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AI, bots and robots
- James Earl Jones Signs Off on Using Recordings to Recreate Voice with AI
- Learning from Cows: Community Owned WiFi-Mesh
- A.I. Cannot Choose for Us (Yet): Aristotle on Choice and Thinking
- Learning Is Remembering
The importance of memory and how it relates to learning
- Deep Learning Could Bring the Concert Experience Home
- Get conversational practice in over 20 languages by talking to an AI
- Taken Under Fascism, Spain’s ‘Stolen Babies’ Are Learning the Truth
Thousands of Spanish children were taken from hospitals and sold to wealthy Catholic families. This is Ana Belén Pintado’s story.
- Posits, a New Kind of Number, Improves the Math of AI
- Tiny robots have successfully cleared pneumonia from the lungs of mice
Biohybrid microrobots consisting of nanoparticle-modified microalgae are constructed for active drug delivery in the lungs. In an acute bacterial pneumonia model, the microrobots effectively reduce bacterial burden and lessen animal mortality.
- Neuromorphic object localization using resistive memory, ultrasonic transducers
- US Government building AI tech to unmask anonymous writers
- The Robotic Processing, a robot-specific processing unit
- Building a Discord bot in Rust
- Meta’s new text-to-video AI generator is like DALL-E for video
- Make-A-Video: AI system that generates videos from text
A state-of-the-art AI system generates high-quality videos from text prompts
- AI converts between hundreds of programming languages
- Musico: AI Generated Music
- US Government plans to develop AI that can unmask anonymous writers
- AI Hyperopia
Blockchain and decentralization
- Exploring Time and Order in Distributed Systems
- Using a Docker registry as a distributed layer cache for CI
- Economic estimation of Bitcoin mining’s climate damages
- Go Micro: a standard library for distributed systems development
A Go microservices framework. Contribute to go-micro/go-micro development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Bitcoin worse for the climate than beef, say economists
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Hertz Is Still Having Rental Car Customers Wrongfully Arrested, Lawsuit Claims
- GCP, AWS, and Azure ARM-based server performance comparison
This article compares the performance of Google, AWS, and Azure ARM-based servers in network IO-intensive scenarios through the API gateway Apache APISIX.
- SaaS services behind a startup
- Why we moved from AWS RDS to Postgres in Kubernetes
Nhost is an open source Firebase alternative with GraphQL, built with the following things in mind: Open Source, GraphQL, SQL, Great Developer Experience
- If SaaS Products Sell Themselves, Why Do We Need Sales?
One of the myths of SaaS is that the products are so good, so easy to use, so quick to deploy … that the product sells itself.
Given the popularity of try-before-you-buy and freemium-to-premium models for software as a service, it’s easy to see where that myth comes from. But as many startups discover to their horror — after they “land” users and try to “expand” to more departments in a large company or government agency — this is far from the truth. Even with early viral growth, SaaS products don’t sell themselves. Strong enterprise sales is critical to capturing market share.
Because selling an enterprise-wide dea
- Cloudflare Calls
- Cloudflare GA Week Recap
- Turnstile: privacy-preserving alternative to CAPTCHA by Cloudflare
- Subsection – A tool for creating Support Docs for SaaS
- Modern Serverless Job Schedulers
- Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Architecture of Dreams
- Cloudflare Hardware Keys (Yubico Partnership)
- Architecture and Design, the backbone of cutting-edge software products
- Select * from cloud
Steampipe is an open source tool to instantly query your cloud services (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP and more) with SQL. No DB required.
- Cloudflare Radar 2.0
- Does Company ‘X’ have an Azure Active Directory Tenant?
One of the cool things about the Open ID Configuration endpoint is that it not only tells us random facts about the tenant, but it confirms that the tenant exists! Make sure to check out my last post to learn more about this. Using some clever scripting and this endpoint behavior, we could probably figure out which companies have an Azure Active Directory Tenant.
Development and languages
- WordPress WASM
Run WordPress in the browser thanks to WebAssembly magic – GitHub – WordPress/wordpress-wasm: Run WordPress in the browser thanks to WebAssembly magic
- Gadgetbridge is an Android application for your smart watch and other devices
- GitHub Actions Pitfalls
During one of my assignments, I worked with GitHub Actions pretty much every day. I implemented workflows, created new actions, and helped people migrate their projects from jenkins to actions. As much as I like actions – and I like them a lot – there are some things that caught me off guard. I have collected some of these things, both for other people to let them know, and for myself as a future reference. How well do you know actions? Can you answer all of these questions correctly? ℹ️ Assume that all YAML and code is valid/compiles Output from a previous job What does the following print? jobs: jobOne: runs-on: ubuntu-latest output
- Ziti: Programmable network overlay and edge components for zero-trust networking
Ziti: programmable network overlay and associated edge components for application-embedded, zero-trust networking – OpenZiti
- Cross Region Unikernels at the Edge
- Isolates, microVMs, and WebAssembly
- Cairo: Alternative Windows Desktop
Enjoy a brand new Windows desktop experience with Cairo.
- Refurb – A tool for refurbishing and modernizing Python codebases
- E2EE vulnerabilities in matrix-js-sdk, matrix-ios-sdk and matrix-android-sdk2
- Amazon deleted my Final Space digital purchases of season 1 and 2
- GitHub still doesn’t support IPv6
- Private profiles are now generally available on GitHub
- Why read Dostoevsky? A programmer’s perspective
- GitHub Action Transcription
- GitHub’s Missing Merge Option
Quote of the week
A program is portable to the extent that it can be easily moved to a new computing environment with much less effort than would be required to write it afresh.
— W. Stan Brown
- Run SQL on CSV, Parquet, JSON, Arrow, Unix Pipes and Google Sheet
Create full-fledged APIs for slowly moving datasets without writing a single line of code. – roapi/README.md at main · roapi/roapi
- New Insignia for Air Domain Intelligence Has a UFO
- Netflix Keeps Its Data Infrastructure Cost-Effective
- C++20, How Hard Could It Be
Peter Kasting pkasting@ Senior Software Engineer, Google Chrome C++20, How Hard Could It Be goto.google.com/chromium-cpp20
- Users reporting artifacts appearing in old images stored in Google Photos
- Amazon walking back raises after internal bug miscalculated their compensation
- Library of Congress Acquires Entirety of Jim Metzner’s Work
- Nvidia in the Valley
Nvidia is in the valley in terms of gaming, the data center, and the omniverse; if it makes it to future heights its margins will be well-earned.
- Google: Only Persistent LogIn
- KeePassXC: Beware of unofficial Microsoft Store listing
- Google Broke Image Search for Creative Commons and Hardly Anyone Noticed
Except me. As of one minute ago I confirmed what I noticed last Wednesday. According to the all seeing Google, on the entire world wide web there are but three Creative Commons licensed images of a…
- Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink tablet for reading and writing
- Open-Source Stripe GraphQL API
- Google postpones MV2 shutoff in Chrome stable to June 2023
- Intel announces new FPGA families
- Intel Failed Science
- Google is shutting down Stadia
Google’s cloud gaming service launched three years ago.
- Microsoft bakes a VPN into Edge and turns it on
Microsoft has followed a small group of its competitors in building a VPN service directly into its own browser. The VPN feature, known as “Microsoft Edge Secure Network,” has rolled out to a limited selection of users in the latest Edge Canary version.
- Google Adsense/Admob blocks you for life if you use it before you’re 18
- Citrix acquired and merged with Tibco for $16.5B
- Amazon to Close 4 of Its 5 US Call Centers, Shifts to Work-from-Home
- What Modern Humans Can Learn from Ancient Software
- Copy-on-Write with Deducing This
- Free Book: Linux IP Stacks Commentary
- Linux on the laptop works so damn well that it’s boring
Which is good! Boring = success
- Color-Perception-Guided Display Power Reduction for Virtual Reality
- A 20 Year Old Chipset Workaround Has Been Hurting Modern AMD Linux Systems
- AMD Ryzen 9 7900X / Ryzen 9 7950X Benchmarks Show Impressive Linux Performance
- Biogen agrees to pay $900M to settle drug kickbacks allegations
BOSTON – Pharmaceutical company Biogen Inc. (Biogen), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by causing the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by paying kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescribe Biogen drugs.
- Zurich hack 2022 Denotational Design
- Physicists Rewrite a Quantum Rule That Clashes with Our Universe
- UK banks and lenders suspend offering new mortgages amid market turmoil
- We reduced our annual server costs by 80% by moving away from AWS
- Newsom just signed California pay transparency bill SB 1162
- Australia gov wants telco Optus to pay for new passports for data breach victims
- Native Linux GPU Driver for Apple M1
- Working native Linux GPU driver for Apple M1 achieved
- Learn Rust by implementing a SHA-1 hash cracker
- Why we’re pausing our Pay Later program
- Meta ordered to pay $175M for copying Green Beret veteran’s app
- Crisis pay cut: Consumers prefer firms that prioritize paying employees over CEO
- A call to reconsider memory address-space isolation in Linux
When the kernel is running, it has access to its entire address space —
usually including all of physical memory — even
if only a small portion of that address space is actually needed. That
increases the kernel’s vulnerability to speculative attacks. An address-space
isolation patch set aiming to change this situation has been
circulating for a few years, but has never been seriously considered for
merging into the mainline. At the 2022 Linux
Plumbers Conference, Ofir Weisse sought to convince the development
community to reconsider address-space isolation.
- Hacker group Guacamaya leaks military and police emails from various countries
- AMD Zen 4 is faster with CPU security mitigations enabled on Linux
- Hacking Google
The best way to stop a hacker is to think like one.
- Seer – a GUI front end to GDB for Linux
Seer – a gui frontend to gdb. Contribute to epasveer/seer development by creating an account on GitHub.