John Perry Barlow has died
Summary: Barlow’s lasting legacy is that he devoted his life to making the Internet into “a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth .
Keywords: barlow, internet, eff, world, empower
Designing Windows 95’s User Interface
Summary: Rapid Iteration Phase As we started working on new designs, we hoped to avoid the classic “easy to learn but hard to use” paradox by always keeping in mind that the basic features of the UI must scale.
Keywords: windows, design, users, usability, figure
The ReMarkable E Ink Tablet
Summary: An on-screen keyboard works well enough, but handwriting recognition would be a welcome addition to the tablet’s feature-set.That 1GHz processor (which is slower than the one the Kindle Oasis uses) and just 512Mb of RAM also results in boot-up times of about 15 seconds, the occasional sluggishness when loading larger files, and some unfortunately long waits when zooming in and out of a page full of notes and illustrations.
Keywords: tablet, remarkable, stylus, paper, screen
Tinc VPN: Secure Private Network Between Hosts
Summary: Automatic full mesh routing Regardless of how you set up the tinc daemons to connect to each other, VPN traffic is always (if possible) sent directly to the destination, without going through intermediate hops.
Keywords: tinc, vpn, network, traffic, internet
Car Hacker’s Handbook (2016)
Summary: With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to:
Keywords: systems, communication, car, handbook, hacker
Python’s Weak Performance Matters
Summary: They regularly pop-up in side projects: psyco, unladen swallow, stackless, shedskin, and pypy; the last one being the only one that is in active development; however, for all the buzz they generate they never make into CPython, which is still using the same basic bytecode stack-machine strategy that it used 20 years ago.
Keywords: python, time, code, performance, haskell
Growing from 0 to 4M users on our fashion app with vertical machine learning
Summary: What type of looks should we suggest someone?There are more and more researchers working of these areas, you can read Tangseng’s paper on recommending outfits from personal closet or clothing parsing project , or how Edgar Simo-Serra defines similarity between images using user-provided metadata.
Keywords: people, data, app, fashion, taste
LCUI – A small C library for building user interfaces with XML and CSS
Summary: It is written in C, support the use XML and CSS to describe the graphical interface, you can use it to build simple desktop apps.
Keywords: support, feb, lcui, windows, update
A photographer capturing subcultures that refuse to die
Summary: Amid some blank frames and blurred exposures taken out of sheer excitement, a handful of images nailed the subculture’s timeless appeal – inspiring Owen to spend years documenting Mods all across England.
Keywords: owen, project, skinhead, time, music
A Developer’s Guide to Responding to National Security Letters
Summary: In response to Twilio following the process above and issuing a request for judicial review, the Department of Justice withdrew their nondisclosure requirements on the two National Security Letters we’ve published.
Keywords: security, national, letters, information, twilio
Americans are spending less on clothing
Summary: Even if retailers can thread that needle, the underlying problem of weak demand is expected to dog the apparel industry for years, meaning more store closures and more bankruptcies lie ahead—with or without Amazon.
Keywords: apparel, retailers, spending, clothing, industry
WireGuard: fast, modern, secure VPN tunnel
Summary: Compared to behemoths like *Swan/IPsec or OpenVPN/OpenSSL, in which auditing the gigantic codebases is an overwhelming task even for large teams of security experts, WireGuard is meant to be comprehensively reviewable by single individuals.
Keywords: peer, interface, wireguard, ip, packet
Distributed Databases Should Work More Like CDNs
Summary: Forrester research found that 19% of major service disruptions were caused by acts of nature that could take down a cloud host’s entire region: hurricanes, floods, winter storms, and earthquakes.
Keywords: data, distributed, database, databases, users
SpaceX craft overshot Mars’ orbit and is headed to asteroid belt
Summary: But astronomers online noticed some discrepancies with the numbers Musk tweeted, and SpaceX ultimately sent a revised orbit to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Wednesday (You can find it by selecting “target body” -143205.)
Keywords: orbit, tesla, belt, car, space
Telegram Login for Websites
Summary: Bots could be used for providing customer support, accepting payments , or sending notifications of any kind – including account statements, shipment tracking, flight updates, and so much more.
Keywords: telegram, login, website, today, widget
The cpu_features library
Summary: Written in C89 for maximum portability, it allocates no memory and is suitable for implementing fundamental functions and running in sandboxed environments.
Keywords: cpu, code, library, run, write
Visual Studio Live Share Preview
Summary: Open a folder, project, or solution, and simply click “Share” within your tool and an invite link will be automatically copied to your clipboard.
Keywords: share, visual, studio, install, live
Show HN: An extension to turn your LinkedIn into a resume
Summary: No account needed, no paying to download your resume, and no watermarks or Ceev branding anywhere on it.
Keywords: resume, free, ceev, linkedin, transform
An Argument Against Quantum Computers
Summary: Quanta Magazine recently spoke with Kalai about quantum computing, noise and the possibility that a decade of work will be proven wrong within a matter of weeks.
Keywords: quantum, noise, computer, computing, work
Man who stole $1M bucket of gold details escape from US
Summary: Col. Fausto Geovanny Buenano Castillo told News 4 they’d been investigating Nivelo since they heard he was wanted in the gold theft in New York City: “We cannot allow compatriots to make us look bad out of the country,” he said in Spanish.
Keywords: nivelo, gold, back, pail, truck
Nocode: The best way to write secure and reliable applications
Summary: New pull request Latest commit ed6c73f Feb 7, 2018 kelseyhightoweradd Docker support
Keywords: application, feb, code, deploy, time
“Principles of Adult Behavior” by JP Barlow
Nest to join forces with Google’s hardware team
Summary: By working together, we’ll continue to combine hardware, software and services to create a home that’s safer, friendlier to the environment, smarter and even helps you save money—built with Google’s artificial intelligence and the Assistant at the core.
Keywords: google, nest, hardware, company, home
What Teenagers Are Learning from Online Porn
Summary: The course, with the official title The Truth About Pornography: A Pornography-Literacy Curriculum for High School Students Designed to Reduce Sexual and Dating Violence, is a recent addition to Start Strong, a peer-leadership program for teenagers headquartered in Boston’s South End and funded by the city’s public-health agency.
Keywords: porn, sex, girls, teenagers, girl
Falcon Heavy core booster lost at sea
Summary: Still, two out of three first stages recovered is a tremendous achievement, which acts as not only a demonstration of SpaceX’s progress when it comes to making sure its boosters can return smoothly from their flights, but also a key new proof of concept regarding Elon Musk’s vision of reusable spaceflight.
Keywords: spacex, boosters, falcon, heavy, landing
Repairing the card reader for a 1960s mainframe: cams, relays and a clutch
Summary: But it provided an interesting look back in time at the obsolete technology used inside the card reader: relay logic, spinning cams and a mechanical clutch.
Keywords: card, reader, clutch, cam, cards
The conceptual origins of Maxwell’s equations and gauge theory (2014) [pdf]
Many Animals Can Count
Summary: Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the University of Paris, and his colleagues presented evidence from brain scans of professional mathematicians that the neural circuitry for advanced mathematical thinking is an elaboration on the archaic number sense we share with other animals.
Keywords: university, number, sense, words, hyenas
LMARV-1: A RISC-V processor you can see [video]
How Will I Measure My Life?
Summary: I want to emphasize that the above is an intuition honing exercise, not an attempt to superglue a veneer of rationality atop a subjective, uncertain, non-linear, and changing landscape of decisions.
Keywords: options, freetime, tradeoff, life, moneyoptions
Show HN: Dotmesh – A git-like CLI for application states
Summary: Instead, capture all the states corresponding to a failed test in a datadot, even if it covers multiple data services, and pull it down to a dev environment to debug a problem without holding up the entire build and keeping all your colleagues waiting.
Keywords: dotmesh, state, data, dothub, test
Airbnb’s Battle to Stay Private
Summary: Four prominent backers—General Atlantic, Glade Brook Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and TPG—supported Tosi’s plan to begin the listing process by drafting paperwork as soon as next month, according to emails reviewed by Bloomberg and people familiar with the matter.
Keywords: tosi, airbnb, company, chesky, people
Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years (2014)
Summary: Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and the Zoological Society of London found.
Keywords: nations, animal, numbers, water, global
Spider-Like Creature with a Scorpion’s Tail Found Trapped in Amber
Summary: “Take the front of a spider, the end of a vinegarroon and then you put spinnerets on it and that’s our fossil,” said Gonzalo Giribet, an invertebrate biologist from Harvard University and an author on one of the papers.
Keywords: spiders, yingi, end, spinnerets, today
Visualising Electromagnetic Fields
Summary: Using custom software, long exposure photography and stop-frame animation, a light-painting technique was developed that captured and visualised the EMF around everyday objects like our laptops and radios.
Keywords: invisible, emf, exposure, project, electromagnetic
Watch Every Episode of Bob Ross’ the Joy of Painting Free Online
Summary: Whether your New Year’s resolution involves taking up painting, managing stress, cultivating a more positive outlook, or building a business empire, the late television artist Bob Ross can help you stick it out.
Keywords: ross, business, landscapes, highly, happy
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Steps Aside, Focuses on Initialized Capital
Reddit bans ‘deepfakes’ AI porn communities
Summary: And so far, there’s no legal consensus on deepfakes , although videos could hypothetically run afoul of laws against copyright infringement or unsimulated so-called “revenge porn.” But Reddit, often under public pressure, has banned subreddits featuring things like sexually suggestive images of minors, leaked celebrity nude photos , and “creepshots” of unsuspecting women .
Keywords: reddit, deepfakes, banned, content, subreddit
Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially If You’re Over 40
Summary: Using databases of published research, they looked for experiments that had lasted at least six weeks, included a control group and carefully tracked participants’ protein intake as well as the eventual impacts on their muscle size and strength.
Keywords: protein, weight, people, training, muscle
Summary: I’ve seen a lot of commentary along the lines up “ Well, of course Apple is promoting HomePod’s audio quality, because Siri sucks compared to Alexa and Google Home as a voice assistant.
Keywords: homepod, apple, siri, home, hey
Discovering types for entity disambiguation
Summary: On the Wikipedia source text, we only have supervision on intra-wiki links, however this is sufficient to train a deep neural network to predict type membership with an F1 of over 0.91.
Keywords: type, system, entities, types, wikipedia
Tesla announces biggest quarterly loss
Summary: Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The tech billionaire Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla electric cars into space yesterday, a day before the company that built it announced its biggest ever quarterly loss.
Keywords: model, tesla, musk, company, production
Brainjunk and the killing of the internet mind
Summary: The internet and its disruption of traditional print business models has now reached the watershed of publications like Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, household names with large — paying — subscriber bases who loved their Pulitzer Prizes.
Keywords: brainjunk, content, paying, improve, quality
Visual Studio Code January 2018 Update (version 1.20)
Summary: Indonesian: Joseph Aditya P G, Wildan Mubarok, Aden Aziz, Riwut Libinuko, codenameupik, Febrian Setianto (Feber), Alfa Phi, simplyeazy, Herman Prawiro, Mulia Arifandi Nasution, Rizki Adiguno Wibowo, Septian Adi.
Keywords: code, extension, command, setting, launch
Probing Planets in Extragalactic Galaxies Using Quasar Microlensing
Summary: Here, we show that quasar microlensing provides a means to probe extragalactic planets in the lens galaxy, by studying the microlensing properties of emission close to the event horizon of the supermassive black hole of the background quasar, using the current generation telescopes.
Keywords: planets, quasar, microlensing, mass, moon
Go Library for the VMware vSphere API
Summary: eventAdd option to filter events by type (#976) Dec 21, 2017 examplesDoc updates (#915) Nov 8, 2017 findAdd cluster.group and cluster.rule commands (#928) Nov 21, 2017 genRemove omitempty tag from AffinitySet field Jan 22, 2018 govcvcsim: set VirtualMachine summary.config.instanceUuid Jan 30, 2018 guestSeveral context changes: Jan 25, 2018 internalvim25: Move internal stuff to internal package Sep 26, 2017 licensevcsim: Implement add/remove license Sep 27, 2017 listFinder: support automatic Folder recursion (#663) Feb 13, 2017 nfcSeveral context changes: Jan 25, 2018 objectSeveral context changes: Jan 25, 2018 ovfFixup recent tasks output Sep 18, 2017 pbmAdditional wrapper functions for SPBM May 2, 2017 performanceAdd unit conversion to metric CSV Mar 14, 2017 propertyFix#933(#936) Nov 24, 2017 scriptsBump vcsa scripts to use 6.5U1 EP5 Jan 12, 2018 sessionAdd clone methods to session manager Oct 19, 2017 simulatorvcsim: set VirtualMachine summary.config.instanceUuid Jan 30, 2018 taskHandle nil TaskInfo in task.Wait callback#2(#666) Feb 16, 2017 testBump to 1.7 and start using new context pkg Aug 22, 2016 toolboxtoolbox: validate request offset in ListFiles (#946) Dec 11, 2017 unitsDoc updates Jun 6, 2017 vcsimvcsim: stats related fixes Jan 26, 2018 vendorSwitch to kr/pretty package for the -dump flag Oct 26, 2017 viewgovc: add tasks and task.cancel commands Aug 1, 2017 vim25vcsim: add EventManager support Jan 27, 2018 vmdkUse ovf to import vmdk Jul 28, 2017 .gitignoreUpdate CI config Apr 20, 2016 .mailmapDoc updates (#915) Nov 8, 2017 .travis.ymlMove toolbox from vmware/vic to govmomi Jun 22, 2017 CHANGELOG.mdDoc updates (#915) Nov 8, 2017 CONTRIBUTING.mdDoc updates Jun 6, 2017 CONTRIBUTORSDoc updates (#915) Nov 8, 2017 LICENSE.txtRename LICENSE file Apr 2, 2015 Makefilevcsim: avoid data races Jan 23, 2018 README.mdDoc updates (#915) Nov 8, 2017 client.goBump to 1.7 and start using new context pkg Aug 22, 2016 client_test.goBump to 1.7 and start using new context pkg Aug 22, 2016
Keywords: jan, nov, updates, api, context
Air pollution in London passes levels in Beijing (2017)
Summary: Rebecca Abrahams, head teacher at St Luke’s Church of England school in Tower Hamlets , said: “We have a duty to protect the children in our care, but sadly, even while they play outside at lunch, they are being harmed by invisible air pollution from traffic.
Keywords: air, pollution, london, children, schools
Facebook hired a full-time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings
Summary: Understanding how Zuckerberg’s posts and speeches resonate globally could help the company navigate a difficult period in which it has faced stern criticism from lawmakers, regulators, journalists, and average users.
Keywords: facebook, company, mcginn, mark, people
Engineering Marvel of the Winter Olympics: A Broom
Summary: Each SmartBroom has four sensors in the broom head that relay data to a small display unit showing force in pounds and stroke rate in hertz.Credit Ian Willms for The New York Times “As a Thursday night club curler, I’d be happy to get 2,000,” he said.
Keywords: hamilton, flemming, smartbroom, stroke, broom
An Empirical Study of the Reliability of Unix Utilities (1989) [pdf]
Amazon Wants to Extend Its Dominance in Audiobooks
Summary: Audible paid for the lion’s share of the memoir to gain rights to the audio version, which will be published by its in-house studio.
Keywords: audible, audiobooks, memoir, print, audiobook
Gig economy is the mass exploitation of millennials
Summary: The free market needs a firm hand because the invisible one has lost its grip The profit-driven exploitation of young workers reveals a profound misunderstanding by baby boomers and generation Xers, of the financial mechanics of the pension industry.
Keywords: young, workers, cent, worker, wage