New Emojis Coming in iOS 15.4 and MacOS 12.3

2022-01-28 18:01:00 @ Daring Fireball

Keith Broni, Emojipedia: New emojis have arrived on iOS as part of the first iOS 15.4 beta. These include a melting face , pregnant man , mirror disco ball , and multi-racial handshake emojis.  ★  Tweet

YC’s Spring Tour 2022

2022-01-28 17:59:52 @ YC

We are excited to announce our 2022 Spring Outreach Tour. Our goal is to virtually meet founders and future founders from cities and universities around the world. Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 543 - Jan 28th 2022

2022-01-28 17:39:41 @ iOS Weekly

Comment I enjoyed the surprise push notification from Apple this week that my watch had a new face available. That’s new! Khaos Tian dug in , discovered that watchOS can now load watch faces dynamically from Tweet

Apple removes Python 2.7 in macOS 12.3

2022-01-28 15:46:45 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 398 # Comments: 219 Tweet

Expanding access to Differential Privacy to create a safer online ecosystem

2022-01-28 15:04:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Miguel Guevara, Product Manager, Privacy and Data Protection Office At Google, we believe in democratizing access to privacy technology for all. Today, on Data Privacy Day, we’re sharing updates on our effort to create Tweet

Mental math trick and deeper issues

2022-01-28 14:55:39 @ The Endeavour

I’d like to do two things in this post. I’ll present a fun bit of mental math, then use it to illustrate a few deeper points. The story starts with a Twitter thread I wrote on @AlgebraFact. The Strait of Gibraltar is 13 km wide. How wide is th Tweet

Tell HN: Twitter is growing increasingly unusable without an account

2022-01-28 14:16:29 @ Hacker News 200

Occasionally a link to a tweet will be submitted here as a story by itself. Unfortunately twitter is going the direction of quora, pinterest, facebook, and medium by making the site nearly unusable without an account. Until a few days ago you could read Tweet

Apple contributes to OBS to support screen capture using ScreenCaptureKit

2022-01-28 10:42:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 500 # Comments: 121 Tweet

The new AWS SDK for Kotlin with Coroutines support

2022-01-28 10:29:02 @ Kotlin Blog

The new AWS SDK for Kotlin was announced at AWS re:Invent in December 2021. Using the SDK, you can build Kotlin applications that work with Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, DynamoDB, and more. The SDK is currently in preview and is expected to become stable soon. Th Tweet

The new AWS SDK for Kotlin with Coroutines support

2022-01-28 10:29:02 @ Kotlin news

The new AWS SDK for Kotlin was announced at AWS re:Invent in December 2021. Using the SDK, you can build Kotlin applications that work with Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, DynamoDB, and more. The SDK is currently in preview and is expected to become stable soon. Th Tweet

Cassandra Query Cheat Sheet

2022-01-28 09:24:12 @ Baeldung

Learn the essential concepts of Cassandra query language (CQL) and how to apply them               Tweet

Javadoc: @see and @link

2022-01-28 09:21:32 @ Baeldung

A comparison between the @see and @link Javadoc annotations.               Tweet

There’s No Such Thing as Clean Code

2022-01-28 08:04:27 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 282 # Comments: 301 Tweet

Apple Open Sources GCGC: A Tool to Analyze Java GC Logs

2022-01-28 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

Apple has open-sourced GCGC, a tool for Java Garbage Collector (GC) logs visualization based on Python 3 and pandas. GCGC uses a Jupyter notebook to analyze and visualize GC log files. By Andrea Messetti Tweet

Dozens of U.S. states say Apple stifles competition, back Epic

2022-01-28 04:49:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 319 # Comments: 274 Tweet

Reduction of Two-Dimensional Data for Speeding Up Convex Hull Computation. (arXiv:2201.11412v1 [cs.CG])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

An incremental approach for computation of convex hull for data points in two-dimensions is presented. The algorithm is not output-sensitive and costs a time that is linear in the size of data points at input. Graham's scan is applied only on a subset of Tweet

An improved judgement algorithm of point in-out convex polygons. (arXiv:2201.11542v1 [cs.CG])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

This paper proposed a method to judge whether the point is inside or outside of the simple convex polygon by the intersection of the vertical line. It determined the point to an area enclosed by two straight lines, then convert the problem of determining Tweet

Budgeted Steiner Networks: Three Terminals with Equal Path Weights. (arXiv:2201.11602v1 [cs.CG])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Given a set of terminals in 2D/3D, the network with the shortest total length that connects all terminals is a Steiner tree. On the other hand, with enough budget, every terminal can be connected to every other terminals via a straight edge, yielding a co Tweet

$c^3$-Local Testable Codes from Lossless Expanders. (arXiv:2201.11369v1 [cs.IT])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

A locally testable code (LTC) is an error correcting code with a property tester. The tester tests if a word is codeword by reading constant random bits and rejects the word with probability proportional to the distance from the word to the closest codewo Tweet

Two-Commodity Flow is Equivalent to Linear Programming under Nearly-Linear Time Reductions. (arXiv:2201.11587v1 [cs.CC])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We give a nearly-linear time reduction that encodes any linear program as a 2-commodity flow problem with only a small blow-up in size. Under mild assumptions similar to those employed by modern fast solvers for linear programs, our reduction causes only Tweet

An Algorithmic Framework for Locally Constrained Homomorphisms. (arXiv:2201.11731v1 [cs.DS])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

A homomorphism $f$ from a guest graph $G$ to a host graph $H$ is locally bijective, injective or surjective if for every $u\in V(G)$, the restriction of $f$ to the neighbourhood of $u$ is bijective, injective or surjective, respectively. The corresponding Tweet

On the Hardness of Energy Minimisation for Crystal Structure Prediction. (arXiv:1910.12026v6 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Crystal Structure Prediction (csp) is one of the central and most challenging problems in materials science and computational chemistry. In csp, the goal is to find a configuration of ions in 3D space that yields the lowest potential energy. Finding an ef Tweet

Generation Matrix: An Embeddable Matrix Representation for Hierarchical Trees. (arXiv:2201.11297v1 [cs.DS])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Starting from the local structures to study hierarchical trees is a common research method. However, the cumbersome analysis and description make the naive method challenging to adapt to the increasingly complex hierarchical tree problems. To improve the Tweet

High-order Line Graphs of Non-uniform Hypergraphs: Algorithms, Applications, and Experimental Analysis. (arXiv:2201.11326v1 [cs.DC])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Hypergraphs offer flexible and robust data representations for many applications, but methods that work directly on hypergraphs are not readily available and tend to be prohibitively expensive. Much of the current analysis of hypergraphs relies on first p Tweet

Fairness implications of encoding protected categorical attributes. (arXiv:2201.11358v1 [cs.LG])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Protected attributes are often presented as categorical features that need to be encoded before feeding them into a machine learning algorithm. Encoding these attributes is paramount as they determine the way the algorithm will learn from the data. Catego Tweet

Predecessor on the Ultra-Wide Word RAM. (arXiv:2201.11550v1 [cs.DS])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We consider the predecessor problem on the ultra-wide word RAM model of computation, which extends the word RAM model with 'ultrawords' consisting of $w^2$ bits [TAMC, 2015]. The model supports arithmetic and boolean operations on ultrawords, in addition Tweet

Two-Commodity Flow is Equivalent to Linear Programming under Nearly-Linear Time Reductions. (arXiv:2201.11587v1 [cs.CC])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We give a nearly-linear time reduction that encodes any linear program as a 2-commodity flow problem with only a small blow-up in size. Under mild assumptions similar to those employed by modern fast solvers for linear programs, our reduction causes only Tweet

BFS based distributed algorithm for parallel local directed sub-graph enumeration. (arXiv:2201.11655v1 [cs.DC])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Estimating the frequency of sub-graphs is of importance for many tasks, including sub-graph isomorphism, kernel-based anomaly detection, and network structure analysis. While multiple algorithms were proposed for full enumeration or sampling-based estimat Tweet

An Algorithmic Framework for Locally Constrained Homomorphisms. (arXiv:2201.11731v1 [cs.DS])

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

A homomorphism $f$ from a guest graph $G$ to a host graph $H$ is locally bijective, injective or surjective if for every $u\in V(G)$, the restriction of $f$ to the neighbourhood of $u$ is bijective, injective or surjective, respectively. The corresponding Tweet

Finding all minimum cost flows and a faster algorithm for the K best flow problem. (arXiv:2105.10225v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

This paper addresses the problem of determining all optimal integer solutions of a linear integer network flow problem, which we call the all optimal integer flow (AOF) problem. We derive an O(F (m + n) + mn + M ) time algorithm to determine all F many op Tweet

Hop-Constrained Metric Embeddings and their Applications. (arXiv:2106.14969v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In network design problems, such as compact routing, the goal is to route packets between nodes using the (approximated) shortest paths. A desirable property of these routes is a small number of hops, which makes them more reliable, and reduces the transm Tweet

Balanced Allocations with Incomplete Information: The Power of Two Queries. (arXiv:2107.03916v2 [cs.DM] UPDATED)

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We consider the allocation of $m$ balls into $n$ bins with incomplete information. In the classical Two-Choice process a ball first queries the load of two randomly chosen bins and is then placed in the least loaded bin. In our setting, each ball also sam Tweet

An Efficient Approximation Algorithm for the Colonel Blotto Game. (arXiv:2201.10758v2 [cs.GT] UPDATED)

2022-01-28 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In the storied Colonel Blotto game, two colonels allocate $a$ and $b$ troops, respectively, to $k$ distinct battlefields. A colonel wins a battle if they assign more troops to that particular battle, and each colonel seeks to maximize their total number o Tweet

If Looks Could Kill

2022-01-28 01:40:54 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 573 # Comments: 229 Tweet

I won the local election, but my township ignored the results and state law

2022-01-28 01:16:19 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 1052 # Comments: 363 Tweet

Open algorithmic problems from a talk by Alon

2022-01-28 00:08:00 @ 0xDE

The UCI mathematics department had a departmental colloquium today given by Noga Alon, titled “The Polynomial Method and its Algorithmic Aspects”. One part of his talk that I found very interesting was a collection of easy-to-state combinatorial problems w Tweet

Apple Reports Q1 2022 Results

2022-01-27 23:51:34 @ Daring Fireball

Apple: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2022 first quarter ended December 25, 2021. The Company posted an all-time revenue record of $123.9 billion, up 11 percent year over year, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. Tweet

Masterclass on mathematical thinking

2022-01-27 23:17:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 287 # Comments: 123 Tweet

Prime Video Uses WebAssembly

2022-01-27 23:08:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 385 # Comments: 215 Tweet

Austrian DPA Ruling Against Google Analytics Paves the Way to EU-based Cloud Services

2022-01-27 23:00:00 @ InfoQ

In a recent ruling, the Austrian data regulator declared the use of Google Analytics unlawful based on EU GDPR regulation. While the ruling is very specifically argued and worded, its implications go well beyond this particular case. By Sergio De Simon Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 352: Entrevista a Operador Nuclear, gravitonda excéntrica, flujo poligonal en los polos de Júpiter y antiprotones

2022-01-27 22:30:15 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 352 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep352: Energía Nuclear; Gravitonda Excéntrica; Júpiter; Antimateria», 27 ene 2022. «La tertulia semanal en la que repasamos las últimas noticias […] Tweet

Writing an open source GPU driver without the hardware

2022-01-27 22:29:47 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 418 # Comments: 76 Tweet

Fix command-line argv handling.

2022-01-27 22:18:39 @ luajit

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The Webb Team Looks Back on Successful Deployments

2022-01-27 22:10:07 @ Nasa Webb

The big news for Webb this week was the final insertion into orbit around the second Lagrange point. The team also turned on the High-Gain Antenna, enabling downlink to Earth through the Deep Space Network using the Ka radio band. The Ka-band provides a mu Tweet

iOS 15.4, Now in Developer Beta, Has an Option to Use Face ID With a Mask

2022-01-27 21:33:16 @ Daring Fireball

Nick Heer, Pixel Envy: First spotted by Brandon Butch , iOS 15.4 will offer support for Face ID while wearing a mask. The text on the setup screen implies that it focuses more on the area around a user’s eyes to make a match. As Federico Viticci do Tweet

New ‘Unity Lights’ Face for Apple Watch

2022-01-27 21:28:38 @ Daring Fireball

Apple Newsroom: The band is complemented by the Unity Lights watch face, which is designed using 2D ray tracing, a technology never before implemented for a watch face. Each pixel on the screen simulates the light and shadow falling across it and the Tweet

Apple Releases iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, MacOS Monterey 12.2, WatchOS 8.4, tvOS 15.3, and HomePod 15.3

2022-01-27 21:14:42 @ Daring Fireball

Josh Centers, TidBITS: It’s time once again to fire up Software Update. Apple has released updates for all of its shipping operating systems with bug fixes and security updates but no new features, apart from Siri on the HomePod learning to recognize Tweet

One More Dunk on Spotify: Their Apps Still Don’t Support AirPlay

2022-01-27 19:10:08 @ Daring Fireball

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors: Spotify has still not enabled AirPlay 2 in its iPhone and iPad app, nearly six months after last promising to support the feature. “Spotify will support AirPlay 2 and we’re working to make that a reality,” a Spotify spokesp Tweet

Show HN: Hibiki HTML – New frontend framework – no scaffolding, no Webpack

2022-01-27 19:09:42 @ Hacker News 200

Source | Interactive Tutorial I love JavaScript, but for many projects -- especially internal tools and prototypes -- setting up a full frontend JavaScript stack (npm, web Tweet

How a student leader cultivates on-campus diversity and leadership in Australia

2022-01-27 19:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Matthew Ranocchiari, Developer Relations Community Manager, Australia & New Zealand To get familiar with her local community, International student Milindi Kodikara , originally from Sri Lanka, joined almost every tech club Tweet

Big-Name Podcasts Spotify Has Announced Yet Have Never or Seldom Published

2022-01-27 18:38:38 @ Daring Fireball

Speaking of Spotify’s exclusive podcasts, here’s James Cridland writing for Podnews: Over the last two years, Spotify have been busy announcing deals for podcasts. But when it comes to the shows themselves, where are they? [...] With this level of Tweet

The Block Protocol

2022-01-27 18:32:03 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 266 # Comments: 129 Tweet

We have jetpacks and we do not care

2022-01-27 18:23:59 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 322 # Comments: Tweet

Spotify, Unsurprisingly, Will Remove Neil Young’s Music Instead of Dropping Joe Rogan

2022-01-27 18:19:51 @ Daring Fireball

Jon Brodkin, writing for Ars Technica: With Neil Young having told Spotify that it can keep him or podcaster Joe Rogan but not both, the streaming company today said it will remove Young’s catalog of music. “We want all the world’s music and audio c Tweet

Advent of Code 2021 in Kotlin: Announcing the Winners

2022-01-27 17:56:22 @ Kotlin Blog

About Advent of Code Advent of Code is an annual event that publishes fun, holiday-themed puzzles every day from December 1 to December 25. Thousands of people each year take part in Advent of Code.  We at JetBrains and on the Kotlin team have been taking Tweet

Advent of Code 2021 in Kotlin: Announcing the Winners

2022-01-27 17:56:22 @ Kotlin news

About Advent of Code Advent of Code is an annual event that publishes fun, holiday-themed puzzles every day from December 1 to December 25. Thousands of people each year take part in Advent of Code.  We at JetBrains and on the Kotlin team have been taking Tweet

A Solution to the Faint-Sun Paradox Reveals a Narrow Window for Life

2022-01-27 17:16:19 @ Quanta Magazine

Back when the sun was 30% dimmer, Earth should have frozen solid. Yet water flowed and life blossomed. The solution to the paradox shows that we might have that faint sun to owe for life’s existence — with critical consequences for the possibility of life Tweet

Ask HN: Hacker claimed ownership and then deleted my Facebook Page of 50k users

2022-01-27 17:09:19 @ Hacker News 200

As an update to [0] and [1], the scammers have now completely deleted my page of 50k subscribers. I am devastated. 10+ years of building a heavy metal community, gone like a puff of smoke, just like that. And Facebook still hasn't replied to a single mes Tweet

Java Weekly, Issue 422

2022-01-27 17:03:43 @ Baeldung

GraalVM release, composition vs inheritance in JPA, Gradle plugins, finding performance regressions at scale, and beautiful technical debt.               Tweet

In Argentina, inflation is a way of life

2022-01-27 16:15:43 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 201 # Comments: 413 Tweet

Guess the daily Wordle in one try using the tweet distribution

2022-01-27 16:11:12 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 537 # Comments: 111 Tweet

I read the federal government’s Zero-Trust Memo so you don’t have to

2022-01-27 16:06:29 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 593 # Comments: 299 Tweet

How much did a tunic cost in the Roman Empire? (2021)

2022-01-27 16:05:56 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 263 # Comments: 206 Tweet

How AI Supports IT Operators to Resolve Issues Faster and Keep Systems Running

2022-01-27 15:46:00 @ InfoQ

AIOps is all about equipping IT teams with algorithms that can help in quicker evaluation, remediation or actionable insights based on their historical data without the need to solicit feedback from users directly. AI can help IT operators to work smart, Tweet

Facebook promised poor countries free internet: People got charged anyway

2022-01-27 13:22:06 @ Hacker News 200

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

Foundations of Computer Science

2022-01-27 13:19:48 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 297 # Comments: 48 Tweet

What's New in MicroProfile 5.0

2022-01-27 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

Delivered under the auspices of the MicroProfile Working Group and five months after the release of MicroProfile 4.1, the anticipated release of MicroProfile 5.0 was made available to the Java community. This new release features alignment with Jakarta E Tweet

Information in a discretized normal

2022-01-27 04:07:41 @ The Endeavour

Here’s a problem that came up in my work today. Suppose you have a normal random variable X and you observe X in n discrete bins. The first bin is the left α tail, the last bin is the right α tail, and the range between the two tails is divided even Tweet

The Kepler Problem (Part 4)

2022-01-27 03:00:11 @ John Carlos Baez

The Kepler problem is the study of a particle moving in an attractive inverse square force. In classical mechanics, this problem shows up when you study the motion of a planet around the Sun in the Solar System. In quantum mechanics, it shows up when you s Tweet

The Kepler Problem (Part 4)

2022-01-27 03:00:11 @ Physics Phorums

The Kepler problem is the study of a particle moving in an attractive inverse square force. In classical mechanics, this problem shows up when you study the motion of a planet around the Sun in the Solar System. In quantum mechanics, it shows up when you s Tweet

Google and GitHub Announce OpenSSF Scorecards v4 with New GitHub Actions Workflow

2022-01-27 03:00:00 @ InfoQ

GitHub and Google have announced the version 4 release of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF)'s Scorecards project. Scorecards is an automated security tool that identifies risky supply chain practices in open source projects. This release incl Tweet

The Talk Show: “Blofeld-69-420”

2022-01-27 02:58:12 @ Daring Fireball

Guy English returns to the show to talk about video games, the cold, the Heat , and the state of streaming video services. Sponsored by: Trade Coffee : Incredible coffee delivered fresh from the best roasters in the nation. Squarespace : Make y Tweet

Letterman Will Return to Late Night for 40th Anniversary

2022-01-26 22:39:04 @ Daring Fireball

This time I really did plotz.  ★  Tweet

New – Amazon EC2 X2iezn Instances Powered by the Fastest Intel Xeon Scalable CPU for Memory-Intensive Workloads

2022-01-26 22:38:15 @ AWS Blog

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) workloads require high computing performance and a large memory footprint. These workloads are sensitive to faster CPU performance and higher clock speeds since the faster performance allows more jobs to be completed on t Tweet

Apple Search Ads now supports custom product pages

2022-01-26 22:32:49 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

With custom product pages, you can create up to 35 additional versions of your App Store product page to showcase different app features, content, or promotions. And now, new seamless integration with Apple Search Ads lets you easily use these pages to Tweet

Una sugerente coincidencia numérica entre la teoría de cuerdas y una gravitación cuántica efectiva

2022-01-26 21:44:00 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Como ocurre muchas veces, el diablo está en los detalles. En muchos foros se está hablando de una nueva evidencia a favor de la teoría de cuerdas como único candidato […] La entrada Una sugerente coincidencia numérica entre la teoría de cuerdas y Tweet

Introducing AWS Cloud Map MCS Controller for K8s

2022-01-26 20:02:19 @ AWS Open Source News

Modern applications built using microservices patterns are distributed and dynamic by nature. Deploying these applications to Kubernetes clusters tightly couples the application and cluster together. Increasingly, customers are asking for the ability to de Tweet

Michał Herda: Detecting non-local exits in Common Lisp

2022-01-26 19:33:11 @ Planet Lisp

#CommonLisp #Lisp #Tip Sometimes you need to do something only if control in your code zips by so fast that you cannot grab it... and you do not really care if goes by slowly. Like, you know, when you are suspicious tha Tweet

A general theory of sub-things

2022-01-26 19:24:40 @ The Endeavour

When I took my first abstract algebra course, we had a homework question about subgroups. Someone in the class whined that the professor hadn’t told us yet what a subgroup was. My immediate thought was “I bet you could guess. Sub things are al Tweet

Learning Computer Science With Categories

2022-01-26 19:06:20 @ John Carlos Baez

The first book in Bob Coecke’s series on applied category theory is out, and the pdf is free—legally, even!—until 8 February 2022. Grab a copy now: • Noson Yanofsky, Theoretical Computer Science for the Working Category Theorist, Ca Tweet

Learning Computer Science With Categories

2022-01-26 19:06:20 @ Physics Phorums

The first book in Bob Coecke’s series on applied category theory is out, and the pdf is free—legally, even!—until 8 February 2022. Grab a copy now: • Noson Yanofsky, Theoretical Computer Science for the Working Category Theorist, Ca Tweet

A Failure to Communicate

2022-01-26 18:49:00 @ Computational Complexity

The screenwriter Aaron Sorkin wrote an  article  on prioritizing "Truth over Accuracy". He tells stories from his movies The Social Network and Being the Ricardos, of where he moves away from accuracy to get to the truth of a situation. My fri Tweet

How the Physics of Resonance Shapes Reality

2022-01-26 18:07:40 @ Quanta Magazine

The same phenomenon by which an opera singer can shatter a wineglass also underlies the very existence of subatomic particles. The post How the Physics of Resonance Shapes Reality first appeared on Quanta Magazine Tweet

How to subscribe

2022-01-26 16:15:03 @ The Endeavour

I so despise pop-ups asking me to subscribe to a site’s newsletter that I’ve probably erred on the side of making it too hard to find out how to subscribe to this blog. At the bottom of the “writing” menu is a subscribe link. You c Tweet

YC @ HBCUs

2022-01-26 16:00:57 @ YC

We’re excited to announce that on February 9, we will be hosting an event for HBCUs. If you’re interested in starting or working at a startup, we hope to meet you there. Tweet

Building an accidental business

2022-01-26 15:56:56 @ Business of Software Blog

Cesar Kuriyama worked in advertising before leaving it all behind to pursue his own personal creative endeavours; among them a personal project – 1SecondEveryday. In this episode of the BoS Podcast we find out more about Cesar’s journey and how his s Tweet

A List of Most Theory Blogs

2022-01-26 14:17:40 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

The list doesn’t destroy culture; it creates it. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists—Umberto Eco Luca Trevisan, Stefan Schmid, James Lee, Scott Aaronson, Michael Mitzenmacher, Omer Reingold, Lance Fortnow, David Eppstein Tweet

Change Cell Font Style with Apache POI

2022-01-26 08:37:52 @ Baeldung

Learn how to modify the font style of cells in a Microsoft Excel document               Tweet

Using Spring Cloud Gateway with OAuth 2.0 Patterns

2022-01-26 08:35:19 @ Baeldung

Explore some of the OAuth 2.0 security patterns and how to implement them using Spring Cloud Gateway.               Tweet

This Week in Rust 427

2022-01-26 06:00:00 @ This Week in Rust

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust ! Rust is a programming language empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisW Tweet

Non-equivalent floating point numbers

2022-01-26 03:15:46 @ The Endeavour

Here’s an interesting paragraph from Handbook of Floating Point Arithmetic by Jean-Michel Muller et al. Many common transformations of a code into some naively equivalent code become impossible if one takes into account special haves such as NaNs, s Tweet

Google Kills FLoC, Unveils ‘Topics’, a New Plan to Replace Tracking Cookies

2022-01-26 03:05:41 @ Daring Fireball

Paul Wagenseil, writing for Tom’s Guide: Google has ditched its planned user-profiling system, FLoC, and is instead developing a new system called Topics, the company announced today. Topics, described by Google Senior Director of Product Ben Galbra Tweet

Temporal and polymodal logics

2022-01-26 02:02:45 @ The Endeavour

My posts on modal logic have mostly been about monomodal logic, logic with one modal operator. This may not seem accurate because I’ve talked about □ (“box”) and ◇ (“diamond”). But these are really just one mode: you can defi Tweet

German Publishers Run Crying to E.U. Regulators Over Google’s Plan to Remove Third-Party Cookies From Chrome

2022-01-26 01:45:33 @ Daring Fireball

Javier Espinoza, reporting for The Financial Times: Google is facing a fresh complaint from Germany’s largest publishers and advertisers, which are demanding that the EU intervene over the search giant’s plan to stop the use of third-party cookies. Ax Tweet

Categories in Chemistry, Computing, and Social Networks

2022-01-26 01:29:21 @ John Carlos Baez

This article does two things: • John Baez, Simon Cho, Daniel Cicala, Nina Otter, and Valeria de Paiva, Applied category theory in chemistry, computing, and social networks, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, February 2022. It urges you  Tweet

Categories in Chemistry, Computing, and Social Networks

2022-01-26 01:29:21 @ Physics Phorums

This article does two things: • John Baez, Simon Cho, Daniel Cicala, Nina Otter, and Valeria de Paiva, Applied category theory in chemistry, computing, and social networks, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, February 2022. It urges you  Tweet

New App Store Connect API capabilities now available

2022-01-26 01:27:41 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

The App Store Connect API now offers greater flexibility to automate and customize workflows for your app. With these new capabilities, you can create and submit in-app events, custom product pages, and product page optimization tests. This release also i Tweet

Google Drops Support for the Pixel 3

2022-01-26 01:06:38 @ Daring Fireball

Aaron Gordon, writing for Vice: Not quite three years ago, I bought a Pixel 3, Google’s flagship phone at the time. It has been a good phone. I like that it’s not too big. I dropped it a bunch, but it didn’t break. And the battery life has not noticea Tweet

Xcode Through the Years

2022-01-26 01:00:00 @ The Syndicate

As we begin 2022, it has been almost 20 years since Apple released Xcode to developers as the predominant way to create Mac apps. This revolutionary integrated development environment, or IDE, has morphed into the entry point for building every type of a Tweet

New – Replication for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

2022-01-25 23:28:37 @ AWS Blog

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) allows EC2 instances, AWS Lambda functions, and containers to share access to a fully-managed file system. First announced in 2015 and generally available in 2016, Amazon EFS delivers low-latency performance for a wi Tweet

Year in review: the Google Workspace Platform 2021

2022-01-25 23:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Charles Maxson, Developer Advocate In 2021, we saw many changes and improvements to the Google Workspace Platform geared at helping developers build new solutions to keep up with the challenges of how we worked, like hybri Tweet

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2022-01-25 22:17:56 @ luajit

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The New York Times Is Just Fucking With Us Now

2022-01-25 21:20:24 @ Daring Fireball

Julie Creswell, reporting (supposedly) for The New York Times Friday in a story about inflation hitting fast food: On a chilly Tuesday afternoon this month, James Marsh stopped by a Chipotle near his suburban Chicago home to grab something to eat. I Tweet

NBC Will Not Broadcast This Year’s Super Bowl in 4K

2022-01-25 19:55:42 @ Daring Fireball

Chaim Gartenberg, writing for The Verge: The 2022 Super Bowl won’t be broadcast or streamed in 4K again this year when the game takes place on February 13th, NBC Sports has confirmed to The Verge. The lack of a 4K stream marks the second year in a row Tweet

Bloomberg: ‘Nvidia Quietly Prepares to Abandon $40 Billion Arm Bid’

2022-01-25 19:42:35 @ Daring Fireball

Ian King, Giles Turner, and Peter Elstrom, reporting for Bloomberg: * Nvidia Corp. is quietly preparing to abandon its purchase of Arm Ltd. from SoftBank Group Corp. after making little to no progress in winning approval for the $40 billion chip deal Tweet

Researchers Build AI That Builds AI

2022-01-25 18:02:03 @ Quanta Magazine

By using hypernetworks, researchers can now preemptively fine-tune artificial neural networks, saving some of the time and expense of training. The post Researchers Build AI That Builds AI first appeared on Quanta Magazine Tweet

Permutations at the command line

2022-01-25 16:14:32 @ The Endeavour

Yesterday I wrote about how you could use the tr utility to find the dual of a modal logic expression. Today I’ll show how you could use tr to work with permutations. This post is a hack, and that’s the fun of it. In the logic post we were usi Tweet

OpenAI Announces Question-Answering AI WebGPT

2022-01-25 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

OpenAI has developed WebGPT, an AI model for long-form question-answering based on GPT-3. WebGPT can use web search queries to collect supporting references for its response, and on Reddit questions its answers were preferred by human judges over the hig Tweet

Microsoft Releases YARP - Yet Another Reverse Proxy

2022-01-25 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

Last year, in November, Microsoft released YARP (Yet Another Reverse Proxy), a reverse-proxy project developed during the last years by Microsoft as an open-source project. By Thiago Destro Tweet

ApprovalTests for Powerful Assertions in Swift: How to Get Started

2022-01-25 13:45:00 @ Quality Coding

I’m Jon Reid, and I want to introduce you to a new testing tool for Swift called ApprovalTests. Table of Contents Adding ApprovalTestsWriting Test CodeRunning Tests for iOSFile ArtifactsQuestions? Adding ApprovalTestsWe’re going to start in an iOS applicat Tweet

GraalVM 22.0 Released with Native Image Improvements

2022-01-25 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

GraalVM, a polyglot virtual machine that provides a shared runtime to execute applications written in multiple languages, has released version 22.0 with many native image improvements. The native image builder utility comes with significant improvements Tweet

Computing an X509 Certificate’s Thumbprint in Java

2022-01-25 09:22:26 @ Baeldung

A quick and practical guide to computing an X509 certificate's thumbprint in Java.               Tweet

Adding EventHandler to JavaFX Button

2022-01-25 09:20:51 @ Baeldung

Learn how to add a handler event to a button for a JavaFX interface.               Tweet

[Sponsor] You.com -- Search Less, Code More

2022-01-24 22:59:36 @ Daring Fireball

You.com is a private search engine that helps you find and complete any coding query faster. It integrates 100s of apps like StackOverflow, GitHub, Code Complete, and others with web results to find high-quality results without wonky SEO. You.com doesn’t Tweet

Aqua Security Reports Large Increase in Supply Chain Attacks

2022-01-24 21:17:00 @ InfoQ

Aqua Security's recent report highlights the increasing threat of supply chain attacks. According to the report, supply chain attacks grew by 300% from 2020 to 2021 while the level of security across software development environments remained low. Google Tweet

Orbital Insertion Burn a Success, Webb Arrives at L2

2022-01-24 20:14:32 @ Nasa Webb

Today, at 2 p.m. EST, Webb fired its onboard thrusters for nearly five minutes (297 seconds) to complete the final postlaunch course correction to Webb’s trajectory. This mid-course correction burn inserted Webb toward its final orbit around the second Sun Tweet

NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton Has Lost His Mind

2022-01-24 20:04:52 @ Daring Fireball

Theo Lawson, writing for the Spokane Spokesman-Review, after Gonzaga revoked Stockton’s season tickets for refusing to wear a mask: During the interview, Stockton asserted that more than 100 professional athletes have died of vaccination. He also said Tweet

Design Thinking: Practical Applications and Why it’s Not Just for Designers

2022-01-24 19:44:01 @ Gorilla Logic

Have you heard the term “Design Thinking” lately?  It’s a term that has become more and more popular nowadays and for good reason. Design thinking has helped many people on their journey to achieve creativity and innovation. Sounds great, right?  Now, I kn Tweet

Google Developer Group Spotlight: A conversation with software developer Aditi Soni

2022-01-24 18:57:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Manoranjan Padhy - Developer Relations Lead, India Six years ago, Aditi Soni was new to computers and programming when she learned about Google Developer Groups (GDG) and Women Techmakers (WTM) from a senior at her unive Tweet

Cheating In Chess

2022-01-24 18:44:23 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Colonel Stok: Do you play chess? Harry Palmer: Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating.—Funeral in Berlin Ken Regan is well known to us all, and is the co-author of this blog. He is in the Department of Computer Science and Engineer Tweet

Look up HTML entity or Unicode

2022-01-24 18:35:35 @ The Endeavour

Fairly often I want to find out whether there is an HTML entity for a given Unicode character, or given an HTML entity I want to look up its Unicode value. For example, ∃ has Unicode value U+2203. I might want to look up whether there is an HTML entity fo Tweet

Netherlands Authority for Consumer Markets Begins Fining Apple for Non-Compliance With Dating App Rules for Third-Party Payments

2022-01-24 16:53:33 @ Daring Fireball

The Netherlands Authority for Consumer Markets: Apple has failed to satisfy the requirements on several points. The most important one is that Apple has failed to adjust its conditions, as a result of which dating-app providers are still unable to use Tweet

Complex analysis calendar

2022-01-24 15:56:05 @ The Endeavour

My recent post Reading plots of a complex function was based on ideas from a book by Elias Wegert. Thanks to a comment on that post I discovered that Wegert and his colleagues have put out a 2022 calendar with images created from plots of complex function Tweet

Dual axioms in modal logic

2022-01-24 15:46:52 @ The Endeavour

Axioms in modal logic often say that one sequence of boxes and diamonds in front of a proposition p implies another sequence of boxes and diamonds in front of p. For example, Axiom 4 says □ p → □□ p and Axiom 5 says ◇p → □◇p. Every axiom has a dual form. Tweet

How Infinite Series Reveal the Unity of Mathematics

2022-01-24 15:36:16 @ Quanta Magazine

Infinite sums are among the most underrated yet powerful concepts in mathematics, capable of linking concepts across math’s vast web. The post How Infinite Series Reveal the Unity of Mathematics first appeared on Quanta Magazine Tweet

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 21 January 2022

2022-01-24 15:06:04 @ ASF

We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities from the Apache community: ASF Board  – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.  - Next Boa Tweet

Scaling Software Architecture via Conversations: the Advice Process

2022-01-24 14:30:00 @ InfoQ

Andrew Harmel-Law recently published an article describing a decentralised, scalable software architecture process based on the "Advice Process". The Advice Process promotes software architecture by encouraging a series of conversations driven by an empo Tweet

Swift Foundation Formatter Improvements

2022-01-24 12:20:12 @ Use Your Loaf

Apple added a much easier way to work with date, number and other data formatters in iOS 15 and macOS 12. Performance and Usability The Foundation framework has a variety of formatters for working with dates, numbers, lists, measurements, person names Tweet

What Is the Difference Between NIO and NIO.2?

2022-01-24 09:13:29 @ Baeldung

Understand Java IO functionalities and how they changed throughout different Java versions.               Tweet

The great renaming: what happened to Eth2?

2022-01-24 09:00:00 @ Ethereum blog

Ethereum is a protocol undergoing significant changes. Client teams are upgrading the protocol to scale to meet global demand while improving security and decentralization. Beyond protocol development, a critical shift in Ethereum has Tweet

Java News Roundup: JDK 18 in RD2, Spring Boot Updates, GraalVM 22, WildFly 2022 Release Plan

2022-01-24 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

This week's Java roundup for January 17th, 2021, features news from JDK 17, JDK 18, JDK 19, multiple Spring releases, Payara Platform, Open Liberty 22.0.0.1 and 22.0.0.2-beta, Quarkus 2.6.3.Final, WildFly 26.0.1 and 2022 release plan, Micronaut 3.2.7 and Tweet

Travis CI enhancements for IBM Power

2022-01-24 06:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Building faster and more reliable ppc64le projects with IBM Power Tweet

Word problems, logic, and regular expressions

2022-01-24 01:37:37 @ The Endeavour

Word problems Suppose you have a sequence of symbols and a set of rewriting rules for replacing some patterns of symbols with others. Now you’re given two such sequences. Can you tell whether there’s a way to turn one of them into the other? T Tweet

Personal Reflections on Dick Lipton in honor of his 1000th blog/75th bday.

2022-01-23 21:28:00 @ Computational Complexity

 Is it an irony that Lipton's 1000th post and 75th bday are close together? No. Its a coincidence. People use irony/paradox/coincidence interchangeably. Hearing people make that mistake makes me literally want to strangle them.  The community c Tweet

Amazon GuardDuty Adds Detection of EC2 Credential Usage from Other AWS Accounts

2022-01-23 21:00:00 @ InfoQ

Amazon GuardDuty recently added the detection of EC2 instance credentials being used by other AWS accounts. This improves upon the previous state where only credentials being used by IP addresses outside of the AWS network were reported on. This new dete Tweet

Always exit after machine code page protection change fails.

2022-01-23 19:16:53 @ luajit

Reported by Sergey Kaplun. Tweet

Testing LDAP Connections With Java

2022-01-23 17:45:21 @ Baeldung

Learn how to test an LDAP server using a Java client               Tweet

Google Updates its Eventarc Service with New UI, Event Destination, and Storage Trigger

2022-01-23 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

Recently, Google announced several new features for its eventing platform Eventarc. The new features are a new UI, Cloud Run for Anthos services as an event destination, and a generally available (GA) Storage Cloud trigger. By Steef-Jan Wiggers Tweet

Java Concurrent HashSet Equivalent to ConcurrentHashMap

2022-01-23 10:31:41 @ Baeldung

Explore different possibilities to create thread-safe Set instances and emphasized the differences between them.               Tweet

How to Access EntityManager with Spring Data

2022-01-23 10:30:34 @ Baeldung

Learn how to access the  EntityManager directly when working on a Spring Data application.               Tweet

Constructor Specification in Java

2022-01-23 10:24:49 @ Baeldung

Learn the rules that Java language specified for the declaration of a constructor               Tweet

Knative Announces v1.1 and Applies to Become a CNCF Incubating Project

2022-01-23 07:27:00 @ InfoQ

The Knative community released version 1.1 of the Knative project across multiple components. The core components serving and eventing have notable changes and introduce experimental features, such as global min-scale configuration, capability to handle Tweet

The Kepler Problem (Part 3)

2022-01-23 03:00:51 @ John Carlos Baez

The Kepler problem studies a particle moving in an inverse square force, like a planet orbiting the Sun. Last time I talked about an extra conserved quantity associated to this problem, which keeps elliptical orbits from precessing or changing shape. This Tweet

The Kepler Problem (Part 3)

2022-01-23 03:00:51 @ Physics Phorums

The Kepler problem studies a particle moving in an inverse square force, like a planet orbiting the Sun. Last time I talked about an extra conserved quantity associated to this problem, which keeps elliptical orbits from precessing or changing shape. This Tweet

Listen Notes

2022-01-23 00:06:33 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Listen Notes for once again sponsoring Daring Fireball. As of January 2022, there are over 2,750,000 RSS-based podcasts and 123,000,000 episodes on the internet — way more podcasts than the ones you already know. Basically, there’s a po Tweet

How GitHub Does DevOps for its iOS and Android Apps

2022-01-23 00:00:00 @ InfoQ

GitHub relies heavily on GitHub Actions to manage the release process for their iOS and Android apps. Using the right tools to automate the process allows the mobile team to ship a new release every week, GitHub engineer Taehun Kim explains. By Sergio Tweet

Modal axioms and rules for interplanetary travel

2022-01-22 21:46:32 @ The Endeavour

The previous post pointed out the analogy between models for modal logic (i.e. Kripke semantics) and science fiction. Rules for relationships between points in a Kripke model are analogous to rules for interplanetary travel in a fictional universe. This p Tweet

‘Seriously, I Could Have Done Lasso’

2022-01-22 18:43:56 @ Daring Fireball

Very funny new commercial for Apple TV+: “Everyone but Jon Hamm”. But it’s funny because it’s true: there’s now quite a bit of original content on TV+, and Apple’s library continues to grow. The knock against TV+ from the get-go is that its library wa Tweet

Ciencia para todos T04E19: El tsunami y la onda expansiva del volcán submarino Hunga Tonga

2022-01-22 18:41:52 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Te recomiendo escuchar el episodio T04E19, «La onda expansiva del volcán Hunga Tonga en el Pacífico, se observó el pasado sábado en Málaga», 20 ene 2022 [16:15 min.], del programa […] La entrada Ciencia para todos T04E19: El tsunami y la onda exp Tweet

Deadline for in-app purchase and account deletion requirements extended

2022-01-22 18:28:08 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

In order to provide more time for you to update your apps, we’ve changed the following requirement deadlines to June 30, 2022. Online group event in-app purchases In 2020, we chose to support apps and developers that needed to adapt services from in-per Tweet

‘The Sound of 007’

2022-01-22 18:19:13 @ Daring Fireball

Justin Kroll, reporting last month for Deadline: Following the success of a number of documentaries set in the music industry, Apple is now planning a doc that takes a deep dive into the music of one of the great movie franchises. Apple has announced Tweet

Does the sun cause earthquakes? (It's not as crazy as it sounds.)

2022-01-22 14:00:00 @ Backreaction

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some of the explanations may not make sense without the animations in the video. References are in the info fold below the video on YouTube or on Patreon.] Earthquakes are the most fatal natural disast Tweet

Does the sun cause earthquakes? (It's not as crazy as it sounds.)

2022-01-22 14:00:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some of the explanations may not make sense without the animations in the video. References are in the info fold below the video on YouTube or on Patreon.] Earthquakes are the most fatal natural disast Tweet

Twitter Announces NFT Profile Pictures

2022-01-22 01:04:46 @ Daring Fireball

Twitter Blue: You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS. Such profile pictures will be identifiable by being hexagonal. (Android and web users are still locked out of Twitter Blue.) Sam Biddle : Tweet

Speculating on the Prospects of the ‘Open App Markets Act’ Becoming Law

2022-01-22 00:48:38 @ Daring Fireball

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, quoting from a note from analyst Amit Daryanani: Relay from Tobin Marcus, EVRISI Senior US Policy and Politics Strategist, on the bill: “I think this’ll be a big topic of discussion through Q1 and has a chance of getting done, but Tweet

★ Leaker Sinks Peloton Stock With Confidential Information

2022-01-22 00:35:59 @ Daring Fireball

I like any company that’s focused on making the best, not the most. Tweet

Netflix Is Why I’d Never Want to Run a Publicly Held Company

2022-01-21 23:24:07 @ Daring Fireball

Frank Pallotta, in a piece for CNN Business headlines “The Sky Is Falling for Netflix”: It wasn’t that long ago that Netflix was a stock darling, but those days now feel like eons ago. The company’s stock peaked just south of $700 in November, but has Tweet

Webb’s Journey to L2 Is Nearly Complete

2022-01-21 23:10:58 @ Nasa Webb

On Monday, Jan. 24, engineers plan to instruct NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to complete a final correction burn that will place it into its desired orbit, nearly 1 million miles away from the Earth at what is called the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point Tweet

Marco Antoniotti: CDR is Next...

2022-01-21 22:44:00 @ Planet Lisp

 Hi as many may know, I have been nursing (almost to death!) the Common Lisp Document Repository (CDR).  Pascal Costanza et al., started the project many years ago and then I sat on top of it for many more. I finally found some time to work on Tweet

The Case for ‘Mark as Unread’ in Messages

2022-01-21 22:29:52 @ Daring Fireball

Matthew Bischoff: “Mark as Unread” has been so successful and well-loved in email that it’s been copied by many messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. And its utility in a casual messaging context is much the same in the slig Tweet

This Week’s Hype

2022-01-21 20:58:22 @ Not Even Wrong

For many years, editions here of This Week’s Hype were mainly devoted to bogus claims that someone had found a way to get a testable prediction out of string theory or other “evidence for string theory”. Recently there have been … Tweet

Modal Logic and Science Fiction

2022-01-21 20:23:06 @ The Endeavour

Modal logic extends classical logic by adding one or more modes. If there’s only one mode, it’s usually denoted □. Curiously,  □ can have a wide variety of interpretations, and different interpretations motivate different axioms for how □ beha Tweet

Amazon GuardDuty Enhances Detection of EC2 Instance Credential Exfiltration

2022-01-21 19:30:43 @ AWS Blog

[This blog post was updated on Jan. 23rd to show how to use imdsv2 instead of imdsv1] Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious activity and unauthorized behavior to protect your AWS accounts, workloads, and da Tweet