Gooooooood morning, Masses!!! 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
- Sam Altman: AI will generate enough wealth to pay each adult $13.5K a year
- Gender, race, and entrepreneurship: A randomized field experiment on investors
- Robots.txt for the NYT has a specific exclusion for an 1996 news article
- Boston Dynamics unveils Stretch, a robot designed to move boxes in warehouses
- How We’ll Know an AI Is Conscious
Zombies are supposed to be capable of asking any question about the nature of experience. It’s worth wondering, though, how a person…
- AI Can Generate Convincing Text–and Anyone Can Use It
- Quickdraw with Google AI
- Boston Dynamics Unveils New Robot for Warehouse Automation
- What I learnt after burning $10M as an entrepreneur
- Stop Calling Everything AI, Machine-Learning Pioneer Says
- Apple, Google Both Track Mobile Telemetry Data, Despite Users Opting Out
- Why machine learning struggles with causality
- Errors in learning a foreign language, 2 years in
- Cells Form into ‘Xenobots’ on Their Own
- Amazon acknowledges issue of drivers urinating in bottles in apology
Blockchain and decentralization
- Exporting image assets from ethereum smart contract with solidity
- Bitcoin as a Battery
- Bitcoin is not a Battery – it is a Sink
In a recent blogpost, Nick Grossman explains how Bitcoin acts as a batteryâââmoving electricity across time and space, from where it canâ¦
- Tesla Wants Your Bitcoin Without the Downside
- Ray Dalio says the government could ban bitcoin
- Court Orders UK Man to Pay $571m for Operating Fraudulent Bitcoin Trading Scheme
- Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency
Visa Inc said on Monday it will allow the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the mainstream financial industry.
- Ray Dalio: ‘Good probability’ the U.S. will outlaw Bitcoin
- Masks distributed in Canada with microscopic graphene potentially toxic
- The Political Case for a Blanket Cryptocurrency Ban
- BundleWrap: Simple Decentralized Configuration Management
- Coinbase to Pay $6.5M for False, Misleading, or Inaccurate Reporting and Trading
- Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate
- Countries That Consumer More or Less Electricity Than Bitcoin in 2021
- New study detects lottery-like behavior in cryptocurrency markets
- Goblins: A transactional, distributed actor model environment
- Filecoin Foundation Grants 50k FIL to the Internet Archive
Amidst the speculative boom for NFTs and crypto-currencies, one decentralized technology foundation is taking the long view by investing in deep history and the far future. Today, the Filecoin Foundation announced a 50,000 FIL grant to the Internet Archive – the largest single donation in the digital library’s 25-year history. “Holy Crow! This is a big […]
- Arabian coins found in US may unlock 17th-century pirate mystery
Discovery may explain escape of Capt Henry Every after murderous raid on Indian emperor’s ship
- Gridcoin: a simple investment thesis
- Coinbase to go public on 4/14
- Distributing unnotarized Mac apps in a text file
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Does Amazon make more from ads than AWS?
Does Amazon make more money from ads than AWS? Quite possibly.
- A New Cloudflare Web Application Firewall in Rust
- Arm Announces Armv9 Architecture: SVE2, Security, and the Next Decade
- AWS CloudFormation Best Practices
- Azure is having DNS issues
- MS Azure down: An emerging issue is being investigated
- VPNCloud: Open-source peer-to-peer VPN written in rust
Development and languages
- One Commander – a new Windows 10 file browser
- Many models workflows in Python: Part I
- I Hate Git Submodules
Spoiler alert. I do not hate submodules. I do how ever have an instant oh oh response when people mention they want to solve a problem with Git submodules. I think this comes from having most exper…
- A digital logic designer and circuit simulator
- Terminal escape sequences in Git commit email field
- PHP’s Git server compromised, moving to GitHub
- PHP Git server compromised and attacker added backdoors to PHP source code
- Europe’s Digital Decade: digital targets for 2030
- No one gives a sh*t what programming language you use
I’ve had it up to here (gestures at nose level) with the bullshit around programming language elitism. Back when I thought it mattered I was just as bad as the bullshit I’m seeing today…
- Git’s commit workflow is backwards, and encourages bad habits
- Moderna mRNA sequence released to GitHub
- Git email flow vs. GitHub flow
- Icecream: Never use print() to debug again in Python
🍦 Never use print() to debug again. Contribute to gruns/icecream development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Retrospective: An Axiomatic Basis for Computer Programming
- Google collects 20X more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS
Academic research published last week looked at the telemetry traffic sent by modern iOS and Android devices back to Apple and Google servers and found that Google collects around 20 times more telemetry data from Android devices than Apple from iOS.
- C# 9 top-level programs and target-typed expressions
- What does a PGP signature on a Git commit prove?
- Mathematicians Find a New Class of Digitally Delicate Primes
Despite finding no specific examples, researchers have proved the existence of a pervasive kind of prime number so delicate that changing any of its infinite digits renders it composite.
- Android’s new Bluetooth stack rewrite (Gabeldorsh) is written with Rust
- Google Play limiting Android 11 apps from seeing what’s installed on devices
- HPy: A better C API for Python?
The HPy project has been
around for more than a year now; it is meant to provide an alternate C API
for Python that allows extensions to the language to run, and run well, in more
environments. It first came to our attention in a report
of a talk at the 2020
Python Language Summit (LWN coverage), but it goes back to some discussions that were
held at EuroPython 2019. There
are a number of ways that the existing C API holds back innovation for
Python, but there are also some hugely important extensions (e.g. NumPy) that use it; any change to the API
needs to take those into account.
- repokitteh.io – github workflow automation using starlark
- Windows 95 – How Does It Look Today?
Windows 95 was the ânext generationâ OS from Microsoft: redesigned UI, long file names support, 32-bit apps and many other changes. Someâ¦
- Starting Forth: An Introduction to the Forth Programming Language
- GitHub investigating crypto-mining campaign abusing its server infrastructure
Code-hosting service GitHub is actively investigating a series of attacks against its cloud infrastructure that allowed cybercriminals to implant and abuse the company’s servers for illicit crypto-mining operations, a spokesperson told The Record today.
- Musicolet – Offline Music Player for Android
- Most loved programming language Rust sparks privacy concerns
Quote of the week
If we’d asked the customers what they wanted, they would have said “faster horses”
— Henry Ford
- Intel’s Ponte Vecchio Xe-HPC GPU Boasts 100B Transistors
Intel gives a glimpse on Ponte Vecchio’s AI performance.
- Amazon driver quits over AI-powered safety cameras in delivery vehicles
- Smart design: When the package is a functional part of the tool it’s carrying
The Orange Screw (which has also fallen prey to bait-and-switch product pirates)
- 68k.news: A Netscape 1.1 makeover of Google News
- Topfew and Amdahl
- Tesla’s EPA Driving Ranges Didn’t Hold Up to Testing. Twice
- Intel to spend $20B on two new chip factories in Arizona
- Stuck Suez cargo ship in Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Unsplash is being acquired by Getty Images
I’m excited to share Unsplash is being acquired by Getty Images today. The reason I’m excited about this acquisition is because it’s not goodbye, it’s about acceleration. This is not one of those tech acquisitions where the company is bought to be shut down. Unsplash will
- Amazon loses effort to install camera to watch counting of ballots in union vote
- ‘Fake’ Amazon workers defend company on Twitter
It comes after Amazon’s official accounts hit back at criticism of the company.
- Intel Rocket Lake (14nm) Review: Core i9-11900K, Core i7-11700K, Core i5-11600K
- Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsrs
- Deliveroo shares drop 30% on UK IPO listing
Deliveroo shares close well below their expected price after big investors’ attitude to company soured.
- Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer Banned from Stripe
- Taking on Google
- Amazon plans to ‘return to an office-centric culture as our baseline’
- Microsoft wins $21.9B contract with U.S. Army to supply AR headsets
- Redefining what a map can be with new information and AI
Here’s a snapshot of how we’re using AI to make Maps work better for you with a number of updates coming this year.
- Google is accelerating reopening of offices and putting limits on remote work
- The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Amazon Rain Forest
- Microsoft Teams and Xbox Live were down for over two hours but have recovered
- Microsoft Coffee
Contact: twitter = @microsoftcoffee reddit = https://www.reddit.com/user/microsoftcoffee
Secrets, with SHA256 Hashes
People who did the prank: 818c72d810d19708a9c574b58158ba2acbc5a1665d13ba0706b10aad05ce18b8
Deep secrets about the prank:
- An insider-trading indictment shows ties to Bloomberg News scoops
For more than six months, federal prosecutors say, a New York man used inside information to make illegal profits in the stock market—and a core element of his alleged scheme was his interaction with Bloomberg News, which published several stories shortly after the trader arranged to make significant purchases of the companies’ shares. Last month, […]
- Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’?
- English is relatively easy to learn, but not to master
- A simple program reducer for any language
- Why don’t companies pay 50x engineers 50x?
“In software, the difference between the average software developer and the best is 50:1; Maybe even 100:1.” Steve Jobs . The Best v.s The Average If you’re a software engineer, you would probably …
- Learned to code during lockdown and built a Rotten Tomatoes for tech
- A Latin self study course, Khan Academy-style
- Formal Methods of Software Design an Online Course by Eric Hehner
- The Ambiguous Utopia of Iain M. Banks
Alan Jacobs on Iain M. Banks’s “Culture” novels and the price of bliss.
- No, I Did Not Hack Your MS Exchange Server
- Where to go to learn Rust in 2021
- Zoom will pay zero federal taxes due to tax credits from previous years
- What can ants, bees, and other social insects teach us about aging?
- Amazon Security Staff Reported Its Own Tweets as “Suspicious,” Fearing Hack
âThese tweets are unnecessarily antagonistic (risking Amazonâs brand), and may be a result of unauthorized access,â read an employee help ticket.
- A statx(2) Linux system Python wrapper
- The end of TenFourFox and what I’ve learned from it
- What I learned living in a trailer in the Utah desert for two decades
- FTC to close down mobile banking app Beam
- Ifconfig.co – Hacker-friendly “What is my IP address”
- Oscillator Bank / Spectral Synthesizer driven by graphics data
- PayPal launches crypto checkout service
PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce.
- How the United States Lost to Hackers
- As Bad Information Spreads, Florida Schools Seek to Teach ‘Digital Literacy’
- UP: A tool for writing Linux pipes with instant live preview
Ultimate Plumber is a tool for writing Linux pipes with instant live preview – akavel/up
- India freezes ByteDance bank accounts
- Latest T2 Linux on an 486 with Just 32MiB RAM
- Latest EmDrive tests at Dresden University shows it does not develop any thrust
The final reports on the testings of the “impossible engine” EmDrive show that it does not produce the previously claimed thrust.
- Security Breach at US Universities
- Pro¹X: A Linux smartphone with slideout keyboard
- Hacker Exploits Bugs in Original ‘Doom’ Code to Run ‘Snake’ Inside the Game
- Oracle Cloud to Acquire Linux Kernel Technology eBPF
- Tmux lets you select and copy text with your keyboard
never leave the comfort of your home row again
- Fatal Error Inspired a Plan to Reduce Friendly Fire – Military Isn’t Interested
- Are Hackers the New Luddites?
‘To be a good Marxist is to be a Luddite.’ Gavin Mueller joins James Butler to explore rebellions against technology and the seductions of technological thought.
- Fed up with the Mac, I spent six months with a Linux laptop
This article is part of a series: Seven years later, I bought a new Macbook. For the first time, I don’t love it How I moved my setup from a Mac to a Linux laptop This article (TBD) My review of the M1 Macbook Air Due to very b
- What Kind of Genius Makes a Traceable, Illicit Payment on Cash App?