Top Posts for April 3, 2018

Report of Active Shooter at YouTube HQ

Full article on | 726 Points and 485 Comments

Spotify opens on NYSE, valuing company at almost $30B

Summary: Some investors are concerned that Spotify will run the course of competitor Pandora, which has struggled as a public company, partly due to hefty artist fees.

Keywords: billion, spotify, company, market, shares

Full article on | 611 Points and 408 Comments

Apple Hires Google’s A.I. Chief

Summary: The hire is a victory for Apple, which many Silicon Valley executives and analysts view as lagging its peers in artificial intelligence, an increasingly crucial technology for companies that enable computers to handle more complex tasks, like understanding voice commands or identifying people in images.

Keywords: apple, google, giannandrea, chief, technology

Full article on | 539 Points and 175 Comments

We might be swinging away from the newsfeed

Summary: This is the combination of two factors - Dunbar’s number (a rule of thumb that implies that you probably do know several hundred people well enough to friend them on Facebook) and ‘Zuckerberg’s law’ (the supposed tendency to share more and more on social media over time).

Keywords: people, facebook, feed, sample, things

Full article on | 390 Points and 224 Comments

Swedes turn against cashlessness

Summary: Sign up here for a weekly emailed roundup from this series The central bank governor’s remarks are helping to bring other concerns about a cash-free society into the mainstream, says Björn Eriksson, 72, a former national police commissioner and the leader of a group called the Cash Rebellion, or Kontantupproret.

Keywords: sweden, system, banks, payments, people

Full article on | 343 Points and 300 Comments

A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe

Summary: Frills on the system, such as the feature of letting a passenger review the list of past journeys, are not part of the basic function, so they can’t justify incorporating any additional surveillance.

Keywords: data, system, systems, users, consent

Full article on | 341 Points and 122 Comments

Study shows salaries of young women 8% higher than men in peer group (2010)

Summary: But now there’s evidence that the ship may finally be turning around: according to a new analysis of 2,000 communities by a market research company, in 147 out of 150 of the biggest cities in the U.S., the median full-time salaries of young women are 8% higher than those of the guys in their peer group.

Keywords: women, cities, college, american, chung

Full article on | 306 Points and 255 Comments

Jeff Dean takes over as Google’s AI chief

Summary: Google Brain has spearheaded the company’s use of deep learning, a type of AI that underwent a renaissance in the early 2010s and powers the field’s most useful applications, from self-driving cars to medical analysis.

Keywords: ai, google, dean, jeff, company

Full article on | 285 Points and 130 Comments

Be careful what you copy: Invisibly inserting usernames into text

Summary: Eventually these announcements would appear elsewhere on the web, posted to mock the team and more significantly; ensuring the message board was redundant for sharing confidential information and tactics.

Keywords: username, characters, text, binary, string

Full article on | 282 Points and 83 Comments

Examples of everything new in ECMAScript 2016, 2017, and 2018

Summary: Now that we discussed what “Tagged” functions are, many people want to use this feature in different domains, like in Terminal for commands and HTTP requests for composing URIs, and so on.

Keywords: ecmascript, function, characters, object, string

Full article on | 265 Points and 59 Comments

Cryptographic Right Answers

Summary: Or, a system to sign Ruby Gems or Vagrant images, or a DRM scheme, where the authenticity of a series of files arriving at random times needs to be checked offline against the same secret key.

Keywords: care, don, key, percival, avoid

Full article on | 255 Points and 161 Comments

Panera Bread did nothing about its customer data vulnerability for eight months

Summary: A company is incompetent enough to leave a gaping hole like this trivially open for eight months after initial notification, yet it’s competent enough to review it logs definitively within two hours of the publicity?Again, “no evidence of intrusion”, which is parroted from Panera Bread.This is just incorrect.

Keywords: security, panera, vulnerability, bread, krebs

Full article on | 248 Points and 88 Comments

Reddit’s Redesign

Summary: On a rainy day in San Francisco, a dozen or so designers sat crammed around a conference table inside Reddit’s headquarters, in a space they had nicknamed The War Room.

Keywords: reddit, design, site, snoo, users

Full article on | 230 Points and 267 Comments

Show HN: A site that lets you search and subscribe to “Who is hiring?”

Summary: software engineers (rails and android)not providednonono link narrativNew York, NY, USAnot provideddistributed systems engineernot providednonono link simplesurance gmbhBerlin, Germanyfull-timenot providednot providednonono link grove ( Francisco, CA, USAnot providedfull stack, front end and qa engineers and a head of designnot providednonono link striim ()not providedfull-timeui/ux designernot providednonono link inkryptnot providedfreelancenot providednot providedyesnono link orgnot providednot providedblockchain, ai, financial engineering, p2pnot providedyesnono link sportsmeBoston, MA, USAnot providedios engineer, backend engineer, mobile designernot providednonono link hackerranknot providedfull-timedevelopers, sales, cs challenge curation leadernot providednonono link pmg advertising agencynot providedfull-timejr.

Keywords: link, providednonono, providednot, providedyesnono, engineernot

Full article on | 229 Points and 39 Comments

AT&T stealing/misrouting for some of their residential customers

Summary: Those are topic forums from years ago, apparantly Cisco uses as a virtual IP to redirect to when the device needs to be setup for the first time, OR uses it as a captive portal to authenticate guest wifi, such as in hotels and restaurants and such.

Keywords: dns, cisco, ca, working, gateway

Full article on | 226 Points and 67 Comments

Show HN: Travel spontaneously on a budget

Summary: Getting your wander on…

Keywords: wander

Full article on | 224 Points and 137 Comments

Intel brings a six-core i9 CPU to laptops

Summary: Because there are so many different aspects to Intel’s processor strategy being announced today, here is a quick bullet point list of all the headline features, which link to their respective pages.

Keywords: intel, gen, core, lake, mobile

Full article on | 214 Points and 173 Comments

RFC 1178 – Choosing a name for your computer (1990)

Summary: [ Docs ] [ txt | pdf ] [ Tracker ] INFORMATIONAL

Keywords: rfcmarkup, tracker, html, informational, pdf

Full article on | 201 Points and 171 Comments

Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

Summary: On Tuesday afternoon, Eurocontrol said its contingency plan would be in place for several hours, “until we are certain that sufficient data is in the system to allow it to operate completely correctly”.

Keywords: eurocontrol, air, system, traffic, flights

Full article on | 190 Points and 88 Comments

Backblaze Announces B2 Compute Partnerships

Summary: He has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds 5 patents on security.

Keywords: compute, storage, cloud, customers, data

Full article on | 190 Points and 97 Comments

Feds: There are hostile stingrays in DC, but we don’t know how to find them

Summary: Given that cell-site simulators have been used for years at home, it would be naive to think that malevolent actors, including criminals and foreign governments, would not attempt to set up stingrays in major American cities, particularly the capital.

Keywords: dhs, stingrays, nppd, simulators, catchers

Full article on | 182 Points and 78 Comments

Summary: To get better functionality along with strong security guarantees, MesaLink follows the following rules-of-thumb for hybrid memory-safe architecture designing proposed by the Rust SGX SDK project.

Keywords: mesalink, rust, tls, library, benchmarks

Full article on | 174 Points and 59 Comments

Towards a Type System for Containers and AWS Lambda to Avoid Failures [pdf]

Full article on | 166 Points and 57 Comments

Why I Moved Back from Gradle to Maven

Summary: If you are compiling and running the tests and application inside the IDE most of the time and, therefore, rarely execute the build on your local machines, you don’t benefit that much from Gradle’s performance features.

Keywords: gradle, maven, build, builds, dsl

Full article on | 162 Points and 143 Comments

Mounting criticism of NIH’s relationship with the alcohol industry

Summary: In an email dated July 30, 2014, Koob wrote to Samir Zakhari, senior vice president for science at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the lobbying group for alcoholic beverage producers.

Keywords: research, nih, alcohol, industry, study

Full article on | 159 Points and 56 Comments

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means

Summary: The e-Estonia team hosts hundreds of foreign governments and private-sector associations annually, which has already led to new collaborations, such as the world’s first digital embassy in Luxembourg (basically, e-Estonia’s data is backed up on a server there) as well as unexpected wrinkles from Brexit, when there was a marked uptick in UK startups re-incorporating in Estonia.

Keywords: estonia, world, digital, estonian, country

Full article on | 157 Points and 130 Comments

Sunsetting Tor Messenger

Summary: The aim was to provide a chat client that supported a wide variety of transport networks like Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook, Twitter; had an easy-to-use graphical interface; and configured most of the security and privacy settings automatically with minimal user intervention.

Keywords: tor, messenger, messaging, metadata, product

Full article on | 154 Points and 68 Comments

Working on an iPad Pro as my main computer

Summary: The iPad Pro appealed to me because of size and weight, long battery life (better than a full day for my normal use), high-quality display (I have old eyes), security, and the many iOS applications available.

Keywords: work, ipad, don, ssh, ios

Full article on | 148 Points and 179 Comments

Tesla Q1 2018 Vehicle Production and Deliveries

Summary: Tesla continues to target a production rate of approximately 5,000 units per week in about three months, laying the groundwork for Q3 to have the long-sought ideal combination of high volume, good gross margin and strong positive operating cash flow.

Keywords: model, vehicles, production, tesla, statements

Full article on | 141 Points and 186 Comments

The invisibility of Sheryl Sandberg

Summary: The balance of the interview, in which Zuckerberg speaks grandly about Facebook’s mission of helping to foster “the global cooperation” needed to “solve some of the bigger issues, like maintaining peace, addressing climate change…and eliminating poverty,” made Sandberg’s absence even more concerning.

Keywords: sandberg, facebook, user, information, company

Full article on | 132 Points and 77 Comments

Intel won’t release Spectre patches for some older chips after all

Summary: In other words, it’d be tough to release an effective update and/or there aren’t that many people still using those chips anyway and/or those that still are using them say that they’re not worried about malware gaining access to their systems in a way that would allow private data to be extracted without permission.

Keywords: chips, intel, released, updates, processors

Full article on | 130 Points and 29 Comments

The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge

Summary: “[Amsterdam city officials] have collaborated with us, Arup, and Imperial College London to define a method for evaluating the safety of the bridge as, of course for a novel production like this, there is no standard code,” van der Velden explained.

Keywords: bridge, amsterdam, steel, city, photo

Full article on | 123 Points and 48 Comments

Oblivious DNS: Plugging the Internet’s Biggest Privacy Hole

Summary: While you may have good reason to trust a provider that claims to purge all information about your DNS queries, we believe that user’s shouldn’t even have to make that choice in the first place.

Keywords: dns, odns, recursive, resolver, query

Full article on | 116 Points and 49 Comments

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X User Publishes Benchmarks and Overclocking Results

Summary: The latest info dump comes courtesy of an OCN user that has managed to somehow get his hands on a brand new Ryzen 7 2700X CPU ahead of the official April 19 launch date.

Keywords: ryzen, amd, higher, cooler, managed

Full article on | 110 Points and 74 Comments

Microsoft AI Interview Questions – Acing the AI Interview

Summary: Explain the steps for data wrangling and cleaning before applying machine learning algorithms.

Keywords: microsoft, data, ai, questions, explain

Full article on | 107 Points and 12 Comments

MIT severs ties to company promoting fatal brain uploading

Summary: If, someday, we can measure the location and identity of enough biomolecule types throughout a neural circuit, and then discover that simulating those things in concert is sufficient to recapitulate a brain’s function, that would be extremely interesting and exciting, to be sure.

Keywords: mit, nectome, brain, company, people

Full article on | 102 Points and 141 Comments

Apps and scripts that make exported Facebook data easier to handle and organise

Summary: The entire app runs on your computer, so you’re not sharing this data with any third par…

Keywords: app, words, java, entire, top

Full article on | 102 Points and 18 Comments

US Navy remotely lands F/A-18 Super Hornet on carrier deck

Summary: The system demonstrated a potential method for recovering an unmanned aerial vehicle by using the landing signal officer’s ability to observe and fix glideslope and lineup errors, said the US Navy.

Keywords: system, aircraft, testing, atari, demonstrated

Full article on | 101 Points and 68 Comments

Capacitor: Universal Web Applications

Summary: Access the full Native SDK on each platform, and easily deploy to App Stores (and the web!)

Keywords: web, native, apps, easily, simple

Full article on | 97 Points and 44 Comments

Newer C++ features can create a lot of system yak shaving

Summary: Of course, once you do that , then you find out that existing C++ libraries on the box are no longer happy being linked into your program, like, oh, say, protobuf, gmock or gtest.

Keywords: things, start, features, std, base

Full article on | 96 Points and 103 Comments

A sudden loss of wealth may be hazardous to health

Summary: After the researchers adjusted for factors such as race and ethnicity, age, education level, body mass index and smoking status, they calculated that the risk of dying between 1994 and 2014 was 50% higher for those who experienced a negative wealth shock.

Keywords: study, wealth, people, negative, net

Full article on | 95 Points and 76 Comments

Venus’ Spectral Signatures and the Potential for Life in the Clouds

Summary: For water availability, the low vapor pressure in the clouds is likely offset by the aerosols composed of aqueous sulfuric acid (75–98% and pH of −1.5 to 0.5 between 48 and 65 km; Grinspoon and Bullock, 2007 ), where the aforementioned 2 and 8 μm spherical particles (modes 2′ and 3) equate to suspension volumes of ∼4 and 260 pL, respectively.

Keywords: venus, cloud, clouds, nm, μm

Full article on | 94 Points and 14 Comments

SailsJS 1.0 – Rails-like JS Framework

Summary: Front-end agnostic Sails is compatible with any front-end: Angular, React, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, custom hardware, or something else entirely.

Keywords: sails, support, app, apps, javascript

Full article on | 92 Points and 52 Comments

Show HN: Diamond – Full-stack web-framework in D

Summary: Uses vibe.d for backend, so it’s very powerful and all vibe.d features can be used with Diamond Easy control over the application’s type using static if constructs.

Keywords: diamond, views, view, models, syntax

Full article on | 92 Points and 22 Comments

Facebook reveals Russian troll content, shuts down 135 IRA accounts

Summary: Facebook is showing an unprecedented level of transparency around its latest effort to suspend Russian trolls trying to influence elections and mislead the public as it tries to regain the trust of users and the government.

Keywords: facebook, accounts, ira, people, efforts

Full article on | 87 Points and 49 Comments

Google maps shows location of San Bruno shooting

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Millennials Moving to Suburbs Will Change Economic Development

Summary: If people are moving to suburbs and exurbs because the urban cores are “full,” with high rents and home prices, then the question becomes: Do politicians fight anti-development interests like homeowners who have sought to block construction in their neighborhoods?

Keywords: urban, cores, renting, political, economic

Full article on | 83 Points and 148 Comments

Common Lisp Standard Draft

Summary: Draft Version A was created by concatenating Erik Naggum’s ps files into a single pdf.

Keywords: version, common, lisp, draft, sources

Full article on | 81 Points and 12 Comments

Amazon Asking Cities for Their High Schoolers’ SAT Scores

Summary: Local high schoolers’ scores on the SAT and the ACT, as well as other “probing questions regarding how much talent Amazon can attract,” have been a topic of conversation during site visits, according to The Journal.

Keywords: amazon, headquarters, journal, area, site

Full article on | 80 Points and 55 Comments

Tesla Autopilot failing where there was a fatal car accident [video]

Full article on | 78 Points and 89 Comments

How the end-to-end back-pressure mechanism inside Wallaroo works

Summary: As we strive to make Wallaroo a robust and reliable data stream processing platform, we have more work ahead to fully integrate and test the back-pressure system.

Keywords: wallaroo, tcp, data, actors, actor

Full article on | 72 Points and 5 Comments

Billion-Dollar Facebook Investor Tells Mark Zuckerberg to Quit as Chairman

Summary: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg should quit as chairman of the company, according to an investor with a $1 billion (£712 million) stake in the technology giant.

Keywords: facebook, mr, stringer, independent, board

Full article on | 70 Points and 43 Comments

OPPO Digital will gradually stop manufacturing new products

Summary: It has been 14 years since we established OPPO Digital in the United States, and with the support of our customers, technical partners, and movie/music studios, we produced many award-winning Hi-Fi audio products and universal disc players, spanning three generations from DVD, Blu-ray, to 4K UHD.

Keywords: oppo, products, digital, continue, firmware

Full article on | 70 Points and 44 Comments

The History of Video Synthesizers

Summary: Paik demonstrated the video camera’s power by shooting footage of Pope Paul VI’s visit to New York , which he showed that very evening to a crowd at Greenwich Village’s Cafe au Go Go (famous for being the home of avant garde performances from Lenny Bruce to Bob Dylan to the Grateful Dead).

Keywords: video, television, paik, art, artists

Full article on | 69 Points and 10 Comments

There’s a new version of Firefox for VR

Summary: Oculus released one for the Gear VR , Google has an experimental version of Chrome for Daydream, and Microsoft put its Edge browser into Windows Mixed Reality’s home space .

Keywords: reality, firefox, vr, mozilla, browser

Full article on | 68 Points and 28 Comments

Extracting Audio from Pictures (2012)

Summary: Just a few months ago, I crossed the fourth floor of Wells Library from the elevators, located the volume with call number AP30 .U22 v.63 in the oversized shelving on the back wall, and opened it up to page 395 to reveal a circular image—on closer inspection, a nearly microscopic wavy line coiled into a tight spiral.

Keywords: recording, gramophone, oldest, recordings, sound

Full article on | 65 Points and 10 Comments

Viua VM: parallel, register-based, bytecode virtual machine

Summary: compile-time checks of code perfomed by the assembler separate compilation of bytecode modules static and dynamic linking of bytecode modules flat, module-less structure of code (compilation of various languages’ module systems with no problems) almost free-form function names, with no length limit first-class functions mechanisms for static and dynamic dispatch of function calls process-based concurrency inter-process communication via message passing running multiple processes in parallel (on preemptive schedulers) virtual process restarting on failure (using user-programmed watchdog process) exception-based error handling (every object is throwable and catchable) eager, scope-based resource management non-blocking foreign function interface (requires at least two-core CPU) clean FFI for straightforward cooperation with C++ code no-copy function returns by-copy and by-move parameter passing to functions safe pointers for inside-VM objects move semantics for many instructions closures with multiple capture mechanisms (by-copy, by-reference, by-move) deferred calls tail calls built-in basic data structures (text, vectors, structures)

Keywords: function, code, calls, functions, multiple

Full article on | 64 Points and 14 Comments

It’s weirdly hard to steal Mark Zuckerberg’s trash

Summary: Here was a guy who created one of the biggest mass surveillance operations in human history: A digital Oppenheimer, too naive or narcissistic to own the horrific consequences of his invention, who instead apparently sees the spread of global fascism and the unraveling of democracy as a mere engineering and PR problem.

Keywords: trash, zuckerberg, facebook, house, public

Full article on | 62 Points and 17 Comments

Many teenagers report that they’ve never been so bored

Summary: As groups like the “time well spent” movement gain traction even Facebook itself is working to revamp its product to create more “meaningful social interactions” and curb borderline phone boredom.

Keywords: phone, bored, boredom, time, teens

Full article on | 61 Points and 71 Comments

How Ipdata Serves 25M API Calls from 10 Global Endpoints for $150 a Month

Summary: The next challenge was how to count in real time the number of requests made per IP address, Referer or API key.

Keywords: api, dynamodb, requests, usage, lambda

Full article on | 60 Points and 28 Comments

Decrypting the Encryption Debate: A Framework for Decision Makers

Summary: The eBook is optimized for e-reader devices and apps, which means that it offers a much better digital reading experience than a PDF, including resizable text and interactive features (when available).

Keywords: book, ebook, price, committee, consensus

Full article on | 60 Points and 24 Comments

The Four Dog Defense (2011)

Summary: “five hundred brand-name household products – cleaning agents and detergents, rug shampoos, cosmetics, nail-polish removers, insect repellents, paints, lawn fertilizers, cold remedies, cough syrups, herbal teas, coffee, even peanut butter.”

Keywords: tce, defense, dog, epa, lawyers

Full article on | 60 Points and 37 Comments

Announcing the MapD Cloud: self-service GPU-accelerated analytics

Summary: Todd built the original prototype of MapD after tiring of the inability of conventional tools to allow for interactive exploration of big datasets while conducting his Harvard graduate research on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring.

Keywords: mapd, cloud, gpu, today, hardware

Full article on | 58 Points and 7 Comments

How aircraft avoid mid-air collisions

Summary: A recent report by America’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimated that remote-controlled civilian drones buzz past other sorts of aircraft about 250 times every month.

Keywords: aircraft, drones, system, passengers, pilots

Full article on | 58 Points and 37 Comments

Metamagical Themas: Sanity and Survival (1985)

Summary: But if they do-and the odds are exactly 1 in 100,000-then great clouds of an unimaginably revolting smelling yellow-green gas called Retchgoo will come oozing up from a dense network of underground pipes that I’ve recently installed underneath Happiton, and everyone will die an awful, writhing, agonizing death.

Keywords: people, day, dilemma, time, situation

Full article on | 58 Points and 7 Comments

Summary: It makes sense that Novelty Search will optimize more slowly at first due to exploring a larger feature space which is then rewarded by increased robustness to local optimum.

Keywords: growth, novelty, search, morphogens, corals

Full article on | 54 Points and 4 Comments

Turning a MacBook into a Touchscreen with $1 of Hardware

Summary: Kevin, back in middle school, noticed this phenomenon and built ShinyTouch , utilizing an external webcam to build a touch input system requiring virtually no setup.

Keywords: webcam, touch, coordinates, point, video

Full article on | 53 Points and 5 Comments

JPMorgan’s Blockchain Chief Is Setting Out on Her Own

Summary: Unlike Bitcoin, JPMorgan’s blockchain Quorum is private, or “permissioned,” meaning that only authorized participants can join the network of machines that maintains it.

Keywords: blockchain, baldet, jpmorgan, amber, team

Full article on | 51 Points and 24 Comments

Microsoft Professional Program for Artificial Intelligence

Summary: After passing all courses in the track and completing a final project, individuals earn a digitally sharable, résumé-worthy credential that confirms mastery of these functional and technical skills.

Keywords: microsoft, learning, data, learn, intelligence

Full article on | 51 Points and 0 Comments