Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Wednesday Linkorama

Round up of things I found interesting.

Space elevators have been a part of SiFi for a long time, this article talks about possibly building them for real! Space elevators are cables that go from the ground into space that a vehicle can use to climb into space. This article describes the basic ideas about how they work and why you may want to use one instead of rockets.

Crypto is starting to get the attention of regulators.

Diplomacy is a classic social board game focused on trickery and negotiations between players. The first games computers got really good at (like chess) required a lot of calculation. This article talks about Cicero, an AI that (allegedly) has human level performance in the game Diplomacy. So, computers may be getting better at other types of games.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Wednesday Linkorama

Round up of things I found interesting.

A Reddit user bought an old Netflix server and reconfigured it for personal storage.

New compression claims 10x over MP3. MP3 is already compressed so ... If this is 10x and sounds as good then they really have something.

Normally autonomous trucks are 5 years out, but Aurora says they are coming in 2024. So, maybe they are on to something?

Wednesday Linkorama!

Round up of things I found interesting. The image above came from a Gizmodo article explaining how mea...