Boeing Pilot Warned of ‘Egregious’ Issue with 737 Max in 2016

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A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes.

Coffee Is Hard

Way back in the 80s, some people had a dream of combining the cutesy graphics of 80s visual games and the soul-crushing difficulty of 80s text adventures. And so Sierra On-Line created quest games.

Boeing 2016 internal messages suggest employees may have misled FAA on 737 MAX

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co ( BA.N) turned over instant messages from 2016 between two employees that suggest the airplane maker may have misled the Federal Aviation Administration about a key safety system on the grounded 737 MAX, according to documents ...

My Favourite Git Commit

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I like Git commit messages. Used well, I think they’re one of the most powerful tools available to document a codebase over its lifetime. I’d like to illustrate that by showing you my favourite ever Git commit.

Faster Layouts with CSS Grid (and Subgrid)

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CSS Grid has been available in most major browsers since early 2017, and it makes web layout more powerful than ever before. But complex-looking new syntax (line-names! grid-areas! minmax! fit-content! fr units!) and missing IE11 support can make it ...

Highlights from “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande

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1. In the 1970s, the philosophers Samuel Gorovitz and Alasdair MacIntyre published a short essay on the nature of human fallibility that I read during my surgical training and haven ’t stopped pondering since. The question they sought to answer ...

Microsoft’s visual data explorer SandDance open sourced

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For those unfamiliar with SandDance, it was introduced nearly four years ago as a system for exploring and presenting data using “unit visualizations. ”Instead of aggregating data and showing the resulting sums as bar charts, SandDance shows every ...

Email marketing regulations around the world

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As the world becomes increasingly connected, the email marketing regulation landscape becomes more and more complex. Whether or not you operate directly in different countries, it's good practice as an email marketer to know which laws and regulations ...

What nobody tells you about documentation

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However hard you work on documentation, it won't work for your software - unless you do it the right way. There is a secret that needs to be understood in order to write good software documentation: there isn ’t one thing called ...

Remove my password from lists so hackers won't be able to hack me

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GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Sign up added a commit to philnash/pwned that referenced ...

The Wayback Machine: Fighting Digital Extinction in New Ways

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Extinction isn’t just a biological issue. In the 21 st century, it’s a technical, even digital one, too. The average web page might last three months before it ’s altered or deleted forever. You never know when access to the information on these ...

Earth and Sun

The day-night cycle and the cycle of the seasons have been an important part of human civilization for millennia. Today the discoveriesfrom centuries ago are well known, but despite the superficial simplicity of Earth revolving around its axis and ...

Mozilla's initiative to help teach machines how real people speak

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Common Voice is a project to help make voice recognition open to everyone. Now you can donate your voice to help us build an open-source voice database that anyone can use to make innovative apps for devices and the web.

Mark Hurd Has Died

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Co-CEO of Oracle Mark Hurd had taken a leave of absence from Oracle last month because of unspecified health reasons. Mark Hurd, who was co-chief of Oracle and former head of HP during a period rocked by scandals, died Friday. He was 62.

Frank Lloyd Wright Loved to Hate New York

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If you know the slightest thing about Frank Lloyd Wright, you ’ll know that he abominated New York City in just about all of the colorful and scabrous ways that he could. There are dozens of deprecations to draw upon, about “dying a hundred ...

Rules for Developing Safety Critical Code [pdf]

Most serious software development projects use coding guidelines. These guidelines are meant to state what the ground rules are for the software to be written: how it should be structured and which language features should and should not be used. Curiously, ...

Really Fixing Getrandom()

The final days of the 5.3 kernel development cycle included an extensive discussion of the getrandom() API and the reversion of an ext4 improvement that was indirectly causing boot hangs due to a lack of entropy. Blocking filesystem improvements because they are too effective is clearly not...

AI Detects Heart Failure from One Heartbeat: Study

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Doctors can detect heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy using a new artificial intelligence-driven neural network. That’s according to a recent study published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal , which ...

Jerry (YC S17) Is Hiring Software Developers (Toronto, Canada)

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About Jerry.ai:Think insurance shopping is painful and time-consuming? We thought so too. That is why we built jerry.ai to create the easiest experience for our users. Enabled by disruptive technologies, jerry.ai aims for the one-click user experi...

Mathematics for Machine Learning (free PDF book)

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We wrote a book on Mathematics for Machine Learning that motivates people to learn mathematical concepts. The book is not intended to cover advanced machine learning techniques because there are already plenty of books doing this. Instead, we aim ...

Imgur Discontinuing Support for NSFW Reddit Subsections

As of October 14, 2019, Imgur will no longer display NSFW Imgur r/subsections associated with Reddit subreddits. Over the years, these pages have put Imgur ’s user growth, mission, and business at risk. We want Imgur to be a fun and entertaining place ...

Why do we write dedications in books?

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When my siblings and I were clearing out my dad ’s bookshelves (he died earlier this year), I made sure to keep any books in which I ’d written a personal dedication to him. For some reason I baulked at the idea of them passing into the hands ...

Facebook and Speech: It’s All About Power

Here we are again in 2019 debating speech online and specifically the case of Facebook. Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown trying to invoke the civil rights movement and to draw a sharp distinction to China. Warren quickly fires backon Twitter. Pundits everywhere ...

Detecting and Geolocating Jammers and Spoofers

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Due to the proliferation of personal privacy devices and other jamming sources, it is imperative for safety-critical GNSS users such as airports and marine ports to be situationally aware of local GNSS interference. This article proposes and validates ...

Dietlibc – a Libc optimized for small size

Person who say it cannot be done should not interrupt person doing it. --Chinese Proverb The diet libc is a libc that is optimized for small size. It can be used to create small statically linked binaries for Linux on alpha, arm, hppa, ia64, i386, ...

FAA says Boeing withheld ‘concerning’ messages about the 737 Max

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The Federal Aviation Administration said Boeingwithheld "concerning" messages from 2016 between employees about a flight-control system implicated in two crashes of the 737 Max, deepening the manufacturer's crisis over the jets that have been ...

Options for Saving Yahoo Groups Content

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As you may have heard by now, Yahoo Groups is deleting lots of content. It's not shutting down, you understand, it's just restricting all ability to upload content as of October 28, and deleting all existing content as of December 14. The Yahoo announcement about this notes: "The Yahoo Groups...

Comparison of X Window Managers

Jump to navigation Jump to search This article compares variety of different X window managers. For an introduction to the topic, see X Window System. ^ "A Memory Comparison of Light Linux Desktops". l3net - a layer 3 networking ...

Show HN: Change Python code while it's running using a reloading loop

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GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Sign up Permalink A Python utility to reload a loop body from source on each iteration without ...

Mac Pro Puts the Pedal to Metal in Apple's Race with Nvidia

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The new Mac Pro is a long-anticipated development for Apple's high end pro users, but it sure looks as if the company also created the machine for its own strategic benefit -- specifically to help make its Metal API become a dominant standard for GPU-intensive software. That could have big...