Saturday,  02/04/23  09:34 PM

Making a filter pass...

Beautiful day outside - yay - even went to the harbor and checked on my little boat, but did not got sailing, sigh, and my plans for sailing tomorrow are iffy too.  Stay tuned.  Anyway it felt today like the corner has been turned on winter, whatever Punxatawny Phil might have said...

Oh, and we saw 80 for Brady tonight; cute, worth a watch.  Poignant considering he just retired, but still ... cute.

Russell Beattie: My job search.  "Despite making an effort, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) still absolutely hate my resume in either PDF or DOCX form. I've tried to reformat the damn thing a few times - making it simpler and re-arranging job title and employer, etc. but the systems are just random as hell and make a total hash of it."  I've been looking for a new job too, and have worried about this; very few recruiters see your resume "native", and it's hard to know how it looks after the great ATS filter.  Good luck, Russell! 

The painting is DALL-E: "Impressionist painting of someone looking for a job."  But really, they'd be behind a keyboard :)


Wow.  Astronomers Just Discovered 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter.  That makes 92, [perhaps temporarily] beating out Saturn's 83.  "Nine of the twelve new satellites are found in the far-off moon clusters that orbit Jupiter retrogradely, or in the opposite direction of the inner moons."  Suggesting they are captured asteroids... 


The OK computer.  A nice reminiscence of the Lisa, on its 40th (!) anniversary.  I never used a Lisa, but I had a Xerox 850 - with a mouse! - and I so remember the first Macintosh.  I still have my old Mac SE, Hen3ry; I should boot him to celebrate :) 


The next de-extinction target: The dodo.  "The dodo was a large (up to 1 meter tall), flightless bird that evolved on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. As European sailors reached the islands, it quickly became a source of food for them and the invasive species that accompanied them. It went extinct within a century of the first descriptions reaching Europe."  Well, cool, and good luck with that!  (And you did watch Jurassic Park, right?) 


heh



Virgin Orbit: Facts about the novel air-launch provider.  "In the increasingly competitive commercial spaceflight sector, Virgin Orbit is known for its horizontal air-launch system in which an expendable two-stage LauncherOne rocket is carried to around 35,000 ft by a modified Boeing 747-400... Virgin Orbit says this mobile launch method allows for faster mission preparation compared to more conventional ground launches."  Rooting for them, but seems hard. 

Visual Capitalist: the rise and fall of music formats.  Supercool.  Interesting how there was a big drop after CDs peaked at the turn of the century, but now streaming has risen even higher.  Would be interesting to know whether a larger percentage of the revenue is now going to artists, and also, a Pareto of how many are getting how much (are the stars getting richer?) 

 

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virtual boxes

Saturday,  02/04/23  09:09 PM

One of the cooler pieces of software out there is Virtual Box, now from Oracle.  (I say "now", but Sun bought Innotek and then Oracle bought Sun in 2010 ... so not that recently.)  It is free, yay, and let's you run just about any operating system under just about any other one.  For example, I have an Intel PC running Win 10, and using Virtual Box I have Windows XP, Win 11, Win Server 2008R (long story there), Red Hat Linux (Fedora), Ubuntu 20.02 LT, Ubuntu 22.10, ... and (!) OS X Catalina, and OS X Big Sur.

They all run pretty well, and while the performance isn't "native", it's certainly good enough to do real work.  And it sure makes testing easy - you can have different combinations of these running at the same time, and they can all talk to each other and behave as separate machines.

So that's nice ... and tonight I bit the bullet and upgraded Virtual Box to v7.06.  Which meant a whole round of booting each guest operating system and checking for problems, and upgrading the "guest software" which Virtual Box installs to run seamlessly (e.g., display and network drivers).  After a big round of "doing stuff", all is well.  Kind of amazing but all of this software is free.  The biggest problem is actually the oldest system, Win XP, which needs to have license keys etc.  (I had an old MSDN license so I have legit license keys.)  The newer stuff is just download and use and free.  Incredible.

Oh, and so why did I do this?  Well ... I made a change to the CSS on my blog, and wanted to check the appearance in various browsers on various platforms :)

 

 

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Mastocoms II

Saturday,  02/04/23  10:53 AM

Well, it's the morning after (I enabled comments via Mastodon), and while nothing appears broken, no comments have yet been posted; the crickets are lightly chirping.  Par for the course, I guess; you-all have more interesting things to do than read about my comments and probably, haven't even noticed yet.  Staying tuned ...

Saw this great George Carlin quote this morning, from Dave Winer.

Couple of thoughts about comments:

  • Yes, need an instant-relay-to-Mastodon, so new posts show up right away.  On the list.
  • Would be nice if the original post (here on my blog) showed whether there were any comments, and even nicer if it remembered the last time you visited (already does this) and showed whether there were any new comments.  On the list.
  • What would I do if someone posted a "horrible" comment?  Slash, irrelevant comment.  I'm relying on Mastodon to filter, and presumably they would do if it were henious in some obvious way (porn for example, or bad language).  But what if one slips through?  The commenter "owns" their comment, should I leave it?
  • Final thought: personal attacks, either on me or on another commenter, are out of bounds*.  So yeah, gardening.

* of course nothing at all keeps someone from linking to me and posting anything they want, nothing I can do.  This is the great thing and the hard thing about the Internet.

Your comments on all this are most welcome :)

[Update 2/5/23: actual comments have been posted, yay, and have figured out a way to show #comments for each post, yay]

Meanwhile I am off to visit my boat! - a nice day, first in a while ... yay.

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comments, via Mastodon

Friday,  02/03/23  09:30 PM

Okay, we have comments!  Via Mastodon.  It's not a perfect setup, but let's try it.

Here's how it works:  When I post to my blog, a link gets posted on Mastodon.  (Mastodon is a Twitter-like service which enables "microblogging"; people post short snippets of information or pictures or videos - or links - and then other people can Reply or Share.) 

Every post on my blog will have a link to its corresponding Mastodon post, like this:


If there the post has comments already, the count will be shown, like this:

Clicking "Comments?" takes you to Mastodon, which will looks something like this:

Any comments people have posted will be shown as well.  You can Reply, Boost, Favorite the post, or Share it.  And you can Reply to replies - whole comment threads can be spawned.

To view the post and comments on Mastodon you do not have to sign up.  Everything is public.  However to post replies you do have to sign up.  This is a simple process, you do it once, and there you are. 

One difference between Mastodon and Twitter is that Mastodon uses multiple service providers.  Kind of like with email, you choose which one you want.  I've choosen one called Universeodon, you can use that one or any other.  They all interoperate.  But you do have to be signed on to one of them to post Comments.

Okay!  Let's see how this goes, a grand experiment.  One crummy thing of which I am aware is that dlvr.it, the service I use for relaying links to blog posts, is not instant.  I might post something and it will be some time - could be an hour or two - before it's relayed to Mastodon, and before you can post Comments.  If you don't see the Comments link right away please be patient!

 

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groundhog day, again

Thursday,  02/02/23  08:55 PM

It's groundhog day, again, which means of course that we re-watched Groundhog Day, which seems to get better or at least no worse every year.

Today's big news was ... Twitter have announced their API will no longer be free!  This seems like an incredibly short-sided decision, maybe it will be modified, like free for non-commercial use, or something... 

So that makes my Comment problem simpler; I will use Mastodon for comments.  Stay tuned. 

Miguel Icaza: PSA: you have until Feb 9 to run the free programs to transport your social graph to Mastodon.  Well not quite, you can stay on Twitter forever, but many of the free "bots" you follow will leave. 

Little Green Footballs: This is the end, my only friend, then end.  Um, no. 

Steven Wolfram: the Tangled History of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.  An epic post, and it's 3 of 3, with 1 and 2 not yet posted.  

Really fascinating though to see the history of entropy, as various scientists grappled with what it actually was, even as it showed up in their equations.

[Update: Part 2 is up.]  [Update II: Part 1 is up.]


Scott Loftesness: Ode to a Queen.  Pretty amazing. 

Twitchy: WHOA: #GoogleLeaks tells #TwitterFiles to hold its beer with bombshell-filled thread.  Not surprising.  And actually Google would be far more influential than Twitter, definitely more so than Facebook. 


OMG, wow.  Candide Thovex - "pretty tight".  I'll say.  Whenever I see something like this I wonder, was there practice involved?  How does one prepare for a "failure is not an option" run like this? 

Here's an interesting question: Are you playing Elden Ring, or are you just an academic?  "If you've ever felt like life is an uphill battle, plagued with new and terrible enemies at every turn, you're either playing Elden Ring… or you're in higher education."  It's not clear you can tell :) 


Aww ... A baby pangolin is born at the Prague Zoo.  It does resemble a living spruce cone... 

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February

Wednesday,  02/01/23  09:51 PM

I read somewhere that the third weekend of January is the most depressing day of the year.  I guess the Holiday buzz is over, the weather is crummy, and now we're on to the new year which no longer feels that new.  My own vote is for February 1.  Because in addition to all of that, you also say, whoa, where did January go?  YMMV :)

I am so glad I've discovered Zwift.  At least I've been able to ride every day.  I am such a wimp, could not imagine going "out there" in the cold and [especially] the wind.  Today I rode around London.  It did rain, but only on my monitor!

Rediscovering old posts: as the memory turns, from Jan 2008.  Re the teeter-totter between running out of physical and logical memory.  Back then, 14 years ago, I wrote: "it is unimaginable that 2^64 wouldn't be a big enough address space for everything."  Still true.  But memory management is definitely still a thing, especially if you have a GPU to worry about too. 

Eric Sink continues his series on .NET AOT development: "A gotcha with object handles".  Yep, garbage collection is so much easier than explicit deallocation... 

Feb 2014: the wheel paradox.  So what's going on here?  I don't think I ever figured this out, back then, or if I did I never posted about it.  But now it seems evident that the inner wheel must be "slipping"; clearly the inner circumference is less.  This is kind of like exceeding the speed of light by sweeping the moon with a laser pointer. 


How excellent is this?  This is the longest straight, land-to-land line you can sail. From Eastern Canada to Western Canada, about 35,400 km.  Be sure to click through and watch the movie, and marvel as you pass Africa going "straight down" before reaching Australia. 


Perhaps apropos: You'll Soon Be Able to Sail - Yes, Sail - on the Orient Express.  Looks excellent - maybe we can sail straight from Canada to Canada :) 

PS did not know about Afar magazine, now I do!

Not surprising: Twitter now wants to become a payments platform.  Definitely Elon Musk's M.O., a good potential revenue stream.  And I'm sure the example of WeChat is inspiration. 


Nice overview by Ars Technica: The generative AI revolution has begun—how did we get here?  Of course CUDA is mentioned!  :)  Definitely a Netscape moment! 

Cool: Tech startup Paradigm lands $203M to get more patients into clinical research, accelerate drug trials.  I worked with some of the people at Deep Lens, a company Paradigm recently acquired.  They used AI to identify candidates for clinical trials, a pretty useful application. 


Wired: The spaceport at the edge of the world.  "A tiny Scottish village is betting its future on rocket launches. But the plan may threaten the fragile landscape—and a tenacious billionaire’s ambitions."  Okayyy. 

A great and interesting overview: Johnson & Johnson’s Bankruptcy Didn’t Work.  Basically, faced with huge possible product liability, J&J filed for bankruptcy even though they were hugely profitable. 


Interesting voting demographics.  As you look at these maps, it is good to remember that only 10 states elect our President

Scott Adams: I’ve had more great days in my sixties than the rest of my life combined. Did not predict that.  Not sure it's true for me, but it's not obviously not true. 


ESA is no longer planning to send astronauts to China’s Tiangong space station.  "For the moment we have neither the budgetary nor the political, let’s say, green light or intention to engage in a second space station; that is participating on the Chinese space station.

John Gruber: Meanwhile, Over in Androidtown.  "Whilst we iOS users celebrate the recent releases of Thomas Ricouard's Ice Cubes, Tapbots's Ivory, and Tusker, and look forward to the imminent release of other new Mastodon clients like Shihab Mehboob's Mammoth, over on Mastodon I asked what the best clients for Android are.  Long story short: crickets chirping."  A general rumination on the difference between the design ethos of IOS and Android. 

 

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Wednesday,  02/01/23  09:48 PM

wisdom can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places

 

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Busy January

Wednesday,  02/01/23  12:08 AM

Wow, a busy January, 42 posts.  But then looking at history, I've typically posted a lot in January - a little less in February - and then sort of settled in at a lower rate.  July is sparse and August has been the worst month, September is bad too (even excepting the obligatory "never forget" posts on 9/11), and October, meh.  Then my activity has picked up again in November and December.  Maybe I'm a cold weather blogger?

Thanks to those of you who have said they're glad I'm blogging again - I'm glad you're still out there, reading! 

Update on comments - no light at the end of the tunnel.  My experiments have confirmed that to use Twitter for comments I'll need an application Id so I can use their API.  I've applied to be a developer, but with everything going on there who knows.  Other options include Mastodon, which has a straightforward API, but that would require you-all to sign up for a Mastodon account to make comments.  (You would be able to view them without one.)  That's my Plan B ... stay tuned.

 

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Tuesday,  01/31/23  10:09 PM

A crummy day with bad things and bad news.  Rats.  I hope tomorrow is better!

We started watching Poker Face tonight.  Highly recommended, off to a great start.

Questions you might not have asked: What’s going on in the Dutch startup scene?  "Seen through the lens of his Royal Highness, Prince Constantijn." At CES ... 

Well good: Bill would even the playing field for telehealth reimbursement.  One good outcome of the Covid pandemic which will hopefully continue on past it... 


How Amazon's latest pharmacy move lays the groundwork for longer-term play.  "While the offering is not breaking new ground or particularly disruptive to the pharmacy market in the near term, industry experts say the move is worth watching for how it lays the groundwork for the e-commerce giant's long-term healthcare and pharmacy strategy."  So where do they go next?  Hard to see Amazon hiring physicians, right? 

Becker's: Amazon in the headlines: 7 recent healthcare moves.


Doctors, Get ready for your AI Assistants.  "Hospitals have begun using machine learning to help analyze and collect images, and the medical applications are endless."  Seems inevitable - and I think this positioning, of AI as "assistants", is exactly right. 


SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell awarded 2023 National Space Trophy.  Yay, great to see her getting this recognition, you have to believe she is critical to SpaceX's success ... and cannot be that easy working for Elon Musk! 


‘Nasty’ Geometry Breaks a Decades-Old Tiling Conjecture.  "Mathematicians predicted that if they imposed enough restrictions on how a shape might tile space, they could force a periodic pattern to emerge. They were wrong."  Super cool. 


Requiem for a string: Charting the rise and fall of a theory of everything.  You know what it just always seemed wrong to me - by W=UH - it was just too complicated to be right.  And now we find it is not even wrong

So - how to we tie electromagnetism, gravity, and the strong and weak nuclear forces together?  And explain all those particles?  Maybe that's the wrong question?

On the thermodynamics of complexity.  Whew. 


Brad Feld: AI and the HyperEnabulator.  "When I asked ChatGPT, 'Are you aware how little a sense of humor you have?' they said, 'No, I do not have self-awareness.' So I hope they figure out how to connect to the HyperEnabulator.

Jean-Louis Gassée: ChatGPT: Netscape Moment or Nothing Really Original.  I say, a Netscape moment.  Stay tuned. 


Berci Mesko: There were rumors about that AI could start generating original proteins from scratch.  Now scientists have created an AI capable of generating artificial enzymes.  Wow. 

Clive Thompson: Why is my iPhone suddenly ending my sentences with a period?  A little think piece on the nature of messaging... 


Huh: After a failure 4 months ago, the New Shepard spacecraft remains in limbo.  "More than four months have passed since the launch of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket ended in failure. No humans were onboard the vehicle because it was conducting a suborbital scientific research mission, but the failure has grounded the New Shepard fleet ever since."  Four months doesn't seem that long ... but yeah, space is hard. 



Did you know about this?  Nothing Phone (2) to be released this year in the US.  "We're developing a smartphone that's more premium than the Nothing Phone (1) and software will be a big focus area for us."  Well, okayyy. 


And finally, news I hope you can use: The World's Most Picturesque Restaurants, According To TripAdvisor Comments

I was actually at one of them exactly a year ago - Lattitudes, in Key West, Florida.  Cannot disagree.

 

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link stats

Sunday,  01/29/23  01:29 PM

Here's a little inside baseball ... my friend Gary recently chided me that I link Powerline too often.  Hmmm... I wondered, really?  I like Powerline and they link interesting stuff, but I don't want to become too one-sided.  Not to mention, if all I did was link one site, that wouldn't be very interesting to you - you could simply link them directly.

[Update: Gary clarified, when I post political things I link Powerline too often.  And other "right" sources.  And I think he's right; as I look at this list, most of the political sites are "on the right".  (It could be argued that many of the "mass media" sites are "on the left", but they are not purely political.  So a) sorry I misrepresented your comment Gary, and b) I'll try not to be such an echo chamber...]

So I did what anyone would do - wrote a script to analyze my links.  Here's the top 100 domains in 22,446 links from 3,443 posts.

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rainy, lazy, Sunday

Sunday,  01/29/23  01:19 PM

Hi all, it is a rainy, lazy Sunday around here ... perfect for a little coffee by the fire, a little coding, and a little blogging.  Also a bit later, a little football watching and a little cycling - Zwifting indoors of course!

Yesterday I made it back on the water - yay! - for the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club's "Shallow Water Regatta".  My ace crew Jotham Schwartz and I raced my trusty C-15 "It's the Water", and won all four races.  Yippee.  It was sunny and we had a nice breeze, and were able to remember once more how great it is to live in Southern California where we can sail in January.  Without foul weather gear :)  Many wind shifts and many many roll tacks were involved...

Activating filter pass! ...

Yes!  Top Gun: Maverick’s Best Picture Nomination Is Silly - and Perfect.  For once a movie I watched and liked is nominated.  And it's not even politically correct. 


Powerline: The Daily Chart: Harvard's lack of diversity.  Not a surprise at this point, but still pretty amazing. 

American Thinker: Do You Trust the Integrity of Our Elections? If Not, Here Are the Steps We Must Take.  I do not.  OTOH I'm not comfortable will all of these suggestions either; I'm not sure about imposing country-wide standards on local elections, for example. 

Note: you can be an election skeptic without being an "election denier" (i.e., you don't have to believe Trump won in 2022), just like you can be a climate skeptic without being a "climate denier".  Maybe I'm just a skeptic!

American Greatness: The Environmentalist Assault on Civilization.  "The accomplishments of the environmental movement over the past 50 years are undeniable: cleaner air and water, protected wildernesses, and more efficient use of resources. The list is endless and illustrious. Environmentalist values are an integral part of any responsible public policy agenda. But the pendulum has swung too far."  Not only are the problems exaggerated but the solutions are impractical. 

Wow.  Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta pool balloons to ~400,000 users.  I'm one of them :)  Yeah we read about individual issues but at this scale the lack of general problems is impressive. 


Hoover: San Francisco falls into the Abyss.  Instapundit comments: Socialism: If you build it, they will leave.  If they can. 

The New Neo: I'm in California.  A close friend of Gerard Vanderleun (American Digest), who recently passed away.  A great blogger whom I linked often.  And now I shall follow the New Neo. 

The Nation: Heavy Is the Head: The British Royals in the age of streaming.  "I have never fully comprehended the monarchy’s popular appeal. Why would hundreds of thousands of people queue for hours and miles for a glimpse of the coffin of a leader they never elected, or get excited about the wedding of two wealthy people they are never going to meet".  Such a puzzle. 

I spend a lot of time in Montecito.  One of my friends asked, "have you seen Harry and Megan?"  And I said "who?"


Everyone wants your email.  Heh. 

Note: this is my first link to a Mastodon post.  Won't be my last!

Jason Kottke: The Enshittification Lifecycle of Online Platforms.  "Here is how platforms die: First, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die."  So how do you break the cycle?  Awareness is a good first step. 


Daring Fireball: The Billions-Dollar VR/AR Headset Question.  "The appeal and utility of all-day AR glasses is obvious. But we are obviously very far away from such devices being possible, at any price."  Hard to see these breakthroughs coming.  We talked about mobile devices but didn't see the iPhone.  We talked about AI/ML but didn't see ChatGPT.  Then suddenly there it is... 

Robert Scoble: Holodeck technology

ChatGPT passes US Medical Licensing exams.  Bet you didn't see that coming :) 


xkcd: Code Lifespan.  Heh! 

In 1990 (right after I was born :) we shipped a Series/1 simulator.  Written in C, it emulated the IBM Series/1 minicomputer, and enabled a large financial application written entirely in Assembly Language (!) to be migrated to newer computer architectures.  I am told it is still running...


Who knew?  M&Ms Are the Best Trolls on the Internet.  "After a long crusade by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the brand put its spokescandies on hiatus. It’s a savvy move that seems designed for social media."  OMG I love it. 


I'll leave you with a little Neil Young: Harvest moon.  [via Little Green Footballs

apropos: Lunar Time.  "Not only do you need leap seconds to keep solar time and atomic time in sync, you'll need a different kind of leap second to keep Lunar atomic time and Earth atomic time in sync, because mass distorts spacetime."  Nice. 

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V;DW

Friday,  01/27/23  10:16 PM

The Internet has evolved a perfect shorthand for something which is a bit too long or detailed: TL;DR.  It means, Too Long, Didn't Read.  But it also means sorry I'm not taking the time to dig into this.

Interestingly, this has also come to stand for a summary; here's the TL;DR, meaning, here's the essence, the takeaway.  I love and use it.

And so now we have a related shorthand that I love: V;DW.  It means Video, Didn't Watch.  But it really means, no, I don't want to watch a video, just tell me.  And maybe it can mean, no, I don't want to click through to YouTube or some other baggage-y, link-filled, ad-invested website just so I can watch a dumb video.  (Too bad about YouTube, eh?)

And by analogy, it can stand for a summary, here's the V;DW, meaning, here's the essence so you don't have to watch the video.  Whew!

The Internet is wonderful and I love all the great explanations for anything you can think of - and many many things you would never think of at all.  But how crummy is it when the "answers" returned by Google are links to a bunch of videos?  And half of them are someone speaking the answer, when it could simply have been written down.  Anyway.

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(NY 5/13/18 - Cheese and Me)

Friday,  01/27/23  10:13 PM

 

Of course

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Thursday,  01/26/23  09:01 PM

This picture is called "straight lines".  Whoa.  Almost feel the pull of local gravity bending the light...

Slashdot: what happens when an AI generates designs for PC cases?  This!  Excellent... 

I wonder about the design constraints ... would these be buildable, and would they work (cooling, power, etc.)?

MarkTechPost: Top innovative AI powered healthcare companies.  Such an explosion of these, some are doing great work and creating value, others will be gone with nary a mark left.  Investor appetite for these is high. 

For example: MIT researchers develop an AI model that can detect future lung cancer risk.  Early detection translates into better outcomes for patients. 


This makes so much sense: Smart TVs as digital health devices.  All you need is a camera+microphone.  The pointing device on modern remotes is more than good enough for input. 

And AI in medical imaging market projected to reach $20.9B by 2030

I think I mentioned this already: Microsoft expands 'multibillion dollar' deal with OpenAI, creators of ChatGPT.  $10B.  They also just laid off 10,000 people.  That $10B might have paid the salaries of those 10,000 people for 10 years.  But this is clearly strategic, and some of the things Microsoft decided not to keep doing - like AR/VR - are not. 

Fox: California reels from string of mass shootings despite having some of the strictest gun laws in US.  So, we need even more laws, right? 

Jeremy Clarkson: We're in the midst of a coup. Who the hell’s behind it?  Huh. 


Brad Feld reviews Please report your bug here.  "I hope there are a lot more books like this. It balances startup stuff with the cynicism of the experience while placing it in a fictional world. It unexpectedly merges with believable near-term science fiction, which has a delicious parallel universe theme."  Sounds excellent, on the list! 


Dilbert gives relationship advice.  Hmmm... 

Interesting, from the Financial Times: We tried to run a social media site and it was awful.  They put up a Mastodon server and it was a lot of work.  And also, the legal, security, and reputational risks.  

Yet another reason, if any were needed, why I'd rather not host comments here.

Erik Sink continues his investigation into "native AOT" for .NET.  This time he considers storage allocation and objects.  Once again we see how much easier it is to have managed code and garbage collection :) 

Meanwhile, Tim Bray releases Quamina, an open-source pattern-matching library.  Glad to see he's keeping busy :) 

From the pages of history: Gorbachev and Louis Vuitton.  "Can there be any doubt who won the cold war?

 

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Hello CUDA: streams - GPU series #6

Thursday,  01/26/23  08:15 PM

Okay, ready?  Here's another post in the series about CUDA and GPU acceleration.  (And yes, sadly, this is the last one, at least for the moment...)

We've tackled basic CUDA, multithreadinggrids, and memory models.  Now let's talk about streams!

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