Polymagnets Summary: Rather than simple arrangements of north and south, customizable patterns are designed in software and programmed into a magnet in minutes. Keywords: polymagnets, magnets, magnet, catalog, align Full article on polymagnet.com | 767 Points and 104 Comments Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Streaming Deer Cam Summary: In the past 48 hours, the deer has wandered along a moonlit beach, caused a traffic jam on a major freeway, been caught in a gangland gun battle, and been chased by the police.
Redox – A Unix-Like Operating System Written in Rust Summary: MIT Licensed Drivers run in Userspace Includes common Unix commands Newlib port for C programs Keywords: rust, microkernel, includes, implemented, design Full article on redox-os.org | 618 Points and 202 Comments Thank you for ad blocking Summary: For the advertising technology industry to act in a way that is evidenced to cause harm widely to internet users and companies, because of malware being spread through online ads, puts the pressure on us to take action swiftly.
FingerIO: Using Active Sonar for Fine-Grained Finger Tracking Summary: To achieve subcentimeter level tracking accuracies, we present an innovative approach that uses a modulation technique common in wireless communication called Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Keywords: finger, fingerio, tracking, device, work Full article on fingerio.cs.washington.edu | 637 Points and 118 Comments How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need? Summary: If you think about how fantastically vast the universe is — truly far beyond what we can conceive, and certainly far, far, far beyond what you can see with your eyes even on the darkest, most beautiful, star-filled night — and think about how incredibly tiny a single atom is, you can see that we would not need to use many digits of pi to cover the entire range.
Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat Full article on bloomberg.com | 830 Points and 387 Comments A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case Summary: Here’s a quick recap of that case : On June 28, 2013, shortly after newspapers published the first NSA leaks from Snowden, FBI agents showed up at Levison’s door in Texas and served him with a pen register order requiring him to give the government metadata for the email activity of one customer’s account.
Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack Summary: “I saw someone mention the Mattermost 1.0 announcement and it seemed like the best of both worlds: a pretty Slack-like interface with media embeds and Slack-compatible hooks, but open-source,” says Benjamin Reed, a developer of the the open source network management platform OpenNMS Keywords: slack, chat, open, company, source Full article on wired.com | 498 Points and 383 Comments
Adam Summary: Renaldas Zioma, Aras Pranckevičius, Dominic Laflamme, Sean Thompson, Pierre-Paul Giroux, Yang-hai Eakes, Wayne Johnson, Thomas Iché, Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, Tim Cooper, Göksel Göktas, Florent Guinier, Kuba Cupisz, Jesper Mortensen, Kasper Engelstoft, Tomas Jakubauskas, Richard Fine, Joachim Ante Keywords: adam, unity, character, art, additional Full article on unity3d.com | 657 Points and 132 Comments Encryption, Privacy Are Larger Issues Than Fighting Terrorism Summary: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: If, technologically, it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there’s no key - there’s no door at all - then how do we apprehend the child pornographer?
A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers Summary: Originally stated by mathematicians G. H. Hardy and J. E. Littlewood in 1923, the conjecture provides precise estimates of how often every possible constellation of primes with a given spacing pattern will appear. Keywords: primes, prime, numbers, ending, number Full article on quantamagazine.org | 794 Points and 236 Comments Neural Networks Demystified Summary: StephenWelch Subscribe Keywords: neural, networks, demystified, stephenwelch, subscribe
Should All Research Papers Be Free? Summary: Her protest against scholarly journals’ paywalls has earned her rock-star status among advocates for open access, and has shined a light on how scientific findings that could inform personal and public policy decisions on matters as consequential as health care, economics and the environment are often prohibitively expensive to read and impossible to aggregate and datamine. Keywords: access, open, articles, journals, journal
I made my own clear plastic tooth aligners and they worked Summary: The riser had the wonderful, unintended side effect of creating a perfect line, that I could trace with an x-acto to easily and consistently cut the 3D print from the unfinished vacuum formed aligner. Keywords: teeth, plastic, aligner, vacuum, mold Full article on amosdudley.com | 943 Points and 133 Comments AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol 3-0 [video] Full article on youtube.
I stayed in a hotel with Android lightswitches and it was as bad as you’d think Summary: tcpdump showed that traffic was being sent to 172.16.207.14, and pymodbus let me start controlling my lights, turning the TV on and off and even making my curtains open and close. Keywords: wall, set, brctl, lights, access Full article on mjg59.dreamwidth.org | 928 Points and 314 Comments Trackers Summary: One of them had found my mobile phone and was going through my list of contacts , adding the names and the telephone numbers of the people that I knew to a thing they called a ‘ social graph ’.
Responsive Pixel Art Full article on essenmitsosse.de | 1622 Points and 122 Comments How We Build Code at Netflix Summary: That foundation image, or Base AMI, provides a Linux environment customized with the common conventions, tools, and services required for seamless integration with the greater Netflix ecosystem. Keywords: nebula, build, netflix, code, tools Full article on techblog.netflix.com | 624 Points and 135 Comments Pentagon admits it has deployed military spy drones over the U.
AlphaGo beats the world champion Lee Sedol in first of five matches 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 | 1085 Points and 573 Comments How to Pass a Programming Interview Summary: A good source of ideas is to read the company’s recent blog posts and press releases and note the ones you find exciting.
Announcing SQL Server on Linux Summary: “This is an enormously important decision for Microsoft, allowing it to offer its well-known and trusted database to an expanded set of customers”, said Al Gillen, group vice president, enterprise infrastructure, at IDC. Keywords: server, sql, data, linux, customers Full article on blogs.microsoft.com | 1344 Points and 476 Comments FLIF – Free Lossless Image Format Summary: It is a variant of CABAC (context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding) , where instead of using a multi-dimensional array of quantized local image information, the contexts are nodes of decision trees which are dynamically learned at encode time.
Transmission BitTorrent app contained malware Summary: Hawkeye Posts: 2 Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:39 am I have read this with some alarm and yes it would be interesting to see how this occurred.A few questions:1) Does it occur with the in program update as I never received any of the gatekeeper errors2) I read the PaloAlto document but what Application folder should I be looking at user/applications or the top level applications as there is only a transmission.
When the U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages Summary: Rather than suggesting that people should strive harder to conform to an artificial ideal of normality, Daniels’ analysis led him to a counterintuitive conclusion that serves as the cornerstone of this book: any system designed around the average person is doomed to fail. Keywords: average, daniels, pilots, pilot, dimensions Full article on thestar.com | 471 Points and 103 Comments
MAME is now Free and Open Source Software Summary: We have spent the last 10 months trying to contact all people that contributed to MAME as developers and external contributors and get information about desired license. Keywords: mame, license, code, contributors, contact Full article on mamedev.org | 580 Points and 91 Comments We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else Summary: I would argue, quite strongly and at some length, that if you want better diversity in the field, perhaps a good starting point is not demanding that all your employees live within a tiny 30 mile radius of San Francisco or Palo Alto.
Dsxyliea Summary: Although it is considered to be a receptive language-based learning disability in the research literature, dyslexia also affects one’s expressive language skills. Keywords: dyslexia, reading, learning, disability, read Full article on geon.github.io | 1356 Points and 199 Comments Study Finds No Gender Gap in Tech Salaries Summary: That statement may seem shocking, however according to an analysis of Dice’s annual salary survey data of more than 16,000 tech professionals, when comparing equal education levels, years of technical experience and job title, no gap exists.
Kofi Annan on Why It’s Time to Legalize Drugs Summary: The West Africa Commission on Drugs, which my foundation convened, reported last year that the region has now become not only a major transit point between producers in Latin America and consumers in Europe, but an area where consumption is increasing. Keywords: drug, drugs, cannabis, policy, health Full article on spiegel.de | 654 Points and 356 Comments Curl vs. Wget Summary: curl works more like the traditional unix cat command, it sends more stuff to stdout, and reads more from stdin in a “everything is a pipe” manner.
Diffie and Hellman Win Turing Award Summary: Named for Alan Turing, the British mathematician and computer scientist, the award is particularly noteworthy because it comes at a time that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is locked in a bitter feud with Apple over the agency’s inability to unlock the cryptographic system that protects digital information stored in the company’s iPhones. Keywords: diffie, hellman, information, cryptography, award Full article on nytimes.
Brooklyn Judge: Feds Can’t Use All Writs Act to Force Apple’s Hand [pdf] Full article on blogs.reuters.com | 797 Points and 188 Comments Ghost in the Shell remains our most challenging film about technology Summary: Nonetheless, the visuals are quite simply vivid and memorable, especially when no other film, animated or otherwise, comes close to making humans feel so small, questioning our role in a world filled with technology, and a lack of an accompanying “moral compass 2.
Raspberry Pi 3 on Sale Summary: A partial list of those who made major direct contributions to the BCM2837 chip program, BCM43438 integration and Raspberry Pi 3 follows: Dinesh Abadi, James Adams, Cyrus Afghahi, Aravind Appajappa, Jeff Baer, Sayoni Banerjee, Jonathan Bell, Marc Bright, Srinath Byregowda, Cindy Cao, KK Chan, Nick Chase, Nils Christensson, Dom Cobley, Teodorico Del Rosario Jr, Phil Elwell, Darshan Gopal, Shawn Guo, Gordon Hollingworth, Brand Hsieh, Andy Hulbert, Walter Kho, Gerard Khoo, Yung-Ching Lee, David Lewsey, Xizhe Li, Simon Long, Scott McGregor, James Mills, Baruyr Mirican, Alan Morgan, Kalevi Ratschunas, Paul Rolfe, Matt Rowley, Akshaye Sama, Saran Kumar Seethapathi, Serge Schneider, Shawn Shadburn, Noumaan Shah, Mike Stimson, Stuart Thomson, Roger Thornton, James Tong, James Turner, Luke Wren.
MentalHealthError: an exception occurred Summary: Around the same time, right after having gone to my first Kundalini Yoga class, I ended up meeting (and, perhaps unfortunately , falling in love with) a mesmerizing woman of mysticism that tenderly guided me off-the-deep-end with this style of thinking: numerology, synchronicity, Reiki, manifestation, the Mayan calendar, tarot, crystals, &c. My symptoms slowly got much worse. Keywords: time, believed, life, started, thought Full article on kennethreitz.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B confirmed, with onboard BT LE and WiFi Summary: 10 Matches found for FCC ID 2ABCB-RPI32 Keywords: matches, found, fcc, id Full article on apps.fcc.gov | 518 Points and 213 Comments What Developers Should Know About Job Searching and Negotiation Summary: For example, my parents, I love them very much, they have always suggested to me that I get into a nice, safe job at a big mega corp, and stay there for my entire career receiving regular promotions every three years.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook Back Apple in Blocked Phone Case Full article on bloomberg.com | 888 Points and 240 Comments What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team Summary: Any group can become Team B. Sakaguchi’s experiences underscore a core lesson of Google’s research into teamwork: By adopting the data-driven approach of Silicon Valley, Project Aristotle has encouraged emotional conversations and discussions of norms among people who might otherwise be uncomfortable talking about how they feel.
Stripe Atlas Summary: Join Stripe Atlas Starting a company can be needlessly complicated—lengthy paperwork, bank visits, legal complexity, numerous fees, and non-obvious decisions about what services to use. Keywords: atlas, stripe, company, bank, tax Full article on stripe.com | 1659 Points and 390 Comments Microsoft Acquires Xamarin Summary: With today’s acquisition announcement we will be taking this work much further to make our world class developer tools and services even better with deeper integration and enable seamless mobile app dev experiences.
Spotify moves its back end to Google Cloud Summary: From traditional batch processing with Dataproc, to rock-solid event delivery with Pub/Sub to the nearly magical abilities of BigQuery, building on Google’s data infrastructure provides us with a significant advantage where it matters the most. Keywords: google, infrastructure, cloud, data, spotify Full article on news.spotify.com | 715 Points and 359 Comments Justice Department Wants Apple to Unlock Nine More iPhones Summary: At a news conference last week after the debate erupted in California, the New York City police commissioner, William J.
GitLab 8.5 released Summary: Please be aware that by default the Omnibus packages will stop, run migrations, and start again, no matter how “big” or “small” the upgrade is. Keywords: gitlab, pages, release, upgrade, performance Full article on about.gitlab.com | 603 Points and 241 Comments Draft.js – Rich Text Editor Framework for React Summary: Draft.js is a framework for building rich text editors in React, powered by an immutable model and abstracting over cross-browser differences.
AI generated music to improve focus, relaxation and sleep Summary: Brain.fm is absurdly great for highly focused work (designing, coding, writing) Keywords: absurdly, great, highly, focused, work Full article on brain.fm | 744 Points and 300 Comments The Apple letter to customers couldn’t happen under proposed UK law Summary: The Dutch Privacy Authority, for example, has officially prohibited companies from gathering employees’ data from wearable devices, such as fitness trackers, since it is impossible to give free consent where there is a financial dependency.
San Bernardino County tweets it reset attacker iCloud password at FBI’s request Summary: Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, opened fire at a training seminar in an Inland Regional Center conference room Dec. 2 killing 14 people and wounding 22 more. Keywords: fbi, icloud, county, apple, password Full article on sbsun.com | 381 Points and 170 Comments Understanding Git for real by exploring the .git directory Summary: One last thing So by now you should understand that all git does when you commit is “zipping” your current working directory and store into the objects folder with a bunch of other informations.
Snowden: FBI obscuring crucial details in Apple case 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 | 643 Points and 209 Comments How Google’s Web Crawler Bypasses Paywalls Summary: Digital publications allow discriminatory access for search engines by inspecting HTTP request headers.
A Message to Our Customers Summary: The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers — including tens of millions of American citizens — from sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals. Keywords: security, government, encryption, users, protect Full article on apple.com | 5771 Points and 967 Comments Go 1.6 is Released Summary: The algorithm inside sort.Sort was improved to run about 10% faster, but the change may break programs that expect a specific ordering of equal but distinguishable elements.
Vulkan is Here Summary: Due to Vulkan’s cross platform availability, high performance and healthy open source ecosystem, we expect to see rapid uptake by software developers, far exceeding the adoption of similar APIs which are limited to specific operating systems.” Keywords: vulkan, api, developers, sdk, download Full article on khronos.org | 903 Points and 202 Comments Apple ordered to bypass auto-erase on San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone Summary: In a 40-page filing, the U.
Too many people have peed in the pool Summary: I started work on a comedy series for CBS television in the US this week and I will certainly keep the @stephenfry feed up to date with information and pictures about this… Keywords: people, twitter, don, revolution, pandora Full article on stephenfry.com | 694 Points and 511 Comments Building a Startup in 45 Minutes per Day While Deployed in Iraq Summary: I wound up getting assigned to lead a team that oversaw communications (network, radio, satellite, etc) for the aviation unit that supported special operations forces in Iraq.
I no longer understand my PhD dissertation Summary: I cannot prove this except to say that research empowered me with unrivalled tools for problem-solving: scouring journal papers to draw insight on existing methods, brainstorming with peers, trying new approaches…the list is endless. Keywords: mathematics, students, research, knowledge, phd Full article on medium.com | 682 Points and 272 Comments Wikipedia starts work on $2.5M internet search engine project to rival Google [pdf] Full article on m.
3D printed sundial whose precise holes cast a shadow displaying the current time Summary: This should still give them the opportunity to build their own digital sundial, and then hack it / modify it / invent something else.— Geeks that might be interested in a cool gadget that won’t be available anywhere else.And at the same time, I am hoping it will help a bit with the financing of the R&D for the next few inventions/episodes !
GitHub responds to Dear GitHub letter Full article on github.com | 763 Points and 331 Comments Wikimedia removes the Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law Summary: We believe, based on the detail and specificity contained in the emails, that we received that we had actual knowledge sufficient for the DMCA to require us to perform a takedown even in the absence of a demand letter. Keywords: copyright, anne, states, frank, united
Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein Right Summary: The chirp is also sweet vindication for the National Science Foundation , which spent about $1.1 billion over more than 40 years to build a new hotline to nature, facing down criticism that sources of gravitational waves were not plentiful or loud enough to justify the cost. Keywords: waves, black, gravitational, ligo, holes Full article on nytimes.com | 2011 Points and 483 Comments
Show HN: Htop 2.0 released, now cross-platform Summary: This release includes code supporting Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X. Keywords: htop, process, interactive, viewer, unix Full article on hisham.hm | 613 Points and 153 Comments My Little Sister Taught Me How to “Snapchat Like the Teens” Summary: For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t), your Snapchat score can be found beneath your barcode on your account page.
Show HN: I’ve been writing daily TILs for a year Full article on github.com | 819 Points and 150 Comments U.S. tells Google computers can qualify as drivers Summary: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc ( GOOGL.O ), of its decision in a previously unreported Feb. 4 letter to the company posted on the agency’s website this week. Keywords: google, nhtsa, vehicles, vehicle, safety
Apple fans are coming to hate Apple software Summary: The last few weeks have seen an explosion of discontent with the quality of the core apps of Apple’s iPhones, iPads and Mac computers – not only its OS X and iOS operating systems, but programs and services such as iTunes, Music, iCloud and Photos. Keywords: apple, software, users, mossberg, company Full article on latimes.com | 641 Points and 586 Comments
The Rent-Seeking Is Too Damn High Summary: On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that General Growth Properties, a big mall owner, said Amazon plans to open 300 to 400 physical bookstores in coming years. Keywords: jobs, businesses, percent, workers, occupational Full article on fivethirtyeight.com | 321 Points and 243 Comments SSH: Best practices Summary: The OpenSSH ssh-agent also has protection against tampering, making it hard for a hacker (without root access) to extract private keys from the cache, as most debugging interfaces will not be available.
GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart Summary: Cofounder CEO Chris Wanstrath, with support from the board, is radically changing the company’s culture: Out with flat org structure based purely on meritocracy, in with supervisors and middle managers. Keywords: github, company, person, people, wanstrath Full article on businessinsider.com | 808 Points and 973 Comments Maybe: run a command, see what it does to your files without actually doing it Summary: If the filter is enabled (which is the default, but can be altered with the –allow and –deny command line arguments), it intercepts all calls to syscall made by the controlled process.
LinkedIn shares drop 40%, erasing $10B of company’s value Summary: Shares cratered by as much as 44% in trading on Friday after the company reported a quarterly loss on Thursday, with guidance that was weaker than expected. Keywords: linkedin, billion, stock, company, expected Full article on businessinsider.com | 1012 Points and 635 Comments The Malware Museum Summary: eye1,471favorite 0 comment 0 Malware Example: PPSCARE.COM *PPSCARE.COM - upon invocation, PingPongScare ™ will become resident and clutter the screen with the characteristic “bouncing ball” of the PingPong boot block infector.
Apple’s declining software quality Summary: Countless kernel panics, stack overflow errors, null pointer exceptions, and memory leaks are plaguing poor users and tired system administrators and overworked programmers right now. Keywords: apple, software, quality, time, hardware Full article on sudophilosophical.com | 1282 Points and 704 Comments Introducing the Keybase filesystem Summary: In my folder you’ll find some techie things, such as my SSH public keys, my Signal app fingerprint, and some software I’ve manually verified and want to distribute safely to friends.
No More Deceptive Download Buttons Full article on googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com | 706 Points and 253 Comments Idea Debt Summary: Forest Lords is a series of ten fantasy novels, each a 1000-page brick, about the epic adventures of Greenleaf Barksley, elf proletarian, and his journeys to attain the Golden Leaf and save his homeland from the scourge of the Curse of the Titaness Denox. Keywords: idea, thing, debt, work, time Full article on jessicaabel.
Show HN: 3D Vector Graphics Summary: Unfortunately, it’s difficult to compute the joint formed at the boundaries of these combined shapes, so sufficient texturing is needed on the original solids for a decent result. Keywords: paths, cube, intersection, ln, output Full article on github.com | 441 Points and 56 Comments LSD: My Life-Saving Drug Summary: Because S fell asleep on the couch—I don’t blame her; she was exhausted and I hadn’t been the most exciting company—and I was left to my own devices in a strange hotel room at three in the morning, too wired to sleep and feeling the seriously bad vibes of being my analytical self again in an out-of-whack world, wanting to leave the fun house but unable to find an exit.
Alphabet Becomes the Most Valuable Public Company in the World Summary: “Our very strong revenue growth in Q4 reflects the vibrancy of our business, driven by mobile search as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising, all areas in which we’ve been investing for many years,” CFO Ruth Porat said in a statement with the earnings report. Keywords: company, revenue, google, billion, earnings Full article on techcrunch.com | 720 Points and 420 Comments
Microsoft Edge records browsing history in InPrivate mode Summary: More than this, by examining the WebCache file it is a relatively simple task for someone to reconstruct full browsing history, regardless of whether surfing was performed in regular or InPrivate mode. Keywords: browsing, private, mode, edge, browser Full article on betanews.com | 686 Points and 209 Comments Introducing Bootstrap Studio Summary: Productivity Features Bootstrap Studio has comprehensive support for keyboard shortcuts which allow you to speed up your workflow dramatically.