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Enabling Rich Statistical Analyses with Differential Privacy

Credit: metamorworks/shutterstock.com We are excited to introduce our first guest author in this blog series, Ryan McKenna, at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, whose research represents the state of the art in the subject of this blog post: answering workloads of statistical queries with differential privacy. – Joseph Near and David Darais To date, this series focused on…

State Partitioning

State Partitioning is the technical term for a new privacy feature in Firefox called Total Cookie Protection, which will be available in ETP Strict Mode in Firefox 86. This article shows how State Partitioning works inside of Firefox and explains what developers of third-party integrations can do to stay compatible with the latest changes. Web…

ComputeSharp, Run C# on the GPU

This branch is 534 commits ahead, 3 commits behind master. ComputeSharp is a .NET Standard 2.1 library to run C# code in parallel on the GPU through DX12 and dynamically generated HLSL compute shaders. The available APIs let you allocate GPU buffers and write compute shaders as simple lambda expressions or local methods, with all…

Super Mario 64 Decompilation

This repo contains a full decompilation of Super Mario 64 (J), (U), (E), and (SH). Naming and documentation of the source code and data structures are in progress. It builds the following ROMs: sm64.jp.z64 sha1: 8a20a5c83d6ceb0f0506cfc9fa20d8f438cafe51 sm64.us.z64 sha1: 9bef1128717f958171a4afac3ed78ee2bb4e86ce sm64.eu.z64 sha1: 4ac5721683d0e0b6bbb561b58a71740845dceea9 sm64.sh.z64 sha1: 3f319ae697533a255a1003d09202379d78d5a2e0 This repo does not include all assets necessary for compiling…

TransferWise: World, Meet Wise

Today, we’re changing our name from TransferWise to Wise. Our customers now need us for more than money transfers. Sending, spending, and receiving money internationally is too expensive, slow, and inconvenient. We’re fixing that for people and businesses. You can skip ahead to see what changes for you (spoiler: not much, right away), but first,…

Mars landing: Photo shows Perseverance rover during landing

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondentimage copyrightNASA/JPL-CALTECHimage captionPerseverance viewed from its rocket cradle just before landingThe American space agency has released an astonishing image sent back from Mars by its Perseverance rover.It shows the robot heading down to the ground on Thursday to make its landing. It was acquired by the rocket cradle that placed the…