Top Posts for June 25, 2014

Supreme court: Warrantless cell phone searches illegal [pdf] Full article on supremecourt.gov | 740 Points and 149 Comments Google Cardboard Summary: Get the latest news and tips Keywords: dive, inresources, started, stay, connected Full article on developers.google.com | 712 Points and 127 Comments Gmail API Summary: Read and send messages, work with labels, and search for specific threads. Keywords: flexible, restful, access, user, inbox Full article on developers.google.com | 454 Points and 144 Comments

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Top Posts for June 24, 2014

A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son Summary: After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. Keywords: bou, son, baby, swat, officers Full article on salon.com | 595 Points and 457 Comments The Death of the Urdu Script Summary: Layering the hand held wooden board with white clay paste, drying it in the sun, and writing with a reed pen that needed to be filled every few minutes, was messy and frustrating.

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Top Posts for June 23, 2014

My startup failed, and this is what it feels like Summary: I had launched 99dresses in Australia 9 months earlier and received some great traction, but I was losing momentum due to technology problems that I didn’t understand and battling a whole host of other issues. Keywords: didn, day, money, team, visa Full article on medium.com | 894 Points and 265 Comments WebIDE lands in Firefox Nightly Summary: You have the same sort of rapid iteration that makes developing for the desktop web simple – just hit Ctrl/Command+R to reload the application on your device or simulator.

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Top Posts for June 22, 2014

Inside the Mirrortocracy Summary: His thinking is actually more subtle than that quote, but subtlety and introspection are not common traits among young people out to make a lot of money in a short period of time. Keywords: people, valley, interview, culture, time Full article on carlos.bueno.org | 393 Points and 206 Comments Employees That Stay In Companies Longer Get Paid Less Full article on forbes.com | 378 Points and 195 Comments

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Top Posts for June 21, 2014

Eigenmorality Summary: Even though, by and large, reasonable people mostly agree about what needs to be done—weaning ourselves off fossil fuels (especially the dirtier ones), switching to solar, wind, and nuclear, planting forests and stopping deforestation, etc.—after decades of debate we’re still taking only limping, token steps toward those goals, and in many cases we’re moving rapidly in the opposite direction. Keywords: people, moral, morality, eigenmorality, google Full article on scottaaronson.

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Top Posts for June 20, 2014

The Water-Repelling Surface That Lives Outside My Window Summary: Update: There’s a good discussion of this post brewing at Hacker News , with some thoughtful points about the benefits of being superhydrophobic. Keywords: water, leaf, surface, janine, tiny Full article on wired.com | 317 Points and 62 Comments Go support for Android Summary: Some tools might be unavailable until the crowd clears. Keywords: wow, file, popular, tools, unavailable Full article on docs.

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Top Posts for June 19, 2014

Web Starter Kit Summary: This is not to say that Web Starter Kit cannot be used in browsers older than those reflected, but merely that our focus will be on ensuring our layouts work great in the above. Keywords: web, kit, run, starter, support Full article on developers.google.com | 553 Points and 209 Comments Call me maybe: Elasticsearch Summary: I am indebted to Camille Fournier, Cliff Moon, Coda Hale, JD Maturen, Ryan Zezeski, Jared Morrow, Kelly Sommers, Blake Mizerany, and Jeff Hodges for their feedback on both the conference talks and these posts, and to everyone who reached out with reports of production failures, paper recommendations, and so much more.

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Top Posts for June 18, 2014

Amazon Fire Phone Summary: You will not have any problem performing everyday tasks like phone calls, text messages, Facebook, Twitter etc.The only time where I experienced a bit of lag and stuttering was when I was playing 3D games that used Dynamic Perspective. Keywords: phone, amazon, time, apps, found Full article on amazon.com | 552 Points and 416 Comments Go 1.3 is released Summary: When enabled with the -analysis flag, analysis results are presented in both the source and package documentation views, making it easier than ever to navigate and understand Go programs.

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Top Posts for June 17, 2014

Show HN: Wavepot – Digital audio workstation of the web Full article on wavepot.com | 586 Points and 134 Comments The co-designer of the F-16 on why the F-35 is a failure [video] Full article on youtube.com | 358 Points and 364 Comments Show HN: We put an iPhone on the front wheel of a car Summary: As we are getting even closer to the release date of the next major Horizon update, we decided to create a small experiment.

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Top Posts for June 16, 2014

Penny Arcade – Surface Pro 3 update Summary: One of the engineers that came out seemed 100% confident that they could make the machine “feel” the way I wanted it to and the two custom pressure curves they showed me were super interesting. Keywords: surface, pro, pressure, device, draw Full article on penny-arcade.com | 488 Points and 249 Comments The Pivot Summary: Thanks to Google Analytics, Optimizely, Bitly, and other tools for measuring customer behavior in real time, a smart team can try different approaches and different products until something works out.

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Top Posts for June 15, 2014

Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers Summary: The Starbucks program sounds like a boon to Abraham G. Cervantes, 24, who lives in the San Pedro section of Los Angeles with his mother and two of his brothers, and would be the first in his family to earn a college degree. Keywords: starbucks, degree, college, school, arizona Full article on nytimes.com | 458 Points and 195 Comments

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Top Posts for June 14, 2014

Kingston and PNY using cheaper components after good reviews Summary: Kingston, to be sure, doesn’t see it that way — the company has released a statement previously saying: “If the drive is tested with ATTO Benchmark the speed results should meet or exceed advertised specifications which is officially 450MB/s read and write.” Keywords: kingston, performance, drive, nand, pny Full article on extremetech.com | 539 Points and 161 Comments The Largest Black Hole in the Known Universe Summary: Image credit: Rogelio Bernal Andreo of Deep Sky Colors, via APOD at http://apod.

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Top Posts for June 13, 2014

Founder Depression Summary: And it’s lonely in a way that’s difficult to explain, even with a cofounder (one of the things that works about organizations like Y Combinator is that you have a peer group you can lean on for support). Keywords: founders, founder, failing, end, lot Full article on blog.samaltman.com | 445 Points and 203 Comments How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution Summary: The previous Mrs.

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Top Posts for June 12, 2014

All Our Patent Are Belong To You Summary: Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. Keywords: tesla, electric, cars, patents, technology Full article on teslamotors.com | 1855 Points and 322 Comments Cross-platform Rust Rewrite of the GNU Coreutils Summary: Many GNU, Linux and other utils are pretty awesome, and obviously someeffort has been spent in the past to port them to Windows.

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Top Posts for June 10, 2014

Vermeer’s paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs Summary: The annual Share Festival, held in both Turin and Belgrade, features a juried prize for electronic art; this year’s theme is “Fr@nkenstein: The Modern Prometheus,” and will be judged by an international panel under the direction of Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic. Keywords: vermeer, machine, paint, painted, painting Full article on boingboing.net | 711 Points and 160 Comments Netflix responds to Verizon Summary: This action might not be possible to undo.

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Top Posts for June 9, 2014

The Several Million Dollar Bug Summary: On a lan you’d get 15 fps (which was absolutely astounding at the time), 320x240, whereas over the WAN links of the day we’d scale it down to something more leisurely (and probably using a smaller image). Keywords: time, request, response, frame, question Full article on jacquesmattheij.com | 322 Points and 81 Comments Docker Misconceptions Summary: Build on the expertise of others Phusion (the company that makes the excellent Passenger web server) has built advanced Docker images that you can use as a base for your services.

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Top Posts for June 8, 2014

iOS 8 randomises the MAC address while scanning for WiFi networks 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 | 406 Points and 259 Comments Nobody. Understands. Punctuation. Summary: Punctuation started with periods that told the speaker when to take a breath, and as both a longtime proponent of using the run-on sentence to better communicate the ranting rage in my head over the nonsense that people choose to fight about in this country and a person who is occasionally asked to read his work out loud, I’ve come to value this original function in a visceral way.

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Top Posts for June 7, 2014

JavaScript as an alternative to AppleScript on OS X Yosemite Full article on developer.apple.com | 385 Points and 123 Comments Google+ broke our trust Summary: In case you missed it, Google CEO Sergey Brin publicly admitted last week that Google+ was “a mistake” for him — one month after the man he hired to run the social network, Vic Gundotra, left the company without explanation. Keywords: google, brin, told, people, users

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Top Posts for June 6, 2014

I Sold My Startup for $25.5 Million Summary: Selling the company, Perfect Audience , to Marin Software took six months of writing carefully worded emails, meeting secretly in cafés, and pacing around the streets of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood after dark. Keywords: company, deal, marin, thing, time Full article on slate.com | 535 Points and 241 Comments Ever Wished Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? He Just Did Summary: In fact, by the end of the process, I was left with the distinct impression that he works in a log cabin lit by whale oil and hands his finished artwork to a man on a pony.

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Top Posts for June 5, 2014

Who am I: A mind reader (don’t forget to view source) Summary: Simply click every red square that you see below (you may need to scroll). Keywords: click, website, advanced, neuroscience, determine Full article on tinsnail.neocities.org | 551 Points and 170 Comments Netflix replies to Verizon cease and desist letter Summary: In mid-May, Netflix started displaying messages on the screen for some customers when a video is buffering that say there is congestion on the network of Verizon or another Internet service providers.

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Top Posts for June 4, 2014

At Summary: “Whatever the origin of the @ symbol, the history of its usage is more well-known: it has long been used in Spanish and Portuguese as an abbreviation of arroba, a unit of weight equivalent to 25 pounds, and derived from the Arabic expression of “a quarter” (الربع pronounced ar-rubʿ)” Keywords: symbol, languages, monkey, john, show Full article on furbo.org | 487 Points and 97 Comments Show HN: Card – An interactive CSS3 credit card form Summary: fork on github built by @jessepollak new Card({ form: ‘form’, container: ‘.

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Top Posts for June 3, 2014

Micro Python – a lean and efficient implementation of Python 3 Summary: On 06/03/14 12:30, Chris Angelico wrote: > Write me a purely nonblocking > web site concept that can handle a million concurrent connections, > where each one requires one query against the database, and one in a > hundred of them require five queries which happen atomically. Keywords: database, chris, angelico, wrote, write Full article on mail.python.org | 441 Points and 94 Comments

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Top Posts for June 2, 2014

Introducing Swift Full article on developer.apple.com | 1142 Points and 730 Comments OS X Yosemite Summary: macOS High Sierra introduces more than a dozen new Memories categories — including pets, babies, outdoor activities, performances, weddings, birthdays, and sporting events — for even more personal and meaningful moments. Keywords: photo, safari, photos, track, videos Full article on apple.com | 432 Points and 297 Comments Introducing Swift Full article on developer.apple.com | 363 Points and 228 Comments

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Top Posts for June 1, 2014

Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2014) [Full article on ]() | 267 Points and 428 Comments The boy who stole Half Life 2 source code (2011) Full article on eurogamer.net | 261 Points and 153 Comments The Open-office Trap Full article on m.newyorker.com | 198 Points and 159 Comments Parrot Bebop Full article on parrot.com | 197 Points and 94 Comments Strongest chess player, ever Full article on en.

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Top Posts for May 31, 2014

Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim – Learning the lesson of vi Full article on medium.com | 445 Points and 201 Comments Peter Sunde arrested in Sweden Full article on aftonbladet.se | 273 Points and 172 Comments N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images Full article on nytimes.com | 190 Points and 116 Comments Who or What Broke My Kids? Summary: If we are to truly make progress in getting our students to understand the concepts presented in the Common Core to the depth intended we must help them learn to stop looking for a right answer and start looking for a right reason.

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Top Posts for May 30, 2014

Sistine Chapel Full article on vatican.va | 574 Points and 238 Comments How LEDs are Made Full article on learn.sparkfun.com | 306 Points and 81 Comments Write your first Linux kernel module Summary: It is fully possible to develop and compile a module outside the Linux source tree (this is unsurprisingly called an out-of-tree build), which is very convenient if you just want to play a bit and do not wish to submit your changes for inclusion into the mainline kernel.

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Top Posts for May 29, 2014

We Are Now In Command of the ISEE-3 Spacecraft Full article on spacecollege.org | 430 Points and 64 Comments How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name Full article on fivethirtyeight.com | 421 Points and 149 Comments Google’s XSS game Summary: This security game consists of several levels resembling real-world applications which are vulnerable to XSS - your task will be to find the problem and attack the apps, similar to what an evil hacker might do.

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