Brad Cox, Creator of Objective-C, Dies at 77

2021-01-23 03:32:33 @ Daring Fireball

From an obituary published January 8: The late Steve Jobs’ NeXT licensed the Objective-C language for its new operating system, NeXTStep. NeXT eventually acquired Objective-C from Stepstone. Objective-C continued to be the primary programming language Tweet

New Rust-Based JavaScript Tool Manager to Simplify CLI Management with Global Installs

2021-01-23 02:55:00 @ InfoQ

Volta, a new JavaScript tool manager, recently released its first stable version. Volta installs CLI tools globally while locally storing version information. Like nvm for Node, Volta enables having multiple versions of the same tool installed, without h Tweet

Nicely Illustrated NYT Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Postal Service in December

2021-01-23 02:37:49 @ Daring Fireball

Anecdotally, I can say that my experience jibes with eastern Pennsylvania’s black coloring on these maps. All of our mail has been astoundingly late since mid-December, even by the standards of 2020 postal delivery problems. Christmas cards from family 50 Tweet

Member of the Band – Luis Carlos Arias Leiva, Band Manager

2021-01-22 23:45:11 @ Gorilla Logic

Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band—engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most i Tweet

One hull crack located in ISS, another one suspected

2021-01-22 23:24:55 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 223 # Comments: 170 Tweet

Brad Cox has died

2021-01-22 22:54:34 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 542 # Comments: 100 Tweet

Facebook shuts down the Socialist Workers Party in Britain

2021-01-22 22:46:11 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 278 # Comments: 292 Tweet

Weak Men Are Superweapons (2014)

2021-01-22 22:26:52 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 226 # Comments: 134 Tweet

Boosting our understanding of microbial world with software repurposing

2021-01-22 21:45:37 @ IBM Research blog

In our latest paper published in the Microbiome Journal, we propose a way to improve the speed, sensitivity and accuracy of what’s known as microbial functional profiling – determining what microbes in a specific environment are capable of. The post Bo Tweet

Amanda Gorman’s Closing of the ‘Some Good News’ Graduation Special

2021-01-22 20:56:49 @ Daring Fireball

Early in the pandemic, John Krasinski made a show on YouTube called Some Good News . It quickly became a sensation, and he sold it to Viacom , so that the show might continue while he continued his acting and filmmaking. In May, as the original run wr Tweet

Leverage deep learning in Scala with GPU on Spark 3.0

2021-01-22 19:40:35 @ AWS Open Source News

This post was contributed by Qing Lan, Carol McDonald, and Kong Zhao. With the growing interest in deep learning (DL), more users are using DL in their production environments. Because DL requires intensive computational power, developers are leveraging GP Tweet

The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021)

2021-01-22 19:32:39 @ Daring Fireball

The New York Times: As a political figure, Donald J. Trump used Twitter to praise, to cajole, to entertain, to lobby, to establish his version of events — and, perhaps most notably, to amplify his scorn. This list documents the verbal attacks Mr. Trum Tweet

Atomic resolution video of salt crystals forming in real time

2021-01-22 19:28:32 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 476 # Comments: 72 Tweet

Vin Scully Calls Hank Aaron’s Historic 715th Home Run

2021-01-22 18:43:26 @ Daring Fireball

“What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the deep South for breaking a record of an all-time ba Tweet

Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, Part II

2021-01-22 18:34:09 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 460 # Comments: 158 Tweet

Hank Aaron Dies at 86

2021-01-22 17:59:33 @ Daring Fireball

Terence Moore, writing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: In March of 1954, with his place in the major leagues far from assured, Hank Aaron was granted a start in a Milwaukee exhibition game versus Boston, only because Bobby Thomson, the regular l Tweet

Alan Selman (1941-2021)

2021-01-22 17:44:00 @ Computational Complexity

From a 1994 Dagstuhl Workshop. Selman is the one wearing a cap. Alan Selman, one of the early leaders in structural complexity and the co-founder and first chair of what is now the Computational Complexity Conference, passed away this mo Tweet

Audi announces end of combustion A4, A6 and A8 models

2021-01-22 17:31:54 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 296 # Comments: 295 Tweet

Show HN: Iconduck – 100k open source icons, downloadable and searchable

2021-01-22 17:16:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 422 # Comments: 65 Tweet

Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption

2021-01-22 16:58:44 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 203 # Comments: 377 Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 491 - Jan 22nd 2021

2021-01-22 16:55:41 @ iOS Weekly

Comment It’s a couple of weeks old now, but this post from Pedro Piñera stuck with me. He talks about open-source projects, why people work on them, and how the expectations of people who find your code might Tweet

Pidgin – A Universal Chat Client

2021-01-22 16:37:32 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 581 # Comments: 404 Tweet

Raspberry Pi Enters Microcontroller Game with $4 Pico

2021-01-22 15:41:11 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 203 # Comments: 106 Tweet

Remembering Windows 3.1 themes and user empowerment

2021-01-22 15:11:00 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 341 # Comments: 291 Tweet

Rqlite: The lightweight, distributed relational database built on SQLite

2021-01-22 14:48:53 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 211 # Comments: 80 Tweet

Study Reveals Immune Driver of Brain Aging

2021-01-22 14:09:41 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 203 # Comments: 113 Tweet

Podcast CB SyR 303: axiones en estrellas de neutrones, elamita lineal decodificado y más noticias de astrofísica

2021-01-22 11:07:36 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 303 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep303: Marte; Proxima; Australia; Elamita Lineal; Axiones y Estrellas de Neutrones», 21 ene 2021. «La tertulia semanal en la que […] La entrada P Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 January 2021

2021-01-22 09:09:09 @ ASF

Happy 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 Foundati Tweet

Presidential Quiz: Three ways to take it

2021-01-22 06:53:00 @ Computational Complexity

 Every four years around the time of the inaugural I post a presidential Quiz! I do that today, and I will post the answers on Monday.  I am tempted to joke that I am posting it AFTER Joltin Joe gets sworn in just in case something happens; howe Tweet

Loon’s final flight

2021-01-22 06:42:39 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 279 # Comments: 244 Tweet

★ Incoming CEO of a Sand-Polishing Company in Oregon Makes Curious Remark

2021-01-22 05:27:30 @ Daring Fireball

Ed Colligan in late 2006 was like the captain on The Titanic dismissing any concerns about icebergs as nonsense. Pat Gelsinger, speaking in early 2021, knows that Intel fell behind years ago — in an industry where it’s notoriously hard to catch up. He’s ta Tweet

Why isn't differential dataflow more popular?

2021-01-22 03:45:41 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 217 # Comments: 103 Tweet

Finite Model Theory of the Triguarded Fragment and Related Logics. (arXiv:2101.08377v1 [cs.LO])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

The Triguarded Fragment (TGF) is among the most expressive decidable fragments of first-order logic, subsuming both its two-variable and guarded fragments without equality. We show that the TGF has the finite model property (providing a tight doubly expon Tweet

Quantum Constraint Problems can be complete for $\mathsf{BQP}$, $\mathsf{QCMA}$, and more. (arXiv:2101.08381v1 [quant-ph])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

A quantum constraint problem is a frustration-free Hamiltonian problem: given a collection of local operators, is there a state that is in the ground state of each operator simultaneously? It has previously been shown that these problems can be in P, NP-c Tweet

On Separation between the Degree of a Boolean Function and the Block Sensitivity. (arXiv:2101.08600v1 [cs.CC])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

In this paper we study the separation between two complexity measures: the degree of a Boolean function as a polynomial over the reals and its block sensitivity. We show that separation between these two measures can be improved from $ d^2(f) \geq bs(f) $ Tweet

Work-sensitive Dynamic Complexity of Formal Languages. (arXiv:2101.08735v1 [cs.LO])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Which amount of parallel resources is needed for updating a query result after changing an input? In this work we study the amount of work required for dynamically answering membership and range queries for formal languages in parallel constant time with Tweet

Positive Geometries for Barycentric Interpolation. (arXiv:2101.08589v1 [cs.CG])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

We propose a novel theoretical framework for barycentric interpolation, using concepts recently developed in mathematical physics. Generalized barycentric coordinates are defined similarly to Shepard's method, using positive geometries - subsets which pos Tweet

Geometric Moment Invariants to Motion Blur. (arXiv:2101.08647v1 [cs.CG])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

In this paper, we focus on removing interference of motion blur by the derivation of motion blur invariants.Unlike earlier work, we don't restore any blurred image. Based on geometric moment and mathematical model of motion blur, we prove that geometric m Tweet

Edge-Minimum Saturated k-Planar Drawings. (arXiv:2012.08631v2 [cs.CG] UPDATED)

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

For a class $\mathcal{D}$ of drawings of loopless multigraphs in the plane, a drawing $D \in \mathcal{D}$ is saturated when the addition of any edge to $D$ results in $D' \notin \mathcal{D}$. This is analogous to saturated graphs in a graph class as intro Tweet

A Fast Optimal Double Row Legalization Algorithm. (arXiv:2101.08561v1 [cs.DS])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In Placement Legalization, it is often assumed that (almost) all standard cells possess the same height and can therefore be aligned in cell rows, which can then be treated independently. However, this is no longer true for recent technologies, where a su Tweet

Improved Algorithms for the General Exact Satisfiability Problem. (arXiv:2101.08637v1 [cs.DS])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

The Exact Satisfiability problem asks if we can find a satisfying assignment to each clause such that exactly one literal in each clause is assigned $1$, while the rest are all assigned $0$. We can generalise this problem further by defining that a $C^j$ Tweet

HMC, an example of Functional Analysis applied to Algorithms in Data Mining. The convergence in $L^p$. (arXiv:2101.08688v1 [math.CA])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We present a proof of convergence of the Hamiltonian Monte Carlo algorithm in terms of Functional Analysis. We represent the algorithm as an operator on the density functions, and prove the convergence of iterations of this operator in $L^p$, for $1<p& Tweet

Work-sensitive Dynamic Complexity of Formal Languages. (arXiv:2101.08735v1 [cs.LO])

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Which amount of parallel resources is needed for updating a query result after changing an input? In this work we study the amount of work required for dynamically answering membership and range queries for formal languages in parallel constant time with Tweet

An invertible transform for efficient string matching in labeled digraphs. (arXiv:1905.03424v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Consider a digraph $G = (V, E)$ where each vertex is unlabeled, each edge is labeled by a character in some alphabet $\Omega$, and any two edges with both the same head and the same tail have different labels. The powerset construction gives a transform o Tweet

LL(1) Parsing with Derivatives and Zippers. (arXiv:1911.12737v2 [cs.FL] UPDATED)

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In this paper, we present an efficient, functional, and formally verified parsing algorithm for LL(1) context-free expressions based on the concept of derivatives of formal languages. Parsing with derivatives is an elegant parsing technique, which, in the Tweet

Computationally easy, spectrally good multipliers for congruential pseudorandom number generators. (arXiv:2001.05304v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Congruential pseudorandom number generators rely on good multipliers, that is, integers that have good performance with respect to the spectral test. We provide lists of multipliers with a good lattice structure up to dimension eight and up to lag eight f Tweet

List Decodable Mean Estimation in Nearly Linear Time. (arXiv:2005.09796v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2021-01-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Learning from data in the presence of outliers is a fundamental problem in statistics. Until recently, no computationally efficient algorithms were known to compute the mean of a high dimensional distribution under natural assumptions in the presence of e Tweet

Amazon Lex Introduces an Enhanced Console Experience and New V2 APIs

2021-01-22 01:39:13 @ AWS Blog

Today, the Amazon Lex team has released a new console experience that makes it easier to build, deploy, and manage conversational experiences. Along with the new console, we have also introduced new V2 APIs, including continuous streaming capability. These Tweet

Issue #142

2021-01-22 01:00:00 @ WASM Weekly

A practical guide to WebAssembly memory RADU-MATEI.COM The WebAssembly runtime is really rather simple, and its memory and storage capabilities are no different, it has a single block of memory with instructions that can read and write data direct Tweet

Science Advisor

2021-01-21 23:45:38 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Resources for a new term from our vantage point Crop from Broad Institute src Eric Lander has been appointed director of the US Office of Science and Technology Policy, a post newly elevated to Cabinet status. He is thus the top science advisor in Joe Bide Tweet

AWS announces forks of Elasticsearch and Kibana

2021-01-21 23:07:58 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 1273 # Comments: 902 Tweet

Stepping up for a truly open source Elasticsearch

2021-01-21 23:07:09 @ AWS Open Source News

Last week, Elastic announced they will change their software licensing strategy, and will not release new versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2). Instead, new versions of the software will be offered under the Ela Tweet

Still alive

2021-01-21 23:05:38 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 849 # Comments: 253 Tweet

On Apple Planning to Ditch Touch Bar

2021-01-21 22:28:48 @ joecieplinski's blog

Note: This is currently a rumor, and I hope it doesn’t come to pass. I remember the early 90s, when I was first considering getting a 5-string bass. 5-string had suddenly become very popular, thanks to Grunge and a lot of other popular music featuring Tweet

Susan Glasser on Biden’s Inaugural Address: ‘A Love Letter to the Truth’

2021-01-21 22:14:40 @ Daring Fireball

Susan B. Glasser, writing for The New Yorker: Only after four years of the Trump Presidency would the mention of “truth” in an Inaugural Address become an applause line. But we are where we are. The country has had so much lying. Much will be made of Tweet

Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address

2021-01-21 22:07:22 @ Daring Fireball

Two passages from Biden’s inaugural address. First, on the truth: Many centuries ago, Saint Augustine, a saint of my church, wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love. What are the common objects we love that defi Tweet

DeLorean considering all-electric reboot

2021-01-21 21:52:14 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 433 # Comments: 319 Tweet

Amanda Gorman’s 2021 Inauguration Poem: ‘The Hill We Climb’

2021-01-21 21:49:03 @ Daring Fireball

CNN: “Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming President, on Tweet

Judge refuses to reinstate Parler after Amazon shut it down

2021-01-21 21:45:05 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: Comments URL: Points: 328 # Comments: 581 Tweet

21 websites and apps to make your 2021 better

2021-01-21 21:00:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Christina Yeh, Google Registry Team Google Registry is always on the lookout for interesting websites that have launched using our top-level domains. 2020 was a rough year, so to help you make 2021 (at least a little bit) better, we’ Tweet

What is a Spinor?

2021-01-21 18:02:39 @ Not Even Wrong

Recently Jean-Pierre Bourguignon recently gave the Inaugural Atiyah Lecture, with the title What is a Spinor? The title was a reference to a 2013 talk by Atiyah at the IHES with the same title. Bourguignon’s lecture is not yet online, … Contin Tweet

The "Wasmer" WebAssembly Runtime is Generally Available

2021-01-21 18:00:00 @ InfoQ

Wasmer recently released version 1.0 of its server-side WebAssembly runtime, and it is now generally available. Wasmer enables super lightweight containers based on WebAssembly. Version 1.0 marks a significant milestone on a journey, which started more t Tweet

Convoy: The Future of Truck Freight

2021-01-21 17:50:18 @ YC

Online marketplaces bring efficiency to traditional sectors. They offer a better user experience and increase margins for participants. They can accrue huge value by reducing friction and aggregating… Tweet

Secret Ingredient Found to Power Supernovas

2021-01-21 16:25:33 @ Quanta Magazine

Three-dimensional supernova simulations have solved the mystery of why they explode at all. Tweet

Learn about the Most In-Demand Skills from Expert Practitioners at QCon Plus, May 17-28

2021-01-21 15:30:00 @ InfoQ

If you are a senior software engineer, architect, or team lead and want to take your technical learning and personal development to a whole new level this year, join us at QCon Plus on May 17-28. Here you can discover trends, best practices, and solution Tweet

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Superset™ as a Top-Level Project

2021-01-21 15:00:21 @ ASF

Open Source enterprise-grade Big Data visualization and business intelligence Web application in use at Airbnb, American Express, Dropbox, Lyft, Netflix, Nielsen, Rakuten Viki, Twitter, and Udemy, among others. Wilmington, DE —21 January 2021— The Tweet

AWS Introduces HealthLake and Redshift ML in Preview

2021-01-21 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

AWS introduced preview releases of Amazon HealthLake service and a feature for Amazon Redshift called Redshift ML during re:Invent 2020 in December. Amazon HealthLake is a data lake service that helps healthcare, health insurance, and pharmaceutical comp Tweet

Java Weekly, Issue 369

2021-01-21 13:24:27 @ Baeldung

Run Java on Java, reactive JAX-RS, inline and primitive objects, Java 17 new additions, state watch pattern, and guidelines for pair programming! The post Java Weekly, Issue 369 first appeared on Baeldung .           Tweet

HashiCorp Announces Public Beta of HCP Vault

2021-01-21 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

In a recent blog post, HashiCorp announced the public beta of HashiCorp Vault on its Cloud Platform (HCP). With Vault, customers can leverage a managed cloud service to provide them with secret management and encryption capabilities. By Steef-Jan Wigge Tweet

Becoming Personally Agile for Mental Health

2021-01-21 11:54:00 @ InfoQ

Feeling the need to be constantly producing high-quality deliverables with a high sense of perfection can lead to stress and can cause burnout. You have to first accept that you have a problem to find your way out of burnout. Applying agile on a personal Tweet

Microsoft Introduces Azure Health Bot

2021-01-21 09:01:00 @ InfoQ

Microsoft recently introduced Azure Health Bot, an evolution of Microsoft Healthcare Bot that is becoming an Azure service with added functionalities. Built for developing virtual health care assistants, Azure Health Bot combines medical databases with n Tweet

US Environmental Policy (Part 3)

2021-01-21 07:32:58 @ John Carlos Baez

It’s begun! When it comes to global warming we’re in a race for time, and the US has spent the last four years with its ankles zip-tied together. On his first day in office, the new president of the US signed this executive order: ACCEPTANCE ON Tweet

US Environmental Policy (Part 3)

2021-01-21 07:32:58 @ Physics Phorums

It’s begun! When it comes to global warming we’re in a race for time, and the US has spent the last four years with its ankles zip-tied together. On his first day in office, the new president of the US signed this executive order: ACCEPTANCE ON Tweet

Yari, the New MDN Web Documentation Platform

2021-01-21 04:43:00 @ InfoQ

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), Mozilla’s multilingual resource for web documentation, recently launched Yari, MDN Web Docs’ new platform. Yari reduces the burden of developing, maintaining, and contributing to MDN. MDN content is now stored in GitHub a Tweet

Lessons Learned from Parler

2021-01-21 01:00:00 @ The Syndicate

Lessons Learned from Parler and how to manage user-generated content in iOS apps and web services If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately in the United States, then you’ve likely heard about Parler. Parler was a social network that was base Tweet

Dev Interview: Launching a career as an enterprise developer in Austin, Chapter 4

2021-01-21 01:00:00 @ IBM Developer

A multi-part interview series chronicling the hopes, fears, trials and tribulations of three new enterprise developers. Follow them as they move to Austin, Texas to launch their careers and adjust to life in the corporate world.  Tweet

How to Build a Real-world App: A Nuxt.js Firebase Tutorial (Part 2)

2021-01-20 23:48:57 @ Gorilla Logic

This is the second part of a two-part blog post that will introduce you to Nuxt.js, a higher-level framework that builds on top of Vue. In Part 1 of this tutorial, we created a simple project to consume a blog post API endpoint and then display it. Part 2 Tweet

The White House

2021-01-20 23:11:02 @ Daring Fireball

New president, new administration, new website. Update: With an Easter egg .  ★  Tweet

Categories of Nets (Part 2)

2021-01-20 20:09:21 @ John Carlos Baez

guest post by Michael Shulman Now that John gave an overview of the Petri nets paper that he and I have just written with Jade and Fabrizio, I want to dive a bit more into what we accomplish. The genesis of this paper was a paper written by Fabrizio and se Tweet

Categories of Nets (Part 2)

2021-01-20 20:09:21 @ Physics Phorums

guest post by Michael Shulman Now that John gave an overview of the Petri nets paper that he and I have just written with Jade and Fabrizio, I want to dive a bit more into what we accomplish. The genesis of this paper was a paper written by Fabrizio and se Tweet

How to Start a Biotech Company on a Budget

2021-01-20 18:55:37 @ YC

Running a biotech company is capital intensive, and this can make it intimidating to get started. Founders sometimes face a chicken and egg problem: how do you make… Tweet

Jonathan Godbout: Proto Cache: Implementing Basic Pub Sub

2021-01-20 17:26:32 @ Planet Lisp

Today's Updates In our last post we saw some of the features of the ace.core.defun and ace.core.thread libraries by creating a thread-safe cache of the Any protocol buffer object. Today we are going to update the proto-cache repository to impleme Tweet

Plant Cells of Different Species Can Swap Organelles

2021-01-20 17:00:32 @ Quanta Magazine

In grafted plants, shrunken chloroplasts can jump between species by slipping through unexpected gateways in cell walls. Tweet

Moving beyond the self-reported scale: Objectively measuring chronic pain with AI

2021-01-20 16:00:02 @ IBM Research blog

Together with Boston Scientific, we are presenting research that details the feasibility and progress towards our new pain measurement method at the 2021 North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting. The post Moving beyond the self-reported sc Tweet

Rust China Conf 2020 Showcases Production-Ready Rust Applications

2021-01-20 14:00:00 @ InfoQ

Rust China Conf is the largest grassroots event for the Rust programming language in China. As Amazon, Microsoft, and others in the US, Chinese tech companies are increasingly using Rust in mission-critical production software systems. Huawei, Bytedance Tweet

La evolución de la inmunidad al SARS-CoV-2 tras superar la COVID-19

2021-01-20 13:07:44 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

La evolución de la memoria inmunitaria tras superar la COVID-19 es un tema que despierta gran interés. Se publican en Nature y Science sendos artículos que observan que los linfocitos […] La entrada La evolución de la inmunidad al SARS-CoV-2 tras Tweet

This Week in Rust 374

2021-01-20 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

New Deno Module Builds and Compiles Vue Applications

2021-01-20 01:15:00 @ InfoQ

The vno Deno module, which self-describes as the first build tool for compiling and bundling Vue single-file components in a Deno runtime environment, recently released its first stable version. vno v1.0 features a parser, compiler, bundler, and an adapt Tweet

How the world’s first smartwatch inspired cutting-edge AI 

2021-01-19 23:22:15 @ IBM Research blog

Between 2000 and 2001, IBM Research made headlines when it launched an internet-enabled designer watch running Linux, an open-source operating system. Dubbed WatchPad, its aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of the then-novel OS for mobile and embedde Tweet

The Most Notable Lies of Donald Trump’s Presidency

2021-01-19 21:25:06 @ Daring Fireball

Daniel Dale, writing at CNN: Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump’s presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk from the town dump. There’s just so much ugly garbage to sift through before you can make a decis Tweet

How Netflix uses Deep Java Library (DJL) for distributed deep learning inference in real-time

2021-01-19 19:03:33 @ AWS Open Source News

This post was written by Stanislav Kirdey, Lan Qing, Lai Wei, and Lu Huang. Netflix is one of the world’s largest entertainment services and it supports more than 190 million subscribers from different countries viewing from more than a thousand types of d Tweet

The NASA Engineer Who’s a Mathematician at Heart

2021-01-19 18:30:45 @ Quanta Magazine

Christine Darden worked at NASA for 40 years, helping make supersonic planes quieter and forging a path for women to follow in her footsteps. Tweet

Cloudflare’s Origin CA Issuer: an Extension to the K8s cert-manager

2021-01-19 17:00:00 @ InfoQ

Cloudflare has released Origin CA Issuer, an extension to cert-manager, a native Kubernetes certificate management controller. Integrating with Cloudflare Origin CA, the extension makes it easier to create and renew Cloudflare Origin Certificates. By A Tweet

Clean Architecture with Spring Boot

2021-01-19 16:42:52 @ Baeldung

In general, our functional requirements, frameworks, I/O devices, and even our code design may all change for various reasons. With this in mind, the Clean Architecture is a guideline to a high maintainable code, considering all the uncertainties around u Tweet

Distributed Systems Pattern: State Watch

2021-01-19 16:28:00 @ Martin Fowler

Clients are interested in changes to the specific values on the server. It's difficult for clients to structure their logic if they need to poll the server continuously to look for changes. If clients open too many connections to the server for wat Tweet

No-Code App Development is Essential for Digital Transformation

2021-01-19 15:30:00 @ InfoQ

Jennifer Cadence, a product marketing manager at Google, recently published an account of the state of no-code app development. In her post, Cadence breaks down why no-code platforms have become an essential part of digital transformation. She suggests t Tweet

The Apache CloudStack Project Releases Apache® CloudStack® v4.15

2021-01-19 15:00:12 @ ASF

Mature Open Source Enterprise Cloud platform powers billions of dollars in transactions for the world's largest Cloud providers, Fortune 5 multinationals, educational institutions, and more. Wilmington, DE —19 January 2021— The Apache CloudSta Tweet

TensorFlow 2.4 Release Includes CUDA 11 Support and API Updates

2021-01-19 15:00:00 @ InfoQ

The TensorFlow project announced the release of version 2.4.0 of the deep-learning framework, featuring support for CUDA 11, cuDNN 8, and NVIDIA's Ampere GPU architecture, as well as new strategies and profiling tools for distributed training. Other API Tweet

Results of the First Kotlin Multiplatform Survey

2021-01-19 14:22:19 @ Kotlin Blog

The Kotlin team has always relied on feedback from the community for making decisions about the future of the technology. You will always be our go-to people who know best how to make Kotlin even more enjoyable to work with! This past November, we conducte Tweet

Results of the First Kotlin Multiplatform Survey

2021-01-19 14:22:19 @ Kotlin news

The Kotlin team has always relied on feedback from the community for making decisions about the future of the technology. You will always be our go-to people who know best how to make Kotlin even more enjoyable to work with! This past November, we conducte Tweet

The Ethics Board

2021-01-19 13:10:00 @ Computational Complexity

Back in 2014 I recommended a TCS ethics board  mainly to deal with plagiarism and who should get credit for a result. It went the way of most suggestions I make in my blog, a quick road to nowhere. Bill asked "Does any other branch of CS have an e Tweet

Grafana Labs Announces Updates to Its Grafana Cloud with a Free Tier, New Pricing and Features

2021-01-19 13:00:00 @ InfoQ

Grafana Cloud is a fully-managed observability platform from Grafana Labs for applications and infrastructure. The company recently announced a new version for Grafana Cloud, including a free tier version, a different pricing structure, and several signi Tweet

Generics Enter Go Change Proposal Process

2021-01-19 11:00:00 @ InfoQ

Generics, one of the features more frequently requested by Go developers, are making their way into the language based on a draft design that has been evolving for the last couple of years and is now entering the language change proposal process. By Se Tweet

Drones cuánticos

2021-01-19 10:26:42 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Se llaman satélites cuánticos a los que incorporan tecnologías de comunicaciones cuánticas para enviar y recibir fotones entrelazados. Por analogía, se llaman drones cuánticos a los que también las incorporan. […] La entrada Drones cuánticos fue Tweet

Delete that Account! | Nandini Jammi | BoS USA Online

2021-01-19 10:00:31 @ Business of Software Blog

Nandini Jammi // Co-Founder Check My Ads Nandini has been immersed in the world of brand safety & digital advertising since 2016, when she began running Sleeping Giants, the social media campaign that alerted advertisers that their ads were funding ha Tweet

How to Analyze Java Thread Dumps

2021-01-19 08:46:18 @ Baeldung

Learn how to analyze thread dumps to efficiently diagnose performance issues. Also, we'll learn to detect bottlenecks or even simple bugs. The post How to Analyze Java Thread Dumps first appeared on Baeldung .         &# Tweet

Edmund Clarke, 1945–2020

2021-01-19 02:00:00 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

If only model checking could fight the virus Edmund Clarke passed away due to COVID-19 complications. Ed will be missed. He was a winner of the 2007 Turing award for his seminal work on model checking. This was joint with Allen Emerson and Joseph Sifakis. Tweet

Peeking into AI’s ‘black box’ brain — with physics

2021-01-19 01:53:23 @ IBM Research blog

Our team has developed Physics-informed Neural Networks (PINN) models where physics is integrated into the neural network’s learning process – dramatically boosting the AI’s ability to produce accurate results. Described in our recent paper, PINN models a Tweet

[Sponsor] Honk

2021-01-19 01:05:06 @ Daring Fireball

Honk is the new real-time messenger that displays what you and your friends type in real time. With no send button and no chat history, it’s the closest a chat can feel to a real life conversation. Since launching at the end of 2020, users have typed over Tweet

Apple’s MLK Quote

2021-01-19 00:45:54 @ Daring Fireball

Martin Luther King Jr.: True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. Apt.  ★  Tweet

App architecture basics in SwiftUI, Part 2: SwiftUI's natural pattern

2021-01-19 00:32:11 @ Cocoa with Love

In the previous article , I wrote a simple SwiftUI app. During the writing, I deliberately kept the code simple – writing code only when needed to satisfy user-facing goals. I want to take a closer look at the application architecture that naturally emer Tweet

Wilczek on the Problems of Fundamental Physics

2021-01-18 21:45:10 @ Not Even Wrong

Sean Carroll has a new interview up with Frank Wilczek in which they discuss, among other things, the problematic current state of fundamental physics. On the topic of string theory, here’s the discussion: 0:58:34.8 SC: Well, some of this worry ̷ Tweet

FeaturePeek

2021-01-18 19:20:29 @ Daring Fireball

My thanks to FeaturePeek for sponsoring last week at Daring Fireball. FeaturePeek is the easiest way for web development teams to collaborate on frontend work. Among their features: Take and annotate screenshots. Record session video. Tag coworker Tweet

Election Fraud Misinformation Dropped Significantly After Twitter Banned Trump

2021-01-18 19:15:32 @ Daring Fireball

Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg, reporting for The Washington Post: Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has fo Tweet

Peaks of Sinc

2021-01-18 17:56:11 @ The Endeavour

Yesterday I wrote two posts about finding the peaks of the sinc function. Both focused on numerical methods, the first using a contraction mapping and the second using Newton’s method. This post will focus on the locations of the peaks rather than w Tweet

Gell-Mann amnesia and its opposite

2021-01-18 16:39:28 @ The Endeavour

Michael Crichton coined the term Gell-Mann Amnesia effect to describe forgetting how unreliable a source is in one area when you trust it in another area. In Crichton’s words: Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the Tweet

SwiftUI Custom View Modifiers

2021-01-18 12:14:45 @ Use Your Loaf

Create your own custom SwiftUI view modifier when you want to reuse a set of modifiers on multiple views. Removing duplication also cleans up and improves the readability of your SwiftUI views. Here’s my starting point. A SwiftUI view that contain Tweet

How to Convert a Hibernate Proxy to a Real Entity Object

2021-01-18 08:47:06 @ Baeldung

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to convert a Hibernate proxy to a real entity object The post How to Convert a Hibernate Proxy to a Real Entity Object first appeared on Baeldung .               & Tweet

Rate of convergence for Newton’s method

2021-01-18 04:42:51 @ The Endeavour

In the previous post I looked at the problem of finding the peaks of the sinc function. In this post we use this problem to illustrate how two formulations of the same problem can behave very differently with Newton’s method. The previous post menti Tweet

Reverse iteration root-finding

2021-01-18 03:26:31 @ The Endeavour

The sinc function is defined by sinc(x) = sin(x)/x. This function comes up constantly in signal processing. Here’s a plot. We would like to find the location of the function’s peaks. Let’s focus first on the first positive peak, the one Tweet

Tycho Garen : Learning Common Lisp Again

2021-01-18 01:00:00 @ Planet Lisp

In a recent post I spoke about abandoning a previous project that had gone off the rails, and I've been doing more work in Common Lisp, and I wanted to report a bit more, with some recent developments. There's a lot of writing about learning to progra Tweet

Categories of Nets (Part 1)

2021-01-18 00:57:20 @ John Carlos Baez

I’ve been thinking about Petri nets a lot. Around 2010, I got excited about using them to describe chemical reactions, population dynamics and more, using ideas taken from quantum physics. Then I started working with my student Blake Pollard on ̵ Tweet

Categories of Nets (Part 1)

2021-01-18 00:57:20 @ Physics Phorums

I’ve been thinking about Petri nets a lot. Around 2010, I got excited about using them to describe chemical reactions, population dynamics and more, using ideas taken from quantum physics. Then I started working with my student Blake Pollard on ̵ Tweet

Alexander Artemenko: declt

2021-01-17 14:58:46 @ Planet Lisp

This is the documentation builder behind Quickref site. It is good for generating API references for third party libraries. Most interesting features of Declt are: Declt uses Texinfo file format for intermediate document store. This makes i Tweet

Experimental Garbage Collectors in the JVM

2021-01-17 09:25:11 @ Baeldung

Learn the new Shenandoah garbage collector and how it compares against other garbage collectors The post Experimental Garbage Collectors in the JVM first appeared on Baeldung .                 Tweet

The Talk Show: ‘A Total Landscaping’

2021-01-17 00:56:20 @ Daring Fireball

Mike Monteiro returns to the show to talk about the Capitol insurrection and riot, Twitter and Facebook permanently banning Donald Trump, the shutdown of Parler, the fate of liberal democracy, and Mike’s new book, The Collected Angers . Sponsored by: Tweet

‘The Event’

2021-01-17 00:14:00 @ Daring Fireball

Peter Jamison, Carol D. Leonnig, and Paul Schwartzman, reporting for The Washington Post on how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s refusal to allow their Secret Service detail to use any of the bathrooms in their home forced the agents to look elsewhere in Tweet

Was the universe made for us?

2021-01-16 14:00:00 @ Backreaction

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below.] Today I want to talk about the claim that our universe is especially made for humans, or fine-tuned for life. According to this idea it’s extremely unlikely our universe would just happen to be the way it Tweet

Was the universe made for us?

2021-01-16 14:00:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[This is a transcript of the video embedded below.] Today I want to talk about the claim that our universe is especially made for humans, or fine-tuned for life. According to this idea it’s extremely unlikely our universe would just happen to be the way it Tweet