Gooooooood morning, World Wide 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
- Amazon Alexa Deemed ‘Colossal Failure’ Following $10B Loss
- AI Will Completely Dominate the Animation Industry in Less Than 5 Years
If you’re looking to get into animation as a career, you have less than 5 years.
- The AI War and How to Win It
- Everything I wish I knew when learning C
- AI WordPress code snippet generator
- San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force
- Neuromancer: Miles Teller Eyed for New Apple+ Sci-Fi Series
- Reunited: a Russian manuscript of the Alexander Romance
- Why I am learning category theory
Category theory is a domain of mathematics that exerts a strange influence over programmers. One thing that can be said for sure about category theory is tha…
- EFF Takes a Stance: San Francisco Shouldn’t Arm Robots
- Statistical vs. Deep Learning forecasting methods
- A Japanese learning app focused on efficient vocab/grammar acquisition
- Elon: Let Me Help You Speed Run the Content Moderation Learning Curve
- Mona Sans and Hubot Sans
- AI solves Advent of Code 2022
- Amazon’s Quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of Robotics
Blockchain and decentralization
- Bitcoin worth $1.5B withdrawn from Coinbase in 48 hours
- New Bitcoin DDoS Technique
- Curation and decentralization is better than millions of apps
Every desktop computer or mobile device comes with some form of “appstore”. There is F-Droid for Android. Debian has “software repositories”at its core. T…
- How thick is a three-sided coin?
- JupyterLite: a JupyterLab distribution that runs in the browser
Wasm powered Jupyter running in the browser 💡. Contribute to jupyterlite/jupyterlite development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Maersk/IBM to discontinue TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled global trade platform
A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and IBM today announced the decision to withdraw the TradeLens offerings and discontinue the platform.
- Apple blocks Coinbase Wallet
- Alameda took 1B hit in mobileCoin trade to prop up FTX
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cynthia Dwork is an American computer scientist at Harvard University, where she is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Affiliated Professor, Harvard Law School. She is a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research.
Cloud and architecture
- Google, Epic ink deal to migrate hospital EHRs to the cloud to ramp up use of AI
- Firefox Translations: Translate websites in your browser without using the cloud
Download Firefox Translations for Firefox. Translate websites in your browser, privately.
- In Game of Life any buildable pattern can be constructed by colliding 15 gliders
Using new techniques, every object in Conway’s Game of Life that can be constructed at all, now has a fixed cost of 15 gliders. Here’s how.
- Introducing Gitlab Dedicated, our new single-tenant SaaS offering
- How an early oil industry study became key in climate lawsuits
- Switching to AWS Graviton slashed our infrastructure bill by 35%
- Experiment with Penrose Tilings and other patterns
- Trying to get a bunch of GPUs on Google Cloud
- Upcoming pricing changes (increases) for Cloud Storage
Development and languages
- Programming at the REPL: Data Visualization
- Digital Detritus
- The Rune Programming Language
Rune is a programming language developed to test ideas for improving security and efficiency. – GitHub – google/rune: Rune is a programming language developed to test ideas for improving security a…
- WebAssembly: TinyGo vs. Rust vs. AssemblyScript
- Temporal Programming, a new name for an old paradigm
A C++ to Verilog translation tool with some basic guarantees that your code will work. – Metron/TemporalTLDR.md at master · aappleby/Metron
- Git Notes: Git’s Coolest, Most Unloved Feature
- Falsehoods programmers believe about undefined behavior
- Critical ignoring as a core competence for digital citizens
Low-quality and misleading information online can hijack people’s attention, often by evoking curiosity, outrage, or anger. Resisting certain types of information and actors online requires people to adopt new mental habits that help them avoid being tempted by attention-grabbing and potentially harmful content. Anastasia Kozyreva, Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, argues that digital information literacy must include the competence of critical ignoring—choosing what to ignore and where to invest one’s limited attentional capacities. Critical ignoring is not merely about a skill of not paying attenti
- Enabling the Future of GitHub’s REST API with API Versioning
We’re introducing calendar-based versioning for our REST API, so we can keep evolving our API, whilst still giving integrators a smooth migration path and plenty of time to update their integrations.
- Python library for embedding large graphs (Written in Rust)
Most popular libraries can be sped up by avoiding unnecessary type conversions or by avoiding creating functions inside functions.
- Windows is the strangest, or hardest, operating system to keep curl support for
- I’ve fuzzed parts of the GitHub API. Here are my findings
- Minimum Viable Git for Trunk-Based Development
- Programmable Ink
What would be possible if hand-drawn sketches were programmable like spreadsheets?
- The last three years of my work will be permanently abandoned
It’s been almost two years since my last update here. A lot has happened. I hope you all are continuing to weather the ongoing multiple global pandemics and other anthropogenic crises. Apolog…
- Kinograph: Open-Source Film Digitization
- Extism: Make all software programmable with WebAssembly
- Memory Safe Languages in Android 13
Posted by Jeffrey Vander Stoep For more than a decade, memory safety vulnerabilities have consistently represented more than 65% of vulne…
- Programming Google Flutter with Clojure
- PostScript: A Digital Printing Press
- Android platform signing key compromised
- Wasmer takes WebAssembly libraries mainstream with WAI
Quote of the week
For the sinner deserves not life but death, according to the disk devices. For example, start with Plan 9, which is free of sin, the case is different from His perspective.
— Mark V. Shaney
- Bye, Twitter
- Tesla is in the business of selling emission credits, not just cars
- Safety Tests Reveal Tesla FSD Will Hit a Child Mannequin in a Stroller
- Tesla blogs propagate fake news of chip joint venture, but why?
- Mastodon Isn’t Just a Replacement for Twitter
- Dropbox Acquires Boxcryptor’s Assets, to provide client-side encryption
- Dropbox acquires Boxcryptor assets to bring zero-knowledge encryption to storage
- Twitter 2.0: Our continued commitment to the public conversation
- Google Details Tools of Commercial Spyware Vendor Variston
- Mozilla, Microsoft yank TrustCor’s root certificate authority
- Age that kids acquire mobile phones not linked to well-being: study
Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.
- TSMC to make 4nm chips in Arizona for Apple, AMD, Nvidia
The TSMC Arizona fab, opening in 2024, will feature a 4nm production line to help meet demand from its big US clients including Apple.
- Back of the Envelope Calculations at Twitter 2.0
- Comparing Google and ChatGPT
- Mozilla Have Acquired Pulse
- Google Fonts Checker
- Tesla Semi’s Enormous Battery Might Weigh 11,000 Pounds on Its Own
- The Twitter Files
- $7M lost on Amazon inventory, then bankrupt
- Twitter is limiting Mastodon Twitter Crossposter
- Map of the Universe (Johns Hopkins University)
- In what sense is quantum computing a science?
- Court Orders U.S. Navy to Pay $154,400 in Software Piracy Damages
- Mangle, a programming language for deductive database programming
- It Ruined Everything’: Buy Now, Pay Later Drives Gen Z into Debt
- A hundred UK companies sign up for four-day week with no loss of pay
- Why young women earn more than men in some US cities
- Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads
- Big telecoms’ proposal to force websites to pay them puts the internet at risk
- Keyboard Shortcuts every Command Line Hacker should know about GNU Readline
Most command line programs that offer line editing — like bash, Python, GDB, psql, sqlite and more — do so using GNU readline. Readline’s a powerful library that grants history, completion, movement and editing to programs that use it — and a stable and consistent set of keyboard shortcuts.
Shame, then, that even serious command line hackers never bother learning about its capabilities, as they can supercharge your command line productivity.
- American EVs reduced gasoline consumption by just 0.54% in 2021
- Beto O’Rourke Returned $1M Check from FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried
- “It will no longer be possible for public to learn who owns a European company”
- Interview SBF: FTX User Funds on Alameda, $8B Hole, CZ, Run on the Bank, Remorse
- A userscript that adds archive URLs below the paywalled HN submissions
- UK high street banks are quarantining from crypto
- Women visited by police after raising concerns over sewage to local MP
TWO West Dorset women have said they were visited by a police officer in an act of «intimidation» after raising questions regarding sewage pollution in local rivers and bathing waters with their MP.
- The Women Behind Eniac
- Making a Traversable Wormhole with a Quantum Computer
- “I’ve asked Stable Diffusion to generate 250 pages of 1987 RadioShack catalog”
Attached: 4 images
Tonight I’ve asked Stable Diffusion to generate 250 different pages from the 1987 Radio Shack catalog.
- The Death of Quanta Magazine
- Europe Makes Shipping Vessels Pay for Carbon Emissions
- Twitter engineer: I thought I’d been hacked. It turned out I’d been fired
- Why hasn’t Sam Bankman-Fried been arrested yet?