Gooooooood morning, People!!! 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
- Finding a problem at the bottom of the Google stack
See a real-world example of how Google’s SRE practices can identify and help fix issues, even at the bottom of the hardware stack.
- Analog-Cartpole: A hybrid analog/digital reinforcement learning experiment
- DeepRobust- Pytorch Library for adversarial attack and defense in deep learning
- Shadowserver, the web’s bot containment unit, needs help
- Advanced Attack Toolkit, Fully Undetectable Rat / Botnet, and More
- PigPaxos: Removing the Scalability Bottlenecks in Paxos
- Neuroevolution of Self-Interpretable Agents
- Blood Group A has Higher, O Lower Risk for acquiring COVID-19 both significantly
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the ABO blood group and the COVID-19 susceptibility. DESIGN The study was conducted by comparing the blood group distribution in 2,173 patients with COVID-19 confirmed by SARS-CoV-2 test from three hospitals in Wuhan and Shenzhen, China with that in normal people from the corresponding regions. Data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and 2-tailed χ2 and a meta-analysis was performed by random effects models. SETTING Three tertiary hospitals in Wuhan and Shenzhen, China. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1,775 patients with COVID-19, including 206 dead cases, from Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, Wuhan, China w
- The End of Starsky Robotics
In 2015, I got obsessed with the idea of driverless trucks and started Starsky Robotics. In 2016, we became the first street-legal vehicleâ¦
- Machine Learning Flashcards
- Another ‘Samuelson, 1948’ moment? Evidence from machine learning
- NeRF: Representing Scenes as Neural Radiance Fields for View Synthesis
A method for synthesizing novel views of complex scenes by optimizing an underlying continuous volumetric scene function using a sparse set of input views.
- AI for generative design: Plain text to 3D Designs
Making the design process faster and more efficient by generating 3D objects from natural language descriptions.
Blockchain and decentralization
Woman computer scientist of the week
Kathleen Nichols is an American computer scientist and computer networking expert. Nichols is the founder and CEO of Pollere, Inc, a network architecture and performance company based in California, US. Before founding Pollere, Nichols was VP of Network Science at Packet Design, where she was part of the founding team. Prior to Packet Design she was director of advanced Internet architectures in the Office of CTO at Cisco Systems.
Cloud and architecture
- Characterizing and Optimizing the Serverless Workload at a Large Cloud Provider
- AWS Session Manager: less infrastructure, more features
Terraform modules that help you explore Okta and AWS Session Manager integrations – symopsio/terraform-okta-ssm-modules
- Serverless eBook Using Gitbook, GitHub Pages, GitHub Actions, and Calibre
- AWS the Good Parts – A Summary
A summary of Daniel Vassallo and Josh Pschorr Ebook. Find out about the secrets of DynamoDB, S3, EC2, Lambda and others. A Guide for AWS DevOps enthusiasts.
- The Troublesome Active Record Pattern
- NASA to launch 247 petabytes of data into AWS, but forgot about egress costs
- A Review of Neverware’s Cloudready as a Possible Alternative to Chromebooks
- Vagon – Personal high performance computer in the cloud
- Detailed audit of Voatz’ voting app confirms security flaws
In an assessment of the voting app’s internal programming, paid for by Voatz, a security firm validated MIT researchers’ concerns, including the possibility that hackers could change votes cast through the app.
Development and languages
- Not all young people are ‘digital natives’
- Git Partial Clone lets you fetch only the large file you need
Work faster with this experimental Partial Clone feature for huge Git repositories, saving you time, bandwidth, and storage, one large file at a time.
- Asm-dom, a minimal WebAssembly virtual DOM to build C++ SPA
- WebAssembly brings extensibility to network proxies
With the Istio 1.5 release we are happy to introduce WebAssembly (Wasm) extensions in Envoy, built with our long running collaborators Lyft and IBM. With partners like Solo.io deepening their engagement as well, we are excited to see the community and ecosystem developing around this segment of the open source world.
- Transcendigital Imagination: Developing Organs of Subtle Perception
- Best Python Reference Ever
- Circle visualization of a number’s digits, like with π
- How to Evangelize a Programming Language
- How GitHub blocked me (and all my libraries)
- NPM Is Joining GitHub
We’re excited to announce that npm will be joining GitHub.
- WinUI, The modern native UI platform of Windows
- OpenVidu: Open-source, multi-platform, WebRTC videoconferences
- GitHub for mobile
Learn more about GitHub for mobileâincluding highlights of its core features and how to get started.
- The 2,500 year old history of why Python’s all() returns True
- Windows Terminal Preview v0.10 Release
Welcome to the v0.10 release of the Windows Terminal! As always, you can install the Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store or download the package from the GitHub releases page. Let’s dive into what’s new!
The Terminal now supports mouse input in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) applications as well as Windows applications that use virtual terminal (VT) input.
- Using Visual Studio Code for Qt Applications
In this short blog series, I will show you how to get up to speed with a Qt project using Visual Studio Code in more detail.
- Lies, Damned Lies, and Averages: Perc50, Perc95 Explained for Programmers
- The chronic suffering of the VB.NET community is not necessary
- Being a programmer will make me a better doctor
- A principled approach to system design and programming
- UpNext – an ePaper digital calendar for your desk
- GitHub shuts off access to Aurelia repository, citing trade sanctions
“@github I woke up this morning and you shut off the Aurelia site, archived tons of our repos, and I can no longer access admin settings. You sited US trade sanctions and sent me a non-descriptive email with no remediation information. What is going on? This is devastating for us!”
- Release to NPM and Docker Hub with GitHub Actions and Conventional Commits
- Math Symbols Explained with Python
Quote of the week
If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter how fast it doesn’t work.
— Mich Ravera
- Nvidia calling gaming PC owners to put their systems to work fighting Covid-19
Folding@home has new projects for the study of coronavirus
- How Netflix uses Druid for realtime insights
- Google: No national coronavirus site anytime soon, after Trump announcement
- Google, Walmart join U.S. effort to speed up coronavirus testing
Corporate America joined the fight against the spread of coronavirus on Friday, …
- Employee Scheduling
- Our Experience with Stripe Atlas
- Google: COVID-19, How we’re continuing to help
- Microsoft Teams goes down just as Europe logs on to work remotely
- Microsoft unveils full Xbox Series X specs with 1TB expansion cards
- Formal GDPR complaint against Google’s internal data free-for-all
Brave has filed a GDPR complaint v Google for infringing the GDPR “purpose limitation” principle. Enforcement would be tantamount to a functional separation of Google’s business.
- Remote Job Direct from Twitter
- Facebook, Reddit, Google, Twitter, YouTube joint statement on misinformation
- AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 4000 laptop processors are finally here
- Please consider not adopting Google WebComponents
- Amazon: Staff told to work overtime as virus spikes demand
- Coronavirus: Amazon suspends all non-essential shipments
- Tesla appears to defy Bay Area shutdown, plans to operate Fremont factory
- Software Engineering at Google
- Tesla is not essential business as defined in the Alameda County Health Order
- DFI GHF51: AMD Ryzen R1000 on a Raspberry Pi Sized Board
DFI’s single board computer with compact size and high flexibility features is ideal for your embedded development board and customized motherboard needs.
- Tesla’s Fremont factory forced to shut down under shelter-in-place order
- Tesla Joins GM in Offer to Make Ventilators
- Netflix urged to slow down streaming to stop the internet from breaking (EU)
- Twitter broadly bans any Covid-19 tweets that could help the virus spread
- Netflix urged to slow streaming to prevent breaking the internet
- Netflix to cut streaming quality in Europe for 30 days
The video-streaming giant wants to ease strain on internet service providers.
- Amazon sellers ‘hijack’ listings to sell face masks despite new rules
- Levandowski agrees to plea deal over Google secrets
- Intel Video Shows How It Makes a 10nm Processor
- Tesla Model 3 Vulnerability – Disable Autopilot Notifications, Speedometer, etc.
Tesla Model 3 vehicles in any release before 2020.4.10 allows Denial of Service to occur, which allows the disabling of autopilot, speedometer, etc.
- Google has completely canceled Google I/O 2020 due to Covid-19
- Gambas: Visual Basic on Linux
- Simulation-based high school physics course notes
Interactive notes for algebra-based physics with explorable explanations.
- A Godot re-implementation of SuperTux
A Godot re-implementation of SuperTux. Contribute to Alzter/TuxBuilder development by creating an account on GitHub.
- A graph-based functional API for building complex sklearn pipelines
- NY hospitals pitch tents, nix surgeries to prepare for influx
- USA tried to pay Germans so coronavirus cure vaccine would be exclusive to USA
- Mishap during experiment led quantum researchers to crack a 58-year-old puzzle
- List of 600 free online courses launched by 190 universities
- PIRL: Learn Image Representations Immune to Geometric Transformation
- Most airlines face bankruptcy by end of May, industry body warns
- One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack, you can try to protect yourself
- The Board reduced reserve requirement ratios to zero percent effective March 26
- 3D printed door handle developed in effort to reduce spread of Coronavirus
- SoftBank Backs Away from Part of Planned WeWork Bailout
SoftBank Group is backing away from part of its planned bailout of WeWork, people familiar with the matter said, privately citing several regulatory investigations of the office-sharing company.
- Cambridge University Press make their books free until May
- How I Teach Classes Remotely
A blog mostly about backup (especially HP Data Protector), handling big quantities of data, and occasionally about startups.
- Legendary Wings – Reversing a 1980s Arcade Game
- Linux was first released to the world from here 17.9.1991
- Zectl – ZFS Boot Environment Manager for Linux
I’m happy to announce a new ZFS boot environment manager written completely from scratch in C – zectl.
- ISH: An Alpine Linux Shell on iOS
iSH is a project to get a Linux shell environment running locally on your iOS device, using a usermode x86 emulator.
- Windows Subsystem for Linux is making inroads with developers
- Bank of America says the recession is already here
- Risky hack could double access to ventilators
The Neyman/Babcock method would allow more than one patient to use the same ventilator, but only if administered correctly.
- Reducing UDP Latency
- IRS Delays Tax-Filing Date to July 15, Matching Payment Deadline
- New York Governor announces 100% workforce reduction for non-essential services
- UK government to pay up to 80% of wages for employees not working
- NanoHack, an open-source 3D printed mask against Covid-19