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AI, bots and robots
- Learning to Love Myself
- Learning to Live with a Broken Heartbeat
- Harnessing public entrepreneurship
Mitchell Weiss Professor of Management Practice Harvard Business School Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Possibility government. Mitchell Weiss, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, joined the podcast to talk about his new book We the Possibility. He discusses how bringing entrepreneurship into government can help solve complex problems and improve services. He also … Continued
- Could learning algebra in my 60s make me smarter?
- Machine learning finds an improved way to match donor organs with patients
- Coqui TTS: a deep learning toolkit for Text-to-Speech
- How to market to developers on Twitter: Learnings from 4 months of Supabase feed
- Dos and Don’ts of Machine Learning in Computer Security
- Robotic swimming in curved space via geometric phase
- Reverse-Engineering Insect Brains to Make Robots
- Self-taught AI shows similarities to how the brain works
Self-supervised learning allows a neural network to figure out for itself what matters. The process might be what makes our own brains so successful.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Another court case fails to unlock the mystery of Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto
- A Guide to Decentralized Biotech
- Iran makes first import order using cryptocurrency – report
- Federation vs. Clustering: Self-determination vs. distributed computing?
- There aren’t that many uses for blockchains
Criteria for judging when a blockchain is applicable
- IPFS and Their Gateways
- Ethereum Goerli testnet merge goes live before move to proof-of-stake
- Ethereum merge on schedule after successful Goerli test merge
There is growing confidence that the Ethereum Merge, scheduled for mid-September, won’t be postponed after the Goerli merge went smoothly.
- Calling Git a blockchain to rebrand bad tech
Woman computer scientist of the week
Kate Craig-Wood is a British IT entrepreneur and the co-founder and managing director of Memset Dedicated Hosting. She has received a number of awards, including being listed 4th among the 25 most influential women in UK IT in 2012. She is known for promoting energy efficiency in IT, women in IT, and transgender acceptance.
Cloud and architecture
- Micro-SaaS Alternatives to BigTech/VC
- Build for any cloud with the same code
- Usage of EU subsidiaries of US cloud providers deemed unlawful by German court
- $5.6B cloud company Fivetran acquired its way to survival
How Fivetran cofounders George Fraser and Taylor Brown pulled off a «rabbit out of a hat» deal to make their data company viable.
- ÆPIC Leak: Architecturally Leaking Uninitialized Data from the Microarchitecture
- Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture
- Twingate Architecture Overview
- OnlyFans bribed Meta to put porn stars on terror watchlist: lawsuits
Development and languages
- Wonkey: A cross-platform programming language by the creator of BlitzBasic
- Git In Two Minutes (updated after 8 years)
Inspired by “Git in 5 Minutes”, I decided to take things a step further, and create guide for git that takes even less time to get through. Of course, this is very minimalistic git! But it’s enough be useful for…
- Genesis: God’s Actual Programming Language
God’s actual programming language. Contribute to elonlit/Genesis development by creating an account on GitHub.
- The day the music died? Denmark Street’s new ‘digitally enabled streetscape’
- Post-Apocalyptic Programming
In a post-apocalyptic future with no internet or stackoverflow, let’s try to build a programming environment from scratch.
- Uses for an old Android device
- Starting October 19, storage limit will be enforced on all Gitlab Free accounts
Documentation for GitLab Community Edition, GitLab Enterprise Edition, Omnibus GitLab, and GitLab Runner.
- GitHub suspends Tornado Cash developer account
- Some Epson printers are programmed to stop working after a certain amount of use
- Yare 2 – Programmable RTS game
- GitHub accounts of people who contributed to tornado repos just got deleted
- JNumPy: Writing high-performance C extensions for Python in minutes
Writing Python C extensions in Julia within 5 minutes. – GitHub – Suzhou-Tongyuan/jnumpy: Writing Python C extensions in Julia within 5 minutes.
- How to Choose the Right Python Concurrency API
- Lumina Desk – digital desk for health and productivity
- Review of /e/ – Android-based alternative for mobile phones
A review of the /e/ OS Android-alternative operating system for mobile devices, as used on the Teracube 2e smartphone.
- Building certified concurrent OS kernels
- Give nothing, expect nothing: Gitlab latest punching bag for entitled users
- GitHub Commit Visualiser
- Python F-Strings Number Formatting Cheat Sheet
- Advanced Metaprogramming in C: A select statement
- Windows10Debloater: Script to remove Windows 10 bloatware
Script to remove Windows 10 bloatware. Contribute to Sycnex/Windows10Debloater development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Locking down your GitHub-hosted Domains
- Open-source tool to enforce privacy/security best-practices on Windows, macOS
Open-source tool to enforce privacy & security best-practices on Windows and macOS, because privacy is sexy 🍑🍆 – GitHub – undergroundwires/privacy.sexy: Open-source tool to enforce privacy &…
- Objective-S: A general purpose programming language
- CEO Shadow Program
- I will now send this to beginner programmers
- Best Programming Setup and IDE – Lex Fridman Podcast Clips
- Choosing Julia, Matlab, Python or R in economics?
- Rufus: Microsoft is blocking Windows ISO downloads
Quote of the week
If you give someone a program, you will frustrate them for a day; if you teach them how to program, you will frustrate them for a lifetime.
— David Leinweber (NOWS)
- Steve Jobs negotiates Apple’s deal with Microsoft
- Intel expands Oregon Fab building; 18A Node now 2024
- The Radical Scope of Tesla’s Data Hoard
- Who Owns Tesla’s Data?
For Teslas built since mid-2017, âevery time you drive, it records the whole track of where you drive, the GPS coordinates and certain other metrics for every mile driven,â says a Tesla owner who has reverse engineered the company’s Autopilot data collection.
- California DMV accuses Tesla of making false claims about Autopilot and FSD
- Amazon’s Roomba deal is about mapping your home
- Automated Reasoning at Amazon: A Conversation
- Is Google.com Down?
- Three people in critical condition from Google data center ‘electrical incident’
- How fast is 12th Gen Intel Core?
Does your laptop need an upgrade? We ran benchmarking tests to help you decide.
- Nvidia Publishes 73k Lines of 3D Header Files for Fermi Through Ampere GPUs
- An incident impacting 5M accounts and private information on Twitter
- Will Intel’s AXG division survive Pat Gelsinger’s axe?
- Former Twitter Employee Convicted of Charges Related to Spying for Saudis
- AppLovin bids $17.5B to acquire Unity
- Google Fiber plans 5-state growth spurt, biggest since 2015
- Intel iAPX 432
- Disney surpasses Netflix in global paid streaming subscribers
- Retirement of Amazon MOBI eBook file format
- Google’s Caste-Bias Problem
A talk about bigotry was cancelled amid accusations of reverse discrimination. Whom was the company trying to protect?
- Immune cells acquire genomic scars in a lifetime defending against infection
- My take on how DuckDuckGo can outperform Google
The Current Status Quo
- Google to pay $60M for misleading representations
The Federal Court has ordered Google LLC to pay $60 million in penalties for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018, following court action by the ACCC.
- Google execs threaten workers with layoffs: ‘There will be blood on the streets’
- New Intel chips won’t play Blu-ray disks due to SGX deprecation
- Intel 286 secrets: ICE mode and F1 0F 04
- An open letter to the Tesla fan who wants to run over a kid
- Hyundai car software update private keys came from easily Googleable sample code
The Car Last summer I bought a 2021 Hyundai Ioniq SEL. It is a nice fuel-efficient hybrid with a decent amount of features like wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging, heated seats, & a sunroof.
One thing I particularly liked about this vehicle was the In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system. As I mentioned before it had wireless Android Auto which seemed to be uncommon in this price range, and it had pretty nice, smooth animations in its menus which told me the CPU/GPU in it wasn’t completely underpowered, or at least the software it was running wasn’t super bloated.
- Libraries – how companies do not understand open spaces
Working in a library with an open space of 400 seats is nothing unheard of, but such a huge open space at work is doomed to fail. Is it? Let’s take a look at what we all can learn from hundreds of years old reading rooms.
- Major Linux Problems on the Desktop, 2022 edition
- Does Education Matter? Tests from Extensions of Schooling in 1919-22, 47 and 72
- Hacker’s Delight
- “Ignore the f’ing haters!” And other lessons learned from creating JSON5
And other lessons learned from creating a popular open-source project (JSON5)
- Learn Effective C++ for Embedded Code
- The Ends of Education
- NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standards
- Mexico sees 13th journalist murdered so far this year
- Solving and explaining university math problems with Deep Learning
- The productivity tax you pay for context switching
- I replaced all our blog thumbnails using DALL·E 2
Blog posts with images get 2.3x more engagement. Here’s the problem – we make a query engine for streaming tables. How the heck are you supposed to pick images for technical topics like comparing the similarities between Deephaven and Materalize, viewing pandas DataFrames, gRPC tooling for getting data streams to the browser, using Kafka with Parquet for storage, or using Redpanda for streaming analytics?
- “Hello world” is slower in C++ than in C (Linux)
- Photoshop CC v19 installer for Linux
- Man who built ISP instead of paying Comcast $50K expands to hundreds of homes
Jared Mauch gets $2.6 million from gov’t to expand fiber ISP in rural Michigan.
- Celsius Network Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
- Hacking the Hedonic Treadmill
Hacking the happiness treadmill
- The unclear future for gifted-and-talented education
- Operating well – what I learned at Stripe
- How to learn hard things in tech
- Fully Dockerized Linux kernel debugging environment
Fully dockerized Linux kernel debugging environment – GitHub – 0xricksanchez/like-dbg: Fully dockerized Linux kernel debugging environment
- Things I learnt doing stand-up comedy
- A Tale of Running Modern Linux on Hardware from 1997
- The trouble with 64-bit DMA in Linux
- Spent $15 in DALL·E 2 credits creating this AI image
Yes, thatâs a llama dunking a basketball. A summary of the process, limitations, and lessons learned while experimenting with the closedâ¦
- A model for journalistic copypasta
- Xbox has accused Sony of paying Game Pass ‘block fees’ to developers
- The hacking of Starlink terminals has begun
It cost a researcher only $25 worth of parts to create a tool that allows custom code to run on the satellite dishes.
- PyPI package ‘secretslib’ drops fileless Linux malware to mine Monero
Sonatype identified a ‘secretslib’ PyPI package that covertly installs cryptominers on Linux systems.
- Starlink Successfully Hacked Using $25 Modchip
- The Zoom installer let a researcher hack his way to root access on macOS
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