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So many links!
Since I'm writing this from KubeCon in Barcelona, I thought it would be apropriate to start off with a relevant link. I couldn't find one because computers are boring now so here's one about the other kind of container and associated
hundred-ton robots. If you're ever in DUMBO, pay attention to the buildings with green-bordered windows. They were
all Jeohvah's Witness' headquarters back in the day. Gothamist has a really wonderful deep-dive into some of the history and the tunnels that connected them before they were sold-off. We talked about encoding neural nets into pneumatics, now how about encoding neural nets in
free-space optical networks? Or (Ok, they don't actually encode a neural net in this one but math is math, right?) in styrofoam and microwaves. Good, yes please build a
neural net to wirehead monkeys, I'm sure that won't come back to bite us in the ass in any way. A computer vision article completely unrelated to the subsequent link:
Adversarial Patches. A fashion article completely unrelated to the previous link:
OLED screeens on your giant handbag. Tired: hooking up a GPS to your NTP clock. Wired:
building a standalone Pulse Per Second source. Ceph lets you embed arbitrary C++ into the OSD processes to push computation down to where the data is. Computation like, for example,
Postgres query processing. Speaking of C++, you know what it desperately needed?
A JIT compiler. From the petrified-hot-grits department:
Municipality to ditch M$ Windows and switch to LEE-NUX. Those who haven't played Horizon Zero Dawn are doomed to ...
build it in reality? (spoilers) Fuck.
Up-arrow notation not enough for you? Maybe you need some E-System in your life. Careful, don't overdo it or you'll end up under a bridge, begging for coins to get another hit of Tethracross-turreted-tethrapeton. Two quick Posgres tidbits:
and Actual 1-to-1 indexes multi-column indexes. Want more details about my good pal Elon's new satellites?
NASA is happy to oblige. Moving your camera around gets you
a bit more detail if you're clever but even more if you're moving it really, really, really, really fast. Did you notice
"786k day"? Some folks did. Photos are an
opinion of reality, not reality itself.
Pluto has an ocean! The Moon is geologically active!
Postgres is getting
pluggable storage engines (pdf). Imitation, flattery,
3,236 satellites, etc. "In this paper, we aim to answer a long-standing open problem in the programming languages community:
is it possible to smear paint on the wall
without creating valid Perl?" Bored? Avoiding work? Miss the numbers 640x480?
Play the open-source version of Transport Tycoon in your browser. Or just read about how real train lines are optimized (good HN comments, too). From the AAAAAAAAAAAAA department: The prospect of robotic
tentacle monsters is unsettling enough even before building soft, pneumatic, EMP-proof brains for them. Why would you then jam the "squick factor" knob to 11 and tell me you could just index match the whole thing and have it be invisible under water?! I wonder how well ML models 3D print into fluidics... Quick, distract the AI by
teaching it to optimize agricultural . flavor yield Or, you know, just
a sticker will do, too. PDF paper with more details. Look, don't make fun of MySpace for
losing all their music in a server migration, computers are hard and the data loss elder gods have ironically long memories and feast upon hubris. Instead, cheer for the discovery that many of those songs were saved in a carefully-unspecified manner.
Do not put your ferret into a particle accelerator, Felicia is a highly trained specialist. Why doesn't the US use the metric system?
YOU WILL BE AVENGED!
From the military-industrial-complex-makes-great-videos department:
Downtown LA, no lights ( via) This is ... surprisingly compelling:
Johnny Decimal. The Hoover Dam is amazing for many reasons but it's also a
26,000 year clock and pretty much nobody noticed. Worried that the quantums are going to eat your lunch? You should be! Watch
this nice summary of the state of the art by Tanja Lange and the one and only djb ( via). If you want to hack yourself: libpqcrypto.org is ready for you. I cannot agree more:
The problem isn't bad coders. (Sometimes it's bad silicon) Pine64 announces
just a bunch of stuff, including a nicer laptop and a network camera. Based on my MD from the University of Wikipedia, I've always thought that attaching prosthetics to the bone seemed like the right long-term strategy. It appears
Europe agrees with me. You can use GPUs for much more important things than just being silly and
going to Mars. For example, you can generate an infite variety of nonexistant people, whether they're real or um, less so.
What really happened to the X-33 VentureStar (besides the name). RISC-V for
$8. If you're running Exchange, you have
99 1,272,226 +1 problems. Rustify your
bash, protobufs, metrics, z-wave.