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AI, bots and robots
- Dick Smith (Entrepreneur)
- Boar Bot 2.0
- Facebook AI Similarity Search (Faiss)
- Neuro Evolution of Augmented Topologies
- Why lifeless AI is not intelligent
- Weekly Selection of Robot Videos
- Examples of the Importance of Context-Sensitivity in Data-Centric AI
- Albrecht Dürer: Self-publicist, tourist, entrepreneur, Renaissance artist
- Machine Learning Framework for Operating Systems
- NES Tetris AI hits 102M poins and level 237
- Customize Python dependency resolution with machine learning
- Robots in Europe Vote for the Radical Right
- Neural-control family: what deep learning and control enables in the real world
- A deep learning method to automatically enhance dog animations
Blockchain and decentralization
- Algorand – Fast, low fees and sustainable blockchain
- India seeks to block most cryptocurrencies in new bill, government says
India is looking to bar most private cryptocurrencies when it introduces a new bill to regulate virtual currencies in the winter session of Parliament, the government said late on Tuesday.
- Coins, the Overlooked Keys to History
- Teen caught in $46M dollar Bitcoin theft via buying a username
- Distributed Authorization and Wayfair’s Supply Chain
As most everyone knows by now, Wayfair is a major e-commerce company focused on furniture and home goods. What you may not be aware of are the many technical elements happening behind the scenes to ensure that 22 million products are delivered to you on time. This is an area I’m familiar with as I…
- Atacama,a distributed app proto based on tangle replication and IPFS
Woman computer scientist of the week
Kim Rees is an American computer scientist and data visualization professional located in New York, NY. She is currently the head of Data Visualization at Capital One. Prior to joining Capital One, Rees co-founded the data visualization firm, Periscopic and worked there for 13 years. Rees is perhaps best known for her work on a Periscopic project visualizing gun deaths.
Cloud and architecture
- ChaosDB Explained: Azure’s Cosmos DB Vulnerability Walkthrough
- The Snowflakes as Code Antipattern
- Microservices Architecture on Google Cloud
- Pay Transparency: Which States Have Laws and Do They Work?
- Living with single-tenant and multi-tenant architectures
- Bash Patterns I Use Weekly
- Blueboat, an open-source alternative to Cloudflare Workers
- Facebook can pursue malware lawsuit against Israel’s NSO Group -US appeals court
- New emails released in the McDonald’s ice cream machine lawsuit
The cold war between a startup and a soft-serve machine manufacturer is heating up, thanks to a newly released trove of internal emails.
- Neo-Andean Architecture in The Highest City in the World
- Bringing OS Architecture to XXI Century – Part I. Changes over Last 50 Years
- Open-source home cloud OS allows you to run Docker applications without coding
- AWS Free Tier Data Transfer Expansion
The AWS Free Tier has been around since 2010 and allows you to use generous amounts of over 100 different AWS services. Some services offer free trials, others are free for the first 12 months after you sign up, and still others are always free, up to a per-service maximum. Our intent is to make […]
- WordPress security plugin Hide My WP addresses SQL injection, deactivation flaws
Development and languages
- Beartype: Unbearably fast runtime type checking in Python
Unbearably fast O(1) runtime type-checking in pure Python. – GitHub – beartype/beartype: Unbearably fast O(1) runtime type-checking in pure Python.
- How to programmatically find out if computer is on
- JEdit – Programmer’s Text Editor
- Python – Writing large ZIP archives without memory inflation
- .NET 6 vs .NET 5 speedup
A year ago I wrote a post comparing .NET 5 performance with its predecessor on Fusion performance tests, and honestly, I was quite…
- Static Duck Typing in Python with Protocols
- Rust programming for web developers, by a web developer
- Taking digital X-ray shots for cheap
- Doom on Windows Task Manager
- Git ls-files is Faster Than Fd and Find
Git ls-files is 5 times faster than fd or find, but why?
- Rust-Like Traits in Python
- The Microsoft .NET platform has been forked: Introducing Open.NET
- Digital esthetics, environmental change and the subcultures of computer art
- Run Python, Ruby, Node.js, C++, Lua in the Browser via x86 to WASM JIT
- Gitlab.com Is Down
- GitHub – tzarc/djinn: Djinn Split Keyboard
Djinn Split Keyboard. Contribute to tzarc/djinn development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Enigma Virtual Box – Application Virtualization System for Windows
- Circular Programming in Clojure
- Named Pipes in .NET 6 with Tray Icon and Service
This guide explains in detail how to create a tray icon app which communicates with a Windows Service over named pipes using .NET 6.
- Why WordPress is an utter load of crap to build a serious business website with
- iOS and Android config-driven experiments without new releases
- As Calls to Ban Books Intensify, Digital Librarians Offer Perspective
- Japan to implement bank-deposit-backed digital currency in 2022
Top lenders, railway and NTT join trial run for blockchain-based e-money
- Rosette: A solver-aided programming language
- Greek myths of programming – how to find a mythological god of programming?
- My plugin system/package manager for Git
- Nullc: Fast C-like programming language with advanced features
- MyHDL: Using Python as a hardware description and verification language
- A comprehensive guide to 50 years of evolution of strict C programming
A comprehensive guide to 50 years of evolution of strict C programming, a tribute to Dennis Ritchie's language – GitHub – agavrel/42_CheatSheet: A comprehensive guide to 50 years of evolution o…
- Exiting the Vietnam of Programming: Our Journey in Dropping the ORM (In Golang)
- New in C# 10: Easier Lambda Expressions
- LemonScript: A typed programming language inspired by TypeScript and Python
- VMware mouse driver for Windows 3.x
VMware mouse driver for Windows 3.1. Contribute to NattyNarwhal/vmwmouse development by creating an account on GitHub.
Quote of the week
There’s no sense being exact about something if you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
— John von Neumann
- Intel Core i7-12700K Review: Flagship i9 Gaming Performance at i7 Pricing
- An argument for the impossibility of machine intelligence
- Tesla, electric SUVs get poor scores from Consumer Reports
Vehicles from Tesla Inc and electric sport utilities from rival brands are among the least reliable models sold in the United States, a reflection of the risks of new technology, Consumer Reports said on Thursday.
- Intel Software Defined Silicon: additional CPU features after license activation
- Amazon employees in 20 countries will strike on Black Friday
- YARP – Microsoft toolkit to build fast reverse proxy servers
- U.S. lawmakers call for privacy legislation after Reuters report on Amazon
- How Google designed its wildfire feature for Maps
- Full key extraction of Nvidia TSEC
- The Ancient History of Intelligent Machines
- Nvidia releases Paint me Picture – A web app for GauGAN2
GauGAN2, the latest version of NVIDIA Research’s wildly popular AI painting demo, allows anyone to create photorealistic masterpieces.
- TSMC “Apple-first” 3nm policy leads to AMD and Qualcomm mutiny
AMD cosies up to Samsung and becomes its first major 3nm customer, according to reports.
- What Is AMD ROCm?
- Microsoft pushes ahead with controversial ‘buy now, pay later’ feature for Edge
- EU tech sector fights for a Level Playing Field with Microsoft
- Google: An Update on Our Privacy Sandbox Commitments
Google submits revised commitments to the CMA for the Privacy Sandbox
- Saturday Night’s All Right: The invention of payday
- What Hot Dogs Can Teach Us About Number Theory
- My Own Private Binary: An Idiosyncratic Introduction to Linux Kernel Modules
- An intro to finding things in Linux
- Receiving Starlink Beacons with a HackRF Supercluster
- Women of the sea: Korea’s oldest free divers
- WeWork and Adam Neumann: Scam or Genius? 5 Lessons Learned
- How to Learn Nix
It’s like a Let’s Play, but for obscure software documentation.
I tried to learn Nix, and it was pretty hard. I kept a diary of every command I tried, every wrong assumption that I made, and every realization that I had along the way.
- Fingerprints can be hacked
Fingerprint authentication is a convenient alternative to passwords and PIN codes. Who wants to spend time typing in a lengthy string of numbers, letters and characters when a simple tap will suffice? Unfortunately, that convenience comes at a cost. Because, unlike a regular password, you…
- Remix – A framework focused on web fundamentals and modern UX
Remix is a full stack web framework that lets you focus on the user interface and work back through web fundamentals to deliver a fast, slick, and resilient user experience. People are gonna love using your stuff.
- Woman draws famous book scenes on their pages
- The Max Headroom Incident, America’s Creepiest Unsolved TV Hack
In 1987, Chicago TV stations were overtaken by a masked man who continues to baffle authorities to this day.
- Things I learned from building a production database
In 2017, I went to Facebook on a sabbatical from my faculty position at Yale. I created a team to build a storage system called Delos at the bottom of the Facebook stack (think of it as Facebook’s version of Chubby). We hit production with a 3-person team in less than a year; and subsequently scaled the team to 30+ engineers spanning multiple sub-teams. In the four years that I led the team (until Spring 2021), we did not experience a single severe outage (nothing higher than a SEV3). The Delos design is well-documented in two academic papers (in OSDI 2020 and SOSP 2021). Delos is currently replacing all uses of ZooKeeper at Facebook.
- The Catherine Project: A new experiment in liberal education
The benefits of the humanities have danced so gracefully through these tutorials that it’s never occurred to any of us to ask what’s the point.
- Wall Street grudgingly allows remote work as bankers dig in
- Alpine Linux 3.15
- Germany will legalize Marijuana and promote drug harm reduction
- Two Norwegian journalists arrested after interviewing Qatar World Cup Manager
Thor Gjermund Eriksen, Director-General of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), calls Qatar’s reaction «absurd».
- Amazon Linux 2022
- The New Luxury Vacation: Being Dumped in the Middle of Nowhere
- What the world can learn from Britain’s humble hedge
Hedgerows were historically planted as barriers between fields, but in a human-dominated world, they are critical havens, corridors and connectors for wildlife
- Deuterium molecules in superposition act as slits for classic quantum experiment
- Hacking CD/DVD/Blu-ray for Biosensing
- The Sick History of Public Education
- PostmarketOS Revolutionizes Smartphone Hacking
- $200 ARM based Linux Laptop is Here
- Repairing an HP 3478A Multimeter with a Hacksaw
- AWS price reduction for data transfers out to the internet
- Bank transfers as a payment method
Bank transfers have exploded as a payment method in India and may become more common in much of the world.
- Teach yourself Computer Engineering with YouTube
- How did this PayPal spoof email pass SPF, DKIM and DMARC