Over 96% of Apple Users Have Blocked Facebook from Tracking Them

2021-05-08 14:31:11 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 266 # Comments: 117 Tweet

What did Einstein mean by “spooky action at a distance”?

2021-05-08 14:00:00 @ Backreaction

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below.] Quantum mechanics is weird – I am sure you’ve read that somewhere. And why is it weird? Oh, it’s because it’s got that “spooky action at a distance”, doesn’t it? Einstein said that. Yes, that guy again. Tweet

What did Einstein mean by “spooky action at a distance”?

2021-05-08 14:00:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below.] Quantum mechanics is weird – I am sure you’ve read that somewhere. And why is it weird? Oh, it’s because it’s got that “spooky action at a distance”, doesn’t it? Einstein said that. Yes, that guy again. Tweet

Show HN: A portfolio website simulating macOS's GUI using React

2021-05-08 10:09:23 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 341 # Comments: 89 Tweet

Amazon Nimble Studio: Visual Effects, Animations, and Interactive Content on AWS

2021-05-08 08:03:00 @ InfoQ

Amazon has recently announced Nimble Studio, a service for creative studios to produce visual effects, animations, and interactive content. The cloud-based studio provides on-demand access to virtual workstations, elastic file storage, render farm capaci Tweet

iPad Camera Multitasking

2021-05-08 06:16:33 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 229 # Comments: 97 Tweet

Flurry Analytics: 96 Percent of iOS 14.5 Users in U.S. Have Opted Out of App Tracking

2021-05-08 03:59:43 @ Daring Fireball

I don’t know, seems low to me.  ★  Tweet

Trick for 2×2 eigenvalues

2021-05-08 03:18:36 @ The Endeavour

3Blue1Brown has a nice new video on how to calculate the eigenvalues of 2×2 matrices. The most common way to find the eigenvalues of a 2×2 matrix A is working straight from the definition, solving det(A – λI) = 0. This is fine when you’re lear Tweet

I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

2021-05-08 02:42:43 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 691 # Comments: 568 Tweet

California population declines for first time in more than a century

2021-05-08 00:56:45 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 205 # Comments: 400 Tweet

WhatsApp will progressively kill features until users accept new privacy policy

2021-05-08 00:29:45 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 350 # Comments: 214 Tweet

Smithy: A language for defining services and SDKs

2021-05-07 23:31:58 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 229 # Comments: 63 Tweet

A New AWS SDK for Rust

2021-05-07 23:06:19 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 214 # Comments: 56 Tweet

Starlink Satellites Tracker

2021-05-07 22:26:00 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 219 # Comments: 133 Tweet

Google Circumvents Roku Ban by Adding YouTube TV to the Main YouTube App

2021-05-07 22:20:09 @ Daring Fireball

Google’s official YouTube blog: Today, we’re introducing a new feature that gives you access to YouTube TV from within the YouTube app, making it easier to enjoy all the content you love. Existing members can easily access YouTube TV by clicking on Tweet

Apple Hires Stella Low, Formerly of Cisco, as New Communications Boss

2021-05-07 21:57:31 @ Daring Fireball

John Paczkowski, reporting for BuzzFeed News: Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications. Stella Low, former communications chief at networking giant Cisco, will take on the role, which has been unfilled since late 2019 Tweet

Universal confidence interval

2021-05-07 21:17:25 @ The Endeavour

Here’s a way to find a 95% confidence interval for any parameter θ. With probability 0.95, return the real line. With probability 0.05, return the empty set. Clearly 95% of the time this procedure will return an interval that contains θ. This exampl Tweet

‘Tesla Privately Admits Elon Musk Has Been Exaggerating About “Full Self-Driving”’

2021-05-07 19:44:49 @ Daring Fireball

Exaggerating or straight-up lying , you make the call.  ★  Tweet

Apple Silicon Hardware: SPRR and Guarded Exception Levels (GXF)

2021-05-07 19:41:14 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 265 # Comments: 90 Tweet

Honeywell gets hit with $13M fine for defense export violations

2021-05-07 19:34:01 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 299 # Comments: 170 Tweet

Estimation of total mortality due to COVID-19

2021-05-07 19:25:27 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 271 # Comments: 355 Tweet

Script Debugger 8

2021-05-07 19:17:42 @ Daring Fireball

New version of Late Night Software’s amazing Script Debugger: You want your computer systems to be simple, reliable and automatic. Script Debugger is the integrated development environment that makes that happen by making your AppleScript coding easie Tweet

New smartphone app to navigate blind people to stand in lines with distances

2021-05-07 19:17:14 @ IBM Research blog

We have developed an AI-driven assistive smartphone app dubbed LineChaser, presented at CHI 2021, that navigates a blind or visually impaired person to the end of a line. It also continuously reports the distance and direction to the last person in the li Tweet

★ 70/30 Is Fine for Me, but Not for Thee

2021-05-07 19:03:37 @ Daring Fireball

You can argue that the 70/30 split is too high, but it holds no water to argue that it’s too high only for iOS and Android, but not for Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. Tweet

What is a polynomial?

2021-05-07 18:50:19 @ The Endeavour

When you leave the comfort of the real numbers, you might be mistaken about what a polynomial is. Suppose you’re looking at polynomials over some finite field. Why would you do that? Numerous practical applications, but that’s a topic for anot Tweet

New research helps make AI fairer in decision-making

2021-05-07 18:39:17 @ IBM Research blog

To tackle bias in AI, our IBM Research team in collaboration with the University of Michigan has developed practical procedures and tools to help machine learning and AI achieve Individual Fairness. The key idea of Individual Fairness is to treat similar Tweet

Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

2021-05-07 18:38:03 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 455 # Comments: 239 Tweet

The Pinecone Overlay Network

2021-05-07 18:27:01 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 265 # Comments: 44 Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 506 - May 7th 2021

2021-05-07 18:13:50 @ iOS Weekly

Comment You may think I talk about the Swift Package Index too much in this newsletter, and you’re probably right. After all, it’s what I spend most of my time doing. You might be happy using CocoaPods or Carth Tweet

Facebook Remains a Right-Wing Amplification Tool

2021-05-07 18:12:42 @ Daring Fireball

Worth remembering, amidst all the Republican claims that Facebook’s continuing exile of Donald Trump from its platforms is proof that the company is biased against Republicans, that its algorithms are clearly biased in favor of them because Facebo Tweet

Kara Swisher on Trump’s Continuing Exile From Facebook

2021-05-07 17:26:55 @ Daring Fireball

Kara Swisher, writing at The New York Times: In general, I have considered the case of Mr. Trump to be much less complex than people seem to think. And it has been made to appear highly complicated by big tech companies like Facebook because they want Tweet

Congratulations, Dr. Matias!

2021-05-07 16:50:00 @ 0xDE

Pedro Ascensao Ferreira Matias, one of the students working with Mike Goodrich in the UC Irvine Center for Algorithms and Theory of Computation, passed his Ph.D. defense today. Tweet

Microsoft Announces Preview Service for Building Real-Time Web Applications Called Azure Web PubSub

2021-05-07 16:00:00 @ InfoQ

Recently Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Web PubSub, a new service for building real-time web applications. Azure Web PubSub is a fully-managed service that supports native and serverless WebSockets. By Steef-Jan Wiggers Tweet

Use Alacritty instead of Termite

2021-05-07 14:52:03 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 238 # Comments: 294 Tweet

Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach

2021-05-07 14:43:41 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 457 # Comments: 257 Tweet

Analytics suggest 96% of users leave app tracking disabled in iOS 14.5

2021-05-07 14:33:30 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 388 # Comments: 338 Tweet

Searching the web for under $1000/month

2021-05-07 12:48:26 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 430 # Comments: 138 Tweet

Ciencia para todos T03E32: Las cuevas del Cantal en Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga)

2021-05-07 12:35:11 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Te recomiendo escuchar el podcast del episodio T03E32, «Las cuevas del Cantal en Rincón de la Victoria», 05 abr 2021 [09:55 min.], del programa de radio “Ciencia para todos”, en […] La entrada Ciencia para todos T03E32: Las cuevas del Cantal en R Tweet

Member of the Band – Fernando Zaldívar Coto, iOS Developer

2021-05-07 11:00:38 @ 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

kotlinx.serialization 1.2 Released: High-Speed JSON Handling, Value Class Support, Overhauled Docs, and more

2021-05-07 10:42:05 @ Kotlin Blog

kotlinx.serialization 1.2 is out! The latest version of our multiplatform serialization library brings a number of improvements – here are the highlights: JSON serialization is faster than ever before. Version 1.2 is up to twice as fast as previous version Tweet

kotlinx.serialization 1.2 Released: High-Speed JSON Handling, Value Class Support, Overhauled Docs, and more

2021-05-07 10:42:05 @ Kotlin news

kotlinx.serialization 1.2 is out! The latest version of our multiplatform serialization library brings a number of improvements – here are the highlights: JSON serialization is faster than ever before. Version 1.2 is up to twice as fast as previous version Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 318: Gran Oxidación y glaciaciones, kilonovas y constante de Hubble, y estrellas de neutrones según NICER

2021-05-07 10:15:10 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 318 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep318: Megacriometeoros; Oxígeno y Glaciaciones; Constante de Hubble; Estrellas de Neutrones», 06 may 2021. «La tertulia semanal en la […] La entr Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 May 2021

2021-05-07 09:37:15 @ ASF

Welcome, May --we're opening the month with another great week. Here's what the Apache community has been up to: ASF Board  – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation' Tweet

JavaScript for Shell Scripting

2021-05-07 07:28:01 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 358 # Comments: 173 Tweet

Rufus: Reliable USB Formatting Utility

2021-05-07 06:00:19 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 560 # Comments: 187 Tweet

Quantum Logarithmic Space and Post-selection. (arXiv:2105.02681v1 [cs.CC])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Post-selection, the power of discarding all runs of a computation in which an undesirable event occurs, is an influential concept introduced to the field of quantum complexity theory by Aaronson (Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2005). In the present p Tweet

Mutual Visibility in Graphs. (arXiv:2105.02722v1 [math.CO])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a graph and $P\subseteq V$ a set of points. Two points are mutually visible if there is a shortest path between them without further points. $P$ is a mutual-visibility set if its points are pairwise mutually visible. The mutual-visibility Tweet

Feedback Vertex Set and Even Cycle Transversal for H-Free Graphs: Finding Large Block Graphs. (arXiv:2105.02736v1 [cs.DS])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We prove new complexity results for Feedback Vertex Set and Even Cycle Transversal on $H$-free graphs, that is, graphs that do not contain some fixed graph $H$ as an induced subgraph. In particular, we prove that both problems are polynomial-time solvable Tweet

Dots & Boxes is PSPACE-complete. (arXiv:2105.02837v1 [cs.CG])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Exactly 20 years ago at MFCS, Demaine posed the open problem whether the game of Dots & Boxes is PSPACE-complete. Dots & Boxes has been studied extensively, with for instance a chapter in Berlekamp et al. "Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays" Tweet

Promise Constraint Satisfaction: Algebraic Structure and a Symmetric Boolean Dichotomy. (arXiv:1704.01937v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

A classic result due to Schaefer (1978) classifies all constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs) over the Boolean domain as being either in $\mathsf{P}$ or $\mathsf{NP}$-hard. This paper considers a promise-problem variant of CSPs called PCSPs. A PCSP over Tweet

List Decoding with Double Samplers. (arXiv:1808.00425v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We strengthen the notion of "double samplers", first introduced by Dinur and Kaufman [Proc. 58th FOCS, 2017], which are samplers with additional combinatorial properties, and whose existence we prove using high dimensional expanders. The ABNNR code con Tweet

On the Descriptive Complexity of Temporal Constraint Satisfaction Problems. (arXiv:2002.09451v6 [math.LO] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Finite-domain constraint satisfaction problems are either solvable by Datalog, or not even expressible in fixed-point logic with counting. The border between the two regimes coincides with an important dichotomy in universal algebra; in particular, the bo Tweet

Common equivalence and size after forgetting. (arXiv:2006.11152v2 [cs.LO] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Forgetting variables from a propositional formula may increase its size. Introducing new variables is a way to shorten it. Both operations can be expressed in terms of common equivalence, a weakened version of equivalence. In turn, common equivalence can Tweet

Pebble-Depth. (arXiv:2009.12225v3 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

In this paper we introduce a new formulation of Bennett's logical depth based on pebble transducers. This notion is defined based on the difference between the minimal length descriptional complexity of strings from the perspective of finite-state transdu Tweet

Edge exploration of temporal graphs. (arXiv:2103.05387v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We introduce a natural temporal analogue of Eulerian circuits and prove that, in contrast with the static case, it is NP-hard to determine whether a given temporal graph is temporally Eulerian even if strong restrictions are placed on the structure of the Tweet

Covering Convex Polygons by Two Congruent Disks. (arXiv:2105.02483v1 [cs.CG])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

We consider the planar two-center problem for a convex polygon: given a convex polygon in the plane, find two congruent disks of minimum radius whose union contains the polygon. We present an $O(n\log n)$-time algorithm for the two-center problem for a co Tweet

Tight Approximation Algorithms for Geometric Bin Packing with Skewed Items. (arXiv:2105.02827v1 [cs.CG])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

In the Two-dimensional Bin Packing (2BP) problem, we are given a set of rectangles of height and width at most one and our goal is to find an axis-aligned nonoverlapping packing of these rectangles into the minimum number of unit square bins. The problem Tweet

Dots & Boxes is PSPACE-complete. (arXiv:2105.02837v1 [cs.CG])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Exactly 20 years ago at MFCS, Demaine posed the open problem whether the game of Dots & Boxes is PSPACE-complete. Dots & Boxes has been studied extensively, with for instance a chapter in Berlekamp et al. "Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays" Tweet

The hyperbolic Voronoi diagram in arbitrary dimension. (arXiv:1210.8234v3 [cs.CG] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

We show that in the Klein projective ball model of hyperbolic space, the hyperbolic Voronoi diagram is affine and amounts to clip a corresponding power diagram, requiring however algebraic arithmetic. By considering the lesser-known Beltrami hemisphere mo Tweet

Geodesic Paths for Image Segmentation with Implicit Region-based Homogeneity Enhancement. (arXiv:2008.06909v4 [cs.CV] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Minimal paths are regarded as a powerful and efficient tool for boundary detection and image segmentation due to its global optimality and the well-established numerical solutions such as fast marching method. In this paper, we introduce a flexible intera Tweet

DiffusionNet: Discretization Agnostic Learning on Surfaces. (arXiv:2012.00888v2 [cs.CV] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

We introduce a new approach to deep learning on 3D surfaces, based on the insight that a simple diffusion layer is highly effective for spatial communication. The resulting networks automatically generalize across different samplings and resolutions of a Tweet

Universal Algorithms for Clustering. (arXiv:2105.02363v1 [cs.DS])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

This paper presents universal algorithms for clustering problems, including the widely studied $k$-median, $k$-means, and $k$-center objectives. The input is a metric space containing all potential client locations. The algorithm must select $k$ cluster c Tweet

Faster Algorithms for Bounded Tree Edit Distance. (arXiv:2105.02428v1 [cs.DS])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Tree edit distance is a well-studied measure of dissimilarity between rooted trees with node labels. It can be computed in $O(n^3)$ time [Demaine, Mozes, Rossman, and Weimann, ICALP 2007], and fine-grained hardness results suggest that the weighted versio Tweet

Feedback Vertex Set and Even Cycle Transversal for H-Free Graphs: Finding Large Block Graphs. (arXiv:2105.02736v1 [cs.DS])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We prove new complexity results for Feedback Vertex Set and Even Cycle Transversal on $H$-free graphs, that is, graphs that do not contain some fixed graph $H$ as an induced subgraph. In particular, we prove that both problems are polynomial-time solvable Tweet

Neural Algorithmic Reasoning. (arXiv:2105.02761v1 [cs.LG])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Algorithms have been fundamental to recent global technological advances and, in particular, they have been the cornerstone of technical advances in one field rapidly being applied to another. We argue that algorithms possess fundamentally different quali Tweet

Faster Monotone Min-Plus Product, Range Mode, and Single Source Replacement Paths. (arXiv:2105.02806v1 [cs.DS])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

One of the most basic graph problems, All-Pairs Shortest Paths (APSP) is known to be solvable in $n^{3-o(1)}$ time, and it is widely open whether it has an $O(n^{3-\epsilon})$ time algorithm for $\epsilon > 0$. To better understand APSP, one often stri Tweet

Tight Approximation Algorithms for Geometric Bin Packing with Skewed Items. (arXiv:2105.02827v1 [cs.CG])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In the Two-dimensional Bin Packing (2BP) problem, we are given a set of rectangles of height and width at most one and our goal is to find an axis-aligned nonoverlapping packing of these rectangles into the minimum number of unit square bins. The problem Tweet

Hashing Modulo Alpha-Equivalence. (arXiv:2105.02856v1 [cs.PL])

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In many applications one wants to identify identical subtrees of a program syntax tree. This identification should ideally be robust to alpha-renaming of the program, but no existing technique has been shown to achieve this with good efficiency (better th Tweet

Optimal General Matchings. (arXiv:1706.07418v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Given a graph $G=(V,E)$ and for each vertex $v \in V$ a subset $B(v)$ of the set $\{0,1,\ldots, d_G(v)\}$ a $B$-matching of $G$ is any set $F \subseteq E$ such that $d_F(v) \in B(v)$ for each vertex $v$. The general matching problem asks the existence of Tweet

List Decoding with Double Samplers. (arXiv:1808.00425v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We strengthen the notion of "double samplers", first introduced by Dinur and Kaufman [Proc. 58th FOCS, 2017], which are samplers with additional combinatorial properties, and whose existence we prove using high dimensional expanders. The ABNNR code con Tweet

Approximating Two-Stage Stochastic Supplier Problems. (arXiv:2008.03325v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

The main focus of this paper is radius-based (supplier) clustering in the two-stage stochastic setting with recourse, where the inherent stochasticity of the model comes in the form of a budget constraint. We also explore a number of variants where additi Tweet

The Power of Hashing with Mersenne Primes. (arXiv:2008.08654v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-05-07 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

The classic way of computing a $k$-universal hash function is to use a random degree-$(k-1)$ polynomial over a prime field $\mathbb Z_p$. For a fast computation of the polynomial, the prime $p$ is often chosen as a Mersenne prime $p=2^b-1$. In this pap Tweet

Yours Truly on Peter Kafka’s ‘Recode Media’ Podcast, Talking Epic vs. Apple

2021-05-07 03:01:12 @ Daring Fireball

Peter Kafka was kind enough to invite me on his podcast this week to talk — a little! — about the Epic-Apple lawsuit that started in court this week. I think I articulated pretty well my takes on what Apple should be allowed to do with the App Store and Tweet

The Art in the Oval Office Through the Decades

2021-05-07 00:20:09 @ Daring Fireball

Great visualizations from The New York Times. I like Biden’s choices.  ★  Tweet

Kotlin 1.5 Gets Support for Java 15 Features and a New JVM Compiler

2021-05-06 22:00:00 @ InfoQ

Kotlin 1.5 introduces support for the latest Java features, including record classes, sealed interfaces, and inline classes. Additionally, it brings a number of improvements to the standard library and a new JVM IR compiler. By Sergio De Simone Tweet

More on Night Shift and Sleep Benefits

2021-05-06 18:55:21 @ Daring Fireball

Michael Tsai, regarding that BYU study suggesting that Night Shift doesn’t really offer any sleep benefits: Sleep benefits or not, I do find it more comfortable. Perhaps BYU’s results differ from previous studies because Night Shift shifts the color Tweet

Java Weekly, Issue 384

2021-05-06 18:52:16 @ Baeldung

Superior Java records, Kotlin 1.5, code examples in Javadoc, stream collector, Spring Cloud Gateway meets K8S, indexing JSON columns, and COIVD predictions! The post Java Weekly, Issue 384 first appeared on Baeldung .        Tweet

Confidence interval widths

2021-05-06 18:15:30 @ The Endeavour

Suppose you do N trials of something that can succeed or fail. After your experiment you want to present a point estimate and a confidence interval. Or if you’re a Bayesian, you want to present a posterior mean and a credible interval. The numerical Tweet

Atlassian Open DevOps Integrates Jira with Tools Like GitHub and Datadog

2021-05-06 18:00:00 @ InfoQ

Atlassian has released Open DevOps, their new platform offering integrating Atlassian products and partner offerings. Open DevOps integrates Jira Software, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Opsgenie into a single project. It is possible to integrate with other Tweet

Grain: Your WebAssembly-First Programming Language - WebAssembly Summit 2021

2021-05-06 17:57:00 @ InfoQ

Oscar Spencer recently presented Grain, a new strongly-typed, high-level language that compiles to WebAssembly. Grain includes functional programming features (e.g., type inference, pattern matching, closures) while allowing mutable variables. Grain also Tweet

How to Solve Equations That Are Stubborn as a Goat

2021-05-06 17:49:51 @ Quanta Magazine

Math teachers have stymied students for hundreds of years by sticking goats in strangely shaped fields. Learn why one grazing goat problem has stumped mathematicians for more than a century. The post How to Solve Equations That Are Stubborn as a Goat f Tweet

Negotiations

2021-05-06 15:07:00 @ Computational Complexity

So you got an offer to be an assistant professor in the computer science department at Prestigious U. Congratulations!  Time to negotiate your offer with the chair. Don't be nervous. This shouldn't be adversarial. Both of you have the same goal in m Tweet

Find Solutions to Your Software Challenges at QCon Plus

2021-05-06 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

Last November at QCon Plus, over 1,450 of your peers joined us at the virtual event in order to keep on top of software trends and find solutions to validate their technical roadmaps. Now is the time to book your attendance at the next event! With less t Tweet

Shifting Quality Left with the Test Pyramid

2021-05-06 14:26:00 @ InfoQ

Shifting quality left means building in quality much earlier in the software development cycle, rather than testing for quality after completion of development. Using the test pyramid model, a project was able to move testing towards earlier stages, ther Tweet

Our 2 nm chip: the sum of several “Aha!” moments

2021-05-06 11:57:02 @ IBM Research blog

Today’s announcement isn’t just that our new Gate-All-Around (GAA) nanosheet device architecture enables us to fit 50 billion transistors in a space roughly the size of a fingernail. It’s not just that IBM Research’s second-generation nanosheet technology Tweet

Data quality for AI

2021-05-06 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Learn how the Data Quality for AI Toolkit provides a systematic way to assess and remediate data with well-specified APIs Tweet

Berkshire Hathaway’s Stock Price vs. 32-Bit Integers

2021-05-06 03:45:46 @ Daring Fireball

Alexander Osipovich, reporting for The Wall Street Journal ( News+ link ): Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is trading at more than $421,000 per Class A share, and the market is optimistic. That’s a problem. […] On Tuesday, Nasdaq Inc. temporarily suspended br Tweet

Nuzzel Is Shutting Down After Acquisition by Twitter

2021-05-06 03:32:28 @ Daring Fireball

Tony Haile, writing yesterday at the Nuzzel blog: Simply cloning a service conceived in 2012 doesn’t make a ton of sense. Instead we’re going to spend a little time working out how the best of Nuzzel should be expressed in 2021. There may be elements Tweet

Twitter Will Start Prompting Users to Reconsider Tweets Flagged as Angry or Offensive

2021-05-06 02:17:43 @ Daring Fireball

Anita Butler and Alberto Parrella, writing on Twitter’s product blog: People come to Twitter to talk about what’s happening, and sometimes conversations about things we care about can get intense and people say things in the moment they might regret l Tweet

Rolling Stone: The 100 Best TV Sitcoms of All Time

2021-05-06 02:04:58 @ Daring Fireball

No one is going to agree completely with any such list, but man, this one comes really close to being hard to argue with. I think they got the top 3 exactly right, and the top 10 is pretty close. (I’ll quibble most with The Larry Sanders Show at #10 — I Tweet

Agile Testing: Striking A Balance Between Manual and Automated Testing in an Agile Environment

2021-05-05 22:39:55 @ Gorilla Logic

Agile is an iterative software development methodology wherein requirements evolve through collaboration between the customer and self-organizing teams. It is not sequential, but rather a continuous process.  Agile testing is a software testing process tha Tweet

Android Studio 4.2 Includes Latest IntelliJ IDEA and Improves Developer Experience

2021-05-05 20:00:00 @ InfoQ

The latest release of Android Studio brings its IntelliJ IDEA platform up-to-date and introduces a number of features aimed at improving developer experience. Android Studio 4.2 also includes a migration assistant to make it easier for developers to upgr Tweet

Quantum Double-Slit Experiment Offers Hope for Earth-Size Telescope

2021-05-05 18:11:56 @ Quanta Magazine

A new proposal would use quantum hard drives to combine the light of multiple telescopes, letting astronomers create incredibly high-resolution optical images. The post Quantum Double-Slit Experiment Offers Hope for Earth-Size Telescope first appeared Tweet

‘These Little Packets of Condiments Become Like Caviar’

2021-05-05 17:55:32 @ Daring Fireball

Fantastic piece from The Ringer: an oral history of “Pine Barrens”, arguably the best episode of The Sopranos .  ★  Tweet

Trump Suspension From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

2021-05-05 16:30:57 @ Daring Fireball

Mike Isaac, reporting for The New York Times: Facebook’s Oversight Board, which acts as a quasi-court to deliberate the company’s content decisions, said the social network was right to bar Mr. Trump after he used the site to foment an insurrection in Tweet

How to Teach Math?

2021-05-05 15:56:56 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics—Paul Halmos Angie Hodge is an Associate Professor of mathematics at Northern Arizona University. Her interests as stated on her website are focused mainly on education, mentoring, and equity in t Tweet

How to deploy Spinnaker Keel on Amazon EKS

2021-05-05 15:23:25 @ AWS Open Source News

Originally open sourced by Netflix in 2015, Spinnaker is a continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes rapidly and reliably. Spinnaker provides the flexibility to deploy applications on virtual machines running in the cloud or in your conta Tweet

Kotlin 1.5.0 – the First Big Release of 2021

2021-05-05 11:13:20 @ Kotlin Blog

Welcome the first feature release in accordance with the new release schedule – Kotlin 1.5.0! This release delivers stable language features such as JVM records, sealed interfaces, inline classes, and includes the new default JVM IR compiler. Your feedback Tweet

Kotlin 1.5.0 – the First Big Release of 2021

2021-05-05 11:13:20 @ Kotlin news

Welcome the first feature release in accordance with the new release schedule – Kotlin 1.5.0! This release delivers stable language features such as JVM records, sealed interfaces, inline classes, and includes the new default JVM IR compiler. Your feedback Tweet

JHipster Releases Micronaut Blueprint 1.0.0

2021-05-05 08:00:00 @ InfoQ

Object Computing, Inc. has announced the release of JHipster Micronaut Blueprint 1.0, a collaboration of Object Computing, Micronaut Foundation and JHipster, to build a Micronaut option for JHipster server-side applications. This new framework generates Tweet

Join the Build Smart on Kubernetes Challenge

2021-05-05 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Challenge yourself and your Kubernetes knowledge in a progressive workshop at Think 2021 Tweet

This Week in Rust 389

2021-05-05 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

BYU Study Suggests Night Shift Doesn’t Help People Sleep

2021-05-05 04:18:07 @ Daring Fireball

Cami Buckley, writing for BYU News: Until recently, claims of better sleep due to Night Shift have been theoretical. However, a new study from BYU published in Sleep Health challenges the premise made by phone manufacturers and found that the Night Tweet

Facebook and Instagram Apps Ask iOS 14 Users to Permit Surveillance Tracking to ‘Help Keep Facebook Free of Charge’

2021-05-05 01:21:44 @ Daring Fireball

That’d be just adorable if Facebook and Instagram started charging users because of mean old Apple. I’m sure that’s really on the table and this isn’t utterly shameless.  ★  Tweet

Never Perfect, Indeed

2021-05-05 01:14:23 @ Daring Fireball

Alfred Ng and Corin Faife, reporting for The Markup: Facebook says it will remove ads from several companies that violated its anti-discrimination policy after The Markup discovered companies targeting financial services to specific age groups on th Tweet

Signal Ran Instagram Ads That Reveal What They Know About You and Facebook Quickly Banned Them

2021-05-05 01:02:09 @ Daring Fireball

Jun Harada, writing on the Signal blog: We created a multi-variant targeted ad designed to show you the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to. The ad would simply display some of the information collected about the viewer Tweet

Verizon Sells AOL and Yahoo to Private Equity Group for $5 Billion

2021-05-04 22:28:55 @ Daring Fireball

Edmund Lee and Lauren Hirsch, reporting for The New York Times: Yahoo and AOL, kings of the early internet, saw their fortunes decline as Silicon Valley raced ahead to create new digital platforms. Google replaced Yahoo. AOL was supplanted by cable gi Tweet

Scorecard

2021-05-04 22:10:02 @ Daring Fireball

New iOS app from the keen minds at Lickability: a deceptively simple utility for keeping score of tabletop games. Lots to love: AirPlay support (so you can show the score on a TV), $5 pay-once-and-you’re-done pricing, a “no data collected” privacy nutriti Tweet

Crimson Solar

2021-05-04 21:09:48 @ John Carlos Baez

A bit of good news near my home. On Monday May 3rd, the U.S Department of the Interior approved a new solar project in southern California. It’ll occupy about 2000 acres in the desert near Blythe—a town near the border with Arizona, and the Col Tweet

Crimson Solar

2021-05-04 21:09:48 @ Physics Phorums

A bit of good news near my home. On Monday May 3rd, the U.S Department of the Interior approved a new solar project in southern California. It’ll occupy about 2000 acres in the desert near Blythe—a town near the border with Arizona, and the Col Tweet

Apple Search Ads introduces a new way to promote apps

2021-05-04 18:17:47 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Apple Search Ads has always made it easy to promote your apps at the top of relevant search results on the App Store. Now you can reach users even before they search with an ad placement on the Search tab. It’s a simple and effective way to help users Tweet

New Dashboard in Google Developer Profiles

2021-05-04 18:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Chris Demeke , Product Manager; Amani Newton, Technical Writer The last time you signed into your Google Developer Profile, you may have noticed a change. Now, after signing-in, you’re invited to view your personal dashboard. T Tweet

★ Apple and the Built-In Advantage

2021-05-04 17:36:53 @ Daring Fireball

Everything is an innovation at some point. But things that should be built in eventually will be built in, and innovators need to design with that in mind. Tweet

How Gravity Is a Double Copy of Other Forces

2021-05-04 15:54:16 @ Quanta Magazine

An enigmatic connection between the forces of nature is allowing physicists to explore gravity’s quantum side. The post How Gravity Is a Double Copy of Other Forces first appeared on Quanta Magazine . The post How Gravity Is a Double Copy Tweet

Creating a custom Lambda authorizer using Open Policy Agent

2021-05-04 15:24:37 @ AWS Open Source News

Organizations have complex infrastructure and need common tooling to make decisions about the system as a whole. In such scenarios, policy-based decision making could be implemented using Open Policy Agent (OPA). OPA is an open source, general-purpose poli Tweet

Facebook Announces ZionEX Platform for Training AI Models with 12 Trillion Parameters

2021-05-04 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

A team of scientists at Facebook AI Research (FAIR) announced a system for training deep-learning recommendation models (DLRM) using PyTorch on a custom-built AI hardware platform, ZionEX. Using this system, the team trained models with up to 12T paramet Tweet

Media Alert: Apache OpenOffice Recommends upgrade to v4.1.10 to mitigate legacy vulnerability

2021-05-04 14:59:55 @ ASF

Wilmington, DE —4 May 2021—  Who: Apache OpenOffice, an Open Source office-document productivity suite comprising six productivity applications: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, and Base. The OpenOffice suite is based around the OpenDocument Tweet

Gathering insights on Kubernetes applications, services, and network traffic with Pixie

2021-05-04 14:45:29 @ AWS Open Source News

We often hear from our Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) users that adopting an open source observability stack is a top priority for their organizations. That’s why we are excited about Pixie, an Extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) powered Tweet

Five years ago today, we put the first quantum computer on the cloud. Here’s how we did it.

2021-05-04 13:57:41 @ IBM Research blog

Five years ago today, the team made history by launching the IBM Quantum Experience, putting the first quantum processor on the IBM Cloud so that anyone could run their own quantum computing experiments. The post Five years ago today, we put the first Tweet

Technology Preview: Jetpack Compose for Web

2021-05-04 13:12:55 @ Kotlin Blog

First came the desktop, now comes the world wide web: Jetpack Compose advances to the browser! Today, we are releasing the first technology preview of Jetpack Compose for Web. While we keep actively developing Compose for Desktop toward its 1.0 release, th Tweet

Technology Preview: Jetpack Compose for Web

2021-05-04 13:12:55 @ Kotlin news

First came the desktop, now comes the world wide web: Jetpack Compose advances to the browser! Today, we are releasing the first technology preview of Jetpack Compose for Web. While we keep actively developing Compose for Desktop toward its 1.0 release, th Tweet

AWS Launches a New Type of AWS Storage Gateway: Amazon Fsx File Gateway

2021-05-04 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

Recently, AWS launched Amazon FSx File Gateway as a new type of AWS Storage Gateway, providing customers with a way to access data stored in the cloud with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, instead of using and managing on-premises file servers. Amazon Tweet

Google Cloud Supports PHP on Cloud Functions

2021-05-04 08:04:00 @ InfoQ

Google Cloud recently announced the public preview of PHP on Cloud Functions. The Functions Framework for PHP supports HTTP functions, to respond to HTTP events, and CloudEvent functions to process events sourced from external and internal Google Cloud s Tweet

[Sponsor] Magic Lasso Adblock

2021-05-04 03:24:49 @ Daring Fireball

Wish you could browse the web quickly, smoothly, and anonymously with no intrusive advertising? Magic Lasso Adblock is an efficient, high performance ad blocker for your iPhone, iPad and Mac. As a native Safari content blocking extension, Magic Lass Tweet

Building a Spreadsheet Using a Compositional Layout

2021-05-04 02:00:00 @ The Syndicate

UICollectionView continues to be Apple’s favoured way for you to build screens full of repeating content in UIKit . It now has super simple out-of-the-box list support, and an extremely flexible and powerful declarative layout system in UICollect Tweet

Multicolor reproducing cellular automata

2021-05-04 01:48:57 @ The Endeavour

The previous post looked at a cellular automaton introduced by Edward Fredkin. It has only two states: a cell is on or off. At each step, each cell is set to the sum of the states of the neighboring cells mod 2. So a cell is on if it had an odd number nei Tweet

New Amazon FinSpace Simplifies Data Management and Analytics for Financial Services

2021-05-04 00:48:36 @ AWS Blog

Managing data is the core of the Financial Services Industry (FSI). I worked for private banking and fund management companies and helped analysts to collect, aggregate, and analyze hundreds of petabytes of data from internal data sources, such as portfoli Tweet

What Are No-Vaxxers Thinking?

2021-05-04 00:35:02 @ Daring Fireball

Derek Thompson, writing for The Atlantic: What are they thinking, these vaccine-hesitant, vaccine-resistant, and COVID-apathetic? I wanted to know. So I posted an invitation on Twitter for anybody who wasn’t planning to get vaccinated to email me and Tweet

Introducing CloudFront Functions – Run Your Code at the Edge with Low Latency at Any Scale

2021-05-03 23:05:56 @ AWS Blog

With Amazon CloudFront, you can securely deliver data, videos, applications, and APIs to your customers globally with low latency and high transfer speeds. To offer a customized experience and the lowest possible latency, many modern applications execute s Tweet

MacOS Big Sur 11.3.1 Released, Fixes WebKit Vulnerabilities

2021-05-03 21:43:06 @ Daring Fireball

Apple’s release notes for the MacOS 11.3.1 update: Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. Update: There are now update Tweet

Happy 10th Birthday – AWS Identity and Access Management

2021-05-03 18:36:03 @ AWS Blog

Amazon S3 turned 15 earlier this year, and Amazon EC2 will do the same in a couple of months. Today we are celebrating the tenth birthday of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). The First Decade Let’s take a walk through the last decade and revisit so Tweet

Updated Google Pay button increases click-through rates

2021-05-03 18:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Soc Sieng, Developer Advocate, Google Pay An improved Google Pay button works wonders for click-through rates and the checkout experience. The updated Google Pay button displays a user's card information, which makes the user 30% Tweet

Joe Marshall: Lightweight table

2021-05-03 16:35:00 @ Planet Lisp

You don't need a data structure to make a lookup table. You can make a table just out of the lookup function. In this example, we start with a continuation passing style lookup function: lookup ( key if-found if-not-found ) Invokes (fun Tweet

Researchers Read the Sugary ‘Language’ on Cell Surfaces

2021-05-03 16:30:02 @ Quanta Magazine

Glycans, the complex sugars that stud cellular surfaces, are like a language that life uses to mediate vital interactions. Researchers are learning how to read their meaning. The post Researchers Read the Sugary ‘Language’ on Cell Surfaces first appear Tweet

Packaging and deploying AWS Lambda functions written in Java with AWS Cloud Development Kit

2021-05-03 15:51:53 @ AWS Open Source News

Many Java applications use Apache Maven or Gradle for building and managing the project. These tools help map how to build a particular piece of software, along with its different dependencies. In almost every scenario, these applications will depend on se Tweet

Self-reproducing cellular automata

2021-05-03 13:41:58 @ The Endeavour

Edward Fredkin is best known these days for the Fredkin gate, a universal reversible circuit. I recently found out that Fredkin was one of the pioneers in cellular automata. His student Edwin Banks describes a cellular automaton introduced by Fredkin [1]. Tweet

.NET News Roundup - Week of April 26th, 2021

2021-05-03 13:30:00 @ InfoQ

This past week was marked by Microsoft joining the Bytecode Alliance. InfoQ examined this and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 26th, 2021. By Arthur Casals Tweet

Gremlin Adds Automated Service Discovery for Targeting Chaos Experiments

2021-05-03 12:00:00 @ InfoQ

Gremlin, a chaos engineering platform, recently announced automated service discovery. This new feature will auto discover services running within dynamic environments. These services are then available to target for chaos experiments. Gremlin has also a Tweet

XCTUnwrap Optionals In Your Tests

2021-05-03 11:21:23 @ Use Your Loaf

Writing unit tests that handle optional values can be a pain. Force unwrapping is concise but causes a crash when it goes wrong. Conditional unwrapping is tiresome and clumsy. Apple added XCTUnwrap in Xcode 11 to clean up the mess. It’s a throwing Tweet

Java News Roundup - Week of April 26th, 2021

2021-05-03 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

This week's Java news roundup features news from OpenJDK, point releases for Hibernate, Micronaut, Quarkus and Payara Platform, a status update on JCenter, ManageCat joining the Adoptium Working Group and Payara having been awarded the Queen's Award for Tweet

The Mythical Man-Month, Hen-Day, and Cat-Minute (Fred Brooks Turned 90)

2021-05-02 21:33:00 @ Computational Complexity

 The Mythical Man-Month is a great book which talks about the (obvious in retrospect) fact that putting more people on a project may slow it down. It was by Fred Brooks who turned 90 in April (he is still alive). It's a good read. I actually read i Tweet

Humming St. Christopher

2021-05-02 02:39:21 @ The Endeavour

The other day I woke up with a song in my head I hadn’t heard in a long time, the hymn Beneath the Cross of Jesus. The name of the tune is St. Christopher. When I thought about the tune, I realized it has some fairly sophisticated harmony. My memory Tweet

Point Card

2021-05-02 02:06:56 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Point Card for sponsoring this week at DF. Everyone loves rewards and benefits on credit cards. But there’s one thing none of us like — interest rates that pile up into debt. Now you can have the best of both worlds with all the points and no Tweet

Wimpie Nortje: User feedback during long running external processes.

2021-05-02 02:00:00 @ Planet Lisp

Sometimes it may be necessary to execute an external command that takes a long time to complete, long enough that the user needs visual feedback while it is running to show that the process is still alive. UIOP provides fantastic tools for running exte Tweet

Converting a Java Keystore Into PEM Format

2021-05-01 19:09:18 @ Baeldung

Learn how to convert certificates and private keys from a Java KeyStore into PEM format using keytool and openssl . The post Converting a Java Keystore Into PEM Format first appeared on Baeldung .            Tweet

The Internal Combustion Engine

2021-05-01 18:53:04 @ Daring Fireball

Well-written and staggeringly well-illustrated and animated guide explaining how internal combustion engines work, by Bartosz Ciechanowski. Would love to know how he made these animated models. Update: Ciechanowski: “I did the 3D models in [@Shapr3D] Tweet