Cards Against Humanity is digging a hole in the earth Summary: Okay, there’s a hole now.Update: We filled in the hole for insurance purposes. Keywords: hole, filled, insurance, purposes Full article on holidayhole.com | 570 Points and 352 Comments Let Postgres Do the Work (2013) Summary: Combining the recentness and the popularity yields a composite trending score Let’s try it out purely in Ruby land, ignoring any pesky database details:
Matrix Multiplication Full article on matrixmultiplication.xyz | 873 Points and 131 Comments Fidel Castro has died Summary: Media captionLittle Havana, a neighbourhood in Miami, celebrates Fidel Castro’s deathHe temporarily handed over power to his brother in 2006 as he was recovering from an acute intestinal ailment. Keywords: castro, cuba, president, media, fidel Full article on bbc.com | 810 Points and 769 Comments What if jobs are not the solution but the problem?
Show HN: A visual guide to the most popular CSS properties Summary: Please whitelist us in your ad blocker. Keywords: css, reference, free, whitelist, ad Full article on cssreference.io | 1117 Points and 122 Comments Show HN: Dply – Free temporary Linux servers Summary: Create a cloud server FREE for 2 hours, add more time as you need it. Keywords: create, cloud, server, free, hours Full article on dply.co | 673 Points and 198 Comments
Reddit CEO admits to altering user comments that were critical of him Full article on reddit.com | 668 Points and 665 Comments A practical guide to securing macOS Summary: Most Web Browsers offer predictions services to resolve typos or URL redirections, store analytics data of browsing patterns, crash reports and black listing of known malicious servers. Keywords: system, web, macos, security, chrome Full article on github.com | 633 Points and 84 Comments
NIST’s new password rules – what you need to know Full article on nakedsecurity.sophos.com | 501 Points and 229 Comments Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back into China Summary: Continue reading the main story But the project illustrates the extent to which Facebook may be willing to compromise one of its core mission statements, “to make the world more open and connected,” to gain access to a market of 1.
4-bit calculator made from cardboard and marbles Summary: LOGIC is a fully functional 4-bit calculator made entirely out of cardboard, hot glue and marbles. Keywords: marble, make, marbles, fall, path Full article on lapinozz.github.io | 703 Points and 182 Comments Pipfile for Python Full article on github.com | 479 Points and 179 Comments What I learned from spending 3 months applying to jobs after a coding bootcamp Summary: Pro-Tip: During interviews, ask the following questions:What are some technical challenges you’ve recently faced?
Quit Social Media, Your Career May Depend on It Summary: Once this Pavlovian connection is solidified, it becomes hard to give difficult tasks the unbroken concentration they require, and your brain simply won’t tolerate such a long period without a fix. Keywords: media, social, idea, professional, opportunities Full article on mobile.nytimes.com | 1131 Points and 548 Comments Scientist discovers particular seaweed nearly eliminates cow methane emissions Summary: farmer has helped lead to a researcher’s discovery of an unlikely weapon in the battle against global warming: a seaweed that nearly eliminates the destructive methane content of cow burps and farts.
Google Cloud is 50% cheaper than AWS Summary: To give a point of comparison, the c4|m4|r3.large instances have a hard cap at 220 Mbits/s of network traffic (Note: It also applies internally within a VPC). Keywords: cpu, instances, memory, aws, instance Full article on thehftguy.wordpress.com | 598 Points and 392 Comments EmDrive study officially published Summary: Any outgassing that might occur from the dielectric insert will be vented from the flat ends of the cone in an orthogonal, radial axisymmetric manner to the axis of the test article, which will not be detected as a rectified force by the torsion pendulum.
SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed Summary: SpaceX supported its argument that the FCC should approve its application in part by pointing to increasing demand for data services and shortcomings in the broadband market that have left many US consumers with poor Internet access. Keywords: spacex, satellite, internet, satellites, system Full article on arstechnica.com | 1111 Points and 520 Comments Who Will Command the Robot Armies?
Quick, Draw Summary: Built by Jonas Jongejan, Henry Rowley, Takashi Kawashima, Jongmin Kim, Nick Fox-Gieg, with friends at Google Creative Lab and Data Arts Team. Keywords: built, machine, learning, learn, game Full article on quickdraw.withgoogle.com | 1083 Points and 327 Comments Don’t Mess with The Google Summary: I’m guilty of this myself and it’s a good thing that they didn’t have this kind of account auditing in place when my friends and I passed hundreds of thousands of dollars around with Google Checkout when they were offering free credit card processing in 2006.
Show HN: Primitive for macOS Summary: Use the default working size of 256px to experiment and then bump it up to a large value when you’re ready to produce a more detailed result. Keywords: image, shapes, shape, mode, program Full article on primitive.lol | 798 Points and 145 Comments How We Make Money at Stack Overflow Summary: These services in turn help developers find better jobs and also learn about companies in a way that is respectful to the user experience (no spammy inmail, no flash ads, etc.
“I have toyota corola” Summary: The main effect is that normal end users find my email address via the curl license text in products in cars to a higher degree. Keywords: curl, email, cars, find, address Full article on daniel.haxx.se | 1155 Points and 350 Comments Maine Ranked Choice Voting Initiative Approved Summary: ” The editorial board for Village Soup newspapers, which include the Camden Herald , Courier-Gazette , and Republican Journal said, “We believe Maine should follow the path of the city of Portland, which elected its mayor in 2011 by ranked-choice voting, and allow this into our ballot booths.
Diamonds Suck (2006) Summary: Saving for a down payment, creating an emergency fund, and putting aside money to invest are all substantially easier when you’re not paying hundreds of dollars a month to the lending institution that financed the diamond purchase. Keywords: diamond, moissanite, ring, people, diamonds Full article on diamondssuck.com | 1336 Points and 576 Comments Visual Studio for Mac Summary: Visual Studio for Mac supports editing a wide range of languages though the use of TextMate bundles, which provide syntax highlighting and simple IntelliSense.
Blueprint – A React UI toolkit for the web Summary: Blueprint is a collection of React UI components that cover the majority of the common interface elements, patterns, and interactions on the web. Keywords: components, blueprint, react, typescript, interfaces Full article on blueprintjs.com | 603 Points and 203 Comments Why 30 is the decade friends disappear Summary: “There’s a certain kind of poignancy in young adulthood, when we’ve come to develop a mature regard for friends at the very same time that somehow they’ve started slipping away,” said William Rawlins, an Ohio University professor who has been researching friendship for nearly 40 years.
Reasons not to use Uber Summary: If you take an ordinary taxi and pay cash, it will generate no records associated with you — where the government might apply face recognition to identify your photo in real time. Keywords: uber, drivers, nonfree, software, users Full article on stallman.org | 544 Points and 361 Comments Wind Waker Graphics Analysis Summary: This is a learning exercise after-all, so I still want to use the most efficient techniques to my knowledge, while applying the concepts that the Nintendo devs put in place all those many years ago!
Leonard Cohen Has Died Summary: However, he risked a production catastrophe by hiring wall-of-sound maximalist Phil Spector to work on his next album, Death of a Ladies Man , whose adversarial creation resulted in a Rolling Stone review titled “Leonard Cohen’s Doo-Wop Nightmare.” Keywords: cohen, leonard, songwriter, songs, album Full article on rollingstone.com | 978 Points and 114 Comments Facebook admits it must do more to stop the spread of misinformation Summary: Beyond literal fake news spread via Facebook’s click-hungry platform, the wider issue is the filter bubble its preference-fed Newsfeed algorithms use to encircle individuals as they work to spoonfeed them more clicks — and thus keep users spinning inside concentric circles of opinion, unexposed to alternative points of view.
Epic Games chief pays $15M to protect 7,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness Summary: This donation, earmarked as a “conservation easement” (which typically require landowners to forfeit the right to develop, subdivide, or otherwise interfere with the preservation of a natural landscape), is a nice example of how a successful member of the game industry might invest some of their wealth in a way that benefits others. Keywords: sweeney, games, epic, acres, north
Donald Trump is the president-elect of the U.S. Summary: Early on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, Republican President-elect Donald Trump addressed supporters in New York, declaring victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Keywords: trump, states, michigan, won, wisconsin Full article on washingtonpost.com | 1817 Points and 2215 Comments Benefits of using tmux – streamlining your development environment Summary: We’ve all been there, that unfortunate keystroke or click that results in the unintentional loss of a crucial terminal window, gone with it a collection of attached processes: dev servers, text editors, REPLs and their state, ssh sessions, etc.
Google Data Studio Summary: English (United Kingdom)English (United States)Español (Latinoamérica) Keywords: united, kingdom, states, latinoamérica Full article on datastudio.google.com | 572 Points and 183 Comments Hyper.sh – Effortless Docker Hosting Summary: The combination of incredibly fast boot times, coupled with strong isolation and ease of use, makes Hyper.sh a perfect service to run your event-driven workloads. Keywords: docker, app, service, running, build Full article on hyper.sh | 549 Points and 211 Comments
Time to Dump Time Zones Summary: “The U.K. would turn into a time theme park,” suggested an English Twitter user, John Powers, “where you could experience 9 o’clock as your grandparents knew it.” Keywords: time, world, clock, clocks, sun Full article on nytimes.com | 629 Points and 524 Comments Intercooler.js – Making AJAX as easy as anchor tags Summary: These features allow you to build modern web applications with little fuss, using a simple and intuitive REST-ful architecture that ensures good performance, excellent user experience and a minimum of complexity.
Show HN: Make an app by adding JSON to this app Summary: Currently Jasonette covers all the essential native APIs and components, which means you can build pretty much any app you can imagine. Keywords: json, app, jasonette, native, apps Full article on github.com | 648 Points and 176 Comments I don’t like computers Summary: Somewhere along the way, in the last OH GOD TWENTY YEARS, we – along with a bunch of vulture capitalists and wacky Valley libertarians and government spooks and whoever else – built this whole big crazy thing out of that 1990s Internet and…I don’t like it any more.
Advanced Data Structures Summary: Welcome to Advanced Data Structures , a graduate class at MIT. Keywords: advanced, data, structures, prof, erik Full article on courses.csail.mit.edu | 1276 Points and 140 Comments H.264 is Magic Summary: There is another mindfuck mathematical theorem 2 that states that you can do this for any data and you can achieve a perfect lossless transformation as long as freqX and freqY are high enough.
Web fonts, boy, I don’t know Summary: Just remember that it’s also your responsibility to make your site load super fast, and if you don’t, it’s totes fair game for people (me) to whine about it on Twitter. Keywords: font, web, text, content, fonts Full article on meowni.ca | 690 Points and 323 Comments The People’s Code Full article on code.gov | 569 Points and 192 Comments MicroG Project: A re-implementation of Google’s Android apps and libraries Summary: microG is not only used on real devices, but also replaces Google tools in test emulators and is even used in virtual mobile infrastructure.
Pornhub Bypasses Ad Blockers with WebSockets Summary: Then in August 2016, an employee of the company that owns Pornhub.com (MindGeek) started arguing against adding the WebSocket blocking capabilities to the Chrome API. Keywords: websocket, ad, api, chrome, data Full article on blog.bugreplay.com | 873 Points and 575 Comments Darling – MacOS translation layer for Linux Summary: Darling is a translation layer that allows you to run unmodified macOS binaries on Linux.
Guide to Remote Work Summary: Beginning as a series of posts on the Zapier blog, this book is an ongoing work about our experiences as a remote team, with much of the book written by Zapier CEO Wade Foster along with chapters from our team members and other remote employees. Keywords: remote, team, work, zapier, run Full article on zapier.com | 747 Points and 103 Comments Music for Programming Summary: music_for_programming_49-julien_mier.
WebAssembly Browser Preview Summary: However, the Browser Preview period marks a time during which we are actively collecting feedback on the design and implementation of the spec. Keywords: webassembly, browser, compilation, community, binary Full article on v8project.blogspot.com | 759 Points and 338 Comments Minoca OS: A new open source operating system Summary: If you’re interested in writing a driver, adding a feature, porting a package, fixing a bug, root-causing an issue, or participating in design discussions, we’d love the help.
Buttery Smooth Emacs Summary: When Emacs gets an Expose event, it draws a god damn white square to tide the window system over until it gets around to letting redisplay (which still thinks it’s talking to a 1960s teletype) redraw the display. Keywords: emacs, program, redisplay, gui, system Full article on facebook.com | 651 Points and 228 Comments Elementary OS Summary: Epiphany is good enough of a browser to use and keep as the default – you’ll always need Chrome to tackle trendy websites these days (and I rely a lot on it for development), but it’s fast and lightweight, and that greatly offsets any quirks and limitations it might have (such as the lack of extensions and full-blown ad blocking).
Eve: Programming designed for humans Summary: Read up on new releases, programmer musings, and more. Keywords: blog, read, releases, programmer, musings Full article on programming.witheve.com | 1070 Points and 374 Comments New MacBook Pro Is Not a Laptop for Developers Anymore Summary: They’ve deleted Esc and function keys Today’s Apple Event confirmed many of the rumors surrounding the long-awaited refresh of the Macbook Pro line. Keywords: macbook, pro, developers, function, keys
MacBook Pro Summary: So MacBook Pro incorporates innovations throughout the system that efficiently eliminate heat — increasing airflow during intensive tasks like editing video, playing graphics-heavy games, and transferring huge files. Keywords: pro, macbook, performance, video, tasks Full article on apple.com | 861 Points and 1328 Comments Soylent halts sales of its powder as customers keep getting sick Summary: In an announcement late Thursday, the Los Angeles company said there appears to be a common ingredient that’s causing trouble in the latest version of its nutritional powder and its snack bar.
Tesla reports first quarterly profit in more than three years Summary: Turning a profit, even for one quarter, should help counter skeptics who have questioned his ambitious plans for combining Tesla and solar panel maker SolarCity SCTY.O into a company offering roof-to-garage no-carbon energy systems. Keywords: tesla, model, musk, quarter, profit Full article on reuters.com | 822 Points and 278 Comments Git from the inside out Summary: The index and HEAD commit both use hashes to refer to blob objects, but the working copy content is stored as text in a different place.
Music Theory: An Education from First Principles Summary: Why does 90% of pop music use the same chord progressions? Keywords: music, lessons, notes, sound, theory Full article on lightnote.co | 955 Points and 148 Comments White House urges ban on non-compete agreements for many workers Summary: (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday called on U.S. states to ban agreements prohibiting many workers from moving to their employers’ rivals, saying it would lead to a more competitive labor market and faster wage growth.
Introducing Initialized Capital Summary: Every year, retailers lose $45 billion to theft, so even before the holy grail of checkout-without-lines, Standard Cognition can make a huge dent in anti-theft in a way existing solutions have only dreamed. Keywords: standard, cognition, retailers, team, retail Full article on initialized.com | 548 Points and 149 Comments The “432 Hz vs. 440 Hz” conspiracy theory Summary: In Britain, however, the French standard was interpreted in an erroneous way (it was understood as being relative to a certain temperature), due to which British orchestras commonly tuned to A = 439 Hz.
Why you should never use Upwork Summary: Medium support asked me to take down all images. Keywords: website, medium, client, upwork, view Full article on medium.com | 1175 Points and 264 Comments HN comments are underrated Summary: Running a successful pizzeria is more about schlepping to local hotels and leaving them 50 copies of your menu to put at the front desk, hiring drivers who will both deliver pizzas in a timely fashion and not embezzle your (razor-thin) profits while also costing next-to-nothing to employ, maintaining a kitchen in sufficient order to pass your local health inspector’s annual visit (and dealing with 47 different pieces of paper related to that), being able to juggle priorities like “Do I take out a bank loan to build a new brick-oven, which will make the pizza taste better, in the knowledge that this will commit $3,000 of my cash flow every month for the next 3 years, or do I hire an extra cook?
Exposing high-end poker cheating devices Summary: The sequence of black spots created by the IR illumination, illustrated in the photo above, is read remotely by the cheating device to infer a card’s suit and value. Keywords: device, cheating, cards, poker, phone Full article on elie.net | 637 Points and 140 Comments PayPal 2FA Bypass Summary: <– home Recently I was in a hotel needing to make a payment, there was no phone signal so I could not receive my Two Factor Auth token.
DDoS Attack Against Dyn Managed DNS Summary: Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21st-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Keywords: utc, posted, dns, year, ago Full article on dynstatus.com | 1563 Points and 674 Comments Samsung ‘blocks’ exploding Note 7 parody videos Summary: Some viewers warned that Samsung was at risk of invoking the Streisand Effect - a term used to denotes increased publicity as a result of attempts to remove embarrassing online content.
Nintendo Switch – New Video Game System [video] Summary: Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. Keywords: nintendo, switch, designed, transforming, home Full article on nintendo.com | 942 Points and 539 Comments Image Synthesis from Yahoo’s open_nsfw Summary: Since most pornography does not take place with a Thomas Kinkade painting in the background, so this is a fair heuristic for most real world problems.
All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware Summary: We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver. Keywords: hardware, features, tesla, safety, vehicles Full article on tesla.com | 1493 Points and 578 Comments
Shame on Y Combinator Summary: This isn’t voting for an economic or social policy — this is literally paying a huge amount of money to directly support a racist, sexist bigot with rapidly mounting allegations of multiple sexual assaults. Keywords: trump, diversity, combinator, support, altman Full article on marco.org | 1280 Points and 1296 Comments Researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition Summary: They’ll also focus on better ways to help the technology assign names to individual speakers when multiple people are talking, and on making sure that it works well with a wide variety of voices, regardless of age, accent or ability.
Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’ Summary: Image copyrightAPImage caption WikiLeaks has released Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs The ambassador has not yet responded to emails, and London’s Metropolitan Police declined to comment. Keywords: clinton, emails, wikileaks, mrs, image Full article on bbc.co.uk | 782 Points and 1021 Comments Disney Open Source Summary: OpenSubdivOpenSubdiv is a set of open source libraries that implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU architectures.
Programming books you might want to consider reading Summary: For example, chapter five is basically Devanur, Papadimitriou, Saberi, and Vazirani’s JACM paper, Market Equilibrium via a Primal-Dual Algorithm for a Convex Program , with a bit more motivation and some related problems thrown in. Keywords: book, read, books, systems, things Full article on danluu.com | 1019 Points and 131 Comments Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline Summary: Clutching a large microphone, she captured the scene as hundreds of protesters tried desperately to stop a crew of bulldozers from tearing up the earth—the earth, they said, that belongs to nobody—only to be confronted by a force of private security contractors wielding attack dogs and pepper spray.
GitLab reinstates list of servers that have malware Summary: So publishing a list of servers that are vulnerable or hacked without contacting the owner first and giving them time to remedy the situation is not OK. Keywords: list, users, willem, web, stores Full article on about.gitlab.com | 452 Points and 93 Comments Noms – A versioned, forkable, syncable database Summary: The immutable design of Noms enables a full, horizontally scalable OLAP database atop cheap block storage.
Intel will add deep-learning instructions to its processors Summary: Some say that the quickest “get rich quick” scheme right now is to launch a deep-learning venture, and get bought by one of the big players (Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon). Keywords: instructions, code, intel, processors, benefit Full article on lemire.me | 389 Points and 125 Comments Books Programmers Don’t Really Read (2008) Summary: It isn’t bad at all as an introductory text, and most programmers who use it in school hang on to their copy as a reference book for non-experts, a comprehensive guide that explains things in a gentle way instead of just plopping down a bunch of pseudocode.
Google’s “Director of Engineering” Hiring Test Summary: Me: “big-O” ignores data storage latencies, topology, volume, available memory, and even the computational cost of every CPU instructions involved in a given implementation – instead, it merely counts the number of algorithmic operations! Keywords: google, recruiter, thought, file, inode Full article on gwan.com | 1764 Points and 923 Comments Taking PHP Seriously Summary: And the advantages of that environment (reduced cost of bugs through fault isolation; safe concurrency; and high developer throughput) are more valuable than the problems that the language’s flaws create.
Show HN: Your Social Media Fingerprint (maybe NSFW) Summary: Update: If you see broken images like this: instead of a logo, the login detection won’t work for this platforms because your browser is blocking requests to their domain. Keywords: logged, url, login, platforms, issue Full article on robinlinus.github.io | 911 Points and 247 Comments Windows 93 (2014) Summary: Start Keywords: start Full article on windows93.net | 790 Points and 113 Comments
Suspicious court cases, missing defendants, aim to get webpages taken down Summary: Profile Defenders Lawsuit Removal service honors a guarantee to take down and [sic] defamatory or unwanted webpages from search results as long as they meet specific criteria…. Keywords: court, patel, ruddie, comment, lawsuit Full article on washingtonpost.com | 819 Points and 115 Comments Visual Studio Code 1.6 Summary: 11727 : Goto declaration should store current cursor in navigation history 11976 : MarkerService and ProblemsView do not scale well and block UI thread 12574 : Terminal scroll bar appears on top after hiding and displaying it
The Dutch Reach: Clever Workaround to Keep Cyclists from Getting “Doored” Summary: In the long term, cities may need to continue designing better solutions to accommodate bicyclists, but in the meantime: drivers could learn a thing or two from a practice found in Europe. Keywords: dutch, reach, door, lanes, drivers Full article on 99percentinvisible.org | 1149 Points and 590 Comments A decentralized web would give power back to the people online Summary: Additionally, the enthusiastic presence of Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Brewster himself and many others of the old school of the internet at the summit showed that for the first time the shift to decentralisation had caught the attention and indeed endorsement of the establishment.
Brain training exercises might just make you better at brain training exercises Summary: But in 2014, a group of more than 70 psychology and neuroscience experts signed an open-letter warning that brain training companies, such as Lumosity, Posit Science and Cogmed, were making inflated claims about the benefits of their products, especially in relation to preventing dementia or reversing age-related mental decline. Keywords: brain, training, benefits, games, simons Full article on digest.