Gooooooood morning, Humans!!! Hey, this is not a test, this is a tech roundup. Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ.
AI, bots and robots
- Emergent dynamics of neuromorphic nanowire networks
- Light – Learning in Interactive Games with Humans and Text
- Breast cancer detection in mammography using deep learning approach
Breast cancer remains a global challenge, causing over 1 million deaths
globally in 2018. To achieve earlier breast cancer detection, screening x-ray
mammography is recommended by health organizations worldwide and has been
estimated to decrease breast cancer mortality by 20-40%. Nevertheless,
significant false positive and false negative rates, as well as high
interpretation costs, leave opportunities for improving quality and access. To
address these limitations, there has been much recent interest in applying deep
learning to mammography; however, obtaining large amounts of annotated data
poses a challenge for training deep learning models
- Automate GitHub Dependency Updates with Dependabot
- IRS Reforms Free File Program, Drops Agreement Not to Compete with TurboTax
The changes come after ProPublica’s reporting showed how TurboTax maker Intuit tricked customers into paying for tax prep they could have gotten for free.
- Rhasspy is an open source, fully offline voice assistant toolkit
- Working with Let’s Encrypt’s Certbot for a Lisp Webserver
- A Modern Introduction to Online Learning
In this monograph, I introduce the basic concepts of Online Learning through
a modern view of Online Convex Optimization. Here, online learning refers to
the framework of regret minimization under worst-case assumptions. I present
first-order and second-order algorithms for online learning with convex losses,
in Euclidean and non-Euclidean settings. All the algorithms are clearly
presented as instantiation of Online Mirror Descent or
Follow-The-Regularized-Leader and their variants. Particular attention is given
to the issue of tuning the parameters of the algorithms and learning in
unbounded domains, through adaptive and parameter-free onlin
- International evaluation of an AI system for breast cancer screening
An artificial intelligence (AI) system performs as well as or better than radiologists at detecting breast cancer from mammograms, and using a combination of AI and human inputs could help to improve screening efficiency.
- A beetle generator made by machine-learning zoological illustrations
breeding bugs in the latent space
- Cerebras’s Giant Chip Will Smash Deep Learning’s Speed Barrier
- Predicting where AI is going in 2020
- Some learning is a whole-brain affair, study shows
- Dive into Deep Learning
- IRS stops firms like TurboTax from hiding free tax-filing products in searches
Also: The IRS is no longer banned from creating its own online filing system.
- Neural networks tutorial series with code
- Cory Doctorow: «Machine learning is fundamentally conservative»
Cory Doctorow looks at the reactionary tendencies of modern artificial intelligence and algorithm-based systems.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Coinbase Wallet to remove DApp browser to comply with Apple’s policy
- Coinbase Wallet to remove DApp browser to comply with Apple’s policy
- A pure functional programming language targeting decentralized systems
- Signal Creator on Considerations for distributed and decentralized technologies
- Delaying the Inevitable: Muir Glacier and the Ethereum Difficulty Bomb
- Apache Pulsar is an open-source distributed pub-sub messaging system
- What will happen to cryptocurrency in the 2020s
Yesterday I recapped the last decade in crypto. Today, let’s look ahead to the future and what I think will happen in the 2020s. Of course…
Woman computer scientist of the week
Daphne Koller is an Israeli-American Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient. She is also one of the founders of Coursera, an online education platform. Her general research area is artificial intelligence and its applications in the biomedical sciences. Koller was featured in a 2004 article by MIT Technology Review titled «10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World» concerning the topic of Bayesian machine learning.
Cloud and architecture
- Blue light may not be as disruptive to sleep patterns as thought: mouse study
Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought – according to University of Manchester scientists.
According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health.
Twilight is both dimmer and bluer than dayli…
- Chromda – Serverless Website Screenshots
- The Rise of the Architectural Cult
- AWS Security Toolbox (AST)
- Bash-my-AWS – simple CLI commands for managing AWS resources
- C++ Pattern Matching Proposal
- Get Rich Slow At 15% Return: Tiny Capital, Buffer, and Future of SaaS Investing
Development and languages
- Python Type Hints
- Bacteria can ‘outsmart’ programmed cell death
Certain bacteria can override a defence mechanism of the immune system, so called programmed cell death, through inhibition of death effector molecules by their outer membranes components. Shigella bacteria, which cause diarrhoea, use lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on their surface to block the effector caspases. Lipopolysaccharides are a component of the bacterial outer membrane. This strategy enables the bacteria to multiply within the cell. This is the result of a study conducted by the molecular immunologist Professor Hamid Kashkar and his team in the institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in Aging
- Type system and the future of programming languages
- RosettaGit: Same projects in many programming languages
- Programmers Should Plan for Lower Pay?
- Arduino programmable air, pneumatics kit
- IncludeOS: a minimal unikernel operating system for C++ services
IncludeOS allows you to run your application in the cloud without an operating system. IncludeOS adds operating system functionality to your application allowing you to create performant, secure and resource efficient virtual machines.
- Teuton – A German Programming Language
- Ffmpeg-Python: Python bindings for FFmpeg – with complex filtering support
Python bindings for FFmpeg – with complex filtering support – kkroening/ffmpeg-python
- Infiltrating Python’s Software Supply Chain
- Piet: Programming language in the form of abstract art
- The battle to save America’s undercover spies in the digital age
When hackers began slipping into computer systems at the Office of Personnel Management in the spring of 2014, no one inside that federal agency could have predicted the potential scale and magnitude of the damage. Over the next six months, those hackers — later identified as working for the Chinese
- I Made My Own Image Sensor And Digital Camera
- IBM betting unikernels replace containers in 2020
- Why Windows 10 Sucks orEverything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
- VidGear: Complete Video Processing library for all Python lovers
- Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: – Practical Guide to Getting Started
- How to stay private when using Android
Android is one of Google’s most important tools for collecting data on users. This guide will help you improve your privacy on Android devices.
- Sheetfu – Google Spreadsheet with Python
Python library to interact with Google Sheets V4 API – socialpoint-labs/sheetfu
- Digitising Darwin’s Fossil Mammals
- Seven Ways to Think Like a Programmer
- Programming Language Checklist
- WebAssembly is easy – a hello world example
- RQ – Simple Job Queues for Python
Simple job queues for Python. Contribute to rq/rq development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Windows disk space requirements (log-log scale)
- Duktape-eval – a eval library built on Duktape and WebAssembly
- US ICE Contract with GitHub Sparks Developer Protests
- Pure C WebRTC implementation for embedded devices
Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Webrtc SDK is for developers to install and customize realtime communication between devices and enable secure streaming of video, audio to Kinesis Video Streams. – aws…
Quote of the week
Forward thinking was just the thing that made Multics what it is today.
— Erik Quanstrom
- My Decade in Google Searches
- Twitter Will Finally Stop Making Your Images Look Terrible
- Uncover, Understand, Own – Regaining Control over Your AMD CPU
- Google’s Monopoly is Stifling Free Software?
- CPU Introspection: Intel Load Port Snooping
I blog about random things security, everything is broken, nothing scales, shared memory models are flawed.
- ProtonMail takes aim at Google with an encrypted calendar
- Google Design’s Best of 2019
- Amazon is about to host a homeless shelter in its Seattle headquarters
- Microsoft Japan’s 4-day workweek experiment sees productivity jump 40%
Microsoft Japan’s experimentation with a four-day workweek has proved to be a huge boon to employee productivity.
- Google to end ‘Double Irish, Dutch’ tax scheme: filing
- Thousands of Google’s cafeteria workers have unionized
Around 2,300 contracted workers who serve meals to Google employees in the San Francisco Bay Area have unionized, saying they’re overworked and underpaid.
- Google collects face data now. What it means and how to opt out
- Exploiting Wi-Fi Stack on Tesla Model S
- Xiaomi camera playing on Google home hub sends stills from other people’s homes
- I Was Google’s Head of International Relations
- Amazon threatened to fire employees for speaking out on climate, workers say
- Google veterans: The company has become ‘unrecognizable’
- Amazon ‘threatens to fire’ climate change activists
- Amazon allegedly threatened to fire employees for speaking about climate change
- Tesla Q4 2019 Vehicle Production and Deliveries
The Investor Relations website contains information about Tesla, Inc.’s business for stockholders, potential investors, and financial analysts.
- Stripe Atlas Vendor Leaked SSNs
- U.S. government limits exports of artificial intelligence software
The Trump administration took measures on Friday to crimp exports of artificial …
- Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project as a blueprint for living online
- An Introduction to Arcade Security
- The KGB Hack: 30 Years Later
This spring marked the 30th anniversary of the public uncovering of the so-called KGB Hack, bringing with it a number of new articles rem…
- Linux Doesn’t Have Photoshop
- Categories of Deep Recommendation Systems Researchers Should Pay Attention
In this post and those to follow, I will be walking through the creation and training of recommendation systems, as I am currently working on this topic for my Master Thesis. Part 2 provides a nice review of the ongoing research initiatives with regard to the strengths, weaknesses, and application s
- Geeonx a Multiplatform C GUI-Library (Linux, Windows, macOS)
- What the World Can Learn from Hongkong
- Steel Bank Common Lisp 2.0
- Tarot for Hackers
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- In Battle to Recruit New Quants, Hedge Funds Outpay Banks
Hedge funds are paying top dollar to bring in new employees with quantitative skills, underscoring the desperation some funds face to bulk up their abilities around big data and algorithms.
- The Linux codebase has over 3k TODO comments, many from over a decade ago
- One Year After ‘The Big Hack’
- What Is the Most Valuable Thing You Can Learn in One Hour?
- dlinject.py – Inject a .so into a running Linux process, without ptrace
- The University Is a Ticking Time Bomb
- Measuring mutexes, spinlocks and how bad the Linux scheduler is
This blog post is one of those things that just blew up. From a tiny observation at work about odd behaviors of spinlocks I spent months trying to find good benchmarks, (still not entirely successf…
- I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account
- Libcamera – A complex camera support library for Linux, Android, and ChromeOS
- Marijuana laws appear to significantly reduce prescription opioid use
- California public schools can’t suspend students for disobeying teachers
- Beauty determines whether men romantically desire or dismiss high status women
- EA is permanently banning Linux players on Battlefield V
Good friends, finally after some time without being able to play Battlefield V for Linux, this week I was using lutris-4.21, I was having fun when my anti-cheat, FairFight, blew me out of the game, so I was banned. As I was not using any cheating, I think the anti-cheat considered dxvk or the table layer that used at the time as cheating, I sent an email to EA, is the alert.
- SoftBank is still writing big checks
- Rust – Reducing support for 32-bit Apple targets
- Learn from your attackers with a high interactivity SSH Honey Pot
- Scripting tmux
- Porn site to pay $12.7m to women who didn’t know videos would be posted