Top Posts for January 31, 2017

Welcome, ACLU Full article on medium.com | 1558 Points and 1030 Comments LibreTaxi – A free and open source alternative to Uber and Lyft Summary: Roman Pushkin - founder @ LibreTaxi Keywords: roman, pushkin, founder, libretaxi Full article on libretaxi.org | 1275 Points and 382 Comments Open-sourcing Chrome on iOS Full article on blog.chromium.org | 550 Points and 284 Comments New H1-B Visa bill doubles the salary requirements to $130K/yr Summary: “My legislation refocuses the H-1B programme to its original intent - to seek out and find the best and brightest from around the world, and to supplement the US workforce with talented, highly-paid, and highly-skilled workers who help create jobs here in America, not replace them,” said Lofgren.

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Top Posts for January 30, 2017

Lyft surges to the top 10 on App Store following the “DeleteUber” campaign Summary: The company had tweeted that surge pricing at JFK had been switched off, shortly after the NY Taxi Workers Alliance called for a stop on pickups at the airport in response to what they said was the “inhumane, unconstitutional ban of Muslim refugees and travelers.” Keywords: uber, lyft, app, jfk, taxi Full article on techcrunch.com | 675 Points and 530 Comments

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Top Posts for January 29, 2017

Lyft donates $1M to the ACLU, condemns Trump’s immigration actions Summary: Ride hailing provider Lyft has taken a strong stance against Trump’s new immigration actions and ban on Muslim refugees (which Rudy Giuliani admitted is exactly what it was intended to be on Fox News on Sunday morning). Keywords: lyft, trump, actions, community, employees Full article on techcrunch.com | 514 Points and 264 Comments Chrome Widevine DRM can no longer be disabled Full article on bugs.

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Top Posts for January 28, 2017

Time to Take a Stand Summary: But the executive order from yesterday titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” is tantamount to a Muslim ban and requires objection. Keywords: companies, actions, trump, tech, action Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 1131 Points and 992 Comments Sergey Brin joins protest against immigration order at SFO Summary: Brin’s family emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1979 to escape Jewish persecution.

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Top Posts for January 27, 2017

How to leak to the press Summary: The week’s events and the new climate of uncertainty spurred a number of news organizations to remind readers that they are ready and willing to accept leaks, via regular mail and also online with secure tools like SecureDrop , the encrypted anonymous communication software maintained by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Keywords: address, tor, securedrop, landing, page Full article on niemanlab.org | 680 Points and 207 Comments

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Top Posts for January 26, 2017

Things Every Hacker Once Knew Summary: Also roughly contemporaneous with USENET and the BBS culture, and also destroyed or absorbed by cheap Internet, were some commercial timesharing services supporting dialup access by modem, of which the best known were AOL (America Online) CompuServe, and GEnie; others included The Source and Prodigy. Keywords: unix, early, ascii, terminal, common Full article on catb.org | 539 Points and 322 Comments Comparing Elixir and Go Summary: Many other projects are built with Erlang, including WhatsApp, Facebook’s chat service, Amazon’s CloudFront CDN, Incapsula, Heroku’s routing and logging layers, CouchDB, Riak, RabbitMQ, and about half of the world’s phone systems.

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Top Posts for January 25, 2017

First they came for the Iranians Summary: I care about the happiness, freedom, and welfare of all the men and women who are actually working to understand the universe and build the technologies of the future, and of all the bright young people who want to join these quests, whatever their backgrounds and wherever they might be found—whether it’s in Iran or Israel, in India or China or right here in the US.

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Top Posts for January 24, 2017

Chrome will aggressively throttle background tabs Summary: Worse yet, the heuristic is based on local CPU time; faster clients may have no issue and face no throttling, but slower devices often will, causing cascading processing and notification delays. Keywords: background, timers, chrome, throttling, application Full article on blog.strml.net | 811 Points and 389 Comments iOS and MacOS Developers Can Now Respond to Reviews Summary: You determine the points in the user experience at which it makes sense to call the API and the system takes care of the rest.

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Top Posts for January 23, 2017

Learn TensorFlow and deep learning, without a Ph.D. Summary: Görner, integrals are taught in kindergarten!” I get the same feeling today, when I read most free online resources dedicated to deep learning. Keywords: video, learning, chapter, tensorflow, slides Full article on cloud.google.com | 720 Points and 43 Comments Western Union admits to aiding wire fraud, to pay $586M Summary: With the help of Western Union agents, Chinese immigrants used the service to send hundreds of millions of dollars to pay human smugglers, wiring the money in smaller increments to avoid federal reporting requirements, U.

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Top Posts for January 22, 2017

Chrome 56 will mark HTTP pages with password fields as non-secure Summary: Starting January 2017, Chrome 56 will label HTTP pages with password or credit card form fields as “not secure,” given their particularly sensitive nature. Keywords: http, chrome, https, security, users Full article on security.googleblog.com | 947 Points and 398 Comments Announcing Pipenv Summary: These are intended to replace $ pip install usage, as well as manual virtualenv management.

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Top Posts for January 21, 2017

I Had My Electronics Seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Summary: Upon my arrival in the United States, I was detained by Customs and Border Protection ( CBP ) where my belongings were picked apart and I was asked lots of strange, some offensive questions about my personal life. Keywords: cbp, trip, phone, make, electronics Full article on vc.gg | 951 Points and 593 Comments Container Tabs Summary: At an abstract level, the feature seeks to give users more control over the data websites can access (ex: cookies, localStorage, indexedDB, etc).

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Top Posts for January 20, 2017

Lavabit Reloaded Summary: By establishing secure, end-to-end encryption standards and technologies, we’re revolutionizing how the world communicates and protects its digital privacy. Keywords: secure, email, mail, people, open Full article on lavabit.com | 626 Points and 228 Comments Neocities: Free, modern Geocities reboot Summary: Our fast static hosting comes with a great in-browser HTML editor, easy file uploading, a command line tool , RSS feeds for every site, APIs for building developer applications, and much more!

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Top Posts for January 19, 2017

Google Has Started Penalizing Mobile Websites with Intrusive Pop-Up Ads Summary: Web pages need ads to operate, but forced interactions can be a pretty frustrating user experience, so it’s good to see Google take a strong stance here. Keywords: google, page, pages, web, content Full article on scribblrs.com | 880 Points and 386 Comments NHTSA’s full investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot shows 40% crash rate reduction Summary: Reuters reported earlier on Thursday that the investigation would not result in a recall of Tesla vehicles , but the full findings show that in fact, the federal regulatory body found plenty to praise while conducting its inquiry.

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Top Posts for January 18, 2017

What I Wish I’d Known About Equity Before Joining a Unicorn Summary: This can culminate to the point where early employees have modest liquid assets but are “paper millionaires”, and have to make the hard decision to throw all that away or stick around until their founders allow them some return. Keywords: company, private, years, employees, companies Full article on gist.github.com | 1382 Points and 558 Comments Removing Python 2.

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Top Posts for January 17, 2017

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Summary: The military, under pressure from a lawsuit filed on her behalf by Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, has permitted her to partly transition to life as a woman, including giving her cross-sex hormones and letting her wear women’s undergarments and light cosmetics. Keywords: manning, military, including, commutation, american Full article on nytimes.com | 1503 Points and 713 Comments

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Top Posts for January 16, 2017

The Problem with AMP Summary: If only for the (albeit somewhat small risk) of a compromised CDN server sending your users malicious JavaScript, appropriate care should be taken when resources are loaded from an external source. Keywords: amp, google, html, pages, facebook Full article on 80x24.net | 641 Points and 344 Comments A Visa for founders, engineers and investors willing to join France Summary: Furthermore, in a world driven by innovation, where creativity and audacity are changing the rules of the game, diversity - in terms of both culture and career paths - is an asset for the ecosystem.

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Top Posts for January 15, 2017

Naughty Strings: A list of strings likely to cause issues as user-input data Summary: Aug 12, 2015 LICENSEYear should be year of original publication Jan 16, 2017 README.mdFix broken link in README Apr 4, 2017 blns.base64.jsonRegenerate derived files. Keywords: strings, list, pull, jan, naughty Full article on github.com | 937 Points and 144 Comments Stealing passwords from McDonald’s users Summary: I tried to contact McDonald’s multiple times to report the issue, but unfortunately they didn’t respond, which is why I decided to disclose the vulnerability.

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Top Posts for January 14, 2017

Ian’s Shoelace Site Summary: Here’s some “As Seen In…” moments where shoelaces make noteworthy appearances in movies, TV shows, the news, even the Bible. Keywords: shoelaces, shoelace, knot, tips, lacing Full article on fieggen.com | 695 Points and 116 Comments Mastering Bash and Terminal Summary: If we are not compiling code, executing git commands, or scp-ing ssl certificates to some remote server, we are finding a new version of cowsay to entertain ourselves while we wait on one of the former.

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Top Posts for January 13, 2017

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages Summary: Last year, we gave all our users a better level of security by making every message, photo, video, file and call end-to-end encrypted by default. Keywords: whatsapp, security, users, messages, sender Full article on theguardian.com | 1332 Points and 321 Comments There is no WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ Summary: This identity key pair is bound into the encrypted channel that’s established between two parties when they exchange messages, and is exposed through the “safety number” (aka “security code” in WhatsApp) that participants can check to verify the privacy of their communication.

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Top Posts for January 12, 2017

The Risk of Discovery Summary: Because biographies of famous scientists tend to edit out their mistakes, we underestimate the degree of risk they were willing to take. Keywords: alchemy, theology, newton, physics, biographies Full article on paulgraham.com | 537 Points and 323 Comments Georgia Tech Offers Online Master of Science in Analytics Degree for Under $10K Summary: “It is a national imperative for universities to offer high-quality degree programs at an affordable price and Georgia Tech has developed a model that delivers the rigor of the campus curriculum to online students world-wide,” said Gary S.

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Top Posts for January 11, 2017

The closest I’ve ever come to falling for a Gmail phishing attack Summary: CloseCloseCloseCloseCloseCountryCodeFor customers ofUnited States40404(any)Canada21212(any)United Kingdom86444Vodafone, Orange, 3, O2Brazil40404Nextel, TIMHaiti40404Digicel, VoilaIreland51210Vodafone, O2India53000Bharti Airtel, Videocon, RelianceIndonesia89887AXIS, 3, Telkomsel, Indosat, XL AxiataItaly4880804Wind3424486444Vodafone » See SMS short codes for other countries Keywords: tweet, location, instant, love, add Full article on twitter.com | 667 Points and 275 Comments Announcing Tokio 0.1 Summary: Along with this initial release, we’re publishing documentation on this web site, ranging from getting started guides to meatier examples to deep dives into the implementation of the stack.

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Top Posts for January 10, 2017

Welcome Chris Lattner Summary: Prior to Apple, Chris was lead author of the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure, an open source umbrella project that is widely used in commercial products and academic research today. Keywords: tesla, chris, autopilot, vice, president Full article on tesla.com | 879 Points and 273 Comments When You Are Depressed, Make Something Summary: “haha lawrence, i seriously love you man, im going to see you through this time, so we can celebrate together later, get your ass ready for beatmaking 101 class, meet some amazing people at the academy and i hope you come out with some crazy beats by the time i get back, so crazy that i’ll be spinning them on my next mixtape or club gig” Gratitude isn’t a strong enough word to describe what I still feel to this day for those words.

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Top Posts for January 9, 2017

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M Summary: In our conversation, Simons also noted that he believes the cultures in both companies are very similar and that both share the same “big audacious goal:” to get to 100 million monthly active users. Keywords: atlassian, trello, million, company, users Full article on techcrunch.com | 1857 Points and 733 Comments From OS X to Ubuntu Summary: I was a Linux user 10 years ago but moved to being a Mac one, mainly because I was tired of maintaining an often broken system (hello xorg.

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Top Posts for January 8, 2017

Software Developers Should Have Sysadmin Experience Summary: These kind of issues are also hard to investigate because it will work perfectly on a developer’s computer. Keywords: code, software, developer, computer, web Full article on blog.professorbeekums.com | 577 Points and 406 Comments Building Better Interfaces with SVG (2015) Full article on slides.com | 429 Points and 106 Comments Stanford Unsupervised Deep Learning Tutorial (2014) Summary: If you are not familiar with these ideas, we suggest you go to this Machine Learning course and complete sections II, III, IV (up to Logistic Regression) first.

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Top Posts for January 7, 2017

Car allergic to vanilla ice cream (2000) Summary: “This is the second time I have written you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I kind of sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of ice cream for dessert after dinner each night. Keywords: ice, cream, car, vanilla, time Full article on cgl.uwaterloo.ca | 753 Points and 133 Comments

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Top Posts for January 6, 2017

Show HN: Alacritty, a GPU-accelerated terminal emulator written in Rust Summary: A non-GPL licensed cross-platform clipboard library, a vte parser, cross-platform font rasterization and fontconfig bindings were all needed to build this project. Keywords: alacritty, terminal, parser, state, rendering Full article on blog.jwilm.io | 1170 Points and 476 Comments Let’s Encrypt 2016 in Review Summary: Supporting the kind of growth we saw in 2016 meant adding staff, and during the past year Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the non-profit entity behind Let’s Encrypt, went from four full-time employees to nine.

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Top Posts for January 5, 2017

Browser auto-fill phishing Summary: This is a simple demonstration of form fields hidden from the user, but will be filled anyways when using the browser form autofill feature, which poses a security risk for users, unaware of giving their information to the website. Keywords: jan, pull, information, browser, form Full article on github.com | 802 Points and 143 Comments LEDs may cause retinal toxicity at occupational domestic illuminance Summary: The data suggest that the blue component of the white-LED may cause retinal toxicity at occupational domestic illuminance and not only in extreme experimental conditions, as previously reported.

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Top Posts for January 4, 2017

Grumpy: Go running Python Summary: These efforts have borne a lot of fruit over the years, but we always run up against the same issue: it’s very difficult to make concurrent workloads perform well on CPython.To solve this problem, we investigated a number of other Python runtimes. Keywords: grumpy, python, runtime, programs, code Full article on opensource.googleblog.com | 1411 Points and 452 Comments TensorKart: self-driving MarioKart with TensorFlow Summary: With approximately 20 minutes of training data, my AI was able to drive the majority of the simplest course, Luigi Raceway, and generalized to at least one section of an untrained racetrack.

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Top Posts for January 3, 2017

Ticketmaster is a horrible company Summary: Which means that ticketmaster is purposefully delaying their efficiency in order to get people to purchase more expensive shipping times. Keywords: ticketmaster, tickets, facility, charge, days Full article on hjhart.github.io | 589 Points and 245 Comments Show HN: Explore ideas whose patent protection expires today Summary: Although it is tempting to build an MVP (minimal viable product) straight away, you should make sure that there is a market for your idea.

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Top Posts for January 2, 2017

Long-term stress erodes memory Summary: The mice used in the study are exposed to repeated social defeat — basically dominance by an alpha mouse — that aims to mimic chronic psychosocial stress experienced by humans. Keywords: stress, mice, memory, immune, inflammation Full article on sciencebulletin.org | 428 Points and 155 Comments Why recursive data structures? Summary: For images that have large areas of blank space, the “whirling regions” algorithm is not just aesthetically delightful, it’s faster than a brute-force transposition of array elements.

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Top Posts for January 1, 2017

The moving sofa problem Summary: The mathematician Leo Moser posed in 1966 the following curious mathematical problem: what is the shape of largest area in the plane that can be moved around a right-angled corner in a two-dimensional hallway of width 1? Keywords: sofa, shape, moving, area, problem Full article on math.ucdavis.edu | 690 Points and 64 Comments Three.js editor Full article on threejs.org | 362 Points and 53 Comments

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Top Posts for December 31, 2016

Top algorithms in interview questions Summary: Please write to us at contribute@geeksforgeeks.org to report any issue with the above content. Keywords: top, algorithms, interview, questions, write Full article on geeksforgeeks.org | 385 Points and 69 Comments Does Google execute JavaScript? Summary: Recently I ran a simple experiment to see to what extent the Google crawler understands dynamic content. Keywords: google, javascript, page, ajax, run Full article on stephanboyer.com | 339 Points and 106 Comments

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Top Posts for December 30, 2016

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 Summary: Conservation group WWF welcomed the latest news, calling it a “historic announcement… signalling an end to the world’s primary legal ivory market and a major boost to international efforts to tackle the elephant poaching crisis in Africa”. Keywords: ivory, market, world, trade, china Full article on bbc.com | 481 Points and 173 Comments Working remotely, coworking spaces, and mental health Summary: I wrapped up a completely normal and uneventful day at work, did my fifteen foot commute from my office to my living room, and promptly found myself vomiting from stress, saying how much I hated–truly hated –my job, and crying as I realized how unhappy I was with my new life.

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Top Posts for December 29, 2016

Rust is mostly safety Summary: Rust’s success in raising the bar for safe, concurrent systems programming – in ways that the niche finds usable, performant and compatible – cannot (imo) be overstated. Keywords: safety, rust, systems, languages, safe Full article on graydon2.dreamwidth.org | 487 Points and 458 Comments Technical report on DNC hack [pdf] Full article on us-cert.gov | 456 Points and 450 Comments Creative Tim: Growing a side project into a $17k/month business Summary: Each post that’s in the top 10 (depending on how big is the community) gives you between 1,000 and 15,000 targeted users in one day :-O.

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Top Posts for December 28, 2016

Lessons from 3,000 technical interviews Summary: You can see a scatter plot of interview performance vs. years of experience below as well as my attempt to fit a line through it (as you can see, the R^2 is piss poor, meaning that there isn’t a relationship to speak of). Keywords: technical, top, matter, ve, people Full article on blog.interviewing.io | 692 Points and 313 Comments UDP vs TCP Summary: In light of the fact that we want to network an action game, we’ll take a very close look at the properties of each protocol, and dig a bit into how the internet actually works.

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Top Posts for December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher has died Summary: Fisher was also regarded as one of the industry’s best script doctors, helping polish up screenplays, working on productions such as Hook , Lethal Weapon 3, Sister Act, Outbreak , The Wedding singer , the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and numerous others. Keywords: fisher, role, princess, leia, star Full article on theverge.com | 428 Points and 178 Comments Library-managed ‘arXiv’ spreads scientific advances rapidly and worldwide Summary: The annual budget is approaching $500,000, and much of Rieger’s effort has gone into creating a system to ensure permanent financial support by evolving the arXiv from an exclusive Cornell initiative to a collaboratively governed, community-supported world resource.

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Top Posts for December 26, 2016

HandBrake 1.0.0 Released Summary: Video - VP9 video encoding via libvpx Summary: Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder Summary: Requires Intel Skylake or newer CPU Summary: Ultra HD / 4K color pass through (support for BT.2020) Summary: Additional standard frame rate selections in the graphical interfaces Summary: New Auto anamorphic mode maximizes storage resolution, replaces Strict anamorphic mode Summary: New Pad filter (command line only for now) Summary: New Decomb/Deinterlace filter settings and improved defaults Summary: Rotate filter now available in all graphical interfaces Summary: New NLMeans filter tunes Tape and Sprite for analog tape recordings and vintage video games, respectively Summary: Assembly optimizations NLMeans filter improve performance up to 10% Summary: Assembly optimizations in x264 encoder improve performance for faster presets by 5-10% Summary: x265 encoder quality improvements, especially when using tune grain Summary: High bit depth encoding support via external shared libraries (video pipeline is still 8-bit 4:2:0) Summary: x264 10-bit Summary: x265 10-bit and 12-bit Audio - Opus audio encoding/decoding via libopus Summary: Passthru now supports E-AC-3, FLAC, and TrueHD audio formats Subtitles - Improved subtitles rendering for some languages via HarfBuzz Summary: Miscellaneous subtitles improvements Command line interface - Presets can now be imported and exported from the command line and are compatible with the graphical interfaces Summary: Queue exported from the graphical interfaces can now be imported by the command line interface (Linux and Windows only for now) Build system - Add scripts to manually build and install Mac and MinGW-w64 (compile for Windows on Linux) toolchains Summary: Add support for multiple source URLs for third-party downloads Summary: Add SHA256 hash verification for third-party downloads Summary: Add configure parameter to disable or filter allowed third-party downloads (see configure –help) Summary: Use HTTPS everywhere; the few cases where a third-party does not provide packages over https, handbrake.

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Top Posts for December 25, 2016

Learning Machine Learning: A beginner’s journey Summary: Then I will switch to Vanhoucke’s course to introduce the ideas in multinomial logistical regression and the generalization to neural networks and deep learning from there. Keywords: learning, ng, concepts, regression, big Full article on muratbuffalo.blogspot.com | 414 Points and 53 Comments Advent of Code Solutions Summary: Dealing with infinity is difficult, so I’ll approximate that by asking: what is the lowest value for register a that causes the program to output at least 100 elements in the 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, … series, within the first million instructions executed?

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Top Posts for December 24, 2016

Computer Science from the Bottom Up (2013) Summary: To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA. Keywords: creative, commons, license, computer, science Full article on bottomupcs.com | 516 Points and 156 Comments 8,760 Hours: How to get the most out of next year Summary: A small collection of additional resources to help you implement the rest of the guide and for further reading.

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Top Posts for December 23, 2016

Newest MacBook Pro is the first MacBook not recommended by Consumer Reports Summary: “When combined with the differing ways people use their Mac throughout the day, the calculation of remaining battery life displayed as a measure of time has become less accurate,” an Apple spokesperson told us. Keywords: battery, life, apple, hours, touch Full article on businessinsider.com | 507 Points and 424 Comments Show HN: Rocket – Web Framework for Rust Summary: Simply derive Deserialize or Serialize to receive or return JSON, respectively.

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Top Posts for December 22, 2016

Superintelligence: The Idea That Eats Smart People Summary: What sets authors like Lem and the Strugatsky brothers above their Western counterparts is that these are people who grew up in difficult circumstances, experienced the war, and then lived in a totalitarian society where they had to express their ideas obliquely through writing. Keywords: ai, people, world, intelligence, human Full article on idlewords.com | 883 Points and 580 Comments LiChess: Learn from your mistakes Summary: This non-linear function helps the trainer select the mistakes that really matter ; the ones that decide if a game will be won or lost.

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Top Posts for December 21, 2016

Cat-proofing a cat feeding machine Summary: The position is awkward for her, so I fabricated a straight bar across the chute opening that would divide the space in half and make it so she couldn’t get a good angle to reach the conveyor any more. Keywords: machine, chute, bowl, food, steel Full article on quinndunki.com | 1107 Points and 289 Comments To Slow Global Warming, We Need Nuclear Power (Op-Ed) Summary: So when the leading science academies in 20 developed countries, along with several major American corporations and the national security community, all tell us that burning fossil fuels is causing dangerous changes to the climate, we think it’s time for the United States to get serious about clean energy.

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Top Posts for December 20, 2016

Practical Deep Learning for Coders Summary: You will start with step one—learning how to get a GPU server online suitable for deep learning—and go all the way through to creating state of the art, highly practical, models for computer vision, natural language processing, and recommendation systems. Keywords: learning, deep, lesson, jeremy, data Full article on course.fast.ai | 683 Points and 91 Comments Blue Ocean Summary: Run the pipeline for every feature branch and pull request.

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Top Posts for December 19, 2016

Building Jarvis Summary: Messenger has a simple framework for building bots, and it automatically handles many things for you – working across both iOS and Android, supporting text, image and audio content, reliably delivering push notifications, managing identity and permissions for different people, and more. Keywords: jarvis, ai, recognition, home, text Full article on facebook.com | 1164 Points and 251 Comments Bootstrapping a SaaS Startup from Scratch  Summary: Just for reference, our example is that people would be willing to pay good money for our solution because converting leads by manually sending emails or by using something like MailChimp is hard and takes forever.

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Top Posts for December 18, 2016

Wolfenstein 3D – Gameboy cartridge with co-processor Summary: The first one I made will continue its life as a development cartridge – I’m interested in perhaps making some kind of Mario Kart style game in the future, or at least a proof of concept. Keywords: gameboy, game, cartridge, ram, rom Full article on happydaze.se | 493 Points and 55 Comments Gimli Glider Summary: The safety board also said that Air Canada needed to keep more spare parts, including replacements for the defective fuel quantity indicator, in its maintenance inventory as well as provide better, more thorough training on the metric system to its pilots and fuelling personnel.

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Top Posts for December 17, 2016

Finland will hand out cash to 2000 jobless people to test universal basic income Summary: In Oulu, thousands of skilled engineers are in need of work, many laid off by the wireless communications company Nokia.Credit Janne Körkkö for The New York Times Half a millennium ago, Thomas More’s seminal novel, “Utopia,” included the suggestion that public assistance might be a better way to deter thieves than a death sentence.

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Top Posts for December 16, 2016

How is NSA breaking so much crypto? (2015) Full article on freedom-to-tinker.com | 586 Points and 257 Comments The Idea of Lisp Summary: Lispers have enjoyed working with this highly flexible “kernel”, though most Lisp systems make practical compromises, like compiling the expressions to machine code instead of interpreting it each time. Keywords: lisp, language, programming, idea, code Full article on dev.to | 488 Points and 340 Comments Show HN: Hire an Oldster Summary: Companies I’ve Worked With My portfolio is in almost every house in America—if they have a kid who likes Happy Meals, a Cabbage Patch doll in their basement or an instant scratch-off state lottery ticket in their wallet.

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Top Posts for December 15, 2016

The Talk Summary: Levinson’s perspective ultimately agrees with that of Robert Gordon and Tyler Cowen, at least to the extent that they all blame the nature of post-1970s technology for the failure to improve the average person’s life. Keywords: book, english, great, good, mcwhorter Full article on smbc-comics.com | 448 Points and 46 Comments Google Web Designer (2013) Summary: Let us handle the HTML5 and CSS3 so you’re free to focus on what you love to do: creating gorgeous visual experiences.

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Top Posts for December 14, 2016

Yahoo discloses hack of 1B accounts Summary: Separately, we previously disclosed that our outside forensic experts were investigating the creation of forged cookies that could allow an intruder to access users’ accounts without a password. Keywords: information, data, accounts, yahoo, user Full article on yahoo.tumblr.com | 1046 Points and 242 Comments Yahoo installed a backdoor for the NSA behind the back of the security team Summary: Yesterday morning, Reuters dropped a news story revealing that Yahoo installed a backdoor on their own infrastructure in 2015 in compliance with a secret order from either the FBI or the NSA.

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Top Posts for December 13, 2016

Waymo: Google’s self-driving car company Summary: Now, we’re inviting residents in Phoenix, AZ to join the first public trial of our self-driving cars—Waymo’s early rider program. Keywords: miles, driver, waymo, driving, time Full article on waymo.com | 785 Points and 748 Comments New NIST password guidelines: don’t require character types or rotation Summary: [Strength] Kelley, Patrick Gage, Saranga Komanduri, Michelle L Mazurek, Richard Shay, Timothy Vidas, Lujo Bauer, Nicolas Christin, Lorrie Faith Cranor, and Julio Lopez.

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