The U.S. Air Force Has Doubts About the F-35

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Here's What You Need to Remember: While the result is a highly capable aircraft that can engage targets from over the horizon and even make older jets in its vicinity more deadly, the F-35 has been seen as a failure by critics who point to it ...

DeepMind's Player of Games, a general-purpose game algorithm

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Download PDF Abstract:Games have a long history of serving as a benchmark for progress in artificial intelligence. Recently, approaches using search and learning have shown strong performance across a set of perfect information games, and ... Bibliographic ...

Ask HN: Anyone else getting a 500 on their Google Calendars?

Yes, also other services which pull calendar events via the API appear to be affected

MicroStudio now supports 4 programming languages: microScript,Python,JS and Lua

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This is quite the big update: you can now choose from 4 programming languages for your microStudio project: **microScript**, **Python**, **JavaScript** or **Lua**! All this still from your web browser. With any of these 4 languages, you have access to all the microStudio goodness: live edit your...

Crypto lobbying is going ballistic

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BETWEEN 2017 and mid-2021 the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was one of the American government agencies that discussed crypto the most. Brian Quintenz, who ran its Technology Committee, was responsible for much of that, organising presentations ...

NASA returns Hubble to full science operations

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NASA has returned the Hubble Space Telescope to full science operations and is now operating with all four active instruments collecting science.

Colour-changing magnifying glass gives clear view of infrared light

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Detecting light beyond the visible red range of our eyes is hard to do, because infrared light carries so little energy compared to ambient heat at room temperature. This obscures infrared light unless specialised detectors ...

Controlled indoor cultivation of black morel

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The morel mushroom is known as one of the world ’s most coveted edible mushrooms. During the last hundred years, it has only with limited success been possible to cultivate black morel mushrooms under controlled, indoor conditions. We are therefore very ...

FerretDB: A truly open-source MongoDB alternative

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FerretDB (previously MangoDB) was founded to become the de-facto open-source substitute to MongoDB. FerretDB is an open-source proxy, converting the MongoDB wire protocol queries to SQL - using PostgreSQL as a database engine.

Rockstar: a language for programs that are also hair metal power ballads

Rockstar is a computer programming language designed for creating programs that are also hair metal power ballads. Midnight takes your heart and your soul While your heart is as high as your soul Put your heart without your soul into your heart Give ...

My First 5 Minutes on a Server; Or, Essential Security for Linux Servers (2013)

Server security doesn ’t need to be complicated. My security philosophy is simple: adopt principles that will protect you from the most frequent attack vectors, while keeping administration efficient enough that you won ’t develop “security cruft ...

Portable and Interoperable Async Rust

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A goal of the async foundations working group is for async Rust to be portable and interoperable. I want to dig in to what that means in this blog post. For a little background, see my earlier post on async runtimes. To run async Rust code, you need an async

You Can't Buy Integration

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Commercial integration tools are a couple decades old now, but there has been little in the way of overarching architectural principles describing when and how to use them. In this article, I argue that "buy" decision mechanics have caused ...

Stacking Up AMD MI200 versus Nvidia A100 Compute Engines

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The modern GPU compute engine is a microcosm of the high performance computing datacenter at large. At every level of HPC –across systems in the datacenter, within clusters of disparate and diverse server nodes, within cluster nodes with disparate ...

Amazon packages pile up after AWS outage spawns delivery havoc

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An Amazon Web Services outage is wreaking havoc on the e-commerce giant ’s delivery operation, preventing drivers from getting routes or packages and shutting down communication between Amazon and the thousands of drivers it relies on, according to four ...

The RNA World Hypothesis

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To fully understand the processes occurring in present-day living cells, we need to consider how they arose in evolution. The most fundamental of all such problems is the expression of hereditary information, which today requires extraordinarily complex machinery and proceeds from DNA to protein...

A proposal to start “llvm-libc” (2020)

This is a proposal to start llvm-libc, an implementation of the C standard library targeting C17 and above, as part of the LLVM project. llvm-libc will also provide platform specific extensions as relevant. For example, on Linux it also provides ...

Internet addiction: The emergence of a new clinical disorder (1996) [pdf]

Anecdotal reports indicated that some on-line users were becoming addicted to the Internet in much that same way that others became addicted to drugs or alcohol which resulted in academic, social, and occupational impairment. However, research among sociologists, ...

Digging into Linux namespaces – part 1

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Namespaces are a Linux kernel feature released in kernel version 2.6.24 in 2008. They provide processes with their own system view, thus isolating independent processes from each other. In other words, namespaces define the set of resources that ...

Beginner's Guide to the Flow Notes Method

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Flow-based note-taking is one of the best ways to consume content meant for learning. The approach followed by Flow notes is pretty straightforward - create notes as you understand it and not how the narrators narrate them.

Show HN: P2P remote desktop – an alternative to TeamViewer / AnyDesk

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🖥️ Remote Desktop P2P based. Portable, No configuration or installation needed, communicate your endpoint to the peer, and vice versa, press connect and enjoy. 🖥️ - GitHub - miroslavpejic85/p2p: 🖥️...

Open Dynamic Robot Initiative (2020)

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This website is the entry point to the ressources of the Open Dynamic Robot Initiative. This project originated in an effort to build a low cost and low complexity actuator module using brushless motors that can be used to build different types of ...

Postgres, Kafka, and a mysterious 100 GB

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Lately I ’ve been trying to learn more about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and some other popular technologies. Since I work at a large tech company, I spend a lot of my professional time using proprietary software that is analogous to but very different ...

Show HN: git-history, for analyzing scraped data collected using Git and SQLite

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I described Git scraping last year: a technique for writing scrapers where you periodically snapshot a source of data to a Git repository in order to record changes to that source over time.

Mundaneum

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Jump to navigation Jump to search The Mundaneum was an institution which aimed to gather together all the world's knowledge and classify it according to a system developed called the Universal Decimal Classification. It was developed ...

Issues with Cloudflare Images

I’m a huge fan of the various Cloudflare offerings, and have been impressed time after time with the innovations and solutions offered by CF. This writeup therefore pains me, as I usually don’t have anything negative to say about CF, but after some months in production, and a severe...

Google Calendar Down

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Google Calendar is an online time management and scheduling service offered by Google and that is available at calendar.goole.com. Are you also having issues? Select the option you are having issues with, and help provide feedback to the service. ...

The Four Corners Potato

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Solanum jamesii, aka the Four Corners potato, has sustained Indigenous people in the American Southwest for 11,000 years; USDA is now studying its 8-year shelf life, and its resistance to disease, heat, and drought. The future of this remarkable ...

Loop Fission

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Loop fission is a process normally applied by a compiler to loops to make them faster. The idea is to split larger loop bodies which perform several distinct tasks into separate loops, in the hope that the individual loops can be optimised more effectively ...

Emerge Tools (YC W21) Is Hiring a Senior Android Engineer – Remote

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We’re looking for someone highly experienced in all things Android, especially performance, size and optimization. We want someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the internals of Android and is interested in squeezing every bit of size, performance and other optimizations out of...