Gooooooood morning, Mortals!!! 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
- AI Inventing Its Own Culture, Passing It on to Humans, Sociologists Find
- Local environment and population demographics influence bottlenose dolphin names
- How to stop a robot vacuum from getting stuck on the laundry rack
Is your robotic vacuum cleaner getting stuck on the laundry drying rack? Just raise the rack slightly off the floor and it becomes a natural robot barrier.
- Study shows entrepreneurs who see themselves as rational, aren’t always rational
In the context of “entrepreneurial decision making”, we are still far from understanding how entrepreneurs make decisions. Therefore understanding how entrepreneurs “think” and “do” is crucial to better understand rationality in entrepreneurial decision making. A study carried out by Nidthida Lin, Ralf Wilden, Francesco Chirico, Elahe Ghasrodashti, and Dawn R. DeTiennewith with three independent samples …
- Persist or let it go: a study of entrepreneurial decision making
- Home Assistant OS Release 8
- Easily create How-to videos with AI
Create support, training and educational videos that your viewers can listen in their preferred language with WowTo – The how-to video maker
- Alexa, why have you charged me £2 to say the Hail Mary?
- Better robots through gallium
- Asking robots to design stained glass windows
- Physicists are building neural networks out of vibrations, voltages and lasers
- Some thoughts on machine learning with small data
- Microsoft Purview: Additional classifiers for Communication Compliance (preview)
Coming soon to public preview, we’re rolling out several new classifiers for Communication Compliance to assist you in detecting various types of
- Scott Alexander’s correction on ivermectin and its meaning for the rationalists
- Learning apps tracked and shared kids data/online activities with advertisers
Blockchain and decentralization
- Blockchain vs. Quantum-Computing – Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Crypto?
- Algorithmic stablecoins are provably impossible without continuous funding
- Zulip – Threaded real-time chat for distributed teams
Zulip combines the immediacy of real-time chat with an email threading model. With Zulip, you can catch up on important conversations while ignoring irrelevant ones.
- Cryptocurrencies are worse for the climate than you think
- Senate Bill S6486D Establishes a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining
Establishes a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication methods to validate blockchain transactions; provides that such operations shall be subject to a full generic environmental impact statement review.
- 40k coin tosses yield ambiguous evidence for dynamical bias
- Coinbase is rescinding already-accepted job offers by – email
Woman computer scientist of the week
Sheila Adele Greibach is a researcher in formal languages in computing, automata, compiler theory, and computer science. She is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has worked with Seymour Ginsburg and Michael A. Harrison in context-sensitive parsing using the stack automaton model.
Cloud and architecture
- Faif/Python-patterns: A collection of design patterns/idioms in Python
A collection of design patterns/idioms in Python. Contribute to faif/python-patterns development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Tim Hortons app violated laws in collection of ‘vast amounts’ of location data
- AWS for Industry, but Better: The Railroad Investment Case
- MarkovJunior: Probabilistic PL based on pattern matching and constraint prop
- Google settles lawsuit with Illinois residents for $100M over photo app concerns
- OVHcloud fire class action reaches 140 clients, seeks more than €10m
- Neon: The serverless open source alternative to AWS Aurora Postgres
Development and languages
- Quickly find sensitive files in your GitHub repo
- Technical Dimensions of Programming Systems
- GitHub Star History Graph
The missing GitHub star history graph.
- Debugging a Mysterious Python Crash
- WebRTC Nuts and Bolts, A holistic way of understanding how WebRTC runs
- Rethink-app: DNS over HTTPS, firewall, and connection tracker for Android
- The Go Programming Language and Environment
- Getting a vanity phone number with four consecutive digits
- PyLucid: Lucid Interpreter Written in Python
- Programming in the Apocalypse
A climate change what-if Over a few beers…Growing up, I was obsessed with space. Like many tech workers, I consumed everything I could find about space and space travel. Young me was convinced we were on the verge of space travel, imagining I would live to see colonies on
- Programming cells with computer-like logic
- Git Fork: A fast and friendly Git client for Windows and Mac
- Someone is trying to typosquatting the Python requests package
- How Lunatic Brings Erlang’s Principles to WebAssembly
- You can no longer purchase Kindle books through the Amazon app on Android
- Git Timeline Generator – Visualize contributions to any Git project
- Photographic Programming
- GitHub Actions is having an outage
- Former OpenSea employee charged in digital asset insider trading scheme
- Common Lisp running natively over WebAssembly for the first time ever
- Create Your First Node.js GitHub Action, a How-To Guide
- Rust Is Hard, Or: The Misery of Mainstream Programming
- Python library tracks energy consumption and calculates your carbon emissions
Quote of the week
Correctness is clearly the prime quality. If a system does not do what it is supposed to do, then everything else about it matters little.
— Bertrand Meyer
- Cricket’s changing for many reasons. One of those is artificial intelligence
- Building a Threat Intelligence Feed Using the Twitter API and a Bit of Code
- Study claims Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft work to derail data rules
- DuckDuckGo faces controversy over tracking agreement with Microsoft
- Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces prevented 95% of wifi attacks
- Code, Weights for VQ Diffusion Model for Text-to-Image Sythesis from Microsoft
- Query Google Sheet data using PostgreSQL clients
- AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer breaks the exascale barrier
- AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer breaks the exascale barrier
- Elon Musk Tesla email: Remote work is no longer acceptable
- Amazon and the Dystopian Future of Book Censorship
- I made a tool to automate your Twitter DMs
Engage and grow your audience while being productive with hivoe’s powerful platform.
- This Changes Networking: Intel IPU Hands-On with Big Spring Canyon
- Google contacted me directly to help restore FairEmail on the Play Store
- Quitting Twitter? What People Say About Life After Social Media
Before deleting your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account, find out what others have to say about signing out for good.
- Google Interview Warmup
- Tesla to Cut 10% of Jobs
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a «super bad feeling» about the economy and needs to cut about 10% of the electric carmaker’s jobs, according to an email seen by Reuters.
- Twitter Blocks Linking to Mastodon.social
5314 views on Imgur: The magic of the Internet
- Tesla’s ‘phantom braking’ problem is getting worse
- Sr Manager at Google Resigns After Dalit Activist Disallowed from Giving Lecture
Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a Dalit, was not allowed to give a presentation after employees called her «anti-Hindu».
- Yep: Google alternative that shares revenue with creators – by Ahrefs
- Adopting Open Source Firmware Approach for Intel FSP
- Linux kernel RNG enhancements for 5.19
- Learn the Logic of Great Typography
Learn the fundamentals of typography through this gamified walkthrough with real-time feedback and logic-based principles.
- Chaos: The real problem with quantum mechanics
- Stature variation suggests relatively reduced health for early European farmers
- Why does this code execute more slowly after strength-reducing multiplications?
I am reading Agner Fog’s optimization manuals, and I came across this example:
const double A = 1.1, B = 2.2, C = 3.3;
for(i=0; i<LEN; i++…
- High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn’t reduce mortality rates
- A Letter to D1sc0rd for Not Supporting the Linux Desktop
- Hacking Detergent DRM for 98% Cost Saving
Renew and Refill Bob Cassettes for 98% Cost Saving! – bob_cassette_rewinder/README.md at master · dekuNukem/bob_cassette_rewinder
- Hack a satellite
- The “World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer” Is a Hoax with Staged Photos
- So long, home T1 line; hello, hacking the T1 router
Floodgap has had a T1 line since I moved into this house in 2011. I’m one of those weirdos who runs my own hardware and prefers to avoid …
- Sick of Windows but can’t afford a Mac? The cynic’s guide to desktop Linux
- I got hacked and Facebook banned me
- How fast are Linux pipes anyway?
Pipes are ubiquitous in Unix — but how fast can they go on Linux? In this post we’ll iteratively improve a simple pipe-writing benchmark from 3.5GiB/s to 65GiB/s, guided by Linux `perf`.
- Installing a payphone in my house
When I was growing up in the 90s, I remember wanting to get on the Internet. My parents weren’t going to help me, so I called up an ISP and said I wanted to set up an account. They asked for my name and I gave them a fake name. And then they asked for a credit card number and I told them I had to find my wallet and call them back.
- I hacked my son’s Duplo train to go faster using my voice
- Trial Diary: A Journalist Sits on a Baltimore Jury
- The Linux cheat command
- Varo Bank could run out of funds by year-end
- One Job, One Pay – Globally
We’ve made a bold decision not to anchor pay to employees’ physical location, no matter where they are in the world. We’re calling this “One Job, One Pay” (OJOP).
- Fast Deep Reinforcement Learning Course
Learn to build powerful Deep RL agents in just 4 hours