Items tagged computers

AMD and Nvidia leaks show we are drunk on power, and the hangover is going to be brutal

The planet may burn but at least the end will be ray-traced at 8K

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Dear open source developers: despite the license, GNU Info is proprietary software. It uses a custom format not supported by any other app, that's overly complex and has no reason to exist except that its creator thought he was smarter than everyone. Use literally anything else.

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Big problems at the timezone database

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A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans (via Slashdot)

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It occurs to me that the General Public License is basically the United States Constitution of software development: a pioneering document that opened the floodgates, but is now out of touch and no longer suitable for the modern world.

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How to Fork a Book: The Radical Transformation of Publishing

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Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.

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On Endianness

Byte Endianness in computers has been a constant source of conflict for decades. But is there really a clear advantage to one over the other? Let’s explore together!

Tags: computers, science, history

Licenses Alone Do Not Govern Behavior in Open Source

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Irish police to be given powers over passwords

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Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates

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Breakthrough of Digital Culture: Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

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Silicon Valley hasn’t innovated since 1978

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Dates, Times, Calendars— The Universal Source of Data Science Trauma

Content warning: ableist language

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Objective or Biased

On the questionable use of Artificial Intelligence for job applications

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Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen

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Winamp 5.8 Media Player Released in All Its Nostalgic Glory

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Women pioneered computer programming. Then men took their industry over.

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Why Europe’s dependency on Microsoft is a huge security risk

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A very comprehensive and precise spec

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Scene at MIT: Margaret Hamilton’s Apollo code

A brief history of the famous 1969 photo of the software that sent humans to the moon.

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Now that's what I call a Hacker

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Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

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What You Learn About Tech From Watching All 456 Law & Order Episodes

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Cory Doctorow: Teaching Computers Shows Us How Little We Understand About Ourselves

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CS in VN

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Gates sends angry e-mail, sounds just like a customer

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