Testing Firefox more efficiently with machine learning. “If we simply ran every test on every configuration on every push, we’d run approximately 2.3 billion test files per day!” Now, that is a problem.
Amy Jordan in conversation with Naomi Klein on “Branding, privacy, and identity: growing up in surveillance capitalism.” Too short a discussion, but so many interesting tangents of thoughts to follow up on.
Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3, by Tim O’Reilly. Some thoughts to ponder on (not all bubbles are bad, building useful infrastructure is key) though not a lot of new ones.
If matter were prone to birthing monsters of this kind, Schwarzschild asked with a trembling voice, were there correlations with the human psyche? Could a sufficient concentration of human will — millions of people exploited for a single end with their minds compressed into the same psychic space — unleash something comparable to the singularity? Schwarzschild was convinced that such a thing was not only possible, but was actually taking place in the Fatherland.
— When We Cease to Understand the World, Benjamin Labatut