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DPL Reading List – October 2, 2020


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.


How ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ became a ‘living game’ with Azure AI – Microsoft needed a way to let you believably fly anywhere on the planet, with true-to-life topography and 3D models for almost everything you see. So they turned to their own Azure AI to consume 2.5 petabytes worth of Bing Maps satellite photo data and construct the virtual world for their latest Flight Simulator.


The Subtle Effects of Blood Circulation Can Be Used to Detect Deep Fakes – Researchers show how a person’s heartbeat can reveal whether a video is real or a deep-fake.


‘Mentorship made my career’: How to pay it forward to young talent while remote – In the world of remote work, nurturing early-career talent takes creativity. Here are a few strategies.


I stopped using screens on Sundays. This is how it changed my life – One entrepreneur’s experiment in taking a day off from technology.


This site has over a dozen free tools to keep you from burning out – The new website, Working Den, has put every remote work hack you need to stay healthy and happy in one place.


Discovering Computer Legend Dennis Ritchie’s Lost Dissertation – The creator of the C programming language and co-creator of Unix never got his Ph.D. because he didn’t file his dissertation.


Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft’s OS history – A 4chan user has posted what’s believed to be source code for Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003. And the files provide an interesting look “under the hood”.

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