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AI, bots and robots
- DARPA: Real Time Machine Learning
- Stopping deepfake news with an AI algorithm that can tell when a face doesnt fit
A new artificial intelligence technique can automatically detect face-swapped videos of politicians
- Hardware Accelerator for Adversarial Attacks on Deep Learning Neural Networks
- InvoiceNet: Neural network to extract information from invoice documents
- ANN: Org Mode for Beginners website – videos for learning Org Mode
- NeuralCam Live – Using ML to Turn iPhones into Smart Webcams
- Cellular Automata as Convolutional Neural Networks
- Responsible Use of Machine Learning APIs
- New study suggests ADHD like behavior helps spur entrepreneurial activity
- a16z: Adventures in Improving AI Economics
The long tail of AI is, in some ways, a measure of the complexity of the problem being solved and the effort needed to tackle it. There are, however, ways to treat the long tail as a first-order concern and build for it.
- Found: A Miniature Incan Llama at the Bottom of Lake Titicaca
The centuries-old offering was nestled inside an underwater stone box.
Blockchain and decentralization
- The quest to liberate $300k of Bitcoin from an old zip file
- The quest to liberate $300k of Bitcoin from an old ZIP file
- Distributed in-memory data structures in Go. Embeddable or independent service
What is Olric?
Distributed cache and in-memory key/value data store. It can be used both as an embedded Go library and as a language-independent service.
With Olric, you can instantly create a fast…
- Jet – in-memory, fault-tolerant, distributed stream processing
Open-Source Distributed Stream and Batch Processing – hazelcast/hazelcast-jet
- $1.2B listed company buys $250M worth of Bitcoin
- MicroStrategy Adopts Bitcoin as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset
- Bitcoin-collateralized loans coming to Coinbase
- Software bug causes YAM cryptocurrency to implode two days after launch
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Snapdragon chip flaws put 1B Android phones at risk of data theft
There’s no word on when Google and phone makers will incorporate fix from Qualcomm.
- I want to have an AWS region where everything breaks with high frequency
- Spacetime wave packets: New class of laser defies laws of light physics
Scientists have created a new class of laser beam that appears to violate long-held laws of light physics. These new beams, which the team calls “spacetime wave packets,” follow different rules of refraction, which could lead to new communication technologies.
- Cloud Traffic
- Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google
- AWS Tagging Best Practices Guide
- Timescale Cloud: Multi-cloud, fully-managed time-series in AWS, Azure, and GCP
Timescale Cloud, the leading cloud service for time-series data, is now even more powerful, offering the most cloud provider and region support, best performance, scale, and developer experience of any managed service for time-series data.
- Smaug, the brand new OVHcloud backbone network infrastructure
- Serverless: I’m a Big Kid Now
Serverless computing is all grown up now, or is it? We look at the different flavors of Serverless, and the pros and cons of each.
- Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy Is Killing You
Development and languages
- Warp, a Python based music-theory aware MIDI sequencer
Unifying the frontend development toolchain
- Control Your Mac/Windows Apps Using Hand Gestures (Touch-Free)
- GitHub Arctic Code Vault: Tech Tree
The GitHub Archive Program & Arctic Code Vault. Contribute to github/archive-program development by creating an account on GitHub.
- ZipPy: fast and lightweight Python 3 implementation using the Truffle framework
ZipPy is a Python3 interpreter on top of Truffle framework – securesystemslab/zippy
- Kicking Off the Repl.it Programming Language Jam
Hello, jammers! Excited to kick-off our inaugural Programming Language Jam. If you’re just hearing about this, or need a refresher, then please visit the following links: Jam landing page Jam intro post Jam registration instructions If you haven’t signed up yet, or think someone else might be interested, it’s not too late to do so now. We’ll keep registration open for another week. We’re keeping the theme open-ended with the main criteria being “freshness” or new ideas. We won’t be publicizing our complete judgment criteria because that would do the opposite of encouraging new ideas. The most important thing is that you get to a working pro
- Cheri C/C++ Programming Guide: Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions
- Options for packaging your Python code: Wheels, Conda, Docker, and more
- DragonFly LDM – Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing System (3D Electronics Printer)
- Never use a dependency that you could replace with an afternoon of programming
Never use a dependency that you could replace with an afternoon of programming.
- Microsoft Kills Windows 10’s Automatic Driver Search
- Simple SQL in Python
Simple SQL in Python. Contribute to nackjicholson/aiosql development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Python Textbook as a Jupyter Notebook
- Manage Active Directory Objects with the New Windows Ad Provider for Terraform
- Gitoxide: Pure Rust Implementation of Git
- PyIDM – Python open-source alternative to Internet Download Manager
python open source alternative to IDM (Internet Download Manager) with multi-connections, high speed engine, based on python, pycurl, youtube_dl, and pysimplegui – pyIDM/PyIDM
- How to Tokenize Japanese in Python
- A guide to DevSecOps, shifting left, and GitOps
- Apple Music on Android asks user’s card details to avoid Google’s 30% cut
11,302 votes and 986 comments so far on Reddit
- German digital bank N26 is facing outcry from its staff over management
Staff at the Berlin-headquartered fintech company are holding votes this week to elect a board for a works council.
- Netgpu and the hazards of proprietary kernel modules
- The ‘this’ keyword in C# is oft misused and abused
- Brain Oriented Programming
Write code that’s compatible with how your brain works.
- It’s strange what people put up with in C#
Quote of the week
In programming the hard part isn’t solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve.
— Paul Graham
- Reverse-engineering the Intel 8086’s instruction register
The Intel 8086 microprocessor is one of the most influential chips ever created; it led to the x86 architecture that dominates desktop an…
- UPI: India’s Unified Payments Interface
In this article, we will learn about India’s Unified Payments Interface. A four-year-old payment scheme that has been accounting for 40-45% of digital payments across India.
- Twitter, TikTok Have Held Preliminary Talks About Possible Combination
- Twitter x TikTok = Twiktwok
- Bill Gates calls Microsoft’s TikTok deal a poisoned chalice
- Microsoft President: We Need a Hippocratic Oath for Software Engineers
- Apple’s Ad Network Has Preferential Access to User Data vs. Facebook, Google
- Amazon Renames Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming
- Google adds virtual visiting card feature in Search in India
- The case for why Google should be regulated as a public utility
By Ryan Bednar (CEO of RankScience) Last week on July 29, 2020, the CEOs of the most powerful tech companies in the world—including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple—were called in to testify in front of the House Antitrust Subcommittee. The event was widely considered to be mostly political theater, a performance act for Congress to […]
- Airbnb Plans to File Confidentially for IPO in August
- Amazon’s ruthless business model meets Sweden’s labor unions
Sweden wants Amazon’s cutthroat efficiency to adapt to its labor and sustainability protections.
- Zin Boats reinvents the electric boat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea
- Microsoft Surface Duo Phone: $1399 Arriving Sept 10
- Why Are Currently No Ads on Techdirt? Apparently Google Thinks We’re Dangerous
- Amazon satellites add to astronomers’ worries about night sky
- Intel’s 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake SoC Detailed: SuperFin, Willow Cove and Xe-LP
- Tesla Gets Crushed in Germany by EVs from Volkswagen, Renault, and Hyundai Group
- Google’s differential privacy library
- Google Update Tanks Traffic
Yet another existential threat to PainScience.com.
- Google forced OnePlus to decimate a Fortnite launcher deal, claims Epic Games
- Microsoft Open Source
- Mozilla signs fresh Google search deal
- Google resumes its attack on the URL bar, hides full addresses on Chrome 86
- Tesla Fremont to Soon Activate World’s Largest Unibody Casting Machine
Featured Image Credit: Tesla Tesla strives to produce its cars with maximal efficiency and quality. That is why Tesla is constantly revising its manufacturing processes. One of the latest areas of focus is the vehicle body.Model Y is the first application for which Tesla is using its new aluminum casting process. The
- What’s Going On with Intel?
- What’s Going On with Intel?
- The Seduction of Bad Posts
- What I Learned from the Worst Novelist in the English Language
- The Multifarious Mr Banks: The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
- A Linux driver to connect PATA/IDE directly to GPIO
- HBO Max drops Linux support in all browsers
- Kowl – An Open Source WebUI for Apache Kafka with a good UI and UX
- Linux 5.8 “one of our biggest releases of all time.”
- Fed announces details of new interbank service to support instant payments
The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced details of the FedNow℠ Service, a new 24x7x365 interbank settlement service with clearing functionality t
- Wiki Bankruptcy
An appropriately annoying strategy for dealing with wiki rot at a company.
- Time-reversal of an unknown quantum state
- Head of Design shares UX tools, methods and frameworks for generalists
The Jungle Gym: Issue #16
- Emulating Windows system calls in Linux
- Lenovo’s Fedora-Powered ThinkPad P53 Is Everything I Want in a Linux Laptop
- Kindergarten Quantum Mechanics
- Intel Progress on Their “MOS” Modified Linux Kernel Running Lightweight Kernels
- Dishwashing detergent hack: Two ingredients
- Git: Deletion of merged branches taken beyond shell hacks
- Epic Direct Payment on Mobile
Announcing the Fortnite Mega Drop. Save up to 20% on all Fortnite purchases on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac, and on mobile when using select payment methods.
- How the ARM32 Linux kernel decompresses
- Parents are 5X as Worried about Infection and School than Work and Paying Bills
The COVID-19 pandemic has had dire economic effects on the country, but it turns out that most parents are less worried about their finances and more worried about the virus and safely getting kids to school this fall. In a recent survey, we asked about 1,000 parents what their biggest worry amidst the pandemic was, …
- Grade Inflation at American Colleges and Universities
- How Taiwan’s unlikely digital minister hacked the pandemic
Audrey Tang says tech can build trust, tame misinformation, and strengthen democracy. Her plan might even work in the US.
- Lawyer Explains How Meat and Dairy Industries Cost U.S. Taxpayer $414B a Year
- Uber and Lyft push back on Seattle mayor’s plan to pay drivers more money
- Amazon’s ML University is making its online courses available to the public
Classes previously only available to Amazon employees will now be available to the community.
- A flutter in time: Quantum mechanics is immune to the butterfly effect
That could help with the design of quantum computers