Cellphone Privacy, State Hashing, Software program Optimization, and Pancreas Tech

  1. Sidewalk Labs and Cellphone Information (The Intercept) — To make these measurements, the system gathers and de-identifies the place of cellphone customers, which it obtains from unspecified third-celebration vendors. It then models this anonymized information in simulations—creating a synthetic population that faithfully replicates a city’s genuine-planet patterns but that “obscures the genuine-planet travel habits of person individuals,” as Bowden told The Intercept.
  2. Zobrist Hashing — a hash function building utilized in computer system applications that play abstract board games, such as chess and Go, to implement transposition tables, a particular type of hash table that is indexed by a board position and utilized to stay clear of analyzing the identical position a lot more than after.
  3. Software program Optimization Sources — the difficult stuff (from my point of view larger up the stack), from C++ by way of assembly down to the microarchitecture of CPUs.
  4. Lighting up my DasKeyboard with Blood Sugar adjustments utilizing my body’s REST API (Scott Hanselman) — Even so, because the keyboard has a localhost REST API and so does my blood sugar, I busted out this silly small shell script.

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