Issues » #158

#158 – January 17, 2023

We invested 10% to pay back tech debt; Here's what happened

Why and how we continuously invested the team bandwidth to pay back tech debt and what were the results?

You can always go faster (if you know where to risk it)

The better you are, the faster you go. That's a basic truism of just about any field, and programming is no different. But competence isn't the only input to pace. Risk tolerance is just as important, if not more so. You can't go quickly if you treat every problem with the diligence required for rocket surgery.

Huge win for privacy: Facebook tracking is illegal in Europe!

EU privacy regulators say Facebook and Instagram must not force users to agree to tracking by putting this requirement into their terms. This business model of Meta is illegal according to the GDPR.

Guccifer, the Hacker Who Launched Clinton Email Flap, Speaks Out After Nearly a Decade Behind Bars

Before Russian intelligence cribbed his handle, Marcel Lehel Lazar hacked celebrities and Sidney Blumenthal. Now he’s back home in Transylvania.

Reverse Engineering a Neural Network's Clever Solution to Binary Addition

There's a ton of attention lately on massive neural networks with billions of parameters, and rightly so. By combining huge parameter counts with powerful architectures like transformers and diffusion, neural networks are capable of accomplishing astounding feats.

newsletters

Join over 1,600 readers for a free daily email with fresh news, articles and tutorials.