I’ve spent the last two years building a new email client
Summary: Choose between chat bubble or a threaded conversation view to easily see who replied to what email.
Keywords: email, emails, people, calendar, move
AT&T updates firmware to block access to 184.108.40.206
Summary: to dbeatson Just received mine (Cleveland Ohio) what exactly is Lightspeed, is it any different than fast path?
Keywords: dbeatson, dns, premium, change, firmware
Jupyter Receives the ACM Software System Award
Summary: Officially, the recipients of the award are the fifteen members of the Jupyter steering council as of November 2016, the date of nomination (listed in chronological order of joining the project): Fernando Pérez, Brian Granger, Min Ragan-Kelley, Paul Ivanov, Thomas Kluyver, Jason Grout, Matthias Bussonnier, Damián Avila, Steven Silvester, Jonathan Frederic, Kyle Kelley, Jessica Hamrick, Carol Willing, Sylvain Corlay and Peter Parente.
Keywords: jupyter, open, project, community, source
Python startup time: milliseconds matter
Summary: Even if you divide this by the number of available CPU cores, we’re talking dozens of seconds of wall time just waiting for CPython to get to a place where Mercurial’s first bytecode can execute.
Keywords: python, mercurial, startup, time, overhead
Proton Native – React Native for the desktop
Open-sourcing gVisor, a sandboxed container runtime
‘Anti-authority’ tech rebels take on ISPs, connect NYC with cheap Wi-Fi
Summary: Unlike signing up with a commercial ISP, which just involves a phone call to a major provider, a mesh network requires customers to invest a bit more time and effort.
Keywords: mesh, internet, nyc, network, cbc
Lobe – Deep Learning Made Simple
Summary: Lobe is an easy-to-use visual tool that lets you build custom deep learning models, quickly train them, and ship them directly in your app without writing any code.
Keywords: model, lobe, learning, deep, custom
Both in rich and poor countries, universal health care brings huge benefits
Summary: In “The Great Escape”, a book on the historical relationship between health and growth, Angus Deaton, a Nobel laureate in economics, explains that a country’s GDP per person is linked to its life expectancy (see chart).
Keywords: health, countries, care, world, people
Google Maps Platform
Summary: “ Google Maps Platform was almost a foregone conclusion due to its familiarity, reliability, accuracy, flexibility, ongoing innovation, and relationships with other data providers.
Keywords: maps, google, platform, users, manager
Tesla beats expectations with $3.4B in revenue
Summary: “Even at this stage of the ramp, Model 3 is already on the cusp of becoming the best-selling mid-sized premium sedan in the US, and our deliveries continue to increase,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CFO Deepak Ahuja wrote in a letter to investors.
Keywords: tesla, model, cars, expects, billion
DigitalOcean Introduces Kubernetes Product
Summary: This product is no exception, allowing developers to focus on successfully shipping their applications while not being burdened by the complexity involved with creating and running a highly scalable and secure cluster across multiple apps.”
Keywords: digitalocean, kubernetes, developers, product, cluster
GCC 8.1 Released
Summary: Profile driven optimizations have been significantly improved, on x86 functions are now split into hot and cold regions by default.
Keywords: gcc, features, release, optimizations, http
Rust in production at Figma
Summary: Rust’s slices make passing raw pointers around easy, ergonomic, and safe, and we used that a lot to avoid copying data during parsing.
Keywords: rust, server, performance, process, issues
MIT lecturer Ana Bell discusses books to learn CS and programming
Summary: And because 80% of our staff is female, then that cycle starts: the students taking the class see that the majority of TAs are women, so they think ‘I can do this too!’, and that helps push rates even higher.
Keywords: code, computer, programming, book, learn
Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation
Summary: “It is just a heightened risk that we need to be extra aware of here.”Credit Andres Kudacki for The New York Times The bank’s first “digital asset” trader, Justin Schmidt, joined Goldman two weeks ago to handle the day-to-day operations, a hiring that was first reported by Tearsheet .
Keywords: bitcoin, goldman, trading, virtual, yared
Summary: Build large, distributed databases with fewer headaches and fewer dependencies Database functionality is built into the core of the VM, making PicoLisp a language for querying and manipulating databases.For that, PicoLisp includes a built-in application framework and Prolog engine so you can create, organize, inspect and change (and even build a fancy UI for) your data - all with a uniform and concise syntax.
Keywords: picolisp, language, programming, data, functions
Adding BigInts to V8
Summary: Donald Knuth published a specific implementation of multiplication and division of large numbers made up of smaller chunks in Volume 2 of his classic The Art of Computer Programming , all the way back in 1969.
Keywords: bigints, bigint, bit, bits, numbers
Running FFmpeg on AWS Lambda for 1.9% the Cost of AWS Elastic Transcoder
Summary: If chasing wild geese isn’t really your cup of tea, then I’m glad to tell you that we’ve built a tool called Exodus which greatly simplifies the process of relocating native binaries from one Linux system to another.
Keywords: lambda, function, ffmpeg, transcoding, ll
Learning Web Development? Skills to Make You Stand Out
Summary: If you learn to write clean self-commenting code and back that up with comments that illuminate the dark parts, your teammates will take notice and appreciate your efforts.
Keywords: learn, learning, language, web, developers
Apple is a traditional business
Summary: Because this is a time when Amazon is pushing innovations that don’t solve any real-world problems but may create some: like smart speakers, with their threat of big brother-style surveillance in exchange for a minimal increase in convenience, or complex and expensive cashierless stores that won’t deliver much of an improvement to our shopping experience but may cost underprivileged people their jobs.
Keywords: apple, percent, time, iphone, company
Don’t Get Your Coworker to Agree with You
Summary: You know that no matter how well-intentioned you are, if Kara interprets what you say as an attack they’ll dig in their heels, and then they won’t learn your icon wisdom.
Keywords: kara, icon, person, step, convince
Apple iMac Pro and Secure Storage
Summary: With the introduction of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple introduced another evolution of FileVault that was mostly unseen but leverages the new APFS filesystem’s native encryption capabilities to allow for instant-on FDE and more streamlined enrollment of additional users.
Keywords: apple, coprocessor, security, storage, pro
Over 30? Too Old for Tech Jobs in China
Summary: “Age-dismissal victims rarely ask for help from lawyers,” says Lu Jun, a social activist and visiting scholar at Fordham University School of Law who fought successfully for legislation prohibiting Chinese employers from discriminating against hepatitis B carriers, formerly a common practice.
Keywords: china, tech, job, age, ou
Why an expert in counterterrorism became a beat cop
Summary: He met his wife, Theresa, in the Coast Guard, and in 1999 she was assigned to a position at headquarters, in Washington, D.C. Skinner, who had spent the past couple of years working as a waiter and a flight attendant while finishing his college degree, joined the Capitol Police, but his graduation ceremony was interrupted by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Keywords: skinner, police, told, people, officers
My OTP 21 Highlights
Summary: The user can also add special purpose filters that are run before the handler is invoked in order to silence or amend log messages in the system.
Keywords: line, code, distribution, file, system
PostgreSQL’s fsync surprise
Summary: When a buffered I/O write fails due to a hardware-level error, filesystems will respond differently, but that behavior usually includes discarding the data in the affected pages and marking them as being clean.
Keywords: postgresql, error, errors, call, kernel
Rancher 2.0 GA
Summary: We believe serverless and service mesh can dramatically simplify user experience and drive Kubernetes adoption to the next level in many large organizations.
Keywords: rancher, kubernetes, clusters, support, ga
Google vs. Google: How Nonstop Political Arguments Rule Its Workplace
Summary: A shooting early last month at the headquarters of Google’s YouTube unit, in which a woman with a pistol wounded three before taking her own life, led one Googler to propose the company let staff members with gun permits carry weapons to the office, according to an employee who saw the post.
Keywords: google, employees, employee, newkirk, company
86% of CrashCrate subscribers used passwords already leaked in other breaches
Summary: The FTC’s message is loud and clear: If customer data was put at risk by credential stuffing, then being the innocent corporate victim is no defence to an enforcement case.
Keywords: passwords, password, pwned, data, terrible
I am leaving llvm
Summary: At the time llvm was being considered as a potential new gcc architecture and the idea of a well defined IR with a textual representation was a revolution.
Keywords: llvm, change, gcc, time, compiler
Free SSL on Github Pages with a custom domain: Part 2 – Let’s Encrypt
Summary: More and more websites are served over HTTPS only, so it is getting increasingly difficult for script kiddies to sniff your web traffic on free WiFi networks.
Keywords: certificate, domain, agent, ca, encrypt
Show HN: Skor – Drop-in microservice to get Postgres changes as JSON webhooks
Joint 3D Face Reconstruction
Summary: End-to-End our method can directly regress the 3D facial structure and dense alignment from a single image bypassing 3DMM fitting.
Keywords: apr, run, python, face, dense
Von Neumann’s First Computer Program (1970)
Summary: computers, machine organization and architecture, sorting, latency time, ENIAC,
Keywords: neumann, program, instruction, yon, short
Travis merges private and open source repositories into one platform
Summary: This creates the foundation for us to remove the repo-scoped OAuth login token, which is a common request, so eventually you will be able to grant us access to only the repositories you want to test on our platform.
Keywords: github, repositories, integration, travis, apps
When the Compiler Bites
Summary: Eventually the screen would fill up with blocks, and the AI would face the inevitable situation of losing the game, with all that memory being reinitialized to low values.
Keywords: clang, function, gcc, test, compiler
Emergency room patients can face steep bills even when treatment is declined
Summary: Pell’s health insurance plan, Cigna, estimated that Medicare would pay $129.15 for the type of service she received — meaning that CarePoint was charging 4,453 percent of the price allowed by the government-run program.
Keywords: bill, pell, emergency, room, hospital
XKCD on Docker
Summary: This means you’re free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them).
Keywords: copy, comics, share, means, details
Summary: This means you’re free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them).
Keywords: copy, comics, share, means, details
How Algolia Built Their Realtime Search as a Service
Summary: J: We’re using Intercom for user onboarding in the dashboard and we use Google Analytics and KISSmetrics to track our growth metrics and identify the steps we can improve in our funnel.
Keywords: search, data, engine, api, ss
H-1B abuse: Bay Area tech workers from India paid a pittance, feds say
Summary: Cloudwick — a data-analytics company whose clients include Apple, Cisco, Comcast, American Express, Bank of America, Safeway, Verizon and Visa — agreed in writing to hire an independent monitor to ensure future compliance with the H-1B rules, the labor department said.
Keywords: workers, cloudwick, department, labor, visa
GTA V – Graphics Study (2015)
Summary: This is meant to simulate the human eye behavior: have you noticed that after driving in a dark tunnel and suddenly exiting under the sunshine all the environment looks too bright during a few frames?
Keywords: map, pixel, pixels, channel, scene
C64 RPi 3 conversion
Summary: Amiga hardware info, help and support with a focus (but not limited to) North American NTSC experiences.
Keywords: piece, place, power, case, screw
Amazon Offers Retailers Discounts to Adopt Payment System
Summary: Amazon’s move is part of an escalating battle in the U.S. between traditional financial firms and technology giants to develop a dominant digital payments system – akin to what Jack Ma ’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd. ’s WeChat Pay have achieved in China.
Keywords: amazon, merchants, percent, payments, pay
Learn GraphQL by querying JSON
Summary: You can put any kind of JSON data in the editor, but try to stick to the rules provided by the algorithm.
Keywords: data, json, schema, graphql, tab
GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework
Summary: Board members include AppNexus, ExtremeReach, Google, GroupM, Hearst Digital Media, Integral Ad Science, Index Exchange, LinkedIn, MediaMath, Microsoft, Moat, Pandora, PubMatic, Quantcast, Telaria, The Trade Desk, and Yahoo!
Keywords: iab, lab, tech, consent, advertising
A journey along the abandoned Karachi Circular Railway
Summary: It has been exhibited at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, Canada, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, and in public installations and film festivals in Karachi, Nicosia, Port of Spain, Bucharest, Varanasi, Camden, Maine, and Kalkuta.
Keywords: karachi, pakistan, sigal, kcr, ivan
Findings from the Imagenet and CIFAR10 competitions
Summary: Written: 30 Apr 2018 by Jeremy Howard [ technical ] DAWNBench is a Stanford University project designed to allow different deep learning methods to be compared by running a number of competitions.
Keywords: training, results, learning, train, instance
Eul – The language
Summary: Originally eul was written in Go, but after a couple of weeks of development I decided to re-write it in C for two reasons: easier integration with existing C graphics and UI libraries and much smaller and lighter binaries.
Keywords: lang, language, eul, reloading, live
TorchCraft – StarCraft: Brood War AI
ICOs are Cancer
Summary: Lack of Basic Investor Protections Misaligned Company Incentives Not Actually an Investment Massively Complex Regulations and Other Distractions Fundamentally Incompatible with the Legal System Private Key Management is Really Hard
Keywords: company, icos, tokens, investment, token
Cambridge Analytica is Shutting Down
Summary: ET Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, is shutting down following allegations about its misuse of Facebook data and the campaign tactics it pitched to clients.
Keywords: data, campaign, analytica, company, cambridge
A new project untangles the handwritten texts in the Vatican’s collections
Summary: European leaders like France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel lobbied hard during their respective trips to Washington last week in order to secure permanent EU exemptions to the tariffs, warning that the U.S. risks starting a “ trade war with your ally ” without one.
Keywords: letters, software, ocr, trump, imho
Humpback Whale Baby Boom Near Antarctica
Summary: To determine gender, identity and pregnancy rates, the scientists, led by Logan Pallin, a doctoral student working with Dr. Friedlaender, used darts to take small skin and blubber samples from 239 males and 268 females from 2010 to 2016 around the Western Antarctic Peninsula.
Keywords: whales, humpbacks, krill, whale, early
About the security content of Security Update 2018-001
Summary: For our customers’ protection, Apple doesn’t disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available.
Keywords: security, apple, safari, update, updates
The Pain Hustlers
Summary: It can pay big dividends for them.” Burlakoff urged on his sales staff, peppering them with emails and texts that alternated between the tropes of motivational speaking (“we are all starting a new opportunity to be our very best when we get out of bed tomorrow!”) and arm-twisting reminiscent of “Glengarry Glen Ross.” “PROGRAMS ARE THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS,” he wrote.
Keywords: insys, subsys, sales, burlakoff, kapoor
Show HN: A search engine that doesn’t track you, where users vote for results
Summary: Instant Answers Birthstone, camelcase, characters, coin toss, frequency, POTUS, prime, random, reverse, stats, user agent, etc.
Keywords: search, answers, feb, jive, instant
Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Understand Journalism
Summary: Hine traveled across France, photographing refugee families, orphaned children, wounded and shell-shocked soldiers, the nurses and volunteers who cared for them all, the ruined buildings they fled, and the temporary homes they filled.
Keywords: news, zuckerberg, imho, reading, common
WhatsApp’s CEO Is Suddenly Leaving Facebook. It Could Cost Him $1B
Summary: The other co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton, also left recently — and last month posted the #DeleteFacebook hashtag during the social network’s scandal over user privacy.
Keywords: facebook, koum, million, stock, billion
How Culture Molds Habits of Thought (2000)
Summary: And Dr. Nisbett and his colleagues are not the first psychological researchers to propose that thought may be embedded in cultural assumptions: Soviet psychologists of the 1930’s posed logic problems to Uzbek peasants, arguing that intellectual tools were influenced by pragmatic circumstances.
Keywords: subjects, americans, nisbett, arguments, american
Show HN: Ping.gy – An app to connect with people within 1km from you
Summary: Ping.gy lets you connect with people within 1km from you, by sharing short messages with them.
Keywords: connect, lets, messages, people, short
Minimal Responsive Grid System
Summary: Smart Grid is CSS fluid responsive layout system with 12 columns and it is only 0.5 KB.
Keywords: grid, css, columns, fluid, column