Gooooooood morning, Web!!! 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
- Nvidia Kaolin Wisp: a PyTorch library to work with neural fields
- Brew.fm – Let bots discover new music on Spotify for you
- As your priorities change, your Google calendar gets rearranged by AI
- Beyond Hyperanthropomorphism. Or, why fears of AI are not even wrong
Or, why fears of AI are not even wrong, and how to make them real
- New chip ramps up AI computing efficiency
Stanford engineers created a more efficient and flexible AI chip, which could bring the power of AI into tiny edge devices.
- Twitter’s former security chief says company lied about bots and safety
- Non-Machine Learning Image Matching with a Vector DB
- Glue – Pandas as a DAG (Now a web app)
- We used Elixir’s Observer to hunt down bottlenecks
- Tesla Dojo Custom AI Supercomputer at HC34
At Hot Chips 34, we got a glimpse of the Tesla Dojo custom AI supercomputer, its V1 Interface NICs with HBM and how it scales data loading
- Imagen: An AI system that creates photorealistic images from input text
- Meta’s chatbot replying that Dutch politican is a terrorist
- AI and the Limits of Language
- MIT scientists discover neurons that light up whenever we see images of food
- Meta Is Building an AI to Fact-Check Wikipedia–All 6.5M Articles
Blockchain and decentralization
- The Merge is approaching, and comes with changes to Ethereum
Learn about The Merge – when Mainnet Ethereum joins the Beacon Chain coordinated proof-of-stake system.
- Stress distribution and surface shock wave of drop impact
- Turning SQLite into a Distributed Database
- This Program is Illegally Packaged in 14 Distributions
I am not a lawyer. Today I wanted to package the tea command line utility, which is a CLI frontend for the gitea git forge. Gentoo’s guidelines for Go helpfully states: “Since Go programs are statically linked, it is important that your ebuild’s LICENSE= setting includes the licenses of all statically linked dependencies. So please make sure it is accurate”. Naturally, I’m happy to oblige. So you know, I go looking at the licenses for tea’s dependencies, and it turns out one of those dependencies doesn’t have a license at all! I’m no expert, but this may violate the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines that distributions li
- Ethereum Development Documentation
- Notes on Theory of Distributed Systems
- Engineer distributes resume via IPv6 traceroute
Louis’ Resume over IPv6 traceroute.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- SurrealDB – Document-graph database, for the realtime web
- Nvidia Hopper Architecture In-Depth
- People Are Demanding That Cloudflare Drop Kiwi Farms
- Patent Trolls Inbound: Our First Lawsuit
Notorious AV patent troll Axel Nix is at it again!
- Why Is a British Baroness Drafting California Censorship Laws?
Development and languages
- Falsehoods programmers believe about time
- Catching Sanitizer Errors Programmatically
- Digitizing 55,000 pages of civic meetings
- From a WebAssembly Perspective
- Accessing WebAssembly reference-typed arrays from C++
- M2 MacBook Air scores higher on Windows 11 GeekBench than pricier Dell laptop
- Top Programming Languages 2022
Pythonâs still No. 1, but employers love to see SQL skills
- Digital Products as a Side Hustle; a list of successful examples
- IPv6 support for cloning Git repositories from GitHub
Hi, I'm surprised I didn't find an existing discussion with this topic. Some services like github-releases.githubusercontent.com or user pages do support IPv6, however the webpage (github.c…
- GitHub “allows” unauthorized users “merging” PRs, bypass write permission check?
- Are You a ‘Digital Nomad’? European Locales Want Remote Workers
- Build Android apps without an Android SDK using PicoLisp
- Copilot: Realtime programming language and runtime verification framework
- New BucketRateLimiter Python package to rate limit requests to APIs
- The Jupyter+Git problem is now solved
- In Germany digital signage to be reprogrammed so that it turns off after 10pm
- NumWorks: An open-source graphing calculator (with Python and Rust support)
- O&O App Buster removes Windows Apps you don’t want
Quote of the week
The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.
— Brian W. Kernighan, in the paper Unix for Beginners (1979)
- Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for Doctor Google Flagged Him as a Criminal
Google has an automated tool to detect abusive images of children. But the system can get it wrong, and the consequences are serious.
- The History of Microsoft Flight Simulator
- The Google Pixel 6a highlights everything wrong with the U.S. phone market
- Audible feedback on just how much your browsing feeds into Google
- Why Does Everything on Netflix Look Like That?
Even if you don’t know what to look for, you’ll probably be able to guess if something was created for Netflix just based on a few frames.
- Twitter Tells Employees They Might Get Only Half Their Annual Bonus
- Google refuses to reinstate account after man took medical images of son’s groin
Experts say case highlights dangers of automated detection of child sexual abuse images
- Ex-Twitter exec blows the whistle, alleging reckless cybersecurity policies
Twitter has major security problems that pose a threat to its own users’ personal information, to company shareholders, to national security, and to democracy, according to an explosive whistleblower disclosure obtained exclusively by CNN and The Washington Post.
- Google Chrome is getting an RSS feed reader on desktop
- Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on whistleblower story
- India forced Twitter to put agent on payroll, whistleblower says
- Why Machines Will Never Rule the World – Artificial Intelligence Without Fear
- Amazon, Verizon found using IPv4 240/4 addresses
- Lamda calculas using visual song maps of birdss
- Mudge’s redacted Twitter whistleblower disclosure
- Why Xen Wasn’t Hit by RETBleed on Intel CPUs
An article explaining why Xen wasn’t affected by the recent RETBleed security issue on Intel CPUs.
- Amazon set to buy Electronic Arts
- Amazon is not going to make a bid for Electronic Arts – sources
- Amazon Reportedly Makes Offer to Acquire Electronic Arts
There appears to be another massive video game acquisition on the horizon.
- We disabled Google AMP at Tribune Publishing
Ahead of its June 2021 algorithm update, Google made a significant announcement as part of its shift to emphasize overall page experience…
- Microsoft Clipchamp
Clipchamp video editor is now available as an app for Windows PC. Drag, drop and create professional videos in minutes.
- Tool beeps every time data is sent to Google
- Hacking around with the ScotRail audio announcements
- Nobody Wants to Teach Anymore
Everyone should know why.
- The hitchhiker’s guide to iPhone Lightning and JTAG hacking
- Largest collection of pitch deck, videos and memos to fund my education
- Is there hope for Linux on smartphones?
- VC Website for Hackers
- Despite TX lacking a state income tax, most Texans pay more in taxes than CA
A recent post on Reddit’s main economic forum included a 2018 graphic that shows that…
- Why women receive less CPR from bystanders
- Pinecone: Rust – A hard decision pays off
Edo Liberty, Pinecone CEO, provides a glimpse into the journey behind building a database company, including some insights into the latest innovations around the product and vector search.
- Rust – A hard decision pays off
- France is paying car drivers nearly $4k to switch to an electric bike
- Hacking Photosynthesis
- Poorly configured cloud technology makes 5G networks worryingly hackable
- Linux 6.1 Will Make It a Bit Easier to Help Spot Faulty CPUs
- Guidance to make federally funded research freely available without delay
Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated U.S. policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost. In a memorandum to federal departments and agencies, Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of OSTP, delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access…
- White House Orders Journals to Drop Paywalls on Publicly Funded Research
- Reducing methane is the fastest strategy available to reduce warming
- Hackintosh: Run newer macOS on decades old Mac with OpenCore
- What’s Going on with Security at PayPal?
PayPal’s one-time login codes are a security disaster. Your account is at severe risk; remove your data or close your account immediately.
- A new Linux handheld game console based on powerful ODROID-N2