Unhappy Birthday Summary: (Before sending such a letter, you should know that some restaurants, nightclubs, etc., pay for blanket ASCAP catalogue licenses that might exempt patrons from copyright liability for singing during dinner.) Keywords: birthday, copyright, happy, song, infringement Full article on unhappybirthday.com | 479 Points and 172 Comments EU dropped plans for safer pesticides because of TTIP and pressure from US Summary: However, a few weeks after CETA was concluded, the final version of the FQD had been watered down and lacked the earlier requirement that companies needed to account for the higher emissions from tar sands, effectively neutering it—exactly as Canada had demanded.
John Nash Has Died Summary: “John’s remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory, and the story of his life with Alicia moved millions of readers and moviegoers who marveled at their courage in the face of daunting challenges.” Keywords: nash, princeton, university, prize, alicia Full article on nj.com | 1282 Points and 249 Comments Rust Playground Full article on play.
Firefox tracking protection decreases page load time by 44% Summary: It merely externalizes the costs in a way that incentivizes malicious or incompetent players to build things like Superfish , infect 1 in 20 machines with ad injection malware , and create sites that require unsafe plugins and take twice as many resources to load, quite expensive in terms of bandwidth, power, and stability. Keywords: paper, privacy, mozilla, tracking, protection
Solved by Flexbox Summary: Create media objects with fixed or varying figure sizes without worrying about overflow, clearfixing, or block formatting context hacks. Keywords: flexbox, css, code, source, support Full article on philipwalton.github.io | 671 Points and 123 Comments Show HN: Visa Explorer – Salaries, lawyers, companies of all H-1B in the USA Summary: Filter for more results below.Our data is sourced from government records, making it the most reliable database available.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks Summary: Rudi Levette Berice Lussa Hany Mareanne Chrestina Carissy Marylen Hammine Janye Marlise Jacacrie Hendred Romand Charienna Nenotto Ette Dorane Wallen Marly Darine Salina Elvyn Ersia Maralena Minoria Ellia Charmin Antley Nerille Chelon Walmor Evena Jeryly Stachon Charisa Allisa Anatha Cathanie Geetra Alexie Jerin Cassen Herbett Cossie Velen Daurenge Robester Shermond Terisa Licia Roselen Ferine Jayn Lusine Charyanne Sales Sanny Resa Wallon Martine Merus Jelen Candica Wallin Tel Rachene Tarine Ozila Ketia Shanne Arnande Karella Roselina Alessia Chasty Deland Berther Geamar Jackein Mellisand Sagdy Nenc Lessie Rasemy Guen Gavi Milea Anneda Margoris Janin Rodelin Zeanna Elyne Janah Ferzina Susta Pey Castina
“I’m wiping this repository away” Summary: So besides having no time or interest for the core project anymore, and not benefiting at all, not from this or from the work derived from it, comes more aggressive letters citing lengthy Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) clauses and requiring compensation among other ridiculous demands and/or threats. Keywords: threats, latest, commit, legal, project Full article on github.com | 485 Points and 187 Comments
Get Your Shit Together Summary: Sign up for our monthly newsletter that gets you off the sidelines and puts your head back in the game on what’s important in life. Keywords: sign, monthly, newsletter, sidelines, puts Full article on getyourshittogether.org | 635 Points and 144 Comments Popcorn Time in Your Browser Summary: This site went viral and seems to have completely overwhelmed Coinado’s servers, who in turn promptly discontinued the free trial.
Internet.org Is Not Neutral, Not Secure, and Not the Internet Summary: As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gets ready to abandon a decade of progress on net neutrality, some in Congress are considering how new legislation could fill the gap and protect users from unfair ISP practices. Keywords: fcc, neutrality, federal, communications, commission Full article on eff.org | 633 Points and 161 Comments Fish shell Summary: fish.app bundles the fish shell with an AppleScript that launches it in Terminal.
UK government quietly rewrites hacking laws to give GCHQ immunity Summary: In May 2014, Privacy International and seven communications providers filed a complaint with the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), asserting that GCHQ’s hacking activities were unlawful under the Computer Misuse Act. Keywords: uk, privacy, international, legislation, gchq Full article on arstechnica.co.uk | 348 Points and 179 Comments How I do my computing Summary: media dis-services such as Netflix and Spotify require nonfree client programs that impose digital restrictions mechanisms ( DRM ) intended to stop the user from saving a copy of the data being streamed through her own computer.
Time-Lapse Mining from Internet Photos Summary: Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos Ricardo Martin-Brualla 1 David Gallup 2 Steven M. Seitz 1,21 University of Washington 2 Google Inc. See our new paper reconstructing 3D time-lapses here ! Keywords: photos, popular, mining, internet, ricardo Full article on grail.cs.washington.edu | 408 Points and 36 Comments The media’s reaction to Seymour Hersh’s bin Laden scoop Summary: Hersh does not need me or anyone else to defend him—he’s entirely capable of doing that himself, as he has been doing on national television and radio all week, in response to the kind of skeptical questioning that most reporters would never dare to direct at government officials who had lied to their face.
Announcing Rust 1.0 Summary: Aaron Gallagher Aaron Turon Abhishek Chanda Adolfo Ochagavía Alex Burka Alex Crichton Alex Quach Alexander Polakov Andrea Canciani Andreas Martens Andreas Tolfsen Andrei Oprea Andrew Paseltiner Andrew Seidl Andrew Straw Andrzej Janik Aram Visser Ariel Ben-Yehuda Augusto Hack Avdi Grimm Barosl Lee Ben Ashford Ben Gesoff Björn Steinbrink Brad King Brendan Graetz Brett Cannon Brian Anderson Brian Campbell Carlos Galarza Carol (Nichols || Goulding) Carol Nichols Chris Morgan Chris Wong Christopher Chambers Clark Gaebel Cole Reynolds Colin Walters Conrad Kleinespel Corey Farwell Dan Callahan Dave Huseby David Reid Diggory Hardy Dominic van Berkel Dominick Allen Don Petersen Dzmitry Malyshau Earl St Sauver Eduard Burtescu Erick Tryzelaar Felix S.
B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89 Summary: He owned a mansion in Las Vegas, a closet full of embroidered tuxedos and smoking jackets, a chain of nightclubs bearing his name (including a popular room on West 42nd Street in Manhattan) and the personal and professional satisfaction of having endured. Keywords: king, blues, memphis, playing, times Full article on nytimes.com | 647 Points and 86 Comments
Node.js and io.js are merging under the Node Foundation Full article on github.com | 794 Points and 81 Comments Show HN: Twenty Summary: Save/resume when interrupted Frantic two player mode Fun variations: Zen, Bubbles, Flip Flop and more! Keywords: score, enjoyed, twenty, free, app Full article on twenty.frenchguys.net | 666 Points and 166 Comments House Votes to End N.S.A.’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Summary: The debate over the issue, which intensified after the surveillance efforts were exposed by Edward J.
Lily – Drone camera Summary: We designed Lily to fit easily in any backpack and still handle high winds when flying. Keywords: lily, drone, skies, capture, camera Full article on lily.camera | 1397 Points and 479 Comments Be Kind Summary: In addition to building the backend and ranking for News Feed I had also launched a number of other popular features on the site. Keywords: kind, time, impact, work, dustin
Class action lawsuit filed against Lenovo over Superfish Summary: § 1030(g), plaintiff seeks recovery of compensatory damages Keywords: lenovo, superfish, program, plaintiff, class Full article on unitedstatescourts.org | 579 Points and 229 Comments Learn SQL Interactively on Khan Academy Summary: We think it’s the kind of skill that a huge range of people can use in their everyday life, and even if they don’t, it’s a great introduction to data storage and manipulation.
Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions Summary: Moving to a situation in which Windows is a constantly updated service will break out of this cycle, and let Microsoft tinker more with the software to test new features and see how customers like them, he added. Keywords: windows, microsoft, system, mr, version Full article on m.bbc.com | 418 Points and 312 Comments Git in six hundred words Summary: This object represents the list of items in the top level of the alpha directory.
How to Build a Unicorn and Walk Away with Nothing Summary: The board is now super unhappy about the massive miscalculation of support costs, awful user conversion, gargantuan ad overspend, the lack of growth the company is experiencing, and the departure of a few key employees who’ve seen this movie before and have done the ‘overhang math’. Keywords: million, company, valuation, richard, venture Full article on heidiroizen.tumblr.com | 341 Points and 131 Comments
210 Zappos employees – 14% of the staff – take buyouts after CEO ultimatum Summary: Hsieh sent a nearly 5,000-word company-wide memo in late March that explained that any employee who was not satisfied with the transformation by April 30 could leave with three months’ severance. Keywords: company, zappos, hsieh, memo, employees Full article on businessinsider.com | 425 Points and 310 Comments Scroll Back: The Theory and Practice of Cameras in Side-Scrollers Summary: Aether is a beautiful Flash game made in 2008 by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel, and it introduces a unique approach to cueing: it spins the world to indicate proximity to a planet, which communicates a sense of safety and guidance, where downwards inevitably leads to the ground.
Postgres gets support for upsert Summary: Testing infrastructure by Jeff Janes.Reviewed-By: Heikki Linnakangas, Andres Freund, Robert Haas, Simon Riggs, Dean Rasheed, Stephen Frost and many others. Keywords: tuple, insertion, conflict, constraint, update Full article on git.postgresql.org | 1003 Points and 109 Comments U.S. NSA domestic phone spying program illegal: appeals court Summary: NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance.
I would have hired Doug, but… Summary: Philip Greenspun wrote a post on his Harvard blog about MIT grads over 50 having a hard time finding work. Keywords: work, engelbart, people, hired, doug Full article on liveblog.co | 505 Points and 238 Comments Dissolve My Nobel Prize, Fast (2011) Summary: De Hevesy, in his autobiography, says because gold is “exceedingly unreactive and difficult to dissolve,” it was slow going, but as the minutes ticked down, both medals were reduced to a colorless solution that turned faintly peach and then bright orange.
Death of a Programmer, Life of a Farmer Summary: After the realization that sitting behind a desk pumping out code was one of the things that was slowly draining me (as I explain in this post ) , I embarked on the journey to build a tiny house and work on a local farm. Keywords: farm, life, things, lot, day Full article on hello-world.io | 698 Points and 341 Comments
Fractal Lab Summary: Although I had dabbled with the idea of turned Fractal Lab into a full featured product it currently remains a personal side project that I hack around with in my free time to try new web technologies and rendering approaches. Keywords: fractal, lab, fractals, browser, gpu Full article on sub.blue | 900 Points and 146 Comments The programming talent myth Summary: At the same PyCon, which was held in Washington, DC, Adrian Holovaty gave a tech demo of some tools that were being used to build web sites at the newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas where they both worked.
Python on Android Summary: The above is the basics of how python-for-android works but is far from the whole story, and you can check the documentation for more information about building your own APKs - in particular, we recommend using Buildozer , which gives python-for-android a more convenient interface and can manage some dependencies (in particular the Android SDK and NDK) automatically. Keywords: android, python, kivy, plyer, java Full article on kivy.
Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, has died Full article on facebook.com | 468 Points and 189 Comments Cops: We Need Rights More Than You, Citizen Full article on popehat.com | 411 Points and 163 Comments What happens after you’re arrested at a protest in New York Summary: My arresting officer walked me out the door and down the street past the barricade, where there were volunteers from New York Lawyers Guild waiting to provide information on legal resources, as well as donuts and coffee.
Talking About Money Summary: By the end of my consulting career, I pointed to a small pile of mostly satisfied customers and other evidence that I could do the work, sketched out a “Here’s how I plan to create a couple million dollars of value for your company” in proposals, and then just announced my rate. Keywords: salary, rates, rate, consulting, business Full article on kalzumeus.com | 650 Points and 401 Comments
Tesla Energy Summary: Active safety technologies, including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, have begun rolling out through over-the-air updates Electric All-Wheel Drive for maximum efficiency and traction Parking sensors and blind spot warning Full LED headlamps Power-folding, heated side mirrors Up to four LATCH child seat attachments Keywords: tesla, model, energy, power, system Full article on teslamotors.com | 1162 Points and 552 Comments Paul Hudak, co-creator of Haskell, has died Summary: A memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 3, at 1:30 p.
Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, a Free Cross-Platform Code Editor Summary: “Instead of making them go to Windows, we want to meet them where they are.” Developers on these platforms are also often perfectly happy with using a regular code editor like Sublime Text instead of a full IDE like Visual Studio. Keywords: visual, studio, code, microsoft, editor Full article on techcrunch.com | 1608 Points and 542 Comments Microsoft Launches Its .
The days are long but the decades are short Summary: Not only does doing new things seem to slow down the perception of time, increase happiness, and keep life interesting, but it seems to prevent people from calcifying in the ways that they think. Keywords: people, don, life, time, work Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 1163 Points and 387 Comments Vault – A tool for managing secrets Summary: Operationally, Vault promises to significantly simplify and enhance the security against internal threats and other service lifecycle management challenges.
Console.mihai(); Summary: When video chat became a thing, I think we all noticed Mihai’s hands, and wondered how he typed, but were probably too embarrassed to ask what was up. Keywords: mihai, people, fix, devtools, console Full article on incompleteness.me | 1445 Points and 50 Comments Jq – A Command-line JSON processor Summary: 15 August 2015 jq 1.5 released, including new datetime, math, and regexp functions, try/catch syntax, array and object destructuring, a streaming parser, and a module system.
Docker without Docker Summary: Write a shell script Implementing each target Which executes sequentially with others Make sure your program remembers to fork twice, not just once! Keywords: docker, container, run, systemd, machine Full article on chimeracoder.github.io | 681 Points and 97 Comments Under Pressure Summary: The flask had been warming outside for a good hour now, andthe weight of the tiles made it hard to hold away from my body, plus Ihad to keep zig-zagging to avoid pointing the bit which was going toexplode at people coming up the street towards me.
Today is Debian 8 release day Summary: Packages uploaded may not meet release standards, but any breakage is expected to be fixed promptly. Keywords: updates, release, standards, security, unstable Full article on release.debian.org | 362 Points and 142 Comments A minimal blog engine written in Go, compatible with Ghost themes Full article on kabukky.github.io | 280 Points and 93 Comments M7.9 Earthquake in Nepal Full article on earthquake.usgs.gov | 218 Points and 77 Comments
Show HN: A tool that transforms your whole list with just one example Full article on transformy.io | 764 Points and 144 Comments Android Is Peeing on an Apple in Pakistan - Google Maps Full article on google.com | 594 Points and 190 Comments Becoming Productive in Haskell Summary: Last year, when GHC (which is the Haskell compiler) 7.8 came out, it doubled the performance of Warp , one of the prominent web servers that was already pretty fast.
Show HN: A random startup generator Summary: Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet risus. Keywords: commodo, ac, id, cursus, porta Full article on tiffzhang.com | 607 Points and 189 Comments What happens if you remove randomness from Doom? Summary: This evening I was wanting to explore some behaviour in an old version of Doom and to do so, I hex-edited the binary and replaced the random number lookup table with static values.
Project Fi by Google Summary: Get three 4G LTE networks and free access to 1 million secure Wi-Fi hotspots in one satisfying plan. Keywords: data, fi, phone, plan, project Full article on fi.google.com | 1107 Points and 581 Comments The sad state of sysadmin in the age of containers Summary: Essentially, the Docker approach boils down to downloading an unsigned binary, running it, and hoping it doesn’t contain any backdoor into your companies network.
Call Me Maybe: MongoDB Stale Reads Summary: My thanks to Stripe and Marc Hedlund for giving me the opportunity to perform this research, and a special thanks to Peter Bailis, Michael Handler, Coda Hale, Leif Walsh, and Dan McKinley for their comments on early drafts. Keywords: read, write, cas, primary, reads Full article on aphyr.com | 605 Points and 144 Comments We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Idea of Ownership Summary: “The bad part is, my sense is, these companies are just locking up this technology, and increasing the sort of monopoly pricing structure that just doesn’t work for us,” Brian Talley, a farmer on California’s central coast, says of restrictions placed on his equipment.
NGINX open sources TCP load balancing Full article on hg.nginx.org | 500 Points and 117 Comments Is This Justice? Charging an Eighth Grader with a Felony for “Hacking” Summary: Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that threatens to transform a law against computer break-ins into a mechanism for criminalizing password sharing and policing Internet use. Keywords: computer, eff, act, statute, internet
How to Center in CSS Summary: What is the minimum version of Internet Explorer you need to support? Keywords: content, center, text, container, div Full article on howtocenterincss.com | 1036 Points and 289 Comments Fossdroid.com: Free and open source Android applications Summary: search Search application… Keywords: search, application Full article on fossdroid.com | 408 Points and 72 Comments This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition Summary: If École 42 adds another thousand highly-motivated, entrepreneurial software engineers to the mix every year, it could very quickly accelerate this country’s competitiveness in tech.
FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 Summary: University of Virginia law professor Brandon L. Garrett said the results reveal a “mass disaster” inside the criminal justice system, one that it has been unable to self-correct because courts rely on outdated precedents admitting scientifically invalid testimony at trial and, under the legal doctrine of finality, make it difficult for convicts to challenge old evidence. Keywords: fbi, hair, cases, defendants, forensic
The Fuck – Correct your previous console command Summary: test ; grep_recursive – adds -r when you trying to grep directory; grunt_task_not_found – fixes misspelled grunt commands; gulp_not_task – fixes misspelled gulp tasks; has_exists_script – prepends ./ when script/binary exists; heroku_multiple_apps – add –app to heroku commands like heroku pg ; heroku_not_command – fixes wrong heroku commands like heroku log ; history – tries to replace command with most similar command from history; hostscli – tries to fix hostscli usage; ifconfig_device_not_found – fixes wrong device names like wlan0 to wlp2s0 ; java – removes .
Android’s 10 Millisecond Problem explained Summary: Android Audio’s 10 Millisecond Problem , a little understood yet extremely difficult technical challenge with enormous ramifications, prevents these sorts of revenue producing apps from performing in an acceptable manner and even being published (!) Keywords: audio, latency, android, ms, buffer Full article on superpowered.com | 431 Points and 299 Comments Why We Are No Longer Developing for the iPad Summary: in before the apocalypse Global Moderator 19,915 posts Location Melbourne, Australia
Blow to Internet.org as Indian Internet Companies Begin to Withdraw Summary: The group also encourages its fellow language and English news publishers - Dainik Jagran, Aaj Tak, Amar Ujala, Maalai Malar, Reuters, and Cricinfo - to join the campaign for net neutrality and withdraw from zero rate schemes.” “A few weeks back, Facebook reached out and asked us to participate in the Internet.org initiative with the intention of helping us deliver one of our most affordable products to the more underserved parts of the country.
RethinkDB 2.0 is now production ready Summary: Propagating updates from the persistence layer simplifies realtime application architecture by eliminating the need for external message queues and other extraneous plumbing. Keywords: rethinkdb, development, production, realtime, project Full article on rethinkdb.com | 407 Points and 152 Comments Finding bugs in SQLite, the easy way Summary: I figured that this body of working SQL statements may be a much better foundation for the fuzzer to build on, compared to my naive query - so I grepped the test cases out, split them into files, culled the resulting corpus with afl-cmin , and trimmed the inputs with afl-tmin .
To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home (2014) Summary: Right now the employees who spend significant amounts of time working from home are on either end of the income spectrum: solitary, per-hour workers like call center reps, proofreaders, and developers, whose output can be easily tracked; or professionals and senior managers, who presumably are highly self-motivated. Keywords: home, work, workers, people, ctrip Full article on hbr.org | 543 Points and 225 Comments
The button: social experiment driving Reddit crazy Summary: The button began its life as an April Fools’ joke, but nearly two weeks later the community surrounding the Reddit social experiment is still going strong. Keywords: button, flair, people, seconds, yellow Full article on vox.com | 461 Points and 214 Comments Linux 4.0 Summary: NAME = Hurr durr I’ma sheep Keywords: torvalds, authorlinus, patch, tree, parent Full article on git.kernel.org | 390 Points and 79 Comments
Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B (2009) Summary: Still, smart money seems to concur that the software engineer depreciates only slightly more slowly than the machine he or she toils behind as exemplified in this 1996 comment from Craig Barrett , then President and Co-founder of Intel. Keywords: experience, technology, years, percent, software Full article on improvingsoftware.com | 351 Points and 289 Comments The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling Summary: Finally, two of the interesting, perhaps side, benefits of using the Socratic method are that it gives the students a chance to experience the attendant joy and excitement of discovering (often complex) ideas on their own.
Fearless concurrency with Rust Summary: For concurrency, this means you can choose from a wide variety of paradigms (message passing, shared state, lock-free, purely functional), and Rust will help you avoid common pitfalls. Keywords: rust, data, thread, ownership, concurrency Full article on blog.rust-lang.org | 542 Points and 178 Comments Ruling from USPTO Invalidates All Claims Used to Threaten Podcasters Summary: On September 8, 2017, the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company Allerganannounced that it “sold” its patents relating to its eye drops drug “Restasis” to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X Summary: I talked to my colleague and software developer Philip Åkesson, about the fact that this exploit code uses systemsetup (command line utility) to modify the system time. Keywords: code, os, apple, root, systemsetup Full article on truesecdev.wordpress.com | 920 Points and 356 Comments Show HN: Where is “Who is hiring?” hiring? Summary: faq | home Keywords: hiring, faq, home
Announcing Git Large File Storage Summary: Git LFS is easy to download and configure, works on all major platforms, and is open sourced under the MIT license. Keywords: git, lfs, large, files, file Full article on github.com | 620 Points and 159 Comments Microsoft announces Hyper-V Containers Summary: “Microsoft has been a great partner and contributor to the Docker project since our joint announcement in October of 2014,” said Nick Stinemates, Head of Business Development and Technical Alliances.
The 500-mile email Summary: So time to connect to a lightly-loaded remote host on a nearby network would actually largely be governed by the speed of light distance to the destination rather than by incidental router delays. Keywords: miles, sendmail, email, send, mail Full article on web.mit.edu | 915 Points and 139 Comments What I’d tell myself about startups if I could go back 5 years Summary: Do back of napkin financial forecasts for every potential business model you come up with, just to see if it’s in the right ballpark to a couple of orders of magnitude
Massive, Illicit Bust of Edward Snowden Stuck to a War Monument in Brooklyn Summary: The bust is made of hydrocal, a high quality sculpting material that’s commonly used in places like Las Vegas to create Roman-looking things, castles and other mega props casinos incorporate into their facades. Keywords: snowden, bust, monument, artists, nsa Full article on animalnewyork.com | 696 Points and 360 Comments Ten Years of Git: An Interview with Linus Torvalds Summary: Torvalds: I think that many others had been frustrated by all the same issues that made me hate SCM’s, and while there have been many projects that tried to fix one or two small corner cases that drove people wild, there really hadn’t been anything like git that really ended up taking on the big problems head on.