Gooooooood morning, Network!!! 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
- Learning to Speak Shrub
- Zillow Just Gave Us a Look at Machine Learning’s Future
It’s put up or shut up time for Data Science teams. When the business depends on our work for revenue growth, success is expected. Failure is fatal.
- Improving a Machine Learning System – Broken Abstractions
- The Way Out of the Fly-Bottle: Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus” at 100
- A Botched Circumcision and Its Aftermath
- New AI Brings the Power Natural Language Processing to African Languages
- RF Magnetoelectric Antenna for Neural Activity Monitoring
- I’m 48 and finally learning how to be a game developer
It’s a big universe for a little rocket trying to find a home. Surprises! Danger! Fun! How far you can go before you explode, freeze or get eaten? Listen to great music while you try to beat your own score. 3…2…1…liftoff!
– One-tap gameplay
– Totally randomized, every game is unique…
- Intel Optimizes Facebook DLRM, 8x Speedup (Deep Learning Recommendation Model)
- AI Code Generation and Cybersecurity
- Learning how dictionaries work
- The first AI model that translates 100 languages without relying on English data
- What Norwegians are learning as they pioneer autonomous ships
- Rittenhouse lawyer claims iPad pinch-to-zoom uses AI to fake video footage
- Marvin – A grumpy Slackbot who doesn’t like your ideas
Blockchain and decentralization
- All-in-one quantum key distribution system makes its debut
- Keyoxide: A privacy-friendly platform to establish your decentralized identity
- Reflections on Trusting ‘Trustlessness’ in the Era of “Crypto”/Blockchains
- Library Genesis Desktop app, now with IPFS support
- Blockchain 101: The Simplest Guide You Will Ever Read
- NFT misconception: JPEG aren’t stored on the Blockchain
Today’s biggest misconception about NFTs is that they’re “jpeg” images stored on the Ethereum blockchain, it’s not. Probably because that digital art can be easy to visualize, and famous artists attempt today to sell their digital art as an NFT on a platform such as Opensea, it has gained lot of attention these past months.
Artists start creating them on a piece of paper, then their computer. But when they convert it to an NFT, what makes you the owner of it?
- Unstoppable uncensorable free speech blogging app and content live on IPFS
- Webamp IPFS media player; sample hash included;)
Play audio files from IPFS in Webamp
- How badly is cryptocurrency worsening the chip shortage?
- Why Zulip will not get on the blockchain bandwagon
- Bitcoin Inflation Index
Woman computer scientist of the week
Anna Tramontano was an Italian computational biologist and chair professor of biochemistry at the Sapienza University of Rome. From 2011 to 14 she was a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC). She was an associate editor for the journal Bioinformatics from 2005 until 2016 editing papers in the area of structural bioinformatics.
Cloud and architecture
- Data Models for SQL and NoSQL: Horseshoe Pattern
- The Bongcloud Attack
- Denoflare – develop, test, and deploy Cloudflare workers with Deno
- Workers in Portugal could see healthier work-life balance under new labour laws
- Deep Dive into Yrs Architecture
- Avoid Surprise Bills from AWS
- When is the revolution in architecture coming?
- AWS Global Accelerator is really fast and good
Yes, hiding HTTP-referers on your outgoing links are still a thing . Even though standards evolved, they rely on your user having a current…
- LAPD ended predictive policing. A new effort shares many of their flaws
- Improving long-running jobs for OpenFaaS users
- Uber, DoorDash and similar firms can’t defy the laws of capitalism after all
- How to use serverless and Expo to create a full-stack app
- The strong and weak forces of architecture
- Practical HTTP Header Smuggling: Sneaking Past Reverse Proxies to Attack AWS
Modern web applications typically rely on chains of multiple servers, which forward HTTP requests to one another. The attack surface created by this forwarding is increasingly receiving more attention, including the recent popularisation of cache poisoning…
- Work begins on architects’ cracked Denver residential tower
- Querying AWS at scale across APIs, regions, and accounts
- 3D printed mirror array
3D-printable hexagonal mirror array capable of reflecting sunlight into arbitrary patterns – GitHub – bencbartlett/3D-printed-mirror-array: 3D-printable hexagonal mirror array capable of reflecting…
- Amazon recruiter invites CTO of Azure to apply for SDE II
- Useful sed scripts and patterns for day to day usage
Useful sed scripts & patterns. . Contribute to adrianscheff/useful-sed development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Grand Statements About Justice: On the Laws of Ur-Namma
- Incident Affecting Google Cloud Infrastructure Components
Development and languages
- The Joy of Concurrent Logic Programming
- I just want to run this one Python script
- .NET 6 Released
- Welcome to C# 10
- Pyjion – A Python JIT Compiler
- NFT’s Aren’t the Answer to the IRL Problems of Digital Art
- Git Techniques at Risk Ledger
- Digital Legacy
- Unity is buying Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital for $1.6B
- Unity Purchases Weta Digital
- Why Python needs to be paused during profiling – but Ruby doesn’t always
- Using Flutter to build a native-looking desktop app for macOS and Windows
- Digital nomads look away: Copenhagen is not your dream city, study confirms
- Firefox is the 45th result when searching for “Firefox” on Windows Store
Posted in r/firefox by u/Zagrebian • 1,038 points and 152 comments
- Advice for Personal Digital Security
- Make your monorepo feel small with Git’s sparse index
- Experimenting with Programmatic SEO
- Utterances – a lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues
- Windows 11 blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links
Microsoft doubles-down on its user-choice hostile web browser behavior; blocks competitors from opening links from many Windows apps and web experiences.
- Ruby vs. Python comes down to the for loop
Contrasting how each language handles iteration helps understand how to work effectively in either.
- Programming with Something
- Microsoft to Block Windows 11 Browser Workarounds
- Nuclear radiation used to transmit digital data wirelessly
Engineers have successfully transferred digitally encoded information wirelessly using nuclear radiation instead of conventional technology.
Quote of the week
Unix has retarded OS research by 10 years and linux has retarded it by 20.
— Dennis Ritchie as quoted by by Boyd Roberts in 9fans.
- Faking Twitter unfurling to phish you
Researching security incidents in the cryptocurrency field.
- DirectX 12 Applications No Longer Working on 4th Gen Intel Processor Graphics
Article describing why applications based on DirectX 12 no longer work on 4th generation Intel graphics (codename Haswell)
- The intellectual incoherence of cryptoassets
- Segmentors vs Integrators: Google’s work-life-balance research
- Superintelligence Cannot Be Contained: Lessons from Computability Theory
- IPO Sono Motors
- An unofficial and free mod for FS2020 to load Google Maps textures
- Google’s New Business Profile: When Search Becomes a Political Tool
Google, in an effort to regain control of the antitrust narrative, has brazenly and deceptively enlisted small businesses to argue the company’s case.
- Twitter Blue is now available in the US and NZ
- Microsoft and the Metaverse
- Intel Hardware allows activation of test or debug logic at runtime
- Google sends anti-regulation propaganda to small businesses using Google Maps
Scary new site tells Google users antitrust limits could «impact your business.»
- Supreme Court: shock Google ruling sends shockwaves through legal community
- Google loses challenge against EU antitrust ruling, $2.8-bln fine
Alphabet unit Google lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) antitrust decision on Wednesday, a major win for Europe’s competition chief in the first of three court rulings central to the EU push to regulate big tech.
- Google’s new related search box optimizes for the wrong metric
- Rivian valued at over $100B after biggest IPO of 2021
Shares of Rivian Automotive Inc surged as much as 53% in its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, giving the Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker a market valuation of more than $100 billion after the world’s biggest initial public offering this year.
- Google Summer of Code in 2022 – No longer limited to students
Over the course of GSoC’s 17 years, open source has grown and evolved, and we’ve realized that the program needs to evolve as well. With that in mind,
- Microsoft Benchmarks Upcoming AMD Milan-X CPU
- I made a form builder that saves data in Google Sheets
- New – EC2 Instances (G5) with Nvidia A10G Tensor Core GPUs
Two years ago I told you about the then-new G4 instances, which featured up to eight NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs. These instances were designed to give you cost-effective GPU power for machine learning inference and graphics-intensive applications. Today I am happy to tell you about the new G5 instances, which feature up to eight […]
- Amazon abandons package bin at apartment building, refuses to retrieve it
Amazon – the logistics expert the world has come to rely on for everything from groceries to furniture – abandoned an entire cart of packages meant for delivery to Forest Street in a Fernald Drive lobby on Wednesday. Amazon did not come back to redeliver them.
- Google reorg moves AR, VR, Starline and Area 120 into new ‘Labs’ team
- Google down in the Netherlands? (Google Public DNS issues? 126.96.36.199)
- Google Outage in Europe
- Google: Auto-translated content not indexed
- Google Working on Indexing Instagram and TikTok Videos
- I Got Fired from Amazon as a Software Development Engineer
- Microsoft Goes Deep on Java with JCP Membership
- Software company SAP: World-leading through intellectual property theft?
Nach Recherchen von Fakt und dem «Spiegel» könnte der Diebstahl von geistigem Eigentum durch SAP eine lange Tradition haben. Bereits von 1997 bis 2008 soll der Konzern in Kooperation mit Universitäten Entwicklungen von Mitbewerbern missbraucht haben.
- How to Learn Stuff Quickly
As software developers, we’re always learning new things; it’s practically the whole gig! If we can learn to quickly pick up new languages/frameworks/tools, we’ll become so much more effective at our job. It’s sort of a superpower.
- Robots that follow you to learn where to go
- Spending $5k to learn how database indexes work
- “Illegal” Moscow state university network built by students (2002-2013)
- A quantum walk down Wall Street
- Learn in Public
- The Best Way to Learn Anything
- MLAT order from Luxembourg for Signal user data
- Six Palestinian human rights defenders hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware
On 19 October 2021, Israeli Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, announced the designation of six leading Palestinian civil society organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory as “terrorist organizations” under Israel’s Anti-Terrorism Law 2016. The groups named are Addameer; Al-Haq; Defense for Children – Palestine; the Union of Agricultural Work Committees; Bisan Center for Research and Development; and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Game Hacking Techniques
- Simula One – office-focused, standalone VR headset based on the Linux Desktop
- liblinux: Architecture-independent access to Linux system calls
Linux system calls. Contribute to matheusmoreira/liblinux development by creating an account on GitHub.
- WSL2 can now mount Linux ext4 disks directly
If you’re on a version of Windows 11 that is build 22000 or greater, you can …
- Compass Pathways’ Phase IIb psilocybin trial shows reduced depression symptoms
- Judge orders Apple to allow external payment options for App Store
- Hacking the Sony Playstation 5
- Evergrande teeters on edge of default as $148M payment falls due
Some bondholders of cash-strapped China Evergrande Group have not received coupon payments by the end of 30-day grace periods at close of Asia business on Wednesday, sources said, pushing the developer again to the edge of default.
- American spy hacked Booking.com, company stayed silent
Hacker ‘Andrew,’ who had close ties with American intelligence services, accessed thousands of hotel reservations in Middle-Eastern countries. Booking.com did not report the data breach to customers or authorities.
- SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic
- The Framework Laptop Is Great for a Linux-Friendly, Upgradeable/Modular Laptop
- M1 Pro 14“ MacBook Pro Running KDE Plasma 5 on Arch Linux ARM
- Running a Law Firm on Linux
- Email from FBI Looks Odd