Resin 3D Printing, Open-Source Jobs, Twitter, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, May 15, 2022


Hackaday: Open Database Shares Resin 3D Printing Settings. “3D printing is much like CNC milling or welding or just about any physical manufacturing process, in that good results fundamentally come down to having the right settings. In an effort to aid those working in the resin printing space, [Adam Bute] has put together a community database of resin printing settings. The site has sections relevant to a variety of resin 3D printers, sorted by manufacturer.”

ZDNet: A new job site just for open-source jobs opens its doors. “There are many online job sites for technologists. They include Dice, The Ladders, and Crunchboard. But, while there are open-source programs for job sites, such as Jobberbase, there are only a handful of sites specializing in open-source jobs. Now, there’s a new entry trying to become The site for open-source technology jobs: Open Source JobHub.”


The Verge: Twitter CEO pushes out top execs, freezes hiring. “Twitter is shaking up its top leadership. The first move came as consumer product leader Kayvon Beykpour announced on Twitter that current CEO Parag Agrawal ‘asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction.’ Bruce Falck, the general manager of revenue and head of product for its business side, confirmed in a (now deleted) tweet that he was also fired by Agrawal.”


Lifehacker: How to Stop Annoying YouTube Bots From Spamming Everyone. “Bots and spam comments are nothing new on YouTube, but lately the website is overrun with fake accounts trying to scam viewers commenting on their favorite channels. These scam accounts use the same name and profile image as the YouTube channel they’re exploiting, and the bots attempt to trick other users into thinking they won a special prize, asking them to click a link or contact them via DMs or texting an external messaging app like WhatsApp or Telegram.”


Border Report: Say ‘no’ to coyotes: DHS turns to social media to keep migrants from coming to U.S.. “The U.S. government is using social media to deter people in Honduras and Guatemala from giving in to smugglers who promise them easy access to the United States. This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began distributing digital ads in platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.”

LifeSavvy: There’s Now a Wordle Game for Food Lovers. “By now, you’ve likely played Wordle at least once. The Hangman-esque game took the internet by storm earlier this year, and now there are all kinds of iterations, including one for foodies. Created by Julie Loria, a cookbook author, Phoodle works much like its predecessor. You guess the daily food-related word and get a new one tomorrow.”

BBC: The long struggle to return Cambodia’s looted treasures. “Cambodia is calling on the UK government to help it recover antiquities it says were stolen from its temples. The country’s culture minister says the Victoria & Albert and British Museums both have looted objects.”


CNET: Tech groups urge Supreme Court to block Texas social media law. “Two lobbying groups for Big Tech companies like Google, Meta and Twitter have asked the US Supreme Court to block a Texas law that prohibits large social media sites from banning users or removing posts based on political viewpoints.”

Ars Technica: Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type—before you hit submit. “Researchers from KU Leuven, Radboud University, and University of Lausanne crawled and analyzed the top 100,000 websites, looking at scenarios in which a user is visiting a site while in the European Union and visiting a site from the United States. They found that 1,844 websites gathered an EU user’s email address without their consent, and a staggering 2,950 logged a US user’s email in some form. Many of the sites seemingly do not intend to conduct the data-logging but incorporate third-party marketing and analytics services that cause the behavior.”


MIT News: Technique protects privacy when making online recommendations. “Algorithms recommend products while we shop online or suggest songs we might like as we listen to music on streaming apps. These algorithms work by using personal information like our past purchases and browsing history to generate tailored recommendations. The sensitive nature of such data makes preserving privacy extremely important, but existing methods for solving this problem rely on heavy cryptographic tools requiring enormous amounts of computation and bandwidth. MIT researchers may have a better solution.”

The Next Web: DeepMind’s astounding new ‘Gato’ AI makes me fear humans will never achieve AGI. “DeepMind today unveiled a new multi-modal AI system capable of performing more than 600 different tasks. Dubbed Gato, it’s arguably the most impressive all-in-one machine learning kit the world’s seen yet.”


New York Times: Catalan Pop? Corsican Rock? It’s Europe’s Other Song Contest.. “Around 200 million people will tune into the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday to hear music from around the continent. The 25 pop stars who will compete in the final include those performing in Italian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Yet the millions of people in Europe who speak one of its many regional and minority languages are unlikely to find themselves represented on the Eurovision stage, let alone in their country’s pop charts. Since 2002, Liet International has been offering a platform to musicians from these communities — though it is a world away from the showy spectacle of a Eurovision final.” Good morning, Internet…

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