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AI, bots and robots
- AI Mid 2021: Self Driving Car Meets Reality
- An Erlangen Programme to Establish the Geometric Foundations of Deep Learning
- Kickstarting AI for Code: Introducing IBM’s Project CodeNet
- Forced Entrepreneurs
- Unveiling our new Quantum AI campus
- Sharing learnings about our image cropping algorithm
Twitter shares a technical analysis of its assessment for potential bias in its image cropping algorithm as part of its efforts to be more transparent around how it uses machine learning to improve pe
- Google MUM: A new AI milestone for understanding information
Our latest AI milestone, Multitask Unified Model, has the potential to take Google’s information understanding to a new level.
- Are Angels More Likely Than VCs to Drive Entrepreneurial Experimentation?
- KotlinDL 0.2: Idiomatic Kotlin DSL for Deep Learning
- Dancing robots you can fling
- Deep-learning side-channel attacks: the theory
- Robot paramedic carries out CPR in ambulance in UK first
- Working at a startup is overrated, both financially and emotionally
Itâs overratedâboth financially and emotionally
- An English Professor Who Foresaw Modern Neuroscience
- Nvidia DatasetGAN, Efficient Labeled Data for AI Training
- Archaeologists train a neural network to sort pottery fragments for them
- Reverse engineering an AI spaceship game at DEF CON CTF
- Developers Turn to Analog for Neural Nets
- Neural Network Enabled Filmmaking
- Bottery by Google
- Drunk as a Lord: the Regency Bottle Men
- Introduction to Robotics
This Masterclass covers robots in fiction, robot arms used in manufacturing and the overarching concept of how robots are being used in the world.
- A.I. Is Solving the Wrong Problem
- The Leg at the Bottom of the Sea
- IRC: Run it or use it, but try to avoid doing both
- Anthropic AI
- Fusebot: Build a free Discord bot with no sign up or server
- Berkeley Lab Debuts Perlmutter, World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer
A ribbon-cutting ceremony held virtually at Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) today marked the official launch of Perlmutter – aka NERSC-9 – the GPU-accelerated supercomputer built by HPE in partnership with Nvidia and AMD.
- Quantization and Deployment of Deep Neural Networks on Microcontrollers
- Cornell and NTT’s Physical Neural Nets Enable Arbitrary Physical System Training
- Create AI videos by simply typing in text
Create AI videos by simply typing in text. Make engaging videos for e-learning, customer onboarding, etc. No need for actors, cameras or audio equipment.
- Was a flying killer robot used in Libya? Quite possibly
- Neural Networks Emulate Any Guitar Pedal for $120
- Manicure robot in San Francisco is now painting nails in 10 minutes for just $8
- Event-based backpropagation for exact gradients in spiking neural networks
- Deep freezing iron-based materials makes them both magnetic and superconducting
- Zombie Fungus Turns Cicadas into Horror-Movie Sex Bots
Researchers explore how an amphetamine and a psychedelic help parasitic fungi spread their spores through insects’ doomed mating attempts
- 3D Printing with a Robot Arm
- Algorithmic Botany
- Predictive Coding Can Do Exact Backpropagation on Any Neural Network
- Robot Sticks to Ceilings by Vibrating a Flexible Disc
- Neural Actor: Neural Free-View Synthesis of Human Actors with Pose Control
- Few-Shot Learning in Practice: GPT-Neo & ‘HuggingFace’ Accelerated Inference API
- Data Cascades in Machine Learning
- Language Learning with Netflix
- Machine learning is booming in medicine, but also facing a credibility crisis
Experts say fatal flaws in the methodology of many machine learning papers make it hard to have faith in published claims.
- AndroidEnv: The Android Learning Environment
- Zoom / Teams Open Source alternative for online learning
- Synthetic Messenger: A botnet scheme for climate news
- DeepMind says reinforcement learning is ‘enough’ to reach general AI
Scientists at U.K.-based AI lab DeepMind argue true artificial intelligence will emerge from sticking to the principle of reward maximization.
- Measuring the Algorithmic Efficiency of Neural Networks
- Germany warns: AI arms race already underway
- A robot to replace the need for farmers to go inside the grain bin
- The Modern Mathematics of Deep Learning
We describe the new field of mathematical analysis of deep learning. This
field emerged around a list of research questions that were not answered within
the classical framework of learning theory. These questions concern: the
outstanding generalization power of overparametrized neural networks, the role
of depth in deep architectures, the apparent absence of the curse of
dimensionality, the surprisingly successful optimization performance despite
the non-convexity of the problem, understanding what features are learned, why
deep architectures perform exceptionally well in physical problems, and which
fine aspects of an architecture affect th
- Supernumerary Robotic Limbs
- McDonald’s AI drive-thru bot accused of breaking biometrics privacy law
- Fabricius uses machine learning to help translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs
- RISC-V Evolving to Address Supercomputers and AI
- Neural.love: An AI-powered HD portrait generator
- Modelplace, the AI Model Marketplace by OpenCV
- New Machine Learning Gems for Ruby
In August, I set out to improve the machine learning ecosystem for Ruby and wasn’t sure where it would go. Over the next 5 months, I ended up…
- Do You Want AI to Be Conscious?
People often ask me whether human-level artificial intelligence will eventually become conscious. My response is: Do you want it to…
- Grobid: Machine learning for extracting information from scholarly documents
- Ethics of AI
- Where Are Pixels? – A Deep Learning Perspective
- 1931: Kurt Gödel shows limits of math, logic, computing, AI
His famous 1931 paper identified the fundamental limits of math, logics, theorem proving, computing, AI.
- Deep reinforcement learning will transform manufacturing as we know it
- Advancing AI theory with first-principles understanding of deep neural networks
- Learning to love a rigid and inflexible language
- Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Algorithms
- Unitree’s Go1 Robot Dog Looks Pretty Great, Costs Just USD $2700
- Machine Learning Cohorts: A Synthesis
- Finding the Bottom Turtle
- Pee bottles, constant monitoring and ignoring stop signs: Driving for Amazon
- When tipping and smiling are both expected at work, so is sexual harassment
- Hyundai acquires stake in Boston Dynamics for $880M
Hyundai Motor Group has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in the U.S robotics firm Boston Dynamics.
- The Walkman a.k.a. Vbug 1.5 robot
- Biases in AI Systems
- Regularization Is All You Need: Simple Neural Nets Can Excel on Tabular Data
Tabular datasets are the last “unconquered castle” for deep learning, with
traditional ML methods like Gradient-Boosted Decision Trees still performing
strongly even against recent specialized neural architectures. In this paper,
we hypothesize that the key to boosting the performance of neural networks lies
in rethinking the joint and simultaneous application of a large set of modern
regularization techniques. As a result, we propose regularizing plain
Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) networks by searching for the optimal
combination/cocktail of 13 regularization techniques for each dataset using a
joint optimization over the decision on which re
- Why is AI hard and Physics simple?
- Machine learning automation from creating to using models in production
- Recreating the Missing Pieces of the Night Watch with the Help of AI
- Open Source Farming Robot
Farming and gardening robots for home, educational, and commercial use. Premium Hardware · Worldwide Shipping · Drag and Drop Farm Designer · Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions · Own Your Food
- NATO is looking to connect with startups
- Berkeley Document Summarizer – learning-based, single-document summarization
- Robots could take place of pupils who cannot attend school in person
Blockchain and decentralization
- Bitcoin Is as Legitimate as Ice Cream
- Coin Carbon Cap – PoW cryptocurrencies ranked by energy efficiency
PoW currencies ranked by energy efficiency
- As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crash, this one is up more than 95%
- Infinitic (Apache Pulsar framework for building distributed applications)
- Reflow, a language for distributed, incremental data processing in the cloud
- Ethereum will use around 99.95% less energy post merge
TL;DR: Ethereum will use at least ~99.95% less energy post merge. Ethereum will be completing the transition to Proof-of-Stake in the upcoming months, which brings a myriad of improvements that have been theorized for years. But now that the Beacon chain has been running for a few months, we can…
- Tax Evasion at the Top of the Income Distribution: Theory and Evidence
- Nvidia cripples cryptocurrency mining on RTX 3080 and 3070 cards
NVIDIA announced today that it’s halving the hash rate for Etehereum cryptocurrency mining on the new GeForce RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060 Ti graphics cards to make them less desirable for miners.
- Bitcoin Plummets Below 40K
- Coinbase Is Down
- Bitcoin’s plunge intensifies, tanks 30% to $30k in single day
- Real world ownership is not a use case for blockchain
The blockchain beyond cryptocurrency world is full of potential use cases that would supposedly change the game. I touched on it in my last post with a supply chain management example. But the use case proposals go much further than that. Beyond the supply chain a lot of startups try to implement a use case around recording and transferring ownership of something. After all that’s what cryptocurrencies are all about, so why can’t we do that for everything. One example I’ve seen multiple times is recording ownership of art or luxury goods.
- Why Ethereum Will Win Store of Value
- U.S. Treasury calls for stricter cryptocurrency compliance with IRS
- Ninjabot – A fast cryptocurrency bot implemented in Go
- U.S. Treasury seeks reporting of cryptocurrency transfers
The Biden administration’s tax enforcement proposal would require that cryptocurrency transfers over $10,000 be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and would more than double the IRS workforce over a decade, the U.S. Treasury said on Thursday.
- On Ransomware and Cryptocurrency
- How Iran Uses Bitcoin Mining to Evade Sanctions and “Export” Oil
Elliptic follows the $7 Billion in Bitcoin stolen from Bitfinex in 2016 and is still being laundered through darknet markets and privacy wallets
- Bitcoin Miners Are Giving New Life to Old Fossil-Fuel Power Plants
- The Limits to Blockchain Scalability
- Why Decentralised Applications Don’t Work
- HashCow, BTC.TOP have halted China operations after Beijing crackdown on Bitcoin
- ‘Irresponsible’ London Underground Bitcoin Advert Banned
- Sandwell Bitcoin mine found stealing electricity
Police say they raided the building thinking they were going to find a cannabis farm.
- The rise of crypto laundries: how criminals cash out of Bitcoin
- ‘I lost millions through cryptocurrency addiction’
- It’s time for us in the tech world to speak out about cryptocurrency
- Wall Street struggles to sell Washington on Bitcoin for the masses
- Tangle data-structure – The lesser known blockchain alternative
- SpaceX launching an Ethereum node to the ISS
- Distributed Cloud Builds for Everyone
- Bitcoin’s Reliance on Stablecoins Harks Back to the Wild West of Finance
To understand the weakness of stablecoins such as Tether, it is worth a quick history lesson from pre-Civil War American finance.
- El Salvador to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
- Stateright: A model checker for implementing distributed systems
A model checker for implementing distributed systems. – stateright/stateright
- FoundationDB: A Distributed, Unbundled, Transactional Key Value Store
- Cryptocurrency Bear?
- Yatima: A programming language for the decentralized web
- DOJ seizes $2.3M in cryptocurrency paid to the ransomware extortionists Darkside
- Microsoft Retires Azure Blockchain
- Why Can’t Computing at the Heart of Bitcoin Be More Useful?
- Bitcoin becomes Legal Tender in El Salvador
- The BitcoinLaw has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran Congress
- El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender
It is the first country in the world to make the move, following a proposal by its president.
- How to Start Disrupting Cryptocurrencies: “Mining” Is Money Transmission
- Peer-to-peer serverless infrastructure, powered by blockchain technology
Peer-to-peer serverless infrastructure, powered by blockchain technology and built using the spare capacity all around us.
- Rqlite 6.0: the evolution of a distributed database design
- Raspberry Pi WiFi to ethernet bridge
- Netherlands must ban cryptocurrencies immediately: CPB head
- El Salvador Plans to Use Electricity Generated from Volcanoes to Mine Bitcoin
- Dutch official calls for complete ban on Bitcoin
- Global banking regulators call for toughest rules for cryptocurrencies
- Ethereum community has solved a major problem of the Internet: Single Sign-On
- Why Gold and Bitcoin Are Popular
- Thailand bans meme coin and NFT: “no clear objective or substance or underlying”
- Metastable Failures in Distributed Systems
- Nobody has found a use case for blockchain
- Legal expert says Tether and Binance Coin are likely picks for SEC lawsuit
Attorney Jeremy Hogan gave his legal assessment of the top five cryptocurrencies naming Tether and Binance Coin as at risk.
- World Bank rejects El Salvador request for Bitcoin help
This month the country announced plans to become the first nation to make the cryptocurrency legal tender.
- The collapse of the IRON stable coin
- In the last 7 days people created 23 new decentralized websites
- Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 (W3C draft)
- A from-scratch tour of Bitcoin in Python
- South African Brothers Vanish, and So Does $3.6B in Bitcoin Exit Scam
- El Salvador to airdrop $30 in Bitcoin to up to 6M citizens
- Cryptocurrency buzz drives record investment scam losses
- Blockchain Is Puny
- Cwtch: Decentralized, privacy-preserving, multi-party messaging protocol
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Fullerton settles lawsuit against bloggers for publishing City Hall documents
- Building virtual worlds: video games and autobiographical architecture
- Drone Racing League Creates End-to-End Cloud Production
- On Establishing a Cloud Security Program
- Ampere announces their next CPU will use custom microarchitecture instead of ARM
- Apple, Google and Microsoft wage war on right-to-repair laws
- The Architecture of Uber’s API Gateway
API gateways are an integral part of microservices architecture in recent years. An API gateway provides a single point of entry for all our apps and provides a
- “Serverless” Phishing Campaign
- Using Kubernetes to rethink your system architecture and ease technical debt
- Scion – A Novel Internet Architecture
- Save 500€/Year Switching from Mailchimp to Open Source Mailtrain and AWS SES
My newsletter Le Courrier du hacker (3,800 subscribers, 176 issues) is 3 years old and Mailchimp costs were becoming unbearable for a small project ($50 a month, $600 a year), with still limited revenues nowadays. Switching to the Open Source Mailtrain plugged to the AWS Simple Email Service (SES) will dramatically reduce the associated costs. …
- Why is the Moscow Metro so grandiose compared to other Soviet architecture
- Bird Architecture
An excerpt from Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance.
- The 31 Laws Of Fun
- Arm Announces New Mobile Armv9 CPU Microarchitectures
- Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency Review
- Using the “X-AMZN-Trace-Id” Header for Request Tracing Through AWS Load Balancer
- Strong Towns Has Filed a Lawsuit Against the Minnesota Board of Engineering
- Convect – Instant Serverless Deployment of ML Models
- The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox
- Dark Patterns Hall of Shame
- A minimalistic Python wrapper to AWS DynamoDB
- The New York Times Uses the Dark Patterns It Derides
- Europe to US: Pass new laws if you want a data-transfer deal
- Cloudera taken private for $5.3b, acquires Datacoral and Cazena
- Flame: A PureScript front-end framework inspired by the Elm architecture
Fast & simple framework for building web applications – easafe/purescript-flame
- Logical replication and decoding for Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
- Computer chips are mercurial: Rare miscalculations frequent at cloud hyperscale
- Justice Department withdraws FBI subpoena for USA Today records ID’ing readers
- Creating a serverless function to scrape web pages metadata
- Apple shut down my iCloud account for five days, no warning, no explanation
- A Pattern Language
- AWS Frankfurt Status: Engineers are still not able to enter the affected part
- Ness – Deploy web sites to your AWS account
- Freenode has blocked all IRCCloud users
- Redis at the Edge with Cloudflare Workers
- Apple’s iCloud+ “VPN”
- Open source HIPAA compliance benchmark for AWS
- Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind
- Architecture of the Playstation
An in-depth analysis that explains how this console works internally
- A Public Registry for AWS CloudFormation
- Redis server side if-modified-since caching pattern using lua
- Arm Introduces Its Confidential Compute Architecture
- Django for Startup Founders: A better software architecture for SaaS startups
In an ideal world, startups would be easy. We’d run our idea by some potential customers, build the product, and then immediately ride that sweet exponential growth curve off into early retirement. Of course it doesn’t actually work like that….
- The End of Marae – my attempt to build the AR cloud
- Database Architects: What Every Programmer Should Know About SSDs
- “Host” WordPress on Cloudflare for Free
- BigQuery row-level security
- How I was let go for refusing to deploy a dark pattern
- AWS BugBust
- AWS has acquired Wickr
- Cloudproxy – hide your scrapers IP behind the cloud
Development and languages
- What does the future hold for Windows if it isn’t Windows 10x?
- Python Language Summit: PEP 654 – Exception Groups and Except
Bit-sync is a utility for synchronizing arbitrary data using the rsync algorithm in pure js – claytongulick/bit-sync
- Ward: Modern Test Framework for Python
- Jolie, the service-oriented programming language
Jolie crystallises the programming concepts of service-oriented computing as linguistic constructs. The basic building blocks of software are not objects or functions, but rather services.
- Company Lets Celebrities Digitally Clone Their Voice So They Can Loan It Out
- Short Tutorial on Python’s ChainMap
- BPF for Storage: An Exokernel-Inspired Approach
- How necessary are the programming fundamentals?
- Boosting Dropbox upload speed and improving Windows’ TCP stack
- Security keys are now supported for SSH Git operations
You can now use FIDO2 security keys to authenticate over SSH for remote Git operations, providing a higher level of account security.
- A brief introduction to esoteric programming languages
- Handling exceptions in Python like a pro
- The Array Cast – A podcast about the array programming languages
- Metaprogramming in Elixir
- Past and Future Turtles: The Evolution of the Logo Programming Language (Part 1)
When I was a young child, one of my best friends was a turtle. Not a real turtle, although that would have been fun, but a virtual one. My turtle lived inside of an Apple II, an early 8-bit computer, at my elementary school. When I first met her, my turtle, she didn’t do much. […]
- Portable Python 3.9.5 for Windows (USB key, ext. drive) for schools/companies
- The Dunyazad Digital Library
- Why Clinical Laboratorians Should Embrace the R Programming Language
- Rust heads into the kernel?
In a lengthy
message to the linux-kernel mailing list, Miguel Ojeda “introduced” the
Rust for Linux project. It
was likely not the first time that most kernel developers had heard of the
effort; there was an extensive discussion
of the project at the 2020 Linux Plumbers
Conference, for example. It has also been raised
before on the list. Now, the project is looking for feedback from
the kernel community about its plans, thus the RFC posting on April 14.
- Video uploads now available across GitHub
With video uploads now generally available, developers have even more ways to collaborate on GitHub. Try it out for yourself!
- Useful iOS Things GitHub Repository
- Writing Pythonic Rust
- Replit now supports every programming language
- Researchhub: GitHub for Science
What is Researchhub
- So you want to build a generator (programming)
- Magit 3.0 Released
- Developing mobile digital key applications with ClojureScript
- Advances of the Hare programming language compared to C
- When Do Programmers Retire? Is 35 the End?
- Programming by Voice for Visual Studio Code
- Why and how GitHub is adopting OpenTelemetry
Building on top of OpenTelemetry empowers us to provide integrated and opinionated observability solutions for our application engineers.
- Functional Programming in Go with Generics
- Stacked Git – manage commits as a stack of patches
- A six figure meme making job at a legit company
- WordPress 18
Today marks eighteen years since the very first release of WordPress. I consider myself so lucky to have co-founded the project alongside Mike Little. Who could have imagined that our nights and we…
- Writing a Jinja-inspired template library in Python
- Browse Every Awesome List on GitHub
GitHub Awesome: Browse Every Awesome List on GitHub
- So, You Want to Become a Digital Nomad
- Windows 2000 Running in WebAssembly
- Pwned passwords, open source in the .NET foundation and working with the FBI
I’ve got 2 massive things to announce today that have been a long time in the works and by pure coincidence, have aligned such that I can share them together here today. One you would have been waiting for and one totally out of left field. Both these announcements are
- Security Issues with LastPass on Android
- Monty, Mongo tinified. MongoDB implemented in Python
- Our digital pasts weren’t supposed to be weaponized like this
- NFT’s aren’t a harmless digital fad – they’re a disaster for our planet
- Terra: Low-level system programming language meta-programmed from Lua
- Returns to Scale in Broken Windows
Burn it all down…for GDP growth!
- Windows 10 nagging users with Bing advertisements (push alerts)
- What every programmer should know about memory
- The faulty digital clock problem
- Pynguin – Generate Python unit tests automatically
The PYthoN General UnIt Test geNerator is a test-generation tool for Python – se2p/pynguin
- EU set to unveil plans for bloc-wide digital wallet for various services
The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online, the Financial Times reported.
This Windows 10 Setup Script turns off a bunch of unnecessary Windows 10 telemetery, bloatware, & privacy things. Not guaranteed to catch everything. Review and tweak before running. Reboot aft…
- GitHub Is Having Issues
- Stop overstimulating your mind with digital entertainment
- Huawei replaces Android with HarmonyOS, which is also Android
- Huawei officially replaces Android with HarmonyOS, which is also Android
- Unix Shell Programming: The Next 50 Years
- Why Python 4.0 might never arrive, according to its creator
- A Concrete Introduction to Probability (Using Python) (Norvig, 2018)
Python programs, usually short, of considerable difficulty, to perfect particular skills. – norvig/pytudes
- Performance Booster with System.IO.Pipelines in C#
- From Competitive Programming to APL
- Popular Elitism In Programming
- Engineers Create a Programmable Fiber
- Computing the number of digits of an integer even faster
I my previous blog post, I documented how one might proceed to compute the number of digits of an integer quickly. E.g., given the integer 999, you want 3 but given the integer 1000, you want 4. It is effectively the integer logarithm in base 10. On computers, you can quickly compute the integer logarithm … Continue reading Computing the number of digits of an integer even faster
- Waking just one hour earlier cuts depression risk by double digits
- Workspacer: A tiling window manager for Windows 10
- Mlatu, a Concatenative Programming Language
- Our Engineering Team Used Python’s AST to Patch 100,000s of Lines of Code
Abstract Syntax Tree is an extremely useful tool. It provides a tree representation of a source code, that can be traversed to parse the code while understanding the code’s language constructs. In this article, we explain how we have used ASTs to write IntelliPatch scripts that can…
- Exploring Android Development on iPad
- A Random Walk Through Git
- UK’s Labour Party calls for delay to NHS Digital’s GP data slurp
- FaceTime is coming to Android and Windows via the web
You no longer need an iPhone or Mac.
- Goa’s last typewriter repair shop defied the digital age
- Fastly CDN is down (affecting Reddit, GitHub, SO, …)
We’re excited to announce Astro as a new way to build static websites and deliver lightning-fast performance without sacrificing a modern developer experience.
- Lockdown.exe: Block unknown apps via Windows software restriction policy
Current version: v1.1.3 (released 2021-06-23, see release notes below.) Lockdown is a preventative measure for use against malware/ransomware attacks, which works by leveraging Windows Software Re…
- Some funny engineering/programmer jokes
- Finding Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities in Windows Using Process Monitor
- Playwright (Test Automation Library) For .NET Is Now Stable
Playwright for .NET v1.12 is now stable!
The NuGet package has been renamed and is now available as Microsoft.Playwright.
Ships with the codegen and trace viewer tools out-of-the-box
- Using aligned word vectors for instant translations with Python and Rust
How to use aligned word vectors from fastText from to translate words from one language to another instantly.
- Dynamic scientific visualizations in the browser for Python users
- Microsoft will end Windows 10 support in 2025
Microsoft’s official Windows 10 support documentation has just added more fuel to the fire of rumors that quickly spreads around the upcoming big Windows
- Python is 1.3x faster by just adjusting some compiling options for libpython
- Elevator Saga – An elevator programming game
- Programmer’s Resignation from 1985
- Modern Python Developer’s Toolkit
- Skribilo: A Document Programming Framework
- Gooey: Turn almost any Python command line program into a GUI application
Turn (almost) any Python command line program into a full GUI application with one line – chriskiehl/Gooey
- Practical Reed-Solomon for Programmers
Recently I was doing some work decoding the new Galileo High Accuracy Service data. In short, this new service will allow Galileo (“European GPS”) users to achieve decimeter-level accuracy, which is nice. This “HAS” data is transmitted highly redundantly by making good use of Reed-Solomon encoding.
To work with this data, I attempted to learn more about Reed-Solomon and I found almost all explanations were useless to me – oodles of advanced math, but no guidance of how to use R-S in practice.
- Git for Computer Scientists
- DuckDuckGo for Android tricks users with global privacy control setting
- Stabel: A pure, concatenative and statically typed programming language
- AirDrop Anywhere – Making it work on Windows
- Gelidum – My Python library to freeze objects
- Coq mulls new name for programming language
- Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils
- Fsspec: Filesystem Interfaces for Python
- GitHub – nushell/nushell: A new type of shell
A new type of shell. Contribute to nushell/nushell development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Textual: A Python Text User Interface with Rich as the Renderer
- A bare metal physical implementation of WASM. That’s right, a WebAssembly CPU
- Why I Support the Haskell Foundation (retro on 15 years of Haskell programming)
- How to Write a Programming Book
- Python compiler written in Python to make standalone executables
Nuitka is a Python compiler written in Python. It's fully compatible with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9. You feed it your Python app, it does a lot of clever things, …
- A Foray for Fun into Windows Fibers
- Organicmaps: Android and iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers
🍃 Organic Maps is an Android & iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers, and cyclists based on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data and curated with love by MapsWithMe founders. …
- .NET 6 Preview 5
- There are at least 10 different Microsoft design conventions in Windows 11
- Vespucci – OpenStreetMap Editor for Android
- BBC Programme Index: 9M listings and 221k playable programmes
- Saying Goodbye to Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- State of the Windows: How many layers of UI inconsistencies are in Windows 10?
We’ve all heard this riddle: if you dig down deep enough in Windows 10, you’ll find elements that date from Windows 3.x days. But is it actually true? In this article we’ll discov…
- Why did we ever think the first programming language didn’t matter?
- The Power and Poetry of Random Digits
- What every programmer should know about SSDs
A blog by and for database architects.
- Turn your old, cracked Android phone into a backup server
- OrganicMaps is Android and iOS offline maps for travel without trackers or ads
Fast detailed offline maps for travelers, tourists, hikers and cyclists curated with love by MAPS.ME founders
- Digitising rural land records, one drone at a time
- Git undo: We can do better
- State of the Windows, part 2: Did Windows 10 slow down with each feature update?
One of the main reasons some people tend to avoid updating their PCs is that “it makes it slower”. Especially with Windows 10’s Software as a Service approach, where it gets the s…
- Kats: One stop shop for time series analysis in Python
One stop shop for time series analysis in Python
- I wrote a book about Python
- New GitHub Issues Beta
Give your developers flexible features for project management that adapts to any team, project, and workflow—all alongside your code.
- P4: Open-Source Programming Language for Protocol-Independent Packet Processing
- Microsoft announces Windows 11
- Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11
- Introducing Windows 11
- Installing Windows 11 on Legacy BIOS Without Secure Boot
- Bflat: C# as you know it but with Go-like tooling
C# as you know it but with Go-inspired tooling (small, selfcontained, and native executables) – MichalStrehovsky/bflat
- Free antispy tool for Windows 10
- When it comes to Git history, less is more
- Reviews of Android TV launcher after Google added ads to the homescreen
Home screen experience on your Android TV entertainment device.
- Turn any chessboard into a chess computer.(Python/Computer Vision)
Quote of the week
Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done – is essential.
— From the Agile Manifesto.
- Google Says Everything at Stadia Is Fine, as the Water Reaches Their Noses
The last 12 months or so have been rough times for Google Stadia. Lawsuits, its main first-party development studio shutting…
- Twitter’s subscription service might cost $3 per month
- Tesla crash driver posted videos of himself riding without hands on wheel
- Starting in August, Google will require that they sign apps, not you
- Microsoft Decided Bill Gates Needed to Leave Board Due to Staff Relationship
- Amazon had keys to USPS mailbox used for union ballots
- Umami – An alternative to Google Analytics
Umami is a simple, fast, website analytics alternative to Google Analytics. – mikecao/umami
- Microsoft Investigated Bill Gates Before He Left the Board (Report)
- How M1 Macs feel faster than Intel models: it’s about QoS
By segregating macOS background tasks on Efficiency cores, M1 Macs can run user apps unfettered on their Performance cores. And that feels really fast.
- AMD and GlobalFoundries Update: Orders Through 2024, Now Non-Exclusive
- Amazon’s Sidewalk Network Is Turned on by Default. Here’s How to Turn It Off
- Monday.com Files IPO
- Bill Gates left Microsoft amid affair investigation
Microsoft has said that it investigated Mr Gates’ attempt in 2000 “to initiate an intimate relationship”.
- Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ reveals a $530M bet against Tesla
Michael Burry is long puts against 800,100 shares of Tesla or $534 million by the end of the first quarter.
- Why is the Gaza Strip blurry on Google Maps?
High-resolution images of Israel and Gaza are available, so why not via public mapping tools?
- Google: We never sell your personal information
- AMP pages no longer get preferential treatment in Google search
- Amazon is reportedly negotiating to acquire MGM for about $9B
Amazon is negotiating to acquire MGM Studios for about $9 billion, per reports.
MGM Holdings has been exploring a sale since at least December.
- Subsidies Awarded to Amazon: at least $4.04B and Counting
- Building Products at Stripe
- Google Turns Docs, Sheets and Slides into a Smart Canvas
- LaMDA: Google’s New Conversation Technology
- Google I/O 2021
- Unveiling Material You – Google’s new design language
The next stage for Material Design
- Google employees demand Palestine support in letter to CEO
- Nicholas Taleb’s Amazon Reviews
- Google ‘Experiments’ with Bringing RSS Capabilities Back to Chrome
- Nikola Tesla invention from 100 years ago suddenly makes more sense today
- Google Revives RSS
- Comparing trips between cellphone towers and Google timeline (GPS)
- Offensive Tweet Quiz – Twitter is terrible at identifying offensive tweets
- SimpleVisor – Intel VT-x hypervisor in 500 lines of C code
- Microsoft releases SimuLand, a lab environment to simulate attacker tradecraft
Microsoft has open-sourced today a tool that can be used to build lab environments where security teams can simulate attacks and verify the detection effectiveness of Microsoft security products.
- Twitter previews Ticketed Spaces, Apple/Google + Twitter take 44% cut
- Should Google just become a VC fund?
- 1B$+ seller pulled from Amazon for fake reviews
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- Aukey kicked off Amazon following fake reviews allegations
Tomtop and Mpow are also caught up in an alleged attempt to trade products for fake positive reviews
- Ford, Not Tesla, Is Making the Electric Truck That Will Change the EV Industry
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.
- Tesla is found guilty of throttling charging speed
- Microsoft has turned the Surface Duo into a handheld Xbox
Xbox Touch Controls shine on the Surface Duo.
- Delhi Police raids Twitter offices over manipulated label
- Amazon Nears Deal to Buy Hollywood Studio MGM
- Russia gives Google 24 hours to delete banned content
- Google is officially releasing its Fuchsia OS, starting with first-gen Nest Hub
- Send email via Amazon ses and Sendgrid from your Google Sheets
SendSimple App is Email addon for Google Workplace. Send bulk personalised emails via Gmail, Amazon SES, sendgrid and more – It’s easy to use – start today!
- German regulator probes Google’s market position, data use
- Google now lets you password-protect the page that shows all your searches
- Stripe Payment Links
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- The Google Nest Hub is first commercial Fuchsia device
- Facebook, Twitter & Instagram can be banned in India tomorrow for non-compliance
- Transitioning to Tesla Vision
- Google says Rowhammer attacks are gaining range as RAM is getting denser
A team of Google security researchers said they discovered a new way to perform Rowhammer attacks against computer memory (RAM) cards that broaden the attack’s initial impact.
- Stripe isn’t a platform. It’s a mouse.
- Amazon acquires MGM for $8.45B
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O)will buy MGM, the fabled U.S. movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion, giving it a huge library of films and TV shows and ramping up competition with streaming rivals led by Netflix and Disney+.
- iOS IDE Play.js Goes Online: Acquired by CodeSandbox
- Microsoft president: Orwell’s 1984 could happen in 2024
Tech executives warned that democracy has to win the AI arms race, in a new BBC Panorama.
- The Hostile Takeover of a Microsoft Flight Simulator Server
- Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will officially step down from his role as chief executive on July 5, he announced during the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.
- Google to use patient data to develop healthcare algorithms for hospital chain
- Tesla loses U.S. designation for some advanced safety features
Newer Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles will no longer be labeled as having some advanced safety features after the automaker said it was removing radar sensors to transition to a camera-based Autopilot system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Wednesday.
- Twitter confirms “Twitter Blue”, for $2.99 per month
- Amazon offers ‘wellness chamber’ for stressed staff
- Alphabet moonshot Loon is jolted by layoffs
Despite layoffs at Mountain View-based Loon LLC, displaced workers at the Alphabet moonshot that was created to bring the Internet to remote places are finding jobs with the tech titan, which owns …
- Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private
- ProtonMail includes Google Recaptcha for Login, every single time
- Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors
- Amazon Refused to Refund $7k After Shipping an Empty Box Instead of a Sony A1
A couple in Colorado was left shocked after Amazon delivered an empty box instead of the Sony a1 worth $7,000 that they ordered — and then refused to give them a refund. As reported by PetaPixel and The Denver Channel (skip to 1:03), Bill and Kelly Chiles ordered the Sony a1 back in mid-March and waited patiently for it to arrive. Upon delivery, they opened their package and were confused to find two boxes for the Sony a1, both of which were empty. Upon contacting Amazon, the company insisted that the product had been delivered and refused to offer a refund.
- Amazon refused to refund $7k after shipping an empty box instead of a Sony A1
- Google Suddenly Flips the Password Privacy Switch for Billions of Users
- Creator of Rufus outlines the problems with Microsoft’s UWP
- Amazon Prime inflates prices, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’
A new antitrust case shows that Prime inflates prices across the board, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’ that is anything but free.
- Google’s new popup will further weaken Facebook’s advertisement business
- 192 MB at 2 TB/SEC
- Google Groups has banned comp.lang.tcl
- Recommendations and Results Organization in Netflix Search
- Amazon US customers given one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing
- Amazon changes TOS to let customers sue, after facing 75K+ arbitration demands
- Amazon backs marijuana legalization, drops weed testing for some jobs
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it supports a proposed U.S. legislation to legalize cannabis at the federal level, and would drop weed-testing requirements for some recruitments.
- Almost half of local Twitter trending topics in Turkey are fake – study
- Almost half of local Twitter trending topics in Turkey are fake – study
- Microsoft’s low-code strategy paints a target on UIPath and other RPA companies
Microsoft is investing big in the low code space and has put together a collection of products that is hard for other companies to match, capped recently by the announcement of PowerFX. The target in their sights is the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) companies such as UIPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism who are closing big deals with big enterprises.
- Amazon warehouse injuries ‘80% higher’ than competitors, report claims
A union-led group says Amazon’s injury rate is twice that of its closest competitor.
- Google Lighthouse V8 – Improved CLS metrics
We expect this release to ship in the DevTools of Chrome 93, and is already in PageSpeed Insights!
The Performance Category had a number of scoring changes to align…
- Microsoft Teams Calls will soon include end-to-end encryption
- Microsoft Irish subsidiary paid zero corporate tax on £220bn profit last year
Microsoft Round Island One has no employees except directors
- Amazon Ring’s neighborhood watch app is making police requests public
- Google Joins Apple to Opt-out of Mobile Advertising IDs
Android 12 makes interest-based advertising obsolete to set off an irreversible collapse in Facebook’s ad ecosystem
- Google removes its head of diversity after 2007 blog post
- Tesla files trademark paperwork for restuarant concept
- It’s a truck full of traffic lights
- Amazon’s newest euphemism for overworked employees is ‘industrial athlete’
- You can not advertise on Google if you use Google Analytics Competitors
- No evidence UFOs are alien craft, unclassified US intelligence report to reveal
US intelligence officials have found no evidence that unidentified flying objects encountered by US navy pilots in recent years are alien spacecraft but cannot explain what they are, a
- Intel and AMD Contemplate Different Replacements for x86 Interrupt Handling
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- 8088ify: Intel 8080 CP/M 2.2 to Intel 8086/8088 IBM PC DOS assembly translator
- Google can’t pass its own page speed test
- Amazon’s wage increase to $15 an hour also upped pay for non-Amazon workers
- Apple, Mozilla, Google, Microsoft form group to standardize browser plug-ins
- Twitter Ban in Nigeria
Nigerians are reporting they cannot access the site on their phones after the government suspension.
- Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent’
- Covid: Twitter suspends Naomi Wolf after tweeting anti-vaccine misinformation
- Google fined €220m by French competition watchdog over online advertising market
Google said it had agreed on changes to improve its online ad market after being fined by France’s competition watchdog.
- Two Hidden Instructions Discovered in Intel CPUs Enable Microcode Modification
Security researchers Mark Ermolov, Dmitry Sklyarov, and Maxim Goryachy discovered two undocumented x86 instructions that can be used to modify the CPU microcode. The instructions can only be executed when the CPU runs in debug mode, which makes them not easily exploitable, though.
- The top-ranking HTML editor on Google is an SEO scam
A tale of online-sleuthing
- AMD 3D Stacks SRAM Bumplessly
AMD recently unveiled 3D V-Cache, their first 3D-stacked technology-based product. Leapfrogging contemporary 3D bonding technologies, AMD jumped directly into advanced packaging with direct bonding and an order of magnitude higher wire density.
- How Netflix uses eBPF flow logs at scale for network insight
By Alok Tiagi, Hariharan Ananthakrishnan, Ivan Porto Carrero and Keerti Lakshminarayan
- Ohio sues Google, seeks to declare the internet company a public utility
- Microsoft Patches Six Zero-Day Security Holes
Microsoft today released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and supported software, including fixes for six zero-day bugs that malicious hackers already are exploiting in active attacks.
- Big Dice Games Acquires Risus: The Anything RPG
- Ad tech firms test ways to connect Google’s FLoC to other data
Like IP addresses, FLoC IDs will not be entirely static. However, it is likely that the same FLoC IDs or range of IDs will be associated with someone.
- Stripe Tax
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- Google to build new undersea cable to connect Latin America and the U.S.
- Husband of Amazon employee sentenced to prison for insider trading Amazon stock
Seattle – A 37-year-old Bothell, Washington man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 26 months in prison for securities fraud due to his insider trading activity, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman.
- Google abandons experiment to show simplified domain URLs in Chrome
Google’s experiment to hide parts of a site’s URL in the Chrome address bar (the Omnibox) has failed and has been removed from the browser earlier this week.
- Bandcamp’s app is no longer listed on Google Play
Buy music, support artists.
- Robinhood and Didi to Kick Off a Hot IPO Summer
Bankers estimate that initial public offerings could raise some $40 billion in the coming months, the most ever during a summer stretch.
- Legislation would unmask third-party sellers, but Amazon is fighting it
- Few people know that Google voluntarily removes some search results
- Echo Dot, Apple Watch, JBL Speakers Listings Hijacked at Amazon.com
REVIEW MANIPULATION – Amazon Echo Dot listing Hijacked OMG!!! AMAZON WAKE UP SOMEONE IS RIPPING YOU OFF! FY Posture Brand is taking Amazons Echo Dot listing, Apple Watch listing, JBL speakers listing to the cleaners LOL Check out these listings. All the reviews of these mega brands are being rerouted and connected to the FY Posture Brand posture listings The listing is for a posture corrector However all reviews are for Amazon Echo Dot! (76,784 five star reviews) The listing is f…
- Google Workspace for Everyone
By bringing Google Workspace to everyone, we’re making it easy for people to stay connected, get organized and achieve more together.
- Stripe Identity
Stripe Identity vous permet de confirmer de maniÃ¨re programmatique l’identitÃ© de vos utilisateurs dans le monde entier afin d’empÃªcher les attaques des fraudeurs tout en fluidifiant l’expÃ©rience des utilisateurs lÃ©gitimes.
- Apple and Google investigated by UK competition body
The UK competition authority says it has launched an investigation into the mobile phone market.
- Amazon is blocking Google’s FLoC
Most of Amazon’s properties including Amazon.com, WholeFoods.com and Zappos.com are preventing Google’s tracking system FLoC.
- How do I opt my access point out of Google Location services?
- Amazon S3 quietly deprecates BitTorrent support
- Amazon executives are worried they’ll run out of people to employ
- Google Messages end-to-end encryption is now out of beta
Back in November, Google announced that it would start testing end-to-end encryption in Messages for Android. After being limited…
- 4-Day Workweek Boosted Workers’ Productivity by 40%, Microsoft Japan Says
- Stripe Reader
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- Stripe Terminal
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- Microsoft Ubuntu repositories are broken because of space issues
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- Exploring performance differences between Amazon Aurora and vanilla MySQL
- The Document Culture of Amazon
A look at Amazon’s culture of writing and reading
- Thirty Tesla crashes linked to assisted driving system under investigation in US
- Amazon’s Staggering HR Failures
The cruelty is the point
- 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid First Test: 0–60 MPH in 1.98 Seconds
- Tesla’s ‘Knight Rider’ Steering Yoke Is Getting Panned in Early Reviews
- AMD vs. Intel CPU Market Share
- Google and Massachusetts have installed an app without consent or notification
Functionality to enable Exposure Notifications
- AMD Is Working on Its Own Hybrid x86 CPU: Patent Filing
- An unwanted update to your Google Account
Google sent me an email informing me that they will change the country associated with my account in 30 days. What I find curious is that it says the services are essentially the same between different countries. So, there is no advantage to me as a consumer for anything to change, the only difference will be in how my data is processed. Privacy alert! I found how to make a Country Association Inquiry to dispute this.
- Audi will halt new gas and diesel cars by 2026 – Drive Tesla Canada
- The “API Mandate” memo at Amazon
- Microsoft have signed multiple rootkits
- Ten Problems for Artificial Intelligence in the 2020s
- Lethal for Career – Think 100 Times Before Joining Amazon
Level up your coding skills and quickly land a job. This is the best place to expand your knowledge and get prepared for your next interview.
- Modernizing the DOM Tree in Microsoft Edge – Microsoft Edge Blog
- Towing a Tesla at 70 MPH replenishes battery at fast charger rates
This has been attempted multiple times before, but we’ve not seen it done at highway speeds or for such a long distance as in this video.
- Andrej Karpathy (Tesla): CVPR 2021 Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles
- Andrej Karpathy (Tesla): CVPR 2021 Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles
- Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company’s Success
- Internal Amazon documents shed light on how company pressures out office workers
- Google’s Messaging Mess: A Timeline
- Intel to Adopt SiFive’s New High-Performance P550 RISC-V Cores with 7nm Platform
- Amazon warehouse destroys 130k items per week, some are unused, a report says
- Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses
- Intel restructures and creates new business units and leadership roles
World-renowned technologists move into key leadership roles to accelerate Intel’s transformation.
- The Teamsters Announce Coordinated Nationwide Project to Unionize Amazon
- Microsoft hits $2T market value
- A list of privacy-friendly Google Analytics alternatives
- Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’
- Google will consider lowering Play Store cut to 15% for certain apps
- Google extends third party cookie deadline until late 2023
- Microsoft second company to crack $2T valuation, after Apple
- Google turned me into a serial killer
- Microsoft Game Development Kit (GDK)
- Nvidia Canvas
Create Backgrounds Quickly, or Speed up your Concept Exploration.
- Intel to Create RISC-V Dev Platform with SiFive P550 Cores on 7nm in 2022
- These alternatives to Gmail, Google Docs, and Drive will protect your privacy
- Panasonic dumps its entire $3.6B Tesla stake
- Microsoft admits to signing rootkit malware in supply-chain fiasco
- Microsoft Teams 2 will use half the memory, dropping Electron for Edge Webview2
- The reasons some languages are harder to learn
They slice up the messy reality of life differently from your own | Books & arts
- Apple AirTag hacked again – free internet with no mobile data plan
- Lessons learned creating a real-time multiplayer Tic-Tac-Toe game with Nun DB
- Brain Differences Between Men and Women: Evidence from Deep Learning
- I have a lot to say about Signal’s Cellebrite hack
- Disguised “AMD PCI Driver” enables executable-specific hacks
- Why Is It So Hard to Detect Keyup Event on Linux?
- Learn Datalog Today
- Missing line in a smart contract leads to $10M hack
DeFi / Crypto – 2 for 1, thatâs Value DeFi – The first protocol to feature twice on the rekt leaderboard. First seven million, and now ten million dollars taken, as Value DeFi gets rekt cross-chains.
- The app that lets you pay to control another person’s life
- Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate
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- How I learned to stop worrying and love the lab-leak theory
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- uxn: a portable 8-bit virtual computer
- Bonkers Tri-Wing Jumbo Jet Concept Reduces Fuel Consumption by 70%
The high-lift wing configuration of SE Aeronautic’s new SE200 also gives it short takeoff and landing potential.
- Apply for a job through SSH, $ ssh jobs.hackclub.com
- I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lab-Leak Theory
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- EU extends sanctions against Chinese, Russian, N.Korean hackers for another year
- 1Password for Linux
- Companies may be punished for paying ransoms to sanctioned hackers
Facilitating ransomware payments to sanctioned hackers may be illegal, the U.S. Treasury said on Thursday, signaling a crackdown on the fast-growing market for consultants who help organizations pay off cybercriminals.
- The tools and tech I use to run a one-woman hardware company
A look into the tech and tools used by Winterbloom
- The Octopus Teacher’s Student
- Quantum Computer Datasheet
- In 1982, a one-bit hack let me dodge a summer of filling in potholes
How in 1982, the author successfully hacked his way out of having to fill in potholes.
- Improving Firefox Stability on Linux
A year ago at Mozilla we started to improve Firefox stability on Linux. This effort quickly became an example of good synergies between FOSS.
- Landlock merged in mainline for Linux 5.13
- The Full Story of the Stunning RSA Hack Can Finally Be Told
- Red Cross honors Igiugig woman for helping light runway during nighttime medevac
Ida Nelson says lighting up the runway is just another example of the community coming together. “It’s something that we in Igiugig do constantly, like almost every day.”
- Learn CSS
An evergreen CSS course and reference to level up your web styling expertise.
- Linux 5.13 Reverts and Fixes the Problematic University of Minnesota Patches
- Voice2json: Offline speech and intent recognition on Linux
Command-line tools for speech and intent recognition on Linux
- Building Outer Wonders for Linux
Learn how we build Outer Wonders for Linux using our custom game engine.
- The Complex Path to Quantum Resistance
- Paper linking frequency of search terms to violence against women retracted
- Floppinux – An Embedded Linux on a Single Floppy
- Software Carpentry: Teaching basic lab skills for research computing
- Teach Yourself Demoscene in 14 Days
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- Belarus ‘diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist’
- Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist
Nations demand the dissident’s release, after a MiG-29 escorts the Greece-Lithuania flight to Minsk.
- A Ryanair Flight Carrying an Opposition Journalist Is Forced to Land in Belarus
- Fedora has significantly fumbled DKMS handling for Linux kernel modules
- Gromit-MPX Lets You Draw Anywhere on Linux Desktop Screen
- Flashcards to learn AWS skills
- What lies beneath: Evidence from leaked account data on offshore banking use
Matthew Collin uses account data leaked from an Isle of Man bank to investigate the characteristics of individuals and firms that store their money in tax havens.
- Siemens acquires Supplyframe, owners of Hackaday and Tindie
Siemens acquires Supplyframe. We DM’ed Siemens and emailed our Hackaday / Supplyframe contacts to see if Siemens also acquired Hackaday and Tindie (we will update this post when/if we find ou…
- YouTube Will Monetize Videos Without Paying Content Creators
- YouTube approves ad by Belarusian gov with journalist from hijackd Ryanair plane
- The Faux Generosity of the Super-Wealthy: Why Bill Gates Is a Menace to Society
- LA pays $2600 per homeless tent, per month
- Control-flow integrity in Linux 5.13
Among the many changes merged for the 5.13 kernel is support for the LLVM
control-flow integrity (CFI) mechanism. CFI defends against exploits by
ensuring that indirect function calls have not been redirected by an
attacker. Quite a bit of work was needed to make this feature work well
for the kernel, but the result appears to be production-ready and able to
defend Linux systems from a range of attacks.
- Instagram lets users hide likes to reduce social media pressure
Users across the world will be able to choose whether to hide the Like Counts on their app.
- Swedish fintech payments unicorn Klarna shows you other users’ account data
Betaljätten Klarna, som har 87 miljoner kunder globalt, har just nu stora tekniska problem. Användare av bolagets app såg andra kunders betalningar samt personuppgifter, innan den stängdes ned helt. Enligt vd:n Sebastian Siemiatkowski är haveriet självförvållat.Tillsynsmyndigheten Finansinspektionen, FI, har bett Klarna förklara vad som hänt.
- Russia reports ‘unprecedented’ hacking campaign aimed at government agencies
- Rocky Linux releases its first release candidate
- Learn American Sign Language Fingerspelling with Machine Learning
- Virtuozzo’s Mature Linux Distribution VzLinux Now Available to Public
- Getting Schooled: The Role of Universities in Attracting Immigrant Entrepreneurs
- Educated voters’ leftward shift is surprisingly old and international
- A writing tip I learned at Oxford
- Hacking the Silvercrest (Lidl) Smart Home Gateway
- The DNC Didn’t Get Hacked in 2020. Here’s Why
- Vulnerabilities in billions of Wi-Fi devices let hackers bypass firewalls
- Drunk Post: Things I’ve Learned as a Sr Engineer
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- The Veluwemeer Aqueduct: Netherland’s Unique Water Bridge
- Woman Catches State Police Attaching Tracker to Her Car, Now They Want It Back
- Simone Biles Makes History as First Woman to Ever Land Yurchenko Double Pike
- Auxl – Modular API Client for macOS
- The Apple M1 compiles Linux 30% faster than my Intel i9
- A Secure and Formally Verified Linux KVM Hypervisor
- A guide to payload processors for small satellites
- University of Oregon will monitor students’ social media statements
- Do Wide and Deep Networks Learn the Same Things?
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- PayPal shuts down long-time Tor supporter
- MTA Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge
- A 300-Year-Old Tale of One Woman’s Quest to Stop a Deadly Virus
- Fedora co-mingles its source packages with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for university with auction money
- Quantum Computing with Holes
- U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism, official says
The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters.
- Yann LeCun Deep Learning Course 2021
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- 43% of South African youths are not in employment, education or training
- Booking.com to repay €65M Dutch State aid after €28M in bonuses for 3 US execs
Booking.com said on Friday that it will repay the 65 million euros it received in Dutch State aid, national broadcaster NOS said.
- Congress is set to make a down-payment on innovation in America
- Anatomy of a Linux DNS Lookup
- Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password
- Quantum holds the key to secure conference calls
- Learn R Through Examples
This is a draft of a book for learning data analysis with the R language. This book emphasizes hands activities. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
- 50% reduction in krill in past 6 decades
Martin Edwards et al. use data spanning from 1958â2017 from the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey of the North Atlantic Ocean to examine krill distribution and abundance in conjunction with sea surface temperatures and show a 50% decline in surface krill abundance with no associated range shift. These data show that where the northern and southern distributions were previously separated by 8Â° of latitude, they are now separated by 4Â°, indicating a warming-induced range constriction.
- The faster you unlearn OOP, the better for you and your software
Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California. — Edsger W. Dijkstra Maybe …
- How I Learned Symmetric-Key Cryptanalysis
- Dave Learns to Fork
- Linux OS Is Best for Medical Devices
- The SaaS CTO Security Checklist Redux
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- From Sockets to WebSockets: Code, PCAPs, and Payloads
- We’re All Paying for Someone Else’s 4-Hour Work Week, Not Ours
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- Apple pays out millions to student after repair techs shared her personal images
- Mark Cuban-backed banking app Dave to go public in $4 bln SPAC merger
- What makes quantum computing so hard to explain?
- Study shows how taking short breaks may help our brains learn new skills
- What the Fastly outage can teach us about writing error messages
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- Twitch: Lessons Learned
- Resistor Noise Can Be Deafening, and Hard to Reduce
- Blackrock is buying family houses, paying 20-50% above asking price
- Human Memory
- Research suggests that when the rich bank, the rest borrow
- ‘Miraculous’ mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%
Infecting the mosquitoes with a different bug slams the brakes on dengue fever, trial finds.
- Hackers stole $650k and got away, showing limits to law enforcement’s reach
When criminals stole funds from One Treasure Island, the San Francisco organization turned to the cops. Getting no help, its director decided to launch her own investigation.
- What would you pay for autonomous driving? Volkswagen hopes $8.50 per hour
Automaker also plans to offer video games that drivers can play while charging.
- Privilege escalation with polkit: How to get root on Linux with a seven-year-ol
- Reducing Python String Memory Use in Apache Arrow 0.12
Python users who upgrade to recently released pyarrow 0.12 may find that their applications use significantly less memory when converting Arrow string data to pandas format. This article details some of what is going on under the hood, and why Python applications dealing with large amounts of strings are prone to memory use problems.
- EA got hacked and games source code leaked including new game Battlefield 2042
- Amazon reverses course in expanding work-from-home options
- Hackers breach Electronic Arts, stealing game source code and tools
- Linux-Kernel: Printk() Indexing
- Hackers used Slack to break into EA Games
- Genetic diseases that puzzle lab scientists worked on by quantitative biologists
- Researchers learn about what they ate in medieval Sicily from cooking pots
- Volkswagen hack: 3M customers have had their information stolen
- Pakistan: A man trying to improve women’s underwear
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- I want to learn D3. I don’t want to learn Observable. Is that ok? (2019-2021)
- The $149 Smartphone That Could Bring the Linux Mobile Ecosystem to Life
- Also leaving Freenode: FSF, GNU, plus Linux and Python support channels
- Linux on Chromebooks just might get me through a masters in computer science
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- Hacking Bitcoin wallets with quantum computers could happen
- I teach Python on the Raspberry Pi 400 at the public library
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- US’ First Crypto Bank Reveals Date of Commencement
In September 2020, Kraken became the first digital asset firm in the US to receive a bank charter — authorizing the company to operate as a bank. This makes Kraken Bank the first crypto bank in US history.
David Kinitsky, the CEO of Kraken Bank, said in a Cheddar News interview that they applied for a bank charter in order to access traditional banking systems for their clients. This allows their US clients to bank seamlessly between digital assets and national currencies. It also offers digital asset custody, demand/deposit accounts, and wire transfer and funding services.
Kinitsky remarked that Kraken Bank was created as part of
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- Linux with “memory folios”: got a 7% performance boost when compiling the kernel
- Universities have formed a company that looks a lot like a patent troll
Imagine this: a limited liability company (LLC) is formed, for the sole purpose of acquiring patents, including what are likely to be low-quality patents of suspect validity. Patents in hand, the LLC starts approaching high-tech companies and demanding licensing fees. If they don’t get paid, the…
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- The UX of video game tutorials
- IBM unveils first quantum computer in Germany
- Criminals are mailing hacked Ledger devices to steal cryptocurrency
- Amazon will reduce dev. revenue cut from 30% to 20% and give 10% in AWS Credit
The Amazon Appstore has announced that it will be reducing its cut of developer revenue from 30% to 20% for developers that earn less than $1 million in rev
- A compact quantum-computer that fits in 19-inch server racks
- From NAND to Raytracer: Raytracing on the Hack Computer (Feat. Rust)
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- Scientists Are Teaching Drones to Hunt Down Human Screams
- Adafruit interviews Siemens SupplyFrame, the future of Hackaday, Tindie and more
- ‘Undreamed Shores’ Review: The Women Who Changed Anthropology
- Life as a public school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021
- Subset Vector Quantiser
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- How I Found a Vulnerability to Hack iCloud Accounts and How Apple Reacted to It
- Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1 Available Now
Rocky Linux is an open enterprise Operating System designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Enterprise Linux.
- Ransomware attack payments might be tax deductible, says US government
Some fear the deduction is a problematic incentive that could entice businesses to pay ransoms against the advice of law enforcement. At a minimum, they say, the deductibility sends a discordant message to businesses under duress.
- Cyber-heists: The methods and menace of the new bank robbers
- Brain imaging before and after Covid-19 in UK Biobank
There is strong evidence for brain-related pathologies in COVID-19, some of which could be a consequence of viral neurotropism. The vast majority of brain imaging studies so far have focused on qualitative, gross pathology of moderate to severe cases, often carried out on hospitalised patients. It remains unknown however whether the impact of COVID-19 can be detected in milder cases, in a quantitative and automated manner, and whether this can reveal a possible mechanism for the spread of the disease. UK Biobank scanned over 40,000 participants before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, making it possible to invite back in 2021 hundreds of pr
- Nixos-unstable’s ISO_minimal.x86_64-Linux is 100% reproducible
We’ve been hovering close to 100% for a while now but, with the staging-next merge a few days ago, it’s finally happened: https://r13y.com/ (https://web.archive.org/web/20210620180034/https://r13y.com/) If I’ve done everything correctly, the 21.05 ISO also passes the check on my machine, hoorray! Feel free to verify everything yourself; getting @grahamc’s r13y script running is trivial (I’d recommend running it inside a Docker container, though remember to enable sandboxing!) Next goal: 100% …
- The Lazarus heist: How North Korea almost pulled off a billion-dollar hack
- Rocky Linux 8.4 GA
- Doge Branded as Ponzi by Federal Reserve Bank President
This article talks about DOGE branded as Ponzi by the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneaopolis. Read CQ to learn more.
- Pfizer to Pay $2.3B for Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History
- The Viewpoint Linux Distribution
- A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Armed Robbers
- California will pay off all past due rent
- Americans Are Pretty Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off
- Subclassing in Python: Redux
- Hosted Monitoring: Evaluating InfluxDB Cloud and Grafana Cloud
- Is education no longer the ‘great equalizer’?
- A backlash against gender ideology is starting in universities
- I won a month-long hackathon in 3 hours
- Pulling GitHub into the Linux kernel process
There is an ongoing effort to “modernize” the kernel-development process;
so far, the focus has been on providing better
tools that can streamline the usual email-based workflow. But that
“email-based” part has proven to be problematic for some potential
contributors, especially those who might want to simply submit a small bug
fix and are not interested in getting set up with that workflow. The
project-hosting “forge” sites, like GitHub and GitLab, provide a nearly
frictionless path for these kinds of one-off contributions, but they do
not mesh well—at all, really—with most of mainline kernel development.
There is some ongoing work tha
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“No one knows exactly how much information was accessed, because the government has been kind of cagey about it.”
- Peter Thiel turned a Roth IRA into a $5B tax-free piggy bank
- Half of UK university students think degree is poor value for money
- Developing Games on Linux: An Interview with Little Red Dog Games
Little Red Dog Games is an indie game developer that primarily uses Godot to create games such as Deep Sixed, Precipice, and their latest game, Rogue State Revolution. To learn more about their…
- Teaching open-source software in North Korea
- Linux Kernel maintainer to Huawei: Don’t waste maintainers time
- Hacker reveals smart meters are spilling secrets about the Texas snowstorm
- Microsoft’s Introduction to Rust Video Course
- Gloss3D – an open source 3D Modeler for Linux and Windows
- Quantum microscope can examine cells in unprecedented detail
The most powerful microscopes have limited detail when they observe living cells, but a quantum trick with laser light has allowed researchers to overcome those limits