Monday 2024-04-08 Assorted Links
Assorted Links links
Published: 2024-04-08
Monday 2024-04-08 Assorted Links

Assorted links for Monday, April 8:

  1. GNU Coreutils 9.5 Can Yield 10~20% Throughput Boost For cp, mv & cat Commands: The speed increase is by increasing the default block size from 128KiB to 256KiB. Anyone still working in 4KiB or 64KiB blocks? Time to increase!
  2. Biden orders every US agency to appoint a chief AI officer

    As chief AI officers, appointees will serve as senior advisers on AI initiatives, monitoring and inventorying all agency uses of AI. They must conduct risk assessments to consider whether any AI uses are impacting “safety, security, civil rights, civil liberties, privacy, democratic values, human rights, equal opportunities, worker well-being, access to critical resources and services, agency trust and credibility, and market competition,” OMB said.

  3. Oregon Just Passed a Monumental ‘Right to Repair’ Law

    [W]hat sets this Oregon law apart from the other three states is that is bans “parts pairing,” a term that describes when companies prevent unauthorized parts from functioning in their devices.

  4. Bing on .NET 8: The Impact of Dynamic PGO: .NET continues to deliver significant performance improvements release after release, with near-perfect backwards compatibility.
  5. Google says running AI models on phones is a huge RAM hog: Is it possible that the largest barrier to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) will be the amount of computing resources (RAM, GPU, electricity, etc.) necessary to run it?
  6. Why the Department of Justice Cares About Green Bubbles on iPhones
  7. Garbage Collection for Systems Programmers
  8. Making AI powered .NET apps more consistent and intelligent with Redis
  9. Improvements to static analysis in the GCC 14 compiler
  10. Running local tools installed by Bazel