Sometimes, it’s just time to go home Summary: I’ve been on , selling for weeks non stop and there is no shortage of new things to sell… We forget sometimes that this is a fair reason to want to go home and as founders… We constantly justify getting on that flight even we’re running on empty. Keywords: time, home, ve, hard, family Full article on benmilne.com | 564 Points and 174 Comments
The Sixth Stage of Grief Is Retro-Computing Summary: In general, abandonware websites are badly categorized nightmares that require you to click five affiliate links to download a 20 kilobyte DOS file—or hyper-categorized massive sets of tens of thousands of disks created by obsessive completists. Keywords: people, computer, amiga, back, software Full article on medium.com | 799 Points and 93 Comments Reverse OCR Full article on reverseocr.tumblr.com | 745 Points and 91 Comments
The Other Side of Diversity Summary: When I left that job and hightailed it across the country to Atlanta, I landed in one of the most diverse workplaces I’ve experienced to this day: The Home Depot Corporate Headquarters (Store Support Center). Keywords: black, ve, team, feel, work Full article on medium.com | 704 Points and 467 Comments Principles of Rich Web Applications Summary: The basic advice regarding response times has been about the same for thirty years Miller 1968; Card et al.
Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR’s ‘Car Talk,’ Dies at 77 Summary: Courtesy of Car Talk Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio’s most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Keywords: tom, car, ray, talk, magliozzi Full article on npr.org | 963 Points and 115 Comments The First Browser Dedicated to Developers Is Coming Summary: So we decided to unleash our developer tools team on the entire browser to see how we could make your lives easier.
FreeBSD turns 21 Summary: The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the project’s “board of directors” and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, etc …), and making any other administrative or policy decisions as needed. Keywords: freebsd, release, architectures, iso, images Full article on freebsd.org | 412 Points and 132 Comments HTTP/2 all the things Full article on docs.
Please remove mitsuhiko/* Full article on github.com | 634 Points and 442 Comments Why Innocent People Plead Guilty Summary: As I envision it, shortly after an indictment is returned (or perhaps even earlier if an arrest has occurred and the defendant is jailed), a magistrate would meet separately with the prosecutor and the defense counsel, in proceedings that would be recorded but placed under seal, and all present would be provided with the particulars regarding the evidence and issues in the case.
SpaceshipTwo crashes shortly after Mojave test flight Summary: The catastrophic breakup came after the plane dropped away from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane and fired up its hybrid rocket engine, said Stuart Witt, CEO and general manager of the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Keywords: spaceshiptwo, test, plane, virgin, galactic Full article on nbcnews.com | 598 Points and 311 Comments Hungary Internet tax cancelled after mass protests Summary: Image copyrightReutersImage caption Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party has a two-thirds majority in parliament Hungary has decided to shelve a proposed tax on internet data traffic after mass protests against the plan.
Tim Cook Speaks Up Summary: So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy. Keywords: people, ve, gay, equality, apple Full article on businessweek.com | 3086 Points and 1039 Comments
Microsoft Band Summary: Reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and be productive with email, text, and calendar alerts on your wrist. Keywords: microsoft, windows, band, app, health Full article on microsoft.com | 857 Points and 321 Comments Sprout Summary: Manipulate the physical and digital worlds in innovative ways with immersive technology that’s built with a PC, hi-res cameras, Touch Mat and 2D and 3D scanning capabilities.
Meteor hits 1.0 Full article on meteor.com | 572 Points and 141 Comments Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explodes after liftoff Full article on nasa.gov | 503 Points and 263 Comments FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises Summary: The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them.
Spidermonkey has passed V8 on Octane performance Summary: On one hand, it’s just a few JS benchmarks, real-world performance is much more complicated, and it’s entirely possible that V8 (or even Chakra) could take the lead again in the future. Keywords: benchmarks, spidermonkey, octane, performance, hand Full article on robert.ocallahan.org | 651 Points and 337 Comments Rewriting Reddit (2005) Summary: After it was published, Django launched a RemovingTheMagic project to address some of my criticisms (though personally I still find it unusable), web.
Lawrence Lessig Interviews Edward Snowden [video] Full article on youtube.com | 427 Points and 200 Comments How a differential gear works (1937) [video] Full article on youtube.com | 391 Points and 58 Comments An open source engine clone of Age of Empires II Summary: TechnologyComponent C++17 Engine core Python3 Scripting, media conversion, in-game console, code generation Qt5 Graphical user interface Cython Glue code CMake Build system OpenGL2.1 Rendering, shaders SDL2 Cross-platform Audio/Input/Window handling Opus Audio codec nyan Content Configuration and Modding Humans Mixing together all of the above Fully authentic look and feel This can only be approximated, since the behaviour of the original game is mostly undocumented, and guessing/experimenting can only get you this close We will not implement useless artificial limitations (max 30 selectable units…)
Pro Git, 2nd Edition Full article on git-scm.com | 411 Points and 81 Comments Don’t run ‘strings’ on untrusted files Summary: Perhaps simply by the virtue of being a part of that bundle, the strings utility tries to leverage the common libbfd infrastructure to detect supported executable formats and “optimize” the process by extracting text only from specific sections of the file. Keywords: strings, libbfd, running, file, files Full article on lcamtuf.
Alan Eustace Jumps from Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record Summary: He wore a specially designed spacesuit with a life-support system.Credit Paragon Space Development Corporation James Hayhurst, director of competition at the United States Parachute Association , who verified the record, described the venture as “legitimate science.” Keywords: eustace, space, parachute, suit, feet Full article on nytimes.com | 816 Points and 266 Comments The Fourier Transform, explained in one sentence Summary: If, like me, you struggled to understand the Fourier Transformation when you first learned about it, this succinct one-sentence colour-coded explanation from Stuart Riffle probably comes several years too late:
1984 v. Brave New World Summary: In October of 1949, a few months after publication of George Orwell ’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four , he received a letter from fellow author Aldous Huxley , a man who, 17 years previous, had seen his own nightmarish vision of society published in the form of Brave New World , a book also now considered a classic. Keywords: world, huxley, book, orwell, nineteen
Google Inbox Full article on googleblog.blogspot.com | 1069 Points and 471 Comments “Did you mean?” Experience in Ruby Summary: Everytime I misspelled a method name or a class name and got an error but didn’t realize the typo, I kept saying, Keywords: gem, method, error, weird, hours Full article on yukinishijima.net | 455 Points and 186 Comments My adventures in CNC robotics Summary: Compared to Omnibot mkI, the manufacturing process proved to be remarkably smooth; for example, thanks to several earlier weekends spent reading about the polyurethane chemistry and measuring the precise effects of various inhibitors and catalysts, I had no problems with the shrinkage of bulkier parts or with humidity-related defects in OC-7086, a crystal-clear casting resin used to make a nice housing for the gearboxes.
Firebase is Joining Google Full article on firebase.com | 878 Points and 240 Comments My Day Interviewing for the Service Economy Startup from Hell Summary: After Googling Lindsay, the first page of results was filled with links to all of her social media profiles — Twitter, Facebook, MeetUp.com, alumni groups for the Ivy League college she graduated from — all under her full name and without any privacy settings.
Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant Summary: Dr Pawel Tabakow, consultant neurosurgeon at Wroclaw University Hospital, who led the Polish research team, said: “It’s amazing to see how regeneration of the spinal cord, something that was thought impossible for many years, is becoming a reality.” Keywords: spinal, cord, cells, research, oecs Full article on bbc.com | 510 Points and 81 Comments China collecting Apple iCloud data Summary: This is clearly a malicious attack on Apple in an effort to gain access to usernames and passwords and consequently all data stored on iCloud such as iMessages, photos, contacts, etc.
Making sure crypto remains insecure [pdf] Full article on cr.yp.to | 439 Points and 173 Comments Safari is sending every search query to Apple Full article on gist.github.com | 327 Points and 143 Comments Facebook’s software architecture Summary: Since Facebook presents each user with customized content (which needs to be filtered with privacy checks) an efficient, highly available, and scalable graph data store is needed to serve this dynamic read-heavy workload.
Cursors Full article on cursors.io | 1032 Points and 244 Comments Impending kOS Summary: K is the language part of kdb+, Arthur’s frighteningly fast column-store database, used by trading rooms to handle huge real-time data flows from financial exchanges. Keywords: whitney, code, interpreter, programs, lines Full article on archive.vector.org.uk | 323 Points and 241 Comments How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open an auto scandal Summary: Her boyfriend died in the accident and police, pointing to skid marks that indicated that she hadn’t attempted evasive maneuvers, charged Anderson, who suffered broken limbs and internal injuries in the crash, with intoxication manslaughter even though a blood test came back mostly negative (there were trace amounts of an anti-depressant).
FFS SSL Summary: You send in your CSR, finally figure out how to receive mail for email@example.com because that’s what “verification” means (not, god forbid, control of the actual web site), and you get back a certificate. Keywords: key, site, web, certificate, ca Full article on wingolog.org | 447 Points and 155 Comments How Apple’s Siri Became One Autistic Boy’s B.F.F Summary: According to the folks at SRI International, the research and development company where Siri began before Apple bought the technology, the next generation of virtual assistants will not just retrieve information — they will also be able to carry on more complex conversations about a person’s area of interest.
iMac with Retina 5K display Summary: Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports come standard on all iMac models, each delivering up to 40Gb/s data transfer for external drives and cameras and twice the bandwidth for video and display connectivity. Keywords: imac, display, magic, retina, graphics Full article on apple.com | 615 Points and 427 Comments Why Inequality Matters Summary: I fully agree that we don’t want to live in an aristocratic society in which already-wealthy families get richer simply by sitting on their laurels and collecting what Piketty calls “rentier income”—that is, the returns people earn when they let others use their money, land, or other property.
Nexus 6 Summary: Placed on the back of your device to complement the way you naturally hold it, Nexus Imprint will turn on your screen with one touch, unlock your apps quickly and easily, and let you breeze through checkout lines with Android Pay. Keywords: nexus, hours, battery, google, usb Full article on google.com | 1005 Points and 709 Comments Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details Summary: Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy.
The Great Robocoin Rip-off: How We Lost $25,000 Buying a Robocoin ATM Summary: June 22-July 14, 2014: We spend weeks on the phone with Frank Clark, their super agro support guy, just trying to get a single transaction to work successfully. Keywords: jordan, robocoin, date, atm, kiosk Full article on docs.google.com | 575 Points and 135 Comments Humble Mozilla Bundle Summary: Monthly Store Charities Keywords: log, monthly, store, charities, insign
My Philosophy on Alerting: Observations of a Site Reliability Engineer at Google Summary: Some tools might be unavailable until the crowd clears. Keywords: wow, file, popular, tools, unavailable Full article on docs.google.com | 574 Points and 121 Comments The Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His NSA Leaks Summary: From now, know that every border you cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial, every cell phone tower you pass, friend you keep, article you write, site you visit, subject line you type, and packet you route, is in the hands of a system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are not.
Rolling Shutters Summary: To figure out the real number of blades and the rotation velocity we can look to this excellent post at Daniel Walsh’s Tumblr blog here , where he definitely has the edge on mathematical explanation. Keywords: image, propeller, exposure, object, rotation Full article on jasmcole.com | 708 Points and 42 Comments Building Web Apps with Go Summary: NameImport PathDescription httprouter github.com/julienschmidt/httprouterA high performance HTTP request router that scales well Negroni github.
Manyland Summary: In an open world, you can chat with people, build, draw, play multiplayer platformers, RPGs and adventures others made, join friendly PvP, and create worlds and games yourself! Keywords: manyland, open, universe, invent, live Full article on manyland.com | 421 Points and 109 Comments From Novice to Master, and Back Again Summary: One week I sat in the Science Center terminal room and started going through the alphabetical list of the commands available on the VAX, trying each one and reading its man page to learn what it did.
My Isometric Voxel Engine: One Year Later Summary: On the bright side, it was a good practice run for what not to do.One really powerful thing in the UI is that you can autobind shader variables to sliders, as seen in the video (the part where the hue is adjusted). Keywords: data, ui, chunks, video, memory Full article on voxelquest.com | 362 Points and 85 Comments What will it take to run a 2-hour marathon?
Tilde.Club: I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds Summary: What if , I wondered, what if this tiny joke could through some magic grow into a giant decentralized system of cheap and secure Unix servers spread humming away in homes, schools, and across various clouds, machines that people could use for learning and teaching. Keywords: people, web, unix, pages, computer Full article on medium.com | 635 Points and 179 Comments
The Horror of a ‘Secure Golden Key’ Summary: This week, the Washington Post’s editorial board, in a widely circulated call for “compromise” on encryption, proposed that while our data should be off-limits to hackers and other bad actors, “perhaps Apple and Google could invent a kind of secure golden key ” so that the good guys could get to it if necessary. Keywords: data, apple, key, government, google Full article on keybase.
Hacker News API Summary: Because there are a lot of apps and projects out there that rely on scraping the site to access the data inside it, we decided it would be best to release a proper API and give everyone time to convert their code before we launch any new HTML. Keywords: api, hacker, news, data, developers Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 1715 Points and 307 Comments GitHub Student Developer Pack Summary: Learn, build, and share at hackathons every weekend of the semester with the latest technologies, best mentors, and most creative student hackers in the world.
Become Estonia’s e-resident Summary: After the background check has been completed, you will be notified by email whether your application is approved If you are granted e-Residency, you will be invited to pick up your digital ID card from your chosen location Keywords: digital, card, id, application, online Full article on e-estonia.com | 447 Points and 125 Comments Reddit CEO Calls Out Former Reddit Employee on Reddit Full article on np.
Zen Buddhism and Alan Watts Summary: Ever since I was a child, I have been acutely sensitive to the idea — in the way that other people seem to feel only after bereavement or some shocking unexpected event — that the human intellect is unable, finally, to make sense of the world: everything is contradiction and paradox, and no one really knows much for sure, however loudly they profess to the contrary.
Marriott Hotels fined $600,000 by FCC for jamming Wi-Fi hotspots [pdf] Full article on transition.fcc.gov | 446 Points and 190 Comments The Man Who Smuggles Traders Joe’s into Canada Summary: Somebody mentioned a lady in Point Roberts (a US city that is contiguous with mainland Canada), had set up a home delivery service that stocked a few private label items, which got Hallatt thinking. Keywords: joe, hallatt, trader, store, pirate
Hacker’s Guide to Setting Up Your Mac Full article on lapwinglabs.com | 474 Points and 262 Comments The NSA and Me Summary: The solution is not to jail the whistleblowers, or to question the patriotism of those who tell their stories, but to do what Attorney General Edward Levi courageously attempted to do more than a third of a century ago – to have the criminal division of the Justice Department conduct a thorough investigation, and then to prosecute any member of the intelligence community who has broken the law, whether by illegally spying on Americans or by lying to Congress.
Before the Startup Summary: He just wanted to talk to his girlfriend in Taiwan without paying for long distance calls, and since he was an expert on networks it seemed obvious to him that the way to do it was turn the sound into packets and ship it over the Internet. Keywords: startup, startups, people, start, founders Full article on paulgraham.com | 703 Points and 165 Comments Germany’s great tuition fees U-turn Full article on timeshighereducation.
Reddit Summary: reddit will have voting control of the class and thus pretty significant protection against investors screwing it up by forcing an acquisition or blocking a future fundraise or whatever. Keywords: reddit, people, community, excited, pretty Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 988 Points and 420 Comments U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data Full article on bloomberg.com | 601 Points and 346 Comments CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US Summary: News of the virus’ appearance sent the share prices of key biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies skyrocketing, but the broader market suffered on increased risk aversion stemming from fears of Ebola’s potential spread.
Universal SSL Summary: Brad Burnham , who is the partner at Union Square Ventures who led our last round of financing, reminded me during the meeting of the Joi Ito essay about how the Internet is a belief system . Keywords: ssl, cloudflare, universal, browsers, modern Full article on blog.cloudflare.com | 712 Points and 246 Comments The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times Summary: Over 3,000 miles into its journey, the wave of pressure grew too quiet for human ears to hear, but it continued to sweep onward, reverberating for days across the globe.
Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day Summary: The hashing task itself doesn’t accomplish anything useful in itself, but because finding a successful block is so difficult, it ensures that no individual has the resources to take over the Bitcoin system. Keywords: bitcoin, hash, block, mining, bits Full article on righto.com | 652 Points and 107 Comments Postgres full text search is good enough Summary: Postgres provides built-ins text search for many languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
Material Design for Bootstrap Summary: Lightning icon 2000+ material UI elements, 600+ material icons, 74 CSS animations, SASS files, templates, premium tutorials and many more Keywords: material, pro, design, bootstrap, official Full article on fezvrasta.github.io | 385 Points and 65 Comments Not a bash bug Full article on paste.lisp.org | 348 Points and 186 Comments Quantum mechanics as a generalization of probability (2007) Summary: As a direct result of this “QWERTY” approach to explaining quantum mechanics - which you can see reflected in almost every popular book and article, down to the present – the subject acquired an undeserved reputation for being hard.
John Carmack on Inlined Code Summary: While I can’t say that I found a hidden bug that could have caused a crash (literally…), I did find several variables that were set multiple times, a couple control flow things that looked a bit dodgy, and the final code got smaller and cleaner. Keywords: code, function, functions, bugs, things Full article on number-none.com | 456 Points and 260 Comments Show HN: Airtable, a real-time spreadsheet-database hybrid Summary: Discover the features that make Airtable awesome with product screenshots and a video walkthrough.
Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug Summary: In a case like the vulnerable Trendnet cameras from a couple of years ago, there are undoubtedly a huge number of them still sitting on the web because in terms of patching, they’re pretty much a “set and forget” proposition. Keywords: bash, risk, shell, shellshock, devices Full article on troyhunt.com | 516 Points and 294 Comments Shellshock DHCP Remote Code Execution – Proof of Concept Summary: Keep in mind most clients will run dhcp hook scripts as root, but may not have a full environment defined in terms of PATH variables etc.
CVE-2014-6271: Remote code execution through bash Summary: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash From : Florian Weimer Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:05:51 +0200 Keywords: thread, mailing, list, archives, remote Full article on seclists.org | 905 Points and 428 Comments CVE-2014-7169: Bash Fix Incomplete, Still Exploitable Summary: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash From : cve-assign () mitre org Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:36:47 -0400 (EDT)
Hard Drive Reliability Update – Sep 2014 Summary: Brian has been writing software for three decades at HP Labs, Silicon Graphics, Netscape, TiVo, and now Backblaze. Keywords: drives, drive, failure, hard, backblaze Full article on backblaze.com | 385 Points and 163 Comments Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal Summary: and its Israeli counterpart covers virtually all forms of communication, including but not limited to “unevaluated and unminimized transcripts, gists, facsimiles, telex, voice and Digital Network Intelligence metadata and content.
MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code Summary: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 19-year-old MIT student Jeremy Rubin and three classmates in a remarkable case that stands out for the measure of aggression the state is using to obtain the code and identify anyone who might have tested the mining tool. Keywords: state, rubin, tidbit, mit, students Full article on wired.com | 416 Points and 124 Comments
I Had a Stroke at 33 Summary: “You’re OK,” friends said. Keywords: remember, brain, stroke, left, friends Full article on buzzfeed.com | 602 Points and 151 Comments One Thing Well – A weblog about simple, useful software Summary: On a more positive note, as soon as I have a working pair of hands I plan to redesign, upgrade and generally zhuzh up One Thing Well, so if you have any suggestions for improving the site, do get in touch on Twitter or via email .
Keynote by John Carmack at Oculus Connect 2014 [video] Full article on youtube.com | 291 Points and 50 Comments Tim Berners Lee slams Internet fast lanes: ‘It’s bribery.’ Summary: In a visit to The Washington Post, on Thursday, Berners-Lee said that system is now in danger from Internet service providers (ISPs) who stand to amass too much power over what was intentionally built as a decentralized network — one where no single actor could dictate outcomes to everyone else.
Chromeos-apk – Run Android APKs on Chrome OS, OS X, Linux and Windows Summary: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Spotify - Crashes (require native libraries). Keywords: chrome, works, os, app, load Full article on github.com | 471 Points and 94 Comments What Coke Contains (2013) Summary: • The excellent, “ The Toaster Project ,” by Thomas Thwaites, which I read long after I wrote this piece, and had not considered in this context until Nick Douglas , Editor of Slacktory , pointed out the similarity.
TXT Record XSS Summary: HostnameTypeTTLPriorityContentjamiehankins.co.ukSOA3599hank.ns.cloudflare.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2025383819 10000 2400 604800 3600jamiehankins.co.ukNS21599hank.ns.cloudflare.comjamiehankins.co.ukNS21599lucy.ns.cloudflare.comjamiehankins.co.ukA29918.104.22.168jamiehankins.co.ukA29922.214.171.124jamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5becjamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5aecjamiehankins.co.ukMX29910aspmx.l.google.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29920alt1.aspmx.l.google.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29920alt2.aspmx.l.google.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29930aspmx2.googlemail.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29930aspmx3.googlemail.comwww.jamiehankins.co.ukA299126.96.36.199www.jamiehankins.co.ukA299188.8.131.52www.jamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5aecwww.jamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5bec Keywords: dns Full article on who.is | 998 Points and 231 Comments Announcing Keyless SSL Summary: In addition to the public embarrassment and loss of trust, in the United States, the bankers we met with that Fall day in 2012 told us, if an SSL key is lost it’s a critical security event that must be reported to the Federal Reserve.