2022-07-08 Nerd Roundup!
The windows malloc trash fire, nerd fight over kubernetes being a red flag, AI writing academic papers about itself, Google's Colossus, and more
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|The Windows malloc() Implementation Is A Trash Fire||Love me a good programming rant. And instead of hello world, why not see you later, allocator?|
|Meiosis is all you need||If workable, some profound implications here. Top HN comment at one point was "now you just need a polygenic scoring system that isn't complete shit" And hence the return of polygenic scoring from a few NR episodes earlier|
|SHGA Shanghai Gov National Police Database for sale (1B entries) (breached.to)||Holy cow, batman! One billion records of ID information for Chinese! Can we stop this mutual worldwide suicide pact now, or must it continue until it hurts more?|
Kubernetes is a red flag that you are prematurely optimizing
Nerds arrive ready to rumble
|YOMG! Nerd sacred cow skewered. Cue up villagers with torches and pitchforks in 3, 2, 1... Also, semi-rhetorical question: let's say we live in some magical future world where most business problems can be solved in just a few lines of magic code x. There are also hundreds of highly-specialized and complex tools for really oddball cases. When companies get into situations where they need these tools, they pay 10, maybd 100x the going rate of regular programmers. So -- which tech are you going to learn and master? Which tech are you going to use on that new project, whether it needs it or not?|
|Colossus under the hood: a peek into Google’s scalable storage system||Whoa. Cool inside baseball tech story, bro|
|We asked GPT-3 to write an academic paper about itself||dear diary...|
|Is music universal?||I understand this question (physics). I do not understand this question (beauty). I have no idea WTH this question is even talking about (language)|
|Camera model identification based on forensic traces extracted from homogeneous patches||Freaking everybody knows everything. Eventually we'll reach the point where you step outside your tent and fart in a National Forest and suddenly new records are added to dozens of databases|
|Robot nose that can smell disease on your breath||I'm not sure we're really able to intellectually process things that sorta work like our senses, but go past that into new territory, like the cameras that see blood flow|
|the keyboard waffle iron||Where have you been all of my life?|
|retrofitted tube TV allows Raspberry Pi to loop black and white movies||cute as heck and looks like a fun project|