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Being a software developer in a post Covid-19 world

Being a software developer in a post Covid-19 world

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The corona-virus pandemic will be remembered as one of the most significant events of this century. For better or worse every industry (including the technology industry) needs to adapt to this new reality. Here are some predictions how the industry will change and what it means to be a software developer in a post COVID…
The technologies the world is using to track coronavirus – and people

The technologies the world is using to track coronavirus – and...

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This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series: AI and Surveillance.Now that the world is in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, governments are quickly deploying their own cocktails of tracking methods. These include device-based contact tracing, wearables, thermal scanning, drones, and facial recognition technology. It’s important to understand how…
A man who “saved the world”

A man who “saved the world”

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Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov (Russian: Василий Александрович Архипов, IPA: [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ arˈxipɔːf], 30 January 1926 – 19 August 1998) was a Soviet Navy officer credited with preventing a Soviet nuclear strike (and, presumably, all-out nuclear war) during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Such an attack likely would have caused a major global thermonuclear response.[1]As flotilla commander and second-in-command…
LearnedLeague, the Enduring Online World of Trivia Fanatics

LearnedLeague, the Enduring Online World of Trivia Fanatics

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At 3:06 a.m., on March 17, I received the following email from a man named Thorsten A. Integrity: “Mr. Baumann,” it began, “The results for LL84 Match Day 19 are now available. In that match, you lost to ThompsonR3, 4(4)-6(3). You are currently 16th in Rundle C Typhoon, with a record of 9-8-2.” The message…
Bill Gates Is the Most Interesting Man in the World

Bill Gates Is the Most Interesting Man in the World

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He’s everywhere, this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers for the curious and quarantined.May 22, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETBill Gates.Credit...Jeff Pachoud/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images“It tires me to talk to rich men,” said Teddy Roosevelt, himself a product of wealth. “You expect a man of millions, the head of a great industry, to be a man worth hearing.…
Core i9-10900K Intel with 7.7GHz overclock – world record RAM speeds

Core i9-10900K Intel with 7.7GHz overclock – world record RAM speeds

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Home News (Image credit: Intel) Intel’s Core i9-10900K processor is now on sale, and the new Comet Lake 10-core flagship has already been overclocked to 7.7GHz, outdoing the 9900K’s record overclock.That’s a mind-boggling speed, naturally, but not one that the average punter will even be able to think about achieving with simple air or liquid…
Dunning–Kruger effect in real world – Of Uber drivers, Torture Movies etc.

Dunning–Kruger effect in real world – Of Uber drivers, Torture Movies...

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I recently came upon the study done by David Dunning and Justin Kruger in 1999, which describes a bias that people may have, that makes them overestimate or underestimate their competence at a certain task. A person who has little knowledge in a particular field may tend to overestimate their competence or skill level in…