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AI, bots and robots
- Rethinking the Computer Chip in the Age of AI
- Linvo-Scraper: LinkedIn Automation Bot
- Truecaller launches new AI-powered voice assistant
- Decompiling x86 Deep Neural Network Executables
- What makes a champagne vintage great? Ask a deep learning model
- State of Data Science and Machine Learning 2022
- A Capitol Orchard: Botanical Networks and the Creation of a Japanese Neo-Europe
- Viam: Modern robotics platform
- AI Language Models Are Struggling to “Get” Math
- The rise of robots increases job insecurity and maladaptive workplace behaviors
- A Summary of My Learnings on How to Find Startup Ideas
- Learning dynamic 3D geometry and texture for video face swapping
- Claims AI can boost workplace diversity are ‘spurious and dangerous’
Research highlights growing market in AI-powered recruitment tools that claim to bypass human bias to remove discrimination from hiring.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Verifying Distributed Systems with Isabelle/HOL, by Martin Kleppmann
- Find any smart contract on Cookbook
Woman computer scientist of the week
Nancy Ann Lynch is a mathematician, a theorist, and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering in the EECS department and heads the «Theory of Distributed Systems» research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Cloud and architecture
- I Listened to 1000 B2B SaaS Sales Calls
For a project I was working on, some of the research involved listening to thousands of sales calls from well known high-growth B2B SaaS companies.
- CTO of Microsoft Azure: “Git making me want to pull my hair out yet again”
- New Patterns for Apps
- PostHog Cloud EU
- The State of AWS Security
We analyzed trends in the implementation of security best practices and took a closer look at various types of misconfigurations that contribute to the most common causes of security breaches.
- Researchers Develop Transistor-Free Compute-in-Memory Architecture
- Dutch hospital ZGT achieves digital sovereignty with Nextcloud
- Pitchfork: Rack HTTP server for shared-nothing architecture
- AWS Permission Boundaries for Dummies
- Discovering Azure’s unannounced breaking change with Cosmos DB
Although APIs are the lifeblood of so many software applications today, the impact on their dependencies when they break can often be overlooked. And while full outages can have a more widespread and obvious impact across a user base, breaking changes to an API’s contract can be just as impactful – and much more difficult […]
- You should not be using AWS. Probably.
Why choosing a popular cloud service, like AWS or Google Cloud Platform, may be the wrong choice for you and what to do instead.
Development and languages
- Simplified Piet interpreter written in Python
- Grad students at Northeastern pushed back against invasive digital surveillance
- With seemingly endless data storage, people are ‘digital hoarding’
- Kuser_shared_data (Windows Data Structure)
- Back to Android (For the Time Being)
- RCE via GitHub import
HackerOne report #1672388 by yvvdwf on 2022-08-17, assigned to @nmalcolm:
- My book for programmers called “Junior to Senior” was published today
- Komorebi – A tiling window manager for Windows 10/11 written in Rust
A tiling window manager for Windows. Contribute to LGUG2Z/komorebi development by creating an account on GitHub.
- GitHub Copilot exposes names in TODO comments
- Google Rolling Out Passkey Passwordless Login Support to Android and Chrome
developers can enroll in the Google Play Services beta and use Chrome Canary. Both features will be generally available on stable channels
- Removing SMS support from Signal Android (soon)
- California legalizes digital license plates for all vehicles
- Terminal.Gui: A Cross Platform Terminal UI Toolkit for .NET
Cross Platform Terminal UI toolkit for .NET. Contribute to gui-cs/Terminal.Gui development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Pyffi – Use Python from Racket
- A modern Fortran scientific programming ecosystem
- Toyota suffered a data breach by accidentally exposing a secret key on GitHub
On October 7th, Toyota revealed a partial copy of their T-Connect source code had been accidentally exposed for 5 years, including access to data for over 290,000 customers.
- Parallel narratives and media obsolescence as post-digital publishing practice
- Zeek Is Now a Component of Microsoft Windows
Zeek, world’s leading open source network security monitoring platform, now deployed on more than one billion global endpoints via Microsoft Windows
Quote of the week
Any program that tries to be so generalized and configurable that it could handle any kind of task will either fall short of this goal, or will be horribly broken.
— Chris Wenham
- Stripe is PayPal circa 2010
- Amazon “suicide kits” have led to teen deaths
Lawsuit claims Amazon is No. 1 seller of deadly chemical used in suicides.
- The Google plasma globe affair of 2012
- U.S. Army Chooses Google Workspace
Google Public Sector will provide 250,000 active-duty enlisted members of the U.S. Army with Google Workspace.
- RTX 4090 review: Spend at least $1,599 for Nvidia’s biggest bargain in years
- What diversity and inclusion means at Microsoft
- Intel plans thousands of job cuts in face of PC slowdown
- Meta Meets Microsoft
Meta’s new hardware is more impressive than expected, and the Microsoft partnership makes a lot of sense. The question is if Meta will capture enough value to outweigh their costs.
- Intel will lay off 20k employees
- Google Project Starline expands testing through an early access program
Project Starline’s early access program allows partners to test Starline and explore how it can help them navigate the future of work.
- Meta, aided by Apple and Google takes down an ad-free Instagram clone
- Why doesn’t Stripe use Stripe Billing?
Can Stripe actually use Stripe Billing to manage subscriptions and invoice its customers? We conducted the experiment.
- Regulators of Facebook, Google and Amazon Also Invest in the Companies’ Stocks
- The Death of Intellectual Curiosity
- Microsoft Office 365 Message Encryption Insecure Mode of Operation
- Tesla has lost more market cap in 30 days than any other company in history
- Bloomberg Terminal for Individuals
- Microsoft’s AR Headset Was a Complete Disaster During a Military Test
- Teaching Paradox, Crusader Kings III, Part III: Constructivisting a Kingdom
- Updated PayPal Acceptable Use Policy
- Switching World to Renewable Energy Will Cost $62T, Payback Would Take 6 Years
- Protests in Iran: State-run live TV hacked by protesters
- Learn Exponentially
How to learn exponentially
- Running GUI Linux in a virtual machine on a Mac
- Knock: Convert ACSM files to PDF/EPUBs with one command on Linux
- In gold-standard trial, colonoscopy fails to reduce rate of cancer deaths
“This study provides clear data that it’s not as simple as saying, ‘Colonoscopy is the most sensitive test, and therefore it is the best.’ It still prevented cancers.”
- Should Linux set the new constant-time mode CPU flags?
- PayPal Still fining $2500 for Promoting anything “Discriminatory”, “Intolerance”
- Do central banks’ mounting losses actually matter?
- Time-restricted eating reduces visceral fat and improves metabolic syndrome
He et al. determined the effects of LCD, 8-h TRE, and their combination on body weight
and cardiometabolic outcomes in adults with MetS. Results imply that, without changing
physical activity, 8-h TRE intervention with and without LCD can serve as an effective
treatment for MetS.
- Blender: Wayland Support on Linux
Introducing native support for the popular display server protocol on Linux.
- Linux NILFS file system: automatic continuous snapshots
In this article, I present the Linux file system NILFS and its automatic continuous snapshoting system.
- Another $100M+ Crypto Hack. When will they learn?
One of Solana’s largest DeFi protocol was hacked. Check out what we know so far about how the hacker stole $100MM.
- Lessons learned since posting my salary history publicly
What I’ve learned in the year since posting my salary history publicly.
- Using flux to automate simple tasks
- Anatomy of Linux Dynamic Libraries
- “Women are wonderful” effect
- P5.js – A library to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators
- New research shows hydrogen-reduced iron has superior properties
New research within the HYBRIT project shows superior results on the properties and quality of the hydrogen direct reduced sponge iron compared to the fossil-based process.
- Alex Jones to pay $965M to Sandy Hook victims
- PHYS771 Lecture 9: Quantum
- Vite-plugin-ssr – Do-one-thing-do-it-well alternative to Next.js / Nuxt
- Neurons in a dish learn to play Pong
Cellular version of computer game challenges assumptions about intelligence.
- Anonymous hacker sabu and the fed who arrested him start a podcast together
Technology · 2022
- Some remotely exploitable Linux kernel WiFi vulnerabilities
It would appear that there is a set of
memory-related vulnerabilities in the kernel’s WiFi stack that can be
exploited over the air via malicious packets; five CVE numbers have been
assigned to the set. Fixes are headed toward the
mainline and should show up in stable updates before too long; anybody who
uses WiFi on untrusted networks should probably keep an eye out for the
- Beacown (Linux WiFi Exploit)
- Uniform eXchange Format (UXF) – plain text human readable typed storage format
Uniform eXchange Format (uxf) is a plain text human readable optionally typed storage format that supports custom types. It may serve as a convenient alternative to csv, ini, json, sqlite, toml, xm…
- Ex Police Officer Used Law Enforcement Tech to Hack Women’s Explicit Photos
A former Louisville Metro Police Department officer used law enforcement technology as part of a scheme that involved hacking the Snapchat accounts of young women and using sexually explicit photos and videos they had taken to extort them, federal prosecutors said in court documents filed on Tuesday. According to a sentencing memorandum, Bryan Wilson used … Continued
- Gitlab VSCode Extension Now Supports Locally-Hosted AI Completion with FauxPilot
- AT&T to pay $23M fine for bribing powerful lawmaker’s ally in exchange for vote
- We’re moving away from swap partitions on our Linux servers