Colorado Town Offers 1 Gbps for $60 After Years of Battling Comcast

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A new community broadband network went live in Fort Collins, Colorado recently offering locals there gigabit fiber speeds for $60 a month with no caps, restrictions, or hidden fees. The network launchcomes years after telecom giants like Comcast worked ...

Functor, Applicative, and Monad

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Posted on August 31, 2019 Functor, applicative, and monad are related concepts that frequently arise in functional programming. These three ideas give a name to common patterns across different operations defined on different data types, so recognizing ...

Show HN: Publisheet – Publish Excel sheets as interactive web pages

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You can either publish your whole spreadsheet or create custom reports by choosing which parts of your spreadsheet you want to publish. Either way, the result is a beautiful, interactive web page, with formula support, accessible through a public URL that ...

How to Be a Professional Author and Not Die Screaming and Starving

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Your reading today comes in the form of this Medium article by Heather Demetrios: “ How To Lose A Third Of A Million Dollars Without Even Trying. ”It ’s a good article. I feel deeply for the writer, because this shit we do comes with no real map. ...

Too Many Video Streaming Choices May Drive Users Back To Piracy

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To be very clear the rise in streaming video competitors is a very good thing. It's providing users with more choice, lower prices, and better customer servicethan consumers traditionally received from entrenched vanilla cable TV companies. It's ...

.su

.su was assigned as the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Soviet Union (USSR) on 19 September 1990 [2]. Even though the Soviet Union itself was dissolveda mere 15 months later, the .su top-level domain remains in use today. It is administered ...

My derelict pub still got TripAdvisor reviews

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In 2015, residential developer Charles Goodall bought a derelict pub called Bridge Inn in Middleton-in-Teesdale, a small market town in Durham, hoping to turn it into some houses. "We were looking for old photos of the pub on Google and the reviews ...

Inkscape 1.0 Beta 1

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Inkscape 1.0beta1 About screen

The Inkscape project has released a beta version of the upcoming and...

Handshake: Decentralizing DNS to Improve the Security of the Internet

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Handshake can make the internet more secure by providing a distributed alternative to Certificate Authorities (CAs) and making domain names censorship-resistant, seizure-resistant, and tamper-proof.

AgileFall – When Waterfall Sneaks Back into Agile

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This article previously appeared in the Harvard Business Review AgileFall is an ironic term for program management where you try to be agile and lean, but you keep using waterfall development techniques. It often produces a result that’s like combining a floor wax and dessert topping. I just sat...

Software Architecture Is Overrated, Clear and Simple Design Is Underrated

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I had my fair share in designing and building large systems. I've taken part in rewriting Uber's distributed payment systems, designing and shipping Skype on Xbox One and open-sourcing RIBs, Uber's mobile architecture framework. All of these systems had thorough designs, going through multiple...

Stack Computers: 4.4 Architecture of the Novix NC4016 (1989)

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The Novix NC4016, formerly called the NC4000, is a 16-bit stack based microprocessor designed to execute primitives of the Forth programming language. It was the first single-chip Forth computer to be built, and originated many of the features ...

ZeroCater (YC W11) Is Hiring Full-Stack Engineers in SF

At ZeroCater, we believe food is one of the easiest, and most effective, ways to build culture in an office. We make it easy for companies to feed their employees delicious, family-style meals and keep exciting snack programs fully-stocked with variety ...

Men Arrested at Courthouse Say They Were Sent to Test Its Security

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Two men who said they worked for a company hired by the stateto test the security of a courthouse in central Iowa were arrested after they broke in to the county building last week as part of what they say was their work, according to court documents. ...

Egypt’S 1.8 Gigawatt Benban Solar Park Nears Completion

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Amid the sand dunes of the eastern Sahara, workers are putting the finishing touches on one of the world ’s largest solar installations. There, as many as 7.2 million photovoltaic panels will make up Benban Solar Park —a renewable energy project so massive, ...

Language Both Enraptures and Deceives Us

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The purpose of language is to reveal the contents of our minds, says Julie Sedivy. It’s a simple and profound insight. We are social…By Kevin Berger The purpose of language is to reveal the contents of our minds, says Julie Sedivy. It ’s a simple ...

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule (2009)

July 2009 One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I'll call the manager's schedule and the maker's ...

Endurance Running Hypothesis

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Jump to navigation Jump to search The endurance running hypothesis is the hypothesis that the evolution of certain human characteristics can be explained as adaptations to long-distance running. [1] [2]The hypothesis suggests that endurance running ...

Banks, Arbitrary Password Restrictions and Why They Don't Matter

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Allow me to be controversial for a moment: arbitrary password restrictions on banks such as short max lengths and disallowed characters don't matter. Also, allow me to argue with myself for a moment: banks shouldn't have these restrictions in place anyway. I want to put forward cases for both arguments

Asciicker – an online 3D game demo rendering to ASCII text

UCLA’s 1948 Mechanical Computer [video]

GoCardless launches US debit payments solution

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GoCardless, the London fintech that aims to become the one-stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments, has launched a U.S. debit solution. The company has also opened an office across the pond in San Francisco’s financial district, headed up by...

Gitlab More Than Doubles Valuation to $2.75B Ahead of Planned 2020 IPO

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Some tech companies shy away from putting a date on going public – or whether they plan to list their businesses at all. At GitLab, Sid Sijbrandij already has a date set: November 18, 2020. Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn. Check out my ...

The slow clean: the role of baths in twentieth-century literature

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Baths are very comforting: gentler, calmer than showers. The slow clean. For a while, though, across a patch of nervous books in the mid-twentieth century, baths were troublesome. They were prone to intrusion and disorder. They were too hot, too small, too crowded with litanies of junk:...

How Postgres Makes Transactions Atomic (2017)

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Atomicity (in the sense of “ACID ”) states that for a series of operations performed against a database, either every one of them commits together, or they ’re all rolled back; no in between states are allowed. For code that needs to be resilient to the ...

Maurice Sendak, Center Stage

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The first work you see as you enter “Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet,” the diorama for The Magic Flute showing Prince Tamino in front of Sarastro’s temple (from which he hopes to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night), is an exemplary introduction...

Show HN: Project Eve – Edge Virtualization Engine

EVE aims to develop an open, agnostic and standardized architecture unifying the approach to developing and orchestrating cloud-native applications across the enterprise on-premises edge. It offers users new levels of control through hardware-assisted ...

The Voice of Casablanca

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Abdelakabir Faradjallah was destined to become an artist. Born in Casablanca ’s Benjdia neighborhood in 1942, he was still a child when a battle was fought in the city between Vichy French forces and Anglo-American troops; at one point, a rocket ...

Jsonbox – A HTTP based JSON storage

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A HTTP based JSON storage. It lets you store, read & modify JSON data over HTTP APIs for FREE. Ideal of small projects, prototypes or hackathons, where you don't have to spin up your own data store.

Study suggest Neolithic Britons processed raw milk to reduce its lactose content

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A new analysis of Neolithic farmers’ dental plaque suggests milk has been a staple in humans’ diets for millennia. As researchers led by Sophy Charlton of England’s University of York report in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences