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Genomic Prediction
Company can test embryos for gene-related diseases
health 
7 days ago
DuckDuckGo Traffic
DuckDuckGo releases their traffic numbers!
search 
8 days ago
GitHub - ElliotNB/observable-slim: Observable Slim is a singleton that utilizes ES6 Proxies to observe changes made to an object and any nested children of that object. It is intended to assist with state management and one-way data binding.
Observable Slim is a singleton that utilizes ES6 Proxies to observe changes made to an object and any nested children of that object. It is intended to assist with state management and one-way data binding.
javascript  software  structure 
15 days ago
Pandora Demand Curve
Study of how much more/less people listen to Pandora because of ads.
advertising 
16 days ago
42 Years of Microprocessor Trend Data | Karl Rupp
Shows single threaded performance and cpu frequency increasing rapidly until 2004. Transistor count continues going up.
history  computers  performance 
18 days ago
Type Checking JavaScript Files · TypeScript
TypeScript can read types out of jsdoc comments in Javascript files, and do some type checking in Javascript.
javascript 
19 days ago
CSS Utility classes and separation of concerns
Argues that "separation of concerns" is the wrong way to think about the CSS vs HTML problem. Instead, think about dependencies: CSS depends on HTML and/or HTML depends on CSS.
css  structure 
19 days ago
Jobs @ Google - archive from 1999
This was posted on HN. I think I wrote the CSS for this page, and quite likely the HTML as well.
google 
19 days ago
www.reddit.com - found hooked up to my router
Scary pictures and descriptions of a device that people will pay you to hook up to your router (to spy on you)
security 
19 days ago
My Experience of Emacs vs XEmacs
List of things XEmacs was better at
emacs 
20 days ago
Impending kOS
Fun story about Arthur Whitney, who wrote K, KDB, and KOS.
structure 
20 days ago
RimWorld Technology - Region System - YouTube
Video about RimWorld pathfinding and region calculations
gamedev 
24 days ago
Sqorn · A Javascript Library for Building SQL Queries
Impressive convenient syntax using ES6 template strings: FROM `book` RETURN `distinct author` WHERE({genre: 'Fantasy'}). Handles escaping properly too.
database  javascript  software 
27 days ago
Sunlight, cholesterol and coronary heart disease
At latitude 54°N, winter vs summer cholesterol varied by 30mg/dL. Shows seasonal and geographic variation in both cholesterol and heart disease are likely linked to sunshine.
health 
29 days ago
phonetics - Why vowels sound different from each other - Linguistics Stack Exchange
Vowel sounds depend on the "formants", the harmonics in the spectrum
audio 
4 weeks ago
The Natural Selection of Bad Science | Open Science
"Poor research design and data analysis encourage false-positive findings. Such poor methods persist despite perennial calls for improvement, suggesting that they result from something more than just misunderstanding. The persistence of poor methods results partly from incentives that favour them, leading to the natural selection of bad science."
science 
4 weeks ago
Vector FIeld Course
Pixar's course on vector fields for discrete meshes
math 
4 weeks ago
delaunator-cpp
Delaunator (JS) ported to C++
delaunay  c++  software 
5 weeks ago
Diversity of aging in the tree of life
We assume human-style aging is common (fertility when young, then aging diseases) but many animals don't follow this pattern.
biology 
5 weeks ago
The Lottery of Fascinations | Slate Star Codex
Argument that some people will never be good at math, no matter the teaching style or amount of effort
education 
5 weeks ago
The aesthetics of science fiction spaceship design
"In this thesis, we present a detailed analysis of the conventions that appear in fictional spaceship design, including a discussion of their origins, their uses in emulating certain traits, and reasons these conventions might be followed or ignored. We uncover these conventions by examining and comparing popular spaceship designs from the past sixty years, which we present in a detailed survey. We also examine an aesthetic interpretation of information theory, which can be used to describe the ...
procgen 
5 weeks ago
Sand Dams
Small dams that hold back sand in desert runoff channels can also hold back water from running off.
environment  engineering 
5 weeks ago
Xena FAQ: Disclaimers
List of silly end credits for "Xena"
5 weeks ago
The effect of human capital on earnings: Evidence from a reform at Colombia's top university - ScienceDirect
Study found that when students did less coursework, but still graduated at the same rate, they made less money in the future jobs. This suggests that the degree isn't the only thing that affects wages.
education 
5 weeks ago
Large wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation
Also: "The model revealed that wind farms caused regional warming of near-surface air temperature, with greater changes in minimum temperatures than maximum temperatures."
engineering  environment 
5 weeks ago
Women's Pockets are Inferior.
Data and visualizations comparing pockets for women and men. One of my pet peeves is that women don't get reasonably sized pockets!!
visualization 
6 weeks ago
Spherical intersection / Observable
Intersection of two line segments on a sphere is tricky
geometry 
6 weeks ago
Select Star SQL
"This is an interactive book which aims to be the best place on the internet for learning SQL. It is free of charge, free of ads and doesn't require registration or downloads. It helps you learn by running queries against a real-world dataset to complete projects of consequence. It is not a mere reference page — it conveys a mental model for writing SQL."
interactive  database 
6 weeks ago
oftenpaper.net/sierpinski.htm
"the sierpinski triangle page to end most sierpinski triangle pages"
math 
6 weeks ago
TXR Language
Pattern matching language, including grammars
programming  structure 
6 weeks ago
Joe Duffy - The Error Model
Error handling in programming systems
programming  structure 
6 weeks ago
tzaphiriron.sidemoon.net/static/hex/hex.html
A way of assembling a hex grid with gaps in between that get filled in with transitions
hexagons 
6 weeks ago
quicksort-pivot-imbalance/README.md at master · lorenzhs/quicksort-pivot-imbalance · GitHub
Quicksort is good algorithmicly but it has impossible to predict branches. Changing it to make worse partitions but easier to predict branches makes it much faster!
algorithms  performance 
6 weeks ago
Hot metal : Pasteup :: Floats : CSS Grid - YouTube
Printing presses had text lined up in rows because that's how metal blocks worked, but photo-based layout freed magazines from that format. Jen Simmons argues that CSS grid will free us from the layouts that we've been using on the web for so long.
css  structure 
7 weeks ago
GitHub - nteract/hydrogen: Run code interactively, inspect data, and plot. All the power of Jupyter kernels, inside your favorite text editor.
"Hydrogen was inspired by Bret Victor's ideas about the power of instantaneous feedback and the design of Light Table. Running code inline and in real time is a more natural way to develop. By bringing the interactive style of Light Table to the rock-solid usability of Atom, Hydrogen makes it easy to write code the way you want to."
interactive  python 
7 weeks ago
SVG Filters
Interactive demo of what all the SVG filters do. You can change all the parameters and see the effects on the image.
svg 
7 weeks ago
Evenly distributing points on a sphere
Blue noise on a sphere by modifying the Fibonacci spiral
noise  procgen  graphics 
7 weeks ago
Building complex reasoning skills online through open-ended activities | Khan Academy
Khan Academy looks at having students give feedback on each others' work, with an online tool
education 
7 weeks ago
Augmenting Agile with Formal Methods • Hillel Wayne
If extreme programming / agile is so good, why did it show this code had no bugs? Example of how tests aren't as good as proofs
programming 
7 weeks ago
GitHub - msokalski/delabella: 2D Delaunay triangulation (dela) - super stable (bella!)
C++ Delaunay library, looks like it's as fast as Delaunator, but without the adjacency data in its output
c++  geometry 
7 weeks ago
Workman Keyboard Layout
Alternative to Colemak, Dvorak
keyboard 
8 weeks ago
Occupations and Their Ideologies – Other Life
Some professions tend to lean left or right, some are in the middle, and some are (surprisingly) bimodal!
politics 
8 weeks ago
dotfiles/editing.org at master · noctuid/dotfiles · GitHub
Why not Kakoune? Arguments against Kakoune's noun-verb approach.
structure 
8 weeks ago
How 2.5D Sorting Works in River City Ransom: Underground – Andrew Russell
Uses topological sort to decide drawing order for 2d art with depth
gamedev 
8 weeks ago
GitHub - DenisKolodin/yew: Rust framework for building client web apps
Rust framework for client-side web — with a template language, and works with the dom when compiled to web assembly
rust  web  wasm 
8 weeks ago
Why Kakoune — The quest for a better code editor
Vi uses text objects that allow orthogonal commands such as dw meaning delete word, rw meaning replace word, d$ meaning delete to end of line, etc. It's nice. But it's verb-noun. I think noun-verb would work much better. You'd be able to *see* the selection before you act on it. This is an editor that explores that idea.
structure 
8 weeks ago
ijcai-hs-harabor.pdf
Pathfinding: slides describing contraction hierarchies
pathfinding 
8 weeks ago
How intermittent breaks in interaction improve collective intelligence | PNAS
Study finds that people communicating all the time leads to worse solutions
structure 
9 weeks ago
Filament
Google's physically based rendering library, with nice documentation
3d  graphics 
9 weeks ago
Exploring Histograms
Interactive page showing how histogram bin widths, offsets, etc. affect output
visualization 
9 weeks ago
Eigengrau's Essential Establishment Generator
Generates weapons, adventures, adventurers, trinkets, rumors, nightmares, weather, towns
procgen  software 
11 weeks ago
Google Calendar Spam thread
Google doesn't seem to be able to figure this out
google 
11 weeks ago
Uniform points on disc, circle, sphere and caps
Easy to pick points uniformly in a square or on a line segment. This page shows how to pick points uniformly on a circle or sphere.
math 
11 weeks ago
The Lambert cylindrical projection pt. 1
"Suppose we need to generate a number of random points on a sphere. There are several methods that ensure that the point density is constant across the surface. One of them relies on the Lambert cylindrical equal area projection which maps the rectangle [0 .. 𝜏, -1 .. 1] onto a unit sphere…"
math  geometry 
11 weeks ago
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