Marriott Hotels fined $600,000 by FCC for jamming Wi-Fi hotspots [pdf] Full article on transition.fcc.gov | 446 Points and 190 Comments The Man Who Smuggles Traders Joe’s into Canada Summary: Somebody mentioned a lady in Point Roberts (a US city that is contiguous with mainland Canada), had set up a home delivery service that stocked a few private label items, which got Hallatt thinking. Keywords: joe, hallatt, trader, store, pirate
Hacker’s Guide to Setting Up Your Mac Full article on lapwinglabs.com | 474 Points and 262 Comments The NSA and Me Summary: The solution is not to jail the whistleblowers, or to question the patriotism of those who tell their stories, but to do what Attorney General Edward Levi courageously attempted to do more than a third of a century ago – to have the criminal division of the Justice Department conduct a thorough investigation, and then to prosecute any member of the intelligence community who has broken the law, whether by illegally spying on Americans or by lying to Congress.
Before the Startup Summary: He just wanted to talk to his girlfriend in Taiwan without paying for long distance calls, and since he was an expert on networks it seemed obvious to him that the way to do it was turn the sound into packets and ship it over the Internet. Keywords: startup, startups, people, start, founders Full article on paulgraham.com | 703 Points and 165 Comments Germany’s great tuition fees U-turn Full article on timeshighereducation.
Reddit Summary: reddit will have voting control of the class and thus pretty significant protection against investors screwing it up by forcing an acquisition or blocking a future fundraise or whatever. Keywords: reddit, people, community, excited, pretty Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 988 Points and 420 Comments U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data Full article on bloomberg.com | 601 Points and 346 Comments CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US Summary: News of the virus’ appearance sent the share prices of key biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies skyrocketing, but the broader market suffered on increased risk aversion stemming from fears of Ebola’s potential spread.
Universal SSL Summary: Brad Burnham , who is the partner at Union Square Ventures who led our last round of financing, reminded me during the meeting of the Joi Ito essay about how the Internet is a belief system . Keywords: ssl, cloudflare, universal, browsers, modern Full article on blog.cloudflare.com | 712 Points and 246 Comments The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times Summary: Over 3,000 miles into its journey, the wave of pressure grew too quiet for human ears to hear, but it continued to sweep onward, reverberating for days across the globe.
Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day Summary: The hashing task itself doesn’t accomplish anything useful in itself, but because finding a successful block is so difficult, it ensures that no individual has the resources to take over the Bitcoin system. Keywords: bitcoin, hash, block, mining, bits Full article on righto.com | 652 Points and 107 Comments Postgres full text search is good enough Summary: Postgres provides built-ins text search for many languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
Material Design for Bootstrap Summary: Lightning icon 2000+ material UI elements, 600+ material icons, 74 CSS animations, SASS files, templates, premium tutorials and many more Keywords: material, pro, design, bootstrap, official Full article on fezvrasta.github.io | 385 Points and 65 Comments Not a bash bug Full article on paste.lisp.org | 348 Points and 186 Comments Quantum mechanics as a generalization of probability (2007) Summary: As a direct result of this “QWERTY” approach to explaining quantum mechanics - which you can see reflected in almost every popular book and article, down to the present – the subject acquired an undeserved reputation for being hard.
John Carmack on Inlined Code Summary: While I can’t say that I found a hidden bug that could have caused a crash (literally…), I did find several variables that were set multiple times, a couple control flow things that looked a bit dodgy, and the final code got smaller and cleaner. Keywords: code, function, functions, bugs, things Full article on number-none.com | 456 Points and 260 Comments Show HN: Airtable, a real-time spreadsheet-database hybrid Summary: Discover the features that make Airtable awesome with product screenshots and a video walkthrough.
Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug Summary: In a case like the vulnerable Trendnet cameras from a couple of years ago, there are undoubtedly a huge number of them still sitting on the web because in terms of patching, they’re pretty much a “set and forget” proposition. Keywords: bash, risk, shell, shellshock, devices Full article on troyhunt.com | 516 Points and 294 Comments Shellshock DHCP Remote Code Execution – Proof of Concept Summary: Keep in mind most clients will run dhcp hook scripts as root, but may not have a full environment defined in terms of PATH variables etc.
CVE-2014-6271: Remote code execution through bash Summary: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash From : Florian Weimer Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:05:51 +0200 Keywords: thread, mailing, list, archives, remote Full article on seclists.org | 905 Points and 428 Comments CVE-2014-7169: Bash Fix Incomplete, Still Exploitable Summary: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash From : cve-assign () mitre org Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:36:47 -0400 (EDT)
Hard Drive Reliability Update – Sep 2014 Summary: Brian has been writing software for three decades at HP Labs, Silicon Graphics, Netscape, TiVo, and now Backblaze. Keywords: drives, drive, failure, hard, backblaze Full article on backblaze.com | 385 Points and 163 Comments Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal Summary: and its Israeli counterpart covers virtually all forms of communication, including but not limited to “unevaluated and unminimized transcripts, gists, facsimiles, telex, voice and Digital Network Intelligence metadata and content.
MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code Summary: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 19-year-old MIT student Jeremy Rubin and three classmates in a remarkable case that stands out for the measure of aggression the state is using to obtain the code and identify anyone who might have tested the mining tool. Keywords: state, rubin, tidbit, mit, students Full article on wired.com | 416 Points and 124 Comments
I Had a Stroke at 33 Summary: “You’re OK,” friends said. Keywords: remember, brain, stroke, left, friends Full article on buzzfeed.com | 602 Points and 151 Comments One Thing Well – A weblog about simple, useful software Summary: On a more positive note, as soon as I have a working pair of hands I plan to redesign, upgrade and generally zhuzh up One Thing Well, so if you have any suggestions for improving the site, do get in touch on Twitter or via email .
Keynote by John Carmack at Oculus Connect 2014 [video] Full article on youtube.com | 291 Points and 50 Comments Tim Berners Lee slams Internet fast lanes: ‘It’s bribery.’ Summary: In a visit to The Washington Post, on Thursday, Berners-Lee said that system is now in danger from Internet service providers (ISPs) who stand to amass too much power over what was intentionally built as a decentralized network — one where no single actor could dictate outcomes to everyone else.
Chromeos-apk – Run Android APKs on Chrome OS, OS X, Linux and Windows Summary: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Spotify - Crashes (require native libraries). Keywords: chrome, works, os, app, load Full article on github.com | 471 Points and 94 Comments What Coke Contains (2013) Summary: • The excellent, “ The Toaster Project ,” by Thomas Thwaites, which I read long after I wrote this piece, and had not considered in this context until Nick Douglas , Editor of Slacktory , pointed out the similarity.
TXT Record XSS Summary: HostnameTypeTTLPriorityContentjamiehankins.co.ukSOA3599hank.ns.cloudflare.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2025383819 10000 2400 604800 3600jamiehankins.co.ukNS21599hank.ns.cloudflare.comjamiehankins.co.ukNS21599lucy.ns.cloudflare.comjamiehankins.co.ukA299184.108.40.206jamiehankins.co.ukA299220.127.116.11jamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5becjamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5aecjamiehankins.co.ukMX29910aspmx.l.google.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29920alt1.aspmx.l.google.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29920alt2.aspmx.l.google.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29930aspmx2.googlemail.comjamiehankins.co.ukMX29930aspmx3.googlemail.comwww.jamiehankins.co.ukA29918.104.22.168www.jamiehankins.co.ukA29922.214.171.124www.jamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5aecwww.jamiehankins.co.ukAAAA2992400:cb00:2048:1::681f:5bec Keywords: dns Full article on who.is | 998 Points and 231 Comments Announcing Keyless SSL Summary: In addition to the public embarrassment and loss of trust, in the United States, the bankers we met with that Fall day in 2012 told us, if an SSL key is lost it’s a critical security event that must be reported to the Federal Reserve.
Artificial sweeteners linked to glucose intolerance Summary: A spokesperson for the European Food Safety Authority says that the agency will consider in due course whether the paper should be brought to the attention of its review panel of experts, as with all newly published studies related to its work. Keywords: sweeteners, glucose, mice, bacteria, humans Full article on newscientist.com | 412 Points and 184 Comments How I Pranked My Roommate with Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads Full article on mysocialsherpa.
Minix 3.3.0 Full article on minix3.org | 600 Points and 175 Comments How to Start a Startup: Fall 2014 Summary: How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, initially given at Stanford in Fall 2014. Keywords: start, startup, sam, altman, free Full article on startupclass.samaltman.com | 594 Points and 81 Comments Commander Keen source code released Summary: Dave Allen Kirill Illenseer Michael Jurich Tom Laermans Jeremy Newman Braden Obrzut Evan Ramos Sam Schultz Matt Stath Ian Williams Steven Zakulec et al
Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft Summary: Will we still be able to make videos, mods, awesome builds, and all the cool stuff we’ve created over the past few years? Keywords: minecraft, mojang, continue, change, ve Full article on mojang.com | 941 Points and 521 Comments The Road to Rust 1.0 Summary: Initially, we introduced ownership as a means of transferring data safely and efficiently between tasks, but over time we have realized that the same mechanism allows us to move all sorts of things out of the language and into libraries.
Copies of malware used by intelligence agencies to spy on journalists Summary: In addition, in this fourth iteration of the SpyFiles collection, WikiLeaks publishes the newly indexed material the same as the recent FinFisher breach (for which you can find the torrent file here ), including new brochures and a database of the customer support website, that provide updated details on their productline and a unique insight into the company’s customer-base.
Navdy Summary: - Ellen Degeneres “With a brighter, more crisp projection than that found built into even luxury cars, the Navdy Head-Up Display (HUD) begins with a clear, visual advantage.” Keywords: award, navdy, hud, techcrunch, call Full article on navdy.com | 414 Points and 211 Comments I’m tired. So I’m selling my game that just went viral Summary: For about $116 per month, we have access to 64GB ECC RAM, Xeon E5 3.
New Requests for Startups Summary: We want to fund non-profits and startups that are working on making technology a place that is more inclusive and attractive to people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and cultures. Keywords: people, technology, ways, software, interested Full article on ycombinator.com | 713 Points and 397 Comments Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court Summary: For example, recent court rulings could make it easier to challenge Amazon’s infamous patent on 1-click shopping, which claims the concept of ordering things over the Internet with a single click.
My experience with using cp to copy 432 million files (39 TB) Summary: Wanting the buffers to be flushed so that I had a complete logfile, I gave cp more than a day to finish disassembling its hash table, before giving up and killing the process. Keywords: cp, data, files, copying, copy Full article on lists.gnu.org | 825 Points and 265 Comments Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying with NSA’s PRISM Summary: The unsealing of FISA Court documents is extremely rare but, as Bell noted, it was”an important win for transparency, and [we] hope that these records help promote informed discussion about the relationship between privacy, due process, and intelligence gathering.
A Watch Guy’s Thoughts on the Apple Watch After Seeing It in the Metal Summary: What surprised me the most about the introduction of a large(ish) device, complete with a screen and not simply a wearable, is that it shows Apple is comfortable not having its object worn by a significant percentage of early adopters who normally flock to their launches. Keywords: apple, watch, bracelet, watches, great Full article on hodinkee.
The Apple Watch Summary: Buy online and pick up available items in an hour. Keywords: apple, watch, learn, free, delivery Full article on apple.com | 501 Points and 848 Comments With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce Summary: EDITOR’S NOTE: “George Doe” is an American biologist who used the direct-to-consumer genetic testing service 23andMe as part of a course he was teaching on the genome — and made a surprising discovery about his family in the process.
Why Google is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1 Summary: The Washington Post reported that this was a US-Israel collaboration to obtain intelligence from Iran to stall their nuclear weapons program, and a leaked NSA document seems to confirm this. Keywords: certificate, google, certificates, security, browser Full article on konklone.com | 423 Points and 133 Comments Exploding Offers Suck Summary: Sometimes they say they have a fixed amount of desk space, but in practice, if a good company wants to join late, they always make room.
Gravity Simulator Summary: To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.0 or greater is installed. Keywords: view, page, ensure, adobe, flash Full article on nowykurier.com | 467 Points and 133 Comments JSON Web Tokens Summary: Warning: Critical vulnerabilities in JSON Web Token libraries with asymmetric keys. Keywords: minimum, version, warning, critical, vulnerabilities Full article on jwt.io | 467 Points and 74 Comments All About Circuits Full article on allaboutcircuits.
Lessons I learned from the failure of my first startup, Dinnr Summary: “launch it and I will buy”.“I’m not entirely excluding the possibility that one day, when Ocado trucks run out of gas, supermarket doors get blocked by red-hot lava and restaurant waiters will, due to a mysterious leak of radioactive fumes emanating from commercial kitchen equipment, all be zombified and eat patrons’ brains, yes, in that case I might be tempted to purchase a trial product from you.
Why Amazon Has No Profits and Why It Works Summary: This prompts the suggestion that Amazon is the world’s biggest ‘lifestyle business’ – Bezos is running it for fun, not to deliver economic returns to shareholders, at least not any time soon. Keywords: amazon, source, business, revenue, capex Full article on a16z.com | 633 Points and 261 Comments Modern anti-spam and E2E crypto Summary: The first idea people have is to make sending email cost money, but that sucks for several reasons; most obviously - free global communication is IMHO one of humanities greatest achievements, right up there with putting a man on the moon.
Twitpic is shutting down Summary: We encountered several hurdles and difficulties in getting our trademark approved even though our first use in commerce predated other applications, but we worked through each challenge and in fact had just recently finished the last one. Keywords: twitpic, trademark, days, shutting, twitter Full article on blog.twitpic.com | 472 Points and 154 Comments Show HN: Famous Outfits Summary: Get his late night look with a pair of Levi’s Slim Straight Jeans, Crew Neck T-Shirt, Denim Jacket, and Nike Presto.
Standard Markdown Full article on standardmarkdown.com | 1165 Points and 371 Comments Logitech K480 – Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard Summary: The integrated cradle holds your phone or tablet at just the right angle for you to read while you type. Keywords: keyboard, type, tablet, switch, devices Full article on logitech.com | 340 Points and 184 Comments Visualizing Garbage Collection Algorithms Summary: If you can size your memory and tune your allocations so that most objects are dead when the collection begins, then you get a fantastic combination of safe functional programming style and high performance.
The Unexotic Underclass Summary: When I first entered banking, leftist hippie that I was (and still am), my biggest issue was what struck me as a kind of gross intellectual malpractice: how could so many bright historians and economists, athletes and engineers, writers and biogeneticists, from every great school you could think of – Princeton, Berkeley, Oxford, Harvard, Imperial, Caltech, Amherst, Wharton, Yale, Swarthmore, Cambridge, and so on — be concentrated into a single sector, working obscene hours at a sweatshop to manufacture money?
Batsh – A language that compiles to Bash and Windows Batch Full article on batsh.org | 400 Points and 125 Comments Mosh: A replacement for SSH Summary: Mosh reduced the median keystroke response time from 503 ms to nearly instant (because more than 70% of the keystrokes could be immediately displayed), and reduced the mean keystroke response time from 515 ms to 173 ms. Qualitatively, Mosh makes remote servers “feel” more like the local machine!
FTP Server at LSUHealth New Orleans Summary: The “w0000000t” file is apparently part of a mass compromise of Microsoft FTP servers, which was found but not explained by a French security company named QuarkLabs in this slide: Keywords: article, server, ftp, added, found Full article on samsclass.info | 342 Points and 98 Comments My year with a distraction-free iPhone Summary: Phone Messages Camera Apps that make me feel like I live in the future, kept in a folder inventively called “The Future.
The Road Ahead Summary: With a bunch of new faces around AnandTech, all eager to uphold the high standards and unique approach to covering tech, I firmly believe the site can continue to thrive for years to come. Keywords: anandtech, ve, years, site, continue Full article on anandtech.com | 536 Points and 60 Comments US cable giants calls on FCC to block cities’ expansion of high-speed internet Summary: USTelecom, which represents telecoms giants Verizon, AT&T and others, wants the FCC to block expansion of two popular municipally owned high-speed internet networks, one in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the other in Wilson, North Carolina.
Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone Summary: As Stephen R. Braun writes in Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine , it’s like “putting a block of wood under one of the brain’s primary brake pedals.” Keywords: coffee, nap, caffeine, sleep, brain Full article on vox.com | 470 Points and 161 Comments Citymapper is what happens when you understand user experience Summary: And at transit hubs (in this case, Union Square) it considers different subway entrances and lines as separate, so it won’t let you see aggregate information for a particular station.
C3.js: D3-based reusable chart library Summary: However, it’s not required if charts always will be binded to the DOM specified by bindto because MutationObserver is not called in that case. Keywords: required, chart, charts, code, supports Full article on c3js.org | 350 Points and 80 Comments Death Valley National Park: First Observation of Rocks in Motion Summary: Thanks also to R. X. Crane and M. Hartmann for assistance during equipment service and deployment visits.
Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft Summary: Having more active drivers on the road creates a virtuous circle that improves geographical coverage, increases demand, and allows services to lower prices by taking a smaller cut from a growing number of rides. Keywords: uber, lyft, drivers, contractors, driver Full article on theverge.com | 1224 Points and 399 Comments Some Dark Patterns Now Illegal in UK Summary: The web community needed someone to translate these laws into plain English, break them down into small chunks, and explain how to comply in terms of front-end and back-end implementations, not airy legal theory.
Show HN: I got hacked, felt paranoid, made an app – GlassWire Summary: Detect spyware, malware, badly behaving apps, and bandwidth hogs, then block their connections. Keywords: network, pc, glasswire, apps, alerted Full article on glasswire.com | 1013 Points and 335 Comments Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue Summary: Vermont has passed a battery of reforms that have turned the tiny state of about 627,000 people into a national proving ground for a less punitive approach to getting hard drugs under control.
Gooey: Turn command line programs into GUI applications Summary: On top of that, more often than not programs need to do more than just one thing, and that means giving options, which previously meant either building a GUI, or trying to explain how to supply arguments to a Console Application. Keywords: gooey, gui, configuration, decorator, arguments Full article on github.com | 485 Points and 74 Comments Pulling the Curtain on Airport Security [pdf] Full article on xs-sniper.
Feynman Lectures on Physics now free online Summary: Richard Feynman talking with a teaching assistant after the lecture on The Dependence of Amplitudes on Time , Robert Leighton and Matthew Sands in background, April 29, 1963. Keywords: edition, feynman, lectures, physics, leighton Full article on feynmanlectures.caltech.edu | 747 Points and 97 Comments Gogs: a self-hosted Git Service written in Go Summary: With Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and ARM.
Using Google Earth to Find an ISIS Training Camp Summary: If we examine the ISIS class of 2014 martial arts lesson, road march, and graduation photo, we can see several bridges in the background spanning over a large river. Keywords: isis, find, photo, imagery, panoramio Full article on bellingcat.com | 547 Points and 108 Comments Show HN: Stellar – Git for PostreSQL and MySQL Summary: New pull request Failed to load latest commit information.
Show HN: A virtual whiteboard for working or teaching remotely Summary: Our postal address is: Springbok Solutions Ltd Chapel Mill, 29 Tamworth Road Hertford SG13 7DD, United Kingdom Keywords: whiteboard, share, fox, participants, web Full article on whiteboardfox.com | 309 Points and 140 Comments DocumentDB Summary: Observing that these problems are not unique to Microsoft’s applications, we decided to make Cosmos DB generally available to external developers in 2015 in the form of Azure DocumentDB – the service you’ve been using.
Fully Functional 1KB Hard Drive in Vanilla Minecraft Summary: Reading detects whether the blocks are solid or clear, therefore retrieving the data that has been stored. Keywords: blocks, hard, drive, solid, data Full article on imgur.com | 830 Points and 113 Comments fork() can fail Summary: Have you ever found a machine totally dead except for the text console getty/login (which are respawned by init, naturally) and the process manager?
Maps of the Roman Empire Summary: If Caesar had returned to Rome as a private citizen — without his army for backup — he would have faced trial for alleged misdeeds prior to his departure (the charges had some merit, but he was far from the first Roman politician to bend the rules). Keywords: roman, empire, rome, romans, caesar Full article on vox.com | 344 Points and 91 Comments
Lime Text: Open Source Sublime Text clone Summary: Lime has a few frontends (QML, command-line interface) that can be selectively used with the pluggable backend. Keywords: text, lime, powerful, elegant, editor Full article on limetext.org | 442 Points and 246 Comments We have C++14 Summary: Thanks very much to our tireless C++14 project editor Stefanus DuToit and his helpers, and to all the members of the C++ standards committee, for bringing in this work on time and at high quality with a record low number of issues and corrections in the CD and DIS ballots!
Hextris Full article on hextris.github.io | 589 Points and 94 Comments When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write Summary: In 2010, Tom Delbanco, an internist, and Jan Walker, a nurse and researcher, started an experiment called OpenNotes that let patients read what their primary care providers write about them. Keywords: patients, records, medical, doctors, opennotes Full article on npr.org | 281 Points and 108 Comments Unix Wildcards Gone Wild Summary: Ladies and gentleman; take your seats, fasten your belts and hold on tight Summary: cause we’re going straight back to the 80’s, right to the Unix shell hacking… (Is this bad-hair-rock/groovy disco music playing in the background?
Show HN: Put “GIF” in front of any YouTube URL and hit enter Full article on gifyoutube.com | 576 Points and 182 Comments The Python I Would Like To See Summary: Unfortunately at one point the repo probably got corrupted for old revisions so in those very old releases of Python important things (such as the actual interpreter) are missing so we need to look at little bit into the future to see how these objects were implemented.
Project Euler Returns Summary: We do not believe that any information was lost, although the site might produce weird views, so even if the MySQL server goes berserk again we will not take the problem offline. Keywords: problem, problems, saturday, website, pm Full article on projecteuler.net | 470 Points and 101 Comments Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Won’t Get A Choice 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.