Gooooooood morning, Inhabitants!!! 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
- Learning Electrodynamics does not have to be hard and boring
- Building Transformers from Neurons and Astrocytes
- AI translates Hokkien, an unwritten language, for the first time
- A Mechanical Neural Network Learns to Respond to Its Environment
- On finally learning to program at the age of 40
Contribute to Dhghomon/programming_at_40 development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Energy consumption comparison in machine learning platforms
- Exposure to environmental toxins may be root of rise in neurological disorders
- GPT-3 can create both sides of an Interactive Fiction transcript
- Bumble releases open-source A.I. feature to help combat cyberflashing
Bumble has made an open-source version of our Private Detector™ A.I. technology available on GitHub.
- Meta Learning Backpropagation and Improving It
Many concepts have been proposed for meta learning with neural networks
(NNs), e.g., NNs that learn to reprogram fast weights, Hebbian plasticity,
learned learning rules, and meta recurrent NNs. Our Variable Shared Meta
Learning (VSML) unifies the above and demonstrates that simple weight-sharing
and sparsity in an NN is sufficient to express powerful learning algorithms
(LAs) in a reusable fashion. A simple implementation of VSML where the weights
of a neural network are replaced by tiny LSTMs allows for implementing the
backpropagation LA solely by running in forward-mode. It can even meta learn
new LAs that differ from online backpropagati
- Robot Framework: generic open source automation framework
- Control your AI images with these must-know parameters
Blockchain and decentralization
- Jack Dorsey-endorsed “decentralized Twitter” protocol specified
- Jack Dorsey Unveils Bluesky Social, the Decentralized Twitter-Killer
This ardent Bitcoin advocate presents us with a vision of Web3 that is very attractive to the end user.
- Diem – Facebook open source Cryptocurrency written in Rust
- NEOM has nothing to do with 3rd parties claiming to offer a NEOM cryptocurrency
- Iroh: A New Implementation of IPFS in Rust
- Crypto exchange Binance, Musk’s co-investor, to help Twitter with blockchain
Woman computer scientist of the week
Judith A. Clapp is a computer scientist who began her career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and subsequently moved to the Lincoln Laboratory and then to MITRE, where she was involved in the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) military project, including the development of the SAGE computer.
Cloud and architecture
- Leaving the Cloud
Cloud services have been used by tech companies for many years, but it’s not the only way. Hear why 37signals is making the decision to go in another direction.
- Cloudflare Pages: Best server tech since CGI-bin?
being sold short by subpar documentation
- Lawsuit reveals vast censorship scheme by Big Tech and the federal government
- Lawsuit filed against rent-setting software RealPage
- Cloudflare CDN Partial Outage
- Stable Diffusion to 3D/WebVR, in the cloud, available now
- My Cloud Storage Crisis
- Push-Based Outbox Pattern with Postgres Logical Replication
Event-Driven by Oskar Dudycz
- Amazon’s cloud business just recorded its weakest growth to date
Development and languages
- IEEE Hosted Gitlab Instance
- Designing a Programming Language: I
- GitLab 15.5 released
- Heroku alternatives with a free tier listed in a GitHub repo
Free tier of Heroku Dynos, Postgres and Data for Redis will no longer be available after November 28, 2022. Let's find a list of services with a free plan that developers can use as an alternat…
- ImageSharp leaving the .NET Foundation due to licensing change
- Textual TUI framework for Python adds CSS renderer
- How Rust 1.64 became faster on Windows
If you are a Rust developer you have most likely celebrated the news that the version 1.64 released on 22/09/2022 is 10-20% faster on…
- Programming language comparison by reimplementing the same transit data app
- FaCT: Constant Time Programming Language
Flexible and Constant Time Programming Language. Contribute to PLSysSec/FaCT development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Gamification Affects Software Developers: Cautionary Evidence from GitHub
We examine how the behavior of software developers changes in response to
removing gamification elements from GitHub, an online platform for
collaborative programming and software development. We find that the
unannounced removal of daily activity streak counters from the user interface
(from user profile pages) was followed by significant changes in behavior.
Long-running streaks of activity were abandoned and became less common. Weekend
activity decreased and days in which developers made a single contribution
became less common. Synchronization of streaking behavior in the platform’s
social network also decreased, suggesting that gamificat
- Buffers on the Edge: Python and Rust
- The End of Windows Software
- Available Today: Windows Dev Kit 2023 a.k.a. Project Volterra
- Microsoft’s new $599 Mac Mini-like PC is designed to improve Windows on Arm
- RISC-V Celebrates Upstreaming of Android Open Source Project RISC-V Port
- I’m Not Sure That (If?) GitHub Copilot Is a Problem
- My thoughts on the Framework laptop (from a professional kernel developer)
- Windows on Arm Project
- The RISC Deprogrammer
- Chromium based browsers leak user local IP via WebRTC foundation attribute
- Python 3.11.0 final
Python 3.11 is finally released. In the CPython release team, we have put a lot of effort into making 3.11 the best version of Python possible. Better tracebacks, faster Python, exception groups and except*, typing improvements and much more. Get it here: This is the stable release of Python 3.11.0 Python 3.11.0 is the newest major release of the Python programming language, and it contains many new features and optimizations. Major new features of the 3.11 series, compared to 3.10 Some …
- Chrome: Sunsetting support for Windows 7 / 8.1 in early 2023
- Koda Validate – Typesafe, combinable validation for Python
- Multi-Kernel Drifting
Using truss, dtrace & ctfconvert to figure out a faulty illumos kernel module.
- Open source sustainment and the future of Gitea
- Substitute certain overhyped programming terms with more accurate replacements
- Python 3.11 is faster than 3.8
- Phar Lap FrontRunner – The Winning DOS Desktop for Windows
- Programming Portals
- The rise of biodigital surveillance
Compact Magazine, a radical American journal
- Specialist – visual representations of CPython 3.11’s new adaptive interpreter
Examples of common UI elements and interactions with HTML and CSS alone.
- An Open Letter to Gitea
The Gitea Community is asking Gitea Owners to correct conflicts of interest and restore Community Trust.
Quote of the week
The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry.
— Henry Petroski
- Apparently you cannot have the Kanye interview on Google Drive now
- The first rule of Microsoft Excel: Don’t tell anyone you’re good at it
In the workplace, spreadsheet experts face a constant barrage of help requests; ârun the other wayâ
- Microsoft 3D Movie Maker from 1995 Is Now Open-Source
Software and game preservation is an increasingly important topic, and the best way to keep software accessible for future generations is by releasing the original source code. That’s exactly what just happened for Microsoft 3D Movie Maker, originally released in 1995.
- Users report Nvidia RTX 4090 GPUs with melted 16-pin power connectors
- Stop Writing Twitter Threads
- Vercel acquires Splitbee to expand first-party analytics
- Alphabet Earnings Report Q3 2022
- Google added HEVC support in Chrome
Google has recently fixed a bug in Chrome with a big implication for the video streaming industry: Support for adaptive streaming of HEVC / H.265 video content.
- Microsoft FY23 Q1 Earnings
- How to request removal of your contact info from Google search results
A new tool in Google Search can help you easily control whether your personally-identifiable information can be found in Search results.
- Disabling the Intel Management Engine
- Google profits plummet 27 percent in Q3 2022 earnings report
- Tesla faces U.S. criminal probe over self-driving claims
- Google Timer is gone (again)
- We became experts on Google Play Store policy violations
- Redditor acquires decommissioned Netflix cache server with 262TB of storage
- The Babylon Bee’s Twitter account is no longer suspended
- Nvidia’s hot 12VHPWR adapter
Those who are now beating up on the new 12VHPWR (although I don’t really like the part either) may generate nice traffic with it, but they simply haven’t reco
- CNBC reporting that Twitter’s entire data engineering team was fired today
- Elon Musk owns Twitter: The story so far
Elon Musk now owns Twitter. Here’s how that’s happened, and what’s happened so far under his ownership and leadership.
- Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with diverse viewpoints
- Intel Extension for TensorFlow
Intel® Extension for TensorFlow*. Contribute to intel/intel-extension-for-tensorflow development by creating an account on GitHub.
- People are pretending to be laid-off Twitter employees carrying boxes outside HQ
- ‘Golden parachutes’ for 3 fired Twitter executives worth $122M -Equilar
- Google alerted Californians to an earthquake before it happened
- Turn your Google Sheets into a webhook without code
- GIMP: Targeted Attack via a Google Ad
- Google Ad Disguising Itself as www.gimp.org
- Twitter engineers told to print out their last 30 to 60 days of code for review
- A Quantum Computer by Blasting It with the Fibonacci Sequence
- Programming Is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic
- Linux: What Can You Epoll?
On Linux what can you turn into a file descriptor and then monitor with epoll?
- WebAuthN and Fido for Linux
- Only virgin type of olive oil consumption reduces the risk of mortality: study
- Rust in Linux kernel is just a beginning
Support for using Rust in the Linux Kernel was recently merged by Linus Torvalds. This is important because Rust is memory safe, meaning that code written in Rust does not suffer from things like buffer overflows, use-after-free, and other memory management vulnerabilities that plague software written in unsafe languages like C and C++. Being able to use Rust in the Linux kernel is an incredible milestone on the road to a more secure future for the Internet and everything else that depends heavily on Linux.
- Libre Tools from the National Cybersecurity Competence Center of Luxembourg
- Online card payments still suck
- Running Intel Binaries in Linux VMs with Rosetta
- SadServers, «Leetcode for Linux»,test your Linux troubleshooting skills
- IOx: InfluxData’s New Storage Engine
- How to backup Firebase realtime database when the payload is too large (256MB)
- PayPal’s Objectionable Terms Are Back, $2500 Fines for Content They Don’t Like
- Linux 6.1 on NanoPi R4S – On fixing SD-card support, Heisenbugs and Rabbit Holes
This little ARM64 single-board computer dragged me into the world of device trees, voltage regulators, and one of the worst Heisenbugs I encountered so far.
- Old vs new (systemd) style Linux daemons