Gas Pump Skimmers

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0 What’s the first thing that should scare you? There’s three. And the next? The label ‘46’. They’ve got so many in the field criminals need to number them just to keep track.

Facebook’s war on free will

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All the values that Silicon Valleyprofesses are the values of the 60s. The big tech companies present themselves as platforms for personal liberation. Everyone has the right to speak their mind on social media, to fulfil their intellectual and ...

PassGAN: A Deep Learning Approach for Password Guessing

Abstract:State-of-the-art password guessing tools, such as HashCat and John the Ripper (JTR), enable users to check billions of passwords per second against password hashes. In addition to straightforward dictionary attacks, these tools can expand ...

iOS 11 reviewed

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It started with the $329 iPad back in April, a compelling tablet that’s both good and cheap enough to entice upgraders and people who have never bought a tablet before. And it continued in June, with new 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Proswith high-end ...

Fresh IDE

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The main goal of Fresh is to make programming in assembly as fast and efficient as in other visual languages, without sacrificing the small application size and the raw power of assembly language. 我有一个梦想, 就是出一个中文的版本. 这样会在中国相当火爆, 我也愿意为我的朋友推荐 ...

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs (2016)

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A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called today for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and possession. Citing a growing scientific consensus on the failures of the global war on drugs, ...

Ultrafast single TCP packet audio/visual experience

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HTTP compression: choose DEFLATE over GZIP because most browsers accept raw DEFLATE output without a header or checksum so it's shorter/faster. #yolo send response immediately after TCP session init: avoids 1 round trip (not to spec, seems to ...

Internet Movie Cars Database

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Welcome to the Internet Movie Cars Database. You will find here the most complete list on the web about cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles seen in movies and TV series, image captures and information about them. To start your visit on the site, ...

A Coca-Cola plant in Mexico uses 1.08M liters of water per day as wells dry up

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The water is disappearing in San Felipe Ecatepec, an Indigenous town three miles outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in southern Mexico. People sometimes walk two hours a day to get water. Others have to buy their water. Copyright, Truthout. ...

Interview with GoCardless CEO Hiroki Takeuchi after paralyzing accident

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“Every so often I get like the odd sort of flashback where it jolts me a little bit, but it’s only ever a snippet, that fraction of a second before I actually hit the car. I don’t really remember much about the actual accident”.

W3C abandons consensus, standardizes DRM, EFF resigns

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In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members' objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition.

The Joy of Sexagesimal Floating-Point Arithmetic

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Last month, I wrote about the hype surrounding a new paper about the much-studied tablet Plimpton 322. This ancient Mesopotamian tablet, which has been the subject of many academic papers over the course of the last few decades, has columns of numbers ...

Some Corporations Pay a Lot More Taxes Than Others

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Here's a ranking you don't see all that often: the 20 U.S. publicly traded corporations with the biggest income tax bills. It amounts to a pretty fair who's who of corporate America's giants, with some interesting absences. Of ...

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade (2015)

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For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery ”or the “American slave trade, ”we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. ...

Oculus Medium Under the Hood: Developing the Move Tool

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Oculus Medium is an immersive VR experience designed for Touch that lets you sculpt, model, paint, and create tangible objects in a VR environment. We recently added the Move Tool,which allows users to grab, move, and reproportion parts of their sculpt. ...

A decade after the crisis, The Fed plans to shrink its bond holdings

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After a historic buildup of its bond portfolio to support the collapsing U.S. economy following the financial crisis, the central bank plans to shrink its holdings. Financial markets are taking this prospect in stride so far, but this is uncharted territory.

Currying vs. Partial Application (2015)

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In this post we'll cover a couple techniques in Javascript that are common among functional languages: currying and partial application. You don't need a background in functional programming to understand these, so don't worry.

The iPhones 8

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I was tempted to write this review under the conceit that there was no such thing as the iPhone X. Just don ’t even mention the iPhone X, and consider the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as though they were the only two new phones coming from Apple this year. ...

U.S. Navy to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes aboard submarines

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The control room of one of the Navy’s most advanced submarines is filled with sophisticated computers, flat-screen monitors and sailors who grew up in a digital world. At times it can look a bit like a video game arcade, and not just ...

To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript

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To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript Gao et al., ICSE 2017 This is a terrific piece of work with immediate practical applications for many project teams. Is it worth the extra effort to add static type annotations to a JavaScript project? Should I use Facebook's Flow ...

How to Read a Schematic

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One of the most important things for us about the HIDIOT was to make it a piece of Open Source Hardware. That means that it's possible for you to study it, learn how it's made, modify it, build your own and pretty much do anything you want with it. This freedom might seem a little strange, but ...

An efficient journal (2012)

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“You seem to believe in fairies.” Photo of the Cottingley Fairies, 1917, by Elsie Wright via Wikipedia. Aficionados of open access should know about the Journal of Machine Learning Research ( JMLR), an open-access journal in my own research field ...

Florida Power and Light: Regulations for home solar installations

The goal of net metering is to offset all or part of the customer's energy use at the customer's metered service account. Systems should not be sized so large that energy produced by the renewable generator is expected to exceed 115% ...

Signal’s Moxie Marlinspike calls out Telegram founder Pavel Durov

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Marlinspike directly addressed the controversy that Telegram Messenger founder Pavel Durov stirred up earlier this year when he basically accused Signal of collaborating with the U.S. government.

Weebly (YC W07) Is Hiring Senior Back End Engineers

Weebly Engineers enjoy a unique opportunity to work with a wide array of technologies. Engineers are actively encouraged to explore different sectors of the tech stack and delve into specific areas of interest. As a Weebly Engineer you will have the ...

PilBox – Android Apps in PicoLisp

Hi all, finally, an official version of PilBox is out - and a Wiki article: https://picolisp.com/wiki/?PilBoxPilBox ("PicoLisp Box") is a generic Android App which allows to write Apps in pure PicoLisp, without touching Java, and without ...

Announcing CoffeeScript 2

We are pleased to announce CoffeeScript 2! This new release of the CoffeeScript language and compiler aims to bring CoffeeScript into the modern JavaScript era, closing gaps in compatibility with JavaScript while preserving the clean syntax that is CoffeeScript ...

Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed

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Equifax Inc. learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March -- almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Introducing Keybase Teams

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Today we're launching the alpha of Keybase teams. It's the most important project in Keybase's history, and it brings together all of our work. A Keybase team is a named group of people, with flexible membership. Let's say you ...

Gut Germs Appear to Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis

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Two teams of scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that intestinal bacteria play a role in  multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease in which the body ’s immune system attacks the myelin coating on neurons, causing tremors, fatigue, cognitive ...