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SD Times news digest: Bridgecrew’s new VS Code extension, PyTorch 1.8 released, and Lightrun debugger

Bridgecrew has announced it is shifting cloud security left with a new solution that notifies developers about infrastructure as code (IaC) misconfigurations and policy violations early in the life cycle and directly inside their IDEs. “While Bridgecrew’s mission is to ensure infrastructure security at every stage of the development lifecycle — from code and build, through deployment, and into runtime — the earlier you catch...

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: G-Profiler

Workload optimization company Granulate recently announced a new open-source project called G-Profiler that aims to help companies measure the performance of code that is in production.  According to Granulate, current profiling solutions require code changes, and tend to be hard to use, resource-intensive, or expensive. These problems are intensified in modern environments, such as Kubernetes-based environments or big data workloads,...

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The super weird side effect Zoom is having on you no one will talk about

Just because coworkers can’t openly flirt in the office doesn’t mean crushes and romances haven’t transitioned remotely. Like everything else about the workforce today, workplace romances have shifted from real life to digital thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, found that 50% of workers have had a crush on a colleague — but more than a third of American workers...

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Paul Krugman’s hilarious 2015 Bitcoin prediction and the value of intellectual humility

In 1998, Paul Krugman predicted that by 2005 it would be clear that “the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.” The prediction was so wrong and so widely circulated that Snopes has a page fact-checking the claim and affirming its veracity. The internet is a vast place, but one would be hard-pressed to find another prediction that missed so badly. This is why I was surprised to stumble...

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The shocking trend men are following for their Zoom calls

Remember when Zoom calls were going to be a time to embrace athleisure and pajamas while America works remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Since the pandemic’s start nearly a year ago, workers have been feeling burnout from the amount of Zoom calls they’ve been on, but in the process they’ve been finding ways to make their Zoom setup look more professional, from reorganizing rooms to investing in gadgets for better...