MathBox 2 Summary: Which means you need a completely different tree structure depending on the choice of representation (line or points).Libraries like D3 contain helpers to make this easier, but it’s still a very leaky abstraction. Keywords: data, mathbox, shader, array, geometry Full article on acko.net | 656 Points and 89 Comments Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet Summary: As Sean Hannity hyped a conspiracy theory about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer last week, touting it with the zeal of a true believer without citing evidence that justified that belief, the combative Fox News host declared himself under fire and in need of backup.
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story Summary: For an interview at the TED conference in March, he went a step further—a small screen bearing a live image of his face was placed on two leg-like poles attached vertically to remotely controlled wheels, giving him the ability to “walk” around the event, talk to people, and even pose for selfies with them. Keywords: snowden, nsa, government, documents, time Full article on wired.
X to close Summary: A friend forwarded me your Medium piece, “X to Close.” He remembered that I had worked on Windows 95 at Microsoft — I created the Start Button and Taskbar — and thought I’d be amused. Keywords: windows, close, design, button, atari Full article on medium.com | 704 Points and 202 Comments What happens if you write a TCP stack in Python? Summary: I was much more comfortable with Python than C and I’d recently discovered the scapy networking library which made sending packets really easy .
Polaroid Cube Summary: Features Wi-Fi enabled Image stabilization HD 1440p video 8MP camera 124° wide-angle lens Weather proof Records up to 107 minutes 35mm x 35mm microSD up to 128GB Keywords: features, enabled, image, stabilization, hd Full article on polaroid.com | 573 Points and 182 Comments Storemapper: Bootstrapped to $50k/year in 2 years Summary: We now have six plans in all: Micro for early and small businesses, Pro which suites the majority of our customers, and Premium for power users and big brands, with a monthly and annual option for each.
First-Person Hyper-lapse Videos Summary: Try Microsoft EdgeA fast and secure browser that’s designed for Windows 10No thanks Get started Keywords: site, microsoft, edgea, fast, secure Full article on research.microsoft.com | 1466 Points and 176 Comments Compile like it’s 1992 Summary: Leave all the default settings and select “Start Installation”: The warnings will tell you that Microsoft windows folder could not be found but it is not needed anyway, just press Enter.
Show HN: Pythonpy – the swiss army knife of the command line Summary: Pythonpy also supports ipython style tab completion, which you can enable by adding the following to your .bashrc Keywords: input, tab, completion, line, pythonpy Full article on github.com | 219 Points and 44 Comments Prostitution and the internet Summary: The customers who reported encounters to the website we analysed clearly value the stereotypical features of Western beauty: women they describe as slim but not scrawny, or as having long blonde hair or full breasts, can charge the highest hourly rates (see chart 3).
They’re Made out of Meat Summary: “Officially, we are required to contact, welcome and log in any and all sentient races or multibeings in this quadrant of the Universe, without prejudice, fear or favor. Keywords: meat, made, contact, radio, talk Full article on terrybisson.com | 556 Points and 170 Comments Chesscademy – Learn How to Play Chess Summary: Watch videos, solve puzzles, and play games. Keywords: play, learn, chess, watch, videos
Questions about Nasa’s space drive answered Summary: “Finally, a 50 ohm RF resistive load was used in place of the test article to verify no significant systemic effects that would cause apparent or real torsion pendulum displacements. Keywords: thrust, drive, test, power, nasa Full article on wired.co.uk | 285 Points and 200 Comments Go 1.4+ Garbage Collection Plan and Roadmap Full article on golang.org | 280 Points and 178 Comments
Gamma FinFisher hacked: 40 GB of internal documents and source code published Summary: Furthermore, we see that these government customers are aware that FinFisher is defrauding companies and their users by abusing their branding, logos and names – something that is generally considered criminal behavior when done by any other actor on the internet. Keywords: finfisher, code, exploits, systems, gamma Full article on netzpolitik.org | 401 Points and 103 Comments
US Sought Permission to Change Historical Record of a Public Court Proceeding Summary: On June 6, 2014, Judge White held a hearing in Jewel and Shubert v. Obama on our emergency motion to enforce the court’s previous order that the government preserve evidence of its Internet backbone surveillance, evidence that is directly relevant to the plaintiffs’ claims in Jewel that their Internet communications were collected by the government. Keywords: government, transcript, court, judge, request
What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL Summary: In the ORMs I’ve used, links between classes are represented in the data model as foreign keys which, if not configured carefully, result in a large number of joins when retrieving the object. Keywords: data, database, sql, orms, application Full article on wozniak.ca | 371 Points and 240 Comments Hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online Summary: In response to a review complaining of rude treatment over a bucket of ice, the proprietors shot back: “I know you guys wanted to hang out and get drunk for 2 days and that is fine.
Remy – Computer-generated TCP congestion algorithm Summary: Other, more natural behaviors would be more reliable (multipath routing) or faster (allowing out-of-order delivery) or cause lower delays (don’t retransmit), but today’s TCP — part of the endpoint operating systems — would respond poorly. Keywords: tcp, remy, network, algorithms, protocol Full article on web.mit.edu | 274 Points and 43 Comments A new set of Firefox Developer Tools features Summary: There’s a new sidebar in the Style Editor which displays a list of shortcuts to every @media rule in the stylesheet (or Sass source ) you’re editing.
Vision-Correcting Displays [video] Full article on youtube.com | 172 Points and 48 Comments Please Give Edward Snowden His Medal of Freedom Already Summary: The anti-Snowden brigade generally claim that he should have worked within the system to blow the whistle on it, and/or should have returned to the USA to face the subsequent music — although it has since become apparent that the NSA has not been completely forthcoming about Snowden’s attempts to express his concerns without going public.
I found a bug in the .NET framework and fixed it by hand-altering the DLL Summary: After Bart finished grumbling and accepted that I was not going to let him leave until we resolved the issue, we sat down and we fucking patched the binary by hand. Keywords: code, il, dll, expression, property Full article on blog.nullspace.io | 332 Points and 119 Comments Letter to a Young Haskell Enthusiast Summary: The only thing you need category theory for is to take great categorical and mathematical concepts from the world and import them back to programming, and translate them along the way so that others don’t need to make the same journey you did.
Stellar Summary: Figuring out how to efficiently move money is something we support very strongly: Stripe spends a lot of effort integrating different banking and finance protocols in various countries ( 17 at last count). Keywords: stellar, stripe, world, money, bitcoin Full article on stripe.com | 942 Points and 465 Comments The Lowdown on Lidar Full article on docs.google.com | 667 Points and 274 Comments Introducing EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month Summary: On September 8, 2017, the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company Allerganannounced that it “sold” its patents relating to its eye drops drug “Restasis” to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Show HN: NomadList – The best cities to live and work remotely in Summary: income🏥 healthcare💬 freedom of speech🌶 adult nightlife👦🏼 Distance to Pieter💨 air quality (year)🏡 liveability⌨️ places to work📅 avg trip length💵 cost for local🎒 checkins / 1M now🎒 checkins / 1M🏩 Airbnb vs. hotel $🏩 Airbnb vs. rent $☠️ suicide😝 fun💵 cost vs. income Keywords: cost, nomad, list, nomads, airbnb Full article on nomadlist.io | 633 Points and 301 Comments
Show HN: Markov chains explained visually Summary: In the hands of metereologists, ecologists, computer scientists, financial engineers and other people who need to model big phenomena, Markov chains can get to be quite large and powerful. Keywords: state, markov, chain, transition, matrix Full article on setosa.io | 1065 Points and 92 Comments Australia bans reporting of multi-nation corruption case Summary: (on 2014-07-29) Today, 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials.
Terraform Summary: Identity, FIPS 140-2 compliance, new UI, cloud auto-unseal, and more. Keywords: identity, fips, compliance, ui, cloud Full article on hashicorp.com | 600 Points and 110 Comments NPR One Summary: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Image by Eric Long Keywords: phone, npr, stories, listening, national Full article on npr.org | 445 Points and 180 Comments How to take over the computer of a Maven Central user Summary: http://max.
Game about squares Summary: 0 level undo reset level 0 Keywords: level, undo, reset Full article on gameaboutsquares.com | 905 Points and 201 Comments How to find your Uber passenger rating Summary: Edit 3: After being hidden for over a week, the Uber passenger rating hack is back online. Keywords: rating, uber, find, passenger, edit Full article on medium.com | 323 Points and 192 Comments Rolling your own CDN for $25 in 1 hour Summary: For a fun weekend project, we decided to roll our own CDN using Go GeoDNS, DigitalOcean, Docker and Nginx.
The New York Times Calls for Marijuana Legalization Summary: We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws. Keywords: marijuana, prohibition, states, repeal, editorial Full article on nytimes.com | 349 Points and 196 Comments “Learning to Read” excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X Summary: My homemade education gave me, with every additional book that I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness, and blindness that was afflicting the black race in America.
Show HN: OneBody Church Directory software I’ve been hacking on for 7 years Summary: OneBody is open-source, web-based social networking, email list, online directory, and lightweight document management software for churches. Keywords: install, sep, onebody, git, program Full article on github.com | 1016 Points and 318 Comments Today Rails turns 10 years old Summary: @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@#– Summary:# Copyright © 2004-2013 David Heinemeier Hansson +# Copyright © 2004-2014 David Heinemeier Hansson## Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
Choose hotels by the quality of their WiFi Summary: Because your results are bound to the hotel in which you are staying, our speed test is an excellent way to alert them about problems with the service they offer, and motivate them to make changes for the better. Keywords: test, hotel, wifi, speed, stay Full article on hotelwifitest.com | 671 Points and 239 Comments Mistakes You Should Never Make Summary: Ashu Desai, Mattan Griffel, Henry Xie, Dan Friedman, Joel Califa, Paul Cretu, and Ela Madej for reading drafts of this post The YC network for being so supportive through this
Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus Summary: Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, has been transferred to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, according to the statement released late on Tuesday by the president’s office. Keywords: ebola, health, disease, khan, sierra Full article on reuters.com | 339 Points and 110 Comments Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 Summary: A paperin the March 2014 edition of Nature Communications by UC Berkeley space physicist Janet G.
SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage Summary: Following last week’s successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage reentered Earth’s atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. Keywords: falcon, landing, rocket, launch, velocity Full article on spacex.com | 561 Points and 193 Comments How to Ruin Your Company With One Bad Process Summary: Surely, you wouldn’t want me to take a U.S.-centric view.
Count to ten when a plane goes down Summary: As the team in Tokyo went back to rewriting the report—with clear evidence that the plane had been downed in the Sea of Japan—the South Korean government, working from flawed data, announced that the airliner had simply been forced to land in Russian territory and that all passengers and crew were safe. Keywords: computer, korean, early, system, japanese Full article on johncbeck.
Calling All Hackers: Help Us Build an Open Wireless Router Summary: The organization released an alpha version of the firmware over the weekend, reporting that the software is designed to support shareable, secure Open Wireless networks. Keywords: open, wireless, networks, router, deeplinks Full article on eff.org | 850 Points and 143 Comments Love People, Not Pleasure Summary: Celebrities have described fame like being “an animal in a cage; a toy in a shop window; a Barbie doll; a public facade; a clay figure; or, that guy on TV,” according to research by the psychologist Donna Rockwell.
MiniLock – File encryption software that does more with less Summary: It’s developed by experts, using proven cryptographic standards and under the scrutiny of the open source cryptography community. Keywords: minilock, easy, ids, files, modern Full article on minilock.io | 137 Points and 83 Comments Squatter doesn’t sit well with Airbnb host Summary: The texts threatened to press charges for “blackmail and damages caused by your negligence and malicious misconduct, including $3,800 PID Espresso machine as well as medical bills for my brother’s hospital visit after he got sick here drinking unfiltered tap water.
Now Accepting Bitcoin on Dell.com Summary: We look forward to continuing to support the team as they explore other ways to offer even more functionality when it comes to bitcoin payments,” said Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder of Coinbase. Keywords: bitcoin, payment, coinbase, wallet, purchase Full article on en.community.dell.com | 400 Points and 206 Comments Filecoin – Data storage network and crypto-currency based on Bitcoin Summary: Clients can tune their storage strategy to suit their needs, creating a custom balance between redundancy, speed of retrieval, and cost.
Thanks, HN: You helped discover a disease and save lives Summary: In April of 2009, the Mights flew to Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, to meet with a range of specialists, including a geneticist named Vandana Shashi, whose clinical practice focusses on children with birth defects, intellectual disabilities, and developmental delays. Keywords: bertrand, matt, mights, told, cristina Full article on newyorker.com | 1482 Points and 111 Comments Verizon’s accidental mea culpa Full article on blog.
What’s the scariest thing in the world? Ask your teenage daughter Summary: Apparently letting a seventeen year old girl drive alone through dark streets to knock on a stranger’s door is perfectly okay so long as she’s wearing a pizza uniform. Keywords: game, gemma, pizza, girl, raven Full article on polygon.com | 495 Points and 258 Comments Making of Aprilzero Summary: The ultrasound process is a bit inconvenient — it takes a few minutes and you need to use a special gel — but I found the data it produced was really accurate and fascinating to see every day.
Show HN: Pangoly – Build your shiny new PC Full article on pangoly.com | 776 Points and 214 Comments Google Noto Fonts Summary: 72 styles 582 languages 237 regions Keywords: noto, sans, languages, styles, regions Full article on google.com | 588 Points and 135 Comments Why the Bootstrap 3 Grid Works (2013) Summary: This is the most common reason for odd column alignment or weird horizontal scrolling when you’re close to the edge of the browser, or have a container with a hidden overflow.
Y Combinator has filed an official comment with the FCC Summary: Y Combinator was an early investor in Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Scribd, Heroku, Pebble, Twitch, Loopt, WePay, Crowdtilt, Teespring, Codecademy, Hipmunk, Coinbase, Cloudkick, Wufoo, ZenPayroll, SocialCam, Parse, and reddit. Keywords: fcc, combinator, title, ii, broadband Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 841 Points and 122 Comments ITerm2 2.0 Summary: New proprietary escape sequences integrate terminal apps, allowing you to change a session’s profile automatically, manipulate the pasteboard remotely, bounce the dock icon, and much more.
Introducing Raspberry Pi B+ Summary: In the two years since we launched the current Raspberry Pi Model B, we’ve often talked about our intention to do one more hardware revision to incorporate the numerous small improvements people have been asking for. Keywords: model, raspberry, pi, gpio, ve Full article on raspberrypi.org | 605 Points and 217 Comments Show HN: A mostly complete 2014 “Tools of the Trade” Summary: Telemetry | https://www.
I’ve been tracking everything about myself Summary: 1 day, 1 hour ago Keywords: ago, hour, minutes, york, ny Full article on aprilzero.com | 456 Points and 162 Comments Higher antioxidant, lower cadmium, and lower pesticide residues in organic crops [pdf] Full article on csanr.wsu.edu | 306 Points and 206 Comments Making an embedded Linux computer Summary: Besides the processor and RAM other essential components are: mass memory, voltage regulators and supervisor circuit for handling the reset of the chip.
Amazon Zocalo Summary: Amazon WorkDocs makes it easy for everyone to access their files from any device, and collaborate with flexible sharing features and rich feedback.” – Dragan J. Lazic, IT Manager, Gateway Engineers Keywords: workdocs, users, files, amazon, aws Full article on aws.amazon.com | 467 Points and 222 Comments Show HN: Breach – A modular browser built on Chromium and Node.js Full article on breach.cc | 404 Points and 169 Comments
Pinboard Turns Five Summary: And I enjoy the looking-glass aspect of our industry, where running a mildly profitable small business makes me a crazy maverick not afraid to break all the rules. Keywords: people, site, years, burnout, perspective Full article on blog.pinboard.in | 491 Points and 122 Comments A Server Naming Scheme Summary: Our server naming scheme lowers the mental effort required to keep track of machines and makes connecting services and maintaining proper hardware records straightforward.
A Billionaire Mathematician’s Life of Ferocious Curiosity Summary: Dr. Simons received his doctorate at 23; advanced code breaking for the National Security Agency at 26; led a university math department at 30; won geometry’s top prize at 37; founded Renaissance Technologies, one of the world’s most successful hedge funds, at 44; and began setting up charitable foundations at 56. Keywords: simons, math, world, science, university Full article on mobile.nytimes.com | 504 Points and 212 Comments
Python is now the most popular introductory language at top U.S. universities Summary: Stephen Lecheler July 15, 2014 05:54While I am all for python I take umbrage of using PHD level rankings to determine the top 39 schools in terms of the sample set for intro to programming language. Keywords: python, programming, language, courses, cs Full article on cacm.acm.org | 742 Points and 368 Comments MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, a Next-Generation Email Platform Summary: Similarly, the idea with Inbox is to offer an upgrade of sorts from the “archaic protocols and formats” that developers would otherwise have to learn today in order to work with email.
JSON Resume – a JSON-based open source standard for resumes Summary: View themes Every part of JSON Resume is open source on GitHub. Keywords: resume, themes, json, open, source Full article on jsonresume.org | 489 Points and 215 Comments The Developer’s Dystopian Future Summary: I still never felt like I had a great handle on the tech stack though, and my understanding of so much of the new JS hotness (ES6, Angular, Ember, Shadow DOM, Module systems, etc) feels woefully lightweight.
Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain Summary: Invasive species often start with just a few individuals and multiply to huge numbers across a continent, but they don’t seem to suffer from a lack of genetic diversity. Keywords: december, leaves, leaf, blades, november Full article on newscientist.com | 319 Points and 116 Comments Dijkstra’s algorithm and the Fibonacci heap Summary: I closed my laptop, finished my peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich, said goodbye to my friends and spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around the Lower East Side in the dusty sunlight.
MayDay PAC Summary: The idea is to use the $12mm to make campaign finance reform the fundamental issue in five high profile congressional races and win them. Keywords: campaign, big, day, money, pac Full article on avc.com | 310 Points and 93 Comments Breaking Spotify DRM with PANDA Summary: Working with a replay rather than a live system will also make our job considerably easier – no need to worry that we’re going to slow things down enough to trip anti-debugging measures or network timeouts.
Show HN: Show HN Summary: 4 points by pdknsk1 day ago | discuss Keywords: points, day, ago, discuss Full article on news.ycombinator.com | 1301 Points and 174 Comments Bootstra.386 – A Bootstrap theme from the 1980s Summary: Built at Twitter by @mdo and @fat , Bootstrap utilizes LESS CSS , is compiled via Node , and is managed through GitHub to help nerds do awesome stuff on the web.
Show HN: Free, anonymous coding interview practice Summary: interviewing.io is a phenomenal platform [and] nice surprise in the sheer number of onsites I was able to attain within a few weeks… For those with non-traditional backgrounds like myself, interviewing.io will help shine light on your abilities. Keywords: software, engineer, job, platform, practice Full article on interviewing.io | 503 Points and 220 Comments Moving Atom to React Summary: After some initial incremental progress, we decided to take a step back and rewrite the editor component’s view layer with a superior framework and a better understanding of the problem.
New Y Combinator Website Summary: A lot of the best content on the site like What Happens at Y Combinator and How to Apply Successfully went largely unread because a number of people were either intimidated by the wall of text or didn’t have the patience to read through it. Keywords: site, text, combinator, content, people Full article on blog.ycombinator.com | 343 Points and 136 Comments Newegg is now accepting Bitcoin Summary: AMD Sempron 2.
An Introduction to Reactive Programming Full article on gist.github.com | 452 Points and 119 Comments Sleep as a Competitive Advantage Summary: Sara C. Mednick, an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside, has found , for example, that subjects given a visual task to practice at four intervals deteriorated in performance over the course of the day. Keywords: sleep, hours, nap, awake, work Full article on dealbook.nytimes.com | 412 Points and 177 Comments
Why Go Is Not Good Summary: For example, if your microcontroller is controlling a rocket engine, it would suck if you tried to allocate some space on the heap and it happened to take a few hundred milliseconds longer than usual, leading to incorrect valve timing and a massive explosion. Keywords: type, data, programming, function, good Full article on yager.io | 434 Points and 356 Comments Why use www? Summary: If you use the naked domain, the cookies get sent to all subdomains (by recent browsers that implement RFC 6265 ), slowing down access to static content, and possibly causing caching to not work properly.
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz [video] Summary: Reviewer: pablomassa - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2014 Subject: Muy capo este flaco Necesitamos más nerds orientados a política y derechos humanos.Irónico que el streaming del video se cortara y lo tuve que ir a buscar a YouTube. Keywords: aaron, swartz, reviewer, subject, favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Full article on archive.org | 212 Points and 88 Comments How I Start: Erlang Summary: The problem with this it that Erlang’s standard library doesn’t support a timeout mode for io operations, which would tell us “wait 10 seconds for input or quit”.
Commencement address by Bill and Melinda Gates Summary: On another trip, to South Los Angeles, I was talking to a group of high school students from a tough neighborhood when one young woman said to me: “Do you ever feel like we are just somebody else’s kids whose parents shirked their responsibilities, that we’re all just leftovers?” Keywords: people, optimism, world, melinda, stanford Full article on news.stanford.edu | 321 Points and 124 Comments
Visualizing Algorithms Summary: The color scale cycles as you get deeper into the tree; this is occasionally misleading when a deep path circles back adjacent to a shallow one, but the higher contrast allows better differentiation of local structure. Keywords: algorithm, random, maze, sample, array Full article on bost.ocks.org | 1290 Points and 91 Comments Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations Summary: While set up as “corporations,” LECs are funded by local and federal taxpayer money, are composed exclusively of public police officers and sheriffs, and carry out traditional law enforcement functions through specialized units such as SWAT teams .