Cyberattacks in 12 Nations Said to Use Leaked N.S.A. Hacking Tool Summary: During the Obama administration, the White House created a process to review software vulnerabilities discovered by intelligence agencies, and to determine which should be “stockpiled” for future offensive or defensive cyberoperations and which should be reported to the companies so that they could be fixed. Keywords: attacks, ransomware, friday, systems, data Full article on mobile.nytimes.com | 1248 Points and 478 Comments
Recovering from Burnout and Depression Summary: My wife and I are both happily self-employed – she’s running a private therapy practice, and I’m helping creative entrepreneurs learn to build sustainable solo businesses. Keywords: burnout, work, time, things, working Full article on kierantie.com | 587 Points and 254 Comments Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber is going to trial, judge rules Summary: In an earlier decision, Alsup said he would release his ruling on both the motion to compel arbitration and the preliminary injunction under seal to both company’s lawyers before making them public.
A crashed advertisement reveals logs of a facial recognition system 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 | 1450 Points and 522 Comments CockroachDB 1.0 Summary: In addition to support for zero-downtime, rolling upgrades and certificate rotation, we are happy to announce a feature available specifically as part of our CockroachDB Enterprise offering: distributed, incremental backup and restore.
Get started making music Summary: Many types of music are created in exactly this way — by mixing and matching small musical ideas to make interesting combinations, and then changing those combinations over time. Keywords: music, combinations, started, making, boxes Full article on learningmusic.ableton.com | 2106 Points and 461 Comments CPU Utilization is Wrong Summary: CPU utilization has become a deeply misleading metric: it includes cycles waiting on main memory, which can dominate modern workloads.
Net neutrality is in jeopardy again Summary: Without net neutrality, ISPs could decide you’ve watched too many cat videos in one day, and throttle your Internet speeds — leaving you behind on the latest Maru memes. Keywords: net, neutrality, internet, mozilla, fcc Full article on blog.mozilla.org | 928 Points and 373 Comments Uncensorable Wikipedia on IPFS Summary: We’ve been in discussions with many groups about the potential of this kind of thing, and how it could help billions of people around the world to access information better – either free of censorship, or circumventing serious bandwidth or latency constraints.
Wikimedia Foundation spending Summary: At that point there are several large corporations (Google and Facebook come to mind) that will be more than happy to pay off the debts, take over the encyclopedia, fire the WMF staff, and start running Wikipedia as a profit-making platform. Keywords: spending, wmf, wikipedia, cancer, years Full article on en.wikipedia.org | 1054 Points and 406 Comments The great British Brexit robbery Summary: The company, SCL Elections, went on to be bought by Robert Mercer, a secretive hedge fund billionaire, renamed Cambridge Analytica, and achieved a certain notoriety as the data analytics firm that played a role in both Trump and Brexit campaigns.
The Horror in the Standard Library Summary: If you’re looking to duplicate this issue pull the latest ZeroTierOne repo, set up a simple network controller, and then bang heavily on the JSON API with POST requests using siege or another web stress testing tool. Keywords: memory, code, problem, things, leak Full article on zerotier.com | 830 Points and 216 Comments Ngrok: Secure tunnels to localhost Summary: @philadamsngrok: moved ~/bin already, the web inspector is gold @pedromelongrok, probably the best tool I have started to use for my webwork since firebug also great support @inconshreveable @Botto#ngrok is a dream for testing localhost with remote APIs!
Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities Summary: The program was part of a broader Uber system, called Violation of Terms of Service, that analyzed credit card, device identification, location data and other factors to predict whether a request for a ride was legitimate, current and former employees said. Keywords: uber, greyball, company, criminal, service Full article on reuters.com | 883 Points and 559 Comments Something is wrong when the ‘telephone app’ on your phone becomes 3rd party Summary: After reading this, the first thing I did was to send an email to the Wileyfox support to kindly ask for a way to uninstall the app and recover the the default dialler .
CRISPR eliminates HIV-1 infection in live animals Summary: Finally, in humanized bone marrow/liver/thymus (BLT) mice with chronic HIV-1 infection, successful proviral excision was detected by PCR genotyping in the spleen, lungs, heart, colon, and brain after a single intravenous injection of quadruplex sgRNAs/saCas9 AAV-DJ/8. Keywords: quadruplex, vector, mice, proviral, excision Full article on sciencedirect.com | 1455 Points and 239 Comments SQL is 43 years old – Here’s why we still use it today Summary: SQLizer makes converting files into SQL databases quick and painless so you don’t need to fiddle around writing scripts all day and you can get some real work done.
Getting Started with Headless Chrome Summary: If you’re using Headless programmatically, this page is also a powerful debugging tool for seeing all the raw DevTools protocol commands going across the wire, communicating with the browser. Keywords: chrome, headless, browser, page, devtools Full article on developers.google.com | 657 Points and 121 Comments Intel platforms from 2008 onwards have a remotely exploitable security hole Summary: The short version is that every Intel platform with AMT, ISM, and SBT from Nehalem in 2008 to Kaby Lake in 2017 has a remotely exploitable security hole in the ME (Management Engine) not CPU firmware.
Why Use Postgres? Summary: HyperLogLog and other sketch algorithms can be extremely common across large datasets and distributed systems, but it’s especially exciting to find them pretty close to out of the box in Postgres. Keywords: postgres, replication, years, data, database Full article on craigkerstiens.com | 568 Points and 225 Comments First introduction to LaTeX Summary: When writing the contents of your document, if you need to start a new paragraph you must hit the “Enter” key twice (to insert a double blank line).
Show HN: Sorting Two Metric Tons of Lego Summary: As I wrote above the prototype was made from Lego, the current one is a hodge-podge of re-purposed industrial gear, copious quantities of crazy glue and a heavily modified home running trainer that provides the frame to attach all the bits and pieces to. Keywords: lego, parts, part, lot, time Full article on jacquesmattheij.com | 1264 Points and 211 Comments
The Boring Company [video] Full article on boringcompany.com | 836 Points and 682 Comments Stupid security things Summary: But the pièce de résistance came with this exchange where, with what I assume was a straight face, Betfair kindly advised that Paul would be breaching their terms if he gave his email address and birth date to anyone else: Keywords: security, password, thing, email, address Full article on troyhunt.com | 609 Points and 159 Comments
Rust 1.17 Summary: Rust cannot automatically detect this location , and while we were working on the neccesary changes, they did not make it in time for this release. Keywords: build, rust, cargo, documentation, features Full article on blog.rust-lang.org | 551 Points and 319 Comments Teller Reveals His Secrets (2012) Summary: You say (for example), “The queen of hearts.” I take the deck in my mouth, bite down and groan and wiggle to suggest that your card is going down my throat, through my intestines, into my bloodstream and finally into my right foot.
Postal: Open source mail delivery platform, alternative to Mailgun or Sendgrid Summary: Postal was developed by aTech Media to serve its own mail processing requirements and we have since decided that it should be released as an open source project for the community. Keywords: commit, apr, appmail, dec, jun Full article on github.com | 715 Points and 182 Comments India Is Winning Its War on Human Waste Summary: That’s why Indian researchers are testing a variety of new tools, including redesigned toilets that don’t require sewer systems and advanced ways to treat human waste.
Robert M. Pirsig has died Summary: William Morrow/HarperCollins Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his “novelistic autobigraphy,” Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , died Monday at the age of 88. Keywords: pirsig, motorcycle, zen, wrote, william Full article on npr.org | 655 Points and 261 Comments Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting solution to plastic pollution Summary: Credit: César Hernández/CSIC “If a single enzyme is responsible for this chemical process, its reproduction on a large scale using biotechnological methods should be achievable,” said Cambridge’s Paolo Bombelli, first author of the study published today in the journal Current Biology .
Lyrebird – An API to copy the voice of anyone Summary: LYREBIRD Keywords: lyrebird Full article on lyrebird.ai | 1401 Points and 298 Comments How SSH got port number 22 Summary: Developers and system administrators frequently use it to open a tunnel that they can use to gain remote access from their home or from their laptop when they are travelling. Keywords: port, ssh, access, server, number Full article on ssh.
The Guardian Pulls Out of Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple News Summary: Our primary objective is to bring audiences to the trusted environment of the Guardian to support building deeper relationships with our readers, and growing membership and contributions to fund our world-class journalism.” Keywords: guardian, articles, publishers, instant, news Full article on digiday.com | 474 Points and 201 Comments The U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100K people Summary: The wind industry employs tens of thousands of people in some of the states where support for Trump was strong: Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas.
What Happens When You Send a Zero-Day to a Bank? Full article on privacylog.blogspot.com | 1494 Points and 438 Comments For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Power Summary: The coal-fired Ferrybridge C power station in Northern England closed last year.Credit Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Friday was the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain did not burn coal to generate electricity, a development that officials and climate change activists celebrated as a watershed moment.
Calculus Made Easy (1914) [pdf] Summary: %PDF-1.6 % 1026 0 obj <> endobj xref 1026 8 0000000016 00000 n 0000001460 00000 n 0000001564 00000 n 0000001693 00000 n 0000001890 00000 n 0000001988 00000 n 0000002290 00000 n 0000000456 00000 n trailer <]>> startxref 0 %%EOF 1033 0 obj<>stream x]LW;3ԄV+4A&d Keywords: obj, endobj, xref, trailer, startxref Full article on djm.cc | 1080 Points and 188 Comments A new upstream project to break up Docker into independent components Summary: Details janky Jenkins build Docker-PRs 41711 is running
Google plans ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser Summary: By switching on its own ad-filter, Google is hoping to quell further growth of blocking tools offered by third-party companies, the people said, some of which charge fees in exchange for letting ads pass through their filters. Keywords: google, ads, advertising, online, chrome Full article on wsj.com | 824 Points and 487 Comments System76 is moving product design and manufacturing in house Summary: Up to this point we’ve developed every capability, capital wise, that an organically grown hardware company can.
Steve Ballmer serves up a data trove about government spending in the US Summary: On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts . Keywords: ballmer, government, people, data, money Full article on nytimes.com | 1124 Points and 258 Comments
How to Raise a Creative Child – Step One: Back Off (2016) Summary: SINCE Malcolm Gladwell popularized the “10,000-hour rule” suggesting that success depends on the time we spend in deliberate practice, debate has raged about how the hours necessary to become an expert vary by field and person. Keywords: children, creative, parents, music, rules Full article on nytimes.com | 517 Points and 253 Comments Rope Science – Computer science concepts behind the Xi editor Full article on github.
Golang SSH Security Summary: To clarify this for our users, we will be updating our documentation to reflect our recommendations to securely operate our tools, as well as explicitly highlighting that we do not support SSH Host Key checking at this time. Keywords: ssh, tools, golang, security, work Full article on bridge.grumpy-troll.org | 426 Points and 103 Comments Arturo Di Modica has a point Summary: And it was commissioned to be presented on the first anniversary of State Street Global’s “Gender Diversity Index” fund, which has the following NASDAQ ticker symbol: SHE.
A Competitive Programmer’s Handbook Summary: Introduction Time complexity Sorting Data structures Complete search Greedy algorithms Dynamic programming Amortized analysis Range queries Bit manipulation Keywords: algorithms, book, programming, part, competitive Full article on cses.fi | 1117 Points and 157 Comments Bob Taylor Has Died Summary: Robert W. Taylor in Woodside, Calif., in 1999.Credit Peter DaSilva He left the Pentagon in 1969 and taught for a year at the University of Utah before joining the newly formed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in California.
How We Built r/Place Summary: Using a separate div made it easy to control the order that these transforms were applied to the canvas, which was important for preventing the camera from moving when toggling the zoom level. Keywords: canvas, board, tile, needed, drawing Full article on redditblog.com | 1152 Points and 242 Comments PhantomJS: Stepping down as maintainer Summary: Hidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages Keywords: hidden, fieldssearch, groups, messages
Chrome 59 has cross-platform headless support Summary: What you’re looking at is a mostly comprehensive list of web platform features that have landed in Chromium, ordered chronologically by the milestone in which they were added. Keywords: features, marked, development, comprehensive, list Full article on chromestatus.com | 834 Points and 154 Comments Remove United from your flight results Summary: Corporations can treat you like shit because you’ll eventually forget you were ever mad.
Electron is flash for the desktop (2016) Summary: As a developer its really easy to fall into the trap of assuming your app / website / whatever is a gift to humanity and the most important thing your users are doing. Keywords: chrome, slack, app, battery, laptop Full article on josephg.com | 1519 Points and 996 Comments We’re dropping Google Ads Summary: If so I would recommend http://plista.com They will also help you with the “you might like” part of your site and at least last time I checked they had extensive algorithms in place to find bogus ads and remove them from the network.
Atmospheric CO2 levels accelerate upwards Summary: SOURCE: “Perspectives for the Energy Transition” by IEA & IRENA, 2017.This report is just the latest to show that the path to a safe climate future requires rapid reductions in how much CO2 we pull out of the ground each year. Keywords: climate, atmosphere, chart, global, increases Full article on nationalobserver.com | 499 Points and 503 Comments A man wouldn’t leave an overbooked United flight, so he was dragged off Summary: So, according to witnesses and videos of the incident, he was pulled screaming from his seat by security, knocked against an arm rest and dragged down the aisle and back to the terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Semantic UI Summary: Semantic’s components allow several distinct types of definitions: elements, collections, views, modules and behaviors which cover the gamut of interface design. Keywords: semantic, ui, definitions, development, framework Full article on semantic-ui.com | 768 Points and 250 Comments The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews Summary: Continue reading the main storyResearch that my colleagues and I have conducted shows that the problem with interviews is worse than irrelevance: They can be harmful, undercutting the impact of other, more valuable information about interviewees.
Snowden: NSA just lost control of its Top Secret arsenal of digital weapons 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 | 657 Points and 296 Comments New Features Coming in PostgreSQL 10 Summary: To me, changing the behavior of a widely-used system call in a maintenance release seems about as friendly as locking a family of angry racoons in someone’s car, but the glibc maintainers evidently don’t agree.
New York City bans employers from asking potential workers about past salary Summary: Kathryn Wylde, president and chief executive of the Partnership for New York said that “closing the gender pay gap is important,” but that most of the city’s employers were taking their own steps to address the issue. Keywords: york, city, pay, employers, measure Full article on nytlive.nytimes.com | 718 Points and 523 Comments Color Night Vision (2016) [video] Summary: The camera was developed for military use, has an effective ISO rating of 5,000,000, and has a comically long name: “X27 Reconnaissance Day/Night high Fidelity true real time low light/low lux color night vision Imaging Security / Multi Purpose camera system”.
An off-grid social network Summary: Dominic and James are a few key figures in a community of eccentric open source hackers gathering in a social network independent from mainstream internet. Keywords: social, network, scuttlebutt, information, diary Full article on staltz.com | 1031 Points and 367 Comments Twitter refuses US order to disclose owner of anti-Trump account Summary: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.
Build Your Own Text Editor Summary: Feel free to skim or skip the prose, as the main point of this is that you are going to build a text editor from scratch ! Keywords: editor, text, build, booklet, lines Full article on viewsourcecode.org | 1275 Points and 159 Comments Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, Rather Than Phone and Convergence Summary: You might also know that most of the IoT work in auto, robotics, networking, and machine learning is also on Ubuntu, with Canonical providing commercial services on many of those initiatives.
Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award Summary: Past Turing Award recipients who have taught at MIT include Michael Stonebraker (2014), Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali (2013), Barbara Liskov (2008), Ronald Rivest (2002), Butler Lampson (1992), Fernando Corbato (1990), John McCarthy (1971) and Marvin Minsky (1969). Keywords: web, world, award, mit, computer Full article on news.mit.edu | 1735 Points and 287 Comments The Mac Pro Lives Summary: Apple bet on a dual-GPU design (multiple smaller GPUs, with “pro”-level performance coming from parallel processing) but the industry has gone largely in the other direction (machines with one big GPU).
Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down, Saying It Is Too Dangerous to Continue Summary: Carlos Lauría , a senior program coordinator with the Committee to Protect Journalists , said Mexico was going through a “deep freedom of expression crisis,” adding that the killings and threats are having a chilling effect on the democratic process, reducing the flow of information to citizens and lawmakers and stifling Mexicans’ ability to engage in public debate.
0.30000000000000004 Summary: Computers can only natively store integers, so they need some way of representing decimal numbers. Keywords: base, prime, decimals, factor, repeating Full article on 0.30000000000000004.com | 380 Points and 130 Comments Uber’s experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice drivers Summary: Like players on video game platforms such as Xbox, PlayStation and Pogo, Uber drivers can earn badges for achievements like Above and Beyond (denoted on the app by a cartoon of a rocket blasting off), Excellent Service (marked by a picture of a sparkling diamond) and Entertaining Drive (a pair of Groucho Marx glasses with nose and eyebrows).
Why Japan’s Rail Workers Point at Things Summary: James Abbott/CC BY 2.0 Known in Japanese as shisa kanko , pointing-and-calling works on the principle of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors by “raising the consciousness levels of workers”—according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan. Keywords: train, system, japanese, conductors, japan Full article on atlasobscura.com | 959 Points and 320 Comments
Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks Summary: We thank Aaron Hertzmann, Shiry Ginosar, Deepak Pathak, Bryan Russell, Eli Shechtman, Richard Zhang, and Tinghui Zhou for many helpful comments. Keywords: translation, cyclegan, code, image, style Full article on junyanz.github.io | 667 Points and 135 Comments Iosevka – A Typeface for Code, from Code Full article on be5invis.github.io | 568 Points and 122 Comments Fuchsia: a new operating system Summary: It is also possible to get it running on actual hardware, with guides available for installation on a Acer Switch 12 laptop, an Intel Skylake or Broadwell “next unit of computing” ( NUC ), or a Raspberry Pi 3 .
SES-10 Mission Summary: On Friday, December 22nd at 5:27 p.m. PST, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying the Iridium-4 mission to orbit. Keywords: mission, launch, spacex, falcon, satellites Full article on spacex.com | 1094 Points and 354 Comments Many famous scientists have something in common: they didn’t work long hours Summary: On others he walks slowly and stops to listen to the woods around him, a habit “which he practiced in the tropical forests of Brazil” during his service as a naturalist in the Royal Navy, collecting animals, studying the geography and geology of South America, and laying the foundations for a career that would reach its peak with the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.
Explain Shell Summary: write down a command-line to see the help text that matches each argument Keywords: write, text, matches, argument Full article on explainshell.com | 775 Points and 85 Comments Stanford Professor Loses Political Battle To Simplify Tax Filing Process Summary: Stacey Vanek Smith from our Planet Money podcast brings us the story of one man’s quest to simplify the system. Keywords: smith, bankman, joe, taxes, tax Full article on npr.
The House just voted to wipe out the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections Summary: In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast of protections approved just last year that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and Social Security numbers. Keywords: internet, providers, privacy, fcc, consumers Full article on washingtonpost.
Flex Summary: We are focusing first on mobile social apps: simple cloud applications running on phones that organize groups, for example a book club, a soccer league, or an office workflow. Keywords: programming, exploring, problem, understand, ohm Full article on harc.ycr.org | 632 Points and 91 Comments Next.js 2.0 Summary: Since both Node.js and modern browsers that developers use iterate so quickly, we can skip large portions of the compilation step for really fast reloads.
How much your computer can do in a second Summary: The goal is to not be wrong by more than 10x :) We know computers have different disk & network & CPU speeds! Keywords: run, guess, code, computer, computers Full article on computers-are-fast.github.io | 602 Points and 234 Comments UK Home Secretary says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable Summary: Rudd, appointed home secretary or interior minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU, said the British case was different when asked about Apple’s opposition to helping the FBI break into an iPhone from one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Deep Photo Style Transfer Summary: Note: Please make sure that the content image resolution is consistent for Matting Laplacian computation in Matlab and style transfer in Torch, otherwise the result won’t be correct. Keywords: segmentation, id, generate, matlab, code Full article on github.com | 1088 Points and 173 Comments Amazon’s Tepid Response to Counterfeiters Frustrates Sellers Summary: As it happens, on the same Tuesday that No Starch Press discovered the problem with Python for Kids , Amazon announced plans to launch an intellectual property registry that will allow companies to police the usage of their brands.
Google Talk Is Being Discontinued Full article on gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com | 618 Points and 483 Comments Pythagorean Theorem proof in a 2100 year old Chinese book Summary: Get direct links to references, BibTeX extraction and comments on all arXiv papers with: Librarian Keywords: direct, links, references, bibtex, extraction Full article on fermatslibrary.com | 346 Points and 142 Comments Lisp Quickstart Summary: [CLISP on zeus…] > (defun factorial (n) (if (<= n 0) 1 (* n (factorial (- n 1))))) FACTORIAL > (disassemble #‘factorial) Disassembly of function FACTORIAL (CONST 0) = 1 1 required argument 0 optional arguments No rest parameter No keyword parameters 11 byte-code instructions: 0 L0 0 (LOAD&PUSH 1) 1 (CALLS2&JMPIFNOT 174 L14) ; MINUSP 4 (LOAD&PUSH 1) 5 (LOAD&DEC&PUSH 2) 7 (JSR&PUSH L0) 9 (CALLSR 2 57) ; * 12 (SKIP&RET 2) 14 L14 14 (CONST 0) ; 1 15 (SKIP&RET 2) NIL