Terraform Is Not the Golden Hammer

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Terraform is probably the most used tool to deploy cloud services. It's a fantastic tool, easily usable, with descriptive language (DSL) called HCL, team-oriented, supporting tons of cloud providers, etc.

Project Deluge: Xbox and Dreamcast

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We are currently in the process of uploading the Xbox and Dreamcast prototypes from Project Deluge. Some download links will be temporarily broken as a result, so please be patient while we go through this process. Jump to navigation Jump to search ...

Currying in JavaScript

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Currying is an advanced technique of working with functions. It’s used not only in JavaScript, but in other languages as well. Currying is a transformation of functions that translates a function from callable as f(a, b, c) into callable as f(a)(b)(c) ...

Show HN: Optimule, a free vehicle routing platform built with Open Route Service

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Optimize, track, and collect delivery data to save you time and money in your Last Mile Operations. Optimule uses state-of-the-art routing algorithm's, run thousands of times, which guarantees that the routes generated are the fastest and ...

The Reemergent 1977 H1N1 Strain and the Gain-of-Function Debate (2015)

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The 1977-1978 influenza epidemic was probably not a natural event, as the genetic sequence of the virus was nearly identical to the sequences of decades-old strains. While there are several hypotheses that could explain its origin, the possibility that ...

FreeBSD 11.4 End-of-Life

FreeBSD Security Officer security-officer at freebsd.org Wed Sep 15 05:50:24 UTC 2021 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Dear FreeBSD community, As of September 30, 2021, FreeBSD 11.4 and stable/11 branch will reach end-of-life and ...

Engineering Statistics Handbook

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Modoboa – open-source email server

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Regain your independence and protect your privacy by installing your own email server. It takes less than 10 minutes! Know more use the services offered by Internet providers (Orange, Vodafone...) of infrastructure providers (OVH, Gandi...) ...

Sirum (YC Nonprofit) needs engineers to automate medicine delivery

SIRUM is making medications affordable for all. We ’re a small (~30 person) but quickly growing team that ’s passionate about our mission of reimagining healthcare access for those in need. We like to work hard, solve tough problems, and are determined ...

The physics anomaly no one talks about: What’s up with those neutrinos?

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[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some of the explanations may not make sense without the animations in the video.] In the past months we ’ve talked a lot about topics that receive more attention than they deserve. Today I want ...

Was Germany’s 19th century industrial expansion due to an absence of copyright?

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Did Germany experience rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century due to an absence of copyright law? A German historian argues that the massive proliferation of books, and thus knowledge, laid the foundation for the country's industrial might.

Banks beware, Amazon and Walmart are cracking the code for finance

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LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Anyone can be a banker these days, you just need the right code. Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon (AMZN.O) to IKEA and Walmart (WMT.N)are cutting out the traditional financial middleman and plugging in software from tech ...

SmackTLS: State Machine Attacks

Transport Layer Security (TLS) handles quite a bit of “heavy lifting” in the digital world. Responsible for processing multiple protocol variations, number of different extensions and authentication modes, and “handshakes ”between a variety of exchange ...

Russia restricts opposition election voting app

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Show HN: KySync – A C++ rewrite of Zsync with performance boost

KySync is an efficient way to distribute new data which makes use of older (but similar) data that you may already have present locally. KySync supports HTTP v1.1, but can easily be extended to support any server protocol which supports range queries. ...

Show HN: Aquila.network – a search first hub for bookmarks

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Ava identifies herself as a polymath. Her interests range across science, technology, philosophy, and art. A millennial girl by birth, she's determined not to settle but to explore the realm of knowledge and wisdom. She has been a curious student ...

The Form and Function of Science Fiction

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Science fiction and architecture are both practices that imagine —and critique —new worlds. Frank Lloyd Wright ’s work was both a critique of the way we build and a projection about how our built world could change. Wright wasn ’t just designing ...

Why the University of Florida gets a ~1% cut of Gatorade profits

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As the clock ticked down in the 4th quarter of the 2020 Cotton Bowl football game against the University of Florida, 2 Oklahoma players snuck behind head coach Lincoln Riley with a heavy orange cooler and lifted it over his head, and soaked him with ...

Bestline: Light self-contained readline alternative

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This is a single-file no-dependencies C or C++ library that makes it as easy as possible to display a command prompt that asks the user for input. It supports Emacs editing shortcuts, history search, completion / hint callback, and utf-8 editing under ...

Why Space Cadet pinball was removed [video]

Show HN: Forlater.email – an email-based bookmarking service

forlater is an email-based bookmarking service. You send us an email with a link (or links), and receive a readable, clutter-free version of the article in an email. This is a “paid service” — you just pay how much ever you want via:

Paradise lost: The rise and ruin of Couchsurfing.com

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Back in spring 2011 — the end of black truffle season, before the climbing roses bloomed — the Couchsurfers gathered at the Palazzo Massarucci, built on a hill north of Rome at the beginning of the Renaissance.

Why the American shoe disappeared and is hard to bring back (2019)

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For Douglas Clark, the darkest part of working for Nike in the 1980s was watching American shoe manufacturing "evaporate" in the Northeast in a mass exodus to Asia in pursuit of cheaper labor.

Belgian ISP under 250 Gbps DDoS for days on end

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We are currently experiencing an distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on all of our services. This may cause you to experience problems with all of our services. Our Network Operations team is investigating this outage. Further updates will be ...

A search engine that favors text-heavy sites and punishes modern web design

This search engine isn't particularly well equipped to answering queries posed like questions, instead try to imagine some text that might appear in the website you are looking for, and search for that.

71% of small and medium businesses survived the pandemic by going digital

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Today, Salesforce launched the fifth edition of its “Small and Medium Business Trends” report. Conducted by The Harris Poll in June and July, the research includes responses from more than 2,500 small and medium business (SMB) owners and leaders ...

How to add ISSN metadata to a web page

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Inspired by John Hoare at the Dirty Feed blog - I've asked the British Library to assign my blog an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds ...

OCW MIT: 6.006 Intro to Algorithms 2020

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This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling of computational problems, as well as common algorithms, algorithmic paradigms, and data structures used to solve these problems. It emphasizes the relationship between algorithms and programming and introduces basic performance measures...

A Short History of Objective-C (2017)

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Todate, users have downloaded over 140 billion apps to their iPhones.¹ The iPhone ’s success is tied to its ecosystem of third-party apps. When the App Store debuted in 2008, all apps were written in a programming language that few outside the Apple community ...

Tired of dating apps, Vancouver man launches social experiment to find companion

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British Columbia He says the swipe-right or swipe-left nature of many of the apps means people are judging a person based on very little, a photo and a short bio. "I was looking at strangers with no context," he said, adding that he didn't ...