Gooooooood morning, Network!!! 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
- What I Wish I Knew When Learning Haskell
- How AI startup BlueDot spotted Coronavirus before the WHO
- AI Gahuku: AI Generator Will Turn Your Photos into Renaissance Paintings
- Learning Spring with Kotlin – Sprint 0
- AI startups raised $6.9B in Q1 2020
- Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code
- A Graph Convolutional Neural Network Approach to Antibiotic Discovery
- PatchAttack: A black-box texture-based attack with reinforcement learning
Blockchain and decentralization
- Life Is Made of Unfair Coin Flips
It’s time we did a non-pandemic related newsletter issue. So this week we’ll do something more fun. Today we’re going to talk about an interesting journal article that came out two weeks ago,…
- DP-3T/Documents: Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing
- I Want Decentralized Version Control for Structured Data
- Ways to Surf the Decentralized Web
The decentralized web is here. It’s growing fast and is easier than ever to use.
- Dragonfly, an Open-Source P2P-Based Image and File Distribution System
- The coronavirus crisis will end, but the distributed newsroom is here to stay
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Cloudflare dumps reCAPTCHA as Google intends to charge for its use
- Wootric moved ML deployment pipeline from AWS to GCP
- Cloudflare Dashboard and API Service Issues
- Tesla must face shareholder lawsuit over Musk’s going-private tweet
A federal judge said Tesla Inc and Chief Executive Elon Musk must face a lawsuit claiming they misled shareholders when Musk tweeted that he had secured funding to take his electric car company private in a $72 billion transaction.
- Azure Storage Static Website and Azure Front Door
- Architects and engineers are turning old shipping containers into mobiled ICUs
- Cloudflare Workers now supports COBOL
- I wrote an open source cloud gaming service by WebRTC and Golang
- How to Run WordPress on AWS
Development and languages
Find out how a single JS package can come with 19k dependencies.
- Shining a Flashlight on Digital Holography
- Programming Servo: My own private runtime
- SCOOP: Simple Concurrent Object Oriented Programming
- A Globemaker Navigates a Digital World
- Twint – Twitter scraping tool written in Python
- Deprecating password authentication in GitHub API
- Digital hoarders: Our terabytes are put to use for the betterment of mankind
- Nimporter 1.0 released (seamlessly import Nim code from Python)
- Riot Games newest title “Valorant” installs kernel driver to run anti-cheat
- A Go unikernel capable of running GUI programs
- Nbdev: Use Notebooks for Literate Programming
- YouTube-Style Face Detect – Crop and Blur Using Python and OpenCV
In this post, we are going to learn to play with an image using OpenCV and python and try to learn with existing tools like Haar cascades face detection and build youtube inspired face-detect – crop – blur.
- gh – GitHub’s new CLI
- Digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights
- GitHub is now free for teams
Every developer and team can now get private repositories with unlimited collaborators at no cost with GitHub Free, and we reduced prices for some of our paid plans.
- Anti-Cheat Kernel Driver
We’re protecting some of Riot’s upcoming games with new anti-cheat systems.
- Python programming is drowning in red tape. Experience Forking black
A few weeks ago, I got really angry at the state of things with black. Everybody uses this autoformatter that breaks pep8, and nothing annoys me more like breaking pep8.
- Western Digital admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS drives use shingled magnetic recording
Some users are experiencing problems adding the latest WD Red NAS drives to RAID arrays and suspect it is because they are actually shingled magnetic recording drives submarined into the channel. Alan Brown, a network manager at UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, the UK’s largest university-based space research group, told us about his problems adding …
- My blog is a digital garden, not a blog
- GitHub’s new offer closely matches that from GitLab
- NixOS – Building a web app with functional programming
- Gloo API Gateway Version 1.3 – Dev Portal, WebAssembly, Knative
- NPM Has Joined GitHub
- A book on algorithmic programming in Lisp
- Git: Newline injection in credential helper protocol
- Writing Python inside Rust
- X410 – X Server for Windows 10
X410 works seamlessly with Windows Subsystem for Linux, SSH X11 forwarding or in any situation that needs an X-Window server. X410 also supports VSOCK for communicating with Linux GUI apps and desktops running in Hyper-V virtual machines.
Quote of the week
OOP is to writing a program, what going through airport security is to flying.
— Richard Mansfield
- France rules Google must pay news firms for content
- Search your Twitter history with Algolia
Instantly search across your entire Twitter history with a beautiful UI powered by Algolia. – saasify-sh/twitter-search
- How Apple And Google Are Going To Enable Contact Tracing
- Stop the Apple and Google contact tracing platform
- Amazon to add 75,000 more jobs amid coronavirus pandemic
- Mongolia to restore traditional alphabet
Mongolia has announced plans to restore the use of its traditional alphabet by 2025, replacing the Cyrillic script adopted under the Sovietperiod as it moves away from Russian influence. It will take transitional measures to prepare for the “comprehensive restoration” of the traditional alphabet, which is written in vertical lines, said a representative of the …
- Google cancels legacy Google Play Music subscriptions
- After killing investigation, Bloomberg News sought to silence reporter’s wife
- Amazon fires 2 tech workers after they publicly criticized warehouse conditions
- Artificial intelligence versus clinicians: systematic review
- Amazon Threatens to Suspend French Deliveries After Court Order
- Amazon suspended all deliveries in France
- Sapienz: Intelligent automated software testing at scale
- Stripe raises $600M at nearly $36B valuation
Venture capitalists remain willing and able to invest big dollars in select companies.
- Amazon Retools with Unusual Goal: Get Shoppers to Buy Less
- It bid high and lost. Should Amazon be allowed a do-over on Jedi?
Today, the Inspector General for the Department of Defense published a report into the DoD’s handling of the JEDI contract. There is a simple explanation for Microsoft’s victory: We were rated equal or superior to Amazon in every evaluation factor. We can all agree that bid-protest cases serve an important function in helping to ensure fair procurements. But Amazon’s suggested approach – bid high, lose, try again – isn’t fair. It’s the opposite.
- Amazon employees plan ‘online walkout’ to protest treatment of warehouse workers
- A modern BASIC-like teaching and learning programming language
- Hacking my arm prosthesis to output CV so that it plugs into my synth
- Hacking my arm prosthesis to output CV so that it plugs into my synth
- Bored? How about trying a Linux speed run?
- Higher education today resembles a Ponzi scheme
Even during the Covid-19 crisis, colleges abuse their economic and reputational privileges.
- Linux Bash vs. Windows PowerShell
- How to Read a Paper – Stanford University
- Technical reasons to choose FreeBSD over GNU/Linux
- 31% Can’t Pay the Rent: ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’
- Saving Money on International Payments as a Remote Freelancer
As a remote freelancer you likely receive payments from other countries and convert these different currencies into your own currency. These international payments and currency conversions often have hidden fees and unfavorable exchange rates which can cost you hundreds or even thousands a year. Luckily for banks and payment providers,
- Learn Godot Game Development
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QftpPI5iYrYStart your journey into becoming an expert game developer by learning the Godot game engine – all for free in the complete Godot engine tutorial above! You can also download the project files used for the course below.Download the project files
- DustMite: The General-Purpose Data Reduction Tool
- DustMite: A General-Purpose Data Reduction Tool
- Built an extension to put an end to paywalls and popups
- Over 500k Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums, the dark web
- How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters
- Valve and HackerOne: A story in how not to handle vulnerability reports
This is my first blog, but I felt like this is something I needed to get off my chest after months. If people enjoy this blog post, I will probably do more in the future. The saga beginsThis whole saga begins on May 23rd 2019. After viewing the requests from
- Amazon fires two UX designers critical of warehouse working conditions
- SoftBank expects $24B in losses from Vision Fund, WeWork and OneWeb
- Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Moving into General Availability
Microsoft announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) will be generally available in Windows 10, version 2004. WSL2 was released into the Insider Program last year. With the move to general availability, WSL2 can now be automatically updated via standard Windows Updates.
- Former CEO of RadioShack now an ER doctor on frontlines of Covid-19 fight
‘I am just one of those people who was very fortunate, where things worked out, and where I could do not just do one thing I really enjoyed in life, but two’
- Using a 1930 Teletype as a Linux Terminal
- Photos Show the Staggering Food Bank Lines Across America
- EventReduce: An algorithm to optimize database queries that run multiple times
An algorithm to optimize database queries that run multiple times – pubkey/event-reduce
- Ivermectin reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA by 5000-fold within 48 hours
- Vox Media is cutting pay and furloughing 9% of employees
- FBI Says Foreign States Hacked into U.S. Covid-19 Research Centers