2022-06-17 Nerd Roundup!
It's Nerd Roundup!
This should work in iTunes. (This link http://danielbmarkham.com/podcast/rss is a podcast feed) If it doesn't work, here's a direct link to the mp3: 2022-06-17 Nerd Roundup!
Google engineer put on leave after making public announcement that AI was sentient
The funny version of the google ai story. Also another version of the story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/11/google-ai-lamda-blake-lemoine/
|Note: this is an engineer. And this is the tech we want to keep improving to convince people to do things, ie "help" them|
New CRISPR based map of the human genome
Original article from MIT
|Chaos engineering the human genome? Seriously?|
|The Surreal Case Of A CIA Hacker's Revenge||Wild story.|
|Can a Seattle Startup Launch a Fusion Reactor Into Space? Avalanche Energy Design’s compact power and propulsion tech raises funds—and eyebrows||Five years to fusion? Unlmiited power in space? Electrostatic confinement? Where did this come from?|
|Why some developers don't believe in best practics||The eternal question|
|Dark' black hole wandering the Milky Way may be the smallest yet detected||100 million or more black holes in our own galaxy? That would be completely wild!|
|Announcing Code Second Edition||Blast from the past. What a great book the first edition was in my career.|
|NASA's plans after Apollo||For All Mankind is a must-watch for space nerds|
Illustrating the duality of closures and objects
Great lobsters discussion. Who can't not like "Greatest fixed point of a functor"? lol
|Like the old "It's just ones and zeroes" this is both a profound and facile concept. It's not that things are equivalent. Programming is an interactive experience, not a set of features stacked on top of math, although that's what it all is in the end. Topic alert: missing the point|
Phtotos of chickens, taken by chickens
|Must include this story at all costs|
|Saw this on a Ron Jeffries tweet, More info about how easily we want to see AI -- and who says its not|