AI, bots and robots
- The Rise of the Peer Review Bots
- Learning to prove theorems via interacting with proof assistants
- OpenSpiel: A Framework for Reinforcement Learning in Games
- Exploring Weight Agnostic Neural Networks
Posted by Adam Gaier, Student Researcher and David Ha, Staff Research Scientist, Google Research, Tokyo When training a neural network …
- A 2019 Guide to Speech Synthesis with Deep Learning
- Machine learning primitives in rustc
- The Death of Alexander the Great: One of History’s Great Unsolved Mysteries
- Cops Hijack Botnet, Remotely Wipe Malware from 850k Computers
- Scurrying Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots
- Growing up in post-communist Romania – thoughts on learning English
- Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels
- Deep Reinforcement Learning
- Starsky Robotics Front-End Software Engineer-Teleoperations
- Neural Networks Are Essentially Polynomial Regression
- Sugar: Open-source software learning platform for children
Sugar Labs contributes to and helps maintain the award-winning Sugar Learning Platform, which promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Moscow’s blockchain voting system cracked a month before election
- a distributed PGP keyserver based on the dat protocol
a distributed PGP keyserver project based on the dat protocol – tdjsnelling/dat-keyserver
- Australian who says he invented Bitcoin ordered to hand over up to $5bn
- Portugal Tax Authority: Bitcoin Trading and Payments Are Tax-Free
Woman computer scientist of the week
Jennifer Widom is the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the Stanford School of Engineering and the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She was the chair of the Computer Science Department from 2009 to 2014, and served as a senior associate dean from 2014 to 2016. In February 2017 she was named Dean of the School of Engineering. ACM conferred her with ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award to honor prominent women Computer Scientists for introduction of the fundamental concepts and architectures of active database systems in 2015. This award includes honorarium of $10,000
Cloud and architecture
- Software Architecture Guide
Software Architecture is the important aspects of a software system’s internal design, usually its major components and aspects that are hard to change.
- Enabling a permanent revolution in internet architecture
- Using Backblaze B2 and Cloudflare Workers for free image hosting
Learn how to setup your own, free image hosting using Backblaze B2 and Cloudflare Workers.
- iPaaS – Integration Platform as a Service
- Private cloud at home – no server needed, no complicated installation
- EU governments choose independence from US cloud providers with Nextcloud
- NextStep – Product to help SaaS companies improve conversion rates
- Tufts Ph.D. ‘Punished’ for Reporting Adviser’s Fabricated Research: Lawsuit
- Introduction to Event-Driven Architectures with RabbitMQ
Event-driven architectures (EDA) gather several useful patterns to deliver maintainable code,
- The Unum Pattern
Development and languages
- Environment and the programming language Self, part 4
- Life of Brian: why the Monty Python film was banned and became a box office hit
Forty years after Life of Brian was first released, Nicholas Barber looks at why the Monty Python film was banned â and went on to become a box office hit.
- Steps to Protecting Your Digital Home
- Intel and Rust: The Future of Systems Programming
- Banned C standard library functions in Git source code
Git Source Code Mirror – This is a publish-only repository and all pull requests are ignored. Please follow Documentation/SubmittingPatches procedure for any of your improvements. – git/git
- Programming shape using kirigami tessellations
- Salsify – video codec and transport protocol thats better than WebRTC
- Android 10: Google Confirms 193 Security Vulnerabilities Need Fixing
- How Facebook Tracks You on Android
- The A-Z of Programming Languages: Interviews with programming language creators
- Zero-Config Documentation Websites for Python
- Useless Windows 10 Features
- Macron says France and U.S. reached digital tax deal
- Unison (Programming Language)
- Mid or Senior Python Engineer
- If you must run Windows 10
- Python rounds float values by converting them to string and then back
- New Android Warning: 100M+ Users Installed App with Malware
- CamScanner, a malicious Android app with more than 100M downloads in Google Play
- Google just deleted my nearly 10-year-old free and open-source Android app
google@play-store: sudo rm -rf org.mtransit.android*
- Cryptographic key used to sign one of Facebook’s Android apps compromised
- Facebook scans system libraries on Android and uploads them to their server
Quote of the week
The only places for icons is in a church, a burning church at that.
- The Amazon in Brazil is on fire – how bad is it?
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?
- More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon
- Modern Artificial Intelligence for Ancient Games
- Does the Amazon provide 20% of our oxygen?
The news is full of the surge in deforestation and fires in the Amazon rainforest, and and I have been fielding various media enquiries about what is causing this rise and what it means for our…
- Microsoft Academic Knowledge Graph
- What happens when you launch Google Chrome for the first time?
âWhat happens when you launch Google Chrome for the first time on a Windows 10 machine? When I launched Google Chrome for the first time (and let it sit for a minute), 32 requests were made, and 7.26 MB of data downloaded.â
- Zen 2 Missives – AMD now delivering efficiencies that are double that of Intel
- Major book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible over new speech-to-text feature
Publishers say it is a ‘quintessential’ violation of copyright law
- Tesla Model 3 Cost of Ownership Slightly Cheaper Than a Camry
- Elon Musk Gambled Tesla to Save SolarCity
- The Amazon Is Not the ‘Lungs of the World’
Amazon deforestation is 75% below its 2004 high. Fires are up just 7% higher than their 10-year average. And fires in the forest itself aren’t increasing. Here’s why everyone got it wrong.
- Keeping Tesla Roadsters Alive Is Serious Work
If you have a Tesla Roadster and you live in the Pacific Northwest, you probably know Carl Medlock.
- Google Calendar Event Injection with MailSniper
- Former Star Google and Uber Engineer Charged with Theft of Trade Secrets
Anthony Levandowski, one of Silicon Valley’s foremost technologists on autonomous cars, was charged with theft and attempted theft of trade secrets from Google.
- Book Review: Reframing Superintelligence
- Lessons from Stripe
How working at Stripe changed my outlook on optimism, ambition, and recruiting.
- Rust is the future, C is the new Assembly: Josh Triplett (Intel)
- Feds ordered Google location dragnet to solve Wisconsin bank robbery
Another reverse location search warrant
- Reasons Not to Use Google
- Microsoft Is Killing ePub Support in Edge Classic
- Google begins penalising domain leasing
- Netflix “13 Reasons Why” linked to 29% increase in teen suicides 1 month later
- Banned from Google Ads for Using Apple Card
Companies like Google have waged war on virtual cards and left Apple Card users without service.
- On-Device, Real-Time Hand Tracking with MediaPipe
Posted by Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang, Research Engineers, Google Research The ability to perceive the shape and motion of hands c…
- Is Twitter Aiding India’s Quest to Silence Kashmiris?
- Quantum Air buys Bye’s electric airplanes
- PacVim – PacVim is a game that teaches you vim commands
- Federal fraud indictment: KU professor secretly worked for Chinese university
- Quantum Interference Between Light Sources Separated by 150M Kilometers
- FreeBSD’s Executive Director Calls for Linux and BSD Devs to Work Together
- The flawed three-cueing system for teaching reading
For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don’t know there’s anything wrong with it.
- I Took a Pay Cut for a More Meaningful Job
- From Mac to Linux – the setup I’ve grown to love
- Things I Learnt from a Senior Software Engineer
I sat next to a senior software engineer for a year. Hereâs what I learnt.
- Woman Finds Yellow Diamond While Watching YouTube Video on How to Find Diamonds
- The Women of ‘LIFE’ Magazine
- How to compile a Linux kernel in the 21st century – Opensource.com
- What Netflix’s ‘Great Hack’ Gets Wrong About Cambridge Analytica
- Linux package managers are slow
- You’re paying too much for business software
- Lessons we learned when debugging a scaling problem on GitLab.com
- Pay a visit to Cambridge’s computer museum
- I created Postwoman, an online, open-source API request builder
- Firefox Quantum: Developer Edition
Firefox Developer Edition is the blazing fast browser that offers cutting edge developer tools and latest features like CSS Grid support and framework debugging
- The Math That Takes Newton into the Quantum World
In my 50s, too old to become a real expert, I have finally fallen in love with algebraic geometry. As the name suggests, this is the…
- Kubernetes Academy, a free product-agnostic education platform
- Coursera acquires Rhyme Softworks, an online platform for hands-on projects
- We Reduced Deployment Times by 95%
- exFAT in the Linux kernel
Weâre pleased to announce that Microsoft is supporting the addition of Microsoftâs exFAT technology to the Linux kernel.
- Rich Families Are Legally Separating from Their Kids to Pay Less for College
It’s the latest tactic the wealthy use to game the system.
- IBM has released the Power Architecture instruction set to the Linux Foundation
âWith great power comes great responsibility.â â Uncle Ben Remember PowerPC? Nah, me neither. But now it can be yours. For free. Srsly.Â IBM has released the Power Architecture instruction set to tâ¦
- Bontrager’s WaveCel material more effective at preventing concussions than MIPS
We hear lots of noise about ârevolutionaryâ new products in cycling. They are essentially never revolutionary, and frequently arenât even new. But when Trek starts teasing a new product with the tag, “A change like this happens once every 30 years,â weâre pretty sure itâs a big deal. Speculation started. Was the lime green material …
- Towards parallel Linux kernel test runs
- A deep dive into Linux namespaces, part 4
- From the Battlefield to ‘Little Women’
- DDSketch: A fast, fully-mergeable quantile sketch with relative-error guarantees
- Uber proposes policy that would pay drivers a minimum wage of $21 per hour
On the heels of a driver-led protest outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters, where drivers showed their support for gig worker protections legislation (via Assembly Bill 5) and demanded a union, Uber is circulating a petition urging people to “protect ridesharing in California.”â¦
- How software made me loathe my luxury car
I am the disgruntled owner of a 2015 BMW 320d xDrive. Thatâs a luxury car, at least to a Dane. And Iâm a bit surprised that itâs come to this point. It isâ¦
- Linux kernel drivers in Rust might become an option in the future
- How to Teach an Iris Scanner That the Eye It’s Looking at Is Dead
- Quantum radar has been demonstrated for the first time
- The Portuguese Bank Note Crisis of 1925
- Websites have been quietly hacking iPhones for years, says Google
- Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Account Hacked
Mr. Dorseyâs account began posting racial epithets, profanities and bomb threats on Friday afternoon. A company spokesman confirmed it was hacked.
- Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account briefly taken over by hackers
The co-founder and CEO’s account was used to retweet a flurry of highly offensive messages.