Why it took a long time to build the tiny link preview on Wikipedia
Summary: We include them in every part of the process, working with them tirelessly to fix every edge case (whether it be broken summaries, or inappropriate images) and to reassure them we know what we are doing, the impact of why we are doing and why we are continuing to do it.
Keywords: team, content, article, community, lot
Now Is the Perfect Time for an RSS Renaissance
Keywords: content, web, layout, privacy, site
MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’
Summary: The first generation of Dormio consisted of an Arduino microcontroller mounted to a glove with a small pressure sensor in the palm that Horowitz designed with his colleagues Ishaan Grover, Sophia Yang and Pedro Reynolds Cuéllar.
Keywords: sleep, hypnagogia, dormio, horowitz, asleep
Renting is Throwing Money Away, Right? (2015)
Show HN: Giving a Broken Barcode Scanner a New Life with Elixir and Nerves
Summary: I was at the Scrap Exchange, a local reuse center, when I found a very nice looking scanner that you might find at a grocery store kiosk.
Keywords: code, pi, upc, project, raspberry
The Many Ways Google Harvests Data
Summary: If the concern is that companies might be collecting some personal data without our knowledge or explicit consent, Alphabet Inc.’s Google is a far bigger threat by many measures: the volume of information it gathers, the reach of its tracking and the time people spend…
Keywords: data, personal, facebook, google, consent
Underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video
Summary: Or maybewe’ll grow so accustomed to lies that we won’t believe anything — a concept technologist Aviv Ovadyadescribed as “reality apathy” in an interview with BuzzFeed.
Keywords: memories, false, memory, people, video
How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream
Summary: The relentless weather over this long strip of farmland, bogs and mud flats — and the real-world laboratory it provides — has given the country a leading role in transforming wind power into a viable source of clean energy.
Keywords: wind, turbines, blades, energy, power
Qt for WebAssembly Technology Preview
Summary: There is additional info in in the official wiki page , including information on how to set up an environment and build the package.
Keywords: qt, browser, webassembly, release, web
New AI Imaging Technique Reconstructs Photos with Realistic Results
Summary: Using NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs and the cuDNN -accelerated PyTorch deep learning framework, the team trained their neural network by applying the generated masks to images from the ImageNet, Places2 and CelebA-HQ datasets.
Keywords: image, nvidia, holes, missing, learning
The last day of linotype at the NYT (1978) [video]
What’s Not Included in Facebook’s “Download Your Data”
Summary: In a February 2017 email to Facebook, he wrote , “It feels a bit disingenuous,” after the company added the advertisers who uploaded your contact info list because of him, but didn’t mention it.
Keywords: facebook, data, download, information, users
Planning a Morrowind all-faction speedrun with simulated annealing, part 2
Summary: There were some hilarious coincidences, like Alveleg who has to be killed as part of a Fighters Guild quest but who can also train the player in Block, Sneak and Marksman up to fairly high levels.
Keywords: skill, trained, route, player, graph
An Introduction to Hashing in the Era of Machine Learning
Summary: As we already pointed out, the current design, even without any significant modifications, is already useful to replace index structures as used in data warehouses, which might be only updated once a day, or BigTable [ 18 ] where B-Trees are created in bulk as part of the SStable merge process.
Keywords: hash, data, machine, learning, function
Using USB-VGA dongles as SDR transmitter
Summary: reach out to him personally contribute to his work, e.g. help to maintain it package it for distributions send patches (via osmocom-sdr mailing list) register an osmocom.org account and update the wiki with more information
Keywords: sdr, steve, work, software, long
How vulture capitalists ate Toys ‘R’ Us
Summary: Frustratingly, the story of Toys ‘R’ Us’ debt burden has been a footnote in news coverage, buried under musings on how the company failed to compete with the likes of Amazon.
Keywords: toys, company, billion, debt, bain
The “unpatchable” exploit that makes every current Nintendo Switch hackable
Summary: Hardware hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking team at ReSwitched released an extensive outline of what they’re calling the Fusée Gelée coldboot vulnerability earlier today, alongside a proof-of-concept payload that can be used on the Switch.
Keywords: exploit, nintendo, switch, bootrom, temkin
Show HN: HTTP/2 Python-Asyncio Web Microframework
Summary: Quart is a Python asyncio web microframework with the same API as Flask.
Keywords: quart, web, python, microframework, api
Alphabet Q1 2018 Earnings [pdf]
Ex-Facebook Executive: “You Don’t Realize It but You Are Being Programmed”
Summary: Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president of user growth at Facebook stated at a recent public discussion at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.”
Keywords: bad, people, social, don, palihapitiya
How I Write SQL, Part 1: Naming Conventions (2014)
Summary: Similarly, if we try inserting an email address that is not lower case into the person table created above, we’ll get a constraint violation error that tells us exactly what is wrong:
Keywords: names, database, object, data, words
IAmA Dane Jasper, CEO of Sonic, Northern California’s Largest Independent ISP
Accelerating Deep Neuroevolution: Train Atari in Hours on a Single Computer
Summary: Our code enables everyone in the research community, including students and self-taught learners, to rapidly experimentally iterate on training deep neural networks on challenging problems like Atari, which heretofore has been a luxury limited to only well-funded industry and academic labs.
Keywords: neural, deep, networks, research, gpu
Johns Hopkins surgeons perform world’s first male genital transplant
Summary: /Published April 24, 2018 Many soldiers returning from combat bear visible scars, or even lost limbs, caused by blasts from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
Keywords: surgery, transplant, hopkins, tissue, johns
Fast website link checker in Go
Summary: Massive speed Colored outputs Different tags support ( a , img , link , script , etc)
Keywords: apr, handling, fragment, tags, links
Show HN: Interactive WebGL visualization of all 47K buildings in Manhattan
Summary: If you choose to go ahead and view with this browser, you can generally improve its performance by selecting “Fewer Buildings” from the dropdown controls menu in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
Keywords: rentals, view, chrome, buildings, screen
Google has started the global roll-out of its new Chat messaging service
Summary: Google’s Anil Sabharwal told technology news site The Verge that “RCS continues to be a carrier-owned service”, which means that messages can still be legally intercepted.
Keywords: chat, android, messages, mobile, messaging
Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga
Summary: Looking at the assembly output of a small test program that just throws and catches in both C++ and ObjC, there was no obvious difference.
Keywords: work, exceptions, abort, worked, finally
YouTube networks drop thousands of creators as YouTube policy shifts
Giving away the company’s secret sauce
Summary: It’s also entirely possible this story was a fabrication created to explain why a certain someone (the person in the picture, no doubt) was “thrown under a bus” by the company at some point.
Keywords: company, happened, stuff, story, racks
The Node.js Ecosystem Is Chaotic and Insecure
Summary: Don’t trust package managers, every dependency is written by some random developer somewhere in the world.
Keywords: package, code, packages, patch, machines
The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
Summary: “Do you think the United States will exist forever and until the end of time?” Clearly any reasonable answer must be “no.” So at that point, we’re not talking “if,” but “when.” If you don’t believe my presumed probability, cook up your own, based on whatever givens and data pool you’d like, and plug it in.
Keywords: chance, war, violent, disaster, years
Cryptonetworks and why tokens are fundamental
Summary: The decentralized architecture of cryptonetworks has the potential to address many issues in today’s tech and business landscape, including information security , market competition , product innovation , and equitable distribution of gains from technology .
Keywords: cryptonetworks, important, services, tokens, today
The Future of Software Is No Code
Summary: That began to change when John Backus developed Fortran in the early 1950s, which replaced assembly language into command statements that compiled the lower level code into something that roughly resembled English.
Keywords: systems, platforms, development, code, quick
Gerontopoly: Homeownership, wealth, and age
Summary: A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that since the housing bubble, a much higher share of homeowner equity has been accumulated by households with the highest credit scores.
Keywords: housing, wealth, equity, older, households
Amazon is said to be building home robots
Summary: Codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family, the project is overseen by Gregg Zehr, who runs Amazon’s Lab126 hardware research and development division based in Sunnyvale, California.
Keywords: amazon, robot, company, computer, robots
Hyper 2, Electron based terminal
Summary: Thanks to the great improvements made to xterm (as part of the VS Code project, in which it’s also included), this is no longer an issue:
Keywords: hyper, improved, plugins, themes, plugin
Tech workers who are engineering a mid-30s retirement
Summary: Riding the wave of entrepreneurial excitement, he designed a three-fold plan of which he’s currently in the first stage: (1) learn from his job while building a startup fund of $500,000, (2) eventually launch a small company to generate passive income or sell for a profit, and (3) accumulate enough to quit working and become either a musician or an angel investor.
Keywords: engineer, daniel, fire, financial, jordan
Bringing people back to the open web
Summary: We need to make sure open web tools appeal to the a user’s interest in easy sharing and resharing of content, in maximizing visibility while protecting privacy, in having conversations and interactions that, whether intimate or public, help us grow and learn as humans.
Keywords: web, open, closed, tools, people
Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds
Summary: Lost battery capacity over time is one of the biggest concerns for EV buyers, so this new data, based on real-world usage, should be reassuring.
Keywords: miles, capacity, percent, battery, tesla
How DNA Transfer Framed Lukis Anderson for Murder
Summary: A survey of the published science, interviews with leading scientists, and a review of thousands of pages of court and police documents associated with the Kumra case has elucidated how secondary DNA transfer can undermine the credibility of the criminal justice system’s most-trusted tool.
Keywords: dna, anderson, lunsford, forensic, found
The 20-year-old entrepreneur is a myth, according to study
Summary: Credit: MIT Sloan School of Management Forget what you’ve heard about 22-year-old wunderkinds, sitting in the corner offices of their wildly popular Silicon Valley startups—if you want to find the most successful entrepreneurs, you have to go back a few decades.
Keywords: age, data, azoulay, entrepreneurship, kim
Show HN: Create a personalized and optimized webpack configuration
Retirement Shock: Need to Find a Job After 40 Years at General Electric
Summary: The job paid well, came with benefits and, for Mr. Zabroski, provided a career ladder for a man with a high- school education who started out cleaning toilets.
Keywords: years, zabroski, electric, general, company
Gwynne Shotwell: SpaceX’s Plan to Fly You Across the Globe in 30 Minutes [video]
Summary: Subtitles in 1 languages
Keywords: subtitles, languages, views
How China Is Buying Its Way into Europe
Summary: Information on large equity stake purchases on the open market or investments in land or greenfield developments are based on research by Derek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute and by the European Council on Foreign Relations and attempt to capture the Chinese share of a deal’s value.
Keywords: china, billion, chinese, deals, company
On Becoming an American Writer
Summary: My generation of writers—and yours, if you are reading this—lives in the shadow of Auden’s famous attack on the relevance of writing to life, when he wrote that “poetry makes nothing happen.” I had heard the remark repeated so often and for so long I finally went looking for its source, to try to understand what it was he really meant by it.
Keywords: write, time, told, life, tom
The Categories Were Made for Man, Not Man for the Categories (2014)
Summary: I could relate this mysterious difference to the various heavily researched apparent biological correlates of transgender , including unusual variants of the androgen receptor, birth-sex-discordant sizes of various brain regions, birth-sex-discordant responses to various pheromones, high rates of something seemingly like body integrity identity disorder , and of course our old friend altered digit ratios.
Keywords: fish, people, whales, hair, whale
Careem has identified an incident involving unauthorised access to customer data
Summary: Our team immediately investigated this, working with an external cybersecurity firm to put in place measures to protect our customers and captains, and to ensure that our service and your lives were not disrupted.
Keywords: customers, careem, data, information, security
How the border patrol faked statistics showing a 73% rise is assaults on agents
Summary: At the Department of Homeland Security’s 15th anniversary celebration in March, Vice President Mike Pence talked about why the Border Patrol needs $21 billion in additional funding “to provide our front-line agents with the personnel, the technology, the equipment, and the facilities to do their job.”
Keywords: border, agents, patrol, assaults, cbp
Show HN: ReactCircle – Renders SVG circle and percentage
Summary: ReactCircle is opinionated and comes with default size and colors, just pass the progress prop to get them:
Keywords: apr, native, examples, demo, input
Finland ends Basic Income trial
Summary: Speaking to the BBC from Turku, he said the government had turned down Kela’s request for €40-70m extra to fund basic income for a group of employed Finns, instead of limiting the experiment to 2,000 unemployed people.
Keywords: income, basic, people, social, government
How to avoid getting stuck with the middle seat on a Ryanair flight
Summary: From experience, I wouldn’t expect more than 30 priority passengers, meaning if approximately 75 people have checked in before you, you can be relatively sure of avoiding a middle seat as there aren’t any left to take.
Keywords: passengers, seat, middle, seats, priority
Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence
Summary: The best-selling book, published in 2015, describes how machines that can learn are changing our everyday lives – from the social networks and science to business and politics and right up to the way modern wars are waged.
Keywords: domingos, spiegel, ai, der, china
Most Europeans believe their countries are more polarised than 10 years ago
Summary: Yet the rift, which is part of the everyday rhetoric of Argentines and is recurrently mentioned by the media, is far from being closed under Macri’s Conservative administration - if anything, it may have deepened, given that almost 40% of people suggested their country was more divided than a decade ago in the Ipsos Mori poll .
Keywords: people, respondents, divisions, divided, political
Chinese Tech Companies’ Dirty Secret [video]
Summary: Prominent New York Stock Exchange-listed companies like Alibaba have published recruitment ads promising applicants “beautiful girls” as co-workers, labeling them “late night benefits.” While tech companies tout themselves as progressive to the rest of the world, these disturbing recruitment strategies show how deeply entrenched discrimination against women remains in China.
Keywords: job, companies, recruitment, government, women
ASP.NET Core MVC vs. Razor Pages – A quick comparison
Summary: Just to be clear, by sticking to “server-side” we’re deliberately ignoring another option; building Web APIs in order to serve front-end frameworks like Angular.
Keywords: razor, page, action, view, pages