Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘Venom’ Review: A Bad Movie With Great Cult-Movie Potential

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Venom’ Review: A Bad Movie With Great Cult-Movie Potential

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Venom appears to have been on a quest to bring back the slightly campy comic-book films of a bygone era, but ended up looking like a collection of Spawn outtakes that were wrapped in brand-new CGI for a 14-year-old kid who just time-traveled here from 1997.Sony PicturesThis is a list of things that happen in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired When it Comes to Autonomous Cars, the Department of Transportation Says ‘Drivers’ Don’t Have to Be Human

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When it Comes to Autonomous Cars, the Department of Transportation Says ‘Drivers’ Don’t Have to Be Human

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The companies building automated trucks would one day like to use robot vehicles to transport the 50 million tons of freight shipped on American highways each day.WaymoThe companies building automated trucks would one day like to use robot vehicles to transport the 50 million tons of freight shipped on American highways each day.WaymoThe Department of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Enlisting Our Own Germs to Help Us Battle Infections

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Enlisting Our Own Germs to Help Us Battle Infections

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WIRED ICONElizabeth Blackburn, Nobel-winning biologistNOMINATESJanelle Ayres, Molecular physiologist at the Salk InstituteFor a long time, immunologists believed that the only way for a patient to survive an infection was to kill the invading pathogen. And research built around that belief led to very important discoveries for antibiotics and vaccines. But to me, as I was…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A Brief History of High Availability

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A Brief History of High Availability

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I once went to a website that had “hours of operation,” and was only “open” when its brick and mortar counterpart had its lights on. I felt perplexed and a little frustrated; computers are capable of running all day every day, so why shouldn’t they? I’d been habituated to the internet’s incredible availability guarantees. However,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

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Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot of people screwed up. To recap, Chinese spies reportedly infiltrated the supply chain and installed tiny…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How to deliver on Machine Learning projects

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How to deliver on Machine Learning projects

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As Machine Learning (ML) is becoming an important part of every industry, the demand for Machine Learning Engineers (MLE) has grown dramatically. MLEs combine machine learning skills with software engineering knowhow to find high-performing models for a given application and handle the implementation challenges that come up — from building out training infrastructure to preparing models for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers My journey into fractals

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers My journey into fractals

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Hi, I’m Greg, and for the last two years, I’ve been developing a 3d fractal exploration game, which started as just a “what if” experiment.I would describe myself as technical artist, meaning, I am bad at both arting and coding. I had some experience with shader programming, and love unusual and experimental technological and artistic…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | ICESat-2 successfully starts lasering Earth, telling us about it

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | ICESat-2 successfully starts lasering Earth, telling us about it

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Laser Focused — Satellite tracks glaciers and sea ice by measuring surface height. Scott K. Johnson – Oct 5, 2018 2:01 pm UTC Enlarge / That’s no moon—it’s an artist’s conception of ICESat-2 in orbit.On September 15, NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite left Earth on the last Delta II rocket. Happily, the satellite is providing a successful…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Qubits kept together by shouting at them with microwaves

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Qubits kept together by shouting at them with microwaves

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Rotating wheel of whips — Microwaves plus clever tricks make qubits more immune to noise. Chris Lee – Oct 5, 2018 1:34 pm UTC Enlarge / Not this kind of microwave, of course.Companies like IBM and Google have leapt at the opportunity to build toy quantum computers. They’ve produced nice interfaces so you can play…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | An insider’s perspective on Fukushima and everything that came after

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | An insider’s perspective on Fukushima and everything that came after

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Aftermath — Ars chats with Naomi Hirose, who became TEPCO’s CEO after the Fukushima meltdown. John Timmer – Oct 5, 2018 11:30 am UTC Enlarge / Naomi Hirose, vice chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. (TEPCO).The meltdown of the reactors at Fukushima Daichi has changed how many people view the risks of nuclear…