Conversations with a six-year-old on functional programming Summary: Unsure where to even start, I decided to just answer straightforwardly: “I’m reading a very long story about free theorems.” Keywords: function, put, machine, idea, number Full article on byorgey.wordpress.com | 1371 Points and 191 Comments The Economics of Writing a Technical Book Summary: I would like to update Cloud Native Infrastructure to keep it fresh with current industry trends, but another book from scratch is not a year long project I’d be looking forward to at this time.
Subscription Hell Summary: I paid $70 to buy the apps, but then the company switched to a $40 a year annual subscription , and as the dozens of angry reviews and comments illustrate, that price is vastly out of proportion from the cost of providing the software (which I might add, is entirely hosted on iCloud infrastructure). Keywords: subscription, subscriptions, month, consumers, price Full article on techcrunch.com | 558 Points and 482 Comments
The United States of Japan Summary: But it’s also a testament to the fact that all of us now spend huge amounts of time the way they did: sitting in front of screens, rummaging through our own pop-culture databases, obsessing over our virtual identities while indulging in our own childlike pleasures, which range from the aughts fad for cupcakes to cosplay or the latest Marvel superhero flick. Keywords: japan, japanese, time, years, kondo
NSA collected 500M U.S. call records in 2017, a sharp rise: official report Summary: The spike in collection of call records coincided with an increase reported on Friday across other surveillance methods, raising questions from some privacy advocates who are concerned about potential government overreach and intrusion into the lives of U.S. citizens. Keywords: records, intelligence, number, surveillance, year Full article on reuters.com | 450 Points and 232 Comments
Twitter urges users to change passwords after computer ‘glitch’ Summary: The social network disclosed the issue in a blog post and series of Tweets on Thursday afternoon, saying it had resolved the problem and an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders. Keywords: twitter, data, passwords, blog, security Full article on reuters.com | 570 Points and 368 Comments Stripe to donate $1M to California Yimby Summary: Today, Stripe, the six-year-old online payments company that has been valued at $9 billion by private investors, is expected to announce a $1 million donation to California Yimby , a housing advocacy organization that was a driving force behind a recently killed bill that would have required local governments to accept higher-density buildings near rail stops.
I’ve spent the last two years building a new email client Summary: Choose between chat bubble or a threaded conversation view to easily see who replied to what email. Keywords: email, emails, people, calendar, move Full article on ivelope.com | 840 Points and 566 Comments AT&T updates firmware to block access to 126.96.36.199 Summary: to dbeatson Just received mine (Cleveland Ohio) what exactly is Lightspeed, is it any different than fast path?
Amazon threatens to suspend Signal’s AWS account over censorship circumvention Summary: When Google’s leadership became more aware of domain fronting, it generated internal conversations about whether they wanted to put themselves in the situation of providing cover for sites that entire countries wished to block. Keywords: domain, cloudfront, amazon, google, signal Full article on signal.org | 1108 Points and 428 Comments You know how HTTP GET requests are meant to be idempotent?
IBM is not doing “cognitive computing” with Watson (2016) Summary: Ann Rubin, IBM’s vp of branded content and global creative, told Adweek that the commercials were needed to help people understand the new world of cognitive computing. Keywords: watson, words, people, dylan, understand Full article on rogerschank.com | 825 Points and 418 Comments A home-made lithographically-fabricated integrated circuit Summary: so my testing right now is limited to manually probing the wafer with sharp tweezers or using a flip-chip board (difficult to align) to connect it to a curve tracer.
“Lifefaker.com makes faking perfection easy” Full article on lifefaker.com | 546 Points and 184 Comments Competitive Programmer’s Handbook (2017) [pdf] Full article on cses.fi | 508 Points and 105 Comments StreetLend.com shuts down, citing GDPR regulations Summary: Unfortunately the European Union’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), introduced on 25th May 2018, creates uncertainty and risk that I can’t justify taking. Keywords: streetlend, items, eu, site, friends Full article on streetlend.
Make your own sourdough Summary: Some water will gather on top of your mother dough, that’s usually lactic acid and a good amount of alcohol. Keywords: dough, grams, mother, sourdough, flour Full article on github.com | 581 Points and 197 Comments Lessons learned from a failing local mall Summary: As a thought experiment, I asked a local Facebook page dedicated to sharing Brainerd history to help me put together a list of the clothiers that operated in the downtown before the opening of Herberger’s, a.
EU agrees on total ban of bee-harming pesticides Summary: Vytenis Andriukaitis, European commissioner for Health and Food Safety, welcomed Friday’s vote: “The commission had proposed these measures months ago, on the basis of the scientific advice from Efsa. Keywords: ban, bees, neonicotinoids, farmers, food Full article on theguardian.com | 785 Points and 252 Comments Two Koreas Agree to End War This Year, Pursue Denuclearization Summary: “We have agreed to share a firm determination to open a new era in which all Korean people enjoy prosperity and happiness on a peaceful land without war,” Kim told reporters, without taking questions.
Magnasanti: Large and Terrifying SimCity (2010) Summary: But it wouldn’t be the same as doing it in the game, for the reason that I wanted to magnify the unbelievably sick ambitions of egotistical political dictators, ruling elites and downright insane architects, urban planners and social engineers. Keywords: city, magnasanti, simcity, life, oscala Full article on rumorsontheinternets.org | 584 Points and 127 Comments Matrix and Riot Confirmed as the Basis for France’s Secure Instant Messenger App Summary: “With this new French solution, the state is demonstrating its ability to work in an agile manner to meet concrete needs by using open source tools and very low development costs.
Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online Summary: Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the new requirement for online prices reflects the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to encourage patients to become better-educated decision makers in their own care. Keywords: patients, medicare, online, prices, pay Full article on msn.com | 951 Points and 500 Comments A one-second video taken by the Rosetta probe on the surface of a comet Full article on twitter.
Hijack of Amazon’s domain service used to reroute web traffic for two hours Summary: Source: Oracle Threat Intelligence Mounting an attack of this scale requires access to BGP routers at major ISPs and real computing resource to deal with so much DNS traffic. Keywords: traffic, customers, internet, attack, server Full article on doublepulsar.com | 923 Points and 262 Comments Dumber phone Summary: Your phone shouldn’t dictate to you what you focus your attention on, and the behavior it cultivates in keeping you “always ready” is unhealthy and spills over into parts of our lives that aren’t serving us well.
Why it took a long time to build the tiny link preview on Wikipedia Summary: We include them in every part of the process, working with them tirelessly to fix every edge case (whether it be broken summaries, or inappropriate images) and to reassure them we know what we are doing, the impact of why we are doing and why we are continuing to do it. Keywords: team, content, article, community, lot
You probably don’t need AI/ML. You can make do with well written SQL scripts Summary: This content can be removed from Twitter at anytime, get a PDF archive by mail! Keywords: premium, alerts, pay, membership, unlimited Full article on threadreaderapp.com | 592 Points and 176 Comments My account is sending spam emails Summary: Hidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages Keywords: fieldssearch, messages, groups, hidden Full article on productforums.google.com | 590 Points and 141 Comments
A journalism student who found out she won a Pulitzer in class Summary: ICYMI: A pretty bad typo in the LA Times A breaking-news intern with a penchant for crime reporting, Padilla, 23, was tasked with visiting the county jail each morning during the project’s week of coverage to sort through hundreds of paper arrest slips and flag opioid mentions. Keywords: padilla, class, journalism, enquirer, pulitzer Full article on cjr.
Towards Battery-Free HD Video Streaming [video] Summary: © Mehrdad Hessar, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington. Keywords: allen, washington, bootstrap, science, hessar Full article on batteryfreevideo.cs.washington.edu | 670 Points and 97 Comments Smugmug Acquires Flickr Summary: Together, SmugMug and Flickr represent the world’s most influential photographer-centric community. Keywords: flickr, smugmug, rest, community, future Full article on smugmug.com | 545 Points and 167 Comments
Apple open-sources FoundationDB Summary: Layers extend that core by adding features to model specific types of data and handle their access patterns. Keywords: foundationdb, community, layers, open, core Full article on foundationdb.org | 1735 Points and 344 Comments List of places to find remote jobs and freelancing projects Summary: Its clients include publicly traded corporations, small business owners, e-commerce websites, social media communities, and publishing houses etc.Suggested88RecruitT https://recruitt.me Mission Statement “Finding the best remote people in the world.
Uncontrollability of a bricycle (2014) [video] Full article on m.youtube.com | 507 Points and 218 Comments Zulip 1.8: Free software Slack alternative with email-style threading Summary: Huge thanks to everyone who’s contributed to Zulip over the last few months, whether by writing code and docs, reporting issues, testing changes, translating, posting feedback on chat.zulip.org, or just suggesting ideas! Keywords: zulip, release, code, server, chat Full article on blog.zulip.org | 481 Points and 143 Comments
Facebook Container for Firefox Summary: Watch the video Keywords: watch, video Full article on mozilla.org | 938 Points and 281 Comments GraalVM: Run Programs Faster Anywhere Summary: Turning JVM into a Polyglot VM with Graal This presentation shows the techniques used to execute languages such as Ruby with high performance in GraalVM. Keywords: oracle, graalvm, languages, labs, vm Full article on graalvm.org | 598 Points and 158 Comments Whois public database is in breach of GDPR, according to European authorities Summary: We spoke with the president of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, Akram Atallah, and he told us that while there was “general agreement that having every thing public is not the right way to go”, he was hopeful that the letter would not result in the Whois service being turned off completely while a replacement was developed.
Amazon warehouse workers ‘peed in bottles’ fearing punishment for taking breaks Summary: An undercover author told The Sun that workers at an Amazon warehouse in the UK “peed in bottles” because they were scared walking to a bathroom would cause them to miss targets. Keywords: amazon, warehouse, time, workers, survey Full article on pulse.ng | 756 Points and 659 Comments Teenager facing prison for downloading unsecured files from government website Summary: The 19-year-old facing a criminal charge for downloading files from Nova Scotia’s freedom-of-information portal sits in a sofa in his parent’s living room in Halifax.
H&R Block and Intuit Lobbying Against Simpler Tax Filing (2017) Summary: “We anticipate that governmental encroachment at both the federal and state levels may present a continued competitive threat to our business for the foreseeable future,” Intuit said in its latest corporate filings . Keywords: file, tax, free, bill, intuit Full article on propublica.org | 601 Points and 203 Comments ReactOS releases 0.4.8 with experimental Vista/7/10 software compatibility Summary: Additional new features included in this release should also boost the user experience, such as the shell autocompletion brought to you by Mark, a nice bonus on top of the improved relative path handling done by Stanislav.
Was there a civilization on Earth before humans? Summary: S outh of Fallujah’s Route Fran were hundreds of insurgents who’d spent months digging trench lines, emplacing roadside bombs, barricading streets, training with their weapons, reading the Koran, and watching videos of suicide bombers to inspire them for the fight to come. Keywords: civilization, years, reading, planet, future Full article on theatlantic.com | 338 Points and 244 Comments How to Be a Systems Thinker Summary: It turns out that the Greek religious system is a way of translating what you know about your sisters, and your cousins, and your aunts into knowledge about what’s happening to the weather, the climate, the crops, and international relations, all sorts of things.
Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case Summary: The right to be forgotten is a legal precedent set by the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2014, following a case brought by Spaniard Mario Costeja Gonzalez who had asked Google to remove information about his financial history. Keywords: search, google, results, case, court Full article on bbc.com | 568 Points and 382 Comments Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, and Apple Object to W3C Fork of DOM Spec Full article on github.
Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84k alternative Summary: An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide. Keywords: hepatitis, treatment, dndi, high, people Full article on theguardian.com | 736 Points and 272 Comments Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom Summary: Whether it’s your basic Apple Notes, or something more advanced like Google Docs, Microsoft Word or Medium, our text editors allow us to record and render our important thoughts and information, enabling us to tell stories in the most engaging ways.
Python 2 will be replaced with Python 3 in the next RHEL major release Summary: Ansible was previously provided in Extras (for AMD64 and Intel 64 architectures, and IBM POWER, little endian) as a runtime dependency of, and limited in support to, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) System Roles. Keywords: pci, id, hat, red, deprecated Full article on access.redhat.com | 661 Points and 319 Comments Fuchsia is not Linux Full article on fuchsia.
Productivity Summary: I tried a number of different exercise programs for a few months each and the one that seemed best was lifting heavy weights 3x a week for an hour, and high intensity interval training occasionally. Keywords: time, don, people, productivity, important Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 1009 Points and 339 Comments Why Does “=” Mean Assignment? Summary: This made the compiler a lot more portable at the expense of leading to more logic errors, but Richards expected/hoped that better process improvements, descriptive naming, would counteract this.
AV1: A new general-purpose video codec developed by the Alliance for Open Media Summary: LM ModeThor CfLDaala CfLHEVC CCPAV1 CfLPrediction DomainspatialspatialfrequencyspatialspatialCodingnonenonesign bitindex + signsjoint sign + indexActivation MechanismLM_MODEthresholdsignalbinary flagCFL_PRED (uv-only mode)Requires PVQnonoyesnonoDecoder modeling?yesyesnononoAbove: A summary of the characteristics of various Chroma from Luma (CfL)implementations. Keywords: chroma, luma, prediction, cfl, daala Full article on people.xiph.org | 702 Points and 178 Comments Color: From Hex codes to Eyeballs Summary: Repeating this process every 5nm with about 10 test subjects, a graph emerges showing the amounts of red (700nm), green (546nm), and blue (435nm) light needed to reconstruct the appearance of a given wavelength.
Publishers Haven’t Realized How Big a Deal GDPR Is Summary: If you then, as a publisher, just implement GDPR by taking advantage of all the exceptions or loopholes, so that you continue to load 38 trackers into your site and do it like it’s all ‘business as usual’, you will be fighting against this trend. Keywords: data, people, gdpr, consent, google Full article on baekdal.com | 523 Points and 403 Comments
The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user Summary: Perhaps Eve is actually one of the twelve James Fishers in Huntsville, AL , and perhaps he typed his email address in wrong when he signed up months ago. Keywords: email, netflix, gmail, address, card Full article on jameshfisher.com | 819 Points and 431 Comments TextQL: Execute SQL Against CSV or TSV Summary: inputsFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 manAdd -pretty as a command flag, output pretty printed tables using g… Dec 18, 2015 outputsFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 sqlparserMoved all the parts of vitess actually used into this project, droppe… Sep 4, 2015 storageFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 test_utilSmall refectoring, many improvements in testing, started adding stora… Jun 19, 2015 textqlFixed incorrect spelling of word Separator Jul 18, 2017 utilprevent slice bounds out of range Dec 16, 2015 .
I wandered off and built an IDE Summary: The idea struck me like a lightning bolt: I could put a small database engine (SQLite) into my plugin, load Excel data into it and query the crap out of it six ways from Sunday. Keywords: excel, data, anna, ast, people Full article on blog.querystorm.com | 1003 Points and 245 Comments Comcast, AT&T and Verizon pose a greater surveillance risk than Facebook Summary: But contractual tweaking does little to change the privacy risks that techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci calls “an all too natural consequence of Facebook’s business model, which involves having people go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance”.
Stripe Billing Summary: Today, we’re excited to launch Stripe Billing , a new suite of tools to help companies of all sizes automate, optimize, and scale recurring business models. Keywords: billing, stripe, business, payments, businesses Full article on stripe.com | 536 Points and 302 Comments Patch runs ed, and ed can run anything Summary: I found it buried in the HN /new queue as a simple link to the Debian bug tracker .
Google Workers Urge C.E.O. To Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project Summary: In an interview in November, Mr. Schmidt acknowledged “a general concern in the tech community of somehow the military-industrial complex using their stuff to kill people incorrectly, if you will.” He said he served on the board in part “to at least allow for communications to occur” and suggested that the military would “use this technology to help keep the country safe.
Report of Active Shooter at YouTube HQ Full article on twitter.com | 726 Points and 485 Comments Spotify opens on NYSE, valuing company at almost $30B Summary: Some investors are concerned that Spotify will run the course of competitor Pandora, which has struggled as a public company, partly due to hefty artist fees. Keywords: billion, spotify, company, market, shares Full article on techcrunch.com | 611 Points and 408 Comments
Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs from 2020, Replacing Intel Summary: Apple’s decision to switch away from Intel in PC’s wouldn’t have a major impact on the chipmaker’s earnings because sales to the iPhone maker only constitute a small amount of its total, said Kevin Cassidy, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. A bigger concern would be if this represents part of a wider trend of big customers moving to designing their own components, he said.
188.8.131.52: Fast, privacy-first consumer DNS service Summary: In our conversations with browser, operating system, app, and router manufacturers nearly everyone lamented that, even with a privacy-first service like 184.108.40.206 , DNS inherently is unencrypted so it leaks data to anyone who’s monitoring your network connection. Keywords: dns, service, cloudflare, internet, network Full article on blog.cloudflare.com | 1780 Points and 600 Comments My Sony “smart” TV has updated itself and tried to force me to use a new app Full article on twitter.
It’s time to head back to RSS? Summary: Even with minimal tweaking, though, returning to RSS this week offered up a few fun surprises I never would have seen otherwise: the Yankees getting in trouble for player beer-foam art; an American contending for the world chess championship; the latest on Ben Affleck’s hilariously oversized back tattoo. Keywords: rss, reader, news, feedly, social Full article on wired.com | 1254 Points and 442 Comments
Poor Grades Tied to Class Times That Don’t Match Our Biological Clocks Summary: Their findings, published today in the journal Scientific Reports , show that students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their class schedules – say, night owls taking early morning courses – received lower grades due to “social jet lag,” a condition in which peak alertness times are at odds with work, school or other demands.
Surgeons urge people to throw out bristle BBQ brushes (2016) Summary: Hospitals in the Halifax area are seeing at least one or two cases each week, he said, adding that many of the wires can be removed by emergency room physicians but a few “get deeper in and lower down” and require surgery. Keywords: barbecue, brush, throat, wadden, dempsey Full article on cbc.ca | 640 Points and 300 Comments
Au Revoir Summary: Ten years ago, I quit my job, returned to live with my mother in Paris and, together with my friends Kamel Founadi and Sebastien Pahl, started a company called Dotcloud. Keywords: docker, years, founder, today, growth Full article on blog.docker.com | 804 Points and 280 Comments Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (2007) Summary: But on present showing that won’t stop its continuing expansion which, as the MySpace generation goes into employment, could eventually extend Murdoch’s influence in ways that would make his grip on satellite television seem parochial.
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked Summary: Rather than stop using a service you find valuable and miss out on those adorable photos of your nephew, we think you should have tools to limit what data others can collect about you. Keywords: facebook, container, extension, tab, data Full article on blog.mozilla.org | 804 Points and 214 Comments Oracle Wins Revival of Billion-Dollar Case Against Google Summary: The damages are likely to be hotly contested, with Oracle wanting more than the $8.
Avoid Else, Return Early (2013) Summary: Another benefit is that the return keyword is generally syntax highlighted, so all exit points become very clear, as opposed to hidden inside result = something assignments. Keywords: return, method, indentation, result, path Full article on blog.timoxley.com | 639 Points and 548 Comments Facebook has lost $100B in 10 days and now advertisers are pulling out Summary: Scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which generally confirms the existence of an investigation only in cases of significant public interest, adds to pressure by lawmakers in the United States and Europe for Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to explain how his company handles user data.
Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones Summary: Google deprecated version 4.0 of the Android API in October 2017—the point at which the latest call metadata in Facebook users’ data was found. Keywords: facebook, data, call, android, sms Full article on arstechnica.com | 774 Points and 191 Comments How to Fall Asleep in Two Minutes or Less Summary: Winter strongly believed that the wartime program for relaxation he helped develop to fight combat stress, and which athletes subsequently used to deal with the pressures of competition, was just as applicable to the tensions and fatigue civilians faced in their everyday lives.
Fred’s ImageMagick Scripts Summary: It supplements the description of the following scripts below with more mathematical detail: spectrum, fftconvol, fftdeconvol, fftfilter, cepstrum, camerablur, cameradeblur, normcrosscorr and notch. Keywords: image, modified, applies, september, effect Full article on fmwconcepts.com | 746 Points and 64 Comments Look for the duct tape Summary: Next I tried to pop up a level to give a general tenet instead of just a laundry list of dumb things I had worked around, and looking around at the public furniture in the town square, it came to me: look for the duct tape.
Congrats Dropbox Summary: It’s not easy to make file syncing look exciting, but Paul thought of a way: he suggested Drew delete his Demo Day presentation in the middle of giving it, and then recover it from Dropbox and keep going. Keywords: drew, arash, dropbox, day, demo Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 1434 Points and 247 Comments Elon Musk Deletes Own, SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages After #deletefacebook Summary: The prolific entrepreneur noted that Instagram was “borderline,” since FB’s “influence is slowly creeping in,” but it seems like he’s okay with maintaining that presence for now.
Users Abandon Facebook After Cambridge Analytica Findings Summary: As a political science teacher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mr. Musgrave, 36, feels a professional responsibility to keep abreast of the news and academic chatter hurtling at him in the form of tweets. Keywords: facebook, social, people, platform, analytica Full article on nytimes.com | 694 Points and 320 Comments Krita 4.0 – A painting app for cartoonists, illustrators, and concept artists Summary: The new splash screen for Krita 4.
Tempe Police Release Video of Uber Accident Full article on twitter.com | 1070 Points and 418 Comments Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica situation Full article on facebook.com | 838 Points and 531 Comments Guide to Slack import and export tools Summary: activity, accessibility, add an app, Add members, Add to Slack, administrators, all passwords, analytics, android, announcement, announcements, App Directory, app icon, Apple Watch, archive, Asana, Automation apps, billing details, billing, Bitbucket, bot user, box, browse, calls, Calls !
Two Photographers Unknowingly Shot the Same Millisecond in Time Summary: I did a Google search to see how often this happens and could only find one article from 2011 where two photographers filming a surf competition on Huntington Beach ended up catching a virtually identical image of a surfer and its wave action. Keywords: image, time, lighthouse, photographers, exact Full article on petapixel.com | 1313 Points and 208 Comments