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AI, bots and robots
- HSTS from Top to Bottom
- Deep learning has a size problem
- Fast-SRGAN: Deep learning model to convert low res pictures to high res
- As L.A. ports automate, some workers are cheering on the robots
- It’s impossible to see the world as it is, argues a cognitive neuroscientist
- The post-exponential era of AI and Moore’s Law
- Every American Car Brand Is on the Bottom Half of CR’s Reliability Rankings
Another year, another predicted new-car reliability ranking from non-profit consumer products researchers at Consumer Reports. And this year, the domestic automakers aren’t looking so good, taking up 11 of the bottom 12 spots. Here’s a look at reliability rankings for all the brands.
- Amazon’s roadmap for Alexa is scarier than anything Facebook or Twitter is doing
- Goldman faces probe after entrepreneur slams Apple Card algorithm in tweets
A probe into Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s credit card practices has been initi…
- Vulnx – bot that detect vulnerabilities in multiple types of CMS
- AI in medicine will help doctors, not replace them
- Can a neural network predict if your HN post title will get up votes?
Test your HN title against a neural network. Contribute to victorqribeiro/hntitlenator development by creating an account on GitHub.
- AI Clones Your Voice After Listening for 5 Seconds
- A.I. Systems Echo Biases They’re Fed, Putting Scientists on Guard
- Found: 17th-Century Warships at the Bottom of a Swedish Channel
- Two-legged robot mimics human balance while running and jumping
- Bamboolib – A GUI for Pandas (Python Data Science)
- Advantages of Peer Learning
- Naïve Bayes for Machine Learning
Bayes’ Theorem is about more than just conditional probability, and Naive Bayes is a flavor of the theorem which adds to its complexity and usefulness.
- It’s Not Sabotage, They’re Drowning
- Benchmarking deep learning activation functions on MNIST
- Distilling knowledge from neural networks to build smaller and faster models
This article discusses GPT-2 and BERT models, as well using knowledge distillation to create highly accurate models with fewer parameters than their teachers
- Is Neuromarketing Ethical?
Blockchain and decentralization
- LineageOS Android Distribution
LineageOS Android Distribution
- The Big Bitcoin Heist
With its cheap geothermal energy and low crime rate, Iceland has become the worldâs leading miner of digital currency. Then the crypto-crooks showed up.
- W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group
- Decentralized VPN Written in Go
- The importance of decentralisation
- You don’t understand money – and it’s a good thing for Bitcoin
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- The Ecstasy Programming Language Targets Cloud-Native Computing
- Building a CRUD App with Datomic Cloud Ions
- Google Cloud Datastore Incident
- ‘Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire’ Review: The Enlightened Adventurer
- How to sleep at night having a cloud service: Common Architecture Do’s
- New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts
- AWS Data Exchange
- Cloud Run, a Managed Knative Service, Is GA
- Localstack: A fully functional local AWS cloud stack
- AWS forbids partners even mentioning multi-cloud
New branding guidelines also regulate the word ‘partner’ and reveals security soft spot.
- The architecture of declarative configuration management
Development and languages
- A Better Practice for Managing Many Extras_require Dependencies in Python
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
- LuaJIT assembler/assembly language for direct bytecode programming
LuaJIT 2.0 bytecode parser, viewer, assembler and test VM – rochus-keller/LjTools
- The Rising Threat of Digital Nationalism
- Sporth: A small stack-based audio programming language
- gitpr – Quick Reference Guide on Fork and Pull Request Workflow
- My Python Development Environment, 2020 Edition
- The Bytecode Alliance: Building a secure, composable future for WebAssembly
Lin Clark introduces the Bytecode Alliance, and uses Code Cartoon illustrations to share their vision of a WebAssembly ecosystem that is secure by default, fixing cracks in today’s software foundations. …
- Announcing .NET Jupyter Notebooks
Jupyter Notebooks has been the significant player in the interactive development space for many years, and Notebooks …
- Differentiable Programming Manifesto
- Wpcom – A curated directory of resources and tools for WordPress
- GitHub for Mobile
- BrachioGraph, an easy-to-build pen-plotter, driven by Python
- GitHub Archive Program
The GitHub Archive Program will safely store every public GitHub repo for 1,000 years in the Arctic World Archive in Svalbard, Norway.
- Dynamicland and the Whimsical Digital Object: Analoguing the Digital
- How to Remove Suggested “Articles for You” from Android Chrome
- Kore4 and Python
- Why Is the Migration to Python 3 Taking So Long?
- Gitea 1.10.0 Released
- Upgrading Messaging on Android in the U.S. with RCS
Get modern messaging features in the US with RCS in the Messages app
- The perfect programming language
Quote of the week
Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases.
- YouTube suspends Google accounts of Markiplier’s viewers for minor emote spam
- Andrej Karpathy talks about how Tesla’s NNs are structured and trained
- Emil Du Bois-Reymond: Greatest Unknown Intellectual of the 19th Century?
- AMD unveils world’s most powerful desktop CPUs
- Google Begins Testing Extension Manifest V3 Which Kills Adblockers
Google has begun testing their upcoming extension manifest V3 in the the latest Chrome Canary build, and with this initial ‘alpha’ release, developers can begin testing their extensions under the upcoming specification.
- Tesla is using OpenStreetMap as a source for parking lots data
- Google App Engine and Cloud Datastore Outages
- Google App Engine and Cloud Datastore Outages
- Twitter wants feedback on its proposed deepfakes policy
- Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions
Google is teaming with one of the country’s largest health-care systems on an ambitious project named “Project Nightingale” to collect and crunch detailed health information of millions of Americans across 21 states.
- Amazon Confirms Plans for Store Under New Grocery Brand
- Amazon EC2 Issues in Frankfurt AZ
- The Sad End of Intel Desktop Boards
- Google’s harvest of medical data includes names and full details of millions
- The Google Squeeze
Google, the real Aggregator, is squeezing OTAs, which acted like Aggregators while depending on Google for demand. It’s easy to say Google is being unfair, but this may be better for consumer…
- Tesla’s European gigafactory will be built in Berlin
Elon Musk said Tuesday during an awards ceremony in Germany that Tesla’s European gigafactory will be built in the Berlin area. Musk was on stage to receive a Golden Steering Wheel Award given by BILD. “There’s not enough time tonight to tell all the details,” Musk said duri…
- Dell Unveils Subscription Model to Counter Amazon, Microsoft
- One Google Staffer Fired, Two Others Put on Leave Amid Tensions
- Microsoft E2 Edge Processor
- More Intel speculative execution vulnerabilities
- Google plans to partner with banks to offer checking accounts
Google will soon offer checking accounts to consumers, becoming the latest Silicon Valley heavyweight to push into finance.
- Nike won’t sell directly to Amazon anymore
- Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise
Mirantis today announced that it has acquired Docker’s Enterprise business and team. Docker Enterprise was very much the heart of Docker’s product lineup, so this sale leaves Docker as a shell of its former, high-flying unicorn self. Docker itself, which installed a new CEO earlier this…
- Private Equity company acquires .Org registry
- Microsoft Comic Chat
- I’m going to work on artificial general intelligence
Starting this week, I’m moving to a “Consulting CTO” position with Oculus.
I will still have a voice in the development work, but it will only be consuming a modest slice of my time.
As for what I…
- Intel disables Hardware Lock Elision on all current CPUs
- Exploiting Intel’s Management Engine
- GNU Assembler Patches For Optimizing The Intel Jump Conditional Code Erratum
- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: 16 Cores on 7nm with PCIe 4.0
- The Amazon Transparency Program Is a Counterfeiter’s Worst Nightmare
- I’m the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions is at risk
- Amazon’s quest for more, cheaper products has resulted in a flea market of fakes
- Google Chrome experiment crashes browser tabs, impacts companies worldwide
- Google Interferes with Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results
- How Google uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and contractors for search results
- SimplyNUC Unveils Sequoia: AMD Ryzen V-Series-Based UCFF PC
- Google cancels TGIF weekly all-hands meetings
The company said it is scaling back the frequency of it’s all-hands meetings, amid growing workplace issues and leaks.
- The Measure of Intelligence: towards more human-like artificial systems
- I Created a $60K/Month App That Collects In-Person Payments Through Stripe
Iâm Ryan Scherf, the founder of payment.co (@payment), an app built on top of the Stripe payment gateway for creating card-present charges. Payment is available on iOS and Android, and allows customers who have created online stores to easily collect payments in person, in the same acco…
- Bill.com Files for $100M IPO
- Supreme Court to Hear Google-Oracle Copyright Fight
The two tech giants have been feuding for nearly a decade.
- Microsoft Advertisement Inc.
Advertisement needs to end. It is insane to think that a piece of software, so fundamental to running computers, an operating system is selling user behavior to advertisers.
- Former Mayor of Munich Explains How Microsoft Hates Linux
- The NASA women who inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ will get Congressional gold medals
- Failing 15% of the time is the best way to learn
- For Quebec, a French Woman May Not Be French Enough
- Menace: A Machine-Educable Noughts and Crosses Engine
- My Favorite Programming Problem to Teach: Digit Length
- McKinsey Faces Criminal Inquiry over Bankruptcy Case Conduct
- Meditation reduced the opioid dose she needs to ease chronic pain by 75%
- Telling users why their content was removed reduces future issues
- What’s Happening in Linux/GNU When You Use Printf() C Function?
- How Quantum Teleportation Works
- Dean Foods, America’s largest milk producer, files for bankruptcy
- Workouts – Learn by doing real developer projects
- Handel and the Bank of England
- What people get paid to work in journalism
- We shouldn’t blame ourselves for the Linux desktop’s microscopic marketshare
- A Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s
So far, no cure has been found for Parkinson’s. It is only possible to treat the symptoms. But a nurse in Scotland can smell the disease before it is diagnosed, and researchers are hoping she can help on the search for a breakthrough.
- Pocket Popcorn Computer: Linux in Your Pocket
Pocket P.C. is your hacker terminal on-the-go. It is a handheld Linux device with a high-definition 1080p display and large battery life.
- Breach affecting 1M was caught only after hacker maxed out target’s storage
- The Beauty of Transport: How my other half learned to love modern architecture
- Teaching a neural network to use a calculator
- LLVM-tutor: collection of out-of-tree LLVM examples for teaching and learning
- Hong Kong Protestors Take over Universities and Financial District
- Police target CUHK university as it holds HKIX which routes 99% of net traffic
- PayPal stops payouts to models on Pornhub
Pornhub said it’s ‘devastated’ by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to models on its platform.
- Pinephone – “BraveHeart” Limited Edition Linux SmartPhone
- never deal with journal webpages again
- 9 year old to graduate university
- Journalist Sharing Their Salary