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AI, bots and robots
- New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning
- Learning Golang – From Zero to Hero
Golang was designed by Google engineers Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It is a statically typed, compiled language released on March 2012.
- Autocomplete Python with Deep Learning
- All-optical machine learning using diffractive deep neural networks
- How I automated my Instagram account using Machine Learning and Python
- Is Ham Radio a Hobby, a Utility or Both? A Battle over Spectrum Heats Up
Some think automated radio emails are mucking up the spectrum reserved for amateur radio, while others say these new offerings provide a useful service
- Where we see shapes, AI sees textures
- Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce
- AI drives down cost and drudgery of routine patent work
- Robots.txt as a Security Measure?
- Robots and Firms
- Interpretable Machine Learning
- The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning
Untangling the mixed record of the latest big-fix educational trend promoted by Silicon Valley.
- The Brilliant Rage of Alexander Herzen
- No limit: AI poker bot is first to beat professionals at multiplayer game
Triumph over five human opponents at Texas holdâem brings bots closer to solving complicated real-world problems.
- Learning World Graphs to Accelerate Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
- Striving for Simplicity in Off-Policy Deep Reinforcement Learning
- Statistics with Julia: Fundamentals for Data Science, ML and AI
- VW invests $2.6B in self-driving startup Argo AI as part of Ford alliance
VW Group is investing $2.6 billion in capital and assets into Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-basedÂ autonomous vehicle startup that burst onto the scene two years ago with $1 billion in backing from Ford. The deal, which has been rumored for months, is part of a broader alliance between VW Group and Ford tâ¦
Blockchain and decentralization
- A History of Decentralization
- Radix DLT – Decentralized Ledger Technology
- The Spanish Prisoner: On the Future of Libra and Bitcoin
- Bitcoin mining on an Apollo Guidance Computer: 10.3 seconds per hash
We’ve been restoring an Apollo Guidance Computer 1 . Now that we have the world’s only working AGC, I decided to write some code for it. Try…
- The Bitcoin Blockchain Visualized in 3D
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Cat Colors
- Ilograph – Interactive AWS Serverless Architecture Diagram
- ISPA Withdraws Mozilla Internet Villain Nomination and Category
- Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Serverless
- Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports Serverless
- Finally I decide to use Cloudflare – here are why
- Zebra Stripe Pattern Database
- Ratification of the RISC-V Base ISA and Privileged Architecture Specifications
- Location tracking API company shares serverless architecture with AWS
- Microsoft’s Azure Kinect AI Camera
- Details of the Cloudflare outage on July 2, 2019
Almost nine years ago, Cloudflare was a tiny company and I was a customer not an employee. Cloudflare had launched a month earlier and one day alerting told me that my little site, jgc.org, didnât seem to have working DNS any more. Cloudflare had pushed out a change
- Court rules against Oracle in Pentagon ‘war cloud’ litigation
- Amazon EventBridge: The biggest thing since AWS Lambda itself
Development and languages
- Docker protects a programming paradigm that we should get rid of
- Hub: Use GitHub from the Command Line
- The Evolving Infrastructure of .NET Core
WithÂ .NET Core 3.0 Preview 6Â out the door, we thought it would be useful to take a brief look at the history of our infrastructure systems and the significant improvements that have been made in the last year or so.
- “Only five people maintain Python-pip”
- Bvckup 2 – Fast File Replicator for Windows
- The elephant in the room of the Android App ecosystem: Play is not a safe place
Publishing on Google Play requires you to publish a contact email address as well. Publishing a contact address means you get spam mail. The spam mail you get from the Play contact address is scary.
- Logitech keyboards and mice vulnerable to extensive cyber attacks
- The new dynamic arrays in Excel with Python and xlwings
- More than 1k Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions
- The state of switching to Windows from Mac in 2019
- Aceto: A programming language based on a 2D Hilbert curve grid
- Webpack Doesn’t Work on Monday (On Windows)
What is the current behavior? Webpack-cli crushes: .\node_modules\webpack-cli\bin\cli.js:352 if (!e && fileOwnerId === process.getuid()) utimesSync(openCollectivePath, now, now); TypeError:…
- Racket Is an Acceptable Python
- Denver Art Museum Digital Repository Project
- Steve Wozniak’s floating point routines for the 6502
A long time ago, when computing was a big boring business, something unexpected happened. Cheap microprocessors, intended for teletypes and stop-lights, were pressed into service as *personal computer…
- ASCII Art in .NET Code
- Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube on Fire TV
- Fastest Way to Load Data into PostgreSQL Using Python
- DeepMind’s StarCraft II agent will play anonymously on battle.net
Wage war across the galaxy with three unique and powerful races. StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment for the PC and Mac.
- The Father of Digital Life
- Malicious apps infect 25M Android devices with ‘Agent Smith’ malware
Malicious apps from a campaign called “Agent Smith” have been downloaded to 25 million Android devices, according to new research by cyber-security firm Check Point.
- France has approved a digital services tax despite threats of retaliation by US
- Anomalous CPU utilization on Windows build node caused by ads
âMonitoring shows anomalous CPU utilization on Windows build node when it is supposed to be idle. Node was recently updated. RDP to that node, observe Internet Explorer window loaded MSN homepage and renders animated banner ads. Should send the bill for 8 CPU-hours to Microsoft…â
- Mirth – a type-safe concatenative purely functional programming language
Quote of the week
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
— C.A.R. Hoare
- Amazon: Carbon emissions from our Australian bit barns aren’t for public viewing
- A Look at the AMD Zen 2 Core
Ahead of the highly anticipated Ryzen 3000 desktop series launch, here is a look at the AMD Zen 2 core microarchitecture.
- Google Gmail purchase history can’t be deleted
- The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising the Bar
- Spurred by Amazon, Supermarkets Try Swapping Cashiers for Cameras
- I Used Google Ads for Social Engineering. It Worked
Ad campaigns that manipulate searchers’ behavior are frighteningly easy for anyone to run.
- Amazon to Uber: From the lens of a software engineer
- The Scene: Pirates Ripping Content from Amazon and Netflix
- These Are All the Businesses You Never Knew Were Owned by Amazon
Here are all the businesses, brands and subsidiaries (we know of) owned by “The Everything Store.”
- ‘Microsoft’s worst move in 30 years’ – MPN changes spark uproar
- Trump’s Twitter blocks violate First Amendment rights, appeals court affirms
- Google Acquires Elastifile
- Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’?
- Emergency Response to the Tesla Model 3
- Google employees are listening to Google Home conversations
How a nascent search engine became a tech behemoth, one edit at a time.
- Dear Google, I’m Blocking You from My Website
- Stripe’s API Is Down
- The Biggest Abuser of Forced Arbitration Is Amazon
- Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Retraining Its Work Force
- Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update
- Google admits listening to Google Home recordings
- Who Needs Amazon HQ2? Not New York Real Estate’s Tech Boom
- Twitter was down
- Identifying Risky Counterfeit Intel Gigabit CT Network Adapters
- Google PDF Search: “not for public release”
- Nvidia’s DG-Net: Dress up people with different clothes/use as training data
- Stein – Use Google Sheets as a No-Setup Database
Use Google Sheets as your no-setup data store. Build fast and get a familiar interface for managing the data, with the open source Stein.
- Tagsistant: A Semantic Filesystem for Linux
- How to Install InfluxDB on Ubuntu and Debian in 2019
- How to Unlearn a Disease
- “Essentials of Garbage Collectors” full course is now available
- Linux on STM32 Microcontrollers
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X Offer Incredible Linux Performance
- Why Is There So Much Saudi Money in American Universities?
Saudi Arabia has quietly directed tens of millions of dollars a year to American universities from M.I.T. to Northern Kentucky. What are the nation’s rulers getting out of it?
- Learn Math, Not Mandarin
An old joke goes: Q: What do you call someone who knows three languages? A: Trilingual Q: What do you call someone who knows two languages? A: Bilingual Q: What do you call someone who knows just oâ¦
- Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse in the U.S.
- U.S. women win the country’s 4th World Cup
- How to Use User Mode Linux
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- Deutsche Bank axes whole teams in Asia-Pacific as 18,000 job cuts begin
Deutsche Bank laid off staff from Sydney to New York on Monday as it began to sl…
- Linux 5.2 released: list of changes
- ARM Mali accelerators support in Linux 5.2
- Deutsche Bank staff sent home as 18,000 job cuts begin
- Blindsided by a Devastating Veto, Alaska University System Pleads for Lifeline
- New Fast.ai Course: A Code-First Introduction to Natural Language Processing
- Australia’s anti-encryption laws being used to bypass journalist protections
- A Quantum Theory That Peels Away the Mystery of Measurement
- C. Hoare and Co., a British banking dynasty in business for more than 300 years
- The challenges of teaching software engineering
- Women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year
- Dell E7440 and E7240 Hackintosh
Dell E7440 & E7240 Hackintosh Boot Pack Fully Working – ameeno/Dell-E7440-Hackintosh
- Python consumes too much memory, or how to reduce the size of objects
- Bankrupt Maker Faire Revives, Reduced to Make Community
Maker Faire and Maker Media are getting a second chance after suddenly going bankrupt, but they’ll return in a weakened capacity. Sadly, their flagship crafting festivals remain in jeopardy, and it’s unclear how long the reformed company can survive. Maker Media suddenly laid off all 22â¦
- Linux Observability with BPF
Why BPF and XDP are something you should learn.
- tmux Privilege Escalation
- Learn Like an Athlete
- US mayors adopt resolution to not pay hackers over ransomware attacks
- ‘We’re Almost Extinct’: China’s Investigative Journalists Are Silenced Under Xi