From Novice to Master, and Back Again

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In 1985, I was a freshman at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. The college had a VAX 11/780 running 4.2BSD and a PDP-11/70 running v7 with some Berkeley and local code hacked in. It was my first experience with multi-user systems other than dialing into an MS-DOS BBS or two. The college's Academic...

An incident impacting some accounts (5.4mm) and private information on Twitter

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We want to let you know about a vulnerability that allowed someone to enter a phone number or email address into the log-in flow in the attempt to learn if that information was tied to an existing Twitter account, and if so, which specific account. ...

Implementing Parts of the Swift Compiler in Swift

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Hi all, In the past few years, some components of the Swift compiler have started being implemented in Swift, including: The new Swift Driver, which coordinates Swift compilations. Parsing of regular expression literals. Some new SIL optimization passes. All of these components are optional...

I Don’t Like Go’s Default HTTP Handlers

Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion. You don’t have to agree or disagree with it. I’d be happy if you learned something from my rant in the end. All Go programmers learn early on what the shape of the standard HTTP handler function looks like:

Noether's Theorem in a Nutshell (2020)

Noether's theorem is an amazing result which lets physicists get conserved quantities from symmetries of the laws of nature. Time translation symmetry gives conservation of energy; space translation symmetry gives conservation of momentum; rotation ...

The Story of Mel (1983)

Real Programmers write in FORTRAN. Maybe they do now, in this decadent era of Lite beer, hand calculators, and "user-friendly" software but back in the Good Old Days, when the term "software" sounded funny and Real Computers were made ...

Thank You, Firebug (2017)

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There are too many contributors to count but here are the names that come to mind. Thank you for you work and passion for Firebug. It was not possible without you.

Don’t call it a comeback: Why Java is still champ

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Far from dead, the perpetually-popular language is up to speed and ready for the future. The ReadME Projectamplifies the voices of the open source community: the maintainers, developers, and teams whose contributions move the world forward every ...

“Who Should Write the Terraform?”

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The Problem Working in Cloud Native consulting, I'm often asked about who should do various bits of 'the platform work'. I'm asked this in various forms, and at various levels, but the title's question ('Who should write the Terraform?) is a fairly typical one. Consultants are often asked simple...

How do palm trees survive hurricanes? (2017)

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The destructive force of typhoons and hurricanes are no joking matter. Human structures are torn to shreds and flooded in the blink of an eye. It is devastating to say the least. With all of this destruction, one must wonder how native flora and ...

Our brain is a prediction machine that is always active

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Our brain works a bit like the autocomplete function on your phone –it is constantly trying to guess the next word when we are listening to a book, reading or conducting a conversation. Contrary to speech recognition computers, our brains are constantly ...

Dusting “Attack” via Tornado Cash to Public Wallets

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Saskatoon Freezing Deaths

Jump to navigation Jump to search The Saskatoon freezing deaths were a series of deaths of Indigenous Canadians in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the early 2000s, which were confirmed to have been caused by members of the Saskatoon Police Service ...

Show HN: Recode – Free, open-source, community-driven Codespaces alternative

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Remote development environments defined as code. Running in your cloud provider account. Currently available on Amazon Web Services and Visual Studio Code. ... you can think of it as a desktop version of Gitpod / Coder / GitHub Codespaces less polished ...

Why Heroku-like pricing models are hard to build

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In terms of pricing, Heroku is one of the most flexible models. Many API and cloud companies we talked to want to take the same path. But, what does it look like exactly? However, this pricing model can be very useful if your customers can create different ...

Universe (YC W18) Is Hiring a Senior Front End Web Engineer

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Universe opens up the possibilities of the internet to everyone. A magical grid that distills the web into simple Lego-like building blocks. With our app, anyone on earth can build a custom website or online store in seconds — without code, all from a phone. We are looking for a Senior Frontend...

The do-it-yourself cyclotron (2010)

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Skip to main content the only thing amateur car builders needed was a ride to work, they wouldn ’t ever build cars. While it ’s certainly nice to take the finished product around the block to show the neighbors, there ’s something more than transportation ...

How fast is 12th Gen Intel Core?

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When we announced the new Framework Laptop with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core ™processors, we provided a small peek at its performance: in Cinebench R23 multi-core —which measures overall CPU performance —12th Gen posted results almost double those ...

2022 NSA Codebreaker Challenge

The 2022 Codebreaker Challenge will launch at 12:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, August 8th! Sign up now and get ready.

Almost every Ferrari sold since 2005 is being recalled

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Spare a thought for Ferrari. Not its F1 team, repeatedly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory as rival Red Bull romps away with the championships, but the road car division, which is in the process of recalling nearly every car it has sold ...

Wildfires are destroying California's forest carbon credit reserves, study says

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Aug 5 (Reuters) - Carbon offsets generated from forests to counteract future climate-warming emissions from California's big polluters are rapidly being depleted as trees are ravaged by wildfire and disease, new research published on Friday suggests.

The tooling ecosystem that adds joy to KiCad

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MCH2022 Curated content Playlists: 'MCH2022' videos starting here / audio A number of people have built wonderful and useful tools to make the life of KiCad users easier. cpresser and Kliment are here to give you a tour of a number of the ...

Show HN: Yare 2 – Programmable RTS game

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There is one resource — energy. You extract energy from stars and use it to attack, defend and produce new units. The only thing you can control is the movement of your units and where they transfer the energy. Show more Reddit Discord

France experiencing worst drought on record

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France's Prime Minister, Elizabeth Borne, is asking the public to save as much water as they can, saying that France is experiencing its worst drought ever. Temperatures in the country have been extremely high during summer, with the country experiencing ...

AppLovin offers to buy Unity Software in $17.5 bln deal

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Aug 9 (Reuters) - Gaming software company AppLovin Corp (APP.O) on Tuesday made an offer to buy peer Unity Software Inc (U.N) in a $17.54 billion all-stock deal, looking to tap into growing demand for three-dimensional gaming.

Someone Is Trolling Celebs by Sending ETH from Tornado Cash

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An anonymous user sent a slew of Tornado Cash transactions to high-profile Ethereum addresses on Tuesday in what appears to be a troll implicating them in a potential regulatory mess. A U.S. person includes anyone on U.S. soil as well as any American citizen ...

New Tuberculosis vaccine candidate safe in HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns

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No other infectious disease has killed more people than tuberculosis. Currently, only one vaccine is available to prevent severe courses: Bacillus Calmette Guérin(BCG). However, it is not equally effective against all types of tuberculosis. Especially ...

De-anonymizing programmers from binaries (2017)

Download PDF Abstract:The ability to identify authors of computer programs based on their coding style is a direct threat to the privacy and anonymity of programmers. While recent work found that source code can be attributed to authors with high ...

A quick and practical “MSI” hash table

Teardown of a quartz crystal oscillator and the tiny IC inside

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The quartz oscillator is an important electronic circuit, providing highly-accurate timing signals at a low cost. A quartz crystal has the special property of piezoelectricity, changing its electrical properties as it vibrates. Since a crystal ...