Gooooooood morning, Family!!! 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
- Signal processing is key to embedded Machine Learning
- Locked-Down Lawyers Warned Alexa Is Hearing Confidential Calls
- Liquid metal renaissance points to wearables, soft robots, and new materials
When chemical engineer Michael Dickey talks about his research on liquid metals, he knows what to expect. “People usually say mercury or the Terminator,” he says, alluding to the shape-shifting killer robot from the 1992 movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day . Even many researchers, he says, aren’t familiar with the unique properties and potential uses of these unusual materials, which conduct heat and electricity like any other metal yet are liquids near room temperature.
A growing number of research groups are working with liquid metals, hoping to exploit their potential to create new materials, new catalysts, and possibly new ways to t
- Audio Datasets for Machine Learning
- School districts take unplanned plunge into online learning
- Machine Learning/AI on macOS Catalina with Metal GPU Support
- Working from home? Switch off Amazon’s Alexa (say lawyers)
- Unsupervised learning of probably symmetric deformable 3D objects from images
We propose a method to learn weakly symmetric deformable 3D object categories from raw single-view images, without ground-truth 3D, multiple views, 2D/3D keypoints, prior shape models or any other supervision.
- Web Skills – A Visual Learning Guide for Web Developers
- Cardybot, a Slack app that sends signed birthday cards for remote teams
- Zotero: Personal Research Assistant
- Commercial submarine trips to the bottom of the Marianas Trench
- A Survey of Deep Learning for Scientific Discovery
- Abbott Launches 5-Minute Covid-19 Test for Use Almost Anywhere
Blockchain and decentralization
- Beer distribution game
- SEC Gets Win in Test of Authority to Regulate Cryptocurrency Sales
The Securities and Exchange Commission prevailed in a key stage of its cryptocurrency enforcement crackdown, as a federal judge issued an injunction halting Telegram Group from distributing its digital coins.
- Dgit: Git with decentralized remotes
- Nami – A decentralized binary package manager
- Programming Models for Distributed Computation
Contribute to heathermiller/dist-prog-book development by creating an account on GitHub.
- It is time to create a decentralized public social network
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- How to Find a SaaS Idea
- Kogito – Cloud-based business automation platform
- Why Is Facebook Not in the Cloud Business?
This article walks through the technical and cultural reasons why Facebook is not in the cloud business, and whether it will be in the future.
- Using the Specification Pattern to Build a Data-Driven Rules Engine
- In praise of S3, the greatest cloud service of all time
- Physics laws cannot always turn back time
- Azure Appears to Be Full
- Open-source security tools for cloud and container applications
- Google Cloud Partial Outage
- Secor is a service persisting Kafka logs to S3, GCS and Azure Blob Storage
- Google cloud outage
- Robinhood accused of offering $75 credit to wipe out class action lawsuit claims
Development and languages
- MonkeyType: A system for Python that automatically generates type annotations
- Look4Sat – satellite tracker for Android inspired by Gpredict
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto distract drivers more than pot, alcohol, says study
- Professor Frisby’s mostly adequate guide to functional programming
- The Phix Programming Language
- Prolog and Logic Programming Historical Sources Archive
- Discord outage postmortem
- Stanza: A Python natural language processing toolkit for many human languages
- Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns
There’s no patch available now. Here’s what to do until Microsoft issues one.
- Intro to Python and Programming for non-CS majors
- Concurrent Programming, with Examples
Detailed guide to POSIX threads (pthreads) with fun examples
- Setting up Git identities
Working on many projects across multiple identities can be difficult to manage. This is a procedure for leveraging git aliases to set an identity at the project level.
- Little Snitch and the deprecation of kernel extensions
You probably came here because your Mac showed a message telling you that software from “Objective Development Software GmbH” (Little Snitch) loaded a system extension that will no longer be compatible with a future version of macOS and that you should contact us, the developer, to get more information. Well,
- How Android developers access installed apps on user’s device
- Fed “digital dollars” are part of debate over coronavirus stimulus
- A National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books
- Sorcia – Self-hosted web front end for Git repositories, written in Go
- Creating Your Own Git Server
- The Subtle Power of Booleans: Programming with truth and statefulness
- How different are different diff algorithms in Git?
- Most(ly dead) Influential Programming Languages
The other day I read 20 most significant programming languages in history, a “preposterous table I just made up.” He certainly got preposterous right: he lists Go as “most significant” but not ALGOL, Smalltalk, or ML. He also leaves off Pascal because it’s “mostly dead”. Preposterous! That defeats the whole point of what “significant in history” means.
So let’s talk about some “mostly dead” languages and why they matter so much.
- RSS feeds for your GitHub releases, tags and activity
- PM4Py – An Open Source Python Library for Process Mining
- Firefox’s low-latency WebAssembly compiler
- It’s not what programming languages do, it’s what they shepherd you to
How many of you have listened, read or taken part in a discussion about programming languages that goes like the following: Person A: “Pro…
- Streamz: Python pipelines to manage continuous streams of data
- Why Windows 95 and 98 would crash after 49.7 days of uptime
- The Chapel Parallel Programming Language
Quote of the week
So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.
— Ryan Singer
- Amazon raises overtime pay for warehouse workers
Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday it is raising overtime pay for associates working in its U.S. warehouses as the world’s largest online retailer tries to meet the rapidly growing demand for online shopping from consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Mozilla re-enables TLS 1.0 and 1.1 because of Coronavirus (and Google)
- Researchers Say Microsoft Edge’s Telemetry Has the Worst Privacy of Any Major Br
A research paper suggests the data Microsoft Edge sends to its back-end servers has a persistent hardware-based identifier which could be used to find a user’s identity.
- Amazon Prime delivery delays are now as long as a month
- Comparing Google Maps 3D with Singapore’s OneMap3D
- Solar system acquired current configuration not long after its formation
- Google, LG, Are Not Choosing Snapdragon 865 for Flagships Due to High Price Tag
- Google: Ending Support for Multiplayer APIs in Play Games Services
- The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History
- Upgraded Google Glass helps autistic kids “see” emotions
- Google: $800M+ funding and grants for businesses and crisis response
Our commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses, health organizations and governments, and health workers.
- OneWeb to Consider Bankruptcy as Cash Dwindles
- Scientists create quantum sensor that covers entire radio frequency spectrum
- A toilet paper run is like a bank run. The economic fixes are about the same
- Learn Git Internals
- Technical Writing Courses
Technical Writing Courses for Engineers
- Paul Graham pays for all of San Francisco health workers’ protective gear
- What we can learn from Camus’s “The Plague”
- JPMorgan Chase and Citibank Have $2.96T Exposure to Credit Default Swaps
- Linux Bundle with Wiley
- This month we’ve learned: fzf, Datadog and Teraform
- Punched Cards? Sheer Bloody Luxury
- Vertical Neobanks
- Linux tutorial: Disable login as “root” user via SSH as a security measure
- Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike
- Cronopete – A Linux clone of Time Machine
- Another look at two Linux KASLR patches
- Real developers use a CMS to build a showcase website with Netlify and Nuxtjs
- Learn D3
- The First MBA Course on the Longevity Economy
- U.S. Retailers Plan to Stop Paying Rent to Offset Virus Closures
- Amiga Machine Code Course
- Speeding up Linux disk encryption
Encrypting data at rest is vital for Cloudflare with more than 200 data centres across the world. In this post, we will investigate the performance of disk encryption on Linux and explain how we made it at least two times faster for ourselves and our customers!
- Learn D3: A guided tour of your first steps using D3, by Mike Bostock
- Unity Learn platform free for 3 months
Unity Learn provides award-winning free tutorials, sample projects, and full courses for mastering real-time 3D development skills with Unity Learn to make video games, VR, AR, and more.
- Optical payloads for small satellites: a sector overview
- A “living” Linux process with no memory
A “living” Linux process with no memory. Contribute to izabera/zeromaps development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Use a Decision Journal
- Darling – run macOS software on Linux
- Talkyard: Open-Source StackOverflow, Slack, Discourse, Reddit, Disqus Hybrid
- The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux