Zulip 4.0: Threaded open source team chat

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We’re excited to announce the release of Zulip Server 4.0, containing hundreds of new features and bug fixes! Zulip is an open-source team collaboration tool with unique topic-based threading that combines the best of email and chat to make remote work productive and delightful. Fortune 500...

Freshly made plutonium from outer space found on ocean floor

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Traces of rare forms of iron and plutonium have been found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, after some kind of cataclysm in outer space created this radioactive stuff and sent it raining down on our planet.

Open Source Continuous File Synchronization

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Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers. We strive to fulfill the goals below. The goals are listed in order of importance, the most important one being the first. This is the summary ...

Ads Are Impersonating Government Websites in Google Results, Despite Ban

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When Benjamin Sowers lost his job in the service industry last year due to the pandemic, he and his fiancée, Keely Reed, brainstormed a new career: starting a food truck serving charcuterie and sandwiches, to be stationed outside Reed ’s family ’s ...

Vulnerability allows cross-browser tracking in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Tor

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The FingerprintJS team has uncovered a scheme flooding vulnerability. We explain how the exploit works across four major desktop browsers and show why it's a threat to anonymous browsing.

How SpaceX lands Starship (sort of)

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aka: how I “accidentally” discovered what I already somewhat knew: optimization methods are at the heart of landing rockets. As part of a personal push to learn more about non-linear control, I have been playing around with a pretty powerful method known ...

The brain maps out ideas and memories like spaces

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We humans have always experienced an odd —and oddly deep —connection between the mental worlds and physical worlds we inhabit, especially when it comes to memory. We ’re good at remembering landmarks and settings, and if we give our memories a location ...

Notion API – public beta

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Connect Notion pages and databases to the tools you use every day, creating powerful workflows. Get started Aggregate data from many sources into your team ’s workspace. Spend less time context switching, and increase visibility across the software ...

Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5M in Ransom

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Hypersonic flight: A new fuel for jets and missiles is on the cards

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T buzzword in the world ’s aerospace skunk works is “hypersonic ”. Speed and surprise have always been essential to warfare, and what better way to wrong-foot an enemy than by arriving unexpectedly on his doorstep in the form of an aircraft or missile ...

Wake Turbulence from a Paper Airplane (2020) [video]

Vaccinated Americans now may go without masks in most places, the CDC said

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As federal health officials on Thursday cleared the way for Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to drop mask wearing in most situations, some states lifted mask mandates, while others took a more cautious approach.

Fly’s Prometheus Metrics

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Fly.io transforms container images into fleets of micro-VMs running around the world on our hardware. It’s bananas easy to try it out; if you’ve got a Docker container, it can be running on Fly in single-digit minutes.

In Mahle's Contact-Free Electric Motor, Power Reaches the Rotor Wirelessly

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Automakers outside China are scrambling to develop electric motor designs that use no permanent magnets, partly because the magnets require rare earths, and mining rare earths causes pollution. It’s also partly because the mining is done in China, ...

Dataflow, a self-hosted Observable notebook editor

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Dataflow is a new tool that lets you run, edit, and compile Observable notebooks locally on your own computer, with any text editor you want! If you have ever wanted to save + run Observable notebooks as files on your computer (for easier integration with git), then Dataflow will be very...

Enigma: GPT-2 trained on 10K Nature Papers: Can you spot the difference?

Hard mode uses a more advanced model that should be more convincing.

Privacy Update: Third-party Tracking

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Pentagon surveilling Americans without a warrant, Senator Wyden reveals

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Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard's podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. The Pentagon is carrying out warrantless surveillance of Americans, according to a new letter written by Senator Ron Wyden and ...

Launch HN: Ditto (YC W20) – Keep product text in sync from design to production

Jess and Jo here, and we're excited to share Ditto with you all ( https://dittowords.com). Ditto is a way to manage product copy –or the text found on user interfaces –all the way from design to development. Think of a headless CMS but with the text ...

Substack is hiring engineers to build a better business model for writing

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Substack lets writers connect with their audience on their own terms and earn money doing it. We make it simple for writers to publish to an email list that they own, get discovered on the web, and charge for subscriptions.

A new era of personalised medicine: or how I got myself sequenced for free

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Home / Blog / A new era of personalised medicine: or how I got myself sequenced for free! Permalink to post For the longest time, we have treated all people as the same in medicine. Everyone with a disease has the same disease, after all. But in reality, ...

QuanTaichi: A Compiler for Quantized (“Low-Precision”) Simulations on the GPU

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High-resolution simulations can deliver great visual quality, but they are often limited by available memory, especially on GPUs. We present a compiler for physical simulation that can achieve both high performance and significantly reduced memory costs, ...

A Recap of the Mars Terraforming Debate

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It seemed inevitable that Elon Musk would eventually get into a Twitter war over whether Mars can be terraformed. When you’re on…By Brian Gallagher It seemed inevitable that Elon Musk would eventually get into a Twitter war over whether Mars ...

"Memory athletes" and the techniques they use [audio]

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"Memory athletes" compete to see who can remember the most random numbers. Everyone thought we were at the limits of the possible - until some teenage North Korean girls turned up Show more "Memory athletes" compete to see ...

Principled Procedural Parsing (2019) [pdf]

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) Louvain-la-Neuve BelgiumThesis Committee Prof. Kim Mens, Advisor Prof. ...

Golden Handcuffs

Stock-based compensation plans throughout the startup and tech sector are based on “golden handcuffs” – the idea that an employee can’t leave because they would be giving up too much money if they do.

$365B wiped off cryptocurrency market after Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the electric vehicle maker would suspend car purchases using bitcoin, citing environmental concerns. As much as $365.85 billion was wiped off the entire cryptocurrency market though it did pare some losses. Bitcoin, ether ...

Show HN: I made a platform to publish my Google Docs files as blogs

The project is based off Octopress. Octopress is for hackers with terminals and gits. Hexopress takes the elegance of Octopress and combines it with the beautiful, powerful & easily accessible Google Docs.Not everytime you have a brilliant idea, ...

Show HN: Learn Python the Right Way – free introduction to Python book

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Learn Python the Right Way is a modern adaption of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist was already the best introduction to Python book available, but we have republished it to:

Tried Nvidia's GTX 1080 – still no external GPU on a Pi

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Earlier today I did a livestream on my YouTube channel to attempt using an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. As with all my testing, I'm documenting everything I learn in this GitHub issue, which is part of the ...