Gooooooood morning, Folks!!! 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
- Einsum Is All You Need – Einstein Summation in Deep Learning
- WTF is image classification? (Conquering neural networks for the curious)
- Ford’s designers are learning to create 3D cars in VR
VR software Gravity Sketch allows a faster way to sketch cars.
- Machine learning leads mathematicians to unsolvable problem
Simple artificial-intelligence problem puts researchers up against a logical paradox discovered by famed mathematician Kurt GÃ¶del.
- Fiberbots: Design of a multi-agent, fiber composite digital fabrication system
- Foundations Built for a General Theory of Neural Networks
- Is China’s corruption-busting AI being turned off for being too efficient?
- ExtremeNet: Bottom-Up Object Detection by Grouping Extreme and Center Points
- TensorFlow.js: Machine Learning for the Web and Beyond
TensorFlow.js is a library for building and executing machine learning
Node.js environment. The library is part of the TensorFlow ecosystem, providing
a set of APIs that are compatible with those in Python, allowing models to be
build and deploy machine learning models and enabled new classes of on-device
computation. This paper describes the design, API, and implementation of
TensorFlow.js, and highlights some of the impactful use cases.
- Learning Rust via Advent of Code
- Putting neural networks under the microscope
- Yoshua Bengio Worries About China’s Use of AI
- The Hanabi Challenge: A New Frontier for AI Research
- Real-time Continuous Transcription with Live Transcribe
Posted by Sagar Savla, Product Manager, Machine Perception The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 466 million peop…
- Pandas got 3x faster
- RIAA Lawyers Botched a Big One Against FLVTO.biz – So What’s Next?
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline
- Building a fashion search engine with deep learning
- Machine Learning for Everyone. In simple words. With real-world examples
- Ocado’s burning robotic warehouse
- Machine Learning Infrastructure Engineer
- Learning transistor mimics the brain
- To help replace the CAC card, Pentagon enlists AI startup
Blockchain and decentralization
- U.S. Federal District Court Declared Bitcoin as Legal Money
- Millions in cryptocurrencies frozen after Canadian founder’s death
AboutÂ C$180 million ($137.21 million) in cryptocurrencies have been frozen in th…
- Crypto CEO Dies Holding Passwords That Can Unlock Millions in Customer Coins
- Google Is Quietly Making Blockchains Searchable
- There’s No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology
Woman computer scientist of the week
Jennifer Tour Chayes is a Technical Fellow and Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which she founded in 2008, and Microsoft Research New York City, which she founded in 2012. Chayes is best known for her work on phase transitions in discrete mathematics and computer science, structural and dynamical properties of self-engineered networks, and algorithmic game theory. She is considered one of the world’s experts in the modeling and analysis of dynamically growing graphs. Chayes has been with Microsoft Research since 1997, when she co-founded the Theory Group. She received her Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Princeton University in 1983. She is Affiliate Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Washington, and was for many years Professor of Mathematics at UCLA. She is an author on almost 120 scientific papers and the inventor on more than 25 patents.
Cloud and architecture
- The cloud skills shortage and the unemployed army of the certified
Why it’s so hard to find roles in cloud technology, while jobs go unfilled.
- TyX: Serverless Back-End Framework in TypeScript for Lambda
- Helping to Build Cloudflare, Part 2: The Worst Two Weeks
Itâs always best to speak plainly and honestly about the situation you are in. Or as Matthew Prince likes to put it âPanic Earlyâ. Long ago I started a company in Silicon Valley which had the most beautiful code.
- McKinsey Advised Purdue Pharma How to ‘Turbocharge’ Opioid Sales, Lawsuit Says
- Inside Cloudbleed
- Pattern Matching Custom Data Types in TypeScript
A introduction to pattern matching and how we can leverage its ideas in TypeScript.
- Cloud-Based JVM Platform?
- Ride the Serverless Wave with DigitalOcean’s One-Click Droplet
- Notices have already been issued under Australia’s new encryption laws
- Drupal on AWS interactive architecture diagram
- When AWS Autoscale Doesn’t
Development and languages
- Digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them
- A Python Interpreter Written in Rust
A Python Interpreter written in Rust. Contribute to RustPython/RustPython development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Digital Media: What Went Wrong
- Digital exchange loses $137M as founder takes passwords to the grave
- WebAssembly Troubles Part 1: WebAssembly Is Not a Stack Machine
- Photorealistic Renders: How to Convince People Something Digital Is Real
- Pijul for Git users
- Asterius – Haskell to WebAssembly Compiler
A Haskell to WebAssembly compiler. Contribute to tweag/asterius development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Gita – a CLI tool to manage multiple Git repos
- Best Python Cheatsheet Ever!
Exhaustive, simple, beautiful and concise. A truly pythonic cheat sheet about Python programming language.
- WebAssembly Troubles Part 3: The Stack Is Not the Stack
- Gitin – a minimal commit/branch/workdir explorer for Git
- Python 3.8.0a1 is now available for testing
- LLVM is deciding on linear Git history vs. merge commits
- A web browser reference implementation using Mozilla Android Components
- Git reset vs. Git revert
- Lectures in Quantitative Economics as Python and Julia Notebooks
This website presents a series of lectures on quantitative economic modeling, designed and written by Thomas J. Sargent and John Stachurski.
- Programming the Z3 SMT solver
- Public Chat Web Application Source Code on GitHub
- Incrementally migrating over one million lines of code from Python 2 to Python 3
- How many keywords I can fit into a single C# expression?
- GitHub – Open Source Messenger App for Android
Open Source Messenger App For Android – Real-time Messaging, Voice and Video Calls – mesibo/messenger-app-android
- Python Developer Survey 2018 Results
- Care: “Git Tower” revokes licenses when discussing bugs/feedback on Reddit
- German for Programmers
After 2 years of learning German I’ve noticed that, for the most part, you can go a long way by mapping foreign concepts to ones that you already know. In particular, I’ve had success mapping aspects of German grammar to programming concepts I use every day. After all, programmers deal with weird grammars all the time, why not take advantage of that skill?
Gendered nouns: forward error correction Probably the first difficulty people run into when learning German is memorizing the gender of each noun and properly declining that noun’s articles when used in a sentence.
- Jupyter switches to C++ kernel and widgets
- Quickly browse the history of any GitHub file
- Zero-Knowledge Proofs in WebAssembly
- Family spaghetti of programming languages
- Orca – Live Programming Environment
Live Programming Environment. Contribute to hundredrabbits/Orca development by creating an account on GitHub.
Quote of the week
The best is the enemy of the good.
- Intel to Discontinue Itanium 9700 ‘Kittson’ Processor, the Last of the Itaniums
- Defense of Amazon’s Face Recognition Tool Undermined by Only Known Police Client
- Google Employees Are Fighting with Executives Over Pay
- Netflix and FreeBSD: Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video
- Tesla Model 3 Owners Vent About Polar Vortex Affecting Cars
- Bye, Bye, Google
I spent this past weekend de-Google-ifying my life and, despite my expectations, it wasn’t too hard to do. I started by moving all of my websites off of Google App Engine and onto a dedicated box that I had already owned. That was straightforward enough. Next, I removed any Google Analytics snippets from each of them and replaced those with my own analytics server that I had built a while back (it doesn’t store any PII, only aggregate information (and very little of that, too)).
- Amazon fires employees who supported “yellow vest” blockades of Amazon sites
- Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking
Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.
- Why No One Quits Google or Facebook Plus China ‘blackmails’ MSCI
- Tesla to Buy Energy Storage Firm Maxwell Tech at $4.75 a Share
- Trust-Busting as the Unsexy Answer to Google and Facebook
Gabriel Nicholas examines the new tech landscape of American monopolies.
- Alphabet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results
- My Implementation of «Quick, Draw», a Game Developed by Google
Implementation of Quickdraw – an online game developed by Google – vietnguyen91/QuickDraw
- The Intel 80386, part 13: Calling conventions
- Netflix Posted Biggest-Ever Profit in 2018 and Paid $0 in Income Taxes
The popular video streaming service Netflix posted its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018ÂÂâ$845 millionâon which it didnât pay a dime in federal or state income taxes. In fact, the company reported a $22 million federal income tax rebate.
- Google now pays more money in EU fines than it pays in taxes
- AMD Radeon VII Review: An Unexpected Shot at the High End
- Open-Sourcing ClusterFuzz
The latest news from Google on open source releases, major projects, events, and student outreach programs.
- Google and Waze Must Stop Sharing Drunken-Driving Checkpoints, NYPD Demands
- Where does a tip to an Amazon driver go? Sometimes, toward the driver’s base pay
Amazon at times dips into the tips earned by contracted delivery drivers to cover their promised pay, a Times review of emails and receipts reveals.
- How does one appear in the Google News carousel?
It’s one of the biggest traffic drivers on the web, but Google’s policies about how to get into the index are opaque, and applied at random.
- Phishing Attacks via Google translate
- Microsoft doesn’t want you to use Internet Explorer anymore
- Twitter Still Can’t Keep Up with Its Flood of Junk Accounts, Study Finds
- Jeff Bezos Turned Narrative into Amazon’s Competitive Advantage
For the first piece in our series How CEOs Write , we talked about how Tesla’s missteps and failures can be traced back to three criticalâ¦
- Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say
- Amazon Reconsidering Plan to Put Campus in New York City
Amazon executives are re-evaluating a planned campus in New York City, people familiar with the matter said, turning up the heat on local officials who have rallied opposition to giving billions of dollars in tax incentives to one of the world’s most valuable companies.
- From Google Analytics to Fathom
- What happens when Google says “we aren’t going to pay your fines”?
- Movie Director Woody Allen Sues Amazon for Breach of Contract
- Nobody Knows How to Learn a Language
- Visual Quantum Physics
Just another WordPress site
- FSF adds Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions
- Why Is PayPal So Successful Yet They Treat Merchants Like Crap?
- A Post Mortem on Growth Hacking
How did it start? In 2010 a very sharp technology marketer named Sean Ellis coined the term “Growth Hacking”. Andrew Chen, another very skilled technologist and current Partner at A16Z, followed on with a post describing the role of a Growth Hacker as the “new VP of marketing“. In parallel to that companies like Facebook … Continue reading A Post Mortem on Growth Hacking →
- Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton’s lost ship
- Debugging Emacs, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love DTrace
- What Science Can Learn from Religion
- How It Feels to Learn Data Science in 2019
Seeing the (Random) Forest Through the (Decision) Trees
- Hacker uncovers vulnerabilities in Magyar Telekom, gets a jail term of 8 years
Network Threats – A white hat hacker is facing an 8-year jail term for exposing vulnerabilities in the database of Magyar Telekom after the latter filed a complaint against him. Read to know more!
- Z.lua – A new cd command that navigates faster by learning your habits
- MIT Hacker Tools: a lecture series on programmer tools
- Journalism generated by machine is on the rise
- Environments (Nextjournal)
- The Onion headlines could teach AI what makes satire funny
- How A Young Woman Followed Two Hackers’ Lies to Her Death
Tomi Masters was a 23-year-old from Indiana who moved to California with dreams of making it big in the cannabis business. Then she met a hacker who introduced her to a dark new world of digital manipulation, suspicion, paranoia, and fear — one that swallowed her alive and left her floating in a river in the Philippines.
- Client did not pay?
- Wasted Creativity in the GNU/Linux Distribution Diversity
- China hacked Norway’s Visma to steal client secrets
- Why Nasa Converted Its Lessons Learned Database into a Knowledge Graph
Learning from mistakesâyour own and those made by othersâis a mark of effective organizations. Fostering a learning environment means seeing every…
- Learn Computer Graphics from Scratch
- The Vast Re-Education Program of the Superbowl Ads
- Gmail spam-filters PayPal security messages
- Consumer Protection Bureau Aims to Roll Back Rules for Payday Lending
- How to teach a honeybee to do math
- Thousands of scientists run up against Elsevier’s paywall
- Biography of Christopher “moot” Poole: The Hacker Known as “4chan”
- Apple to contribute to U.S. teen’s education for spotting FaceTime bug
Apple Inc on Thursday rolled out software updates to iPhones to fix a privacy is…
- ZFS and GPL terror: How much freedom is there in Linux?
There has been a long debate about whether man is able to learn from history. I’d argue that we can – at least to some degree. One of the lessons that we could have learned by now is hoâ¦
- F*ck You, Pay Me
The most popular CreativeMornings talk of all time, Mike Monteiro gives us some valuable advice on how to get paid for the work that you do.