Google resists giving up documents in investigation of anticompetitive practices

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WASHINGTON—Google is resisting efforts to surrender emails, text messages and other documents sought by state investigators probing possible anticompetitive practices, according to records and interviews. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., also ...

Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech

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"We are sidestepping all of the scientific challenges that have held fusion energy back for more than half a century," says the director of an Australian company that claims its hydrogen-boron fusion technology is already working a billion ...

More bosses give 4-day workweek a try

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Companies around the world are embracing what might seem like a radical idea: a four-day workweek. The concept is gaining ground in places as varied as New Zealand and Russia, and it's making inroads among some American companies. Employers ...

How to Write Usefully

February 2020 What should an essay be? Many people would say persuasive. That's what a lot of us were taught essays should be. But I think we can aim for something more ambitious: that an essay should be useful. To start with, that means it should be ...

Does register selection matter to performance on x86 CPUs?

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Instruction selection is a critical portion in compilers, as different instructions could cause significant performance differences even though the semantics not changed. Does register selection also matter to performance (assume the register selection ...

Launch HN: Freshpaint (YC S19) – an automated, retroactive Segment alternative

Hello HN! We’re Fitz & Malis, the founders of Freshpaint (YC S19) (https://www.freshpaint.io/). Our product is a more flexible way of setting up your analytics and marketing tools. There ’s two types of people that get the most value out of Freshpaint: ...

Professor Gilbert Strang Teaches Linear Algebra

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This section contains a complete set of video lectures on linear algebra along with transcripts and related resource files.

Crabs: The bitmap terror (1985) [pdf]

Chrome deploys deep-linking in latest build despite privacy concerns

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Google has implemented a browser capability in Chrome called ScrollToTextFragment that enables deep links to web documents, but it has done so despite unresolved privacy concerns and lack of support from other browser makers.

When Einstein Was Bohemian

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Albert Einstein was a refreshing counterexample to the disembodied genius. With his flaring hair, gentle eyes and quizzical smile, a distinctly embodied Einstein peers out from countless images splattered across almost every corner of contemporary culture. ...

Show HN: Build your own Vim emulation for VS Code

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Vim is the great white shark of text editors. It has survived among modern IDEs because of its unique philosophy. It supports modal editingwhich is almost an opposite approach to how other editors work. You start in "normal" mode where you ...

Web Programming in SWI Prolog

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SWI Prolog has web programming capabilities. This allows one to write web applications and web services (e.g. REST API servers) in Prolog. One can argue that Prolog is not a good fit for web programming. Admittedly, this is a valid concern because of the lack of third-party libraries, and …

Discord is not an acceptable choice for Free Software projects

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It’s simple: free software projects should not use Discord. (This goes equally for any sort of public interest group.) Here’s why. Discord ’s communication is not end to end (e2e) encrypted. It is encrypted only between the individual user and the ...

Maryam Mirzakhani

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Jump to navigation Jump to search Mirzakhani at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, where she received her Fields Medal Maryam Mirzakhani ( Persian: مریم میرزاخانی‎, [mæɾˈjæm miːɾzɑːxɑːˈniː]; 12 May 1977 –14 July 2017) ...

Jupiter (YC S19) Is Hiring a Full Stack Software Engineer in San Francisco

Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you ...

Stuff I said at Kansas City Startup Weekend that sounded smart (2011)

I rarely get the chance to try out words of wisdom on real people before I present them to you here. So when I post something, it might turn out to be a dud, or pure gold, and I never know which. Not this time! This time you get pure, unadulterated, ...

AMD Threadripper 3970X under heavy AVX2 load: Defective by design?

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Hi, I’m the perplexed owner of an AMD Threadripper 3970X CPU on a GIGABYTE TRX40 Aorus Xtreme motherboard. I’m writing this thread as a kind of followup/answer to @DerAlbi’s post here (“3970X - Prime95 stability?”) and to my own thread over at Reddit (“Prime95 errors with AMD Threadripper...

Inside the Philip Morris campaign to 'normalize' a tobacco device

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At Germany's Bambi Awards for the media industry in November, celebrities posed for red-carpet photos against a backdrop of established luxury brands. Alongside the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Swiss watchmaker Chopard was a newer name: IQOS, a "reduced risk" heated-tobacco device sold by...

Domain Logic and SQL (2003)

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Over the last couple of decades we've seen a growing gap between database-oriented software developers and in-memory application software developers. This leads to many disputes about how to use database features such as SQL and stored procedures. ...

How communist Bulgaria became a leader in technology, robotics and sci-fi (2018)

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The police report would have baffled the most grizzled detective. A famous writer murdered in a South Dakota restaurant full of diners; the murder weapon –a simple hug. A murderer with no motive, and one who seemed genuinely distraught at what he had ...

Forcing consent before selling browser histories violates our free speech

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The US state of Maine is violating internet broadband providers' free speech by forcing them to ask for their customers’ permission to sell their browser history, according to a new lawsuit.

A Windows feature which can result in bypassing User Group Policy

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I ‘m going to share an (ab)use of a Windows feature which can result in bypassing User Group Policy (as well as a few other interesting things). Bypassing User Group Policy is not the end of the world, but it ’s also not something that should be allowed ...

Is ReasonML good by itself or the underlying OCaml the source of awesomeness?

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During a previous hackday, I had the opportunity to try a fairly recent programming language called ReasonML. Amazed by the simplicity and power of ReasonML, I promised myself to get closer to its underlying language to give credit where it is due. Do ...

Unix Toolbox (2008)

This document is a collection of Unix/Linux/BSD commands and tasks which are useful for IT work or for advanced users. This is a practical guide with concise explanations, however the reader is supposed to know what s/he is doing. Mount a ...

If cash gets damaged, this Treasury team will make sure it’s not a lost cause

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Quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots

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The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day are produced by bots, the Guardian can reveal.

The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark (2018)

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Where does the mind end and the world begin? Is the mind locked inside its skull, sealed in with skin, or does it expand outward, merging with things and places and other minds that it thinks with? What if there are objects outside —a pen and paper, a ...

Varoufakis to Publish Notorious Eurogroup Recordings from 2015 Meetings

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Greek Speaker of the House Constantine Tassoulas rebuked MeRA25 leader and ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Friday for handing an envelope over to him containing a USB of the conversations he had secretly recorded while attending a Eurogroup discussion ...

Racket-on-Chez Status

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posted by Matthew Flatt For background information about Racket on Chez Scheme (a.k.a. Racket CS), see the original announcement, the January 2018 report, the report at Scheme Workshop 2018, the January 2019 report, the ICFP experience report, an...

Scientists use ML to find an antibiotic able to kill superbugs in mice

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For decades, discovering novel antibiotics meant digging through the same patch of dirt. Biologists spent countless hours screening soil-dwelling microbes for properties known to kill harmful bacteria. But as superbugs resistant to existing antibiotics ...