DuckDB – An embeddable SQL database like SQLite, but supports Postgres features

2020-09-20 02:02:36 @ Hacker News 200

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‘While You’re at It, Make It Sing’

2020-09-19 22:27:03 @ Daring Fireball

David Post, who twice served as a law clerk for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Most of what I know about writing I learned from her. The rules are actually pretty simple: Every word matters. Don’t make the simple complicated, make the complicated as simple as i Tweet

‘Rejected as a Clerk, Chosen as a Justice’

2020-09-19 21:50:05 @ Daring Fireball

From Neil A. Lewis’s front-page story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s nomination to the Supreme Court: In 1960, a dean at the Harvard Law School, Albert Sachs, proposed one of his star students to Justice Felix Frankfurter of the Supreme Court as a law clerk Tweet

The Brownian Map

2020-09-19 20:59:45 @ John Carlos Baez

Nina Holden won the 2021 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize for her work on random surfaces and the mathematics of quantum gravity. I’d like to tell you what she did… but I’m so far behind I’ll just explain a bit of the backgroun Tweet

The Brownian Map

2020-09-19 20:59:45 @ Physics Phorums

Nina Holden won the 2021 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize for her work on random surfaces and the mathematics of quantum gravity. I’d like to tell you what she did… but I’m so far behind I’ll just explain a bit of the backgroun Tweet

Driving vibrations with sawtooth waves

2020-09-19 20:17:46 @ The Endeavour

The previous post looked at driving a vibrating system with square waves rather than the more customary sine waves. You could think of a square wave as a crude approximation to a sine wave. A sawtooth wave is another crude approximation to a sine wave, an Tweet

Windows Server vulnerability requires immediate attention

2020-09-19 19:23:56 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 344 # Comments: 76 Tweet

Precursor – A mobile, open source electronics platform

2020-09-19 16:59:53 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 393 # Comments: 75 Tweet

Driving oscillations with square waves

2020-09-19 16:30:15 @ The Endeavour

What happens when you drive a vibrating system with a square wave rather than a sine wave? Do you still see the same kinds of behavior, such as beats and resonance? When does the difference between a square wave and a sine wave matter most? Those are the Tweet

Focused on Observability: CNCF Publishes Latest Technology Radar

2020-09-19 16:00:00 @ InfoQ

CNCF released their second quarterly technology radar focused on Observability. The goal of the radar is to “share what tools are actively being used by end users, the tools they would recommend, and their patterns of usage” when adopting cloud-native t Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 285: Fosfano en Venus, agua en la Tierra, materia oscura y otras noticias

2020-09-19 14:41:18 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

svú He participado en el episodio 285 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep285: ¿Vida en Venus?; El Agua de la Tierra; Materia Oscura”, 17 sep 2020. «La tertulia semanal en la […] La entrada Podcast CB SyR 285: Fos Tweet

Sobre la formación abiótica de fosfano (fosfina) en la atmósfera de Venus

2020-09-19 14:09:54 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Ya conoces la noticia científica de esta semana, la observación en la atmósfera de Venus de fosfano (PH3), también llamado fosfina, nombre obsoleto según la IUPAC. Se ha publicado en […] La entrada Sobre la formación abiótica de fosfano (fosfina) Tweet

What is quantum cryptography and how does it work?

2020-09-19 13:55:00 @ Backreaction

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some parts of the text may not make sense without the graphics in the video.] If you punch your credit card number into a website and hit “submit”, I bet you don’t want to have twenty fraudulent charges o Tweet

What is quantum cryptography and how does it work?

2020-09-19 13:55:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below. Some parts of the text may not make sense without the graphics in the video.] If you punch your credit card number into a website and hit “submit”, I bet you don’t want to have twenty fraudulent charges o Tweet

Libcu++: Nvidia C++ Standard Library

2020-09-19 10:57:28 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 204 # Comments: 125 Tweet

SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates associated with circulating Vitamin D levels

2020-09-19 10:55:00 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 295 # Comments: 240 Tweet

Google Pay picks Flutter to drive its global product development

2020-09-19 03:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by David Ko, Engineering Director; Jeff Lim, Software Engineer; Pankaj Gupta, Director of Engineering; Will Horn, Software Engineer Three years ago, when we launched Google Pay India (then called Tez), our vision was to create a simple and Tweet

Leo Zovic: The Prisoners Part 1

2020-09-19 02:19:48 @ Planet Lisp

Ok, so I guess I'm doing this. In hopes of participating in the Autumn Lisp 2020 Game Jam , I'm going to write a multiplayer game. It's going to deal with players in several ways, implement 1FA, and probably end up being asymmetric and heavily infulence Tweet

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

2020-09-19 01:43:14 @ Daring Fireball

Nina Totenberg, for NPR: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the Tweet

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

2020-09-19 01:34:06 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 1699 # Comments: 1389 Tweet

Survivor of CIA Torture and Rendition Supports Assange at Extradition Trial

2020-09-19 00:11:52 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 276 # Comments: 181 Tweet

The Mystery of Tom Pritchard’s Bike

2020-09-19 00:09:15 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 209 # Comments: 16 Tweet

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2020-09-18 23:32:56 @ Gorilla Logic

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iOS 14 Now Available, Developers Forced to Rush to Submit Apps

2020-09-18 23:00:00 @ InfoQ

Apple has released the first public version of iOS 14, which brings a number of new features such as app clips, widgets, improved Swift UI, ARKit, Core ML, and more. Developers received iOS and Xcode GM version a mere 24 hours in advance, though, which l Tweet

Alexander Artemenko: eco

2020-09-18 22:52:26 @ Planet Lisp

This template engine is interesting because it allows mixing lisp code blocks and HTML in a way simple enough to be used by non-lisp developers and designers. It's interesting feature is that each template definition includes the arguments list. Here Tweet

From Distributed to Virtual PI Planning: How We Successfully Adapted Our Approach

2020-09-18 22:22:51 @ Gorilla Logic

Long before most of us shifted, almost overnight, to a full-time, work-from-home model, our Gorillas have been successfully running distributed PI Planning with our clients (you can read about our lessons learned about PI Planning here and here). Our most Tweet

‘The Reluctant Debut of the A14 Processor’

2020-09-18 21:27:00 @ Daring Fireball

Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors: But all of those figures compare the A14 in the iPad Air to the A12 processor in the previous model, not the A13 processor found in the iPhone 11 series. Now, Apple would likely claim that it’s only fair to make a c Tweet

Apple Is Already Seeding Developer Betas of iOS 14.2

2020-09-18 21:10:57 @ Daring Fireball

Juli Clover, MacRumors: Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers, just one day after releasing the iOS 14 update and a few hours after hinting at the iOS 14.2 beta in an Xcode beta update. So wh Tweet

How I bypassed Cloudflare's SQL Injection filter

2020-09-18 20:52:41 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 227 # Comments: 97 Tweet

Six indicted in multimillion dollar scheme to bribe Amazon staff

2020-09-18 20:46:00 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 240 # Comments: 147 Tweet

Raspberry Pi 4 can finally boot directly from USB

2020-09-18 20:40:15 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 636 # Comments: 246 Tweet

Trump Administration to Ban Downloads of TikTok and Block Access to WeChat on Sunday

2020-09-18 20:10:22 @ Daring Fireball

Steve Kovach, reporting for CNBC: The Commerce Department announced it will ban U.S. business transactions with China-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday. The announcement sets up two different time frames for WeChat and TikTok, with a ful Tweet

The Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity (2017)

2020-09-18 19:43:17 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 821 # Comments: 354 Tweet

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

2020-09-18 19:12:33 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 249 # Comments: 283 Tweet

The benefits of note-taking by hand

2020-09-18 18:46:50 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 243 # Comments: 119 Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 474 - Sep 18th 2020

2020-09-18 18:41:02 @ iOS Weekly

Comment Over the years, the cadence of the annual iOS release schedule has settled to become very predictable. First betas arrive in early June, then update every few weeks until the mid-September event where t Tweet

Use long flags when scripting (2013)

2020-09-18 18:18:56 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 444 # Comments: 179 Tweet

Vue.js 3

2020-09-18 17:50:42 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 742 # Comments: 289 Tweet

CEO of Cyber Fraud Startup NS8 Arrested by FBI, Facing Fraud Charges

2020-09-18 17:34:50 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 260 # Comments: 157 Tweet

Show HN: ugit – Learn Git Internals by Building Git in Python

2020-09-18 17:22:21 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 285 # Comments: 29 Tweet

It was more efficient to blow up a real 747 than to use miniatures or CGI

2020-09-18 17:15:52 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 301 # Comments: 207 Tweet

rg3d: Rust 3D game engine with an FPS demo game and scene editor

2020-09-18 17:15:51 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 386 # Comments: 129 Tweet

Secure Scheduling with Zoom Passcodes and x.ai

2020-09-18 16:23:18 @ Amy scheduling

Zoom is launching a major security and privacy requirement for their customers. Beginning on September 27, Zoom will require all... The post Secure Scheduling with Zoom Passcodes and x.ai appeared first on x.ai . Tweet

Recreate the Business Of Software Conference Travel Experience

2020-09-18 14:11:08 @ Business of Software Blog

TOP TIP: Recreate the Business Of Software Conference Travel Experience. We can’t wait to see you on Monday for the first BoS Conference USA Online. We know that some people miss the thrill of business travel but the good news is that you can recrea Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 September 2020

2020-09-18 13:17:16 @ ASF

Greetings everyone --it's time to review the Apache community's activities from the past week: ASF Board  – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.  - Tweet

Public Beta of Google Cloud API Gateway Now Available

2020-09-18 09:40:00 @ InfoQ

At the recent Google's Cloud Next virtual conference, Google announced the public beta of API Gateway, a fully-managed Google Cloud service to create and monitor APIs for serverless workloads. By Renato Losio Tweet

Ciencia para todos T03E02: Un nuevo dolmen en Antequera

2020-09-18 09:26:53 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Te recomiendo escuchar el segundo podcast de la tercera temporada, el episodio T03E02, «Un nuevo dolmen en Antequera», 17 sep 2020 [min 46:00–56:30], del programa de radio “Ciencia para todos”, […] La entrada Ciencia para todos T03E02: Un nuevo d Tweet

★ Apple Watch Series 6: Graphite Is the New Black

2020-09-18 05:59:00 @ Daring Fireball

Apple’s product photography is nonpareil, but there are some things you need to see in person. Color is one. And for how things *feel*, well, you obviously need to have whatever it is in hand — or in this case, on wrist. Tweet

Tencent’s Ownership of Gaming Companies Draws U.S. National Security Scrutiny

2020-09-18 04:06:57 @ Daring Fireball

Owen S. Good, reporting for Polygon: The Trump administration wants to know more about U.S. video game companies’ involvement with China’s Tencent Holdings, whose relationships with American firms includes full ownership of Riot Games, a significant m Tweet

The TikTok ‘Acquisition’ Soap Opera Continues

2020-09-18 03:58:58 @ Daring Fireball

The New York Times: The exact ownership structure of TikTok under the proposed deal is unclear. That simple sentence really says it all when it comes to how bananas this whole saga is. This is supposedly a deal that just needs to be signed, not a Tweet

Strongly refuting all semi-random Boolean CSPs. (arXiv:2009.08032v1 [cs.CC])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We give an efficient algorithm to strongly refute \emph{semi-random} instances of all Boolean constraint satisfaction problems. The number of constraints required by our algorithm matches (up to polylogarithmic factors) the best-known bounds for efficient Tweet

Sparsification Lower Bounds for List $H$-Coloring. (arXiv:2009.08353v1 [cs.CC])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

We investigate the List $H$-Coloring problem, the generalization of graph coloring that asks whether an input graph $G$ admits a homomorphism to the undirected graph $H$ (possibly with loops), such that each vertex $v \in V(G)$ is mapped to a vertex on it Tweet

Improved Quantum Boosting. (arXiv:2009.08360v1 [quant-ph])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Boosting is a general method to convert a weak learner (which generates hypotheses that are just slightly better than random) into a strong learner (which generates hypotheses that are much better than random). Recently, Arunachalam and Maity gave the fir Tweet

A Double Exponential Lower Bound for the Distinct Vectors Problem. (arXiv:2002.01293v3 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

In the (binary) Distinct Vectors problem we are given a binary matrix A with pairwise different rows and want to select at most k columns such that, restricting the matrix to these columns, all rows are still pairwise different. A result by Froese et al. Tweet

Lower Bounds of Algebraic Branching Programs and Layerization. (arXiv:2007.06819v2 [cs.CC] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

In this paper we improve the lower bound of Chatterjee et al.\ (ECCC 2019) to an $\Omega(n^2)$ lower bound for unlayered Algebraic Branching Programs. We also study the impact layerization has on Algebraic Branching Programs. We exhibit a polynomial th Tweet

1D and 2D Flow Routing on a Terrain. (arXiv:2009.08014v1 [cs.CG])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

An important problem in terrain analysis is modeling how water flows across a terrain creating floods by forming channels and filling depressions. In this paper we study a number of \emph{flow-query} related problems: Given a terrain $\Sigma$, represented Tweet

Efficient conformal parameterization of multiply-connected surfaces using quasi-conformal theory. (arXiv:2009.08279v1 [cs.GR])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Conformal mapping, a classical topic in complex analysis and differential geometry, has become a subject of great interest in the area of surface parameterization in recent decades with various applications in science and engineering. However, most of the Tweet

The Effectiveness of Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transform for High Dimensional Optimization With Adversarial Outliers, and the Recovery. (arXiv:2002.11923v4 [cs.CG] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

In this paper, we consider robust optimization problems in high dimensions. Because a real-world dataset may contain significant noise or even specially crafted samples from some attacker, we are particularly interested in the optimization problems with a Tweet

Sparktope: linear programs from algorithms. (arXiv:2005.02853v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

In a recent paper Avis, Bremner, Tiwary and Watanabe gave a method for constructing linear programs (LPs) based on algorithms written in a simple programming language called Sparks. If an algorithm produces the solution $x$ to a problem in polynomial time Tweet

Plurality in Spatial Voting Games with constant $\beta$. (arXiv:2005.04799v2 [cs.CG] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Consider a set of voters $V$, represented by a multiset in a metric space $(X,d)$. The voters have to reach a decision - a point in $X$. A choice $p\in X$ is called a $\beta$-plurality point for $V$, if for any other choice $q\in X$ it holds that $|\{v\in Tweet

Combinatorial and computational investigations of Neighbor-Joining bias. (arXiv:2007.09345v3 [math.CO] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

The Neighbor-Joining algorithm is a popular distance-based phylogenetic method that computes a tree metric from a dissimilarity map arising from biological data. Realizing dissimilarity maps as points in Euclidean space, the algorithm partitions the input Tweet

Approximating the packedness of polygonal curves. (arXiv:2009.07789v2 [cs.CG] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

In 2012 Driemel et al. \cite{DBLP:journals/dcg/DriemelHW12} introduced the concept of $c$-packed curves as a realistic input model. In the case when $c$ is a constant they gave a near linear time $(1+\varepsilon)$-approximation algorithm for computing the Tweet

Competitive Ratios for Online Multi-capacity Ridesharing. (arXiv:2009.07925v1 [cs.AI])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In multi-capacity ridesharing, multiple requests (e.g., customers, food items, parcels) with different origin and destination pairs travel in one resource. In recent years, online multi-capacity ridesharing services (i.e., where assignments are made onlin Tweet

The Limits of Pan Privacy and Shuffle Privacy for Learning and Estimation. (arXiv:2009.08000v1 [cs.DS])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

There has been a recent wave of interest in intermediate trust models for differential privacy that eliminate the need for a fully trusted central data collector, but overcome the limitations of local differential privacy. This interest has led to the int Tweet

Strongly refuting all semi-random Boolean CSPs. (arXiv:2009.08032v1 [cs.CC])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We give an efficient algorithm to strongly refute \emph{semi-random} instances of all Boolean constraint satisfaction problems. The number of constraints required by our algorithm matches (up to polylogarithmic factors) the best-known bounds for efficient Tweet

p-Edge/Vertex-Connected Vertex Cover: Parameterized and Approximation Algorithms. (arXiv:2009.08158v1 [cs.DS])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We introduce and study two natural generalizations of the Connected VertexCover (VC) problem: the $p$-Edge-Connected and $p$-Vertex-Connected VC problem (where $p \geq 2$ is a fixed integer). Like Connected VC, both new VC problems are FPT, but do not adm Tweet

Algorithms and Complexity for Variants of Covariates Fine Balance. (arXiv:2009.08172v1 [cs.DS])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We study here several variants of the covariates fine balance problem where we generalize some of these problems and introduce a number of others. We present here a comprehensive complexity study of the covariates problems providing polynomial time algori Tweet

Finding Subgraphs in Highly Dynamic Networks. (arXiv:2009.08208v1 [cs.DC])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In this paper we consider the fundamental problem of finding subgraphs in highly dynamic distributed networks - networks which allow an arbitrary number of links to be inserted / deleted per round. We show that the problems of $k$-clique membership listin Tweet

Fast and robust quantum state tomography from few basis measurements. (arXiv:2009.08216v1 [quant-ph])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Quantum state tomography is a powerful, but resource-intensive, general solution for numerous quantum information processing tasks. This motivates the design of robust tomography procedures that use relevant resources as sparingly as possible. Important c Tweet

Metrical Service Systems with Transformations. (arXiv:2009.08266v1 [cs.DS])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We consider a generalization of the fundamental online metrical service systems (MSS) problem where the feasible region can be transformed between requests. In this problem, which we call T-MSS, an algorithm maintains a point in a metric space and has to Tweet

Binarized Johnson-Lindenstrauss embeddings. (arXiv:2009.08320v1 [cs.IT])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We consider the problem of encoding a set of vectors into a minimal number of bits while preserving information on their Euclidean geometry. We show that this task can be accomplished by applying a Johnson-Lindenstrauss embedding and subsequently binarizi Tweet

Near-Optimal Decremental Approximate Multi-Source Shortest Paths. (arXiv:2009.08416v1 [cs.DS])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We provide new algorithms for maintaining approximate distances in a weighted undirected graph $G = (V, E)$ subject to edge deletions. Our first result is an algorithm that maintains $(1+\epsilon)$-approximate distances from a set of $s$ sources in $\tild Tweet

Coordinate Methods for Matrix Games. (arXiv:2009.08447v1 [cs.DS])

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We develop primal-dual coordinate methods for solving bilinear saddle-point problems of the form $\min_{x \in \mathcal{X}} \max_{y\in\mathcal{Y}} y^\top A x$ which contain linear programming, classification, and regression as special cases. Our methods pu Tweet

Delta-stepping SSSP: from Vertices and Edges to GraphBLAS Implementations. (arXiv:1911.06895v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

GraphBLAS is an interface for implementing graph algorithms. Algorithms implemented using the GraphBLAS interface are cast in terms of linear algebra-like operations. However, many graph algorithms are canonically described in terms of operations on verti Tweet

Sparktope: linear programs from algorithms. (arXiv:2005.02853v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2020-09-18 03:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In a recent paper Avis, Bremner, Tiwary and Watanabe gave a method for constructing linear programs (LPs) based on algorithms written in a simple programming language called Sparks. If an algorithm produces the solution $x$ to a problem in polynomial time Tweet

Ex-Pence Aide Olivia Troye Says She Will Vote for Biden After Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus

2020-09-17 23:36:53 @ Daring Fireball

Josh Dawsey, reporting for The Washington Post: Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Pence for two years, said that the administration’s response cost lives and that she will vote fo Tweet

September Scheduling Sets Sights On Speed and Security

2020-09-17 22:57:48 @ Amy scheduling

We’re constantly rolling out new features, and we’re continuing the summer momentum we started in June and continued through July... The post September Scheduling Sets Sights On Speed and Security appeared first on x.ai . Tweet

Yours Truly Talking iOS 14 With Rene Ritchie

2020-09-17 21:58:29 @ Daring Fireball

Rene Ritchie: I wanted to do something different with this iOS 14 review. I’ve already posted in-depth explainers and a technical preview. So, this time, I wanted to focus on opinion. Mine, and my special guest’s — John Gruber of Daring Fireball and T Tweet

Alexander Artemenko: cl-emb

2020-09-17 21:47:58 @ Planet Lisp

This is an interesting templating library. The most interesting features are: named template pieces can call each other; debug mode allows to inspect generated code; different escape methods. Here is how template functions can be reused: POFTHE Tweet

The Talk Show: ‘Signing Up to Take Some Vitamins’

2020-09-17 21:14:30 @ Daring Fireball

Peter Kafka returns to the show to discuss the news from Apple’s “Time Flies” event  —  new Apple Watches, new non-Pro iPads, and particularly the Apple One services bundle. Sponsored by: Linode : Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Li Tweet

There’s more going on here

2020-09-17 18:02:35 @ The Endeavour

At a new faculty orientation, a professor encouraged us rookies to teach intro courses and to keep coming back to teach them periodically. I didn’t fully appreciate what he said at the time, though I remembered it, even though I left academia a coup Tweet

Navigating Complex Software Projects and Leading in Uncertain Times: InfoQ Live, Sept 23rd

2020-09-17 17:30:00 @ InfoQ

InfoQ Live brings together world-class practitioners such as John Willis, senior director in Red Hat's Global Transformation Office, and Sarah Wells, technical director for operations and reliability @FT, to share their valuable insights and practical ad Tweet

How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics

2020-09-17 15:40:51 @ Quanta Magazine

Renormalization has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years. Tweet

Deliver Faster by Killing the Test Column

2020-09-17 14:40:00 @ InfoQ

Columns like "In test" often lead to teams having more work in progress and less work actually being finished. Removing such columns can increase collaboration between testers and developers and enable teams to deliver faster. By Ben Linders Tweet

Google Expands Its Confidential Computing Portfolio

2020-09-17 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

In a recent blog post, Google announced the expansion of its Confidential Computing Portfolio with the addition of Confidential Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Nodes. Furthermore, the public cloud vendor will make Confidential Virtual Machines (VMs) publi Tweet

HBCU Center Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Quantum Computing

2020-09-17 12:00:45 @ IBM Research blog

The new IBM-HBCU Quantum Center announced at this week at IBM’s Quantum Summit is a multi-year investment that will bring together researchers and students across a network of 13 HBCUs. The post HBCU Center Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Quantum Co Tweet

Microsoft Releases .NET 5.0 RC 1

2020-09-17 06:55:00 @ InfoQ

Earlier this week, Microsoft released .NET 5.0 RC1, the first "go live" release of .NET 5 before its official debut in November. .NET 5 is a unified platform for the .NET ecosystem, wrapping together all of its components into one cross-platform package. Tweet

PlayStation 5: $400, Preorders Start This Week, Disc Drive Version Costs $100 Extra

2020-09-17 03:34:16 @ Daring Fireball

Chaim Gartenberg, writing for The Verge: Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 will cost $499.99 when it launches on November 12th, alongside the $399.99 Digital Edition. Preorders will begin on September 17th at “ select retailers .” The pricin Tweet

Issue #130

2020-09-17 02:00:00 @ WASM Weekly

QuantumSheet GITHUB.COM QuantumSheet is a web based computer algebra system, or as they like to call it themselves, a fancy calculator. This tool was built using Sympy , a Python algebra system that allows you to solve equations, perform calculus Tweet

Understanding Startup Stock Options

2020-09-16 22:18:16 @ YC

Benjamin Beltzer is an early engineer at Berbix (S18), a startup building identity verification and fraud deterrence as a service. He previously founded his own company and worked… Tweet

Alexander Artemenko: djula

2020-09-16 21:50:21 @ Planet Lisp

This library is a port of Django templates. Its coolest feature are: template inheritance; autoreload; internationalization. Also, there is nice documentation . In presence of documentation, I won't provide many examples. Instead, let's implement Tweet

Doubling down on the edge with Coral's new accelerator

2020-09-16 18:28:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by The Coral Team Moving into the fall, the Coral platform continues to grow with the release of the M.2 Accelerator with Dual Edge TPU. Its first application is in Google’s Series One room kits where it helps to remove interrupti Tweet

Swift 5.3 released!

2020-09-16 11:00:00 @ Swift blog

Swift 5.3 is now officially released! 🎉 Swift 5.3 continues to focus on language refinements, the developer experience, and expanding the Swift ecosystem to enable more opportunities to write Swift. These sketch notes, created by Amy Tsai , illustrate Tweet

This Week in Rust 356

2020-09-16 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

★ Brief Thoughts and Observations on Today’s ‘Time Flies’ Apple Event

2020-09-16 05:59:00 @ Daring Fireball

Apple Watch Series 6 and SE, new non-Pro iPads, and the Apple One bundle. Tweet

Open Systems: A Double Categorical Perspective (Part 2)

2020-09-16 03:21:59 @ John Carlos Baez

Back to Kenny Courser’s thesis: • Kenny Courser, Open Systems: A Double Categorical Perspective, Ph.D. thesis, U. C. Riverside, 2020. One thing Kenny does here is explain the flaws in a well-known framework for studying open systems: decorated cospans. Dec Tweet

Open Systems: A Double Categorical Perspective (Part 2)

2020-09-16 03:21:59 @ Physics Phorums

Back to Kenny Courser’s thesis: • Kenny Courser, Open Systems: A Double Categorical Perspective, Ph.D. thesis, U. C. Riverside, 2020. One thing Kenny does here is explain the flaws in a well-known framework for studying open systems: decorated cospans. Dec Tweet

Linkage

2020-09-16 00:15:00 @ 0xDE

Closed quasigeodesics on the dodecahedron (\(\mathbb{M}\)), paths that start at a vertex and go straight across each edge until coming back to the same vertex from the other side. Original paper, arXiv:1811.04131, doi:10.1080/10586458.2020.1712564. I saw t Tweet

Submit your tvOS apps to the App Store

2020-09-16 00:13:26 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

With the tvOS 14 SDK, games now have multiuser support and you can offer gamers a wider range of controller and input device options than ever before. You can augment custom video players with Picture in Picture and system-provided controls. And take Tweet

Submit your watchOS apps to the App Store

2020-09-16 00:12:15 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Deliver even more powerful and personal apps for Apple Watch with the new capabilities of watchOS 7. Brand new APIs and tools, like multiple complications APIs, SwiftUI Complications, and Xcode Previews, make it easier than ever to create unique Tweet

Submit your iOS and iPadOS apps to the App Store

2020-09-16 00:10:18 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Make sure your apps are ready when iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 become available to customers worldwide. Give users a quick way to engage with a part of your app at the right moment with App Clips. Let users experience your app right on their iPhon Tweet

Sony Calls Bullshit on Bloomberg Report That They Cut Production of PS5

2020-09-15 23:59:59 @ Daring Fireball

James Batchelor, reporting for GamesIndustry: Sony has reached out to GamesIndustry.biz with the following statement denying the Bloomberg report: “While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is fa Tweet

Amazon Transcribe Now Supports Automatic Language Identification

2020-09-15 19:58:14 @ AWS Blog

In 2017, we launched Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech recognition service that makes it easy for developers to add a speech-to-text capability to their applications. Since then, we added support for more languages, enabling customers globally to Tweet

Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

2020-09-15 18:56:47 @ Daring Fireball

Scientific American: Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly. The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U Tweet

Support game controllers in your app

2020-09-15 18:55:52 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Level up your apps and games with the Game Controller framework and easily build in support for popular console game controllers and MFi accessories on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The precise control and tactile feedback provided by a game control Tweet

Ken Regan Turned 61

2020-09-15 18:24:01 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Happy birthday to Ken Ken Regan is of course my partner on GLL. He is faculty in the computer science department at the University of Buffalo. His PhD was in 1986 from Oxford University and it was titled On the separation of complexity classes. He was the Tweet

Applications are open for Google for Startups Accelerator in Japan

2020-09-15 18:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Takuo Suzuki, Developer Relations Program Manager The Google for Startups Accelerator helps founders across the globe solve for important economic and societal challenges, while helping them grow and scale their business. Due to Tweet

Increase Your Team’s Productivity With Scheduling Software

2020-09-15 17:27:08 @ Amy scheduling

In a given week, each member of your team will spend 5-10 hours scheduling meetings manually. This time can be reclaimed and your team’s productivity can be unlocked by implementing an automated scheduling solution like x.ai. It’s never been easier to tak Tweet

NativeScript 7 Moves from ES5 to ES2017+

2020-09-15 17:00:00 @ InfoQ

NativeScript 7 aligns with modern JavaScript standards by targeting es2017+. Additionally, it streamlines app configuration by consolidating it in a single file and replaces JavaScriptCore with V8 for iOS apps. By Sergio De Simone Tweet

A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight

2020-09-15 15:55:10 @ Quanta Magazine

Two computer scientists found — in the unlikeliest of places — just the idea they needed to make a big leap in graph theory. Tweet

IBM’s Roadmap For Scaling Quantum Technology

2020-09-15 14:33:42 @ IBM Research blog

Today, we are announcing the roadmap that we think will take us from the noisy, small-scale devices of today to the million-plus qubit devices of the future. We are currently developing a suite of increasingly larger and better chips, with a 1,000-qubit-p Tweet

6 Brilliant Talks From BoS Conference USA Online Speakers

2020-09-15 11:54:31 @ Business of Software Blog

There Are 6 Returning Speakers At BoS Conference USA Online This September We’re delighted to welcome April Dunford, Jason Fried, Bob Moesta, Alex Osterwalder, Rich Mironov, and Tendayi Viki back to the BoS stage – albeit an online one this ye Tweet

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2020-09-15 10:00:00 @ FreeBSD Security

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Superfactorial

2020-09-15 03:14:40 @ The Endeavour

The factorial of a positive integer n is the product of the numbers from 1 up to and including n: n! = 1 × 2 × 3 × … × n. The superfactorial of n is the product of the factorials of the numbers from 1 up to and including n: S(n) = 1! × […] The pos Tweet

[Sponsor] HEY

2020-09-15 02:23:39 @ Daring Fireball

Email. It feels like a chore. It’s overwhelming, it’s messy, it’s relentless. It’s necessary, but hopelessly broken. That’s why we fixed it. Introducing HEY. HEY’s fresh approach transforms email into something you want to use, not something you’re fo Tweet

Joanna Stern’s Microsoft Surface Duo Review

2020-09-15 01:01:55 @ Daring Fireball

Joanna Stern, writing for The Wall Street Journal ( News+ ): It isn’t always clear when something is ready. Take my grilling. Sometimes I remove steak well before or after I should’ve. You might say it’s a “tough” call. But there’s nothing tough abo Tweet

New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2 – Try Them for Free

2020-09-14 23:42:31 @ AWS Blog

Two years ago Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) T3 instances were first made available, offering a very cost effective way to run general purpose workloads. While current T3 instances offer sufficient compute performance for many use cases, many cust Tweet

★ Apple Leadership Bubblegum Cards

2020-09-14 22:59:34 @ Daring Fireball

My big question and deepest concern regarding Apple’s leadership, especially now that Ive is gone and Phil Schiller has moved on to fellowship with only the App Store and events on his plate, is whose taste is driving product development? Tweet

‘A Screaming, Spreading Wake-Up Call’

2020-09-14 21:52:26 @ Daring Fireball

Jim VandeHei, writing for Axios: Every year, China grows bigger and more powerful, most recently seizing control of Hong Kong and trying to buy allies at U.S. expense. Xi Jinping said this week that China’s progress in fighting the virus, including Tweet

Trump Administration Official Michael Caputo Has Lost His Mind, Is Spouting Unhinged, Dangerous, Crazy Nonsense, and Yet Remains in Charge of C.D.C. Public Health Updates Amidst an Ongoing Pandemic

2020-09-14 21:41:12 @ Daring Fireball

Sharon LaFraniere, reporting for The New York Times: “You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” Mr. Caputo, a Trump loyalist installed by the White House in April, told followers in a Tweet

Alexander Artemenko: spinneret

2020-09-14 20:24:57 @ Planet Lisp

Spinneret is a sexp based templating engine similar to cl-who, reviewed in post number #0075 . Today we'll reimplement the snippets from the cl-who post and I'll show you a few features I'm especially like in Spinneret. The first example is very simp Tweet

Building solutions using the G Suite developer platform

2020-09-14 19:48:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Charles Maxson, Developer Advocate, G Suite Millions of users know G Suite as a collection of communication and productivity apps that enables teams to easily create, communicate, collaborate, and discover content to supercharge teamwork. Tweet

An interesting serendipitous number

2020-09-14 18:16:00 @ Computational Complexity

 Last seek I blogged about two math problems of interest to me  here . One of them two people posted answers, which was great since I didn't know how to solve them and now I do. Yeah! I blogged about that  here . The other problem got Tweet

‘Trained Immunity’ Offers Hope in Fight Against Coronavirus

2020-09-14 17:30:23 @ Quanta Magazine

A novel form of immunological memory that was mostly ignored for a century extends the benefits of vaccines. It could be of help in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Tweet

Creating simple AWS Cost and Usage charts with D3 JavaScript library

2020-09-14 16:42:34 @ AWS Open Source News

Web applications interacting with AWS in a number of ways may need to represent and display sets of information in the form of charts, diagrams, or graphs. Common examples of that information includes small amounts of data coming from AWS Costs & Usage Tweet

When Math Gets Impossibly Hard

2020-09-14 16:40:42 @ Quanta Magazine

Mathematicians have long grappled with the reality that some problems just don’t have solutions. Tweet

Kotlin 1.4 Online Event

2020-09-14 15:10:56 @ Kotlin Blog

The event of the year is on! Join us on October 12–15 for 4 days of Kotlin as we host the Kotlin 1.4 Online Event. You can tune in at any point during the event to listen to the talks, chat with the team, and ask the speakers questions. In addition to this Tweet

Kotlin 1.4 Online Event

2020-09-14 15:10:56 @ Kotlin news

The event of the year is on! Join us on October 12–15 for 4 days of Kotlin as we host the Kotlin 1.4 Online Event. You can tune in at any point during the event to listen to the talks, chat with the team, and ask the speakers questions. In addition to this Tweet

TED and Future Stewards announce Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

2020-09-14 15:00:23 @ TED Blog

Prince William, Yemi Alade, Monica Araya, Xiye Bastida, Jesper Brodin, Don Cheadle, Dave Clark, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, António Guterres, Chris Hemsworth, Kara Hurst, Lisa Jackson, Rose Mutiso, Johan Rockström, Prince Royce, Mark Ruffalo, Sigrid, Jad Tweet

Microsoft Announces New Technologies to Combat Disinformation

2020-09-14 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced two new technologies to combat disinformation: a Video Authenticator tool, and technology to either detect manipulated content or assure people that the media they're viewing is authentic. By Steef-Jan Wiggers Tweet

ODA — Modular Everyday Bags

2020-09-14 05:30:00 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to ODA for sponsor DF last week to promote their lineup of slim, modular, and long-lasting bags that adapt to your needs, wherever you go — from weekday to weekend, from work to play, from daily essentials to carrying tech gear. ODA bags are con Tweet

Microsoft’s Statement on the TikTok Acquisition Fiasco

2020-09-14 03:01:11 @ Daring Fireball

Microsoft’s entire statement: ByteDance let us know today they would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft. We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok’s users, while protecting national security interests. To do this, w Tweet

Convex Algorithms

2020-09-13 20:27:14 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Continuous can beat discrete Nisheeth Vishnoi is a professor at Yale University in the computer science department. The faculty there is impressive and includes many of the top researchers in the world. The CS faculty is pretty good too. As Nisheeth’ Tweet

AWS Introduces New EBS Volume io2 with Higher Durability and IOPS/GiB

2020-09-13 18:05:00 @ InfoQ

AWS recently introduced a new provisioned IOPS volume type (io2) for high-performance databases and workloads that offers a durability of 99.999% and the ability to provision up to 500 IOPS for every GiB of storage. By Renato Losio Tweet

C++20 Is Now Final, C++23 at Starting Blocks

2020-09-13 12:00:00 @ InfoQ

Originally planned for release last February, C++20 has now received the final technical approval and will be published foreseeably by the end of the year. C++20 will include modules, coroutines, and concepts among its major new features. By Sergio De Tweet