We have broken HTTP Summary: I absolutely loved this New York Times column which lamented the world of apps, where we don’t have the capability to link to content anymore: Keywords: web, http, don, data, content Full article on gadgetopia.com | 373 Points and 139 Comments Leaked Palantir Doc Reveals Uses, Specific Functions and Key Clients Summary: As of 2013, Palantir was used by at least 12 groups within the US Government including the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, the CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint IED-defeat organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
We are moving the Roslyn code to GitHub Summary: This means we will have fewer moving parts and will get us much closer to the same environment you’d be using on Roslyn code. Keywords: github, moving, codeplex, code, pull Full article on blogs.msdn.com | 493 Points and 220 Comments How I Crashed and Burned in Y Combinator Summary: I don’t know if this is true for other people, but as a flailing founder I desperately wanted to believe in the startup myth—that success was just over the next ridge, that if we waited a bit longer, or had a slightly better idea, we would suddenly be riding a rocket ship.
Announcing Rust 1.0 Alpha Summary: Gardner Akos Kiss Aleksandr Koshlo Alexander Light Alex Crichton Alex Gaynor Alexis Beingessner Alex Lyon Alfie John Andrea Canciani Andrew Cann Andrew Paseltiner Andrew Wagner areski Ariel Ben-Yehuda Artem Arthur Liao arturo Austin Bonander Barosl Lee Ben Foppa Ben Gamari Ben S Bheesham Persaud Björn Steinbrink bluss Boris Egorov bors Brandon Sanderson Brendan Zabarauskas Brian Anderson Brian J Brennan Brian Koropoff Carol Nichols Chase Southwood Chris Morgan Chris Wong Clark Gaebel Cody P Schafer Colin Sherratt Corey Farwell Corey Ford Corey Richardson crhino Cristi Burcă Damien Radtke Dan Burkert dan@daramos.
Scroll Slow. Have Fun Full article on scrollslowhavefun.com | 548 Points and 141 Comments The Tough Decision to Leave the Classroom Summary: To make a real difference in the lives of students, raise the quality of life in greater Waynesboro, and attract and keep life-changing teachers, we must address five key areas: Keywords: students, school, ve, years, year Full article on iamjwal.com | 308 Points and 260 Comments Dirty Coding Tricks Summary: When you’d drop in things like handy conditional breakpoints to look for a weird response, or a push that made it get confused where it was on a skinny box or something similar, it’d bog the frame rate down and the issue simply wouldn’t happen.
Can’t you just turn up the volume? Summary: We’ve decided to write up our answer to this question as a blog post, complete with cycling bears, to help anyone else who is interested in the true nature of hearing loss. Keywords: hearing, loss, sound, frequency, range Full article on medium.com | 545 Points and 152 Comments A Teenager’s View on Social Media Summary: There are no links on Instagram, meaning I’m not being constantly spammed by the same advertisement, horrible gossip news article, or Buzzfeed listicle about the “28 Ingenious Things For Your Dog You Had No Idea You Needed”
Intel Compute Stick Summary: Intel® Compute Stick is a device the size of a pack of gum that turns any HDMI display into a fully functional computer: same operating system, same high quality graphics, and same wireless connectivity. Keywords: items, clear, compute, stick, end Full article on intel.com | 929 Points and 336 Comments Secure Secure Shell Summary: This post will still be here when you finish. Keywords: key, ssh, authentication, server, security
A town of about 200 people, almost all of whom live in the same building Summary: In the months when visitors are scant and seasonal businesses are all boarded up, what asserts itself is the strange intimacy of a place where at any hour a resident can knock on the police chief’s apartment door, where students get homework help at their teacher’s kitchen table, and where the pastor conducts baptisms in an inflatable pool in the basement.
Apple has lost the functional high ground Summary: I suspect the biggest force keeping stories like this from being more common is that Windows is still worse overall and desktop Linux is still too much of a pain in the ass for most people. Keywords: apple, os, quality, don, software Full article on marco.org | 452 Points and 325 Comments Kyoto taxi drivers reduce robberies by 50 percent by doing nothing Summary: When first coming to Japan, one of the odd things I noticed was that in every convenience store you’d be likely to see a line of people at the magazine rack reading entire manga volumes and issues of Vogue .
Why I Quit OS X – Geoff Wozniak Summary: The fact that the upgrade could take multiple hours due to an incredibly slow directory merge is, simply put, the work of amateurs. Keywords: os, system, personal, time, work Full article on wozniak.ca | 454 Points and 495 Comments Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system (2014) Summary: The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy,” said co-author Tanya Dorff, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.
Indie.vc Summary: Learning from and leaning on this network creates a truly unique and diverse community with a singular focus that will deliver longer term benefits than simply perfecting a pitch deck. Keywords: real, businesses, business, focus, companies Full article on indie.vc | 364 Points and 102 Comments Why aren’t we using SSH for everything? Summary: When your SSH client connects to a server, it negotiates an acceptable authentication method that both support (typically the reverse order of the above).
Ai Weiwei Is Living in Our Future Summary: I would love to speak about the problems of gentrification in San Francisco, or about a culture where nobody thinks you are crazy when you utter the sentence “Don’t touch me, I’ll fucking sue you” or about the fact this Google Glass user apparently wasn’t ashamed enough about this interaction to not post this video online. Keywords: google, world, weiwei, ai, people
India Orders 32 Websites Blocked, Including GitHub, Archive.Org, Pastebin Summary: It’s not clear why these sites have been blocked in this way, but Prakash, who is Policy Director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India, believes it may be because of a court order in a copyright case . Keywords: sites, blocked, india, web, including Full article on techdirt.com | 796 Points and 299 Comments MRI Developers Don’t Use RubySpec and It’s Hurting Ruby Summary: Redirecting… Click here if you are not redirected.
Why I Drilled Holes in My MacBook Pro and Put It in the Oven Summary: Instead, I cracked open the back of my laptop, disconnected all eleven connectors and three heat sinks from the logic board, and turned the oven up to 340º F. I put my $900 part on a cookie sheet and baked it for seven nerveracking minutes. Keywords: board, heat, time, laptop, logic Full article on ifixit.
Quake on an oscilloscope Summary: The audio is synthesized as stereo 96 kHz 32-bit IEEE floating point data, but internally in PortAudio it’s converted to 32-bit signed integers before getting submitted to the ASIO output. Keywords: lines, line, audio, quake, time Full article on lofibucket.com | 859 Points and 70 Comments Nashville police chief shares message, responds to questions Summary: Therefore, any reasons or rationale supporting your proposal as what would be the best approach for all of Nashville, and not just a method of utilizing the police department to enforce a personal agenda, should be directed to me.
Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security Summary: The presentation states that the NSA encounters “major” problems in its attempts to decrypt messages sent through heavily encrypted email service providers like Zoho or in monitoring users of the Tor network*, which was developed for surfing the web anonymously. Keywords: nsa, encryption, internet, data, systems Full article on spiegel.de | 595 Points and 180 Comments Neat Algorithms: Paxos Summary: Paxos itself has many variants that make it faster, introduce the ideas of masters, sacrifice pure fault tolerance for more speed, and tonnes of layers built on top which use it as a primitive to implement an actual database.
Adblock Plus is probably the reason Firefox and Chrome are such memory hogs Summary: Here’s a lovely bit of irony for you: Adblock Plus, which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Keywords: abp, memory, cpu, ads, firefox Full article on extremetech.com | 748 Points and 400 Comments Look, no hands Summary: So despite having a personal desk and all the required gear at school, I started working from my student apartment bedroom, which fortunately was only a short walking distance from the art and design department.
Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In Summary: The anti-immigration people have to invent some explanation to account for all the effort technology companies have expended trying to make immigration easier. Keywords: programmers, great, people, programmer, technology Full article on paulgraham.com | 434 Points and 632 Comments Selling to the Fortune 500, Government, and Other Lovecraftian Horrors Summary: (Make sure you give them one easy, obvious option for where to send the checks, and that that mailbox is monitored for discrete envelopes containing paper worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars.
When security goes right Summary: I’ve written a lot over the years about ways that companies have gotten security wrong; as a pedagogical technique, I find that it is very effective, since people tend to remember those stories better. Keywords: graphs, security, issue, traffic, technical Full article on daemonology.net | 336 Points and 99 Comments Capsela, the game that changed my life Summary: While the manual comes with a vast collection of pictures with models, much more interesting is to let your imagination flow and create things, a “crawler crane vacuum”?
Why movies look weird at 48fps, and games are better at 60fps Summary: Sure, you can change things up – add a simple noise/film grain at lower frame rates to mask the jaggies – but you may get better results in some circumstances at > 43fps with 720p than at 30fps with 1080p with jittering or temporal antialiasing – although past a certain point, the extra resolution should paper over the cracks a bit.
Mozilla Research Projects Summary: Mozilla gives out over $500,000 a year to support academic research worldwide on topics including virtual reality, computing ethics, accessibility and open data. Keywords: research, open, mozilla, web, join Full article on mozilla.org | 440 Points and 92 Comments UI Performance Decline – OS X Tiger to Yosemite [video] Full article on vimeo.com | 282 Points and 239 Comments Docker Image Insecurity Summary: This means malicious input to a C program, in this case the Docker image XZ Utils is unpacking, could potentially execute arbitrary code.
Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses Summary: Americans have known about many of these acts for years, but the 524-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report erases any lingering doubt about their depravity and illegality : In addition to new revelations of sadistic tactics like “ rectal feeding ,” scores of detainees were waterboarded, hung by their wrists, confined in coffins, sleep-deprived, threatened with death or brutally beaten.
“Warning: Do Not use my mirrors/services until I have reviewed the situation” Summary: HomeReading Searching Subscribe Sponsors Statistics Posting Contact Spam Lists Links About Hosting Filtering Features Download Marketing Archives FAQ Blog Keywords: homereading, searching, subscribe, sponsors, statistics Full article on article.gmane.org | 883 Points and 166 Comments Rooms and Mazes: A Procedural Dungeon Generator Summary: Instead of game loops, today we’re going to talk about possibly the most fun and challenging part of making a roguelike: generating dungeons!
How to Be an Expert in a Changing World Summary: Which means anyone who wants to have such incentives can, by turning their comments into bets: if you write about a topic in some fairly durable and public form, you’ll find you worry much more about getting things right than most people would in a casual conversation. Keywords: change, ideas, people, beliefs, opinions Full article on paulgraham.com | 452 Points and 117 Comments
Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network Summary: People use the Tor network every day to conduct their daily business without fear that their online activities and speech (Facebook posts, email, Twitter feeds) will be tracked and used against them later. Keywords: tor, network, users, directory, safe Full article on blog.torproject.org | 516 Points and 131 Comments Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read at Least Twice (2011) Summary: Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store 6 (link to paper) by Giuseppe DeCandia, Deniz Hastorun, Madan Jampani, Gunavardhan Kakulapati, Avinash Lakshman, Alex Pilchin, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Peter Vosshall and Werner Vogels
Git client vulnerability announced Summary: This work is an extension of the data-quality checks we have always performed on repositories pushed to our servers to protect our users against malformed or malicious Git data. Keywords: git, vulnerability, github, versions, repositories Full article on github.com | 818 Points and 190 Comments EFF in Court to Argue NSA Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional Summary: One of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools is scheduled to sunset in less than three weeks, and, for months, EFF has fought multiple legislative attempts to either extend or expand the NSA’s spying powers—warning the public, Representatives, and Senators about circling bills that threaten Americans’ privacy.
Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea Summary: Likewise, I find it hard to believe that a “Nation State” which lives by propaganda would be so willing to just throw away such an unprecedented level of access to the beating heart of Hollywood itself. Keywords: sony, north, korea, security, data Full article on marcrogers.org | 388 Points and 219 Comments Linus Torvalds on semaphores (1999) Summary: IndexHomeAboutBlog
Farewell, Dr. Dobb’s Summary: The advent of the Web, which offered a vast array of new information sources, meant that Dr. Dobb’s was no longer the central access point a complicated transition for the team, but one wholly in keeping with the original mission. Keywords: dobb, revenue, years, year, site Full article on drdobbs.com | 1029 Points and 326 Comments Android: I don’t need your permission Summary: Other apps can register themselves as experts in handling specific pieces of data, like phone numbers, text messages, or contacts.
How You Know Summary: When people do that today it’s usually to enjoy them again (e.g. when looking at pictures of a trip) or to find the origin of some bug in their compiled code (e.g. when Stephen Fry succeeded in remembering the childhood trauma that prevented him from singing). Keywords: read, reading, remember, books, experience Full article on paulgraham.com | 686 Points and 275 Comments Good News You May Have Missed in 2014 Summary: If this new treatment regimen pans out, it could dramatically reduce the time it takes to cure drug-resistant TB and save poor countries billions of dollars in health-care costs.
My Adventures with “4K” 2160p and Linux Summary: I could use for tests feeding some of this Netflix 2160p experimental content, but the big objective here was to tie this monitor to my desktop development machine which is currently running with a dual DVI Radeon HD4650 graphics card. Keywords: monitor, seiki, display, card, point Full article on lxer.com | 316 Points and 153 Comments Programming and Programming Languages Summary: The language has improved in many ways, making some of the code in this book no longer executable.
Einstein: The Negro Question (1946) Summary: Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man’s quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. Keywords: negroes, einstein, america, attitude, tradition Full article on onbeing.org | 441 Points and 307 Comments How Products Are Made Summary: Alan M. Turing to Joseph von FraunhoferCleveland Abbe to Louis BrailleErnst Ruska to Konstantin TsiolkovskyGeradrus Mercator to James RumseyJoseph Bramah to Thomas DavenportRobert Goddard to Percy Lavon JulianShelby Davidson to Donald A.
Yahoo Starts Prompting Chrome Users to “Upgrade” to Firefox Summary: It’s still too early to know whether the Yahoo/Mozilla deal made any difference in terms of market share for either of the two organizations, but chances are we’ll see at least a small uptick in Yahoo’s numbers come January. Keywords: firefox, yahoo, search, engine, users Full article on techcrunch.com | 460 Points and 236 Comments Yehuda Katz and Steve Klabnik Are Joining the Rust Core Team Summary: Wherever there is discussion about Rust to be found, be it IRC, the RFCs repo , or Reddit / HackerNews , you can be sure to find a comment or two from Steve there, explaining and clarifying the situation.
Streem – a new programming language from Matz Summary: examplesadd splat in pattern matching and array construction Jul 13, 2016 srcFixed a memory leak. Keywords: streem, make, jun, latest, commit Full article on github.com | 547 Points and 189 Comments Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo Full article on threefingeredfox.net | 485 Points and 95 Comments Peter Sunde: ‘I went to jail for my cause. What did you do?
Travis CI: From Open to Minimum Vacation Policy Summary: Instating an open vacation policy can be poison for your people’s team and happiness, as it removes the lower barrier of what’s an acceptable amount of time to be away and focus on recharging and your family, in short, your personal well-being. Keywords: vacation, people, time, days, company Full article on paperplanes.de | 675 Points and 329 Comments Firefox.html: Rebuilding Firefox UI in HTML Summary: With a UI in HTML leveraging the Browser API, we could drop XUL and close the gap between B2G and Firefox Desktop.
US Senate Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program Full article on intelligence.senate.gov | 879 Points and 578 Comments Announcing Ubuntu Core, with snappy transactional updates Summary: I love it when two completely different efforts find underlying commonalities, and it’s wonderful to me that the work we’ve done for the phone, where carriers and consumers are the audience, might turn out to be so useful in the cloud, which is all about back-end infrastructure.
Android Studio 1.0 Full article on android-developers.blogspot.com | 725 Points and 230 Comments The Fatal Pinch Summary: I say consultingish because there is a long slippery slope from making products to pure consulting, and you don’t have to go far down it before you start to offer something really attractive to customers. Keywords: money, people, company, make, investors Full article on paulgraham.com | 480 Points and 198 Comments Uber banned from operating in Indian capital after rape accusation Summary: NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.
Please don’t denigrate what a beginner is currently learning Summary: ), especially because you know from the bottom of your hacker heart that your given language, framework, library, text editor, hosting environment, ergonomic keyboard, standing desk, etc. Keywords: learning, beginner, programmer, programming, php Full article on pgbovine.net | 369 Points and 161 Comments We Can’t Trust Uber Summary: Reputational penalties have not been sufficient incentives to encourage more responsible use of data and algorithms, especially because almost all the big players engage in similar behavior — and Uber has just been rewarded by its investors to the tune of $1.
The World’s Dumbest Idea: Maximizing Shareholder Value [pdf] Summary: We forge strong partnerships with our clients, managing their money as if it were our own and offering them honest counsel. Keywords: investment, clients, gmo, management, asset Full article on gmo.com | 379 Points and 136 Comments America’s Toughest, Ugliest Warplane Summary: An undisclosed number of Warthogs, part of the “Blacksnakes” 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron based at Fort Wayne, Indiana, have been deployed to Middle Eastern airbases to provide air cover to troops fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
BPG Image format Summary: It gives a higher dynamic range (which is important for cameras and new displays) and a slightly better compression ratio (because there are less rounding errors in the decoder). Keywords: bpg, hevc, released, supported, license Full article on bellard.org | 842 Points and 327 Comments Freelancing: How to talk yourself into charging more Summary: That worked to keep me afloat, until a single (massive) pricing mistake made me question my entire career choice.
Are You a Robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA ReCAPTCHA” Full article on googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com | 694 Points and 213 Comments Wire – Modern Communications Network Summary: You can switch between work and personal conversations, and use different profiles for colleagues, business partners, and friends. Keywords: personal, wire, secure, messenger, lets Full article on wire.com | 498 Points and 410 Comments Hacking PayPal Accounts with one click Summary: Through the PayPal Bug Bounty program, the researcher reported this to us first and our team worked quickly to fix this potential vulnerability before any of our customers were affected by this issue.
NASA: We’re sending humans to Mars 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 | 1424 Points and 597 Comments 24⁄192 music downloads are silly Summary: For example, an error on the part of the testers inadvertantly revealed that an invited audiophile expert had not been making choices based on audio fidelity, but rather by listening to the slightly different clicks produced by the ABX switch’s analog relays!
Nature makes all articles free to view Summary: “To me, this smacks of public relations, not open access,” says John Wilbanks, a strong advocate of open-access publishing in science and a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Keywords: nature, access, articles, papers, free Full article on nature.com | 1102 Points and 133 Comments CoreOS is building a container runtime, Rocket Summary: When Docker was first introduced to us in early 2013, the idea of a “standard container” was striking and immediately attractive: a simple component, a composable unit, that could be used in a variety of systems.
Wanderers: a short film of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System [video] Full article on vimeo.com | 543 Points and 132 Comments Mean People Fail Summary: Thanks to Sam Altman, Ron Conway, Daniel Gackle, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, Geoff Ralston, and Fred Wilson for reading drafts of this. Keywords: people, successful, work, founders, meanness Full article on paulgraham.com | 488 Points and 507 Comments Hard-won lessons about money and investing Full article on mattcutts.
3D.City – Game built with three.js and sea3d Full article on lo-th.github.io | 434 Points and 84 Comments Sell Services on Amazon Summary: Pros receive these jobs via notifications through the Selling Services on Amazon app or the Seller Central home page. Keywords: services, amazon, jobs, customers, home Full article on services.amazon.com | 314 Points and 100 Comments Phoenix – Elixir Web Framework Summary: Copy this repo via git clone https://github.
Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress (2011) Summary: The analysis of MR images, which focused on areas where meditation-associated differences were seen in earlier studies, found increased gray-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection. Keywords: meditation, study, brain, practice, mindfulness Full article on news.harvard.edu | 380 Points and 184 Comments The Unreasonable Effectiveness of C (2013) Summary: They have to do awkward backflips of syntax, use special knowledge of “smart” compilers and VM internals to get that performance, to the point that the simple expressive nature of the language is lost to strange optimizations that are version specific, and usually only stand up in micro-benchmarks.
How We Did It: SNL Title Sequence Summary: The Alexa was mounted with a Canon 30-300mm zoom and set at 800 ISO. Keywords: sequence, camera, shot, set, lens Full article on alex-buono.com | 470 Points and 60 Comments Python idioms I wish I’d learned earlier Summary: I used to use the os library exclusively to manipulate files; now I can even programmatically call complex command-line tools like ffmpeg for video editing(And yes, I use Windows, so do all of my clients.
God’s Lonely Programmer Summary: Unable to work, he collects Social Security disability and spends most of his time coding, web surfing, or using the output from the National Institute of Standards and Technology randomness beacon to talk to God—he posts the results on his webpage as “Terry Davis’ Rants.” Keywords: god, davis, templeos, temple, oracle Full article on motherboard.vice.com | 883 Points and 338 Comments Permissions asked for by Uber Android app Summary: I don’t remember agreeing to allow uber accedes to my phone calls and sms messages.
Gates Foundation to require immediate free access for journal articles Summary: “By reinforcing the global health community’s commitment to sharing research data and information, we can accelerate the development of new solutions to tackle infectious diseases, cut maternal and child mortality, and reduce malnutrition in the world’s poorest places,” wrote Trevor Mundel, president of the foundation’s Global Health Division, on the group’s website on 20 November . Keywords: access, foundation, open, journals, gates
JS1k demo: “Highway at Night” Summary: Author: Jani Ylikangas Twitter: @ GitHub:Facebook:Google+: + Reddit: /r/ Pouet:Website: jsriffs.blogspot.fi Compo: classic Demo link: http://js1k.com/2014-dragons/demo/1951 Shortlink: http://js1k.com/1951 Blog post: please update here! Keywords: http, author, jani, ylikangas, twitter Full article on js1k.com | 525 Points and 99 Comments Git’s initial commit Summary: You can’t later fake any step of+the way once you have the name of a changeset.++So to introduce some real trust in the system, the only thing you need+to do is to digitally sign just one special note, which includes the+name of a top-level changeset.