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AI, bots and robots
- Robot Gift Guide 2022
- List for Lego Machine Learning
- A new AI game: Give me ideas for crimes to do
- Predicting sex from retinal fundus photographs using automated deep learning
- If you unscrew your belly button, your bottom will fall off
- Drowning in AI Generated Garbage: the silent war we are fighting
- AI Homework
The first obvious casualty of large language models is homework: the real training for everyone, though, and the best way to leverage AI, will be in verifying and editing information.
- Learning Rust with ChatGPT, Copilot and Advent of Code
- Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests
- Neuralink faces federal inquiry after killing 1,500 animals in testing
- Will we finally see Neuromancer on the screen?
- Codeium – a free, ultrafast AI codegen extension
- Amazon Is Running Out of Warehouse Workers. Cue the Robots
- I connected Chat GPT like AI with search engine
- Two new books explore the upside of big data and AI
- Lensa/Stability AI scrape artists’ work without consent, including signatures
- Precise atom manipulation through deep reinforcement learning
- Deep Learning Fundamentals
- BeSanta, Real time Santa Claus AI avatars on your iPhone Ho-ho-ho
Blockchain and decentralization
- An open-source distributed object storage service
- Fe: next generation smart contract language for Ethereum
- Asymmetry detected in the distribution of galaxies
Two new studies suggest that certain tetrahedral arrangements of galaxies outnumber their mirror images, potentially reflecting details of the universeâs birth. But confirmation is needed.
- What in the Ethereum application ecosystem excites me
- North Korea – teenagers executed for distributing South Korean movies
North Korean authorities warn the public against foreign shows, especially those from South Korea.
- Why I’m less than infinitely hostile to cryptocurrency
Woman computer scientist of the week
Janice E. Cuny, known as Jan, is an American computer scientist noted for leading efforts in broadening participation in computing. She is a past co-chair of CRA-W: Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research from 1997-2000.
Cloud and architecture
- Rackspace Cloud Office suffers security breach
- Chess.com Says Hans Niemann’s $100M Lawsuit Is a ‘Public Relations Stunt’
- The cloudy layers of modern-day programming
- McDonalds Event Driven Architecture
- Infinite patterns appear in numbers described as moving systems
- Go and SQLite in the Cloud
- Apple kills plans to scan for CSAM in iCloud
The company plans to expand its Communication Safety features, which aim to disrupt the sharing of child sexual abuse material at the source.
- Edge-compatible Serverless Driver for Postgres
- Dark Patterns from the End-User Perspective
- A Faster Horse: Infrastructure was the cloud’s first act. What’s its second?
Development and languages
- Microsoft Is Forcing Me to Buy MacBooks – Windows Modern Standby
- Convincing ChatGPT to Eradicate Humanity with Python Code
- Building an interpreter for my programming language with ChatGPT
- Samsung’s Android app-signing key has leaked, is being used to sign malware
- Digital mobile radio
- Digital mobile radio
- Whole Git repo was made with ChatGPT
A repository fully generated by ChatGPT making it believed it checked out a this repository which I described like the first line of the README. – GitHub – vrescobar/chatGPT-python-elm: A repositor…
- Thunderbird for Android preview: Modern message redesign
As we continue down the road to Thunderbird for Android, here’s a preview of the redesigned, modernized message view.
- Play Windows Pinball (Space Cadet) on the Web
- Ledger Stax – Hardware wallet with eInk display for digital assets
Our most advanced and customizable Ledger yet, enjoy a curved E Ink touchscreen experience unlike ever before.
- Publish from GitHub Actions using multi-factor authentication
- OpenAI quietly launched Whisper V2 in a GitHub commit
– The "large-v2" model is trained for more epochs with regularization and shows improved performance compared to the previous large.
– It has the same architecture as the original large m…
- Experimentally Inventing a Programming Language Using Chat GPT
- Intel is using DXVK for their Windows Arc GPU DX9 drivers
- Ending support for Gitpod Self Hosted and moving our source to AGPL
- AOC 2022 in q by experienced q programmers
- Codon: A high-performance Python compiler using LLVM
A high-performance, zero-overhead, extensible Python compiler using LLVM – GitHub – exaloop/codon: A high-performance, zero-overhead, extensible Python compiler using LLVM
- Hash-based digital signatures (almost) from scratch
- Every modeler is supposed to be a great Python programmer
- ReVanced DMCA Takedown on GitHub
- Pynecone – Web Apps in Pure Python
- GitHub 2022 Wrap
- Panoptisch – A recursive dependency scanner for Python projects
- Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation, 3rd Ed
Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation
Quote of the week
Such is modern computing: everything simple is made too complicated because it’s easy to fiddle with; everything complicated stays complicated because it’s hard to fix.
— Rob Pike
- The World Cup of Microsoft Excel
- Amazon layoffs now expected to mount to 20k, including top managers
- Chrome extension to display ChatGPT response besides Google Search
A browser extension to display ChatGPT response alongside Google Search results – GitHub – wong2/chat-gpt-google-extension: A browser extension to display ChatGPT response alongside Google Search r…
- Archaeologists Ask Netflix to Reclassify Graham Hancock’s Docuseries as Fiction
- Memory leaks detection paper co-authored by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in 1992
- Google has a company strategy, not a product strategy
Or, Why Google keeps killing products
- Tesla Semi, a Deep Dive
Musk: «There are some people out there that say it can’t be done. I dunno who might say that, but I’ve heard rumors. So we… just did it. «
- France says non to Office 365 and Google Workspace in school
- Amazon shipped fake product, refuses refund until ‘correct’ item returned
- Federal court requires Amazon to stop firing employees for protected activities
- Amazon Is Offering Users $2 a Month for Letting It Track Phone Data
- Is Carvana going out of business? The ‘Amazon’ of cars tumbles
Carvana was once heralded as the future of the car-buying process, but its since run into serious issues as the world rebounds from the pandemic.
- Intel’s Take on the Next Wave of Moore’s Law
- Before Google, There Was the Reference Librarian
- Driving Amazon’s electric delivery vehicle: Rivian EDV
My first day DRIVING the Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicle!Iâll talk about all of the exciting new technology in these vans, how the EDV compares to Amazonâs …
- Google combines Maps and Waze teams in restructuring move
- I liberate the ending to Minecraft from Microsoft and give it to you
In which I liberate the ending to Minecraft from Microsoft… and give it to you.
- Artificial intelligence is permeating business at last
The age of “boring AI” will be anything but
- Google Zanzibar Through Our Eyes
- FTC Seeks to Block Microsoft Corp.’S Acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Inc
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block technology giant Microsoft Corp. from acquiring leading video game developer Activision Blizzard, Inc.
- The Twitter Files Part 2: Twitter’s Secret Blacklists
- Ads are down across the internet – Google Ad Manager Outage
- Stripe’s real pricing: a primer
Open Source Metering and Usage Based Billing. Contribute to getlago/lago development by creating an account on GitHub.
- The Tesla Semi cab from the practical POV of someone who drives trucks
- Renewal of .dev domain with Google costs $850
- Twitter Office Supply Auction
- Tesla calls self-driving technology ‘failure,’ not fraud
In a class-action lawsuit, customers say they were duped by Tesla’s $15,000 Full Self-Driving feature. Company lawyers say failure isn’t fraud.
- Paying maintainers isn’t a magic bullet
- MSN replaced journalists with AI publishing fake news about mermaids and Bigfoot
MSN peddled a story about Grimes and Elon Musk based on a fake tweet. Now, as it turns out, that was only the tip of the iceberg.
- Lessons learned after living in an off-grid rental
- FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Can’t Account for Billions Sent to Alameda
- PhilTel is looking to install free payphones in Philadelphia
Building an amateur payphone network in Philadelphia.
- A Crash Course in the Future of Technology
- Hacking Bluetooth to brew coffee in GitHub actions
- Routing webhook events based on the payload content
- Hertz to pay $168M to customers arrested due to Hertz’s false police reports
- Codux: Visual IDE for React
- Linux Certificate Authority root stores have a too simple view of ‘trust’
- TinyUX – Grid based low-fi wireframing on your mobile phone
- Apple sued by two women over AirTag stalking
- Quantum steampunk, a retrofuturistic field of physics
- The importance of distributing true copies of government records
- Loopr: A Loop/Reduction Macro for Clojure
- write-edid – writes custom EDID data into HDMI adapter over I2C on Linux
- Apple GPU drivers now in Asahi Linux
Porting Linux to Apple Silicon
- A crash course in Python “comprehensions” and “generators”
- New Docker Desktop: Run WASM Applications Alongside Linux Containers in Docker
- Why Do We Hack?
- Fermilab/CERN recommendation for Linux distribution
CERN and Fermilab jointly plan to provide AlmaLinux as the standard distribution for experiments at our facilities, reflecting recent experience and discussions with experiments and other stakeholders. AlmaLinux has recently been gaining traction among the community due to its long life cycle for each major version, extended architecture support, rapid release cycle, upstream community contributions, and support for security advisory metadata. In testing, it has demonstrated to be perfectly compatible with the other rebuilds and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CERN…
- Atari revives unreleased arcade game that was too hard for 1982 players
- Data stream hack gets UCI world championship qualifier banned
- Adventures in Creating a Minimal Alpine Linux Installer
- Can Duolingo actually teach you Spanish?
- A Generalist Neural Algorithmic Learner
The cornerstone of neural algorithmic reasoning is the ability to solve
algorithmic tasks, especially in a way that generalises out of distribution.
While recent years have seen a surge in methodological improvements in this
area, they mostly focused on building specialist models. Specialist models are
capable of learning to neurally execute either only one algorithm or a
collection of algorithms with identical control-flow backbone. Here, instead,
we focus on constructing a generalist neural algorithmic learner — a single
graph neural network processor capable of learning to execute a wide range of
algorithms, such as sorting, searching, dy
- Hacking on a plane: Leaking data of millions and taking over any account
Leaking data of millions and taking over any account
- The Child Is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori
- ChatGPT, the Abacus, and Education
- Volatile pay for gig workers linked to health problems
Gig workers, waiters, salespeople and others who rely on fluctuating income may be paying for wage volatility with their health.
- LearnGPT – Browse and share ChatGPT examples
- Fireship – Learn to Code Faster
Fast-paced video tutorials and challenging projects for the modern app developer.
- Uxn is a virtual machine with 32 instructions
- Practical Python Programming Course
- EU-wide maximum limit of €10K for cash payments
- HopToDesk – Free Remote Desktop Software for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
- Interactive exercises for Linux CLI text processing commands