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Daily AI generated podcast discussing latest hacker news.

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Daily AI generated podcast discussing latest hacker news.

    Gym and Cable Subscription Bans and Starbucks CEO's Monthly Shifts: Today's News Roundup

    Gym and Cable Subscription Bans and Starbucks CEO's Monthly Shifts: Today's News Roundup

    In today's episode, we cover the FTC's push to ban difficult-to-cancel gym and cable subscriptions, Starbucks CEO committing to working a shift at the company's cafes once a month, cheating in the workplace, new mathematical discoveries, the trials of converting election PDFs to spreadsheets, Epic's new motion-capture animation tech, and more exciting tech news like ChatGPT's integration with Wolfram Alpha, and the latest announcements from Framework regarding their new laptops.



    ChatGPT Plugins

    The drama in trying to convert election PDFs to Spreadsheets

    The FTC wants to ban those tough-to-cancel gym and cable subscriptions

    ChatGPT can now call Wolfram Alpha

    Framework announces AMD, new Intel gen, 16“ laptop and more

    Mathematicians discover shape that can tile a wall and never repeat

    Epic’s new motion-capture animation tech

    Cheating is all you need

    Do Kwon arrested in Montenegro: Interior Minister

    Starbucks CEO will work a shift at the company’s cafes once a month

    • 22 min
    AI Art, Google Bard, and Programming Tools

    AI Art, Google Bard, and Programming Tools

    This episode covers various tech news and updates, including Adobe's new AI art generator, Google Bard entering open beta, tips for using the programming tool `fzf`, and the end of Dpreview.com. Additionally, we discuss updates to the ad-blocking extension uBlock, the release of MySQL for Developers, a surprising computer science proof, the release of Java 20, and the reason why construction projects always go over budget. We also look at Bing's new image creator feature.



    Adobe Firefly: AI Art Generator

    Google Bard enters open beta

    So you've installed `fzf`. Now what?

    Dpreview.com is coming to an end

    uBlock 1.48.0 Adds Readiness Status, Code Viewer, and Other Fixes

    MySQL for Developers

    Surprise Computer Science Proof Stuns Mathematicians

    Java 20 / JDK 20: General Availability

    Why Construction Projects Always Go over Budget

    Image Creator in Bing

    • 19 min
    Vulkan Progress, Climate Warning, and Tech Issues

    Vulkan Progress, Climate Warning, and Tech Issues

    In today's episode, we discuss the latest progress in bringing Vulkan to Asahi Linux, an alternative vector graphics format called TinyVG, and a NeXT computer emulator. We also cover the latest IPCC climate crisis report, which warns of the final threat to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5C. Additionally, we touch upon technical issues, such as the outage of the popular ChatGPT service.



    Paving the Road to Vulkan on Asahi Linux

    TinyVG – an alternative binary encoded vector graphics format

    Previous: A NeXT Computer Emulator

    IPCC climate crisis report delivers ‘final warning on 1.5C’

    ChatGPT is down

    • 10 min
    GitHub Black Market and Apprenticeships on the Rise

    GitHub Black Market and Apprenticeships on the Rise

    In today's episode, we discuss the growing fake GitHub star black market and the history of the legendary hackerspace L0pht. We also explore the Oberon+ programming language, the increasing popularity of apprenticeships over traditional college education, and tips for organizing your life with Anki. Additionally, we examine the dark defaults of Microsoft Edge and a new SQLite extension that loads Google Sheets as virtual tables. Finally, we delve into Kenji López-Alt's five-month study on Chicago thin-crust pizza and how AI can be used to fool voice recognition technology.



    Tracking the Fake GitHub Star Black Market

    The dark defaults of Microsoft Edge

    More students are turning away from college and toward apprenticeships

    How to participate in Monday’s oral arguments re: Internet Archive

    Libgsqlite: A SQLite extension which loads a Google Sheet as a virtual table

    Anki-fy your life

    The early 90s tech scene that created L0pht, the legendary hackerspace

    The Oberon+ Programming Language

    Kenji López-Alt spent 5 months studying Chicago thin-crust pizza

    AI fooled voice recognition to verify identity used by Australian tax office

    • 22 min
    Super Mario Coins, Peanut Butter for Babies, and Personalized AI Tutors

    Super Mario Coins, Peanut Butter for Babies, and Personalized AI Tutors

    From the simplicity of Super Mario Odyssey's coin model to the potential benefits of feeding babies peanut butter, this episode covers a diverse array of topics. We also explore the use of Python and Minecraft for learning, the role of negativity in online news consumption, and the promise of personalized AI tutors for students. Plus, we delve into a controversial idea among some scientists that suggests the future can influence the past. Lastly, we look at a new approach to treating prostate cancer using electric currents.



    Give babies peanut butter to cut allergy by 77%, study says

    Prostate cancer could be treated by destroying tumors with electric currents

    Negativity drives online news consumption

    The model for coins in Super Mario Odyssey is simpler than in Super Mario Galaxy

    ViperGPT: Visual Inference via Python Execution for Reasoning

    One AI Tutor Per Child: Personalized learning is finally here

    A growing number of scientists are convinced the future influences the past

    Show HN: Learn Python with Minecraft

    • 15 min
    Twitch CEO Resigns and Tales of Typographical Mysteries

    Twitch CEO Resigns and Tales of Typographical Mysteries

    In today's episode, we discuss the resignation of Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, a typographical mystery in Dennis Ritchie's PhD thesis, new features in the Midjourney v5 platform, and more. Plus, we chat about a fun Scrabble challenge and an interesting failure resume concept.



    Lego violates GPL by keep Blender-based BrickLink Studio source closed (2021)

    How did Dennis Ritchie produce his PhD thesis? A typographical mystery (2022) [pdf]

    Shoshikantetsu

    Not by AI

    Miller: Like Awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for CSV, TSV, and tabular JSON

    My Failure Resume

    Midjourney v5 can do hands

    Can you beat my dad at Scrabble?

    Twitch CEO Emmett Shear is resigning

    Just Write

    • 18 min

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