Gooooooood morning, World Wide Web!!! 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
- Botanists are using graffiti to name forgotten flora
- My First Year as a Freelance AI Engineer
This week marks my one-year anniversary of quitting my full-time job and becoming a freelance AI engineer. I’m writing down my thoughts and experience here so that this might be useful if you are even vaguely interested.
- Quake 1 movement physics reinforcement learning project
- Stanford Pupper low cost quadruped robot
- Explainable Deep Learning: A Field Guide for the Uninitiated
Deep neural network (DNN) is an indispensable machine learning tool for
achieving human-level performance on many learning tasks. Yet, due to its
black-box nature, it is inherently difficult to understand which aspects of the
input data drive the decisions of the network. There are various real-world
scenarios in which humans need to make actionable decisions based on the output
DNNs. Such decision support systems can be found in critical domains, such as
legislation, law enforcement, etc. It is important that the humans making
high-level decisions can be sure that the DNN decisions are driven by
combinations of data features that are appropr
- Using Neural Networks to Find Answers in Tables
- Facebook uses 1.5B Reddit posts to create chatbot
- Covariant.ai and applying deep learning to robotics
- Researchers unveil a pruning algorithm to shrink deep learning models
Researchers unveil a pruning algorithm to make artificial intelligence applications run faster.
- Perovskite Neural Trees
- Don’t Fear the Robot
- AI Development Guidelines
Blockchain and decentralization
- A Decentralised Database with MongoDB-like Developer Interface
- The first cryptocurrency using proof-of-passport
- Deleting data distributed throughout a microservice architecture
- Textile Hub: databases, storage, and remote IPFS for app builders
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Textpattern CMS 4.8.0
- Christopher Alexander, the father of the pattern language movement
- Is the Cloud Recession-Proof?
- Startup financial models – Templates compared for SaaS
Need a financial model for your startup? Fear not. I have extensively compared the top 12 templates, free and paid, so you don’t have to do it.
- Unimpressed by online classes, college students file lawsuits for refunds
They wanted the campus experience, but their colleges sent them home to learn online during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against…
- A Statistical Analysis of Coughing Patterns on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’
- Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Now Has S3 Compatible APIs
With B2 Cloud Storage S3 Compatible APIs, we’re making the choice for something different a no-brainer.
- Our Firebase and Google Cloud project was suspended over suspicious activity
- Principles for Building New SaaS Products on AWS
- GitHub issue calling for retraction of Imperial College study for codebase flaws
- Instant dev environments for cloud-native apps
- A bunch of rants about the cloud
- Fifty Founders on SaaS Platforms They Still Use
Development and languages
- The JED Programmer’s Editor
- Build your own WebAssembly Compiler
- Redundancy in Programming Languages
- Computational Category Theory in Python 3: Monoids, Groups, and Preorders
Parts 1 and 2 are found here and here From one perspective, categories are just another algebraic structure, like groups, monoids and rings. They are these abstract things that have some abstract equational axioms and operations. They are the next stop on our magnificent category journey. A monoid is a thing that has an associative … Continue reading Computational Category Theory in Python III: Monoids, Groups, and Preorders
- Microsoft is infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads
- Windows 10 has fake “Python” command that redirects to the Windows Store
- How to Read UTF-8 Passwords on the Windows Console
- Hunt: A high-level D Programming Language Web framework
- Python lib for rich text, markdown, tables, etc. in the terminal
- Advanced Programming Languages
- OpenIndiana Hipster 2020.04 Released: Phase Out Python 2, GCC7 as Base Compiler
- How to get stock fundamentals data with Python
Learn how to download fundamentals data with Python using the yahoo_fin package, including P/E and P/S ratios, return on equity, and more.
- Circle – A C++ compiler with compile-time imperative metaprogramming
The compiler is available for download. Get it! Contribute to seanbaxter/circle development by creating an account on GitHub.
- GitHub Satellite Livestream
- GitHub Codespaces
Your instant dev environment
- GitHub Insights
GitHub Insights uses the knowledge of the world’s largest developer community to keep everyone in your organization moving forward.
- GitHub Codescanning
GitHub is where people build software. More than 50 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 100 million projects.
- GeckoView for Android
- Interface for all digital aspects of my life
My life in a Python package
- NHS open sources contract tracing iOS and Android apps
NHSX has 14 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.
- Does your browser supports WebAssembly?
- Research programming language with compile-time memory management
you might not need your garbage collector. Contribute to doctorn/micro-mitten development by creating an account on GitHub.
- OpenCV directly in the browser (WebAssembly and webworker)
Learn how to use OpenCV in the web without a lot of headaches.
Quote of the week
So-called “smart” software usually is the worst you can imagine.
— Christian Neukirchen
- Most common phone interview question at Google
- Why is the latest Intel hardware unsupported in libreboot?
- Why is the latest Intel hardware unsupported in libreboot?
- Writing an Intellectual History of the President’s Cabinet
- What would you do if you lost your Google account?
- Intel Virtualisation: How VT-X, KVM and QEMU Work Together
VT-x is name of CPU virtualisation technology by Intel. KVM is component of Linux kernel which makes use of VT-x. And QEMU is a user-space application which allows users to create virtual machines.…
- Intel to buy smart urban transit startup Moovit for $1B for its car division
- Nvidia AGX Xavier Developer Kit: Refreshed with 32GB of RAM, for $699
NVIDIAJetson AGX Xavier sets a new bar for compute density, energy efficiency, and AI inferencing capabilities on edge devices.
- Bye, Amazon
- Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company ‘Chickenshit’ for Firing Protesting Workers
Tim Bray says the company has become ‘toxic’ and the firings are ‘designed to create a climate of fear.’
- Amazon locks down internal employee communications amid organizing efforts
If all complaints must first be approved by a manager, there will be fewer of them.
- Apple, Google ban location tracking in apps using their contact-tracing system
Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
- An History of Nvidia Stream Multiprocessor
- Microsoft launches Surface Book 3 with new Nvidia GPU options
- Zoom Acquires Keybase
- The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 CPU Review: A Budget Gaming Bonanza
- Google ends plans for smart city in Toronto
Sister firm Sidewalk Labs cites Covid-19 as the reason for stepping back from its ambitious plan.
- Amazon sellers are moving to alternative ecommerce platforms during Covid-19
- Tesla Media Units Are Full of Owner’s Private Data Even After a Factory Reset
- Tesla media units are full of owner’s private data even after a factory reset
- What’s Intel SGX Good For?
- On responses to “Bye, Amazon”
- Intel Accused by Workers of Prioritizing Chip Output over Safety
- Google expects its staff to work from home until 2021
- Ex-Google Engineer Who Became Right-Wing Hero Quietly Ends Suit
- Why is it difficult for developers to learn another programming language?
- When bad UX is good?
- NASA will pay $146M for each SLS rocket engine
- Popcorn Linux Distributed Thread Execution
- Popcorn Linux
- Lessons Learnt Failing to Monetize My Ruby Gem
- SQL Police Department – Learn SQL while solving crimes
SQL Police Department is an online game where you solve crimes using SQL (and learn SQL in the process). Learn SQL while playing a game!
- Quantum Scientists Force Electrons to Break Ohm’s Law
- Time Traveling Linux Bug Reporting: Coming in Julia 1.5
- Hacker Bribed ‘Roblox’ Insider to Access User Data
The hacker was able to lookup information on high profile Roblox users as well as reset passwords and take other actions on accounts.
- Riding the Tiger: Lessons Learned Implementing Istio
- Toucan teaches you new skills while you browse the web
- Learn sound theory with an acclaimed synth company
What is sound, and how does it work? Answers to these questions can yield unexpected results when you put synthesizers and modulators into the equation.
- How to trigger races reliably in the Linux kernel
## What's a race anyways? Most of the readers, for sure, do know what a race condition is. Let me however include short description …
- Linux touchpad like a MacBook Pro, May 2020 update
- Building an Open-Source OTT Video System for Educational Purposes
- Breaking RSA Security with a Low Noise D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Annealer
The RSA cryptosystem could be easily broken with large scale general purpose
quantum computers running Shor’s factorization algorithm. Being such devices
still in their infancy, a quantum annealing approach to integer factorization
has recently gained attention. In this work, we analyzed the most promising
strategies for RSA hacking via quantum annealing with an extensive study of the
low noise D-Wave 2000Q computational times, current hardware limitations and
challenges for future developments.
- GoDaddy hack: Miscreant steals SSH login creds after vandalizing server file
- Microsoft offers $100k to hack its custom Linux OS
- Nuxt.js over Vue.js: when should you use it and why
Nuxt.js is a front-end framework built upon Vue.js that offers great development features.
- Microsoft’s GitHub account allegedly hacked, 500GB stolen
- Luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus files for bankruptcy
- Stack Overflow reduces global workforce by approximately 15%
- Teaching science in prisons brings rewards