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aardrian,
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TechDesk,
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A few tech Magazines (topical feeds of content) for this Follow Friday, including collections about the internet of things, EVs, and the AI economy.

NE{x}TW0RK, by Dustin LaPres — @ne

Apple Vision Pro, by Scott Kleinberg — @apple

EVs and Autonomous Vehicles by Scott Monty — @evs

The AI Economy by Ken Yeung — @the

Cybersec by Allen Westley, @cybersec

#FollowFriday #Technology #Tech #ElectricVehicles #AI #Cybersecurity

bits,
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The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs.

-- Alan Kay

#technology #programming #softwaredevelopment #quotes

AGT,
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#technology #robots #ai #newatlas #bostondynamics #atlas #machines #computing #scifi #humanoidrobots #android #scary And introducing the new disturbingly scary Atlas…
Please don’t give it a gun. (Unless it’s fighting for Ukraine.)
https://youtu.be/29ECwExc-_M?feature=shared

JeremyMallin,
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I have a lot of special characters memorized (ALT-[key] for windows and long presses for Android) but why is it so needlessly difficult to Google each one individually? Surely someone, somewhere must have compiled a good table of all of them. It would sure come in handy.

airwhale,
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@JeremyMallin

Oh really? This might indicate some issue with your system, as Charmap is a tiny utility loading a small font file. Good to hear you have a workaround, though.

airwhale,
@airwhale@mastodon.social avatar

@JeremyMallin

I think one issue with tables is the size of current Unicode alphabets, but there's always Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters

ben,
@ben@werd.social avatar

"I find my feelings about AI are actually pretty similar to my feelings about blockchains: they do a poor job of much of what people try to do with them, they can't do the things their creators claim they one day might, and many of the things they are well suited to do may not be altogether that beneficial." https://www.citationneeded.news/ai-isnt-useless/?utm_source=werd.io&utm_campaign=mastodon&utm_channel=mastodon

drahardja,
@drahardja@sfba.social avatar

Nice response by to the self-entitled techbros who think they should be given slack for bad products.

“Do Bad Reviews Kill Companies?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QztFpzKsdeA

kellogh,
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@drahardja @mekkaokereke “all that a review does is accelerate what was already going on” <— exactly!

Microsoft’s G42 deal puts UAE in America’s AI tent (www.reuters.com)

The United Arab Emirates likes to think of itself as a sort of Switzerland of the Gulf. Microsoft’s (MSFT.O), opens new tab $1.5 billion stake in Abu Dhabi artificial intelligence company G42, announced opens new tab on Tuesday, shows the limits of remaining a neutral counterparty of the United States and China, especially...

craigbrownphd,
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stevensanderson, (edited )
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@craigbrownphd I'm thinking of signing up for this. I typically do a lot of coding questions (Copilot which i pay for via github) but I also do a lot of writing, idea/image generation and ideas.

How would you rank Gemini Advanced, GPT Plus and Copilot Pro

How would anyone else out their rank them?

#AI #GPT #Gemini #CoPilot #LLM #AGI #Programming #Coding

ChrisMayLA6,
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When the staff-less shop is actually staffed by under-paid distant workers, we know the information technology revolution is a lot less 'new' than it appears.

Its the same old worker exploitation, just wearing different clothes & speaking a different dialect...

As I argued in my 2002 book on the Information Society, the info tech 'revolution' may change the quantitative character of capitalism but it leaves its underlying form & logic untouched.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/10/amazon-ai-cashier-less-shops-humans-technology

fkamiah17,
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@ChrisMayLA6 Exploitation disguised as convenience? I think I've heard that one before ...

RobertJackson58585858,
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architecture, French
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AGT,
@AGT@mastodon.scot avatar

The Gramophone: A simple and beautifully engineered vintage wind up machine that plays music without using any electrical power at all. Our HMV was made in 1935, still looks and works a treat, and we love it to bits! Judge for yourself!

Our beautiful vintage HMV gramophone playing a bit of Glenn Miller!

noellemitchell,
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I wish smartphones were designed with batteries that pop out. So when the battery gets old you just pop in a new one, like replacing a battery in a flashlight or something similar. It would be less expensive for the consumer and also more environmentally friendly. Both of those things are probably why it will never happen but I can still dream. 😂

sennoma,
@sennoma@chaos.social avatar

@noellemitchell https://www.fairphone.com/ may be what you are looking for.

noellemitchell,
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@sennoma I've seen the Fairphone before but as far as I know it's not available in the US. Which is disappointing.

danie10,
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Modder made an IRC client that runs entirely inside the motherboard’s BIOS chip

Phillip Tennen, developer of the open-source axleOS, has recently decided to use what he learned from that project to create an IRC client that runs entirely within the UEFI pre-boot environment, with no operating system required. This “UEFIRC” is n ...continues

See https://gadgeteer.co.za/modder-made-an-irc-client-that-runs-entirely-inside-the-motherboards-bios-chip/

Linux_in_a_Bit,
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@danie10
That's fantastic :blobcatjustright:

matt, (edited )
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Do you have a robot vacuum cleaner and what is your opinion of it?

🗳️

#Poll #Technology #HouseChores #Vacuum #Cleaning

matt,
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Ngl, I have one and I like it. But it's not a replacement to an actual vacuum cleaner in my experience.

I like it because it zips around and cleans the apartment each day when I'm at work - so its nice to come home to clean floors.

But I'm glad I have a "real" vacuum for when I do a deep clean myself.

researchsoft,
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Fund is now accepting applications for the Free and Open Source Software () Sustainability Fund! Closes 17 May

The FOSS helps to ensure that free and open source software projects and the that sustain them have the resources and support needed for long-term maintenance, security, and community well-being.

https://www.opentech.fund/funds/free-and-open-source-software-sustainability-fund/

AmenZwa,
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I would never think of walking up to a neurosurgeon and to start lecturing him on the best use of a micro Kerrison. As an engineer, I know well how that delicate instrument is designed and how it functions. But I know even better that, given my complete lack of medical knowledge, I should never go anywhere near a live patient with a split-open skull, let alone flailing about that instrument near his head.

Yet, on several occasions, I've been accosted by doctors, lawyers, and businessmen alike on how best I should employ a particular in my work—VoIP, Bluetooth, Java, you name it, with LLMs being their favourite tech-of-the-day, at the moment.

I know some businessmen who fly on a weekly basis, practically living on an airliner. But none would dare deliver to a gathering of airline pilots a sermon on how best to perform an approach into a Class Bravo airspace. So then, why would these businessmen feel comfortable enough to come tell me how I should do my job?

What is it about our field that makes every non-techie who saw a Reddit post on some believes he's now an expert in it?

thomy2000,
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@AmenZwa Can I boost this twice somehow?

JohnJBurnsIII,
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@thomy2000 @AmenZwa

Stick around. Someone from payroll, or purchasing directors staff will be by to help you out.

🤣

zeroiee,
@zeroiee@techhub.social avatar

There's room in the smallest hut!

The Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB) tasked us to build a small, battery-powered water- and dustproof computer system with 5G connectivity. Given our ample expertise, we gladly accepted the challenge. The biggest difficulty turned out to be the size constraints: maximum outline dimensions of 10x10x10cm.

But Felix Hermes did a great job, created a 3D-printed baseplate and went through several iterations to accommodate all pieces incl. 4 small antennas. The resulting end product is a marvel of space efficiency and we are grateful to being given the opportunity to develop it!

The stack of radio module, Raspi, adapter board and antennas is held in place by a custom 3D-printed element.

lwpembleton,
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Every time I restart my laptop OMG it’s like bliss serenity 🦋 as the fans turn off for 30 seconds. I love my #Dell XPS, but I don’t know what the flip they did with the airflow and seemingly poor cooling… #technology

SomeGadgetGuy,
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@lwpembleton it's one of the things I'm looking forward to most on ARM powered laptops.

bsletten,
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This is huge. I’ve been bullish on RISC-V from the beginning but this is happening even faster than I expected. Between IT Sovereignty and geopolitics involving access to global supply chains, hyperspecialization of algorithms to hw, etc., it’s about to get really interesting.*

We’re one generation from the tech hacking culture of cyberpunk fiction.

  • HW heterogeneity will be mediated by LLVM and WebAssembly.

#technology #riscv #yeswearecyberpunk #llvm #webassembly

https://www.tomshardware.com/pc-components/cpus/former-silicon-valley-vets-create-risc-v-microprocessor-that-can-run-cpu-gpu-and-npu-workloads-simultaneously

_elena,
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andypiper,
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@_elena I finally got around to reading this in my inbox! Good newsletter episode - you might enjoy listening to the next podcast episode when it comes out (soon!) since we discussed at least two of your five!

eoinoneill,
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It's a tiny bit annoying to share files between a linux host to a windows guest.

Right now, I have a firewall-protected samba server that can only be connected to from my VM to share files but I don't love this. When I tried webdav sharing via spice, though, the performance was too slow and a bit annoying to work around.

I'm almost tempted to just use syncthing and forget about the file redundancy. Thoughts fediverse? #technology #vm #gnome #gnomeboxes #virtualmachine

scherzog,
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@eoinoneill I wonder if there is sshfs for windows so you could connect from the VM to the host instead...

eoinoneill,
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@scherzog Well, ideally I would share my files between host/guest but I seem to run into a lot of performance problems when doing so. Syncthing would have duplicates, which is fine also

I think I've found a decent compromise with webdav where I treat it as my git remote on my virtual system just so I can pull code and then compile. This at least makes it less burdensome to write my code on my linux system. When passing windows builds back, I'll just use warpinator or something of the same vein.

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