Offline-First Database Comparison

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In this project I have implemented the exact same chat application with different database technologies. You can use it to compare metrics and learn about the differences. The chat app is web based angularapplication, with functionality similar to Whatsapp ...

A bug that doesn’t exist on x86: Exploiting an ARM-only race condition

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In this article, I'll teach you about real-world, modern binary exploitation, and a little about processor microarchitecture as well :D My CTF team, perfect blue, just concluded hosting our annual CTF, pbctf. One challenge I contributed was centered ...

The FBI's internal guide for getting data from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon

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Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard's podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. A newly obtained document written by the FBI lays out in unusually granular detail how it and other law enforcement agencies ...

Jury hands victory to Facebook and Oculus VR founder in Rift ownership trial

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According to a special verdict formissued by a San Francisco, California jury on Wednesday, Palmer Luckey and Facebook Technologies LLC (FBT), the entity which purchased virtual reality headset company Oculus in 2014, did not commit contractual ...

Slow Down, Finish Faster

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This piece is geared more towards those starting their career in software development. And I’ll start with the conclusion. Okay. Now I get to rant a bit on the importance of slowing down in order to finish faster.

Feds order Google to track people searching certain names or details

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Accidental leak reveals US government has secretly hit Google with 'keyword warrants' to identify ANYONE searching certain names, addresses, and phone numbers The relatively new style of warrant orders Google to track and provide user data on ...

PiBox Mini – Modular Raspberry Pi Storage Server

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Finally, a NAS that lets you use a standard operating system that you’re used to, like Ubuntu or Raspberry Pi OS. PiBox makes a great media center, taking advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s native 4K video decoder.

My experience of losing a friend to heroin (2020)

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Note – This is a true story based on my own experiences and what I’ve heard from the people involved, but for privacy, all of the names have been changed. I grew up in a “hamlet” (the administrative level below “town”) in the Northeastern US, with a population of just over 3,000. It’s not so…

Rendering on the Apple M1 Max Chip

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Over the past year, I ported my hobby renderer, Takua Renderer, to 64-bit ARM. I wrote up the entire process and everything I learned as a three-part blog post series covering topics ranging from assembly-level comparison between x86-64 and arm64, ...

Tinysheet

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A mobile-first, embeddable mini-spreadsheet that's lightweight, private, and powerful. A Labs project from your friends at Postlight.

macOS Monterey

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Connect, share, and create like never before. Say hello to exciting new FaceTime updates. Explore a redesigned Safari. Discover and invent powerful new ways to work using Universal Control and Shortcuts. Stay in the moment with Focus. And so much ...

Hertz orders 100k Teslas

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The Jonathan Computer

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In late 1984 the Macintosh’sApple’s market share was just 15% and Steve Jobs, John Sculley and their staff were running various scenarios to gain sales without losing the much-needed profit to fund R&D and advertising. According to designer Tony ...

A Prototype Original iPod

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If you can believe it, the iPod is 20 years old, today. Now, when we look back, we can pretty clearly see that the iPod was the genesis of a totally different kind of Apple — an Apple willing to enter new markets and make the best version of that new thing. Sure, Apple had…

Etleap (YC W13) Is Hiring an Integrations Engineer

Software Engineer - Integrations Etleap came to be out of the frustration with how much time data wrangling takes away from the actual analysis. We were just tired of spending time building and maintaining data pipelines. Then we noticed, so is everyone ...

Right-to-disconnect legislation being introduced by Ontario Government

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Toronto The Ontario government is introducing new legislation that would require large employers to put in "right to disconnect" policies and bar non-compete clauses.

50 years ago, The Electric Company used comedy to boost kids' reading skills

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When The Electric Companydebuted in October, 1971, television hadn't seen anything quite like it. Psychedelic graphics, wildly creative animation, mod outfits, over-the-top characters and sketch comedy all functioned to serve the same goal: ...

History of Lisp (1979) [pdf]

This draft gives insu fficient mention to many people who helped imple- ment LISP and who contributed ideas. Suggestions for improvements in that directions are particularly welcome. Facts about the history of FUNARG and uplevel addressing generally are ...

A Love Letter to Ruby and Rails

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I've built a lot of stuff during my career, and I've used a lot of different technologies to do it. I'm highly proficient with JavaScript (including React), Python, and Ruby. I've built microservices and monoliths. All these things have ...

An ultra-precise clock shows how to link the quantum world with gravity

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The infamous twin paradox sends the astronaut Alice on a blazing-fast space voyage. When she returns to reunite with her twin, Bob, she finds that he has aged much faster than she has. It ’s a well-known but perplexing result: Time slows if you ’re moving ...

Grand mosaic of the Milky Way is now larger than ever

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Astro images nebula galaxy astroimage astroimages moon sun saturn planets narrowband RGB photos space star stars avaruus galaksi teleskooppi telescope Astronomical imaging from Finland. 3D-nebulae from the 2D-images. Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D-images. Stereo pair images in two formats, Parallel and...

FBI raids researcher who discovered private patient data on public server (2016)

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Someone alerts you to exposed, unencrypted patient information on your FTP server. Is the correct response to thank them profusely or try to have them charged as a criminal hacker? “My first thought was that my dad had died, ”Shafer told the Daily ...

Ephemeralization

Jump to navigation Jump to search Ephemeralization, a term coined by R. Buckminster Fullerin 1938, is the ability of technological advancement to do "more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing," ...

I’ve been reading a whole lot about tomatoes

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I’m betting that you need a break from curve flattening, and disinfectants, and Twitter, and Slack, and Zoom, and asking if people can see your screen, so let me tell you what I’ve been reading recently.

I deleted data from production

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The last few weeks have been busy with some huge downtimes. Facebook and OVH to name a few went totally down because of a wrong router configuration. Earlier in 2017 Gitlab got an outagebecause they accidentally removed data from the primary database ...

The strangely difficult problem of drawing a box around text

Not impressed? Its just text inside a <span> with border: dashed 2px gray; right? Well, let’s test that theory. Here’s what that would look like. What ’s with the extra white space above and below the text? I must be tricking you by including some ...

Kokkos C++ Performance Portability Programming EcoSystem

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kokkos-kernels Public Kokkos C++ Performance Portability Programming EcoSystem: Math Kernels - Provides BLAS, Sparse BLAS and Graph Kernels

System sniffs out hardware trojans in electromagnetic emissions

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Is that a warplane or a commercial airliner? Mistaking one for the other has had truly tragic consequences. So if you've got an automated system doing it, you better know for sure that it hasn't been compromised with a malicious hardware ...

Lambda School leaked documents show poor performance over the last two years

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This story is available exclusively to Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. When Henry Rosales joined Lambda School, he thought it would be a way out of working a low-wage call-center job in Las Vegas. The school's ...

Venture Fund Model

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