Now, I can see wifi signals Summary: I used CNC wood mill to move the receiver around, recording its position and RX power at every point. Keywords: wifi, map, video, power, point Full article on imgur.com | 695 Points and 56 Comments Show HN: A Unixy approach to WebSockets Full article on websocketd.com | 421 Points and 140 Comments The State of Go Summary: Teams compete to produce Go apps, judged by “usefulness, creativity, completeness, and how well they showcase Go’s strengths.
Fuck It, I’m Going Back to Firefox Summary: I’ve known things were bad, but what pushed me over the edge to actually switch was when I fired up Safari yesterday, to make sure that an issue I was having with Gizmodo dot com was not Chrome-specific (BECAUSE I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF IT WAS). Keywords: firefox, chrome, switch, google, extensions Full article on gizmodo.com | 1174 Points and 636 Comments
The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up Summary: The problems were so bad and so widespread that, contrary to its usual practice, the FDA declared the entire study to be “ unreliable .” Yet if you look in the medical journals, the results from RECORD 4 sit quietly in The Lancet without any hint in the literature about falsification, misconduct, or chaos behind the scenes.
GitHut – Programming Languages on GitHub Summary: By observing the history of languages we can enjoy the quest of human kind for a better way to solve problems, to facilitate collaboration between people and to reuse the effort of others. Keywords: github, languages, data, programming, githut Full article on githut.info | 406 Points and 124 Comments Enough’s enough: Contract teaching at a Canadian University Summary: Officially, they maintain the extremely flimsy pretence that it is merely a temporary situation caused by unexpected events like extra enrolment or sabbatical leave by a permanent faculty member.
Flipboard releases React Canvas Summary: React Canvas brings some of the APIs web developers are familiar with and blends them with a high performance drawing engine. Keywords: react, canvas, components, component, text Full article on github.com | 501 Points and 131 Comments The Bitcoin Piñata Summary: Now, we want to boost our confidence in the TLS implementation we’ve developed and show that robust systems software can be written in a functional language.
I Am Releasing Ten Million Passwords Summary: In the case of me releasing usernames and passwords, the intent here is certainly not to defraud, facilitate unauthorized access to a computer system, steal the identity of others, to aid any crime or to harm any individual or entity. Keywords: data, passwords, information, authentication, security Full article on xato.net | 594 Points and 216 Comments Boston Dynamics’ New Robot – Spot Full article on youtube.
Modern SQL in PostgreSQL Summary: AvailabilityWITH RECURSIVE 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 5.1 MariaDB MySQL 8.4 PostgreSQL 3.8.3 SQLite 7 DB2 LUW 11gR2 Oracle 2005 SQL Server  Expected in 10.2.2  Announced for 8.0: http://www.percona.com/blog/2016/09/01/percona-live-europe-featured-talk-manyi-lu  Only for top-level SELECT statements 70. Keywords: select, cte, ts, recursive, order Full article on slideshare.net | 446 Points and 130 Comments Why Is the Dollar Sign a Letter S?
A Xenon flash will cause the Raspberry Pi 2 to freeze Summary: gregeric Posts: 1495 Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:08 am I recall way back easing the metal lid off the 2114 ram chips (1024 x 4 bit, 2 needed per KiB) on my Ohio Scientific Superboard 2 to peer inside to wonder at the ordered layout beneath. Keywords: pi, posts, joined, flash, pm Full article on raspberrypi.org | 544 Points and 128 Comments
First Impressions Using React Native Summary: Writing native UIs has never been easier, and additionally there is no performance impact on things like animations because JS is running on a separate thread. Keywords: native, react, apps, web, app Full article on jlongster.com | 539 Points and 191 Comments YouTube Ditches Flash, and It Hardly Matters Summary: But thanks to a new Copyright Office rule, website owners could lose safe harbor protections if they don’t register online by December 31.
Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who Is Going Broke Summary: The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive. Keywords: koch, software, encryption, free, year Full article on propublica.org | 2088 Points and 453 Comments YC for Hardware Summary: Some of our deal partners include Novatel, Proto Services, The Build Shop, Jatco, Studio Fathom, Fictiv, DIX Metals, The Collaborationist, and Tempo Automation, and YC startups CircuitHub, Octopart, Tilt and Upverter.
FCC Chairman: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality Summary: This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. Keywords: internet, fcc, open, network, rules Full article on wired.com | 1275 Points and 422 Comments A Software Engineer’s Adventures in Learning Mathematics Summary: The author thanks the following people (in no particular order), discussions with whom on numerous occasions directly led to this article: Colin Barrett, Patrick Thomson, Phillip Bowden, Tom Burns, Brandon Burton, and Bradford Stephens.
CoreCLR is now open source Summary: .NET Core is a modular implementation of .NET that can be used as the base stack for a wide variety of scenarios, today scaling from console utilities to web apps in the cloud. Keywords: coreclr, core, build, console, open Full article on blogs.msdn.com | 709 Points and 333 Comments Alan Turing’s notes found being used as roof insulation at Bletchley Park Full article on mkweb.
F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating the Internet as a Utility Summary: How smoothly a Netflix video stream of “House of Cards” plays on a subscriber’s screen, for example, reflects the performance of all the network operators that have transported the digital bits of that hit program. Keywords: internet, wheeler, service, services, lanes Full article on nytimes.com | 636 Points and 438 Comments Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor Full article on bloomberg.
Turbocharged Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed Summary: Upton promised 100,000 units available straight away, with Sony’s plant in Pencoed, South Wales, churning out more at the rate of “thousands a day”. Keywords: pi, upton, raspberry, model, broadcom Full article on theregister.co.uk | 573 Points and 203 Comments Croatia just canceled the debts of its poorest citizens Summary: Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has convinced multiple cities, public and private companies, the country’s major telecommunications providers, as well as nine banks to clear some of their citizens of their debt.
Screw motivation, what you need is discipline Summary: Trying to drum up enthusiasm for fundamentally dull and soul crushing activities is literally a form of deliberate psychological self-harm, a voluntary insanity: “I AM SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THESE SPREADSHEETS, I CAN’T WAIT TO FILL OUT THE EQUATION FOR FUTURE VALUE OF ANNUITY, I LOVE MY JOB SOOO MUCH!” Keywords: motivation, discipline, feel, form, wrong Full article on wisdomination.com | 550 Points and 116 Comments
Sandstorm – An open source platform for personal servers Summary: Each document, chat room, mail box, notebook, blog, or anything else you create is a “grain” in Sandstorm. Keywords: sandstorm, security, access, secure, document Full article on sandstorm.io | 507 Points and 184 Comments Cultivated Disinterest in Professional Sports Summary: But to signal to others that you belong in the intellectual elite, it can pay in cultural capital to dislike things, like sports, that are enormously popular among the least educated parts of society.
EFF Wins Battle Over Secret Legal Opinions on Government Spying Summary: One of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools is scheduled to sunset in less than three weeks, and, for months, EFF has fought multiple legislative attempts to either extend or expand the NSA’s spying powers—warning the public, Representatives, and Senators about circling bills that threaten Americans’ privacy. Keywords: surveillance, nsa, bill, deeplinks, blog Full article on eff.org | 582 Points and 64 Comments
Firefox Hello Summary: Cisco Spark : Create rooms for video calling, group messaging and sharing. Keywords: firefox, video, sharing, webrtc, calling Full article on mozilla.org | 710 Points and 225 Comments Introducing React Native [video] Full article on youtube.com | 542 Points and 184 Comments Use ReactJS to Build Native Apps 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
YouTube now defaults to HTML5 video Full article on youtube-eng.blogspot.com | 1035 Points and 393 Comments CVE-2015-0235 – GHOST: glibc gethostbyname buffer overflow Summary: Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki , which is counterpart to this mailing list . Keywords: check, open, source, software, security Full article on openwall.com | 531 Points and 241 Comments Source Code Similarities Between NSA Malware and ‘Regin’ Trojan Summary: The Austrian newspaper Der Standard , citing anonymous sources, reported last November that malware code from the Regin family had been found in the network of the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna.
EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance Summary: There’s the FISA Amendments Act, which the NSA believes allows it to spy on groups of people instead of with directed warrants and scoop up all of the Internet traffic it can, and grants it carte blanche to target anyone overseas on the grounds that they are potentially relevant to America’s “foreign interests.” Keywords: surveillance, nsa, companies, mass, people Full article on eff.
PaperLike: 13.3″ E Ink Monitor by Dasung Tech Summary: It seems the former is a promotional first sale discount and the latter the regular price (it’s hard to make sense of Dasung’s website when you don’t read Chinese). Keywords: ink, paperlike, dasung, monitor, usb Full article on blog.the-ebook-reader.com | 524 Points and 177 Comments I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure Summary: Even after searching my luggage without probable cause of a crime and finding nothing out of the ordinary, TSA agents and the police felt they had the authority to detain and then arrest me, purely on ignorant assumptions about a language spoken by 295 million people worldwide.
Everything you ever wanted to know about hexagonal grids Summary: The simplest and fastest approach is to precompute the permutations and put them into a table of Cube(dx, dy, dz) at compile time: Keywords: coordinates, hex, cube, axial, offset Full article on redblobgames.com | 460 Points and 39 Comments The $3500 Shirt – A History Lesson in Economics Summary: “I somehow or somewhere got the idea,” wrote Lucy Larcom in the 18th century, “when I was a small child, that the chief end of woman was to make clothing for mankind.
What should I do about YouTube? Full article on zoekeating.tumblr.com | 1391 Points and 290 Comments Britons: You Have 72 Hours to Stop the Snooper’s Charter Summary: For example services like Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp that offer voice or video calls over the Internet compete with traditional SMS and… Keywords: consumer, order, european, research, government Full article on eff.org | 700 Points and 105 Comments Diagnostic page for Google.com Full article on google.
A better pull request Summary: A pull request reviewer will spot the duplicated line (hopefully) and let Bob know that the code needs some rework, thus preventing a serious bug from reaching master and eventually production. Keywords: merge, pull, request, master, diff Full article on developer.atlassian.com | 479 Points and 160 Comments Elevator Saga – An elevator programming game Summary: ResetUndo resetApplySave Keywords: resetundo, resetapplysave Full article on play.elevatorsaga.com | 409 Points and 104 Comments
Hands-On with Microsoft’s New Holographic Goggles Summary: Kipman cues a concept video in which a young woman wearing the slate gray headset moves through a series of scenarios, from collaborating with coworkers on a conference call to soaring, Oculus-style, over the Golden Gate Bridge. Keywords: kipman, project, hololens, microsoft, gesture Full article on wired.com | 946 Points and 325 Comments A Designer’s War on Misleading Parking Signs Summary: Instead of writing up a proposal to take to a city council meeting, Sylianteng did what she had learned to do in design school: she made a prototype and started user testing.
µBlock for Firefox Summary: EasyList , Peter Lowe’s Adservers , EasyPrivacy and Malware domains are enabled by default when you install uBlock₀. Keywords: ublock₀, origin, ublock, users, blocker Full article on github.com | 707 Points and 264 Comments Eigenvectors and eigenvalues explained visually Summary: Eigenvalues/vectors are instrumental to understanding electrical circuits, mechanical systems, ecology and even Google’s PageRank algorithm. Keywords: av, eigenvalue, eigenvector, columns, eigenspaces Full article on setosa.io | 523 Points and 52 Comments
Matter.js – A 2D rigid body physics engine for the web Full article on brm.io | 545 Points and 62 Comments Google Nears $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Summary: ET Google Inc. is close to investing roughly $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to support its nascent efforts to deliver Internet access via satellites, according to a person familiar with the matter. Keywords: google, billion, investment, spacex, person
Command-line tools can be faster than your Hadoop cluster Summary: Although we have improved the performance dramatically by parallelizing the grep step in our pipeline, we can actually remove this entirely by having awk filter the input records (lines in this case) and only operate on those containing the string “Result”. Keywords: data, processing, pipeline, hadoop, case Full article on aadrake.com | 810 Points and 309 Comments Salary negotiations for techies (2011) Summary: If they’re not willing to move towards you in a significant way, you have to be prepared to hand in your notice, so make sure that any jobs that you have lined up are ‘solid’.
New Snowden Docs Indicate Scope of NSA Preparations for Cyber Battle Summary: According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen exclusively by SPIEGEL, they are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.
What Doesn’t Seem Like Work? Summary: I didn’t realize how hard it can be to decide what you should work on, and that you sometimes have to figure it out from subtle clues, like a detective solving a case in a mystery novel. Keywords: work, people, father, solving, chapter Full article on paulgraham.com | 711 Points and 320 Comments SpaceX: “Close, but no cigar. This time” Full article on vine.
Be My Eyes – Lend your eyes to the blind Summary: “It’s my hope that by helping each other as an online community, Be My Eyes will make a big difference in the everyday lives of blind people all over the world.” Keywords: blind, eyes, video, live, volunteer Full article on bemyeyes.org | 827 Points and 160 Comments Moved ~/.local/share/steam. Ran steam. It deleted everything owned by user Summary: fix master …
Man saves wife’s sight by 3D printing her brain tumor Summary: A startup called Butterfly Network recently received $100 million in funding to build the device and the cloud tool, which will recognize and automatically diagnose certain irregularities, such as a cleft palate in an unborn fetus, and learn over time. Keywords: scott, balzer, medical, tumor, printing Full article on makezine.com | 697 Points and 144 Comments DigitalOcean now supports FreeBSD Summary: Given the freedom to focus on a single goal, clear communication, and well defined restraints, we were able to finally deliver a long standing user request with relative ease.
Hi, It’s Google Corporate Development Summary: We have to justify internally as we are pretty methodical about how we do these acquisitions, so we will discuss and get back to you.Best,MarXXX—MarXXXXXCorporate DevelopmentGoooooooooooooooglemarXXX@google.com650-253-XXXX Now, I may be a bit naive with regard to the workings of Silicon Valley but I’ve been at the sharp end of a flotation and a trade sale, and that’s bullshit. Keywords: googler, max, time, mycompany, google
What Happens When You Install the Top Download.com Apps Summary: Seriously, this YAC thing pops up a message every few seconds saying something or another.After installing Virtual DJ with no ill side effects for some reason, we decided that we’d finish off the list with Download App which we’re not entirely sure… but appears to be made by Download.com. Keywords: software, avast, install, list, yac Full article on howtogeek.com | 740 Points and 383 Comments
We have broken HTTP Summary: I absolutely loved this New York Times column which lamented the world of apps, where we don’t have the capability to link to content anymore: Keywords: web, http, don, data, content Full article on gadgetopia.com | 373 Points and 139 Comments Leaked Palantir Doc Reveals Uses, Specific Functions and Key Clients Summary: As of 2013, Palantir was used by at least 12 groups within the US Government including the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, the CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint IED-defeat organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
We are moving the Roslyn code to GitHub Summary: This means we will have fewer moving parts and will get us much closer to the same environment you’d be using on Roslyn code. Keywords: github, moving, codeplex, code, pull Full article on blogs.msdn.com | 493 Points and 220 Comments How I Crashed and Burned in Y Combinator Summary: I don’t know if this is true for other people, but as a flailing founder I desperately wanted to believe in the startup myth—that success was just over the next ridge, that if we waited a bit longer, or had a slightly better idea, we would suddenly be riding a rocket ship.
Announcing Rust 1.0 Alpha Summary: Gardner Akos Kiss Aleksandr Koshlo Alexander Light Alex Crichton Alex Gaynor Alexis Beingessner Alex Lyon Alfie John Andrea Canciani Andrew Cann Andrew Paseltiner Andrew Wagner areski Ariel Ben-Yehuda Artem Arthur Liao arturo Austin Bonander Barosl Lee Ben Foppa Ben Gamari Ben S Bheesham Persaud Björn Steinbrink bluss Boris Egorov bors Brandon Sanderson Brendan Zabarauskas Brian Anderson Brian J Brennan Brian Koropoff Carol Nichols Chase Southwood Chris Morgan Chris Wong Clark Gaebel Cody P Schafer Colin Sherratt Corey Farwell Corey Ford Corey Richardson crhino Cristi Burcă Damien Radtke Dan Burkert dan@daramos.
Scroll Slow. Have Fun Full article on scrollslowhavefun.com | 548 Points and 141 Comments The Tough Decision to Leave the Classroom Summary: To make a real difference in the lives of students, raise the quality of life in greater Waynesboro, and attract and keep life-changing teachers, we must address five key areas: Keywords: students, school, ve, years, year Full article on iamjwal.com | 308 Points and 260 Comments Dirty Coding Tricks Summary: When you’d drop in things like handy conditional breakpoints to look for a weird response, or a push that made it get confused where it was on a skinny box or something similar, it’d bog the frame rate down and the issue simply wouldn’t happen.
Can’t you just turn up the volume? Summary: We’ve decided to write up our answer to this question as a blog post, complete with cycling bears, to help anyone else who is interested in the true nature of hearing loss. Keywords: hearing, loss, sound, frequency, range Full article on medium.com | 545 Points and 152 Comments A Teenager’s View on Social Media Summary: There are no links on Instagram, meaning I’m not being constantly spammed by the same advertisement, horrible gossip news article, or Buzzfeed listicle about the “28 Ingenious Things For Your Dog You Had No Idea You Needed”
Intel Compute Stick Summary: Intel® Compute Stick is a device the size of a pack of gum that turns any HDMI display into a fully functional computer: same operating system, same high quality graphics, and same wireless connectivity. Keywords: items, clear, compute, stick, end Full article on intel.com | 929 Points and 336 Comments Secure Secure Shell Summary: This post will still be here when you finish. Keywords: key, ssh, authentication, server, security
A town of about 200 people, almost all of whom live in the same building Summary: In the months when visitors are scant and seasonal businesses are all boarded up, what asserts itself is the strange intimacy of a place where at any hour a resident can knock on the police chief’s apartment door, where students get homework help at their teacher’s kitchen table, and where the pastor conducts baptisms in an inflatable pool in the basement.
Apple has lost the functional high ground Summary: I suspect the biggest force keeping stories like this from being more common is that Windows is still worse overall and desktop Linux is still too much of a pain in the ass for most people. Keywords: apple, os, quality, don, software Full article on marco.org | 452 Points and 325 Comments Kyoto taxi drivers reduce robberies by 50 percent by doing nothing Summary: When first coming to Japan, one of the odd things I noticed was that in every convenience store you’d be likely to see a line of people at the magazine rack reading entire manga volumes and issues of Vogue .
Why I Quit OS X – Geoff Wozniak Summary: The fact that the upgrade could take multiple hours due to an incredibly slow directory merge is, simply put, the work of amateurs. Keywords: os, system, personal, time, work Full article on wozniak.ca | 454 Points and 495 Comments Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system (2014) Summary: The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy,” said co-author Tanya Dorff, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.
Indie.vc Summary: Learning from and leaning on this network creates a truly unique and diverse community with a singular focus that will deliver longer term benefits than simply perfecting a pitch deck. Keywords: real, businesses, business, focus, companies Full article on indie.vc | 364 Points and 102 Comments Why aren’t we using SSH for everything? Summary: When your SSH client connects to a server, it negotiates an acceptable authentication method that both support (typically the reverse order of the above).
Ai Weiwei Is Living in Our Future Summary: I would love to speak about the problems of gentrification in San Francisco, or about a culture where nobody thinks you are crazy when you utter the sentence “Don’t touch me, I’ll fucking sue you” or about the fact this Google Glass user apparently wasn’t ashamed enough about this interaction to not post this video online. Keywords: google, world, weiwei, ai, people
India Orders 32 Websites Blocked, Including GitHub, Archive.Org, Pastebin Summary: It’s not clear why these sites have been blocked in this way, but Prakash, who is Policy Director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India, believes it may be because of a court order in a copyright case . Keywords: sites, blocked, india, web, including Full article on techdirt.com | 796 Points and 299 Comments MRI Developers Don’t Use RubySpec and It’s Hurting Ruby Summary: Redirecting… Click here if you are not redirected.
Why I Drilled Holes in My MacBook Pro and Put It in the Oven Summary: Instead, I cracked open the back of my laptop, disconnected all eleven connectors and three heat sinks from the logic board, and turned the oven up to 340º F. I put my $900 part on a cookie sheet and baked it for seven nerveracking minutes. Keywords: board, heat, time, laptop, logic Full article on ifixit.
Quake on an oscilloscope Summary: The audio is synthesized as stereo 96 kHz 32-bit IEEE floating point data, but internally in PortAudio it’s converted to 32-bit signed integers before getting submitted to the ASIO output. Keywords: lines, line, audio, quake, time Full article on lofibucket.com | 859 Points and 70 Comments Nashville police chief shares message, responds to questions Summary: Therefore, any reasons or rationale supporting your proposal as what would be the best approach for all of Nashville, and not just a method of utilizing the police department to enforce a personal agenda, should be directed to me.
Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security Summary: The presentation states that the NSA encounters “major” problems in its attempts to decrypt messages sent through heavily encrypted email service providers like Zoho or in monitoring users of the Tor network*, which was developed for surfing the web anonymously. Keywords: nsa, encryption, internet, data, systems Full article on spiegel.de | 595 Points and 180 Comments Neat Algorithms: Paxos Summary: Paxos itself has many variants that make it faster, introduce the ideas of masters, sacrifice pure fault tolerance for more speed, and tonnes of layers built on top which use it as a primitive to implement an actual database.
Adblock Plus is probably the reason Firefox and Chrome are such memory hogs Summary: Here’s a lovely bit of irony for you: Adblock Plus, which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Keywords: abp, memory, cpu, ads, firefox Full article on extremetech.com | 748 Points and 400 Comments Look, no hands Summary: So despite having a personal desk and all the required gear at school, I started working from my student apartment bedroom, which fortunately was only a short walking distance from the art and design department.