Summary: I tried a number of different exercise programs for a few months each and the one that seemed best was lifting heavy weights 3x a week for an hour, and high intensity interval training occasionally.
Keywords: time, don, people, productivity, important
Why Does “=” Mean Assignment?
Summary: This made the compiler a lot more portable at the expense of leading to more logic errors, but Richards expected/hoped that better process improvements, descriptive naming, would counteract this.
Keywords: assignment, language, cpl, bcpl, equality
Why SQLite Does Not Use Git
Summary: This mirror is maintained by user “mackyle” who is unaffiliated with, and unknown to, the official SQLite development team.
Keywords: git, fossil, sqlite, version, branch
Facebook Employees Are Quitting or Switching Departments Over Ethical Concerns
Summary: Some dissatisfied Facebook engineers are attempting to switch divisions to work on the company’s other products, like Instagram or WhatsApp, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, The New York Times reported over the weekend.
Keywords: facebook, company, data, zuckerberg, analytica
Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress
Summary: closeThune is closing things up by again bringing up concerns about conservative bias, and asks Facebook to err on the side of allowing speech.
Keywords: facebook, zuck, zuckerberg, data, users
Web Authentication: Proposed API for accessing Public Key Credentials
Summary: We thank the following people for their reviews of, and contributions to, this specification: Yuriy Ackermann, James Barclay, Richard Barnes, Dominic Battré, John Bradley, Domenic Denicola, Rahul Ghosh, Brad Hill, Jing Jin, Wally Jones, Ian Kilpatrick, Axel Nennker, Yoshikazu Nojima, Kimberly Paulhamus, Adam Powers, Yaron Sheffer, Anne van Kesteren, Johan Verrept, and Boris Zbarsky.
Keywords: authenticator, extension, attestation, user, client
Form a California LLC in 10 minutes for $70
FTC Warns Manufacturers That ‘Warranty Void If Removed’ Stickers Are Illegal
Summary: It’s a safe bet that Sony and Microsoft are two of them, though—the Playstation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles both come with stickers that claim opening the device voids the warranty.
Keywords: warranty, ftc, companies, consumer, law
Facebook Data Collected by Quiz App Included Private Messages
Summary: The development may provide grist to lawmakers on a day when Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is set to be grilled on Capitol Hill over data privacy and other matters, such as Russian misuse of the social network to influence the 2016 election.
Keywords: people, facebook, cambridge, messages, data
YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals
Apple says it’s now powered by renewable energy worldwide
Summary: It is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from multiple sources, including a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation and four megawatts of biogas fuel cells, and controlled by a microgrid with battery storage.
Keywords: apple, energy, renewable, percent, projects
YouTube Face is clickbait, attaining human form
Summary: The tech is currently primitive, but it’s easy to imagine scrolling through some future feed and seeing the faces of long-deceased relatives digitally grafted onto advertisements for #FappuccinoHappyHour; close friends suddenly revealed to be replicants working for foam mattress startups; augmented reality Pillsbury Doughboys stalking us on late night walks home, their soft footsteps squishing confidently along.
Keywords: videos, people, youtube, video, face
We saved $50k/year with a Go microservice coded in a hackathon
Summary: In the past few weeks we’ve rolled out a Go microservice called “KIB” to production, which reduced a huge portion of the infrastructure necessary for Movio Cinema ’s core tools: Group Builder and Campaign Execution.
Keywords: group, infinidb, filters, builder, set
Portugal electricity generation temporarily reaches 100% renewable
Summary: The new record coincides with the move by the Portuguese government, last Tuesday, to suspend annual subsidies of around €20 million for guaranteed power supplies paid to producers – most of which goes to fossil fuel plants left in stand-by mode.
Keywords: renewable, cent, electricity, portugal, energy
ISPs Aim to Use Facebook Fracas to Saddle Silicon Valley with Crappy New Laws
Summary: From Ajit Pai’s bizarre attacks on Netflix to an endless wave of ISP-payrolled consultants falsely accusing Google of stealing bandwidth , major ISPs have long made it clear they see Silicon Valley not as a collaborator, but as a mortal enemy.
Keywords: isps, privacy, charter, broadband, protections
Differentiable Plasticity: A New Method Learning to Learn
Summary: Because gradient-based methods underlie many of the recent spectacular breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (including image recognition , machine translation , Atari video games , and Go playing ), making plastic networks amenable to gradient descent training may dramatically expand the power of both approaches.
Keywords: plasticity, learning, plastic, networks, network
500M of “Have I been Pwned” hashes broken
Theranos Lays Off Most of Its Remaining Workforce
Summary: Under the SEC settlement, she was forced to relinquish her voting control over the company she founded 15 years ago as a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, give back a big chunk of her stock and pay a $500,000 penalty.
Keywords: company, theranos, holmes, investors, firm
CoinTracker raises $1.5M to make tracking cryptocurrency investments easy
Summary: Now to price : the basic tracking service is free, but users pay from $49 up to $999 per year for more advanced features centered around optimizing tax filings by computing capital gains reports using FIFO, LIFO or HIFO accounting.
Keywords: crypto, cointracker, track, lodha, service
AVIF – AV1 based image format
Summary: AVIF is a file format wrapping compressed images based on the Alliance for Open Media AV1 intra-frame encoding toolkit.
Keywords: image, avif, images, master, track
Our experience with Stripe Atlas (2017)
Summary: Apart from that mistake that we could have easily avoided, everything was super smooth, with emails received at each step of the process, friendly discussions with the Stripe staff, and documents that we could seamlessly sign electronically with DocuSign or HelloSign .
Keywords: stripe, company, atlas, business, money
Sex workers fear violence as US cracks down on online ads: ‘Girls will die’
Summary: But the US government’s recent crackdown on those platforms has abruptly eliminated many workers’ primary source of income, forcing some to turn to the streets or to rely on abusive pimps, greatly increasing the risk of violence.
Keywords: sex, workers, trafficking, people, work
Setting Emacs theme based on ambient light
Summary: So I decided to try to have my MacBook automatically switch the Emacs theme based on readings from the ambient light sensor.
Keywords: theme, light, sensor, based, elisp
Apple is making a show based on Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ books
Summary: Goyer is best-known for comic book adaptations like Blade,Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Friedman was the creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles .
Keywords: science, books, goyer, fiction, series
Simultaneous Imaging and Energy Harvesting in CMOS Image Sensor Pixels
Summary: In the paper, the researchers point out that they could easily produce better images with a few tweaks to the sensor, and Park tells IEEE Spectrum that the power consumption of the chip is also not optimized — so it could also operate at higher framerates or lower lighting levels.
Keywords: sensor, power, camera, light, cell
Myst creators launch Kickstarter to bring every game in the series to Windows 10
Summary: That’s disappointing and unusual both because Cyan has a long history of supporting Apple platforms and because porting games to the Mac has generally been a lot easier than it has been in the past, especially when cutting-edge graphics technology is not involved.
Keywords: myst, games, cyan, kickstarter, book
Steve Wozniak on why he is leaving Facebook [video]
Summary: The tech giant tells us why he and some good friends are leaving Facebook.
Keywords: leaving, tech, friends, good, facebook
iOS 11.3 update breaks iPhone 8 devices with third party-repaired screens
Summary: Users who have had a screen repair performed by a third party, rather than with Apple, on their iPhone 8 smartphones found that the iOS 11.3 update stopped the touchscreen from working, reports Motherboard .
Keywords: apple, iphone, repair, update, ios
We’ll pay you $3000/mo to build your startup on Dark
Summary: You give us lots of feedback and we fix whatever is broken, and make sure you’re always able to build productively.
Keywords: build, ll, product, building, work
New NASA X-Plane Construction Begins
Avoiding the Distributed Monolith
Summary: When you get down to the other extreme end of the scale, where you have less than five developers working on an entire system, you’ll find that there are huge advantages to sticking with a monolith and potentially pulling out a service or two — if it really makes sense.
Keywords: microservices, system, monolith, distributed, services
14 years of Mark Zuckerberg saying sorry, not sorry about Facebook
Summary: From the moment the Facebook founder entered the public eye in 2003 for creating a Harvard student hot-or-not rating site, he’s been apologizing.
Keywords: facebook, zuckerberg, promises, time, post
GraphQL Best Practices
A new JPEG format
Summary: With JPEG XS, images and videos maintain an extremely high level of quality thanks to a compression process that is simpler and faster – and thus more energy efficient.
Keywords: jpeg, xs, format, images, image
Japan Wants to Allow Crypto ICOs [video]
Summary: TD Securities (USA) LLC, Global Rates Strategy Head
Keywords: bloomberg, markets, chief, llc, house
The BEAM needs an APL-y language
Summary: My dear friend Mary Kane informs me that when she left school to join Irish Life Insurance she was trained as an APL programmer — taking sets of actuarial tables, apply an individuals data to them and reducing the resulting boolean matrices to business decisions, buy/sell, pricing, calculate returns, etc, etc.
Keywords: apl, language, data, boolean, business
Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor
Summary: In Zuckerberg’s testimony before a joint session between the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees today, the Facebook CEO was forced to confront whether his company was now effectively a monopoly.
Keywords: mz, facebook, lg, zuckerberg, buy
Breakthrough Announced in Dark Matter Detection Technology
Summary: This technological breakthrough is the result of more than 30 years of research and development, with the latest piece of the puzzle coming in the form of a quantum-enabled device that allows ADMX to listen for axions more closely than any experiment ever built.
Keywords: admx, university, washington, axions, national
Improving SyntaxError in PyPy
Summary: Obviously these are just some very simple cases, and there is still a lot of room for improvement (one huge problem is that only a single SyntaxError is ever shown per parse attempt, but fixing that is rather hard).
Keywords: error, messages, parser, parentheses, pypy
One bad night’s sleep may increase levels of Alzheimer’s protein
Summary: When scans were used to track the tracer, the team found that when sleep was restricted to only around five hours, beta-amyloid increased in two regions of the brain that are known to be vulnerable to damage in Alzheimer’s disease.
Keywords: sleep, alzheimer, brain, night, protein
YouTube Accounts Of Famous Singers Hacked. Despacito video deleted.
Lessons on Bubbles from Bitcoin
Summary: One reason is lack of liquidity – since relatively few people owned and traded the cryptocurrency in years past, even a small surge of buying could push the price up dramatically, and even a modest pullback could send it crashing.
Keywords: bitcoin, asset, futures, bubbles, price
Debugging a Long-Running Apache Spark Application: A War Story
Summary: After all, it’s quite similar to a detective story but instead of interrogating some witnesses we will usually inspect a few stack traces, sift through the logs, correlate some possibly related events and come up with a theory.
Keywords: spark, class, classes, metrics, code
In the 1950s, a California teacher’s annual mortgage payments were 14% of salary
Language-integrated provenance in Haskell
Summary: Our implementation serves as a proof of concept showing how this combination of metaprogramming features can, for the first time, make data provenance facilities available to programmers as a library in a widely-used, general-purpose language.
Keywords: provenance, techniques, haskell, programming, database
Common Mistakes in Firebase Security Rules
Summary: correct_rules_2.jsonAny authenticated client can read and write /users , but due to the rules under /users/$uid we can infer that allowing such access was not intentional.
Keywords: rules, read, write, access, false
Zuck’s live grilling on Facebook Live
The Dawn of PC Multimedia: Laser Discs and CD-ROMs (2013)
Summary: Criterion appeared on the scene in 1984 to serve this market with a series of elaborate special editions of classic films loaded with the sorts of extras that other publishers wouldn’t begin to offer until the DVD era: cast and crew interviews, “making of” documentaries, alternate cuts, unused footage, and of course the ubiquitous commentary track (like DVDs, laser discs had the ability to swap and mix audio streams).
Keywords: video, laser, disc, computer, discs
Puffin beaks glow under UV light
Summary: Dunning normally works with twites, another type of bird, but he had been wondering if puffins had Day-Glo beaks for a while, since crested auklets — seabirds in the same family — also have light-up bills.
Keywords: light, dunning, uv, puffin, birds