Weekend Musings: Brief Brilliance for Your Saturday (March 24)

Here is a quick run down of some stories that I found interesting during the week.

OpenAI reportedly looking to release GPT-5 this summer OpenAI has apparently been demonstrating GPT-5, the next generation of its notorious large language model (LLM), to prospective buyers — and they're very impressed with the merchandise.

Is Kubernetes worth it? I’ll go ahead and say it: When looking closer at the total cost of ownership (TCO) associated with Kubernetes, more traditional development methods still have compelling advantages. As we’re wrapping up another KubeCon, perhaps it is time to dig into this.

Researchers uncover unfixable vulnerability in Apple CPUs affecting cryptographic security A newly published paper from researchers details an unpatchable vulnerability in Apple Inc.’s M series of chips that allows attackers to extract secret keys used in cryptography operations.

The brief history of artificial intelligence: The world has changed fast – what might be next? How rapidly the world has changed becomes clear by how even quite recent computer technology feels ancient to us today. Mobile phones in the ‘90s were big bricks with tiny green displays. Two decades before that the main storage for computers was punch cards.

USB hubs, printers, Java, and more seemingly broken by macOS 14.4 update A couple of weeks ago, Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.4 with the usual list of bug fixes, security patches, and a couple of minor new features. Since then, users and companies have been complaining of a long list of incompatibilities, mostly concerning broken external accessories like USB hubs and printers but also extending to software like Java.