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AI, bots and robots
- AI isn’t choosing our artistic future, we are
- Telegram CEO Accuses Apple of Crushing Entrepreneurs
- AI magics meet Infinite draw board
- Generate quiz questions using AI
- Using AI to compress audio files for quick and easy sharing
- Replit’s In-Browser Coding AI
- Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
- Robb Oat is a robot software engineer
Robb Oat is a robot software engineer.
- An unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model
How does it feel to be turned into an AI image model? To find out, I opened a door to the multiverse and interviewed the creator and unwilling subject of a controversial DreamBooth model.
- Rise of Generative AI will be comparable to the rise of CGI in the early 90s
My chat with Cristóbal Valenzuela, Cofounder & CEO of Runway .
- AlphaFold’s new rival? Meta AI predicts shape of 600M proteins
Microbial molecules from soil, seawater and human bodies are among the planet’s least understood.
- Scientists Increasingly Can’t Explain How AI Works
- An AI generated, never-ending discussion between Werner Herzog and Slavoj ŽIžek
An AI generated, never-ending discussion between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek.
- Study urges caution when comparing neural networks to the brain
Neuroscientists often use neural networks to model the kind of tasks the brain performs, in hopes that the models could suggest new hypotheses regarding how the brain itself performs those tasks. But a group of MIT researchers urges that more caution should be taken when interpreting these models.
- Tinygrad: A simple and powerful neural network framework
- AI Learns to Play CS:Go via Large-Scale Behavioural Cloning
- Going from engineer to entrepreneur takes more than just good code
Blockchain and decentralization
- SourceHut terms of service updates, cryptocurrency projects to be removed
- Centralization is inevitable, but decentralization is right behind it
Woman computer scientist of the week
Frances Elizabeth «Fran» Allen is an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Allen was the first female IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, program optimization, and parallelization.
Cloud and architecture
- “Latour for Architects” Is Now Open Access
- D-Wave Launches in AWS Marketplace
- Wii U Architecture
An in-depth analysis that explains how this console works internally
- HAProxy (Load Balancer) Architecture Guide
- Overwatch: Learning patterns in code edit sequences
- Chip design shifts as fundamental laws run out of steam
How prepared the EDA community is to address upcoming challenges isn’t clear.
- Laws barring noncompete clauses spreading
Colorado is the latest state to enact a law curbing noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, but it will not be the last, experts predict.
- An AWS account just for getting into other AWS accounts
- We’ve filed a lawsuit against GitHub Copilot
GitHub Copilot litigation
- Twitter faces a class action lawsuit over mass employee layoffs with proper
- Lawsuit Against Meta Invokes Modern Portfolio Theory to Protect Shareholders
New Lawsuit Argues that Directors Failed to Consider Portfolio Impacts of Corporate Decisions On Monday, October 3, a class action was filed in the …
Development and languages
- The Windows servers that have been fueling DDoSes for months
Create, maintain and consume Protocol Buffers APIs with our modern Protocol Buffers ecosystem
- GPU-Accelerated Computing with Nanos Unikernels
- CoWasm: An alternative to Emscripten, based on Zig (demo: Python in the browser)
- I made a guestbook for my website using GitHub Gist and Netlify Functions
- A Message from Lunny on Gitea Ltd. and the Gitea Project
- RustyHermit – A Rust-based, lightweight unikernel
- A small, weird and unpractical programming language
- Wrote a tiny WebAssembly (wat2wasm) compiler in Go
- Tcl is faster than Python for database benchmarking
- Why Functional Programming Should Be the Future of Software
Youâd expect the longest and most costly phase in the life cycle of a software product to be the initial development of the system, when all those great features are first imagined and then created. In fact, the hardest part comes later, during the maintenance phase. Thatâs when programmers pay th
- GitHub availability report: October 2022
- Windows 11 runs on fewer than 1 in 6 PCs
- Testing Microsoft’s Windows Dev Kit 2023
- Where does Python 3.11 get its ~25% Speedup? Part 1:General Optimization
- Tales from the Kernel Parameter Side
- The type system is a programmer’s best friend
Quote of the week
The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by accretion. What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a structured way to write spaghetti code.
— Paul Graham
- Nvidia investigating reports of RTX 4090 power cables burning or melting
Be careful bending the 12VHPWR power connector.
- The Tesla Cyberquad for kids has been recalled for not meeting safety standards
- Google Ad Disguising Itself as www.gimp.org
- For its big comeback, Intel needs to spend money, and it’s making less and less
The party’s over and the pain begins
- Why Tesla removed radar and ultrasonic sensors
- Find your Twitter friends on Mastodon
- Twitter features Mastodon is better for not having
- Elon’s first big move: pay to remain verified on Twitter
- Google set to deprecate JPEG XL support in Chrome 110
- Twitter is planning to start charging $20 per month for verification
- “There Seem to be 10 managers for every one dev at Twitter” – Elon
- Musk’s inner circle worked through weekend to cement Twitter layoff plans
- Road to Artificial General Intelligence
Manuel Araoz’s personal website.
- FB and Twitter have special portals for the government to take down content
- ‘Date me’ Google Docs and the hyper-optimized quest for love
- Twitter discontinues ad-free articles for Blue subscribers
- Twitter Blue for $8/Month
- Tier.run – Terraform for Stripe
- Mastodon gained 70k users after Musk’s Twitter takeover
- ‘TrumpIsDead’ trending on Twitter; verified user testing moderation under Musk
- Apple now valued at more than Amazon, Alphabet and Meta combined
- FreeBSD optimizations used by Netflix to serve video at 800Gb/s
- Ex-Reddit CEO on Twitter moderation
- Stripe Layoff 14% of Workforce
- Stripe laying off around 14% of workforce
Earlier today, Stripe CEO Patrick Collison sent the following note to Stripe employees.
- Bye Twitter – Manu Cornet
- Netflix launches an ad-supported tier
- Microsoft is killing custom domain names in Outlook.com
- Twitter to start layoffs -internal email
Teams responsible for communications, content curation, human rights and machine-learning ethics were among those gutted, capping a week of chaos and uncertainty about the company’s future under Elon Musk.
- A Golang linter to detect functions not in alphabetical order
- Twitter’s mass layoffs have begun
- General Mills, Audi pause Twitter ads, will evaluate site
- ‘If on Way to Office, Return Home’: Twitter to All Employees as Layoffs Begin
- Ex-Twitter Employees live-tweet their termination, good-byes
- Google to remove all VPN ad blockers that don’t comply with their policy
Since we shared our previous article about “Google cracking down on VPN adblockers”, we’ve been closely following the situation of the Google Play Policy changes and the company has now entered into the next phase in their plan to remove VPN based ad blockers. On November 1st, all app developers that use the VpnService API received an email from Google, requiring them to fill in a VPN Service declaration form. This means that Google is determined to enforce their policy and make it harder fo…
- Thoughts about Twitter
- White House deletes tweet after Twitter adds ‘context’ note
- From Google to Twitter
- «I worked for Elon Musk in the early days of SpaceX» (advice for Twitter execs)
- Twitter layoffs gutted election information teams days before midterms
- Intel plans to rival TSMC and Samsung as a chip supplier
Geopolitics could give U.S. tech giant’s contract chipmaking strategy a boost
- Birdwatch, Twitter’s new collaborative fact checking system
- Will Twitter outlast this lettuce?
- Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation
- How I Dumped an Arcade Game for MAME
- Saudi woman jailed for 45 years for social media posts
Nourah al-Qahtani was convicted of «violating public order using social media», activists say.
- Update on the fake story about the river laborers paying people to whip them
- How I learnt to code and built a profitable software company in 1 year
- Mel’s Hack – The Missing Bits
- Chokuretsu ROM Hacking Challenges Part 1 – Cracking a Compression Algorithm
- How Iran can track and control protesters’ phones: hacked documents
- US Supreme Court poised to ban affirmative action in university admissions
- More than a third of US small businesses couldn’t pay all their rent in October
- Cloud development environments tame complexity by reducing state
- Attempting Linux on Microsoft Dev Kit 2023
- The quantum mysteries of black holes
- Rakuten dumps Red Hat, turns to “true” open-source Linux OS
Rakuten Mobile is replacing Red Hat as its Linux OS supplierCEO Tareq Amin wasn’t happy with Red Hat product support and billing decisionsThose moves “killed m…
- Commission proposes to accelerate the rollout of instant payments in euro
- The Effect of Research Universities on Student Partisanship and Turnout
- Linux boot partitions and how to set them up
- Bank of England expects UK to fall into longest ever recession
- Is Microsoft’s CBL-Mariner Going to Become Microsoft Linux?
Microsoft is increasingly standardizing on its in-house CBL-Mariner Linux distribution. Is this Microsoft Linux?
- I fought the PayPal and I won
Payment processors hostile to freedom of expression hate me for this one weird trick!!
- User-Agent Reduction
- Top 70000 educational YouTube channels in 20 languages by category
- Linux devs discover that Intel Arc GPU firmware updates need an Intel CPU
- Improving online discourse with transparent moderation
- Womp 3D – The New Way to 3D
Womp is a totally new way to 3D. No downloads or gray-on-gray apps with 1,000 buttons. Get started with any web browser, and your creativity.
- So today musl discovered a longstanding bug in Linux’s ELF loader
- The Public Shouldn’t Pay for Drugs Twice
- Quantum Winter Is Coming
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