Netflix claims Fortnite is now a bigger competitor than HBO

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Streaming mogul Netflix claims Fortnite is now a bigger competitor than other media companies like Game of Thrones and True Detective producer HBO. In a recent earnings report, Netflix said it earns around 10 percent of television screen time ...

Reahl – A Python-only web framework

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by_name = lambda i : i . name columns = [ StaticColumn ( Field ( label = 'Name' ), 'name' , sort_key = by_name ), StaticColumn ( Field ( label = 'Capital' ), 'capital' ) ] layout = TableLayout ( striped = True , heading_theme = 'light'

Computer program that could bypass patents to produce synthetic drugs

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Software that can bypass current intellectual property and design medication with the same function as top drugs could help pharma companies… Researchers in Poland and South Korea have developed a computerised method that could be used to synthetically ...

25 years of coding, and I'm just beginning

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I've been coding 25 years, but just now realizing I have nothing to show for it. I need to get past my fears and perfectionism ideology and just put myself out there. Move past the fear of being judged. To be part of the community and share ...

Internals of PostgreSQL

In this document, the internals of PostgreSQL for database administrators and system developers are described. PostgreSQL is an open source multi-purpose relational database system which is widely used throughout the world. It is one huge system ...

Zkeme80 – A Forth-Based OS for the TI-84+ Calculator

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TLDR: assembler.scm is the assembler, zkeme80.scm is the OS. To build the rom, run make build. There are no dependencies apart from a recent version of Guile, supporting the modules bytevectors and sfri-9records. Other Scheme implementations have not ...

Applying programming language research ideas to transform spreadsheets

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Spreadsheets are the world’s most widely used programming language, by several orders of magnitude. We asked ourselves whether it would be possible to apply programming language research ideas to make spreadsheets a better programming language? If we could, that would empower a huge user...

I Nearly Lost All of My Data

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Picture the scene – I’m in the office doing some work on my personal laptop, and all of a sudden my Synology Drive system tray icon says it can’t connect to my server. At first I wasn’t concerned as this kind of thing happens from time to time – probably just an ISP issue at…

Driverless Cars Tap the Brakes After Years of Hype

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LAS VEGAS—At a command center near the airport here, executives from automotive supplier Aptiv PLC showed why deploying robot cars will be far more complicated than many envisioned just a few years ago.

Ask HN: Why do tutorial writers combine 10 technologies when 1 or 2 would do?

Suppose I want to learn graphQL - most of the tutorials are a combination of express, react and 20 other things, when most of these aren't going to help me learn what I originally came to learn. I saw a course on blockchain which explicitly stated ...

Subsidizing Upstate New York Nuclear Power Plants More Expensive Than New Wind

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MRTHS's “Algol 68” blog post re: 1970 Ian/Susan and John “astounded the

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Computers work with binary “1 ”s and “0 ”s. This is known as machine code or first generation language. In contrast, people generally work with verbs, nouns, grammar etc. Languages like English, however, contain ambiguities whereas a computer needs ...

Darkstar: A Xerox Star Emulator

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In 1981, Xerox released the Xerox 8010 Information System (codenamed “Dandelion ”during development) and commonly referred to as the Star. The Star took what Xerox learned from the research and experimentation done with the Alto at Xerox PARC ...

Front End Development Topics to Learn in 2019

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Ah, January. A time of optimism, a time for starting afresh. For making new goals and resolutions. And in the web development world, for looking at the landscape and deciding what we need to learn just to keep up. Because let’s face it - web development is always changing, and if we aren’t...

Apple resumes selling iPhone SE at lower $249 price on its clearance store

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Originally released March 2016 Unlocked, SIM-Free, Model A16621 4-inch Retina display with IPS technology A9 chip with embedded M9 motion coprocessor Talk time up to 14 hours LTE and 802.11ac Wi‑Fi Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology NFC 12-megapixel camera Digital zoom up to 5x 1080p HD video...

A Verified, Efficient Embedding of a Verifiable Assembly Language [pdf]

AYMERIC FROMHERZ, Carnegie Mellon University, USA NICK GIANNARAKIS, Princeton University, USA CHRIS HAWBLITZEL, Microsoft Research, USA BRYAN PARNO, Carnegie Mellon University, USA ASEEM RASTOGI, Microsoft Research, India NIKHIL SWAMY, Microsoft Research, ...

Show HN: Fine Wordclocks: more than a time piece, they are a piece of art

This clock is made from a solid block of sapele hardwood and is as much an individual art piece as a functional time piece. Sapele has a beautiful grain so that each unit is unique. The main body is carved from a single solid block of wood. ...

Wikipedia cofounder: How and why I transitioned to Linux–how you can, too

Let me briefly tell my Linux story. If you’re thinking about moving to Linux, and wondering how you’d do so, it might give you some pointers and inspiration. My first introduction to the command line was in the 80s when I first started learning ...

Surprising Network Activity in the Immature Brain

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One of the outstanding mysteries of the cerebral cortex is how individual neurons develop the proper synaptic connections to form large-scale, distributed networks. Now, an international team of scientists have gained novel insights from studying spontaneously ...

Vitamin B1 deficiency at the heart of an environmental mystery

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Researchers are puzzling over a widespread vitamin B shortage that appears to be killing wildlife . During spring and summer, busy colonies of a duck called the common eider ( Somateria mollissima ) and other wild birds are usually seen breeding on the rocky coasts around the Baltic Sea....

EU cancels McDonald’s trademark for the Big Mac

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McDonald ’s sells Big Macs. I know this. You know this. If I asked you to prove it, you ’d take me to the McDonald ’s which is no more than a mile from where you are reading this and buy a Big Mac. And yet, last Friday, the European Union Intellectual ...

OCaml bindings for PyTorch

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ocaml-torch provides some ocaml bindings for the PyTorch tensor library. This brings to OCaml NumPy-like tensor computations with GPU acceleration and tape-based automatic differentiation.

HandBrake 1.2.0 Released

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Saturday, December 22, 2018 “It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.” —Craig Bruce The HandBrake Team is pleased to announce the release of HandBrake 1.2.0. This release includes improved support for ...

A Letter in Response to the ASA’s Statement on P-Values

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I came across an interesting letter in response to the ASA's Statement on p-values that I hadn't seen before. It's by Ionides, Giessing, Ritov and Page, and it's very much worth reading. I make some comments below. Response to the ASA’s Statement on p-Values: Context, Process, and Purpose Edward...

Show HN: C++ Editor for Teaching How to Code

Mozart.js

Front end coding is getting out of hand. Projects that could easily robust and lightweight implementations fall into the pit of throwing in complex single page app frameworks to solve their needs.

Tech Companies Manipulate Our Personal Data

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THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power By Shoshana Zuboff 691 pp. PublicAffairs. $38 Canadian politicians don ’t attract much notice this side of the border, but recently I ’ve been heeding the ...

Show HN: Task – A simple build tool written in Go

A task runner / simpler Make alternative written in Go

After 25 Years Studying Innovation, Here Is What I Have Learned

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It’s been more than 25 years since I wrote my first book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. Since that time I ’ve learned that the best answers to the enormous problems we are struggling with always starts with asking the right question. I ’ve since written 11 ...

As the World Melts, an Artist Finds Beauty in Ancient Ice (2018)

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In the early nineteen-fifties, the United States government embarked on a top-secret endeavor to build a network of nuclear-missile launch stations beneath Greenland’s ice sheet. The initiative, known as Project Iceworm, faced a long list of challenges, ...