Gooooooood morning, Folks!!! 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
- An instant classic about learning ancient Greek
- Machine Learning Can’t Handle Long-Term Time-Series Data
- The AI Community Needs Fo Take Responsibility for Its Technology and Its Actions
- Self taught Neural Network learns to shoot a target
- A neuroscientist discusses the human ways that the mind and body keep the beat
The author of This Is Your Brain on Music talks about the very human ways the mind and body keep the beat.
- Compiler Auto-Vectorization with Imitation Learning
- AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile APUs
- Hosting a GPT-2 autoresponder bot
- History of Mel Brooks: Both Parts
- The Robot Operating System (ROS) has moved out of academics
- iRobot Terra Robot Lawn Mower – First Impressions
- An idea from physics helps AI see in higher dimensions
The laws of physics stay the same no matter oneâs perspective. Now this idea is allowing computers to detect features in curved and higher-dimensional space.
- Why should bottlepy stick to a file?
Blockchain and decentralization
- Store the proof of a webpage saved with SingleFile in Bitcoin
- Bitcoin production is pretty centralized
Woman computer scientist of the week
Kaya Thomas is an American computer scientist, app developer and writer. She is the creator of We Read Too, an iOS app that helps readers discover books for and by people of color. Thomas is a volunteer mentor with Black Girls Code and a Made with Code role model. Widely recognized for her work to improve diversity in the tech industry, she was honored in 2015 by Michelle Obama at BET’s Black Girls Rock! award show and was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2016 College Women of the Year.
Cloud and architecture
- Interior Mutability Patterns in Rust
- A serverless email server on AWS using S3 and SES
📫 A serverless email server on AWS using S3 and SES – 0x4447/0x4447_product_s3_email
- Serverless 2020 in ASCII
- Amazon has long ruled the cloud – now it must fend off rivals
- Fungal Architecture
- Flyte: A Cloud Native Machine Learning and Data Processing Platform
- Which Machines Do Computer Architects Admire?
- Microsoft Is Winning the ‘Cloud War’ Against Amazon
- Azure has an edge over AWS at big companies, Goldman Sachs survey says
The latest Goldman Sachs IT survey of 100 execs at big companies showed that 56 executives are using Azure for cloud infrastructure, versus 48 using AWS. Microsoft’s lead has been increasing since December 2017, according to the analysts.
- Cloudflare Argo Down Globally
- Ilograph – Interactive Architecture Diagrams-as-Code
- Open Source, SaaS and Monetization
- Talk write-up: How to build a PaaS for 1500 engineers
Development and languages
- Masterminds of Programming: Chuck Moore
- Go Syntax Implementation in Python
- Donald Knuth: Algorithms, Complexity, Life, and the Art of Programming
- Hobby x86 kernel written with Zig
:floppy_disk: hobby x86 kernel zig. Contribute to jzck/kernel-zig development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Ouster’s new digital Lidar – 128 beams, ultra-wide view
Realizing the promise of digital lidar: Announcing a new family of 128 channel lidar sensors available in long-range, mid-range, and ultra-wide view.
- Digital Carburetor Synchronizer (C, Swift)
- Beef, a new performance-oriented programming language
- Specification for the D Programming Language
- Httpx: A next-generation HTTP client for Python
- Scalene: a high-performance, high-precision CPU and memory profiler for Python
- T1: A Modern Programming Language for Constrained Environments
- Did you ever need to run a piece of C# code on Windows 3.11?
Quote of the week
The only sin is to make a choice without knowing you are making one.
— Jonathan Shewchuk
- Microsoft Edge (Chromium) – Elevation of Privilege to Potential RCE
- Pro-Soleimani messaging floods Twitter following general’s drone strike
- Another Fired Google Employee Claims They Were Targeted for Labor Organizing
- An Interconnected Interview with Intel’s Ramune Nagisetty: A Future with Foveros
- Intel Has PCIe 4.0 Optane SSDs Ready, but Nothing to Plug Them Into
Intel tipped its hand that PCIe 4.0 Optane SSDs are already sampling
- Oracle copied Amazon’s API – was that copyright infringement?
- ClickHouse Cost-Efficiency in Action: Analyzing 500B Rows on an Intel NUC
Jan 1, 2020 Cost-efficiency and performance are critical for big data analytics. For this reason a recent blog post from ScyllaDB guys caught our attention. They collected over 500 billion data points and were able to query it with 1B rows/sec query scan performance. The test rig was a beefy and
- AMD Announcing Ryzen 4000 Series
- AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 4000 CPUs are here to take on Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake laptop chips
- Laptop OEMs – make a proper high-end AMD laptop
- Google Files Supreme Court Opening Brief on Oracle vs. Google
We’re asking the Supreme Court to reaffirm the importance of the software interoperability that has allowed developers to write millions of applications for billions of devices.
- AMD’s 64-Core Threadripper 3990X, only $3990 Coming February 7th
- Our field isn’t quite “artificial intelligence” – it’s “cognitive automation”
- Urgent and Important – Rotate Your Amazon RDS, Aurora, and DocumentDB Certs
- Airpods make more money than Spotify, Twitter, Snapchat, and Shopify combined
Apple’s AirPods have become a global hit since their launch in late 2016. But what can investors learn from their success? Are they just an iPhone accessory? Or the formation of a new app ecosystem?
- Intel, Lenovo spread foldable computer fever at CES
- Firefox Installs non-free binaries from Cisco and Google again
- AMD’s third shoe drops at CES 2020: 7nm Zen 2 mobile CPUs
- ALBERT: A Lite BERT for Self-Supervised Learning of Language Representations
Posted by Radu Soricut and Zhenzhong Lan, Research Scientists, Google Research Ever since the advent of BERT a year ago, natural languag…
- AirPods revenue does not exceed Spotify, Twitter, Snapchat, and Shopify revenue
- Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of actor’s data
- AMD Launches New Entry-Level Mobile ‘Dali’ Processors – WikiChip Fuse
- Google Research: Looking Back at 2019, and Forward to 2020 and Beyond
- I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left
_The company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” Things have changed._ ![Ross LaJeunesse, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Main…
- Alphabet’s Chief Legal Officer Stepping Down Amid Investigation
- Fiat Will Effectively Fund Tesla’s German Factory
- Reflections on Teaching Wargame Design
Disaster loomed for the hard-pressed U.S. Strategic Command team and the nascent U.S. Space Force. Negotiators toiled to maintain an international
- Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression
- Auto-cpufreq – Automatic CPU speed and power optimizer for Linux
- Torvalds’ Comments on Linux Scheduler Woes: “Pure Garbage”
- Top Paying Tech Companies by SWE Level
- SoftBank Shafts Startups
It keeps bailing on deals, leaving companies in the lurch.
- Linus Torvalds: Linux Scheduler Not to Blame for Google Stadia Port Issues
- America’s Biggest Milk Producers Are Going Bankrupt
- Removing the Linux /dev/random blocking pool
The random-number generation facilities in the kernel have been reworked
some over the past few months—but problems in that subsystem have been
addressed over an even longer time frame. The most
recent changes were made to stop the getrandom() system call from
blocking for long periods of time at system boot, but the underlying cause
was the behavior of the blocking random pool. A recent patch set would
remove that pool and it would seem to be headed for the mainline kernel.
- The rise of EduTube: how social media influencers are shaping universities
- Travelex being held to ransom by hackers
- Want to make good business decisions? Learn causality
- Contractors use shell games to hide owners, cheat taxpayers
- Catholic Church Shields $2B in Assets to Limit Abuse Payouts
- Installing air filters in classrooms has large educational benefits?
- Learn C programming and the rest will come
- PayPal blocks donations to The Grayzone that mention Iran
- Imperial College London charge £28,000 for their online MSc degree on Coursera
- Women Now Make Up the Majority of the U.S. Labor Force
- A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography