Gooooooood morning, Mob!!! 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
- Self Balancing Arduino Robot
- Build your own MENACE (matchbox-powered machine learning computer)
- Jwz: Robot war dogs hunting migrants now
- Enhanced Interplay of Neuronal Coherence and Coupling in the Dying Human Brain
- Huemint – Machine learning for color design
- Rossum’s Universal Robots
- Analysing the AI of Super Mario 64
- Russian-born entrepreneur offers $1M bounty for Putin’s arrest
- Norway Chess cancels Alexander Grischuk
- Probabilistic Machine Learning: Advanced Topics
- AI Model Detects Mental Disorders Based on Web Posts
Blockchain and decentralization
- Explanation of Bitcoin’s Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) has grown to be very popular in public-key cryptographic systems, most popularly used in Bitcoin. ECC isâ¦
- Arctic Inuit, Native American adaptations to cold and body fat distribution
- Ruble-Denominated Bitcoin Volumes Surges to 9-Month High
- IPFS Backed by Decentralized Storage
- Sabre ends distribution agreement with Aeroflot
- Scam Email – Impersonating Red Cross – Solicit Donations via Bitcoin
Woman computer scientist of the week
Shuchi Chawla is an Indian computer scientist who works in the design and analysis of algorithms, and is known for her research on correlation clustering, information privacy, mechanism design, approximation algorithms, hardness of approximation, and algorithmic bias. She works as a professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cloud and architecture
- Zulip Cloud security vulnerability with reusable invitation links
- AWS Lambda adds supports for .NET 6
We are excited to add support for .NET 6 to Lambda. It’s fast to get started or migrate existing functions to .NET 6, with many new features in .NET 6 to take advantage of. Read the Lambda Developer Guide for more getting started information.
- iCloud+ custom email domains should be better
I’ve been using custom domains for my email for a couple of years now, in which time I switched between Zoho, Fastmail, Microsoft 365, and Google Workspace. Apple recently rebranded paid iCloud plans to iCloud+ and introduced support for custom email domains on iCloud Mail. This has been a
- Open Source Alternatives to Popular SaaS Products
Awesome list of open-source startup alternatives to well-known SaaS products 🚀 – GitHub – RunaCapital/awesome-oss-alternatives: Awesome list of open-source startup alternatives to well-known SaaS p…
- Container registry on a budget using AWS S3
- Serious flaws in the way Samsung phones encrypt key material in TrustZone
- Functional programming patterns in Smalltalk
- A deepening crisis forces physicists to rethink the structure of nature’s laws
- Employers Who Violate Colorado’s Non-Compete Laws Face Stiff New Penalties
- I made a cloud security product that actually saves time
- Mayor Breed withdraws proposal to gut city’s surveillance oversight law
- Duck DNS – free dynamic DNS hosted on AWS
- Unlimited cloud storage, hosted on a Discord channel
Development and languages
- GitHub’s database of security advisories is now open source
Anyone can now provide additional information and context to further the community’s understanding and awareness of security advisories.
- Liquorix Kernel
- Don’t Write a Programming Language
- Computer Programming with Nim
- Switch windows of same app with hotkey(alt + `)
- How to take credit for someone else’s work on GitHub
- The Olivetti Programma 101
- A modular Python TUI framework with a fast and pretty markup language
- Miniboss, versatile local container management with Python
The most versatile way to manage containers locally – GitHub – afroisalreadyinu/miniboss: The most versatile way to manage containers locally
- MicroW8: A WebAssembly based fantasy console
- WAPM – WebAssembly Package Manager
- I’m a digital nomad. Should I renounce my US citizenship?
- New Windows 11 test build wants your credit card info
- A Python program can be outside of a virtual environment it uses
- CPython, C standards, and IEEE 754
Perhaps February was «compiler modernization» month. The Linux kernel
recently decided to move to the C11 standard
for its code; Python has just undergone a similar process for
determining which flavor of C to use for building its
CPython reference implementation. A calculation in the CPython interpreter
went awry when built with a pre-release version of the upcoming GCC 12; that
regression led down a path that ended up with the adoption of C11 for CPython as well.
- Let’s Build a Network Video Recorder in Python
- Samsung appears to be throttling 10k Android apps on Galaxy devices
- A GitHub repository was public-viewable
A GitHub repository was public-viewable We’ve recently become aware of an inadvertent private-to-public viewable GitHub repository that could have enabled unauthorized access to information about c…
- Heap memory corruption in GitHub’s Markdown table parsing extension
- Demystifying NaN for the Working Programmer
- Leaked stolen Nvidia cert can sign Windows malware
- Using the GCC Static Analyzer on the D Programming Language
Largely thanks to the tireless work of Iain Buclaw, the D programming language is part of GCC. As well as having access to an extremely potent set of compiler optimizations and a large group of tar…
Quote of the week
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
— Chris Sacca
- An Interview with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger
- Intel gets worse, but Power11 might get better
Just in case we needed any more reassurance we made the right move with OpenPOWER: Phoronix is reporting that Intel is about to get even …
- Briar has been removed from Google Play
- Panasonic to begin mass producing new 4680 Tesla battery by March 2024
Panasonic Corp said on Monday it will begin mass production of a new lithium-ion battery for Tesla Inc before the end of March 2024 at a plant in Japan.
- A more social, Amazon-free alternative to Goodreads
A modern social platform for the book community. Finally, a book platform that’s worth writing home about. It’s about time, isn’t it?
- F-Droid – alternative to Google Play store
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.
- Degoogled phones running privacy oriented OS
- MWC 2022: The next Microsoft Pluton Device and PAC technology
- Google is going to ban “less secure sign in method”
- Nvidia DLSS Source Code Leaked
- Epic Games acquires Bandcamp
Video-game developer Epic Games announced that it has bought Bandcamp, the online music store and community geared around independent musicians. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “Fa…
- Amazon to close all of its physical bookstores and ‘4-star’ shops
- Google mandates workers back to Silicon Valley, other offices from April 4
Alphabet Inc’s Google from April 4 will require employees back about three days a week in some of its U.S., U.K. and Asia Pacific offices, its first step to end policies that allowed remote work because of COVID-19 concerns.
- Snowflake to acquire Streamlit
Together, we’ll empower developers and data scientists to mobilize the world’s data
- Snowflake acquires Streamlit for $800M to help customers build data-based apps
- My Stripe Tax Story
GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.
- New UCIe Chiplet Standard Supported by Intel, AMD, and Arm
- Cybercriminals who breached Nvidia issue one of the most unusual demands ever
Chipmaker has until Friday to comply or see its crown-jewel source code released.
- Google Docs New Feature: Pageless
- Tesla driver dies after his Model 3 stops on highway, gets hit by two other
- Tesla Model 3 Driver Dies After It Stops on Highway, Hit by Two Other Vehicles
- Twitter Banned in Russia
- Google Ads suspended me and turned a deaf ear
- For insects, the Amazon’s canopy contains a dazzling multiverse
A new study finds that high in rainforest trees, insects live in ecosystems that vary wildly from the forest floor on up.
- Welcome to the Intel Ice Lake D Era with the Xeon D-2700 and D-1700 series
- Russians are trying to flee – data from Google Trends
- Accounts to Support Ukrainian Army Directly via Bank of Ukraine
- Hetzner Cloud Modified VPS Images of Fedora (No SELinux, FirewallD
- Colorado to accept crypto for payments
- Beyond Indie Hacking
- Win32 is the stable Linux userland ABI (and the consequences)
This post was inspired by some controversy with Valve and their support for Linux, but the bulk of it comes from long-term observation. One of the biggest impacts with the viability of Linux on the desktop was Valve’s Proton, a… Continue reading →
- Norway’s sovereign wealth fund to vote against Apple management’s pay plan
Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, will vote against ratification of tech giant Apple Inc’s management remuneration plan after an advisory firm urged investors to act, the fund’s manager said on Sunday.
- Caltech’s CS interview prep course
- I use Org Mode for personal logging/journalling
- States where teachers’ unions are strongest are slowest to get back to in-person
- Linux from Scratch
- Bank of China’s Singapore operation stops financing Russian oil trades
- Learn the Cypher query language in 10 days
- Russian central bank confirms block on foreign bids to sell Russian securities
- How to earn money by hacking a “walking for money” app
- The Radical Woman Behind “Goodnight Moon”
- Payhawk is officially Bulgaria’s first unicorn
Less than 4 years – that is how much time it took for Hristo Borisov, Boyko Karadzhov, and Konstantin Dzhengozov to turn their fintech solution
- GNU Taler: An anonymous, taxable payment system using modern cryptography
- How much do founders pay themselves? A European data set
A new report from Seedcamp reveals average founder salaries in Europe. How much are your peers paying themselves?
- Compare Tech Salaries Instantly: Introducing the VanHack Tech Salary Calculator
- Nord Stream 2 declares bankruptcy
- FreeBSD Journal – 2022 – January/February
- Ice cream machine hackers sue McDonald’s
- Russia’s top bank quits Europe due to sanctions
- A rendition of everyone’s favorite 1995 Microsoft operating system for Linux
- Space junk on a 5,800-MPH collision-course with Moon on Friday
- Russian firms rush to open Chinese bank accounts
- Better visibility into Linux packet-dropping decisions
Dropped packets are a fact of life in networking; there can be any number
of reasons why a packet may not survive the journey to its destination.
Indeed, there are so many ways that a packet can meet its demise that it
can be hard for an administrator to tell why packets are being dropped.
That, in turn, can make life difficult in times when users are complaining
about high packet-loss rates. Starting with 5.17, the kernel is getting
some improved instrumentation that should shed some light on why the kernel
decides to route packets into the bit bucket.
- The war on gifted education
Why the landslide loss for San Francisco’s school board is a victory for American meritocracy
- Reducing the risk of nuclear war should be a key concern of our generation
The consequences of nuclear war would be devastating. Much more should â and can â be done to reduce the risk that humanity will ever fight such a war.
- The Miseducation of Maria Montessori
Her method was meant for the public. Then it became a privilege.
- CSS-Checker: Find and Reduce Similar and Duplicated CSS Scripts
- Basic Quantum Algorithms
- Container Escape with Linux CVE-2022-0492
- Bypass Paywalls: a browser extension to help bypass paywalls for selected sites
- Linux gaming community ProtonDB now accepts Steam Deck reports
- Novaya Gazeta quits news reports after criminal prosecution of journalists
- Yandex warns of bond repayment and supply risks