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CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country

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Welcome to the "Failed State" era of the U.S.

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GitHub – VikOlliver/Microwriter: A reboot of the 80’s Microwriter accessible chord keyboard done using an Arduino

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Oh, nice, someone made an 32u4 Arduino sketch for a Microwriter/Qinkey chorder. I've always sort of wanted to try that chord-set (and always feared it will ruin my feeble attempts to keep BAT-style chords in my fingers). Might have to try, my chorder is a 32u4 anyway.

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Message from the ACM President Regarding Open Access

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Hey! At least the ACM has been shamed into doing the apology dance for "accidentally" siding with the parasite publishers.

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Intel’s Xe for HPC: Ponte Vecchio with Chiplets, EMIB, and Foveros on 7nm, Coming 2021

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Right on the heels of burning the shit out of DOD's HPC spending with the collapse of the Phi stuff right after DOD jumped in at scale, DOE is trusting intel's absolutely-no-public-details unified GPU plan for Aurora. I really, really do hope it pans out (because GPUs are bullshit and Intel commodizing them and bringing decent drivers and toolchains would make the world better) but the degree to which they're being cagey at this stage is a cause for suspicion.

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Intel’s ‘One API’ Project Delivers Unified Programming Model Across Diverse Architectures | Intel Newsroom

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Even the press release can't make it look like something other than Khronos' SYCL C++ extensions with a bulky coat of paint. It could be uglier, and Intel with open washing might be enough to unseat CUDA, so ...OK?

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Woman charged with DUI after hitting scooter rider

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Article note: Not the fault of the scooter, but the issue of obvious and/or intoxicated drivers vs. everyone else remains.

Welp, there's the answer to "How long until someone has a serious accident on one of these things." Installed on the 21st, someone got hit in a DUI by 2:30am on the 26th.

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Why Schools Should End Active Shooter Drills Immediately

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I've been on the "active shooter drills are state-sponsored terroism" bandwagon for a while. They're using a miniscule threat as a pretense, and training childern to be scared.

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nesdev.com • View topic – Koei bytecode

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Pointed out to me the other day, Koei made a nifty VM obviously designed to be an easy C target that runs on top of the NES' 6502. Uses a "left" and "right" register and a stack.

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Nathan Pyle’s Strange Planet Instagram comics get book deal | EW.com

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Strange Planet is getting a book!

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How the Spectre and Meltdown Hacks Really Worked
 An in-depth look at these dangerous exploitations of microprocessor vulnerabilities and why there might be more of them out there

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This is by far the best detailed-but-not-mired-in-details explanation of speculation attacks I've seen.

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