眾新聞 - Dancing to my own tune: pursuing artistic freedom in an increasingly repressive Hong Kong
Dean said she did the video for fun. Indeed, many times during her broadcast, she literally collapsed to the floor laughing, so amused she was by the sight of her sister wobbling and stumbling while making a go at ballet. via Pocket
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10 hours ago
When Kodak Accidentally Discovered A-Bomb Testing
The ground shook, a brilliant white flash enveloped the sky, and the world changed forever. Code name "Trinity," the bomb test at dawn on July 16, 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico was the first large-scale atomic weapons testing in history. via Pocket
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15 hours ago
A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artist - MIT Technology Review
On March 31, 1913, in the Great Hall of the Musikverein concert house in Vienna, a riot broke out in the middle of a performance of an orchestral song by Alban Berg. Chaos descended. Furniture was broken. via Pocket
15 hours ago
TutuApp_THE BEST iOS HELPER EVER | 兔兔助手_最好的苹果助手
Amazing this exists
TutuApp for pc.TutuApp brings a most convenient way to download apps.No need to login Apple ID and jailbreak,you can download free paid apps, and enjoy high download speed. Supported all IOS system deveices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. Game, Software and wallpapers are available in TutuApp.
ios  app 
Is the Insect Apocalypse Really Upon Us? - The Atlantic
Claims that insects will disappear within a century are absurd, but the reality isn’t reassuring either.
notnews  science 
From the Outside Looking In: A Response to John Garnaut’s Primer on Ideology – Made in China Journal
For China’s leader, Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) future depends, to a large degree, on the revitalisation of ideology. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories – Herb Caudill – Medium
Almost two decades ago, Joel Spolsky excoriated Netscape for rewriting their codebase in his landmark essay Things You Should Never Do. He concluded that a functioning application should never, ever be rewritten from the ground up. His argument turned on two points: via Pocket
2 days ago
A data cleaner's cookbook - Why TSV
There are four good reasons to use the tab character to separate (or delimit) the fields in a data table. via Pocket
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2 days ago
America’s Signature Mode of Transportation Is High-Cost Rail – Hmm Daily
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. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Should We Treat Data as Labor? Moving Beyond 'Free' by Imanol Arrieta Ibarra, Leonard Goff, Diego Jiménez Hernández, Jaron Lanier, E. Glen Weyl :: SSRN
In the digital economy, user data is typically treated as capital created by corporations observing willing individuals. This neglects users' role in creating data, reducing incentives for users, distributing the gains from the data economy unequally and stoking fears of automation. via Pocket
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2 days ago
rupertparry/depth-index: Look deep into a webpage with this face-tracking depth simulator.
Look deep into a webpage with this face-tracking depth simulator. - rupertparry/depth-index

Insane eye tracking.
javascript  imaging  host 
2 days ago
AWS Ground Station
AWS Ground Station is a fully managed service that lets you control satellite communications, downlink and process satellite data, and scale your satellite operations quickly, easily and cost-effectively without having to worry about building or managing your own ground station infrastructure
2 days ago
AWS Athena SQL Query Error with timestamp - Stack Overflow
select * from table_name
where servertime
between TIMESTAMP '2018-04-01 00:00:00'
and TIMESTAMP '2018-04-05 23:59:59';
answer  database  serverless 
2 days ago
Bienvenueahk propose des visites guidées en français de Hong Kong et Macao. Nous proposons également une aide a l'installation des expatries français a Hong Kong, et des voyages de reconnaissance clé en main. Enfin nous nous chargeons d'organiser vos séminaires ou évènements d'entreprise a HK.
2 days ago
CogX 2018 - Bringing Inclusive Financial Services to the World - YouTube
Dr. Yuan (Alan) Qi, VP and Chief Data Scientist, Ant Financial Services Group via Pocket
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4 days ago
Is Regulation a Way to Restore Faith in Blockchain Systems?
Blockchain technology isn’t as widely used as it could be, largely because blockchain users don’t trust each other, as research shows. via Pocket
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4 days ago
AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld | WIRED
Every December, Adam Savage—star of the TV show MythBusters—releases a video reviewing his “favorite things” from the previous year. In 2018, one of his highlights was a set of Magic Leap augmented reality goggles. via Pocket
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4 days ago
GitHub - leon-ai/leon: 🧠 Leon is your open-source personal assistant.
Your open-source personal assistant. Leon is an open-source personal assistant who can live on your server. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Differential privacy, an easy case
Explaining the tradeoffs when implementing formal privacy By law, the Census Bureau is required to keep our responses to its questionnaires confidential. And so, over decades, it has applied several “disclosure avoidance” techniques when it publishes data — these have been meticulously catalogued by Laura McKenna
health  matcher  differential  privacy 
4 days ago
How Brexit revealed four new political factions | Politics | The Guardian
Analysis of Commons voting patterns shows how Europhobe and Europhile rebels from both main parties are forming new parliamentary blocs
data  brexit 
4 days ago
Fix git error: Could not read Username for github.com | Albertech Blog
git config --global url."git@github.com:".insteadOf "https://github.com/"

Fix error seen in homebrew update
5 days ago
Bootstrap 4 Cheat Sheet - The ultimate list of Bootstrap classes
Quickly find your Bootstrap classes on this interactive Bootstrap cheat sheet. It includes code samples and live preview of elements.
bootstrap  css  design  Development 
5 days ago
CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild
2019 rebuilding of the original NeXT web browser
web  history 
5 days ago
What Does This Guide Cover? | Serverless Stack
To step through the major concepts involved in building web applications, we are going to be building a simple note taking app called Scratch. It is a single page application powered by a serverless API written completely in JavaScript. via Pocket
Pocket  host  infrastructure  toread 
5 days ago
How create a serverless website using AWS Lambda, AWS S3, AWS API Gateway and AWS DynamoDB with node.js? Full Tutorial! – The Web Spark
This post will show you how we can create a web site using AWS serverless architecture. Architecture The architecture would look something like below: The services and technologies we will be using to build this application are: AWS Lambda AWS Lambda is a compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS…
infrastructure  host  toread 
5 days ago
The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer
Colocate your own box somewhere. Neat and cheap.
deployment  server  development 
5 days ago
Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION
1. Cat ladders the culture that is Swiss (good photos, recommended). 2. Quecca, ronna, and yotta: new prefixes are needed!  Micro and nano ain’t enough. via Pocket
6 days ago
Thispersondoesnotexist.com is face-generating AI at its creepiest
The most impressive magic trick AI‘s learned in the modern era is the one where it conjures people out of thin air. And there’s no better machine learning-powered wizardry than Nvidia‘s. Nvidia is a company most lauded for its impressive graphics cards. via Pocket
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7 days ago
New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | Technology | The Guardian
The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse. via Pocket
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7 days ago
The “Surprise” of Authoritarian Resilience in China - American Affairs Journal
ver since the domino collapse of Communist regimes in the Soviet Bloc in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the world has been waiting for China to follow suit. Indeed, the fall of the Chinese Communist government would probably mean the real end of history given the size of the country. via Pocket
Pocket  toread 
7 days ago
Businesses at Work 2019 | Okta
Okta app survey. NB travel section.
wgw  apps  travel  business 
8 days ago
Week 1 lecture - Mariana Mazzucato: The market shaping forces of capitalism - YouTube
Rethinking Capitalism undergraduate moduleWeek 1: The market shaping forces of capitalism by Mariana MazzucatoAn introduction to the Rethinking Capitalism course and the key challenges facing modern capitalist economies. The lecture by Professor Mazzucato also examines the economic theories and poli via Pocket
Pocket  toview 
8 days ago
How to teach Git | Rachel M. Carmena
An alternative way to teach Git

Some nice concepts here.
git  training 
8 days ago
Making the Building of Firefox Faster for You with Clever-Commit from Ubisoft - Future Releases
Smart: use big data on large code repositories to help predict bugs and regressions.
code  development  big  data  ai 
8 days ago
Blockchain and Trust
Very interesting on trust. Software is the last thing you should trust.
trust  blockchain  software 
9 days ago
Currency converter: 1270–2017
Brilliant idea to see how the PPP changed over time.
history  currency 
9 days ago
What comes after open source? | Denis Nazarov
This post explores the differences between software tools and services; how the stateful nature of software services led them to be closed; and posits how crypto networks can catalyze a new era of open services that reignite combinatorial innovation. via Pocket
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10 days ago
There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology | WIRED
In his 2008 white paper that first proposed bitcoin, the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto concluded with: “We have proposed a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.” He was referring to blockchain, the system behind bitcoin cryptocurrency. via Pocket
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10 days ago
The Underground Worlds of Haruki Murakami | The New Yorker
“What is he like? Is he a kind man?” I was asked by an anxious administrator who had been assigned to guide me through Tokyo’s Aoyama neighborhood to Haruki Murakami’s office, which was in a discreet, unmarked building on a side street. via Pocket
Pocket  read  toread 
10 days ago
Managing secret keys · Issue #7 · mnapoli/bref · GitHub
Serverless PHP on AWS Lambda. Contribute to mnapoli/bref development by creating an account on GitHub.

How to store secret keys in AWS and manage them sensibly.
11 days ago
Networking tool comics!
Some really helpful stuff there.
networking  tools  unix  read 
12 days ago
Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters — by Craig Mod
Email’s beginning was perfectly unremarkable: “QWERTYUIOP.” A keyboard burp. Something your cat might type. A nothing message sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1971 to test the system. via Pocket
Pocket  newsletters  read  tools 
14 days ago
Top 32 Nmap Command Examples For Linux Sys/Network Admins - nixCraft
Nmap command examples and tutorials to scan a host/network, so to find out the possible vulnerable points in the hosts and secure the system.

Great tool to do network scanning.
linux  network  map 
15 days ago
How I Build Websites (A loose manifesto)
Keep it simple, stupid.

WordPress plus Divi is a pretty good simple start.
development  read  tools 
15 days ago
Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two - The New York Times
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis. via Pocket
Pocket  jobs  notnews  read 
16 days ago
Death and Valor on an American Warship Doomed by its Own Navy
It’s the dead of night, and the USS Fitzgerald is on a secret mission to the South China Sea. The sailors on the $1.8 billion destroyer are young, tired and poorly trained. via Pocket
16 days ago
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