Some things I read this week 11/13 —11/19
This is the start of what will be an ongoing series where I just post some highlights of interesting things I read the previous week. Articles are currently posted in no particular order, but are grouped by topic.
One year later : A blog post following up one year after they quit their job to never “work” again.
Who Will Command the Robot Armies?: On the ethics of building our current technologies without thinking about how and why they will be used.
Code I’m Still Ashamed Of: On the increasing importance for programmers to understand the moral implications of what they build
This fall, the “Radioactive Boy Scout” died at age 39: The boy who was building a nuclear reactor in his backyard passed away
Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump Will Have Terrifying Powers. Thanks, Obama: On all of the powers that have been given to the position of Presidency simply because the current president was trusted with those powers
Enhance! RAISR Sharp Images with Machine Learning: Using machine learning to enlarge images
[0day] [exploit] Compromising a Linux desktop using… 6502 processor opcodes on the NES?!: How playing music from the NES video game system can get your Linux computer hacked
Wazer introduces the first desktop water-jet cutter: CNC cut metal and glass on your desktop
HP Unveils Mini Workstation: A super small, but super powerful desktop
A.I. Experiments: Google’s games and experiments that use AI
Microsoft Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member: The times, they are a changing
The Next Concorde?: A company is working on making a commercial jet that would travel 2.2x the speed of sound
DJI’s newest drones are built for filmmakers: DJI announced the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2
Don’t Mess with The Google: Users who sold their Google Pixel phones to a reseller find themselves locked out of everything Google, and how loosing access to your email account affects the rest of your life.
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
OTOY Is Building One of VR’s Most Important Technologies: A universal format that could help lead to the ‘metaverse’