Join us for TEDWomen 2020: Fearless on November 12

2020-10-23 22:00:16 @ TED Blog

TEDWomen 2020 is nearly here! The day-long conference will take place on November 12 via TED’s new virtual conference platform. TEDWomen attendees will experience TED’s signature talks as well as an array of live, interactive sessions, communit Tweet

Can We Solve It?

2020-10-23 21:56:51 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

It is a Friday James Maynard is a number theorist. He attended Cambridge as an undergrad and then moved to do his grad work at Oxford at Balliol College. He is now a professor at Oxford. He is one of the world experts on prime density type theorems. Today, Tweet

Symbiotic: The talks of TED@BCG 2020

2020-10-23 21:55:50 @ TED Blog

How can we make advances in technology that don’t require massive job losses? Work with nature to protect both the planet and humanity? Ensure all people are treated equitably? In a day of talks, interviews and performances, 17 speakers and performer Tweet

YouTube-dl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA

2020-10-23 21:26:35 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 1125 # Comments: 437 Tweet

Amazon Inexplicably Removes Apple Card From Payment Options

2020-10-23 20:19:04 @ Daring Fireball

Juli Clover, reporting for MacRumors: Apple Card owners who had their Apple Cards stored in Amazon as a saved payment option this morning started noticing that the Apple Card has disappeared from the payment list. Multiple MacRumors readers have not Tweet

Daring to code: How one young developer found her way in a rural community in Russia

2020-10-23 18:06:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Jennifer Kohl, Google Developers Global Communities Program Manager Luiza in her hometown, Magas Magas is the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the smallest region in Russia. Centered between Chechnya and North Ossetia, th Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 479 - Oct 23rd 2020

2020-10-23 18:05:48 @ iOS Weekly

Comment Let’s talk a little more about the App Store, shall we? Fear not though, I’m not going to talk about problems this week, but opportunities. Specifically, an opportunity offered by iOS 14 that you might Tweet

Cryo–electron microscopy breaks the atomic resolution barrier

2020-10-23 16:15:59 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 266 # Comments: 76 Tweet

How Satya Nadella turned Microsoft around

2020-10-23 15:02:54 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 319 # Comments: 400 Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 290: Más sobre el fosfano en Venus, rotación estelar, superconductividad y mucho más

2020-10-23 14:06:29 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 290 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep290: El Lío de Venus; James Randi; Rotación Estelar; Superconductividad”, 22 oct 2020. «La tertulia semanal en la que […] La entrada Podcast CB Tweet

Ciencia para todos T03E07: Investigación biomédica de excelencia desde Málaga

2020-10-23 13:54:29 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Te recomiendo escuchar el podcast del episodio T03E07, «Investigación biomédica de excelencia desde Málaga», 22 oct 2020 [min 36:00–45:00], del programa de radio “Ciencia para todos”, en el que participo […] La entrada Ciencia para todos T03E07: Tweet

Francis en LFDLC: Premios Nobel de Medicina, Física y Química 2020 (programa 446)

2020-10-23 12:35:33 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Ya puedes escuchar el podcast iVoox del Programa 446 de La Fábrica de la Ciencia, “Premios Nobel de Medicina, Física y Química 2020 con Francis Villatoro”, en el que Jorge Onsulve Orellana, @jonsulve, […] La entrada Francis en LFDLC: Premios Nobe Tweet

Bongo Cat

2020-10-23 09:31:59 @ Hacker News 200

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Be prolific

2020-10-23 08:56:42 @ Hacker News 200

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The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 October 2020

2020-10-23 08:04:16 @ ASF

And it's Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week: ASF Board  – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaw Tweet

PHP 8: Before and After

2020-10-23 07:06:33 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 286 # Comments: 298 Tweet

California appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees

2020-10-23 05:43:49 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 343 # Commen Tweet

Underrated predictor of success: willingness to be low-status

2020-10-23 05:23:51 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 261 # Comments: 238 Tweet

Spotify revises TOS to allow transfers of user-created playlists

2020-10-23 04:41:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 473 # Comments: 111 Tweet

You can no longer reinstall CS 2 or 3 even if you have the original disks

2020-10-23 04:30:55 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 539 # Comments: 386 Tweet

Query strategies for priced information, revisited. (arXiv:2010.11381v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on

We consider the problem of designing query strategies for priced information, introduced by Charikar et al. In this problem the algorithm designer is given a function $f : \{0,1\}^n \to \{-1,1\}$ and a price associated with each of the $n$ coordinates. Th Tweet

On the Compressed-Oracle Technique, and Post-Quantum Security of Proofs of Sequential Work. (arXiv:2010.11658v1 [quant-ph])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on

We revisit the so-called compressed oracle technique, introduced by Zhandry for analyzing quantum algorithms in the quantum random oracle model (QROM). To start off with, we offer a concise exposition of the technique, which easily extends to the parallel Tweet

Separation Results for Boolean Function Classes. (arXiv:2010.11754v1 [cs.CC])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on

We show (almost) separation between certain important classes of Boolean functions. The technique that we use is to show that the total influence of functions in one class is less than the total influence of functions in the other class. In particular, we Tweet

Equation satisfiability in solvable groups. (arXiv:2010.11788v1 [cs.CC])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on

The study of the complexity of the equation satisfiability problem in finite groups had been initiated by Goldmann and Russell (2002) where they showed that this problem is in polynomial time for nilpotent groups while it is NP-complete for non-solvable g Tweet

Log-rank and lifting for AND-functions. (arXiv:2010.08994v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on

Let $f: \{0,1\}^n \to \{0, 1\}$ be a boolean function, and let $f_\land (x, y) = f(x \land y)$ denote the AND-function of $f$, where $x \land y$ denotes bit-wise AND. We study the deterministic communication complexity of $f_\land$ and show that, up to a Tweet

On the complexity of optimally modifying graphs representing spatial correlation in areal unit count data. (arXiv:2010.10314v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on

Lee and Meeks recently demonstrated that improved inference for areal unit count data can be achieved by carrying out modifications to a graph representing spatial correlations; specifically, they delete edges of the planar graph derived from border-shari Tweet

A 4-Approximation of the $\frac{2\pi}{3}$-MST. (arXiv:2010.11571v1 [cs.CG])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on

Bounded-angle (minimum) spanning trees were first introduced in the context of wireless networks with directional antennas. They are reminiscent of bounded-degree spanning trees, which have received significant attention. Let $P = \{p_1,\ldots,p_n\}$ be a Tweet

Estimate of the Neural Network Dimension Using Algebraic Topology and Lie Theory. (arXiv:2004.02881v5 [stat.ML] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on

In this paper, we present an approach to determine the smallest possible number of neurons in a layer of a neural network in such a way that the topology of the input space can be learned sufficiently well. We introduce a general procedure based on persis Tweet

Fifty New Invariants of N-Periodics in the Elliptic Billiard. (arXiv:2004.12497v9 [math.DS] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on

We introduce 50+ invariants manifested by the dynamic geometry of N-periodics in the Elliptic Billiard, detected with an experimental/interactive toolbox. These involve sums, products and ratios of distances, areas, angles, etc. Though curious in their ma Tweet

Future Urban Scenes Generation Through Vehicles Synthesis. (arXiv:2007.00323v2 [cs.CV] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on

In this work we propose a deep learning pipeline to predict the visual future appearance of an urban scene. Despite recent advances, generating the entire scene in an end-to-end fashion is still far from being achieved. Instead, here we follow a two stage Tweet

On Adaptive Distance Estimation. (arXiv:2010.11252v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

We provide a static data structure for distance estimation which supports {\it adaptive} queries. Concretely, given a dataset $X = \{x_i\}_{i = 1}^n$ of $n$ points in $\mathbb{R}^d$ and $0 < p \leq 2$, we construct a randomized data structure with low Tweet

Query strategies for priced information, revisited. (arXiv:2010.11381v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

We consider the problem of designing query strategies for priced information, introduced by Charikar et al. In this problem the algorithm designer is given a function $f : \{0,1\}^n \to \{-1,1\}$ and a price associated with each of the $n$ coordinates. Th Tweet

Deterministic Approximation for Submodular Maximization over a Matroid in Nearly Linear Time. (arXiv:2010.11420v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

We study the problem of maximizing a non-monotone, non-negative submodular function subject to a matroid constraint. The prior best-known deterministic approximation ratio for this problem is $\frac{1}{4}-\epsilon$ under $\mathcal{O}(({n^4}/{\epsilon})\lo Tweet

Vertex deletion into bipartite permutation graphs. (arXiv:2010.11440v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

A permutation graph can be defined as an intersection graph of segments whose endpoints lie on two parallel lines $l_1$ and $l_2$, one on each. A bipartite permutation graph is a permutation graph which is bipartite. In this paper we study the parameteriz Tweet

Optimal Robustness-Consistency Trade-offs for Learning-Augmented Online Algorithms. (arXiv:2010.11443v1 [cs.LG])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

We study the problem of improving the performance of online algorithms by incorporating machine-learned predictions. The goal is to design algorithms that are both consistent and robust, meaning that the algorithm performs well when predictions are accura Tweet

Optimal Approximation -- Smoothness Tradeoffs for Soft-Max Functions. (arXiv:2010.11450v1 [cs.LG])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

A soft-max function has two main efficiency measures: (1) approximation - which corresponds to how well it approximates the maximum function, (2) smoothness - which shows how sensitive it is to changes of its input. Our goal is to identify the optimal app Tweet

An Investigation of the Recoverable Robust Assignment Problem. (arXiv:2010.11456v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

We investigate the so-called recoverable robust assignment problem on balanced bipartite graphs with $2n$ vertices, a mainstream problem in robust optimization: For two given linear cost functions $c_1$ and $c_2$ on the edges and a given integer $k$, the Tweet

Polynomial Delay Enumeration for Minimal Steiner Problems. (arXiv:2010.11462v1 [cs.DS])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Let $G = (V, E)$ be a undirected graph and let $W \subseteq V$ be a set of terminals. A \emph{Steiner subgraph} of $(G, W)$ is a subgraph of $G$ that contains all vertices of $W$ and there is a path between every pair of vertices of $W$ in the subgraph. W Tweet

Cluster-and-Conquer: When Randomness Meets Graph Locality. (arXiv:2010.11497v1 [cs.DB])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

K-Nearest-Neighbors (KNN) graphs are central to many emblematic data mining and machine-learning applications. Some of the most efficient KNN graph algorithms are incremental and local: they start from a random graph, which they incrementally improve by t Tweet

From trees to barcodes and back again: theoretical and statistical perspectives. (arXiv:2010.11620v1 [math.AT])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Methods of topological data analysis have been successfully applied in a wide range of fields to provide useful summaries of the structure of complex data sets in terms of topological descriptors, such as persistence diagrams. While there are many powerfu Tweet

Learning Augmented Energy Minimization via Speed Scaling. (arXiv:2010.11629v1 [cs.LG])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

As power management has become a primary concern in modern data centers, computing resources are being scaled dynamically to minimize energy consumption. We initiate the study of a variant of the classic online speed scaling problem, in which machine lear Tweet

The Primal-Dual method for Learning Augmented Algorithms. (arXiv:2010.11632v1 [cs.LG])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

The extension of classical online algorithms when provided with predictions is a new and active research area. In this paper, we extend the primal-dual method for online algorithms in order to incorporate predictions that advise the online algorithm about Tweet

Fast Approximate CoSimRanks via Random Projections. (arXiv:2010.11880v1 [cs.SI])

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Given a graph G with n nodes, and two nodes u,v in G, the CoSim-Rank value s(u,v) quantifies the similarity between u and v based on graph topology. Compared to SimRank, CoSimRank has been shown to be more accurate and effective in many real-world applica Tweet

Data Structures & Algorithms for Exact Inference in Hierarchical Clustering. (arXiv:2002.11661v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Hierarchical clustering is a fundamental task often used to discover meaningful structures in data, such as phylogenetic trees, taxonomies of concepts, subtypes of cancer, and cascades of particle decays in particle physics. Typically approximate algorith Tweet

Effective gaps are not effective: quasipolynomial classical simulation of obstructed stoquastic Hamiltonians. (arXiv:2004.08681v3 [quant-ph] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

All known examples confirming the possibility of an exponential separation between classical simulation algorithms and stoquastic adiabatic quantum computing (AQC) exploit symmetries that constrain adiabatic dynamics to effective, symmetric subspaces. The Tweet

Faster Graph Embeddings via Coarsening. (arXiv:2007.02817v3 [cs.LG] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Graph embeddings are a ubiquitous tool for machine learning tasks, such as node classification and link prediction, on graph-structured data. However, computing the embeddings for large-scale graphs is prohibitively inefficient even if we are interested o Tweet

Efficient Temporal Pattern Mining in Big Time Series Using Mutual Information -- Full Version. (arXiv:2010.03653v5 [cs.DB] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Very large time series are increasingly available from an ever wider range of IoT-enabled sensors deployed in different environments. Significant insights can be obtained through mining temporal patterns from these time series. Unlike traditional pattern Tweet

A Matroid Generalization of the Super-Stable Matching Problem. (arXiv:2010.03820v2 [cs.GT] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

A super-stable matching, which was introduced by Irving, is a solution concept in a variant of the stable matching problem in which the preferences may contain ties. Irving proposed a polynomial-time algorithm for the problem of finding a super-stable mat Tweet

Hutch++: Optimal Stochastic Trace Estimation. (arXiv:2010.09649v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

We study the problem of estimating the trace of a matrix $A$ that can only be accessed through matrix-vector multiplication. We introduce a new randomized algorithm, Hutch++, which computes a $(1 \pm \epsilon)$ approximation to $tr(A)$ for any positive se Tweet

SlimSell: A Vectorizable Graph Representation for Breadth-First Search. (arXiv:2010.09913v2 [cs.DC] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Vectorization and GPUs will profoundly change graph processing. Traditional graph algorithms tuned for 32- or 64-bit based memory accesses will be inefficient on architectures with 512-bit wide (or larger) instruction units that are already present in the Tweet

On the complexity of optimally modifying graphs representing spatial correlation in areal unit count data. (arXiv:2010.10314v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-10-23 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on

Lee and Meeks recently demonstrated that improved inference for areal unit count data can be achieved by carrying out modifications to a graph representing spatial correlations; specifically, they delete edges of the planar graph derived from border-shari Tweet

U.S. faculty job market tanks

2020-10-23 02:20:10 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 250 # Comments: 255 Tweet

★ The 2020 iPad Air

2020-10-23 02:13:14 @ Daring Fireball

If you plan to never or seldom use your iPad with a hardware keyboard and trackpad, I don’t think you’re missing that much with Touch ID instead of Face ID. If you do plan to use a keyboard and trackpad, however, you’re missing a lot. Tweet

Issue #135

2020-10-23 02:00:00 @ WASM Weekly

WebAssembly shell with real file system access RREVERSER.COM As the title suggests, this is a browser-based shell where you can mount your local file system, allowing you to navigate the file system, inspect files and perform a whole host of other Tweet

First AI model that translates 100 languages without relying on English

2020-10-23 01:06:40 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 242 # Comments: 82 Tweet

Uber Drivers Sue Company over Pressure to Support Prop 22

2020-10-23 00:25:30 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 272 # Comments: 184 Tweet

Git 2.29 Introduces Experimental Support for SHA-256

2020-10-23 00:00:00 @ InfoQ

The latest version of Git experimentally enables using SHA-256 instead of SHA-1 for file hashing, thus removing a long-standing vulnerability which in principle allowed an attacker to forge a counterfeited repository with a HEAD not distinguishable from Tweet

Introducing Amazon SNS FIFO – First-In-First-Out Pub/Sub Messaging

2020-10-22 23:10:17 @ AWS Blog

When designing a distributed software architecture, it is important to define how services exchange information. For example, the use of asynchronous communication decouples components and simplifies scaling, reducing the impact of changes and making it ea Tweet

I finished filming 12 hours of a coding tutorial: crossword puzzle construction

2020-10-22 22:34:50 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 205 # Comments: 29 Tweet

Logs, Tails, Long Tails (2013)

2020-10-22 21:43:17 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 209 # Comments: 56 Tweet

iSH Shell

2020-10-22 20:58:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 245 # Comments: 125 Tweet

I reverse engineered McDonalds’ internal API

2020-10-22 20:37:34 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 799 # Comments: 124 Tweet

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry now available for public preview

2020-10-22 20:14:44 @ AWS Open Source News

Today’s distributed applications and systems are complex and constantly changing, making system observability challenging. For example, customers use multiple AWS SDKs and agents from different monitoring services to collect and analyze different performan Tweet

Amazon Prime Day 2020 – Powered by AWS

2020-10-22 20:14:07 @ AWS Blog

Tipped off by a colleague in Denmark, I bought the LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet, which turned out to be a Prime Day best-seller! As I like to do every year, I would like to share a few of the many ways that AWS helped to make Prime Day a reality for Tweet

Whose Computer Is It?

2020-10-22 20:05:48 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 232 # Comments: 159 Tweet

A Programmer’s Intuition for Matrix Multiplication

2020-10-22 19:36:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 288 # Comments: 89 Tweet

Media Owned by Wealthy Are Quick to Tell You Wealth Taxes Are a Bad Idea

2020-10-22 19:27:33 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 336 # Comments: 456 Tweet

Michał Herda: The Common Lisp Condition System is out now

2020-10-22 18:21:07 @ Planet Lisp

After just a bit more than six months, my first programming book is out and generally available. I hope that it works well for everyone who wants to explore the condition system, how Tweet

Enhancing Add-ons in Gmail with Compose-time functions

2020-10-22 18:01:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Jon Harmer, Product Manager, Google Workspace Google Workspace Add-ons can already do lots of cool things in Gmail. In addition to providing a way to interact with the other apps that you use every day, from the right hand sidebar as y Tweet

Vaccines are Not Developing

2020-10-22 17:50:23 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

The search for a vaccine—is not a development. Edward Jenner was an English physician who created the first vaccine, one for smallpox. In 1798 he used the weak cox-pox to fool our immune system to create a protection against the deadly small-pox. Jen Tweet

A New Map of All the Particles and Forces

2020-10-22 17:33:29 @ Quanta Magazine

We’ve created a new way to explore the fundamental constituents of the universe. Tweet

The Hidden Structure of the Universe

2020-10-22 17:30:39 @ Quanta Magazine

Our new series of articles explores the search for fundamental structure at the edge of science. Tweet

Could AI help clinicians to predict Alzheimer’s disease before it develops?

2020-10-22 17:00:15 @ IBM Research blog

A new AI model, developed by IBM Research and Pfizer, has used short, non-invasive and standardized speech tests to help predict the eventual onset of Alzheimer’s disease within healthy people with an accuracy of 0.7 and an AUC of 0.74 (area under the cur Tweet

Articulating Leadership through Nemawashi and Collaborative Boards

2020-10-22 16:18:00 @ InfoQ

High performance teams don’t need to be managed, but led. Collaborative boards is where leadership and teams meet to align direction and initiatives. Nemawashi can be used to separate conversations from meetings. Fernando Guigou spoke about articulating Tweet

Virtual GPU device plugin for inference workloads in Kubernetes

2020-10-22 15:14:06 @ AWS Open Source News

Machine learning (ML) has become a centerpiece for enterprise transformation. AWS provides a broad and deep set of ML capabilities for builders with all levels of expertise. Developers with no prior ML experience can seamlessly build sophisticated AI-drive Tweet

More fun with quatrefoils

2020-10-22 14:00:51 @ The Endeavour

In a comment to my previous post on quatrefoils, Jan Van lint suggested a different equation for quatrefoils: r = a + |cos(2θ)| Here are some examples of how these curves look for varying values of a. As a increases, the curves get rounder. We c Tweet

Particle Physicists Continue To Make Empty Promises

2020-10-22 13:59:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below] Hello and welcome back to my YouTube channel. Today I want to tell you how particle physicists are wasting your money. I know that’s not nice, but at the end of this video I think you will understand why Tweet

‘Biden Will Make America Lead Again’

2020-10-22 03:38:28 @ Daring Fireball

William McRaven, in an op-ed for that left-wing rag The Wall Street Journal: This week I went to the polls in Texas. Truth be told, I am a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, small-government, strong-defense and a national-anthem-standing conservative. Bu Tweet

Trump’s Closing Pitch: Biden Will ‘Listen to the Scientists’ if Elected

2020-10-22 03:33:51 @ Daring Fireball

Aris Folley, reporting for The Hill: Trump told attendees in Carson City that supporters of his opponent would surrender their “future to the virus,” saying: “He’s gonna want to lockdown.” “He’ll listen to the scientists,” Trump added in a mocking t Tweet

Quibi Was Scabi

2020-10-22 03:16:19 @ Daring Fireball

There’s a lot that was obviously wrong and dumb about Quibi. One thing I didn’t know until today is that a lot of its dumb-seeming gimmicks were just attempts to circumvent Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild rules so they could cheat writers and actors Tweet

Quibi Goes Under

2020-10-22 03:12:50 @ Daring Fireball

This is easily the most-predictable yet still newsworthy entertainment industry news in recent memory. Kevin Clark has the best take : I’m not gonna tell the Quibi people how to do their jobs but if you wanted to raise $1.8 billion to invest in som Tweet

Markdown-Wasm, a Very Fast Markdown Parser Written in WebAssembly

2020-10-22 02:55:00 @ InfoQ

Rasmus Andersson released markdown-wasm, a very fast Markdown parser ported from C to WebAssembly. markdown-wasm is twice as fast as the best JavaScript Markdown parser in one benchmark. markdown-wasm remains additionally small (31KB gzipped). By Bruno Tweet

Airbnb Hires Jony Ive for Design Consulting

2020-10-22 02:09:10 @ Daring Fireball

Zoë Bernard and Cory Weinberg, reporting for The Information: Airbnb has hired famed former Apple designer Jony Ive as a creative consultant ahead of its initial public offering, CEO Brian Chesky said Wednesday. The hire is the most significant in a s Tweet

The SPARC Fusion Reactor

2020-10-21 22:12:22 @ John Carlos Baez

There’s a lot of excitement about a new approach to fusion power: • Henry Fountain, Compact nuclear fusion reactor is ‘very likely to work,’ studies suggest, The New York Times, 29 September 2020. Scientists developing a compact version of a nuclear Tweet

The SPARC Fusion Reactor

2020-10-21 22:12:22 @ Physics Phorums

There’s a lot of excitement about a new approach to fusion power: • Henry Fountain, Compact nuclear fusion reactor is ‘very likely to work,’ studies suggest, The New York Times, 29 September 2020. Scientists developing a compact version of a nuclear Tweet

Public Preview – AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

2020-10-21 18:17:43 @ AWS Blog

It took me a while to figure out what observability was all about. A year or two I asked around and my colleagues told me that I needed to follow Charity Majors and to read her blog (done, and done). Just this week, Charity tweeted: Kislay’s tweet led to h Tweet

IBM teams with industry partners to bring energy-efficient AI hardware to hybrid cloud environments

2020-10-21 16:00:46 @ IBM Research blog

AI’s unprecedented demand for data, power and system resources poses the greatest challenge to realizing this optimistic vision of the future. To meet that demand, we’re developing a new class of inherently energy-efficient AI hardware accelerators that w Tweet

To Boldly Go Where No Internet Protocol Has Gone Before

2020-10-21 16:00:18 @ Quanta Magazine

Vinton Cerf helped create the internet 40 years ago, and he’s still working to connect people around the world — and off it. Tweet

Managing compute environments for researchers with Service Workbench on AWS

2020-10-21 15:11:33 @ AWS Open Source News

Through cloud automation, researchers should be able to quickly and securely stand up cloud-based research environments that allow them to shift away from worrying about the technology they are using, and instead focus on their research and collaborating w Tweet

Join Gene Kim, Michael Nygard, Elisabeth Hendrickson, and 54 Other Software Leaders at QCon Plus

2020-10-21 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

QCon Plus, the virtual conference for senior software engineers and architects that covers the trends, best practices, and solutions leveraged by the world's most innovative software organizations, is less than two weeks away. By Adelina Turcu Tweet

Cloudflare Releases a Cloud-Based Network-as-a-Service Solution: Cloudflare One

2020-10-21 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

Cloudflare, an American web-infrastructure and website-security company, recently introduced a cloud-based network-as-a-service solution for the enterprise workforce called Cloudflare One. The solution provides secure, fast, reliable, cost-effective netw Tweet

Introducing Swift Service Discovery

2020-10-21 11:00:00 @ Swift blog

It is my pleasure to announce a new open source project for the Swift Server ecosystem, Swift Service Discovery . Service Discovery is a Swift package designed to establish a standard API that can be implemented by various service discovery backends su Tweet

El sesgo de confirmación en la detección del fosfano en Venus

2020-10-21 10:39:33 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

La ciencia de frontera es una lucha salvaje contra el sesgo de confirmación. El grupo de Greaves observó fosfano en Venus en 2017 con el telescopio JCMT; para poder publicarlo […] La entrada El sesgo de confirmación en la detección del fosfano en Tweet

This Week in Rust 361

2020-10-21 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

★ The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

2020-10-21 05:50:26 @ Daring Fireball

So when you see that the new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have 6.1-inch displays, 12 years of iPhone experience are going to make you think these are iPhone XR/11-sized devices. They’re not. In hand, in pocket, and to the eye, they feel and look like iPhone X/XS/1 Tweet

Thoughts of Dev: Six things every new developer should know

2020-10-21 02:00:00 @ IBM Developer

If you could give one piece of advice to a newbie developer, what would you say? Our developer community offers up nuggets of wisdom and experience! Tweet

Animated, Responsive, and Reactive Data Visualization with Svelte

2020-10-20 23:58:00 @ InfoQ

Tom Fevrier and Matthias Stahl recently gave the Svelte community an overview of the techniques that can be used to achieve responsive, interactive, and animated data visualization with Svelte. By Bruno Couriol Tweet

New – Use AWS PrivateLink to Access AWS Lambda Over Private AWS Network

2020-10-20 22:26:22 @ AWS Blog

AWS Lambda is a serverless computing service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You simply upload your code and Lambda does all the work to execute and scale your code for high availability. Many AWS customers today use this s Tweet

Advancing the Potential of AI in Medical Imaging at MICCAI 2020

2020-10-20 19:22:12 @ IBM Research blog

I believe one of the most promising areas for AI to make an impact is in the field of medical imaging. Through advancements in AI that allow for more intelligent and accurate analysis of video and still images, there is hope that clinicians will soon be a Tweet

Introducing Webpack 5

2020-10-20 19:00:00 @ InfoQ

Version 5.0 of Webpack, the most popular JavaScript module bundler, is finally out offering a slew of improvements, including faster build times, decreased bundle sizes, and many breaking changes. By Guy Nesher Tweet

Engineer #1: Daanish Mazhar, Gordian Software (YC W19)

2020-10-20 18:44:30 @ YC

Daanish Mazhar was the first engineer at Gordian Software (YC W19), a startup building APIs for airlines, like leading travel brands,, Ctrip and Travix. With a… Tweet

Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light

2020-10-20 16:15:10 @ Quanta Magazine

Recent experiments show that particles should be able to go faster than light when they quantum mechanically “tunnel” through walls. Tweet

NVIDIA's AI Reduces Video Streaming Bandwidth Consumption by 10x

2020-10-20 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

GPU-manufacturer NVIDIA announced their Maxine platform for AI-enhanced video-conferencing services, which includes a technology that can reduce bandwidth requirements by an order of magnitude. By moving much of the data processing to the cloud, end-user Tweet

Six Lessons from a Marketing Fraud | Tiffany Da Silva | BoS USA Online 2020

2020-10-20 14:46:24 @ Business of Software Blog

Tiffany Da Silva // We’ve all been there. You finally step foot into the job you’ve wanted forever only to feel like you aren’t good enough for the role, or worse, a complete fraud. You’re not alone; an estimated 70% of p Tweet

Thumbs Up for “Quick Glance At: Agile Engineering Practices”

2020-10-20 13:45:47 @ Quality Coding

I've talked about the importance of technical agile practices. But how do you learn what those things are? Hi, I’m Jon Reid with where I focus on training for iOS teams. And if you saw my Quality Coding Manifesto—oh, if you haven’t s Tweet

[Sponsor] Infolio

2020-10-20 03:43:59 @ Daring Fireball

A no-nonsense task management and team collaboration for smaller teams, remote teams and anyone working from home. Kanban boards, table view with custom fields, calendar, collaborative visual spaces, project chats and more. Infolio is completely free to u Tweet

Apple Launches ‘Apple Music TV’ — Free Streaming Music Videos

2020-10-20 02:35:16 @ Daring Fireball

I think Sting said it (well, sang it) best .  ★  Tweet

The word problem

2020-10-20 02:19:04 @ The Endeavour

Most people have heard of word problems, but not as many have heard of the word problem. If you’re imagining that the word problem is some superlatively awful word problem, I can assure you it’s not. It’s both simpler and weirder than th Tweet

The Verge: Beats Flex Review

2020-10-20 02:19:01 @ Daring Fireball

Chris Welch, The Verge: But the other reason why the Flex buds are an important product is, well, Android. Instead of using Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector for charging, as many Beats headphones have since the acquisition, the Flex have a USB- Tweet

Node.js 15 release: Updated handling of rejections, npm 7, N-API Version 7, and more

2020-10-20 02:00:00 @ IBM Developer

Read the latest Node.js 15 release notes, plus what it means for you that Node.js 14 enters LTS. Tweet

Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications open for Black founders and developers

2020-10-19 23:17:58 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology. Applications Tweet

I Will Vote

2020-10-19 22:46:40 @ Daring Fireball

The “I Will Vote” website is a great resource (along with , which I’ve had linked in my election countdown up in the corner). Today is the voter registration deadline in a bunch of states, including my home state of Pennsylvania. It’s a good rem Tweet

The graphs of stably matchable pairs

2020-10-19 22:29:00 @ 0xDE

The stable matching problem takes as input the preferences from two groups of agents (most famously medical students and supervisors of internships), and pairs up agents from each group in a way that encourages everyone to play along: no pair of agents wou Tweet

Alexander Artemenko: pzmq

2020-10-19 20:47:16 @ Planet Lisp

ZeroMQ is a networking library. It is not a message broker and it will not run tasks for you. Instead, it provides simple primitives for different network patterns. With ZeroMQ you can easily implement these patterns: Request-Response, Pub-Sub, Push-Pul Tweet

Android Studio 4.1 Includes New Database Inspector, Integrated Emulator, TensorFlow Lite Bindings

2020-10-19 20:00:00 @ InfoQ

The latest version of Android official IDE, Android Studio 4.1, is now stable. Besides introducing a new database inspector, integrated emulator, and better TensorFlow Lite support, it improves integration with Dagger and fixes over 2,000 bugs. By Serg Tweet

Open sourcing the Porting Assistant for .NET

2020-10-19 19:42:22 @ AWS Open Source News

In July 2020, AWS launched the Porting Assistant for .NET, a tool for analyzing the compatibility of .NET Framework applications and estimating the effort required to port them to .NET Core. Porting applications to .NET Core enables you to take advantage o Tweet

JavaScript Open Source Awards 2020 Distinguishes Six Impactful Projects

2020-10-19 18:50:00 @ InfoQ

Since 2018, the JavaScript Open Source Awards distinguishes impactful open-source projects across four categories every year— Breakthrough of the Year, The Most Exciting Use of Technology, Fun Side Project of the Year, and The Most Impactful Contribution Tweet

Born in Detroit, Accelerated with Google

2020-10-19 18:01:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Ajeet Mirwani, Program Manager, Developer Relations StockX is a Detroit-based tech leader focused on the large and growing online resale marketplace for sneakers, apparel, accessories, collectibles, and electronics. Its innov Tweet

Nature vs Nurture close to my birthday

2020-10-19 17:55:00 @ Computational Complexity

 Since I was born on Oct 1, 1960 (that's not true---if I posted  my real birthday I might get my  identity stolen), I will do a nature vs nurture post based on my life, which seems less likely to offend then doing it on someone else's life. Tweet

An Infinite Universe of Number Systems

2020-10-19 16:05:36 @ Quanta Magazine

The p -adics form an infinite collection of number systems based on prime numbers. They’re at the heart of modern number theory. Tweet

State-of-the-Art Results in Conversational Telephony Speech Recognition with a Single-Headed Attention-Based Sequence-to-Sequence Model

2020-10-19 16:00:44 @ IBM Research blog

Powerful neural networks have enabled the use of “end-to-end” speech recognition models that directly map a sequence of acoustic features to a sequence of words. It is generally believed that direct sequence-to-sequence speech recognition mode Tweet

Real-time analytics

2020-10-19 15:50:18 @ The Endeavour

There’s an ancient saying “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.” (Mad as in crazy, not mad as in angry.) I wrote a variation of this on Twitter: Whom the gods would destroy, they first give real-time analytics. Having more up Tweet

Getting started with the open source data science tool Metaflow on AWS

2020-10-19 14:49:05 @ AWS Open Source News

Data science is hard. Customers face business challenges today at a scale larger and more complex than ever before, and data scientists bring unique skills to the table to help solve some of those problems. The concept is simple: Data scientists use large Tweet

iPhone 12 Screen Sizes

2020-10-19 11:39:13 @ Use Your Loaf

The 2020 iPhone release brings us four new models with three new device sizes including a 5.4" mini. 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 devices all foll Tweet

Sobre el papel de la tormenta de citoquinas en la COVID-19 crítica

2020-10-19 10:14:38 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Muchos pacientes con COVID-19 crítica fallecen debido a la llamada tormenta de citoquinas, una reacción incontrolada del sistema inmunológico que puede dañar muchos órganos vitales. Como terapia se ha propuesto […] La entrada Sobre el papel de la Tweet

How Spotify Is Driving Data-Driven Decisions

2020-10-19 10:00:00 @ InfoQ

Spotify’s infrastructure team has shared how by prioritising data, they’ve built an automated data collection platform that enables data-driven decision-making in DevOps and has improved their developer productivity and product value. By Rupert Field Tweet

Preview of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection Now Available

2020-10-19 09:58:00 @ InfoQ

AWS has recently made available the preview of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection, a new service to detect unusual spending patterns across AWS accounts. The goal is to improve cost controls and minimize unintended spend. By Renato Losio Tweet

Epidemiological Modeling With Structured Cospans

2020-10-19 06:24:46 @ John Carlos Baez

This is a wonderful development! Micah Halter and Evan Patterson have taken my work on structured cospans with Kenny Courser and open Petri nets with Jade Master, together with Joachim Kock’s whole-grain Petri nets, and turned them into a practical s Tweet

Epidemiological Modeling With Structured Cospans

2020-10-19 06:24:46 @ Physics Phorums

This is a wonderful development! Micah Halter and Evan Patterson have taken my work on structured cospans with Kenny Courser and open Petri nets with Jade Master, together with Joachim Kock’s whole-grain Petri nets, and turned them into a practical s Tweet

How open source leads to open doors

2020-10-19 02:00:00 @ IBM Developer

The fourth IBM Open Source Community Grant is awarded to Black Girls CODE for offering technology opportunities to more than 20,000 low-income, Black girls. Tweet

Naive modeling

2020-10-19 01:44:16 @ The Endeavour

In his book The Algorithm Design Manual, Steven Skiena has several sections called “War Stories” where he talks about his experience designing algorithms for clients. Here’s an excerpt of a story about finding the best airline ticket pri Tweet


2020-10-18 20:39:42 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to Kandji for sponsoring last week at DF. Kandji is an Apple device management (MDM) solution built exclusively for IT teams at businesses that run on Apple platforms. Kandji provides granular control over your Apple fleet, keeping your Mac, i Tweet

Polyhedra without disjoint faces

2020-10-18 19:06:00 @ 0xDE

Some research I’ve been doing led me to consider the (prism,\(K_{3,3}\))-minor-free graphs. It’s not always easy to go from forbidden minors to the graphs that forbid them, or vice versa, but in this case I think there’s a nice characterization, which I’m Tweet

Chaos Engineering on Kubernetes : Chaos Mesh Generally Available with v1.0

2020-10-18 16:00:00 @ InfoQ

The Chaos Mesh team announced the general availability (GA) of Chaos Mesh 1.0 after it was accepted as a CNCF sandbox project in July 2020. Chaos Mesh is a tool to perform chaos engineering experiments on Kubernetes applications. By Hrishikesh Barua Tweet

Mobx Reactive State Management Library Released Version 6

2020-10-18 03:22:00 @ InfoQ

Michel Weststrate, author of the reactive state management library MobX, recently released MobX 6. MobX6 now supports Internet Explorer and React Native and updates its decorator-based API to reflect the new JavaScript decorators proposal (currently in S Tweet

NVIDIA Releases a $59 Jetson Nano 2GB Kit to Make AI More Accessible to Developers

2020-10-17 22:00:00 @ InfoQ

With the Jetson series of devices and software SDKs, NVIDIA creates a coherent development environment to learn and develop GPU-based AI applications. By Vivian Hu Tweet

Closed-form numbers

2020-10-17 19:46:50 @ Complex Projective 4-Space | Where exciting things happen

Recall that the logarithm function (defined on the punctured complex plane) is multi-valued, with the different solutions to exp(x) = y differing by integer multiples of 2πi.   James Propp remarked that the values of the form i^i^i are a … Cont Tweet

Opening Windows files from bash and eshell

2020-10-17 17:06:10 @ The Endeavour

I often work in a sort of amphibious environment, using Unix software on Windows. As you can well imagine, this causes headaches. But I’ve found such headaches are generally more manageable than the headaches from alternatives I’ve tried. On t Tweet

I Can’t Forget [Remix]

2020-10-17 14:48:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

In the midst of the COVID lockdown I decided to remix some of my older songs. Just as I was sweating over the meters, I got an email out of the blue. Steven Nikolic from Canada wrote he’ be interested in remixing some of my old songs. A few months later, w Tweet

David Bohm’s Pilot Wave Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

2020-10-17 14:08:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

Today I want to take on a topic many of you requested, repeatedly. That is David Bohm’s approach to Quantum Mechanics, also known as the Pilot Wave Interpretation, or sometimes just Bohmian Mechanics. In this video, I want to tell you what Bohmian mechani Tweet

Conferencia: «Los secretos más oscuros del Universo»

2020-10-17 12:55:53 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

No te pierdas mi conferencia virtual (vía Zoom y YouTube) «Los secretos más oscuros del Universo», en el XII Ciclo Carlos Sánchez Magro y XXVI Ciclo de Conferencias de Astronomía […] La entrada Conferencia: «Los secretos más oscuros del Universo» Tweet

★ Thoughts and Observations on Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ iPhone 12 Event

2020-10-17 05:59:00 @ Daring Fireball

The 2020 iPhone lineup. Tweet

Joe Biden: ‘Vote for America’

2020-10-17 00:57:14 @ Daring Fireball

One of the best commercials I’ve ever seen.  ★  Tweet