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Japan pitches ‘Society 5.0’ to keep its edge in tech and science

TOKYO — Japan is showcasing its latest scientific achievements, ranging from sea and air to space, as the government aims to boost and propagate cutting-edge technologies despite the country’s decline in international competitiveness in such fields.The Cabinet Office is co-hosting an event dedicated to “Society 5.0,” a future society the government believes Japan should aspire…

BLAKE3 1.0

version 1.0.0 Changes since 0.3.8: Add Hash::from_hex() and implement FromStr for Hash. Implement Display for Hash, equivalent to Hash::to_hex(). Implement PartialEq for Hash, using constant_time_eq. Change derive_key() to return a 32-byte array. As with hash() and keyed_hash(), callers who want a non-default output length can use Hasher::finalize_xof(). Replace Hasher::update_with_join() with Hasher::update_rayon(). The former was excessively…

Why does NBC make it so difficult to watch the Olympics?

I’ve noticed a lot of ads about the Olympics over the last week. Apparently the opening ceremonies were broadcast live last Friday, around 7:30 PM, which is kind of weird considering that would be 8:30 AM in Tokyo. Turns out that was just fake NBC time to create an artificial “event” for me to participate…

Amazon Is Creating Company Towns Across the United States

A thesis: Amazon’s warehouse zones are “the major working-class space of suburban and exurban socialization. So even if you’re building a tenant union or a political party, this is a major social space. It has a broader importance.” This comes courtesy of organizer and geographer Spencer Cox, quoted in the New York Times. The author…

Cloud Naming Convention

Thu, Oct 10, 2019 cloud / gcp / architecture / terraformConsistent naming strategy is important and should be an essential part of any cloud effort. Sadly it’s often overlooked. It might seem like a luxury when you run a few “pet” servers, but it quickly becomes critical as the number of managed resources grows. It…

EV startup Rivian announces $2.5B funding round led by Amazon, Ford

R.J. Scaringe, Rivian’s CEO, introduces his company’s R1T all-electric pickup truck at Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoDETROIT, July 23 (Reuters) – Electric car startup Rivian said on Friday it has closed a $2.5 billion fundraising round led by investors Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Ford Motor Co…

“Tivoization” and Your Right to Install Under Copyleft

by Bradley M. Kuhn on July 23, 2021 Two schools of thought about the purpose of copyleft have been at odds for some time. Simply put, the question is: are copyleft licenses designed primarily to protect the rights of large companies that produce electronics and software products, or is copyleft designed primarily to protect individual…

SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant infected 16 fully Pfizer vaccinated Guiana gold miners

Disclaimer: Early release articles are not considered as final versions. Any changes will be reflected in the online version in the month the article is officially released. Breakthrough Infections of SARS-CoV-2 Gamma Variant in Fully Vaccinated Gold Miners, French Guiana, 2021 Nicolas Vignier1 , Vincent Bérot1, Nathalie Bonnave, Sandrine Peugny, Mathilde Ballet, Estelle Jacoud, Céline Michaud,…