Irish Court Says Subway Bread Is Too Sugary to Be Called 'Bread'

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According to the Subway Ireland website, the chain's six-inch and footlong subsare available on six different kinds of bread, including nine-grain multi-seed, Italian white bread, Italian herbs and cheese, nine-grain wheat, hearty Italian, ...

Industrial Literacy

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I’ve said before that understanding where our modern standard of living comes from, at a basic level, is a responsibility of every citizen in an industrial civilization. Let’s call it “industrial literacy.”

Say Goodbye to Hold Music

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Sometimes, a phone call is the best way to get something done. We call retailers to locate missing packages, utilities to adjust our internet speeds, airlines to change our travel itineraries...the list goes on. But more often than not, we ...

Ontario doctors sign letter to Premier advising against sweeping lockdowns

OTTAWA -- Twenty-one Ontario doctors have signed a joint letter to Premier Doug Ford, urging him not to issue a new lockdown this fall because of rising COVID-19 case numbers.

Kitty – the fast, featureful, GPU based terminal emulator

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Offloads rendering to the GPU for lower system load and buttery smooth scrolling. Uses threaded rendering to minimize input latency. Supports tiling multiple terminal windows side by side in different layoutswithout needing to use an extra program ...

Google TV

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Chromecast with Google TV requires a TV with an HDMI port, a Wi-Fi network, a Google Account, a nearby electrical outlet, and a compatible mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/cast/req. To view content in 4K, a 4K-capable ...

Linux under WSL2 can be leaking

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We have found that you could be leaking your Internet traffic when running Linux under WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2). Our investigation has shown that these leaks also occur on other VPN software, and even though we do not have a solution ...

Gitter is joining Matrix

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We are ridiculously excited to announce that Gitter is joining the Matrix ecosystem and will become the first major existing chat platform to switch to natively speaking Matrix! If you ’re reading this from the Gitter community and have no idea what Matrix ...

3270font: A Font for the Nostalgic

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This font is derived from the x3270 font, which, in turn, was translated from the one in Georgia Tech's 3270tool, which was itself hand-copied from a 3270 series terminal. I built it because I felt terminals deserve to be pretty. The .sfd font ...

An Elementary Introduction to Information Geometry [pdf]

Abstract: In this survey, we describe the fundamental differential-geometric structures of information manifolds, state the fundamental theorem of information geometry, and illustrate some use cases of these information manifolds in information sciences. ...

NIST Pair of Atomic Clocks Reveal Einstein's Relativity at a Personal Scale

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BOULDER, Colo. –Scientists have known for decades that time passes faster at higher elevations —a curious aspect of Einstein's theories of relativity that previously has been measured by comparing clocks on the Earth's surface and a high-flying ...

The Failed Promise of Web Components

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Web Components had so much potential to empower HTML to do more, and make web development more accessible to non-programmers and easier for programmers. Remember how exciting it was every time we got new shiny HTML elements that actually do stuff? ...

Students Left Behind by Remote Learning

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Shemar, a twelve-year-old from East Baltimore, is good at math, and Karen Ngosso, his fourth-grade math teacher, at Abbottston Elementary School, is one reason why. “I would try to pump him up and tell him, ‘You ’re a good student, ’”she said. But she ...

Energy Efficiency across Programming Languages [pdf]

Abstract This paper presents a study of the runtime, memory usage and energy consumption of twenty seven well-known soft- ware languages. We monitor the performance of such lan- guages using ten different programming problems, expressed in each of the ...

D-Wave Announces General Availability of First Quantum Computer for Business

DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest Is Hurting Open Source

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For the last couple of years, DigitalOcean has run Hacktoberfest, which purports to “support open source” by giving free t-shirts to people who send pull requests to open source repositories.

Golden raises $14.5M Series A led by a16z and Marc Andreessen joins board

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Since we formally launched in 2019, our team has been hard at work executing our vision to build an extensive database and graph of knowledge for humanity, including practical commercial tools and community features to aid discovery and decisions. Today, we have some great news! I’m very proud to

Gather (YC S19) Is Hiring

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We're helping "people" people build scalable programs and amazing employee experiences. Gather prevents the little things from falling through the cracks during onboarding, offboarding, and everything in between.

Why is Snowflake so Valuable?

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Two weeks ago, Snowflake had the largest IPO ever for a software company. On the first day of trading, the stock price doubled giving Snowflake a market cap of over $60 billion. Snowflake became all that everyone was talking about. There was so much hype, ...

Words from Old Books

FromOldBooks dotOrg is grateful for sponsorshpip from Dotcom-Monitor, Load View Testing, Web Hosting Buddy, Instructify, Driven Coffee, and Security Guard Training Central. Contact: mail slave at fromoldbooks dotorg, mentioning ...

Quino, creator of Mafalda comic character, dies aged 88

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The Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, who created the character Mafalda, has died aged 88 in Mendoza, the city where he was born. Mafalda, the cartoon about the adventures of a six-year-old girl of the same name, is immensely popular in the ...

Launch HN: Narrator (YC S19) – a data modeling platform built on a single table

Hi HN, We’re Ahmed, Cedric, Matt, and Mike from Narrator ( https://www.narrator.ai). We ’ve built a data platform that transforms all data in a data warehouse into a single 11-column data model and provides tools for analysts to quickly build any table ...

Understanding How UUIDs Are Generated

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You’ve likely used UUIDs in projects before and assumed them to be unique. Today, we’ll take a look at the main aspects of the implementation and understand why UUIDs are practically unique, though an incredibly small potential for duplication exists. ...

Fossil

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Integrated Bug Tracking, Wiki, Forum, and Technotes - In addition to doing distributed version control like Git and Mercurial, Fossil also supports bug tracking, wiki, forum, and technotes.

Defer Reference Implementation for C

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This is a reference implementation of a C language mechanism and library-based implementation for error handling and deferred cleanup adapted from similar features in the Go Programming Language. This mechanism improves the

Windows XP leak confirmed after user compiles the leaked code into a working OS

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The Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 source code that was  leaked online last week on 4chan has been confirmed to be authentic after a YouTube user compiled the code into working operating systems.

Why did Warren Buffett invest $6B+ in centuries-old Japanese trading houses?

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There’s about a ⅓ chance the honey on your shelf isn’t real. ... Read More CreateSafe’s founder Daouda Leonard tells us how he’s building software tools to empower artists and bring transparency to the music industry. ... Read More

Developers Try Again to Upstream Motorola 68000 Series Support in LLVM

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Hobbyist developers are trying once again to get a Motorola 68000 back-end merged into the upstream LLVM compiler. Yes, the M68k processors that are some 30+ years old. The Motorola 68000 series processors have been around since the 80's thanks ...

A housing industry of endless one-offs is holding our society back

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This post is part of a series exploring the root causes of the U.S. housing crisis and how private and public sector collaboration can chart a different course. In mid-2018 we met with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to discuss the insatiable need ...

Congressional investigation shows Celgene, Teva plotted to keep drug prices high

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WASHINGTON — The House Oversight Committee released two major reports Wednesday that expose the internal strategies used by drug makers Celgene and Teva to repeatedly jack up the price of their blockbuster drugs revlimid and copaxone.