Thursday 2024-06-13 Assorted Links
Assorted Links links
Published: 2024-06-13
Thursday 2024-06-13 Assorted Links

Assorted links for Thursday, June 13:

  1. Microsoft Rolling Out New Windows Subsystem For Linux “WSL” Features For 2024

    Windows Subsystem for Linux is now automatically releasing stored memory in WSL back for use by Windows. This automatic memory reclaim support is a great addition and makes Windows behave better especially for systems with limited amounts of RAM. Without this support in memory hungry situations like with Docker it was possible for WSL2 to exhaust all of the system’s physical memory.

    Windows Subsystem for Linux has also enabled DNS tunneling by default for improved network support.

    Meanwhile in experimental form is support for automatic disk reclaim and a new mirrored networking mode that provides for features like IPv6 support.

  2. New York Stock Exchange says bizarre glitch that showed Berkshire Hathaway down 99.97% has been resolved. Reversibility is an important feature of financial systems which naive blockchain systems deliberately forego.

    For nearly two hours, Berkshire Hathaway’s Class A shares were listed as trading at just $185.10 — a price that would represent a loss of 99.97%. Berkshire closed at $627,400 on Friday.

    NYSE announced it has decided to “bust,” or cancel, all “erroneous” trades for Berkshire between 9:50 am ET and 9:51 am ET at or below $603,718.30. The exchange said that ruling is not eligible for appeal and indicated it could cancel other trades.

  3. Microsoft Releases Azure Linux 3.0 Preview

    Azure Linux 3.0 shifts from the aging Linux 5.15 kernel to the newer Linux 6.6 LTS kernel as well as significant updates to OpenSSL, systemd, Runc, and other components. Azure Linux 3.0 is also now defaulting to SELinux’s enforcing mode by default.

  4. Announcing the official OpenAI library for .NET

    Today, the OpenAI team released their first beta, version 2.0.0-beta.1, of the official OpenAI library for .NET. Features include:

    • Support for the entire OpenAI API, including Assistants v2 and Chat Completions
    • Support for GPT-4o, OpenAI’s latest flagship model
    • Extensibility to enable the community to build libraries on top
    • Sync and async APIs for ease of use and efficiency
    • Access to streaming completions via IAsyncEnumerable<T>
  5. We’ve just had a year in which every month was a record-setter

    Yesterday, the European Union’s Copernicus Earth-monitoring service announced that we’ve now gone a full year where every single month has been the warmest version of that month since we’ve had enough instruments in place to track global temperatures.