The Chaos Machine - How Social Medias Are Shaping Our World
Recently, I read a book called The Chaos Machine The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World. This is a book discusses how social medias, such as Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter, have been shaping the way people live their lives. More importantly, they are influencing how people think.
Elon Musk with His Plan on Saving Free Speech
In 2022, Elon Musk signed a proposal to purchase Twitter at a price much higher than its market price. Number 54.20, a magic number to Musk just on the same level with 69, is used as the price per Twitter share by him. He was willing to buy Twitter at $54.20 per share and turn it into a private company to, in his way of saying, save the freedom of speech.
High Performance Programming with MPI and OpenMP
Parallel programming and high performance programming has been the way people trying to enhance computer performance after the development of hardware slows down. The major two systems researchers have been using are MPI and OpenMP. This spring, I had the chance to explore both of them and worked on a research project to perform a histogramming sort among distributed memories.
Experiment of Incorporating Huel/Soylent into Daily Intakes
Years ago from college time, I have always been wanting to do a diet experiment with Soylent. However, I didn’t really have the chance to risk my busy school life for it. After graduating from my college, the COVID hit right at the time. Under the stay-at-home situation, I finally have the time and opportunity to safely experiment my long overdue Soylent diet.
Apple’s Attempt to Control Child Abuse Content by Sacrificing Innocent People
Apple published that they are going to put child sexual abuse prevention in actions by pushing new features in iOS 15 system which will be available later this year. This new rollout includes two major features, iCloud photo scan and iMessage photo scan.
A Brave and Manipulative New World with Google FLoC Tracker
One of the biggest news Google published this year is their new tracking system FLoC which aims to replace all third-party trackers in Google products. However, this new tracker developed by Google themself using their massive user data sets has raised many concerns regarding online safety and privacy.
The Rise and Fall of a Pandemic Driven Market
During the year of 2020, we have experienced several extreme situations within our market. Here, let us talk about the market raise, market down, and the craziness of Bitcoin.