Hijack of Amazon’s domain service used to reroute web traffic for two hours
Summary: Source: Oracle Threat Intelligence Mounting an attack of this scale requires access to BGP routers at major ISPs and real computing resource to deal with so much DNS traffic.
Keywords: traffic, customers, internet, attack, server
Summary: Your phone shouldn’t dictate to you what you focus your attention on, and the behavior it cultivates in keeping you “always ready” is unhealthy and spills over into parts of our lives that aren’t serving us well.
Keywords: phone, facebook, notifications, time, smart
Things I Learned from a Job Hunt for a Senior Engineering Role
Summary: In terms of full disclosure, at the end of this article, I’m going to pitch you on a new tool I built for managing your personal job hunt, but don’t worry, it’s free to use.
Keywords: job, coding, process, interview, company
Show HN: Intuitive Linear Algebra and 3D Geometry
Summary: It is written using technologies such as React and WebGL with animated explanations of fields like Linear Algebra and Geometry designed to help you develop a visual intuition for what is going on.
Keywords: intuition, math, time, hard, fields
Tech company career ladders
Summary: Folks at smaller companies which have none of this who have been alternatively rolling around on the floor laughing or scratching their heads at the wackiness described above, you now know how good you have it.
Keywords: level, company, manager, companies, start
Show HN: Watch Stanford CS Lectures Together
Summary: Classroomies is an experiment (still in beta), exploring a better format for online classes, aiming to enable likeminded people to connect & discuss the intellectual material at hand.
Keywords: classroomies, sam, altman, startup, online
Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry
Summary: And because they consume 30 times more fuel than average sized cars, their impact on energy use so far has become much greater than the than the passenger sedans produced companies from Tesla Inc. to Toyota Motor Corp.
Keywords: buses, electric, fuel, energy, byd
Patent Review System Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
Summary: Drugmakers, research companies and independent inventors criticized the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, saying its rules unfairly lean toward challengers and make it harder to fend off competitors and protect their ideas from copycats.
Keywords: patent, court, patents, system, review
Why I’ve lost faith in p values
Summary: I’ve come to the conclusion that best solution, at least in my areas of research, is what I was told many times by my graduate advisor, Steve Hillyard: “Replication is the best statistic.”
Keywords: null, effect, significant, true, false
The Ocean Cleanup’s Machine Is About to Set Sail
Summary: In a study that The Ocean Cleanup recently published in Nature with researchers from several universities, the team realized that the problem at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was 16 times larger than it initially thought, or 80,000 metric tons.
Keywords: plastic, ocean, slat, cleanup, back
Nerves – Craft and deploy bulletproof embedded software in Elixir
Summary: Pack your whole application into as little as 12MB and have it start in seconds by booting a lean cross-compiled Linux directly to the battle-hardened Erlang VM.
Keywords: nerves, linux, code, open, embedded
Jenkins X: a CI/CD solution for cloud applications on Kubernetes
Summary: So I’m hoping that even if you are not yet ready to use Kubernetes in your day job or are not yet interested in automating your Continuous Delivery - that you’ll at least consider taking a look at Jenkins X, if for no other reason than to help you learn more about all these new ideas, technologies and approaches!
Keywords: jenkins, environment, kubernetes, pull, environments
Startup says it wants to fight poverty, but a food stamp giant is blocking it
Summary: But in February, when Ms. LaBelle tried to check her food stamps balance, she got a message that access to her information was “currently unavailable to the residents of Maine.” That interruption, she said, lasted for nearly a month, in which she also lost the timesaving and meal-planning convenience of the app.
Keywords: propel, app, food, conduent, stamp
Scientists plan huge European AI hub to compete with US
Summary: Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe .
Keywords: ai, institute, europe, european, scientists
Blloc – minimalist smartphone
TSMC Kicks Off Volume Production of 7nm Chips
Summary: TSMC’s CLN7FF process technology will rely on deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography with argon fluoride (ArF) excimer lasers operating on a 193 nm wavelength.
Keywords: tsmc, technology, nm, process, company
Getting Laid Off in Tech: The Myth of Upper Middle Class Security
Summary: Choosing to believe in their personal agency justifies their own success as something of effort and perseverance, and gives the prospect of their approaching retirement a sense of narrative purpose: their lives’ natural prophecy coming to fruition.
Keywords: people, ve, personal, spent, life
Unraveling rm: what happens when you run it?
Summary: I’ve been diving into the curl codebase over the past couple of blog posts, but something else has spiked my interest today, so I figured I might as well dig into it while the curiosity is still hot.
Keywords: memory, command, code, rm, function
Strange and maddening rules
Summary: You just want to go to a nice glittery dance party in the desert, but the Burning People are yammering on about their goddamn 10 principles , and “radical self-expression” and so on and so forth, and therefore after washing your dishes you must carefully save the dirty dishwater like a cherished relic and remove every drop of it from the Playa, bringing it home with you, in your check-in luggage if necessary.
Keywords: stack, overflow, question, questions, people
Geolocating requests with Google Load Balancer for free
Summary: Google Load Balancer adding user-defined headers to my user’s requestsCongratulations — you now have geolocation information for all of your requests for free and in completely serverless form!
Keywords: google, requests, headers, application, balancer
Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years
Summary: Motherboard was able to confirm the first four digits of the social security numbers, names, addresses, and dates of birth for four people whose data appears in a post from July 2014.
Keywords: facebook, posts, security, social, information
Instagram launches “Data Download” tool to let you leave
Summary: An Instagram spokesperson now confirms to TechCrunch that “the Data Download tool is currently accessible to everyone on the web, but access via iOS and Android is still rolling out.” The download contains you profile info, photos, videos, archived Stories (those posted after December 2017), your post and story captions, your uploaded contacts, the usernames of your followers and people you follow, Direct messages, non-ephemeral Direct message photos and videos, comments, Likes, searches, and settings.
Keywords: instagram, users, data, app, download
In UK universities there is a daily erosion of integrity
Summary: Anyone tempted to dismiss these points as the alarmism of disappointed idealists or other malcontents should read the sober and detailed survey of academic freedom across Europe by Terence Karran and Lucy Mallinson .
Keywords: university, academic, freedom, universities, uk
Improved code caching
Keywords: code, cache, chrome, script, data
So Long Last /8 and Thanks For All the Allocations
Summary: With Provider Independent assignments via sponsoring LIRs no longer an option, a significant number of End User organisations signed up, seeing a RIPE NCC membership as the most affordable way to obtain (additional) IP addresses for their own infrastructure.
Keywords: allocated, policy, space, ripe, addresses
Designing a ‘Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer’ from Diamond Age
Summary: Penny from Inspector Gadget with her OG computer bookLike most Sci-Fi nuts, I’ve dreamt of building the Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer ever since reading The Diamond Age *.
Keywords: agent, primer, ai, learning, building
Hunger Is a Gatekeeper of Pain in the Brain
Summary: Second, the authors’ thorough characterization of a pathway in which signals for two negative states (hunger and pain) interact paves the way to understanding the biological mechanisms that define other complex and dynamic hierarchies in human and animal behaviours.
Keywords: pain, neurons, brain, agrp, feeding
A more privacy-friendly blog
Summary: However, I had some great contributions as comments in the past and I also think they can work as some kind of peer review for blog articles: they are a weak guarantee that the content is not totally wrong.
Keywords: google, code, feeds, rss, solution
Why people have trouble reading neutral faces
Summary: “CreditThe National Institute of Mental Health“Angry interactions could be a cue for them to retreat to their room,” said Alice Schermerhorn , a developmental psychologist at the University of Vermont and the author of the study.
Keywords: children, neutral, faces, angry, people
Pythran: Crossing the Python Frontier [pdf]
Show HN: Fast 2kB date library alternative to Moment.js with the same API
Summary: Passing an integer value representing the number of milliseconds since the Unix Epoch (Jan 1 1970 12AM UTC).
Keywords: object, dayjs, date, return, unix
Hand Made Vacuum Tubes by Claude Paillard (2012) [video]
Migrating to React’s New Context API
Summary: One very common pitfall that I’m sure we’ll be battling with forever is the importance that the value prop you give to the Provider component is only changed when you want consumers to re-render.
Keywords: api, context, components, react, component
Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1B Stars
Summary: Precise knowledge of stellar motions will not only improve scientists’ understanding of galactic history and evolution, it could also offer clues to the nature and distribution of mysterious “dark matter” and could test alternative theories of gravity, says Amina Helmi, an astrophysicist at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in the Netherlands and a member of the ESA’s Gaia mission.
Keywords: gaia, data, set, stars, galaxy
Announcing NPM 6
Summary: This is borne out by the metrics we’ve observed in the npm Registry, which served 5 billion package downloads last week : it’s indisputable that the model of finding, sharing, and reusing others’ modular code is the new normal in software development.
Keywords: npm, code, security, source, open
Samsung’s 970 EVO SSDs Reviewed – 500GB and 1TB
Summary: Similar to the last generation, Samsung offered a 2TB model, but from the PRO line - that option has been dropped this time around in favor of the much cheaper EVO version for a 2TB TLC drive.
Keywords: samsung, evo, ssd, nvme, controller
Billionaire Khosla Is Asking the Supreme Court to Keep People Off His Beach
Summary: “We have stringent rules protecting public views of the coast, and Mr. Khosla is not the only property owner who has been required to remove trees,” says Steve Monowitz, community development director at the San Mateo County Planning and Building Department.
Keywords: khosla, beach, public, martins, case
Co-living in London: Friendship, fines and frustration
Summary: Image caption Matty Pepprell, who was left isolated by a severe kidney condition, credits communal living with boosting his self-esteem As I walk down the long dark corridors, I notice various food smells emanating from the private rooms - curry, garlic, fried onions, and pizza.
Keywords: collective, living, people, roam, image
Taking a Stroll Between the Pixels
Summary: (note that the rough edges of the curve are due to the fact that interpolation happens in X.8 fixed point format, so has pretty limited precision.
Keywords: bilinear, line, interpolation, quadratic, degree
What you get is what you C: Controlling side effects in mainstream C compilers [pdf]
GSMA puts eSIM work ‘on hold’ due to US collusion investigation
Keywords: view, synced, overdue, mobile, user
Paper as a Substrate for Circuits
Summary: I’ve spent a considerable portion of my time in the past couple of years helping to develop products for Chibitronics , a startup that blends two unlikely bedfellows together, papercraft and electronics, to create paper circuits.
Keywords: paper, copper, tape, circuit, electronics
Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history
Summary: He has previously served as a director for several public and private companies, including MyVest, RSA Security, Yodlee, GoDaddy, EarthLink, Macromedia, Visual Sciences, NexTag, Answers.com , Avalara, Business.com , LowerMyBills, and SuccessFactors.
Keywords: bitcoin, cryptocurrency, ordinary, people, means
WeWork to Sell $500M of Bonds in Debut Sale
Summary: WeWork began business by leasing office space and renting desks to New York’s creative set, with unusual work perks such as microbrews on tap and a “community manager” who programs events such as book clubs and Ping-Pong tournaments.
Keywords: wework, company, debt, documents, bond
TSB Bank: Botched upgrade has left customers unable to access their accounts
Summary: TSB’s botched IT “upgrade” has snowballed into a full-scale crisis, with up to 1.9 million customers locked out of their accounts for a sixth day, MPs demanding action and the bank facing a potential multimillion-pound compensation bill and regulatory fines.
Keywords: tsb, customers, pester, bank, banking
BGP leaks and cryptocurrencies
Summary: For the people who do not have a direct link to our routers , they receive the route via transit providers, who will deliver packets to those addresses as they are connected to Cloudflare and the rest of the Internet.
Keywords: dns, route, bgp, certificate, leak
Apple Will Start Paying Back Taxes to Irish Government Next Month
Summary: As expected, the report states that Apple and the Irish government have reached an agreement to set up an escrow account to hold the money while both sides appeal the August 2016 ruling in Europe’s highest court.
Keywords: apple, european, government, irish, forum
Used PHP in a Hackathon was made fun of and it made me feel really shitty
Show HN: JSON storage bins with schema validation
Amazon Key expands to deliver packages inside your car
Summary: The company announced an expansion of its Amazon Key in-home delivery service that now lets Prime members get packages deposited in their cars at no extra cost.
Keywords: amazon, delivery, car, access, service
Europe’s New Privacy Rules Favor Google and Facebook
Summary: In an attempt to cut a path to consent for these smaller tech firms, online-ad trade group IAB Europe has put together a standardized system for websites and apps to ask for user permission on behalf of the sometimes dozens of companies that collect data or place advertising on a given destination.
Keywords: facebook, google, consent, companies, data
George Clinton: Life lessons from a funked-up superstar
Summary: When the smoke and sparks cleared, a figure calling himself Dr Funkenstein – dressed all in fur with a pair of shades – stepped out to the sound of P-Funk: a psychedelic mix of rock and soul played by incredible musicians in ridiculous costumes.
Keywords: people, laughs, music, ve, time
Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft
Summary: Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new technology that promises to help radar operators cut through heavy background noise and isolate objects—including stealth aircraft and missiles—with unparalleled accuracy.
Keywords: radar, quantum, photons, technology, researchers
The Node.js Project Introduces Latest Release Line: Node.js 10.x
Summary: Node.js is now able to take full advantage of the significant work in code quality, clean-up and modernization undertaken by the OpenSSL team — supported by the Core Infrastructure Initiative , a Linux Foundation project.
Keywords: release, performance, line, support, versions
Announcing a single C++ library manager for Linux, macOS and Windows: Vcpkg
Summary: This gives you immediate access to the vcpkg catalog of C++ libraries on two new platforms, with the same simple steps you are familiar with on Windows and UWP today.
Keywords: linux, vcpkg, windows, libraries, wsl