Jonathan Carter, Debian Project Leader, writes about the end of CentOS as we know it — their recent decission to base newer releases on CentOS Stream instead of a more stable branch now makes it a less-than-ideal choice for servers.
Earlier this year, I switched away from Ubuntu after close to 10 years of using it as my primary OS, mainly because of their push of Snaps on the newest LTS.
Debian it’s not only stable, but also really easy to install and configure as a desktop or server OS to the point of almost being boring (if it wouldn’t have as many desktop enviroments to choose!)… which it’s actually just perfect for getting your work done!
I've always heard that "Ethereum has better technology" than Bitcoin, and that's mostly because of Smart Contracts… which I'm still struggling to understand, if only a little less thanks to this excellent article by Gjermund Bjaanes
An exploration into what happens when you are able to create visual stories that are indistinguishable from reality: post-truth, post-cinema, theoretical photorrealism.
Simulation, Consciousness, Existence it’s a lengthy article by Hans Moravec about the theory of reality as simulation, its moral and ethical implications, and ultimately, a discussion of the very notion of reality through the lens of quantum physics… a really perfect way to mess up your mind for the weekend.
Douglas Hofstadter raises a very interesting point regarding AI: can you really say that a machine it’s intelligent if it’s not actually thinking? (and not just crunching huge amounts of data to get a probabilistically advantageous answer)
If you ask me in principle if it’s possible for a computing hardware to do something like thinking, I would say absolutely it’s possible. Computing hardware can do anything that a brain could do, but I don’t think at this point we’re doing what brains do. We’re simulating the surface level of it, and many people are falling for the illusion.
Q&A: Douglas Hofstadter on why AI is far from intelligent
Financial markets are the first rogue AI […] Somebody planted the idea that shareholder value was the right algorithm, the right thing to be optimizing for. But this wasn’t the way companies acted before. We can plant a different idea.
Tim O’Reilly – Algorithms have already gone rogue
Design superhero John Maeda is now working at Automattic as Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion because he believes in the open web…
The fact that so many people are commenting about it on Facebook, just proves how hard his new mission is… And how easy is to just not “get” why it’s so important.
Is your new thing so fucking amazing that people are going to install your app and give it a chance? Statistically speaking, unless you are best friend with a famous celebrity or Apple decides to feature your app in one of their top categories or search results, you are pretty much fucked
Source: The Open Web, Fuck Yeah! | hueniverse