Job No One Prepares You For
- Firefox 94 To Start Using EGL On Linux
Hi there! This is a guest post from Robert Mader, who contributed enormous improvements to Firefox’s graphics stack on Linux. TL;DR In the upcoming Firefox 94 release we will enable the EGL b…