Translation from VC-Backed PR Jargon to English of Magic Leap CEO Statement

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As we’ve shared over the last several weeks, in order to set Magic Leap on a course for success, we have pivoted to focus on delivering a spatial computing platform for enterprise. You’re not going to believe this but we somehow raised another $350 ...

GPT-3: Language Models Are Few-Shot Learners

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Download PDF Abstract:Recent work has demonstrated substantial gains on many NLP tasks and benchmarks by pre-training on a large corpus of text followed by fine-tuning on a specific task. While typically task-agnostic in architecture, this method ...

OpenSSL 3.0

OpenSSL 3.0 is the next release of OpenSSL that is currently in development. This page is intended as a collection of notes for people downloading the alpha/beta releases or who are planning to upgrade from a previous version of OpenSSL to 3.0. ...

Tools for Better Thinking

Collection of thinking tools and frameworks to help you solve problems, make decisions and understand systems.

1989 California Medfly Attack

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Jump to navigation Jump to search In 1989, a sudden invasion of Mediterranean fruit flies ( Ceratitis capitata, " medflies") appeared in Californiaand began devastating crops. Scientists were puzzled and said that the sudden appearance ...

Show HN: RoughNotation – create and animate hand-drawn annotations on a web page

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Rough Notation provides a way to order the animation of annotations by creating an annotation-group. Pass the list of annotations to create a group. When show is called on the group, the annotations are animated in order.

Idea Generation

The most common question prospective startup founders ask is how to get ideas for startups. The second most common question is if you have any ideas for their startup. But giving founders an idea almost always doesn ’t work. Having ideas is among the ...

What's in a Parser Combinator? (2016)

As part of my ongoing effort to make progress in Haskell (that’s one of my goals for 2016!), I’m following the MOOC on functionnal programming by Erik Meijer on edX. The first lessons were pretty basic stuff, and I got through them quickly. Lesson 7 ...

U.K. Plans Citizenship for Hong Kong Residents in Row with China

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Guitar Decomposed: 5. Mutating the Third

So far we've been discussing chord transformations that didn't change the chord's function. We've been essentially dealing with just one major chord and its transpositions. You can think of a major chord as a rigid shape rotating through the circle of pitches: a four-semitone step topped with a...

Deno Is a Browser for Code

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I started contributing to Deno soon after Ry made the prototype visible in May 2018. The most frequent question that people have is “where is the package manager? ”which often times isn ’t even in the form of a question. It is statements like “I thought ...

Most-streamed track of the day by country

Discover the most streamed track of the day on Spotify by country

I wrote a SaaS product because the internet made me believe it'd make me rich

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In May of 2018 I decided I wanted to launch a SaaS product. There was only one problem. I'd never worked on, built, designed or even coded a fully fledged web app or SaaS product. y thoSaaS was to be the holy grail. A magic money machine that you create

How many people did it take to build the Great Pyramid?

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Not nearly as many as old estimates would have you believe. Here is a back-of-the-envelope calculation, based on simple physics Given that some4,600 years have elapsed since the completion of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the structure stands remarkably ...

Parsing Series of Integers with SIMD

While conversion from a string into an integer value is feasible with SIMD instructions, this application is unpractical. For typical cases, when a single value is parsed, scalar procedures — like the standard atoi or strtol—are faster than any fancy ...

Trilium Notes: Markdown autoformat personal knowledge base

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Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application with focus on building large personal knowledge bases. See screenshots for quick overview: Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep tree. Single note can be placed into multiple places in ...

Why remote work is hard and how it can be fixed

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In the nineteen-sixties, Jack Nilles, a physicist turned engineer, built long-range communications systems at the U.S. Air Force’s Aerial Reconnaissance Laboratory, near Dayton, Ohio. Later, at , in Houston, he helped design space probes that could send ...

AudioMass – free, open source, web-based Audio and Waveform editor

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AudioMass is a free full-featured web-based audio & waveform editing tool

The Fastest Google Fonts

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For the most part, web fonts nowadays are faster than ever. With more standardised FOUT/FOIT behaviour from browser vendors, to the newer font-displayspecification, performance —and therefore the user —seems to have been finally been put front-and-centre. ...

Relationship between psychedelics, the brain, well-being, and creativity

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When I first heard the word "psychedelics," it just sounded like other addictive drugs that make people go crazy. However, psychedelics seem to have many therapeutic effects such as causing lasting improved well-being and curing many psychological ...

PowerPC Solaris on the RS/6000

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The following is a guest post by PA8600/PA-RISC! Thanks for doing this incredible writeup about an ultra rare Unix! One of the weirdest times in computing was during the mid-90s, when the major RISC vendors all had their own plans to dominate the consumer ...

The Vintage Beauty of Soviet Control Rooms (2018)

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Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! A beautiful collection of control rooms filled with large buttons and analog dials, long before the democratization of computers and screens. More info: Present And Correct

Android Studio 4.0

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The Writings of Leslie Lamport

LaTeX: A Document Preparation System Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass. (1986). No electronic version available. In the early 80s, I was planning to write the Great American Concurrency Book. I was a TeX user, so I would need a set of macros. I thought that, ...

Why we have so many problems with our teeth

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Dental problems such as crowding and cavities are common in people today. But other species tend not to have such afflictions, nor did our fossil forebears. Our teeth have evolved over hundreds of millions of years to be incredibly strong and to align ...

Dangerous SHA-1 crypto function is about to die in SSH

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Developers of two open source code libraries for Secure Shell —the protocol millions of computers use to create encrypted connections to each other —are retiring the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, four months after researchers piled a final nail in its ...

Show HN: Redux with a UseState Hook

Hooked on Redux is a React hook that lets you wield the power of Redux with an interface that's as simple as the useState hook. Redux is a great way to manage React state and its core principle: a single, immutable application state, allows for ...

Uber is destroying thousands of electric bikes and scooters following Jump sale

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Uber is destroying thousands of electric bikes and scooters, after selling its Jump business to Lime. Videos of its red bikes being crushed at a recycling centre were shared on social media, angering cycling advocates.

Show HN: PageMarker – Organize, annotate and revisit your bookmarks

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Use folders, or tags or both! For maxium flexibility, mix and match to find exactly what you need, when you need it. Pick the days, the time and we will send you a newsletter with your most recent bookmarks and links you might have forgotten. ...

History of Unix Manpages (2011)

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Where do UNIX manpages come from? Who introduced the section-based layout of NAME, SYNOPSIS, and so on? And for manpage authors: where were those economical two- and three-letter instructions developed?