Top Posts for May 3, 2018

Twitter urges users to change passwords after computer ‘glitch’

Summary: The social network disclosed the issue in a blog post and series of Tweets on Thursday afternoon, saying it had resolved the problem and an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders.

Keywords: twitter, data, passwords, blog, security

Full article on reuters.com | 570 Points and 368 Comments

Stripe to donate $1M to California Yimby

Summary: Today, Stripe, the six-year-old online payments company that has been valued at $9 billion by private investors, is expected to announce a $1 million donation to California Yimby , a housing advocacy organization that was a driving force behind a recently killed bill that would have required local governments to accept higher-density buildings near rail stops.

Keywords: california, york, times, housing, state

Full article on nytimes.com | 499 Points and 519 Comments

Is there a fix for impostor syndrome?

Summary: This makes sense—if you’re constantly striving toward creative expression that pushes the preconceptions of a topic area and that is truly reflective and/or innovative work, you’re likely to focus on what you don’t know so you can chart your learning path.

Keywords: impostor, syndrome, work, people, stress

Full article on interactions.acm.org | 408 Points and 316 Comments

Pocket Casts acquired by NPR

Summary: WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, home to some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, including Radiolab , 2 Dope Queens , Nancy , The New Yorker Radio Hour , Death, Sex & Money , Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin , Note To Self , On the Media , and A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson.

Keywords: pocket, radio, public, casts, npr

Full article on npr.org | 358 Points and 156 Comments

Fake it till you make it: the wolves of Instagram

Summary: A search of the posts tagged #richkidsofinstagram reveals young men and women from across the world sharing pictures and videos of their extravagant lifestyles: suitcases filled with stacks of £10, £20 and £50 notes; toddlers wearing customised Gucci denim jackets; expensive cars and private jets, all set to the latest hip-hop anthems.

Keywords: oyefeso, people, young, binary, gambling

Full article on theguardian.com | 352 Points and 236 Comments

High Speed Networking: Open Sourcing our Kernel Bypass Work

Summary: As we discovered, one of the greatest bottlenecks when handling this volume of data in software is the computational expense of copying these packets between different areas of memory, something which has to happen multiple times when using the Linux kernel’s standard sockets library.

Keywords: netmap, data, network, driver, directly

Full article on bbc.co.uk | 346 Points and 95 Comments

7-Zip: From Uninitialized Memory to Remote Code Execution

Summary: Due to the lack of ASLR on the main executables, the only difficult part of the exploit was to carry out the heap massaging within the restricted context of RAR extraction.

Keywords: decoder, object, heap, code, archive

Full article on landave.io | 312 Points and 104 Comments

De-Googling my phone

Summary: However, setting up such a “Google free” phone requires a significant amount of time, dedication, and skill (not to mention a personal server), definitively far beyond to what I’d trust my mother to comprehend.

Keywords: google, apps, web, free, phone

Full article on piware.de | 305 Points and 117 Comments

The life cycle of HIV in 3D [video]

Summary: Janet Iwasa, a biology professor at the University of Utah, uses advanced animation software to bring data to life in this video for Science of HIV , a project dedicated to visualizing the virus.

Keywords: hiv, life, data, software, cycle

Full article on blogs.scientificamerican.com | 292 Points and 69 Comments

Tesla Plunges After a Conference Call

Summary: “Investor feedback to the call was shock that a CEO would be dismissive and the general sentiment was that the defensiveness spoke volumes,” Joseph Spak, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, wrote in a report to clients.

Keywords: tesla, company, cash, raise, musk

Full article on bloomberg.com | 280 Points and 383 Comments

100 prisoners problem

Summary: 332–344 ^ Joe Buhler, Elwyn Berlekamp (2004), “Puzzles Column” , The Emissary , Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Spring 2004: 3 ^ Richard E. Blahut (2014), Cryptography and Secure Communication , Cambridge University Press, pp.

Keywords: number, prisoners, prisoner, strategy, drawers

Full article on en.wikipedia.org | 274 Points and 101 Comments

Three-day no-meeting schedule for engineers

Summary: Having so many meetings can fragment an engineer’s entire day, eliminating the stretches of uninterrupted time required to build software.

Keywords: meetings, schedule, engineering, days, pinterest

Full article on medium.com | 252 Points and 180 Comments

Stack Overflow for Teams

Summary: A single Team hosted on stackoverflow.com Unlimited private questions and answers Searchable archive Secured in a dedicated network Free 14-day trial

Keywords: team, users, overflow, stack, data

Full article on stackoverflow.com | 241 Points and 145 Comments

GitHub’s online schema migration for MySQL

Summary: By throttling, you return your master to its original workload Dynamic control: you can interactively reconfigure gh-ost , even as migration still runs.

Keywords: table, migration, master, ghost, original

Full article on github.com | 239 Points and 94 Comments

Impact – HTML5 Game Engine

Summary: libFixed skipping over first tile in CollisionMap trace() when the movem… Dec 15, 2014 mediaMinified font Nov 19, 2012 toolsbake.sh permission +x Apr 2, 2014 LICENSEAdd readme and license May 3, 2018 README.mdAdd readme and license May 3, 2018 index.htmlRemoved border for canvas element as it’s not taken into account for … Sep 30, 2012 weltmeister.htmlMousewheel zoom Feb 21, 2012

Keywords: license, impact, latest, commit, readme

Full article on github.com | 228 Points and 54 Comments

NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactor

Summary: “Kilopower’s compact size and robustness allows us to deliver multiple units on a single lander to the surface that provides tens of kilowatts of power,” NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk said in January.

Keywords: kilopower, power, system, space, reactor

Full article on engadget.com | 204 Points and 119 Comments

A Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code

Summary: Their cathedral is Happy Valley Racecourse, whose grassy oval track and floodlit stands are ringed at night by one of the sport’s grandest views: neon skyscrapers and neat stacks of high-rises, a constellation of illuminated windows, and beyond them, lush hills silhouetted in darkness.

Keywords: benter, woods, kong, hong, betting

Full article on bloomberg.com | 196 Points and 38 Comments

How salad became a major source of food poisoning in the US

Summary: Michele Jay-Russell , a food safety researcher at the University of California Davis who has investigated salad-related poisoning outbreaks in the past, said the raw vegetables that are the most common culprits are basically all salad greens, but especially the chopped and bagged kind.

Keywords: food, lettuce, romaine, people, salads

Full article on vox.com | 177 Points and 198 Comments

The 8000th Busy Beaver number eludes ZF set theory (2016)

Summary: But before you interpret that as evidence in favor of Goldbach, Riemann, and the consistency of ZFC, you should probably know that a Turing machine to test whether all perfect squares are less than 5 , produced using Laconic, needed to run for more than an hour before it found the first counterexample (namely, 3 2 =9) and halted.

Keywords: machine, turing, bb, program, theory

Full article on scottaaronson.com | 175 Points and 94 Comments

Show HN: LayerJS – A simple UI composition and navigation library

Full article on layerjs.org | 163 Points and 67 Comments

Asylo: an open-source framework for confidential computing

Full article on cloudplatform.googleblog.com | 152 Points and 32 Comments

Yubikey/Smartcard backed TLS servers

Summary: The best demo to the world that storing secrets on “online” computers is hard and sometimes devastating, is the largeamounts of cryptocurrencytheft due to critical keys being in memory of systems directly or indirectly connected to the internet.

Keywords: key, keys, server, card, system

Full article on blog.benjojo.co.uk | 152 Points and 45 Comments

GDPR made searchable by Algolia

Summary: This Regulation protects fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons and in particular their right to the protection of personal data.

Keywords: data, personal, protection, persons, natural

Full article on gdpr.algolia.com | 151 Points and 22 Comments

A Call of Duty exploit

Summary: Now to call that function, it is required to dereference the entry in the IAT and to pass all parameters accordingly, but most importantly, the return value has to be stored somewhere, as this is essentially the pointer to the memory we want to write our code to.

Keywords: game, memory, code, network, stack

Full article on momo5502.com | 147 Points and 22 Comments

The Unemployment Rate in Every Region of Europe

Summary: Conversely, there are only two regions within all of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, and Slovenia where the unemployment rate is below 5.8%, a level generally associated with a particularly healthy labor market.

Keywords: unemployment, rate, eu, world, europe

Full article on thesoundingline.com | 143 Points and 140 Comments

Facebook employee fired over bragging about access to user information

Summary: The incident comes as Facebook faces global concerns about personal data privacy, including Congressional hearings at which Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified.

Keywords: facebook, access, fired, data, employee

Full article on reuters.com | 139 Points and 95 Comments

The Helium Factor and Hard Drive Failure Rates

Summary: He has shared his expertise in computer security and data backup at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech, RSA and over 100 other events.

Keywords: drives, drive, helium, hard, failure

Full article on backblaze.com | 138 Points and 53 Comments

GDPR compliance checklist

Summary: if your organisation is determining the purpose of the storage or processing of personal information, it is considered a controller .

Keywords: organisation, data, legal, information, advice

Full article on gdprchecklist.io | 138 Points and 28 Comments

GitHub provides an RSS feed for all user-facing changes made on the platform

Summary: Discover new ways to build better Try Marketplace apps free for 14 days

Keywords: apps, build, days, marketplace, learn

Full article on blog.github.com | 133 Points and 19 Comments

Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double

Summary: The new study list causal factors aside from mobile phone use that may explain the GMB trend, including radiation from X-rays, CT scans and the fallout from atomic bomb tests in the atmosphere.

Keywords: brain, cancer, study, tumours, research

Full article on telegraph.co.uk | 120 Points and 173 Comments

A Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial

Summary: IRBs review every aspect of a trial: the script researchers use to recruit participants, the entry criteria for the study, the wording of the informed consent document, the protocol for administering the drug or vaccine, rules for record keeping and reporting adverse events.

Keywords: halford, vaccine, fernandez, trial, erkelens

Full article on wired.com | 119 Points and 75 Comments

Drive-by Rowhammer attack uses GPU to compromise an Android phone

Summary: “Rowhammer in many ways has been ignored by vendors hiding behind [the claim] that it’s difficult and usually requires local execution or deduplication which has been removed from Windows by now,” said Anders Fogh, a principal security researcher with GDATA Advanced Analytics who .

Keywords: rowhammer, glitch, exploit, firefox, researchers

Full article on arstechnica.com | 112 Points and 44 Comments

Everest: A lightweight REST API client written in JavaFX

Summary: The goal with Everest is to provide pretty much the same level of functionality as the other options, but in a lighter, native but equally slick package.

Keywords: everest, request, apr, time, history

Full article on github.com | 108 Points and 52 Comments

NYC Renters Paid Extra $616M Thanks to Airbnb, Study Says

Summary: Chris Lehane, the company’s head of policy and public affairs, said the city’s data was outdated and pointed to recent studies that said rents in some New York boroughs dropped as much as 6 percent in March.

Keywords: airbnb, report, percent, stringer, rents

Full article on bloomberg.com | 106 Points and 147 Comments

Altair: Declarative Visualization in Python

Summary: Built with Sphinx using a theme provided by Read the Docs .

Keywords: altair, built, theme, copyright, read

Full article on altair-viz.github.io | 97 Points and 14 Comments

Wikipedia: List of lists of lists

Summary: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keywords: encyclopedia, wikipedia, free

Full article on en.wikipedia.org | 96 Points and 16 Comments

A growing number of philosophers are conducting experiments to test arguments

Summary: Knobe, a professor of psychology, philosophy and linguistics at Yale University and well-known in the field for his experimental work, which he’s been doing since the early 2000s, describes one kind of ‘positive programme’ as very similar to cognitive science.

Keywords: philosophers, philosophy, intuitions, experiments, experimental

Full article on aeon.co | 96 Points and 57 Comments

German CT-Magazine says 8 new Spectre Vulnerabilities are found in Intel CPUs

Summary: Bevor es diesen dauerhaft speichern kann, schlägt das CPU-Aufräumkommando zu und macht alles rückgängig, was meltdown.exe mit diesem Wert angestellt hat – aber nur fast: Im kurzen Zeitfenster der Vorabausführung schreibt meltdown.exe in die siebte Schublade.

Keywords: die, und, das, der, für

Full article on heise.de | 86 Points and 6 Comments

Tesla is hit by $2B patent troll case from Nikola Motors

Summary: Nikola Motors claims that Tesla’s design is creating market confusion that is stealing away orders for their truck and therefore there are damages, which they estimate at over $2 billion.

Keywords: nikola, tesla, truck, semi, design

Full article on electrek.co | 85 Points and 104 Comments

Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper Cuts the Multiverse Down to Size

Summary: Scientists later determined that this proposal implied something strange: that the multiverse is infinite, with endless, uncountable parallel universes existing alongside our own, Live Science previously reported.

Keywords: science, hawking, paper, multiverse, live

Full article on livescience.com | 82 Points and 73 Comments

Hominin head-scratcher: who butchered this rhino 700k years ago?

Summary: Researchers working at a site in the northern part of the island of Luzon report the discovery of 57 stone tools found with more than 400 animal bones, including the mostly-complete remains of a rhino (the now-extinct Rhinoceros philippinensis , a poorly known subspecies … having a specimen that’s about 75 percent complete is an achievement in and of itself).

Keywords: hominin, years, rhino, bones, ago

Full article on blogs.discovermagazine.com | 81 Points and 61 Comments

Tech conferences moving north as Trump policies turn off attendees

Summary: At least two other major technology conferences have recently made the decision to relocate to Canada, lured in part by Toronto’s burgeoning tech sector, but also driven by travel restrictions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, policies that have left organizers scrambling to accommodate those who can’t visit the United States.

Keywords: toronto, tech, collision, trump, people

Full article on business.financialpost.com | 78 Points and 50 Comments

Design for an Audience

Summary: And I hope you’ll think about what changes when you shift from making things for yourself — where you don’t even necessarily need to label the axes because you know exactly what you’re looking at — and work your way toward communicating to the public.

Keywords: data, chart, idea, graphic, make

Full article on style.org | 67 Points and 7 Comments

C64 Keyboard Prototype

Summary: The rectangular Spacebar and Return mounts have to be re-made using an acrylic plate of 1.5mm in thickness in order to make the Costar stabs snap into the material correctly.

Keywords: keyboard, pcb, circuit, cherry, switch

Full article on breadbox64.com | 67 Points and 27 Comments

An Overview of Micron’s Automata Processor (2016) [pdf]

Full article on cs.virginia.edu | 67 Points and 15 Comments

Linux System Monitoring with eBPF

Summary: This is an order of magnitude faster than block I/O latencies and indicates that buffering and caching of file system accesses is indeed speeding things up.

Keywords: latency, system, metrics, scheduling, ebpf

Full article on circonus.com | 64 Points and 3 Comments

20 Years of Crunch Take Their Toll on a Game Developer

Summary: Even though Neville has recently tried hard to revamp his lifestyle and approach game development in a healthier way, he’s still coping with injuries that emerged while he was crunching on Bunker Punks, sitting and staring at the screen for countless uninterrupted hours.

Keywords: neville, crunch, game, steam, punks

Full article on steamed.kotaku.com | 54 Points and 33 Comments

Spectre-NG Multiple new Intel CPU flaws revealed, several serious

Summary: The vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown shook the IT world to its foundations: researchers proved that there is a fundamental design flaw in all modern processors with serious repercussions for system security ( see c’t issue 32018 ).

Keywords: spectre, patches, intel, security, flaws

Full article on heise.de | 52 Points and 8 Comments