Month: February 2019

Scooter share, bike share and ride hailing are quickly becoming staple commodities in cities all over the world. As companies in those respective spaces try to improve their economics, Zoba is aiming to contribute to those goals by predicting demand for scooters, bikes and, eventually, rides in particular areas. To support Zoba’s mission, the company
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Following Singapore Airlines and American Airlines passengers’ privacy concerns over cameras spotted in seat-back entertainment displays, United Airlines and Delta have confirmed to BuzzFeed News that some of their screens also include camera lenses. The displays with cameras embedded are found in the airlines’ premium economy class, available on select international routes. Both United and
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Want a semi-simple explanation of magnetic resonance? Click to jump directly to it. This page supplements the article Is Quantum Mechanics necessary for understanding Magnetic Resonance? by Lars G. Hanson appearing in Concepts of Magnetic Resonance A. The article discusses common problematic approaches to NMR and MRI education. It is not a critique of Quantum
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Last week, a team of astronomers at Peking University announced the discovery of a gigantic black hole with a mass equivalent to twelve billion suns. The black hole formed near the beginning of time, just nine hundred million years after the Big Bang. It’s twelve billion light years away, but, because the quasar surrounding it
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Our DevOps consulting team at Flux7 works with dozens of enterprises to help mature their IT programs and improve their operational excellence. In the process of moving from traditional IT to starting and scaling DevOps in the enterprise, we begin the process of moving to “everything as code” including infrastructure, configuration, pipeline, and security as
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This repo is everything you need to run a server for The Spaghetti Detective, the coolest, AI-based solution for 3D printer remote management and monitoring. The core of this project is based on a Deep Learning model. See how the model works on real data. Prerequisites The Spaghetti Detective server needs to run on a
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Photo: Claire Lower Even the cheapest, most basic butter is a thing of beauty but, just as I love many salts of various price points and colors, I love all sorts of different butters, from the cultured to compound. Actually, my new favorite child happens to be a compound butter that’s quite cultured—all you need
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Photo: Benjamin Chodroff (Flickr) Throwing your black take-out containers in the recycling bin? Unfortunately, there’s a chance they’re ending up in our landfills, despite your efforts. We often think of our recycling bin as a universal catch-all for all our plastic materials (someone will sort it, right?). Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case with all
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We have a small, veteran engineering team focused on delivering a great product the right way. If you have experience building and maintaining system-level infrastructure are looking to make an impact within a profitable, scaling startup we’d love to hear from you. Job Description Work with a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies to
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The 100 Oldest .com Domains Registered on the Internet. Taking a break from marketing discount disney tickets, and to satisfy my curiosity, I went in search of the earliest adopters of the World Wide Web as we know it today and to my surprise there were WWW dns entries that go back as far as 1985…can
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In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend. “For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem,” Keynes wrote, “how to occupy the leisure.” This became
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posted 2019/02/23 The bottom line: Thelio, System76’s new “open hardware” desktop, is a small, beautiful, and powerful desktop computer that hits every high point anyone could have expected, faltering only in the inherent limitations of its small size. Pros: pretty, small, performant, well cooled, well supported, and easy to modify Cons: somewhat noisy, no front
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Ever wondered why you have had to travel the length of the country on a wet Tuesday night to watch your team in action? Like me, you’ve probably just blamed the fixture computer, that mythical piece of technology that determines where you will be and when throughout the football season. I have always imagined it
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Dec 8, 2018 Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash Graphs provide us with a very useful data structure. They can help us to find structure within our data. With the advent of Machine learning and big data, we need to get as much information as possible about our data. Learning a little bit of graph theory
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Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images This Sunday is the Oscars. Red Carpet coverage starts at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT and the actual awards show begins at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on ABC. If you have a television, the cheapest and easiest way to watch all the action is to just tune in. ABC is free over-the-air
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Throughout their childhood, brothers Waldo and Chalmus Danielson burned for justice. In the spring of 1894, in the Rogue Valley of southwestern Oregon, the brothers found a tin can full of gold coins while cleaning out a neighbor’s chicken coop—only to have the neighbors cheat them out of it, they claimed. As teenagers, the boys
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Many years ago (in 2015), I told you about my Xbox 360 development kit, based on a Power Mac G5. And I finally managed to make it work. Let’s summarize the story. We are in 2003 and Microsoft plans to release its Xbox 360 console in 2005. It is based on a new PowerPC processor
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The sun is a massive hydrogen bomb in the sky. It puts out energy, in the form of electromagnetic radiation, a small sliver of which comes our way. The blindingly bright portion that’s in the visible range enables us to see things. On either side of the visible frequencies, there’s ultraviolet (that which gives you
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LNG Tanker Excellence. Photo via Excelerate Energy. by Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) A red-hulled tanker is drifting in Massachusetts Bay, trying to capitalize on the brief two-month window when natural gas in this region can become the most expensive in the U.S., and sometimes the world. The vessel, owned by Excelerate Energy LP, is periodically delivering
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E I rewrite my personal website every few years. It’s a chance to learn the hot new technology of the time period, and to revamp the design with one I like more. In 2012, ejj.io was a few PHP files served with Apache, fronted by Cloudflare. I then rewrote it to be Golang fronted by
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Description We’re looking for an experienced engineer to help build our financial engine. You will collaborate with domain experts to design, build, test, and own systems and processes for servicing 401(k) plans and making our customers happy. As reliability is key to earning our customers’ trust, you will build robust systems that are observable, maintainable,
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing “any and all weapons technologies.” A Microsoft store is pictured in New York City, New York, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo The organizing effort, described to
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Alcohol is falling out of favor with tastemakers and health-conscious gen Z consumers. As more and more consumers – particularly those in Gen Z – are choosing not to drink, a swathe of grown-up non-alcoholic drinks and bars dedicated to teetotal concoctions are popping up on both sides of the pond. Seedlip The sober life
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In totally cool, very comforting privacy news this week, you may have to safeguard your personal information in one more place, outside of any laptop or phone: an airplane seat. Recently, while flying on a Singapore Airlines flight, Twitter user vkamluk took a photo of an entertainment console (or TV, in non-airline speak), with a
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Friday’s Best Deals: Refurb MacBooks, Everlane Denim, Tide Eco-Box, and More Home Depot’s automotive accessory sale, the DASH air fryer, and
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While my son and I were driving across town the other day, he decided he doesn’t want to grow up to be an adult. “Then when you drive somewhere, you have to actually drive the car,” he complained. “You can’t do anything else. You can’t even play with toys! It’s so boring.” Advertisement “You can
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Welcome back! I hope you’re all enjoying working your core without doing a single plank this month. Today, let’s talk about exercises you can do while hanging from a pull-up bar or a set of gymnastics rings. In these exercises, you’re mostly working your abs and your hip flexors (the leg muscles that connect your
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Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images Another day, another viral faux-hack to contend with. Minnesota Senator and 2020 presidential nominee Amy Klobuchar was hungry one day, and, with no utensil in sight, used a comb to eat a salad on a plane, according to the New York Times. Advertisement “Hungry, forkless and losing patience,” is also, incidentally,
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Old Poem Revue #2 by Aaron Belz Raleigh’s Last Poem Before being beheaded, Sir Walter Raleigh served as one of Queen Elizabeth’s “Sea Dog” anti-Spanish pirates; founded two failed settlements at Roanoke, Virginia; introduced Europe to the curative effects of tobacco; twice ventured to South America in search of El Dorado; wrote a lot of poetry
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[This post is having major technical issues. Some comments may not be appearing. If you can’t comment, please say so on the subreddit.] I. I Come To Praise Caesar, Not To Bury Him Several years ago, an SSC reader made an r/slatestarcodex subreddit for discussion of blog posts here and related topics. As per the
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I sweat a lot. I sweat while I’m walking. I sweat while I’m sitting. I sweat while I’m having a conversation. In any job interview, I’ll leave the room soaked in sweat, like I involuntarily entered a wet T-shirt contest. I’m sweating while I write this. Advertisement My sweating problem has long plagued me. Is
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You don’t have to like every food. But certain food aversions are very inconvenient when you’re out in the world. Writer Amanda Mull, for example, wishes she didn’t hate cucumbers. So she talked to dietician and therapist Ellyn Satter. The trick is to only partly eat the food: Food aversions can generally be overcome with
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Photo: Hannah Wei on Unsplash When fraudulent charges appear on your credit card statement or are flagged by your card issuer, you know to cancel your card and report them as fraudulent. Sometimes, though, a transaction isn’t a scam—it might have been made in error, or you may never received a product you ordered, for
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Photo: Claire Lower A reuben is not a reuben without corned beef, but that doesn’t mean that reuben toppings can’t be used to upgrade other, vegetable-heavy sandwiches, because vegetables is a good practice. Tangy Russian dressing, melted Swiss cheeses, and funky sauerkraut bring joy to everyone they hang out with, and vegetable lovers should take
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Extensions are capable of extending, changing, and advancing the behavior of Postgres. How? By hooking into low level Postgres API hooks. The open source Citus database that scales out Postgres horizontally is itself implemented as a PostgreSQL extension, which allows Citus to stay current with Postgres releases without lagging behind like other Postgres forks. I’ve
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When patents and free software crop up together, the usual question is about patent licensing. Patent exhaustion — the principle that patent rights don’t reach past the first sale of a product — is much less frequently discussed. At FOSDEM 2019, US lawyer Van Lindberg argued that several US court decisions related to exhaustion, most
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The old cliché goes that “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This may be overused, but I feel this is particularly relevant in data analysis, and we often use diagrams as tools to quickly communicate the results of our complex statistical models. However, whilst we often prioritise on explaining the results of the analysis,
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My son Dexter is failing his sixth-grade computer class. The kid taught himself Adobe Premiere to edit Minecraft videos and has started learning to code, but he’s flunking out of a basic “here’s how to open a file” middle school computer class. So we met with his teacher, and the meeting echoed meetings we’ve been
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Berkeley, CA | Full-Time About Zendar: At Zendar, we are working on a high-resolution imaging radar system that allows self driving cars to see through fog, rain and snow. We are a team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and researchers developing the next generation of radar technology. Job Description: We are hiring a software engineer
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Researchers at IIT Bombay develop the country’s first indigenously designed and fabricated microprocessor.  India’s electronics market is in its biggest boom ever. Fuelled by the demand for electronic devices, it is expected to reach a whopping $400 billion by 2020. Most of the electronic devices we use are imported; only a quarter of the devices
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‘All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone’ – Blaise Pascal, 1662 The police stayed calm and the Buddhists were calmer, but by then there wasn’t much anyone could do. In the hours previously, I had come to believe, simultaneously and sequentially, that I was: dead, alive, omniscient,
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With the growing popularity of CTF (capture the flag) competitions, and the excellent performance of Polish teams like Dragon Sector in this area, I thought it would be interesting to demonstrate the construction of a simple CrackMe, using some creative techniques which make it difficult to crack and analyse. If you have ever been curious
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Redis Labs, fresh off its latest funding round, today announced a change to how it licenses its Redis Modules. This may not sound like a big deal, but in the world of open-source projects, licensing is currently a big issue. That’s because organizations like Redis, MongoDB, Confluent and others have recently introduced new licenses that
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A couple weeks ago I interviewed the chef-owners of Joe Beef, David McMillan and Fred Morin, at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn about their new book: Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse. Midway through the Q&A, the two chefs—who are legendary, along with their iconic Montreal restaurant, for bacchanalian-level eating and drinking—began discussing their recent sobriety
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Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims, current employees can litigate past claims starting March 21. For the contractors Google works with directly, it will remove mandatory arbitration from their contracts.
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Sunscreens will get new labeling soon, and some will be off the market, according to a proposed rule that the FDA announced today. The changes will also mean that it’s easier to find sunscreens that protect against UVA rays (the ones that cause damage but not sunburn). Some ingredients’ safety is in question Many of
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Thursday’s Best Deals: Fire TVs, New Balance Sneakers, Luxury Tent, and More Edifier bookshelf speakers, dryer balls, individual pistachio packs, lead
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Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    The six quart Instant Pot Ultra is down to $128 right now, just $28 from an all-time low and discounted $22. You should buy one. The Instant Pot Ultra features a completely revamped, dial-based UI that makes
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One of the new Windows 10 features visible to users is the support for additional “Desktops”. It’s now possible to create additional surfaces on which windows can be used. This idea is not new – it has been around in the Linux world for many years (e.g. KDE, Gnome), where users have 4 virtual desktops
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Photo: Netflix When I first started writing on the internet (for the now defunct xoJane) my comments sections and Twitter mentions were mostly filled with wonderful, supportive women and non-binary people. There would be the occasional angry man in my inbox, but writing about food for a woman-focused website meant I didn’t deal with men
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Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Apple and Goldman Sachs will launch a joint credit card this spring, the Wall Street Journal reports. The card is expected to be paired with new Apple Wallet features that will allow cardholders to “set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.” The Journal reports that the card, which
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Hate Twitter? Tired of seeing tweets out of order? Have longstanding complaints about its interface? Annoyed by Trump’s nonsensical tweets? Well, you may not be able to fix all of these problems, but you can help do your part. This week, Twitter announced it’s launching a “prototype” beta program, Twttr, focused mainly on changes to
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A viral photo showing a camera in a Singapore Airlines in-flight TV display recently caused an uproar online. The image was retweeted hundreds of times, with many people expressing concern about the privacy implications. As it turns out, some seat-back screens in American Airlines’ premium economy class have them, too. Sri Ray was aboard an
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Once, when my son was three years old, I took him to an indoor bounce house park. An hour of jumping and sliding and bouncing didn’t tire him out the way I’d hoped, though. It only made him ready for another hour. Unfortunately, the “open bounce” time had ended and all the other three-year-olds were
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“If I was setting up curriculum at a university,” says engineer Foone Turing, “I’d make an entire semester-long class on the Challenger disaster, and make it required for any remotely STEM-oriented major.” Because, says Foone, the disaster was a lot less random or simple than people tend to think. In a thread of 102 tweets,
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Bitter flavors are often dismissed as undesirable, but a little bitterness can bring delicious nuance to an otherwise one-note plate. Bitter greens are particularly welcome alongside rich, salty dishes, and the best way to make them pop is with a drizzle of honey. You Should Put Kohlrabi on Your Pizza Life has taught me to
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Nearly 4 million decisions are delivered each year by French courts. The case law they drive is critical to lawyers who use it in court to defend their clients. Legal research is tedious and Doctrine’s mission is to help them get straight to the point. Court decisions are traditionally long and complex documents. To make
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The FUTURE of WORK The Rise of the WeWorking Class America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights Why Aren’t Women Advancing More in Corporate America? Illustration by Tracy Ma Illustration by Tracy Ma My first, charmed week as a student at Harvard Business School, late in
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I love my KitchenAid fiercely, but I’d be lying if I said it’s because I can’t live without it. It’s a family heirloom, handed down from my great-grandmother to my mom to me; according to the model number, it turns 50 this year. I’ve moved it across the continent twice—from upstate New York to Oregon
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There’s a right time and place when it comes to yawning. Work isn’t the place for it if you want to look alert and prepared. Yawning in a class isn’t great either. It’ll annoy your professor and you’re likely to miss something important. Yawning in the middle of a conversation: also not ideal. You’ll look
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Snapdocs is an early-stage, rapidly growing company looking for an experienced and empathetic front-end engineer. If you thrive in a fast-paced, continuous feedback environment where you will have the opportunity to shape the software from scratch, then please read on. Backed by investors like Sequoia, SV Angel, and YC(14),we’re a small team tackling the absolutely
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On February 12, California’s governor Gavin Newsom announced to the state legislature that plans for America’s first high-speed rail project would have to be scaled back. The projected costs of the project—originally proposed as a rail link between Los Angeles and San Francisco—had recently soared to $77 billion. Over a distance of about 380 miles,
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IT’S THE 10-YEAR commemoration of Samsung’s World telephone, a line of gadgets that made phablets cool, endure rite of passage and transformed Samsung into a pioneer in the cell phone showcase. Today, at an occasion in San Francisco, the organization demonstrated how it intends to push its cell phones into the following decade—and into another
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If a personalised number plate simply isn’t enough to express your complex personality, worry not – soon you will be able to add an emoji to the mix. Ok, you’ll have to move to Queensland, Australia – but once that’s sorted, you can get your own little smiley starting next month. The emojis will cost
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Recently, Spotify updated its interface, burying its “Repeat” button in the depths of a sub-menu on its mobile app—and people are pissed. Redditors and Twitter users alike have taken to the internet to voice their complaints. “I’ve paid for premium for years now and might stop if this is permanent,” Redditor u/ChummySquash wrote. “Hiding repeat
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On Tuesday, the New York Times announced its content will be entirely free to anyone carrying a library card in California. Here’s how to access the news as easily as you access sunshine, Californians. It’s not just current articles in the NYT that are available; according to The Hill, library cards also allow access to
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Wednesday’s Best Deals: Dyson Ball Animal 2, Networking and Storage Gold Box, J.Crew, and More A networking and storage Gold Box
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Image: Toa Heftiba on Unsplash If you’ve been contributing to a 401(k) or IRA for a few years, you might be happy with your current balance. You know, in a nebulous way, that you’ll have to pay taxes of some kind when you take a disbursement, but that’s overshadowed by the progress you’re making toward
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Feb 19, 2019 Scott Eden [embedded content] ACT 1: A CONVENIENT HALF-TRUTH James “Jimmy” “Bah-Bah” “The Sheep” Battista was a stressed-out, overweight, Oxy-addicted 41-year-old, in the hole to some underground gamblers for sums he’d sort of lost track of, when he settled in to watch an NBA game for which he believed he’d just put
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Being a snorer and being overweight are interchangeably linked. In other words, obesity can cause snoring and snoring can cause obesity. Promisingly, weight loss is the most potent remedy for snoring. Dropping a few pounds can drastically reduce both normal snoring and sleep apnea. Jump to: weight loss techniques for snorers. Check out SnoreLab’s SMART
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I have pee anxiety. If I’m left with limited options for a restroom (e.g., I’m stuck at the front of a stage during a concert) I’ll suddenly feel the urge to go (even if I don’t need to). It’s psychological and it’s taught me a great deal about getting through a crowd when all seems
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February 2009 Hacker News was two years old last week. Initially it was supposed to be a side project—an application to sharpen Arc on, and a place for current and future Y Combinator founders to exchange news. It’s grown bigger and taken up more time than I expected, but I don’t regret that because I’ve
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Cruise Missile A DIY Cruise MissileWatch me build one for under $5,000Last Updated: 9 May, 2008 I’d like to thank all those who have emailed me with their opinions, condemnations and support. The fact that I get so many emails obviously means that my goal of raising public awareness is working. Instead of answering the
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Photo: Daniel Jaquez (Reshot) Six years ago, my husband and I moved across the country from Arizona to the East Coast, where we’re both originally from. At the time, we had a two-year-old and an anxiety-ridden cat—not to mention furniture and belongings in the house we were renting, the condo we owned and a storage
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Chronic wasting disease has now been reported in deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, according to the CDC. The disease isn’t new, but its nickname is: you can now read sensational headlines about “zombie deer.” What is CWD? Chronic wasting disease is a prion disease that affects a deer’s brain and nervous system. It’s
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Later today, Samsung will be unveiling its latest line of products during its Samsung Unpacked live event, including the long-rumored Galaxy S10 smartphone. This new flagship smartphone will probably get the lion’s share of the attention today, but there are plenty of other devices that could make an appearance—not to mention the possibility of last-minute
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Photo: Claire Lower We are right in the middle of the bad, seemingly never-ending portion of winter, and all I want to do is eat mountains of creamy carbohydrates. Obviously our three-ingredient potatoes au gratin would do just fine, but the noble spud isn’t the only root that takes well to a gratin-ing. The Best
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Photo: Netflix This March on Netflix, we’re getting Doubt, The Notebook, A Clockwork Orange, Apollo 13, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the original Wet Hot American Summer. There’s a long list of original shows and films, including the second half of Arrested Development season 5. Hoo boy. Any fans of the new season here? But
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Over a hundred museums and libraries around the world make coloring books based on their collections for the Color Our Collections program, led by the New York Academy of Medicine. Along with three previous annual collections, there are now 396 PDF coloring books you can print out. Here are some of our favorites. These are
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As a Director of Strategy and Operations on the Tovala team, you will be charged with scaling operations as well as finding and implementing efficiencies and optimizations across our entire operation. You’ll be responsible for devising strategies and executing on making our process more efficient, higher quality and cheaper. You will focus on our food
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U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Mux are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us
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Sunday, February 17, 2019 I’m a huge, HUGE, fan of LD_PRELOAD let me tell you… oh wait it’s my blog so I’m going to. Where do I begin… About three years ago, I wrote a blog post about the 10 LDFLAGS I love. After writing the post, I realized I should have made the number
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I’ve been acting in the role of Engineering Manager for 6 months now, so it’s a good time to review how things are going. Some of the points below could be obvious to some and not everything will work in all situations, but I hope I can accurately describe my perspective. A little bit of
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I’m going to hazard a guess and say that everyone whose friends or family have ever flown on a plane, have used Flightradar24 — a free and convenient service for tracking flights in real time. But, if my friends are any indication, very few people know that the service is community-driven and is supported by
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February 17, 2019 On my LinkedIn profile, I explicitly list what I’m looking for in a position to help receive more targeted, relevant messages. Unfortunately, this is assuming that most recruiters actually read my profile. If they did, I wouldn’t get emails like this. I explicitly list what I don’t want, yet still, get tons
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Arm has announced the latest version of the Armv8-M architecture, known as Armv8.1-M, including the new M-Profile Vector Extension (MVE). The vector extension brings up to 15 times performance uplift to machine learning (ML) functions, and up to 5 times uplift to signal processing functions compared to existing Armv8-M implementations. It may be viewed as the Armv8-M architecture’s version of the
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On Thursday, OpenAI announced that they had trained a language model. They used a large training dataset and showed that the resulting model was useful for downstream tasks where training data is scarce. They announced the new model with a puffy press release, complete with this animation (below) featuring dancing text. They demonstrated that their model
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In case you haven’t noticed, phones are humongous now. The best way to keep your hand around the giant rectangle is to stick on a $10-to-$15 accessory called a PopSocket. Photo: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal 80 Comments By David Pierce David Pierce The Wall Street Journal Biography @pierce piercedavid david.pierce@wsj.com Feb. 17, 2019 9:00
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Tracking the trackers. Draw connections between scripts and domains on website. WojciechBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Feb 17 TL;DR Kupa3 allows you to draw connections between scripts on specific website. It search for javascript code or source attribute, in html code, and crawls it in order to draw a dependency graph. This approach can help bug hunters to discover subdomains
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Image: Chris Graythen/Getty Images The Daytona 500, one of NASCAR’s biggest races of the year, is today. Race coverage is set to kick off at 1pm ET/ 10am PT, with the actual race getting underway at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT. This year’s race is airing on FOX. If you have a television, then you’re best bet
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Feb 15, 2019 21 Min read time Image: pxhere Contemporary economics is finally breaking free from its market fetishism, offering plenty of tools we can use to make society more inclusive. We live in an age of astonishing inequality. Income and wealth disparities in the United States have risen to heights not seen since the
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Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images It’s NBA All-Star Weekend. Saturday you can catch some of the NBA’s best player in a Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk Contest. And Sunday Team LeBron takes on Ten Giannis in the 2019 All-Star game. Both Saturday and Sunday’s events start at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and are broadcast
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Image of the moon’s far side, taken January 30, 2019, via NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). At the time of this image, LRO was 205 miles (330 km) east of the landing site. Thus the Chang’e 4 lander is only about two pixels across (bright spot between the two arrows), and the smaller Yutu-2 rover
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Yukai Du 13 Classic Mathematics Books for Lifelong Learners Ali KayasporBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Apr 25, 2018 When I was a college student, I saw a list of essential math books on a blog. I promised to myself to read all those books in 10 years because there were 50 books on that list. I am still trying to
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The federal minimum wage is far below what a worker needs to earn to afford a one-bedroom apartment.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Many minimum-wage workers can’t even afford a modest one-bedroom apartment, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual report. The national housing wage for a modest one-bedroom apartment is $17.90, while the federal minimum
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You’re sat in a pub, chatting with your mates. You start to moan about how the cheap lager they serve gives you a headache. All of a sudden, a stranger runs up to you and says: “Oh no! Headaches? Have you tried the refreshing taste of Pepsi® Cola? It’s the Flavour That Keeps Giving™!” I
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About Mino Games Mino Games is a free-to-play mobile gaming studio that produced the top 50 grossing mobile game Mino Monsters, with over 13 million downloads. We create deeply engaging, widely appealing games for millions of fans. Our key development studio is in Montreal, QC. We are a small group of passionate engineers and artists,
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About us RevenueCat is an API that makes selling subscriptions in your mobile app easy. We launched as part of Y Combinator’s summer 2018 batch and today are tracking subscriptions for more than a quarter million mobile subscribers. This number will increase 10 times this year and we need your help scaling our API. What
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The cameras are watching, and they know who you are. CBS News A Chinese facial recognition company left its database exposed online, revealing information about millions of people, a security researcher discovered. SenseNets, a company based in Shenzhen, China, offers facial recognition technology and crowd analysis, which the company boasted in a promotional video could
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XIX.ai (YC W17) is hiring a Full Stack Engineer. You will be responsible for specifying, building, shipping and maintaining the code of our core product. You’ll be part of one of the founding team, where you will build both back-end and front-end systems. The ideal candidate is someone was a founding team member or is
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We decided not to tell the kids. Marla knew that once our three daughters understood that their mother had been given 1,000 days to live, they’d start counting. They would not be able to enjoy school, friends, their teams, or birthday parties. They’d be watching too closely—how she looked, moved, acted, ate, or didn’t. Marla
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Whether you’re on Tinder, Hinge, or Tudder (it’s an app for farmers to meet cows, platonically!), safety is key. You never know who you’ll meet when you’re separated by a screen and a grainy photo. With your digital privacy more at stake than ever, it’s good to practice a little discretion when you venture into
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Culture is the only long-term competitive advantage an organization can bring to bear, and one of the most powerful ways to cultivate culture is building it—literally—into your workplace. Culture is the only long-term competitive advantage an organization can bring to bear. Over the lifetime of an enduring business, team, product and execution are supporting players:
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If you’re an ambitious undergrad or graduate student with an engineering background, YC can help you get an internship at a YC-backed company. You apply once, and your profile will be sent to over 50 YC startups that are looking for summer interns. The 50 companies participating in our Work at a Startup internship program
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Friday’s Best Deals: LEGO Darth Vader, Marmot, Nintendo Switch, Anker Projectors, and More Designer sunglasses, ANC Headphones, Nordstrom’s Winter Sale, and
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There are so many ways to learn web development, your problem might be how to choose a starting point. The design site CSS-Tricks has their own guide for learning HTML and CSS—but they’ve compiled plenty of alternatives into a wide-ranging but approachable list. If you prefer to learn from a book, they have two especially
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A Common Lisp Interpreter Built in COBOL. Overview Purpose This is a small project built by a student at the Recurse Center to express a love for COBOL and better understand it. Due to COBOL’s lack of functions and recursion, the recursion required for Lisp is built from the ground up using file processing. Also,
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It’s time for a little gratitude. Every time I do one of this week’s core exercises, I am intensely grateful that I am not doing planks. Even when the moves are hard, it’s okay, because at least they’re not boring. February’s Fitness Challenge Is: Core Exercises That Aren’t Planks Perhaps my favorite moment of the
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A probe touched melted nuclear fuel debris in a destroyed reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, a long-awaited milestone in the battle toward decommissioning, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Feb. 13. The rod-like probe, fitted with 3-centimeter-long claws, lifted pieces of the nuclear fuel debris during the eight-hour operation at the bottom of
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Spoiler Alert: This article has spoilers for the Grains exercise in general, and specifically the Grains exercise on the Bash track. If you haven’t completed it yourself, yet, and you don’t want to be shown some solutions, come back once you’ve finished it! It’s your first day at a new company. You’ve done all the
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When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended. Security researcher Karan Saini found years-old messages found in a file from an
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Image: Trinity Kubassek (Pexels) Rejection WeekRejection sucks, but we all have to deal with it. Whether you’re the rejecter or the reject-ee, this week we’re providing a roadmap for handling rejection with grace. And look: If you reject our advice, that’s on you.   Sometimes at the end of a relationship, we’re so sure we want
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Photo: Matthew Ronder-Seid on Unsplash In her bid for president, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a wealth tax on the super rich (dubbed the Ultra-Millionaire Tax) to combat income inequality. Her plan calls for a two percent tax on those with a net worth over $50 million, and a three percent tax on those
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Today in the upside down, President Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to fund the U.S.-Mexico border. In doing so, he’ll effectively bypass Congress and gain access to billions of dollars, among other capacities, which include the ability to declare curfews and even limit our actual movements (yep). It’s a scary amount of
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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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U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Nurx are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us
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We hire the best and brightest people to help make this a reality. Based in Palo Alto, California, we strive to cultivate an inclusive work environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background can contribute to the best of their ability. We also want to empower our employees to live their
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Sorry to reply, but I’m a day late to make a top-level comment… Location: NYC Remote: yes Willing to relocate: yes Technologies: * Primarily python and julia for scientific/numerical programming and data management/visualisation, with some C/C++ for performance work * Strong with machine learning stack – e.g. pandas, scipy, scikit-learn, MCMC and optimisation, some deep
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Location: London, UK Remote: Prefer partial but not completely remote. Willing to relocate: Yes, to major cities in United Kingdom / Germany / Benelux / Switzerland / Austria / Ireland / Scandinavia / Canada. Technologies: PHP, Python, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS3, .NET (PowerShell and a bit of C#), Vue.JS, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and others. Résumé/CV: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d8-j-iotBXeJ5aUZPzh9o4VXBb… Email: tyteen4a03@gmail.com
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They move $6 Trillion around the world each day. RIP Ripple? This is not JP Morgan’s first blockchain rodeo. JP Morgan launched an Interbank Information Network (IIN) for cross border payments. 176 banks world wide have joined IIN since 2017. IIN is designed to transfer information. JPM coin is designed to instantly transfer value. Initially it
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We get it—sometimes, a gym just doesn’t work out. Maybe it’s too crowded or the ceilings tiles are falling and landing on your head. It happens! Unfortunately, canceling your gym membership is a lot like competing in the Hunger Games, of which there are no winners, only the wounded. If you’re looking to end your
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You will need a Flutter development environment set up, and should have some basic knowledge of Flutter. Introduction It’s a rare app that doesn’t need to store some sort of data, whether it’s remembering the last article read, the user’s email address, or the night mode setting. Both Android and iOS give us several options
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It’s consistently fast, yo. Surma is a contributor to WebFundamentals In my previous articles I talked about how WebAssembly allows you to bring the library ecosystem of C/C++ to the web. One app that makes extensive use of C/C++ libraries is squoosh, our web app that allows you compress images with a variety of codecs
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Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Thursday’s Best Deals: Nintendo Switch, the Best Noise Canceling Headphones, L.L. Bean, and More A Samsung TV, Anker Lightning cables, Tribit
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Rejection WeekRejection sucks, but we all have to deal with it. Whether you’re the rejecter or the reject-ee, this week we’re providing a roadmap for handling rejection with grace. And look: If you reject our advice, that’s on you.   For me, it was the construction that finally did it. I’d lived in New York City
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tCell/Rapid7 | Front/Backend Developers, Python Developer | San Francisco and Stockholm | Fulltime tCell monitors and protects web applications from attacks and malicious activity. You’ll be joining a nimble and team of engineers working on a new generation solution for defending applications where high-scale, and creativity are vital to success. Agent Engineer – Knowledge in-depth
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The rock salt that’s sprinkled on sidewalks to melt snow is bad for your pet’s paws. Rubber booties can help, but if you’re salting your own walkways you can buy ice melts that are made to be pet friendly. But these products come with their own cautions. Regular salt is definitely bad for pets Sodium
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Today, we are excited to open several repos on GitHub, and invite everybody to join us on GitHub. Come learn about Filecoin, play with the code, and contribute to development. As described in this prior update, we made the hard choice of starting our repos privately to avoid distractions and develop quickly. Now, we have
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Illustration: mohamed_hassan (Pixabay) Rejection WeekRejection sucks, but we all have to deal with it. Whether you’re the rejecter or the reject-ee, this week we’re providing a roadmap for handling rejection with grace. And look: If you reject our advice, that’s on you.   Since the journalism industry gets upended once a month or so, I consider
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So it’s finally happened. You’ve met someone great. They’re smart, they’re attractive, they have a job—and they’re perfect for your needlessly picky friend. We’ve all been there, you have one friend who’d be great for another and you’re positive they’d hit it off. But setting them up is easier said than done, unlike a rom-com
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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Frequent readers of the Cloudflare blog are aware of the efforts we’ve undertaken in response to our first encounter with a patent troll. We’re happy to report that on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion affirming a lower court decision
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Rejection WeekRejection sucks, but we all have to deal with it. Whether you’re the rejecter or the reject-ee, this week we’re providing a roadmap for handling rejection with grace. And look: If you reject our advice, that’s on you.   Once, when my son was about six years old—and furious with me for some reason or
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In the last few posts I’ve been going on about how a lot of people think that financial markets are completely random because someone in academia at some point made a huge oversimplification. They did that because they needed some model for some abstract concept, and didn’t have anything better available. It’s OK to simplify
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At GitHub, we’ve always felt that you should be able to open a pull request to start a conversation with your collaborators as soon as your brilliant idea or code is ready to take shape. Even if you end up closing the pull request for something else, or refactoring the code entirely, a good pull
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Our model, called GPT-2 (a successor to GPT), was trained simply to predict the next word in 40GB of Internet text. Due to our concerns about malicious applications of the technology, we are not releasing the trained model. As an experiment in responsible disclosure, we are instead releasing a much smaller model for researchers to
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I have a few rules for choosing non-fiction books: I won’t read a book promising to reveal the “insider secrets” of an organization or field. (The author only knows 1% of the secrets, and they’ll oversell them.) If I find a book too broad or challenging, I go down a reading level—or even find a
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