Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2020-11-28 14:02:00 @ Backreaction

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some of the text may not make sense without the animations in the video.] Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most widely used imaging methods in medicine. A lot of you have probably had one taken. I Tweet

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2020-11-28 14:02:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some of the text may not make sense without the animations in the video.] Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most widely used imaging methods in medicine. A lot of you have probably had one taken. I Tweet

Tony Hsieh has died

2020-11-28 06:19:56 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 265 # Comments: 61 Tweet

Reveal.js: HTML presentation framework

2020-11-27 23:31:07 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 235 # Comments: 64 Tweet

re:Invent 2020 Liveblog: Andy Jassy Keynote

2020-11-27 21:36:05 @ AWS Blog

I’m always ready to try something new! This year, I am going to liveblog Andy Jassy‘s AWS re:Invent keynote address, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 (PST). I’ll be updating this post every couple of minutes as I watch Andy’s Tweet

Ramanujan’s Last Formula

2020-11-27 21:20:49 @ John Carlos Baez

When I gave a talk about Ramanujan’s easiest formula at the Whittier College math club run by my former student Brandon Coya, one of the students there asked a great question: are there any unproved formulas of Ramanujan left? So I asked around on Ma Tweet

Ramanujan’s Last Formula

2020-11-27 21:20:49 @ Physics Phorums

When I gave a talk about Ramanujan’s easiest formula at the Whittier College math club run by my former student Brandon Coya, one of the students there asked a great question: are there any unproved formulas of Ramanujan left? So I asked around on Ma Tweet

Study of a triangular bottle

2020-11-27 19:20:00 @ 0xDE

We acquired this small blue glass bottle nearly 15 years ago, as a prop for a Harry Potter themed birthday party. For much of the time since then it’s been decorating our bathroom window with several other blue bottles. Like most bottles these days, it’s m Tweet

Windows for Arm on M1 Mac Successfully Virtualized

2020-11-27 18:35:55 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 205 # Comments: 180 Tweet

‘Tokenized’: Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

2020-11-27 16:44:54 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 427 # Comments: 442 Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 484 - Nov 27th 2020

2020-11-27 16:02:33 @ iOS Weekly

Comment There’s no long introductory comment this week. Instead, I’m going to start by wishing those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday a happy one! I hope you managed to make the best of what must have Tweet

Glucose metabolism responds to perceived sugar intake more than actual intake

2020-11-27 15:43:34 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 227 # Comments: 120 Tweet

GitLive Case Study: Kotlin Multiplatform Across Desktop and Mobile

2020-11-27 15:10:18 @ Kotlin Blog

GitLive uses Kotlin Multiplatform to share code between IDE plugins (for all JetBrains IDEs and VSCode), as well as soon-to-be-released mobile applications for iOS and Android. A team of 5 working on the project have written over 12k lines of Kotlin code a Tweet

GitLive Case Study: Kotlin Multiplatform Across Desktop and Mobile

2020-11-27 15:10:18 @ Kotlin news

GitLive uses Kotlin Multiplatform to share code between IDE plugins (for all JetBrains IDEs and VSCode), as well as soon-to-be-released mobile applications for iOS and Android. A team of 5 working on the project have written over 12k lines of Kotlin code a Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 November 2020

2020-11-27 13:29:52 @ ASF

Farewell, November --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 accordance with Tweet

Digital Tools I Wish Existed

2020-11-27 13:21:04 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 254 # Comments: 96 Tweet

How to Think for Yourself

2020-11-27 12:09:54 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 870 # Comments: 710 Tweet

1.5 is the midpoint between 0 and infinity in Ruby

2020-11-27 10:29:26 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 227 # Comments: 109 Tweet

CAPTCHAs don’t prove you’re human – they prove you’re American (2017)

2020-11-27 10:07:01 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 659 # Comments: 635 Tweet

Amazon Workers to Stage Coordinated Black Friday Protests in 15 Countries

2020-11-27 08:57:02 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 300 # Comments: 234 Tweet

SQLite as a Document Database

2020-11-27 08:21:46 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 203 # Comments: 44 Tweet

Tell HN: Thank You Dang

2020-11-27 06:35:27 @ Hacker News 200

Since it’s Thanksgiving here in the US, I thought it would be nice to say a big thank you to dang for his tireless work moderating HN. Thank you dang. You keep this community vibrant and interesting, yet civil. Comments URL: Tweet

Microsoft's Creepy New 'Productivity Score' Gamifies Workplace Surveillance

2020-11-27 04:11:42 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 489 # Comments: 252 Tweet

Psiloscoby: Psilocybin Brewed by Kombucha

2020-11-27 02:02:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 214 # Comments: 97 Tweet

Microsoft Edge Made Available on Linux

2020-11-27 01:23:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel for Linux (initial preview release). The Edge browser is now available on all major operating systems, desktop and mobile. Enterprise developers, many of which use Linux, may Tweet

Happy Black Friday! 🛍

2020-11-27 01:00:00 @ objc.io

We’re delighted to announce a 30% discount on all our eBooks and Swift Talk subscriptions until Monday! This year, all our bundles are included, with a further 30% off the regular bundle discount! For example, The Complete Collection , including all s Tweet

Due to a problem with AWS, many "smart" vacuums or doorbells will stop working

2020-11-27 00:11:30 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 448 # Comments: 374 Tweet

Fucking, Austria changes name to Fugging

2020-11-26 22:24:42 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 264 # Comments: 223 Tweet

Leaf-cutter ants have rocky crystal armor, never before seen in insects

2020-11-26 21:12:37 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 245 # Comments: 63 Tweet

Readme Driven Development (2010)

2020-11-26 19:48:57 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 214 # Comments: 41 Tweet

Ragya – Indian classical music played by time of the day

2020-11-26 19:25:13 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 323 # Comments: 91 Tweet

How io_uring and eBPF Will Revolutionize Programming in Linux

2020-11-26 19:08:16 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 665 # Comments: 302 Tweet

Zach Beane: Jackson Lee Underwriting has a remote Common Lisp job open

2020-11-26 18:45:55 @ Planet Lisp

Check it out! Tweet

Jackson Lee Underwriting has a remote Common Lisp job open

2020-11-26 18:45:55 @ Zach Beane Common Lisp

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Drawing commutative diagrams with Quiver

2020-11-26 16:52:08 @ The Endeavour

I recently discovered quiver, a tool for drawing commutative diagrams. It looks like a nice tool for drawing diagrams more generally, but it’s designed particularly to include the features you need when drawing the kinds of diagrams that are ubiquit Tweet

Using Agile with a Data Science Team

2020-11-26 12:52:00 @ InfoQ

Agile helped a data science team to better collaborate with their stakeholders and increase their productivity. As priorities became clear, the team was able to focus and deliver. Buy-in of the data science team by taking them through a journey of agile Tweet

Harnessing Culture & Using Data To Build Value For Your Business | Sarah McVittie | BoS 2019

2020-11-26 10:00:55 @ Business of Software Blog

Sarah McVittie // Dressipi 235 million items of clothing end up in landfill sites in the UK every year. Some estimates suggest that globally, 40% of garments produced in the fashion industry are never sold; of which 90% go to landfill. Sarah McVittie has Tweet

Microsoft Edge WebView2 Now Generally Available

2020-11-25 23:32:00 @ InfoQ

After publishing last year a preview release of WebView2, a Chromium-based control to host web content within native Windows applications, Microsoft recently announced the general availability of WebView2 for production Win32 C/C++, .NET Framework, .NET Tweet

NRA Admits Its Executives Are Crooks

2020-11-25 22:20:24 @ Daring Fireball

Beth Reinhard and Carol D. Leonnig, reporting for The Washington Post: After years of denying allegations of lax financial oversight, the National Rifle Association has made a stunning declaration in a new tax filing: Current and former executives use Tweet

Reseña: «El mapa fantasma» de Steven Johnson

2020-11-25 21:48:10 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

«La búsqueda de agua potable se remonta a los orígenes de la civilización. (La) mayoría de la población del mundo actual desciende de aquellos primeros bebedores de cerveza, y hemos […] La entrada Reseña: «El mapa fantasma» de Steven Johnson fue Tweet

How not to email prospective grad school advisors

2020-11-25 21:30:00 @ composition.al

It’s grad school application season 1 , which means that prospective students have been emailing potential faculty advisors. In my field, computer science, this isn’t something that you necessarily have to do in order to find an advisor, b Tweet

[Sponsor] Kandji

2020-11-25 20:05:20 @ Daring Fireball

Kandji is an Apple device management (MDM) solution built exclusively for IT teams at organizations that run on Apple. We recently secured a $21 million Series A to drive growth and innovation in the Apple enterprise management space. Kandji is a mode Tweet

Passionate former DSC lead Irene inspires others to learn Google technologies with her new podcast and more

2020-11-25 19:26:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Erica Hanson, Global Program Manager, Google Developer Student Clubs (Irene (left) and her DSC team from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (photo prior to COVID-19) Irene Ruiz Pozo is a former Google Developer Student Tweet

Server-side with Kotlin Webinar Series

2020-11-25 18:41:12 @ Kotlin Blog

Kotlin is becoming a language of choice for server-side application development. Null safety, 100% Java interoperability, coroutines, and many other features make Kotlin ideal for backend programming. We’re launching a series of webinars to help you to lea Tweet

Server-side with Kotlin Webinar Series

2020-11-25 18:41:12 @ Kotlin news

Kotlin is becoming a language of choice for server-side application development. Null safety, 100% Java interoperability, coroutines, and many other features make Kotlin ideal for backend programming. We’re launching a series of webinars to help you to lea Tweet

‘Slack Shares Soar Following Report of Possible Salesforce Acquisition’

2020-11-25 18:32:33 @ Daring Fireball

If there’s anyone who knows how to make great apps and artfully-crafted user experiences, it’s Salesforce.  ★  Tweet

Email a Dumpster Fire

2020-11-25 18:17:57 @ Daring Fireball

Important work from the Hey Email Research Lab. (It’s harder to set fire to incoming emails than you think.) Cheat code for Hey users , which only seems fair.  ★  Tweet

Extend the Capabilities of an Android App by Enabling Google Assistant with App Actions

2020-11-25 18:16:38 @ Gorilla Logic

Android users everywhere love using Google Assistant, Google’s AI-powered virtual voice assistant, to help with daily tasks such as scheduling reminders, ordering food, playing music, and even controlling smart home devices. Google Assistant makes it possi Tweet

The Swinomish

2020-11-25 17:54:35 @ John Carlos Baez

The Swimonish are Native Americans who live in the southeastern part of Fidalgo Island in northern Puget Sound, about 110 kilometers north of Seattle. They’ve been doing interesting things about climate change and ecosystem restoration. So have other Tweet

The Swinomish

2020-11-25 17:54:35 @ Physics Phorums

The Swimonish are Native Americans who live in the southeastern part of Fidalgo Island in northern Puget Sound, about 110 kilometers north of Seattle. They’ve been doing interesting things about climate change and ecosystem restoration. So have other Tweet

Apple Security Chief Maintains Innocence After Bribery Charges

2020-11-25 17:43:26 @ Daring Fireball

Timothy B. Lee, reporting for Ars Technica: A grand jury in California’s Santa Clara County has indicted Thomas Moyer, Apple’s head of global security, for bribery. Moyer is accused of offering 200 iPads to the Santa County Sheriff’s office in exchang Tweet

AWS Announces New Service: Amazon S3 Storage Lens

2020-11-25 16:00:00 @ InfoQ

AWS announces a new service called Amazon S3 Storage Lens, which can provide customers with organization-wide visibility into their object storage usage and activity trends. With the service, they can understand what happens across their S3 Object Storag Tweet

Did Viruses Create the Nucleus? The Answer May Be Near.

2020-11-25 15:58:58 @ Quanta Magazine

An unorthodox symbiotic theory about the origin of eukaryotes’ defining characteristic may soon be put to the test. Tweet

BBC Online Going Serverless

2020-11-25 15:46:00 @ InfoQ

In a recent article, the BBC engineering team describes the work done moving BBC Online to the cloud and to a serverless deployment. Half of the BBC’s website is now rendered serverlessly with AWS Lambda. By Renato Losio Tweet

Management of Innovation

2020-11-25 11:50:06 @ Business of Software Blog

Management of Innovation When you sign up for our excellent newsletter, you don’t just get access to first sight of new talks, invitations to exclusive hangouts with speakers and smart people and all the community goodness, we ask you if there is so Tweet

This Week in Rust 366

2020-11-25 06:00:00 @ This Week in Rust

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust ! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust Tweet

Trump Fears His Campaign Legal Team Is Composed of ‘Fools That Are Making Him Look Bad’

2020-11-25 02:05:47 @ Daring Fireball

Dan Mangan, CNBC: Trump is worried that his campaign’s legal team, which is being led by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, is composed of “fools that are making him look bad,” NBC News reported Monday. That group, which has unironically called itse Tweet

Source App ID and Conversion Value now available in SKAdNetwork 2.0

2020-11-25 02:01:47 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

The SKAdNetwork API helps advertising networks measure the success of ad campaigns for your app while maintaining user privacy. With SKAdNetwork 2.0, networks can use Source App ID to identify which app initiated a download from the App Sto Tweet

App privacy questions requirement starts December 8

2020-11-25 01:58:35 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

The App Store will soon help users understand an app’s privacy practices before they download the app on any Apple platform. On each app’s product page, users can learn about some of the data types the app may collect, and whether that data is lin Tweet

New – Attribute-Based Access Control with AWS Single Sign-On

2020-11-25 01:20:59 @ AWS Blog

Starting today, you can pass user attributes in the AWS session when your workforce sign-in into the cloud using AWS Single Sign-On. This gives you the centralized account access management of AWS Single Sign-On and ABAC, with the flexibility to use AWS SS Tweet

Contemplating the End of Physics

2020-11-25 00:55:44 @ Not Even Wrong

In a remarkable article entitled Contemplating the End of Physics posted today at Quanta magazine, Robbert Dijkgraaf (the director of the IAS) more or less announces the arrival of the scenario that John Horgan predicted for physics back in 1996. … Tweet

Bazel Will Be the New Build System for the Android Open Source Project

2020-11-25 00:00:00 @ InfoQ

Google has announced that the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which provides the foundations for all Android-labelled OSes available in the market and more derivative OSes, will transition to use Bazel as its new build tool. By Sergio De Simone Tweet

Introducing Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA)

2020-11-24 21:16:25 @ AWS Blog

As the volume and complexity of your data processing pipelines increase, you can simplify the overall process by decomposing it into a series of smaller tasks and coordinate the execution of these tasks as part of a workflow. To do so, many developers and Tweet

Deno 1.5 Sees 3x Bundling Performance Improvement Due to Rust-Based JavaScript/TypeScript Compiler

2020-11-24 20:18:00 @ InfoQ

The team behind the Deno runtime for the JavaScript and TypeScript recently released Deno 1.5. Deno 1.5 improved bundling time by using Rust-based JavaScript/TypeScript compiler swc. Deno further reduces bundle size with tree-shaking and implements the a Tweet

Ferroelectricidad no convencional en una heteroestructura de moiré con grafeno bicapa

2020-11-24 20:15:19 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT, EE.UU.) y su grupo vuelven a sorprendernos. Han observado la emergencia de la ferroelectricidad en una heteroestructura de moiré formada por una bicapa de grafeno (BLG) encapsulada […] La entrada Ferroelectricidad no c Tweet

Facebook Still Ruled by Sociopaths, News at 11

2020-11-24 19:10:25 @ Daring Fireball

Kevin Roose, Mike Isaac, and Sheera Frenkel, reporting for The New York Times: Typically, N.E.Q. scores play a minor role in determining what appears on users’ feeds. But several days after the election, Mr. Zuckerberg agreed to increase the weight th Tweet

We Gather Together…

2020-11-24 17:55:09 @ bit-player

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, but Anthony Fauci and the CDC and 79 percent of epidemiologists are urging us to forgo the big family gathering this year. I’m sure that’s sound advice, but I haven’t seen much quantitative analysis &# Tweet

Why AWS loves Rust, and how we’d like to help

2020-11-24 17:49:18 @ AWS Open Source News

One of the most exciting things about the Rust programming language is that it makes infrastructure incredibly boring. That’s not a bad thing, in this case. No one wants their electrical wiring to be exciting; most of us prefer the safety that comes with b Tweet

The Vintage Beauty of Soviet Control Rooms

2020-11-24 17:48:20 @ Daring Fireball

Some of these would make for some sweet video conference backgrounds.  ★  Tweet

Contemplating the End of Physics

2020-11-24 16:00:34 @ Quanta Magazine

Has physics reached the limits of what we can discover — or are the possibilities only just beginning? Tweet

Improving resource efficiency for Kubernetes clusters via load-aware scheduling

2020-11-24 15:00:57 @ IBM Research blog

Unfortunately, there are no default scheduler plugins in Kubernetes to consider the actual load in clusters for scheduling. To achieve that goal, we developed a way to optimize resource allocation through load-aware scheduling and submitted our "Trimaran: Tweet

Apple's ML Compute Framework Accelerates TensorFlow Training

2020-11-24 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

As part of the recent macOS Big Sur release, Apple has included the ML Compute framework. ML Compute provides optimized mathematical libraries to improve training on CPU and GPU on both Intel and M1-based Macs, with up to a 7x improvement in training tim Tweet

Michał Herda: Goodbye, Hexstream

2020-11-24 14:24:20 @ Planet Lisp

I am saddened that I need to write this post, but I need to make a public confession. After Jean-Philippe Paradis , a Common Lisp programmer better known online as Hexstream, requested me to review his "extensive contrib Tweet

Cultivating Trust | Gareth Marlow | BoS 2019

2020-11-24 10:00:58 @ Business of Software Blog

Gareth Marlow // EQSystems.io If you’ve ever worked with someone you didn’t trust, you will know why trust is important in the workplace. Teams that don’t trust each other don’t work well together. Morale, productivity, staff turnover and outputs suffer. Tweet

The Talk Show: ‘A Craptastic Craptacular’

2020-11-24 04:13:08 @ Daring Fireball

Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new M1 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Sponsored by: Feals : Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Linode : Instantly deploy and Tweet

Deadline extended for online group event in-app purchase requirement

2020-11-24 03:35:06 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digital continues to be a top priority. Although apps are required to offer any paid online group event experiences (one-to-few and one-to-many realtime experiences) th Tweet

The News Site of Record

2020-11-24 03:24:50 @ Daring Fireball

Ben Thompson has a good column at Stratechery on Matt Yglesias and Ezra Klein departing Vox in very different, but very on-personal-brand ways. Thompson ties in the Vox talent exodus with BuzzFeed’s acquisition last week of HuffPost , which leads hi Tweet

Ezra Klein Follows Matt Yglesias Out the Door at Vox

2020-11-24 03:03:12 @ Daring Fireball

Edmund Lee, writing for The New York Times: Ezra Klein, a founder of the popular website Vox.com, is leaving the publication to become a columnist and podcast host at The New York Times, the latest high-profile departure from Vox Media during a wave o Tweet

How Dropbox Created a Distributed Async Task Framework at Scale

2020-11-24 03:00:00 @ InfoQ

Engineers at Dropbox designed a distributed async task framework (ATF) that can handle tens of thousands of async tasks scheduled per second. ATF's main feature is its ability to enable developers to define callbacks and schedule tasks that execute again Tweet

Next.JS 10 Brings Automatic Image Optimization, Internationalized Routing, and Web Vitals Analytics

2020-11-24 02:29:00 @ InfoQ

Vercel, the creator of the Next.js React framework, recently announced Next.js 10 at the first annual Next.js Conf. Next.js 10 features automatic image optimization, internationalized routing, continuous web vitals analytics. By Bruno Couriol Tweet

App Store Connect holiday schedule

2020-11-24 01:56:12 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up to date and ready for the holidays, as new apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 through 27 (Pacific Time). Please ensure time for your releases to be Tweet

Not So Fast on That Washington Post Report That Apple Is Lobbying Against the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

2020-11-24 01:18:29 @ Daring Fireball

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, who reports on China for Axios, on Twitter: According to sources I have spoken to with knowledge of the matter, this Washington Post story does not accurately characterize Apple’s position on the Uyghur Forced Labor Preventio Tweet

New – Code Signing, a Trust and Integrity Control for AWS Lambda

2020-11-24 01:02:01 @ AWS Blog

Code signing is an industry standard technique used to confirm that the code is unaltered and from a trusted publisher. Code running inside AWS Lambda functions is executed on highly hardened systems and runs in a secure manner. However, function code is s Tweet

etcd moves from being an incubating to a graduated project at the CNCF

2020-11-24 01:00:00 @ IBM Developer

etcd recognized as a well-matured, production-ready project at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Tweet

Apple Is Not Backing Down on Postponed App Tracking Transparency Feature in iOS 14

2020-11-24 00:16:33 @ Daring Fireball

Jane Horvath, Apple’s senior director of global privacy, responding to an open letter from privacy advocates disappointed that Apple delayed iOS 14’s App Tracking Transparency feature: Advertising that respects privacy is not only possible, it was Tweet

New – Multi-Factor Authentication with WebAuthn for AWS SSO

2020-11-24 00:11:47 @ AWS Blog

Starting today, you can add WebAuthn as a new multi-factor authentication (MFA) to AWS Single Sign-On, in addition to currently supported one-time password (OTP) and Radius authenticators. By adding support for WebAuthn, a W3C specification developed in co Tweet

Go SMS Pro, a Popular Android Messaging App, Exposed Millions of Users’ Private Photos and Files

2020-11-24 00:10:12 @ Daring Fireball

Zack Whittaker, reporting for TechCrunch: When a Go SMS Pro user sends a photo, video or other file to someone who doesn’t have the app installed, the app uploads the file to its servers, and lets the user share a web address by text message so the re Tweet

Apple’s Chief Security Officer Indicted for Bribing Santa Clara Sheriff in Gun Permit Scandal

2020-11-24 00:06:45 @ Daring Fireball

Sue Dremann, reporting for Palo Alto Weekly: A grand jury issued two indictments ​on Thursday, Nov. 19, against Undersheriff Rick Sung, 48, and Capt. James Jensen, 43, who are accused of requesting bribes for concealed firearms licenses, also known as Tweet

Xamarin.Forms 5.0: Debugging Improvements, New Features, and Controls

2020-11-23 23:00:00 @ InfoQ

Last week at the .NET Conf 2020, Scott Hunter, Maddy Leger, and David Ortinau presented the latest Xamarin debugging improvements about Hot Reload and Hot Restart. Also, Xamarin.Forms 5.0, which is expected for the end of this year, will introduce new fe Tweet

Washington Post: Apple’s Lobbying Group Seeks to ‘Water Down’ Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

2020-11-23 21:20:19 @ Daring Fireball

Reed Albergotti, reporting for The Washington Post: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S. companies to guarantee they do not use imprisoned or coerced workers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, where academic resea Tweet

Secret Amazon Reports Expose Company Spying on Labor, Environmental Groups in Europe

2020-11-23 21:12:27 @ Daring Fireball

Lauren Kaori Gurley, reporting for Motherboard: A trove of more than two dozen internal Amazon reports reveal in stark detail the company’s obsessive monitoring of organized labor and social and environmental movements in Europe, particularly during A Tweet

Reseña: «Los renglones torcidos de la ciencia» de Eugenio M. Fernández Aguilar

2020-11-23 19:32:21 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

«No lo olvide, el potasio de su propio cuerpo es radiactivo, la misma Tierra es radiactiva. Si a algún conocido le prescriben un examen PET y está asustado porque ha […] La entrada Reseña: «Los renglones torcidos de la ciencia» de Eugenio M. Fern Tweet

John Siracusa, Adam Engst, and Yours Truly on the Best Mac Ever

2020-11-23 19:24:07 @ Daring Fireball

So many reviews of breakthrough Mac hardware in the past week, but the best one is this episode of Jason Snell’s “20 Macs for 2020” podcast, wherein Siracusa, Engst, and I explain why the SE/30 was the best ever.  ★  Tweet

The Search for Dark Matter Is Dramatically Expanding

2020-11-23 17:28:32 @ Quanta Magazine

Physicists plan to leave no stone unturned, checking whether dark matter tickles different types of detectors, nudges starlight, warms planetary cores or even lodges in rocks. Tweet

re:Invent 2020: Open source session round-up

2020-11-23 16:15:21 @ AWS Open Source News

Our previous post, re:Invent 2020: Open Source track preview, rounded up sessions in our official re:Invent Open Source track. In this post, we’ve collected additional open source-related content that is spread across other re:Invent tracks during the thre Tweet

re:Invent 2020: Open Source track preview

2020-11-23 16:14:36 @ AWS Open Source News

re:Invent is a free 3-week virtual conference that will be held November 30 – December 18, 2020. The Open Source track is back at re:Invent this year, with content spread across the first two weeks of the three-week virtual experience. Register now to view Tweet

Getting started with open source Amazon CloudWatch Agent

2020-11-23 16:00:23 @ AWS Open Source News

We recently announced that we open sourced the Amazon CloudWatch Agent. Our customers have increasingly requested that we open the agent to allow community contribution, enable customization for client-specific use cases, and provide greater trust and secu Tweet

Refinements to the prime number theorem

2020-11-23 15:00:06 @ The Endeavour

Let π(x) be the number of primes less than x. The simplest form of the prime number theorem says that π(x) is asymptotically equal to x/log(x), where log means natural logarithm. That is, This means that in the limit as x goes to infinity, the relative er Tweet

What We Know about Java 16 and 17 So Far

2020-11-23 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

Oracle recently released version 15 of the Java programming language and virtual machine. We take a look at what's known about the contents of the upcoming next releases, Java 16 and 17. By Ben Evans Tweet

WidgetKit for iOS - Getting Started

2020-11-23 13:49:48 @ Use Your Loaf

Widgets seem to be the surprise hit of iOS 14. Here’s my guide to get you started building widgets with WidgetKit. Widgets in iOS 14 Apple introduced widgets in iOS 14 at WWDC 2020. They allow you to show a small piece of your app’s conten Tweet

Vsevolod Dyomkin: The Common Lisp Condition System Book

2020-11-23 13:41:00 @ Planet Lisp

Several months ago I had a pleasure to be one of the reviewers of the book The Common Lisp Condition System (Beyond Exception Handling with Control Flow Mechanisms) by Michał Herda. I doubt that I have contributed much to the book, but, at leas Tweet

Kotlin 1.4.20 Released

2020-11-23 12:13:20 @ Kotlin Blog

Kotlin 1.4.20 is here with new experimental features for you to try. Being open to community feedback is one of the Kotlin team’s basic principles, and we need your thoughts about the prototypes of the new features. Give them a try and share your feedback Tweet

Kotlin 1.4.20 Released

2020-11-23 12:13:20 @ Kotlin news

Kotlin 1.4.20 is here with new experimental features for you to try. Being open to community feedback is one of the Kotlin team’s basic principles, and we need your thoughts about the prototypes of the new features. Give them a try and share your feedback Tweet

Minimizing random Boolean expressions

2020-11-23 02:53:01 @ The Endeavour

The previous post looked at all Boolean expressions on three or four variables and how much they can be simplified. The number of Boolean expressions on n variables is and so the possibilities explode as n increases. We could do n = 3 and 4, but 5 would b Tweet

New Electron Release Supports New Apple Silicon Chips

2020-11-23 01:55:00 @ InfoQ

The Electron team recently released the 11th iteration of the popular cross-platform native desktop application framework. Electron 11 introduces support for the new Apple silicon hardware (Darwin arm64). Electron 11 also updates the versions of Chromium Tweet

SwiftUI's Grid Views

2020-11-23 01:00:00 @ objc.io

In our current Swift Talk series , we have been re-implenting parts of SwiftUI’s layout system to gain a deeper understanding of how it works. Last week we examined SwiftUI’s grid views and re-implemented their layout algorithm. Some parts of the behavio Tweet

Fun with birthdays, inspired by Nov 20

2020-11-22 22:19:00 @ Computational Complexity

 On Nov 20, 2020  the Google Doodle was of Benoit Mandelbrot for his 96th birthday. Why have a Doodle on his 96th bday? Anyway, the Doodle is  here .   On Nov 20, 2020 I read that Joe Biden turned 78. Why no Google Doodle of him? Tweet

Talk: Gradient-based optimization for Deep Learning

2020-11-22 21:53:14 @ Christian S. Perone

This weekend I gave a talk at the Machine Learning Porto Alegre Meetup about optimization methods for Deep Learning. In this material you will find an overview of first-order methods, second-order methods and some approximations of second-order methods as Tweet

Tara AI

2020-11-22 20:46:17 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Tara AI for sponsoring last week at Daring Fireball. They first sponsored DF a few weeks ago to promote their 1.0 release; they’re back this week to unveil Tara AI for teams. Tara AI is a simple yet powerful Jira alternative, designed for Tweet

Samuel Axon Interviews Federighi, Joz, and Srouji on the M1 Macs for Ars Technica

2020-11-22 20:45:57 @ Daring Fireball

Just a splendid, insightful interview. Here’s Federighi, on the big picture: “The Mac is the soul of Apple. I mean, the Mac is what brought many of us into computing. And the Mac is what brought many of us to Apple. And the Mac remains the tool that w Tweet

The Tenfold Way

2020-11-22 18:54:04 @ John Carlos Baez

I now have a semiannual column in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society! I’m excited: it gives me a chance to write short explanations of cool math topics and get them read by up to 30,000 mathematicians. It’s sort of like This Week& Tweet

The Tenfold Way

2020-11-22 18:54:04 @ Physics Phorums

I now have a semiannual column in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society! I’m excited: it gives me a chance to write short explanations of cool math topics and get them read by up to 30,000 mathematicians. It’s sort of like This Week& Tweet

Reseña: «Una selva de sinapsis» de Ignacio Crespo

2020-11-22 18:00:20 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

«Nuestro encéfalo es especial, todos ellos lo son. ¿Cómo no maravillarse ante el prodigio arquitectónico que ha permitido que percibamos el mundo, interactuaemos con él y lo experimentemos? Todo ello […] La entrada Reseña: «Una selva de sinapsis» Tweet

Puppet Releases Its 2020 State of DevOps Report

2020-11-21 21:00:00 @ InfoQ

The State of DevOps Report 2020 released by Puppet reveals that internal platforms for self-service and effective change management practices were key for organizations to move up the DevOps evolution ladder. Security integration in the software delivery Tweet

An update on allegations about a TED speaker

2020-11-21 19:20:28 @ TED Blog

It has come to TED’s attention that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is investigating sexual assault allegations against TED2016 speaker Adam Foss. Foss denies the allegations. [Details at WBUR] Sexual assault is a criminal matter, and w Tweet

Google Launches a New Serverless Database Migration Service

2020-11-21 16:00:00 @ InfoQ

Recently, Google announced a new serverless Database Migrates Service (DMS) in preview. The service supports migrations of self-hosted MySQL databases, either on-premises or in the cloud, and managed databases from other clouds, to Cloud SQL for MySQL. Tweet