Global Mutable State

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One of the biggest problems in software is global mutable state. It makes your code difficult to work with, and once you go down the road, it keeps getting worse. Reducing the amount of global mutable state in your program is one of the best ways ...

Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein in a Wild Web

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Continue reading the main story Video By JONAH M. KESSEL and PAUL MOZUR on Publish Date September 17, 2017. Photo by Albert Gea/Reuters. Watch in Times Video » On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his ...

Minideb – A small image based on Debian designed for use in containers

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A minimalist Debian-based image built specifically to be used as a base image for containers. The images are built daily and have the security release enabled, so will contain any security updates released more than 24 hours ago.

A smaller, cheaper RISC V board

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Early this year, the world of electronics saw something amazing. The RISC-V, the first Open Source microcontroller was implemented in silicon, and we got an Arduino-derived dev board in the form of the HiFive 1. The HiFive 1 is just a bit shy of mindblowing; ...

HashiCorp and Google: easing secret and infrastructure management

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Survival of the Prettiest

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For readers, Charles Darwin, born in 1809, apparently never gets old. Books by Darwin number 25. Books aboutDarwin, according to the global library catalog WorldCat, number about 7,500, with production ever rising. This cascade started with 22 ...

Able Health is hiring engineers to get doctors paid for making patients healthy

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Able Health is looking for Senior Application Engineers to build delightful features and improve the reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization. You able to assess “build vs buy ”as part of your engineering ...

How Harvard helps its richest and most arrogant students get ahead

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AWS Serverless React Native Starter App

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Bootstrap a React Native application on AWS. This starter automatically provisions a Serverless infrastructure with authentication, authorization, image storage, API access and database operations. It also includes user registration and MFA support. ...

A Study of MAC Address Randomization in Mobile Devices and When It Fails

Abstract:MAC address randomization is a privacy technique whereby mobile devices rotate through random hardware addresses in order to prevent observers from singling out their traffic or physical location from other nearby devices. Adoption of this ...

Special Linear Systems and Cholesky Factorization for Programmers

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In the last articlewe have learned to solve general linear systems, assuming that the matrix of coefficients is square, dense, and unstructured. We have also seen how computing the solution is much faster and easier when we know that the matrix is ...

Technical Interview Performance by Editor, OS, and Language

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My co-worker Daniel is really into Emacs. It’s his primary editor, his grocery list (via org-mode (http://orgmode.org/)), and #4 of the 6 things he can’t live without on his OkCupid profile. Other engineers in the office, however, prefer Vim (or Sublime Text, or even RubyMine). Naturally, this ...

Macro-Lisp, a Lisp-Like DSL for Rust Language

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#[macro_use] extern crate macro_lisp; lisp!(defun factorial ((n i32)) i32 (if (<= n 1) 1 (* n (factorial (- n 1))))); lisp!(defun main () () (defconstant num (factorial 10)) (println "10! = {}" num)); #[macro_use] extern crate ...

Twitter Suspends 300,000 Accounts Tied to Terrorism in 2017

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Twitter Inc., under pressure from governments around the world to combat online extremism, said that improving automation tools are helping block accounts that promote terrorism and violence.

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

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China is moving forward with plans to shut down Bitcoin exchanges in the country, starting with trading platforms in key cities. All Bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai have been ordered to submit plans for winding down their operations by 20 ...

Show HN: Momixa – Custom playlist mixes using machine learning

Momixa has only learned about 30,000 songs so far. We're always feeding in more playlists, so check back soon! You don't need anything to see your playlist, but Momixa currently only supports downloading playlists to Spotify.

The Economy

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15.11 Macroeconomic policy before the global financial crisis: Inflation-targeting policy

iTerm2: Please disable 'Perform DNS lookups to check if URLs are valid'

Thanks for filing an issue! Please answer the questions below so I can help you. does not seem necessary: Are you reporting a performance issue or a hang? Please attach a sample. Instructions at https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/wikis/HowToSample ...

Launch HN: ScopeAI (W17) – extract insights from customer conversations

I'm Luciano, co-founder and CTO of ScopeAI ( https://www.getscopeai.com/). We ’ve built a product that automates the process of extracting and communicating user insights to product and operation teams. To extract product insights, we integrate with ...

Show HN: Telescope, a news reader app

I got fed up with the news reader apps out there so I decided to make my own. Its a simple concept where it tracks all your favorite news sources for new posts and the social shares it received. Then it ranks it HN/Reddit style using social shares ...

Index Investing Makes Markets and Economies More Efficient (2016)

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U.S. equity index funds have grown dramatically in recent decades, from a negligible $500MM in assets in the early 1980s to a staggering $4T  today. The consensus view in the investment community is that this growth is unsustainable. Indexing, after ...

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 ...

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 ...

Terraform Module Registry

Proponents of sex trafficking bill urge Silicon Valley to drop opposition

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A bill to combat sex trafficking that has pitted US lawmakers against Silicon Valley was at the center of debate on Tuesday, as one Republican senator decried the selling of human beings online as “one of the dark sides of the internet”.

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 ...

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.

GitHub Debug

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GitHub is proud to handle thousands of requests per second from our millions of users. The Internet, however, can be a fickle beast of cables and sparks, and sometimes those requests don’t happen very fast (or at all). While we’re happy to help you troubleshoot connection issues to us, we also ...

Stack Overflow Salary Calculator

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Today, we launched the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, a tool that allows developers and employers to find typical salaries based on experience level, location, specific technologies, and education.

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, ...