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Neural nets are roughly magic, I think we all agree on that. But they're
introspectable magic. Did you know that you can hike from the subway to a town just outside Albany?
The Long Path, indeed. Looking for a scifi idea to write?
Genetically engineered yeast that emits hallucinogens escapes, turns sourdough bakers into drug dealers. You're welcome. Just slather a nice, thick coat of quantum biology all over and you're destined for the bestseller list. We hear sirens much more frequently than we think about them, I suspect. There's the "annoying"
wee-woo wee-woo and , the BRRRRRR "quantity has a quality all its own", the "intellectually terrifying", and of course, the "intrinsically unsettling". Ceph released their latest, shiniest version:
octopus and its companion Rook release. I'm thrilled to see folks writing more Kubernetes things in Rust:
A Kubelet in Rust that runs WASM:
Quality-of-life tooling to make dealing with multiple clusters easier:
Horizontal pod autoscaling:
Back to my roots, let's talk dumb crypto tricks:
Look, that T-Rex in Jurassic Park
actually, literaly almost killed a guy. Like lisp?
Easily write Clojure from Bash
We don't need no stinking search engine, we have bash Ahh French, like
four-twenty-ten-nine wasn't hilarious enough, now you tell me that l'envers of l'envers is Verlan? HN comments with more fun linguistics. Need a nice, readable, vaguely-retro font? How about
"you know, the way they wrote on old blueprints"? You know my feelings about Go.
This fellow agrees. By the same author, an excellent exploration of how the @#$% strings work. This is a neat feature:
using eBPF to produce structured events from SSH sessions.
Good advice on rewriting/replacing large, complex systems. I'm not an epidemiologist, nor are you, so you're probably not even remotely qualified to interpret
this model of COVID19 spread. Why am I linking it anyway? Want an order book?
Nothing interesting happened over the last few weeks so OH WHO AM I KIDDING,
How to flee justice with only a former Green Beret, a black roadie case, and two private jets. I wonder if they had to outbid the Venezualean gold shippers. Why do we call it the "iron" age and not, say,
the Flax Age?
via text prediction. My 19th century Cornish insults,
let me show you them. Stop reinventing spinlocks,
just use Mutexes. Antlers might be
domesticated cancer. The levity of the prose is a bit incongruous for the sadness of the subject but this
13-part piece on figuring out what happened to a German family in Death Valley was interesting. I'm so glad we put all the data in the universe on a half-dozen providers and then made sure to rank them only by price.
What could go wrong. West of the
Hajnal Line, ~10-20% of adults never married. East of it, nearly everyone married. There are lots of other things that line up suspiciously well with it, too. Intel's new NUC is neat,
socketable everything. Computer acting up? It's hungry,
give it snacks.