18 Apr 2019 This article teaches the fundamentals of parser combinators to people who are already Rust programmers. It assumes no other knowledge, and will explain everything that isn’t directly related to Rust, as well as a few of the more unexpected aspects of using Rust for this purpose. It will not teach you Rust
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Untold History of AI: Why Alan Turing Wanted AI Agents to Make Mistakes – IEEE Spectrum 1 Apr 2019 | 14:57 GMT Infallibility isn’t the same thing as intelligence By Oscar Schwartz Photo-illustration: IEEE Spectrum; Turing Photo: Archivio GBB/Contrasto/Redux Advertisement Editor’s Picks The history of AI is often told as the story of machines getting
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(CNN) — Coastlines are one of the most alluring of our planet’s geographical features. The clash of land and water is often mesmerizing, as are the plants, animals and human activities that flourish along a shore. In classic novella “Heart of Darkness,” seafaring author Joseph Conrad wrote that all coasts are shrouded in mystery, with
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I have been intermittent fasting for over one year. I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1pm and the second around 8pm. Then, I fast for 16 hours until I start eating again the next day at 1pm. Surprisingly, since I’ve started intermittent fasting I’ve increased muscle mass (up 10
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The decision was revealed in a recent Department of Energy letter to the Federation of American Scientists, a private group that studies nuclear weapons issues and advocates for government openness on
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About MTailor MTailor sells custom clothing by measuring you with your phone’s camera on iOS and Android. MTailor’s computer vision technology is 20% more accurate than a professional tailor. We can deliver your entire wardrobe – jeans, dress shirts, suits, and even t-shirts. MTailor is the first easy and accessible way to experience the luxury
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Weed WeekWhether you’re a seasoned smoker or a first-timer at the dispensary, we’ve got everything you need to hack your high.   A brief list of things you shouldn’t do while high: drive, online shop, watch any Pixar film, Venmo a friend, give advice—but what about running or lifting weights? While everyone’s reactions to cannabis’s intoxicating
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Weed WeekWhether you’re a seasoned smoker or a first-timer at the dispensary, we’ve got everything you need to hack your high.   Besides oils and tinctures, you can now consume CBD in the form of infused gummies, gourmet desserts, and even the seltzer offered at a certain boutique gynecology office. The marketing is definitely ahead of
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We all need a little area where we can decompress after a long day, when we’re in a bad mood or when we just need a little alone time. For you, that might mean relaxing in a hot bath or reading a book in your favorite quiet spot. For kids, a dedicated calming area can
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Photo: A.A. Newton Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it, grilling season. While steak enthusiasts are eager to bend your ear about home dry-aging experiments or that massive tomahawk they splurged on, it’s medium-rare to hear someone rave about chuck steak. Talk about a missed opportunity: Chuck is an incredibly flavorful, versatile, and affordable part
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Lambda School is a combination of a school and an investment fund. Lambda School’s mission is to find untapped or underutilized talent, and to train that talent for the most in-demand jobs in the world. Lambda School is pioneering a new model of higher education in which the school invests in the students, instead of
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XIX is hiring front end developers 1 day ago | hide As a front end engineer, you’ll be responsible for improving XIX web client using your extensive knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. You will work with real-time data streams, engineer for performance across browsers, and delight people by making the best software you can
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Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro Ltd. [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports that its own IT systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against some of the company’s customers, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. Wipro has refused to respond to questions about the alleged incident. Earlier this month, KrebsOnSecurity heard independently
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The Games 80 Days An interactive fiction adaptation of “Around the World in Eighty Days”, but that’s selling it short. Phenomentally crafted, and so expansive and freeform it’s possible to have multiple playthroughs without reading the same thing twice. 868-HACK The most elegant roguelike I’ve ever played. Every single move you take is the difference
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Weed WeekWhether you’re a seasoned smoker or a first-timer at the dispensary, we’ve got everything you need to hack your high.   If you’re high right now, here’s a question that might cause your brain to short-circuit: Why exactly do we associate pot with 4/20? Is it the birthday of some mythological cannabis deity? Does it
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Looking for a concise ClickBank University 2.0 review devoid of fluff? You’re in the right place! You’ll soon be gathering more information to guide your purchasing decisions. I first got to know about the program a couple of months ago from one of the make money online forums I belong to and got curious. When
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YC interview invites are coming out tomorrow night! For many, getting into Y Combinator feels like an offer you can’t refuse. You’re now a part of an exclusive, illustrious club with the likes of Airbnb, Stripe, and Dropbox! Who’d say no to that? But for us, when Dalton called my twin brother Harry to tell
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As the usual string of expensive summer blockbusters unspools, with its unpredictable array of commercial triumphs (“The Mummy Returns”) and disappointments (“Pearl Harbor”), it should be heartening to film fans that a classic sleeper can still find room in a marketplace filled with bloated extravaganzas nurtured by gray-suited greedheads. For a quick spiritual pick-me-up, consider
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Photo: Meghan Moravcik Walbert    At least once or twice a month, I notice that one of my son’s T-shirts has gotten too small or the hemline of a pair of pants has crept up too far, and I think to myself, “It’s time to put that in the ‘Donate’ pile.” Each time, I’m sure
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Weed WeekWhether you’re a seasoned smoker or a first-timer at the dispensary, we’ve got everything you need to hack your high.   I don’t use weed, but the one time I did I ended up in an emergency room. It was after a holiday party and I was certain that when the ambulance came, I would
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Solve Problems We hire problem-solvers in every role. We hire people who can identify & solve problems as they arise, and push themselves to solve these problems better and better over time in novel ways. This enables every part of the company to continuously self-improve and confront difficult problems on their own. These improvements will
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Velodyne Lidar | SE, ME, EE, Ph | Full-time | ONSITE | San Jose We are looking for multiple contributors with the following background: – Software Engineer with hardware integration / robotics experience (C/C++ & python) – Mechanical Engineer with Solidworks and industrial automation expertise – Electrical Engineer with hardware integration and software experience –
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SEEKING WORK – Houston, TX (US Central) / Remote Hey there! I’m a full stack web developer who’s worked with S&P 500 companies, agencies and individuals to create fast, responsive applications that combine tricky technical problem solving with solid UI/UX. Current availability: Available starting May. Recent hits: – Led development of a search application with
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Posted by Miguel Montemayor and Diana García Ríos As of Android Gradle plugin 3.4.0 (included in Android Studio 3.4), we are starting the deprecation process of the feature plugin (com.android.feature) and instant app plugin (com.android.instantapp) as a way to build your instant app. When building your app, you will receive a warning flagging com.android.feature as
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SEEKING WORK – Remote (US-based) Full-stack developer who can help you build your MVP in a turnkey way (requirements/ongoing communication in, working proof-of-concept, MVP, or early product out). Looking for projects starting soon with roughly 1- to 6-month timelines and budgets ~US$20k-100k. Services: – sanity-check and tighten up requirements and scope – estimate time/cost to
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As early as January 2018, states like California, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island began rolling out “Real ID” cards. Curious about what this is, its various requirements or how it might impact you? Here’s what you need to know about the true worth of a Real ID. Do I really need a Real ID? Effective October
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Our inner critics can be downright nasty to us. They tell us we’re not smart enough or talented enough or attractive enough. And even if, deep down, we don’t believe that’s true, the inner critic can be hard to ignore. After all, it’s our own voice and our voice should be trustworthy. Reddit user u/telarpita4me
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Cost of Living (COL) Bands High 100 Average 85 Low 75 Name New! Base Salary Old Base Salary (Prior to re-benchmarking, Oct 2018) Buffer Role Location Level Step San Francisco Mkt 50th Percentile Cost of Living Multiplier, Option 1 New! Base Salary Founder Joel $276,250 $225,518 CEO Boulder, CO, USA 8 1 $325,000 85 $276,250
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When I’m out enjoying nature, it seems a little weird to spray synthetic chemicals all over my body. So I always take a look at the “natural” insect repellents when I’m buying bug spray. Some are legit, with EPA-registered ingredients that effectively repel bugs while being safe for skin. Others are made of nice-smelling herbs
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The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service featured in Windows 10 version 1809 alerted researchers to an NSA-inspired backdoor vulnerability in Huawei laptops. The PCManager software included in some Huawei’s Matebook systems allows unprivileged users to create processes with superuser privileges, according to a 25 March Microsoft security post. Upon investigation, researchers found a
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UpCodes wants to fix one of the building industry’s biggest headaches by streamlining code compliance. But the Y Combinator-backed startup now faces a copyright lawsuit filed against it by the International Code Council, the nonprofit organization that develops the code used or adopted in building regulations by all 50 states. The case may have ramifications
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The internet, as a “place,” is constantly growing. We build more and more webpages every day—so many, in fact, that it can feel as if certain corners of it are lost to time. As it turns out, they may only be lost to Google. Earlier this year, web developer-bloggers Tim Bray and Marco Fioretti noted
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Photo: Shutterstock If you want to teach your kid how to code, there’s certainly no shortage of apps, iPad-connected toys, motorized kits and programmable pets that you can buy for your future Google employee. Some are great, no doubt, but many focus on isolated skills, which may or may not be relevant in the decades
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A.I. will enable Predictive Design in Creatives Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we create content and how we design. Clarifying that by A.I. I don’t mean supercomputers trying to figure out how they can help us design the best creatives the world has ever seen, but sophisticated algorithms written in order to help us
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Today, we are announcing the beta availability of a new serverless compute offering called Cloud Run that lets you run stateless HTTP-driven containers, without worrying about the infrastructure. Cloud Run is a fully serverless offering: It takes care of all infrastructure management including provisioning, configuring, scaling, and managing servers. It automatically scales up or down within seconds,
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Bringing the cloud to you. Transform your IT and build apps for today and the future Anthos (formerly Cloud Services Platform) lets you build and manage modern hybrid applications across environments. Powered by Kubernetes and other industry-leading open-source technologies from Google, Anthos transforms your architectural approach, lets you focus on innovation, and allows you to
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Many bugs, not enough triage Mozilla receives hundreds of bug reports and feature requests from Firefox users every day. Getting bugs to the right eyes as soon as possible is essential in order to fix them quickly. This is where bug triage comes in: until a developer knows a bug exists, they won’t be able
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Photo: Claire Lower Hack the WorldThe best tips, tricks and hacks from all over the globe.   When it comes to breakfast, I will always choose savory over sweet. This usually means I opt for bacon and eggs instead of pancakes and waffles, but the real solution is to put eggs on the pancakes and waffles,
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Or, how to build an anti-Medium.com Two curiously-related pieces of content were shared on Hacker News today. The first was a short article by Joshua Li, explaining how a few basic CSS styles can make for a great-looking website—across varying devices. The second was a longer post by Marco Fioretti on how Google is “forgetting”
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Every now and then, I feel it happen. I feel myself getting sucked into an argument with my eight-year-old son over the simplest of things. The type of outerwear needed on a particular day, maybe, or where a certain toy should be stored. And because he and I are a lot alike (let’s call us
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iOS: If you’ve ever taken an R-rated picture on your phone, odds are good that you know it exists somewhere in your photo library. I’m pretty forgetful, but I know I’d remember that fact. I mean, there’s the setup process—lighting is important!—the fact that you have to at least partially undress, the multitude of photos
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Fond is a SaaS platform that seamlessly consolidates employee rewards and recognition processes into one easy-to-use solution. With Fond, employees and managers can recognize each other, redeem rewards, access exclusive corporate discounts, and measure success so HR departments spend less time managing programs and more time driving results. Some of our current customers include Salesforce,
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Red Balloon Security | New York, NY | Full time and Interns | Onsite | Visa welcome | Undergraduate, Masters, PhD| Rolling start dates/application deadline|redballoonsecurity.com About Us: Red Balloon Security is a venture backed startup cyber security company headquartered in New York City. Our mission is to provide embedded device manufacturers with strong host-based firmware
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for introducing peanuts to infants, continuing the decades-long shift in practice from delaying the introduction of food allergens to introducing them early and often. The timeline According to board-certified allergist Katie Marks-Cogan, in 2000, based off just two observational studies that didn’t produce much hard
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Everyone asks himself, where should I work? The response is different depending on your field and what you want to be in the future. But what’s discussed here, even if it’s applied to software engineering, can be said about any job out there. If you’re in a hurry and want a quick check list, you
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Photo: Courtesy of Lucy Knisley How I ParentThere’s no one-size-fits-all template for parenting—here’s how some moms and dads are making it work.   Lucy Knisley has made a career out of sketching her life. Her latest graphic novel Kid Gloves details her difficult transition into motherhood—from fertility problems to miscarriages to a near-death experience during childbirth.
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Intact Solutions | Multiple Positions | Berkeley, CA or Madison, WI | www.intact.design We’re building fully-automated finite element analysis for the web. Think of it like continuous integration, but for mechanical engineers. We’re looking for folks with interest in computational physics/engineering and a passion for making complicated engineering problems understandable to users. We are a
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In 2004, Sarah Hörst found herself at a crossroads. She was about to finish her bachelor’s degree at the California Institute of Technology and had decided to take a break from school. Not only did she feel burned out, she couldn’t decide whether she wanted to pursue a career studying Earth’s own climate or the
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Thousands of engineers write the code to create our apps, which serve billions of people worldwide. This is no trivial task—our services have grown so diverse and complex that the codebase contains millions of lines of code that intersect with a wide variety of different systems, from messaging to image rendering. To simplify and speed
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I spend a good deal of time these days on various telnet BBS that are (naturally) focused on vintage computing. As such, much of the discussion being had in the message bases is in the form of help / advice requests posted by people with ailing systems of yore and replies by those offering up
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Hack the WorldThe best tips, tricks and hacks from all over the globe.   I just flew in from Copenhagen (as part of our Hack the World series), and boy are my arms (and eyes, and legs, and entire being) tired. As I’ve gotten older, international—and even cross-country—flights have begun to feel more like violent crimes
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Location: Berlin, Germany Remote: Yes Willing to relocate: No Technologies: – Frontend: JavaScript (ES6, React, Vue), HTML5, CSS3 – Backend: Node, Elixir, Go, Python, Ruby – Tooling: Webpack, Git – DB: MongoDB, SQLite, MySQL Résumé/CV: – https://www.christiankopac.com/about – Email if needed Email: christian.kopac@protonmail.com Recently finished a web developer bootcamp at DCI in Berlin where I
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Location: Lahore,Punjab,Pakistan Remote: Yes Willing to relocate:Yes Technologies: angular JS, angular, es6, react, redux, webpack, html5, css3, sass, scss,python, Django, building restful api’s, git, grunt, mysql, postgres, redis, mongo, firebase, aws, heroku,vagrant,Flask,numpy,scipy Email:abdurleo91@gmail.com Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdur-rehman-8281284a profolio:https://talent.hubstaff.com/profiles/abdur-rehman/portfolio blog :https://medium.com/@abdur91
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Location: Bay Area Full stack developer with experience in Python, Django and JavaScript. I also enjoyed compiler programming, have made a compiler for a functional language which supports Lisp-like macros. Technologies: Python, JavaScript, Racket, MySQL, Django Résumé/CV: https://www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0yiSKFTG2YLpYcCnzYZS4Zh1Q… Email: franklai@protonmail.com
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iBUILD | Mobile full-stack engineer | Full-Time | Austin, TX | ONSITE iBUILD (https://ibuild.global) stimulates housing construction capacity to meet the pent-up global demand for affordable housing. An accessible, formal housing supply is simply non-existent for the majority of the world, leaving over 330 million households without adequate shelter. The iBUILD platform offers an elegant
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Location: Lisbon, Portugal Remote: Yes Willing to relocate: For part of the year Technologies: Javascript (Node.js), Go, Python, Haskell, C, Java, and more Resume: I keep an up to date resume at Toptal: https://www.toptal.com/resume/marcos-pereira (you don’t have to hire me through them) Email: marcospereiradev@gmail.com Backend web developer specialized in Node.js. Have worked on many projects
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Photo editing app-maker VSCO has filed a lawsuit against competitor PicsArt. The suit focuses on 19 PicsArt filters that were supposedly “reverse engineered from VSCO’s filters,” with VSCO alleging it’s become a legal issue involving false advertising and violations of the app’s terms of service. “VSCO has invested significant time and resources in developing its presets
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AT&T and Verizon had big 5G-related announcements this week: AT&T published speed test results that seemingly validated its “5G E” LTE network as the fastest around, and Verizon launched its 5G network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. But both of these announcements underscore just how much of a mess 5G is right now. AT&T’s
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SEEKING WORK Location: Boulder, Colorado Remote: Preferred Technologies: JS/ES6, SASS/CSS, GitHub, WordPress, PHP, Bootstrap, Responsive Web Development Résumé/CV: See Linkedin and my web portfolio. Email: tuckertriggs(at)gmail.com Website: https://tuckertriggs.com LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/tuckertriggs Github: https://github.com/tuckpuck Front-End web developer currently specializing in building custom websites. I can build static websites or custom WordPress themes. Experienced working collaboratively and building
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Location: Boulder, Colorado Remote: Preferred Willing to relocate: For the right opportunity Technologies: JS/ES6, SASS/CSS, GitHub, WordPress, PHP, Bootstrap, Responsive Web Development Résumé/CV: See Linkedin and my web portfolio. Email: tuckertriggs(at)gmail.com Website: https://tuckertriggs.com LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/tuckertriggs Github: https://github.com/tuckpuck Front-End web developer currently specializing in building custom websites. I can build static websites or custom WordPress themes.
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I’ve lived in six different apartments in New York, and during my several moves, I’m often confronted with what I should leave behind, like old clothing or unused electronics. But what exactly do I do with pillows that have lost their cushioning or that old, ripped comforter that’s gathered dust in my closet? Both pillows
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Last month, I felt a disturbance in the Force, as if millions of crappy songs from 2003 to 2015 cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. And they were. MySpace—yes, it’s still around—lost all the music uploaded to the site between these years thanks to some corrupted data during a server migration. Whoops. And
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I was holding my mobile device — at the time, the feature-challenged BlackBerry RIM 850 — when my first son was born. It wasn’t on purpose. Without going into the gory details, I was anxious and also bored waiting for Louie to arrive, and was texting about a new conference idea. When I suddenly had
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There are many improvements and new web platform features in WebKit that are now available with the release of Safari 12.1, included with macOS Mojave 10.14.4 and iOS 12.2. This release delivers web platform features that improve website integration with the operating system, new real-time communication capabilities, more compatible encrypted media support, and features that
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This position is remote based. At GitLab, developers are independent and self-organized individual contributors who work together as a tight team in a remote and agile way. Developers at GitLab work on our product. This includes both the open source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the GitLab.com service as well. They work with peers on
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Hack the WorldThe best tips, tricks and hacks from all over the globe.   There’s a big difference between leveling up in a language learning app and being able to speak and understand your target language when you arrive in a new country. Rather than wondering which app or approach is “best,” consider studying your language
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Homesnap | Javascript Engineer | Bethesda, MD | Full-time, ONSITE https://www.homesnap.com/ All levels accepted (bootcamp is cool too!). Homesnap is an award-winning technology company serving the real estate industry. We’re well-funded and based in Bethesda, MD. Our website and app empower people to find and share accurate, real-time real estate information, whether they are standing
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London and New York, March 26, 2019 – Two technologies that were immature and expensive only a few years ago but are now at the center of the unfolding low-carbon energy transition have seen spectacular gains in cost-competitiveness in the last year. The latest analysis by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) shows that the benchmark levelized
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This week, former Vice President Joe Biden publicly apologized in a video on Twitter, after allegations by several women accusing him of inappropriate physical contact. “Social norms have begun to change and they’ve shifted,” he said, likely in reference to the #MeToo Movement. “The boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset and I get
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TL;DR: This book will not teach you how to use OpenGL or DirectX; instead, it can teach you how OpenGL and DirectX work. In practice you won’t write a software renderer for production use, but understanding how and why a renderer works will let you use OpenGL and DirectX more effectively. Computer Graphics is a
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The familiar red envelopes have been arriving in customers’ mailboxes since 1998 and helped earn the company a healthy $212 million profit last year. Why are so many people still using this old-school service in the age of streaming? There are a number of reasons. Rural America struggles with broadband access Streaming Netflix video requires
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Mastercard/APT | Systems Administrator | Arlington, VA | Our Systems Administrators work on a collaborative, agile team environment to support Mastercard/APT’s global data centers, providing scalable, secure, and stable infrastructure for both our employees and our customers. You will be joining a team whose goals include developing a cloud agnostic deployment model, migrating production data
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Health and Human Services | IT Specialists (Data Management, Policy & Planning, Generalist, Customer Support) | Washington, DC | ONSITE https://www.hhs.gov/about/careers/apply-to-work-at-hhs/index… Health and Human Services (HHS) serves millions of Americans with diverse health care needs. Join the offices of the Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer to help us modernize IT environments across the
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Location: Greater Boston Area Remote: Preferably not – But I would consider an opportunity Willing to relocate: Preferably not – But I would consider an opportunity Role / Job title: Product manager Technologies: – Languages: Ruby, python, PHP, javascript, SQL – Product Analytics: managing product analytics with Google Analytics, Kissmetrics, Localytics, Mixpanel – A/B testing
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Five years ago, Lenz (one of our co-founders) wrote: At iwantmyname everyone earns the same. This sounds strange to many and I get asked a lot of questions how this may work once we grow bigger and the honest answer is: “I don’t know, but so far it works” and I give that same answer
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Jump to navigation Jump to search The replication crisis (or replicability crisis or reproducibility crisis) is an ongoing (2019) methodological crisis primarily affecting parts of the social and life sciences in which scholars have found that the results of many scientific studies are difficult or impossible to replicate or reproduce on subsequent investigation, either by
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Screenshot: Google Google Maps is celebrating April Fool’s Day this year with a limited-edition version of the classic arcade game Snake. The easter egg will be available starting today through the end of the week. With it, you’ll be able to play Snake on your desktop as well as with Google Maps’ smartphone app in
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One day in 2015, Barbara Lavender’s husband returned from a U.F.O. conference and handed her a business card. It bore a red theater-curtain background, a vintage microphone and gold-and-white lettering that read: “Sean David Morton, Radio Host, Public Speaker, Author, Director, Screen Writer, Actor.” The polymathic Mr. Morton, Jeff Lavender told his wife, was U.F.O.
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Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The 2019 NCAA men’s tournament continues on Sunday. On Sunday, Texas Tech and Virginia won their spots in the Final Four, and today Auburn will take on Kentucky and Duke will take on Michigan State to determine the same. If you’ve missed the last few games or you need to brush
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TAIPEI — Taiwan is cracking down on video streaming services of Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent Holdings, citing national security and propaganda concerns ahead of a presidential election next year. Chiu Chui-Cheng, deputy minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, told the Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday that Taiwan is likely to ban Baidu’s popular
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They got what we paid for. Photo: Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images In 2005, the Federal Aviation Authority gave airplane manufacturers the power to cast their own employees as in-house regulators. This policy streamlined the inefficient “revolving door” process by making it possible for Boeing to regulate itself without the hassle of getting its lobbyists appointed to
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Saw this meme going viral: Despite dropping out, Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg were immensely successful because of the alignment of many factors: connections (for elite universities, attending can be as valuable as graduating, due to connections), high IQ (which allowed them to get into such universities and be so successful at tech ), access to
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A Racket 7+ extension for untyped algebraic data structures. What is Algebraic Racket? Algebraic structures provide the operational under-pinnings for algebraic data types. What’s missing is the static typing constraints. The current release provides a #lang algebraic/racket/base that extends #lang racket/base with: First class, lexically scoped, naturally ordered data constructors, and A consistent destructuring syntax
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Old Tom Bombadil. Possibly the least liked character in The Lord of the Rings. A childish figure so disliked by fans of the book that few object to his absence from all adaptations of the story. And yet, there is another way of looking at Bombadil, based only on what appears in the book itself,
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If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star. If you watched for an hour or two, the star would have seemed to grow in brightness, although it barely
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I recently started taking a short course on 360-degree video and how that kind of video fits within virtual reality production. While some argue that the two don’t belong in the same conversation, it’s better to think of them and other interactive experiences as degrees on a spectrum. The following post brings together 11 takeaways
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Sharing a disk between users in Linux is awful. Different applications have different I/O patterns, they have different latency requirements, and they are never consistent. Throttling can help ensure that users get their fair share of the available bandwidth but, since most I/O is in the writeback path, it’s often too late to throttle without
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Apple has canceled the AirPower product completely, citing difficulty meeting its own standards. “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push
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Photo: Claire Lower If living in the Pacific Northwest has given me anything, it is an appreciation of the seasons. Though I’ve always claimed to hate the heat and love the cold, living somewhere with a a barely-real winter and only the tiniest bit of snow has taught me that I just don’t like environmental
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Intel laid off a substantial number of information technology workers at sites across the company this week, according to multiple sources inside the company. The layoffs numbered in the hundreds, according to people with direct knowledge of the cuts who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about their employer.
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A war rhino as seen in Marvel’s Black PantherScreenshot: Marvel Studios Some 12,000 years ago, humans chose to domesticate much of the world that surrounds us. This intervention steered our evolution and the evolution of many plants and animals, transitioning our hunter-gatherer society into settled agriculture. Can we domesticate any animal? How does domestication work?
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Photo: Heather Deffense / EyeEm (Getty Images) It Takes a VillageEach week, we feature a parenting hack from you, the village. Have a brilliant trick for getting your kids to brush their teeth? An inventive way to get your middle schooler to tell you about their day? Have you disrupted the diaper bag? For a
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When you want to make a good impression in a cover letter or written submission, it’s incredibly frustrating to discover later that you left out a word in the very first sentence. Our brains don’t always catch simple mistakes, so it can’t hurt to enlist a little digital help as well.  u/turtles4dayz suggested on r/LifeProTips
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Movie-theater subscription service Sinemia just announced a new “unlimited” plan for $15/month. You can only see one movie a day, but you can see it at any theater at any time. Update 3/29/19 4:25 p.m.: Sinemia tells Lifehacker there are no blackouts on particular movies—a common problem with competitor MoviePass. On its own, that sounds like
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Runaway Bay Area housing prices — fueled by strong employment and scarce inventory — have started stalling in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, hinting that even well-salaried professionals have had enough. Resale home prices dropped year-over-year in February in Santa Clara County by 16 percent and in San Mateo County by nearly 6 percent,
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00:06 We’re starting a new project today: we’re going to build a small Mac app — not using the new Marzipan, but instead making use of good old AppKit. 00:19 We write our books in Markdown documents, and we have tooling in place that extracts, compiles, and runs the Swift code snippets. But this process
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We see our share of pitches for perpetual motion machines in the Hackaday tips line, and we generally ignore them and move along. And while this magnetic levitation motor does not break the laws of thermodynamics, it can be considered a perpetual motion machine, at least for certain values of perpetuity. The motor that [lasersaber]
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Photo: Claire Lower Now that it is officially spring, and we are getting full, uninterrupted days of sun, cooking indoors seems less fun than it did during the chillier times. Calm, low-effort meals that require very little cooking are important during the spring and summer, as warmer days and evenings are meant to be spent
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March 29, 2019 Today is a very interesting day. It’s giving me a lot of feels. Today is Rust Latam, a Rust conference in Montevideo. And I’m not there. This is significant because, as far as we know, I’m the only person who has been to every Rust conference in existence so far. I went
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What’s worse than a middle seat with zero leg room? Discovering that your seat doesn’t recline—and you’re stuck on a cross-country flight, tensely bracing both armrests while seated upright. If you have lower back problems, or just hate flying, one user on a recent Reddit thread brought up an interesting tip to make your travel
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mgrt is a simple tool for managing revisions across SQL databases. It takes SQL scripts, runs them against the database, and keeps a log of them. Quick Start mgrt can be installed via Go. Simply clone the repository and run go install. $ git clone https://github.com/andrewpillar/mgrt.git $ cd mgrt $ go install Once installed you
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Athelas (https://athelas.com) is a fast-growing biotech company based in Mountain View, CA. In the two last month, purchase volume has nearly 5x’d, and we are hiring across the board for sharp project managers, full-stack engineers and mechanical engineers. Please send emails/resumes to tanay [at] athelas.com Athelas is backed by Sequoia Capital, YCombinator, early Googlers, and NVIDIA.
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Screenshot: David Murphy Twitter announced today that its iOS app has a few expanded options for Dark Mode, if you’d prefer to not go blind by staring at the app’s regular white background all day long. You now have two options to pick from—“Dim” mode, which combines black and darker grays, and “Lights out” mode, which
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Upside-Down-Ternet My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun. Split the network I’m starting here by splitting the network into two parts, the trusted half and the untrusted half. The trusted half has one netblock, the untrusted a different netblock. We use the DHCP server
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Photo: Jasmin Merdan (Getty Images) As we stood outside the door to the judges’ room, the sheet music clutched in my eight-year-old daughter’s hands visibly trembled. I’d encouraged her to take on a piano piece that really challenged her, and she’d struggled for months with it. She was extra nervous in the days leading up
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The goose: friend or foe? This depends mostly on whether or not it’s nesting season. If a goose has something to protect, it will defend itself—and a goose can mess you up. Spring is coming, and the cute birds at the local pond may soon turn aggressive, waiting to whack unsuspecting children, dogs, and even
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Today, we are thrilled to announce the open sourcing of Lucet, Fastly’s native WebAssembly compiler and runtime. WebAssembly is a technology created to enable web browsers to safely execute programs at near-native speeds. It has been shipping in the four major browsers since early 2017. Lucet is designed to take WebAssembly beyond the browser, and
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America’s telecommunications watchdogs have levied hefty financial penalties against illegal robocallers and demanded that bad actors repay millions to their victims. But years later, little money has been collected. Since 2015, the Federal Communications Commission has ordered violators of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law governing telemarketing and robodialing, to pay $208.4 million. That
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We’re excited to announce that we’ve become a member of the W3C, the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. Founded by Tim Berners-Lee in 1994, W3C works with hundreds of organizations to ensure that the web’s basic building blocks—like HTML or CSS—remain consistent across browsers, platforms, and more. You can learn more
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WORLD VIEW 27 March 2019 Academics and editors need to stop pretending that software always catches recycled text and start reading more carefully, says Debora Weber-Wulff. Debora Weber-Wulff Debora Weber-Wulff is professor of media and computing at the HTW Berlin − University of Applied Sciences. Contact Search for this author in: When it comes to
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If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a phone call that starts out with something like, “So-and-so (person you love) has been in an accident,” followed by a winding and twisting tale that eventually ends with, “But they’re okay,” you know the importance of leading with the good news. Reddit user u/lukehooligan suggests
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