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Get FREE AUDIO BOOKS from Audible.com and also Audiobooks.com Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of  fiction, poetry and non-fiction , by such ...

Roam: Why I Love It and How I Use It

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I’ve been deeply interested in personal knowledge management for almost 10 years now. V1 of my interest was a private wiki I created in college to help organize the notes I started taking from non-fiction books I was reading.

Epic Tells Customers It Will Stop Google Cloud Integrations

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Electronic health record giant Epic Systems has been notifying customers that it no longer plans to pursue integrations with Google Cloud, and will instead focus on integrating into platforms offered by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft ’s Azure service, ...

The Hunt for the Fastest Zero

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Let’s say I ask you to fill a char array of size n with zeros. I don’t know why, exactly, but please play along for now. If this were C, we would probably reach for memset, but let’s pretend we are trying to write idiomatic C++ instead.

F-35 logistics system to be reinvented and renamed, official says

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The computer-based logistics system of the F-35 stealth fighter jet made by Lockheed Martin ( LMT.N), which has been plagued by delays, will be replaced by another network made by the same company, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday. ...

The Internet of Beefs

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You’ve heard me talk about crash-only programming, right? It ’s a programming paradigm for critical infrastructure systems, where there is —by design —no graceful way to shut down. A program can only crash and try to recover from a crashed state, which ...

'Universal memory' research passes new milestone

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Physicists at Lancaster University have demonstrated that their invention of a new type of memory device could transform the way computers, smartphones and other gadgets work.

My story as a self-taught AI researcher

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For this Humans of Machine Learning ( #humansofml) interview, I ’m super excited to share my conversation with Emil Wallner. Emil is living, breathing proof that it ’s possible to pursue serious AI research as a self-taught creator. Emil is currently ...

Cello – High Level C

#include "Cello.h" int main(int argc, char** argv) { /* Stack objects are created using "$" */ var i0 = $(Int, 5); var i1 = $(Int, 3); var i2 = $(Int, 4); /* Heap objects are created using "new" */ var items = new(Array, Int, ...

Miscarriage can lead to 'long-term post-traumatic stress'

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One in six women who lose a baby in early pregnancy experiences long-term symptoms of post-traumatic stress, a UK study suggests. Women need more sensitive and specific care after a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, researchers say.

Reverberations: An 8-bit approach to J.S. Bach

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The toccata is perhaps the most well-known work in the entire organ repertoire. Like many toccatas, it is probably a transcribed improvisation. It has been postulated that this was a test tune that Bach would play when trying out new organs. ...

Writing Code to Be Spoken (2019)

A personal favorite design element that APL allows me to explore is the "lyricality" of a given piece of code. I ask myself how much the natural language description of what a piece of code does would map directly to the code. This is a sort of discussion that simply

Ontology for the life sciences: genes, proteins, diseases, all expressed in OWL

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The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry is a collective of ontology developers that are committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. The mission of the OBO Foundry is to develop a family of interoperable ontologies ...

Gamedev Tutorial: Dot Product, Rulers, and Bouncing Balls

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Source files and future updates are available on Patreon. You can follow me on Twitter. This post is part of my Gamedev Tutorials Series. Here is the Chinese translation of this post. 本文之中文翻譯 在此

Life Is Driven by Network Effects

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What city you live in. Who you date or marry. Which job you choose. What clothes you wear.We all think we make these choices ourselves. It certainly feels like we’re in full control. But it turns out that our choices — both in our startups and in our lives — are more constrained than we...

Ryanair, Hamiltonian Cycles, and using graph theory to find cheap flights (2018)

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Ryanair is a wonderful example of two extremes - it’s one of the worst possible airlines that nickel and dimes you for everything, it’s not a great employer, and it is rated the worst European airline; however, it’s dirt cheap. Share on:

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

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A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists. The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests.

A singer apologized, closed his eyes, dropped his head and died onstage

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FreeBSD is an amazing operating system

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This is a small article about some of my adventures with FreeBSD and why I believe it is an amazing operating system. I think the year was late 1999 or mid 2000 when I one day was browsing computer books at my favorite bookshop and I discovered the book ...

Beethoven’s audacious acts of musical risk-taking

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Ludwig van Beethoven isn ’t just my favourite composer: he ’s my household god. There ’s a bust of him on my mantelpiece. It took ages to find something that did him justice. This one was made in Italy about 100 years ago; it ’s painted to look ...

Femtolisp: A lightweight, robust, scheme-like Lisp implementation

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This project began with an attempt to write the fastest lisp interpreter I could in under 1000 lines of C. It snowballed from there as I kept trying to see if I could add powerful features with minimal code. At the same time I assembled a library of ...

Grammars for Programming Languages (2018)

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When syntax of programming languages is communicated, context-free grammars are a lingua franca. They define structure of syntax, but cannot express static semantics. This post gives an overview of other successful grammatical models ( attribute, two-level ...

Modern Treasury (YC S18) hiring first product designer

Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you ...

Short Term Rental (2018)

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This blog post is cobbled together from facebook postings prompted by recent events: I had been seeking assistance there but it turned out with a bit of luck and my very own Miss Marple we were able to track things down. Context Short term rentals have exploded everywhere. There have always been...

Robot tanks: On patrol but not allowed to shoot

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In 1985 the US pulled the plug on a computer-controlled anti-aircraft tank after a series of debacles in which its electronic brain locked guns onto a stand packed with top generals reviewing the device. Mercifully it didn't fire, but did subsequently ...

Growing Music: musical interpretations of L-Systems (2005)

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In EvoMUSART workshop, EuroGP 2005, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2005. LNCS 3449, pp. 545-550. Springer, 2005 This page accompanies our "Growing music" EvoMUSART paper, giving some more details, more examples, and MP3 audio samples of the ...

Testing Dataflow Analyses for Precision and Soundness

[This piece is co-authored by Jubi Taneja, Zhengyang Liu, and John Regehr; it’s a summary of some of the findings from a paper that we just recently completed the camera ready copy for, that is going to be published at CGO (Code Generation and Optimization) ...

Dependent Type Systems as Macros [pdf]

STEPHEN CHANG, Northeastern University, USA and PLT Group, USA MICHAEL BALLANTYNE, Northeastern University, USA and PLT Group, USA MILO TURNER, Northeastern University, USA WILLIAM J. BOWMAN, University of British Columbia, CanadaWe present Turnstile+, ...

Toward Copyleft Equality for All

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I would not have imagined even two years ago that expansion of copyleft would become such an issue of interest in software freedom licensing. Historically and for good reason, addition of new forms of copyleft clauses has moved at a steady pace. The ...

Show HN: Bash Script to Install a Webserver (Apache or Nginx), PHP on a Clean OS

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