China's AI 'War of a Hundred Models' Heads For a Shakeout

2023-09-23 04:01:00 @ slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: China's craze over generative artificial intelligence has triggered a flurry of product announcements from startups and tech giants on an almost daily basis, but investors are warning a shakeout is imminent as cost and Toot

Double-struck capital letters

2023-09-23 02:50:40 @ The Endeavour

I’ve needed to use double-struck capital letters lately, also called blackboard bold. There are a few quirks in how they are represented in Unicode and in HTML entities, so I’m leaving some notes for myself here and for anyone else who might n Toot

European Commission Hits Intel With New Fine Over Antitrust Findings

2023-09-23 01:30:00 @ slashdot

The European Commission has re-imposed a fine of about $400 million on chipmaker Intel for abusing its dominant position in the x86 processor market. The move is the latest twist in an antitrust saga that has been now running for more than two decades. The Toot

Yes, Virginia, NFT’s Are a Scam

2023-09-23 00:26:18 @ Daring Fireball

DappGambl: Data from the Block reveals a weekly traded value of around $80 million in July 2023, just 3% of its peak back in August 2021. So what happened? NFTs had a bull run then crashed. Hard. We now find ourselves in the midst of a bear market for Toot

NASA's Webb Finds Carbon Source on Surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa

2023-09-23 00:00:00 @ slashdot

NASA, in a press release: Jupiter's moon Europa is one of a handful of worlds in our solar system that could potentially harbor conditions suitable for life. Previous research has shown that beneath its water-ice crust lies a salty ocean of liquid water wi Toot

The Sneaky Force Behind Our Sun’s Violent Outbursts

2023-09-22 23:32:08 @ Nautilus blog

A strange discovery from flying close to the sun. The post The Sneaky Force Behind Our Sun’s Violent Outbursts appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

White House Could Force Cloud Companies To Disclose AI Customers

2023-09-22 23:00:00 @ slashdot

The White House is considering requiring cloud computing firms to report some information about their customers to the U.S. government, Semafor reported Friday, citing people familiar with an upcoming executive order on AI. From the report: The provision w Toot

FCC Closing Loophole That Gave Robocallers Easy Access To US Phone Numbers

2023-09-22 22:00:00 @ slashdot

The Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to restrict Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers from easily accessing US telephone numbers. Over the past several years, robocallers have exploited VoIP providers to inundate US citizens with Toot

Maintain chain invariant in DCE.

2023-09-22 21:04:22 @ luajit

Thanks to Peter Cawley. #1094 Toot

Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed 38TB of Sensitive Data

2023-09-22 21:00:00 @ InfoQ

Security researchers at cloud-security company Wiz discovered a data leak affecting Microsoft's AI GitHub repository, including a huge amount of private data and a disk backup of two employees' workstations with sensitive data. By Sergio De Simone Toot

Unity To Roll Back Some Key Aspects of Runtime Fee Policy

2023-09-22 21:00:00 @ slashdot

Unity has announced some key changes to its widely panned Runtime Fee policy, which spawned both derision and confusion from developers and the gaming community at large when it was unveiled earlier this month. From a report: It's easing up on some big asp Toot

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 628 - Sep 22nd 2023

2023-09-22 20:39:41 @ iOS Weekly

Comment Happy new device day! Thanks also for all of the kind wishes after last week’s issue. I’m feeling much better, thank you. ❤️ I want to write about this thread on the Swift forums this week. The title Toot

China Just Stopped Exporting Two Minerals the World's Chipmakers Need

2023-09-22 20:00:00 @ slashdot

schwit1 writes: China's exports of two rare minerals essential for manufacturing semiconductors fell to zero in August, a month after Beijing imposed curbs on sales overseas, citing national security. China produces about 80% of the world's gallium and abo Toot

Primes, weeds, and military precision

2023-09-22 19:52:35 @ The Endeavour

Here’s a quote from Don Zagier that I found in Larry Rolen’s lecture notes on modular forms. There are two facts about the distribution of prime numbers of which I hope to convince you so overwhelmingly that they will be permanently engraved i Toot

0-days exploited by commercial surveillance vendor in Egypt

2023-09-22 19:21:22 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 202 # Comments: 103 Toot

US and China Launch Economic and Financial Working Groups With Aim of Easing Tensions

2023-09-22 19:00:00 @ slashdot

The U.S. Treasury Department and China's Ministry of Finance launched a pair of economic working groups on Friday in an effort to ease tensions and deepen ties between the nations. From a report: Led by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice Premier He L Toot

My Current Action Button Shortcut: Mute Toggle When Face Down, Otherwise Launch Camera

2023-09-22 18:52:39 @ Daring Fireball

In my review , I wrote about creating a Shortcuts workflow for the iPhone 15 Pro Action button that showed a menu on screen offering options to launch the Camera app or toggle silent mode. After publishing, I came up with something better: If the pho Toot

Relay FM’s Live Podcastathon for St. Jude

2023-09-22 18:37:36 @ Daring Fireball

12 hours of nonstop fun and nonsense to raise money for one of the best causes in the entire world: curing childhood cancer and helping families affected by it. They’re already approaching half a million dollars raised this year. Don’t be cheap: give gen Toot

Alan Turing and the Power of Negative Thinking

2023-09-22 18:13:11 @ Nautilus blog

Mathematical proofs based on a technique called diagonalization can be relentlessly contrarian, but they help reveal the limits of algorithms. The post Alan Turing and the Power of Negative Thinking appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

Cruise CEO Says SF 'Should Be Rolling Out the Red Carpet' for Robotaxis, Threatens To Maybe Leave Town

2023-09-22 18:00:00 @ slashdot

In his first major public interview since the DMV cut their San Francisco fleet in half, Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt said "we cannot expect perfection" from the self-driving cars, and vaguely threatened to leave town if regulators curtail them any further. From a Toot

‘Warning: Update Your iPhone 15 to iOS 17.0.2 Before Transferring Data From Another iPhone’

2023-09-22 17:44:26 @ Daring Fireball

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors: If you are unboxing an iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max today, make sure to update the device to iOS 17.0.2 before transferring data to the device from another iPhone, or else you might encounter Toot

Show HN: Paisa – Open-Source Personal Finance Manager

2023-09-22 17:08:32 @ Hacker News 200

I have been using plaintext accounting for some time and had a duct-taped together reporting system. Paisa is my latest attempt at making it usable for others. I am interested in knowing what people normally want to understand about their finances PS: Pl Toot

Working remotely can more than halve an office employee’s carbon footprint

2023-09-22 17:02:34 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 241 # Comments: 197 Toot

Nearly 500 Smartphone Brands Have Left the Market Since 2017

2023-09-22 17:00:00 @ slashdot

How many smartphone brands do you think have left the market since 2017? The likes of LG probably come to mind, then there are the many local, lesser-known brands. Maybe fifty, or one hundred? The actual figure is, astoundingly, nearly 500. TechSpot: Count Toot

The “Tortured Artist” Inside All Of Us

2023-09-22 16:53:42 @ Nautilus blog

A conversation with issue 51 cover artist Jennifer Bruce. The post The “Tortured Artist” Inside All Of Us appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

GitHub Actions could be so much better

2023-09-22 16:21:22 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 247 # Comments: 147 Toot

Pragg hunde más a Vallejo

2023-09-22 16:11:03 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

El prodigio indio asciende al puesto 16 de la lista mundial y lucha por el Campeonato de España por equipos, mientras el español cae en picado Toot

Amazon To Run Ads on Prime Video in Key Markets Starting in 2024

2023-09-22 16:00:00 @ slashdot

Amazon, following other streaming platforms looking to further monetize their content, will run ads on its Prime Video service in key markets -- a move that will help offset rising costs and provide a boost to an already robust advertising business. From a Toot

When I try to call an exported function, the target crashes when it tries to call any Windows function

2023-09-22 16:00:00 @ old new thing

Using what you know about how functions are imported to construct a theory that matches the evidence. The post When I try to call an exported function, the target crashes when it tries to call any Windows function appeared first on The Old New Thing Toot

Valve is a wonderful upstream contributor to Linux and the open-source community

2023-09-22 15:57:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 778 # Comments: 285 Toot

Android 14 Adds Support for Using Smartphones as Webcams

2023-09-22 14:30:00 @ slashdot

Esper: Starting in Android 14, it may not be necessary to use a third-party app to turn your smartphone into a webcam for your PC, as that functionality is getting baked into the Android OS itself -- though there's a catch. When you plug an Android phone Toot

Continued fractions as matrix products

2023-09-22 14:12:46 @ The Endeavour

A continued fraction of the form with n terms can be written as the composition where As discussed in the previous post, a Möbius transformation can be associated with a matrix. And the composition of Möbius transformations is associated with the product Toot

Ways to capture changes in Postgres

2023-09-22 14:06:42 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 237 # Comments: 65 Toot

Fractional linear and linear

2023-09-22 12:55:57 @ The Endeavour

A function of the form where ad – bc ≠ 0 is sometimes called a fractional linear transformation or a bilinear transformation. I usually use the name Möbius transformation. In what sense are Möbius transformations linear transformations? They’re nonl Toot

GrepBeat show their support for BoS USA 2023

2023-09-22 12:34:12 @ Business of Software Blog

GrepBeat covers tech news and views for Raleigh-Durham and the surrounding area. Think of it as TechCrunch for the Triangle, with a splash of BuzzFeed for seasoning. Renowned Software Conference BoS Officially Relocates to Raleigh Oct. 2-4 September 21, 20 Toot

What’s the buzz around BoS USA 2023?

2023-09-22 12:30:19 @ Business of Software Blog

The wonderful people over at WRAL TechWire recently ran this piece about BoS coming to Raleigh: Business of Software Conference is in the Triangle by Jen McFarland — September 21, 2023 RALEIGH — The Triangle is getting a big boost this fall Toot

The age of the grift shift

2023-09-22 12:25:46 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 233 # Comments: 219 Toot

Turning an old car into a powerful generator

2023-09-22 12:25:00 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 206 # Comments: 168 Toot

Dream of the Russian tropics

2023-09-22 12:00:00 @ AEON

Imperial Russia had little access to the bountiful tropics that other empires enjoyed. So it created its own in the Caucasus - by Oleksandr Polianichev Read at Aeon Toot

Podcast CB SyR 430: Noctalgia, contaminación lumínica y consciencia en inteligencia artificial

2023-09-22 11:52:38 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 430 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [Acast A, Acast B; iVoox A, iVoox B; iTunes A y iTunes B], titulado “Ep430: Noctalgia; Consciencia Artificial», 14 sep 2023. «La tertulia semanal en la que […] La entrada P Toot

95% of NFTs May Now Be Worthless

2023-09-22 11:05:00 @ slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a news story: A report by dappGambl based on data provided by NFT Scan and CoinMarketCap showed that out of 73,257 NFT collections the researchers looked at, 69,795 of them, or slightly over 95%, had a market cap of zero ether. B Toot

Countdown to USA 2023

2023-09-22 10:37:00 @ Business of Software Blog


Implementation of Zero-Configuration Service Mesh at Netflix.

2023-09-22 09:30:00 @ InfoQ

Netflix describes in this post why they engaged the Envoy community and Kinvolk to implement a new feature for Envoy, the open-source proxy developed by Lyft. This new feature called On-Demand Cluster Discovery helped Netflix to implement a zero-configur Toot

AWS Customers Cannot Escape IPv4

2023-09-22 09:15:40 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 231 # Comments: 238 Toot

Google Mourns Veteran Engineer Luiz Andre Barroso Who Invented the Modern Data Center

2023-09-22 08:42:00 @ slashdot

Brazilian engineer Luiz Andre Barroso, who ripped up the rulebook at Google, has died. His radical ideas for data centers laid the foundations for cloud computing. Wired: Luiz Andre Barroso had never designed a data center before Google asked him to do it Toot

I'm fed up with it, so I'm writing a browser

2023-09-22 08:27:15 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 720 # Comments: 405 Toot

iPhone 15 Eve

2023-09-22 08:24:14 @ Daring Fireball

1:00am photos outside Apple Store Walnut Street here in Philadelphia ( mirrored on Threads ). Video killed the radio star; pre-order killed the campouts. As good a time as any to remind you that my recommended way of migrating from an old iPhone to a n Toot

The Bogus CVE Problem

2023-09-22 07:08:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 235 # Comments: 109 Toot

★ Craptacular Is More Like It

2023-09-22 05:59:00 @ Daring Fireball

The Wall Street Journal informs us that Apple silicon was easy, but cellular modems are uniquely difficult. Toot

Google Sued Over Fatal Google Maps Error After Man Drove Off Broken Bridge

2023-09-22 05:00:00 @ slashdot

FrankOVD writes: Google is being sued by a widow who says her husband drowned in September 2022 after Google Maps directed him over a collapsed bridge in Hickory, North Carolina. Google failed to correct its map service despite warnings about the broken br Toot

Nintendo 3DS Architecture

2023-09-22 02:31:55 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 320 # Comments: 88 Toot

How To Convert Excel Data Into List Of Java Objects

2023-09-22 02:31:51 @ Baeldung

Learn about the usage of several libraries, such as Apache POI, Poiji, FastExcel, and JExcelApi, to read and convert data from Excel files into Java objects.               Toot

Outperforming larger language models with less training data and smaller models

2023-09-22 02:29:44 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 289 # Comments: 104 Toot

Java Double vs. BigDecimal

2023-09-22 02:26:40 @ Baeldung

Compare Java's Double to BigDecimal and learn about their differences.               Toot

Double Precision Issue in Java

2023-09-22 02:18:04 @ Baeldung

Learn what the double precision issue is, how it affects code, and how to deal with it.               Toot Policy Update RFC

2023-09-22 02:00:00 @ Rust blog

Around the end of July the team opened an RFC to update the current usage policies. This policy update addresses operational concerns of the community service that have arisen since the last significant policy update in 201 Toot

Naming Awk

2023-09-22 00:51:37 @ The Endeavour

The Awk programming language was named after the initials of its creators. In the preface to a book that just came out, The AWK Programing Language, Second Edition, the authors give a little background on this. Naming a language after its creators shows a Toot

Microsoft Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Wanted to Buy Nintendo in 2020

2023-09-22 00:38:59 @ Daring Fireball

Michael McWhertor, reporting for Polygon on what I consider the most eye-catching of the revelations from Microsoft’s botched document upload to the FTC : But Xbox head Phil Spencer said in 2020 — a month before Microsoft announced its plan to acquir Toot

Where the Wild Bees Are

2023-09-22 00:26:32 @ Nautilus blog

San Diego is a biodiversity hotspot for bees. Researchers need help documenting them. The post Where the Wild Bees Are appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

The Verge: ‘Apple’s New FineWoven iPhone Cases Are Very Bad’

2023-09-22 00:11:36 @ Daring Fireball

Allison Johnson, The Verge: If I’m putting one of these cases on my phone, I’m inevitably going to scratch it on accident with a jagged fingernail edge, or it’s going to come into contact with my car keys. And when you scratch FineWoven, the results a Toot

Edit a Kubernetes Deployment Without Modifying the File Manually

2023-09-21 23:58:12 @ Baeldung

Learn how to edit a Kubernetes Deployment object on the fly without using the original declarative configuration file.             Related Stories Sort Pods by Age in Kubernetes Guide to Eclipse JKube Toot

Detect EOF in Java

2023-09-21 23:56:32 @ Baeldung

Explore several methods for detecting the end-of-file character in Java.               Toot

Creating Stream of Regex Matches

2023-09-21 23:44:48 @ Baeldung

A quick and practical guide to creating a stream of regex matches.               Toot

Check if Letter Is Emoji With Java

2023-09-21 23:41:05 @ Baeldung

Discover multiple Java methods for detecting emojis in a string.               Toot

How to replace deprecated jdbcTemplate.queryForObject and jdbcTemplate.query in spring boot 2.4.X and above

2023-09-21 23:34:03 @ Baeldung

Laern about the deprecated queryForObject() and query() methods of JdbcTemplate and their preferred counterparts.               Toot

Google Has No Repair Option for Cracked Pixel Watch Screens

2023-09-21 22:35:31 @ Daring Fireball

Victoria Song, writing for The Verge: Several Pixel Watch owners have vented their frustrations about the inability to replace cracked screens , both on Reddit and in Google support forums . The Verge has also reviewed an official Google suppor Toot

Unlimited Kagi searches for $10 per month

2023-09-21 22:32:53 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 1653 # Comments: 876 Toot

A customer stuck due to a hurricane who needed SSH

2023-09-21 22:09:31 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 200 # Comments: 89 Toot

Android 14 adds support for using your smartphone as a webcam

2023-09-21 22:04:31 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 401 # Comments: 276 Toot


2023-09-21 21:56:21 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 303 # Comments: 245 Toot

Speeding up the JavaScript ecosystem – Polyfills gone rogue

2023-09-21 21:31:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 224 # Comments: 105 Toot

NASA’s Webb finds carbon source on surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa

2023-09-21 20:52:54 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 401 # Comments: 228 Toot

Java Weekly, Issue 508

2023-09-21 19:24:15 @ Baeldung

Java 21, monkey patching with Java, high-performant records, 12-factor apps, OpenJDK migrations, and real-time applications!               Toot

The WebP 0day

2023-09-21 19:21:39 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 364 # Comments: 182 Toot

Apache Software Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Community Over Code North America

2023-09-21 18:01:00 @ ASF

Flagship event for ASF covers breadth of topics impacting the open source community including big data, fintech, geospatial, IoT and search Wilmington, DE, September 21, 2023 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, Toot

How does Explorer calculate the “Date” of a file?

2023-09-21 16:00:00 @ old new thing

Mapping the generic concept to specific file types. The post How does Explorer calculate the “Date” of a file? appeared first on The Old New Thing . Toot

How to Create a UI That's Both Robust and User Friendly

2023-09-21 13:37:00 @ InfoQ

The key challenge in building UIs is balancing ease of use and maintainability, with scale and complexity. It requires thoughtful component design and an understanding of common usage paths to create a UI that's both robust and user-friendly. Automation Toot

The physics of music

2023-09-21 12:01:00 @ AEON

By turning a hose, concrete and jelly into trumpets, this video melds science, history and art to explain the physics of music - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon Toot

Google Compute Engine Future Reservations in Public Preview

2023-09-21 12:00:00 @ InfoQ

Google recently introduced a new future reservation feature in public preview for its Compute Engine, allowing users to request compute capacity for a future date. By Steef-Jan Wiggers Toot

Vergil’s secret message

2023-09-21 12:00:00 @ AEON

Long derided as mere coincidences, acrostics in ancient poetry are finally being taken seriously – with astonishing results - by Julia Hejduk Read at Aeon Toot

Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 2: Productivity, C++ Enhancements, and Debugging Improvements

2023-09-21 09:25:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft has released the second preview of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8. Preview 2 brings a range of improvements and features aimed at enhancing developer productivity and code debugging as well as some additional C++ and Game Dev enhancements. The Toot

Behold Modular Forms, the ‘Fifth Fundamental Operation’ of Math

2023-09-21 08:44:56 @ Quanta Magazine

Modular forms are one of the most beautiful and mysterious objects in mathematics. What are they? The post Behold Modular Forms, the ‘Fifth Fundamental Operation’ of Math first appeared on Quanta Magazine Toot

Imprudencia en División de Honor

2023-09-21 07:03:44 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

El gran maestro Àlvar Alonso castiga con gran brillantez una sorprendente ligereza de Diego Macías, subcampeón de Europa sub 16 Toot

Follow-up fix for stack overflow handling cleanup.

2023-09-21 04:43:40 @ luajit


‘Really Specific Stories’, With Yours Truly

2023-09-21 02:39:44 @ Daring Fireball

Martin Feld’s Really Specific Stories is a podcast series “about tech podcasting, its devoted community of producing and listening fans, and the value of a medium based on open RSS”. I never find it comfortable talking about my work, but Feld is a lovely Toot

Michigan Woman Rescued From Outhouse Toilet After Climbing in to Retrieve Apple Watch

2023-09-21 02:19:10 @ Daring Fireball

The Associated Press: A woman was rescued Tuesday from an outhouse toilet in northern Michigan after she climbed in to retrieve her Apple Watch and became trapped. The woman, whose name was not released, lowered herself inside the toilet after droppin Toot

Handle all stack layouts in (delayed) TRACE vmevent.

2023-09-21 02:15:16 @ luajit

Thanks to Sergey Bronnikov and Peter Cawley. #1087 Toot

Add missing coercion when recording select(string, ...)

2023-09-21 02:10:18 @ luajit

Thanks to Peter Cawley. #1083 Toot

Cleanup stack overflow handling.

2023-09-21 01:58:43 @ luajit

Reported by Peter Cawley. #962 Toot

Securing Spring Boot 3 Applications With SSL Bundles

2023-09-21 01:09:53 @ Baeldung

Explore the new SSL Bundles feature of Spring Boot 3 and learn how it can streamline SSL configuration tasks for Spring Boot applications.               Toot

Invoke Spring @Cacheable from Another Method of Same Bean

2023-09-21 01:05:35 @ Baeldung

A quick and practical guide to invoking @Cacheable methods from other methods of the same bean in Spring.               Toot

Intro to Gradle Lint Plugin

2023-09-21 00:56:15 @ Baeldung

Learn how to configure the lint plugin and generate lint reports.               Toot

New – Add Your Swift Packages to AWS CodeArtifact

2023-09-21 00:45:53 @ AWS Blog

Starting today, Swift developers who write code for Apple platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, or visionOS) or for Swift applications running on the server side can use AWS CodeArtifact to securely store and retrieve their package dependencies. Co Toot

Seahorse Love Works in Mysterious Ways

2023-09-21 00:14:48 @ Nautilus blog

Seahorses don’t care if there’s plenty other fish in the sea. The post Seahorse Love Works in Mysterious Ways appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

Pandas Feel “SAD” Too

2023-09-20 23:09:40 @ Nautilus blog

Many animals suffer from seasonal affective disorder. Scientists are just figuring out what that means. The post Pandas Feel “SAD” Too appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

We Must Be Doing Something Right

2023-09-20 22:42:00 @ Computational Complexity

The Chicago Tribune ran an editorial Monday that started What’s the best four-year college in Illinois? Not the University of Chicago, Northwestern University or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. No, the best college in the state is t Toot

Premios Ig Nobel 2023

2023-09-20 18:35:48 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Todos los años la ciencia copa titulares gracias a los Premios Ig Nobel 2023. La ceremonia de entrega de la trigésima tercera edición de los Premios Ig Nobel se celebra […] La entrada Premios Ig Nobel 2023 fue escrita en La Ciencia de la Mula F Toot

The Experimental Cosmologist Hunting for the First Sunrise

2023-09-20 17:15:50 @ Quanta Magazine

To catch even a whiff of the universe’s earliest epochs — an age of darkness, and one of new light — Cynthia Chiang builds her own equipment. Then she deploys it at the ends of the Earth. The post The Experimental Cosmologist Hunting for the F Toot

Frenkel on String Theory

2023-09-20 17:12:31 @ Not Even Wrong

Curt Jaimungal’s Theories of Everything podcast has a new episode featuring a long talk with Edward Frenkel (by the way, I’ll be doing one of these next month). A few months ago I wrote about a Lex Fridman podcast with … Continue reading Toot

Kathy Sierra Your App Makes Me Fat

2023-09-20 16:06:55 @ Business of Software Blog

Your app makes me fat, Kathy Sierra, July 24, 2013 Kathy Sierra’s blog is sadly no longer live but this is one of a number of posts that underlines why she is THE BEST. It’s been recovered from the WayBackMachine for posterity. Your app makes m Toot

Why does my C++/WinRT project get unresolved externals for constructors?

2023-09-20 16:00:00 @ old new thing

You forgot to include the namespace header file, didn't you. The post Why does my C++/WinRT project get unresolved externals for constructors? appeared first on The Old New Thing . Toot

Kathy Sierra Presentation Skills Considered Harmful

2023-09-20 15:40:02 @ Business of Software Blog

Presentation Skills Considered Harmful, Kathy Sierra, October 4, 2013 Kathy Sierra’s blog is sadly no longer live but this is one of a number of posts that underlines why she is THE BEST. It’s been recovered from the WayBackMachine for posterit Toot

The Importance of Honesty vs Niceness

2023-09-20 15:36:32 @ Business of Software Blog

Might our apprehension about becoming the dreaded “worst boss” unwittingly steer us in that direction? Gallup’s research reveals that businesses make the wrong managerial choices a staggering 82% of the time, leaving just one out of every Toot


2023-09-20 12:01:00 @ AEON

This video provides a short, colourful history of Chinoiserie, 17th-century Europe’s fanciful interpretation of Chinese design - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon Toot

Node.js 2023 Edition Available

2023-09-20 12:00:00 @ InfoQ

The Node.js team has recently released version 20.6.0, which brings improvements in environment variable configuration, module resolution, module customization, and experimental support for C++ garbage collection. This update streamlines the management Toot

Apache Software Foundation Releases Annual Report for 2023 Fiscal Year

2023-09-20 11:00:00 @ ASF

All-volunteer organization streamlined processes and provided continuity for open source communities amidst post-pandemic volatility across technology sector  Wilmington, DE, September 20, 2023 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-voluntee Toot

Una gema desde Linares

2023-09-20 08:54:04 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

Marcos Camacho, 9º en el orden de fuerzas del equipo líder tras cuatro rondas, Dúo Beniaján Costa Cálida, firma una obra de arte Toot

This Week in Rust 513

2023-09-20 06:00:00 @ This Week in Rust

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust ! Rust is a programming language empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tag us at @ThisWee Toot

★ The iPhones 15 Pro (and iPhones 15)

2023-09-20 05:59:00 @ Daring Fireball

Titanium, computational photography advances, the Action button, and an innovative new connector called “USB-C”. Toot Translatathon Recap

2023-09-20 02:00:00 @ Ethereum blog is an educational website and portal to Ethereum - for many people, it is their first contact with Ethereum, the place where they find their first wallet or dapp to use, and their go-to resource to start learning or level up their knowledge. Toot

The Physics of Crowds

2023-09-20 01:13:15 @ Nautilus blog

Why dangerous crowds behave the way they do. The post The Physics of Crowds appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

AI a “Must-Have” in GitLab’s 2023 Global DevSecOps Report

2023-09-19 23:00:00 @ InfoQ

GitLab has released their 2023 Global DevSecOps AI report, with the key finding that AI and ML use is evolving from a "nice-to-have" to a "must-have". The report shows that 23% of organizations are already using AI in software development, and of those, Toot

New – Amazon EC2 M2 Pro Mac Instances Built on Apple Silicon M2 Pro Mac Mini Computers

2023-09-19 22:48:49 @ AWS Blog

Today, we are announcing the general availability of Amazon EC2 M2 Pro Mac instances. These instances deliver up to 35 percent faster performance over the existing M1 Mac instances when building and testing applications for Apple platforms. New EC2 M2 Pro Toot

What Will Justice for Climate Change Culprits Look Like?

2023-09-19 22:03:40 @ Nautilus blog

A new novel grapples with vengeance toward global warming’s worst offenders. The post What Will Justice for Climate Change Culprits Look Like? appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

GitHub Dependabot Gets Customizable Auto-Triage Rules to Reduce False Positives

2023-09-19 21:00:00 @ InfoQ

After launching Dependabot's auto-dismiss policies a few months ago to reduce the number of false positive alerts, GitHub is now adding custom rules support for developers to define the criteria to auto-dismiss and reopen alerts. By Sergio De Simone Toot

New – NVMe Reservations for Amazon Elastic Block Store io2 Volumes

2023-09-19 20:12:31 @ AWS Blog

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) io2 and io2 Block Express volumes now support storage fencing using NVMe reservations. As I learned while writing this post, storage fencing is used to regulate access to storage for a compute or database cluster, en Toot

Top 5 Best Practices for Building Event-Driven Architectures Using Confluent and AWS Lambda

2023-09-19 19:22:04 @ Confluent

Discover the top 5 best practices for building event-driven architectures using Confluent and AWS Lambda. Learn how to optimize your architecture for scalability, reliability, and performance. Toot

Java 21, the Next LTS Release, Delivers Virtual Threads, Record Patterns and Pattern Matching

2023-09-19 19:00:00 @ InfoQ

Oracle has released version 21 of the Java programming language and virtual machine. As the first release offering long-term support since JDK 17 in 2021, the final feature set includes 15 JEPs. Three of these - Virtual Threads, Record Patterns and Patte Toot

Niemann acalla a Krámnik sobre el tablero

2023-09-19 18:59:29 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

El estadounidense vence otra vez con gran claridad al ruso, quien lo señala como ejemplo de la abundancia de trampas por internet Toot

Announcing the Inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First cohort

2023-09-19 17:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Yariv Adan, Director of Cloud Conversational AI and Pati Jurek, Google for startups Accelerator Regional Lead This article is also shared on Google Cloud Blog Today’s startups are addressing the world's most pressing issues, an Toot

The Physical Process That Powers a New Type of Generative AI

2023-09-19 16:15:33 @ Quanta Magazine

Some modern image generators rely on the principles of diffusion to create images. Alternatives based on the process behind the distribution of charged particles may yield even better results. The post The Physical Process That Powers a New Ty Toot

Why did the 16-bit _lopen and _lcreat function return -1 on failure instead of 0?

2023-09-19 16:00:00 @ old new thing

Trying to look like somebody else. The post Why did the 16-bit _lopen and _lcreat function return -1 on failure instead of 0? appeared first on The Old New Thing . Toot

Meta Open-Sources Multilingual Translation Foundation Model SeamlessM4T

2023-09-19 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

Meta recently open-sourced Massively Multilingual & Multimodal Machine Translation (SeamlessM4T), a multilingual translation AI that can translate both speech audio and text data across nearly 100 languages. SeamlessM4T is trained on 1 million hours of a Toot

SharePoint Framework 1.18 Refreshes Viva Connections Cards and Supports Node 18

2023-09-19 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft recently released version 1.18 of SharePoint Framework with several updates, focused on Viva Connections' components feature updates but also bringing updates for some long-standing dependencies. By Edin Kapić Toot

See the Magic of Iterative Refactoring: A Swift Case Study

2023-09-19 13:45:42 @ Quality Coding

What’s a good strategy for tackling code design in Swift (or any programming language)? Do we have to master all the idioms, the design patterns, the things that people call “architecture”? Do we bring in an architect to advise us so we can figure out the Toot

BoS USA made easy

2023-09-19 12:28:14 @ Business of Software Blog

We know you sometimes have so much on your plate you just don’t get around to things – especially with so many aspects to factor in. So we’re making your life one little bit easier with a limited number of tickets which INCLUDE either a 3 Toot

Cloudflare One Data Protection Suite for Data Security across Web, Private, and SaaS Applications

2023-09-19 12:00:00 @ InfoQ

Cloudflare recently announced its One Data Protection Suite, a unified set of advanced security solutions designed to protect data across every environment – web, private, and SaaS applications. The company states the suite is powered by Cloudflare’s Sec Toot

More than pink

2023-09-19 12:00:00 @ AEON

The culture around breast cancer is full of positivity and femininity. But it comes at the expense of the marginalised - by Philippa Hetherington Read at Aeon Toot

The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the ASF Community: A Pulse Check

2023-09-19 11:00:00 @ ASF

By: Zixuan Feng, Mariam Guizani, Anita Sarma (Oregon State University) “Our mission is to build equity in our community by developing tools and frameworks to foster inclusion and increase diversity in all phases of Apache projects. We are guided by the va Toot

How is GenAI different from other code generators?

2023-09-19 09:57:00 @ Martin Fowler

How is code generation with GenAI different from more "traditional" code generators? The newest memo in Birgitta Böckeler's explorations of GenAI talks about abstraction levels in software engineering, and on which levels GenAI sits in the transl Toot

@brucknerite está leyendo… Obviedades sobre la inflación

2023-09-19 09:00:00 @ brucknerite

¿Reflejan las estadísticas de desempleo la realidad del mercado laboral? Depende de lo que se entienda por «desempleo». Pero el resto del artículo de Fernando Luengo es, a mi juicio, difícilmente atacable. ¿Es controlar la inflación el objetivo, o mantener Toot

HashiCorp Vault Secrets Operator for Kubernetes Moves into General Availability

2023-09-19 09:00:00 @ InfoQ

HashiCorp has moved the HashiCorp Vault Secrets Operator for Kubernetes into general availability. This Kubernetes Operator combines Vault's secret management tooling with the Kubernetes Secrets cache. The operator also handles secret rotation and has co Toot

State of Serverless 2023 Report Suggests Increasing Serverless Adoption

2023-09-19 07:50:00 @ InfoQ

Datadog recently published the 'State of Serverless 2023' report, an annual analysis tracking the adoption of serverless technologies in cloud workloads. The major cloud providers are witnessing substantial growth in serverless usage, especially for cont Toot

A catalogue of genetic mutations to help pinpoint the cause of diseases

2023-09-19 02:00:00 @ Deepmind

We've released a catalogue of ‘missense’ mutations where researchers can learn more about what effect they may have. Missense variants are genetic mutations that can affect the function of human proteins. In some cases, they can lead to diseases such as cy Toot

Announcing Rust 1.72.1

2023-09-19 02:00:00 @ Rust blog

The Rust team has published a new point release of Rust, 1.72.1. Rust is a programming language that is empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. If you have a previous version of Rust installed via rustup, getting Rust 1.72.1 is as Toot

[Sponsor] Multi — Multiplayer Collaboration for macOS

2023-09-19 01:38:42 @ Daring Fireball

Multi is a new macOS collaboration layer that makes any app multiplayer. Shared control for any app or display Drawing & deep links for faster communication Native app; crafted to feel like part of macOS Since launching last month, we’ve s Toot

★ AirPods Pro 2, Now With USB-C Charging Case

2023-09-19 01:06:59 @ Daring Fireball

At this point AirPods Pro 2 are as much better than the original AirPods Pro than the original AirPods Pro were from just-plain AirPods. They’re far more than wireless earbuds — they’re clever, powerful, delightful computers you put in your ears. Toot

The Faulty Weathermen of the Mind

2023-09-19 00:50:55 @ Nautilus blog

Could a theory from the science of perception help crack the mysteries of psychosis? The post The Faulty Weathermen of the Mind appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

Geometric mean on unit circle

2023-09-18 23:04:10 @ The Endeavour

Warm up The geometric mean of two numbers is the square root of their product. For example, the geometric mean of 9 and 25 is 15. More generally, the geometric mean of a set of n numbers is the nth root of their product. Alternatively, the geometric mean Toot

Kolide — Device Trust for Okta

2023-09-18 22:21:57 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Kolide for sponsoring last week at Daring Fireball. In the few short months since ChatGPT debuted, hundreds of AI-powered tools have come on the market. But while AI-based tools have genuinely helpful applications, they also pose profound sec Toot

Bees Can’t Find Food in Dirty Air

2023-09-18 22:13:31 @ Nautilus blog

That means humans could go hungry, too. The post Bees Can’t Find Food in Dirty Air appeared first on Nautilus . Toot

Today Is Release Day for iOS 17 and Its Sibling OS’s

2023-09-18 22:06:21 @ Daring Fireball

MacOS 14 Sonoma is coming next Tuesday, September 26, but all the other annual new major versions of Apple’s platforms are out today: iOS and iPadOS 17, WatchOS 10 (which really rejiggers the way WatchOS is organized), tvOS 17 , and the iOS 17 “firmwa Toot

Podcast CB SyR 429: supuesto dimetilsulfuro en K2-18b, murciélagos contra aerogeneradores, oscilaciones bariónicas acústicas, cúmulo estelar de las Híades y magnetismo galáctico

2023-09-18 21:59:48 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 429 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [Acast A, Acast B; iVoox A, iVoox B; iTunes A y iTunes B], titulado “Ep429: Biomarcador; Murciélagos; BAO; Híades; Magnetismo Cósmico», 14 sep 2023. «La tertulia semanal […] Toot

Twitter Competitor T2 Rebrands as ‘Pebble’

2023-09-18 21:33:19 @ Daring Fireball

Paresh Dave, writing for Wired: Pebble , a Twitter-style service formerly known as T2 , today launched a new approach: Users can skip past its “What’s happening?” nudge and click on a tab labeled Ideas with a lightbulb icon, to view a list of AI-gen Toot

Panos Panay Is Leaving Microsoft, Just Days Ahead of Their Surface Event

2023-09-18 20:59:29 @ Daring Fireball

Panos Panay, on Twitter/X: After 19 incredible years at Microsoft, I’ve decided to turn the page and write the next chapter. I’m forever grateful for my time at Microsoft and the amazing people I had the honor to make products with. Emma Roth, re Toot

AWS Weekly Roundup: C7i Instances, Knowledge Base for Amazon Bedrock, and More (Sept. 18, 2023)

2023-09-18 20:32:34 @ AWS Blog

While daylight is getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere, we’ve got two new EC2 instance types optimized for compute and memory and many new capabilities for other services. Last week there was also the EMEA AWS Heroes Summit in Munich, an amazing day Toot

Java News Roundup: JCP 25th Anniversary, Foreign Function & Memory API, Eclipse Epicyro

2023-09-18 19:50:00 @ InfoQ

This week's Java roundup for September 11th, 2023, features news from OpenJDK, JCP, JDK 22, JDK 21, Payara Platform, Eclipse Epicyro, Grails Plugin Portal and milestone and point releases for: Spring Framework, Spring Data, Spring Tools, Quarkus, Microna Toot

Apache Kafka Message Compression

2023-09-18 18:34:05 @ Confluent

Learn how Apache Kafka message compression works, why and how to use it, the five types of compression, configurations for the compression type, and how messages are decompressed. Toot

Gauss map, Euclidean algorithm, and continued fractions

2023-09-18 18:09:26 @ The Endeavour

The Gauss map [1] is the function where ⌊y⌋ is the floor of y, the greatest integer no larger than y. I’ve written about this map a couple times before. First, I wrote about how this map is measure-preserving. Second, I wrote about the image at the Toot

An elliptic curve is a functor

2023-09-18 18:06:31 @ The Endeavour

The goal of this post is to unpack a remark in [1]: … we can say this in fancier terms. Fix a field k …. We say that an elliptic curve E defined over k is that functor which … Well that is fancy. But what does it mean? Looking for objects A functor is [&# Toot

Four and More Colors of Mathematics

2023-09-18 17:02:49 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

A memorial to Wolfgang Haken (1928–2022) and more in the AMS Notices This month’s Notices of the American Mathematical Society for October 2023 has just been mailed to me. This issue is special in several ways: It is large and thick with many p Toot

What Makes Life Tick? Mitochondria May Keep Time for Cells

2023-09-18 16:54:57 @ Quanta Magazine

Every species develops at its own unique tempo, leaving scientists to wonder what governs their timing. A suite of new findings suggests that cells use basic metabolic processes as clocks. The post What Makes Life Tick? Mitochondria May Keep T Toot

When looking to free up disk space, don’t forget your symbol file caches

2023-09-18 16:00:35 @ old new thing

They go all over the place. The post When looking to free up disk space, don’t forget your symbol file caches appeared first on The Old New Thing . Toot

Carlsen domina a Firouzja

2023-09-18 15:31:12 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

El genio francés de origen iraní impresiona menos desde que tiene dudas sobre su futuro, y el ‘número uno’ lo aprovecha con eficacia Toot

Life’s Struggle to Survive

2023-09-18 13:46:16 @ John Carlos Baez

I’m giving a public talk, the second of my Leverhulme Lectures at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences: • Life’s struggle to survive. Tuesday September 26, 6 pm UK time. Room G.03 on the ground floor of the Bayes Centre, 47 Potter Toot

Life’s Struggle to Survive

2023-09-18 13:46:16 @ Physics Phorums

I’m giving a public talk, the second of my Leverhulme Lectures at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences: • Life’s struggle to survive. Tuesday September 26, 6 pm UK time. Room G.03 on the ground floor of the Bayes Centre, 47 Potter Toot

Swift 5.9 Released

2023-09-18 13:00:00 @ Swift blog

Swift 5.9 is now available! 🎉 This is a major new release that adds an expressive macro system to the language and introduces support for integrating Swift into C++ codebases through bidirectional interoperability. It also introduces parameter pa Toot

El ancho de banda de la Stasi

2023-09-18 12:53:13 @ brucknerite

Como llegó se fue: Naukas Bilbao 2023 ha vuelto a pasar por la vida de público, conferenciantes y organización igual que un tren de alta velocidad en plena vía. Esta vez me tocó contaros mi rollo el viernes por la mañana, momento en el que estaríais todos Toot


2023-09-18 12:01:00 @ AEON

‘Devotion can help guide you to any destination.’ This cinematic short follows the 200 km Sufi pilgrimage through southern Pakistan - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon Toot

Freedom at work

2023-09-18 12:00:00 @ AEON

There is always a demand for more jobs. But what makes a job good? For that, Immanuel Kant has an answer - by Tyler Re Read at Aeon Toot

iPhone 15 Screen Sizes

2023-09-18 11:13:22 @ Use Your Loaf

Everyone gets the dynamic island. Here’s a recap of what’s new with the 2023 iPhone 15 screen sizes. The New Models in a Nutshell As in previous years, Apple has discontinued the iPhone 14 Pro models and added features to the base iPhone 1 Toot

Lo que sabemos que no sabemos de LK-99 (mi charla #NaukasBilbao23)

2023-09-18 11:07:13 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Como todos los años, os presento las transparencias y una transcripción extendida de mi charla en Naukas Bilbao 2023 (vídeo). Titulada «Lo que sabemos que no sabemos de LK-99», mi […] La entrada Lo que sabemos que no sabemos de LK-99 (mi charla # Toot

Devconnect Istanbul Updates!

2023-09-18 02:00:00 @ Ethereum blog

Greetings, Ethereum builders and enthusiasts! Devconnect Istanbul is just around the corner, with only two months to go! We're here to remind you why we're so excited about this event and to share some important updates and information. Don't forget to s Toot

Elliptic curve addition formulas

2023-09-18 00:05:55 @ The Endeavour

The geometric description of addition of points P and Q on an elliptic curve involves four logical branches: If one of P or Q is the point at infinity … Else if P = Q … Else if P and Q lie on a vertical line … Else … It would seem that an algorithm [̷ Toot

ACM to go paper-free! Good? Bad?

2023-09-17 22:00:00 @ Computational Complexity

The ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) will soon stop having print versions of most its publications. Rather than list which ones are going paper free, I list all those that are not going paper free: Communications of the ACM ACM Inroads Intera Toot

Rational height functions

2023-09-17 20:39:15 @ The Endeavour

Mathematicians often speak informally about the relative simplicity of rational numbers. For example, musical intervals that correspond to simple fractions have less tension than intervals that correspond to more complicated fractions. Such informal state Toot

España mejora mucho en los Europeos de edades

2023-09-17 19:29:26 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

Una medalla de plata y otros seis clasificados entre los diez primeros contrastan con el fracaso del Mundial 2022 Toot

Apple Is No Longer Selling the MagSafe Battery Pack and MagSafe Duo Folding Charger

2023-09-17 03:58:39 @ Daring Fireball

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac: Although these accessories are technically obsoleted by today’s announcements, you can still buy them on sites like Amazon ( MagSafe Battery Pack and the MagSafe Duo Charger ) while supplies last, if so desired. It’s unclea Toot

Why the iPhones 15 Pro Feel So Much Lighter

2023-09-16 21:31:34 @ Daring Fireball

Dr. Drang: Finally, we come to Jason Snell’s surprise at how light the 15 Pro seemed when he played with it in the hands-on area. He mentioned this not only in his Macworld article , but also in the post-keynote episode of Upgrade . You wouldn’t exp Toot

El disgusto de Hugo a los 8 años

2023-09-16 18:58:24 @ Partidas ajedrez El País

El precoz talento extremeño, hijo del gran maestro Pérez Candelario, rozaba el podio en el Europeo cuando aceptó tablas sin ver que daba mate Toot

The Triassic-Jurassic Extinction

2023-09-16 15:12:31 @ John Carlos Baez

214 million years ago an asteroid hit what is now Canada. Now the crater is a ring-shaped reservoir 70 kilometers in diameter: Manicouagan Reservoir. Did this impact cause a mass extinction? The asteroid was 5 kilometers across, while the one that killed t Toot

The Triassic-Jurassic Extinction

2023-09-16 15:12:31 @ Physics Phorums

214 million years ago an asteroid hit what is now Canada. Now the crater is a ring-shaped reservoir 70 kilometers in diameter: Manicouagan Reservoir. Did this impact cause a mass extinction? The asteroid was 5 kilometers across, while the one that killed t Toot