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MITx Differential Equations starts May 31

mit.edu — Scientists and engineers understand the world through differential equations. You can too. MITX, 1

300ms Faster: Reducing Wikipedia's Total Blocking Time

nray.dev — Have you ever been frustrated from interacting with a website that was slow to respond to your clicks or had jerky scrolling? Performance flaws like these can lead to the following: 300MS, 2

C++17’s useful features for embedded systems

memfault.com — Recently, our team at Meteksan Defense is upgrading its development environment to use newer versions of many tools and programming languages. One of the more difficult transitions has been the upgrade of our C++11 code base to C++17 for our embedded applications. C++17, 3

Tell HN: It's 2023 and you still can't import .ics files into iOS Calendar app

news.ycombinator.com — You can't save it to iCloud files and open it TELL, 4

Thanks, David Peter

duncanlock.net — Sun 28th May, 2023 2023-05-28T10:15:05-07:00 by Duncan Lock THANKS, 5

A Terminal Case of Linux

fasterthanli.me — Has this ever happened to you? TERMINAL, 6

Deus Ex – Alpha Terrain

simonschreibt.de — Three years ago, while playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I noticed a nice little trick and tweeted about it – today is the day when I finally release it as an article. Do you guess, what’s this about? DEUS, 7

What deserves our attention?

deliberati.io — Every online community has rules that determine how the attention of the community is directed. For example in an online forum, the most up-voted posts may be shown on at the top of the page. This rule concentrates attention on popular content. WHAT, 8

Software bugs that cause real-world harm

pointersgonewild.com — programming, safety, sofware engineering, testing, validation SOFTWARE, 9

Paper Money Diehards Refuse to Fold

wsj.com — This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at 1-800-843-0008 or visit www.djreprints.com. PAPER, 10

Donut: OCR-Free Document Understanding Transformer

github.com — Official Implementation of OCR-free Document Understanding Transformer (Donut) and Synthetic Document Generator (SynthDoG), ECCV 2022 DONUT, 11

Joker is a small interpreted dialect of Clojure written in Go

joker-lang.org — Joker is a small interpreted dialect of Clojure written in Go. It is also a Clojure(Script) linter. JOKER, 12

Production AI systems are hard

substack.com — NOTE: This post is not up to my normal writing standard, just felt compelled to get this down in some form. This is more like a blog post entry than a real newsletter addition. PRODUCTION, 13

Tesla rethinks the assembly line

assemblymag.com — The process of assembling automobiles hasn’t changed much since the concept was pioneered by Ford Motor Co. more than a century ago. But, engineers at Tesla Inc. have developed a new process that they claim will reduce EV production costs by 50 percent, while reducing factory space by 40 percent. TESLA, 14

1914 Silent Film Considered Lost Forever. A Professor Rescued It from a Vault

wsj.com — This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at 1-800-843-0008 or visit www.djreprints.com. SILENT, 15

Architecture 4031: Introductory Coreboot

ost2.fyi — coreboot is one of the leading extended firmware frameworks, which recently gain popularity thanks to being default boot firmware for Google Chromebooks. It is promoted by Open Compute Project Open System Firmware Comittee and recognized by Qubes OS Team as viable option for Hardware Certification. ARCHITECTURE, 16

Cloudflare Workers Introduces Connect() API to Create TCP Sockets

infoq.com — InfoQ Homepage News Cloudflare Workers Introduces connect() API to Create TCP Sockets CLOUDFLARE, 17

Using computers more freely and safely (2022)

akkartik.name — How can we use computers more freely and safely? the punchline Prefer software: with thousands rather than millions of users that seldom requires updates that spawns lots of forks that is easy to modify that you can modify These are my suggestions. Prefer software with thousands rather than millions of users, that doesn't change often, that seems to get forked a lot, that can be modified without specialized tools, and, ideally that you can make small changes to. Yourself. In a single afternoon. You don't have to do all this. Their benefits are additive, but acting on even one of these suggestions is better than nothing. The suggestions are arranged roughly in order of increasing effort and skill required. Trying to follow one suggestion will pave the way for ... USING, 18

Open Source provided the path to achieve our publishing goals

substack.com — Most of the time we write about technology topics close to our hearts, and open source software is certainly one of those topics. However, this post is also about the process of writing books, which we’ve been doing for almost 30 years now. How we came to embrace open source as part of our book publishing endeavors is a story going back to the early days of Systems Approach. OPEN, 19

Arcade Authorship – High Score Table Credits

wordpress.com — It’s an open secret that with the advent of the high score table in arcade video games, designers would hide their signatures in lieu of being directly credited for the games themselves. The practice was birthed in a time both when displaying any but the most crucial text on screen was novel and the value of people making the games by the companies themselves was poorly thought of. Sneaking one’s name into the game had precedent before high score tables, yet with their advent it became a subculture. Sometimes rebellious, sometimes intricate, and oftentimes serving as an aspiration for high score chasers, this phenomenon largely of the 1980s was one of the few ways game creators could signal themselves to game players. ARCADE, 20

Filial Piety in Chinese Culture (2016)

china-journal.org — China, chinese culture, chinese family, chinese history, chinese society, Confucianism, filial piety FILIAL, 21

Removing the support for forwarded ports

mullvad.net — Today we announce that we no longer support port forwarding. New port forwards will no longer be supported, and existing ports will be removed 2023-07-01. REMOVING, 22

Show HN: A weekly newsletter that explain tech terms in plain, everyday language

news.ycombinator.com — Hey there! As a software developer, I've always wished that my clients, managers, directors, and stakeholders could get a better grasp of programming. I know they can't become coding gurus overnight, but wouldn't it be awesome if they could at least understand terms like APIs, caching, and variables? I think it would make communication a whole lot smoother and help us have more meaningful conversations. I decided to create a newsletter that explains all these tech terms in super simple language! WEEKLY, 23

System76 Virgo Aims to Be the Quietest yet Most Performant Linux Laptop

phoronix.com — Tape is a common tool in hardware product development. @jeremy_soller working on Virgo's touchpad. pic.twitter.com/JO1LbHswox SYSTEM76, 24

One Click Deepfake

github.com — one-click deepfake (face swap) ONE, 25

Nvidia's next DGX supercomputer is all about generative AI

tomshardware.com — Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced here at Computex 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan that the company's Grace Hopper superchips are now in full production, and the Grace platform has now earned six supercomputer wins. These chips are a fundamental building block of one of Huang's other big Computex 2023 announcements: The company's new DGX GH200 AI supercomputing platform, built for massive generative AI workloads, is now available with 256 Grace Hopper Superchips paired together to form a supercomputing powerhouse with 144TB of shared memory for the most demanding generative AI training tasks. Nvidia already has customers like Google, Meta, and Microsoft ready to receive the leading-edge systems. NVIDIA, 26

Let us serve you, but don't bring us down

archive.org — What just happened on archive.org today, as best we know: LET, 27

Hold the postmortem: The metaverse was never alive in the first place

fastcompanyme.com — The post-Lehman Brothers tech industry was a bright star in an otherwise gloomy economy. Buoyed by record-low interest rates (which, in effect, translated into a near-limitless supply of investor capital), startups and unicorns alike could spend lavishly, hire aggressively, and pursue new opportunities and ideas that were deeply ambitious—if not fundamentally speculative in nature. HOLD, 28

As rising oceans threaten NYC, study documents another risk: The city is sinking

apnews.com — NEW YORK (AP) — If rising oceans aren’t worry enough, add this to the risks New York City faces: The metropolis is slowly sinking under the weight of its skyscrapers, homes, asphalt and humanity itself. RISING, 29

India ruling party's IT cell used AI to show smile on arrested protesters' faces

altnews.in — Some of India’s top wrestlers, led by Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik, were detained by Delhi Police on Sunday, May 28, after they had been stopped from marching towards the new Parliament building from their site of protest at Jantar Mantar. The Wrestlers, who have been demanding the arrest of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment by at least seven women wrestlers (including a minor), wanted to hold a women’s Maha Panchayat in front of the new Parliament building. INDIA, 30

Finley (YC W21) is hiring to reimagine the debt capital markets (US remote) finleycms.com

Keyval (YC W23) Is Hiring Founding Back End Engineer ycombinator.com

Aviator (YC S21) is hiring senior engineers excited about improving DX ycombinator.com