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Would you be more productive if you didn't log on? It worked for Christopher Havens!

There are times when NOT having computer access (is that possible anymore?) can make you MORE productive. 1) I did a lot of my Muffin Work when I was in MexicoTexas...

Leap-Second Gets a Considerable Pause
From The Eponymous Pickle

Leap-Second Gets a Considerable Pause

Surprising and oddly considerable pause in a natural measurement is agreed to.  Rarely see this kind an event.  Implications?  Network-Crashing Leap Seconds to ...

Call for White Papers: Mid-cycle Robotics Roadmap Update
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Call for White Papers: Mid-cycle Robotics Roadmap Update

Through support from the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), the US National Robotics Roadmap was first created thirteen years ago by a group of 120 people from...

Generic number compression (zstd)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Generic number compression (zstd)

I have done a lot of work that involves compressing and uncompressing data. Most often, I work on data that has specific characteristics, e.g., sorted integers....

How Generative AI Could Create Assets for the Metaverse
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Generative AI Could Create Assets for the Metaverse

Have my doubts of how effectively , but interesting thought  ... How Generative AI could Create Assets for the Metaverse | Jensen HuangCheck out the on-demand sessions...

Future of Driverless Trucks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Driverless Trucks

A likely future of  Supply ChainsThe Long Road to Driverless TrucksBy The New York Times, November 28, 2022Companies know the technology is a long way from theIn...

Quantum Microscopy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Microscopy

More on the topic inQuantum-enhanced nonlinear microscopy  in NatureCatxere A. Casacio, Lars S. Madsen, Alex Terrasson, Muhammad Waleed, Kai Barnscheidt, BorisNature...

Computer Repair Technicians Are Stealing Your Data
From Schneier on Security

Computer Repair Technicians Are Stealing Your Data

Laptop technicians routinely violate the privacy of the people whose computers they repair: Researchers at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, recovered logs...

AWS Announces Water Positive Commitment by 2030
From insideHPC

AWS Announces Water Positive Commitment by 2030

Nov. 28, 2022 — LAS VEGAS– Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced it will be water positive...

Pepper’s Ghost: an 1860s illusion used in ‘head-up displays’ ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Pepper’s Ghost: an 1860s illusion used in ‘head-up displays’ ^JB

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (first published in 2007) When Pepper’s Ghost first appeared on the stage as part of one of Professor Pepper’s shows...

Attention, Expertise, Trust
From The Noisy Channel

Attention, Expertise, Trust

I’m old enough to remember when the web was new, and honest enough to admit that I was a skeptic at the time. Fortunately, I was wrong, and I owe my career to the...

Tiny,  Private Houses
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tiny, Private Houses

Noted change  ... Pallet is making $7,500 prefab tiny homes that can be setup in 1 hour to help solve the homelessness crisis — see inside a unit at a Washington...

AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum Problem
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum Problem

 Intriguing mix of domains.AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum ProblemBy R. Colin Johnson, Commissioned by CACM StaffNovember 22, 2022The number of equations...

Protests at IPhone Factory
From The Eponymous Pickle

Protests at IPhone Factory

Leading to some phone outages.China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou  in the BBCPublished, 4 days agoProtests have erupted at the world's...

Lost Something? Search 91.7 Million Files from the '80s, '90s, 2000s
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lost Something? Search 91.7 Million Files from the '80s, '90s, 2000s

Seeing it all?Lost Something? Search 91.7 Million Files from the '80s, '90s, 2000s By Ars Technica, October 21, 2022The files on Discmaster come from the Internet...

Science and Technology links (November 26 2022)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (November 26 2022)

Molière’s famous play, Tartuffe, the main characters is outwardly pious but fundamentally deceitful. Are people who insist on broadcasting their high virtue better...

TikTok Eating the Internet
From The Eponymous Pickle

TikTok Eating the Internet

Evolution. Does it deliver customers online?How TikTok Ate the InternetBy The Washington Post, October 18, 2022In five years, TikTok, once written off as a silly...

How the First Transistor Worked
From The Eponymous Pickle

How the First Transistor Worked

 How far we have come.HOW THE FIRST TRANSISTOR WORKEDEven its inventors didn’t fully understand the point-contact transistorBy GLENN ZORPETTE in Spectrum.ieee A...

Regarding an NFT Bubble
From The Eponymous Pickle

Regarding an NFT Bubble

This surprised me,  below is an outline, and then beyond.  Legit?  Following up.  I will remove if I find this invalid. From DSHR Blog:   https://blog.dshr.org/...
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