Gooooooood morning, Earth!!! 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
- Detecting ‘Professional’ Malicious Online Reviews with Machine Learning
- Visual explanations of core machine learning concepts
- AMD Xilinx Kria KR260 Robotics Kit Launched
- DEVONagent, a smart web (re)search assistant for the Mac
- AI-art isn’t art: DALL-E and other AI artists offer only the imitation of art
- Deep Learning in Business Analytics: A Clash of Expectations and Reality
- I made an AI write a story about AI then I made another AI illustrate it
I was walking home from school by myself when I saw it. A robot, just standing in the middle of the street.
- SARS2 infects the Neurons before it is seen in the Blood
Neurological symptoms are increasingly associated with COVID-19, suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 is neuroinvasive. Although studies have focused on neuroinvasion through infection of olfactory neurons and supporting cells or hematogenous spread, little attention has been paid to the susceptibility of the peripheral nervous system to infection or to alternative routes of neural invasion. We show that neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems are susceptible to productive infection with SARS-CoV-2. Infection of K18-hACE2 mice, wild-type mice, and primary neuronal cultures demonstrates viral RNA, protein, and infectious virus in periphera
- How many bots are on Twitter? Question is tough to answer and misses the point
- Learnings from 5 years of tech startup code audits
While I was leading PKC’s security practice, we did probably 20-30 code security audits, almost of all of them for startups that were just around their Series A or B (that was usually when they had cash and realized that it’d be good to take a deeper look at their security, after the do-or-die focus on product market fit).
- Learning Theory and the Neurotic Paradox
- We use Dependabot to secure GitHub
- Implementation of Imagen, Google’s text-to-image neural network, in PyTorch
- Mental time travel: a hierarchical memory for reinforcement learning agents
- Data ordering attacks on deep neural networks
- Decoding A City In A Bottle
I’m trying to understand https://twitter.com/KilledByAPixel/status/1517294627996545024.
- ESPHome – Connect ESP32 with Sensors to HomeAssistant
- Bots behind the game console shortage
Blockchain and decentralization
- .01% of Bitcoin holders hold 27% of all Bitcoin
- Databases = Frameworks for Distributed Systems
- Top Stablecoins Shed $7B in May as Traders Redeem Tokens En Masse
The top four stablecoins by market capitalization have shrunk around 4% in May, with Tether losing 11% of its supply to redemptions
- The philosophy of Bitcoin and the question of money
- The Bitcoin Investment Thesis Is Broken
- Minimizing correlated failures in distributed systems
- Two thought experiments to evaluate automated stablecoins
- A Response to Paul Krugman from a Keynesian Bitcoiner
- Joseph Stiglitz: ‘We should shut down the cryptocurrencies’
- A Cryptocurrency Comic – PeerTangle the So-Called Crypto Wizard
In which Nubbles is sceptical about PeerTangles’ self-styled ‘Crypto Wizard’ title.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Felienne Hermans: How patterns in variable names can make code easier to read
- Securing AWS Lambda Function URLs
- Firefox appears to be flagged as suspicious by Cloudflare
Update: Cloudflare’s response indicates that this is a customer-specific rule and not a global policy. They did not mention what kind of rule is triggering this behavior though.
- AWS Should Be Easy
- What One-person SaaS Healthchecks.io uses for hosting, hardware and software
Here’s the summary of the hardware and the software that powers Healthchecks.io.
Since 2017, Healthchecks.io runs on dedicated servers at Hetzner. The current lineup is:
HAProxy servers: 4x AX41-NVMe servers (Ryzen 3600, 6 cores)Web servers: 3x AX41-NVMe servers (Ryzen 3600, 6 core
- DigitalOcean Functions: A powerful serverless computing solution
- Vantage Autopilot – Save 50%+ on AWS EC2 Costs
- AWS SNS vs. SQS – Main Differences
- Architecture Notes: Datasette
Simon is the creator of Datasette and co-creator of Django web framework. Formerly he was a JSK journalism fellow at Stanford, and prior to that an Engineering Director at Eventbrite. Who is going to be talking about Datasette, SQLite and the challenges of building a server-side web application that also works in both Electron and WebAssembly.
- Building a Cloud Database from Scratch: Why We Moved from C++ to Rust
- Neon – Serverless Postgres
Postgres made for developers. Easy to Use, Scalable, Cost efficient solution for your next project.
- Exploring Architectural Concepts Building a Card Game
- Ariel Ekblaw on building beautiful architecture in space
Development and languages
- Why SQLite may become foundational for digital progress
- Gitee to review all code by temporarily closing public open-source projects
- The Dao of Functional Programming
- C# 11 Preview Updates – Raw string literals, UTF-8 and more
- Programming with Nothing
- Programmed Inequality
- Case Studies in USB-C Debugging – Analog and digital compliance of a PD-enable
- STUNner: A Kubernetes ingress gateway for WebRTC
- What’s in Which Python
- Useful Python Decorators for Data Scientists
I show toy implementations of Python decorator patterns that may be useful for Data Scientists.
- Proper Use of Git Tags
- Things I’d Want to See Improved in WordPress Core
- The Future of the Gitlab Web IDE
- Minimalism in Programming Language Design
- A group of open source Android apps without ads or unnecessary permissions
A group of simple, open source Android apps without ads and unnecessary permissions, with customizable colors.
- Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard
Shop MX Mechanical. Features low profile form factor, smart illumination, quick charge, Bluetooth and, 3 Unique switch types – tactile, clicky, linear.
- Modern programming languages require generics
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Hare language and its lack of generic data structures. I don’t want to talk about this topic again, instead I want to…
- Python utility for tracking third party dependencies within a library
Python utility for tracking third party dependencies within a library – GitHub – IBM/import-tracker: Python utility for tracking third party dependencies within a library
- Digital technology demands a new political philosophy
- Heroku GitHub integration finally coming back online after a month offline
- Windows Update vs. My Router
- Terminal.Gui – Cross Platform Terminal UI Toolkit for .NET
- GitHub Is Down Again
- Microsoft Windows operating system talks to 291 hosts and 2,764 IPs
- GitHub saved plaintext passwords of NPM users in log files, post mortem reveals
- Web scraping with Python open knowledge
Repository of open knowledge about web scraping in Python – GitHub – reanalytics-databoutique/webscraping-open-project: Repository of open knowledge about web scraping in Python
- Contribution Graph as a Git Command
- Senators Draft Bill to Ban Use of Digital Yuan in US-Based Mobile Apps
Quote of the week
It’s a curious thing about our industry: not only do we not learn from our mistakes, we also don’t learn from our successes.
— Keith Braithwaite
- Intel plans immersion lab to chill its power-hungry chips
- Netflix’s Bad Habits Have Caught Up with It
- Amazon Redshift Re-Invented
- Google blocked patch to disable extraction to APK
- Details on AMD’s Quirky Chipset Solutions for AM5
- Intelligent Indentation, Seriously
- Imagen, a text-to-image diffusion model
- Seven Teslas have caught fire in the last four days
- DuckDuckGo’s Microsoft deal disallows blocking MS trackers on 3rd party sites
- Docker Acquires Tilt
- Stripe App Marketplace
- Linen – Make your Discord community Google-searchable
- May 2022 core update releasing for Google Search
- Google has been DDoSing Sourcehut for over a year
- Parsing JSON faster with Intel AVX-512
- FTC Fines Twitter $150M for Using 2FA Phone Numbers for Ad Targeting
It’s FTC 101. Companies can’t tell consumers they will use their personal information for one purpose and then use it for another.
- Nvidia Adds Liquid-Cooled GPUs for Sustainable, Efficient Computing
A liquid-cooled NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPU is the first in a line of GPUs for mainstream servers responding to customer demand for high-performance, green data centers.
- Lidar reveals pre-Hispanic low-density urbanism in the Bolivian Amazon
Two remarkably large sites in southwest Amazonia, belonging to the Casarabe culture, include complex civic-ceremonial architecture and large water-management infrastructure, representing a type of tropical low-density urbanism that has not previously been described in Amazonia.
- Jack Dorsey leaves Twitter’s board of directors
Dorsey signaled his plans last fall.
- Broadcom to Acquire VMware for $61B
Broadcom Inc said on Thursday it will acquire cloud computing company VMware Inc in a $61 billion cash-and stock deal, the chipmaker’s biggest and boldest bid to diversify its business into enterprise software.
- The Collison Brothers Built Stripe into a $95B Unicorn
- ‘Mind blowing’ ancient settlements uncovered in the Amazon
- Amazon investors nuke ethics overhaul and say yes to $212m CEO pay
- Proton Is Trying to Become Google–Without Your Data
The encrypted-email company, popular with the security-conscious, has a plan to go mainstream.
- Microsoft to Reportedly Recognize Raven Software’s Union After Aquisition
- Google Has Banned the Training of Deepfakes in Colab
- Sam Bankman-Fried Described Yield Farming and Left Matt Levine Stunned
- Teach your Kids Bridge, not Poker
- Collection of US Navy Training Courses Developed
- When we learn more about a stranger, we feel like they know us better too
By Matthew Warren. Knowing about local police officers also reduces sense of anonymity and lowers crime rate.
- Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022
- The Math Prodigy Whose Hack Upended a Crypto Platform Won’t Return Funds
- The math prodigy whose hack upended DeFi won’t return funds
- Lessons Learned from Running Apache Airflow at Scale
Shopify shares some of the lessons we learned and solutions we built in order to run Airflow at scale.
- Many graduate programs are “scams,” according to higher education policy analyst
As many as 40% of master’s degree programs cost more than the value they return to the student, recent research shows.
- My free course for learning Imba
- A Kernel Hacker Meets Fuchsia OS
- Lessons learned as a software developer turned project manager
- GameShell: A game to learn or teach the Unix shell
a game to learn (or teach) how to use standard commands in a Unix shell – GitHub – phyver/GameShell: a game to learn (or teach) how to use standard commands in a Unix shell
- MicroFLENG – concurrent logic programming for CP/M, C64 and the “uxn” VM
- The Last Cigarette: Cinema’s most seductive prop
- Minikube quickly sets up a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows
minikube is local Kubernetes
- Last public payphone removed from Manhattan streets
- A Linux 5.10 patch has caused user-space regressions
The normal rule of kernel development is that the creation of user-space
regressions is not allowed; a patch that breaks a previously working
application must be either fixed or reverted. There are exceptions,
though, including a
5.10 patch that has been turning up regressions ever since. The story
that emerges here shows what can happen when the goals of stability,
avoiding security problems, and code cleanup run into conflict.
- Linux distro downloads MySQL database password with curl to “fix” security bug
- AlmaLinux 9
- PayPal Announces Layoffs, Closes San Fransisco Office
- Knots 3D – Learn how to tie over 150 useful knots
Knots 3D will show you how to tie more than 150 knots! We take knot tying into the next dimension with unique 360 degree views in 3D space. Grab some rope and have fun!