Exposing high-end poker cheating devices Summary: The sequence of black spots created by the IR illumination, illustrated in the photo above, is read remotely by the cheating device to infer a card’s suit and value. Keywords: device, cheating, cards, poker, phone Full article on elie.net | 637 Points and 140 Comments PayPal 2FA Bypass Summary: <– home Recently I was in a hotel needing to make a payment, there was no phone signal so I could not receive my Two Factor Auth token.
DDoS Attack Against Dyn Managed DNS Summary: Starting at 11:10 UTC on October 21st-Friday 2016 we began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Keywords: utc, posted, dns, year, ago Full article on dynstatus.com | 1563 Points and 674 Comments Samsung ‘blocks’ exploding Note 7 parody videos Summary: Some viewers warned that Samsung was at risk of invoking the Streisand Effect - a term used to denotes increased publicity as a result of attempts to remove embarrassing online content.
Nintendo Switch – New Video Game System [video] Summary: Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. Keywords: nintendo, switch, designed, transforming, home Full article on nintendo.com | 942 Points and 539 Comments Image Synthesis from Yahoo’s open_nsfw Summary: Since most pornography does not take place with a Thomas Kinkade painting in the background, so this is a fair heuristic for most real world problems.
All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware Summary: We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver. Keywords: hardware, features, tesla, safety, vehicles Full article on tesla.com | 1493 Points and 578 Comments
Shame on Y Combinator Summary: This isn’t voting for an economic or social policy — this is literally paying a huge amount of money to directly support a racist, sexist bigot with rapidly mounting allegations of multiple sexual assaults. Keywords: trump, diversity, combinator, support, altman Full article on marco.org | 1280 Points and 1296 Comments Researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition Summary: They’ll also focus on better ways to help the technology assign names to individual speakers when multiple people are talking, and on making sure that it works well with a wide variety of voices, regardless of age, accent or ability.
Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’ Summary: Image copyrightAPImage caption WikiLeaks has released Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs The ambassador has not yet responded to emails, and London’s Metropolitan Police declined to comment. Keywords: clinton, emails, wikileaks, mrs, image Full article on bbc.co.uk | 782 Points and 1021 Comments Disney Open Source Summary: OpenSubdivOpenSubdiv is a set of open source libraries that implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU architectures.
Programming books you might want to consider reading Summary: For example, chapter five is basically Devanur, Papadimitriou, Saberi, and Vazirani’s JACM paper, Market Equilibrium via a Primal-Dual Algorithm for a Convex Program , with a bit more motivation and some related problems thrown in. Keywords: book, read, books, systems, things Full article on danluu.com | 1019 Points and 131 Comments Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline Summary: Clutching a large microphone, she captured the scene as hundreds of protesters tried desperately to stop a crew of bulldozers from tearing up the earth—the earth, they said, that belongs to nobody—only to be confronted by a force of private security contractors wielding attack dogs and pepper spray.
GitLab reinstates list of servers that have malware Summary: So publishing a list of servers that are vulnerable or hacked without contacting the owner first and giving them time to remedy the situation is not OK. Keywords: list, users, willem, web, stores Full article on about.gitlab.com | 452 Points and 93 Comments Noms – A versioned, forkable, syncable database Summary: The immutable design of Noms enables a full, horizontally scalable OLAP database atop cheap block storage.
Intel will add deep-learning instructions to its processors Summary: Some say that the quickest “get rich quick” scheme right now is to launch a deep-learning venture, and get bought by one of the big players (Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon). Keywords: instructions, code, intel, processors, benefit Full article on lemire.me | 389 Points and 125 Comments Books Programmers Don’t Really Read (2008) Summary: It isn’t bad at all as an introductory text, and most programmers who use it in school hang on to their copy as a reference book for non-experts, a comprehensive guide that explains things in a gentle way instead of just plopping down a bunch of pseudocode.
Google’s “Director of Engineering” Hiring Test Summary: Me: “big-O” ignores data storage latencies, topology, volume, available memory, and even the computational cost of every CPU instructions involved in a given implementation – instead, it merely counts the number of algorithmic operations! Keywords: google, recruiter, thought, file, inode Full article on gwan.com | 1764 Points and 923 Comments Taking PHP Seriously Summary: And the advantages of that environment (reduced cost of bugs through fault isolation; safe concurrency; and high developer throughput) are more valuable than the problems that the language’s flaws create.
Show HN: Your Social Media Fingerprint (maybe NSFW) Summary: Update: If you see broken images like this: instead of a logo, the login detection won’t work for this platforms because your browser is blocking requests to their domain. Keywords: logged, url, login, platforms, issue Full article on robinlinus.github.io | 911 Points and 247 Comments Windows 93 (2014) Summary: Start Keywords: start Full article on windows93.net | 790 Points and 113 Comments
Suspicious court cases, missing defendants, aim to get webpages taken down Summary: Profile Defenders Lawsuit Removal service honors a guarantee to take down and [sic] defamatory or unwanted webpages from search results as long as they meet specific criteria…. Keywords: court, patel, ruddie, comment, lawsuit Full article on washingtonpost.com | 819 Points and 115 Comments Visual Studio Code 1.6 Summary: 11727 : Goto declaration should store current cursor in navigation history 11976 : MarkerService and ProblemsView do not scale well and block UI thread 12574 : Terminal scroll bar appears on top after hiding and displaying it
The Dutch Reach: Clever Workaround to Keep Cyclists from Getting “Doored” Summary: In the long term, cities may need to continue designing better solutions to accommodate bicyclists, but in the meantime: drivers could learn a thing or two from a practice found in Europe. Keywords: dutch, reach, door, lanes, drivers Full article on 99percentinvisible.org | 1149 Points and 590 Comments A decentralized web would give power back to the people online Summary: Additionally, the enthusiastic presence of Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Brewster himself and many others of the old school of the internet at the summit showed that for the first time the shift to decentralisation had caught the attention and indeed endorsement of the establishment.
Brain training exercises might just make you better at brain training exercises Summary: But in 2014, a group of more than 70 psychology and neuroscience experts signed an open-letter warning that brain training companies, such as Lumosity, Posit Science and Cogmed, were making inflated claims about the benefits of their products, especially in relation to preventing dementia or reversing age-related mental decline. Keywords: brain, training, benefits, games, simons Full article on digest.
Google Noto Fonts Summary: 72 styles 582 languages 237 regions Keywords: noto, sans, languages, styles, regions Full article on google.com | 1217 Points and 304 Comments Farm grows vegetables in a desert using sun and seawater Summary: Possible solar energy shortages in winter mean that the greenhouse still needs to be hooked up to the grid for back-up, but gradual improvements to the design will eliminate any reliance on fossil fuels, says Sundrop Farm CEO Philipp Saumweber .
RethinkDB is shutting down Summary: We looked at a number of options, and were deeply impressed by Stripe – in particular, their commitment to building better developer tools, contributing to the open source community, and helping technology companies to scale faster and more effectively. Keywords: rethinkdb, community, continue, open, development Full article on rethinkdb.com | 1674 Points and 441 Comments Apple Has Removed Dash from the App Store Summary: Update : Apple contacted me and told me they found evidence of App Store review manipulation.
I’m choosing euthanasia etd 1pm. I have no last words. 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 | 1361 Points and 276 Comments Yahoo scanned customer emails for US intelligence Summary: The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.
Paper Planes Full article on paperplanes.world | 792 Points and 192 Comments Why’s that company so big? I could do that in a weekend Summary: If you don’t “bloat” your company by hiring security people, you’ll end up like hotmail or yahoo, where your product is better known for how often it’s hacked than for any of its other features. Keywords: people, company, google, engineers, don Full article on danluu.
Deep-Fried Data Summary: But this protection means little when Amazon knows every ebook you’ve read down to the page, Google has your complete correspondence and web history, and your phone company tracks your movements with a device you willingly carry in your pocket. Keywords: data, people, online, make, internet Full article on idlewords.com | 560 Points and 140 Comments Gitless: a version control system Summary: This transforms the current working directory into an empty repository and you are now ready to start saving changes to files in foo :
The terrorist inside my husband’s brain Summary: During the filming of the movie, Robin was having trouble remembering even one line for his scenes, while just 3 years prior he had played in a full 5-month season of the Broadway production Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo , often doing two shows a day with hundreds of lines—and not one mistake. Keywords: robin, lbd, brain, symptoms, disease Full article on m.
Show HN: Wave function collapse algorithm Summary: Sylvain Lefebvre made a C++ implementation of 3d model synthesis, described the thought process of designing a sample and provided an example where adjacency constraints ensure that the output is connected (walkable). Keywords: model, wfc, algorithm, tiled, made Full article on github.com | 1226 Points and 122 Comments 90 Cents of Every ‘Pay-For-Performance’ Dollar for CEOs Are Paid for Luck Summary: Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Paying for Long-Term Performance by Lucian Bebchuk and Jesse Fried (discussed on the Forum here ).
PostgreSQL 9.6 Released Summary: Replication, aggregation, indexing, sorting, and stored procedures have all been made more efficient, and PostgreSQL now makes better use of resources with recent Linux kernels. Keywords: postgresql, data, features, search, replication Full article on postgresql.org | 553 Points and 128 Comments Bringing Pokémon GO to life on Google Cloud Full article on cloudplatform.googleblog.com | 480 Points and 211 Comments Announcing Rust 1.12 Summary: Aaron Gallagher abhi Adam Medziński Ahmed Charles Alan Somers Alexander Altman Alexander Merritt Alex Burka Alex Crichton Amanieu d’Antras Andrea Pretto Andre Bogus Andrew Andrew Cann Andrew Paseltiner Andrii Dmytrenko Antti Keränen Aravind Gollakota Ariel Ben-Yehuda Bastien Dejean Ben Boeckel Ben Stern bors Brendan Cully Brett Cannon Brian Anderson Bruno Tavares Cameron Hart Camille Roussel Cengiz Can CensoredUsername cgswords Chiu-Hsiang Hsu Chris Stankus Christian Poveda Christophe Vu-Brugier Clement Miao Corey Farwell CrLF0710 crypto-universe Daniel Campbell David decauwsemaecker.
Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft Create Partnership on AI Summary: Rather than preach to the tech world, it wants to use a standard open license to publish research on topics, including ethics, inclusivity and privacy. Keywords: companies, ai, group, intelligence, world Full article on techcrunch.com | 573 Points and 248 Comments What I Wish I Had Known Before Scaling Uber [video] Full article on youtube.com | 502 Points and 272 Comments
Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species [video] Summary: The objectives for the first mission will be to confirm water resources and identify hazards along with putting in place initial power, mining, and life support infrastructure. Keywords: hours, mars, bfr, falcon, vehicle Full article on spacex.com | 2123 Points and 1046 Comments Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany Summary: More than any other region, Europe has pushed back against American technology giants’ use of people’s digital information, routinely forcing companies like Google and Facebook to change their policies after they breached the European Union’s tough data protection rules.
WoSign and StartCom: Mozilla’s proposed conclusion Summary: Toggle screen reader support Keywords: toggle, screen, reader, support Full article on docs.google.com | 608 Points and 246 Comments Sweden Wants to Fight Disposable Culture with Tax Breaks for Repairing Old Stuff Summary: The new proposals come from the ruling coalition of the Social Democrat and Green parties, and, if successfully enacted, would be accompanied by a publicity campaign to encourage Swedes to repair products instead of replacing them.
UnGoogled Chromium: Chromium with enhanced privacy, control and transparency Summary: The main reason for this is that a fork is associated with more significant deviations from the Chromium, such as branding, configuration formats, file locations, and other interface changes. Keywords: google, source, chromium, code, binaries Full article on github.com | 688 Points and 423 Comments Choose Firefox Now, or Later You Won’t Get a Choice (2014) So if you want an Internet — which means, in many ways, a world — that isn’t controlled by Google, you must stop using Chrome now and encourage others to do the same.
Bike manufacturer sees huge reduction in delivery damage by printing TV on box Summary: Could we use them to make Brooklyn safer and smarter for cyclists, bring more diversity to city cycling in Berlin, or put more Amsterdam bike thieves out of business? Keywords: shipping, bikes, flatscreen, secret, ve Full article on medium.com | 568 Points and 229 Comments Neural Photo Editor Summary: I’ve integrated the plat interface which makes the NPE itself independent of framework, so you should be able to run it with Blocks, TensorFlow, PyTorch, PyCaffe, what have you, by modifying the IAN class provided in models.
Ripgrep – A new command line search tool Summary: While Go’s regexp engine takes worst case linear time on all searches (and is therefore exponentially faster than even PCRE2 for some set of regexes and corpora), its actual implementation hasn’t quite matured yet. Keywords: search, rg, benchmark, grep, regex Full article on blog.burntsushi.net | 740 Points and 209 Comments Heavy SSD Writes from Firefox Summary: Since I didn’t recall downloading any huge files over the previous day or visiting any new sites that could’ve resulted in bringing down a lot of new content to the cache, this puzzled me.
Homebrew 1.0.0 Summary: Click here if you are not redirected. Keywords: click, redirected Full article on brew.sh | 904 Points and 246 Comments What every coder should know about gamma Summary: Also, years ago it was possible to shoot yourself in the foot in various creative ways by applying multiple gamma correction stages in the graphics pipeline (e.g. video card, OS and application level), but fortunately this is handled more intelligently nowadays.
Linux can’t be installed on a recent Lenovo laptop Full article on reddit.com | 1054 Points and 400 Comments Show HN: Primitive Pictures Summary: This project was originally inspired by the popular and excellent work of Roger Johansson - Genetic Programming: Evolution of Mona Lisa . Keywords: image, shapes, shape, output, algorithm Full article on github.com | 894 Points and 170 Comments What It Costs to Run Let’s Encrypt Summary: The majority of our administrative support (e.
Don’t just pardon Edward Snowden; give the man a medal Summary: “It was treason!” “He broke the law!” “He should have followed official channels!” They’ll probably point to the House Intelligence Committee report on Snowden, turning a wilfully blind eye to what Barton Gellman calls its “ aggressive dishonesty .” Keywords: snowden, edward, authoritarians, good, revelations Full article on techcrunch.com | 505 Points and 233 Comments I quit my job, bought an army truck, and spent 19 months circumnavigating Africa Summary: Our characters grew so much as we were forced to face adversity, think outside of the box to get through unforeseen problems, and experience such a life-changing event.
Music theory for nerds Summary: If you aren’t quite as ready to abandon the entire Western musical tradition, here’s some stuff people linked to me while I was figuring this out in real time on Twitter. Keywords: notes, music, major, minor, scale Full article on eev.ee | 766 Points and 378 Comments Washington Post Is First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source Summary: If the Post editorial page editors had any intellectual honesty at all, this is what they would be doing — accepting institutional responsibility for what they apparently regard as a grievous error that endangered the public — rather than pretending that it was all the doing of their source as a means of advocating for his criminal prosecution.
I gave commit rights to someone I didn’t know Summary: I don’t recall the author now, but the gist of the argument made was that we’re too protective of our code - if you give someone responsibility, show that you trust them, more often than not, your intuition about people abusing their freedom is way off. Keywords: project, commit, rights, post, people Full article on jakewins.com | 833 Points and 100 Comments
Investing for Geeks Summary: They’re broadly similar: they buy ETFs automatically to attempt to match your target allocation while avoiding unfavorable tax consequences. Keywords: market, index, funds, retirement, money Full article on training.kalzumeus.com | 797 Points and 457 Comments Municipal ISP forced to shut off fiber-to-the-home Internet after court ruling Summary: The business has used Greenlight’s faster Internet to support a high-tech packing plant that automatically sorts sweet potatoes by size and quality, with each spud tagged with its own bar code.
Faking your death Summary: A group of private investigators hired by Dateline NBC located McDermott when they noticed a centralized cluster of IP addresses originating near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, all clicking onto a site dedicated to tracing his whereabouts. Keywords: death, don, fake, people, law Full article on linkedin.com | 384 Points and 214 Comments A Pixel Artist Renounces Pixel Art (2015) Summary: For those of you who are aware of Dinofarm Games and our recent release, Auro for iOS and Android , you know that we spent literally years producing carefully handmade, meticulous pixel art.
Announcing new tools, forums, and features Summary: It’s an important reminder about who we’re here for—whether it’s the open source maintainer whose project is transforming healthcare, an automotive company building a self-driving car, or a teenager teaching herself how to program after she finishes her homework. Keywords: github, work, code, projects, developers Full article on github.com | 1142 Points and 164 Comments Angular 2 Final Released Full article on angular.
GitLab Master Plan Summary: Our new financing will accelerate the development of GitLab in an effort to continue to give teams the simplest way to scale projects across functional groups, collaborate in real-time and effortlessly manage workflows and version control. Keywords: development, open, gitlab, developers, software Full article on about.gitlab.com | 573 Points and 327 Comments YC Changes Summary: The Continuity Fund has grown from just Ali 18 months ago to a team of 6, and has already led a number of investments in growth stage YC companies.
How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat Summary: At the same time, other scientists, including the prominent Minnesota physiologist Ancel Keys, were investigating a competing theory that it was saturated fat and dietary cholesterol that posed the biggest risk for heart disease. Keywords: sugar, harvard, industry, research, disease Full article on nytimes.com | 816 Points and 599 Comments Vim 8.0 released Summary: Hidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages
Upgrading Autopilot: Seeing the World in Radar Summary: The radar was added to all Tesla vehicles in October 2014 as part of the Autopilot hardware suite, but was only meant to be a supplementary sensor to the primary camera and image processing system. Keywords: radar, car, braking, road, vehicle Full article on tesla.com | 396 Points and 247 Comments Command-line tools can be faster than a Hadoop cluster (2014) Summary: Although we have improved the performance dramatically by parallelizing the grep step in our pipeline, we can actually remove this entirely by having awk filter the input records (lines in this case) and only operate on those containing the string “Result”.
Cap’n Proto Summary: The Cap’n Proto encoding is appropriate both as a data interchange format and an in-memory representation, so once your structure is built, you can simply write the bytes straight out to disk! Keywords: cap, proto, message, data, protocol Full article on capnproto.org | 535 Points and 182 Comments How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly (2006) Summary: Argument: convinces someone of something Explanation: tells why something happened instead of something else Definition: states what a word or concept means Description: identifies properties or qualities of things
How Dropbox Hacks Your Mac Summary: The string output for dbfseventsd binary didn’t reveal anything much interesting, but with the deliciously named dbaccessperm file, we finally hit gold and the exact proof I was looking for that Dropbox was using a sql attack on the tcc database to circumvent Apple’s authorization policy: Keywords: dropbox, accessibility, user, apps, access Full article on applehelpwriter.com | 1037 Points and 412 Comments I’m Joining Stripe to Work on Atlas Summary: I’ve gone to work substantially every day for the last 10 years in my own software company, fixing bugs and running AdWords campaigns, but my biggest impact — and the most personally fulfilling one — has been helping others start and grow their own businesses.
Some bad Git situations and how I got myself out of them Summary: And yes, there are other ways to do these same things with more theoretical purity or whatever, but I’ve come to these steps through trial and error and lots of swearing and table flipping, and I had this crazy idea to share them with a healthy dose of levity and profanity. Keywords: git, things, people, suggested, commit
You Suck at Excel with Joel Spolsky (2015) [video] Summary: The way you are using Excel causes errors, creates incomprehensible spaghetti spreadsheets, and makes me want to stab out my own eyes. Keywords: loading, transcript, rating, video, rented Full article on youtube.com | 957 Points and 420 Comments iPhone 7 Summary: Learn more Buy online, pick up available items in an hour. Keywords: learn, ios, watch, makes, iphone Full article on apple.
EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020 Summary: Indeed, at the present time, the council has provided scarce details related to how countries can expect to make the full transition to open access and meet the deadline, which is less than 4 years away. Keywords: access, open, science, scientific, european Full article on futurism.com | 1205 Points and 132 Comments Multi-process Firefox brings 400-700% improvement in responsiveness Summary: Dotzler noted the memory reduction his teams achieved after spending the last five years on a project called MemShrink.
Philae Found Summary: On 30 September, the orbiter will be sent on a final one-way mission to investigate the comet from close up, including the open pits in the Ma’at region, where it is hoped that critical observations will help to reveal secrets of the body’s interior structure. Keywords: philae, rosetta, osiris, esa, camera Full article on esa.int | 1238 Points and 125 Comments Insomnia 3.0 – A simple and beautiful REST API client Summary: Free and open source on Mac, Windows, and Linux
Running a Tor Exit Node for Fun and E-mails Summary: Other e-mails I received about this particular node include, but are by far not limited to, Wordpress comment spam, port scanning, credential brute force attacks, attempted SQL Injections, WAF alerts, in no particular order. Keywords: tor, exit, node, network, internet Full article on blog.daknob.net | 420 Points and 160 Comments Blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22 Summary: Recent announcements of Siri coming to Mac this fall, and of newer innovations, like a magnifying glass feature for low-vision users, have continued the promise of improving the Apple experience for those who are blind and low vision.
How to Tell a Mother Her Child Is Dead Summary: You don’t make a phone call, you do not talk to the medical student, you do not put in an order. Keywords: mother, time, chair, make, questions Full article on nytimes.com | 694 Points and 199 Comments In defence of Douglas Crockford Summary: You’d think that someone with such passion for building a better community to the point of giving an entire talk about it would be able to muster up a response greater than “Mmm” when the chance presented itself in real life at an event with Douglas Crockford himself.