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AI, bots and robots
- Evolution of metamemory in artificial neural network with neuromodulation
- Reinforcement Learning as One Big Sequence Modeling Problem
- Create a Bot to Find Diamonds in Minecraft (using reinforcement learning)
Reinforcement Learning and Behavior Cloning in Python with MineRL
- Deep Learning Opacity In Scientific Discovery
- LeekWars, program your AI to destroy your leek enemies
- AI Is Ushering in a New Scientific Revolution
- Addressing AI’s energy cost
AI models consume massive energy levels, accelerating the climate crisis. Read how neuroscience-based techniques dramatically reduce AI’s energy footprint.
- Deploying Transformers on the Apple Neural Engine
An increasing number of the machine learning (ML) models we build at Apple each year are either partly or fully adopting the [Transformer…
- Simple Sabotage Field Manual by United States Office of Strategic Services
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by volunteers.
- Personal AI Writing Assistant for Mac
- Techniques for Training Large Neural Networks
- Twitter plans to comply with Musk’s demands for data
The company will reportedly give the billionaire access to a trove of data. It might not solve their dispute about spam. It might also lead to an entirely new fight.
- Artificial neural networks are making strides towards consciousness
- AI Could Defeat All of Us Combined
- Colleges create AI to identify hate speech, finds minorities are worst offenders
Researchesrs at the Univeristy of Cornell anyzlized AI censorship tech designed to flag racist posts, finding that minorities are most frequent offenders.
- The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life
Blockchain and decentralization
- Fallacies of distributed systems
- Agents in the Ether
- The Bitcoin Note – Secure, Self-Custodial Bitcoin Wallets in Cash Form
The Bitcoin Note: Physical secure Bitcoin that you can easily share, spend or hold.
- Please don’t unofficially ship Bottles in distribution repositories
- Tasqueue – A simple, customisable distributed job/worker in Go
- In defense of cryptocurrency
- Coinbase employees petition to remove execs
Petition to Remove COO Emilie Choi, Chief Product Officer Surojit Chatterjee, and Chief People Officer LJ Brock in a Vote of No Confidence
- The Great Decentralization? Geographic shifts and where tech talent is moving
The pandemic reshaped modern life in many ways. Over two years later, we still see ongoing shifts to urban centers. With remote and hybrid work here to stay, thriving careers in the tech industry do not depend on living in traditional technology capitals such as San Francisco, Seattle, or New York.
- Cooperation among an anonymous group protected Bitcoin during failures
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Seeing the Clouds with the Cloud
- Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter
On April 9, 2022, as NASA’s Juno mission completed its 41st close flyby of Jupiter, its JunoCam instrument captured what it would look like to ride along with the spacecraft. Citizen scientist Andrea Luck created this animated sequence using raw JunoCam image data.
- Better (arguably) & 8x cheaper text-to-speech than AWS
- SetOps – Run containers, databases and more in your own AWS account
- Google Cloud: Major packet loss between multiple regions – Europe and Asia
- Valetudo: Open-source cloud replacement for vacuum robots
Open source cloud replacement for vacuum robots enabling local-only operation
- Progress toward fusion energy breakeven measured against Lawson criterion
- Xbox 360 Architecture
An in-depth analysis that explains how this console works internally
- Apple M2 Die Shot and Architecture Analysis – Big Cost Increase and A15 Based IP
Apple announced their new 20 billion transistor M2 SoC at WWDC. Unfortunately, it’s quite a minor uplift in performance in some areas such as CPU. Apple’s gains mostly came from the GPU and video editing side of things.
- Claws Mail
- Terragen.dev – Automagically Generate Terraform for AWS
- Meadowrun automates the tedious details of running Python on AWS/Azure
- Data Race Patterns in Go
Development and languages
- GitHub user sends notification to 400k users
Perfect for gorgeous looks, can push asap @EpicGames/artv2-admin @EpicGames/developers @EpicTeamAdmin
- Comparing Implementations of the Monkey Language VIII: Ruby, Python and Lua
- Analysis of a large brute force attack campaign against Windows Remote Desktop
- Gitea – a painless self-hosted Git service
- What is a programmable programming language?
- No-op statements syntactically valid only since Python X.Y
no-op statements syntactically valid only since Python X.Y – GitHub – jwilk/python-syntax-errors: no-op statements syntactically valid only since Python X.Y
- Oxygen.jl: A breath of fresh air for programming web apps in Julia
- Python 3.11 Performance Benchmarks Are Looking Fantastic
- Video Live Streaming: Notes on RTMP, HLS, and WebRTC
A Daily guide on live streaming, RTMP, WebRTC, HLS, low latency audio/video, and real-time calls, and well as their similarities and differences.
- Windows 9x Video Minidriver HD+
- I’ve locked myself out of my digital life
Imagine… Last night, lightning struck our house and burned it down. I escaped wearing only my nightclothes. In an instant, everything was vaporised. Laptop? Cinders. Phone? Ashes. Home server? A sm…
- Welcome to the M1 Windows project
- CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers
- Is there a maximum size for Windows clipboard data?
There is no pre-set maximum size, but that null might be coming from somewhere else.
- Pyston-lite: our Python JIT as an extension module
- Digital fair repair act passed in New York
Relates to the sale of digital electronic equipment; requires original equipment manufacturers to provide diagnostic and repair information.
- Raising exceptions or returning error objects in Python
- Python Live GUI – A Hybrid of Dear ImGUI and Phoenix LiveView
- Windows 11 update accidentally brings the OS to older machines
- New GitHub Profile Badges Beta
Keyless Git commit signing with Sigstore!
- Fossil versus Git
- Bye Bye Semantic Versioning, Say Hello to GitDate
Quote of the week
Theory is when you know something, but it doesn’t work. Practice is when something works, but you don’t know why. Programmers combine theory and practice: Nothing works and they don’t know why.
- I Cheated on My Microsoft Interview
In 2004, I was a senior majoring in Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University. The tech industry hadn’t yet fully recovered from the bubble bursting, so programming jobs were pretty hard to come by. I was applying for jobs everywhere, but just couldn’t seem to get an interview. One day, I saw a flyer pinned to the mostly empty job board in the Computer Science department. It said that Microsoft would be coming to the campus for a job fair.
- Elon Musk asserts his “right to terminate” Twitter deal
- Sunny Cove: Intel’s Lost Generation
- Germany paying $5.5bn for Intel fab
Germany is prepared to stump up over $5.5 billion in subsidies to secure the Magdeburg site for its $18.7 billion 2nm fab, reports Bloomberg. Intel’s plan
- Small World: a Marauder’s Map for the people you follow on Twitter
- Notion Acquires Cron
- uBlacklist – Block specific sites from appearing in Google search results
Blocks specific sites from appearing in Google search results – GitHub – iorate/ublacklist: Blocks specific sites from appearing in Google search results
- Microsoft Announces It Will Include Pay Ranges in All U.S. Job Postings
- Apple and Google’s mobile browser ‘stranglehold’ may face UK investigation
âEffective duopolyâ holds back Britainâs tech sector and restricts customer choice, says CMA
- Fit Pics: The history of athletic fashion for women
- Have an old iPad lying around? You might be able to make it run Linux soon
- Albert – open-source keyboard launcher for Linux
- Smart Asian women are the new targets of CCP global online repression
- The Flossbank Attempt
- GRML – a Linux distro for system administrators
- Quantum particles can feel the effects of gravitational fields
- Notkia: Linux phone in the shape of Nokia, with LoRa + WiFI + BT connectivity
- Notkia: Linux phone in the shape of Nokia, with LoRa + WiFI + BT connectivity
- Hardware-accelerated Linux virtual machines on jailbroken iPhone 12 / iOS 14.1
I unlocked Hypervisor.framework on my jailbroken phone and modified UTM, a popular QEMU port for iOS, to run arm64 Linux in a VM at full native speed. …for the clickbait – and to show iPhone’s untapped potential.
- The Surreal Case of a CIA Hacker’s Revenge
A hot-headed coder is accused of exposing the agencyâs hacking arsenal. Did he betray his country because he was pissed off at his colleagues?
- Running Intel Binaries in Linux VMs with Rosetta
- Run full Linux distributions on Apple Silicon
Learn how you can use the Virtualization framework to quickly create virtual machines on your Mac. We’ll show you how to create a virtual…
- Women Who Ran Genghis Khan’s Empire
- Hate paywalls? 12ft.io is the answer
- RetroArch: Automatic Frame Delay to reduce input latency
- OptiPNG vs. PNGcrush vs. Gimp to Reduce PNG Size
- Ultrasonic Payments
- Quick Look at Rosetta on Linux
- Learn Haskell by building a blog generator – a project-oriented Haskell book
A project-oriented online book about Haskell
- IPTV Pirate Must Pay £963K or 88 Month Prison Sentence Becomes 168 Months
- Anti-reductionism in Nyāya-Vaiśesika atomism
- Porting Doom to a/UX
- Some languages pay closer attention to family ties than others
- Faced with scooter seizures, Bird pays property tax bill months late
- An Elite Education: Discovery of an Ancient Athenian Ephebic List
- Women and the History of Samuel Pepys’s Diary
- I love the Linux desktop, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see its problems
- Privacy Badger is a browser extension that learns to block invisible trackers
- How I finally get daily journaling done with a workflow on my iPhone
- We Got Linux on the iPhone, iPad and Other iDevices
Penguins like Apples, too!
- Quantum chip takes microseconds to do task that takes a supercomputer 9k years
- Reduced air pollution leads to higher crop yields
A new study has revealed how removing a common air pollutant could lead to significant gains in crop yields.
- New ultra-stealthy Linux backdoor isn’t your everyday malware discovery
- “Pacman” Hack Can Break Apple M1’s Last Line of Defense
âWhat we found is actually quite fundamental,â says MIT’s Mengjia Yan. âItâs a class of attack. Not one bug.â
- Sunshine – an open-source gamestream server for Windows and Linux
- Nintendo Nemesis Max Louarn: Hacker, Rebel, and Wanted by the FBI
- Learn ML through live team competitions, not lectures