Commit messages guide

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A guide to understand the importance of commit messages and how to write them well. It may help you to learn what a commit is, why it is important to write good messages, best practices and some tips to plan and (re)write a good commit history.

Show HN: Should you buy a house to rent it out? An interactive simulation

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Build models better. Replace spreadsheets with Causal — collaborative probabilistic modeling in the browser.

Kustomize – Templating in Kubernetes

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We always need to customize our deployment with Kubernetes and, I don’t know why but the main tool around for now is HELM which throws away all the logic we learn on docker and Kubernetes. Here I will introduce to you an alternative called Kustomize ...

Sensei's Library

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Sensei's Library is a collaborative web site about and around the game of Go (also called Igo, Weiqi, or Baduk). It is a repository, a discussion medium, it is the pot of Go(ld) at the end of the rainbow! SL is whatever you make of it. Anyone ...

Applied Category Theory

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Category theory is a relatively new branch of mathematics that has transformed much of pure math research. The technical advance is that category theory provides a framework in which to organize formal systems and by which to translate between them, allowing one to transfer knowledge from one...

A Technical and Cultural Assessment of the Mueller Report PDF

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What can we learn about the Mueller Report from the PDF file released by the Department of Justice on April 18, 2019? This article offers two things: a brief, high-level technical assessment of the document, and a question of culture: why everyone assumes it would be delivered as a PDF file –...

Working as a librarian gave me PTSD symptoms

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Months before its release, friends and family began sending me links to the movie trailer for “The Public.” It made them think of me, they said. In the film, a passion project of actor-director Emilio Estevez, homeless patrons, unable to face ...

Micro-promotions and mentorship: impact of small actions in engineering culture

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For the last decade, I have worked in male-dominated environments. While during this time I’ve encountered many nitwits and detractors, I’ve also been fortunate to encounter many proponents and advocates. Although no company is perfect, at CircleCI I’ve had opportunities to grow my career in an...

Apple said Qualcomm’s tech was no good, but privately it was ‘the best’

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Bézier Curves and Surfaces: The Utah Teapot

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Keywords: Bézier curve, Bézier surface, parametric surface, Utah teapot, Newell, Bernstein polynomials, quadratic, cubic, Bézier basis matrix, De Casteljau algorithm, tesselation, Taylor series, forward difference, Bézier patch normal. $$P_{curve}(t) ...

The Museum of Soviet Space Travel

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Egor Rogalev was born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in 1980. He has earned degree at the Department of Journalism at the Saint Petersburg state university. Egor mixes landscape photography with street portraiture exploring how people in post-Soviet countries correspond with transformation of urban

The Mueller Report Can’t Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway

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Did you know that anything created by federal government employees, under American law, can’t be copyrighted? They go right into the public domain. That means it’s impossible for there to be any copyright infringement on, say, a report by the Special ...

Chinese spies stole trade secrets from Dutch chip machine maker ASML: report

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By Janene Pieters on April 11, 2019 - 08:36 Chinese spies stole trade secrets from Dutch chip machine maker ASML, causing hundreds of millions of euros worth of damage, Financieele Dagblad reports based on its own research. This is the largest known espionage ...

Steganography: An Art of Hiding Data (2009) [pdf]

Steganography is derived from the Greek for covered writing and essentially means “to hide in plain sight ”. Steganography is the art of inconspicuously hiding data within data. The main goal of steganography is to hide information well enough such that ...

Python overtakes JavaScript as most questioned language on StackOverflow

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Stack Overflow has been swooping to the rescue of all types of developers since its founding in 2008. Since that time, developers have asked millions upon millions of different questions, within all areas of development. ...

26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

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A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from ...

Red Hat Replaces Oracle as OpenJDK 8, OpenJDK 11 Steward

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Oracle has passed the baton of OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 to Red Hat to support and maintain these open source Java implementations. Red Hat's OpenJDK work must ensure developers have tested and debu...

Why Joy Division? Henry Rollins examines Jon Savage’s oral history of the band

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"This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else" by Jon Savage documents the formation, brief life and sudden end of the phenomenal Manchester band Joy Division. Henry Rollins' review dives deep into the history of the band.

Selective Empathy Can Chip Away at Civil Society

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Militia leader Ammon Bundy, famous for leading an armed standoff in Oregon, had a tender moment in November of last year. He recorded a Facebook post saying that perhaps President Trump's characterization of the migrant caravan on the U.S.-Mexico ...

Sampling a Procedural Sky

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It ’s been a long time since my last blog post, but with a good reason. I was focused on delevoping a volumetric rendering system and that almost came to an end. In these “Volumetric Path Tracing ”series, I will try to share my findings and hopefully ...

Ask HN: One-person SaaS apps that are profitable?

Hi HN, I'm asking this because I'm considering starting a SaaS app as a side project, and I'm looking for some inspiration. Note: this is was previously on HN here[1], but it's been few years, and I'm sure a lot of one person startups ...

Account Executive for B2B Flying Autonomous Vehicle Software (Iris Automation)

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A place were the future in sight is only the beginning. We’re not only building a product, but people too. We offer fitness, commuter, and personal space stipends, catered lunch twice a week, snacks 24/7, health, dental, and vision insurance, ...

Storing files in the DB: story of an epic failure

Storing files in the database has already been demonstrated as not an efficient trade-off here, and in many pages on internet. As such, this post provides subjective stories about files in the database, rather than an objective compare.

Heat-Loving Microbes, Once Dormant, Thrive over Decades-Old Fire

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Just past the intersection of Centre and Locust in Centralia, Pennsylvania, the microbiologist Tammy Tobinturned the wheel of her aging Prius sharply to the right. As the windshield wipers whipped furiously back and forth to fend off the driving sleet ...

The Power of Lifetimes

The execution of a program unfolds over some interval of time. The lifetime of every temporary resource (e.g., variable or object) is the time span between that resource ’s “creation ”and “destruction ”. This lifetime is wholly contained within the ...

Samurai Helmets

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Munich’s Kunsthalle is currently showing selected pieces from Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller’s Samurai Collectionin Dallas, Texas. The selection includes armor and weapons as well as household items, but I was most impressed by the numerous helmets. ...

Logic Puzzle: The Joy of Recursion

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Recursion is one of the most fascinating, magical concepts in computer science and mathematics. A programmer ’s subroutine can call itself, which can call itself again and again in an infinite loop. A math function can be defined in terms of itself. Informally, ...

Why Alan Turing Wanted AI Agents to Make Mistakes

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The history of AI is often told as the story of machines getting smarter over time. What’s lost is the human element in the narrative, how intelligent machines are designed, trained, and powered by human minds and bodies.

Scribd taking down the Mueller Report is the future the EU has voted for

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A convenient feature of nearly all documents created by the US government is that they have no copyright. As such, the Mueller Report exists in the public domain both colloquially (it’s everywhere!) and legally (no rights restrictions!).

What Gravitational Waves Can Say About Dark Matter

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Skip to main content In 1916, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity, which established the modern view of gravity as a warping of the fabric of spacetime. The theory predicted that objects that interact with gravity could ...