Uncontrollability of a bricycle (2014) [video]
Zulip 1.8: Free software Slack alternative with email-style threading
Summary: Huge thanks to everyone who’s contributed to Zulip over the last few months, whether by writing code and docs, reporting issues, testing changes, translating, posting feedback on chat.zulip.org, or just suggesting ideas!
Keywords: zulip, release, code, server, chat
No boundaries for Facebook data: third-party trackers abuse Facebook Login
Summary: Inclusion of a site’s application ID and initialization code in the third-party library suggests a tighter integration—the first party was likely required to configure the third-party script to access the Facebook SDK on their behalf.
Keywords: facebook, user, login, data, access
Python 3.7: Introducing Data Classes
Summary: Python by default (not just for data classes) will implement str to return the output of repr if you’ve defined repr but not str .
Keywords: str, data, class, list, datetime
The Quest for the Next Billion-Dollar Color
Summary: So far, YInMn’s only other forays into the market have been from Crayola LLC, whose first new crayon in a decade, Bluetiful, was purportedly “inspired” by YInMn—Shepherd wouldn’t comment on whether the company is paying royalties—and Derivan, the Australian paint maker, which has transformed the pigment into an acrylic that’s being offered to artists at a handful of retailers, on a sample basis.
Keywords: blue, subramanian, color, yinmn, shepherd
Pinebook: An Affordable 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook
Summary: We do not wish to discourage anyone from getting a Pinebook, as it is a good piece of hardware, but if you are looking for a device to replace your current work or school laptop, then perhaps it’s wise to look elsewhere.
Keywords: pinebook, device, arm, linux, open
On becoming a better developer (2015)
The ASUS Tinker Board is a compelling upgrade from a Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Summary: But for more advanced use cases, like using an SBC like the Tinker Board as a general purpose Debian workstation, or serving a website, the overall system performance has a huge impact on whether the computer feels fast or not.
Keywords: tinker, board, pi, performance, power
California Opens Investigation into Tesla Workplace Conditions
Summary: The website cited former members of Tesla’s environment, health and safety team saying Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk ’s personal preferences were often invoked as reason not to address potential hazards.
Keywords: tesla, fremont, safety, company, injuries
Socioeconomic group classification based on user features [pdf]
Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL now generally available
Facebook to ask everyone to accept being tracked so they can keep using it
Summary: Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, will use what are known as “permission screens” – pages filled with text that require pressing a button to advance – to notify and obtain approval.
Keywords: facebook, users, data, privacy, people
Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos
Summary: In a series of results reported in the journals Physical Review Letters and Chaos , scientists have used machine learning — the same computational technique behind recent successes in artificial intelligence — to predict the future evolution of chaotic systems out to stunningly distant horizons.
Keywords: reservoir, system, chaotic, chaos, systems
Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention
Summary: Continue reading the main story “They get to see themselves on videotape and it can be very eye-opening how their child reacts to them when they do different things,” said Adriana Weisleder, one of the authors of the study, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University.
Keywords: children, reading, behavior, study, parents
An in-depth tour of Nikon’s Hikari Glass factory
Summary: Nikon obviously wanted us to draw from the experience the impression that they have a unique ability among camera manufacturers, in that they exercise an unparalleled amount of control over the quality of the most basic material that goes into their lenses, namely the glass itself.
Keywords: glass, refractive, index, process, final
Summary: Zuckerberg makes an easy target because the Facebook founder is still the CEO, allowing critics and regulators to blame him for the social network’s failings.
Keywords: data, user, facebook, trackers, bandsintown
Jeff Bezos’ annual shareholders letter
Summary: And just a few weeks ago, Harris Poll released its annual Reputation Quotient, which surveys over 25,000 consumers on a broad range of topics from workplace environment to social responsibility to products and services, and for the 3 rd year in a row Amazon ranked #1.
Keywords: amazon, high, customers, standards, prime
ClojureScript beginners’ home page
Summary: Meanwhile immutable data structure happens to be a great tool React needs in reducing redundant virtual DOM renderings.
Another Scam ICO? Savedroid Founder Exits with $50M to Chill on a Beach
Grasshopper – A coding app for beginners
Summary: This is the most user-friendly interactive app [where] challenges are structured like fill-in-the-blanks puzzles [and] animations and confetti … demonstrate how code can bring things to life.
Keywords: code, confetti, bring, challenges, app
Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
Summary: Multiple container management platforms (Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Amazon ECS) have been adopted across the industry during the last two years, driving different benefits to a wide class of use cases.
Keywords: container, titus, netflix, management, support
Improved fraud prevention with Radar 2.0
Summary: “Radar cut our fraud rates by over 70% without any configuration, saving our pizzerias thousands of dollars every month and allowing us to focus on delivering the best local pizza experience possible.” — Finn Borge , Product Manager at Slice
Keywords: fraud, radar, stripe, teams, ve
Giving meaning to 100B analytics events a day with Kafka, Dataflow and BigQuery
Summary: Due to concurrency limits and incompressible query latency of 3 to 5 sec (acceptable and inherent to its design), BigQuery has to be compounded with other tools to serve apps (dashboards, web UIs, etc.
Keywords: data, events, bigquery, dataflow, batch
Random Darknet Shopper: A Live Mail Art Piece
Summary: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Ordered by Random Darknet Shopper (16 Dec 15) for 0.0022 Bitcoins Status: Cancelled by vendor (reason unknown) From: Worldwid Item No.
Keywords: darknet, shopper, random, item, bitcoins
Google shuttering domain fronting, Signal moving to souqcdn.com
Summary: @@ -22,58 +22,14 @@privatestaticfinalStringTAG=SignalServiceNetworkAccess.class.getName();- privatestaticfinalStringAPPSPOT_SERVICE_REFLECTOR_HOST=“signal-reflector-meek.appspot.com”;- privatestaticfinalStringAPPSPOT_CDN_REFLECTOR_HOST=“signal-cdn-reflector.appspot.com”;+ privatestaticfinalStringCOUNTRY_CODE_EGYPT=“+20”;+ privatestaticfinalStringCOUNTRY_CODE_UAE=“+971”;+ privatestaticfinalStringCOUNTRY_CODE_OMAN=“+968”;+ privatestaticfinalStringCOUNTRY_CODE_QATAR=“+974”;- privatestaticfinalConnectionSpecGMAPS_CONNECTION_SPEC=newConnectionSpec.Builder(ConnectionSpec.MODERN_TLS)- .tlsVersions(TlsVersion.TLS_1_2)- .cipherSuites(CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA)
- .build();+ privatestaticfinalStringSERVICE_REFLECTOR_HOST=“textsecure-service-reflected.whispersystems.org”;- privatestaticfinalConnectionSpecGMAIL_CONNECTION_SPEC=newConnectionSpec.Builder(ConnectionSpec.MODERN_TLS)- .tlsVersions(TlsVersion.TLS_1_2)- .cipherSuites(CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_EMPTY_RENEGOTIATION_INFO_SCSV)
- .build();– privatestaticfinalConnectionSpecPLAY_CONNECTION_SPEC=newConnectionSpec.Builder(ConnectionSpec.MODERN_TLS)+ privatestaticfinalConnectionSpecSOUQ_CONNECTION_SPEC=newConnectionSpec.Builder(ConnectionSpec.MODERN_TLS) .tlsVersions(TlsVersion.TLS_1_2) .cipherSuites(CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,@@ -82,73 +38,30 @@CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,CipherSuite.TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA,- CipherSuite.TLS_EMPTY_RENEGOTIATION_INFO_SCSV)+ CipherSuite.TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA)
Keywords: https, googletruststore, newsignalserviceurl, newsignalcdnurl, put
New tools for open source maintainers
Summary: Minimized comments, retired namespaces for popular projects, and new pull request requirements are just a few of the ways we’re making it easier for maintainers to grow healthy open source communities on GitHub.
Keywords: pull, comments, project, developers, requests
BBC Sound Effects made available to download for use under RemArc Licence
Summary: This is the Linked Data service for BBC Sound Effects data.
Keywords: data, sound, effects, bbc, service
The F-35 Is a $1.4T National Disaster (2017)
Summary: Overall, problems with the F-35’s sensors, computers, and software, including creating false targets and reporting inaccurate locations, have been severe enough that test teams at Edwards Air Force Base have rated them “red,” meaning they are unable to perform the combat tasks expected of them.
Keywords: problems, gilmore, program, pilot, operational
A look at VDO, the new Linux compression layer
Summary: A Red Hat Technical Account Manager (TAM) is a specialized product expert who works collaboratively with IT organizations to strategically plan for successful deployments and help realize optimal performance and growth.
Keywords: vdo, data, storage, mode, red
PostgreSQL website – new design now live
Summary: PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system with over 30 years of active development that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, feature robustness, and performance.
Keywords: postgresql, notes, community, database, bug
Man Accused of Making 97M Robocalls
Summary: Adrian Abramovich, of Miami, who is fighting a proposed $120 million fine, told senators that open-source software lets operators make thousands of phone calls with the click of a button, in combination with cloud-based computing and “the right long distance company.”
Keywords: calls, million, abramovich, fcc, consumers
GitHub Pages generated a TLS cert for my own domain
Summary: Hence, there is no evil attack taking place, but instead GitHub Pages silently doing DV (Domain Validation) to generate certificates, since a few weeks.
Keywords: github, https, certificate, pages, domain
Basecoin, aka the Basis Protocol
Summary: The concept is so profoundly ill-conceived that I’d venture to say the “Stablecoin” is the closest thing the crypto world has for an answer to the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Ravenous Bugblatter Beast from Traal , a creature known not only for being extremely vicious and hungry, but also for being denser than a neutron star.
Keywords: basecoin, price, base, peg, money
FDA clears first contact lens with light-adaptive technology
Summary: For today’s clearance, the FDA reviewed scientific evidence including a clinical study of 24 patients that evaluated daytime and nighttime driving performance while wearing the contact lenses.
Keywords: contact, lenses, eye, fda, lens
A ‘thrilling’ mission to get the Swedish to change overnight
Summary: Some 360,000 street signs had to be switched nationwide, which largely took place on a single day before the move to right-hand driving, with council workers joined by the military and working late into the night to ensure the task got done before H-Day formally revved into gear on Sunday morning.
Keywords: dagen, swedish, time, public, sweden
The Immune Landscape of Cancer
Summary: , , , , , , , , , Lisle E. Mose x Search for articles by this author Affiliations Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of North Carolina, 125 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295, USA
Keywords: author, cancer, article, center, affiliations
New in Chrome 66
Summary: Since this API is asynchronous, the writeText() function returns a Promise that will be resolved or rejected depending on whether the text we passed is copied successfully.
Keywords: css, image, object, model, canvas
Upgradeable smart contracts in Ethereum
Summary: Immutability of blockchain has its advantages in making sure that things are tamper proof and the whole history of change can be seen publicly and audited.
Keywords: contract, call, function, address, code
Design and Implementation of a 256-Core BrainFuck Computer [pdf]
Barbara Bush Dies at 92
Summary: The family moved to Washington in 1966, when Mr. Bush, after an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 1964, was elected to the House of Representatives from Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, which includes parts of Houston.
Keywords: bush, family, george, president, husband
Viability of unpopular programming languages
Summary: I won’t argue how well the index measures popularity, but for this post I’ll assume it’s a good enough proxy.
Keywords: perl, languages, language, haskell, separate
California higher-density housing bill blocked in first committee hearing
Summary: The second set of changes, made last week, lowered height limits, gave cities more time to prepare for the new rules to take effect, and added provisions that the senator argued would protect low and middle-income tenants at risk of losing their homes.
Keywords: housing, bill, wiener, state, proposal
What Bill Gates was doing at 20 years old
Summary: In fact, it was this week in 1976 that a 20-year-old Gates was preparing to make a big speech — the opening remarks at the First Annual World Altair Computer Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Keywords: gates, software, allen, computer, company
A constructive look at the Atari 2600 BASIC cartridge
Summary: The “STATUS” window (you can see it in the screen shot from the other day ) shows memory usage (how many bytes, called “symbols”) and how fast the program will run (1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 and 60 are the speed values and they reflect how often the interpreter is run—once a second, twice a second, on up to 60 times a second).
Keywords: program, line, atari, variables, basic
Many Bitcoin Miners Are at Risk of Turning Unprofitable
Summary: Smaller miners will drop out, and only five to 10 of the largest will survive and be profitable, said Tai, who serves as chairman of Hut 8 Mining Corp. , the capital financing arm in North America for Amsterdam-based Bitfury Group Ltd., one of the biggest makers of crypto-mining equipment.
Keywords: miners, bitcoin, mining, bitfury, tai
How founders can write a quality blog post in 1 hour
Summary: SEO, PPC ads, organic social media posts, blogs, email newsletters, a culture manifesto — you name it, content must be produced.
Keywords: writing, content, time, don, write
Insomnia GraphQL Support
Summary: Insomnia’s existing features like template tags, environments, and plugins improve productivity.
Keywords: insomnia, graphql, error, features, http
CockroachDB is more scalable than Amazon Aurora for OLTP
Summary: Today we are releasing a comprehensive whitepaper that demonstrates how CockroachDB achieves high OLTP performance of over 128,000 tpmC on a TPC-C dataset over 2 terabytes in size.
Keywords: performance, cockroachdb, aurora, cluster, isolation
How Bolt does fraud detection better
Summary: Its Cofounder/CEO, Ryan Breslow, dropped out of Stanford’s Computer Science program after years running a software development agency, working with ecommerce merchants, and learning their pain points.
Keywords: fraud, data, bolt, detection, order
Tesla switching to 24⁄7 shifts to push for more model 3s by June
Summary: Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7” as part of an effort to ramp up production of the sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.
Keywords: tesla, model, week, production, musk
T-Mobile fined $40M for deceiving customers with fake ring tones
Summary: According to Ars Technica , FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn– who just stepped down from her post –was deeply critical of the fine, calling it absurdly low.
Keywords: call, fcc, phone, rural, fine
Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede
Summary: In at least one administrative office in Zulia state, human resources staff quit processing out the quitters, hanging a sign, “we do not accept resignations,” an oil worker there told Reuters.
Keywords: pdvsa, oil, workers, quevedo, sources
The Dow of Cities
Summary: Fitch’s analysts looked at 25 years worth of zip code level home price data in 50 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas to track how well city centers performed compared to surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs.
Keywords: city, market, cities, prices, housing
Startup Mechanics (2017) [video]
Summary: She has worked with thousands of companies through all stages of their life; from incorporation to hiring to fundraising.
Keywords: kirsty, startup, mechanics, nathoo, cfo
The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America
Summary: The cells appear to be part of a strategy, now expanded under Chinese President Xi Jinping, to extend direct party control globally and to insulate students and scholars abroad from the influence of “harmful ideology,” sometimes by asking members to report on each other’s behaviors and beliefs.
Keywords: party, university, students, chinese, cells
Summary: All of the local consulting shops and other businesses that stand to gain from the exploitation of knowledge workers converge on the conference and set up their booths.
Keywords: day, tech, workers, talks, theater
Elite Dating Apps Threaten to Make America’s Wealth Gap Worse
Summary: The League’s algorithm quickly matched Wood, who’d been working in sales at Google and had just been admitted to Stanford University’s business school, with Tracy Thomas, an employee at a Bay Area startup with a wardrobe straight out of preppy clothier Vineyard Vines.
Keywords: league, percent, dating, university, degree