Autodesk to Acquire PlanGrid (YC W12) to Accelerate Construction Productivity

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Companies Aim to Improve Information Exchange Across All Construction Project Teams SAN RAFAEL, CA, Nov 20, 2018 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PlanGrid, a leading provider of construction productivity software, for $875 million net of cash. This...

The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten by the Public

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David Montero | an excerpt adapted from Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network | Viking | November 2018 | 16 minutes (4,298 words) In 1975, Peter Clark was a young attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

WesternDigital/blb: Distributed object storage system for use on bare metal

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Blb is a distributed object storage system. It's designed for use on bare metal in cluster computing environments. It's implemented in Go. The API is a client library, also implemented in Go, that exposes objects with an interface similar to ...

Bringing the Android kernel back to the mainline

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Android devices are based on the Linux kernel but, since the beginning, those devices have not run mainline kernels. The amount of out-of-tree code shipped on those devices has been seen as a problem for most of this time, and significant resources have been dedicated to reducing it. At the...

CDC Food Safety Alert: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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CDC is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine.  Read the investigation announcement: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html ...

NYC subway and bus services have entered 'death spiral', experts say

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New York City’s subway and bus service is already in crisis. It could be getting worse. And more expensive. Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) warned last week that without a major infusion of cash, they will have to drastically ...

Flying for Thanksgiving

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I grew up in Los Angeles and my parents would make a big deal out of Thanksgiving each year, even when it was just me and my sister, which I didn’t fully appreciate what a nice tradition they had created until I left home. There’s something about being able to rely on one thing each year that...

For a brief period, the Windows kernel tried to deal with gamma rays

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At one point, the following code was added to the part of the kernel that brings the system out of a low-power state: ; ; Invalidate the processor cache so that any stray gamma ; rays (I'm serious) that may have flipped cache bits ; while in S1 ...

PG&E-friendly wildfire bill being prepared by lawmakers in wake of lethal fires

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Even before the cause of the deadly Camp Fire is determined, California lawmakers are drafting legislation to shield PG&E from massive liabilities connected to the blaze. “We want to send a signal to the financial markets that we are not going to ...

How much bandwidth does the L2 have to give, anyway?

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GitHub is home to over 28 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Sign up If your core computational loop primarily depends on the data resident in the L2 cache, you might be curious ...

Brain.fm: Music to improve focus, meditation and sleep

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Invented to have the brain of a neuroscientist and the heart of a musician. Our AI (or extended human intelligence) creates all the music in brain.fm. To fellow grad students and scholars: brain.fm. Check it out. My focus and productivity has improved ...

JAB Code – A high-capacity 2D color bar code

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JAB Code (Just Another Bar Code) is a high-capacity 2D color bar code, which can encode more data than traditional black/white (QR) codes. This repository contains a library for reading and writing JAB codes, along with sample applications. A demo ...

A Binary Star Is About to Go Supernova and Could Produce a Gamma-Ray Burst

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Eight thousand light-years from Earth, just below Scorpio, there's a cosmic serpent that's been hiding a secret sting in its tail. In a sinuous curl of glowing dust, astronomers have discovered a binary star system unlike any other in the Milky Way

The day MIT won the Harvard-Yale game

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Patrons at a small bar in Pocatello, Idaho, were a bit confused as to why a stranger showed up intent on watching the Harvard-Yale football game one day in 1982. He tried to explain, but no one really paid much attention until he offered to buy all the ...

Architects have a lot to learn from the sound engineering of the ancients

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John Ochsendorf wants to tear down Rome’s iconic Pantheon. He wants to pull apart its 2,000-year-old walls until its gorgeous dome…By Courtney Humphries John Ochsendorf wants to tear down Rome ’s iconic Pantheon. He wants to pull apart its 2,000-year-old ...

To predict the future, the brain uses two clocks

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That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before the first piano note of Camila Cabello’s “Havana” is struck. That’s anticipatory timing.

The spread of low-credibility content by social bots

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Online misinformation is a threat to a well-informed electorate and undermines democracy. Here, the authors analyse the spread of articles on Twitter, find that bots play a major role in the spread of low-credibility content and suggest control measures for limiting the spread of misinformation.

Casey Neistat’s Viral Marketing Strategy

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Running a previous business, I needed a way to generate a lot more press. More traffic. More awareness. More eyeballs. I needed a viral hit. But viral content is hard, complicated and unpredictable. We all know that.

OpenCV 4.0

After almost 3.5 years since groundbreaking 3.0 release, we are glad to present the first stable release in the 4.x line. OpenCV is now C++11 library and requires C++11-compliant compiler. Minimum required CMake version has been raised to 3.5.1. ...

Shamir’s Secret Sharing Scheme

Consider a scenario in which you are tasked with managing the security of a bank’s vault. The vault is considered impenetrable without a key, which you are given on your first day on the job. Your goal is to securely manage the key.

Mini-Internet using LXC

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MI-LXC uses LXC to simulate a small-scale internet-like environment. I use this environment for (infosec) practical work (intrusion, firewall, IDS, etc.). The small memory footprint of LXC combined with differential images allows to run it on modest ...

Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

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Scientists say they have uncovered how and why wombats produce cube-shaped poo - the only known species to do so. The Australian marsupial can pass up to 100 deposits of poop a night and they use the piles to mark territory. The shape helps it stop ...

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The Homeless Crisis Is Getting Worse in America’s Richest Cities

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Modified virus used to kill cancer cells

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It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumours –healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the immune system and supplying it with growth factors and nutrients –have been specifically targeted in ...

Django core no more

If you’re not the sort of person who closely follows the internals of Django’s development, you might not know there’s a draft proposalto drastically change the project ’s governance. It ’s been getting discussion on GitHub and mailing lists, but ...

Brain-Destroying Prions Also Spread Through Victims' Eyes

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One of the strangest things that can sicken us—a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion—is even scarier than we knew. Researchers were able to find the prions responsible for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), the most common prion disease in people, seeded...

The Triple Jeopardy of a Chinese Math Prodigy

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Skara Brae – Discovery and Excavation of Orkney's finest Neolithic Settlement

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"On the far curving shore of the bay lies Skara Brae, hazy through the sea-haar." On the southern shore of the Bay o' Skaill, in the West Mainland parish of Sandwick, is the Neolithicvillage of Skara Brae - one of Orkney's ...

“The 's' is sad”: 4-year-old submits Linux kernel doc patch (2014)

"That letter [the last s] is sad because all the others have those things [=] below them and it does not." This patch fixes the tragedy so all the letters can be happy again. Signed-off-by: Maisa Roponen <maisa.roponen@gmail.com> [The ...