So You Want to Open a Small Press Bookstore/Artist-Run Space? A Cautionary Tale

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A couple years ago, a poet friend asked me for advice on opening a non-profit small press bookstore and arts space. My wife, visual artist Marina Eckler, had recently opened Mountain Fold Books here in Colorado Springs. We ’d been open for about ...

Signing Your Apps for Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper on macOS helps protect users from downloading and installing malicious software by checking for a Developer ID certificate from apps distributed outside the Mac App Store. Make sure to sign any apps, plug-ins, or installer packages that ...

Brand New ODroid Single Board Computer

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As you all know, we do not disclose our products until it reaches a certain stage. The N1 was the only one that we dropped after the official announcement. Behind, we had quite some projects attempted, incomplete or dropped. Today, I would ...

Business card-sized Japanese phone bucks the giant-phone trend

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With Apple and most Android OEMs making increasingly larger phones while Apple discontinues the small iPhone SE, it's pretty clear where the smartphone market is going —at least for the near term. But that doesn't mean there aren't ...

Show HN: Applying for jobs? Manage all your interviews in one place

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Become a master at interviewing. Get feedback from job interviews and improve.

Did Facebook’s faulty data push publishers to make terrible decisions on video?

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Publishers’ “pivot to video” was driven largely by a belief that if Facebook was seeing users, in massive numbers, shift to video from text, the trend must be real. In June 2016, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook ’s VP for Europe, the Middle East ...

The impact of gratitude on adolescent materialism and generosity

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Iris Automation Is Hiring a Recruiting Lead – AI for Drones

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Why Doesn’t Ancient Fiction Talk About Feelings? (2017)

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Reading medieval literature, it’s hard not to be impressed with how much the characters get done—as when we read about King Harold…By Julie Sedivy Reading medieval literature, it ’s hard not to be impressed with how much the characters get done ...

Small company or big company?

A choice I will likely have is whether to work at a larger company… or a startup… I was wondering if you had any particular feelings on this question. In the long run I ’m hoping to work at a non-startup due to hours/general quality of life as ...

Raymarching Distance Fields (2013)

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Hi. In this article I will tell you about a rendering technique known as raymarching with distance fields, capable of producing highly detailed images in real-time with very simple code.

A Hacker from South Africa Rescued the First NASA Computer in Space (2016)

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The Guidance and Navigation Control computer launched on 1966 ’s Apollo-Saturn 202 mission, was the first of its kind. It successfully led a rocket in and out of suborbit, paving the way for the mission to the Moon. After that kind of pioneering ...

Intel 9th Gen Review

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Intel ’s newest line of desktop processors bring with them a number of changes designed to sway favor with performance enthusiasts. These new parts bring Intel ’s consumer processors up to eight cores, with higher frequencies, better thermal connectivity, ...

Euclidea – Geometric construction game with straightedge and compass

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Euclidea is all about building geometric constructions using straightedge and compass. About doing it the fun way. With Euclidea you don ’t need to think about cleanness or accuracy of your drawing —Euclidea will do it for you. But it ’s also a game. ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calling for Bloomberg to Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, in an interview with BuzzFeed News, went on the record for the first time to deny allegations that the company was the victim of a hardware-based attack carried out by the Chinese government. And, in an unprecedented move for ...

Slack on a SNES

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I recently learned that in the mid 90s in Japan, the Super Nintendo had a peripheral called a Satellaview, which was a satellite modem that would receive data broadcasts from Nintendo.

Asterix in Translation: The Genius of Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge

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As promised in a previous blog entry, what follows is a discussion of the translation of some of my favourite Asterix gags. The translators’ modus operandi was to include as many jokes in the English translation as existed in the original French text, and on occasions, this task required a great...

Japan's Hometown Tax

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This is outside of my normal software-focused beat, but I met some folks who were very interested in public policy recently. I found, to my surprise, that I probably understand one innovative Japanese tax policy better than very well-informed people ...

New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry into Net Neutrality Comments

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The New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether the groups submitted millions of fraudulent public comments ...

Consistency Without Clocks: FaunaDB's Distributed Transaction Protocol

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Transactions are hard. Distributed transactions are harder. Distributed transactions over the WAN are final boss hardness. - Andy Pavlo FaunaDB is a distributed database platform that supports serializable, externally consistent (also known as strict ...

Let’s talk about PAKE

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The first rule of PAKE is: nobody ever wants to talk about PAKE. The second rule of PAKE is that this is a shame, because PAKE — which stands for Password Authenticated Key Exchange — is actually one of the most useful technologies that (almost) never gets used. It should be deployed everywhere,...

Ask HN: First month job anxiety. Am I actually an impostor?

> I don’t know if this is impostor syndrome It is a question worth asking. Our industry talks so much about impostor syndrome that people forget that there are other sources of lack-of-confidence. > I think I ’m riddled with fear that I ’m just not ...

“Whole Earth” origin (1976)

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The following is an account I wrote in 1976 for an excellent book titled THE SIXTIES , edited by Lynda Obst and Rolling Stone... I t was one month after the Trips Festival at Longshoreman’s Hall when the “whole earth” in The Whole Earth Catalog came ...

Update on Structured Concurrency

Since I've written the article on structured concurrency and implemented libdill the progress went on. Most importantly, Nathaniel J. Smith has published his " Notes on structured concurrency, or: Go statement considered harmful" article. ...

Paper Airplane Designs

A database of paper airplane folding designs and instructions

Duracell: Run the Bunny (2010)

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It’s understandable that Duracell would produce a game based on their mascot character. I don’t understand what Duracell: Run The Bunnywas supposed to be, though. It ’s barely coherent as a game, as an advertisement, or as anything. Duracell probably ...

Mark Twain, Eccentric

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Mark Twain continues to bedevil the academy, if not the reading public. Like Kipling, he has been by turns reviled and revered, often for the wrong reasons; like Kipling he has been saddled with “representing” his nation, or race, or “period”, and ridden up and down this sterile track until it...

Tank Kee’s Library: The adventures of a Chinese imperial encyclopedia

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Early in 1896, the Newberry Library in Chicago made its largest purchase to date: 1,290 books from the Tank Kee Collection for about $12,000. The Chicago Sunday Tribunereported that the most treasured “curiosity ”was the 239-volume “imperial encyclopedia, ...

A tutorial on Principal Component Analysis

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Home | Blog | GitHub | Twitter | RSS Principal component analysis (abbreviated as PCA in the following text) is a widely used statistical method that enables a simple, nonparametric approach to the extraction of relevant information and features ...

Paul Buchheit on Joining Google, How to Become a Great Engineer, and Happiness

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Paul Buchheit is an engineer and partner at Y Combinator. He was the 23rd employee at Google, where he built Gmail and the first prototype for Adsense. After leaving Google he co-founded Friendfeed, which was acquired by Facebook. Triplebyte co-founder and CEO, Harj Taggar, sat down with Paul...