Rust in 2018: easier to use
Summary: Basically every single time I have an irritating issue like this, I ask Kamal about it (who writes more Rust than me), and he says “oh yeah, there’s an RFC for that, or at least people are actively talking about how to fix that!“.
Keywords: rust, people, compiler, program, ruby
LinkedIn is ignoring user settings
Summary: A few days ago, on the #indieweb Freenode channel one of the users asked if we knew an indieweb-friendly way of getting data out of LinkedIn.
Keywords: linkedin, set, profile, public, settings
Using a Yubikey for GPG and SSH
Summary: It’s been a long time since my last blogpost, but I’m back with a post about how to use your Yubikey 4 for GPG and SSH keys.
Keywords: ssh, gpg, yubikey, key, keys
Miners Aren’t Friends
Summary: Developers live in the application layer with the smart contracts: elegant programs that run perfectly forever on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).
Keywords: miners, miner, transaction, transactions, block
Stanford CS9: Problem-Solving for the CS Technical Interview
Summary: Emphasis will be on the oral and combination written-oral modes of communication common in coding interviews, but which are an unfamiliar settings for problem solving for many students.
Keywords: week, students, slides, october, interview
CES Was Full of Useless Robots and Machines That Don’t Work
Summary: The FoldiMate fit right in with the other “smart home”-type products at CES, where the primary innovation in the past year seemed to be adding Amazon Alexa to absolutely everything.
Keywords: machine, clothes, work, booth, technology
The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications (2011)
Summary: It outlines dozens of obscure but remarkably important security policies, governing everything from content rendering to frame navigation - and affecting your applications in more ways than you may expect.
Keywords: security, web, book, including, chapter
What It Felt Like in Hawaii When Warning of an In-Bound Missile Arrived
Summary: False Alarm.” Later, the governor of Hawaii, David Ige, told CNN, “It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the changeover of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button.”
Keywords: hawaii, wife, missile, alert, ballistic
Summary: Vuetify is a Material Design component framework that can be used for both mobile and desktop web apps, and is probably the most feature rich with server-side rendering, PWA and CLI template support.
Keywords: stars, popular, github, added, making
CMU 15-721 Advanced Database Systems [video]
Google Chromecast and Google Home Causes Wi-Fi Drops
Summary: Please help to spread the word, we see an amazing amount of users who suffer from this, some mailed us they even bought a new router in order to try to fix it.
Keywords: issue, packets, google, router, devices
Summary: If they can’t get the right help at this critical moment—mobile phones are confiscated so it’s often very difficult for users to reach loved ones or lawyers—they can end up in jail for weeks without charge, and may even admit to crimes they didn’t commit.
Keywords: people, chen, don, tech, company
Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting
Summary: Creativity tends to flourish, Mr. Albert, the psychologist, found , in families that are “tense but secure.” In a recent study of children ages 5 to 7, the ones whose parents argued constructively felt more emotionally safe.
Keywords: kids, parents, arguments, learn, wright
Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland
Summary: Chelsea E. Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, is seeking to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.
Keywords: manning, maryland, senate, cardin, chelsea
Chile’s salmon farms may use more antibiotics than any other meat industry
Summary: Bacteria could easily hopscotch across the globe if a local resident or aquaculture worker gets infected and then visits a hospital or a large city like Santiago, or travels to another country.
Keywords: salmon, bacteria, chile, fish, antibiotics
AirBnB units drop by 74% due to SF regulations
Summary: TripAdvisor spokeswoman Laurel Greatrix said FlipKey worked closely with the city to comply with the regulations, and noted that it offers a variety of accommodations in San Francisco, such as hotels, hostels and B&Bs.
Keywords: hosts, san, francisco, airbnb, listings
Skia: an open source 2D graphics library
Summary: Skia is an open source 2D graphics library which provides common APIs that work across a variety of hardware and software platforms.
Keywords: skia, path, source, graphics, os
A deadly gut infection may come down to a sugar in ice cream
Summary: “On the basis of these observations, we propose that the widespread adoption and use of the disaccharide trehalose in the human diet has played a significant role in the emergence of these epidemic and hypervirulent strains,” Britton and colleagues concluded.
Keywords: trehalose, diff, strains, scientists, found
Summary: This idea is based on a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating and remaining at a safe distance from each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights.
Keywords: traffic, intersections, lights, mit, based
Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, and the Difficulty of Making Original Music
Summary: In 2016, two hundred and twelve artists—including Jennifer Hudson, Jean Baptiste, the producer Danger Mouse, members of Earth, Wind & Fire, Tool, Fall Out Boy, Train, Weezer, Hall & Oates, and others—filed an amicus brief in support of an effort to overturn the $5.3 million judgment against Thicke and his co-writers.
Keywords: creep, radiohead, free, infringement, draw
Free static websites with SSL for hackers
Summary: To make this part easier, I’ve written a command-line tool named gitlab-le which handles obtaining and renewing HTTPS certificates from Let’s Encrypt.
Keywords: https, certificate, run, encrypt, renewing
Bitcoin conf stopped taking Bitcoin payments because they don’t work well enough
Summary: The North American Bitcoin Conference , held in Miami next week, said on its website that network congestion and manual processing influenced the decision to stop accepting payments in cryptocurrencies.
Keywords: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, payments, high, transaction
Show HN: Languagecrunch – NLP server Docker image
Teenagers now better behaved and less hedonistic but lonelier and more isolated
Summary: One paper on Britain by Andrew Przybylski and Netta Weinstein suggests that heavy computer and smartphone use lower adolescents’ mood much less than skipping breakfast or skimping on sleep.
Keywords: teenagers, young, people, countries, sex
Decentralized Blockchain-Based Electronic Marketplaces
Summary: Over time, network effects inevitably yield a monopoly in which a single e-commerce firm manages the entire marketplace.
Keywords: network, transactions, solution, including, ethereum
Writing a minimal x86-64 JIT compiler in C++, Part 2
Summary: Now, that we’ve finished abstracting the main ideas from the previous article, we can get to the juicy bits of the current one - calling an existing C++ function from our generated machine code at runtime.
Keywords: code, function, memory, machine, executable
Is Your English Accent British or American?
In defence of swap: common misconceptions
Summary: This is a statement that I still see being batted around with relative frequency in recent years, and I’ve had many discussions with colleagues, friends, and industry peers to help them understand why swap is still a useful concept on modern computers with significantly more physical memory available than in the past.
Keywords: memory, swap, pages, anonymous, system
Chickens Prefer Attractive People
Summary: Because the birds evolved in constantly changing environments that required searching for food daily, “it’s not surprising that [they’re] cognitively complex in certain things,” such as spatial navigation, says Richard Blatchford , a poultry scientist at the University of California at Davis.
Keywords: chickens, birds, light, red, eggs
The Effects of Computer Use on Eye Health and Vision (1997) [pdf]
The best board game of 2017 is a wildly entertaining romantic comedy generator
Summary: Plenty of other board games have featured the individual elements that make Fog of Love so compelling, from the balance between cooperative and competitive to the storytelling sheen.
Keywords: love, game, fog, character, relationship
Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children
Summary: She and Dr. Morrison, now an assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of North Carolina Pembroke collaborated on the study and published their findings in the journal PLoS One.
Keywords: dolphins, mirror, animals, researchers, reiss
Cherry’s new switches may help bring mechanical keyboards to more laptops
Summary: Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches CubeSat with experimental water detection tech
Keywords: switches, cherry, keyboards, company, mechanical
Driverless Hotel Rooms: The End of Uber, Airbnb and Human Landlords
Summary: Combustion engines are replaced by two small electric motors, the dashboard and steering wheel are unnecessary, and safety features are redundant when the cars don’t crash.
Keywords: driverless, rooms, vehicles, city, ondemand
Getting Started with Algorithmic Cryptocurrency Trading
Summary: If you’re looking to trade with real money, proceed with utter caution and don’t forget about securing your server, database, and exchange account.
Keywords: buy, ema, sell, bot, trading
Collective hallucination and inefficient markets: The Railway Mania of the 1840s [pdf]
IBM mainframe tube module part II: Powering up and using a 1950s key debouncer
Summary: The module was bulky and consumed a lot of power—I could feel the warmth from it—so it’s easy to understand why transistors rapidly made vacuum tube computers obsolete.
Keywords: module, tube, input, output, cathode
CDSA – A library of generic data structures and algorithms in ANSI C
Summary: My design philosophy with this repository is to offer a minimalistic API for each data structure, containing all tools needed to easily build more complex/niche constructs.
Keywords: data, algorithms, code, constructs, tests
In Germany, online hate speech has real world consequences
Summary: IN AUGUST 2015 Heiko Maas, Germany’s justice minister, wrote an open letter to Facebook demanding better enforcement of the country’s laws against slander, defamation and hate speech.
Keywords: posts, facebook, refugees, speech, hate
Everyone’s Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not
Summary: As a mixed martial arts fighter, Mr. Buttram said he would fight for a couple hundred bucks, sometimes a few thousand, and worked security at a start-up, but his main hobbies were reading 4chan and buying vintage pornography, passions that exposed him to cryptocurrency.
Keywords: crypto, bitcoin, san, cryptocurrency, party
Always start with simple solution
Summary: ConclusionWhy use configuration file I had Python program , that needed to access device via IP address and to do some diagnostic and commands on it.
Keywords: configuration, ip, file, json, code
Parasitic Computing (2001)
Summary: As experimental evidence of the principle of parasitic computing, we harness the power of several web servers across the globe, which—unknown to them—work together to solve an NP complete problem 2 .
Keywords: notre, internet, science, computers, dame
The Fallen of World War II – Data-driven documentary about war and peace (2015)
Summary: Yitzhak (itche) HochmannRyan MerchantJohn L RedfordLee GrannonRob PikeKenshi TakayamaPaul KanyukEric MucklowMichael CraigAshley Cannon DeringerBart GranthamMark CoffeyBen OstermeierKevin PittsLana TouchstoneMelanie KentBruce R. KrausRalph ZimmermannErin & John GarbarinoDiana A LaufenbergKyle BiehleAndrew BieberRoberta BaskinSandy ResslerBen ClinkinbeardDima GavryshKurt SchwoppeNochul ParkM.MorrisonAPORobyn PeelDavid J BlacquierAmy CalhounZachary and Davida CohenTimothy BasanovKeith R. BishopDave QuickJun Sunny YinRobyn PeelAtelier LKS DesignChristopher VollickJames L. SchenzHolly HirzelWilliam r MurrayDonovanDonald G. McKinnonJohn F. Connelly Jr.Thad A GutshallThomas RadayTaylor-McQueen FamilyJames “Rock” Dole
Keywords: video, war, version, data, film
Rare footage of SR-71 Blackbirds
Summary: Per Rogoway , the SR-71’s titanium skin could reach temperatures as high as 900 degrees Fahrenheit at maximum velocity — hot enough that the aircraft would grow by six inches bow to stern, the most impressive six-inch growth under steamy circumstances in the history of mankind.
Keywords: rogoway, blackbird, landing, flight, editor
Behind the scenes in the frenetic race to build Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid
Summary: Dittmer’s seemingly tongue-in-cheek email — “All of that was said in super tired robot voice,” she wrote — was just one in more than 1,800 pages of documents Crain’s obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request that shed new lighton the frenetic 40-plus days spent putting together Detroit and Windsor’s bid to lure the anticipated $5 billion investment and 50,000 high-paid workers.
Keywords: amazon, detroit, gilbert, bid, duggan
Arthur C. Clarke: Superiority (1951)
Summary: Such weapons can be made: it will take time, of course, but since assuming charge I have replaced some of the older scientists with young men and have directed research into several unexplored fields which show great promise.
Keywords: enemy, norden, ships, field, weapons
Sops – An editor of encrypted files using AWS KMS and PGP
Summary: Julien Vehent Adrian Utrilla Jeremiah Orem Rémy HUBSCHER Daniel Thorn Dick Tang Alexis Métaireau Brian Hourigan Todd Wolfson Chris Kolosiwsky Boris Kourtoukov Elliot Murphy Ivan Malopinsky Jonathan Barratt
Keywords: key, sops, file, keys, kms
How many reversible integer operations do you know?
Summary: You can rotate the bits right or left using the ror or rol instructions on an Intel processor or with a couple of shifts such as (x >>> (-b)) | ( x << b)) or (x << (-b)) | ( x >>> b)) in Java.
Keywords: integer, operations, reversible, processors, odd