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Push To Deploy Program USB Button
Push to Deploy is a Big Red Button which deploys your app, site or rocket ship when you hit
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may 2017 by jamescampbell
Tencent's WeChat gives it an advantage in the global artificial intelligence race — Quartz
Tencent confirmed that it would open an laboratory in Seattle dedicated solely to artificial intelligence research
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may 2017 by jamescampbell
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Torching the Modern Day Library of Alexandria
The idea was that in the future, once all books were digitized, youd be able to map the citations among them, see which books got cited the most, and use that data to give better search results to library patrons.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Bugsnag Blog - Tmux and Vim - even better together
In this post we will look at a few ways of customizing tmux and vim to help get more done with less typing and context switching. Configuring tmux and vim to get the exact behavior you want is often a time consuming endeavor, but in my view its worth it.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
linuxkit A toolkit for building secure, portable and lean operating systems for containers
LinuxKit, a toolkit for building custom minimal, immutable Linux distributions.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
The Six Main Stories, As Identified by a Computer The Atlantic
They collected computer-generated story arcs for nearly 2,000 works of fiction, classifying each into one of six core types of narratives based on what happens to the protagonist
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Lies My Parents Told Me About Logs
Logs are definitely better than nothing. But only a teeny tiny bit of extra effort or changes to the way you think about logging can have a massive impact on your applications ability to surface new problems, point your attention at the right things and prevent the wrong things from distracting you. And this means your systems will be friendlier and more resilient and receptive to operating.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Instant recall The Verge
After scrambling to rebuild their workflows around Instant Articles, large publishers were left with a system that failed to grow audiences or revenues.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad Blocking Arms Race
A team of Princeton and Stanford University researchers has fundamentally reinvented how ad-blocking works, in an attempt to put an end to the advertising versus ad-blocking arms race. The ad blocker they've created is lightweight, evaded anti ad-blocking scripts on 50 out of the 50 websites it was tested on, and can block Facebook ads that were previously unblockable.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Why we are dropping Google Ads
The Google advertising model is broken not for Google of course, which is massively profitable, but for us, the publishers who have to put up with poor quality, misleading adverts in exchange for small change.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
How We Built r Place
Great write up on a very cool community project in reddit.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Printed titanium parts expected to save millions in Boeing Dreamliner costs
The contract announced on Monday is a major step in Boeing's effort to boost the profitability of the 787 and a sign of growing industrial acceptance of the durability of 3-D printed metal parts, allowing them to replace pieces made with more expensive traditional manufacturing in demanding aerospace applications.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Electron is flash for the desktop
Developers don't let friends write electron apps.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Google will start fact-checking fake news stories
Google is installing a fact-checker for potentially misleading stories in its search results.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Remake the web
For example, social networks would still run in the cloud. But you could store your data locally. Alternately, you could choose a different cloud server run by a company or community you trust.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Why China's Quantum Satellite Is Incredible And Will Surely Be Overhyped
The thing most likely to be encrypted is itself an encryption key. Using quantum means, it should be possible send random keys from place to place with 100 percent security. What the QUESS team hopes to accomplish is a secure quantum channel linking Beijing and Vienna via satellite through which encryption keys can be securely transmitted. By 2030 China plans on having a whole network of quantum satellites supporting its very own quantum internet (a communications network protected via quantum encryption schemes, that is).
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Volocopter
The Volocopter 2X is a series model of a passenger multicopter, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft powered purely by electricity and capable of carrying 2 passengers.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Building a realtime server backend using the Orleans Actor system, Dotnet Core
have worked with Microsoft Orleans for about two years now. It has taken me quite some time to understand how to use it. Now that I do, I never want to go back to traditional web server architecture
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Sunsetting Python 2 support in scientific Python projects
Basically, stop using Python 2 already, there is no reason to ever use it again.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Spotifys Love Hate Relationship with DNS
We have also always relied on DNS for service discovery, so Unbound helps avoid many requests from individual services that can effectively DDoS ourselves.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
New technology allows paralyzed man to move arm by thinking about it
It essentially created a new connection between the brain and limb to replace the one that was broken.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
Soylent Goes Cyberpunk with A.I. Spokesperson and Dark Web Marketplace
Soylent and Wieden Kennedy also took a strange tech turn with the new campaign, opening up a web store on the dark web. Soy Route (a not-too-subtle nod to infamous illegal marketplace The Silk Road) exists at a .onion domain and can only be accessed through the anonymizing web browser Tor.
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april 2017 by jamescampbell
At BlackRock, Machines Are Rising Over Managers to Pick Stocks
Now, after years of deliberations, Laurence D. Fink, a founder and chief executive of BlackRock, has cast his lot with the machines.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria
And so a subversive idealist who had until then confined his radicalism to building cryptography software and bitcoin tools would end up firing an AK-47 at jihadis
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Data Saver Google Chrome
The core optimizations that allow us to reduce overall data usage are performed by Google servers. When Data Saver is enabled, Chrome opens a connection between your phone and one of the optimization servers running in Google's datacenters and relays all non-encrypted HTTP requests over this connection.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The Hidden Power of Stack Overflow
You paste the error message into Google and search for it, crossing your fingers in hopes that a website called Stack Overflow will come up in the results.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Twitter is being unbundled before our eyes
After launching in 2007, it became a place for users to share news, photos, private messages, and broadcast messages meant for large audiences. That bundle provided the backbone against which Twitter sells advertising to this day.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
GitHubs new Balanced Employee IP Agreement lets workers keep the IP when they use company resources for personal projects
Today the code sharing platform announced a new policy, the Balanced Employee IP Agreement (BEIPA). This allows its employees to use company equipment to work on personal projects in their free time.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The Cult of DD
Actually, using dd is almost never necessary, and due to its highly nonstandard syntax is usually just an easy way to mess things up
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The web is swallowing the desktop whole and nobody noticed
It’s still early days, but Electron is eating the desktop alive. There’s no way to stop it, and developers planning a native app should seriously ask themselves: should I learn to write HTML instead, and use Electron so I can target users on any platform?
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The artist trapping self driving cars
If a self driving car is designed to read the road, what happens when the language of the road is abused by those with nefarious intent?
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
YC AI
We want to level the playing field for startups to ensure that innovation doesn’t get locked up in large companies like Google or Facebook
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Advanced Web Scraping, Bypassing 403 Forbidden captchas, and more
In the rest of this article, Ill walk you through writing a scraper that can handle captchas and various other challenges that well encounter on the Zipru site.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Spotify Will Only Play This Song If It's Raining Outside
The song will only play when and where it is raining, through the use of geo-targeting technology.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Reverse Engineering the Hacker News Ranking Algorithm | sangaline.com
Every time I read one of those articles, it always gets me wondering about what the same data could tell us about how Hacker News actually works
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
How to set up the perfect modern dev environment on Windows
The only reason coding directly in Windows is suddenly so feasible is thanks to Microsoft’s work on the Windows Linux Subsystem, which gives you a fully-fledged Ubuntu install right at the command line and it works surprisingly well.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Shell Scripts Matter
The weird thing about shell scripts is that even strong advocates of good practices gladly forget all they know when it comes to shell scripting.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
A DNA computer has a trillion siblings and replicates itself to make a decision Quartz
Each strand of DNA is a processor, because its executing the command of replicating itself with a slight variation, building another processor which can take up its mantle. Unlike our modern computers which utilize processors that are more or less permanent and can run unlimited kinds of code, these are single-use and disposable, the exact opposite.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill - WIRED
by programming a machine to save children, you're also programming it to kill the driver
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Untitled (https://www.wired.com/2017/03/google-deepminds-untrendy-blockchain-play-make-actually-useful/)
The broader trend is that people are looking for ways to securely share data in a way that’s verifiable so that they have greater trust in the integrity of the information
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Gravity
Gravity supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming and data-driven programming. Thanks to special built-in methods, it can also be used as a prototype-based programming language.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Chatbot that overturned 160000 parking fines now helping refugees claim asylum
DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The Quest for an iTunes Replacement - The Tao of Mac
My guess is that having a single touch point for media purchases is the only reason Apple doesn’t break it off into a set of separate apps, but to be honest, I really wish they split it into at least three things: an iOS maintenance utility, a unified macOS/iOS app store, and a simpler, faster, media management (and store) app.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Tinder Select is a secret, members-only version of the app
Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs, super models, and other hyper-attractive/upwardly affluent types.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The Blockchain Will Do to Banks and Law Firms What the Internet Did to Media
Bitcoin is the killer app for the blockchain. Bitcoin drives adoption of its underlying blockchain, and its strong technical community and robust code review process make it the most secure and reliable of the various blockchains. Like email, it’s likely that some form of Bitcoin will persist. But the blockchain will also support a variety of other applications, including smart contracts, asset registries, and many new types of transactions that will go beyond financial and legal uses.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Facebook has started to flag fake news stories - Recode
Coming to your feed: A “disputed” label for bogus stories.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Twitter’s timeline algorithm, and its effect on us, explained.
A year ago, Twitter launched its algorithmic timeline. Here's how it works, and how it's reshaping our discourse.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The Not-So-Surprising Survival of Foursquare
The more I started to get under the hood, the more I was like, ‘I don’t know if you guys have realized it but you’re actually sitting on a tremendous amount of gold
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The first on-site house has been printed in Russia | Apis Cor. We print buildings
December 2016, the Apis Cor company in cooperation with PIK proceeded to print the building using a mobile 3D printer. Construction took place at the Apis Cor company’s test facility in the town of Stupino, on the territory of the Stupino aerated concrete factory. Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr vs. OVH vs. Scaleway
Apart from the big players in the cloud hosting industry, AWS, Google Cloud and Azure there are several key players that built their way around providing simple infrastructure that makes it easy and affordable to spin up a new virtual machine within seconds. Those include DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, OVHs Public Cloud and Scaleway.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
The amazing power of word vectors | the morning paper
The encoding of a given word is simply the vector in which the corresponding element is set to one, and all other elements are zero.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Linux cheat sheet: 16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know
Want to know what’s really going on with your server? Then you need to know these essential commands. Once you’ve mastered them, you’ll be well on your way to being an expert Linux system administrator.
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
Open Source InfluxData
The InfluxData Platform is built upon the open source TICK stack. Each of the components of the TICK stack are open source and are available under the MIT license.TICK is just a simple way to describe the four open source projects that make up the InfluxData platform:
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march 2017 by jamescampbell
An Algorithm Is Replacing Bail Hearings in New Jersey - Motherboard
New Jersey is trying a new algorithm to fix its broken bail system, a flashpoint for criminal justice advocates who argue that court-assessed fines can discriminate against low-income and highly policed communities—most often, people of color.
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february 2017 by jamescampbell
Review: Microsoft Surface Studio - WIRED
Surface Studio fits nicely in a row of iMacs and MacBooks in an open-plan office with cold brew on tap. The glossy aluminum, the brushed metal, the gentle curves and slim profile—it’s all so Apple-y
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february 2017 by jamescampbell
How terrible code gets written by perfectly sane people – Christian M. Mackeprang
Talent makes up for any other inefficiency in your team. That’s the entire point of favoring smart work over hard work. Such a great read.
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february 2017 by jamescampbell
The Rust Programming Language
Rust is a programming language that’s focused on safety, speed, and concurrency. Its design lets you create programs that have the performance and control of a low-level language, but with the powerful abstractions of a high-level language. These properties make Rust suitable for programmers who have experience in languages like C and are looking for a safer alternative, as well as those from languages like Python who are looking for ways to write code that performs better without sacrificing expressiveness.
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february 2017 by jamescampbell
America's Television Graveyards
Demanufacturing the televisions is hard manual labor that works as a reverse assembly line, as the components from these old TVs are separated by hand and moved down a conveyor belt
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february 2017 by jamescampbell
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