Random Thoughts on the admissions scandal

2019-03-24 22:13:00 @ Computational Complexity

In light of the recent academic scandal I am going to list ways I've heard to help get your kid into college and thoughts on how ethical they are (hint: bribing a coach to claim your kid is on the rowing team is not ethical). 1) Your kid likes (1) helping Tweet

Monads and generalized elements

2019-03-24 21:52:03 @ The Endeavour

Paolo Perrone gives a nice, succinct motivation for monads in the introduction to his article on probability and monads. … a monad is like a consistent way of extending spaces to include generalized elements of a specific kind. He develops this idea briefl Tweet

Mathigon – an interactive, personalized mathematics textbook

2019-03-24 19:23:05 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://mathigon.org/ Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19477868 Points: 224 # Comments: 33 Tweet

Engineer refusing to file/disclose patents

2019-03-24 18:35:02 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/132387/engineer-refusing-to-file-disclose-patents Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19477559 Points: 271 # Comments: 182 Tweet

★ Apple Games

2019-03-24 18:22:42 @ Daring Fireball

If Apple’s going to spend billions on exclusive TV and movie content, why not spend money on exclusive games as well? Tweet

Superfluid Dark Matter [Video]

2019-03-24 18:07:00 @ Backreaction

I am at home with a cold, and so I finally got around to finish this video on superfluid dark matter which has been sitting on my hard disk for a few months. This is a sequel to my earlier two videos about Dark Matter and Modified Gravity.For captions, Tweet

Superfluid Dark Matter [Video]

2019-03-24 18:07:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

I am at home with a cold, and so I finally got around to finish this video on superfluid dark matter which has been sitting on my hard disk for a few months. This is a sequel to my earlier two videos about Dark Matter and Modified Gravity.For captions, Tweet

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

2019-03-24 09:57:33 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://superuser.com/questions/1298062/chrome-clear-cookies-on-exit-feature-does-not-work Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19475254 Points: 201 # Comments: 69 Tweet

On Learning Rust and Go: Migrating Away from Python

2019-03-24 09:44:34 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://blog.liw.fi/posts/2019/03/24/on_learning_rust_and_go_migrating_away_from_python/ Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19475218 Points: 210 # Comments: 256 Tweet

Show HN: Editable, royalty-free SVG illustrations

2019-03-24 07:52:37 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://gallery.manypixels.co Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19474853 Points: 240 # Comments: 39 Tweet

The Politics of Age (the Young vs. the Old)

2019-03-24 07:38:16 @ 250bpm-blogs

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The Politics of Age (the Young vs. the Old)

2019-03-24 07:38:16 @ Martin Sústri

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Dell Autism Hiring Program

2019-03-24 04:34:20 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://jobs.dell.com/neurodiversity Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19474091 Points: 304 # Comments: 177 Tweet

Pyright: Static type checker for Python

2019-03-24 02:55:38 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://github.com/Microsoft/pyright Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19473631 Points: 202 # Comments: 71 Tweet

Complex Adaptive System Design (Part 9)

2019-03-24 02:15:13 @ John Carlos Baez

Here’s our latest paper for the Complex Adaptive System Composition and Design Environment project: • John Baez, John Foley and Joe Moeller, Network models from Petri nets with catalysts. Check it out! And please report typos, mistakes, or anyt Tweet

Complex Adaptive System Design (Part 9)

2019-03-24 02:15:13 @ Physics Phorums

Here’s our latest paper for the Complex Adaptive System Composition and Design Environment project: • John Baez, John Foley and Joe Moeller, Network models from Petri nets with catalysts. Check it out! And please report typos, mistakes, or anyt Tweet

Sonic: Fast, lightweight and schemaless search back end in Rust

2019-03-23 18:51:47 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://github.com/valeriansaliou/sonic Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19471471 Points: 211 # Comments: 33 Tweet

‘Talent Is Universal, but Opportunity Is Not‘

2019-03-23 18:18:14 @ Daring Fireball

Nice piece by Garry Kasparov on 8-year-old chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewumi.  ★  Tweet

Mixing error-correcting codes and cryptography

2019-03-23 17:58:05 @ The Endeavour

Secret codes and error-correcting codes have nothing to do with each other. Except when they do! Error-correcting codes Error correcting code make digital communication possible. Without some way to detect and correct errors, the corruption of a single bit Tweet

The Shape of a Life

2019-03-23 17:27:44 @ Not Even Wrong

I just finished reading The Shape of a Life, which is the great geometer Shing-Tung Yau’s autobiography, co-authored with Steve Nadis. It’s quite fascinating, and an essential read for anyone interested in the history of modern mathematics. Yau Tweet

Calculating the mean of a list of numbers (2016)

2019-03-23 16:56:36 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://hypothesis.works/articles/calculating-the-mean/ Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19470945 Points: 262 # Comments: 92 Tweet

Just Move (I’ve been singing again)

2019-03-23 13:40:00 @ Backreaction

I have spent the last few weekends shouting at a foam mat. It’s nothing personal. Foam and I, we normally get along just fine. It’s just that I was hoping to improve my singing technique. Also, shouting may come in handy on other occasions, you never know. Tweet

Just Move (I’ve been singing again)

2019-03-23 13:40:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

I have spent the last few weekends shouting at a foam mat. It’s nothing personal. Foam and I, we normally get along just fine. It’s just that I was hoping to improve my singing technique. Also, shouting may come in handy on other occasions, you never know. Tweet

Podcast CB S&R 207: Matemáticas, Física, Genética y más

2019-03-23 10:30:32 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

He participado en el episodio 207 del podcast Coffee Break: Señal y Ruido [iVoox, iTunes], titulado “Ep207: Premio Abel: Karen Uhlenbeck; Genética y Jack el Destripador; Supercontinentes; Metástasis; Íberos Arcaicos”, 21 Mar 2019. “Todos los comentarios ve Tweet

Show HN: Everything I Know Wiki

2019-03-23 05:00:17 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://wiki.nikitavoloboev.xyz Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19468993 Points: 396 # Comments: 114 Tweet

Why Mailchimp is no longer in the Shopify App Store

2019-03-23 02:00:45 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-Apps/Here-s-why-Mailchimp-is-no-longer-in-the-Shopify-App-Store/td-p/493593 Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19468352 Points: 221 # Comments: 110 Tweet

Uganda’s Tarantino and his $200 action movies (2015)

2019-03-23 01:55:17 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32531558 Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19468327 Points: 247 # Comments: 62 Tweet

“Every minute I spent thinking about competitors was a minute wasted”

2019-03-23 01:05:08 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://twitter.com/paulg/status/1109220781035307009 Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19468090 Points: 426 # Comments: 155 Tweet

Horace Dediu on the New iPad Mini

2019-03-23 01:03:34 @ Daring Fireball

Horace Dediu: Fundamentally explaining mini is pointless. Mini is something that is felt more than it is perceived. You can see the attraction of a tiny product only when you come face-to-face with it. In a picture it’s hard to get it — there is no frame Tweet

Jason Snell on the New iPad Mini

2019-03-23 00:26:26 @ Daring Fireball

Jason Snell: When three and a half years go by without Apple updating your favorite product, you start to get a little antsy. See also: This intriguing post about Logitech’s Crayon now working with iPad Pros.  ★  Tweet

Graphene Device Sops Up Sunlight, Heats to 160 Degrees Celsius in Seconds

2019-03-22 23:23:02 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/optoelectronics/new-graphene-metamaterial-device-heats-to-160c-under-sunlight-in-seconds Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19467542 Points: 224 # Comments: 74 Tweet

AT&T’s ‘5G E’ Is Actually Slower Than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, Study Finds

2019-03-22 23:01:42 @ Daring Fireball

Embarrassing for AT&T for their bullshit marketing, and embarrassing for Apple for allowing this on the iPhone. They should call it “5G B” for “bullshit”.  ★  Tweet

Maybe You Don't Need Kubernetes

2019-03-22 22:18:44 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://matthias-endler.de/2019/maybe-you-dont-need-kubernetes/ Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19467067 Points: 470 # Comments: 287 Tweet

Karen K. Uhlenbeck, Premio Abel 2019

2019-03-22 22:05:39 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

El Premio Abel nació en 2003 y, por primera vez, se otorga en 2019 a una matemática, la genial Karen K. Uhlenbeck: por sus contribuciones al análisis geométrico, a las teorías […] La entrada Karen K. Uhlenbeck, Premio Abel 2019 fue escrita en La Cien Tweet

AT&T’s “5G E” is slower than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, study finds

2019-03-22 21:36:44 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/atts-5g-e-is-actually-slower-than-verizon-and-t-mobile-4g-study-finds/ Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19466642 Points: 331 # Comments: 106 Tweet

Pinterest S-1

2019-03-22 21:25:32 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1506293/000119312519083544/d674330ds1.htm Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19466548 Points: 285 # Comments: 168 Tweet

LHCb observa la asimetría CP en los mesones encantados a 5.3 sigmas

2019-03-22 20:27:47 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

La asimetría materia-antimateria primordial exige que se incumpla la simetría CP (condiciones de Sakharov, 1967). El modelo estándar presenta menos asimetría CP de la necesaria. Por ello, debe ocultar nuevas fuentes […] La entrada LHCb observa la asi Tweet

Endlessh: An SSH Tarpit

2019-03-22 20:22:13 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://nullprogram.com/blog/2019/03/22/ Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19465967 Points: 555 # Comments: 107 Tweet

Oracle Swings the Layoff Axe

2019-03-22 20:19:24 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/oracle-swings-the-layoff-axe-and-clearcuts-teams-of-engineers Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19465940 Points: 202 # Comments: 165 Tweet

Zoom S-1

2019-03-22 20:10:03 @ Hacker News 200

Article URL: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1585521/000119312519083351/d642624ds1.htm Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19465860 Points: 217 # Comments: 122 Tweet

Harnessing The Power of Quantum Computing To Speed Up The Study Of Magnetic Materials

2019-03-22 19:47:02 @ IBM Research blog

Magnetic materials could be at the forefront of an upcoming revolution in electronics. The post Harnessing The Power of Quantum Computing To Speed Up The Study Of Magnetic Materials appeared first on IBM Research Blog. Tweet

El último resultado de LHCb sobre la universalidad leptónica reduce la anomalía de 2.6 sigmas a 2.5 sigmas

2019-03-22 19:00:55 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

La universalidad leptónica es una propiedad del modelo estándar que no está protegida por ninguna ley física. En teoría, los mesones B+ se desintegran en electrones con igual probabilidad que en muones, cuando […] La entrada El último resultado de LH Tweet

iOS Dev Weekly - Issue 396 - Mar 22nd 2019

2019-03-22 18:57:35 @ iOS Weekly

Comment If you applied for a WWDC ticket this year then you'll have either received a purchase confirmation the dreaded commiseration email by now. I'm very happy to say that I was lucky enough to win the lottery this Tweet

Solution: ‘How to Find Simple Treasures in Complex Numbers’

2019-03-22 14:50:24 @ Quanta Magazine

Puzzle solvers used “imaginary” numbers to solve a real world problem: finding long-lost treasure. Tweet

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 March 2019

2019-03-22 12:15:10 @ ASF

Happy Friday --we hope you've had a productive week! Here's what we've achieved across the collective Apache Community: The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success –The Apache Way of community-driven development continues to gain mom Tweet

Powerful Tropical Cyclone Veronica eyes Australia's Pilbara Coast

2019-03-22 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Veronica continued to move toward Australia's Pilbara Coast in Western Australia. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided visible and infrared images of the storm that indicated heavy rainfall. Tweet

Tropical Cyclone Trevor fills Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria in NASA image

2019-03-22 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Trevor filling up Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria. Tweet

Jupiter's unknown journey revealed

2019-03-22 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Lund University) The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. Researchers found proof of this incredible journey thanks to a group of a Tweet

Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult

2019-03-22 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Stockholm University) The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from Stockholm University. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in the northern hemisphere spanning 3-10 d Tweet

The Shortest Path To The Abel Prize

2019-03-22 03:45:15 @ Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

While melding topology, geometry, and analysis IAS page Karen Uhlenbeck is a mathematician who has won a number of awards in the past and has just now been announced as winner of the 2019 Abel Prize. Today Ken and I want to explain a tiny bit about what Uh Tweet

Abstract Geometrical Computation 10: An Intrinsically Universal Family of Signal Machines. (arXiv:1804.09018v2 [cs.FL] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CC updates on arXiv.org

Signal machines form an abstract and idealised model of collision computing. Based on dimensionless signals moving on the real line, they model particle/signal dynamics in Cellular Automata. Each particle, or signal, moves at constant speed in continuous t Tweet

Volumetric Untrimming: Precise decomposition of trimmed trivariates into tensor products. (arXiv:1903.08907v1 [cs.CG])

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

3D objects, modeled using Computer Aided Geometric Design tools, are traditionally represented using a boundary representation (B-rep), and typically use spline functions to parameterize these boundary surfaces. However, recent development in physical anal Tweet

Topologically Trivial Closed Walks in Directed Surface Graphs. (arXiv:1812.01564v3 [cs.CG] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.CG updates on arXiv.org

Let $G$ be a directed graph with $n$ vertices and $m$ edges, embedded on a surface $S$, possibly with boundary, with first Betti number $\beta$. We consider the complexity of finding closed directed walks in $G$ that are either contractible (trivial in hom Tweet

Parallel Batch-Dynamic Graph Connectivity. (arXiv:1903.08794v1 [cs.DS])

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

With the rapid growth of graph datasets over the past decade, a new kind of dynamic algorithm, supporting the ability to ingest batches of updates and exploit parallelism is needed in order to efficiently process large streams of updates. In this paper, we Tweet

Risk-Limiting Audits for IRV Elections. (arXiv:1903.08804v1 [cs.DS])

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Risk-limiting post election audits guarantee a high probability of correcting incorrect election results, independent of why the result was incorrect. Ballot-polling audits select ballots at random and interpret those ballots as evidence for and against th Tweet

An empirical analysis of exact algorithms for the unbounded knapsack problem. (arXiv:1903.08936v1 [cs.DS])

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

This work presents an empirical analysis of exact algorithms for the unbounded knapsack problem, which includes seven algorithms from the literature, two commercial solvers, and more than ten thousand instances. The terminating step-off, a dynamic programm Tweet

A Polynomial time Algorithm for Hamilton Cycle and its detailed proof. (arXiv:1004.3702v45 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Based on the famous Rotation-Extension technique, by creating the new concepts and methods: broad cycle, main segment, useful cut and insert, destroying edges for a main segment, main goal Hamilton cycle, depth-first search tree, we develop a polynomial ti Tweet

Optimal Offline Dynamic $2,3$-Edge/Vertex Connectivity. (arXiv:1708.03812v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We give offline algorithms for processing a sequence of $2$ and $3$ edge and vertex connectivity queries in a fully-dynamic undirected graph. While the current best fully-dynamic online data structures for $3$-edge and $3$-vertex connectivity require $O(n^ Tweet

Sparse Matrix Multiplication and Triangle Listing in the Congested Clique Model. (arXiv:1802.04789v4 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We multiply two $n \times n$ matrices $S,T$ over semirings in the Congested Clique model, where $n$ fully connected nodes communicate synchronously using $O(\log n)$-bit messages, within $O(nz(S)^{1/3} nz(T)^{1/3}/n + 1)$ rounds of communication, where $nz Tweet

Exact Distance Oracles for Planar Graphs with Failing Vertices. (arXiv:1807.05968v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

We consider exact distance oracles for directed weighted planar graphs in the presence of failing vertices. Given a source vertex $u$, a target vertex $v$ and a set $X$ of $k$ failed vertices, such an oracle returns the length of a shortest $u$-to-$v$ path Tweet

Faster Exact and Approximate Algorithms for $k$-Cut. (arXiv:1807.08144v2 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

In the $k$-cut problem, we are given an edge-weighted graph $G$ and an integer $k$, and have to remove a set of edges with minimum total weight so that $G$ has at least $k$ connected components. The current best algorithms are an $O(n^{(2-o(1))k})$ randomi Tweet

FPT algorithms to recognize well covered graphs. (arXiv:1810.08276v3 [cs.DS] UPDATED)

2019-03-22 02:30:00 @ cs.DS updates on arXiv.org

Given a graph $G$, let $vc(G)$ and $vc^+(G)$ be the sizes of a minimum and a maximum minimal vertex covers of $G$, respectively. We say that $G$ is well covered if $vc(G)=vc^+(G)$ (that is, all minimal vertex covers have the same size). Determining if a gr Tweet

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years

2019-03-22 01:49:31 @ Daring Fireball

Brian Krebs: The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees. The source said Fa Tweet

Change your Admin Passwords in Open Distro for Elasticsearch

2019-03-21 23:09:35 @ AWS Open Source News

Introduction Open Distro for Elasticsearch ships with an advanced security plugin. The plugin comes pre-configured with a number of different users and default passwords for them – of course, you will want to change those defaults! Passwords for some Tweet

Could Mitochondria Numbers Be the Key to Solving Cancer Drug Resistance?

2019-03-21 21:07:32 @ IBM Research blog

New research shows that the number of mitochondria in a cell is associated with drug resistance, which could have a far-reaching impact in cancer treatment. The post Could Mitochondria Numbers Be the Key to Solving Cancer Drug Resistance? appeared first on Tweet

5 Lessons Learned as a Technical Lead at Gorilla Logic

2019-03-21 20:09:03 @ Gorilla Logic

Being a Senior Consultant at Gorilla Logic is super fun, but it is even more fun leading a highly productive team under the nearshore business model. During my time at Gorilla Logic, I have had the opportunity to work as a Senior Consultant and as a Techni Tweet

★ The New iPad Mini

2019-03-21 17:34:51 @ Daring Fireball

If you want a device that is bigger than a phone, but smaller and more holdable than a laptop-screen-sized thing for reading and just walking around with, the iPad Mini is it. Tweet

She Finds Clues to Future Sustainability in Old Food Webs

2019-03-21 17:30:30 @ Quanta Magazine

By reconstructing prehistoric food webs and analyzing the diverse interactions of humans with other species, the ecologist Jennifer Dunne is developing a new understanding of sustainability through network science. Tweet

Marques Brownlee on Building an Audience and Other Advice for Creators

2019-03-21 16:27:27 @ YC

Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber. He has over 8 million subscribers to his channel MKBHD where he reviews electronics, drives electric vehicles, and interviews people such as Kobe Bryant and Bill Gates. Tweet

US Army applying new areas of math

2019-03-21 15:27:01 @ The Endeavour

Many times on this blog I’ve argued that the difference between pure and applied math is motivation. As my graduate advisor used to say, “Applied mathematics is not a subject classification. It’s an attitude.” Traditionally there was general ag Tweet

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

2019-03-21 13:21:20 @ ASF

Powerful Open Source Customer Data Platform in use at Al-Monitor, Altola, Jahia, and Yupiik, among others.  Wakefield, MA —21 March 2019— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Op Tweet

Back at Dagstuhl

2019-03-21 11:11:00 @ Computational Complexity

Participants and Their Research Interests This week I'm in Germany for the Dagstuhl workshop on Computational Complexity of Discrete Problems well timed for Georgia Tech spring break. No Bill, so no typecast, no family, just a bunch of fell Tweet

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Trevor move into Gulf of Carpentaria

2019-03-21 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Trevor has crossed Queensland, Australia's Cape York Peninsula and re-emerged into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite confirmed the movement back over water. Tweet

Tropical Cyclone Savannah dissipating in Suomi NPP satellite imagery

2019-03-21 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Savannah appeared as a wispy area of low pressure on imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite. Tweet

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica affecting Australia's Pilbara Coast

2019-03-21 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Veronica skirting the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. Tweet

Need for better forecasting and communication to mitigate repeat of Idai devastation

2019-03-21 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(University of Leeds) A better system for forecasting and communicating severe weather events in Africa is needed to reduce the impact of storms such as Cyclone Idai, say researchers. Not only do forecasters in Africa need training in spotting the formatio Tweet

Update on the Google Groups Settings API

2019-03-20 21:47:00 @ Google Developers

Posted by Zerzar Bukhari, Product Manager, G Suite In February 2019, we announced upcoming changes to the Google Groups Settings API. Based on your feedback, we're making improvements to the Groups API to make it easier for you to assess the impact and ta Tweet

Google Hit by Another E.U. Fine; Investors Don’t Bat an Eye

2019-03-20 21:36:49 @ Daring Fireball

Sara Salinas, reporting for CNBC: Google was hit with another fine from EU antitrust regulators Wednesday, and investors didn’t bat an eye. The stock rose 2 percent by the end of trading, outpacing Apple and Microsoft for the day and adding nearly $17 bil Tweet

Sobre el supuesto electrón que viajó al pasado

2019-03-20 20:21:42 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Una nota de prensa se hace viral. Los medios se aprovechan, cada cual más sensacionalista. Reina la confusión entre los legos, que demandan una explicación. Los medios les decepcionan, generando […] La entrada Sobre el supuesto electrón que viajó al Tweet

Some Jet Black Claim Chowder

2019-03-20 19:52:14 @ Daring Fireball

MacRumors, a month ago: “Apple to Release AirPods With New Coating and Black Color in the Spring”: Apple is planning to release AirPods that feature a new surface coating, wireless charging, and a black color option, according to a report from Tweet

Apple Announces New AirPods Via Press Release

2019-03-20 19:47:59 @ Daring Fireball

Apple Newsroom: The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. S Tweet

The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2019

2019-03-20 18:00:40 @ tecosystems

This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by IBM. From Java to Node.js, IBM remains at the forefront of open source innovation. Try our code patterns to help build the future of open source. With the second quarter loomi Tweet

The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2019

2019-03-20 18:00:40 @ Sogrady

This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by IBM. From Java to Node.js, IBM remains at the forefront of open source innovation. Try our code patterns to help build the future of open source. With the second quarter loomi Tweet

WWDC19 Registration Ends Today

2019-03-20 16:00:00 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

Registration closes on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Don’t miss your chance to register for this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, June 3-7.Learn more about WWDC Tweet

Upcoming App Store Submission Requirements

2019-03-20 16:00:00 @ Apple Developer News and Updates

iOS 12 is now running on more than 80% of devices worldwide. Make sure your app delivers a great user experience by seamlessly integrating with the latest advances in iOS. Starting March 27, 2019, all new apps and app updates for iPhone or iPad, including Tweet

Quantum Machine Appears to Defy Universe’s Push for Disorder

2019-03-20 15:50:25 @ Quanta Magazine

One of the first quantum simulators has produced a puzzling phenomenon: a row of atoms that repeatedly pops back into place. Tweet

Science has a problem. Here is how you can help.

2019-03-20 13:35:00 @ Backreaction

[I have gotten numerous requests by people who want to share Appendix C of my book. The content is copyrighted, of course, but my publisher kindly agreed that I can make it publicly available. You may use this text for non-commercial purposes, so long as y Tweet

Science has a problem. Here is how you can help.

2019-03-20 13:35:00 @ Sabine Hossenfelder

[I have gotten numerous requests by people who want to share Appendix C of my book. The content is copyrighted, of course, but my publisher kindly agreed that I can make it publicly available. You may use this text for non-commercial purposes, so long as y Tweet

Lispers.de: Berlin Lispers Meetup, Monday, 25th March 2019

2019-03-20 11:30:00 @ Planet Lisp

We meet again on Monday 8pm, 25th March. Our host this time is James Anderson (www.dydra.com).Berlin Lispers is about all flavors of Lisp including Common Lisp, Scheme, Dylan, Clojure.We will have a talk this time. Ingo Mohr will tell us "About Tweet

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudMonkey® v6.0

2019-03-20 11:00:18 @ ASF

Popular Open Source Command Line Interface tool that simplifies Apache CloudStack configuration and management now faster and easier to use. Wakefield, MA —20 March 2019— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and in Tweet

UTF-8 String

2019-03-20 11:00:00 @ Swift blog

Swift 5 switches the preferred encoding of strings from UTF-16 to UTF-8 while preserving efficient Objective-C-interoperability. Because the String type abstracts away these low-level concerns, no source-code changes from developers should be necessary*, b Tweet

New committer: Mitchell Horne (src)

2019-03-20 09:00:00 @ FreeBSD news

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Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's center

2019-03-20 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(University of California - Los Angeles) At the center of our galaxy, where an enormous black hole blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and explode. astronomers have discovered two exhaust channe Tweet

NASA tracks Tropical Cyclone Trevor approaching Australia's Cape York Peninsula

2019-03-20 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Trevor appeared to have a cloud-filled eye in visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite. Tweet

NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica develop off western Australia's coast

2019-03-20 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of Tropical Cyclone Veronica after it developed off the northern coast of Western Australia. Tweet

2019 APS April Meeting: Preliminary highlights and last call for hotel registration

2019-03-20 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(American Physical Society) Information on the 2019 APS April Meeting in Denver, which explores research from 'Quarks to Cosmos.' It runs April 13-16 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. At the meeting, the latest breaking research in particle and astrop Tweet

Race to the moon: Told through postal history

2019-03-20 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Springer) The race between the USSR and the USA in the 1960s to put the first man on the moon still fascinates people today. Countless movies, series, and exhibitions have all portrayed the nations' efforts to out-race each other and be the first on the Tweet

Conflict in space doesn't always look like 'Star Wars'

2019-03-20 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Springer) Imagine driving on an unfamiliar route and suddenly your GPS navigation cuts out. Later it becomes clear that this was due to a blackout of a satellite. Tweet

Google Announces Stadia, Streaming Video Game Service

2019-03-20 04:46:19 @ Daring Fireball

Phil Harrison, vice president and GM of Google Stadia: Using our globally connected network of Google data centers, Stadia will free players from the limitations of traditional consoles and PCs. When players use Stadia, they’ll be able to access the Tweet

Apple’s M68 Prototype Board for the Original iPhone

2019-03-20 04:46:14 @ Daring Fireball

A fascinating bit of computing history. I sure am curious about the person who owns this, though — seems like it would be a hard thing for most engineers to walk out of the building with.  ★  Tweet

Project Perspectives: Apache RocketMQ and The Apache Way

2019-03-20 03:17:18 @ ASF

by Von Gosling, member of the Apache RocketMQ Project Management Committee Last year, I wrote a blog about how communities from a non-English-speaking country understand and use Apache way for open innovation. In that article, I mainly expressed the desir Tweet

Get Up and Running with Open Distro for Elasticsearch

2019-03-20 03:03:02 @ AWS Open Source News

Introduction On March 11, 2019, we released Open Distro for Elasticsearch, a value-added distribution of Elasticsearch that is 100% open source (Apache 2.0 license) and supported by AWS. (See also Open Distro for Elasticsearch from Jeff Barr and Keeping Op Tweet

Jason Snell on the Updated iMac Lineup

2019-03-19 22:19:40 @ Daring Fireball

Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors: What this means is that these new iMacs have closed a bit of the gap between the highest-end iMac and the lowest-end iMac Pro. You’ll need to pay extra in configurable options, but the highest-end eight-core iMac should Tweet

YC Winter 2019 Batch Stats

2019-03-19 20:37:19 @ YC

We are about to kick off the second day of YC’s 28th Demo Day. In total, 189 companies will present over two days. Below are stats about the W19 batch. Tweet

Managing Amazon EKS Clusters with Rancher

2019-03-19 19:57:54 @ AWS Open Source News

Rancher is a popular open-source tool used by many organizations to manage Kubernetes clusters. Rancher has extended support for Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). With this capability, Rancher users no longer need to directly ma Tweet

New – Gigabit Connectivity Options for Amazon Direct Connect

2019-03-19 18:15:03 @ AWS Blog

gives you the ability to create private network connections between your datacenter, office, or colocation environment and AWS. The connections start at your network and end at one of 91 AWS Direct Connect locations and can reduce your network costs, incre Tweet

Riffing on mistakes

2019-03-19 17:32:34 @ The Endeavour

I mentioned on Twitter yesterday that one way to relieve the boredom of grading math papers is to explore mistakes. If a statement is wrong, what would it take to make it right? Is it approximately correct? Is there some different context where it is corre Tweet

A genius can admit finding things difficult

2019-03-19 14:58:57 @ The Endeavour

Karen Uhlenbeck has just received the Abel Prize. Many say that the Fields Medal is the analog of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, but others say that the Abel Prize is a better analog. The Abel prize is a recognition of achievement over a career whereas t Tweet

The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

2019-03-19 14:18:30 @ ASF

As Open Source software continues to grow in importance, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the ongoing success of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as it approaches its 20th anniversary. The Apache Way of community-driven development continues to gai Tweet

Nice (Non-Pro) iMac Speed Bumps

2019-03-19 13:36:31 @ Daring Fireball

Nothing radical here — no T2 chip* or anything that makes them look new. Just faster CPUs from Intel and faster GPUs (including Vega options) from Radeon. This is an industrial design that deserves to last years. It still doesn’t seem possible to get Tweet

Karen Uhlenbeck, Uniter of Geometry and Analysis, Wins Abel Prize

2019-03-19 12:00:30 @ Quanta Magazine

A founder of modern geometric analysis who produced “some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in the last 40 years,” Uhlenbeck is the first woman to be awarded this top honor. Tweet

This Week in Rust 278

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ 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 or send Tweet

Mitigating the loss of satellite data by using CubeSat remote sensing technology

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists provide a possible cost-saving approach to temporarily mitigate data gap problems if anything goes wrong in space or during the launch. Tweet

Measuring impact of drought on groundwater resources from space

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Arizona State University) A team of Arizona State University scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation's most important sources of underground water, a large aquifer Tweet

TRIUMF receives historic investment in 2019 federal budget

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(TRIUMF) Building on a 50-year legacy of accelerating science for research, medicine, and business, TRIUMF today received an historic $292.7M investment in support of the lab's future and its vision for Canada Tweet

NASA mission reveals asteroid has big surprises

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface. Bennu also revealed itsel Tweet

OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Research led by the University of Colorado Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu. Tweet

SwRI-led team discovers surprisingly old surface on near-Earth asteroid

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Southwest Research Institute) A Southwest Research Institute-led team has discovered that the surface geology on asteroid Bennu is older than expected. Early observations of the near-Earth asteroid by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission indicate a surface that is b Tweet

SwRI-led team identifies water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(Southwest Research Institute) A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the Tweet

Astronomers find 'cannonball pulsar' speeding through space

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(National Radio Astronomy Observatory) VLA image shows the trail of a speeding pulsar pointing directly back at the center of the debris shell from the supernova that created it. Tweet

NASA's Fermi Satellite clocks 'cannonball' pulsar speeding through space

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have found a runaway pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour -- so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 minutes. Tweet

University of Luxembourg cooperates with ArianeGroup on rocket engine technology

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(University of Luxembourg) The University of Luxembourg and the European rocket manufacturer ArianeGroup have signed a collaboration agreement to advance research in the area of rocket propulsion. The two-year project aims to achieve a cost reduction of ro Tweet

Carbon monoxide detectors could warn of extraterrestrial life

2019-03-19 05:00:00 @ Eurekalert

(University of California - Riverside) A UC Riverside-led team used computer models of chemistry in the biosphere and atmosphere to identify two intriguing scenarios in which carbon monoxide readily accumulates in the atmospheres of living planets. The mod Tweet

Thermocouple polynomials and other sundries

2019-03-19 02:00:32 @ The Endeavour

I was looking up something on the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) web site the other day and ran across thermocouple polynomials. I wondered what that could be, assuming “thermocouple” was a metaphor for some algebraic pro Tweet

★ Apple Releases New A12-Based iPad Air and iPad Mini

2019-03-19 01:45:07 @ Daring Fireball

The new iPad Air isn’t based on the old iPad Air — it’s an update to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. And the new Mini is really just a smaller version of the new iPad Air. Tweet

"Three Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Designing Languages"

2019-03-19 01:20:53 @ Lambda the Ultimate - Programming Languages Weblog

The transcript of Three Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Designing Languages, a talk given by Peter Alvaro somewhere or other, is up at Info Q. Peter Alavaro's main research interest is in taming distributed systems. He starts his talk with the provocat Tweet

Wrapping Third Party APIs

2019-03-19 01:00:00 @ objc.io

In our Swift Talk backend, we call out to a number of third-party APIs: CircleCI, Github, Mailchimp, Recurly, Sendgrid, and Vimeo. You can see the code here. We wrote each of these interfaces using our tiny networking library. While some of the third-part Tweet

In the Works – EC2 Instances (G4) with NVIDIA T4 GPUs

2019-03-19 00:18:40 @ AWS Blog

I’ve written about the power and value of GPUs in the past, and I have written posts to launch many generations of GPU-equipped EC2 instances including the CG1, G2, G3, P2, P3, and P3dn instance types. Today I would like to give you a sneak peek at our new Tweet

[Sponsor] GravityView: Don’t Write Code. Blow Minds.

2019-03-18 23:05:55 @ Daring Fireball

Use WordPress? GravityView is the solution your WordPress clients need. Your clients have custom workflows and the need to manage form submissions. GravityView makes this easy. “If you are trying to create a custom feature on your site, there is no better Tweet

Meet 7 Companies from the YC W19 Batch Part 7

2019-03-18 20:25:22 @ YC

Meet 7 companies that recently announced they're part of the YC Winter 2019 batch. Tweet

Biosíntesis podcast BS#1: Ha nacido un nuevo podcast de ciencia

2019-03-18 19:19:12 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

No te pierdas el primer episodio del nuevo podcast Biosíntesis [iVoox,Soundcloud,Medium]. Cada quince días, presentaremos artículos científicos sobre bioquímica y biología molecular relevantes en biomedicina. Lo grabamos el lunes 11 de marzo […] La e Tweet

Deploying the AWS IAM Authenticator to kops

2019-03-18 18:10:09 @ AWS Open Source News

This post is an updated version of Deploying the Heptio Authenticator to kops. Heptio Authenticator has since been donated to the Kubernetes Special Interest Group (SIG) AWS, allowing the project to be collaboratively worked on. Now, instead of needing to Tweet

Biologists Discover Unknown Powers in Mighty Mitochondria

2019-03-18 18:00:37 @ Quanta Magazine

Mitochondria are most famous as sources of metabolic energy. But by splitting and combining, they can also release chemical signals to regulate cell activities, including the generation of neurons. Tweet

Seattle Times: ‘Flawed Analysis, Failed Oversight: How Boeing, FAA Certified the Suspect 737 Max Flight Control System’

2019-03-18 17:49:46 @ Daring Fireball

Dominic Gates, reporting for The Seattle Times: As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 MAX, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managers pushed the agency’s safety engineers to delegate safety assessments to Boeing itsel Tweet

Apache Software Foundation Platinum Sponsor Profile: Leaseweb

2019-03-18 15:04:00 @ ASF

with Robert van der Meulen, Global Product Strategy Lead at Leaseweb Robert is Global Product Strategy Lead at Leaseweb. Fascinated by technology, Robert studied computer sciences, and after his studies, he delved into the then relatively young and rapidl Tweet

Francis en Málaga: Conferencia “Ex Machina y el futuro de la inteligencia artificial”

2019-03-18 13:31:18 @ La Ciencia de la Mula Francis

Mañana, martes 19 de marzo de 2019, es el día de San José, patrón de la Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales. Con ese motivo impartiré a las 11:00, en el Salón de […] La entrada Francis en Málaga: Conferencia “Ex Machina y el futuro de la inteligencia Tweet

Phil Schiller on ATP

2019-03-18 13:27:14 @ Daring Fireball

Terrific interview, including a hilarious anecdote about Schiller’s on-stage stunt at Macworld Expo in New York in 1999.  ★  Tweet

The Worst Idea of All Time

2019-03-18 13:12:18 @ ACM Queue - All Queue Content

In February 2004, with the other members of the Queue editorial board, I was at our monthly in-person dinner meeting, where we gather to come up with interesting discussion topics that will result in practitioner-oriented articles (and the best authors to Tweet

Digital signatures with oil and vinegar

2019-03-18 12:43:20 @ The Endeavour

“Unbalanced oil and vinegar” is a colorful name for a cryptographic signature method. This post will give a high-level description of the method and explain where the name comes from. The RSA encryption algorithm depends on the fact that comput Tweet

LocalizedError, RecoverableError, CustomNSError

2019-03-18 08:00:00 @ NSHipster

We’re all familiar with the Error type, but have you met these related Swift Foundation error protocols? Tweet

Third Poll on P vs NP and related Questions is out now! And the winner is Harambe!

2019-03-17 23:55:00 @ Computational Complexity

I took a poll of the theory community (and others) about P vs NP and related issues in 2002, 2012, and 2019 (sorry its not an arithmetic  sequence --- read the third poll article to see why). The 2002 and 2012 polls are on the web (see here  Tweet