Carriage Returns, Remdesivir, Containers, Upscaled Waifus, Zoom's Crypto, etc.

OMG! We Made One Gram of Remdesivir!

Link: https://www.acsh.org/news/2020/03/26/problem-remdesivir-making-it-14665

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/RAff4

Quick, deep, and good-natured deep dive into the chemicals and chemical processes required to produce medicine at scale.


Joe Rogan Experience #1453 - Eric Weinstein

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf0_nMaQ6tA

Very erudite guest. I love how the conversation just flows across different topics, and then in some cases is hyper-focused in on highly technical topics such as mathematics, physics, and political game theory.


Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

Link: https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/containers-zones-jails-vms/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/G8Auy

`cgroups`, Namespaces and all the things that come after. Really digestible article that speaks volumes to the misunderstanding of these differing virtualization and containerization concepts.


Carriage Returns and Line Feeds will Ultimately Bite You

Link: https://www.hanselman.com/blog/CarriageReturnsAndLineFeedsWillUltimatelyBiteYouSomeGitTips.aspx

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/wip/DXVtG

Concise and clear article on the status of carriage return differences across operating systems, and ends with a simple recommendation for avoiding errors when using Git version control.


Waifu 2x

Link: http://waifu2x.udp.jp/

High quality up-sampling of anime style images (and photos) using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks.


Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto: A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings

Link: https://citizenlab.ca/2020/04/move-fast-roll-your-own-crypto-a-quick-look-at-the-confidentiality-of-zoom-meetings/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/5xqhk

A breakdown of the engineering practices, technical shortcuts, and misleading marketing that surround the closed-source Zoom video chat application that's soared in popularity recently due to COVID-19.