Snakisms Full article on pippinbarr.github.io | 961 Points and 140 Comments Startup School – YC’s Online Class Summary: The advisors are mostly YC alumni, like Daniel Kan ( Cruise ), Sanjay Dastoor ( Boosted Boards ), and Cindy Wu ( Experiment ). Keywords: yc, online, startup, class, ll Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 419 Points and 64 Comments Hydrogen – An advanced drum machine for Linux Summary: For those of you that are not subscribed to the development mailing list, here you can find the official release message as posted by Sebastian (aka Mauser) on August 4th
Mathematics for Computer Science [pdf] Full article on courses.csail.mit.edu | 1059 Points and 153 Comments Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up Summary: I’ll spare you too much detail, but if you’re interested in my build you can see what parts I ordered here - the machine is a bit of overkill, but given I want to learn how to develop for VR, it seemed to be a good balance of power and price for the long haul.
A deep dive into why Wi-Fi kind of sucks Summary: Under ideal real-world conditions (10 feet or so distance, no intervening walls, no interference or competition), a single high-quality client device will generally get somewhere between one-third to two-thirds of the PHY rate for the channel it’s connected to , multiplied by the number of MIMO streams it can transmit and receive on. Keywords: mbps, router, devices, device, streams
How Uber Used Secret “Greyball” Tool to Deceive Authorities Worldwide Summary: To build a case against the company, officers like Mr. England posed as riders, opening the Uber app to hail a car and watching as miniature vehicles on the screen made their way toward the potential fares. Keywords: uber, drivers, city, greyball, company Full article on nytimes.com | 1144 Points and 764 Comments Images and video showing extent of Oroville dam damage Summary: Feb 12 - an evacuation was ordered for those in low-lying areas along the Feather River Basin in Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties, due to possible failure of the emergency spillway.
Summary of the Amazon S3 Service Disruption Summary: At 9:37AM PST, an authorized S3 team member using an established playbook executed a command which was intended to remove a small number of servers for one of the S3 subsystems that is used by the S3 billing process. Keywords: subsystem, index, capacity, services, service Full article on aws.amazon.com | 1246 Points and 516 Comments 94-year-old Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Solid State Battery Summary: The engineers’ glass electrolytes allow them to plate and strip alkali metals on both the cathode and the anode side without dendrites, which simplifies battery cell fabrication.
The Other Half Summary: The surgery was done with me awake, and involved making a small hole in my right wrist, where Sonny (while blasting Bon Jovi) went in with a catheter, found the blocked artery, installed a 30mm stent, and gave back the blood to the quarter of my heart that was choked off. Keywords: heart, back, hours, lot, surgery Full article on ascii.textfiles.com | 805 Points and 319 Comments
Qualities that I believe make the most difference in programmers’ productivity Summary: rss feed | twitter | google group | old site : Keywords: antirez, rss, feed, twitter, google Full article on antirez.com | 782 Points and 312 Comments Raspberry Pi Zero W, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, priced at $10 Summary: You may have noticed that we’ve added several new Zero distributors recently: ModMyPi in the UK, pi3g in Germany, Samm Teknoloji in Turkey, Kubii in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, and Kiwi Electronics in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
I am an Uber survivor Summary: I imagined spending weekends hiking with my new nerdy, liberal, open minded buddies who respected human beings irrespective of their gender, sexuality, or religion. Keywords: uber, work, team, women, female Full article on medium.com | 2168 Points and 771 Comments SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year Summary: Falcon Heavy is due to launch its first test flight this summer and, once successful, will be the most powerful vehicle to reach orbit after the Saturn V Moon rocket.
“I was just asked to balance a Binary Search Tree by JFK’s airport immigration” 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 | 660 Points and 314 Comments Prophet: forecasting at scale Summary: For instance, large organizations like Facebook must engage in capacity planning to efficiently allocate scarce resources and goal setting in order to measure performance relative to a baseline.
Machine Learning from scratch: Bare bones implementations in Python Summary: The purpose of this project is not to produce as optimized and computationally efficient algorithms as possible but rather to present the inner workings of them in a transparent and accessible way. Keywords: figure, network, learning, dataset, pull Full article on github.com | 694 Points and 63 Comments Linus on Git and SHA-1 Summary: The reason for using a cryptographic hash in a project like git is because it pretty much guarantees that there is no accidental clashes, and it’s also a really really good error detection thing.
White House Bars NYT, CNN, and Politico from Briefing Summary: VideoA tabloid darling back when he was running a close-knit real estate and branding business in New York, President Trump has found himself subsumed and increasingly infuriated by a national media that regularly confronts him with leaks and criticisms. Keywords: white, house, news, trump, times Full article on nytimes.com | 660 Points and 384 Comments Cloudflare data still in Bing caches Full article on news.
Cloudflare Reverse Proxies Are Dumping Uninitialized Memory Full article on bugs.chromium.org | 3238 Points and 992 Comments Announcing the first SHA-1 collision Full article on security.googleblog.com | 3030 Points and 485 Comments List of Sites Affected by Cloudflare’s HTTPS Traffic Leak Summary: Crimeflare collected their lists by doing NS DNS lookups on a large number of domains, and checking SSL certificate ownership. Keywords: list, sites, cloudflare, data, affected Full article on github.
Seven earth-sized planets discovered circling a star 39 light years from Earth Summary: Kepler is also observing the system and will gather data that can better pin down the planetary masses, says Courtney Dressing, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Keywords: planets, star, worlds, planet, team Full article on nature.com | 2256 Points and 688 Comments API Design Guide Summary: This guide is a living document and additions to it will be made over time as new style and design patterns are adopted and approved.
Why I Don’t Talk to Google Recruiters Summary: What happened at the interview was, most probably, very close to what Max Howell experiencedwith Google : some programmers who didn’t know a thing about my profile asked me to invent some algorithms on a white board for almost four hours. Keywords: recruiters, profile, interview, back, email Full article on yegor256.com | 892 Points and 653 Comments Upspin – Another option for file sharing Full article on security.
Starting an Internet Service Provider Summary: I had a pretty substantial tech background; I worked at a datacenter, was a software engineer, and started and sold a small web hosting service prior to embarking on my short-lived journey in the Marine Corps. Keywords: fiber, service, nepa, equipment, internet Full article on chrishacken.com | 912 Points and 242 Comments Signal can now be used without Google Play Services Summary: @@ -1,6 +1,7 @@packageorg.
Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber Summary: When I reported the situation, I was told by both HR and upper management that even though this was clearly sexual harassment and he was propositioning me, it was this man’s first offense, and that they wouldn’t feel comfortable giving him anything other than a warning and a stern talking-to. Keywords: women, told, team, hr, uber Full article on susanjfowler.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Benchmarked – Giving Intel’s $1000 Chips A Run For It Summary: No matter what metric we look at, whether it be absolute performance, value, power efficiency or features we can’t help but find Ryzen to be one of the most compelling products that AMD has ever developed. Keywords: ryzen, amd, performance, intel, clock Full article on wccftech.com | 427 Points and 263 Comments Show HN: Generate a quiz from a Wikipedia page Summary: cssAdding initial web page html and css Feb 9, 2017 pythonlocation questions turned back on, but pulling incorrect locations fr… Jun 1, 2017 LICENSE.
Google Spreadsheets and Python Summary: In this tutorial, we’ll use Anton Burnashev’s excellent gspread Python package to read, write, and delete data from a Google Spreadsheet with just a few lines of code. Keywords: spreadsheet, google, python, row, data Full article on twilio.com | 811 Points and 140 Comments Fifth Circuit holds that First Amendment protects the right to record the police [pdf] Full article on ca5.uscourts.gov | 670 Points and 189 Comments
Linus Torvalds: Successful projects are 99% perspiration and 1% innovation Summary: As the creator and benevolent dictator of the open-source Linux kernel , not to mention the inventor of the Git distributed version control system, Torvalds has demonstrated that his approach produces results. Keywords: torvalds, linux, code, kernel, people Full article on theregister.co.uk | 651 Points and 172 Comments What could happen if you refuse to unlock your phone at the US border?
I started a one-man biz that’s beating VC-backed startups Summary: That means we help musicians & record labels get their music into online stores & streaming services (iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Amazon, and more). Keywords: distrokid, stores, artists, ve, music Full article on news.distrokid.com | 1237 Points and 219 Comments GitHub commit search: “remove password” Full article on github.com | 861 Points and 257 Comments TensorFlow 1.0 Released Full article on developers.
Introducing Cloud Spanner, a Global Database Service Full article on cloudplatform.googleblog.com | 1068 Points and 379 Comments Show HN: A guide to all HTML5 elements and attributes Full article on htmlreference.io | 728 Points and 93 Comments India has banned disposable plastic in Delhi Summary: It shook me to the core, on my journey I’d seen the shocking ocean pollution throughout Indo, SE Asia and India but here I was amongst the tallest, most beautiful mountains on earth witnessing trash (that I had a hand in creating) starting it’s long migration to the sea.
Operating Systems: From 0 to 1 Summary: It covers 10 chapters of the “System Programming Guide” (Intel Manual Volume 3), along with a simple keyboard and video driver for input and output. Keywords: book, chapter, part, complete, hardware Full article on tuhdo.github.io | 709 Points and 79 Comments Amazon Chime Summary: You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization.
A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone Summary: In a statement this week, Homeland Security secretary John Kelly said that people visiting the United States may be asked to give up passwords to their social media accounts. Keywords: bikkannavar, phone, cbp, officer, search Full article on theverge.com | 956 Points and 438 Comments Python moved to GitHub Summary: LTO takes advantage of the ability of recent compiler toolchains to optimize across the otherwise arbitrary .
Takeover.sh – Wipe and reinstall a running Linux system via SSH without reboot Summary: Note that you may still have to clean up LVM volumes ( dmsetup is your friend) and similar before you can safely repartition your disk and install Gentoo Linux, which is of course the whole reason you’re doing this crazy thing to begin with. Keywords: script, filesystem, system, environment, root Full article on github.com | 515 Points and 75 Comments
H-1B visas mainly go to Indian outsourcing firms Summary: Analysing data compiled by Théo Négri of jobsintech.io, The Economist found that between 2012 and 2015 the three biggest Indian outsourcing firms—TCS, Wipro and Infosys—submitted over 150,000 visa applications for positions that paid a median salary of $69,500. Keywords: workers, visas, firms, programme, indian Full article on economist.com | 456 Points and 401 Comments Software Engineering at Google Full article on arxiv.
RethinkDB versus PostgreSQL: my personal experience Summary: I also encountered a lot of painful scalability and performance issues, which I fixed by tedious benchmarking, debugging, studying logs, and introducing client side workarounds (e.g., idle timeouts on changefeeds). Keywords: rethinkdb, postgresql, data, database, lot Full article on blog.sagemath.com | 822 Points and 327 Comments GitLab’s Secret to Managing Employees in 160 Locations: Write Everything Down Summary: 3:10 – “After a few days, they just started working from home” – Sid talks about how GitLab didn’t really set out to create a distributed company — it just evolved naturally.
Looking for Work After 25 Years of Octave Summary: You can fund my work directly by following the link to PayPal on this page: http://jweaton.org/?page_id=48 or, if you are in the United States and a tax-deductible donation is important to you, you can contribute to the Octave project through the Free Software Foundation here: https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=10 Keywords: octave, project, find, work, support Full article on lists.gnu.org | 1332 Points and 475 Comments
Hans Rosling has died Summary: He passed away early Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017, surrounded by his family in Uppsala, Sweden. Keywords: hans, rosling, gapminder, sad, announce Full article on m.gapminder.org | 846 Points and 135 Comments What programming languages are used most on weekends? Summary: The difference in number there is mostly due to people largely using Stack Overflow for their jobs on weekdays, and we see this pattern both in questions posted and traffic to our site.
What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen Summary: What’s more, Vizio identified viewing data from cable or broadband service providers, set-top boxes, streaming devices, DVD players, and over-the-air broadcasts. Keywords: vizio, consumers, smart, data, ftc Full article on ftc.gov | 888 Points and 333 Comments RethinkDB joins the Linux Foundation: What Happens Next Summary: Although it would have been possible to fork the source code and continue developing it with a new name under the terms of the AGPL, the interim leadership team felt that securing the rights and adopting a more permissive license would provide a stronger foundation for moving the project forward.
A DIY M&Ms and Skittles sorting machine Summary: The Arduino controller then determines the item colour (based on reference data) and positions the exit tube (also using a stepper motor) to guide the piece to the correct container. Keywords: machine, pieces, stepper, parts, wheel Full article on willemm.nl | 581 Points and 121 Comments The State of Go Summary: “Vet is stricter in some ways and looser where it previously caused false positives.
Blockchain Demo [video] Summary: by Anders Brownworth BTC: 1K3NvcuZzVTueHW1qhkG2Cm3viRkh2EXJpETH: 0x84a90e21d9d02e30ddcea56d618aa75ba90331ff Keywords: blockchain, demo, anders, brownworth, btc Full article on anders.com | 723 Points and 147 Comments Facebook is terrifying Summary: UPDATE: a little privacy tip: use Facebook in mobile Safari, with an adblocker , and delete the iOS native app — helps a lot AND saves you from tons of ads and 3rd party cookie tracking. Keywords: facebook, people, picture, post, ve
Ventusky – Weather data visualization Summary: Temperature Precipitation Wind Wind gusts Clouds Air pressure CAPE Snow cover Freezing level Keywords: wind, temperature, precipitation, gusts, clouds Full article on ventusky.com | 849 Points and 108 Comments Announcing GVFS: Git Virtual File System Summary: The driver binaries are also available for preview as a NuGet package, and your best bet is to play with GVFS in a VM and not in any production environment.
To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics Summary: But in his talk Su identified what he views as structural barriers in the mathematical community that dictate who gets the opportunity to succeed in the field — from the requirements attached to graduate school admissions to implicit assumptions about who looks the part of a budding mathematician. Keywords: people, mathematics, math, talk, su Full article on quantamagazine.org | 538 Points and 230 Comments
An Email Thread Between a Developer and Gigster Summary: “Contractor agrees to indemnify Gigster from any and all claims, damages, liability, settlement, attorneys’ fees and expenses, as incurred, on account of the foregoing or any breach of this agreement” Keywords: gigster, andy, jan, questions, chase Full article on andychase.me | 821 Points and 265 Comments Introducing Lottie: Airbnb’s tool for adding animations to native apps Summary: Our team ( Brandon Withrow on iOS , Gabriel Peal on Android , Leland Richardson on React Native , and I on experience design) began our journey by building on top of Torrisi’s phenomenal work.
Welcome, ACLU Full article on medium.com | 1558 Points and 1030 Comments LibreTaxi – A free and open source alternative to Uber and Lyft Summary: Roman Pushkin - founder @ LibreTaxi Keywords: roman, pushkin, founder, libretaxi Full article on libretaxi.org | 1275 Points and 382 Comments Open-sourcing Chrome on iOS Full article on blog.chromium.org | 550 Points and 284 Comments New H1-B Visa bill doubles the salary requirements to $130K/yr Summary: “My legislation refocuses the H-1B programme to its original intent - to seek out and find the best and brightest from around the world, and to supplement the US workforce with talented, highly-paid, and highly-skilled workers who help create jobs here in America, not replace them,” said Lofgren.
Lyft surges to the top 10 on App Store following the “DeleteUber” campaign Summary: The company had tweeted that surge pricing at JFK had been switched off, shortly after the NY Taxi Workers Alliance called for a stop on pickups at the airport in response to what they said was the “inhumane, unconstitutional ban of Muslim refugees and travelers.” Keywords: uber, lyft, app, jfk, taxi Full article on techcrunch.com | 675 Points and 530 Comments
Lyft donates $1M to the ACLU, condemns Trump’s immigration actions Summary: Ride hailing provider Lyft has taken a strong stance against Trump’s new immigration actions and ban on Muslim refugees (which Rudy Giuliani admitted is exactly what it was intended to be on Fox News on Sunday morning). Keywords: lyft, trump, actions, community, employees Full article on techcrunch.com | 514 Points and 264 Comments Chrome Widevine DRM can no longer be disabled Full article on bugs.
Time to Take a Stand Summary: But the executive order from yesterday titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” is tantamount to a Muslim ban and requires objection. Keywords: companies, actions, trump, tech, action Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 1131 Points and 992 Comments Sergey Brin joins protest against immigration order at SFO Summary: Brin’s family emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1979 to escape Jewish persecution.
How to leak to the press Summary: The week’s events and the new climate of uncertainty spurred a number of news organizations to remind readers that they are ready and willing to accept leaks, via regular mail and also online with secure tools like SecureDrop , the encrypted anonymous communication software maintained by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Keywords: address, tor, securedrop, landing, page Full article on niemanlab.org | 680 Points and 207 Comments
Things Every Hacker Once Knew Summary: Also roughly contemporaneous with USENET and the BBS culture, and also destroyed or absorbed by cheap Internet, were some commercial timesharing services supporting dialup access by modem, of which the best known were AOL (America Online) CompuServe, and GEnie; others included The Source and Prodigy. Keywords: unix, early, ascii, terminal, common Full article on catb.org | 539 Points and 322 Comments Comparing Elixir and Go Summary: Many other projects are built with Erlang, including WhatsApp, Facebook’s chat service, Amazon’s CloudFront CDN, Incapsula, Heroku’s routing and logging layers, CouchDB, Riak, RabbitMQ, and about half of the world’s phone systems.
First they came for the Iranians Summary: I care about the happiness, freedom, and welfare of all the men and women who are actually working to understand the universe and build the technologies of the future, and of all the bright young people who want to join these quests, whatever their backgrounds and wherever they might be found—whether it’s in Iran or Israel, in India or China or right here in the US.
Chrome will aggressively throttle background tabs Summary: Worse yet, the heuristic is based on local CPU time; faster clients may have no issue and face no throttling, but slower devices often will, causing cascading processing and notification delays. Keywords: background, timers, chrome, throttling, application Full article on blog.strml.net | 811 Points and 389 Comments iOS and MacOS Developers Can Now Respond to Reviews Summary: You determine the points in the user experience at which it makes sense to call the API and the system takes care of the rest.
Learn TensorFlow and deep learning, without a Ph.D. Summary: Görner, integrals are taught in kindergarten!” I get the same feeling today, when I read most free online resources dedicated to deep learning. Keywords: video, learning, chapter, tensorflow, slides Full article on cloud.google.com | 720 Points and 43 Comments Western Union admits to aiding wire fraud, to pay $586M Summary: With the help of Western Union agents, Chinese immigrants used the service to send hundreds of millions of dollars to pay human smugglers, wiring the money in smaller increments to avoid federal reporting requirements, U.
Chrome 56 will mark HTTP pages with password fields as non-secure Summary: Starting January 2017, Chrome 56 will label HTTP pages with password or credit card form fields as “not secure,” given their particularly sensitive nature. Keywords: http, chrome, https, security, users Full article on security.googleblog.com | 947 Points and 398 Comments Announcing Pipenv Summary: These are intended to replace $ pip install usage, as well as manual virtualenv management.
I Had My Electronics Seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Summary: Upon my arrival in the United States, I was detained by Customs and Border Protection ( CBP ) where my belongings were picked apart and I was asked lots of strange, some offensive questions about my personal life. Keywords: cbp, trip, phone, make, electronics Full article on vc.gg | 951 Points and 593 Comments Container Tabs Summary: At an abstract level, the feature seeks to give users more control over the data websites can access (ex: cookies, localStorage, indexedDB, etc).
Lavabit Reloaded Summary: By establishing secure, end-to-end encryption standards and technologies, we’re revolutionizing how the world communicates and protects its digital privacy. Keywords: secure, email, mail, people, open Full article on lavabit.com | 626 Points and 228 Comments Neocities: Free, modern Geocities reboot Summary: Our fast static hosting comes with a great in-browser HTML editor, easy file uploading, a command line tool , RSS feeds for every site, APIs for building developer applications, and much more!
Google Has Started Penalizing Mobile Websites with Intrusive Pop-Up Ads Summary: Web pages need ads to operate, but forced interactions can be a pretty frustrating user experience, so it’s good to see Google take a strong stance here. Keywords: google, page, pages, web, content Full article on scribblrs.com | 880 Points and 386 Comments NHTSA’s full investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot shows 40% crash rate reduction Summary: Reuters reported earlier on Thursday that the investigation would not result in a recall of Tesla vehicles , but the full findings show that in fact, the federal regulatory body found plenty to praise while conducting its inquiry.
What I Wish I’d Known About Equity Before Joining a Unicorn Summary: This can culminate to the point where early employees have modest liquid assets but are “paper millionaires”, and have to make the hard decision to throw all that away or stick around until their founders allow them some return. Keywords: company, private, years, employees, companies Full article on gist.github.com | 1382 Points and 558 Comments Removing Python 2.
Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Summary: The military, under pressure from a lawsuit filed on her behalf by Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union, has permitted her to partly transition to life as a woman, including giving her cross-sex hormones and letting her wear women’s undergarments and light cosmetics. Keywords: manning, military, including, commutation, american Full article on nytimes.com | 1503 Points and 713 Comments