Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

My Time at NUS, Singapore

Singapore is home to some of the best schools in the field of Computer Science, specifically Artificial Intelligence. The cutting edge research going on there is unparalleled. Colleges like Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore

How to Enable TLS 1.3 in Apache and Nginx

TLS 1.3 is the latest version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol and it is based on the existing 1.2 specifications with proper IETF standard: RFC 8446. It provides stronger security and higher...

‘Smart people with bad ideas can always pivot.’ —LA MP Mark Tung

This post is part of the Hacker Noon Shareholder Series, where we interview some of the super-investors who made the site you’re on right now possible. Mark Tung is the Managing Partner of Change VC—a

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

Opinion: I worked on AI for YouTube’s “recommended for you” feature. We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong.

FTC Reportedly Hits Facebook With Record $5 Billion Settlement

The devil’s going to be in the details, but for now Facebook owes big for its privacy violations.

This Chrome Extension Calls Out Sponsored YouTube Videos

Researchers last year found that many YouTube influencers don’t disclose ties to affiliate marketing. A new browser extension will show you the hidden connections.

Bitcoin: The Shining Light of Money (Sorry, I Meant Cryptocurrency)

Shark Cage It’s a contentious topic. More so since the massive drop in price of Bitcoin in early 2018 from its record high of the year before, when everybody was buying it from Asia to

How to Install Redis in RHEL 8

Redis (which means REmote DIctionary Server) is an open-source, well known and advanced in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. You can consider it as a store and a...

‘Blitzscaling’ Is Choking Innovation—and Wasting Money

Opinion: VCs are making bigger bets on fewer startups. It’s this unconsidered, money-slinging strategy that led to Uber’s and Lyft’s dud IPOs.

The 10 Top GUI Tools for Linux System Administrators

A Linux administrators task is to typically install, upgrade, and monitor a company’s software and hardware while maintaining the essential applications and functions which include security tools, emails, LANs, WANs, web servers, etc. Read...

About Tech Independence [VIDEO]

David Smooke in Follow Jul 10 · 1 min read Was great to meet Amber in person and be a guest on the Cazzell Report. Have been reading her for awhile, and I suggest

4 Process Managers for Node.js Applications in Linux

A Node.js process manager is a useful tool to ensure that a Node.js process or script runs continuously (forever) and can enable it to auto-start at system boot. It allows you to monitor the...

How can you apply unsupervised learning on audio data?

Unsupervised Learning Unsupervised learning approach is demonstrated by state-of-the-art NLP model (e.g. BERT, GPT-2) to be a good way to learn feature for downstream task. Researchers demonstrated data-driven learned features provide a better audio feature

How a Blockchain Could Help Roll Out Berkeley’s Next Fire Truck

Berkeley is considering a plan to finance big projects with “minibonds” that would be sold, and interest credited, via a blockchain system.

The World Cup Was a Prime Target for Amazon Counterfeiters

The ecommerce giant was flooded with fake US women’s soccer merchandise the day after the team’s historic World Cup victory.

How to Install Node.js in RHEL 8

Node.js is a lightweight and powerful JavaScript run-time environment platform which is based on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine and it is used to create scalable network applications. In this article, we will guide you...

The happy ending to my burnout story

Burnout is a scary thing. It creeps in when you least expect it. And it usually takes longer than usual for you to realize it’s even happening. Let’s back up a few months. In September

Twitter’s Disinformation Data Dumps Are Helpful—to a Point

Twitter has released 30 million tweets from state-sponsored disinformation accounts. Researchers say the trove is useful, but they want more transparency.

Consensus Models: PoW, PoS and New Pioneer, PoF

The way the blockchain works is often confused. Because people are hesitant about how this system can replace banks. Because the banks receive a very high commission due to their transactions. These commission rates can