Top Posts for January 1, 2018

The mysterious case of the Linux Page Table Isolation patches I don’t really care much for security issues normally, but I adore a little intrigue, and it seems anyone who would normally write about these topics is either somehow very busy, or already knows the details and isn’t talking, which leaves me with a few hours on New Years’ Day to go digging for as much information about this mystery as I could piece together.

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Top Posts for December 31, 2017

IOHIDeous OS X Local Kernel Vulnerability Summary: (Actually writing a 64-bit pointer in 32-bit chunks is normally a bad idea when that value is continuously used, but given that the kernel’s __TEXT segment is a lot smaller than 0x100000000 , we can once more leave the top 32 bits untouched and just swap out the bottom half, which happens in a single step.) Keywords: memory, kernel, evg, address, bytes

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Top Posts for December 30, 2017

Spamnesty – A Bot to waste spammers’ time Summary: That way, the spammer will start talking to a bot, and hopefully waste some time there instead of spending it on a real victim. Keywords: dec, jan, email, spamnesty, good Full article on spa.mnesty.com | 733 Points and 156 Comments LAPD arrests man on suspicion of making deadly swatting call to Wichita police Summary: Barriss is accused of reporting a fake homicide and hostage situation to the Wichita Police Department just after 6:15 p.

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Top Posts for December 29, 2017

Call of Duty gaming community points to ‘swatting’ in Wichita police shooting Summary: Swautistic responded by falsely reporting to the Kansas police a domestic dispute at the address 7aLenT posted, telling the authorities that one person had already been murdered there and that several family members were being held hostage. Keywords: police, swatting, man, officers, swautistic Full article on krebsonsecurity.com | 446 Points and 480 Comments Escaping Docker container using waitid() – CVE-2017-5123 Summary: I decided to take an approach similar to Federico, so I proceeded to spray the kernel heap with thousands of struct creds and then start guessing by writing to various addresses and pray to hit my target.

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Top Posts for December 28, 2017

A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance Summary: A chemically aged battery also becomes less capable of delivering peak energy loads, especially in a low state of charge, which may result in a device unexpectedly shutting itself down in some situations. Keywords: iphone, battery, performance, batteries, customers Full article on apple.com | 1154 Points and 811 Comments Effective Engineer – Notes Summary: doesn’t necessarily mean crashing your programs for users fail-fast to surface issues immediately Failing fast is high leverage as it saves devugging time.

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Top Posts for December 27, 2017

How to hack a turned-off computer, or running unsigned code in Intel ME [pdf] Summary: }ʡ\S!O4tcBO(@u+lN(“2”zBa8{BPCU`ڈ[bx|2a)( ãORֵ;綽Y^Tgyd’A޳Y?cyHƩ 9 Zf{Gx5:evֈרv:o5Rsro 2ҡ39 C*fjGR(/U#0 7m\R9gmp|QE x;p$W\BkqRD&26b–*OJN ڛ T$%x#>a j.,y#]x?B@ډ IPv”_Uf’êΛ Keywords: obj, endobj, stream, li, nȓ Full article on blackhat.com | 537 Points and 102 Comments Learning from Scratch by Thinking Fast and Slow Summary: In current Deep Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms such as Policy Gradients and DQN, neural networks make action selections with no lookahead; this is analogous to System 1.

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Top Posts for December 26, 2017

Remove my password from lists so hackers won’t be able to hack me Full article on github.com | 500 Points and 69 Comments India’s IT industry laid off more than 56k employees this year Summary: “Digitisation and automation brought about disruption in traditional roles, which means that most of the IT firms found themselves reassessing the capability of the talent pool to stay market relevant,” Arun Paul, vice-president of human resources at Incedo, an IT service management company, told Quartz.

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Top Posts for December 25, 2017

Yew: Rust framework for making React-like client web apps Summary: Pluggable services that allow you to call external APIs like: JavaScript alerts, timeout, storage, fetches and websockets. Keywords: rust, yew, framework, modern, inspired Full article on github.com | 497 Points and 137 Comments I amplified my home’s Wi-Fi with aluminum foil Summary: I guess time waits for no one. Keywords: missed, message, longer, guess, time Full article on jiffchat.com | 444 Points and 175 Comments

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Top Posts for December 24, 2017

I Got Paid $0 from the Uber Security Bug Bounty Summary: Issue 2: The Uber Customer Promo Endpoint does not implement any type of rate limiting and/or IP address blacklisting resulting in the ability of an attacker to enumerate millions of OAuth2 rider and driver tokens. Keywords: uber, security, bug, issue, bounty Full article on medium.com | 623 Points and 149 Comments Computer latency: 1977-2017 Summary: Modern OSes let programmers write generic code that can deal with having other programs simultaneously running on the same machine, and do so with pretty reasonable general performance, but we pay a huge complexity cost for this and the handoffs involved in making this easy result in a significant latency penalty.

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Top Posts for December 23, 2017

How I went from programming to consulting (2012) Summary: (Both in terms of “My pipeline is sufficiently stuffed such that losing engagements over price shock is not a problem” and “Even at 25% more than what I charge right now, I’m still confident customers will have a successful outcome from working with me.”) Keywords: business, consulting, work, rates, weekly Full article on training.kalzumeus.com | 775 Points and 465 Comments

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Top Posts for December 22, 2017

Kids in ‘Netflix Only’ Homes Saved from 230 Hours of Commercials a Year Summary: From one box sitting in the living room with four channels to choose from, to multiple devices strewn around the house all utilizing different options like cable, streaming services, and internet entertainment. Keywords: kids, netflix, homes, hours, commercials Full article on exstreamist.com | 757 Points and 440 Comments Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play? Summary: It looks for digital artifacts, color changes, or missing frames that may have been caused by previous transcoding attempts or data transmission problems.

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Top Posts for December 21, 2017

Chrome is Not the Standard Summary: Apple cares about things like the battery life implications and the sheer speed of its iOS JavaScript engine because it makes money from hardware and it wants people to be happy with their iPhones and iPads. Keywords: web, chrome, google, things, apple Full article on chriskrycho.com | 803 Points and 450 Comments Open-sourcing MonkeyType – Let your Python code type-hint itself Summary: So we’re keen to make our code easier for new developers to read and understand, as well as more amenable to static analysis that shrinks the domain of possible bugs.

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Top Posts for December 20, 2017

Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads Summary: On Wednesday, a class-action complaint alleging age discrimination was filed in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of the Communications Workers of America and its members — as well as all Facebook users 40 or older who may have been denied the chance to learn about job openings. Keywords: facebook, ads, ad, age, people

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Top Posts for December 19, 2017

Google Maps’ Moat Summary: Google has repeatedly told journalists that it started extracting data from Street View imagery in 2008, as part of its “ Ground Truth ” project. Keywords: google, buildings, apple, data, street Full article on justinobeirne.com | 1956 Points and 609 Comments WhatsApp told to stop sharing user data with Facebook by French authorities Summary: Separately, Germany’s cartel office said on Tuesday it had found Facebook had abused its dominant market position, in a ruling that questioned the company’s model of monetizing the personal data of its users through targeted advertising.

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Top Posts for December 18, 2017

Oh shit, git: Getting myself out of bad situations Summary: And yes, there are other ways to do these same things with more theoretical purity or whatever, but I’ve come to these steps through trial and error and lots of swearing and table flipping, and I had this crazy idea to share them with a healthy dose of levity and profanity. Keywords: git, things, people, suggested, commit Full article on ohshitgit.

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Top Posts for December 17, 2017

Neighbor’s house alarm triggers when I put my car in reverse Full article on reddit.com | 700 Points and 292 Comments Boardgame.io: State management and more for turn-based games Full article on google.github.io | 656 Points and 90 Comments Internet Chemotherapy Summary: Send the following URLs (one per intended editor) to collaborators for redemption. Keywords: grant, permission, user, edit, paste Full article on ghostbin.com | 616 Points and 135 Comments

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Top Posts for December 16, 2017

Firefox is on a slippery slope Summary: It involved sideloading a sketchy browser extension which will invert text that matches a list of Mr. Robot-related keywords like “fsociety”, “robot”, “undo”, and “fuck”, and does a number of other things like adding an HTTP header to certain sites you visit. Keywords: mozilla, browser, addon, browsers, firefox Full article on drewdevault.com | 2023 Points and 874 Comments Norway votes to decriminalise drugs and offer treatment instead of jail time Summary: Sveinung Stensland, deputy chairman of the Storting Health Committee told VG : “It is important to emphasise that we do not legalise cannabis and other drugs, but we decriminalise.

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Top Posts for December 15, 2017

Unknown Mozilla dev addon “Looking Glass 1.0.3” on browser Summary: Addon info reads: Looking Glass version 1.0.3 MY REALITY IS JUST FIFFERENT FROM YOURS Created By: PUG Experience Group(Gregg Lind, Bianca Danforth, Kamyar Ardekani, Matt Grimes Diana Livits, Jeffrey Kaufman and others) Keywords: bug, mozilla, firefox, studies, https Full article on support.mozilla.org | 757 Points and 513 Comments Introducing the GoodWatch Summary: Pieces of sticky note over a pad would cause segments to fail, allowing me to learn the pinout before making my own board, shown on the left.

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Top Posts for December 14, 2017

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules Summary: “If we don’t have net neutrality protections that enforce tenets of fairness online, you give internet service providers the ability to choose winners and losers,” Steve Huffman, chief executive of Reddit, said in an interview. Keywords: consumers, broadband, pai, providers, companies Full article on nytimes.com | 3384 Points and 1397 Comments E Pur Si Muove Summary: I don’t know who Satoshi is, but I’m skeptical that he, she, or they would have been able to come up with the idea for bitcoin immersed in the current culture of San Francisco—it would have seemed too crazy and too dangerous, with too many ways to go wrong.

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Top Posts for December 13, 2017

Machine Learning 101 slidedeck: 2 years of headbanging, so you don’t have to Full article on docs.google.com | 1656 Points and 120 Comments We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change Summary: We will work harder than ever to build you tools, functionality, and income, and our team won’t rest until Patreon is making that happen. Keywords: system, income, fans, patreon, ve Full article on blog.patreon.com | 1195 Points and 539 Comments

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Top Posts for December 12, 2017

Microsoft Adds an OpenSSH Client to Windows 10 Summary: Patrick is a consultant in the technology industry and has worked with numerous large hardware and storage vendors in the Silicon Valley. Keywords: windows, openssh, ssh, client, command Full article on servethehome.com | 793 Points and 522 Comments Accessing Publicly Available Information on the Internet Is Not a Crime Summary: The post was updated to clarify that EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case in support of neither party, raising the privacy implications of the scope of the lower court’s preliminary injunction order, which enjoined LinkedIn from blocking hiQ’s access to publicly available user profiles, and not arguing in favor of criminal liability.

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Top Posts for December 11, 2017

Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings Summary: Selling securities generally requires a license, and experience shows that excessive touting in thinly traded and volatile markets can be an indicator of “scalping,” “pump and dump” and other manipulations and frauds. Keywords: securities, cryptocurrencies, offerings, coin, market Full article on sec.gov | 811 Points and 161 Comments Exercism – Level up your programming skills Summary: Exercism aims to fill that gap with lots of small, self-contained practice problems with just enough complexity to stretch your mind around new concepts.

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Top Posts for December 10, 2017

Show HN: Airmash – Multiplayer Missile Warfare HTML5 Game Summary: You are not logged inHiDPI GraphicsEnable if you are playing on a HiDPI monitor (requires game restart)Use any of the following services to sign into save your account progress andachievements. Keywords: logged, inhidpi, graphicsenable, playing, hidpi Full article on airma.sh | 1536 Points and 304 Comments Comcast is injecting 400+ lines of JavaScript into web pages Full article on forums.

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Top Posts for December 9, 2017

Larry Ellison allegedly tried to have a professor fired for benchmarking Oracle Summary: People who want to know what kind of performance a database offers under a certain workload puts money into a pot that gets paid out to whoever runs the benchmark. Keywords: database, oracle, benchmark, performance, commercial Full article on danluu.com | 660 Points and 233 Comments Why Google stores billions of lines of code in a single repository (2016) Summary: Full Text: HtmlPDF Published in:· Magazine Communications of the ACM CACM Homepagearchive Volume 59 Issue 7, July 2016 Pages 78-87 ACM New York, NY, USA table of contents doi> 10.

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Top Posts for December 8, 2017

Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought and won Summary: Järlström was inspired by the $150 ticket his wife got in the mail in May after driving through an intersection with a red-light camera in Beaverton, Ore. His research showed that the mathematical formula used in the timing of yellow lights was outdated and unfair to drivers. Keywords: järlström, state, board, oregon, engineering Full article on washingtonpost.

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Top Posts for December 7, 2017

A Classic Extension Reborn: Tree Style Tab Summary: But the WebExtensions API provides only limited entry points, so I often have to guess what’s happening in Firefox at any given moment, based on information like the order of events. Keywords: extensions, firefox, webextensions, extension, tree Full article on hacks.mozilla.org | 507 Points and 215 Comments I gave Amazon a key to my house and regretted it Summary: Amazon’s path to home domination requires persuading Americans to connect appliances and everyday things to the Internet — thermostats, lights, even water filters.

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Top Posts for December 6, 2017

The Big Vitamin D Mistake Summary: A statistical error in the estimation of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D was recently discovered; in a correct analysis of the data used by the Institute of Medicine, it was found that 8895 IU/d was needed for 97.5% of individuals to achieve values ≥50 nmol/L. Keywords: vitamin, needed, levels, iu, mortality Full article on ncbi.nlm.nih.gov | 756 Points and 441 Comments

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Top Posts for December 5, 2017

Portugal’s radical drug policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? Summary: They come here every Tuesday morning to down espressos, fresh pastries and toasted sandwiches, and to talk out the challenges, debate drug policy (which, a decade and a half after the law came into effect, was still confusing for many) and argue, with the warm rowdiness that is characteristic of people in the northern region. Keywords: drug, portugal, pereira, drugs, told

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Top Posts for December 4, 2017

Apple is sharing your facial wireframe with apps Summary: Apple’s iPhone X launch was “the primal scream of this new industry, because it democratized the idea that facial recognition exists and works,” said Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen. Keywords: face, apple, data, iphone, app Full article on washingtonpost.com | 556 Points and 141 Comments Books I read this year Summary: I’ve been trying to learn more about the forces preventing economic mobility in the U.

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Top Posts for December 3, 2017

How Stripe Designs Websites Summary: For a more detailed look into creating animations, I highly recommend this blog post by Stripe’s own Benjamin De Cock breaking down the front-end experience of their product Connect . Keywords: stripe, design, font, website, buttons Full article on leejamesrobinson.com | 484 Points and 104 Comments Reflecting on Haskell in 2017 Summary: Formal Methods The DeepSpec , a collaboration between MIT, UPenn, Princeton and Yale, is working on a network of specification that span many compilers, languages and intermediate representations with the goal of achieving full functional correctness of software and hardware.

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Top Posts for December 2, 2017

Django 2.0 released Summary: This will appear as a backwards-incompatible change ( IntegrityError:FOREIGNKEYconstraintfailed ) if attempting to save an existing model instance that’s violating a foreign key constraint. Keywords: removed, support, django, argument, database Full article on docs.djangoproject.com | 635 Points and 170 Comments Stanford University data glitch exposes truth about scholarships Summary: Last month, the university notified more than 200 employees and alumni that confidential files — including information from personal counseling sessions they may have had — had been accessible to users from more than 50 other college campuses, according to an article in the Stanford Daily .

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Top Posts for December 1, 2017

Things Many People Find Too Obvious to Have Told You Already Summary: Buy the developer a 🍺 beer or help for the ⚙️ server cost. Keywords: read, tweets, thread, https, reader Full article on threadreaderapp.com | 854 Points and 487 Comments After 37 years, Voyager has fired up its trajectory thrusters Summary: In recent decades, Voyager had been relying on its primary thrusters to keep the spacecraft properly oriented so that it can maintain a communications link with Earth.

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Top Posts for November 30, 2017

Deep image prior ‘learns’ on just one image Summary: In order to do so, we show that a randomly-initialized neural network can be used as a handcrafted prior with excellent results in standard inverse problems such as denoising, superresolution, and inpainting. Keywords: image, prior, network, restoration, deep Full article on dmitryulyanov.github.io | 782 Points and 223 Comments System76 ME Firmware Updates Plan Summary: Proprietary code always makes life harder and Intel’s Management Engine (ME) firmware is a particularly challenging chunk of secretive software.

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Top Posts for November 29, 2017

Hello, world: this is WikiTribune Summary: If you’re reading this anytime soon after I wrote it, you’re lucky – we aren’t announcing this anywhere, and a big part of the point of this letter is to invite journalists who might be excited to write with awe or gleeful disappointment at our launch to relax a notch or two. Keywords: news, service, launch, build, community Full article on wikitribune.com | 830 Points and 235 Comments

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Top Posts for November 28, 2017

macOS High Sierra: Anyone can login as “root” with empty password 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 | 3001 Points and 813 Comments DRM’s Dead Canary: How We Lost the Web, What We Learned, and What to Do Next Summary: If the millions of dollars and the high-power personnel committed to EME were allocated to create a technology that would effectively prevent copyright infringement, then you’d think that Netflix or one of the other media companies in the negotiations would have diverted some of those resources to a quick audit to make sure that the stuff actually worked as advertised.

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Top Posts for November 27, 2017

Stanford CS007: Personal Finance For Engineers Summary: It covers bitcoin, ethereum, ICOs, cryptocurrency, bubbles, derivatives, futures, options, private equity & venture capital. Keywords: session, seminar, focuses, financial, real Full article on cs007.blog | 1089 Points and 343 Comments Norvig’s Python programs to practice or demonstrate skills Summary: You can view the files here, or clone the project, or run the notebooks online by clicking this button: Keywords: dec, jupyter, notebooks, run, pull

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Top Posts for November 26, 2017

Facebook Is the Junk Food of Socializing (2015) Summary: In fact, some scientists have argued that the evolutionary arms race for strategic social thinking—either for competition , for cooperation , or both—was a large part of why we became so intelligent as a species. Keywords: people, social, posted, person, dec Full article on nautil.us | 571 Points and 200 Comments Super Tiny Website Logos in SVG Summary: It costs you time, money, and battery power whenever you download a file larger than it needs to be.

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Top Posts for November 25, 2017

My unusual hobby Summary: Recently I set up a small GitHub repository with a continuous integration system that checks my proofs when I push to a branch, preventing me from merging it into master if there is a mistake. Keywords: proof, coq, language, programming, type Full article on stephanboyer.com | 856 Points and 146 Comments Ciao, Chrome: Firefox Quantum Is the Browser Built for 2017 Summary: I definitely notice Firefox’s better memory usage; I routinely find myself with 30 or 40 tabs open while I’m researching a story, and at that point Chrome effectively drags my computer into quicksand.

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Top Posts for November 24, 2017

Terrain rendering in fewer than 20 lines of code Summary: Consider the field of view and the perspective projection (Objects are smaller farther away) Raster the line so that it matches the number of columns of the screen. Keywords: color, height, map, engine, voxel Full article on github.com | 793 Points and 93 Comments More Than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments Were Likely Faked Summary: As it turns out, the next two highest comments on the list (“In 2015, Chairman Tom Wheeler’s …” and “The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed …”) have already been picked out from previous reporting as possible astroturf as well.

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Top Posts for November 23, 2017

The Western Elite from a Chinese Perspective Summary: Goldman Sachs, even with its reputation as the top investment bank, has been involved in scandals in mortgage products, trades with the Greek government, its links with Malaysia’s corrupt 1MDB, and so on. Keywords: goldman, school, china, class, life Full article on americanaffairsjournal.org | 533 Points and 224 Comments Workers at Amazon’s main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday Summary: The company said salaries paid to its workers were among the highest in the logistic sector and that it also provided some benefits such as private medical insurance or money to pay for training programs.

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Top Posts for November 22, 2017

I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality Summary: Without it, your broadband provider could carve internet access into fast and slow lanes, favoring the traffic of online platforms that have made special payments and consigning all others to a bumpy road. Keywords: internet, online, fcc, net, neutrality Full article on latimes.com | 966 Points and 405 Comments An Open Letter to the FCC Summary: I encourage the FCC to reconsider its refusal to assist in my office’s law enforcement investigation to identify and hold accountable those who illegally misused so many New Yorkers’ identities to corrupt the public comment process.

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Top Posts for November 21, 2017

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57M People Summary: Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. Keywords: uber, company, hack, data, breach Full article on bloomberg.com | 1720 Points and 572 Comments FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see Summary: The FCC’s effort would roll back its net neutrality regulation which was passed by the agency’s Democrats in 2015 and attempted to make sure all Web content, whether from big or small companies, would be treated equally by Internet providers.

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Top Posts for November 20, 2017

Modern Media Is a DoS Attack on Free Will Summary: Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian media theorist, talked about this: He said, when a new technology comes out, and we still don’t know how to wrap our heads around it, there’s an initial period where our sensory ratios, our perception, is re-acclimating, a kind of a hypnosis moment. Keywords: attention, time, thing, people, things Full article on m.nautil.us | 1466 Points and 496 Comments

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Top Posts for November 19, 2017

Qubes OS: A reasonably secure operating system Summary: Qubes brings to your personal computer the security of the Xen hypervisor, the same software relied on by many major hosting providers to isolate websites and services from each other. Keywords: qubes, learn, experts, inside, secure Full article on qubes-os.org | 441 Points and 144 Comments Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple (2012) Summary: In spring 2013, students in my class, Computational Bayesian Statistics, made many helpful corrections and suggestions: Kai Austin, Claire Barnes, Kari Bender, Rachel Boy, Kat Mendoza, Arjun Iyer, Ben Kroop, Nathan Lintz, Kyle McConnaughay, Alec Radford, Brendan Ritter, and Evan Simpson.

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Top Posts for November 18, 2017

Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’ Summary: The Nordic nation’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said Thursday that it’s considering unloading its shares of Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other oil giants to diversify its holdings and guard against drops in crude prices. Keywords: oil, fund, norway, fossil, proposal Full article on bloomberg.com | 343 Points and 139 Comments Span<T> in C Summary: We now target non-Windows operating systems, our developers write cloud hosted services demanding different tradeoffs than client-server applications, the state of the art patterns have moved away from once popular technologies like XML, UTF16, SOAP (to name a few), and the hardware running today’s software is very different than what was available 20 years ago.

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Top Posts for November 17, 2017

Microsoft and GitHub team up to take Git virtual file system to macOS, Linux Summary: Microsoft itself has had similar demands from enterprise; the company told us that Siemens wanted to move away from the Team Foundation Server version control to using Git instead . Keywords: git, microsoft, file, company, files Full article on arstechnica.com | 796 Points and 218 Comments Is software development really a dead-end job after age 35-40?

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Top Posts for November 16, 2017

Tesla Roadster Summary: A lightweight, removable Glass Roof stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience. Keywords: performance, roadster, efficiency, supercar, glass Full article on tesla.com | 1261 Points and 708 Comments Tesla Semi Summary: Four independent motors provide maximum power and acceleration and require the lowest energy cost per mile. Keywords: independent, motors, mile, expected, price Full article on tesla.com | 922 Points and 554 Comments

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Top Posts for November 15, 2017

Code together in real time with Teletype for Atom Summary: After several late nights reading research papers, we ended up deciding to base Teletype on the theoretical framework of conflict-free replicated data types , or CRDTs . Keywords: teletype, collaborators, code, atom, portal Full article on blog.atom.io | 873 Points and 223 Comments Numpy: Plan for dropping Python 2.7 support Summary: If you are a vendor who wishes to continue to support NumPy on Python2 in 2020+, please get in touch; ideally we’d like you to get involved in maintaining the LTS before it actually hits end of life so that we can make a clean handoff.

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Top Posts for November 14, 2017

Firefox 57.0 Released Summary: It’s over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology from our advanced research group, and graced with a clean, modern interface. Keywords: firefox, users, windows, release, video Full article on mozilla.org | 1692 Points and 813 Comments Using SVG as image placeholders Summary: The decision of how many triangles to use will depend largely on the type of image (eg contrast, amount of colours, complexity) and level of detail.

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Top Posts for November 13, 2017

How Firefox Got Fast Again Summary: Rather than focusing on overall performance of a particular subsystem, they zero-ed in on some very specific, important use cases — for example, loading your social media feed — and worked across teams to figure out why it was less responsive in Firefox than other browsers. Keywords: cores, firefox, quantum, work, parallelism Full article on hacks.mozilla.org | 2180 Points and 685 Comments Don’t Tax Options and RSUs Upon Vesting Summary: If this provision becomes law, startup and growth tech companies will not be able to offer equity compensation to their employees.

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