Top Posts for March 28, 2018

Au Revoir

Summary: Ten years ago, I quit my job, returned to live with my mother in Paris and, together with my friends Kamel Founadi and Sebastien Pahl, started a company called Dotcloud.

Keywords: docker, years, founder, today, growth

Full article on | 804 Points and 280 Comments

Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (2007)

Summary: But on present showing that won’t stop its continuing expansion which, as the MySpace generation goes into employment, could eventually extend Murdoch’s influence in ways that would make his grip on satellite television seem parochial.

Keywords: myspace, site, social, users, murdoch

Full article on | 493 Points and 294 Comments

Hubble finds first galaxy in the local universe without dark matter

Summary: “Dark matter is conventionally believed to be an integral part of all galaxies — the glue that holds them together and the underlying scaffolding upon which they are built,” explains co-author Allison Merritt from Yale University and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany.

Keywords: galaxy, matter, dark, university, ngc

Full article on | 413 Points and 228 Comments

OpenBazaar 2.0, powered by IPFS

Summary: OpenBazaar has always been completely open source (MIT licensed), and we encourage community contributions.

Keywords: openbazaar, version, open, release, source

Full article on | 396 Points and 177 Comments

61% of “Entry-Level” Jobs Require 3+ Years of Experience

Summary: Finally, we used an averaged ensemble of multiple independent RANSAC iterations to robustly calculate inflations against outliers.

Keywords: experience, jobs, job, years, don

Full article on | 392 Points and 247 Comments

VPN leaks users’ IPs via WebRTC

Summary: WebRTC allows requests to be made to STUN servers which return the “hidden” home IP-address as well as local network addresses for the system that is being used by the user.

Keywords: webrtc, vpn, ip, proxy, web

Full article on | 384 Points and 150 Comments

Show HN: A site that makes Spotify playlists of bands coming to town

Summary: The current city is NYC You can add and remove your favorite venues and pick some genres.

Keywords: venues, city, music, playlist, shows

Full article on | 326 Points and 102 Comments

Facebook Delays Home-Speaker Unveil Amid Data Crisis

Summary: While the hardware wasn’t expected to be available until the fall, the company had hoped to preview the devices at the largest annual gathering of Facebook developers, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing internal plans.

Keywords: facebook, company, users, data, social

Full article on | 318 Points and 157 Comments

Quit Social Media, Your Career May Depend on It (2016)

Summary: Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” (Grand Central).

Keywords: media, social, idea, things, valuable

Full article on | 308 Points and 249 Comments

Kubernetes 1.10 released

Summary: Recently published user stories from the community include: Huawei , the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, moved its internal IT department’s applications to run on Kubernetes .

Keywords: kubernetes, release, storage, beta, community

Full article on | 304 Points and 179 Comments

AV1 Release

Summary: We forecast rapid introduction of AV1 content delivery to help the widespread proliferation of UHD streaming,” said Paul Gray, a Research Director at IHS Markit, a global business information provider.

Keywords: video, aomedia, media, codec, open

Full article on | 290 Points and 95 Comments

Just one QUIC bit

Summary: As an example of these changing circumstances, the open mutual trust assumptions that underpinned many of the Internet’s protocol developments in years gone by are being turned against us in the forms of hostile crippling attacks.

Keywords: protocol, quic, bit, transport, ietf

Full article on | 259 Points and 99 Comments

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Summary: And they store all the applications you’ve ever had connected to your Facebook account, so they can guess I’m interested in politics and web and graphic design, that I was single between X and Y period with the installation of Tinder, and I got a HTC phone in November.

Keywords: google, ve, history, information, facebook

Full article on | 254 Points and 173 Comments

Charles Proxy now available on iOS

Summary: We plan to bring more of the features that you know and love from Charles on the desktop to the iOS version over the coming months, so watch this space for more announcements.

Keywords: charles, ios, network, app, requests

Full article on | 249 Points and 108 Comments

Uber will not re-apply for self-driving car permit in California

Summary: If Uber wants to at some point continue its self-driving car tests in California, the company will need to apply for a new permit, as well as “address any follow-up analysis or investigations from the recent crash in Arizona,” Soublet wrote.

Keywords: uber, california, car, permit, dmv

Full article on | 247 Points and 343 Comments

IBM Plex – A new typeface

Summary: ThinExtra LightLightRegularTextMediumSemi BoldBold

Keywords: plex, italicibm, boldbold, sans, condensedibm

Full article on | 230 Points and 160 Comments

Facebook pauses app reviews, disables new user authorizations

Summary: These are critical steps that involve reviewing developers’ actions for evidence of misuse, implementing additional measures to protect data, and giving people more control of their information.

Keywords: people, platform, app, data, review

Full article on | 218 Points and 144 Comments

Pose: A declarative motion system for HTML, SVG and React

Summary: Pose’s parent-child system makes quick work of coordinating animations across multiple elements.

Keywords: pose, animations, animation, elements, api

Full article on | 215 Points and 25 Comments

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower used same Facebook dataset for own startup

Summary: And while there is no current indication Eunoia used the database or pitched it to Lewandowski, the fact that Wylie’s little-known startup — which was a wholly distinct entity from Cambridge Analytica — possessed it at all is the latest in a string of revelations in Facebook’s data crisis and further evidence that the company is unable to track how the personal profile information it collects is employed and distributed by third parties.

Keywords: wylie, data, eunoia, company, cambridge

Full article on | 213 Points and 66 Comments

It’s about what broke, not who broke it

Summary: I’d then say “it’s true” and later, during the actual class, would tell them the story of a time someone did something innocent, tripped over a three-year-old bug, and managed to effectively unplug everything.

Keywords: broke, code, people, class, time

Full article on | 211 Points and 98 Comments

Putting the I back in IDE

Summary: You used a file system to switch into the relevant directory where that repo & branch live ( cd … ) so that you can compile, run tests, manage revision history, etc., within a sandbox.

Keywords: code, feature, review, pull, editor

Full article on | 210 Points and 85 Comments

The need for tooling and the need for mastering your tools

Summary: By generalizing on the kind of big data processing tasks/programs written at Google, Jeff Dean was able to see an underlying pattern, write a good tool to solve the problem once and for all.

Keywords: tool, tools, good, master, level

Full article on | 210 Points and 64 Comments

Probabilistic Filters By Example

Summary: Probabilistic filters are used in a variety of applications where slow or expensive operations can be avoided prior to execution by a consulting comparitavely fast or cheap set membership test.

Keywords: filters, filter, bloom, cuckoo, entry

Full article on | 208 Points and 23 Comments

ES modules: A cartoon deep-dive

Summary: Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on this post, or whose writing or discussions informed it, including Axel Rauschmayer, Bradley Farias, Dave Herman, Domenic Denicola, Havi Hoffamn, Jason Weathersby, JF Bastien, Jon Coppeard, Luke Wagner, Myles Borins, Till Schneidereit, Tobias Koppers, and Yehuda Katz, as well as the members of the WebAssembly community group, the Node modules working group, and TC39.

Keywords: module, modules, variables, code, file

Full article on | 202 Points and 26 Comments

Tech Bootcamps in Palestine

Summary: Sponsored by the PalTel Group Foundation

Keywords: bootcamp, design, paltel, coding, group

Full article on | 200 Points and 40 Comments

A 48Khz digital music player for the Commodore 64

Summary: I’ve experimented with higher values and K=8 is still kind of acceptable, and allows for almost 3 minutes of music to fit on a cartridge, but of course much depends on the type of content that we are encoding.In the following picture you can see, in order, 500msec of the original, uncompressed audio, the differential on the squared signal used as input for the encoder, and the codebook-reconstructed 8-bit waveform, which is what the C64 plays

Keywords: cycles, sample, samples, codebooks, compression

Full article on | 194 Points and 56 Comments

The Effective Tech Lead Is a 100x Engineer

Summary: Provide Feedback Kim Scott, a Harvard grad that served as an executive at Google and Apple, sums up how to best manage the relationships and expectations with each individual on your team in her book Radical Candor .

Keywords: team, lead, tech, project, tasks

Full article on | 180 Points and 74 Comments

Show HN: Egg Gradients – Gradient color inspirations

Full article on | 179 Points and 74 Comments

We Open Source Everything

Summary: We use Pub/Sub instead of updating the balance via the API because eventually we’ll deploy a postgres read replica on each probe to do the validation of the Authorization Header locally.

Keywords: source, open, api, balance, prometheus

Full article on | 173 Points and 56 Comments

Arizona governor and Uber kept self-driving program secret, emails reveal

Summary: Arizona’s Republican governor repeatedly encouraged Uber’s controversial experiment with autonomous cars in the state, enabling a secret testing program for self-driving vehicles with limited oversight from experts, according to hundreds of emails obtained by the Guardian.

Keywords: uber, ducey, arizona, governor, cars

Full article on | 171 Points and 75 Comments

A teen who built a prosthetic arm for his dad

Summary: The 18-year-old has heard back from several people who have used the adapter – including a 21-year-old Air Force veteran and a man whose daughter has cerebral palsy.

Keywords: robbie, video, adapter, design, veteran

Full article on | 168 Points and 32 Comments

World Models

Summary: Interactive demo: Tap screen to override the agent’s decisions.

Keywords: agent, demo, decisions, override, tap

Full article on | 142 Points and 9 Comments

Gravitational attraction of stars and cows

Summary: To get an idea how hard the stars and planets pull on us, let’s compare their gravitational attraction to that of cows at various distances.

Keywords: cow, gravitational, attraction, distance, pull

Full article on | 132 Points and 61 Comments

Qubes OS 4.0 has been released

Summary: After nearly two years in development and countless hours of testing, we’re pleased to announce the stable release of Qubes OS 4.0!

Keywords: qubes, release, stable, version, testing

Full article on | 128 Points and 31 Comments

Illinois pension benefits have grown six times faster than state revenues

Summary: Pension benefits have been the currency of state and local politics for decades with little thought given to the true costs being imposed on future taxpayers.

Keywords: pension, illinois, state, benefits, percent

Full article on | 126 Points and 186 Comments

Fiber Lasers are set to make laser weapons practical

Summary: In the 1960s, Zhores Alferov in Russia and IEEE Medal of Honor recipient Herbert Kroemer in the United States invented structures that dramatically improved the performance of semiconductor devices, including diode lasers, by confining light and current flow—an accomplishment that earned them the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Keywords: laser, lasers, fiber, light, beam

Full article on | 123 Points and 121 Comments

RTL-entropy: Uses RTL-SDR to turn a DVB-T dongle into an entropy source

Summary: As I mentioned above, capturing atmospheric radio is not terribly secure, if someone can transmit over the bandwidth you’re listening on they could potentially influence the entropy your getting, and be able then to guess at your private keys!

Keywords: entropy, debiasing, output, daemon, bits

Full article on | 117 Points and 55 Comments

Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange’s internet access at London embassy

Summary: Ecuador previously cut Assange’s internet access in the embassy in October 2016 over fears he was using it to interfere in the US presidential election following Wikileaks’ publication of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign adviser, John Podesta.

Keywords: assange, ecuador, embassy, arrest, agent

Full article on | 116 Points and 135 Comments

Open source sabbatical = awesome

Summary: Before I talk about what made this fellowship + sabbatical work for me, I wanted to take a second to catalog a few open source software funding models that I’m aware of:

Keywords: work, project, fellowship, time, open

Full article on | 112 Points and 9 Comments

Tesla fatal car crash prompts NTSB investigation

Summary: “We have been deeply saddened by this accident, and we have offered our full cooperation to the authorities as we work to establish the facts of the incident,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch.

Keywords: tesla, car, ntsb, uber, safety

Full article on | 110 Points and 106 Comments

EMMC Adventures, Episode 1: Building my own 64GB memory card with a $6 eMMC chip

Summary: As I was rather anxious to get a decent benchmark from the eMMC, I decided to forego the cheaper Amazon Prime route, and go to my local PC parts store to buy a USB 3.0 card reader – the Kingston FCR-HS4.

Keywords: emmc, sd, card, flash, memory

Full article on | 109 Points and 30 Comments

With donations against cancer, the Pr0gramm community has made cancer aid crash

Summary: Als die Seite der Deutschen Krebshilfe schließlich unter dem plötzlichen Ansturm zusammenbrach, kamen auch andere Organisationen in den Genuss von Spenden.

Keywords: die, krebs, und, der, den

Full article on | 92 Points and 44 Comments

U.S. nationals born in American Samoa sue for citizenship

Summary: Related Rosavita Tuli, another plaintiff in the case, has had to obtain special permits and pay fees that wouldn’t apply to U.S. citizens when visiting her aging parents outside American Samoa, according to court documents.

Keywords: american, citizenship, citizen, born, court

Full article on | 88 Points and 67 Comments

Why I’m quitting GMO research

Summary: The 20-year story of Golden Rice is one of continual despair A couple of years ago, Potrykus (then 81), published an article in the journal TheAnnual Review of Plant Biology called, “From the Concept of Totipotency to Biofortified Cereals” – which unlike the very academic name suggests, is a fascinating autobiography of a “successful” GMO researcher.

Keywords: research, gmo, gmos, scientists, rice

Full article on | 86 Points and 140 Comments

Japanese Wine Meets Big Data

Summary: Combining Old Farming Methods with New Tech Okunota winery President Nakamura Masakazu explains that he began using IT simply because he wanted to improve the quality of his wine; going pesticide-free was not his primary goal.

Keywords: wine, fields, nakamura, grapes, environment

Full article on | 83 Points and 13 Comments

McConnell bill would legalize hemp as agricultural product

Summary: The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax

Keywords: hill, bill, nw, agricultural, contents

Full article on | 82 Points and 21 Comments

Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959–1989

Summary: The exhibition combines artworks, design objects, and architectural proposals to trace how computers transformed aesthetics and hierarchies, revealing how these thinking machines reshaped art making, working life, and social connections.

Keywords: art, thinking, machines, exhibition, design

Full article on | 75 Points and 13 Comments

Missions could see NASA spacecraft heading to Uranus and Neptune

Summary: We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets.

Keywords: uranus, missions, neptune, planets, nasa

Full article on | 73 Points and 44 Comments

Is the social media bubble about to burst?

Summary: The Cambridge Analytica scandal has of course been pivotal, prompting, at the time of going to press, shares to crash by 11 per cent, high-profile advertisers such as Mozilla and Commerzbank to withdraw support and Mark Zuckerberg to go to ground for four days before apologising on CNN after the hashtag #WheresZuck went viral to tell us that he’s ‘really sorry’ and feels ‘really bad’.

Keywords: people, facebook, social, media, data

Full article on | 73 Points and 95 Comments

Tesla Bonds Are in Free Fall

Summary: But now, after a spate of fresh setbacks in the past week, including a fatal Tesla crash and a credit-rating downgrade , bondholders are asking hard questions about whether Musk can deliver on his bold promise to bring electric cars to the masses before the company runs out of cash.

Keywords: tesla, company, model, musk, cash

Full article on | 70 Points and 131 Comments

Boeing hit by WannaCry virus – could cripple some jet production

Summary: VanderWel’s message said the attack required “a batterylike response,” a reference to the 787 in-flight battery fires in 2013 that grounded the world’s fleet of Dreamliners and led to an extraordinary three-month-long engineering effort to find a fix.

Keywords: wannacry, virus, boeing, attack, production

Full article on | 68 Points and 36 Comments

Detecting integer constant expressions in macros

Summary: On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 3:13 PM, Uecker, wrote:>> here is an idea:That is either genius, or a seriously diseased mind.

Keywords: sizeof, int, void, null, type

Full article on | 66 Points and 17 Comments

Tim Cook says Apple’s customers are not its product, unlike Facebook

Summary: The truth hurts — Enlarge / Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during an event at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Keywords: cook, apple, truth, facebook, ceo

Full article on | 66 Points and 48 Comments

It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find

Summary: We’ve redesigned our entire settings menu on mobile devices from top to bottom to make things easier to find.

Keywords: ve, data, information, people, facebook

Full article on | 66 Points and 46 Comments

Summary: Thiel is a Facebook board member and a conservative libertarian with a dystopian view of the future who funded Donald Trump’s US presidential campaign.

Keywords: cambridge, analytica, palantir, facebook, schmidt

Full article on | 63 Points and 5 Comments

Facebook critic: Company ‘will not survive long term’

Summary: The book dives into problems roiling the company, including the disclosure that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, accessed the private data of 50 million Facebook users.

Keywords: facebook, global, kirkpatrick, politico, democracy

Full article on | 62 Points and 57 Comments

Bricklayers Think They’re Safe from Robots

Summary: The winners this year were David Chavez and Miguel Contreras, bricklayers from Houston who managed to build a wall of nearly 700 bricks that received no deductions, an extraordinarily rare feat.

Keywords: brick, bricks, mason, wall, bricklayers

Full article on | 61 Points and 109 Comments

A Crude Personal Package Manager

Summary: Like with “build”, extra arguments after the package name are passed to make in case there needs to be any additional tweaking.

Keywords: package, build, install, software, directory

Full article on | 61 Points and 24 Comments

Are There Any Tetris Games for Mac?

Summary: After reading this story last week about the tragic life of Tetris co-creator Vladimir Pokhilko, I got the urge to play for the first time in years.

Keywords: tetris, mac, good, official, games

Full article on | 60 Points and 52 Comments

Peter Thiel Employee Helped Cambridge Analytica Before It Harvested Data

Summary: Both companies are linked to tech-driven billionaires who backed Mr. Trump’s campaign: Cambridge is chiefly owned by Robert Mercer, the computer scientist and hedge fund magnate, while Palantir was co-founded in 2003 by Mr. Thiel, who was an initial investor in Facebook.

Keywords: cambridge, palantir, wylie, analytica, data

Full article on | 60 Points and 11 Comments

Drupal Core – Highly Critical – Remote Code Execution

Summary: However, given the potential severity of this issue, we are providing 8.3.x and 8.4.x releases that includes the fix for sites which have not yet had a chance to update to 8.5.0.

Keywords: drupal, update, issue, security, completely

Full article on | 57 Points and 7 Comments

Facebook Reveals New Security Settings Amid Privacy Concerns

Summary: With Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg now poised to address the uproar on Capitol Hill, Facebook announced on Wednesday that it’s redesigning the settings menu on mobile devices, consolidating privacy options in one place, rather than sending users to some 20 different screens.

Keywords: facebook, people, data, privacy, users

Full article on | 56 Points and 61 Comments

A Simple Guide to Machine Learning with Decision Trees

Summary: File Size: 6802 KB Print Length: 170 pages Publisher: Blue Windmill Media (December 20, 2017) Publication Date: December 20, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B078J8GFGC Text-to-Speech: Enabled Not Enabled

Keywords: enabled, click, december, android, kindle

Full article on | 53 Points and 12 Comments