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AI, bots and robots
- One-Shot Learning: Learning More with Less Data
Is it possible to use machine learning with small data? Yes, it is! Here’s N-Shot Learning.
- San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles
- The Last Robot-Proof Job in America?
- Looking for an Account Executive for Iris Automation – AI Software for Drones
- Bamboolib – A GUI for Pandas
- I trained a deep learning model to build sites for me
- Are We Making Much Progress? Analysis of Recent Neural Recommendation Approaches
- Man and man’s best friend have both been experiencing declines in sperm quality
Researchers in the U.K. have found a link between the fertility declines in domestic male dogs and similar problems that have been widely reported in human males.
- Racket: Lisp for Learning
Lisp is one of the oldest programming languages still in
use today—Fortran is older by a year, but the Lisp community (or
communities) seems to be the more dynamic of the two. In any case, the Lisp
landscape has a lot of nooks and crannies to explore; I recently ran into a
dialect that I had not encountered before: Racket. That may simply reflect
ignorance on my part, but, while I was introduced to Lisp (too) many moons
ago, I had not really paid it much mind until I sat in on a talk about Lisp at linux.conf.au earlier this
year. Something about Racket caught my eye, so I did some poking around to
see what it is all about.
- What’s the difference between statistics and machine learning?
- I’m building a robot that cuts hair, starting with beard trims
Blockchain and decentralization
- Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II
- Apple Card restrictions include no jailbreaking or cryptocurrency purchases
- Getting Real About Distributed Systems Reliability
There is a lot of hype around distributed data systems, some of it justified. It’s true that the internet has centralized a lot of computation onto services like Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…
- Decentralized DNS Is Here
- Bitcoin expert scams a scammer, donates the money to charity
Financial fraudsters often try to target the elderly or otherwise vulnerable â but one recently picked the worst possible target.
- Coinbase: Responding to Firefox 0-days in the wild
On Thursday, May 30, over a dozen Coinbase employees received an email purporting to be from Gregory Harris, a Research Grantsâ¦
Woman computer scientist of the week
Maria Zemankova is a Computer Scientist who is known for the theory and implementation of the first Fuzzy Relational Database System. This research has become important for the handling of approximate queries in databases. She is currently a Program Officer in the Intelligent Information Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. She is the first (1992) recipient of the SIGMOD Contributions Award for her work in the conception of initiatives in research on scientific databases and digital libraries. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1983 from Florida State University for her work on Fuzzy Relational Database Systems.
Cloud and architecture
- Local Routing in a new Indefinitely Scalable Architecture
- Serverless Components
- What should we know about AWS Security? (Part 2)
architecture, DevOps, software development, infrastructure, cloud, AWS
- Why I Turned Down an AWS Job Offer
I once turned down a job offer from AWS, who told me my reasoning was preposterous. Last week they did exactly what I was afraid of.
- Hostile Architecture
- Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Lawsuit Makes Waves in Music Industry
- A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787’S Guts
One researcher’s discovery suggests troubling oversights in Boeing’s cybersecurity.
- Don’t go to the Cloud (if you can)
- The “Myths List” is a communication antipattern
- Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data
Development and languages
- How Digital Advertising Markets Really Work
- Apple will add 5G to 2020 iPhones to compete with Android, analyst says
- Walmart Is Trying to Patent Its Own ‘Libra’ Like Digital Currency
- Exploring the Visible Spectrum in Python
- ICFP (International Conference on Functional Programming) 2019 Proceedings
- Exploring Mathematics with Matplotlib and Python
Data Visualization can be a great tool for mathematical exploration and experimentation. In this article, I show you an example using Matplotlib and Python.
- Reactive and Component Frameworks for “Old Fart” Programmers
- FunctorFlow – An attempt to re-imagine Python libraries
- Implementing a Photo Stylizer in Python Using a QuadTree Algorithm
- Memory Management in Python
To speed-up memory operations and reduce fragmentation Python uses a special manager on top of the general-purpose allocator, called PyMalloc.
- Python Oberon v0.1.0
- DM48 Digital Chromatic Harmonica
- The Min Programming Language
- Side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs patched by silent Windows update
It took a year, but the patch fixes a new speculative-execution flaw found by Bitdefender.
- Programming Algorithms in Lisp: Data Structures
The next several chapters will be describing the basic data structures that every programming language provides, their usage and the most im…
- Steam Windows Client Local Privilege Escalation 0day
- Wine on Windows 10
- Loops in Python – Comparison and Performance
- The Death of Social Reciprocity in the Era of Digital Distraction
Honor your right to disconnect and focus on strengthening real relationships
- How the new open-source typeface used by GitHub and Mozilla came to be
- GitHub Actions now supports CI/CD, free for public repositories
GitHub Actions now includes built-in CI/CD. Easily automate how you build, test, and deploy your projects on any platform, including Linux, macOS, and Windows.
- The market figured out Gitlab’s secret
- Subinterpreter Support for Python
- Uno Platform – Cross Platform .NET UI
- Personal Website for Programmers
- HarmonyOS is Huawei’s Android alternative for smartphones and smart home devices
After months of conflicting statements from Huawei executives, the Chinese networking giant on Friday officially unveiled HarmonyOS, the much-anticipated microkernel-based distributed operating system that it has developed to power smartphones, laptops and smart home devices as the company attemptsâ¦
- Alan Kay’s answer to ‘what are some forgotten books programmers should read?’
Quote of the week
If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there.
- FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring
The FBI said in a search warrant affidavit unsealed last month, two delivery drivers contracted by Amazon routinely stole the items and sold them at pawn shops.
- Amazon’s Anti-Union Training Video
- Chrome 76 Has Given Billions of Google Users an Incentive to Use Firefox Instead
- Brazil has the power to save the Amazon rainforest, or destroy it
- In Pentagon Contract Fight, Amazon Has Foes in High Places
The decision to delay a $10 billion computing contract for which Amazon was the favorite reflected both opposition from President Trump and an aggressive campaign by an industry rival.
- Google Transparency Report
- Amazon Is a Monopoly
In an interview with an antitrust expert Sally Hubbard, we discussed what makes Amazon a monopoly, how that affects consumers, businesses relying on Amazon, and competitors, as well as what actions and regulations antitrust investigations might bring in the future.
- Google Discontinues Hangouts on Air
- How Is Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Now?
- Recursive language and modern imagination were acquired 70k years ago
- Google Voice is killing SMS voicemail transcripts and Chrome Extension texting
- Google Chrome Hides WWW and HTTPS:// In the Address Bar Again
- US Appeals Court Voids Google Cookie Privacy Settlement That Paid Users Nothing
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google’s class-action settle…
- Disney to Bundle Disney+, Hulu, & ESPN+ for 12.99, Same Price as Netflix
- Twitter confesses to more adtech leaks
Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to. Back in May the social network disclosed a bug that in certain conditions resulted in an accountâs â¦
- Tesla received a cease-and-desist letter from US over Model 3 safety claims
- Sentient: Classified artificial brain being developed by US intelligence
- FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal with Amazon
- We track Reddit, Google trends, Twitter, etc. to find trending topics
- Uber Is Biggest Loser as SoftBank Counts IPO Returns
- AMD lands Google, Twitter as customers with newest server chip
Advanced Micro Devices Inc on Wednesday released the second generation of its pr…
- Google Pays Its DeepMind Tech Professionals a Huge Salary
- Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls
- Build Highly Available MySQL Applications Using Amazon Aurora Multi-Master
- I miss Google Inbox and built a replacement
- Google to Offer a Best Price Guarantee on Certain Flights
Find inspiration for where to go, decide what neighborhood to stay in, and book flights and hotels with more confidence at google.com/travel.
- What We Can and Can’t Learn from Copenhagen
The following text by Martin C. Pedersen was originally published by Common Edge, and has been reposted with the author’s permission. I spent four glorious days in Copenhagen recently and left with an acute case of urban envy. (I kept thinking: Itâs like..an American Portlandâexcept better.) Why canât we do cities like this in the …
- Killing a process and all of its descendants is surprisingly hard on Linux
Killing processes in a Unix-like system can be trickier than expected. Last
week I was debugging an odd issue related to job stopping on Semaphore.
More specifically, an issue related to the killing of a running process in a
- Beatboxing for Kids – Teach Your Child to Beatbox Using Everyday Words
- E3 accidentally leaks personal details of journalists, YouTubers and analysts
- Craving Freedom, Japan’s Women Opt Out of Marriage
- Reduce Another 70% Memory Usage for DNN Training with Tensor Compression
- CS50 IDE – Online IDE for Students and Teachers
- GitHub sued for aiding hacking in Capital One breach
- Modern Text Rendering with Linux
- How to get consistent results when benchmarking on Linux?
- StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data
It wasn’t “system updates” as it claimed. StockX was mopping up after a data breach, TechCrunch can confirm. The fashion and sneaker trading platform pushed out a password reset email to its users on Thursday citing “system updates,” but left users confused and scramblâ¦
- The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords
- Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo
- The Fed is getting into the Real-Time payments business
- The Linux kernel’s inability to gracefully handle low memory pressure
- Lifehacker: Tarek Loubani on 3D-Printing in Gaza
- Should lawyers learn to code? Arguments for and against
This question gets asked a lot. We’ll teardown why this question keeps getting asked, whether
- Hackers ship their exploits directly to their target’s mailroom
Why break into a company’s network when you can just walk right in â literally? Gone could be the days of having to find a zero-day vulnerability in a target’s website, or having to scramble for breached usernames and passwords to break through a company’s login pages. And certainâ¦
- “Qutrit” Experiments Are a First in Quantum Teleportation
The proof-of-concept demonstrations herald a major step forward in quantum communications
- Electric boats 125X as effective at reducing non-CO2 emissions as electric cars
What attracts most people to Pure Watercraft is the promise of a thrilling yet quiet ride in a high-performance electric boat. They want to catch more fish, have more peaceful conversations, and hear the sounds of nature. They want to tinker with boats less, and enjoy experiences more. The environmental impact matters, too. It matters […]
- Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye
- Luxembourg to be first European country to legalise cannabis
Health minister confirms plans and calls on neighbouring countries to relax their laws
- What Linux Journal’s Resurrection Taught Me about the FOSS Community
- I made a privacy-focused online journal
- Living Off the Land in Linux
- Apple Confirms $1M Reward for Anyone Who Can Hack an iPhone
Apple plans to hand out $1 million to researchers who find the most critical weaknesses in iPhones.
- Big Pharma is using faux generics to keep drug prices high, critics say
- A journalist discovered and reunited identical twins
- Rice University researchers invent way to boost solar efficiency from 22% to 80%
Scientists at Rice University have developed a method of turning heat into light using carbon nanotubes, which could greatly increase solar efficiency.
- Rap Music Ditches Dollars for the Cash App Mobile Payment System