Motorola and iFixit partner to sell phone repair kits

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Motorola was founded in the tiny Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois in 1928. With just $565 to their name, brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin purchased business plans from a bankrupt tech company, rented out a tiny corner of an office building, and ...

Dyson to build electric cars in Singapore

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The prominent Brexit backer Sir James Dyson has chosen Singapore over the UK as the manufacturing base for his firm’s new electric car, as it steps up plans to take on big US rivals in automotive technology.

DarkPulsar

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In March 2017, the ShadowBrokers published a chunk of stolen data that included two frameworks: DanderSpritz and FuzzBunch. DanderSpritz consists entirely of plugins to gather intelligence, use exploits and examine already controlled machines. It is ...

Unikernels: No Longer an Academic Exercise

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I've been following the unikernel area for years and I really liked the idea, but I was unconvinced about the possibility of the wide-scale adoption of the technology. The cost was just too high. It required you to forget everything you knew, ...

C++: Associative map containers with compile-time lookup

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Normally, associative containers require some runtime overhead when looking up their values from a key. However, when the key is known at compile-time (for example, when the key is a literal) then this run-time lookup could technically be avoided. ...

Human Interest seeks Technical Recruiters to grow our engineering team

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Human Interest is a Y Combinator-backed company that offers an easy and affordable 401(k) retirement plan for the modern workforce. We've built an automated, paperless 401(k) that makes it possible for small and medium-sized businesses to offer ...

Gates Still Working Behind the Scenes at Microsoft

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Most of the headlines Bill Gates makes these days relate to his philanthropic work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or to his default role as a public intellectual. He's frequently quoted on topics ranging from technology trends to ...

Focals by North

Focals are glasses that give you instant access to the people you care about and the information you need so you can have peace of mind, wherever you go. Focals are custom-built using a unique sizing process to ensure a perfect and attractive fit. Get ...

Why did the golden age of the Simpsons end?

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Around this time last year, I wrote a post dissecting the decline of The Simpsons from its peak in the mid 90s finding that the golden age of the show spanned an incredible 214 episodes. As a comparison, Friends, which seemed to have been on TV forever, managed 236 episodes...

Automatic Differentiation with Julia

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I was playing with AutoGrad.jl and Zygote.jl, they both look awesome, and AutoGrad.jl is already applied to the machine learning framework in Julia: Knet.jl. However, when I tried to read the source code of AutoGrad.jl, it is not large ...

Django zero-downtime migrations for Postgres that respects database locks

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To enable zero downtime migrations for postgres just setup django backend provided by this package: NOTE: this backend brings zero downtime improvements only for migrations (schema and RunSQL operations, but not for RunPythonoperation), for other ...

The Slide Rule

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At the turn of the 16th century, Johannes Kepler set out to disprove Copernicus, who believed planets orbited in perfect, concentric circles from the sun. Kepler first formulated his hypothesis: planets had elliptical orbits with two foci, and then set out to prove it mathematically. 4 years and...

World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

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Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.

How Hillsong Church conquered the music industry in God’s name

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Inside the Hammerstein Ballroom’s great double doors, beyond the metal gates and metal detectors, the three-story music venue’s lights are turned down, the stage empty. A few people mill about, and to their left is a merchandise table branded as a “welcome lounge” selling T-shirts and CDs and...

Open-Sourcing Subzero: Square’s Bitcoin Cold Storage Solution

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Late last year, Square began offering the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin with Cash App. As part of that launch we invested heavily in building out our cryptocurrency infrastructure to help protect our customers ’funds, and Square itself, from both internal ...

How a Brewer and the Government Killed Colombia’s Ancestral Drink (2017)

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The first time you try chicha, it might not be immediately clear why it was the object of intense devotion for several millennia. Frothy and milky in texture, the corn-based, alcoholic brew tastes a bit like the inside of a new shoe. But the drink, ...

iPhones are hard to use

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I once wrote a user manual for a handheld engine-diagnostics module for Daewoo cars. I know “hard to use” when I see it. iPhones are hard to use. On two occasions on the same bus route, I couldn ’t stand to watch late-middle-aged persons (eyeglasses ...

World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland ...

Meet the Endoterrestrials

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They live thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. They eat hydrogen and exhale methane. And they may shape our world more profoundly than we can imagine. A January 12, 2014, as the day the water exploded. A sturdy Pyrex bottle, sealed ...

Berlin, 1918–1919: Käthe Kollwitz, Witness to History

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Berlin, 1918. You can feel the “terrible divisions today,” Kollwitz notes in her diary. There are daily mass protests, demonstrations and violence in Berlin. Even those crippled in the war are putting their wounds on public display and taking their demands to the streets, chanting: “We don’t...

Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study

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Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday.

AWS CEO Jassy follows Apple in calling for retraction of Chinese spy chip story

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AWS CEO Andy Jassy said in a tweet on Monday that Bloomberg should retract its story about Chinese spy chips. He was agreeing with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who told Buzzfeed last week that the story was wrong.

Saddle chair

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Jump to navigation Jump to search A saddle chair uses the same principles in its design as an equestrian saddle. It is equipped with a chairbase on casters and a gas cylinder for adjusting the correct sitting height. The casters enable moving ...

Dialectics of Darkness: On “The Myth of Disenchantment”

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T once enchanted, but it is enchanted no longer. This, Jason Josephson-Storm dubs the myth of disenchantment. The phrase, “the disenchantment of the world,” ( Entzauberung der Welt) is Max Weber’s. 1 The Myth of Disenchantmentis an account of just ...

YouTube CEO says EU regulation will be bad for creators

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YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki has spoken out against the European Union’s contentious Copyright Directive. She’s the second YouTube executive to call out Article 13, which she argues is a threat to creators’ livelihoods.

Italy’s Oldest Musical Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome

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ROME — When the archaeologist Giovanni Carboni first came upon the oddly shaped ceramic object during an excavation in a Roman suburb in 2006, he was baffled. “I said —please don ’t write this, though, because I said a swear word —I said: ‘What the heck ...

AMD Responds to Intel's 9th Gen Benchmarks

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Earlier this month Intel and Principled Technologies attracted controversy with their benchmarks comparing thenew Core i9-9900K with AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X. (More on the new processor, which is the fastest gaming CPU we've ever tested, ...

42 (school)

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Jump to navigation Jump to search 42 is a private, nonprofit and tuition-free computer programming school created and funded by French billionaire Xavier Niel (founder of the telecommunication company Illiad) with several partners including Nicolas ...

Emoji for C++ developers: converts emoji codes in strings to unicode emojis

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# include <iostream > # include "emoji.h " int main() { std::cout << emojicpp::emojize( "Emoji :smile: for c++ :+1: ") << std::endl; return 0; }

AI Startups in Montreal

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Montreal is one of the world’s leading centres for artificial intelligence research – and that reputation is now having a big impact on its startup community. According to PwC Canada, the city raised more venture capital money than any other in the country ...