Copyright Office recommends permanently legalizing right to repair

Jason Koebler’s write up at Motherboard explains that the Copyright Office is essentially tired of granting the same exemption to the DMCA’s anti-circumvention clause for the right to repair locked down devices. If adopted, this would be a substantial win for copyright reform and suggests that the increasing activity in petitions for exemptions every three years could lead to further permanent reforms. Here’s to hoping.
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Building quantum registers from imperfect crystals

Chris Lee at Ars explains some new research that could fill in a critical piece needed for a practical quantum computer, a way of storing multiple qubits similar to a register in a classical computer so more sophisticated computation and communication can be realized. Lee does his usual excellent job of making what can be a pretty opaque topic very readable, especially how this likely informs future applications.
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Code cartoon on memory management, concurrent programming in the browser

I love Lin Clark’s code cartoons, as much for her incredibly clear explanations as for her fearless choice of advanced and in-the-weeds topics. Her latest, a three part series delving into some new low level capabilities that will make concurrent and high performance programming more possible in the browser is no exception.

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