Show HN: Drogon – A C++14/17 based high performance HTTP application framework

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Drogon is a C++14/17-based HTTP application framework. Drogon can be used to easily build various types of web application server programs using C++. Drogon is the name of a dragon in the American TV series "Game of Thrones" that I really like.

EU government websites have undisclosed adtech trackers from Google and others

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All but three of the European Union member states' government websites are littered with undisclosed adtech trackers from Google and other firms, with many piggy-backing on third-party scripts, according to an analysis of almost 200,000 webpages.

Nvidia's $99 Jetson Nano Is an AI Computer for DIY Enthusiasts

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Sophisticated AI generally isn't an option for homebrew devices when the mini computers can rarely handle much more than the basics. NVIDIA thinks it can do better -- it's unveiling an entry-level AI computer, the Jetson ...

How we do Vue: one year later (2017)

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It's been a while since we wrote about Vue. We've been using Vue for over a year now and life has been very good. Thanks @lnoogn for reminding me to write this article! GitLab is more than just source code management or CI/CD. It is a full ...

What Working at Stripe Has Been Like

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I joined Stripe two years ago to make starting an Internet business easier, mostly by work on Stripe Atlas. After founding four small software companies I wanted peers to deal with less nonsense, either by productizing a solution to it or by writing ...

Atta Elayyan, Developer of MetroTube and LazyWorm Apps, Killed in Christchurch

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The world is still reeling from the New Zealand Christchurch attacks that occurred on March 15, 2019. The deadliest act of terrorism in the country ’s history left at least 50 dead and at least 50 more wounded. As news of the victims continues ...

Barcelona Fines Landlords Who Let Buildings Sit Empty

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For some years now, Barcelona has been making a threat to landlords: If you don’t find tenants for your empty buildings, we will fine you. The tone emerged as the city ’s affordable housing crisis deepened, exacerbated in part by the fact that some ...

Making 3D Terrain Maps (2017)

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With spring about to arrive, it is time to end this series, get away from the computer, and go outside. I hope that you find the information useful!

Eliminating Robocalls

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All of us have had the experience. A meeting or a dinner interrupted by our phone ringing with some random number on the screen. Click ‘ignore ’. Maybe a minute later we get the notification of a new voicemail (maybe in another language) touting a ...

The Loading Dock Manifesto

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This is my life: I work the graveyard shift for a beverage distributor outside Cleveland, Ohio. Thirty hours a week I'm making the world safe for carbonated refreshment. Or at least three counties of it.

Quantum Computing for the Curious

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If humanity ever makes contact with alien intelligences, will those aliens possess computers? In science fiction, alien computers are commonplace. If that's correct, it means there is some way aliens can discover computers independently of humans. ...

CIA Doc on Time Travel, Consciousness, and Existence of the Absolute (1983) [pdf]

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Tips and tricks to write LaTeX papers in with figures generated in Python

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This repository contains a list of tools, best practices, tips and other guidelines we found useful/important when writing scientific papers. Some are a matter of style (we tend to follow the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style), and we are ...

Simple script to analyse your PostgreSQL database config, give tuning advice

postgresqltuner.pl is a simple script to analyse your PostgreSQL database. It is inspired by mysqltuner.pl postgresqltuner.pl version 0.0.8 Connecting to /var/run/postgresql:5432 database testdb with user postgres... [OK] User used for report have ...

Azure Data Studio: An Open-Source GUI Editor for Postgres

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When you are working with a database, or any other kind of software, your experience is enhanced or hindered by the tools you use to interact with it. PostgreSQL has a command line tool, psql, and it ’s pretty powerful, but some people much prefer ...

How cigarette makers applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages

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What do these ads featuring Joe Camel, Kool-Aid Man and the maniacal mascot for Hawaiian Punch have in common? All three were created by Big Tobacco in the decades when cigarette makers, seeking to diversify their holdings, acquired some of America ’s ...

My Cognitive Bias – A cognitive bias explained every time you open a new tab

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A few years ago I became aware of Cognitive Biases, I have since noticed them everywhere but most importantly, I believe that being aware of my biases, greatly helps me overcome them. This has had a huge impact on various aspects of my life, from how ...

Op amp on the Moon: Reverse-engineering a hybrid op amp module

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I recently obtained a mysterious electronic component in a metal can, flatter and slightly larger than a typical integrated circuit. 1After opening it up and reverse engineering the circuit, I determined that this was an op amp built for NASA ...

Atlassian Acquires AgileCraft for $166M

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Atlassian today announced that it has acquired AgileCraft, a service that aims to give enterprises plan their strategic projects and workstreams. The service provides business leaders with additional insights into the current status of technical projects and gives them insights into the...

New Tools for Detecting HTTPS Interception

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The practice of HTTPS interception continues to be commonplace on the Internet. HTTPS interception has encountered scrutiny, most notably in the 2017 study “ The Security Impact of HTTPS Interception”and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness ...

Open-sourcing Sandboxed API

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Slack enables customers to control their encryption keys in enterprise version

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Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app. The keys are managed in the AWS KMS key management tool. Geoff Belknap, chief security...

The rise and fall of scientific authority, and how to bring it back

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Robert P. Crease harks back to the shapers of our scientific infrastructure and what they can tell us about how to handle the threat we now face. Robert P. Crease harks back to the shapers of our scientific infrastructure and what they can tell us about how to handle the threat we now face.

Introduction to Datalog

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The following post will serve as a brief introduction to the declarative programming paradigm through a closer examination of the logic programming language Datalog. I am writing this as I go, hoping to both further my own understanding of the paradigm ...

Ketamine: From Party Drug to Prescription Medicine

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Ketamine’s ignominious start was as a psychedelic party drug with the street name of Special K. Its future is as a promising intervention for treatment-resistant depression. Just this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved esketamine, a form of ketamine, for the treatment of...

Herpes Virus Reactivation in Astronauts During Spaceflight

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Latent herpes virus reactivation has been demonstrated in astronauts during shuttle (10-16 days) and International Space Station (≥ 180 days) flights. Following reactivation, viruses are shed in the body fluids of astronauts. Typically, shedding of viral DNA is asymptomatic in astronauts...

Alex Gibney on the Fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

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We can’t get enough of Elizabeth Holmes. The founder and CEO of Theranos once captivated the imaginations of venture capitalists and magazine profile writerswith her too-good-to-be-true tale of a revolutionary blood testing technology. Three years, ...

Ask HN: How to learn best practices when you have no one to teach you?

I am currently working for a startup and am one of 3 developers. Most of my work revolves around building the API in Node + Express as well as some small projects with MongoDB. The other developers don't really assist me since they have their ...

The Fertility Doctor’s Secret

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Donald Cline must have thought no one would ever know. Then DNA testing came along. Facebook message arrived when Heather Woock was packing for vacation, in August 2017. It was from a stranger claiming to be her half sibling. She assumed the ...

Zendar (YC S17) is looking for a computer vision engineer

At Zendar, we are working on a high-resolution imaging radar system that allows self driving cars to see through fog, rain and snow. We are a team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and researchers developing the next generation of radar ...