Top Posts for April 18, 2018

Uncontrollability of a bricycle (2014) [video] Full article on m.youtube.com | 507 Points and 218 Comments Zulip 1.8: Free software Slack alternative with email-style threading Summary: Huge thanks to everyone who’s contributed to Zulip over the last few months, whether by writing code and docs, reporting issues, testing changes, translating, posting feedback on chat.zulip.org, or just suggesting ideas! Keywords: zulip, release, code, server, chat Full article on blog.zulip.org | 481 Points and 143 Comments

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Top Posts for April 17, 2018

Facebook Container for Firefox Summary: Watch the video Keywords: watch, video Full article on mozilla.org | 938 Points and 281 Comments GraalVM: Run Programs Faster Anywhere Summary: Turning JVM into a Polyglot VM with Graal This presentation shows the techniques used to execute languages such as Ruby with high performance in GraalVM. Keywords: oracle, graalvm, languages, labs, vm Full article on graalvm.org | 598 Points and 158 Comments Whois public database is in breach of GDPR, according to European authorities Summary: We spoke with the president of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, Akram Atallah, and he told us that while there was “general agreement that having every thing public is not the right way to go”, he was hopeful that the letter would not result in the Whois service being turned off completely while a replacement was developed.

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Top Posts for April 16, 2018

Amazon warehouse workers ‘peed in bottles’ fearing punishment for taking breaks Summary: An undercover author told The Sun that workers at an Amazon warehouse in the UK “peed in bottles” because they were scared walking to a bathroom would cause them to miss targets. Keywords: amazon, warehouse, time, workers, survey Full article on pulse.ng | 756 Points and 659 Comments Teenager facing prison for downloading unsecured files from government website Summary: The 19-year-old facing a criminal charge for downloading files from Nova Scotia’s freedom-of-information portal sits in a sofa in his parent’s living room in Halifax.

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Top Posts for April 15, 2018

H&R Block and Intuit Lobbying Against Simpler Tax Filing (2017) Summary: “We anticipate that governmental encroachment at both the federal and state levels may present a continued competitive threat to our business for the foreseeable future,” Intuit said in its latest corporate filings . Keywords: file, tax, free, bill, intuit Full article on propublica.org | 601 Points and 203 Comments ReactOS releases 0.4.8 with experimental Vista/7/10 software compatibility Summary: Additional new features included in this release should also boost the user experience, such as the shell autocompletion brought to you by Mark, a nice bonus on top of the improved relative path handling done by Stanislav.

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Top Posts for April 14, 2018

Was there a civilization on Earth before humans? Summary: S outh of Fallujah’s Route Fran were hundreds of insurgents who’d spent months digging trench lines, emplacing roadside bombs, barricading streets, training with their weapons, reading the Koran, and watching videos of suicide bombers to inspire them for the fight to come. Keywords: civilization, years, reading, planet, future Full article on theatlantic.com | 338 Points and 244 Comments How to Be a Systems Thinker Summary: It turns out that the Greek religious system is a way of translating what you know about your sisters, and your cousins, and your aunts into knowledge about what’s happening to the weather, the climate, the crops, and international relations, all sorts of things.

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Top Posts for April 13, 2018

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case Summary: The right to be forgotten is a legal precedent set by the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2014, following a case brought by Spaniard Mario Costeja Gonzalez who had asked Google to remove information about his financial history. Keywords: search, google, results, case, court Full article on bbc.com | 568 Points and 382 Comments Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, and Apple Object to W3C Fork of DOM Spec Full article on github.

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Top Posts for April 12, 2018

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84k alternative Summary: An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide. Keywords: hepatitis, treatment, dndi, high, people Full article on theguardian.com | 736 Points and 272 Comments Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom Summary: Whether it’s your basic Apple Notes, or something more advanced like Google Docs, Microsoft Word or Medium, our text editors allow us to record and render our important thoughts and information, enabling us to tell stories in the most engaging ways.

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Top Posts for April 11, 2018

Python 2 will be replaced with Python 3 in the next RHEL major release Summary: Ansible was previously provided in Extras (for AMD64 and Intel 64 architectures, and IBM POWER, little endian) as a runtime dependency of, and limited in support to, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) System Roles. Keywords: pci, id, hat, red, deprecated Full article on access.redhat.com | 661 Points and 319 Comments Fuchsia is not Linux Full article on fuchsia.

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Top Posts for April 10, 2018

Productivity Summary: I tried a number of different exercise programs for a few months each and the one that seemed best was lifting heavy weights 3x a week for an hour, and high intensity interval training occasionally. Keywords: time, don, people, productivity, important Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 1009 Points and 339 Comments Why Does “=” Mean Assignment? Summary: This made the compiler a lot more portable at the expense of leading to more logic errors, but Richards expected/hoped that better process improvements, descriptive naming, would counteract this.

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Top Posts for April 9, 2018

AV1: A new general-purpose video codec developed by the Alliance for Open Media Summary: LM ModeThor CfLDaala CfLHEVC CCPAV1 CfLPrediction DomainspatialspatialfrequencyspatialspatialCodingnonenonesign bitindex + signsjoint sign + indexActivation MechanismLM_MODEthresholdsignalbinary flagCFL_PRED (uv-only mode)Requires PVQnonoyesnonoDecoder modeling?yesyesnononoAbove: A summary of the characteristics of various Chroma from Luma (CfL)implementations. Keywords: chroma, luma, prediction, cfl, daala Full article on people.xiph.org | 702 Points and 178 Comments Color: From Hex codes to Eyeballs Summary: Repeating this process every 5nm with about 10 test subjects, a graph emerges showing the amounts of red (700nm), green (546nm), and blue (435nm) light needed to reconstruct the appearance of a given wavelength.

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Top Posts for April 8, 2018

Publishers Haven’t Realized How Big a Deal GDPR Is Summary: If you then, as a publisher, just implement GDPR by taking advantage of all the exceptions or loopholes, so that you continue to load 38 trackers into your site and do it like it’s all ‘business as usual’, you will be fighting against this trend. Keywords: data, people, gdpr, consent, google Full article on baekdal.com | 523 Points and 403 Comments

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Top Posts for April 7, 2018

The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user Summary: Perhaps Eve is actually one of the twelve James Fishers in Huntsville, AL , and perhaps he typed his email address in wrong when he signed up months ago. Keywords: email, netflix, gmail, address, card Full article on jameshfisher.com | 819 Points and 431 Comments TextQL: Execute SQL Against CSV or TSV Summary: inputsFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 manAdd -pretty as a command flag, output pretty printed tables using g… Dec 18, 2015 outputsFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 sqlparserMoved all the parts of vitess actually used into this project, droppe… Sep 4, 2015 storageFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 test_utilSmall refectoring, many improvements in testing, started adding stora… Jun 19, 2015 textqlFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 utilprevent slice bounds out of range Dec 16, 2015 .

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Top Posts for April 6, 2018

I wandered off and built an IDE Summary: The idea struck me like a lightning bolt: I could put a small database engine (SQLite) into my plugin, load Excel data into it and query the crap out of it six ways from Sunday. Keywords: excel, data, anna, ast, people Full article on blog.querystorm.com | 1003 Points and 245 Comments Comcast, AT&T and Verizon pose a greater surveillance risk than Facebook Summary: But contractual tweaking does little to change the privacy risks that techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci calls “an all too natural consequence of Facebook’s business model, which involves having people go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance”.

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Top Posts for April 5, 2018

Stripe Billing Summary: Today, we’re excited to launch Stripe Billing , a new suite of tools to help companies of all sizes automate, optimize, and scale recurring business models. Keywords: billing, stripe, business, payments, businesses Full article on stripe.com | 536 Points and 302 Comments Patch runs ed, and ed can run anything Summary: I found it buried in the HN /new queue as a simple link to the Debian bug tracker .

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Top Posts for April 4, 2018

Google Workers Urge C.E.O. To Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project Summary: In an interview in November, Mr. Schmidt acknowledged “a general concern in the tech community of somehow the military-industrial complex using their stuff to kill people incorrectly, if you will.” He said he served on the board in part “to at least allow for communications to occur” and suggested that the military would “use this technology to help keep the country safe.

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Top Posts for April 3, 2018

Report of Active Shooter at YouTube HQ Full article on twitter.com | 726 Points and 485 Comments Spotify opens on NYSE, valuing company at almost $30B Summary: Some investors are concerned that Spotify will run the course of competitor Pandora, which has struggled as a public company, partly due to hefty artist fees. Keywords: billion, spotify, company, market, shares Full article on techcrunch.com | 611 Points and 408 Comments

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Top Posts for April 2, 2018

Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs from 2020, Replacing Intel Summary: Apple’s decision to switch away from Intel in PC’s wouldn’t have a major impact on the chipmaker’s earnings because sales to the iPhone maker only constitute a small amount of its total, said Kevin Cassidy, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. A bigger concern would be if this represents part of a wider trend of big customers moving to designing their own components, he said.

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Top Posts for April 1, 2018

1.1.1.1: Fast, privacy-first consumer DNS service Summary: In our conversations with browser, operating system, app, and router manufacturers nearly everyone lamented that, even with a privacy-first service like 1.1.1.1 , DNS inherently is unencrypted so it leaks data to anyone who’s monitoring your network connection. Keywords: dns, service, cloudflare, internet, network Full article on blog.cloudflare.com | 1780 Points and 600 Comments My Sony “smart” TV has updated itself and tried to force me to use a new app Full article on twitter.

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Top Posts for March 31, 2018

It’s time to head back to RSS? Summary: Even with minimal tweaking, though, returning to RSS this week offered up a few fun surprises I never would have seen otherwise: the Yankees getting in trouble for player beer-foam art; an American contending for the world chess championship; the latest on Ben Affleck’s hilariously oversized back tattoo. Keywords: rss, reader, news, feedly, social Full article on wired.com | 1254 Points and 442 Comments

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Top Posts for March 30, 2018

Poor Grades Tied to Class Times That Don’t Match Our Biological Clocks Summary: Their findings, published today in the journal Scientific Reports , show that students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their class schedules – say, night owls taking early morning courses – received lower grades due to “social jet lag,” a condition in which peak alertness times are at odds with work, school or other demands.

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Top Posts for March 29, 2018

Surgeons urge people to throw out bristle BBQ brushes (2016) Summary: Hospitals in the Halifax area are seeing at least one or two cases each week, he said, adding that many of the wires can be removed by emergency room physicians but a few “get deeper in and lower down” and require surgery. Keywords: barbecue, brush, throat, wadden, dempsey Full article on cbc.ca | 640 Points and 300 Comments

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Top Posts for March 28, 2018

Au Revoir Summary: Ten years ago, I quit my job, returned to live with my mother in Paris and, together with my friends Kamel Founadi and Sebastien Pahl, started a company called Dotcloud. Keywords: docker, years, founder, today, growth Full article on blog.docker.com | 804 Points and 280 Comments Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (2007) Summary: But on present showing that won’t stop its continuing expansion which, as the MySpace generation goes into employment, could eventually extend Murdoch’s influence in ways that would make his grip on satellite television seem parochial.

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Top Posts for March 27, 2018

Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked Summary: Rather than stop using a service you find valuable and miss out on those adorable photos of your nephew, we think you should have tools to limit what data others can collect about you. Keywords: facebook, container, extension, tab, data Full article on blog.mozilla.org | 804 Points and 214 Comments Oracle Wins Revival of Billion-Dollar Case Against Google Summary: The damages are likely to be hotly contested, with Oracle wanting more than the $8.

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Top Posts for March 26, 2018

Avoid Else, Return Early (2013) Summary: Another benefit is that the return keyword is generally syntax highlighted, so all exit points become very clear, as opposed to hidden inside result = something assignments. Keywords: return, method, indentation, result, path Full article on blog.timoxley.com | 639 Points and 548 Comments Facebook has lost $100B in 10 days and now advertisers are pulling out Summary: Scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which generally confirms the existence of an investigation only in cases of significant public interest, adds to pressure by lawmakers in the United States and Europe for Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to explain how his company handles user data.

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Top Posts for March 25, 2018

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones Summary: Google deprecated version 4.0 of the Android API in October 2017—the point at which the latest call metadata in Facebook users’ data was found. Keywords: facebook, data, call, android, sms Full article on arstechnica.com | 774 Points and 191 Comments How to Fall Asleep in Two Minutes or Less Summary: Winter strongly believed that the wartime program for relaxation he helped develop to fight combat stress, and which athletes subsequently used to deal with the pressures of competition, was just as applicable to the tensions and fatigue civilians faced in their everyday lives.

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Top Posts for March 24, 2018

Fred’s ImageMagick Scripts Summary: It supplements the description of the following scripts below with more mathematical detail: spectrum, fftconvol, fftdeconvol, fftfilter, cepstrum, camerablur, cameradeblur, normcrosscorr and notch. Keywords: image, modified, applies, september, effect Full article on fmwconcepts.com | 746 Points and 64 Comments Look for the duct tape Summary: Next I tried to pop up a level to give a general tenet instead of just a laundry list of dumb things I had worked around, and looking around at the public furniture in the town square, it came to me: look for the duct tape.

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Top Posts for March 23, 2018

Congrats Dropbox Summary: It’s not easy to make file syncing look exciting, but Paul thought of a way: he suggested Drew delete his Demo Day presentation in the middle of giving it, and then recover it from Dropbox and keep going. Keywords: drew, arash, dropbox, day, demo Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 1434 Points and 247 Comments Elon Musk Deletes Own, SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages After #deletefacebook Summary: The prolific entrepreneur noted that Instagram was “borderline,” since FB’s “influence is slowly creeping in,” but it seems like he’s okay with maintaining that presence for now.

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Top Posts for March 22, 2018

Users Abandon Facebook After Cambridge Analytica Findings Summary: As a political science teacher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mr. Musgrave, 36, feels a professional responsibility to keep abreast of the news and academic chatter hurtling at him in the form of tweets. Keywords: facebook, social, people, platform, analytica Full article on nytimes.com | 694 Points and 320 Comments Krita 4.0 – A painting app for cartoonists, illustrators, and concept artists Summary: The new splash screen for Krita 4.

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Top Posts for March 21, 2018

Tempe Police Release Video of Uber Accident Full article on twitter.com | 1070 Points and 418 Comments Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica situation Full article on facebook.com | 838 Points and 531 Comments Guide to Slack import and export tools Summary: activity, accessibility, add an app, Add members, Add to Slack, administrators, all passwords, analytics, android, announcement, announcements, App Directory, app icon, Apple Watch, archive, Asana, Automation apps, billing details, billing, Bitbucket, bot user, box, browse, calls, Calls !

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Top Posts for March 12, 2018

Show HN: RoughJS – Create hand-drawn graphics using JavaScript Summary: The library defines primitives to draw lines, curves, arcs, polygons, circles, and ellipses. Keywords: svg, web, draw, paths, processing Full article on roughjs.com | 771 Points and 74 Comments Slack’s bait and switch Summary: However, the XMPP Software Foundation has done a lot of work in recent years to enable protocol extensions that provide features that people have come to expect from chat applications, for example:

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Top Posts for March 8, 2018

Two Photographers Unknowingly Shot the Same Millisecond in Time Summary: I did a Google search to see how often this happens and could only find one article from 2011 where two photographers filming a surf competition on Huntington Beach ended up catching a virtually identical image of a surfer and its wave action. Keywords: image, time, lighthouse, photographers, exact Full article on petapixel.com | 1313 Points and 208 Comments

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Top Posts for March 7, 2018

Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Phone’s Mic Summary: “What’s the best high-tech scale?” my wife asks aloud. Keywords: facebook, cole, aloud, advertisement, spying Full article on wsj.com | 562 Points and 363 Comments Continuing frequency deviation in the Continental European Power System Summary: As there is also a political dimension with impact on the functioning of the electricity system, ENTSO-E is urging European and national governments and policy makers to take swift action.

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Top Posts for March 6, 2018

First firing of air-breathing electric thruster Summary: 5 March 2018 In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from the top of the atmosphere for propellant, opening the way to satellites flying in very low orbits for years on end. Keywords: thruster, electric, molecules, air, propellant Full article on esa.int | 478 Points and 116 Comments Coinbase Index Fund Summary: Coinbase Index is a measure of the financial performance of all assets listed on GDAX, weighted by their market capitalization.

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Top Posts for March 5, 2018

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again in Europe Summary: It’s also running a series of data protection workshops in Europe this year, aimed at small and medium businesses — presumably to try to ensure its advertisers don’t find themselves shut out of GDPR Compliance City and on the hook for major privacy legal liabilities themselves, come May 25. Keywords: facebook, privacy, court, data, tracking Full article on techcrunch.com | 977 Points and 356 Comments

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Top Posts for March 4, 2018

Stuffing a Tesla Drivetrain into a 1981 Honda Accord Summary: Belosic’s solution was to chop the rear fenders and fit huge, 305⁄45 R18-size Mickey Thompson ET Street R street-legal drag tires in the back that evened out the height of the car. Keywords: car, belosic, build, accord, battery Full article on jalopnik.com | 399 Points and 152 Comments How Airlines don’t care about privacy: Case Study Emirates.com Summary: The moment you click on manage preferences to select a seat or meal for your trip or to Check-in to your flight, your Booking ID and Last name is passed on to approximately 14 different third-party trackers like Crazy egg, Boxever, Coremetrics, Google, and Facebook among others.

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Top Posts for March 3, 2018

Project Gutenberg blocks access from Germany Summary: Because the German Court has overstepped its jurisdiction, and allowed the world’s largest publishing group to bully Project Gutenberg for these 18 books, there is every reason to think that this will keep happening. Keywords: published, gutenberg, project, court, pglaf Full article on cand.pglaf.org | 676 Points and 384 Comments Amazon won’t sell you a Chromecast, but they will sell a counterfeit Summary: If dongle is on network mode, it will upgrade automatically when there is a new version on the dongle server Easy Operation: Plug and play,No APP and no driver required,No Need Of Modes Switch,Just simply 3 steps to enjoy the media on large screen: Plug->Connect->Mirroring

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Top Posts for March 2, 2018

Show HN: My embarrassing personal website from the 90s Summary: Many different packages to choose from that allows for greater flexibility Improved site performance More functionality (based on the package, examples include search optimization, stats/reporting, mySQL/Perl/PHP, WordPress Blog,etc..) Keywords: site, disabled, based, package, terms Full article on boglin.iwarp.com | 668 Points and 355 Comments Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired because I resisted “illegal” diversity efforts Summary: The lawsuit , which was filed in late January in San Mateo Superior Court but wasn’t reported in the media until Thursday, comes at a time when many Silicon Valley companies (including Google) are becoming increasingly cognizant of a largely male, white and Asian workforce.

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Top Posts for March 1, 2018

Machine Learning Crash Course Summary: Machine Learning Crash Course features a series of lessons with video lectures, real-world case studies, and hands-on practice exercises. Keywords: learning, machine, lectures, crash, learn Full article on developers.google.com | 1483 Points and 193 Comments How not to run a CA Summary: Trustico wanted to move their customers from Symantec to Comodo, another company that failed at running a Certificate Authority properly, repeatedly, but which is not distrusted by Chrome, yet.

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Top Posts for February 28, 2018

Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself Summary: Continue working on KetoHub to see if I can make it profitable Build a business on top of Sia, a distributed storage technology I’ve written about frequently Spend more time writing, and look for ways to earn money from it Keywords: promotion, google, work, months, years Full article on mtlynch.io | 1578 Points and 662 Comments Dtube – A decentralized video platform using STEEM and IPFS Full article on d.

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Top Posts for February 27, 2018

After rising for 100 years, electricity demand is flat Summary: TVA, as a government-owned, fully regulated utility, has only the goals of “low cost, informed risk, environmental responsibility, reliability, diversity of power and flexibility to meet changing market conditions,” as its planning manager told the Times Free Press. Keywords: demand, utilities, electricity, power, utility Full article on vox.com | 587 Points and 452 Comments Pricing low-touch SaaS Summary: You could pull teeth to get “ten freaking times what you usually charged” or you can step into the reality of B2B sales, where the cheapest service you can conveniently describe— taking out trash so your employees don’t have to—starts at about $800 a month because it isn’t even worth discussing a number below that with a business large enough to afford an office.

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Top Posts for February 26, 2018

Show HN: Six Degrees of Wikipedia Full article on sixdegreesofwikipedia.com | 889 Points and 272 Comments Apple confirms it uses Google cloud for some of iCloud Summary: A file that Apple updated on its website last month provides the first acknowledgment that it’s relying on Google ’s public cloud for data storage for its iCloud services. Keywords: cloud, apple, google, services, microsoft Full article on cnbc.com | 851 Points and 213 Comments

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Top Posts for February 25, 2018

How poverty changes your mindset Summary: For example, Chicago Booth’s Marianne Bertrand and University of California at Berkeley’s Adair Morse studied high-interest payday loans and find that people made better decisions when the interest rate was expressed in terms of dollar amounts, namely the cost they’d pay over three months. Keywords: people, researchers, poor, poverty, players Full article on review.chicagobooth.edu | 511 Points and 318 Comments Dropbox saved almost $75M over two years by moving out of AWS Summary: Obviously, lots of companies are still happy to pay AWS to manage their infrastructure, as evidenced by the steady gains the cloud market leader made in 2017 .

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Top Posts for February 24, 2018

Learn Physics by Programming in Haskell Summary: Authors: Scott N. Walck (Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, USA) Keywords: physics, type, college, programming, student Full article on arxiv.org | 390 Points and 66 Comments Planet Shadertoy Summary: zw = click pixel sampler2DiChannel{i} image/buffer/soundSampler for input textures i vec4iDate image/buffer/soundYear, month, day, time in seconds in .xyzw floatiSampleRate image/buffer/soundThe sound sample rate (typically 44100) Image shaders: fragColor is used as output channel.

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Top Posts for February 23, 2018

Show HN: Hacker News Classics Summary: It includes every HN post with a date like “(1999)” in its title that has earned more than 40 votes. Keywords: web, stacks, library, stories, surface Full article on jsomers.net | 790 Points and 75 Comments Dropbox S-1 Summary: The T. Rowe Price portfolio managers of the funds and accounts that hold our securities are collectively listed as follows: Joseph B. Fath, Taymour R.

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Top Posts for February 22, 2018

Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors Summary: This list details some of the hidden norms about Hacker News not otherwise covered in the Guidelines and the FAQ , along with a few bonus features outside of typical HN usage. Keywords: news, hacker, submissions, users, comments Full article on github.com | 711 Points and 370 Comments Taiwan ban single-use plastic straws, plastic bags, disposable utensils by 2030 Summary: Environment & Health • SinoBeat Taiwan is set to ban single-use plastic drinking straws in several phases, starting with the food and beverage industry next year.

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Top Posts for February 21, 2018

Signal Foundation Summary: Moxie and I share a belief that the best way to continue to ensure the universal availability of high-security and low-cost communications services like Signal is to do so through a foundation structure that is free of the inherent limitations of a for-profit company. Keywords: signal, foundation, ve, team, technology Full article on signal.org | 1110 Points and 235 Comments Growing a company that sells miniature construction supplies to $17k a month Full article on starterstory.

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Top Posts for February 20, 2018

JupyterLab is ready for users Summary: The Jupyter Notebook enables users to create and share documents that combine live code with narrative text, mathematical equations, visualizations, interactive controls, and other rich output. Keywords: jupyterlab, notebook, jupyter, notebooks, extensions Full article on blog.jupyter.org | 855 Points and 230 Comments The Business of SaaS Summary: The exact definition of an SMB varies heavily depending on who you ask; operationally, it is “any business with sufficient sophistication to successfully adopt software which costs $10,000”, which probably excludes your local flower shop but includes a dental practice with 2 partners and 4 employees.

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Top Posts for February 19, 2018

Maybe you don’t need Rust and WASM to speed up your JS Summary: As I way playing with this code I also discovered a confusing performance cliff in SpiderMonkey: when I increased the size of preallocated memory buffer to 64MB to gauge reallocation costs, benchmark showed a sudden slow down after 7th iteration. Keywords: code, parsing, sorting, array, performance Full article on mrale.ph | 544 Points and 159 Comments

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Top Posts for February 18, 2018

Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley ‘Echo Chamber’ Summary: Several tech workers and entrepreneurs also have said they left or plan to leave the San Francisco Bay Area because they feel people there are resistant to different social values and political ideologies. Keywords: workers, valley, leave, thiel, tech Full article on wsj.com | 324 Points and 635 Comments How not to replace email: lessons from Google Wave Summary: XCB completely replaces Xlib, a C library dating back to 1987, which had accumulated so much cruft that at one point it had an entire color management system which was literally unusable because if you ever called its initialization function, it would immediately crash—and nobody noticed that bug for six months.

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Top Posts for February 17, 2018

React Native and Yoga Both Given MIT Licence by Facebook Summary: IN NO EVENT SHALL THE+AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER+LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,+OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE+SOFTWARE. Keywords: software, copyright, including, conditions, provided Full article on github.com | 357 Points and 111 Comments

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