Summary: I paid $70 to buy the apps, but then the company switched to a $40 a year annual subscription , and as the dozens of angry reviews and comments illustrate, that price is vastly out of proportion from the cost of providing the software (which I might add, is entirely hosted on iCloud infrastructure).
Keywords: subscription, subscriptions, month, consumers, price
Gitea: Open source, self-hosted GitHub alternative
Summary: Gitea is a community managed fork of Gogs , lightweight code hosting solution written in Go and published under the MIT license.
Keywords: gitea, git, lightweight, written, requirements
96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2M
Summary: Jane Lockshin, the treasurer of the Henry Street Settlement’s board, said her aunt, Ms. Bloom, left $6.2 million to the settlement’s Expanded Horizons College Success Program, which helps disadvantaged students prepare for and complete college.Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times Donald and Mildred Othmer , who settled in Brooklyn Heights, lived relatively simple lives; he was a professor at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn and she was a former teacher and buyer for her mother’s dress stores.
Keywords: bloom, lockshin, firm, settlement, money
California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes
Summary: Pierre Delforge, energy efficiency program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the proposed update “another important step toward the environmentally-friendly, healthy and affordable home of the future.”
Keywords: solar, energy, homes, state, home
Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30? (2012)
Summary: “I take an extremely efficient approach and seek out like-minded folks to fill very specific needs,” she said.Credit Sally Ryan for The New York Times Basically, she suggests, this is because people have an internal alarm clock that goes off at big life events, like turning 30.
Keywords: friends, people, friend, making, work
Thermal Paper Polaroid
Summary: I’m editing the init scripts using the serial port, but if we bugger up the boot process we have to completely disassemble the camera in order to access the SD card and fix the problem.
Keywords: camera, pi, image, time, printer
Researchers have developed a water-based battery to store solar and wind energy
Summary: On a hot day, when people come home from work and crank up the air conditioning, utilities must have load-balancing strategies to meet peak demand: some way to boost power generation within minutes to avoid brownouts or blackouts that might otherwise bring down the grid.
Keywords: energy, battery, cui, power, doe
CS109 Data Science
Summary: Instructors Joe Blitzstein, Statistics, Office hours: Wednesdays 4-5pm in SC 714 Hanspeter Pfister, Computer Science Verena Kaynig-Fittkau, Computer Science, Office hours: Tuesdays 4:15-5pm in NW B164
Keywords: data, science, assignments, lectures, material
Letting go of the GPS to learn the art of natural navigation
Summary: There’s “the tick”, but there’s also “the celebration” (the burst of wildflowers on a forest floor that tells you where light falls) and “the shear” (the tilt of a cloud that indicates wind direction) and “the invisible handrail” (the use of a prominent landscape feature to help you retain your bearings).
Keywords: gooley, tristan, birds, london, lost
Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses
Summary: A small group of researchers, led by Leonid Margolis , a Russian-born virologist at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and Robert Gallo , the HIV pioneer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has proposed that this similarity is more than mere coincidence.
Keywords: vesicles, extracellular, viruses, arc, cells
Show HN: Morning Cup of Coding – A curated newsletter of programming articles
Summary: Morning Cup of Coding is a daily programming newsletter featuring long form technical articles of all fields of software engineering.
Keywords: morning, content, technical, coding, cup
Tesla reviewing contractors, firing everyone not vouched for by an employee
Summary: Musk has been pushing for Tesla to become profitable during the second half of the year and that’s completely dependent on the automaker optimizing Model 3 production and reducing labor hour per car.
Keywords: tesla, contractor, contractors, excellence, musk
NASA advisers say SpaceX rocket technology could put lives at risk
Summary: Other private companies eventually could compete for other government launch contracts — including Blue Origin, which was founded by Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos — but none are expected to send people to the space station anytime soon.
Keywords: nasa, spacex, rocket, space, astronauts
Earth’s carbon dioxide levels reach highest point in 800,000 years
Summary: The increase in gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide is fuelling climate change and making “the planet more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations,” the World Meteorological Organization has said.
Keywords: carbon, dioxide, gases, greenhouse, million
Origins of the finger command (1990)
Summary: Hidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages
Keywords: hidden, fieldssearch, groups, messages
More fun with reactive-banana-automation
Summary: The sensor data is available over http, so I can run this controller code in test mode, on my laptop, and observe how it reacts to real-world circumstances.
Keywords: code, testing, house, bugs, mode
China Plans $47B Fund to Boost Its Semiconductor Industry
Summary: ET BEIJING—In a move that could further heighten tensions with the U.S., China is poised to announce a new fund of about 300 billion yuan—$47.4 billion—to spur development of its semiconductor industry as it seeks to close the technology gap with the U.S. and other rivals, according to people familiar with the matter.
Keywords: china, fund, industry, chip, billion
Sidepact: start a company with a full-time job
Summary: After reviewing applications, we will have structured group interview sessions and assign teams based on complementary preferences, values, and interests.
Keywords: sidepact, engineers, teams, week, companies
New autoplay policy in Chrome
Summary: In fact, in Chrome a significant number of autoplays are paused, muted, or have their tab closed within six seconds by people who don’t want them.
Keywords: chrome, don, play, unwanted, policy
Java’s Mysterious Interrupt
Summary: Early termination of tasks - When you submit a Runnable or Callable to an ExecutorService , occasionally you need a way to indicate you don’t want the result any more.
Keywords: thread, code, interrupt, interrupted, work
Europe Takes First Steps in Electrifying World’s Shipping Fleets
Summary: Despite these signs of progress, serious national and international regulations and incentives on converting the shipping industry to renewable sources of energy must be enacted, including a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic to reduce the emissions of sooty, heat-absorbing pollution particles.
Keywords: electric, shipping, norway, batteries, emissions
How I got my first thousand users
Summary: Many visitors ran a pagecheck (conversion rate ±30%), and seemed to be happy with it (based on their click behavior, time on page, etc.).
Keywords: siteguru, tool, users, sign, seo
Rotor sail helps Finnish ferry Viking Grace reduce fuel consumption
Summary: Passengers traveling on the Baltic sea on the Viking Grace vessel can now observe a 24 meter high spinning tube on deck.
Keywords: sail, grace, norsepower, shipping, viking
Is It Time to Give Up on a Single Diagnostic Label for Autism?
Summary: Five years ago, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) established autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as an umbrella term when it published the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ( DSM -5), the primary guide to taxonomy in psychiatry.
Keywords: autism, diagnostic, type, spectrum, single
Show HN: Stadia Maps, reasonably priced map tiles, static maps, and routing
Summary: Basemaps are the layer of “normal” things you’d expect to see on a map like water, country borders, cities, points of interest, etc.
Keywords: map, stadia, maps, routing, static
How Harvey Karp Turned Baby Sleep into Big Business
Summary: “Highlights from 100 years of expert solicitude confirm the dirty little secret of child rearing: Though parenting gurus preach the supreme importance of consistency, their own shifting wisdom is proof of its impossibility,” Ann Hulbert, the author of “Raising America” (2003), a sweeping history of child-rearing advice, wrote in this magazine.
Keywords: karp, baby, babies, sleep, parents
GopherCon Singapore 2018 Videos
Open sourcing Terratest: tools for testing infrastructure code
Summary: Most IaC tools are immature, modern architectures are complicated, and seemingly minor changes to infrastructure code sometimes cause severe bugs, such as wiping out a server, a database, or even an entire data center.
Keywords: code, terraform, terratest, test, run
A venture fund’s experiment in human-free investing
Summary: Ray Ko, a partner who leads the firm’s tech development, is intrigued by the idea of pulling in information about founders that could serve as proxies for technical expertise, such as their histories in coding communities like GitHub Inc. and Stack Overflow , and seeing if that correlates with success.
Keywords: capital, social, companies, carroll, firm
Windows 10 1803 Update Failure
Summary: Upon further inspection you quickly realize that this modern beauty is built upon the skeleton of an actual mid century house, one poorly constructed decades ago.
Keywords: windows, update, updates, time, dell
Hosting your static site with AWS S3, Route 53, and CloudFront for free
Summary: At the time, I found the AWS documentation to be rather fragmented and inconvenient to follow - it was hard to find what you were looking for without knowing what a specific setting might be called, or where it was, or if it existed at all.
Keywords: ll, domain, cloudfront, route, set
Limiting breakage with a software deployment checklist
Summary: So we came up with simple rule — here is a checklist, go answer all the questions in it — like a 15 minutes exam, file a deployment ticket, we will go over it and you will have a green signal to push the button.
Keywords: checklist, deployment, great, deploy, deployments
A woman’s brain stimulator stopped working after her home struck by lightning
Summary: One stormy afternoon in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, thunder rolled, a bolt of lightning streaked across the sky, and the television and air conditioner went dark in the apartment of a woman with electrodes implanted in her brain.
Keywords: brain, lightning, electrodes, flisar, found
The Basic Sourdough
Summary: Thus the combination of 40% sourdough on the flour creates an excellent bread which is not too hard to handle.
Keywords: dough, sourdough, grams, mother, yeast
Who Are These Economists, Anyway? (2009) [pdf]
1,000 True Fans (2008)
Summary: A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living.
Keywords: fans, true, fan, tail, long
Google News to be revamped, incorporate YouTube videos and magazines
Facial recognition tech wrongly identified 2,000 people as potential criminals
Summary: South Wales Police began trialling the technology in June last year in a bid to catch more criminals, using cameras to scan faces in a crowd and compare them against a database of custody images.
Keywords: technology, recognition, police, people, facial
Birchbox reached a deal, but it will leave some investors with nothing
Summary: The brand was founded by Stanford Business School students Brian Spaly and Andy Dunn, who wanted to disrupt the menswear space by selling well-designed chinos online.
Keywords: birchbox, company, beauchamp, million, experience