Coach or Mentor: What is the Difference and How To Choose?

2021-03-03 09:00:47 @ Code Capsule

The story of how I found my leadership coach, what's the difference between a coach and a mentor, and how you can pick one for yourself. The post Coach or Mentor: What is the Difference and How To Choose? first appeared on Code Capsule . Tweet

Road to Scala 3

2021-03-03 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

Scala 3 incorporates many changes and is based on Dotty, a new compiler using the internal data structures of Document Object Types. In development for the past eight years, new features in Dotty include new types, improved enum handling and metaprogramm Tweet

NASA's Perseverance rover sends stunning images

2021-03-03 03:09:53 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 337 # Comments: 152 Tweet

Amazon Tweaks Their New iOS App Icon

2021-03-03 02:35:54 @ Daring Fireball

I know, opinions about app icons are like assholes — everyone has one and they generally stink. But Amazon’s previous iOS app icon was, objectively, terrible. For one thing, the only thing about it that branded it as Amazon’s was the word “Amazon”. When Tweet

Deno v1.8 – support for WebGPU, private modules, Intl, and much more

2021-03-03 02:31:32 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 207 # Comments: 65 Tweet

k-apices of minor-closed graph classes. II. Parameterized algorithms. (arXiv:2004.12692v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Let ${\cal G}$ be a minor-closed graph class. We say that a graph $G$ is a $k$-apex of ${\cal G}$ if $G$ contains a set $S$ of at most $k$ vertices such that $G\setminus S$ belongs to ${\cal G}$. We denote by ${\cal A}_k ({\cal G})$ the set of all graphs Tweet

Ordinally Consensus Subset over Multiple Metrics. (arXiv:2011.05557v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

In this paper, we propose to study the following maximum ordinal consensus problem: Suppose we are given a metric system (M, X), which contains k metrics M = {\rho_1,..., \rho_k} defined on the same point set X. We aim to find a maximum subset X' of X suc Tweet

On Optimal $w$-gons in Convex Polygons. (arXiv:2103.01660v1 [cs.CG])

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Let $P$ be a set of $n$ points in $\mathbb{R}^2$. For a given positive integer $w<n$, our objective is to find a set $C \subset P$ of points, such that $CH(P\setminus C)$ has the smallest number of vertices and $C$ has at most $n-w$ points. We discuss Tweet

Cell Complex Neural Networks. (arXiv:2010.00743v4 [cs.LG] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Cell complexes are topological spaces constructed from simple blocks called cells. They generalize graphs, simplicial complexes, and polyhedral complexes that form important domains for practical applications. They also provide a combinatorial formalism t Tweet

Persistent Homology and Graphs Representation Learning. (arXiv:2102.12926v3 [cs.LG] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

This article aims to study the topological invariant properties encoded in node graph representational embeddings by utilizing tools available in persistent homology. Specifically, given a node embedding representation algorithm, we consider the case when Tweet

Wide Network Learning with Differential Privacy. (arXiv:2103.01294v1 [cs.LG])

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Despite intense interest and considerable effort, the current generation of neural networks suffers a significant loss of accuracy under most practically relevant privacy training regimes. One particularly challenging class of neural networks are the wide Tweet

Approximation Algorithms for Orthogonal Non-negative Matrix Factorization. (arXiv:2103.01398v1 [cs.DS])

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In the non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) problem, the input is an $m\times n$ matrix $M$ with non-negative entries and the goal is to factorize it as $M\approx AW$. The $m\times k$ matrix $A$ and the $k\times n$ matrix $W$ are both constrained to ha Tweet

Double Coverage with Machine-Learned Advice. (arXiv:2103.01640v1 [cs.LG])

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We study the fundamental online $k$-server problem in a learning-augmented setting. While in the traditional online model, an algorithm has no information about the request sequence, we assume that there is given some advice (e.g. machine-learned predicti Tweet

Block Elimination Distance. (arXiv:2103.01872v1 [cs.DM])

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We introduce the block elimination distance as a measure of how close a graph is to some particular graph class. Formally, given a graph class ${\cal G}$, the class ${\cal B}({\cal G})$ contains all graphs whose blocks belong to ${\cal G}$ and the class $ Tweet

On Huang and Wong's Algorithm for Generalized Binary Split Trees. (arXiv:1901.03783v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Huang and Wong [1984] proposed a polynomial-time dynamic-programming algorithm for computing optimal generalized binary split trees. We show that their algorithm is incorrect. Thus, it remains open whether such trees can be computed in polynomial time. Tweet

R-enum: Enumeration of Characteristic Substrings in BWT-runs Bounded Space. (arXiv:2004.01493v4 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Enumerating characteristic substrings (e.g., maximal repeats, minimal unique substrings, and minimal absent words) in a given string has been an important research topic because there are a wide variety of applications in various areas such as string proc Tweet

k-apices of minor-closed graph classes. II. Parameterized algorithms. (arXiv:2004.12692v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Let ${\cal G}$ be a minor-closed graph class. We say that a graph $G$ is a $k$-apex of ${\cal G}$ if $G$ contains a set $S$ of at most $k$ vertices such that $G\setminus S$ belongs to ${\cal G}$. We denote by ${\cal A}_k ({\cal G})$ the set of all graphs Tweet

Attribute-Efficient Learning of Halfspaces with Malicious Noise: Near-Optimal Label Complexity and Noise Tolerance. (arXiv:2006.03781v5 [stat.ML] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

This paper is concerned with computationally efficient learning of homogeneous sparse halfspaces in $\mathbb{R}^d$ under noise. Though recent works have established attribute-efficient learning algorithms under various types of label noise (e.g. bounded n Tweet

Robust Mean Estimation on Highly Incomplete Data with Arbitrary Outliers. (arXiv:2008.08071v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We study the problem of robustly estimating the mean of a $d$-dimensional distribution given $N$ examples, where most coordinates of every example may be missing and $\varepsilon N$ examples may be arbitrarily corrupted. Assuming each coordinate appears i Tweet

Fairness in Influence Maximization through Randomization. (arXiv:2010.03438v2 [cs.SI] UPDATED)

2021-03-03 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

The influence maximization paradigm has been used by researchers in various fields in order to study how information spreads in social networks. While previously the attention was mostly on efficiency, more recently fairness issues have been taken into ac Tweet

Apple Card Disabled Dustin Curtis’s iCloud, App Store, and Apple ID Accounts

2021-03-03 00:45:29 @ Daring Fireball

Dustin Curtis: The next time I tried to use my Apple Card, it was declined. Strange. I checked the Wallet app, and the balance was below the limit. I remembered the Apple support representative mumbling about Apple Card, so I did some digging through Tweet

The MIT Press launches Direct to Open

2021-03-02 23:38:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 478 # Comments: 57 Tweet

“This destroys the RSA cryptosystem”

2021-03-02 23:29:14 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 217 # Comments: 116 Tweet

Watchy: Hackable $50 Smartwatch

2021-03-02 21:53:43 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 205 # Comments: 115 Tweet

Beyond Meat signs global supply deals with McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut

2021-03-02 21:04:44 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 798 # Comments: 672 Tweet

Rookie coding mistake prior to Gab hack came from site’s CTO

2021-03-02 20:50:04 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 220 # Comments: 234 Tweet

jQuery 3.6.0

2021-03-02 19:51:23 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 283 # Comments: 249 Tweet

[Guest Post] Problems with Eric Weinstein's “Geometric Unity”

2021-03-02 18:42:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This post is written by Timothy Nguyen, a mathematician and an author of the recently released paper “A Response to Geometric Unity”.] On April 2, 2020, Eric Weinstein released a video of his 2013 Oxford lecture in which he presents his theory of everyth Tweet

FDA: Orientation for Early Stage Startups

2021-03-02 17:39:48 @ YC

One of the most common topics YC Bio founders ask us about is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the broader regulatory environment. Obviously, with a… Tweet

Launch HN: Athens Research (YC W21) – Open-Source Roam Research

2021-03-02 17:11:20 @ Hacker News 200

Hi Hacker News! My name is Jeff Tang and I'm the founder of Athens Research. Athens is an open-source and local-first alternative to Roam Research. Roam Research is a notetaking application, and what they really got right was the "bidirectional link." Th Tweet

Lotus 1-2-3 arbitrary resolution

2021-03-02 16:58:08 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 399 # Comments: 88 Tweet

Open source mobile core network implementation on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

2021-03-02 16:52:15 @ AWS Open Source News

As introduced in Amazon Web Services (AWS) whitepapers, Carrier-grade Mobile Packet Core Network on AWS and 5G Network Evolution with AWS, implementing 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G Core (5GC) on AWS can bring a significant value and benefi Tweet

ClickHouse as an alternative to Elasticsearch for log storage and analysis

2021-03-02 16:40:32 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 337 # Comments: 125 Tweet

New Season of The Joy of x Podcast Explores Scientists’ Inner Lives

2021-03-02 16:40:16 @ Quanta Magazine

In a second season of enlightened conversations, Steven Strogatz and leading researchers nourish our pandemic-starved minds. The post New Season of The Joy of x Podcast Explores Scientists’ Inner Lives first appeared on Quanta Magazine . Tweet

Bitcoin Is Time

2021-03-02 15:55:02 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 390 # Comments: 994 Tweet

SSH and User-Mode IP WireGuard

2021-03-02 15:34:04 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 338 # Comments: 94 Tweet

Rent controls have split housing in Berlin into two distinct markets

2021-03-02 15:07:52 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 251 # Comments: 557 Tweet

Using Ghidra to Reverse Engineer Super Monkey Ball for GameCube

2021-03-02 15:01:30 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 278 # Comments: 58 Tweet

Facebook Open-Sources AI Model to Predict COVID-19 Patient Outcomes

2021-03-02 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

A team from Facebook AI Research (FAIR) and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine has developed deep-learning models that use chest X-rays to predict COVID-19 patient prognosis. In a comparison study, the models outperformed human radiologists, an Tweet

3500 packages uploaded to PyPI, pointing to a malicious URL

2021-03-02 14:27:30 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 248 # Comments: 123 Tweet

Microsoft Releases Azure Attestation into General Availability

2021-03-02 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Azure Attestation, a unified solution for remotely verifying the trustworthiness of a platform and the integrity of the binaries running inside it. By Steef-Jan Wiggers Tweet

Gremlin Aims to Reduce Kubernetes Noisy Neighbours Through Chaos Engineering

2021-03-02 12:00:00 @ InfoQ

Gremlin has released enhancements to its Chaos Engineering platform aimed at DevOps engineers interested in future-proofing Kubernetes clusters by isolating ‘noisy neighbours’. On Kubernetes, the noisy neighbour issue occurs when multiple applications sh Tweet

Physicists have filmed the oscillation of a time crystal

2021-03-02 11:53:09 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 231 # Comments: 68 Tweet

Reflections on leadership, culture, & growth | Kieran O’Neill | BoS Online Europe 2020

2021-03-02 11:30:19 @ Business of Software Blog

Kieran O’Neill // Thread Kieran is probably a serial entrepreneur – he founded his first business aged 15, (sold age 19 for $1.25m), his second and third were also acquired. He’s co-founder/CEO of his fourth startup, Thread. In this interactive discussion Tweet

LastPass Android app has got 7 trackers in it

2021-03-02 09:50:33 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 300 # Comments: 245 Tweet

Speed Is the Killer Feature

2021-03-02 07:40:48 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 520 # Comments: 480 Tweet

Java News Roundup - Week of Feb 22nd 2021

2021-03-02 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

Roundup of Java news from the last week, including stories from OpenJDK, Spring and Quarkus By Ben Evans Tweet

Element Matrix Services Announces Element Home

2021-03-02 05:05:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 205 # Comments: 159 Tweet

AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region Now Open to All, with Three AZs and More Services

2021-03-02 04:48:47 @ AWS Blog

AWS has had a presence in Japan for a long time! We opened the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region in March 2011, added a third Availability Zone (AZ) in 2012, and a fourth in 2018. Since that launch, customers in Japan and around the world have used the region to Tweet

Language Complexity (Part 4)

2021-03-02 02:00:00 @ John Carlos Baez

David A. Tanzer Summarizing computational complexity In Part 3 we defined, for each program P, a detailed function P'(n) that gives the worst case number of steps that P must perform when given some input of size n. Now we want to summarize P into general Tweet

Language Complexity (Part 4)

2021-03-02 02:00:00 @ Physics Phorums

David A. Tanzer Summarizing computational complexity In Part 3 we defined, for each program P, a detailed function P'(n) that gives the worst case number of steps that P must perform when given some input of size n. Now we want to summarize P into general Tweet

[Sponsor] Atoms Are Sold Out

2021-03-02 01:40:37 @ Daring Fireball

Hey Daring Fireball readers, many of you are familiar with Atoms, and a lot of you wear our shoes and the comfortable masks we make. We are currently sold out of almost all of our shoes because Humans of New York did an in depth story on our co-founder Si Tweet

Weather Line Acquired by Mystery Buyer

2021-03-02 01:35:03 @ Daring Fireball

Weather Line: In recent months, we were approached by a buyer. They saw the uniqueness of Weather Line and the strong foundation we’ve built. While we aren’t able to provide further details on their future plans for the app, we hope you can understand Tweet

Theoretical Physics in the 21st Century

2021-03-01 23:25:22 @ John Carlos Baez

I’m giving a talk at the Zürich Theoretical Physics Colloquium next Monday, for Sustainability Week 2021. I’m excited to get a chance to speak both about the future of theoretical physics and the climate crisis. You can attend if you want. Titl Tweet

Theoretical Physics in the 21st Century

2021-03-01 23:25:22 @ Physics Phorums

I’m giving a talk at the Zürich Theoretical Physics Colloquium next Monday, for Sustainability Week 2021. I’m excited to get a chance to speak both about the future of theoretical physics and the climate crisis. You can attend if you want. Titl Tweet

AWS DeepRacer League’s 2021 Season Launches With New Open and Pro Divisions

2021-03-01 21:23:20 @ AWS Blog

As a developer, I have been hearing a lot of stories lately about how companies have solved their business problems using machine learning (ML), so one of my goals for 2021 is to learn more about it. For the last few years I have been using artificial inte Tweet

New Features in Chrome 88 Devtools

2021-03-01 19:00:00 @ InfoQ

The recent release of Chrome 88 includes significant updates to the Chrome DevTools that include improved network debugging, experimental CSS Flexbox debugging tools, improved frame details view, new WASM debug capabilities, and general performance impro Tweet

Going beyond Women’s History Month: Celebrating & empowering women scientists

2021-03-01 18:55:23 @ IBM Research blog

In order to create a culture and climate within and outside of IBM Research that embraces, supports, and enables successful careers in STEM, we need to work together every day to hire, empower, and grow women in STEM fields. The post Going beyond Women Tweet

The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2021

2021-03-01 18:01:33 @ tecosystems

This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by MongoDB. From the edge to the cloud, MongoDB enables you to work with data as code – in any language – so you can build and ship applications faster. If you are a Python, .NET Tweet

The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2021

2021-03-01 18:01:33 @ Sogrady

This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by MongoDB. From the edge to the cloud, MongoDB enables you to work with data as code – in any language – so you can build and ship applications faster. If you are a Python, .NET Tweet

Become a TED member and help build a better future

2021-03-01 17:45:44 @ TED Blog

An invitation to join a special new membership at TED. Learn more at ted.com/membership Dear TED Friend, First of all, thank you for watching TED Talks. We’d be nothing without our global community of lifelong learners. We have something new and truly spec Tweet

Statistics Postdoc Tames Decades-Old Geometry Problem

2021-03-01 17:26:22 @ Quanta Magazine

To the surprise of experts in the field, a postdoctoral statistician has solved one of the most important problems in high-dimensional convex geometry. The post Statistics Postdoc Tames Decades-Old Geometry Problem first appeared on Quanta Magazine . Tweet

SwiftUI Custom Environment Values

2021-03-01 15:41:14 @ Use Your Loaf

Here’s my quick guide to creating your own custom SwiftUI environment values for things like global app settings. Using The SwiftUI Environment SwiftUI makes frequent use of the environment to pass data values down the view hierarchy. The Envir Tweet

Apache Month in Review: February 2021

2021-03-01 15:31:02 @ ASF

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in February: New this month --  - Call for Apache project proposals and mentors: Outreachy Open Source internship program May Tweet

SeaQuest/E906 muestra que el protón contiene más antiquarks virtuales de tipo abajo que de tipo arriba

2021-03-01 12:28:07 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

La cromodinámica cuántica (QCD) describe la interacción entre quarks y gluones. Según la QCD, el protón es una partícula compuesta por tres quarks de valencia, dos quarks arriba (up) y […] La entrada SeaQuest/E906 muestra que el protón contiene m Tweet

.NET News Roundup - Week of Feb 22th, 2021

2021-03-01 06:55:00 @ InfoQ

InfoQ examined a number of smaller stories in the Java ecosystem from the week of February 22th, 2021. By Arthur Casals Tweet

AWS Adds Distributed Tracing to Their Elasticsearch Service

2021-03-01 02:30:00 @ InfoQ

Amazon has announced the addition of Trace Analytics to their Amazon Elasticsearch Service. Trace Analytics adds distributed tracing to their service with support for OpenTelemetry. This new feature also integrates with the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. Tweet

Developers can now use IBM’s cloud services across multiple environments with IBM Cloud Satellite

2021-03-01 01:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Growing ecosystem of partners expanding hybrid cloud services Tweet

Instabug

2021-03-01 00:09:39 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Instabug for sponsoring last week at DF. Investigate, diagnose, and resolve issues up to 4 times faster with Instabug’s latest Application Performance Monitoring. Instabug SDK provides you the same level of profiling you get in Xcode Instru Tweet

Quicklisp news: February 2021 Quicklisp dist update now available

2021-02-28 23:36:00 @ Planet Lisp

 New projects :  audio-tag  — tool to deal with audio tags. read and write — BSD-2-Clause License canonicalized-initargs  — Provides a :canonicalize slot option accepting an initarg canonicalization function. &m Tweet

A Quick Intro to the Kubernetes Java Client

2021-02-28 20:08:43 @ Baeldung

Discover the Kubernetes API for Java. The post A Quick Intro to the Kubernetes Java Client first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

Insert a Row in Excel Using Apache POI

2021-02-28 20:03:19 @ Baeldung

Learn how to inser a new row between two rows in an Excel file using the Apache POI library The post Insert a Row in Excel Using Apache POI first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

Diablo IV: Debugging Linux in Visual Studio

2021-02-28 19:50:00 @ InfoQ

Blizzard's Diablo IV team has published a blog about how they leverage Visual Studio and WSL to debug Linux core dumps on their Windows environments. By Erik Costlow Tweet

Using number-of-PhD's as a measure of smartness is stupid.

2021-02-28 18:42:00 @ Computational Complexity

In Thor:Ragnorak Bruce Banner mentions that he has 7 PhDs. Gee, I wonder how he managed to slip that into a conversation casually.  Later in the movie: Bruce: I don't know how to fly one of those (it an Alien Spacecraft) Thor: You're a scienti Tweet

JavaFX in AppStores and Improved UI Framework

2021-02-28 17:53:00 @ InfoQ

Gluon spoke recently to discuss cross-platform JavaFX applications running on computers and mobile devices. Examples include two games. Meanwhile, the ControlsFX team has released a new update with improved UI controls. By Erik Costlow Tweet

Linkage

2021-02-28 17:24:00 @ 0xDE

STOC 2021 accepted papers (\(\mathbb{M}\)). Tweet

State of the Vuenion 2021 - Evan You at Vue Amsterdam 2021

2021-02-28 06:56:00 @ InfoQ

Evan You, creator of the Vue.js front-end framework, recently presented at the Vue Amsterdam 2021 conference the latest and future Vue developments. By Bruno Couriol Tweet

C# 9 Released with Records, Init-Only Setters, and Pattern Matching Enhancements

2021-02-28 06:55:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft shipped out C# 9.0 as a part of the .NET 5 development platform release. .NET 5 is paired with C# 9.0, which brings many new features to the language. The new language features include records, init-only setters, top-level statements, pattern m Tweet

Converting java.util.Properties to HashMap

2021-02-28 04:28:06 @ Baeldung

Let's see how we can convert java.util.Properties into a HashMap <String, String> . The post Converting java.util.Properties to HashMap first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

Yet More Geometric Langlands News

2021-02-28 01:08:07 @ Not Even Wrong

It has only been a couple weeks since my last posting on this topic, but there’s quite a bit of new news on the geometric Langlands front. One of the great goals of the subject has always been to bring … Continue reading → Tweet

The Talk Show: ‘Pinkies on the Semicolon’

2021-02-27 22:49:43 @ Daring Fireball

The state of the Mac, with special guest John Siracusa. Sponsored by: Mack Weldon : Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code talkshow . Hover : Find a domain name f Tweet

New, Old, Ancient Results

2021-02-27 21:10:57 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Nonexistence theorems and attempts at lower bounds Cropped from src Joshua Grochow is an assistant professor in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a student of Ketan Mulmuley and Lance Fortnow at Chicago; his Tweet

Brazilian Rainforest Plots Are Being Sold Illegally via Facebook Marketplace Ads

2021-02-27 20:50:04 @ Daring Fireball

Joao Fellet and Charlotte Pamment, reporting for BBC News: Parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold on Facebook, the BBC has discovered. The protected areas include national forests and land reserved for indigenous peoples. Some of Tweet

Schrödinger’s Cat – Still Not Dead

2021-02-27 14:00:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below.] The internet, as we all know, was invented so we can spend our days watching cat videos, which is why this video is about the most famous of all science cats, Schrödinger’s cat. It is really both dead a Tweet

The Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases

2021-02-27 08:20:10 @ John Carlos Baez

Today the US government bumped the ‘social cost of greenhouse gases’ up to $51. The previous administration had knocked it down to between $1 and $7. It’s a funny expression, ‘social cost of greenhouse gases’, but it means the Tweet

The Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases

2021-02-27 08:20:10 @ Physics Phorums

Today the US government bumped the ‘social cost of greenhouse gases’ up to $51. The previous administration had knocked it down to between $1 and $7. It’s a funny expression, ‘social cost of greenhouse gases’, but it means the Tweet

Introduction to ZeroCode

2021-02-27 07:59:13 @ Baeldung

Learn the fundamentals of the ZeroCode automated testing framework, including the declarative style of its DSL for describing tests with a minimal amount of code. The post Introduction to ZeroCode first appeared on Baeldung .      Tweet

The java.security.egd JVM Option

2021-02-27 07:49:17 @ Baeldung

The java.security.egd JVM startup property affects how the SecureRandom class initializes. Let's explore how changing its value impacts our code. The post The java.security.egd JVM Option first appeared on Baeldung .       Tweet

Microsoft .NET Conf: Focus on Windows

2021-02-27 06:55:00 @ InfoQ

Earlier this week, the first edition of the .NET Conf: Focus series for 2021 took place, featuring Windows desktop development topics. The event targeted developers of all stripes, covering both existing functionalities on .NET 5 and upcoming projects su Tweet

Typescript 4.2 Released, Improves Types and Developer Experience

2021-02-27 03:02:00 @ InfoQ

The TypeScript team announced the release of TypeScript 4.2, which features more flexible type annotations, stricter checks, extra configuration options, and a few breaking changes. Tuple types now allow rest arguments in any position (instead of only in Tweet

MailTrackerBlocker for Apple Mail on MacOS

2021-02-27 02:06:30 @ Daring Fireball

Open source plugin for Apple Mail on MacOS, by Aaron Lee: MailTrackerBlocker is a plugin (mailbundle) for the default Mail app built-in to macOS. Email marketers and other interests often embed these trackers in HTML emails so they can track how often Tweet

Spoonbill

2021-02-27 01:44:34 @ Daring Fireball

Speaking of Justin Duke, in addition to Buttondown, he also created and runs Spoonbill, a nifty free service that lets you track changes to the bios of the people you follow on Twitter: How it works. First, you sign up. (Duh.) Then we look at Tweet

Mailcoach: Another Self-Hosted Newsletter Service

2021-02-26 23:41:07 @ Daring Fireball

“Mailcoach is a self-hosted email marketing platform that integrates with services like Amazon SES, Mailgun, Postmark or Sendgrid to send out bulk mailings affordably.” Mailcoach lets you disable tracking with a checkbox, and the next version will have Tweet

Sendy: Self-Hosted Newsletter Service Built Atop Amazon SES

2021-02-26 18:32:39 @ Daring Fireball

Sendy is an interesting newsletter service recommended by a longtime DF reader: Sendy is a self hosted email newsletter application that lets you send trackable emails via Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) . This makes it possible for you to send aut Tweet

Buttondown: Newsletter Service That Allows Opting Out of Tracking

2021-02-26 18:25:31 @ Daring Fireball

It’s hard to find newsletter services that even allow you — the purveyor of the newsletter —  not to track your subscribers. Buttondown — from Justin Duke  — is one option, and it looks pretty sweet. (Markdown editing, for example.) From Buttondown’s p Tweet

Applications of (1-z)/(1+z)

2021-02-26 17:03:11 @ The Endeavour

I keep running into the function f(z) = (1-z)/(1+z). The most recent examples include applications to radio antennas and mental calculation. More on these applications below. Involutions A convenient property of our function f is that it is its own invers Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 496 - Feb 26th 2021

2021-02-26 16:00:00 @ iOS Weekly

Comment “Clubhouse” would like to access your contacts. Knowing what apps do with contact data after issuing a prompt like this, my default answer is no every time I see this prompt. There’s been plenty of c Tweet

Top FreeRTOS articles in 2020

2021-02-26 15:34:32 @ AWS Open Source News

FreeRTOS.org is a go-to resource for everything FreeRTOS, a leading real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers and small microprocessors. FreeRTOS.org provides open source resources, documentation, tutorials, demonstrations, blogs, and an activ Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 February 2021

2021-02-26 14:16:25 @ ASF

Farewell, February --we're wrapping up the month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache community's activities: ASF Board  – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accord Tweet

Ciencia para todos T03E23: Quimify, la APP de formulación química de dos estudiantes malagueños de bachillerato

2021-02-26 14:05:18 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Te recomiendo escuchar el podcast del episodio T03E23, «Dos estudiantes de bachillerato desarrollan una exitosa aplicación que reconoce la formulación química», 25 feb 2021 [09:59 min], del programa de radio […] La entrada Ciencia para todos T03E Tweet

Saxophone ranges

2021-02-26 14:00:06 @ The Endeavour

I stumbled on a recording of a contrabass saxophone last night and wondered just how low it was [1], so I decided to write this post giving the ranges of each of the saxophones. The four most common saxophones are baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano. These Tweet

Microsoft Releases Azure Firewall Premium in Public Preview

2021-02-26 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. The company recently announced a preview release of a premium version of the cloud-based network security service. By Steef- Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 308: Marte, CLASP2, el «millardo aburrido» y Cygnus-X1

2021-02-26 12:34:53 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 308 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep308: Marte; CLASP2; Boring Billion; Cygnus-X1; Señales de Oyentes», 25 feb 2021. «La tertulia semanal en la que repasamos […] La entrada Podcas Tweet

Java Weekly, Issue 374

2021-02-26 11:40:31 @ Baeldung

Streaming options, initializing testcontainers, faster charset decoding, DDD in Java, GraphQL microservices, and recipes for being an enabler manager! The post Java Weekly, Issue 374 first appeared on Baeldung .         Tweet

Member of the Band – Marlon Jimenez Chaves, Senior Software Engineer

2021-02-26 10:00:04 @ Gorilla Logic

Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band—engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most i Tweet

REST API: JAX-RS vs Spring

2021-02-26 07:05:25 @ Baeldung

In this tutorial, we'll see the difference between JAX-RS and Spring MVC for REST API development. The post REST API: JAX-RS vs Spring first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

Java Deque vs. Stack

2021-02-26 06:58:55 @ Baeldung

Compare the Java Stack class and the Deque interface and learn why we should use Deque over Stack for LIFO stacks The post Java Deque vs. Stack first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

Twitter Teases Upcoming Features: Paid ‘Super Follows’ and Community Groups

2021-02-26 05:45:32 @ Daring Fireball

Jacob Kastrenakes, reporting for The Verge: The payment feature, called Super Follows, will allow Twitter users to charge followers and give them access to extra content. That could be bonus tweets, access to a community group, subscription to a newsl Tweet

‘Steve Jobs Stories’ on Clubhouse

2021-02-26 04:14:28 @ Daring Fireball

Computer History Museum: Chris Fralic, Steven Levy, Esther Dyson, Mike Slade, John Sculley, Seth Godin, Andy Cunningham, Dan’l Lewin, Doug Menuez, Regis McKenna, Andy Hertzfeld, and Steven Rosenblatt share their “Steve Jobs Stories” in honor of what w Tweet

Issue #144

2021-02-26 01:00:00 @ WASM Weekly

How I built a telnet chat server in 2021 with WebAssembly LUNATIC.SOLUTIONS Telnet is a very old application protocol dating back to 1969, based on a simple bi-directional text communication. My first experience of Telnet was using it to ‘speak’ d Tweet

2021 is the year that open source overcomes its diversity problems

2021-02-26 01:00:00 @ IBM Developer

In 2021, building off the momentum of this past year's focus on social inequality and steps made by open source-minded companies and foundations, open source communities will increase their diversity so that it becomes the rule and not the exception. Tweet

El Toro ‘One-to-One IP Targeting’

2021-02-25 20:45:23 @ Daring Fireball

“Ad tech” (read: spyware) company El Toro is just one company in an industry full of competitors, but their description of their capabilities struck me as particularly flagrant in its utter disregard for privacy: As a marketing organization focused on Tweet

Mainframe modernization antipatterns

2021-02-25 20:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Travis Webb This blog post describes common pitfalls and antipatterns to consider when migrating your mainframe workloads. It also helps you to understand and avoid them. Migrating or modernizing your mainframe workloads is complex and Tweet

Edlyft Co-Founder and CEO Erika Hairston: How Community Can Elevate Tech

2021-02-25 17:39:18 @ YC

Edlyft co-founder and CEO Erika Hairston never imagined herself as a “techie,” but was drawn to computer science while at Yale University—not that it was a cinch for… Tweet

How to Understand COVID-19 Variants and Their Effects on Vaccines

2021-02-25 16:13:25 @ Quanta Magazine

Researchers are tracking the different strains of SARS-CoV-2 and studying how they spread through our population and our bodies. The post How to Understand COVID-19 Variants and Their Effects on Vaccines first appeared on Quanta Magazine . Tweet

Complexity is the Enemy of Speed

2021-02-25 15:19:00 @ Computational Complexity

The title of this post came from an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday on vaccine distribution. Many attempts to get the vaccines to the right groups first have slowed down distribution and sometime even caused vaccines to go to waste . Tweet

Fraction comparison trick

2021-02-25 13:35:17 @ The Endeavour

If you want to determine whether a/b > c/d, it is often enough to test whether a+d > b+c. Said another way a/b is usually greater than c/d when a+d is greater than b+c. This sounds imprecise if not crazy. But it is easy to make precise and [1] sho Tweet

AI helps explain your microbiome

2021-02-25 13:00:00 @ IBM Research blog

Newly published research describes an Explainable AI to help understand the link between skin microbiome composition and personal wellbeing. The post AI helps explain your microbiome appeared first on IBM Research Blog . Tweet

Celebrating Black talent at IBM Quantum

2021-02-25 12:32:24 @ IBM Research blog

In recognition of Black History Month, we spoke with a few of our growing cohort of Black IBM Quantum team members working to build the future of quantum computing. The four featured here perform indispensable roles at each level of the quantum stack, fro Tweet

Optimizing HashMap’s Performance

2021-02-25 07:53:49 @ Baeldung

A quick and practical introduction to HashMap performance optimization. The post Optimizing HashMap’s Performance first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

From the DF Archive: Superhuman and Email Privacy

2021-02-25 05:44:13 @ Daring Fireball

Yours truly, back in July 2019: They call them “read receipts”, and functionally they do work like read receipts, insofar as they indicate when you read a message. But real email read receipts are under the recipient ’s control, and they’re a simple Tweet

★ Apple Mail and Hidden Tracking Images

2021-02-25 05:06:37 @ Daring Fireball

Apple should offer defenses against email tracking just as robust as Safari’s defenses against web tracking. Tweet

The Apple Store App Has an Easter Egg

2021-02-25 03:28:20 @ Daring Fireball

Search for “10 years” and you get a fun animation. Any others? Updates: Also in the Apple Store app: “ Let it snow ”.  ★  Tweet

Normal probability fixed point

2021-02-25 03:02:33 @ The Endeavour

Let Z be a standard normal random variable. Then there is a unique x such that Pr(Z < x) = x. That is, Φ has a unique fixed point where Φ is the CDF of a standard normal. It’s easy to find the fixed point: start anywhere and iterate Φ. Here̵ Tweet

Write Extracted Data to a File Using JMeter

2021-02-25 02:22:23 @ Baeldung

Sometimes we need to write our JMeter test data into a file. Let's explore how we can do that. The post Write Extracted Data to a File Using JMeter first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

Using Link Presentation in iOS development to make visually-rich links

2021-02-25 01:00:00 @ The Syndicate

iOS 13 added a new framework called Link Presentation that allows developers to create visually-rich links in their apps. Using this framework, you can get additional metadata about the webpage the link references. It will even follow the link if it redi Tweet

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds .NET tracing support

2021-02-24 22:23:42 @ AWS Open Source News

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) v 0.7.0 is now available with .NET support. This release adds support for tracing .NET applications using open source OpenTelemetry’s .NET API and SDK. You can use AWS monitoring backends, such as AWS X-Ray, as well as p Tweet

The Hidden Message in the Parachute of NASA’s Mars Rover

2021-02-24 20:51:34 @ Daring Fireball

Joey Roulette, writing for The Verge: The parachute that helped NASA’s Perseverance rover land on Mars last week unfurled to reveal a seemingly random pattern of colors in video clips of the rover’s landing. But there was more to the story: NASA offic Tweet

The Economics of Biodiversity

2021-02-24 19:20:01 @ John Carlos Baez

  One problem with the Anthropocene is that our economic systems undervalue forms of “natural capital” for which there are no markets, or poorly developed markets. I’m talking about things like clean air, forests, wetlands, oceans Tweet

The Economics of Biodiversity

2021-02-24 19:20:01 @ Physics Phorums

  One problem with the Anthropocene is that our economic systems undervalue forms of “natural capital” for which there are no markets, or poorly developed markets. I’m talking about things like clean air, forests, wetlands, oceans Tweet

A Quiz of Quotes

2021-02-24 18:44:38 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Everything that can be invented has been invented—Charles Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899 MathQuotes src George Cantor has been featured here and here and here before on GLL. Of course, he invented modern set theory and changed math Tweet

Decades-Long Quest Reveals Details of the Proton’s Inner Antimatter

2021-02-24 17:00:43 @ Quanta Magazine

Twenty years ago, physicists set out to investigate a mysterious asymmetry in the proton’s interior. Their results, published today, show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core. The post Decades-Long Quest Reveals Details of the Proton’s Inne Tweet

How to Use Visual Studio Code with Java?

2021-02-24 16:38:35 @ Baeldung

Learn how to get up-and-running with Visual Studio Code support for Java. The post How to Use Visual Studio Code with Java? first appeared on Baeldung .               Tweet

The time-traveling professor

2021-02-24 16:17:14 @ The Endeavour

Suppose you were a contemporary professor sent back in time. You need to continue your academic career, but you can’t let anyone know that you’re from the future. You can’t take anything material with you but you retain your memories. At Tweet

Building An Accidental Business | Cesar Kuriyama | BoS USA 2019

2021-02-24 16:00:36 @ Business of Software Blog

Cesar Kuriyama // 1 Second Everyday Born in Peru, and raised as a math and science nerd in New Jersey with a passion for movies and storytelling, Cesar worked in advertising before leaving it all behind to pursue his own personal creative endeavours; amon Tweet

What's up with the Ozone Layer?

2021-02-24 14:00:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below.]Without the ozone layer, life, as we know it, would not exist. Scientists therefore closely monitor how the ozone layer is doing. In the past years, two new developments have attracted their attention and Tweet

Eric Timmons: Static Executables with SBCL v2

2021-02-24 13:50:00 @ Planet Lisp

It's taken me much longer than I hoped, but I finally have a second version of my patches to build static executables tested and ready to go! This set of patches vastly improves upon the first by reducing the amount of compilation needed at the cost of sa Tweet

How We Test Concurrent Primitives in Kotlin Coroutines

2021-02-24 12:35:12 @ Kotlin Blog

Today we would like to share how we test concurrency primitives in Kotlin Coroutines. Many of our users are delighted with the experience of using coroutines to write asynchronous code. This does not come as a surprise, since with coroutines we are able to Tweet

How We Test Concurrent Primitives in Kotlin Coroutines

2021-02-24 12:35:12 @ Kotlin news

Today we would like to share how we test concurrency primitives in Kotlin Coroutines. Many of our users are delighted with the experience of using coroutines to write asynchronous code. This does not come as a surprise, since with coroutines we are able to Tweet