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Federico Mena-Quintero: Rust things I miss in C

Librsvg feels like it is reaching a tipping point, where suddenly it seems like it would be easier to just port some major parts from C to Rust than …

JavaScript

A Clojure learning journey

18 Feb 2018<p>A year or two ago, I gave up trying to track all the interesting stuff happening in the Clojure universe, because the rate of change was …

Clojure

Norris Numbers

<p>(Russian translation: <a href="http://softdroid.net/chisla-norrisa">Числа Норриса в программировании</a>)</p> <p>In 2011 John D. Cook wrote the …

The duties of John von Neumann's assistant

Subject: The duties of John von Neumann's assistant <br>Path: you!your-host!warthog!gormenghast!hal9000!plovergw!ploverhub!shitpost!mjd <br>Date: …

Mathematics

donation from the Pineapple Fund

<b>KDE e.V. is announcing today it has received a donation of 200,000 USD from the Pineapple Fund.</b><p>With this donation, the Pineapple Fund recognizes that …

KDE

Sinatra 2.0.1 is out!

By Kunpei Sakai on Monday, February 19, 2018<p>I have just released Sinatra v2.0.1 and Mustermann v1.0.2.<p>Before we begin, I want to thank everyone who …

Snowboarding

Ask HN: Is it 'normal' to struggle so hard with work?

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Procrastination

'Whistleblower' alleges manipulation in the VIX 'fear gauge,' urges regulators to investigate

A scheme to manipulate Wall Street's fear gauge, VIX, poses risk to the entire equity market and costs investors hundreds of millions of dollars a …

Stock Markets

Working remotely, 4 years in

I live in Montreal. 4 years ago, I decided to take a job working remotely for a company based in San Francisco. At the time, I was worried that it …

Loneliness

The secret on the ocean floor

By David Shukman<p>A wave of pioneers is poised to scoop up treasure from the deep sea.<p>But was this ocean mining boom sparked by a 1970s CIA plot?<p>Mystery ship<p>In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California.<p>It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where …

Mad Max

The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.<p>Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse …

Education

The Real History Of TechCrunch

<i>“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan”</i><p>If you’ve founded a company, or created something else in your life, you know the emotional …

AOL

ASCII art — dead or alive?

[Today’s random Sourcerer profile: https://sourcerer.io/curran]While researching this article about the timeline and evolution of ASCII art, I was …

Typography

Managed Retreat - Page 2 of 2 - 99% Invisible

Sometimes, moving a building (like a lighthouse) is about preserving historic architecture or cultural heritage. But for one significant structure in …

Genius

Waking up to China’s infiltration of American colleges

China’s massive foreign influence campaign in the United States takes a long view, sowing seeds in American institutions meant to blossom over years or even decades. That’s why the problem of Chinese financial infusions into U.S. higher education is so difficult to grasp and so crucial to combat.<p>At …

China

Why Decentralization Matters

The first two eras of the internet<p>During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on …

Blockchain

The Story of Toothpaste. How It Became a Mainstream Product - Capital & Growth

Introduction<p>The Pulitzer-award winning reporter Charles Duhigg presents to us an interesting read about a subject that often defines our daily …

Tony Dungy

Q: How hard would it be to keep the Moon from drifting away?

<b>Physicist</b>: Almost prohibitively!Ever since the Moon entered the scene 4.5 billion years ago, it’s been slowly drifting away. Initially it was around …

Astronomy

This founder lived in a nursing home for 3 months to get his start-up off the ground

• Timothy Peck, founder of Call9, took an unusual step to get his company off the ground.<br>• He moves from Silicon Valley to Long Island to live in the …

Health Care

Ask HN: What has HN given you?

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The sudden death of the website

You may not know me or even my company, LivePerson, but you’ve certainly used my invention. In 1995, I came up with the technology for those chat windows that pop up on websites. Today, more than 18,000 companies around the world, including big-name brands like T-Mobile, American Express, Citibank …

Chatbots

tis-interpreter

This is tis-interpreter, an interpreter of C for detecting undefined behavior.<p>tis-interpreter detects subtle bugs in C programs that may not have …

Python Programming

Project: 2ine

You have no idea how much effort went into getting this stupid white square on the screen.<p>I thought I’d explain what all this is about in more …

Linux

vue-ethereum-ipfs

Web 3.0 Application Starter: Vue front-end, Ethereum / IPFS Backend<p>Tested with:<p>go version go1.9.4 darwin/amd64<br>• ipfs version 0.4.11<br>• Ganache CLI v6.0.3 …

JavaScript

2.0

2.0 Published on 18 Feb 2018 by Marcin Kulik<p>I’m very happy to announce the release of asciinema 2.0!<p>It’s been 3 years since 1.0 (time flies!), and …

Linux

World's first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants

Human-sheep hybrids have been created by scientists for the first time, opening the door to organs being grown inside the farmyard animals for use in transplants or to cure diabetes.<p>A team at Stanford University successfully grew embryos inside a surrogate for three weeks which had both sheep and …

PAVE

Containers Patterns

The MIDIMonster

Named for it's scary math, the MIDIMonster is a universal translation tool between multi-channel absolute-value-based control and/or bus protocols, …

Linux