The Rise of the $10M Disc Golf Celebrity

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Skip to main content How much can athletes really make in niche sports? A whole lot more than you might think. Disc golfer Paul ...

New Kind of Paper

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away. Writing with pen is the first skill you learn in school. It is also one of the most important skills ...

Archaeologists recreated three common kinds of Paleolithic cave lighting

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In 1993, a media studies professor at Fordham University named Edward Wachtel visited several famous cavesin southern France, including Lascaux, Font-de-Gaume, Les Combarelles, and La Mouthe. His purpose: to study the cave art that has justly made ...

The Walkman a.k.a. Vbug 1.5 robot

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- 3 chip analog controller using 4 Nv "Microcore" in a 74HC14 plus 2 x 74ALS240s as motor drivers and multiplexers. - 5 multi-directional wire touch sensors (4 corners and 1 forward) and two phototropic eyes for light following ...

IBM 5110 Emulator in JavaScript

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Use the keyboard to enter data. The special keys of the IBM 5110 are mapped in the following way to keys on the PC keyboard (see also layout above): In case of error messages in BASIC, you will not be able to enter anything. You have to press ...

How to Think about Pleasure

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Weirdly hard to define, much less to feel OK about it, pleasure is a tricky creature. Can philosophy help us lighten up? Over breakfast one April day in 1778, James Boswell asked Samuel Johnson why he gave up booze. Dr Johnson replied that he didn ’t like ...

Learn C and build your own Lisp (2014)

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If you're looking to learn C, or you've ever wondered how to build your own programming language, this is the book for you. In just a few lines of code, I'll teach you how to use C, and together, we'll start building your very own ...

What Is Voter Satisfaction Efficiency?

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Voter Satisfaction Efficiency (VSE) is a way of measuring the outcome quality a voting method will give. It relies on making various assumptions about what kind of voters and candidates are likely to occur, then running large numbers of elections ...

Taktile (YC S20) Is Hiring a Forward Deployed Machine Learning Engineer (F/M/D)

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# About Us Taktile is a technology company building cloud-native software that underpins the financial products of the future. We focus on financial services, because they are a critical backbone of modern society, helping individuals and companies finance their dreams and insure against...

A from-scratch tour of Bitcoin in Python

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I find blockchain fascinating because it extends open source software development to open source + state. This seems to be a genuine/exciting innovation in computing paradigms; We don ’t just get to share code, we get to share a running computer, ...

Regularization is all you need: simple neural nets can excel on tabular data

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Download PDF Abstract:Tabular datasets are the last "unconquered castle" for deep learning, with traditional ML methods like Gradient-Boosted Decision Trees still performing strongly even against recent specialized neural architectures. ...

My favourite C++ footgun

I'm currently learning C++ to be able to do meaningful contributions to OpenMW, so I've been reading a lot of code, and a couple of books on the topic. But it's in Effective C++, by Scott Meyers, Item 17, that I found the most amazing ...

Racing Game in ClojureScript

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This project is a showcase for the feasibility of React in gaming. Every thing is a self contained component using react-three-fiber to express threejs with React semantics. If that seems strange to you read this explanation.

Going Beyond Ada 2022

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As we've seen previously in Ada 2022 support in GNAT, the support for Ada 2022 is now mostly there for everyone to take advantage of. We're now crossing fingers for this new revision to be officially stamped by ISO in 2022.

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

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Jump to navigation Jump to search Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire, also known as Cossacks of Saporog Are Drafting a Manifesto ( Russian: Запорожцыпишутписьмотурецкомусултану), is a painting by Russian ...

The Viewpoint Linux Distribution

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Viewpoint Linuxis a distribution for providing a minimal environment for me to build on and play with. I hope that for others it can be a distro which provides a working environment to use alongside various texts I have in mind, allowing the reader ...

The Teamsters announce coordinated nationwide project to unionize Amazon

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On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the country's largest and most powerful unions, has said in an official resolution ...

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s lost album, Human Highway

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They needed a song, but not just any song. It had to be a throat-clearing, lapel-grabbing, hey-what ’s-that-sound number that could open what was shaping up to be one of the most anticipated albums of 1970: the debut of the super group to end all ...

Disintermediating friends: Online dating displaces other ways of meeting (2019) [pdf]

* Michael J. Rosenfeld, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Email: mrosenfe@stanford.edu. Web: www.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe. This project was generously supported by the National Science Foundation, grants SES-0751977 ...

What is ranked-choice voting and why is New York using it?

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But beyond who wins the mayoral primaries there, what happens could have consequences for how millions of Americans vote in the future. That's because the city, for the first time, is using ranked-choice voting. The method, which allows ...

The wrong way to switch operating systems on your server

After moving my server to Hetzner, I built up a large collection of self-hosted services I use on a daily basis: from fun things like an RSS reader and an IRC bouncer, to critical services like my email. I ran them all with docker-compose from a Debian VPS. For the last couple months, however,...

The Clean Power of Starch

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A tiny device incorporates a compound made from starch and baking soda to harvest energy from movement. Scientists have used a compound made from a starch derivative and baking soda to help convert mechanical to electrical energy. The approach, developed ...

Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

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WASHINGTON —Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, according to documents ...

Rival weightlifter speaks out on transgender Hubbard's Olympic place

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A Belgian weightlifter says dealing with transgender issues in sport is "impossible" but the presence of Laurel Hubbard in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games is "like a bad joke" to women athletes.

Alan Turing's biggest fan remains the real enigma

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The woman was to show up at the U.S. Customsand Border Protection office at 9 a.m. to view the document, and department officials weren ’t entirely sure what was going to happen from there. Two lawyers with the U.S. Attorney ’s Office would be ...

The Most Dangerous Censorship

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At the height of the events in Poland, just at the time when the trade union Solidarnosc was being outlawed, I received a letter stamped NIE CENZUROWANO. What exactly did these words mean? They were probably supposed to indicate that the country from ...

Pocketlang

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Pocketlang is a small (~3000 semicolons) and fast functional language written in C. It's syntactically similar to Ruby and it can be learned within 15 minutes. Including the compiler, bytecode VM and runtime, it's a standalone executable with ...

Effects of cat ownership on the gut microbiota of owners

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Pet ownership is an essential environmental exposure that might influence the health of the owner. This study’s primary objectives were to explore the effects of cat ownership on the gut microbial diversity and composition of owners. Raw data from the American Gut Project were obtained from the...

Digitising rural land records, one drone at a time

You have a home, but you can ’t prove it's yours. You have a boundary marked by stones, but no documents to back it. That's how much of rural India lives. What if this could be changed? Not with a herculean human effort which involves thousands ...