Where did the Big Bang happen?

2021-09-25 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.] The universe started with a Big Bang and it’s expanded ever since. You probably know this. You probably also know that t Tweet

Where did the Big Bang happen?

2021-09-25 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.] The universe started with a Big Bang and it’s expanded ever since. You probably know this. You probably also know that t Tweet

Consistency Levels in Cassandra

2021-09-25 11:05:28 @ Baeldung

Learn about consistency levels in Cassandra.               Tweet

Google Cloud Announces Backup for Google Kubernetes Engine

2021-09-25 09:12:00 @ InfoQ

Google has recently announced the preview of Backup for GKE, a cloud-native way to protect, manage, and restore containerized applications and data running on Kubernetes. By Renato Losio Tweet

The most impressive linguistic feat I’ve ever seen

2021-09-25 08:57:38 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 246 # Comments: 107 Tweet

Daring Fireball Weekly Sponsorships for Q4

2021-09-25 01:29:10 @ Daring Fireball

Sponsorships have been selling briskly this year, but I’ve only just now opened spots for the October-December quarter. Plus , a last-minute change has opened up next week’s spot, starting this coming Monday. One sponsor per week, with a sponsor-writ Tweet

AMD’s Lisa Su

2021-09-25 01:19:17 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 267 # Comments: 131 Tweet

A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

2021-09-25 01:07:41 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 290 # Comments: 196 Tweet

iPhone Day Is Still a Thing

2021-09-25 01:06:43 @ Daring Fireball

I shot this video while walking past the Philly Apple Store at 2 pm. The line went most of the way down the block. I’ll bet the line was longer than it would have been without COVID restrictions, but still — this is the 15th generation of iPhones and peop Tweet

Visit to Brown

2021-09-25 00:38:52 @ Not Even Wrong

I spent yesterday up in Providence, visiting the Theoretical Physics Center at Brown, and giving a talk there (slides are available here, newer version of a paper here), At some point a recording of the talk should appear online. In … Continue readi Tweet

Ten Commandments of Salary Negotiation

2021-09-25 00:13:11 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 211 # Comments: 134 Tweet

Apple’s iOS Changes Are Hurting Facebook’s Ad Business

2021-09-25 00:01:34 @ Daring Fireball

Alex Kantrowitz, writing for CNBC: “Just completely running blind” is how Aaron Paul, a performance Facebook marketer, described it. Paul said his company, Carousel, moved from spending millions of dollars each day on Facebook to a few hundred thousan Tweet

Unlocked OS Build for the Oculus Go

2021-09-24 22:17:30 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 259 # Comments: 43 Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 526 - Sep 24th 2021

2021-09-24 20:50:16 @ iOS Weekly

Comment Thanks so much to the 1,358 (!) of you who took the time to fill in last week’s mini-survey on remote work . I appreciate your time. It’s safe to say that most people are looking for primarily remote Tweet

200k-year-old hand art found near a Tibetan hot spring

2021-09-24 20:36:51 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 319 # Comments: 141 Tweet

App Store Release Notes of the Week: Poolsuite FM

2021-09-24 19:49:43 @ Daring Fireball

This is the most joyful way of saying “We’re sorry our iOS 15 compatibility update was a few days late” I can imagine. What a fun app.  ★  Tweet

Pinecone 2.0 Aims to Bring Vector Similarity Search to Production

2021-09-24 19:00:00 @ InfoQ

Pinecone recently introduced version 2.0 of its vector similarity search solution aiming to make it easier for companies to build recommendation systems, image search, and similar applications. InfoQ has taken the chance to speak with Edo Liberty, founde Tweet

El vacío es una sustancia… (mi charla #Naukas21)

2021-09-24 18:43:02 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Mi charla Naukas Bilbao 2021 ya está disponible en vídeo (EITB). Titulada “El vacío es una sustancia», con 10:00 minutos de duración, presenta el gran resultado del año en física […] La entrada El vacío es una sustancia… (mi charla #Naukas21) fu Tweet

Engineers are developing new ways to convert greenhouse gases to fuel

2021-09-24 18:31:16 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 294 # Comments: 193 Tweet

L.A. County sheriff’s unit accused of targeting political enemies, vocal critics

2021-09-24 18:22:27 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 235 # Comments: 115 Tweet

Leaked grant proposal details high-risk coronavirus research

2021-09-24 18:15:10 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 636 # Comments: 394 Tweet

Monotype Acquires Hoefler & Co.

2021-09-24 17:51:05 @ Daring Fireball

Jonathan Hoefler: Nothing’s changing at typography.com, where you’ll still find all 1,113 fonts in the Hoefler&Co library, as well as the cloud.typography webfont service, and all the other resources we’ve created for designers and brands. The H&a Tweet

Which integer sequences form denominators of Egyptian fractions?

2021-09-24 17:47:00 @ 0xDE

I have a new paper out: “Egyptian Fractions with Denominators from Sequences Closed Under Doubling”, in the Journal of Integer Sequences. (There should also be an arXiv version soon but despite my long association with arXiv they made me get an endorser be Tweet

We killed our end-to-end test suite

2021-09-24 17:36:53 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 265 # Comments: 230 Tweet

iPhone 13 Pro Works, But Fits Poorly With MagSafe Duo Charger

2021-09-24 17:05:08 @ Daring Fireball

Awkward. (Remembers that the MagSafe Duo Charger costs $130.) Really awkward.  ★  Tweet

Nginx Playground

2021-09-24 16:35:00 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 525 # Comments: 34 Tweet

Find out What to Focus on in Software in 2022; See Randy Shoup’s Top QCon Plus Topics

2021-09-24 16:25:00 @ InfoQ

Each QCon software conference is individually organized by a committee of senior software leaders who work across a wide spectrum of technology. We recently interviewed Randy Shoup, VP engineering and chief architect at eBay & QCon Plus November 2021 Com Tweet

ExpressVPN employees complain about ex-spy's top role at company

2021-09-24 16:20:45 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 283 # Comments: 159 Tweet

‘Float’

2021-09-24 16:11:21 @ Daring Fireball

Aundre Larrow, announcing his directorial debut: Shot on the new iPhone 13 Pro, Float is a short film about the journey that a father and daughter take together. If this doesn’t move you, you’re not hooked up right. Good god, what a powerful, lo Tweet

A single person answered 76k questions about SQL on StackOverflow

2021-09-24 15:52:08 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 462 # Comments: 166 Tweet

Many believe it's time to do away with lawmakers making stock trades

2021-09-24 15:33:53 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 522 # Comments: 219 Tweet

Simplifying OpenTelemetry Collector and Go library releases with the Go MultiMod tool

2021-09-24 14:41:07 @ AWS Open Source News

Managing versions and releases of multiple Go Modules can be a struggle to perform manually for maintainers of large repositories, especially due to the lack of official Golang support for this task. In this post, AWS Observability intern software engineer Tweet

Solving the Traveling Salesperson Problem with deep reinforcement learning on Amazon SageMaker

2021-09-24 14:38:19 @ AWS Open Source News

The Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP) is one of the most popular NP-hard combinatorial problems in the theoretical computer science and operations research (OR) community. It asks the following question: “Given a list of cities and the distances between Tweet

Asynchronous Programming in C#

2021-09-24 14:33:20 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 279 # Comments: 173 Tweet

Submarine cable map rendered onto a globe

2021-09-24 14:31:36 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 649 # Comments: 159 Tweet

Litmus 2.0 Release Includes Multi-Tenancy, Chaos Workflows, GitOps, and Observability

2021-09-24 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

Last month, Litmus 2.0 was released for general availability, with the goal of simplifying chaos engineering by adding new features like chaos center, chaos workflows, GitOps for chaos, multi-tenancy, observability, and private chaos hubs. InfoQ intervie Tweet

China declares cryptocurrency deals ‘illegal’

2021-09-24 13:25:14 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 290 # Comments: 389 Tweet

Cryptocurrency is something people tell lies about in hopes of getting richer

2021-09-24 12:34:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 371 # Comments: 356 Tweet

Windows/x64: Document MSVC flags for C++ exception interoperability.

2021-09-24 12:10:44 @ luajit

Suggested by Julien Cugnière. Tweet

An ultimate guide to memory palaces

2021-09-24 12:00:49 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 205 # Comments: 77 Tweet

Do not leave XPS laptop in any sleep/hibernate/standby mode when placed in a bag

2021-09-24 10:39:44 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 975 # Comments: 797 Tweet

VMware Overhauls Spring 6 & Spring Boot 3 for Another Decade

2021-09-24 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

At Spring One 2021, VMware described how Spring 6, planned for an October 2022 release, prepares the framework for another decade: it will require Java 17 and Jakarta EE 9, provides first-class support for Java modules and native compilation, bakes obser Tweet

My Advice on How to Set Up a New iPhone or iPad: Quick Start Device-to-Device Transfer

2021-09-24 07:14:54 @ Daring Fireball

A bunch of you are probably getting new iPhones (and iPads) today. As someone who’s set up 5 new devices in the last week, my advice is to restore a new iPhone with the Quick Start device-to-device transfer, not iCloud backup. Don’t worry if it says it mi Tweet

Next generation of IBM C/C++ and Fortran compilers are now available on IBM AIX

2021-09-24 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Take advantage of Clang/LLVM technology combined with industry-leading optimizations built into IBM Power10 to deliver the best possible performance for your applications Tweet

The Hidden Link Between “Genetic Nurture” and Educational Achievement - Facts So Romantic

2021-09-24 07:00:00 @ Nautilus blog

The genes that shape how educated you eventually become don’t necessarily have to be passed on to you. Photo Illustration by Peshkova / Shutterstock The phrase “Look down your nose” comes from a time when aristocrats were taller than commoners due to Tweet

Filling Crosswords is Very Hard. (arXiv:2109.11203v1 [cs.CC])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We revisit a classical crossword filling puzzle which already appeared in Garey\&Jonhson's book. We are given a grid with $n$ vertical and horizontal slots and a dictionary with $m$ words and are asked to place words from the dictionary in the slots s Tweet

Multidimensional Scaling: Approximation and Complexity. (arXiv:2109.11505v1 [cs.LG])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Metric Multidimensional scaling (MDS) is a classical method for generating meaningful (non-linear) low-dimensional embeddings of high-dimensional data. MDS has a long history in the statistics, machine learning, and graph drawing communities. In particula Tweet

A complete and continuous map of the Lattice Isometry Space for all 3-dimensional lattices. (arXiv:2109.11538v1 [cs.CG])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

This paper extends the recently obtained complete and continuous map of the Lattice Isometry Space (LISP) to the practical case of dimension 3. A periodic 3-dimensional lattice is an infinite set of all integer linear combinations of basis vectors in Eucl Tweet

Distributed coloring and the local structure of unit-disk graphs. (arXiv:2106.12322v2 [cs.DC] UPDATED)

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Coloring unit-disk graphs efficiently is an important problem in the global and distributed setting, with applications in radio channel assignment problems when the communication relies on omni-directional antennas of the same power. In this context it is Tweet

Adversarially Robust Coloring for Graph Streams. (arXiv:2109.11130v1 [cs.DS])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

A streaming algorithm is considered to be adversarially robust if it provides correct outputs with high probability even when the stream updates are chosen by an adversary who may observe and react to the past outputs of the algorithm. We grow the burgeon Tweet

Filling Crosswords is Very Hard. (arXiv:2109.11203v1 [cs.CC])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We revisit a classical crossword filling puzzle which already appeared in Garey\&Jonhson's book. We are given a grid with $n$ vertical and horizontal slots and a dictionary with $m$ words and are asked to place words from the dictionary in the slots s Tweet

An algorithm for reconstructing level-2 phylogenetic networks from trinets. (arXiv:2109.11244v1 [cs.DS])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Evolutionary histories for species that cross with one another or exchange genetic material can be represented by leaf-labelled, directed graphs called phylogenetic networks. A major challenge in the burgeoning area of phylogenetic networks is to develop Tweet

Quantum algorithms for group convolution, cross-correlation, and equivariant transformations. (arXiv:2109.11330v1 [quant-ph])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Group convolutions and cross-correlations, which are equivariant to the actions of group elements, are commonly used in mathematics to analyze or take advantage of symmetries inherent in a given problem setting. Here, we provide efficient quantum algorith Tweet

Partitioning an interval graph into subgraphs with small claws. (arXiv:2109.11498v1 [math.CO])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

The claw number of a graph $G$ is the largest number $v$ such that $K_{1,v}$ is an induced subgraph of $G$. Interval graphs with claw number at most $v$ are cluster graphs when $v = 1$, and are proper interval graphs when $v = 2$. Let $\kappa(n,v)$ be Tweet

Multidimensional Scaling: Approximation and Complexity. (arXiv:2109.11505v1 [cs.LG])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Metric Multidimensional scaling (MDS) is a classical method for generating meaningful (non-linear) low-dimensional embeddings of high-dimensional data. MDS has a long history in the statistics, machine learning, and graph drawing communities. In particula Tweet

Outlier-Robust Sparse Estimation via Non-Convex Optimization. (arXiv:2109.11515v1 [cs.LG])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We explore the connection between outlier-robust high-dimensional statistics and non-convex optimization in the presence of sparsity constraints, with a focus on the fundamental tasks of robust sparse mean estimation and robust sparse PCA. We develop nove Tweet

Sparse Regression Faster than $d^\omega$. (arXiv:2109.11537v1 [cs.DS])

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

The current complexity of regression is nearly linear in the complexity of matrix multiplication/inversion. Here we show that algorithms for $2$-norm regression, i.e., standard linear regression, as well as $p$-norm regression (for $1 < p < \infty$) Tweet

Improved Throughput for All-or-Nothing Multicommodity Flows with Arbitrary Demands. (arXiv:2005.04533v6 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-09-24 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Throughput is a main performance objective in communication networks. This paper considers a fundamental maximum throughput routing problem -- the all-or-nothing multicommodity flow (ANF) problem -- in arbitrary directed graphs and in the practically rele Tweet

Flow Type Checker No Longer Just JavaScript with Types, Centers of Facebook Needs

2021-09-24 02:54:00 @ InfoQ

Vladan Djeric, engineering manager supporting the Flow team at Facebook, announced that the Flow type checker will go beyond being just JavaScript with types and introduce new features based on Facebook’s internal user needs. In particular, Flow strives Tweet

Om Malik on the New iPad Mini

2021-09-24 01:49:28 @ Daring Fireball

Om Malik: The best way to extract the most out of the smallest iPad is to think of it as a device enhanced by non-keyboard input methods — Scribble with Pencil, snapping photos with the cameras, or using Siri/voice input. The improved “Scribble” allow Tweet

The Microsoft Event Had In-Person Hands-On Time With Products

2021-09-24 01:41:48 @ Daring Fireball

Carolina Milanesi, on Twitter: I had the opportunity to see the new @surface devices live … and I am so glad I did. Holding #SurfaceDuo in my hand, seeing the clever case that secures the #SurfacePen that looks like a finish rather than a case not a Tweet

Amazon QuickSight Q – Business Intelligence Using Natural Language Questions

2021-09-24 01:26:07 @ AWS Blog

Making sense of business data so that you can get value out of it is worthwhile yet still challenging. Even though the term Business Intelligence (BI) has been around since the mid-1800s (according to Wikipedia) adoption of contemporary BI tools within ent Tweet

Highlights From Microsoft’s Fall Surface Event

2021-09-24 01:26:05 @ Daring Fireball

Nice supercut video from The Verge squeezing Microsoft’s Surface event yesterday into eight minutes. A few thoughts: It seems like Microsoft is letting the Surface division stand on its own, brand-wise. They’re not distancing themselves from Microsoft i Tweet

Apple Watch Series 7 Supports 60.5GHz Wireless Data Transfer, Perhaps Only for Apple’s Internal Use

2021-09-24 00:13:08 @ Daring Fireball

Joe Rossignol, reporting for MacRumors: Apple Watch Series 7 models are equipped with a new module that enables 60.5GHz wireless data transfer, according to FCC filings viewed by MacRumors, but this functionality may be reserved for Apple’s internal Tweet

European Commission Unveils Long-Awaited Stupid Proposal to Mandate USB-C on All Cell Phones and Devices

2021-09-23 23:41:34 @ Daring Fireball

Elian Peltier, reporting for The New York Times: The European Union unveiled plans on Thursday to make USB-C connectors the standard charging port for all smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices sold across the bloc, an initiative that it sa Tweet

Austin Mann’s iPhone 13 Pro Camera Review: Tanzania

2021-09-23 23:10:47 @ Daring Fireball

No big deal — just a safari expedition to Tanzania. Lions, leopards, giraffes. Ultra wide angle 4K 60 video shot from an iPhone 13 Pro mounted to a helicopter. Your typical iPhone camera review. The review starts with a terrific movie — including some t Tweet

Software Update Adds Bluetooth Audio Support to the Nintendo Switch, Four Years After It Debuted

2021-09-23 22:34:19 @ Daring Fireball

A story like this is why you shouldn’t misuse finally in headlines. Four years!  ★  Tweet

How Apple Built the iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode

2021-09-23 22:18:32 @ Daring Fireball

Great interview by Matthew Panzarino with Apple vice president Kaiann Drance and human interface designer Johnnie Manzari from Apple’s Camera team: That’s not even counting tracking shots, where a focus puller is continually adjusting focus as the cam Tweet

Apple’s Texas-Sized Problem

2021-09-23 20:58:55 @ Daring Fireball

Judd Legum, writing at Popular Information: On Friday, CEO Tim Cook answered a question about Apple’s stance on the Texas ban at an all-staff meeting . Cook said that “the company was looking into whether it could aid the legal fight against the new Tweet

Classical Mechanics versus Thermodynamics (Part 3)

2021-09-23 20:41:59 @ John Carlos Baez

There’s a fascinating analogy between classical mechanics and thermodynamics, which I last talked about in 2012: • Classical mechanics versus thermodynamics (part 1). • Classical mechanics versus thermodynamics (part 2). I’ve figured out more a Tweet

Classical Mechanics versus Thermodynamics (Part 3)

2021-09-23 20:41:59 @ Physics Phorums

There’s a fascinating analogy between classical mechanics and thermodynamics, which I last talked about in 2012: • Classical mechanics versus thermodynamics (part 1). • Classical mechanics versus thermodynamics (part 2). I’ve figured out more a Tweet

iOS Localization: How To Properly Localize Your App

2021-09-23 18:18:42 @ Gorilla Logic

Localization is the process of adapting your app to different languages and cultures. Even though it is a mostly straightforward and streamlined process, it is often overlooked in the development process, which can result in longer development times due to Tweet

AWS Cloud Builders – Career Transformation & Personal Growth

2021-09-23 18:08:19 @ AWS Blog

Long-time readers of this blog know that I firmly believe in the power of education to improve lives. AWS Training and Certification equips people and organizations around the world with cloud computing education to build and validate cloud computing skill Tweet

New for AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry – Tracing Support is Now Generally Available

2021-09-23 17:35:41 @ AWS Blog

Last year before re:Invent, we introduced the public preview of AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, a secure distribution of the OpenTelemetry project supported by AWS. OpenTelemetry provides tools, APIs, and SDKs to instrument, generate, collect, and export tel Tweet

Java Weekly, Issue 404

2021-09-23 17:16:51 @ Baeldung

GC improvements in Java 17, better Foreign Memory API, Spring Boot scheduling, javac Trees, A/B testing at Netflix, and more from K8S 1.22.               Tweet

Eric Timmons: New Project: cl-tar

2021-09-23 17:10:00 @ Planet Lisp

I have just published the first release of a new project: cl-tar . This was supposed to be my summer side-project, but it ran long as they often do :). The goal of this project is to provide a Common Lisp interface to tar archives. It has its founda Tweet

Building a series deletion API in Cortex

2021-09-23 16:27:58 @ AWS Open Source News

In this post, Ilan Gofman, an intern on the Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus team, shares his experience of designing and implementing the series deletion feature inside of the Cortex open source project. This new API will provide the ability to delet Tweet

The Simple Math Behind the Mighty Roots of Unity

2021-09-23 16:02:27 @ Quanta Magazine

Solutions to the simplest polynomial equations — called “roots of unity” — have an elegant structure that mathematicians still use to study some of math’s greatest open questions. The post The Simple Math Behind the Mighty Roots of Unity firs Tweet

3 things enterprise developers should consider when deploying on Ethereum

2021-09-23 15:46:00 @ infura.io blog

When enterprise developers build dapps on Ethereum, they have to consider the entire tech stack and development process. It’s important to establish the value of the application and consider the deployment network. Tweet

Why Conferences?

2021-09-23 14:54:00 @ Computational Complexity

An undergrad thesis from North Carolina State University tries to tackle the question as to why computer science has used conferences as its main and most prestigious publication venues. The author Elijah Bouma-Sims gives a synopsis with some interestin Tweet

Streaming with gRPC in Java

2021-09-23 13:46:59 @ Baeldung

A quick and practical guide to gRPC streaming in Java.               Tweet

Moving from Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome toward Seeing the Benefits of Diversity in Technology

2021-09-23 12:05:00 @ InfoQ

As someone with a non technical background, Charu Bansal, has navigated the imposter syndrome in her career, often wondering what value she could bring to security. In her talk at The Diana Initiative 2021, she showed how having a diverse perspective hel Tweet

Canonical Anbox Cloud Appliance Simplifies Running Android Apps on AWS

2021-09-23 09:00:00 @ InfoQ

Anbox Cloud is a solution from Canonical that lets you stream Android apps at scale to any device. The new Anbox Cloud Appliance makes a small-scale version of Anbox Cloud readily available on the AWS marketplace. InfoQ has taken the chance to speak with Tweet

AI applications optimizing actions based on data and predictions with Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

2021-09-23 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Learn about creating AI-infused apps with Palantir ontology management, and about the underlying integration architecture. Tweet

★ Apple Will Not Reinstate Epic’s Fortnite Developer Account, but Epic’s Other Developer Accounts Remain Active

2021-09-23 03:29:18 @ Daring Fireball

Accounts that have never been disabled include the accounts for Rocket League (a game whose Mac support [Epic discontinued in January 2020][rl]), and separately, Unreal Engine. My understanding is that none of those accounts are affected by Apple’s decisio Tweet

iPhone 13 and Apple Silicon

2021-09-23 01:59:05 @ Daring Fireball

Ben Bajarin, writing at Creative Strategies: While I will admit there is a small percentage of Apple customers who upgrade every year and a percentage more who upgrade every two years because they are on upgrade plans, the vast majority of consumers u Tweet

Music Video Shot With iPhone 13 Pro Cinematic Mode: Julia Wolf — ‘Falling in Love’

2021-09-23 00:58:40 @ Daring Fireball

Jonathan Morrison: Went hands on with the iPhone 13 Pro and immediately wanted to test out the camera and cinematic mode. It’s limited to 1080p 30fps but I was surprised to see how sharp it was AND that it retained Dolby Vision. Interesting to see Tweet

In the Works – AWS Region in New Zealand

2021-09-23 00:37:15 @ AWS Blog

We are currently working on regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain , Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Auckland, New Zealand in the Works Today I am happy to announce that the new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region is in the works a Tweet

Wired’s 2011 Review of the iPhone 4S

2021-09-23 00:07:39 @ Daring Fireball

From Wired’s review of the iPhone 4S: Apple never specified what the “S” stands for in iPhone 4S, and it may as well stand for Siri. Sure, the fifth-generation iPhone’s superb camera and speedy dual-core processor are classy additions. But Siri is the Tweet

‘The Most Important iPhone Ever’

2021-09-22 23:35:10 @ Daring Fireball

Horace Dediu, writing at Asymco: There are more than 1 billion iPhone users. The total number of users has been rising steadily. iPhone users make up about 26% of all smartphone users (3.8 billion is the current estimate). The share of users in the US Tweet

Why These Children Fell into Endless Sleep - Issue 107: The Edge

2021-09-22 22:00:00 @ Nautilus blog

I had barely stepped foot over the threshold and I already felt claustrophobic. I wanted to turn back. People shuffled into the room in front of me, while somebody else stood directly behind me, a little too close. It felt hard to escape. I could see N Tweet

The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics - Issue 107: The Edge

2021-09-22 22:00:00 @ Nautilus blog

Our brains can play the worst tricks on us. They are always looking to explain and categorize incoming stimuli, sometimes perceiving threats out of the flimsiest bits of information gleaned from our bodies and our environment. Every so often they go int Tweet

Ian and the Limits of Rationality - Issue 107: The Edge

2021-09-22 22:00:00 @ Nautilus blog

Setting: Chesterfield High, an unusual school in the suburbs of Ohio. The teacher writes on the board: 2, 3, 5, 7, ... How, he asks, do we complete this pattern? Now a student might say that the next term is 12. When the teacher asks him why, he Tweet

★ The 2021 iPad Mini

2021-09-22 20:58:16 @ Daring Fireball

I think most iPad Mini fans would have been delighted if the new model were specced *exactly* like the current iPad Air, at these same prices. That the iPad Mini offers several technical advantages over last year’s iPad Air is pure gravy. Tweet

Six Patterns to Optimize Your Monolithic Codebase

2021-09-22 20:56:27 @ Code Capsule

Learn about six patterns that will make your monolithic codebase build and deploy faster. The post Six Patterns to Optimize Your Monolithic Codebase first appeared on Code Capsule . Tweet

Scaling Ad Verification with Machine Learning and AWS Inferentia

2021-09-22 19:42:26 @ AWS Blog

Amazon Advertising helps companies build their brand and connect with shoppers, through ads shown both within and beyond Amazon’s store, including websites, apps, and streaming TV content in more than 15 countries. Businesses or brands of all sizes includi Tweet

From Beginner to Machine Learning Instructor In A Year

2021-09-22 18:59:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Salim Abid, MENA Regional Lead, Developer Relations Yara Elkady, Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) Lead, can trace her passion for tech all the way back to a single moment. She was sitting in computer class when her middle school Tweet

New in-app purchase capabilities now available

2021-09-22 18:50:46 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

StoreKit 2. StoreKit 2 introduces powerful new Swift-based APIs that make supporting in-app purchases and subscriptions easier than ever. You can now easily determine product entitlements and eligibility for offers, quickly get a user’s history of in-ap Tweet

Single Cells Evolve Large Multicellular Forms in Just Two Years

2021-09-22 18:11:01 @ Quanta Magazine

Researchers have discovered that environments favoring clumpy growth are all that’s needed to quickly transform single-celled yeast into complex multicellular organisms. The post Single Cells Evolve Large Multicellular Forms in Just Two Years Tweet

Who Needs to Shoot Photos in Low Light Anyway?

2021-09-22 16:48:29 @ Daring Fireball

Nilay Patel, on Brian X. Chen’s iPhone 13 review for Pravda The New York Times: The NYT does not believe regular people stand to benefit from better iPhone photos in the dark. I live for this review from another planet every year. I thought this Tweet

BoS Conf Online Fall Supporter: ServiceRocket

2021-09-22 16:23:03 @ Business of Software Blog

Our supporters are awesome. Not only do they help and support the conference and the community, they also help fund our scholarship program to enable awesome people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, come, take part and get a leg up into the Tweet

BoS Conf Online Fall Supporter: Software Promotions

2021-09-22 15:36:03 @ Business of Software Blog

Our supporters are awesome. Not only do they help and support the conference and the community, they also help fund our scholarship program to enable awesome people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, come, take part and get a leg up into the Tweet

Data Collection, Standardization and Usage at Scale in the Uber Rider App

2021-09-22 15:30:00 @ InfoQ

Uber Engineering recently published how it collects, standardises and uses data from the Uber Rider app. Rider data comprises all the rider's interactions with the Uber app. This data accounts for billions of events from Uber's online systems every day. Tweet

BoS Conf Online Fall Supporter: Balsamiq

2021-09-22 15:14:03 @ Business of Software Blog

Our supporters are awesome. Not only do they help and support the conference and the community, they also help fund our scholarship program to enable awesome people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, come, take part and get a leg up into the Tweet

BoS Conf Online Supporter: PDQ.com

2021-09-22 14:58:11 @ Business of Software Blog

Our supporters are awesome. Not only do they help and support the conference and the community, they also help fund our scholarship program to enable awesome people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, come, take part and get a leg up into the Tweet

BoS Conf Online Fall Supporter: Logi Analytics

2021-09-22 14:53:01 @ Business of Software Blog

Our supporters are awesome. Not only do they help and support the conference and the community, they also help fund our scholarship program to enable awesome people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, come, take part and get a leg up into the Tweet

BoS Conf Online Fall Supporter: Kevel

2021-09-22 14:41:31 @ Business of Software Blog

Our supporters are awesome. Not only do they help and support the conference and the community, they also help fund our scholarship program to enable awesome people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, come, take part and get a leg up into the Tweet

No te pierdas Naukas Bilbao 2021 en el Palacio Euskalduna, ni el resto de actividades de Bizkaia Zientzia Plaza

2021-09-22 13:08:31 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Todos los años anuncio Naukas Bilbao con la portada de mi charla: «El vacío es una sustancia», viernes 24 de septiembre a las 11:10. Mi idea es ilustrar que el […] La entrada No te pierdas Naukas Bilbao 2021 en el Palacio Euskalduna, ni el resto Tweet

New Features in Java 16

2021-09-22 11:59:07 @ Baeldung

Java 16 brings a series of improvements to the language, including increments to records, sealed classes and switch statements. We review some of the new features as well as looking at some capabilities that are going away.       &# Tweet

Undo and Revert Commits in Git

2021-09-22 11:57:30 @ Baeldung

Learn the safest way to undo or revert commits in a Git repository.               Tweet

Java Sound API – Capturing Microphone

2021-09-22 11:49:50 @ Baeldung

Learn how to capture microphone input and save it to a file.               Tweet

Grantee Roundup: August 2021

2021-09-22 09:00:00 @ Ethereum blog

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn abou Tweet

Micronaut 3.0 Delivers Significant Changes Adaptable for Future Development

2021-09-22 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

Object Computing, Inc. has released Micronaut 3.0 featuring the removal of a default reactive streams implementation, a change in annotation inheritance and HTTP compile-time validation. This release was a culmination of work to resolve design faults of Tweet

No-cost IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition 11 now available for all Java developers and deployments

2021-09-22 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

IBM launches Java TCK-certified builds of OpenJDK with Eclipse OpenJ9 VM with the IBM Semeru Runtimes Certified Edition. Tweet

Try out our new API developer playground

2021-09-22 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Accelerating technology exploration and app development with Developer Playground on IBM API Hub Tweet

This Week in Rust 409

2021-09-22 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

Maxwell’s Relations (Part 3)

2021-09-22 03:16:35 @ John Carlos Baez

In Part 2 we saw a very efficient formulation of Maxwell’s relations, from which we can easily derive their usual form. Now let’s talk more about the meaning of the Maxwell relations—both their physical meaning and their mathematical mean Tweet

Maxwell’s Relations (Part 3)

2021-09-22 03:16:35 @ Physics Phorums

In Part 2 we saw a very efficient formulation of Maxwell’s relations, from which we can easily derive their usual form. Now let’s talk more about the meaning of the Maxwell relations—both their physical meaning and their mathematical mean Tweet

Lit 2 Ships with New Custom Directives and Reactive APIs

2021-09-22 02:05:00 @ InfoQ

The Lit Team recently released Lit 2.0, more than two years after Lit 1. Lit 2 features a new API for custom directives that include asynchronous directives. Lit 2 users will also be able to use reactive controllers to encapsulate reusable reactive logic Tweet

UIKit Developing with Previews

2021-09-22 02:00:00 @ The Syndicate

SwiftUI introduced previews to show you the designs of your work immediately. This is a significant productivity improvement for developing and laying out views. This allows the developer to immediately identify problems and fix them, and also has the c Tweet

Brian X. Chen on the iPhones 13: ‘The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever’

2021-09-22 00:44:36 @ Daring Fireball

Brian X. Chen’s review of the new iPhones for The New York Times is the least enthusiastic I’ve seen: This is all to say the annual phone upgrade, which companies like Apple and Samsung tout with enormous marketing events and ad campaigns to gin up sa Tweet

Joanna Stern: ‘From Mini to Pro Max, It’s All About the Battery and Cameras’

2021-09-21 23:32:16 @ Daring Fireball

Joanna Stern, reviewing the iPhone 13 lineup for the WSJ: With videos, gosh, I was really excited about the new Cinematic mode. Aaaand gosh, was it a let down. The feature — which you could call “Portrait mode for video” — adds artistic blur around th Tweet

Raymond Wong’s iPhone 13 Pro Review for Input

2021-09-21 23:04:19 @ Daring Fireball

Raymond Wong shot a bunch of great camera comparisons for his Input review. He was annoyed by the same jarring automatic switch between the 1× to 0.5× lens when entering or leaving macro mode that I mentioned in my review : I welcome greater detail f Tweet

Panzarino Takes the iPhone 13 Pro to Disneyland

2021-09-21 22:54:31 @ Daring Fireball

Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch, regarding Cinematic video mode: I did some test shooting with my kids walking through crowds and riding on carousels that was genuinely, shockingly good. It really does provide a filmic, dreamy quality to the Tweet

Dieter Bohn on the iPhone 13 Pro

2021-09-21 22:28:32 @ Daring Fireball

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge: Apple’s marketing for the camera system on the 13 Pro is that it’s the “biggest advancement ever.” I don’t know that I would go that far, but I also can’t remember the last time I’ve said “whoa, look at this photo” Tweet

“After Hours” joins the TED Audio Collective

2021-09-21 22:27:30 @ TED Blog

The podcast After Hours joins the TED Audio Collective’s growing roster of programming, alongside shows like Body Stuff with Jen Gunter, Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Worklife with Adam Grant, ZigZag and The TED Interview with Chris Anderson.  Hosted Tweet

More, Smaller Apps

2021-09-21 21:06:46 @ Daring Fireball

Apple Newsroom, back on August 30: Primephonic is no longer available for new subscribers and will be taken offline beginning September 7. Apple Music plans to launch a dedicated classical music app next year combining Primephonic’s classical user int Tweet

Apache Ranger response to incorrect analyst report on Cloud data security

2021-09-21 20:41:30 @ ASF

Introduction A recent industry analyst report by GigaOm and sponsored by Immuta comparing Apache Ranger to Immuta paints an incorrect picture on the complexities of using Apache Ranger. We believe the report contains a number of errors and incon Tweet

Skip the setup— Run code directly from Google Cloud’s documentation

2021-09-21 19:30:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Abby Carey, Developer Advocate Long gone are the days of looking for documentation, finding a how-to guide, and questioning whether the commands and code samples actually work. Google Cloud recently added a Cloud Shell integration Tweet

★ The iPhones 13

2021-09-21 19:13:47 @ Daring Fireball

Computational photography is upending the entire camera world. It’s hard to beat the physics of good glass and large sensors, but math is doing pretty good — and gaining fast. Tweet

Verifiable health records updates

2021-09-21 18:18:21 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

With iOS 15, users can download and store verifiable health records, including COVID-19 vaccinations and test results, in the Health app. Verifiable health records in the Health app are based on the SMART Health Cards specification. Users can choose to Tweet

Xcode 13 required on macOS Monterey

2021-09-21 18:16:37 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

As you plan to update to macOS Monterey after the public release this fall, you’ll also need to update to Xcode 13 (which includes Xcode Cloud and the latest SDKs for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS). Xcode 13 is compatible with macOS Big Sur 11.3 o Tweet

TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation update

2021-09-21 18:14:19 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a critical security protocol used to protect web traffic. It provides confidentiality and integrity of data in transit between clients and servers exchanging information. As part of ongoing efforts to modernize platforms, Tweet

Fix stack allocation after on-trace stack check.

2021-09-21 16:42:35 @ luajit

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Using PostgreSQL with Spring Boot on AWS — Part 2

2021-09-21 16:36:41 @ AWS Open Source News

Using PostgreSQL with Spring Boot on AWS — Part 1 Using PostgreSQL with Spring Boot on AWS — Part 2 This is the second installment of a two-part tutorial by Björn Wilmsmann, Philip Riecks, and Tom Hombergs, authors of the book Stratospheric: From Zero to P Tweet

Using PostgreSQL with Spring Boot on AWS — Part 1

2021-09-21 16:36:31 @ AWS Open Source News

Using PostgreSQL with Spring Boot on AWS — Part 1 Using PostgreSQL with Spring Boot on AWS — Part 2 This is the first installment of a two-part tutorial by Björn Wilmsmann, Philip Riecks, and Tom Hombergs, authors of the book Stratospheric: From Zero to Pr Tweet

Mathematician Answers Chess Problem About Attacking Queens

2021-09-21 16:13:20 @ Quanta Magazine

The n -queens problem is about finding how many different ways queens can be placed on a chessboard so that none attack each other. A mathematician has now all but solved it. The post Mathematician Answers Chess Problem About Attacking Queen Tweet

Facebook Open-Sources Computer Vision Model Multiscale Vision Transformers

2021-09-21 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) recently open-sourced Multiscale Vision Transformers (MViT), a deep-learning model for computer vision based on the Transformer architecture. MViT contains several internal resolution-reduction stages and outperforms other Tra Tweet

Practical API Design Using gRPC at Netflix

2021-09-21 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

A two-part series of articles about API design at Netflix was recently published in the company’s technology blog. It describes how they solved the problem of ignoring irrelevant message fields in their backend API requests and responses by using the spe Tweet

Evolution and Challenge in Business Intelligence

2021-09-21 14:34:57 @ Business of Software Blog

Fascinating and wide-ranging conversation with Charles Caldwell, VP of Product, Logi Analytics There were some great pithy lines and some super sensible insights. Listen to the full conversation on the Podcast We talked about: Product Management A career Tweet

BoS Conf Fall Reading & Watching List

2021-09-21 13:43:43 @ Business of Software Blog

BoS Conf Online Fall, 27-29 September starts next week. To get you in the mood, we’re sharing some talks from previous conferences from some of this year’s speakers, as well as a few primers on fundamentals that will help you get the most from Tweet

Java News Roundup: JDK LTS Release Cadence, OpenJDK, Spring Updates, Helidon, Payara Platform

2021-09-21 07:30:00 @ InfoQ

This week's Java roundup for September 13th, 2021, features news from OpenJDK, a proposal to accelerate the JDK LTS release cadence from three years to two years, JDK 18, Liberica JDK 17, updates to Spring Framework, Spring Data and Spring Tools 4, Payar Tweet

Count Spaces in a Java String

2021-09-21 07:21:40 @ Baeldung

Learn various ways to count how many spaces are in a string through examples               Tweet

Developer diaries: The case of the lunchtime interruption

2021-09-21 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Observability-driven development using Instana Tweet

Combinators and Catalan numbers

2021-09-21 02:54:55 @ The Endeavour

I seem to run into Catalan numbers fairly regularly. This evening I ran into Catalan numbers while reading Stephen Wolfram’s book Combinators: A Centennial View [1]. Here’s the passage. The number of combinator expressions of size n grows like Tweet

[Sponsor] Retool

2021-09-21 02:24:24 @ Daring Fireball

Programming has gotten surprisingly hard. Building a simple form to POST data back to your API means wrangling with redux and thunks. Oh, and debouncing that submit button. Everything but solving the business problem. Retool is a new approach: we’ve uni Tweet

Fragmentation Leads to Abstractions Which Lead to What?

2021-09-20 21:29:56 @ tecosystems

Forty years and four months ago, Microsoft hired Tim Paterson, the author of 86-DOS – a Digital CP/M clone. Two months after that, Microsoft paid $75K – the equivalent of about $220K today – for the rights to that product, which they prom Tweet

Fragmentation Leads to Abstractions Which Lead to What?

2021-09-20 21:29:56 @ Sogrady

Forty years and four months ago, Microsoft hired Tim Paterson, the author of 86-DOS – a Digital CP/M clone. Two months after that, Microsoft paid $75K – the equivalent of about $220K today – for the rights to that product, which they prom Tweet

Mentoring future women Experts

2021-09-20 19:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Justyna Politanska-Pyszko Google Developers Experts is a global community of developers, engineers and thought leaders who passionately share their technical knowledge with others. Becoming a Google Developers Expert is no easy task. Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 333: rayos cósmicos, teoría de cuerdas, luz y materia

2021-09-20 18:51:20 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 333 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep333: », 16 sep 2021. «La tertulia semanal en la que repasamos las últimas noticias de la actualidad científica. […] La entrada Podcast CB SyR 3 Tweet

Facebook Superpack Leverages Code Analysis for Android App Compression

2021-09-20 18:00:00 @ InfoQ

In a recent article, Facebook described its novel technique for Android app compression, Superpack, which combines compiler analysis with data compression. While not yet available for everyone, Facebook is hoping to open source it. By Sergio De Simone Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 September 2021

2021-09-20 16:36:49 @ ASF

We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities from the Apache community: Success at Apache This series focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works." The most recent entry is  " From Tweet

Mathematical Analysis of Fruit Fly Wings Hints at Evolution’s Limits

2021-09-20 15:21:47 @ Quanta Magazine

A painstaking study of wing morphology shows both the striking uniformity of individuals in a species and a subtle pattern of linked variations that evolution can exploit. The post Mathematical Analysis of Fruit Fly Wings Hints at Evolution’s Tweet

FFI: Don't load PC from non-function object in FFI continuation.

2021-09-20 14:36:52 @ luajit

Reported by Yichun Zhang. #743 Tweet

FFI: Fix missing cts->L initialization in argv2ctype().

2021-09-20 14:34:47 @ luajit

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Swift 5.5 Released!

2021-09-20 12:00:00 @ Swift blog

Swift 5.5 is now officially released! Swift 5.5 is a massive release, which includes newly introduced language capabilities for concurrency, including async/await , structured concurrency, and Actors. My heartfelt thanks to the entire Swift community for Tweet

iPhone 13 Screen Sizes

2021-09-20 11:52:43 @ Use Your Loaf

The 2021 iPhone 13 release feels like an incremental update over the iPhone 12. Not much has changed but here’s a recap of what you need to know to update your apps for the new devices. The New Models In A Nutshell The four new iPhone 13 devices Tweet

Maven dependencyManagement vs. dependencies Tags

2021-09-20 08:31:55 @ Baeldung

Learn the similarities and differences of Maven's dependencyManagement and dependencies tags               Tweet

Add finally tasks to Tekton pipelines

2021-09-20 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Ensure that tasks are executed even if the pipeline fails by adding the finally clause Tweet

Using SQL Stream Builder with IBM Cloud

2021-09-20 07:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Explore the main integration points between Cloudera Data Platform and IBM Cloud Pak for Data, and how the two data and AI platforms can communicate with each other. Tweet

The New Jeopardy Champion is a `A CS grad student from a school in New Haven'

2021-09-20 02:35:00 @ Computational Complexity

 As of Sept 17, Matt Amodio has won 23 straight games in a row on Jeopardy and won over $800,000 in regular play. The following website is not quite up to date, but its close:  here . Of course, that website will change.  1) They refer to Tweet

Fixing the “Declared package does not match the expected package” Error

2021-09-19 13:45:15 @ Baeldung

If the package name of a java file does not match its location on the file system, we'll get an error. We look at a few common causes for this and how to fix it.               Tweet

HTML to PDF Using OpenPDF

2021-09-19 13:43:18 @ Baeldung

Learn how to convert HTML to PDF in Java using OpenPDF and Flying Saucer or using the Open HTML to PDF library, with a little help from Jsoup.               Tweet

Listen Notes

2021-09-18 20:26:43 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Wenbin Fang for sponsoring this week at DF to promote Listen Notes, a podcast search engine. He sponsored DF to share his story of how listening to podcasts has largely replaced Wikipedia as an informal learning resource for him, personally. Tweet

The Talk Show: ‘It Was More Arial Than Helvetica’

2021-09-18 20:17:28 @ Daring Fireball

Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a recap of this week’s “California Streaming” Apple Event: the iPhones 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and new iPads. Also, last week’s decision in the Apple v. Epic lawsuit. Brought to you by these fine sponsors: Squ Tweet