The Follower Factory
Summary: Sonja Morgan, a cast member on the Bravo show “The Real Housewives of New York City,” uses her Devumi-boosted Twitter feed to promote her fashion line, a shopping app and a website that sells personalized “video shout-outs.” One former “American Idol” contestant, Clay Aiken, even paid Devumi to spread a grievance: his customer service complaint against Volvo .
Keywords: devumi, followers, twitter, accounts, social
An Italian Song That Sounds Like English But Is Nonsense
Summary: According to Francesco Ciabattoni, who teaches Italian culture and literature at Georgetown University, this Anglo-Italian pop genre grew from Italy’s collective interest in America, as well as the British Invasion of the 1960s.
Keywords: american, language, italian, celentano, song
Summary: 1Password saves you time and makes you more secure by filling logins, shopping carts, and long forms with a single tap or click.
Keywords: secure, time, click, shopping, home
Finding Profitable Startup Ideas
Summary:  W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Blue ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant , Harvard Business School Press, pg.
Keywords: market, business, entrepreneur, approach, competitive
If you watch closely enough, everything is a speaker
Summary: The group tested an eclectic selection of materials, including a bag of chips (excellent), a soda can (surprisingly mediocre), and a potted plant (average).
Keywords: song, playing, essentially, recover, nearby
USAF Is Jamming GPS in Western U.S. For Largest Ever Red Flag Air War Exercise
Summary: The year’s first iteration of the USAF’s premier set of aerial war games, known commonly as Red Flag , is kicking off today at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, but this exercise will be different than any in the past.
Keywords: flag, training, red, gps, usaf
Operation Gunman – how the Soviets bugged IBM typewriters (2015)
Summary: Although the Americans did use a non-linear junction detector (NLJD), which is capable of finding electronic circuits even if they are not switched on, the Russians knew this as well, and had taken extra measures to hide the Selectric Bug from NLJDs, such as the Audiotel Broom .
Keywords: selectric, bug, ibm, head, print
Kaggle Learn review: there is a deep learning track and it is worth your time
Summary: So when I saw Ben Hamner ‘s tweet launching Kaggle Learn , a set of interactive data science tutorials, I made up my mind to give it a shot.
Keywords: learning, deep, track, data, machine
Data Science at the Command Line
Summary: At the same time I’m updating terms (e.g., macOS instead of Mac OS X) and sections (e.g., Installing the Docker image instead of Setting up the Data Science Toolbox ) where appropriate.
Keywords: data, science, line, command, tools
My Delorean runs Perl
Summary: I feel like Perl hits a magic sweet spot of providing enough structure to build a correct, performant program, while being minimal and generic enough to plug things together with ease, and even offering enough syntax features to express complex operations in terse but readable code.
Keywords: perl, code, project, time, software
Amazon’s $23M book about flies (2011)
Summary: Nonetheless this seems like a fairly risky thing to rely on – most people probably don’t behave that way – and meanwhile you’ve got a book sitting on the shelf collecting dust.
Keywords: price, book, profnath, bordeebook, prices
Python 1.0.0 is out (1994)
Summary: Hidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages
Keywords: hidden, fieldssearch, groups, messages
Craftsmanship – The alternative to the four-hour work week mindset
Summary: A mindset that I see when I hear people talk about having an amazing idea that they want to farm out to a young college student who can code or outsourcing development of a product to a cheap dev house.
Keywords: expertise, mindset, business, startup, resources
Postgres indexes under the hood
Summary: In the database tables themselves, Postgres uses a hack strategy called The Oversized Attribute Storage Technique to split out the data into multiple pages.
Keywords: postgres, node, index, data, split
Free Linux cloud shell for Gmail users
Summary: English (United Kingdom)English (United States)Español (Latinoamérica)
Keywords: united, latinoamérica, states, kingdom
FOSDEM 2018 schedule
Summary: The lightning talk is a very popular format, used at many conferences, where speakers have a mere 15 minutes at their disposal to showcase an open source project, an idea, or a concept thereof.
Keywords: fosdem, open, source, conference, tracks
Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older
Summary: Being a quiet, timid person, I simply nodded, walked back to my desk and stared at that spreadsheet for like an hour, hoping to make some sense of it (yep, just like George Costanza and the Penske file ).
Keywords: time, feel, life, lot, mistakes
The good guy/bad guy myth
Summary: In her study of folklore From the Beast to the Blonde (1995), the English author and critic Marina Warner rejects a reading of folktales, popularised by the American child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, as a set of analogies for our psychological and developmental struggles.
Keywords: good, moral, stories, guys, values
Show HN: Find a co-hacker for your project
VM escape vulnerabilities patched in VirtualBox
Summary: The next step for Red Hat’s Hans de Goede is landing the “vboxsf” driver for VirtualBox guest shared folder support.
Keywords: guest, virtualbox, host, operating, vulnerabilities
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch is reportedly set for February 6th
‘We Shall Overcome’ Is Put in Public Domain in a Copyright Settlement
Summary: Ludlow also said uses of the song had in the past been “carefully vetted” but warned that its words and melody could now be used by advertising agencies and others “in any manner they wish, including inaccurate historical uses, commercials, parodies, spoofs and jokes, and even for political purposes by those who oppose civil rights for all Americans.”
Keywords: song, copyright, overcome, ludlow, plaintiffs
Tether has “dissolved” relationship with auditor Friedman LLP
Ted Nelson’s published papers on computers and interaction, 1965 to 1977
Summary: From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and the Mind’s Machine
Keywords: comment, texts, selected, papers, nelson
Nicolas Cage DeepFake
Summary: derpfakes was the user who first demonstrated how the framework could be used in a Hollywood setting in a well known recent scene:
Keywords: derpfakes, deepfake, framework, pornography, demonstrated
What Life Looks Like When Night Lasts for Days
Summary: I spend nearly the whole day outside chopping firewood for our house (we live off the grid), maintaining trails, plowing, going on walks with our dogs, snowshoeing, skiing, winter biking.
Keywords: lives, norway, finland, arctic, sweden
Newton’s Financial Misadventures in the South Sea Bubble [pdf]
A Washington state bill that would make it easier to fix your electronics
Summary: As has happened in other states , these groups say that allowing consumers to repair their own electronics would lead to cybersecurity and safety issues, though the industry has yet to put forward a coherent argument of what, specifically, would be at risk.
Keywords: repair, bill, electronics, introduced, states
Towards LaTeX in the Browser
Summary: Nonetheless, there is a gap, because LaTeX does more than display formulas— there are automatically numbered sections and subsections, equations which are cross-referenced by a convenient system of labels, special “environments” for theorems, itemized lists, verbatim text, etc., etc.
Keywords: minilatex, text, latex, mathjax, language
Coincheck Says It Lost Crypto Coins Valued at About $400M
Summary: In Japan, one of the world’s biggest markets for cryptocurrencies, policy makers have introduced a licensing system to increase oversight of local venues, seeking to avoid a repeat of the Mt.
Keywords: bitcoin, coincheck, japan, nem, cryptocurrency
Compared to paper towel, Dyson hand dryers blow 1300x as many viral germs (2016)
Summary: Some audacious folks just skip the sink all together, while others don’t wash for long enough (experts recommend singing “Happy Birthday” twice in your head) or omit the cleansing soap step.
Keywords: dryer, viruses, air, jet, hands
Increased Network Bandwidth for EC2 Instances
Summary: The ENA gives you high throughput and low latency, while minimizing the load on the host processor.
Keywords: bandwidth, traffic, gbps, instances, advantage
Bitfinex fails to perform promised audits
Summary: There is one way we could do a third party audit: Simply everyone try and redeem their Tethers for real money, but I’m sure when they suspend withdrawals they’ll just blame evil banks for the problems like everything else.
Keywords: bitfinex, audit, llp, source, money
A look inside Amazon’s Spheres as they get set to open
Summary: As of next week, the retail giant adds another benefit: a curated slice of nature inside three geodesic domes, called, at various stages of design and construction, fly eyes, glass orbs, melted-together Milk Duds and biospheres.
Keywords: spheres, amazon, seattle, plants, employees
Show HN: A blockchain alternative to Airbnb
Summary: Industry-level Hard ForkOur vision is to fully disintermediate vacation rentals and let you explore the world with low transaction costs.
Keywords: crypto, world, community, forkour, vision
Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse
Summary: In a truer way, it means people nodding and smiling and going about their everyday business as their neighbours, friends, and colleagues die early deaths in shallow graves.
Keywords: social, american, collapse, america, pathologies
Understanding the C/C++ memory model
Summary: If we forget about standard synchronisation tools such as mutexes, then there are two essential mechanisms to making ordering consistent between threads: atomic operations, and memory barriers.
Keywords: thread, atomic, memory, barrier, lock
Scalable and accurate deep learning for electronic health records
Summary: Authors: Alvin Rajkomar , Eyal Oren , Kai Chen , Andrew M. Dai , Nissan Hajaj , Peter J. Liu , Xiaobing Liu , Mimi Sun , Patrik Sundberg , Hector Yee , Kun Zhang , Gavin E. Duggan , Gerardo Flores , Michaela Hardt , Jamie Irvine , Quoc Le , Kurt Litsch , Jake Marcus , Alexander Mossin , Justin Tansuwan , De Wang , James Wexler , Jimbo Wilson , Dana Ludwig , Samuel L. Volchenboum , Katherine Chou , Michael Pearson , Srinivasan Madabushi , Nigam H. Shah , Atul J. Butte , Michael Howell , Claire Cui , Greg Corrado , Jeff Dean
Keywords: data, ehr, models, auroc, patient
Show HN: Gymphy – Create Free Shareable Workout Plans
Summary: Create quick and simple workout plans that you can share with your friends, family or students.
Keywords: create, shareable, plans, quick, simple
A Letter from Dijkstra on APL (1982)
Summary: Burroughs PROF DR EDSGER W DIJKSTRAPLATAANSTRAAT 5RESEARCH FELLOW5671 AL NUENEN THE NETHERLANDSDr A.Caplin [street address] CROYDON , Surrey United Kingdom
Keywords: apl, table, ack, inverted, dijkstra
MacOS High Sierra Kills Terminal FTP
Summary: Oct 2, 2017 7:26 AM in response to tintinve Case Number: I’ve received answer from our engineers and it is not possible to access FTP through the terminal, because High Sierra is a more secure operating system.
Keywords: ftp, response, tintinve, level, points
New population of one of world’s rarest fish found off Tasmania
Summary: A team of seven divers from Australia’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Reef Life Survey heard reports that a red handfish was seen in another area and went down to investigate.
Keywords: handfish, population, cooper, red, antonia
“I guess you can’t use NYU Libraries if you don’t have Twitter or Facebook?”
Montana to FCC: You can’t stop us from protecting net neutrality
Summary: Attorneys general representing twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are suing the FCC to reverse the net neutrality repeal, and the preemption questions will undoubtedly play a significant role in the lawsuit.
Keywords: state, fcc, net, neutrality, montana
The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything
Summary: Choose a Concept Teach it to a Toddler Identify Gaps and Go Back to The Source Material Review and Simplify (optional)
Keywords: understand, understanding, knowledge, learn, technique
Intel: Meltdown, Spectre silicon fixes coming 2018; 3D XPoint RAM, not so much
Summary: As part of Intel’s fourth quarter financials release, CEO Brian Krzanich promised that chips shipping this year would include true hardware fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown attacks .
Keywords: year, intel, lake, percent, xpoint
A fatal inconsistency within neoliberalism
Summary: Thus neoliberalism that might have started as extolling the virtues of the market ends up as “a consultancy racket, in which corporations purchase complex models to justify their chosen strategy”, to quote Will Davies more recently .
Keywords: firms, market, firm, large, neoliberalism