Artificial sweeteners linked to glucose intolerance Summary: A spokesperson for the European Food Safety Authority says that the agency will consider in due course whether the paper should be brought to the attention of its review panel of experts, as with all newly published studies related to its work. Keywords: sweeteners, glucose, mice, bacteria, humans Full article on newscientist.com | 412 Points and 184 Comments How I Pranked My Roommate with Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads Full article on mysocialsherpa.
Minix 3.3.0 Full article on minix3.org | 600 Points and 175 Comments How to Start a Startup: Fall 2014 Summary: How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, initially given at Stanford in Fall 2014. Keywords: start, startup, sam, altman, free Full article on startupclass.samaltman.com | 594 Points and 81 Comments Commander Keen source code released Summary: Dave Allen Kirill Illenseer Michael Jurich Tom Laermans Jeremy Newman Braden Obrzut Evan Ramos Sam Schultz Matt Stath Ian Williams Steven Zakulec et al
Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft Summary: Will we still be able to make videos, mods, awesome builds, and all the cool stuff we’ve created over the past few years? Keywords: minecraft, mojang, continue, change, ve Full article on mojang.com | 941 Points and 521 Comments The Road to Rust 1.0 Summary: Initially, we introduced ownership as a means of transferring data safely and efficiently between tasks, but over time we have realized that the same mechanism allows us to move all sorts of things out of the language and into libraries.
Copies of malware used by intelligence agencies to spy on journalists Summary: In addition, in this fourth iteration of the SpyFiles collection, WikiLeaks publishes the newly indexed material the same as the recent FinFisher breach (for which you can find the torrent file here ), including new brochures and a database of the customer support website, that provide updated details on their productline and a unique insight into the company’s customer-base.
Navdy Summary: - Ellen Degeneres “With a brighter, more crisp projection than that found built into even luxury cars, the Navdy Head-Up Display (HUD) begins with a clear, visual advantage.” Keywords: award, navdy, hud, techcrunch, call Full article on navdy.com | 414 Points and 211 Comments I’m tired. So I’m selling my game that just went viral Summary: For about $116 per month, we have access to 64GB ECC RAM, Xeon E5 3.
New Requests for Startups Summary: We want to fund non-profits and startups that are working on making technology a place that is more inclusive and attractive to people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and cultures. Keywords: people, technology, ways, software, interested Full article on ycombinator.com | 713 Points and 397 Comments Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court Summary: For example, recent court rulings could make it easier to challenge Amazon’s infamous patent on 1-click shopping, which claims the concept of ordering things over the Internet with a single click.
My experience with using cp to copy 432 million files (39 TB) Summary: Wanting the buffers to be flushed so that I had a complete logfile, I gave cp more than a day to finish disassembling its hash table, before giving up and killing the process. Keywords: cp, data, files, copying, copy Full article on lists.gnu.org | 825 Points and 265 Comments Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying with NSA’s PRISM Summary: The unsealing of FISA Court documents is extremely rare but, as Bell noted, it was”an important win for transparency, and [we] hope that these records help promote informed discussion about the relationship between privacy, due process, and intelligence gathering.
A Watch Guy’s Thoughts on the Apple Watch After Seeing It in the Metal Summary: What surprised me the most about the introduction of a large(ish) device, complete with a screen and not simply a wearable, is that it shows Apple is comfortable not having its object worn by a significant percentage of early adopters who normally flock to their launches. Keywords: apple, watch, bracelet, watches, great Full article on hodinkee.
The Apple Watch Summary: Buy online and pick up available items in an hour. Keywords: apple, watch, learn, free, delivery Full article on apple.com | 501 Points and 848 Comments With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce Summary: EDITOR’S NOTE: “George Doe” is an American biologist who used the direct-to-consumer genetic testing service 23andMe as part of a course he was teaching on the genome — and made a surprising discovery about his family in the process.
Why Google is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1 Summary: The Washington Post reported that this was a US-Israel collaboration to obtain intelligence from Iran to stall their nuclear weapons program, and a leaked NSA document seems to confirm this. Keywords: certificate, google, certificates, security, browser Full article on konklone.com | 423 Points and 133 Comments Exploding Offers Suck Summary: Sometimes they say they have a fixed amount of desk space, but in practice, if a good company wants to join late, they always make room.
Gravity Simulator Summary: To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.0 or greater is installed. Keywords: view, page, ensure, adobe, flash Full article on nowykurier.com | 467 Points and 133 Comments JSON Web Tokens Summary: Warning: Critical vulnerabilities in JSON Web Token libraries with asymmetric keys. Keywords: minimum, version, warning, critical, vulnerabilities Full article on jwt.io | 467 Points and 74 Comments All About Circuits Full article on allaboutcircuits.
Lessons I learned from the failure of my first startup, Dinnr Summary: “launch it and I will buy”.“I’m not entirely excluding the possibility that one day, when Ocado trucks run out of gas, supermarket doors get blocked by red-hot lava and restaurant waiters will, due to a mysterious leak of radioactive fumes emanating from commercial kitchen equipment, all be zombified and eat patrons’ brains, yes, in that case I might be tempted to purchase a trial product from you.
Why Amazon Has No Profits and Why It Works Summary: This prompts the suggestion that Amazon is the world’s biggest ‘lifestyle business’ – Bezos is running it for fun, not to deliver economic returns to shareholders, at least not any time soon. Keywords: amazon, source, business, revenue, capex Full article on a16z.com | 633 Points and 261 Comments Modern anti-spam and E2E crypto Summary: The first idea people have is to make sending email cost money, but that sucks for several reasons; most obviously - free global communication is IMHO one of humanities greatest achievements, right up there with putting a man on the moon.
Twitpic is shutting down Summary: We encountered several hurdles and difficulties in getting our trademark approved even though our first use in commerce predated other applications, but we worked through each challenge and in fact had just recently finished the last one. Keywords: twitpic, trademark, days, shutting, twitter Full article on blog.twitpic.com | 472 Points and 154 Comments Show HN: Famous Outfits Summary: Get his late night look with a pair of Levi’s Slim Straight Jeans, Crew Neck T-Shirt, Denim Jacket, and Nike Presto.
Standard Markdown Full article on standardmarkdown.com | 1165 Points and 371 Comments Logitech K480 – Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard Summary: The integrated cradle holds your phone or tablet at just the right angle for you to read while you type. Keywords: keyboard, type, tablet, switch, devices Full article on logitech.com | 340 Points and 184 Comments Visualizing Garbage Collection Algorithms Summary: If you can size your memory and tune your allocations so that most objects are dead when the collection begins, then you get a fantastic combination of safe functional programming style and high performance.
The Unexotic Underclass Summary: When I first entered banking, leftist hippie that I was (and still am), my biggest issue was what struck me as a kind of gross intellectual malpractice: how could so many bright historians and economists, athletes and engineers, writers and biogeneticists, from every great school you could think of – Princeton, Berkeley, Oxford, Harvard, Imperial, Caltech, Amherst, Wharton, Yale, Swarthmore, Cambridge, and so on — be concentrated into a single sector, working obscene hours at a sweatshop to manufacture money?
Batsh – A language that compiles to Bash and Windows Batch Full article on batsh.org | 400 Points and 125 Comments Mosh: A replacement for SSH Summary: Mosh reduced the median keystroke response time from 503 ms to nearly instant (because more than 70% of the keystrokes could be immediately displayed), and reduced the mean keystroke response time from 515 ms to 173 ms. Qualitatively, Mosh makes remote servers “feel” more like the local machine!
FTP Server at LSUHealth New Orleans Summary: The “w0000000t” file is apparently part of a mass compromise of Microsoft FTP servers, which was found but not explained by a French security company named QuarkLabs in this slide: Keywords: article, server, ftp, added, found Full article on samsclass.info | 342 Points and 98 Comments My year with a distraction-free iPhone Summary: Phone Messages Camera Apps that make me feel like I live in the future, kept in a folder inventively called “The Future.
The Road Ahead Summary: With a bunch of new faces around AnandTech, all eager to uphold the high standards and unique approach to covering tech, I firmly believe the site can continue to thrive for years to come. Keywords: anandtech, ve, years, site, continue Full article on anandtech.com | 536 Points and 60 Comments US cable giants calls on FCC to block cities’ expansion of high-speed internet Summary: USTelecom, which represents telecoms giants Verizon, AT&T and others, wants the FCC to block expansion of two popular municipally owned high-speed internet networks, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the other in Wilson, North Carolina.
Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone Summary: As Stephen R. Braun writes in Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine , it’s like “putting a block of wood under one of the brain’s primary brake pedals.” Keywords: coffee, nap, caffeine, sleep, brain Full article on vox.com | 470 Points and 161 Comments Citymapper is what happens when you understand user experience Summary: And at transit hubs (in this case, Union Square) it considers different subway entrances and lines as separate, so it won’t let you see aggregate information for a particular station.
C3.js: D3-based reusable chart library Summary: However, it’s not required if charts always will be binded to the DOM specified by bindto because MutationObserver is not called in that case. Keywords: required, chart, charts, code, supports Full article on c3js.org | 350 Points and 80 Comments Death Valley National Park: First Observation of Rocks in Motion Summary: Thanks also to R. X. Crane and M. Hartmann for assistance during equipment service and deployment visits.
Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft Summary: Having more active drivers on the road creates a virtuous circle that improves geographical coverage, increases demand, and allows services to lower prices by taking a smaller cut from a growing number of rides. Keywords: uber, lyft, drivers, contractors, driver Full article on theverge.com | 1224 Points and 399 Comments Some Dark Patterns Now Illegal in UK Summary: The web community needed someone to translate these laws into plain English, break them down into small chunks, and explain how to comply in terms of front-end and back-end implementations, not airy legal theory.
Show HN: I got hacked, felt paranoid, made an app – GlassWire Summary: Detect spyware, malware, badly behaving apps, and bandwidth hogs, then block their connections. Keywords: network, pc, glasswire, apps, alerted Full article on glasswire.com | 1013 Points and 335 Comments Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue Summary: Vermont has passed a battery of reforms that have turned the tiny state of about 627,000 people into a national proving ground for a less punitive approach to getting hard drugs under control.
Gooey: Turn command line programs into GUI applications Summary: On top of that, more often than not programs need to do more than just one thing, and that means giving options, which previously meant either building a GUI, or trying to explain how to supply arguments to a Console Application. Keywords: gooey, gui, configuration, decorator, arguments Full article on github.com | 485 Points and 74 Comments Pulling the Curtain on Airport Security [pdf] Full article on xs-sniper.
Feynman Lectures on Physics now free online Summary: Richard Feynman talking with a teaching assistant after the lecture on The Dependence of Amplitudes on Time , Robert Leighton and Matthew Sands in background, April 29, 1963. Keywords: edition, feynman, lectures, physics, leighton Full article on feynmanlectures.caltech.edu | 747 Points and 97 Comments Gogs: a self-hosted Git Service written in Go Summary: With Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and ARM.
Using Google Earth to Find an ISIS Training Camp Summary: If we examine the ISIS class of 2014 martial arts lesson, road march, and graduation photo, we can see several bridges in the background spanning over a large river. Keywords: isis, find, photo, imagery, panoramio Full article on bellingcat.com | 547 Points and 108 Comments Show HN: Stellar – Git for PostreSQL and MySQL Summary: New pull request Failed to load latest commit information.
Show HN: A virtual whiteboard for working or teaching remotely Summary: Our postal address is: Springbok Solutions Ltd Chapel Mill, 29 Tamworth Road Hertford SG13 7DD, United Kingdom Keywords: whiteboard, share, fox, participants, web Full article on whiteboardfox.com | 309 Points and 140 Comments DocumentDB Summary: Observing that these problems are not unique to Microsoft’s applications, we decided to make Cosmos DB generally available to external developers in 2015 in the form of Azure DocumentDB – the service you’ve been using.
Fully Functional 1KB Hard Drive in Vanilla Minecraft Summary: Reading detects whether the blocks are solid or clear, therefore retrieving the data that has been stored. Keywords: blocks, hard, drive, solid, data Full article on imgur.com | 830 Points and 113 Comments fork() can fail Summary: Have you ever found a machine totally dead except for the text console getty/login (which are respawned by init, naturally) and the process manager?
Maps of the Roman Empire Summary: If Caesar had returned to Rome as a private citizen — without his army for backup — he would have faced trial for alleged misdeeds prior to his departure (the charges had some merit, but he was far from the first Roman politician to bend the rules). Keywords: roman, empire, rome, romans, caesar Full article on vox.com | 344 Points and 91 Comments
Lime Text: Open Source Sublime Text clone Summary: Lime has a few frontends (QML, command-line interface) that can be selectively used with the pluggable backend. Keywords: text, lime, powerful, elegant, editor Full article on limetext.org | 442 Points and 246 Comments We have C++14 Summary: Thanks very much to our tireless C++14 project editor Stefanus DuToit and his helpers, and to all the members of the C++ standards committee, for bringing in this work on time and at high quality with a record low number of issues and corrections in the CD and DIS ballots!
Hextris Full article on hextris.github.io | 589 Points and 94 Comments When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write Summary: In 2010, Tom Delbanco, an internist, and Jan Walker, a nurse and researcher, started an experiment called OpenNotes that let patients read what their primary care providers write about them. Keywords: patients, records, medical, doctors, opennotes Full article on npr.org | 281 Points and 108 Comments Unix Wildcards Gone Wild Summary: Ladies and gentleman; take your seats, fasten your belts and hold on tight Summary: cause we’re going straight back to the 80’s, right to the Unix shell hacking… (Is this bad-hair-rock/groovy disco music playing in the background?
Show HN: Put “GIF” in front of any YouTube URL and hit enter Full article on gifyoutube.com | 576 Points and 182 Comments The Python I Would Like To See Summary: Unfortunately at one point the repo probably got corrupted for old revisions so in those very old releases of Python important things (such as the actual interpreter) are missing so we need to look at little bit into the future to see how these objects were implemented.
Project Euler Returns Summary: We do not believe that any information was lost, although the site might produce weird views, so even if the MySQL server goes berserk again we will not take the problem offline. Keywords: problem, problems, saturday, website, pm Full article on projecteuler.net | 470 Points and 101 Comments Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Won’t Get A Choice So if you want an Internet — which means, in many ways, a world — that isn’t controlled by Google, you must stop using Chrome now and encourage others to do the same.
MathBox 2 Summary: Which means you need a completely different tree structure depending on the choice of representation (line or points).Libraries like D3 contain helpers to make this easier, but it’s still a very leaky abstraction. Keywords: data, mathbox, shader, array, geometry Full article on acko.net | 656 Points and 89 Comments Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet Summary: As Sean Hannity hyped a conspiracy theory about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer last week, touting it with the zeal of a true believer without citing evidence that justified that belief, the combative Fox News host declared himself under fire and in need of backup.
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story Summary: For an interview at the TED conference in March, he went a step further—a small screen bearing a live image of his face was placed on two leg-like poles attached vertically to remotely controlled wheels, giving him the ability to “walk” around the event, talk to people, and even pose for selfies with them. Keywords: snowden, nsa, government, documents, time Full article on wired.
X to close Summary: A friend forwarded me your Medium piece, “X to Close.” He remembered that I had worked on Windows 95 at Microsoft — I created the Start Button and Taskbar — and thought I’d be amused. Keywords: windows, close, design, button, atari Full article on medium.com | 704 Points and 202 Comments What happens if you write a TCP stack in Python? Summary: I was much more comfortable with Python than C and I’d recently discovered the scapy networking library which made sending packets really easy .
Polaroid Cube Summary: Features Wi-Fi enabled Image stabilization HD 1440p video 8MP camera 124° wide-angle lens Weather proof Records up to 107 minutes 35mm x 35mm microSD up to 128GB Keywords: features, enabled, image, stabilization, hd Full article on polaroid.com | 573 Points and 182 Comments Storemapper: Bootstrapped to $50k/year in 2 years Summary: We now have six plans in all: Micro for early and small businesses, Pro which suites the majority of our customers, and Premium for power users and big brands, with a monthly and annual option for each.
First-Person Hyper-lapse Videos Summary: Try Microsoft EdgeA fast and secure browser that’s designed for Windows 10No thanks Get started Keywords: site, microsoft, edgea, fast, secure Full article on research.microsoft.com | 1466 Points and 176 Comments Compile like it’s 1992 Summary: Leave all the default settings and select “Start Installation”: The warnings will tell you that Microsoft windows folder could not be found but it is not needed anyway, just press Enter.
Show HN: Pythonpy – the swiss army knife of the command line Summary: Pythonpy also supports ipython style tab completion, which you can enable by adding the following to your .bashrc Keywords: input, tab, completion, line, pythonpy Full article on github.com | 219 Points and 44 Comments Prostitution and the internet Summary: The customers who reported encounters to the website we analysed clearly value the stereotypical features of Western beauty: women they describe as slim but not scrawny, or as having long blonde hair or full breasts, can charge the highest hourly rates (see chart 3).
They’re Made out of Meat Summary: “Officially, we are required to contact, welcome and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in this quadrant of the Universe, without prejudice, fear or favor. Keywords: meat, made, contact, radio, talk Full article on terrybisson.com | 556 Points and 170 Comments Chesscademy – Learn How to Play Chess Summary: Watch videos, solve puzzles, and play games. Keywords: play, learn, chess, watch, videos
Questions about Nasa’s space drive answered Summary: “Finally, a 50 ohm RF resistive load was used in place of the test article to verify no significant systemic effects that would cause apparent or real torsion pendulum displacements. Keywords: thrust, drive, test, power, nasa Full article on wired.co.uk | 285 Points and 200 Comments Go 1.4+ Garbage Collection Plan and Roadmap Full article on golang.org | 280 Points and 178 Comments
Gamma FinFisher hacked: 40 GB of internal documents and source code published Summary: Furthermore, we see that these government customers are aware that FinFisher is defrauding companies and their users by abusing their branding, logos and names – something that is generally considered criminal behavior when done by any other actor on the internet. Keywords: finfisher, code, exploits, systems, gamma Full article on netzpolitik.org | 401 Points and 103 Comments
US Sought Permission to Change Historical Record of a Public Court Proceeding Summary: On June 6, 2014, Judge White held a hearing in Jewel and Shubert v. Obama on our emergency motion to enforce the court’s previous order that the government preserve evidence of its Internet backbone surveillance, evidence that is directly relevant to the plaintiffs’ claims in Jewel that their Internet communications were collected by the government. Keywords: government, transcript, court, judge, request
What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL Summary: In the ORMs I’ve used, links between classes are represented in the data model as foreign keys which, if not configured carefully, result in a large number of joins when retrieving the object. Keywords: data, database, sql, orms, application Full article on wozniak.ca | 371 Points and 240 Comments Hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online Summary: In response to a review complaining of rude treatment over a bucket of ice, the proprietors shot back: “I know you guys wanted to hang out and get drunk for 2 days and that is fine.
Remy – Computer-generated TCP congestion algorithm Summary: Other, more natural behaviors would be more reliable (multipath routing) or faster (allowing out-of-order delivery) or cause lower delays (don’t retransmit), but today’s TCP — part of the endpoint operating systems — would respond poorly. Keywords: tcp, remy, network, algorithms, protocol Full article on web.mit.edu | 274 Points and 43 Comments A new set of Firefox Developer Tools features Summary: There’s a new sidebar in the Style Editor which displays a list of shortcuts to every @media rule in the stylesheet (or Sass source ) you’re editing.
Vision-Correcting Displays [video] Full article on youtube.com | 172 Points and 48 Comments Please Give Edward Snowden His Medal of Freedom Already Summary: The anti-Snowden brigade generally claim that he should have worked within the system to blow the whistle on it, and/or should have returned to the USA to face the subsequent music — although it has since become apparent that the NSA has not been completely forthcoming about Snowden’s attempts to express his concerns without going public.
I found a bug in the .NET framework and fixed it by hand-altering the DLL Summary: After Bart finished grumbling and accepted that I was not going to let him leave until we resolved the issue, we sat down and we fucking patched the binary by hand. Keywords: code, il, dll, expression, property Full article on blog.nullspace.io | 332 Points and 119 Comments Letter to a Young Haskell Enthusiast Summary: The only thing you need category theory for is to take great categorical and mathematical concepts from the world and import them back to programming, and translate them along the way so that others don’t need to make the same journey you did.
Stellar Summary: Figuring out how to efficiently move money is something we support very strongly: Stripe spends a lot of effort integrating different banking and finance protocols in various countries ( 17 at last count). Keywords: stellar, stripe, world, money, bitcoin Full article on stripe.com | 942 Points and 465 Comments The Lowdown on Lidar Full article on docs.google.com | 667 Points and 274 Comments Introducing EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month 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.
Show HN: NomadList – The best cities to live and work remotely in Summary: income🏥 healthcare💬 freedom of speech🌶 adult nightlife👦🏼 Distance to Pieter💨 air quality (year)🏡 liveability⌨️ places to work📅 avg trip length💵 cost for local🎒 checkins / 1M now🎒 checkins / 1M🏩 Airbnb vs. hotel $🏩 Airbnb vs. rent $☠️ suicide😝 fun💵 cost vs. income Keywords: cost, nomad, list, nomads, airbnb Full article on nomadlist.io | 633 Points and 301 Comments