Oxford Covid-19 vaccine prompts immune response among adults old and young

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LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford produces a similar immune response in both older and younger adults, and adverse responses were lower among the elderly, British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc AZN.L said ...

Rethinking Attention with Performers

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Friday, October 23, 2020

An Intuition for Lisp Syntax

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Every lisp hacker I ever met, myself included, thought that all those brackets in Lisp were off-putting and weird. At first, of course. Soon after we all came to the same epiphany: lisp’s power lies in those brackets! In this essay, we ’ll go on a journey ...

Big Trouble in a Deep Void

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The following is a guest post by Indranil Banik, Moritz Haslbauer, and Pavel Kroupa (bios at end) based on their new paper Modifying gravity to save cosmology Cosmology is currently in a major crisis because of many severe tensions, the most serious and well-known being that local observations...

New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars

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Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engineand delivered it to NASA. Claimed to be safer and more reliable than previous NTP designs and with far greater efficiency ...

Putting Raspberry Pi Online with Caddy and SSH Tunnel

Standard ML in 2020

Incredibly, Standard ML implementations are still actively developed. MLton, Poly/ML, and MLKit are the most prominent. Discussion on the future direction of Standard ML remains healthy as well.

Developing a CLI Music Player in C# using Terminal.Gui

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Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of Soma.fm internet radio streams while I work as they have a lot of terrific commercial-free programming. One day while being creatively inspired by the Sonic Universe station’s offerings, I had the idea of creating my own music player with support for...

ESP8266 as Open Source Hardware

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ESP8266-EVB is Evaluation board for ESP8266 with relay, button, UEXT, all GPIOs available on 0.1" header ESP8266-EVB is  OSHW certified Open Source Hardware with UID BG000015

Single_file_libs: List of single-file C/C++ libraries

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I am the author of a large number of single-file C/C++ public domain libraries. I am not the only person who writes libraries like this, so below are other, similar libraries.

A one-line change decreased our build times by 99%

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Urvashi Reddy | Software Engineer, Engineering Productivity Team Adam Berry | Tech Lead, Engineering Productivity Team Rui Li | Software Engineer, Engineering Productivity Team All our larger efforts are designed to progress on the goal of making software ...

Rocketcrab: Party Games for Phones

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After 14 years a new printed UK Amiga magazine

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AA is a new monthly Amiga magazine. It is printed in full colour A4, and is available in both print and digital download versions. We aim to provide a fun, engaging magazine to reflect the modern Amiga scene. AA is an independent publication fuelled by ...

The Nature of Lisp (2006)

When I first stumbled into Lisp advocacy on various corners of the web I was already an experienced programmer. At that point I had grokked what seemed at the time a wide range of programming languages. I was proud to have the usual suspects (C++, ...

Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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Boswell's Life of Johnsonis not just one of my favorite books, it also engendered some of my favorite book reviews. While praise for the work is universal, the main question commentators try to answer is this: how did the worst man in the world manage ...

Supercharging TensorFlow.js with SIMD and multi-threading

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Posted by Ann Yuan and Marat Dukhan, Software Engineers at Google In March we introduceda new WebAssembly (Wasm) accelerated backend for TensorFlow.js (scroll further down to learn more about Wasm and why this is important). Today we are excited to ...

L.A.'s coast was once a DDT dumping ground, but no one could see it until now

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Not far from Santa Catalina Island, in an ocean shared by divers and fishermen, kelp forests and whales, David Valentine decoded unusual signals underwater that gave him chills. The robot made its way 3,000 feet down to the bottom, beaming bright lights ...

Say goodbye to resource-caching across sites and domains

When I started doing web development, we all loaded jQuery from the official global jQuery CDN. The idea was straightforward: if everybody loads the same jQuery script file ( cdn.jquery.com/jquery.latest.js–or whatever URL it was back then), then the script ...

What Is Amazon? (2019)

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This is the question that has consumed me for the last ten years. I have sold to and bought from Amazon in about as many ways as one person can; I built an auto parts brand that sold thousands of SKUs to Amazon as a vendor (both stocking and drop ...

How to arm Caesarean babies with the gut bacteria they need

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C . When a baby comes out, a lot else comes out with it. Some of this material is inevitable, such as the amniotic fluid that presages birth and the placenta which follows it. But a fair bit of faeces is discharged, too.

The RIAA’s attack on YouTube-dl is not a DMCA 512 infringement

The RIAA's fraudulent attack on youtube-dl is not a DMCA §512 infringement/safe-harbour, and the reality is weird Many people seem to think that the RIAA's late-on-a-Friday copyright claim by against Web multimedia-content Swiss army knife youtube-dl (https://yt-dl.org/about.html) falls under...

Ask HN: Is there a website specialized in mathematics courses?

It's probably way easier to decide on a subject you want to learn more about, and find the most approachable textbook / lecture notes on e.g. StackExchange. It doesn't make sense to choose courses (or even subjects to learn) based on whether video ...

Washington crews destroy first U.S. “murder hornet” nest

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Heavily protected crews on Saturday dismantled the first Asian giant hornet nest found in the U.S., the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed in a statement declaring: "Got 'em."

The power of two random choices

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In many large-scale web services, multiple layers of stateless and stateful services are seperated by load balancers. Load balancing can be done with dedicated hardware, with dedicated software load balancers, using DNS trickery or through a load-balancing ...

WebGL procedural city that feels alive and is fun to watch

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This WebGL experiment is an attempt to create a procedural city that feels alive and is fun to watch. First, we generate a finite grid of random city blocks. Then, using some tricks, the viewpoint wraps around this grid, which creates the illusion ...

The Cobalt-60 Accident of Ciudad Juarez (2019)

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HBO’s Chernobylgave us a raw glimpse of the devastating consequences a nuclear reaction can have. Not only that, even today, the Chernobyl accident is still considered one of the worst nuclear disasters in history for the number of victims and ...

Adobe XD for Visual Studio Code

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Design systems are the link between Design and Development. To build a successful, tailored, and widely-adopted system, both designers and developers need to have a seat at the table. The new Adobe XD extension for Visual Studio Codeallows developers ...

Overview of universal scaler DS.D3663LUA, revitalization of Philips 42-inch TV

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Home Photo, audio and video Overview of the universal scaler with DVB-T2 DS.D3663LUA, the revitalization of Philips 42-inch TV with it and some nuances associated with it Practically all connectors are located on the long side of the board: ...

How to Use Docker Images, Containers, and Dockerfiles

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D ockercan be confusing when you ’re getting started. Even after you watch a few tutorials, its terminology can still be unclear. This article is intended for people who have installed Docker and played around a bit, but could use some clarification. We ...

Hackers hijack and publish mental health data of hundreds of people

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The criminals demanded from the psychotherapy center Vastaamo 450,000 euros in exchange for stopping publishing the data. The release of patient data - including minors - ceased on Friday, sparking rumors about a possible payment. The information published so far includes the patient's personal...