Lufthansa bans AirTags in checked luggage

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With so many reports of lost luggage over the summer, many travelers have gotten savvier and have taken matters into their own hands, by tracking their checked luggage. Lufthansa is now allegedly saying that this isn ’t allowed, and that sets an ...

My Favourite Computer, an Old Mac

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[Home] 08-OCT-2022 This Macintosh Classic II wasn't the best computer of its day, it wasn't even the best Mac available at the time, but 30 years on and as its second owner it has unexpectedly become one of my favourite computers. The ...

Jewish Calendar Demystified (2007)

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The Jewish calendar is important to historians and genealogists because Jewish vital records use the Jewish dates. This includes not only birth, marriage, and death certificates, but tombstone inscriptions as well.

The QNX Demo Disk: a full xNix OS, with GUI and browser, on just 1 1.4MB floppy

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QNX DEMO is the best Operational System between tiny "1-floppy" OS'es. At the same time it the most poorly documented one. Long time ago QSSL discontinued support and removed it from official web page. This page is designed in form to answer ...

Mastodon.technology Shutdown

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Dear mastodon.technology community, I have sad news that I have decided to shut down the mastodon.technology instance. In accordance with the Mastodon Server Covenant , the server will be shut down no earlier than December 1, 2022. The server is currently having problems with intermittent...

Mortal Kombat+

Midway released three classic arcade fighting games known as Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. We spent months disassembling the original Midway code and fixed known issues that were never fixed by Midway without harming the ...

Gcloud storage: up to 94% faster data transfers for Cloud Storage

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gcloud CLI enables super-fast data transfers into Cloud Storage and delivers a consistent CLI experience across all Google Cloud services.

School vs. Wikipedia

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Okay, this is one of those things I’ve got to get off my chest but I might regret posting to the "public" part of my website. This is going to be a full-on rant and I suspect I’m going to lapse into some foul languageand anger, so feel free ...

Overzealous Destructuring

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Back when I first learned about destructuring in ES6 JavaScript —and its close siblings, the rest and spread syntax —I did what many other developers do when they learn a new trick: I used it everywhere, trying to cram this newfound square peg into ...

Nuclear Close Calls: Able Archer 83 (2018)

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The election of President Ronald Reagan in 1980 saw the return of heightened Cold War tensions after a period of détente during the previous decade. The zenith of this escalation arguably came in 1983, when a NATO training exercise almost prompted nuclear ...

The AI Scaling Hypothesis

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The past decade of progress in AI can largely be summed up by one word: scale. The era of deep learning that started around 2010 has witnessed a continued increase in the size of state of the art models. This has only accelerated over the past several ...

The Fakoo Alphabet

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The Fakoo alphabet was developed from 2006 to 2008 and beyond by Alexander Fakoó as script for the blind, which can also be read by the sighted. This should enable an improved exchange of information between blind and sighted people. Inscriptions of ...

AWS doesn't make sense for scientific computing

Generic cloud computing like AWS isn't cost-effective for most scientific computing. While it's crazy to build your own server infrastructure from the start for an app, in 2022, it actually makes sense to build your own scientific computing ...

Not Frequentist Enough

I think that many mistakes in applied statistics could be avoided if people were to think in a more frequentist way. In the usual way of thinking, you apply a statistical procedure to the data, and if the result reaches some statistical-significance ...

JetBrains Ring UI

Vectors are over, hashes are the future

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UPchieve (YC W21) is hiring a tech lead and senior engineers

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About UPchieve UPchieve is an edtech nonprofit that provides free, 24/7 online tutoring and college counseling to low-income high school students in the U.S. Using our app, students can request and get paired with a live, volunteer tutor in under 5 minutes. ...

Gmail 2FA causes the homeless to permanently lose access 3 times a year

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Google's product designers should talk to my unhoused friends. When you require a mobile phone number for authentication, you guarantee that unhoused people will permanently lose access to their email when their phone is lost, stolen or destroyed ...

Why Mastering Language Is So Difficult for AI

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T he field ofartificial intelligence has never lacked for hype. Back in 1965, AI pioneer Herb Simon declared, “Machines will be capable, within 20 years, of doing any work a man can do. ”That hasn ’t happened —but there certainly have been noteworthy ...

Using Notion as a headless CMS for our blog

Headless CMSes have caught on in popularity recently. When building a CMS for the Data Narratives Blog , we wanted to try one out. While there are plenty of specialized solutions , we went with Notion. It ’s stable, everyone is familiar with it, and ...

The CD’s Rise in the Music Business: An Oral History

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On Oct. 1, 1982, in Japan, when Billy Joel‘s 52nd Streetbecame the first-ever CD to go on sale, two electronics giants had been pushing for years to switch from the beloved vinyl LP to the shiny new digital-optical disc. Sony in Japan and Philips ...

Show HN: PyTorch search engine

This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a ...

Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall

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Let me start by saying a few things that seem obvious, ”Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather ”of deep learning, and one of the most celebrated scientists of our time, told a leading AI conference in Toronto in 2016. “If you work as a radiologist you ’re like ...

IPL-V Manual (1964) [pdf]

© 1961, 1964 by The RAND Corporation. All rights re- served. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by mimeograph or any other means, without per- mission in writing from the publishers.The development of Information Processing Language-V ...

Why Is The Guitar Tuned Like It Is?

Why is there that funny tuning kink between the G and B string on a guitar in standard tuning? I.E. the gap (interval) between the rest of the adjoining strings is 5 frets (or a perfect fourth), but the gap between the G and B string is only 4 ...

IBM swallows Red Hat storage products

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IBM is deepening its assimilation of Red Hat by adopting two of its open source storage products and moving some Red Hat staff to IBM. Red Hat is transferring its storage portfolio and associated teams –including Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat OpenShift ...

MIMD Interpretation on a GPU [pdf]

Abstract. Programming heterogeneous parallel computer systems is notoriously di fficult, but MIMD models have proven to be portable across multi-core processors, clusters, and massively parallel systems. It would be highly desirable for GPUs (Graphics Processing ...

Transmission 4.0.0 beta 1

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Welcome to the first beta release of Transmission 4.0.0! It's been in active development for over a year and has a huge list of changes -- over 1,000 commits -- since Transmission 3.00. Some of the highlights include:

Banks are not repaying victims of Zelle scams

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When U.S. consumers have their online bank accounts hijacked and plundered by hackers, U.S. financial institutions are legally obligated to reverse any unauthorized transactions as long as the victim reports the fraud in a timely manner. But new data released…

Managers with a business degree reduce employees' wages, do not increase profit

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