Gooooooood morning, Humankind!!! 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
- The difficulty of computing stable and accurate neural networks
- Vannevar Bush: A Public Sector Entrepreneur
- FOSS devs are burning out, quitting, and even sabotaging their own projects
- Deep Learning on Electronic Medical Records is doomed to fail
- Adafruit requires 2FA to prevent bots buying out Raspberry Pi
Due to bots buying out certain high-demand items, such as the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, we are now requiring a verified account with two-factor authentication, 2FA, enabled for purchase. We are worki…
- The AI Research Residency Program
- Nvidia Research Turns 2D Photos into 3D Scenes
Instant NeRF is a neural rendering model that learns a high-res 3D scene in seconds — and can render images of it in a few milliseconds.
- Typebot: A conversational form builder that you can self-host
Blockchain and decentralization
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Data Mesh Architecture
- The spread of misinformation: A pattern we see over and over
- CSS’s !important was added because of laws about font size for some text
- Lanai, the mystery CPU architecture in LLVM
- Nvidia Hopper GPU Architecture and H100 Accelerator
- Forge – A Django SaaS Framework
- Pocket-sized cloud with a Raspberry Pi
Put your pocket-sized silicon to work as the world’s smallest API-driven cloud – to run automation scripts, scheduled tasks, functions and to host web sites
- AWS Graviton vs. M1 vs. M1 Pro Node.js Benchmarks
- Upcoming changes to user limits on Free tier of Gitlab SaaS
Development and languages
- `Git add -p` with multiple buckets
- Visual Studio Code is randomly erasing included header files with latest update
- Pointers and Memory Management in Python
- LibreTube: Alternative YouTube front end for Android built with Piped
- The Windows OS needs a change in priorities
We need to talk about Windows priorities as a product. And I am saying this as someone who wants Windows to succeed – it’s a great OS that, despite it’s naysayers, is still one of the best when it comes to backwards compatibility and richness of functionality. I mean, I can literally run a game written for Windows 95 on Windows 11 without major issues.
- Overtone is live programmable music and visualization
- Literate programming is much more than just commenting code
- GitHub Incident
- Hyper-realistic digital humans in Unity
Enemies is a cinematic demo showcasing Unity’s latest advancements for rendering high-end digital humans and implementing a strand-based hair solution.
- Monitorian (Windows monitor control app)
- A one in a million bug in Switch kernel
- Almost 37 years after its launch, someone found an Easter egg in Windows 1.0
Dedication to the cause
- What did www.python.org look like from 1996 to 2021?
- GitHub incident 2022-03-23
- Google to allow Android apps to implement their own billing systems
- Fast way to build digital presence across multiple platforms
- Complaints mount after GitHub launches new algorithmic feed
- GitHub incident: 2022/03/24
- Racing against the clock – hitting a tiny kernel race window
TL;DR: How to make a tiny kernel race window really large even on kernels without CONFIG_PREEMPT : use a cache miss to widen the race w…
- Bashing the Bash – Replacing Shell Scripts with Python
- I built a receipt printer for GitHub issues
I wanted a way to have physical tickets from GitHub in front of me. One Epson printer, a Raspberry Pi, and some PHP later, I had a working system in place.
Quote of the week
Comparing to another activity is useful if it helps you formulate questions, it’s dangerous when you use it to justify answers.
— Martin Fowler
- A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence
- Google Fi Suddenly Strikes
- A Letter to Microsoft for Not Attributing Authors of the Edge Flatpak App
Microsoft recently posted an article and an announcement about cloud gaming on the Steam Deck. The authors promoted the Edge Flatpak application in a way that would lead people to believe that Microsoft itself is the maintainer of the Flatpak application when that isn’t the case. I am the maintainer and author of the Edge Flatpak application, re:fi.64 is the author of the Chromium base app and the person who got Chromium working inside a Flatpak container with Zypak. And many other contributors have been the ones who continued improving the Flatpak application.
- Exploring Google Hangouts’ easter eggs
- Google will soon ask Australian users to show ID to view some content
- M1 Ultra About 3x Bigger Than AMD’s Ryzen CPUs
- Google Dialer and SMS App steal all conversation metadata and content hashes
- The complete list of alternatives to all Google products – TechSpot
- US Justice Department accuses Google of hiding business communications
The government says the tech giant is hiding business documents by misusing attorney-client privilege.
- Mercedes Drive Pilot Beats Tesla Autopilot by Taking Legal Responsibility
Mercedes will accept full legal responsibility for the vehicle whenever Drive Pilot is active. The automaker hopes to offer the system in the U.S. by the end of 2022.
- Turning Data Centers into ‘AI Factories’: Nvidia Introduces Hopper, H100 GPU
- Nvidia Grace CPU
A CPU Purpose-Built for Servers Running Terabytes of Data
- Google routinely hides emails from litigation by CCing attorneys, DOJ alleges
- Remove Google Account After Factory Reset
- Amazon Corretto 18 is now generally available
- Apple acquires UK open banking startup
Credit Kudos, a UK open banking startup that helps lenders make better decisions, has been acquired by US tech giant Apple.
- Google’s Certificate Transparency Search page to be discontinued May 15th, 2022
- Spotify and Google Announce User Choice Billing
Today, we are excited to announce a new chapter in our partnership with Google: a multiyear agreement that represents a first-of-its-kind option in payment choice and offers opportunities for both consumers and developers. Users who’ve downloaded Spotify from the Google Play Store will be presented with a choice to pay with either Spotify’s payment system… Read more »
- Is there a general factor of intelligence?
- Microsoft is tied to hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign bribes
- Google destroyed my Play Developer Account and my work for the last 2 years
- When Apple Built a Mac OS Running on Top of Solaris and HP-UX
- Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 is here
- I think US college education is nearer to collapsing than it appears
- LaBanquePostale payments request bank password
- How to Pay Professional Maintainers
- Hacks can be good code too
- Hackers claim to have breached Okta systems
- Lapsus$ hackers leak 37GB of Microsoft’s alleged source code
- Simple electrical circuit learns on its own–with no help from a computer
- The quantum technology ecosystem explained
- Old imageshack images have a 1:5 chance of showing a Ukranian flag
- Hacked GDB Dashboard Puts It All on Display
- UK Police Arrest 7 People in Connection with Lapsus$ Hacks
- UK police arrest 7 people in connection with Lapsus$ hacks
- ‘I’m Old, Not an Idiot.’ One Man’s Protest Gets Attention of Spanish Banks
- Half of women will get a false positive 3D mammogram, study finds
Over a decade of annual screening, half of all women getting 3D mammograms will experience a false positive, a study published Friday in JAMA Network Open found.
- `COPY –chmod` reduced the size of my container image by 35%
Earlier this week, I was writing a Dockerfile to download and run a binary when I noticed the image size was way more than what I would expect. I’m using ubuntu:21.10 as the base image, which is about 70MB. The binary I’m running is about 80MB. Other packages I’m installing would add 10-ish MB. But the image size is 267MB?
Clearly I’m doing something wrong. But what? My Dockerfile is fairly simple and, what I considered, idiomatic:
- An Apple Original on DVD: The Definitive Unboxing and UX Review