Python 3.11 vs 3.10 performance

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A fake job offer took down the world’s most popular crypto game

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Hackers duped a senior engineer at Axie Infinity into applying for a job at a fictitious company. Details of how the hack was carried out are being reported for the first time by The Block.

Microrobots can brush and floss teeth

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Arranged in bristle-like structures, a robotic microswarm of iron oxide nanoparticles effectively cleaned plaque from teeth. The nanoparticles have both magnetic and catalytic properties; catalyzed hydrogen peroxide produced free radicals that eliminated ...

Scaling our Spreadsheet Engine from Thousands to Billions of Cells

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Causal is a spreadsheet built for the 21st century to help people work better with numbers. Behind Causal ’s innocent web UI is a complex calculation engine —an interpreter that executes formulas on an in-memory, multidimensional database. The engine ...

Absurd Trolley Problems

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How to Improve Your Monolith Before Transitioning to Microservices

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Your team decided it ’s time to get rid of that old, clunky monolith (finally!). You had a good run with it, but the monolith has grown so big that you ’re spending more effort maintaining it than adding features. It ’s time to try a different approach. ...

Defensive CSS

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Ahmad is a UX designer and front-end developer from Palestine. He enjoys working on challenging design and front-end development projects. He wrote a book on debugging CSS, writes extensively on CSS, Accessibility, and RTL (right to left) text ...

Why isn't the internet more fun and weird? (2019)

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By mistake, MySpace inspired a generation of teenagers to learn how to code. From Stealing MySpace: His mistake allowed users to build colorful backgrounds and wallpapers and load them onto their MySpace pages.

Tell HN: Razorpay a YC company shared donor data without court order

Razorpay is an Indian payment platform[1]. Recently Indian police arrested[2] the co-founder of a fact-checking website for a tweet he did in 2018. There are reports that Government is trying to nab him for reporting the fake news and religious hatred ...

Show HN: PDFs That Are Readable by Human Eyes Only, OCR Resistant

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New MacBook Air with M2

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Beginning Friday, July 8, at 5 a.m. PDT, the completely redesigned MacBook Air with M2will be available to order, and will start arriving to customers worldwide on Friday, July 15. Supercharged by the M2 chip, the all-new MacBook Air features even ...

Auto manufacturer family tree: Who owns what?

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Most people know Lexus is Toyota’s luxury arm and BMW owns Mini, but did you know Lamborghini is owned by Audi, which is run by Volkswagen? Or that, before its eventual demise as a carmaker, Holden started out making saddles?

Did the early medieval era ever take place?

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In the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire ‘fell ’. Exactly what that means is a matter of some contention; but while plenty of eminent historians have argued that power simply transferred from a central emperor to locally administered kingdoms, or ...

Smalltalk Squeak 6.0

,}. - Overall optimizations and stability improvements concerning parsing invalid expressions. System (up to System-eem.1361) - Levels up the command-line interface of Squeak which now supports do-its and a couple of other options. To get started, run ...

Aptible (YC S14) is hiring for our secure, compliant PaaS alternative to Heroku

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We are a team of infrastructure security experts and platform engineers committed to making it easy to use any cloud infrastructure securely. Learn More About Aptible We ’ve been fully distributed since Employee #1. We have teammates across North America ...

First True Exascale Supercomputer

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The 59th edition of the TOP500 revealed the Frontier system to be the first true exascale machine with an HPL score of 1.102 Exaflop/s. The No. 1 spot is now held by the Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the US. Based on the ...

Emacs’s Builtin Elisp Cheat Sheet

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Learning Emacs lisp is as much about taming the language as it is the ecosystem of functions and variables that you need to get the job done. The lack of namespaces (notwithstanding shorthands in Emacs 28) and inconsistent naming due to 40+ years ...

The Ten Commandments for Detective Fiction (2017)

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Ronald Knox (1888-1957) was an English priest who moonlighted as a well-regarded author of detective novels and short stories. His reputation was such that in 1928, during the Golden Era of Detective Fiction, when a group of British mystery authors ...

GTA GeoGuesser

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FBI Child ID App

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You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do? Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help.Our Child ID app —the first mobile application ...

Arbitrary Code Execution in Super Mario All-Stars [video]

Welcome to the Subcritical Society (2020)

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Then he heard the sand rumbling. Every Fremen knew the sound, could distinguish it immediately from the noises of worms or other desert life. Somewhere beneath him, the pre-spice mass had accumulated enough water and organic matter from the little makers, ...

A more advanced wxErlang Hello World

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In the previous post, we saw how to fire a simple message box from iex. In this blog post, we’ll go deeper (not too much!) and present the elements wxFrame, wxButton, and wxTextCtrl.

Show HN: 3D live tracking two climbers attempting a Sierra Nevada record

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Ancient DNA yields surprising findings on earliest seafarers

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New genetic research from remote islands in the Pacific offers fresh insights into the ancestry and culture of the world's earliest seafarers, including family structure, social customs, and the ancestral populations of the people living there ...

Crypto broker Voyager Digital files for bankruptcy

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Voyager Digital, a high-profile crypto broker, has filed for bankruptcy, citing market volatility and the surprising collapse of Three Arrows Capital, just weeks after it suspended withdrawals, trading and deposits on its platform. The U.S.-headquartered firm — and its two affiliates — said in a...

Bun: Fast JavaScript runtime, transpiler, and NPM client written in Zig

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Bun is a modern JavaScript runtime like Node or Deno. It was built from scratch to focus on three main things: Bun is designed as a drop-in replacement for your current JavaScript & TypeScript apps or scripts —on your local computer, server or on the ...

It’s 1997 and you want to build a website

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It’s 1997 and you want to build a website. You have some options. At a baseline, the web is made up of a handful of technologies. In 1997, there was some technical documentation to wade through, but there were only a handful of things to learn to ...

Sourcehut is committed to making IRC better

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a wonderful protocol with a 34-year history of helping free software, there at every step alongside the rise of the internet. Many real-time chat empires have risen and fallen during its tenure, some of them leaving behind ...

The Planet Inside: Scientists are probing the secrets of the inner core

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Earth ’s magnetic field, nearly as old as the planet itself, protects life from damaging space radiation. But 565 million years ago, the field was sputtering, dropping to 10% of today ’s strength, according to a recent discovery. Then, almost miraculously, ...