Postal: Open source mail delivery platform, alternative to Mailgun or Sendgrid Summary: Postal was developed by aTech Media to serve its own mail processing requirements and we have since decided that it should be released as an open source project for the community. Keywords: commit, apr, appmail, dec, jun Full article on github.com | 715 Points and 182 Comments India Is Winning Its War on Human Waste Summary: That’s why Indian researchers are testing a variety of new tools, including redesigned toilets that don’t require sewer systems and advanced ways to treat human waste.
Robert M. Pirsig has died Summary: William Morrow/HarperCollins Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his “novelistic autobigraphy,” Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , died Monday at the age of 88. Keywords: pirsig, motorcycle, zen, wrote, william Full article on npr.org | 655 Points and 261 Comments Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting solution to plastic pollution Summary: Credit: César Hernández/CSIC “If a single enzyme is responsible for this chemical process, its reproduction on a large scale using biotechnological methods should be achievable,” said Cambridge’s Paolo Bombelli, first author of the study published today in the journal Current Biology .
Lyrebird – An API to copy the voice of anyone Summary: LYREBIRD Keywords: lyrebird Full article on lyrebird.ai | 1401 Points and 298 Comments How SSH got port number 22 Summary: Developers and system administrators frequently use it to open a tunnel that they can use to gain remote access from their home or from their laptop when they are travelling. Keywords: port, ssh, access, server, number Full article on ssh.
The Guardian Pulls Out of Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple News Summary: Our primary objective is to bring audiences to the trusted environment of the Guardian to support building deeper relationships with our readers, and growing membership and contributions to fund our world-class journalism.” Keywords: guardian, articles, publishers, instant, news Full article on digiday.com | 474 Points and 201 Comments The U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100K people Summary: The wind industry employs tens of thousands of people in some of the states where support for Trump was strong: Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas.
What Happens When You Send a Zero-Day to a Bank? Full article on privacylog.blogspot.com | 1494 Points and 438 Comments For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Power Summary: The coal-fired Ferrybridge C power station in Northern England closed last year.Credit Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Friday was the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain did not burn coal to generate electricity, a development that officials and climate change activists celebrated as a watershed moment.
Calculus Made Easy (1914) [pdf] Summary: %PDF-1.6 % 1026 0 obj <> endobj xref 1026 8 0000000016 00000 n 0000001460 00000 n 0000001564 00000 n 0000001693 00000 n 0000001890 00000 n 0000001988 00000 n 0000002290 00000 n 0000000456 00000 n trailer <]>> startxref 0 %%EOF 1033 0 obj<>stream x]LW;3ԄV+4A&d Keywords: obj, endobj, xref, trailer, startxref Full article on djm.cc | 1080 Points and 188 Comments A new upstream project to break up Docker into independent components Summary: Details janky Jenkins build Docker-PRs 41711 is running
Google plans ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser Summary: By switching on its own ad-filter, Google is hoping to quell further growth of blocking tools offered by third-party companies, the people said, some of which charge fees in exchange for letting ads pass through their filters. Keywords: google, ads, advertising, online, chrome Full article on wsj.com | 824 Points and 487 Comments System76 is moving product design and manufacturing in house Summary: Up to this point we’ve developed every capability, capital wise, that an organically grown hardware company can.
Steve Ballmer serves up a data trove about government spending in the US Summary: On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts . Keywords: ballmer, government, people, data, money Full article on nytimes.com | 1124 Points and 258 Comments
How to Raise a Creative Child – Step One: Back Off (2016) Summary: SINCE Malcolm Gladwell popularized the “10,000-hour rule” suggesting that success depends on the time we spend in deliberate practice, debate has raged about how the hours necessary to become an expert vary by field and person. Keywords: children, creative, parents, music, rules Full article on nytimes.com | 517 Points and 253 Comments Rope Science – Computer science concepts behind the Xi editor Full article on github.
Golang SSH Security Summary: To clarify this for our users, we will be updating our documentation to reflect our recommendations to securely operate our tools, as well as explicitly highlighting that we do not support SSH Host Key checking at this time. Keywords: ssh, tools, golang, security, work Full article on bridge.grumpy-troll.org | 426 Points and 103 Comments Arturo Di Modica has a point Summary: And it was commissioned to be presented on the first anniversary of State Street Global’s “Gender Diversity Index” fund, which has the following NASDAQ ticker symbol: SHE.
A Competitive Programmer’s Handbook Summary: Introduction Time complexity Sorting Data structures Complete search Greedy algorithms Dynamic programming Amortized analysis Range queries Bit manipulation Keywords: algorithms, book, programming, part, competitive Full article on cses.fi | 1117 Points and 157 Comments Bob Taylor Has Died Summary: Robert W. Taylor in Woodside, Calif., in 1999.Credit Peter DaSilva He left the Pentagon in 1969 and taught for a year at the University of Utah before joining the newly formed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in California.
How We Built r/Place Summary: Using a separate div made it easy to control the order that these transforms were applied to the canvas, which was important for preventing the camera from moving when toggling the zoom level. Keywords: canvas, board, tile, needed, drawing Full article on redditblog.com | 1152 Points and 242 Comments PhantomJS: Stepping down as maintainer Summary: Hidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages Keywords: hidden, fieldssearch, groups, messages
Chrome 59 has cross-platform headless support Summary: What you’re looking at is a mostly comprehensive list of web platform features that have landed in Chromium, ordered chronologically by the milestone in which they were added. Keywords: features, marked, development, comprehensive, list Full article on chromestatus.com | 834 Points and 154 Comments Remove United from your flight results Summary: Corporations can treat you like shit because you’ll eventually forget you were ever mad.
Electron is flash for the desktop (2016) Summary: As a developer its really easy to fall into the trap of assuming your app / website / whatever is a gift to humanity and the most important thing your users are doing. Keywords: chrome, slack, app, battery, laptop Full article on josephg.com | 1519 Points and 996 Comments We’re dropping Google Ads Summary: If so I would recommend http://plista.com They will also help you with the “you might like” part of your site and at least last time I checked they had extensive algorithms in place to find bogus ads and remove them from the network.
Atmospheric CO2 levels accelerate upwards Summary: SOURCE: “Perspectives for the Energy Transition” by IEA & IRENA, 2017.This report is just the latest to show that the path to a safe climate future requires rapid reductions in how much CO2 we pull out of the ground each year. Keywords: climate, atmosphere, chart, global, increases Full article on nationalobserver.com | 499 Points and 503 Comments A man wouldn’t leave an overbooked United flight, so he was dragged off Summary: So, according to witnesses and videos of the incident, he was pulled screaming from his seat by security, knocked against an arm rest and dragged down the aisle and back to the terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Semantic UI Summary: Semantic’s components allow several distinct types of definitions: elements, collections, views, modules and behaviors which cover the gamut of interface design. Keywords: semantic, ui, definitions, development, framework Full article on semantic-ui.com | 768 Points and 250 Comments The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews Summary: Continue reading the main storyResearch that my colleagues and I have conducted shows that the problem with interviews is worse than irrelevance: They can be harmful, undercutting the impact of other, more valuable information about interviewees.
Snowden: NSA just lost control of its Top Secret arsenal of digital weapons Summary: CloseCloseCloseCloseCloseCountryCodeFor customers ofUnited States40404(any)Canada21212(any)United Kingdom86444Vodafone, Orange, 3, O2Brazil40404Nextel, TIMHaiti40404Digicel, VoilaIreland51210Vodafone, O2India53000Bharti Airtel, Videocon, RelianceIndonesia89887AXIS, 3, Telkomsel, Indosat, XL AxiataItaly4880804Wind3424486444Vodafone » See SMS short codes for other countries Keywords: tweet, location, instant, love, add Full article on twitter.com | 657 Points and 296 Comments New Features Coming in PostgreSQL 10 Summary: To me, changing the behavior of a widely-used system call in a maintenance release seems about as friendly as locking a family of angry racoons in someone’s car, but the glibc maintainers evidently don’t agree.
New York City bans employers from asking potential workers about past salary Summary: Kathryn Wylde, president and chief executive of the Partnership for New York said that “closing the gender pay gap is important,” but that most of the city’s employers were taking their own steps to address the issue. Keywords: york, city, pay, employers, measure Full article on nytlive.nytimes.com | 718 Points and 523 Comments Color Night Vision (2016) [video] Summary: The camera was developed for military use, has an effective ISO rating of 5,000,000, and has a comically long name: “X27 Reconnaissance Day/Night high Fidelity true real time low light/low lux color night vision Imaging Security / Multi Purpose camera system”.
An off-grid social network Summary: Dominic and James are a few key figures in a community of eccentric open source hackers gathering in a social network independent from mainstream internet. Keywords: social, network, scuttlebutt, information, diary Full article on staltz.com | 1031 Points and 367 Comments Twitter refuses US order to disclose owner of anti-Trump account Summary: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.
Build Your Own Text Editor Summary: Feel free to skim or skip the prose, as the main point of this is that you are going to build a text editor from scratch ! Keywords: editor, text, build, booklet, lines Full article on viewsourcecode.org | 1275 Points and 159 Comments Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, Rather Than Phone and Convergence Summary: You might also know that most of the IoT work in auto, robotics, networking, and machine learning is also on Ubuntu, with Canonical providing commercial services on many of those initiatives.
Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award Summary: Past Turing Award recipients who have taught at MIT include Michael Stonebraker (2014), Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali (2013), Barbara Liskov (2008), Ronald Rivest (2002), Butler Lampson (1992), Fernando Corbato (1990), John McCarthy (1971) and Marvin Minsky (1969). Keywords: web, world, award, mit, computer Full article on news.mit.edu | 1735 Points and 287 Comments The Mac Pro Lives Summary: Apple bet on a dual-GPU design (multiple smaller GPUs, with “pro”-level performance coming from parallel processing) but the industry has gone largely in the other direction (machines with one big GPU).
Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down, Saying It Is Too Dangerous to Continue Summary: Carlos Lauría , a senior program coordinator with the Committee to Protect Journalists , said Mexico was going through a “deep freedom of expression crisis,” adding that the killings and threats are having a chilling effect on the democratic process, reducing the flow of information to citizens and lawmakers and stifling Mexicans’ ability to engage in public debate.
0.30000000000000004 Summary: Computers can only natively store integers, so they need some way of representing decimal numbers. Keywords: base, prime, decimals, factor, repeating Full article on 0.30000000000000004.com | 380 Points and 130 Comments Uber’s experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice drivers Summary: Like players on video game platforms such as Xbox, PlayStation and Pogo, Uber drivers can earn badges for achievements like Above and Beyond (denoted on the app by a cartoon of a rocket blasting off), Excellent Service (marked by a picture of a sparkling diamond) and Entertaining Drive (a pair of Groucho Marx glasses with nose and eyebrows).
Why Japan’s Rail Workers Point at Things Summary: James Abbott/CC BY 2.0 Known in Japanese as shisa kanko , pointing-and-calling works on the principle of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors by “raising the consciousness levels of workers”—according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan. Keywords: train, system, japanese, conductors, japan Full article on atlasobscura.com | 959 Points and 320 Comments
Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks Summary: We thank Aaron Hertzmann, Shiry Ginosar, Deepak Pathak, Bryan Russell, Eli Shechtman, Richard Zhang, and Tinghui Zhou for many helpful comments. Keywords: translation, cyclegan, code, image, style Full article on junyanz.github.io | 667 Points and 135 Comments Iosevka – A Typeface for Code, from Code Full article on be5invis.github.io | 568 Points and 122 Comments Fuchsia: a new operating system Summary: It is also possible to get it running on actual hardware, with guides available for installation on a Acer Switch 12 laptop, an Intel Skylake or Broadwell “next unit of computing” ( NUC ), or a Raspberry Pi 3 .
SES-10 Mission Summary: On Friday, December 22nd at 5:27 p.m. PST, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying the Iridium-4 mission to orbit. Keywords: mission, launch, spacex, falcon, satellites Full article on spacex.com | 1094 Points and 354 Comments Many famous scientists have something in common: they didn’t work long hours Summary: On others he walks slowly and stops to listen to the woods around him, a habit “which he practiced in the tropical forests of Brazil” during his service as a naturalist in the Royal Navy, collecting animals, studying the geography and geology of South America, and laying the foundations for a career that would reach its peak with the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.
Explain Shell Summary: write down a command-line to see the help text that matches each argument Keywords: write, text, matches, argument Full article on explainshell.com | 775 Points and 85 Comments Stanford Professor Loses Political Battle To Simplify Tax Filing Process Summary: Stacey Vanek Smith from our Planet Money podcast brings us the story of one man’s quest to simplify the system. Keywords: smith, bankman, joe, taxes, tax Full article on npr.
The House just voted to wipe out the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections Summary: In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast of protections approved just last year that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and Social Security numbers. Keywords: internet, providers, privacy, fcc, consumers Full article on washingtonpost.
Flex Summary: We are focusing first on mobile social apps: simple cloud applications running on phones that organize groups, for example a book club, a soccer league, or an office workflow. Keywords: programming, exploring, problem, understand, ohm Full article on harc.ycr.org | 632 Points and 91 Comments Next.js 2.0 Summary: Since both Node.js and modern browsers that developers use iterate so quickly, we can skip large portions of the compilation step for really fast reloads.
How much your computer can do in a second Summary: The goal is to not be wrong by more than 10x :) We know computers have different disk & network & CPU speeds! Keywords: run, guess, code, computer, computers Full article on computers-are-fast.github.io | 602 Points and 234 Comments UK Home Secretary says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable Summary: Rudd, appointed home secretary or interior minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU, said the British case was different when asked about Apple’s opposition to helping the FBI break into an iPhone from one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Deep Photo Style Transfer Summary: Note: Please make sure that the content image resolution is consistent for Matting Laplacian computation in Matlab and style transfer in Torch, otherwise the result won’t be correct. Keywords: segmentation, id, generate, matlab, code Full article on github.com | 1088 Points and 173 Comments Amazon’s Tepid Response to Counterfeiters Frustrates Sellers Summary: As it happens, on the same Tuesday that No Starch Press discovered the problem with Python for Kids , Amazon announced plans to launch an intellectual property registry that will allow companies to police the usage of their brands.
Google Talk Is Being Discontinued Full article on gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com | 618 Points and 483 Comments Pythagorean Theorem proof in a 2100 year old Chinese book Summary: Get direct links to references, BibTeX extraction and comments on all arXiv papers with: Librarian Keywords: direct, links, references, bibtex, extraction Full article on fermatslibrary.com | 346 Points and 142 Comments Lisp Quickstart Summary: [CLISP on zeus…] > (defun factorial (n) (if (<= n 0) 1 (* n (factorial (- n 1))))) FACTORIAL > (disassemble #‘factorial) Disassembly of function FACTORIAL (CONST 0) = 1 1 required argument 0 optional arguments No rest parameter No keyword parameters 11 byte-code instructions: 0 L0 0 (LOAD&PUSH 1) 1 (CALLS2&JMPIFNOT 174 L14) ; MINUSP 4 (LOAD&PUSH 1) 5 (LOAD&DEC&PUSH 2) 7 (JSR&PUSH L0) 9 (CALLSR 2 57) ; * 12 (SKIP&RET 2) 14 L14 14 (CONST 0) ; 1 15 (SKIP&RET 2) NIL
US Senate votes to undo FCC internet privacy rules Summary: Senate lawmakers voted Thursday to repeal a historic set of rules aimed at protecting consumers’ online data from their own Internet providers, in a move that could make it easier for broadband companies to sell and share their customers’ usage information for advertising purposes. Keywords: internet, providers, fcc, rules, privacy Full article on washingtonpost.com | 992 Points and 441 Comments
Onedrive is slow on Linux but fast with a “Windows” user-agent (2016) Summary: Since the issue has been fixed, I’d like to share a summary here, which will benefit other community members. Keywords: issue, fixed, thread, open, post Full article on answers.microsoft.com | 1423 Points and 469 Comments Update on HTML5 Video for Netflix Summary: About four years ago, we shared our plans for playing premium video in HTML5 , replacing Silverlight and eliminating the extra step of installing and updating browser plug-ins.
GitHub lets staff own IP developed for personal projects using company resources Summary: According to a 2014 paper by the law school at the University of San Diego, the agreement Brown had signed with Alcatel gave the company “full legal right, title and interest” of any work he produced while employed there. Keywords: company, work, ip, github, employees Full article on qz.com | 1841 Points and 462 Comments 2038: Only 21 years away Summary: When asked which tools he is using for this work, Bergmann replied that his core technique involves building kernels with the 32-bit time types removed completely.
Distill: a modern machine learning journal Summary: Fernanda ViégasGoogle Big Picture Group Keywords: brain, team, people, distill, editors Full article on distill.pub | 930 Points and 105 Comments Beautiful Online SICP Full article on sarabander.github.io | 762 Points and 80 Comments Fossjobs: A website for free and open-source software jobs Full article on fossjobs.net | 607 Points and 97 Comments How I Became a Better Programmer Summary: It’s up to you, but I can give you some examples of what I consider fluff: language syntax, library APIs, and configuring build tooling.
They Used To Last 50 Years Summary: Whirlpool (United States) now owns and makes Admiral, Jenn Air, Magic Chef, Maytag, Amana, Estate, Inglis, KitchenAid, Kirkland, Roper and among many others that are lesser known. Keywords: appliances, appliance, years, rust, paint Full article on recraigslist.com | 1359 Points and 860 Comments YC AI Summary: If the experiment works out, we’ll expand what we offer to include things like access to proprietary datasets and computing infrastructure.
Immersive Linear Algebra – textbook with fully interactive figures (2015) Summary: $u$The world’s first linear algebra book with fully interactive figures. Keywords: linear, algebra, replaced, browser, width Full article on immersivemath.com | 1015 Points and 74 Comments U.S. Web Design Standards 1.0 Summary: The following are changes to our build tools and process that have no direct impact on the code itself: Summary: The README , LICENSE , and CONTRIBUTING markdown documents are now included in our static and npm distributions.
Scientists sent a rocket to Mars for less than it cost to make “The Martian” Summary: So we had to trust orally, without documents or certificates, just from the engineer saying, ‘ok, I’ve tested it my way, now you take it.’ That’s all!” She adds, laughing, “I was praying to god that when I press the on button, it should switch on, and not blast something!” Keywords: mars, mission, orbiter, space, india
Acing the technical interview Summary: We all do them, as engineers–often as a part of our morning ritual, along with arranging a beautiful grid of xterms across the astral plane, and compulsively running ls in every nearby directory–just in case things have shifted during the night–the incorporeal equivalent of rummaging through that drawer in the back of the kitchen where we stash odd flanges, screwdrivers, and the strangely specific plastic bits: the accessories, those long-estranged black sheep of the families of our household appliances, their original purpose now forgotten, perhaps never known, but which we are bound to care for nonetheless.
GitLab acquires Gitter, will open-source the code Summary: What’s happening now, though, is that as part of GitLab, Gitter is launching a new feature called Topics, where people will be able to ask and answer questions — sort of like Stack Overflow. Keywords: gitter, gitlab, sijbrandij, startup, source Full article on venturebeat.com | 948 Points and 320 Comments How I Made $70k Self-Publishing a Book about Ruby on Rails Summary: Also, I didn’t much care for some of the rhetoric of some of these authors (“maintainability” being a very slippery justification for endless layers of abstraction, such as “Hexagonal Architecture” ), and thought their writing didn’t adequately address all of the everyday problems of small Ruby shops like I was used to working with.
Keep the Internet Open Summary: Yes – in fact, the original notion about all this was to be in the same spirit as the 1936 Electrical and Telephone Federal Act which was specifically aimed at rural areas that the utilities didn’t want to spend money to reach, so the fed mandated “power and phone” as a kind of universal right. Keywords: carnegie, internet, people, tech, library Full article on blog.
Teach Yourself Computer Science Summary: Each chapter involves building a small piece of the overall system, from writing elementary logic gates in HDL, through a CPU and assembler, all the way to an application the size of a Tetris game. Keywords: computer, systems, science, cs, learning Full article on teachyourselfcs.com | 1308 Points and 237 Comments Stories that Hacker News removes from the front page Summary: It was directly relevant to the Hacker News audience in multiple ways, told a fairly interesting analysis story, and provided source code and data to make it easy for readers to try things out themselves.
How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (2013) Summary: A year after Norquist wrote Bush, a bill to limit return-free filing was introduced by a pair of unlikely allies: Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the conservative House majority leader, and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., a liberal stalwart whose district includes Silicon Valley. Keywords: tax, intuit, filing, irs, taxpayers Full article on propublica.org | 787 Points and 437 Comments
Build a digital clock in Conway’s Life Summary: But then I wouldn’t be able to adjust it as easily by changing the clock at a single point… And I have an electronics background, and in a real circuit, that would be horribly wrong. Keywords: clock, digits, design, state, display Full article on codegolf.stackexchange.com | 712 Points and 87 Comments Can sleep deprivation cure depression? Summary: Research into altering the circadian clock to produce powerful antidepressant benefits could lead to the development of drugs that might mimic the effect of sleep deprivation, but without its obvious drawbacks.
Password Rules Are Bullshit Summary: Yes, you must stop users from having comically bad passwords that equal their username, or aaaaaaaaaaa or 0123456789 , but only as post-entry checks, not as rules that need to be explained in advance. Keywords: password, passwords, length, users, common Full article on blog.codinghorror.com | 711 Points and 272 Comments How to never complete anything Summary: I’ve been working on the same start-up now for about four years, now I’ve read all the books on how to make a successful start-up, and if there’s one thing I know very well, it’s that you have to release early, create an MVP, do the bare minimum.
YC will hold interviews in Vancouver for founders who can’t get US visas Summary: We’ve heard from some founders that they’re nervous about applying to YC because they worry they won’t be able to get visas to attend interviews or the summer program. Keywords: founders, visas, companies, fund, interviews Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 1125 Points and 789 Comments Google Cloud SQL for Postgres Summary: Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
CIA malware and hacking tools Summary: The increasing sophistication of surveillance techniques has drawn comparisons with George Orwell’s 1984, but “Weeping Angel”, developed by the CIA’s Embedded Devices Branch (EDB) , which infests smart TVs, transforming them into covert microphones, is surely its most emblematic realization. Keywords: cia, malware, control, cyber, wikileaks Full article on wikileaks.org | 2699 Points and 1087 Comments Google is acquiring Kaggle Summary: Details about the transaction remain somewhat vague, but given that Google is hosting its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this week, the official announcement could come as early as tomorrow.