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DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest Is Hurting Launch Present
DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest Is Hurting Laun...

For the last couple of years, DigitalOcean has run Hacktoberfest, which purports to “support open source” by giving free t-shirts to people who send pull requests to open source repositories. In reality, Hacktoberfest is a corporate-sponsored distributed denial of service attack against the open source maintainer community. So far today, on a single repository, myself…

Why is Snowflake so Treasured?
Why is Snowflake so Treasured?

Two weeks ago, Snowflake had the largest IPO ever for a software company. On the first day of trading, the stock price doubled giving Snowflake a market cap of over $60 billion. Snowflake became all that everyone was talking about. There was so much hype, my mom, who doesn't even know what Snowflake is, decided…

Builders Strive Over again to Upstream Motorola 68000 Sequence Pork up in LLVM
Builders Strive Over again to Upstream Motorola 68...

Hobbyist developers are trying once again to get a Motorola 68000 back-end merged into the upstream LLVM compiler. Yes, the M68k processors that are some 30+ years old. The Motorola 68000 series processors have been around since the 80's thanks to the likes of the early Apple Macintosh computers. Fast forward to 2020, the Motorola…

Vilified early over Covid-19 approach, Sweden appears to be like to be chuffed scourge managed
Vilified early over Covid-19 approach, Sweden appe...

PublishedSep 30, 2020, 8:11 am SGT STOCKHOLM (NYTIMES) - The scene at Norrsken House Stockholm, a coworking space, oozed with radical normalcy: Young, turtleneck-wearing hipsters schmoozed in the coffee corner. Others chatted freely, at times quite near one another, in cozy conference rooms. Face masks were nowhere to be seen. It seemed like January, before…

Fourier Filtering
Fourier Filtering

Running ... Your browser does not support the HTML5 canvas element. Please, try with a newer browser. from disk from url Steps 0/5 SNR: 0.0 © 2018 Image Processing Online Demonstration, Biomedical Imaging Group, EPFL. The Javascript/HTML5/ImageAccess library (Reference) was written by Cyril Favre, Robin Lang, and Daniel Sage.

The Guardian’s Fresh Commentary Betrays Every Julian Assange and Journalism
The Guardian’s Fresh Commentary Betrays Every Ju...

In my recent post on the current hearings at the Old Bailey over Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, where he would almost certainly be locked away for the rest of his life for the crime of doing journalism, I made two main criticisms of the Guardian. A decade ago, remember, the newspaper worked closely in…

Linux Below Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Leaks VPN Online page online visitors
Linux Below Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Leaks VP...

We have found that you could be leaking your Internet traffic when running Linux under WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2). Our investigation has shown that these leaks also occur on other VPN software, and even though we do not have a solution to present for now, we feel the need to address the problem.…

The Failed Promise of Net Parts
The Failed Promise of Net Parts

Web Components had so much potential to empower HTML to do more, and make web development more accessible to non-programmers and easier for programmers. Remember how exciting it was every time we got new shiny HTML elements that actually do stuff? Remember how exciting it was to be able to do sliders, color pickers, dialogs,…

Windows XP leak confirmed after user compiles the leaked code correct into a working OS
Windows XP leak confirmed after user compiles the ...

The Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 source code that was leaked online last week on 4chan has been confirmed to be authentic after a YouTube user compiled the code into working operating systems. Shortly after the leak occurred last week, ZDNet reached out to multiple current and former Microsoft software engineers to confirm the validity of the leaked…

On Extinct Age
On Extinct Age

Takeaway Tuesday on On Old Age (De Senectute) by CiceroMarcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. His writings include books on rhetoric, orations, philosophical and political treatises, and letters. He is remembered in modern times as…

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