Lynx Roundup, October 12th 2020

Lynx Roundup, October 12th 2020

How H-E-B planned for the pandemic! Amazon Labor Activism! Higher performance TensorFlow runtime!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic
The grocer started communicating with its Chinese counterparts in January and was running tabletop simulations a few weeks later. (But nothing prepared it for the rush on toilet paper.)
Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading
The rogue code can disable safety systems designed to prevent catastrophic industrial accidents. It was discovered in the Middle East, but the hackers behind it are now targeting companies in North America and other parts of the world, too.
Amazon Labor Activism Goes International as European and U.S. Workers Combine Forces
Investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, analysis of national and world affairs, and cultural criticism that matters.
Python in Visual Studio Code – March 2020 Release
Why New York City Is On the Verge of Disaster
(BIG issue 8-20-2019)
Thousands of Google’s cafeteria workers have unionized
Around 2,300 contracted workers who serve meals to Google employees in the San Francisco Bay Area have unionized, saying they’re overworked and underpaid.
Google Open-Sources New Higher Performance TensorFlow Runtime
Google open-sourced the TensorFlow Runtime (TFRT), a new abstraction layer for their TensorFlow deep-learning framework that allows models to achieve better inference performance across different hardware platforms. Compared to the previous runtime, TFRT improves average inference latency by 28%.
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Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.