Gooooooood morning, Y’all!!! 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
- Google’s Plan for the Future of Work: Privacy Robots and Balloon Walls
- Segmentel – Let AI segment videos for you
- Types of Robotics Papers
- Co-founder of Neuralink leaves the company
- I was terrible at crosswords so I built an AI to do them
Dr Fill , a computer program, has just won one of the most prestigious crossword competitions in the US.
- Programming in Z3 by learning to think like a compiler
Programming in logic can help you produce better optimized, more secure, bug-free code … if only you knew how to do it.
- Andrew Ng says AI has a proof-of-concept-to-production gap
- Google AI leader has defected to Apple
- Why A.I. Moonshots Miss
- Machine learning accelerates cosmological simulations
- Study: Using Apple’s Night Shift to improve your sleep? Don’t bother
- OpenCV AI Competition 2021 Highlights and Team Profiles Part 2
- Adversarial Reprogramming of Neural Cellular Automata
- College Became a Ruthless Competition Divorced from Learning
Blockchain and decentralization
- A Primer for Decentralized Identifiers
- What is Chia cryptocurrency – and why is it bad news for hard drives?
- Cryptocurrency Mines Consume More Power Than Argentina–But PSUs Can Help
Why do cryptocurrency mines burn so much power? And how might mining power supply units (PSUs) be different from general-purpose PSUs?
- SkyTransfer – Free, Open-Source, Decentralized and Encrypted File-Sharing
- Bitcoin Core: Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 Released with Taproot Activation Code
- Is Dogecoin Capped?
- D(?)A(?)O – Decentralization and Autonomy in “DAOs”
As part of our new Stateless initiative, we’re excited to present a guest deep dive on DAOs by James Duncan, in which he lays out a framework to analyze decentralization (technical and cultural) and autonomy (technical and political) in these novel entities.
- A Decentralized Q&A Platform
- Blockchain Is Not Decentralised
- Coinbase is closing their SF office
- Bitcoin gave a shuttered coal plant a second life
- Crossbar.io – an open source platform for distributed and microservice apps
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Request for comments regarding topics to be discussed at Dark Patterns workshop
- Polyglot Assembly – assembly code that runs on multiple architectures
- The Autodidactic Universe (does the Universe “learn” its laws?)
- AWS Enhancement Suite
- Please fix the AWS free tier before somebody gets hurt
Let engineers learn cloud without jeopardizing their personal well-being.
- Serverless USGS Historical Topographic map tiles
- Bird song sonographs show distinct drawing patterns
Some ideas on sound visualization.
- Searching the web for under $1000/month
This blog post pairs best with our common-crawl demo and a glass of vin de Loire.
- Comparing Tesla, Ford and VW’s Electrical Architectures
- A New AWS SDK for Rust
We’re excited to announce the alpha release of a new AWS SDK for Rust. AWS customers developing in Rust want a native Rust SDK so they can use the language constructs they are used to, and customers new to Rust want an SDK that behaves similarly to SDKs they have used in other language environments. […]
Development and languages
- Windows Terminal Quake Mode
- GitHub style split diffs in your terminal
- Turn GitHub into an RSS Reader
- Hosting SQLite databases on GitHub Pages or any static file hoster
- SciteQt: A Port of the SciTE Editor to Qt/Quick – Android App and WASM available
- Extempore – An audiovisual live programming environment
- The Programming Language Zoo
- Building video chat into my personal website using WebRTC, WebSockets, and Go
- Putting an old digital clock (with an outdoor thermometer) on steroids
- Vulture: Find Dead Python Code
- Python Default Dict
- Gitlab’s 2021 Survey uncovers a new DevOps maturity model
- Android Studio 4.2
- Cinder: Instagram’s performance-oriented fork of CPython
Instagram’s performance oriented fork of CPython. Contribute to facebookincubator/cinder development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Declarative Validation in Python
- Hy: A dialect of Lisp that’s embedded in Python
- How we use web components
GitHub has long been a proponent of Web Components. Here’s how we use them.
- Advancing Excel as a programming language
- History of Programming Languages
- Catala: A Programming Language for the Law
Law at large underpins modern society, codifying and governing many aspects
of citizens’ daily lives. Oftentimes, law is subject to interpretation, debate
and challenges throughout various courts and jurisdictions. But in some other
areas, law leaves little room for interpretation, and essentially aims to
rigorously describe a computation, a decision procedure or, simply said, an
algorithm. Unfortunately, prose remains a woefully inadequate tool for the job.
The lack of formalism leaves room for ambiguities; the structure of legal
statutes, with many paragraphs and sub-sections spread across multiple pages,
makes it hard to compute the intend
- Instruction level just-in-time programming
- Grain: WebAssembly-First Programming Language
Oscar Spencer recently presented Grain, a new strongly-typed, high-level language that compiles to WebAssembly. Grain includes functional programming features (e.g., type inference, pattern matching, closures) while allowing mutable variables. Grain also has a standard library with composite data structures (Option, Stack, Result) and system calls (e.g., I/O, process handling).
- WinBox: Modern window manager for the web
WinBox is a professional HTML5 window manager for the web: lightweight, outstanding performance, no dependencies, fully customizable, open source! – nextapps-de/winbox
- Over a Billion Android Devices Are at Risk of Data Theft
- The digital currencies that matter
Get ready for Fedcoin and the e-euro | Leaders
- Rust for Windows 0.9
Rust for Windows v0.9 has recently been released and includes full consumption support, along with several other updates! With completed consumption support, you can now call any Windows APIs (past, present, and futur
- Java beats out C++, Rust, C#, and Golang in gRPC throughput performance
Various gRPC benchmarks. Contribute to LesnyRumcajs/grpc_bench development by creating an account on GitHub.
Quote of the week
Software obeys the law of gaseous expansion – it continues to grow until memory is completely filled.
— Larry Gleason
- I See Dead µops: Leaking Secrets via Intel/AMD Micro-Op Caches
- The 7 Powers Known to Tesla, Pixar, Netflix, Apple, and Twilio
- Google I|O 2021 and Uncomfortable Questions
- California appeals court finds Amazon responsible for 3rd party sellers products
- Tesla Continues to Walk Back Full Self-Driving Claims
- The End of AMP
- Google penalizes you for using Google Analytics
- Amazon knew seller data was used to boost company sales
Internal report flagged lack of controls over access to seller data.
- Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax
- Jigsaw: A Google disinformation, toxicity, censorship and extremism control unit
- Google banned almost 120k spam developer accounts in 2020 for the play store
Posted by Krish Vitaldevara, Director of Product Management Trust & Safety, Google Play Providing safe experiences to billions of users a…
- Stadia’s VP and head of product leaves Google
- Confirmed talk cancelled due to slides heavily critical of Google and Facebook
- Netflix IT exec forced employees to use products from vendors that bribed him
- National Artificial Intelligence Initiative
- Netflix’s “Love Is Blind” Wants Unpaid Photographer for Five Weddings
The wildly successful show expects hired photographers to work for exposure, not money.
- As Amazon deforestation hits 12 year high, France rejects Brazilian soy
A day after Brazil announced 11,000 square kilometers of annual deforestation, France, the EU’s biggest buyer of Brazilian soy flour, announced plans to become more self-sufficient on the commodity.
- Covid: US backs waiver on vaccine intellectual property
- Tip Jar
- Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach
The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team uncovered an open ElasticSearch database exposing an organized fake reviews scam affecting Amazon.
The server contained
- Tesla Engineer Says Musk Overstated Tesla Autopilot Reality
- The Amazon Rainforest Now Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It Absorbs
Climate change and deforestation have transformed the ecosystem into a net source of planet-warming gases instead of a carbon sink
- Sonova Acquires Sennheiser Consumer Business
- Afraid to Google a thing because I don’t want the algorithm to think I like it
- Chrome extension recommends local businesses while shopping on Amazon or eBay
Recommends local businesses!
- List of apps people pay for but have low rating
- Will Linux phones stay around this time?
While working through the old posts in order to adjust the front matter (and sometimes more), I thought: Will this last? Or will this go south soon, like it did around with previous projects again? A recent reddit post reinforced this line of thought, so I decided to write down my thoughts on the issue.
- Bob Cassette Rewinder: Hacking Detergent DRM
Renew and Refill Bob Cassettes for 98% Cost Saving! – dekuNukem/bob_cassette_rewinder
- The Linux kernel has surpassed one million git commits
- Negative interest: Danske Bank changes threshold for personal customers
- Linux Terminal Tools
- Hacking a ProgComp with Side Channels
- Happy Hacking: Music Implementation in NieR:Automata
Hello! I’m Masami Ueda, a music composer at PlatinumGames, here to write about some of my work on NieR:Automat […]
- Tesla Car Hacked Remotely from Drone via Zero-Click Exploit
- Linux and Glibc API Changes
- ProcMon for Linux (Preview)
Procmon is a Linux reimagining of the classic Procmon tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows. Procmon provides a convenient and efficient way for Linux developers to trace the syscal…
- Modern C and What We Can Learn from It
- How to Teach Math?
- Putting an Ultra-Tiny Linux Board in a Phone Charger Eventually
Among security professionals, a “drop box” is a device that can be covertly installed at a target location and phone home over the Internet, providing a back door into what might be an …
- I spent some time exploring how to improve the UX of code blocks on the web
- I Hacked Google App Engine: Anatomy of a Java Bytecode Exploit
- Quantum Double-Slit Experiment Offers Hope for Earth-Size Telescope
- What can ‘The Age of Decadence’ teach us about today? A great deal
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg’s company is using fascinating scare tactics to get users to tolerate tracking.
- PsiQuantum to Build the World’s First Full-Scale Quantum Computer
- The Distribution Vector That Changed Linux Forever
- Linux Foundation starts AgStack, an open-source agtech initiative