Upspin – Another option for file sharing

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Introducing Netflix Stethoscope

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Netflix is pleased to announce the open source release of Stethoscope, our first project following a User Focused Security approach. mechanism leading to security incidents and data breaches, and it ’s one of the core principles driving our ...

PuTTY 0.68 has been released

0.68, released on 2017-02-21, is the latest release. You can also find it at the Latest Release page, which will update when new releases are made (and so is a better page to bookmark or link to). If you want to comment on this web site, ...

GPUs Are Now Available for Google Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning

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Dwitter – A social network for short JavaScript demos

Edit the code to start the fun, or browse through other peoples demos below Code available at github.com/lionleaf/dwitter Issues are welcomed! :D function u(t){ u(t) is called 60 times per second. t: Elapsed time in seconds. S: Shorthand ...

Want an energy efficient datacenter? Build it underwater

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Microsoft wants to submerge data centers to keep them cool and to harvest energy from the sea When Sean James, who works on data-center technology for Microsoft,suggested that the company put server farms entirely underwater, his colleagues were ...

How setting the TZ environment variable avoids thousands of system calls

TL;DRThis blog post explains how setting an environment variable can save thousands(or in some cases, tens of thousands) of unnecessary system calls that can begenerated by glibc over small periods of time.This has been tested on Ubuntu Precise (12.04) and Ubuntu Xenial (16.04). Itlikely applies ...

Association between polygenic risk scores for ADHD and cognitive outcomes

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Cite Evie Stergiakouli, Joanna Martin, Marian L. Hamshere, Jon Heron, Beate St Pourcain, Nicholas J. Timpson, Anita Thapar, George Davey Smith; Association between polygenic risk scores for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and educational ...

The Year of Linux on Everything but the Desktop

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ZDNet, a tech news site we can’t believe is still around, has declared the winner in the desktop wars: It’s Linux, because the desktop became irrelevant. This news comes on the heels of Linus Torvalds releasing the new 4.10 kernel, with the usual chain ...

Isso: A Commenting Server Similar to Disqus

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Show HN: Plot directly in your terminal with matplotlib

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The above is achieved with zero modifications to your Python script. For example, the above plots are generated with the following code: import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import networkx as nx plt.rcParams[ "font.size "] = ...

From lunch to acquisition: How Atlassian bought Trello

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Last September, Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes flew from Sydney to New York to have lunch with Trello CEO Michael Pryor.The two met at a Mexican restaurant not too far from Trello ’s offices. After the lunch, Cannon-Brookes immediately ...

Anagram Scoring

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I planned to publish this last week sometime but then I wrote a line of code with three errors and that took over the blog. A few years ago I mentioned in passing that in the 1990s I had constructed a listing of all the anagramsin Webster's ...

Building products that stick

Slides from Launchpad at Oxford's Saïd Business School.

What Are the Tricky Parts of Embedded Development?

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In the first post in the tricky parts of embedded systems series, I introduced an Internet of Things Light proof of concept. By the end, I ’d talked about combining the building blocks of off-the-shelf LEDs and a BLE module. The resulting project ...

Bash and Windows Subsystem for Linux Demo [video]

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Windows is built for developers, and the Windows 10 Creators Update is no exception. In this session, we'll focus on how Visual Studio 2017 and the Windows 10 Creators Update make you more productive. We'll discuss updates to the Windows ...

Deep in Brazil’s Amazon, Exploring the Ruins of Ford’s Fantasyland

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FORDLÂNDIA, Brazil — The Amazon jungle already swallowed the Winding Brook Golf Course. Floods ravaged the cemetery, leaving behind a stockpile of concrete crosses. The 100-bed hospital designed by the acclaimed Detroit architect Albert Kahn? Plunderers ...

Learn How to Create and Manage Big Data Teams

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I ’m really tired of seeing Big Data projects fail. They fail for both technical and managerial reasons. They all fail for similar reasons and that ’s just sad because we can fix or prevent them. Gartner ’s research shows that 85% of Big Data projects ...

Filing Taxes After Exercising Start Up Options

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If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably worked or are working at a private startup for more than a year, have exercised and held your employee incentive stock options, and received form 3921 from your employer. It’s time to file your taxes for the year, and you're not sure what to do. ...

Just 4 miles from Center City, a heroin hellscape hidden in plain sight

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But pressure is mounting from a confluence of political, societal, and economic forces to finally clean up this gulch of horrors for good. From a task force convened by the mayor to address the city's opioid epidemic, to growing development around ...

Evidence that ancient Japan was more cosmopolitan than previously thought (2016)

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Ancient Japan may have been far more cosmopolitan than previously thought, archaeologists said Wednesday, pointing to fresh evidence of a Persian official working in the former capital of Nara more than 1,000 years ago.

Why I Don’t Talk to Google Recruiters

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This is a real story, and it's not only about Google. I'm getting emails from recruiters at Amazon, Facebook, and smaller Silicon Valley startups. They find me somehow, most likely through this blog, my books, or my GitHub account. They always ...

Manifestos and Monopolies

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It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President. It is also possible that Facebook is on the verge of failing “just like MySpace ”. And while I ’m here, it ’s possible that UFOs ...

The 2017 Design Salary Survey Is Officially Live

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2017 is officially in full swing! For some of you that means you're just starting up at your new job and for others it means embarking on another year of a job you either love or hate. If you happen to fall into any of these categories, we need your ...

Do Developers Need College Degrees?

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Do developers need college degrees? Just a generation ago, it was a given that a college degree was the best way to maximize the likelihood of securing a high-paying job in the field of your choice. But the world has changed, and more and more you hear ...

IBM Data Science Experience: Whole-Cluster Privilege Escalation Disclosure

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This is a disclosure of a privilege escalation vulnerability I found in the IBM Data Science Experience product, which was patched on Feb 15th, 2017. It was a misconfiguration vulnerability with very severe consequences. In short, they left all the ...

Show HN: GraphQL Voyager – Represent Any GraphQL API as an Interactive Graph

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Represent any GraphQL API as an interactive graph. You can also explore number of public GraphQL APIs from our list.

Good Plain English: The problem with writing manuals

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Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters, by Harold Evans. Little, Brown. 416 pages. $27. Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean, by Josh Bernoff. Harper Business. 304 pages. $23.99.

The Making Of “Homer At The Bat,” The Episode That Conquered Prime Time (2012)

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On Feb. 20, 1992, more American homes tuned into The Simpsons than they did The Cosby Show or the Winter Olympics from Albertville, France. A foul-mouthed cartoon on a fourth-place network bested the Huxtables and the world's best amateur athletes. Fox over NBC and CBS—its first-ever victory ...

Every 3 minutes someone starts a remodel on BuildZoom. We are hiring all roles

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