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AI, bots and robots
- How the “Uber Economy” Is Killing Innovation, Prosperity and Entrepreneurship
We need to shift our focus from disrupting markets to creating them
- Electric fields, not individual neurons, may hold information in memory: study
- Celebrate Tiny Learning Milestones
- Tiny magnetic robots capture pollutants and release them on demand
- How on earth I became an entrepreneur
- Programming Languages and Learning
- White Castle wants to install robot cooks in 100 new locations
- How do you get out of the bottleneck?
- The New Neurasthenia: How burnout became the buzzword of the moment
- Making Deep Learning Go Brrrr from First Principles
- US Copyright Office refuses application with AI algorithm named as author
The IPKat blog reports on copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech and privacy/confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective.
- I’m writing an MMORPG game for learning programming
- Alexandria Search
- Christopher Alexander, 1936-2022
Blockchain and decentralization
- Cascading failures in large-scale distributed systems
- Inferno: A small operating system for building crossplatform distributed systems
- Blockchains will maybe not destroy the planet
- A Bitcoin Mine at a Natural Gas Well in Texas
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Building Password Purgatory with Cloudflare Pages and Workers
- Soar (Cognitive Architecture)
- Python Design Patterns
- The First Granny Square Pattern
- UK Network Operators Target iCloud Private Relay in Complaint to Regulator
- Updates to Google Cloud’s infrastructure capabilities and pricing
Google Cloud is adjusting infrastructure product and pricing structure to give customers more choice in how they pay for what they use
- Google “hijacked millions of customers and orders” from restaurants – lawsuit
Restaurants say blue “order online” button saps profits, diverts customers.
- I Discovered Thousands of Open Databases on AWS
My journey on finding and reporting databases with sensitive data about Fortune-500 companies, Hospitals, Crypto platforms, Startups during…
- It’s Like GPT-3 but for Code – Fun, Fast, and Full of Flaws
- Polylith is a functional software architecture at the system scale
- Terraform-AWS-modules/Terraform-AWS-eks transitions to non-free license
this project can not be considered as Apache 2.0 licenced.
Also we shoul ask https://opensource.org/ if this license now open source license at all.
Motivation and Contex…
- Amazon’s new role-playing game can help you build your AWS skills
- Paaster – Secure by default end to end encrypted pastebin
- Serverless site analytics with Clojure nbb and AWS
- Accounting for SaaS and Swords
Development and languages
- Hubfs – File System for GitHub
- .NET Myths Dispelled
.NET will be celebrating itâs 21st birthday this year on February 14. Grab a cold one and letâs dispel 6 myths of modernÂ .NET development!
- Manim – Python library for creating mathematical animations
- A digital circuit simulator written in sed
- No-code is the future of programming. That’s great news for engineers
- Why am I building a programming language in private?
- Instantly create a GitHub repository to take screenshots of a web page
- Microsoft is testing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer
- Resurrecting a Dataman S4 PROM Programmer
- Android 12 forces you to choose a default browser unless you disable Chrome
- CSS-Tricks has been acquired by DigitalOcean
- The Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project
- Strype, a Python frame-based editor
- Cognition versus Programming: The Big Two – Why TDD?
- On Vintage Programming Books
A look at three relics of a not-quite-bygone era. In picture-listicle form.
- C Isn’t a Programming Language Anymore
- Move and resize windows in macOS using keyboard shortcuts or snap areas
- Incident with GitHub Actions, API Requests, Codespaces, Git Operations, Issues
- Microsoft accidentally reveals that it is testing ads in Windows Explorer
- Python finally offloads some batteries
- Building a blog from scratch in 2022 using Hugo, Docker and a bit of Python
- Python 3 Types in the Wild
Quote of the week
XML is like violence. Sure, it seems like a quick and easy solution at first, but then it spirals out of control into utter chaos.
— Sarkos in reddit
- A Wordle clone made in Google Sheets
- Amazon moves employees out of downtown Seattle office due to crime
- Google Is Holding All Your Old Free G Suite Accounts Hostage
Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority
- Google Fi Illegally Bricked My iPhone 11 Pro Max
- AMD Fires Back with 7 New Chips, Flagship $449 Ryzen 7 5800X3D Lands April 20
- Amazon Relocates Workers Due to Out-of-Control Violence in Downtown Seattle
- The fake Twitter account of “Marina Ovsyannikova” – and how to spot such fakes
15th March 2022 Being an experienced Twitter user is like being what comedian Jasper Carrott once said of Ed Doolan: “world-famous in Birmingham”. You have a great deal of knowledge abo…
- Google Domains is out of beta
- Tesla fired an employee after he posted driverless tech reviews on YouTube
- About Safety Mode and autoblock by Twitter
- Dual use of artificial-intelligence-powered drug discovery
An international security conference explored how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for drug discovery could be misused for de novo design of biochemical weapons. A thought experiment evolved into a computational proof.
- Google seems to have signed me up for Google Pay without asking
- Prepare for the future with Google Analytics 4
Universal Analytics is sunsetting next year. Prepare now by moving over to the next generation Analytics solution, Google Analytics 4.
- Microsoft to build energy efficient, heat-producing data centre in Finland
- Amazon completes its $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM
- Doctors often turn to Google Translate to talk to patients; want a better option
- Google open sources solar atmospheric water generator
Contribute to google/h2e_technical_documentation development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Amazon intentionally made it hard to cancel Prime subscription in secret project
Project ‘Iliad’ put multiple layers of questions and offers between the main Amazon page and the final cancellation
- If Google sucks then why is everyone still using it?
- What I Learned from My First Rails Upgrade
- CA bar says attorney records leaked through database flaw, not hack
The State Bar of California, which earlier said a «hack» led to a months-long online disclosure of 260,000 confidential attorney discipline cases, instead now blames the breach on an âunknown security vulnerabilityâ in its own database.
- Mavis Beacon was the top typing teacher in the US, then she vanished
What happened to Mavis Beacon?
- My transition from Windows to Linux in an anti-customer age
- My path to CS and opinions on CS Education
- Critically Conscious Computing: Methods for Secondary Education
- Birmingham’s invisible woman
- Hacking sum types with Go generics
- How to Learn Nix
- Cities should not pay for new stadiums
- UX Podcast Survey – vote for your favorite podcast to listen to in 2022
- CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach torture techniques
- Vimeo is telling creators to suddenly pay thousands of dollars
- PartialExecuter: Reducing WebAssembly size by exploring all executions in LLVM
Partial Executer is a brand-new LLVM optimization pass that uses an Interpreter-like engine to prove some code will never be executed, making it safe to eliminate it. In this article, I will explain the ideas behind it, the engineering challenges, and the results of this work. LLVM basics Some basic understanding of LLVM internals will…
- Can making employers share pay in job postings help fix the gender pay gap?
- Hot Dog Linux – Horrible Obsolete Typeface and Dreadful Onscreen Graphics
- Update Firmware of Samsung SSDs in Linux
Firmware flash Samsung SSD or NVMe directly from Linux without needing broken Samsung ISO boot environment!
- Firms Must Report Hacks to DHS in 72 Hours Under Law
- Teaching Kubernetes to Do Fractions and Multiplication on GPUs
- Hacking Hadoukens: Reverse Engineering a Street Fighter Two Cabinet
- Linux Perf Examples
- Does quantum mechanics need imaginary numbers?
- Linux on an M1 Mac
- Random number generator enhancements for Linux 5.17 and 5.18
- Ivermectin Didn’t Reduce Covid-19 Hospitalizations in Largest Trial to Date
The antiparasitic drug has received attention from celebrities including Joe Rogan.
- The Day George Soros Broke the Bank of England to Make $1.1B
- Mariupol’s devastation: AP journalists document war’s toll
- I learned to stop worrying and structure all writing as a list
We like lists because they are an objectively good way to organize information. They allow readers to quickly and easily get what they want.
- Edrys – an open-source remote teaching platform
- Asahi Linux Alpha Release
Porting Linux to Apple Silicon