My Biggest Regret as a Programmer Summary: Being both an experienced programmer and leader who understood what it took to deliver (we did 9 major releases of the apps during my time, all of which I built the master floppies for, with no need for hot fixes which were hard to do then anyway) I can only imagine how in demand I could have been. Keywords: programmer, years, company, things, time
Save Netflix Summary: But thanks to a new Copyright Office rule, website owners could lose safe harbor protections if they don’t register online by December 31. Keywords: internet, copyright, website, december, washington Full article on eff.org | 813 Points and 225 Comments Freedom and security issues on x86 platforms Summary: This is a question that will need to be answered soon; the long-term consequences of a fully TiVo-ized computing world are not to be taken lightly, and thus far the free software community has put up very little resistance to the antifeatures being forced into modern x86 platforms.
Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite’s tax havens Summary: Jennie Granger, a spokeswoman for the UK’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), said the organisation had received “a great deal of information on offshore companies, including in Panama, from a wide range of sources, which is currently the subject of intensive investigation”. Keywords: documents, mossack, fonseca, tax, company Full article on bbc.com | 1373 Points and 434 Comments
How an Army of Ocean Farmers Are Starting an Economic Revolution Summary: They shield themselves with a “politics of no.” I’m sympathetic to these fears, especially given the history of industrial aquaculture in the 1980s; yet in the era of climate change, it’s an illusion for environmentalists to think they can save our seas by relying on a conservation strategy alone while continuing to ask the oceans to feed our hunger for wild seafood.
Squash your commits Summary: This lets repository administrators stay flexible when deciding whether or not to retain all history from a feature branch. Keywords: merge, commits, history, branch, commit Full article on github.com | 702 Points and 339 Comments The Trouble with CloudFlare Summary: CloudFlare’s approach to blocking abusive traffic is incurring a large amount of false positives in the form of impeding normal traffic, thereby damaging the experience of many innocent Tor and non-Tor Internet users, as well as impacting the revenue streams of CloudFlare’s own customers by causing frustrated or blocked users to go elsewhere.
Xamarin now free in Visual Studio, and Xamarin SDK being open-sourced Summary: As an independent company, Xamarin did have a free version to give developers a taste of what it offered, but the product was historically restricted to only support small executables, with anything larger requiring a paid license. Keywords: xamarin, studio, developers, visual, build Full article on arstechnica.com | 944 Points and 386 Comments Reddit removed NSL canary from 2015 Transparency Report Full article on reddit.
Ubuntu on Windows Summary: That required me to use Microsoft Visual Studio to clone a sample application, edit a few dozen XML files, create a bunch of icon .png’s of various sizes, and so on. Keywords: windows, ubuntu, microsoft, linux, running Full article on blog.dustinkirkland.com | 2049 Points and 513 Comments Microsoft Bot Framework Full article on dev.botframework.com | 627 Points and 134 Comments Microsoft and Canonical partner to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10 Summary: Is it a major step forward in the integration of Windows and Linux on the developer desktop?
He Always Had a Dark Side Summary: In time they revealed that his full name was Edward Snowden, that he had worked in various capacities at the National Security Agency, and that he had downloaded and handed over a trove of documents from the NSA in an effort to blow the whistle on what he believed were egregious privacy encroachments by the U.S. government. Keywords: le, roux, lulu, hafner, told
My Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT Summary: For users left stranded, I recommend taking a look at Zapier or Botize , which offer a similar service, or at one of the dozens of new sites that will spring up next week to capture the market that IFTTT is foolishly abandoning. Keywords: ifttt, service, pinboard, work, services Full article on blog.pinboard.in | 1236 Points and 208 Comments U.S. Drops California Case Against Apple After Accessing iPhone Full article on bloomberg.
Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases Summary: It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental health issues that they report their problem is that they feel anxious or depressed. Keywords: client, feeling, don, depression, problem Full article on psychologytoday.com | 551 Points and 266 Comments Building Web Apps in Go Full article on astaxie.gitbooks.io | 472 Points and 218 Comments My year in startup hell Summary: If you made a movie about a laid-off, sad-sack, fiftysomething guy who is given one big chance to start his career over, the opening scene might begin like this: a Monday morning in April, sunny and cool, with a brisk wind blowing off the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.
VNC Roulette Summary: Owning a premium .com gives you great benefits including better SEO, name recognition, and providing your site with a sense of authority. Keywords: domain, web, domains, great, unique Full article on vncroulette.com | 478 Points and 282 Comments Andy Grove’s Warning to Silicon Valley Summary: “All of us in business,” Mr. Grove wrote, “have a responsibility to maintain the industrial base on which we depend and the society whose adaptability — and stability — we may have taken for granted.
Amazon Provides DIY Echo Plans for Raspberry Pi Summary: This project provides a step-by-step walkthrough to help you build a hands-free Alexa Voice Service (AVS) prototype in 60 minutes, using wake word engines from Sensory or KITT.AI . Keywords: sample, avs, app, alexa, dec Full article on github.com | 461 Points and 101 Comments Microsoft demos ‘holoportation’ 3D presence tech with HoloLens Summary: When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see, hear, and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in the same physical space.
Citus Unforks from PostgreSQL, Goes Open Source Full article on citusdata.com | 763 Points and 153 Comments Privacy – Forget Your Credit Card Full article on privacy.com | 661 Points and 359 Comments Tools for thought: graphical algebra and Fourier analysis Summary: In practice, we tend to cheat and use the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) instead, but conceptually, this is what is happening underneath: we’re taking the average of increasingly twisted versions of the same wave, creating a whole new dimension, while collapsing the old one by summation.
NPM and Left-Pad: Have We Forgotten How to Program? Summary: It feels to me as if the entire job of an NPM-participating developer is writing the smallest amount of code possible to string existing library calls together in order to create something new that functions uniquely for their personal or business need. Keywords: code, dependency, functions, dependencies, write Full article on haneycodes.net | 1725 Points and 854 Comments That awkward moment when Apple mocked good hardware and poor people Full article on techinasia.
I’ve Just Liberated My Modules Summary: By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out. Keywords: clap, forty, clapping, signal, stories Full article on medium.com | 1573 Points and 495 Comments Autocomplete from Stack Overflow Summary: Available completions are sorted by a proprietary blend of post score, left-hand context similarity, and nearby identifiers. Keywords: stack, overflow, code, function, find Full article on emilschutte.com | 672 Points and 145 Comments
We only hire the trendiest Summary: Thanks to Kelley Eskridge, Laura Lindzey, John Hergenroeder, Kamal Marhubi, Julia Evans, Steven McCarthy, Lindsey Kuper, Leah Hanson, Darius Bacon, Pierre-Yves Baccou, Kyle Littler, Jorge Montero, and Mark Dominus for discussion/comments/corrections. Keywords: people, companies, ve, trendco, don Full article on danluu.com | 1615 Points and 716 Comments Andy Grove has died Summary: He was the company’s chief executive officer from 1987 to 1998 and its president from 1979 to 1997.
Polymagnets Summary: Rather than simple arrangements of north and south, customizable patterns are designed in software and programmed into a magnet in minutes. Keywords: polymagnets, magnets, magnet, catalog, align Full article on polymagnet.com | 767 Points and 104 Comments Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Streaming Deer Cam Summary: In the past 48 hours, the deer has wandered along a moonlit beach, caused a traffic jam on a major freeway, been caught in a gangland gun battle, and been chased by the police.
Redox – A Unix-Like Operating System Written in Rust Summary: MIT Licensed Drivers run in Userspace Includes common Unix commands Newlib port for C programs Keywords: rust, microkernel, includes, implemented, design Full article on redox-os.org | 618 Points and 202 Comments Thank you for ad blocking Summary: For the advertising technology industry to act in a way that is evidenced to cause harm widely to internet users and companies, because of malware being spread through online ads, puts the pressure on us to take action swiftly.
FingerIO: Using Active Sonar for Fine-Grained Finger Tracking Summary: To achieve subcentimeter level tracking accuracies, we present an innovative approach that uses a modulation technique common in wireless communication called Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Keywords: finger, fingerio, tracking, device, work Full article on fingerio.cs.washington.edu | 637 Points and 118 Comments How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need? Summary: If you think about how fantastically vast the universe is — truly far beyond what we can conceive, and certainly far, far, far beyond what you can see with your eyes even on the darkest, most beautiful, star-filled night — and think about how incredibly tiny a single atom is, you can see that we would not need to use many digits of pi to cover the entire range.
Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat Full article on bloomberg.com | 830 Points and 387 Comments A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case Summary: Here’s a quick recap of that case : On June 28, 2013, shortly after newspapers published the first NSA leaks from Snowden, FBI agents showed up at Levison’s door in Texas and served him with a pen register order requiring him to give the government metadata for the email activity of one customer’s account.
Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack Summary: “I saw someone mention the Mattermost 1.0 announcement and it seemed like the best of both worlds: a pretty Slack-like interface with media embeds and Slack-compatible hooks, but open-source,” says Benjamin Reed, a developer of the the open source network management platform OpenNMS Keywords: slack, chat, open, company, source Full article on wired.com | 498 Points and 383 Comments
Adam Summary: Renaldas Zioma, Aras Pranckevičius, Dominic Laflamme, Sean Thompson, Pierre-Paul Giroux, Yang-hai Eakes, Wayne Johnson, Thomas Iché, Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, Tim Cooper, Göksel Göktas, Florent Guinier, Kuba Cupisz, Jesper Mortensen, Kasper Engelstoft, Tomas Jakubauskas, Richard Fine, Joachim Ante Keywords: adam, unity, character, art, additional Full article on unity3d.com | 657 Points and 132 Comments Encryption, Privacy Are Larger Issues Than Fighting Terrorism Summary: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: If, technologically, it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there’s no key - there’s no door at all - then how do we apprehend the child pornographer?
A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers Summary: Originally stated by mathematicians G. H. Hardy and J. E. Littlewood in 1923, the conjecture provides precise estimates of how often every possible constellation of primes with a given spacing pattern will appear. Keywords: primes, prime, numbers, ending, number Full article on quantamagazine.org | 794 Points and 236 Comments Neural Networks Demystified Summary: StephenWelch Subscribe Keywords: neural, networks, demystified, stephenwelch, subscribe
Should All Research Papers Be Free? Summary: Her protest against scholarly journals’ paywalls has earned her rock-star status among advocates for open access, and has shined a light on how scientific findings that could inform personal and public policy decisions on matters as consequential as health care, economics and the environment are often prohibitively expensive to read and impossible to aggregate and datamine. Keywords: access, open, articles, journals, journal
I made my own clear plastic tooth aligners and they worked Summary: The riser had the wonderful, unintended side effect of creating a perfect line, that I could trace with an x-acto to easily and consistently cut the 3D print from the unfinished vacuum formed aligner. Keywords: teeth, plastic, aligner, vacuum, mold Full article on amosdudley.com | 943 Points and 133 Comments AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol 3-0 [video] Full article on youtube.
I stayed in a hotel with Android lightswitches and it was as bad as you’d think Summary: tcpdump showed that traffic was being sent to 172.16.207.14, and pymodbus let me start controlling my lights, turning the TV on and off and even making my curtains open and close. Keywords: wall, set, brctl, lights, access Full article on mjg59.dreamwidth.org | 928 Points and 314 Comments Trackers Summary: One of them had found my mobile phone and was going through my list of contacts , adding the names and the telephone numbers of the people that I knew to a thing they called a ‘ social graph ’.
Responsive Pixel Art Full article on essenmitsosse.de | 1622 Points and 122 Comments How We Build Code at Netflix Summary: That foundation image, or Base AMI, provides a Linux environment customized with the common conventions, tools, and services required for seamless integration with the greater Netflix ecosystem. Keywords: nebula, build, netflix, code, tools Full article on techblog.netflix.com | 624 Points and 135 Comments Pentagon admits it has deployed military spy drones over the U.
AlphaGo beats the world champion Lee Sedol in first of five matches 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 | 1085 Points and 573 Comments How to Pass a Programming Interview Summary: A good source of ideas is to read the company’s recent blog posts and press releases and note the ones you find exciting.
Announcing SQL Server on Linux Summary: “This is an enormously important decision for Microsoft, allowing it to offer its well-known and trusted database to an expanded set of customers”, said Al Gillen, group vice president, enterprise infrastructure, at IDC. Keywords: server, sql, data, linux, customers Full article on blogs.microsoft.com | 1344 Points and 476 Comments FLIF – Free Lossless Image Format Summary: It is a variant of CABAC (context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding) , where instead of using a multi-dimensional array of quantized local image information, the contexts are nodes of decision trees which are dynamically learned at encode time.
Transmission BitTorrent app contained malware Summary: Hawkeye Posts: 2 Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:39 am I have read this with some alarm and yes it would be interesting to see how this occurred.A few questions:1) Does it occur with the in program update as I never received any of the gatekeeper errors2) I read the PaloAlto document but what Application folder should I be looking at user/applications or the top level applications as there is only a transmission.
When the U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages Summary: Rather than suggesting that people should strive harder to conform to an artificial ideal of normality, Daniels’ analysis led him to a counterintuitive conclusion that serves as the cornerstone of this book: any system designed around the average person is doomed to fail. Keywords: average, daniels, pilots, pilot, dimensions Full article on thestar.com | 471 Points and 103 Comments
MAME is now Free and Open Source Software Summary: We have spent the last 10 months trying to contact all people that contributed to MAME as developers and external contributors and get information about desired license. Keywords: mame, license, code, contributors, contact Full article on mamedev.org | 580 Points and 91 Comments We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else Summary: I would argue, quite strongly and at some length, that if you want better diversity in the field, perhaps a good starting point is not demanding that all your employees live within a tiny 30 mile radius of San Francisco or Palo Alto.
Dsxyliea Summary: Although it is considered to be a receptive language-based learning disability in the research literature, dyslexia also affects one’s expressive language skills. Keywords: dyslexia, reading, learning, disability, read Full article on geon.github.io | 1356 Points and 199 Comments Study Finds No Gender Gap in Tech Salaries Summary: That statement may seem shocking, however according to an analysis of Dice’s annual salary survey data of more than 16,000 tech professionals, when comparing equal education levels, years of technical experience and job title, no gap exists.
Kofi Annan on Why It’s Time to Legalize Drugs Summary: The West Africa Commission on Drugs, which my foundation convened, reported last year that the region has now become not only a major transit point between producers in Latin America and consumers in Europe, but an area where consumption is increasing. Keywords: drug, drugs, cannabis, policy, health Full article on spiegel.de | 654 Points and 356 Comments Curl vs. Wget Summary: curl works more like the traditional unix cat command, it sends more stuff to stdout, and reads more from stdin in a “everything is a pipe” manner.
Diffie and Hellman Win Turing Award Summary: Named for Alan Turing, the British mathematician and computer scientist, the award is particularly noteworthy because it comes at a time that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is locked in a bitter feud with Apple over the agency’s inability to unlock the cryptographic system that protects digital information stored in the company’s iPhones. Keywords: diffie, hellman, information, cryptography, award Full article on nytimes.
Brooklyn Judge: Feds Can’t Use All Writs Act to Force Apple’s Hand [pdf] Full article on blogs.reuters.com | 797 Points and 188 Comments Ghost in the Shell remains our most challenging film about technology Summary: Nonetheless, the visuals are quite simply vivid and memorable, especially when no other film, animated or otherwise, comes close to making humans feel so small, questioning our role in a world filled with technology, and a lack of an accompanying “moral compass 2.
Raspberry Pi 3 on Sale Summary: A partial list of those who made major direct contributions to the BCM2837 chip program, BCM43438 integration and Raspberry Pi 3 follows: Dinesh Abadi, James Adams, Cyrus Afghahi, Aravind Appajappa, Jeff Baer, Sayoni Banerjee, Jonathan Bell, Marc Bright, Srinath Byregowda, Cindy Cao, KK Chan, Nick Chase, Nils Christensson, Dom Cobley, Teodorico Del Rosario Jr, Phil Elwell, Darshan Gopal, Shawn Guo, Gordon Hollingworth, Brand Hsieh, Andy Hulbert, Walter Kho, Gerard Khoo, Yung-Ching Lee, David Lewsey, Xizhe Li, Simon Long, Scott McGregor, James Mills, Baruyr Mirican, Alan Morgan, Kalevi Ratschunas, Paul Rolfe, Matt Rowley, Akshaye Sama, Saran Kumar Seethapathi, Serge Schneider, Shawn Shadburn, Noumaan Shah, Mike Stimson, Stuart Thomson, Roger Thornton, James Tong, James Turner, Luke Wren.
MentalHealthError: an exception occurred Summary: Around the same time, right after having gone to my first Kundalini Yoga class, I ended up meeting (and, perhaps unfortunately , falling in love with) a mesmerizing woman of mysticism that tenderly guided me off-the-deep-end with this style of thinking: numerology, synchronicity, Reiki, manifestation, the Mayan calendar, tarot, crystals, &c. My symptoms slowly got much worse. Keywords: time, believed, life, started, thought Full article on kennethreitz.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B confirmed, with onboard BT LE and WiFi Summary: 10 Matches found for FCC ID 2ABCB-RPI32 Keywords: matches, found, fcc, id Full article on apps.fcc.gov | 518 Points and 213 Comments What Developers Should Know About Job Searching and Negotiation Summary: For example, my parents, I love them very much, they have always suggested to me that I get into a nice, safe job at a big mega corp, and stay there for my entire career receiving regular promotions every three years.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook Back Apple in Blocked Phone Case Full article on bloomberg.com | 888 Points and 240 Comments What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team Summary: Any group can become Team B. Sakaguchi’s experiences underscore a core lesson of Google’s research into teamwork: By adopting the data-driven approach of Silicon Valley, Project Aristotle has encouraged emotional conversations and discussions of norms among people who might otherwise be uncomfortable talking about how they feel.
Stripe Atlas Summary: Join Stripe Atlas Starting a company can be needlessly complicated—lengthy paperwork, bank visits, legal complexity, numerous fees, and non-obvious decisions about what services to use. Keywords: atlas, stripe, company, bank, tax Full article on stripe.com | 1659 Points and 390 Comments Microsoft Acquires Xamarin Summary: With today’s acquisition announcement we will be taking this work much further to make our world class developer tools and services even better with deeper integration and enable seamless mobile app dev experiences.
Spotify moves its back end to Google Cloud Summary: From traditional batch processing with Dataproc, to rock-solid event delivery with Pub/Sub to the nearly magical abilities of BigQuery, building on Google’s data infrastructure provides us with a significant advantage where it matters the most. Keywords: google, infrastructure, cloud, data, spotify Full article on news.spotify.com | 715 Points and 359 Comments Justice Department Wants Apple to Unlock Nine More iPhones Summary: At a news conference last week after the debate erupted in California, the New York City police commissioner, William J.
GitLab 8.5 released Summary: Please be aware that by default the Omnibus packages will stop, run migrations, and start again, no matter how “big” or “small” the upgrade is. Keywords: gitlab, pages, release, upgrade, performance Full article on about.gitlab.com | 603 Points and 241 Comments Draft.js – Rich Text Editor Framework for React Summary: Draft.js is a framework for building rich text editors in React, powered by an immutable model and abstracting over cross-browser differences.
AI generated music to improve focus, relaxation and sleep Summary: Brain.fm is absurdly great for highly focused work (designing, coding, writing) Keywords: absurdly, great, highly, focused, work Full article on brain.fm | 744 Points and 300 Comments The Apple letter to customers couldn’t happen under proposed UK law Summary: The Dutch Privacy Authority, for example, has officially prohibited companies from gathering employees’ data from wearable devices, such as fitness trackers, since it is impossible to give free consent where there is a financial dependency.
San Bernardino County tweets it reset attacker iCloud password at FBI’s request Summary: Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, opened fire at a training seminar in an Inland Regional Center conference room Dec. 2 killing 14 people and wounding 22 more. Keywords: fbi, icloud, county, apple, password Full article on sbsun.com | 381 Points and 170 Comments Understanding Git for real by exploring the .git directory Summary: One last thing So by now you should understand that all git does when you commit is “zipping” your current working directory and store into the objects folder with a bunch of other informations.
Snowden: FBI obscuring crucial details in Apple case 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 | 643 Points and 209 Comments How Google’s Web Crawler Bypasses Paywalls Summary: Digital publications allow discriminatory access for search engines by inspecting HTTP request headers.
A Message to Our Customers Summary: The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers — including tens of millions of American citizens — from sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals. Keywords: security, government, encryption, users, protect Full article on apple.com | 5771 Points and 967 Comments Go 1.6 is Released Summary: The algorithm inside sort.Sort was improved to run about 10% faster, but the change may break programs that expect a specific ordering of equal but distinguishable elements.
Vulkan is Here Summary: Due to Vulkan’s cross platform availability, high performance and healthy open source ecosystem, we expect to see rapid uptake by software developers, far exceeding the adoption of similar APIs which are limited to specific operating systems.” Keywords: vulkan, api, developers, sdk, download Full article on khronos.org | 903 Points and 202 Comments Apple ordered to bypass auto-erase on San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone Summary: In a 40-page filing, the U.