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AI, bots and robots
- Researchers build a swimming robot that works in the Mariana Trench
- Building a Discord Bot Using Discord.js
- What Is RPN? Why Did/Does HP Use RPN? Learning RPN
- Functioning iPhone returned to owner after 6 months at bottom of lake
A Vancouver woman who lost her phone in Harrison Lake in September is shocked and surprised that not only has it been recovered from the lake bottom, but that it still works.
- The machines that paved the way for Apollo
- Conversations almost never end when both parties want them to: study
- Amazon Assistant lets Amazon track your every move on the web
- Developing an underwater robot to save people from drowning
- AI learns from brain signals to create personalized attractive faces
- Accelerating Neural Networks on Mobile and Web with Sparse Inference
- Deep-learning enables real-time 3D holograms on a smartphone
- Self-supervised learning: The dark matter of intelligence
How can we build machines with human-level intelligence? There’s a limit to how far the field of AI can go with supervised learning alone. Here’s why self-supervised learning is one of the most promising ways to make significant progress in AI.
Blockchain and decentralization
- China’s Bitcoin miners flee Inner Mongolia ahead of crypto mining ban
- Conways Game of Life on Blockchain
The most expensive version of Conway’s Game of Life – running on the Ethereum Blockchain – nialloc/GameOfLife
- Bill Gates Says that Bitcoin is bad For the Planet
- Bitcoin network average energy consumption per transaction compared to VISA
The average energy consumption for one single Bitcoin transaction in 2020 was 741 kilowatt-hours.
- How to Kill Bitcoin (Part 2)
- Children Playing Blockchain
- Blockchain-based and open source Digital Euro usage in Café
- Bitcoin may consume as much energy as all data centers globally
The Bitcoin network may consume as much energy as all data centers globally, with an associated carbon footprint the size of London.
- Decentralized Insurances
- A Decentralized Dead Man’s Switch
- Bitcoin miners in Abkhazia are causing blackouts in remote villages
- Diode Drive – Privacy-focused (distributed) alternative to GoogleDrive & Dropbox
- The 0x community DAO. The next step towards decentralized
- Ross Ulbricht – Decentralize Social Media
Woman computer scientist of the week
Barbara Liskov is an American computer scientist who is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ford Professor of Engineering in its School of Engineering’s electrical engineering and computer science department. She was one of the first women to be granted a doctorate in computer science in the United States and is a Turing Award winner who developed the Liskov substitution principle.
Cloud and architecture
- Apple M1 Microarchitecture Research
- Use GitHub Actions to serve a serverless service
- The Art of Immutable Architecture
- The Railsification of SaaS
- Achieving 250K concurrent connections on Cloud Run
In this blog, I will show you how to use WebSockets support to build a fleet of serverless containers that make up a chatroom server that can scale a high number of concurrent connections (250,000 clients).
- No/Low code in-app onboarding guides for SaaS businesses
- Millions of websites offline after fire at French cloud services firm
A fire at a French cloud services firm has disrupted millions of websites, knocking out government agencies’ portals, banks, shops, news websites and taking out a chunk of the .FR web space, according to internet monitors.
- Oracle Cloud is unreachable
- ConsoleMe: A Central Control Plane for AWS Permissions and Access
- Why I Didn’t Open-Source My Second SaaS
- U.S. laws allow the President to exercise broad powers that violate human rights
- Point Cloud Library
- A brief history of router architecture
Here’s what we’ve learnt about networks and the routers that interconnect them in the last 50 years.
- Toward Confidential Cloud Computing
Development and languages
- Pakhi – Bangla Programming Language
- PrograMaker – Visual Programming Platform
- Dolt is Git for Data: a SQL database that you can fork, clone, branch, merge
Dolt – It’s Git for Data. Contribute to dolthub/dolt development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Reconstant: Share constant definitions between programming languages
- The Digital Transformation of Cars Is Just Beginning
- Programming Paradigms, Turing Completeness and Computational Thinking
- Google suffers from a digital petro curse
- COMPOST – A DWeb-native magazine about the digital commons
- Apple TV+ announces programming partnership with Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai
Apple is unveiling a multiyear programming partnership with women’s rights activist and youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.
- FairEmail: Open-source, privacy friendly email app for Android
Open source, privacy friendly email app for Android
- A bug related to handling of authenticated sessions
On the evening of March 8, we invalidated all authenticated sessions on GitHub.com created prior to 12:03 UTC on March 8 out of an abundance of caution.
- Git: Malicious repositories can execute remote code while cloning
- Dennis Ritchie’s first C compiler on GitHub
The earliest versions of the very first c compiler known to exist in the wild written by the late legend himself dmr. – mortdeus/legacy-cc
- Digital-only artwork fetches nearly $70M at Christie’s
A digital-only artwork by the American artist Beeple sold for $69,346,250 at auction at Christie’s on Thursday,
- A guide to Windows application development using w64devkit
- Raylib, a simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogame programming
raylib is a simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming.
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of widening digital divide
- How Git servers work, and how to keep yours secure
- GitHub’s Web Component Collection
- GitHub has Degraded Availability
Quote of the week
Threads [and] signals [are] a platform-dependant trail of misery, despair, horror and madness.
— Anthony Baxter
- A Second Conversation with Werner Vogels (Creation of Amazon S3)
- Tesla has closed its forums to launch a social platform and fans are not happy
- A Year at Google Brain
- Simple and privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytic
Simple, open-source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics. – plausible/analytics
- The new Google Pay repeats all the same mistakes of Google Allo
- Google advised mental health care when workers complained about racism, sexism
- Interview with Patrick Collison
- Intel to Build Silicon for Fully Homomorphic Encryption: This Is Important
- Tesla is building a giant battery in Texas
- A decade long Google account disabled with no warning or reason
- Tesla Admits Current ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ Will Always Be Level 2
- Amazon Fresh Opens in London
- Google HR ‘suggested medical leave’ for racism victims
Google staff in the US who complain over racism were advised to take mental health leave, NBC reports.
- Inspired by Alabama’s union battle, Amazon workers elsewhere consider organizing
- Intel joins DARPA in search of encryption ‘holy grail’
- Search engine startup from former Google Ads boss raises $40M
Neeva is currently in beta with several thousand users.
- UK businesses caught buying five-star Google reviews
Consumer group Which? staged a sting operation to investigate fake Google reviews in the UK.
- Organizations announced for Google Summer of Code 2021
- What Happens When Investment Firms Acquire Trailer Parks
The financial industry’s pursuit of profits from mobile-home communities is undermining one of the country’s largest sources of affordable housing.
- A GUI for Google App Engine
- Facebook and Twitter algorithms incentivize ‘people to get enraged’
Author Walter Isaacson — best known for his biography of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs — said social media platforms should take more responsibility for the extremism and misleading information fostered by their sites.
- Postmates added $70M in revenue and saved $3M in network fees with Stripe
After running an A/B test on auth rates, Postmates selected Stripe for its payments platform
- China’s $4k electric cars tap huge market Tesla can’t reach
- Netflix to Start Testing Warnings for People Borrowing Login Info
- EOS DeGoogled Privacy Smartphone in the US Review
- Amazon won’t sell books framing LGBTQ+ identities as mental illness
- German software company SUSE targets pre-summer IPO
Open-source enterprise software company SUSE is targeting a pre-summer initial public offering in a deal that may value the private equity-backed company with German roots at 7-8 billion euros ($8.3-9.5 billion), people close to the matter said.
- Fitbit is doomed: Here’s why everything Google buys turns to garbage
- Microsoft attack 3000 UK email servers not secured
- CA crews handle tricky fire at Tesla factory
- Amazon will not sell books that ‘frame sexual identity as mental illness’
- Google slams Microsoft for trying ‘to break the way the open web works’
- Toronto swaps Google-backed, not-so-smart city plans for people-centred vision
- Federal investigators blast Tesla, call for stricter safety standards
- Paying my bills with ‘free’ ebooks
- Lessons learned after Google nearly killed my site
- Quantum mechanics isn’t weird, we’re just too big
- White House Warns After Microsoft Accuses China of Hacking Its Mail Server
- Chinese hacking spree hit an ‘astronomical’ number of victims
- Do Digital Platforms Reduce Moral Hazard? The Case of Uber and Taxis
- The race to teach sign language to computers
- Someone Is Hacking the Hackers
In the latest in a string of “hits” on Russian dark web forums, the prominent crime site Maza appears to have been breached by a hacker earlier this week.
- Game Theory – Open Yale Courses
- When the Barbizon Gave Women Rooms of Their Own
- Course: The Mathematical Engineering of Deep Learning
Introduction | The Mathematical Engineering of Deep Learning
- A Basic Timeline of the Exchange Mass-Hack
- Tim Sweeney: “ISO obstructs adoption of standards by paywalling them”
- Google image search cements national stereotypes of ‘racy’ women
- Pay toilets and NYT: a free market microcosm
- What We Can Learn from Japanese Prefab Homes
- Hackers Break into Security Cameras, Exposing Tesla, Jails, Hospitals
- Hackers break into thousands of security cameras, exposing Tesla, jail, hospital
A group of hackers say they breached a massive trove of security-camera data collected by Silicon Valley startup Verkada Inc., gaining access to live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside hospitals, companies, police departments, prisons and schools.
- Flipper Zero: Tamagochi for Hackers
Based on ultra low power STM32 MCU for daily hacking of access control systems, radio protocols. Compatible with Arduino IDE and PlatformIO.
- Cloudflare, OKTA Hacked
- Guide: Full Wayland Setup for Linux
- About the March 8 and 9, 2021 Verkada camera hack
- Psilocybin Community and Education Hub
Educate yourself about psilocybin and psychedelics. Learn, connect and share with community. Make safe & well-informed decisions. Join the revolution.
- Ancient woman may have been powerful leader, 4k-year-old treasure suggests
- Asahi Linux Progress Report: January/February 2021
Porting Linux to Apple Silicon
- Receiving SpaceX Falcon 9 Telemetry with a HackRF and 1.2m Satellite Dish
Over on the Reddit /r/SpaceXLounge discussion board user /u/Xerbot has made an interesting post showing how u/derekcz was able to receive the telemetry signals from the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch using a HackRF and a 1.2m prime focus dish with homebuilt feed designed for the 2232.5 MHz downlink frequency. Then after demodulating the signal with GNU Radio, /u/Xerbot was able to convert that signal into binary data, and then into plain text strings. Another user /u/Origin_of_Mind then figured out that these strings are debug messages being sent by the software-defined GPS receiver, which amongst other data contains the
- Quantum weirdness isn’t weird – if we accept objects don’t exist
- 7-Zip for Linux
- My bank sent me 64 copies of the same debit card
Posted in r/mildlyinteresting by u/PTRFRLL • 127,030 points and 4,370 comments
- Kinto: Mac-style shortcut keys for Linux and Windows
Mac-style shortcut keys for Linux & Windows. Contribute to rbreaves/kinto development by creating an account on GitHub.
- CBD reduces plaque, improves cognition in model of familial Alzheimer’s
CBD normalizes levels and function of two proteins – TREM2 and IL-33 – key to reducing the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and improves cognition as it also reduces levels of the immune protein IL-6, associated with the high inflammation levels found in the di
- 7-Zip developer releases the first official Linux version
- Online Hacker Simulator