Gooooooood morning, Herd!!! 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 Guidance for Mental Resilience
- Speedcubing kid can skip last layer by learning 3915 algorithms for every case
- Ban Bottled Water:Microplastics Reside in Them Globally
Marine animals suffer stunted growth, become vulnerable to predators, experience difficulty in the hatching their fertilised eggs. The same thing could happen to humans.
- As an artist I am concerned about AI image generation
- Status Traps: Learning from Web2 Social Networks
- WaniKani, a Kanji Learning Application
- Process behaviour anomaly detection using eBPF and unsupervised learning
- Machine learning, concluded: Did no-code tools beat manual analysis?
- Learnings of a CEO: Wade Foster, Zapier
Today, Zapier automates work by connecting with over 5,000 apps. The company has been profitable since 2014 and is valued at $5B – with 700 employees working remotely. Wade, Zapier CEO, shared his learnings growing into the role of a growth-stage CEO.
- A robots.txt Problem
To prevent a part of our web application from being scanned by search engines and other web crawlers, we add a robots.txt like User-agen…
- The AI Art Apocalypse
- A spelled-out intro to neural networks and backpropagation
- Learning a new language, or how I gained familiarity with Go
- Nocturnal bottleneck
- These Are Not Photos: Beautiful Landscapes Created by New AI
- Exp. Smoothing is 32% more accurate and 100x faster than Neural-Prophet
Lightning ⚡️ fast forecasting with statistical and econometric models. – statsforecast/README.md at main · Nixtla/statsforecast
- For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort
«The Sims» remains popular more than 20 years after its debut. It is also a haven for neurodiverse players, some of whom grew up with the life-simulation game and continue to revisit it well into adulthood.
- Contrastive Representation Learning
- Deep Learning Alone Isn’t Getting Us to Human-Like AI
Blockchain and decentralization
- Native-GUI distributed system in a tweet
- The changing iconography of Byzantine gold coinage
- Insider Trading in Cryptocurrency Markets
- Freedom and Privacy: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Robotic motion in curved space defies standard laws of physics
- AWS Just Walk Out Technology
Expedite your agency’s path to a secure and compliant cloud. cloud.gov provides an application environment that enables rapid deployment and ATO assessment for modern web applications.
- AWS GuardDuty – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Scanning for AWS Security Issues with Trivy
- I made a local development, debugging and hotreload tool for AWS Lambda
- SaaS Developer Perspective Build vs. Buy
- A C++17 pattern-matching library with lots of good stuffs
- Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws
- The architect who became the king of bank robberies
Development and languages
- Programmable large-scale simulation of bosonic transport in optical
- Functional Reactive Programming
- Erg: a statically typed language that is Python compatible
- Observations on tragedy in a digital age
Viewed in the proper light, influencer is a career path of tragic dimensions.
- Auto Traffic Control – A gRPC Programming Air Traffic Control Game
- Windows 11 x64 security hardening guide
My Windows 11 x64 security hardening guide. Contribute to beerisgood/Windows11_Hardening development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Elements of Programming
- Are We Blub Programmers?
- Stitching – A Python package for fast and robust Image Stitching (Panoramas)
- Tailscale changes its Android app to support the open source Headscale server
This allows users to set a custom coordination/login/control server via a 3-dots menu on the login view.
This is sub-optimal in at least three ways, but I’m already out of my depth.
The app restar…
- Android 13
Android 13 is here with new customization features, privacy features and multi-device features for phones, laptops and tablets.
- Impact to DigitalOcean customers resulting from Mailchimp security incident
- Where are Digital Ocean servers located?
- .NET 6 is now in Ubuntu 22.04
- Traps for the Unwary in Python’s Import System
- Programming breakthroughs we need
- Is the Windows Bridge for iOS Projects Dead?
- The Zimbu programming language
- Thunderbird Time Machine: Windows XP and Thunderbird 1.0
- GitHub Actions Degraded Performance
- Just-in-time code generation within WebAssembly
- Thoughts on why sometimes programming/software engineering discussions suck
- 640by480: Instagram Clone for Vintage Digital Cameras
- Uncommon Uses of Python in Commonly Used Libraries
Some off-the-beaten uses of Python learned from reading libraries.
- Euporie Console – a terminal console for Jupyter kernels
- ShaderGlass – Overlay applying retro shaders on top of Windows desktop
Quote of the week
I recommend the linux people to call it “GNU / Linux” instead of “GNU/Linux”. never hurts to distance yourself from GNU.
— mjl on #plan9-social
- Copyright infringement in artificial intelligence art
- Mexican Loan Apps, Extortion, and the Google Play Store
Dozens of apps- often highly rated in the Play Store- facilitate extortion and threats in Mexico and other countries around the world.
- The Economics of the Tesla Semi
- Sale – A live cash register for your Stripe account
- Microsoft finally admits Xbox One sales were less than half of the PS4
- One Tag to Rule Them All: Introducing the New Google Tag
- Running Large-Scale Graph Analytics with Memgraph and Nvidia CuGraph Algorithms
- Tesla Virtual Power Plant
Participate in the Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) pilot offered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and support the grid while also earning compensation and maintaining your energy security.
- Another Path to Intelligence
- Are You Intellectually Humble?
- Tesla in-house supercomputer now has 28% more A100 GPU (7,360)
- Embracer enters into agreement to acquire The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit IP
- Serving Netflix Video Traffic at 800Gb/s and Beyond
- Apple M2 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U Performance in Nearly 200 Benchmarks
- Nvidia to Share New Details on Grace CPU, Hopper GPU, NVLink Switch, Jetson Orin
- Don’t plug in that free Microsoft Office USB drive you got in the mail
- Tesla Virtual Power Plant (Beta)
- What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete?
- Man who robbed bank to get his own money back hailed as national hero
- Muxfs – a mirroring, checksumming, and self-healing filesystem layer for OpenBSD
- Horizon Linux: arm64 Linux patched to run programs for the Nintendo Switch
arm64 Linux patched to run programs for the Nintendo Switch’s Horizon OS – GitHub – kentjhall/horizon-linux: arm64 Linux patched to run programs for the Nintendo Switch’s Horizon OS
- Sick Codes jailbroke John Deere, found outdated Linux/WinCE with LTE modems
Attached: 2 images
Sick Codes has jailbroken a John Deere, and this is just the beginning. Turns out our entire food system is built on outdated, unpatched Linux and Windows CE hardware with LTE modems.
- Living on a Reduced Income in 1868
- Win32 Is the Only Stable ABI on Linux
- A High School Teacher Changed Early 20th-Century Insect Science
- Def Con hacker shows John Deere’s tractors can run Doom
- Philippines orders fraud probe after paying MacBook prices for Celeron laptops
- Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade
As of today, I’ve been using the same Arch Linux installation for ten years on my main computer. I don’t have much to say, but I’m writing this because my experience doesn’t match the common notion that Arch Linux is unstable.1 I’m not trying to convince anyone to use Arch Linux. ↩
- Paper: Augmenting Decompiler Output with Learned Variable Names and Types
- Learn Postgres at the Playground – Postgres compiled to WASM running in browser
Run Postgres in your local web browser with guided tutorials to help you grow your Postgres skills.
- Saudi Arabia sentenced a woman to 34 years in prison for tweeting
- Benefits of the Danish transfat ban for coronary heart disease mortality
Denmark has experienced a remarkable reduction in CVD mortality over recent decades. The scale of the health contribution from the Danish regulation on industrially produced trans fatty acid (ITFA) has therefore long been of interest. Thus the objective was to determine health and equity benefits of the Danish regulation on ITFA content in Danish food, by quantifying the relative contributions of changes in ITFA intake, other risk factors and treatments on coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality decline from 1991 to 2007 in Denmark, stratified by socioeconomic group. To evaluate the effects of the ITFA ban (Danish Order no. 160 of March 2003)
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Macros
- Learn MYOG – learn to make (sew) your own outdoor gear
- PayPal phishing scam uses invoices sent via PayPal
Scammers are using invoices sent through PayPal.com to trick recipients into calling a number to dispute a pending charge. The missives — which come from Paypal.com and include a link at Paypal.com that displays an invoice for the supposed transaction…
- Former judges who sent kids to jail for kickbacks must pay more than 200M
- What I learned working with a senior engineer as a new grad
- Dan Price, CEO who cut his pay so workers earned $70k, quits amid legal woes
- “Quantum-Safe” Crypto Hacked by 10-Year-Old PC
To stay ahead of the quantum computer threat, cryptographers around the world have spent the past two decades designing postquantum cryptography (PQC) algorithms. These are based on new mathematical problems that both quantum and classical computers find difficult to solve.
- A Whirlwind Tutorial on Creating Teensy ELF Executables for Linux
- AWS switch from gzip to zstd – about 30% reduction in compressed S3 storage
- An attempt to make a reduce-palette/dither filter for 2d canvas images