Gooooooood morning, Organisms!!! 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
- In a ‘learning trap’ experiment, adults leap conclusions while children explore
- Study finds a difference between neurons of humans and other mammals
- OpenGL Machine Learning on Low-End Hardware
- Netflix released a horror movie written by a bot and it’s spectacular
- Bottlenecks: Causes and Macroeconomic Implications
- Intrepid robot is the Wall-E of the deep sea
- Practical machine learning to estimate traffic flow in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Yes, PHP Is Worth Learning/Using in $Current_year
- Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy
- Learning containers from the bottom up
- TensorFlow Graph Neural Networks
- Learning Rust for Embedded Systems
- MOOC on Mobile Robotics using ROS 2 and your own affordable robot
- Henry Kissinger and Eric Schmidt take on AI (book review)
The statesman and Google’s former boss issue a salutary warning about the future
Blockchain and decentralization
- Taproot, Bitcoin’s long-anticipated upgrade, has activated
- Mako – a full Bitcoin implementation in C
- Decentralized Woo Hoo
- XMPP, a comeback story
Everyone loves a comeback story.
Can a 20 year old overlooked technology make a comeback as a completely decentralized, free, and scalable technology for the growing masses of people who value freedom and privacy?
- TheNFTbay.org – The Billion Dollar Torrent (All NFT’s from Ethereum and Solana)
- Decentralised finance is booming, but it has yet to find its purpose
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Cloudflare blocks an almost 2 Tbps multi-vector DDoS attack
- Sweden no longer stands out in pandemic, says architect of ‘no lockdown’ policy
- OAuth with Cloudflare Workers on a Statically Generated Site
An article on implementing OAuth user registration for a newsletter on a statically generated site using Cloudflare workers.
- The Demikernel Datapath OS Architecture
- Automatically generating types for Cloudflare Workers
- The Diet of the Future Is a Menu That Draws from the Ancient Past
- Cloudflare Pages goes full stack
- Layout patterns – Collection of layout patterns built using CSS
- I analyzed SaaS billing dark patterns
- Futurists have their heads in the clouds
- The Unfulfilled Promise of Serverless
- Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 entered a holding pattern for 22 minutes
In the search for MH370, an aerospace engineer has discovered more details about #MH370 flight path. In the search for MH370, Richard Godfrey – an aerospace engineer – has discovered that after following the coastline of Sumatra the Boeing 777 was put into a holding pattern for 22 minutes before proceeding south. Mr. Godfrey is…
Development and languages
- Shadershop – Photoshop like interface for programming GPU shaders
- Togo made a digital government stimulus system in two weeks
- How Python List Works
- Windows 2000 on Docker
A Docker image for Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4. – GitHub – hectorm/docker-qemu-win2000: A Docker image for Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4.
- Easylang – An easy online programming language and development environment
- Apple is reportedly relying on states to pay for digital ID rollouts
- C# 10 new feature CallerArgumentExpression
- Selecting a programming language can be a form of premature optimization
Have you ever been told that Python couldn’t be used for a project because it wouldn’t be fast enough? I have, and I find it a bit frustrating as big banks, YouTube, Instagram, and plenty of other places that are performance-sensitive still manage to select Python and be happy. And
- We need to have a talk about making life easier for newcomers to .NET
To those who have been living under an anti-Microsoft-news rock for the last few days, .NET 6 and all of its associated goodies have arrived, bringing with it C# 10, performance improvements and a boatload of new features. Talk about .NET to anyone outside of the ecosystem (and some in
- Open access book on scientific visualization using Python and matplotlib
An open access book on scientific visualization using python and matplotlib – GitHub – rougier/scientific-visualization-book: An open access book on scientific visualization using python and matplo…
- Highlights from Git 2.34
- Teliva – an environment for end-user programming
- Rust on MIPS64 Windows NT 4.0
- Low-Code and the Democratization of Programming
- Prometeo – a Python-to-C transpiler for high-performance computing
- Mozilla publishes position paper on the EU Digital Identity Framework
The EU is considering a draft law that has serious ramifications for the website security ecosystem. We have recommendations for how to fix it.
- ChangeSets – group PRs across multiple Git repos
- Comparing Julia to Performance Portable Parallel Programming Models for HPC
- Dask – a flexible library for parallel computing in Python
Dask provides advanced parallelism for analytics, enabling performance at scale for the tools you love
- Save the planet Program in C, avoid Python, Perl
Quote of the week
Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.
— Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style.
- U.S. states file updated antitrust complaint against Google
A group of U.S. states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Alphabet Inc’s Google accusing the tech giant of using coercive tactics and breaking antitrust laws in its efforts to boost its already dominant advertising business.
- Apple buying Google ads for high-value subscription apps
- The 50th anniversary of the launch of the Intel 4004
- Build what’s next with the new Twitter Developer Platform
- The AMD “Aldebaran” GPU that won exascale
If you want to know how and why AMD motors have been chosen for so many of the pre-exascale and exascale HPC and AI systems, despite the dominance of
- Blender 3.0 takes support for AMD GPUs to the next level
AMD has been working with Blender to improve support for GPU rendering in Cycles using the open source HIP API.
- Amazon to pay California $500k for ‘concealing’ Covid cases among workers
- Weekly Top 10 lists of the most-watched TV and films
Weekly Top 10 lists of the globally most-watched TV and films on Netflix.
- Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards from 2022
- Amazon Will Stop Accepting Visa Credit Cards Issued in the U.K
- Microsoft Calls Firefox’s Browser Workaround “Improper,” Will Block It
Windows 11 lets you choose your default browser, but it takes a lot of clicks and Microsoft sometimes forces you to use Edge, anyway. Firefox had a workaround, but Microsoft calls it “improper” and will soon block it.
- Netlify raises $105M and acquires OneGraph
- Netlify Acquires OneGraph
- Stacked changes: how FB and Google engineers stay unblocked and ship faster
- Microsoft gaming chief calls for industry-wide game preservation
- OpenStore Raises $75M to Acquire More Shopify Sellers
- Twitter rolls back AMP support, no longer sends users to AMP pages
- Netflix’s Chappelle of Hate
- Google Play permitting alternative billing systems for users in South Korea
Posted by Wilson White, Senior Director of Public Policy Click here to read this post in Korean The South Korean government recently passe…
- Google SAPI: Generate sandboxes for C/C++ libraries automatically
- Scamspotter.org – Google and Cybercrime Support Network Partnership
- The Amazon lobbyists who kill U.S. consumer privacy protections
Amazon has amassed a vast storehouse of consumer data. Internal documents reveal how it built a lobbying juggernaut that gutted privacy legislation in two dozen states.
- Is Microsoft Stealing People’s Bookmarks?
- Kia EV6 Smashes Tesla’s World Record
- Microsoft Edge’s new ‘Buy now, pay later’ feature is the definition of bloatware
Microsoft is rolling out a «Buy now, pay later» feature in Edge that splits online purchases into segments, powered by a third-party company.
- Tesla drivers left unable to start their cars after outage
- Shebeen Queens: Review of “A World History of Women and Alcohol»
- Breaking down the ‘payment for order flow’ debate
- University of Austin Draws over 3k Employment Inquiries in Four Days
- Managing an external display on Linux shouldn’t be this hard
- Vaccum-chamber quantum sensor device could allow GPS-free navigation
- Journal of Functional Programming Moving to Open Access
As the year winds down, the Journal of Functional Programming gets ready to open a new chapter. From January, every article in JFP will be available under Gold Open Access. The published ‘version of record’ will be made available to all upon publication, and will be found from the journal’s homepage. Papers will be free […]
- Yann LeCun’s 2021 Deep Learning Course at CDS free and fully online
- IBM achieves quantum computing breakthrough
- JP Morgan Chase Bank, or Why Not to Whitelist Operating System User Agents
- Prevent Zoom from consuming all your CPU on Linux
- Python: Please stop screwing over Linux distros
- Why Emacs: Redux
redux adjective brought back; resurgent: the Victorian era redux.
- Hackerrank DMCA Notice
Repository with text of DMCA takedown notices as received. GitHub does not endorse or adopt any assertion contained in the following notices. Users identified in the notices are presumed innocent u…
- What’s holding open banking back?
- IBM unveils 127-qubit quantum processor
IBM announced its new 127-quantum bit (qubit) ‘Eagle’ processor at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021, its annual event to showcase milestones in quantum hardware, software, and the growth of the quantum ecosystem.
- Learn RegEx step by step, from zero to advanced
- Hacking Ham Radio for Texting
- Stop paying DocuSign $2 for an e-signature
- New and improved Linux Random Number Generator ready for testing
- Debugging a Linux network stack crash via a single register value
- Lessons learned after 5 years of climate tech entrepreneurship
- Alpine Linux: Considering LibreSSL as default OpenSSL provider again
This should not be considered a formal system change proposal yet, but more a brain dump regarding my thoughts concerning the recently aborted OpenSSL 3 migration, the future…
- How Quantum Computers Will Correct Their Errors
- Installing Windows and Linux into the same partition
Installing Windows and Linux into the same partition – idea.md