Gooooooood morning, Folk!!! 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
- Strong AI Requires Autonomous Building of Composable Models
- Avoiding bot detection: How to scrape the web without getting blocked?
Analysis of Bot Protection systems with available countermeasures 🚿. How to defeat anti-bot system 👻 and get around browser fingerprinting scripts 🕵️♂️ when scraping the web? – GitHub – niespodd/b…
- How Learning Works: Components, Systems, Loops
- Resource bundle for learning Kafka Streams
- Closed-loop enhancement and neural decoding of cognitive control in humans
- Spectrograms – audio signal processing for machine learning
- Sponge Genes Hint at the Origins of Neurons and Other Cells
- Why AI lags behind the human brain in computational power
Blockchain and decentralization
- ‘Sleeping Whale’ Awakens as Unused Bitcoin Wallet Comes Online
- Bitcoin Pizza accepts Bitcoin this time
- Report on Stablecoins
- The Promise and Paradox of Decentralization
- Raspberry Pi Colocation: Decentralized. Exclusive. Green
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- An Architecture for Life
- AWS Service Terms 42.10
- Nginx – The Architecture of Open Source Applications
- AWS credentials management CLI tool
- Emitting Domain Events with Outbox Pattern
- Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Lambda Based Apps
- Hetzner Cloud Goes US (Ashburn/VA)
- Hetzner cloud servers are now available in Ashburn USA
- Beyond Whiteboarding: Creating Expert System Architecture Diagrams
- Amazon Time Sync Service
- Designs from Kimono Pattern Books (ca. 1902)
- OKRs vs. KPIs: understanding measurements for your SaaS business
OKRs vs KPIs – learn how to measure success the right way for your SaaS product from a business perspective – with examples!
Development and languages
- An Ode to the 10k RPM Western Digital (Veloci)Raptor
- Updating (and Git-Ifying) David MacKay’s Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air
- A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular YouTube-dl written in wxPython
- Western Digital to Ship 20TB OptiNAND HDDs in November
- SizeBench: A new tool for analyzing Windows binary size
- Diffractive optical networks reconstruct holograms without a digital computer
- Pyheatmagic: Profile and view your Python code as a heat map
- Python interpreter written in rust reaches 10000 commits
A Python Interpreter written in Rust. Contribute to RustPython/RustPython development by creating an account on GitHub.
- How to avoid leaking your customer’s source code with GitHub apps
- Thank you, GitHub
This morning, I sent the following post to the GitHub team. TL;DR: Iâm moving on to my next adventure, and Thomas Dohmke (currently Chief Product Officer) will be GitHubâs next CEO.
- An oral history of Bank Python
The strange world of Python, as used by big investment banks
- DeFi and the “Digital Asset” Felony Hidden in the Infrastructure Bill
A guest post by Abraham Sutherland on the danger to the digital assets industry if a provision in the infrastructure bill passes that would require crypto users to report names, addresses and social security numbers of the people they trade with to the government.
- Gitlab servers are being exploited in DDoS attacks
Threat actors are exploiting a security flaw in GitLab self-hosted servers to assemble botnets and launch gigantic distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, with some in excess of 1 terabit per second (Tbps).
- Wasp: WASM Programming Language
- F# framework for rapid prototyping with ASP.NET Core
A massive helper F# framework for making rapid prototyping with ASP.NET Core pleasant. – GitHub – RussBaz/WebFrame: A massive helper F# framework for making rapid prototyping with ASP.NET Core plea…
- Orca – esoteric programming language, designed to create procedural sequencers
- Why SQLite Does Not Use Git
- Windows 11 Upgrade tool that bypasses Microsoft´s requirements
- Version 7 of FLENG, a concurrent logic programming language, has been released
- Guide of CPython’s Parser
Quote of the week
Once a new technology starts rolling, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.
— Stewart Brand
- Apple’s Privacy Changes Hurt Snap and Facebook but Benefited Google
New iPhone privacy standards rocked digital advertising, raising some boats and lowering others.
- Google DNS at 010.010.010.010
- Google’s ‘Be Evil’ transformation is complete: Time for the end game
- Tesla opens charging network to other EVs for the first time
Tesla Inc is opening its charging network to other electric cars for the first time with a pilot program in the Netherlands, as the world’s most valuable carmaker looks to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream.
- Google’s infamous internal 2010 “I just want to serve 5TB” video now public
This video dates back to about 2010, and is the origin of the phrase «I’ve forgotten how to count that low» that was recently referenced in a blog post and o…
- Microsoft Loop brings back Google Wave?
- Google News to Return to Spain
- Google introduces mandatory 2-Step Verification for Google Accounts
- Intel’s Alder Lake big.little CPU design, tested: it’s a barn burner
- Amazon.com BBB Business Profile
- Google Employees Oppose Company’s Cooperation with Israel
Employees protest against the Nimbus project, a joint initiative of Google, Amazon and the Israeli government. Several of them renounce the anonymity of the petition and at the same time reveal their Semitic nationality.
- We bootstrapped our open source Google Analytics alternative to $500k ARR
- Tesla pulls its new Full Self-Driving beta due to software ‘issues’
- AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers’ Trust in Google-Led Initiatives
- Enabling scroll lock at boot fixes crashes caused by DRM on Intel 12th gen CPUs
Temporary workaround for games with DRM software that can’t recognize 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor, causing games to crash or not load.
- Administration to pay $450K per person to immigrants separated at border
- Chip built by UCPH physicists resolves quantum headache
- How learned helplessness happens in engineering teams
- University of Florida bars professors from testifying in a voting rights case
- Intel Extension for Scikit-Learn
- Linux 5.15
- Core scheduling lands in Linux 5.14
The core scheduling feature has been under
discussion for over three years. For those who need it, the wait
is over at last; core scheduling was merged for the 5.14 kernel release.
this work has reached a (presumably) final form, a look at why this feature
makes sense and how it works is warranted. Core scheduling is not for
everybody, but it may prove to be quite useful for some user communities.
- John Deere boosts pay, retirement benefits in new offer to striking UAW
- Kunyu Wanguo Quantu
- Microsoft Edge GA on Linux
- What I learned from a year on Substack
«The only way a Substack grows is through tweets. I am like 85% serious when I say this.»
- How Temporal Workload Shifting Can Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Cloud
- Open-Source Quantum Development
- Reducing complexity by integrating through the database
- Hackers are stealing data today so quantum computers can crack it in a decade
- Linux x86 program start up
- The Engineered Student: On B. F. Skinner’s Teaching Machine
The story of teaching machines is deeply intertwined with Skinner’s psycho-technologies, which laid a foundation from which education technology has never entirely broken.
- Four Oxford women transformed philosophy
- How to learn compilers: LLVM Edition
- From macOS to Arch Linux
- Intel Core i5 12600K / Core i9 12900K “Alder Lake” Linux Performance
- Lessons Learned: A severe vulnerability in the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set
- University of Florida reverses course, allows professors to testify
- It‘s been 9 years since Valve rolled out the Steam Linux beta