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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Top Posts for February 16, 2018

Why I don’t use my real photo when messaging with customers on my website Summary: I have three brothers, majored in computer science, and now am starting a company from a Silicon Valley VC office, so I’ve dealt with my fair share of sexism through the years. Keywords: users, kapwing, people, website, eric Full article on kapwing.com | 959 Points and 598 Comments OpenStreetMap Is in Trouble Summary: But at the same time, the ultimate choices for the website, the geographic database and the infrastructure are not under the direct control of the Foundation, but instead rest largely on one individual, who (while personally friendly) ranges from skeptical to openly hostile to change.

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Top Posts for February 15, 2018

Rust 1.24 Summary: For example, another change related to performance hit stable this release: codegen-units is now set to 16 by default . Keywords: rust, release, rustfmt, incremental, compilation Full article on blog.rust-lang.org | 425 Points and 144 Comments Picking Apart the Crashing iOS String Summary: Indic scripts are abugidas ; which means that their “letters” are consonants, which you can attach diacritics to to change the vowel. Keywords: consonant, vowel, virama, bengali, zwnj

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Top Posts for February 14, 2018

AMP for email is a terrible idea Summary: But the tech industry has never been one to let elegance, history, or interoperability stand in the way of profit (RIP Google Reader), so that’s not much of an argument. Keywords: email, google, things, moat, amp Full article on techcrunch.com | 1108 Points and 441 Comments Email is your electronic memory Summary: I’m not going to promise that FastMail will “never implement AMP” because compatibility is also important to our users, but we will proceed cautiously and skeptically on any changes that allow emails to mutate after you’ve seen them.

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Top Posts for February 13, 2018

Shipping a Neural Network on iOS with CoreML, PyTorch, and React Native Summary: On the way we’ll take a quick detour into an alternative approach using simple math (fail), through tool building, dataset generation, neural network architecting, and PyTorch training. Keywords: network, data, neural, model, output Full article on attardi.org | 477 Points and 35 Comments A surprisingly potent technique can boost short and long-term recall Summary: An excuse to do nothing may seem like a perfect mnemonic technique for the lazy student, but this discovery may also offer some relief for people with amnesia and some forms of dementia, suggesting new ways to release a latent, previously unrecognised, capacity to learn and remember.

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Top Posts for February 12, 2018

Let’s talk about usernames Summary: So far, everything I’ve suggested is good general-purpose advice, but this is starting to get into things which are specific to particular languages, scripts or geographic regions, and should only be done with care and with the potential tradeoffs in mind (forbidding confusable Latin characters may end up with a higher false-positive rate than you’d like, for example). Keywords: usernames, username, email, addresses, unicode

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Top Posts for February 11, 2018

Insider trading has been rife on Wall Street, academics conclude Summary: National Bureau of Economist Research, Working Paper 24089, December, 2017; and “The Relevance of Broker Networks for Information Diffusion in the Stock Market” by Marco Di Maggio, Francesco Franzoni, Amir Kermani and Carlo Summavilla. Keywords: information, papers, paper, trading, university Full article on economist.com | 440 Points and 381 Comments Slack is the opposite of organizational memory Summary: In economics, total factor productivity is basically wages minus capital, and is flummoxed by the fact that better tools don’t put more money in people’s pockets (employees are generally paid for their time).

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Top Posts for February 10, 2018

Sandboxed Mac apps can record screen any time without you knowing Summary: Read password and keys from password managers Detect what web services you use (e.g. email provider) Read all emails and messages you open on your Mac When a developer is targeted, this allows the attacker to potentially access sensitive source code, API keys or similar data Learn personal information about the user, like their bank details, salary, address, etc.

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Top Posts for February 9, 2018

VLC 3.0 release Summary: Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs Can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively Can play Blu-Ray Java menus : BD-J VLC supports browsing of local network drives and NAS Keywords: audio, windows, hardware, vlc, video Full article on videolan.org | 778 Points and 263 Comments Uber and Waymo Reach Settlement Summary: But the prospect that a couple of Waymo employees may have inappropriately solicited others to join Otto, and that they may have potentially left with Google files in their possession, in retrospect, raised some hard questions.

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Top Posts for February 8, 2018

A Reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and JavaScript Summary: While the Winamp name, interface, and, sample audio file are surely property of Nullsoft, the code within this project is released under the MIT License . Keywords: winamp, file, skin, audio, browser Full article on github.com | 514 Points and 167 Comments Chrome 68 will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure” Full article on security.googleblog.com | 491 Points and 514 Comments

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Top Posts for February 7, 2018

John Perry Barlow has died Summary: Barlow’s lasting legacy is that he devoted his life to making the Internet into “a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth . Keywords: barlow, internet, eff, world, empower Full article on eff.org | 1018 Points and 96 Comments Designing Windows 95’s User Interface Summary: Rapid Iteration Phase As we started working on new designs, we hoped to avoid the classic “easy to learn but hard to use” paradox by always keeping in mind that the basic features of the UI must scale.

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Top Posts for February 6, 2018

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy successfully launches Summary: From here, the rocket’s payload (read: the aforementioned Tesla, pictured below as the nosecone seperates) will pass through the Van Allen belt — a zone of charged particles and extreme radiation surrounding Earth. Keywords: spacex, rocket, payload, falcon, space Full article on techcrunch.com | 2617 Points and 772 Comments Grammarly shared its tokens with all websites Summary: Description #1 (taviso@google.com, Feb 2 2018) Description #2 (taviso@google.

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Top Posts for February 5, 2018

U.S. consumer protection official puts Equifax probe on ice Summary: Three sources say, though, Mulvaney, the new CFPB chief, has not ordered subpoenas against Equifax or sought sworn testimony from executives, routine steps when launching a full-scale probe. Keywords: cfpb, equifax, credit, bureaus, mulvaney Full article on reuters.com | 725 Points and 359 Comments Modern CSS Explained Summary: When you run the CSS postprocessor on this code, the result is the hyphens: auto; line gets replaced with all the appropriate vendor prefixes (as defined in the autoprefixer plugin, which you don’t need to directly manage).

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Top Posts for February 4, 2018

A pessimistic vision of India’s looming environmental and economic collapse Summary: Recently, writing against the backdrop of the unprecedented spike in Delhi’s air pollution, Raghu Raman, the president of Reliance Industries’ risk, security & new ventures division and former CEO of India’s National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), put forward a starkly apocalyptic vision of the country’s future: Keywords: india, economic, growth, resources, raman Full article on thewire.in | 298 Points and 164 Comments

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Top Posts for February 3, 2018

How Google Chrome’s ad blocker works Summary: EasyList and EasyPrivacy is built-in to many popular ad blocking extension including uBlock Origin and AdBlock Plus, as well as in privacy oriented apps and web browsers. Keywords: google, ads, ad, chrome, websites Full article on ctrl.blog | 371 Points and 282 Comments Video editing with Python Summary: Installation by hand: download the sources, either from PyPI or, if you want the development version, from GitHub , unzip everything into one folder, open a terminal and type:

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Top Posts for February 2, 2018

John Hennessy named chairman of Alphabet/Google Summary: As a Stanford professor in the early 1980s, Hennessy worked with Forest Baskett and Jim Clark on the chip that became the Geometry Engine and launched Silicon Graphics . Keywords: hennessy, stanford, president, valley, silicon Full article on spectrum.ieee.org | 438 Points and 100 Comments Family fun with deepfakes Summary: In case of Elke (my wife) I accidentally noticed, while watching the Dark Knight Rises, that Anne Hathaway might be a good fit.

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Top Posts for February 1, 2018

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice Summary: Gambhir is the founder and equity holder in CellSight Inc., which develops and translates multimodality strategies to image cell trafficking and transplantation. Keywords: cells, tumor, tumors, cancer, immune Full article on med.stanford.edu | 856 Points and 163 Comments Firefox 59 to strip path information from referrer values for 3rd parties Summary: To make things worse, browsers also send a referrer value when requesting sub-resources, like ads, or other social media snippets integrated in a modern web site.

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Top Posts for January 31, 2018

Show HN: Observable Notebooks Full article on beta.observablehq.com | 562 Points and 115 Comments AMD Returns to Full-Year Profitability, Forecasts Strong 2018 Summary: For the full year 2018, AMD expects double digit percentage growth in revenue compared with 2017, and a gross margin rate in excess of 36 percent. Keywords: amd, revenue, ryzen, year, gpu Full article on extremetech.com | 478 Points and 221 Comments Why Create a New Unix Shell?

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Top Posts for January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan to Create Healthcare Company Summary: “I’m in favor of anything that helps move the markets a bit, incentivizes competition and puts pressure on the big insurance carriers,” said Ashraf Shehata, a partner in KPMG LLP’s health care and life sciences advisory practice in the U.S. “An employer coalition can do a lot of things. Keywords: health, care, companies, costs, buffett Full article on bloomberg.com | 957 Points and 474 Comments

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Top Posts for January 29, 2018

Microsoft disables Spectre mitigations as Intel’s patches cause instability Summary: Both microcode and software updates designed to address the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have turned out to be buggy, often making systems unbootable or causing them to reboot more frequently. Keywords: spectre, variant, meltdown, updates, windows Full article on securityweek.com | 717 Points and 304 Comments My new favorite book of all time Summary: Enlightenment Now takes the approach he uses in Better Angels to track violence throughout history and applies it to 15 different measures of progress (like quality of life, knowledge, and safety).

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Top Posts for January 28, 2018

Strava heatmap can be used to locate military bases Full article on twitter.com | 626 Points and 232 Comments With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit Summary: But some vulnerable teens who would otherwise not have had mental health issues may have slipped into depression due to too much screen time, not enough face-to-face social interaction, inadequate sleep or a combination of all three.

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Top Posts for January 27, 2018

The Follower Factory Summary: Sonja Morgan, a cast member on the Bravo show “The Real Housewives of New York City,” uses her Devumi-boosted Twitter feed to promote her fashion line, a shopping app and a website that sells personalized “video shout-outs.” One former “American Idol” contestant, Clay Aiken, even paid Devumi to spread a grievance: his customer service complaint against Volvo . Keywords: devumi, followers, twitter, accounts, social Full article on nytimes.

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Top Posts for January 26, 2018

NASA’s IMAGE satellite, lost since 2005, is alive Summary: Over the past week the station has been dedicated to an S-band scan looking for new targets and refreshing the frequency list, triggered by the recent launch of the mysterious ZUMA mission. Keywords: image, data, spacecraft, side, mission Full article on skyriddles.wordpress.com | 781 Points and 86 Comments How to Run Your Own Mail Server (2017) Summary: After doing some basic security and spam checks (like prohibiting unauthorized relaying and ensuring the other side has valid DNS records in place), Postfix will accept the message for delivery.

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Top Posts for January 25, 2018

Waze Carpool Summary: Every day, millions of drivers in thousands of cities use Waze to get around. Keywords: traffic, people, day, millions, seats Full article on waze.com | 659 Points and 356 Comments Senator asks FBI director to name the cryptographers who support backdoors Summary: During his January 9th speech at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, Wray called the prevalence of encryption an “urgent public safety issue” and said it had prevented law enforcement from accessing some 7,800 devices in the last fiscal year.

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Top Posts for January 24, 2018

Curry spice turmeric boosts memory by nearly 30%, eases depression, study finds Full article on ac.els-cdn.com | 603 Points and 293 Comments People leave managers, not companies Summary: Candid feedback could be motivating for a seasoned engineer looking to step up to the next level, but crippling for a recent hire who’s finding it hard to settle in. Keywords: team, feedback, managers, people, manager Full article on blog.intercom.com | 499 Points and 166 Comments

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Top Posts for January 23, 2018

Ending Bitcoin Support Summary: So, we will continue to pay close attention to the ecosystem and to look for opportunities to help our customers by adding support for cryptocurrencies and new distributed protocols in the future. Keywords: bitcoin, payments, support, transaction, transactions Full article on stripe.com | 939 Points and 589 Comments Ursula Le Guin has died Summary: This was founded by an ancient people who seeded humans on habitable planets throughout the galaxy — including Gethen, Earth and the twin worlds of her most ambitious novel, “The Dispossessed,” subtitled “An Ambiguous Utopia” (1974).

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Top Posts for January 22, 2018

Linus Torvalds: “Somebody is pushing complete garbage for unclear reasons.” Summary: > Certainly it’s a nasty hack, but hey â the world was on fire and in the > end we didn’t have to just turn the datacentres off and go back to goat > farming, so it’s not all bad. Keywords: garbage, intel, patches, complete, things Full article on lkml.iu.edu | 1614 Points and 579 Comments Montana becomes first state to implement net neutrality after FCC repeal Summary: The contents of this site are ©2018 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

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Top Posts for January 21, 2018

The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018 Summary: There are many cases where great efforts have been made to adopt microservice patterns without necessarily understanding how the costs and benefits will apply to the specifics of the problem at hand. Keywords: services, service, microservices, system, hard Full article on dwmkerr.com | 705 Points and 284 Comments A summary of what quantitative trading firms do Summary: The companies that are still competitive in arbitrage have one of 3 advantages: Scale: To determine that some complex option or futures spread products are mispriced relative to a set of others, nontrivial calculations must be performed, including the fee per leg, and then the hedged position has to be held and margined until expiry.

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Top Posts for January 20, 2018

Intel Has a Big Problem Summary: The feature’s vulnerabilities were discussed at conferences and in academic papers but were considered merely theoretical until last spring, when Jann Horn , a 22-year-old researcher in Google ’s elite cybersecurity division, succeeded in reading private data from the secure area. Keywords: intel, company, chips, krzanich, meltdown Full article on bloomberg.com | 616 Points and 290 Comments Learn FFmpeg the hard way Summary: We’ll start with a quick lesson about what is video, audio, codec and container and then we’ll go to a crash course on how to use FFmpeg command line and finally we’ll write code, feel free to skip directly tothe section

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Top Posts for January 19, 2018

LuLu: An open-source macOS firewall that blocks unknown outgoing connections Summary: While it was designed to generically detect malware by flagging unauthorized networking connections, LuLu can also be used to block OS components or 3rd-party applications from transmitting information to remote servers. Keywords: lulu, rules, process, rule, window Full article on objective-see.com | 629 Points and 198 Comments Reality has a surprising amount of detail (2017) Summary: This surprising amount of detail is is not limited to “human” or “complicated” domains, it is a near universal property of everything from space travel to sewing, to your internal experience of your own mind.

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Top Posts for January 18, 2018

JS Paint – A web-based MS Paint remake Full article on jspaint.ml | 841 Points and 232 Comments Wine 3.0 Released Summary: Once again, because of the annual release schedule, a number of features that are being worked on have been deferred to the next development cycle. Keywords: release, support, android, wine, development Full article on winehq.org | 662 Points and 188 Comments Walkable Streets Are More Economically Productive Summary: In short, a simple sidewalk could serve millions of people traveling on foot for decades, even centuries, with only a small amount of up-front investment and minimal maintenance costs for the city — yet it would support dozens or hundreds of local businesses.

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Top Posts for January 17, 2018

Firefox’s new streaming and tiering compiler Summary: People call WebAssembly a game changer because it makes it possible to run code on the web faster. Keywords: code, compiler, webassembly, faster, compiling Full article on hacks.mozilla.org | 795 Points and 188 Comments System Bus Radio: Transmits AM radio on computers without transmitting hardware Summary: Please mail github.com@phor.net with your results (including make and model of all equipment involved) or edit this file directly and create a pull request.

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