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Ask HN: Company acquired by private equity firm. What to expect?
5 points by big_bang_bong  3 ago   3 comments top 3
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WheelsAtLarge 1 ago 0 replies      
The new firm will be looking to reduce costs 1st. Expect reduction in benefits and perks, work increase and layoffs. The goal is to keep it for a few years until they can sell it at a profit or go the IPO route.

It's not always a bad thing. They want the company to succeed so they can get their money out. Just make sure you thrive along with the company and don't become redundant - don't be scared, be proactive.

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twunde 2 ago 0 replies      
Yes, prepare your resume. I don't know specifically about TPG, but in general the MO of private equity firms is to cut costs, which means layoffs and removing perks. Reasons to stay? Buyouts or bonuses.
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nness 3 ago 0 replies      
Probably broad-ranging redundancies? Seems to be relatively common after large acquisitions, regardless of product or industry.
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Ask HN: What do you REALLY look for in a new position?
17 points by lamroger  8 ago   14 comments top 12
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billconan 4 ago 0 replies      
I want to work for a position that requires domain knowledge (for example, deep learning which is what I'm currently interested in).

Or a job that I can make theoretical breakthroughs and those breakthroughs are connected with industry, can be productized .

I'm sick of solving engineering problems. I'm working on a large code base with lots of people. the difficulty of my job comes from unfamiliarity and complexity. for example, I need to add features to some undocumented code, I have to debug it to understand it. or I need to hack a piece of existing code to add some feature in, because the feature wasn't previously planned in the architecture. these skills I gained via the job enable me to quickly understand complex code, but I don't think it's actual "knowledge".

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borplk 7 ago 0 replies      
Sadly what I have found is almost anything worth knowing is not possible to know early on.

Curtains fall after 6 months and that's when you know some real info.

Especially true if the company/team is not a large or well known one so you can't read reviews or anything.

Mostly turns into a gamble at that point.

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sheepmullet 4 ago 0 replies      
Money and a core tech/domain I want to learn.

These are unlikely to change and are reasonably transferable.

Perks come and go. Co-workers come and go. Culture changes rapidly. Companies move office locations. Corporate policies change. Etc.

I just got a new boss and he has insisted everyone arrive for 9am stand-up. Goodbye flexible working hours.

The last place I worked had a top of the line coffee machine and free lunch. Unfortunately when the coffee machine broke they replaced it with a cheap pod machine and they switched lunch providers to a (IMO) much worse provider.

Another company I worked for in the past moved office locations and doubled my commute (only 10km further away but it meant I had to take a train and then a bus).

In these cases the company I was working for removed $10-20k/year in benefits without consulting me.

I've never even been approached about taking a $10-20k/year pay cut.

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chrisbennet 7 ago 1 reply      
I don't see this mentioned but...I look for happy, non-stressed out interviewers and managers.

I had a nice manager (who was trying get me to work for his company) mention how his hair had turned gray during his last project. I told him "If you're trying to get people to sign up for you diving tour, um, you might not want to show them your shark bites." It wasn't the main reason I passed on that job but it didn't seem like a desirable situation.

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deckard1 4 ago 1 reply      
Money. Remote work (freedom). Location.

Equally important, IMO, is what I stay away from:

Ping pong/pool/foosball offices.Free soda offices.Creepy culture cults.Open floorplans.

Basically, all the infantile ways IT companies like to placate younger, naive employees while cargo-culting Google and Facebook. If your office resembles a college dorm, then you probably need to grow up.

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j4_james 5 ago 0 replies      
This is probably not the kind of answer you were looking for, but for me the number one criteria is location. If it's going to take me 2 hours each way to commute to a job, I'm not even considering it. So I find it frustrating how difficult some companies make it for you to find their office location. I really wish the Hacker News "Who is Hiring" threads had zipcode/postcode as a required field.

And for something like a job board, being able to register my location and have it display approximate commute times for each job listing would be a dream come true.

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jrgifford 6 ago 0 replies      
Respect. Everyone says "Oh, we respect our team members!", but few do when the rubber meets the road.

I've always insisted on going out to lunch with my potential boss, and watch how they treat the servers. I've never regretted working with the ones who treated everyone with courtesy and politeness. I've regretted working with those who weren't.

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tdb7893 7 ago 0 replies      
Try to get the interviewer comfortable and realaxed and then just ask them about their job and the position that you are interviewing for. I've found that 90% of the time you can get a pretty decent feel of a company after having a relaxed conversation with a few employees. I've found if you go in with a bunch of canned questions they just answer with canned answers.
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sciurus 8 ago 0 replies      
Here's a list of questions that I've used for operations-focused roles: https://www.polibyte.com/2015/02/06/interview-questions/
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nicomfe 7 ago 0 replies      
freedom!, not being tide up to a strictly daily schedule 8 to 5, 9 to 6, or whatever, thats bullshit, as long as you meet the goals (and being present in some boring meetings), I always look for the freedom to decide when to get in and off work. Among other stuff of course, but the main one is that.
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JSeymourATL 7 ago 0 replies      
#1) The People - is the team good? Will they elevate your game? And help move the agenda forward?

Having a solid boss, and senior reporting relationships is huge. Here's a good list questions for a potential new boss> http://www.inc.com/alison-green/how-to-interview-your-prospe...

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aprdm 22 ago 0 replies      
money
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Ask HN: What happened to Facebook graph search?
106 points by _kyran  15 ago   32 comments top 20
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nl 11 ago 1 reply      
I've done a reasonable amount of work (and even more investigation into) Graph search.

I believe the story is that they shipped it, and then found that the people who were using the most powerful parts the most weren't exactly the kind of customers they wanted.

Since then they have been modifying the API so less and less of it works. It is very difficult to work out exactly what and what doesn't work because it depends on the the account you are using and that account's relationships with the people and groups you are searching, as well as the rights each of those gives. The FB default permission schemes have changed significantly over time (to be less open) too.

Also, there seem to be bugs, and it is difficult to know what is intentional, what is because of permissions and what is a bug.

For example, it seems impossible to read posts made by other users to a page via the graph API even when that same account can read them when logged in interactively. This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere, and there are plenty of online sources showing code that seemed to have worked previously. So is it a bug or deliberate? Most seem to assume it is deliberate, but who really knows?

To be clear: I have no internal FB sources on this.

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kujenga 14 ago 1 reply      
Facebook is already battling pretty large privacy concerns with a lot of media scrutiny. There's a lot of danger in having a tool like the graph search available to people with malicious intent. The EFF had a good post on the subject from back when it was active [1].

When you're part of a network as big as Facebook's, at a certain point your own privacy settings don't matter very much, because the people you're connected to can generally fill in the gaps about whatever you may want to keep private.

[1] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/01/facebook-graph-search-...

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runn1ng 13 ago 1 reply      
Interestingly, your query - "Friends of friends who like mountain biking and live in New Zealand" - still works for me and indeed, I see two friends of friends from New Zealand that like biking.
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Shish2k 13 ago 2 replies      
It got merged into the regular search bar - but the advanced features are only supported if your locale is set to US-English
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sstanie 14 ago 0 replies      
It possibly might have been scaled back along with the rest of their cuts to permissions in their Graph API in 2015: https://techcrunch.com/2015/04/28/facebook-api-shut-down/

You could check how that changed over time: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/changelog

Not sure if they are the same, but it might be along the same lines of "We don't want to give everyone access to everything".

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cureyourhead 10 ago 0 replies      
It still works. You just need to use the GET API for reliable results.

E.g.

Friends of friends

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id>/friends/friends

Mutual friends of two people

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id1>/friends/<id2>/friends/...

Photos where both people are tagged

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id1>/photos-tagged/<id2>/ph... or

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id1>/photos-of/<id2>/photos...

Photos recommended for a person

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id>/photos-recommended-for

Photos liked by a person

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id>/photos-liked

Photos commented on by a person

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id>/photos-commented

Stories or posts liked by a person

https://www.facebook.com/search/<id>/stories-liked

There's plenty of other words operators and entities

IDs are numerical

Should get you started

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amist 13 ago 0 replies      
Half of the answers are something like: "It would be super evil of Facebook to allow this kind of search".

The other half are like: "It does work".

Hmmmm...

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shekispeaks 12 ago 1 reply      
My source tells me people did not use graph search. Only engineers or programmers used it. The wide population is not used to searching in a structural format. The cost benefit ratio did not work out
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Raphmedia 13 ago 1 reply      
Privacy, I would guess.

For exemple, you could see that your Tinder match was from X town and liked A, B, F, G, K pages.

You could then go in FB Graph and write "Girls from X who likes A, B, F, G, K pages". This returns two results and you find the girl. Even easier if you knew her first name, you could go "People named Z who likes ... in ... city."

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walterbell 14 ago 1 reply      
URL/search experiments from 2015, which don't seem to work now: http://booleanblackbelt.com/2015/02/important-facebook-graph...
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csmajorfive 12 ago 0 replies      
Normal people didn't care for that functionality so it was deemphasized in favor of different types of search. A lot of it still works, though.
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Libbum 13 ago 1 reply      
The graph search was partially powered by Bing in the back end. So when the Microsoft/Facebook partnership ended, most of the search capability you're talking about had to be removed.

See (for example): https://techcrunch.com/2014/12/13/facebook-dumps-bing-will-i...

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danso 11 ago 0 replies      
A little OT but reminds me of the design implications of Graph Search: the Friendship pages which were introduced in 2010 [0]

From what I remember, these were introduced but after awhile, seemed to be a feature that fell into obscurity. As in, you pretty much had to manually enter the URL. The feature still exists and it's highly welcome, IMO, when FB does the occasional "You and John Doe have been friends for 8 years. See your memories" type reminders.

But to manually see your friendship with a friend, at least on the Desktop version, you have to click the "..." menubox, in which other lesser used features (such as "Poke") are buried. And it's possible to view the mutual content between any two users by filling out this URL manually: facebook.com/friendship/friend1/friend2

But I'm guessing the latter functionality was never given prominent exposure due to how easily it could be used for stalking a current or ex-love interest? Sure, you could scour your targets' walls individually and make a note of all public photos/messages in which they mutually appear. But the Friendship view streamlined that process as much as the original News Feed streamlined old-fashioned profile browsing.

I'm having a hard time imagining that it was a feature that would be popular for innocent reasons -- I'm already inundated with news items about friends' activity on my newsfeed, why would I want to view a highly scoped newsfeed about two people who are not-me for innocent reasons, even if I were extremely bored and Facebook were the only site on the Internet?

[0] http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/friendship-pages-mutual-co...

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benguild 14 ago 0 replies      
I miss this as well, but only used it for location based searches to get complete lists while traveling.

My guess is that the infrastructure required wasn't worth it.

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pyb 13 ago 0 replies      
FB's Graph API is not a stable API, there are frequent changes as to what information is accessible and what isn't.Looks like there are similar issue with user facing features like graph search.
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rgovind 5 ago 0 replies      
Anyone knows how to get a dump of facebook's peoples directory? I would like to do name analysis for India and get for unique baby names.
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letharion 14 ago 0 replies      
Not an answer, but a bit of context: https://www.facebook.com/graphsearcher/The link on that page is just broken, not even a "we've removed this content for reasons".
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antmarie 6 ago 0 replies      
Great
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matt4077 14 ago 0 replies      
I'm pretty sure they were abused in the way that child neglect is abuse: nobody except a minority of people like us ever used it.

I remember using it quite often, although results were mixed.

It seemed that the true potential wasn't possible without compromising privacy completely i. e. I'd love to run queries of "people working at the White House who have attended events with (me|Osama bin Laden)" but I wouldn't want to show up in searches if other people used it.

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Ask HN: How does your team do internal documentation?
10 points by TheGRS  10 ago   7 comments top 5
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spdustin 4 ago 0 replies      
We use GitLab wikis and the "gollum" gem locally if we're in the mood to have a UI locally without having to go to GitLab's site.
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citruspi 8 ago 0 replies      
We previously used GitHub and put some stuff in Basecamp. Over the last year we've moved from Basecamp to Confluence and have slowly migrated documentation from GitHub to Confluence.

For internal API documentation, some teams use Swagger. There's also some ESDoc usage.

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jtfairbank 1 ago 0 replies      
readme.io - Turns out it works pretty well for non-api documentation too.
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orky56 6 ago 1 reply      
Google Docs traditionally but we're slowly transitioning to Confluence. I'm leading by example but it's a work in progress.
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Torgo 4 ago 1 reply      
MediaWiki, no registered users. Has worked wonderfully for years.
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Ask HN: Remote-only job boards
62 points by pilom  1 ago   13 comments top 12
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gravyboat 3 ago 0 replies      
https://remote-first.com/, full disclosure I built and run this site. You can read more about the process here: https://hungryadmin.com/starting-and-finishing-a-project.htm...
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awareBrah 1 ago 0 replies      
https://remoteok.ioBy Pieter levels is also worth looking at
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pilom 1 ago 1 reply      
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orangewin 7 ago 0 replies      
http://nodesk.co/remote-work/ has a collection of remote job boards
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kdamken 9 ago 0 replies      
Thanks for asking this, I was looking for resources for this myself.
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Ask HN: Google Analytics Realtime down for me
12 points by the-dude  17 ago   9 comments top 8
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jeffmould 16 ago 0 replies      
Been down for me since yesterday morning. It started out as it would connect and disconnect continuously, then finally just inaccessible. Tried their resolutions with no success, even tried from a different network, still nothing. Not really a big deal for us, but was a little disappointed they didn't update their apps status dash. It still shows as no issues there.

https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status

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3princip 17 ago 0 replies      
Can't say about Google Analytics, but a whole host of sites are down for me at the moment (I'm in Europe).

Twitter being a high profile example, but lots of services timing out across the board as well. That may just be my ISP however.

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GarethX 15 ago 0 replies      
Down for me - it still works in their iPhone app though.
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valerian253 13 ago 0 replies      
Confirm Android mobile still working.
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machtesh 14 ago 0 replies      
Yes, but it works on mobile
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minhoryang 16 ago 0 replies      
+1 at Seoul, South Korea.
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lsiunsuex 17 ago 0 replies      
Down for me as well.
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Favourite working music?
5 points by Vaebn  7 ago   19 comments top 15
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merchang 1 ago 0 replies      
Live/Dead Or a any other Greateful Dead live album

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aL-dUZJydcw

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RUG3Y 10 ago 0 replies      
Whitesnake and Savage Garden on endless repeat.
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mod 5 ago 2 replies      
On linux, at least:

play -q -c 2 -n synth brownnoise band -n 1600 1500 tremolo .1 30

That's nice for drowning out noises when I need to. In case you can't test it out, it sounds a lot like sitting by the beach with waves rolling in. Lyric-less (or nearly) music also works well for me, I just have a playlist on spotify.

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andymurd 3 ago 0 replies      
I like to listen to music that I find fun, and my Thursdays are all about the bongos!

https://play.spotify.com/track/2teN2uYbwMQraPG7Gu2Zfo

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partisan 3 ago 0 replies      
I usually go for anything that is free of lyrics, but lately, I've been stuck on a playlist:

MCMXC a.D. by Enigma

Music for the Masses by Depeche Mode

Music for Programming Episode 24: RITES (64 plays so far according to iTunes)

Music for Programming Episode 37: Lackluster (33 plays so far)

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Esau 3 ago 0 replies      
I pretty much listen to anything but lately, I have been listening to soundtracks. Today, in honor of Star Trek, I broke out Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan.

BTW: James Horner died too young.

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fitzwatermellow 3 ago 0 replies      
Opera. Maria Callas singing "Un Bel Di". The overture from Wagner's "Tannhauser" ;)
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sethammons 6 ago 1 reply      
I have to avoid things with lyrics.
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larrykubin 4 ago 0 replies      
Mostly instrumental music - jazz, post-rock, or chill hip-hop beats. eg. Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, Nujabes, Miles Davis.
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FlopV 3 ago 0 replies      
Alina baraz Spotify radio is one of my favorites.
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chatmasta 6 ago 0 replies      
White noise or meditation playlists on Spotify. Or Dr. Dre instrumentals.
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Cortez 7 ago 0 replies      
I usually listen to synth wave when I study because it gives me a euphoric feeling.
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KillerDiller 7 ago 0 replies      
"Bright Future" by Somnium.
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crncosta 7 ago 0 replies      
Trance (psy, goa) for code.
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jebernier 7 ago 0 replies      
Bach
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Big Data Application Meetup 9/14
11 points by paigefischer  9 ago   1 comment top
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partisan 7 ago 0 replies      
http://www.meetup.com/BigDataApps/events/232763407/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PMCask HQ 150 Grant Ave, Suite C, Palo Alto, CA

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Ask HN: What are your favorite articles/blog posts of all time?
97 points by tomdell  2 ago   29 comments top 23
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e19293001 1 ago 1 reply      
When I'm feeling down or burned out I used to read "Good and Bad Procrastination"[0].

When I need inspiration I go read "How to Make Wealth"[1].

During my day job where I'm required to study specifications, I found "The Feynman Technique"[2] to be useful in understanding the subject quickly.

From time to time I also read "The Best of edw519: A Hacker News Top Contributor"[3].

I just repeatedly read articles and posts that I like:

[0] - http://paulgraham.com/procrastination.html

[1] - http://paulgraham.com/wealth.html

[2] - http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/10/26/mastering-linear-algeb...

[3] - https://web.archive.org/web/20160304034949/http://v25media.s...

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p333347 1 ago 2 replies      
There is a well known open ended interview question - "what happens when you type a url in a browser and hit enter?". I have many a times imagined (I have never been asked this exact question) overwhelming the interviewer with details, that comes in waves, by going deeper and deeper, by asking rhetorical questions like "but what happens there" loudly and not caring what he answers, almost channeling Sheldon Cooper. In this fun scenario , I restricted myself to network stack of the OS and routing mechanism. However, I recently found this article http://danluu.com/navigate-url/ that is much more hardcore. It is now one of my favorite, if not all time.
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kayamon 2 ago 0 replies      
Steve Yegge's "Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns".

http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2006/03/execution-in-kingdom...

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AndrewOMartin 1 ago 0 replies      
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

1964 - John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz create BASIC, an unstructured programming language for non-computer scientists.

1965 - Kemeny and Kurtz go to 1964.

http://james-iry.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/brief-incomplete-and...

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coldshower 2 ago 0 replies      
"How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly" by Stephen Downes: http://www.downes.ca/post/38526
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glial 1 ago 1 reply      
The problem is "Write a C program of 512 characters or less that returns as large a number as possible." This fantastic reddit comment[0] led me down a rabbit hole that I still haven't dug my way out of.

[0] - https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/csuey/write_a_...

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TheAlchemist 1 ago 0 replies      
I'm reading this one from time to time. Easier said than done, but so true !

"If You Dont Design Your Career, Someone Else Will"

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4524232

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mod 1 ago 0 replies      
Eight Years Today: http://paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2012/03/eight-years-today.h...

I don't want to do it the injustice of trying to summarize it. I've been reading this blog post for years, here and there.

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corecoder 1 ago 1 reply      
Two great articles from TDWTF:

* Programming Sucks! Or at least, it ought to! [0]

* The Oracle Effect [1]

EDIT - formatting again

[0] http://thedailywtf.com/articles/Programming-Sucks!-Or-At-Lea...

[1] http://thedailywtf.com/articles/the-oracle-effect

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davidy123 7 ago 0 replies      
Clay Shirkey's "Situated Software" http://shirky.com/writings/herecomeseverybody/situated_softw...

It goes on a bit too much so it's not always on point, but at the time I read it I really appreciated it bringing to focus that not every piece of software has to be about millions of users.

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csallen 1 ago 0 replies      
57 startup lessons from Slava Akhmechet:

http://www.defmacro.org/2013/07/23/startup-lessons.html

I don't think I've ever seen such an accurate, shrewd, and insightful collection of startup wisdom in one place before. Every bullet point in this list could be a book.

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dmfdmf 2 ago 0 replies      
Clay Shirky "Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable"

William Deresiewicz "Solitude and Leadership"

The Last Psychiatrist: "How to Create: Motivation for 2010"

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2014/10/08/sick-of-the-giants-and-t...

Alex Smith Gives Commencement Speech at Utah

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perfectfire 2 ago 0 replies      
It was just reposted a few weeks ago, but I really like Andrej Karpathy's "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks": http://karpathy.github.io/2015/05/21/rnn-effectiveness/
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IndianAstronaut 2 ago 0 replies      
http://www.economist.com/node/16479286

This article describes how variations in intelligence has to do with parasite load and nutrition. May explain a lot of the lack of intellectuals and educated individuals in some countries.

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pinouchon 1 ago 0 replies      
I think this one is very insightful and is one of my favorites: http://mindingourway.com/what-sort-of-thing-a-brain-is/
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afarrell 1 ago 0 replies      
"The Right to Privacy" by Warren and Brandeis.

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/articles/priva...

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unlearn_login 1 ago 0 replies      
This article made me carry a bottle of water with me: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-trick-yourself-into-drinking-mo...
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forgottenacc56 1 ago 0 replies      
The most insightful post on recruiting ever written:

http://carlos.bueno.org/2014/06/mirrortocracy.html

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jotato 1 ago 0 replies      
"The Duct tape Programmer" By Joel Spolsky is a good one.

It always reminds me that we are here to build software, not design the perfect system. The quote from Zawinski is great

"It was decisions like not using C++ and not using threads that made us ship the product on time."

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/09/23.html

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kqia040 2 ago 0 replies      
Awesome blog for people interested in data analytics.http://fivethirtyeight.com/
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DrNuke 1 ago 0 replies      
The verses and the wit from the Irish-Princetonian poet Paul Muldoon on YouTube never fail to bring a broad smile to my face. https://m.youtube.com/results?q=paul%20muldoon
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Google OAuth Down
7 points by joeykrug  11 ago   6 comments top 4
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donnoman 10 ago 1 reply      
I started a Google Support case these are some of the responses I received:

David A10:21 AMWe're experiencing some issues with some of our services and that might cause the issue with your application, but our team is currently working on these issues right now and it's our top priority.

David A10:27 AMTry using Firefox.

David A10:28 AMOne of the issues was related to Google Chrome, it seems to be resolved now.

Donovan Bray10:31 AMare we confident it will stay fixed now and we can send an all-clear to our users?

David A10:32 AMIt seems that the problem has been fixed for most of the users but our team is still working on it. Unfortunately, we don't have an ETA, but I can keep you updated via email.

Donovan Bray10:33 AMfyi your app status dashboard still is silent on the issue.

Donovan Bray10:34 AMcould have avoided this support call and probably many others if that was more timely

David A10:34 AMSorry about that, unfortunately we don't have control to update the Google Apps Dashboard, but I've passed that information to the appropriate team so they can update it as soon as possible.

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staffordrj 10 ago 1 reply      
All Chromebooks enrolled in Google Apps for Education are unable to be logged in to.Edit: Seems to be resolved.
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curiousAl 10 ago 0 replies      
This morning was real confusing.Couldn't find any status pages showing disruption, users couldn't log into the system but could use it if they were already logged in.

Ran around like a headless chicken until I spotted this and a couple of vague tweets about Google+ being down.

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hattar 10 ago 0 replies      
Seeing it here too. Curious that I haven't heard anything from Google about this. Usually whenever there's any kind of temporary outage with a Google service we get spammed with tens of emails letting us know.

edit: It appears it just came back for us. Still no word from Google though.

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Ask HN: Freelance or Full-time?
13 points by html5web  1 ago   7 comments top 7
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mikeuxinnuendo 21 ago 0 replies      
Based on your portfolio, I would suggest seeking some design training if you seek to freelance - as a front-end developer you should be owning the latest design standards such as proper content spacing, font combos that compliment, simple colour palettes, interaction animations & loaders, etc etc etc - none of which I see in your portfolio. You really need to impress and to also learn to sell yourself as a freelancer (you know, fake it til you make it, all that).
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kaizensoze 1 ago 0 replies      
I think the first step is to realize how much NYC digital agencies charge and how much they're taking advantage of you at $55K. The agency environment is also the most demanding in that there is always an endless queue of projects to be done and the developers are interchangeable with a hot swapping of projects being quite common in which projects are just shuffled around between developers requiring you to quickly pick things up and become familiar with the codebase in order to fix bugs handed off to you.

On the other hand, finding a next gig as freelance can be a royal pain in the ass unless you have a lot of connections, but if you do, having a queue of projects and working remotely is the ideal situation imo as long as you maintain a decent social life.

For full-time, you can just pick something either based on the size of the company or what they do.

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YuriNiyazov 1 ago 0 replies      
From one native of Uzbekistan to another: you are massively underpaid. You could make 80k easily
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Gustomaximus 14 ago 0 replies      
Why not try for yourself on the side? Set up a bizo and see about getting some moonlighting jobs happening. If you find you're getting work you can chase more. If you realise your not up for the hustle of client chasing and dealing with them in general, look for option 3.
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issa 1 ago 0 replies      
Without knowing any details aside from what you provided, it sounds like you are being seriously underpaid.
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saluki 1 ago 0 replies      
y, sounds like you are underpaid but depends on your skill set and what you're working on. I'm in the midwest and that's probably avg. web developer position around here but would expect NYC jobs to pay 2x that due to the cost of living.

Freelance/Consultant is lots of work keeping the pipeline full finding good clients.

If you haven't already I would work on leveling up your skills learning full stack web application development (Rails or Laravel) the rate/fees are better ($50 to $100+/hr) if you enjoy that kind of work the projects are more interesting too.

Keep leveling up.

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partisan 1 ago 0 replies      
What is your skillset besides HTML?

Edit: Based on your website, it appears you are based in Uzbekistan. Is that correct? If so, what is the typical rate for Uzbeks at the same skillset and experience?

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Tell HN: Secure email provider Riseup will run out of money next month
54 points by z0a  2 ago   2 comments top
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_RPM 1 ago 1 reply      
What does secure mean?
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Ask HN: How effective is the Windows 10 Ubuntu shell?
9 points by mark_l_watson  12 ago   3 comments top
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angryasian 9 ago 1 reply      
I tried this experiment as well. IMO its not where it needs to be.

Windows and Linux subsystem share nothing. I was really hoping for interopibility and the use of bash on windows would be more seamless.

You can't really use the files in linux from a windows app because of user permissions, I think if you create the username in linux as the same as windows you can probably get around this but I haven't tried. From explorer you can't access your linux files anyways, you have to manually type in the address.

I'm assuming the best thing would be to install linux apps on your subsystem, but then I don't see why I just wouldn't install everything on a vm.

I'm still trying to figure it out, but as someone that doesn't game a lot, I'm going back to ubuntu

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Long range license plate recognition from 500m
8 points by SauliusLukse  18 ago   2 comments top 2
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emilburzo 16 ago 0 replies      
I didn't realize there are webcams that you can mount a DSLR lens on, nice!

Pretty impressive results.

Is there a problem with going below 3fps?

Could you miss some vehicles or is it something else?

If you still have that quick and dirty python script, I'd like to see it if possible.

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Ask HN: Where do you go for learning about health and well-being?
164 points by stevofolife  3 ago   84 comments top 47
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eyan 3 ago 2 replies      
I've been focusing, and doing, this wellness and exercise thing lately. Just reading for the last several years.

Best article, which led me to action, is this http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/everything-you-know-abou... together with the book The Power of Full Engagement https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743226755/ref=as_li_tl?ie...

And here are the guys I read regularly (on and off, actually):

Scott Sonnon: http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/

Pavel Tsatsouline: http://www.strongfirst.com

Phil Maffetone: https://philmaffetone.com

the guys at GMB: https://gmb.io

and Leo Babauta: http://zenhabits.net

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chestnut-tree 3 ago 2 replies      
The UK's NHS website is an excellent, reputable source of health information. It may not be the most attractive looking site, but it has a goldmine of info. There's information on ailments and conditions, treatments and general health advice.

Importantly, the information is written and vetted by qualified medical professionals.

http://www.nhs.uk

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kyriakos 3 ago 3 replies      
Finding about nutrition and health online is worse than searching for PHP sample code that doesn't suck.

There's a lot of opinions, some based on facts and research, some based on empirical studies and some based on pure misinterpretation of actual science. You are better of paying a visit to a good nutritionist who can provide you with a tailored diet to suit your body and lifestyle.

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sleazebreeze 3 ago 2 replies      
There are many things about health and well-being that are specific to the person. You can find all sorts of ideas (many based loosely on science, others anecdotal) from just about anywhere - books, blogs, youtube, etc.

Really though, you have to find what works for you personally. Take any idea - let's say you decide that you want to know if eating less red meat is good for you. You can read a hundred studies that have conflicting results. Or you can try eating less or none of it yourself and see how you feel. You feel great? Awesome. Now you know! You don't feel any different? Again, that's awesome. Now you know you need to eat a little more red meat.

One example for me was pull-ups (the exercise). I always assumed you had to do them overhand with a medium-wide grip. They never "clicked" with me and I could never feel good doing them. After 10+ years of doing them the same way, I finally saw a video where a guy explained how different people might need to use different grip styles to feel it best. I tried several of the different grips and found what works for me. No study or book would be able to tell me which grip style I should use. It was just something I had to learn for myself.

For something more science-based, check out examine.com[1]. Anytime I read about a supplement or chemical that's supposed to be amazing, I go read examine.com and find out what the studies say.

[1] http://examine.com/supplements/

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snicky 3 ago 2 replies      
I am a big fan of the health & fitness guide that's in stickies on 4chan.org/fit and I'm serious :) Direct link:

http://liamrosen.com/fitness.html

Lots of good stuff on nutrition and training without BS.

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eswat 3 ago 1 reply      
Using the paleo diet/lifestyle as my true north has led to the nitty-gritty knowledge and resources I need to learn about being healthy, mainly: cooking ability, mindfulness/meditation, doing more with less (more whole foods, less ingredients), using exercise to accomplish goals other than look good naked. I get this info mostly from books, podcasts and pubmed, very rarely from blogs since the truths you find in these sources tend to have a half-life of a few months
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lake99 3 ago 1 reply      
For general info, I go to https://nutritionfacts.org and http://www.youtube.com/user/thehealthcaretriage. I have a couple of medical textbooks at home to get a deeper understanding of some issues. Beyond these, when I have specific problems, my methods vary.
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Thriptic 3 ago 3 replies      
- If it fits your macros / basic calorie consciousness that let's you hold a healthy weight.

- Some form of exercise that you do regularly

- Don't drink much

- Don't smoke

- sleep

- Have meaningful relationships

This will get you most of the way towards good health.

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weavie 3 ago 0 replies      
I really like Marks Daily Apple [1]. He is big on Paleo and some may find him controversial/extreme. But he does back what he says up with a lot of science (maybe pseudo-science, I'm not sure).

Anyway following his advice has really helped me.

[1]http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

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dandelion_lover 3 ago 0 replies      
I personally prefer Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/

They base their recommendations on real scientific articles.

Upd: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you...

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withdavidli 3 ago 0 replies      
4hourworkweek podcast, he has some interesting guests. former us national gymnastics coach, people that competed in ultramarathons, scientist who created drugs similar to steroids.

youtube for workout: athlean-x

joe rogan youtube channel <powerfuljre>, had on Rhonda Patrick (phd in biomedical science) for a few eps (3-4 hr each) talking about vitamins

if you buy vitamins you have to research the specific ingredient (cheap forms of magnesium, calcium, etc that don't get absorbed).

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tsaprailis 3 ago 0 replies      
This is a very open-ended question. I think you need to let us know you current state.

If you're just starting out, getting a book on working out and eating healthy will get you 80% of the result for 20% the effort.

If you're already experienced, again it depends. Some people have already been mentioned like Tim Ferriss, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Peter Attia, Dom D'Angostino and many more.

However you need to have the critical thinking to weed out what and how you could safely try some new theory. (say Intermittent Fasting or whatever new theory)

And I think after some time/experience you can go and pick up papers and judge them for yourself.

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collyw 3 ago 1 reply      
Pubmed to see if there are any scientific studies done. There is a lot of crap information on health and well-being on the internet, I prefer to have the information backed up by science.
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dhawalhs 3 ago 0 replies      
If you like the MOOC format, then there are a bunch of free online courses around health/nutrition [1] and mindfulness [2].

[1] https://www.class-central.com/subject/nutrition-and-wellness

[2] https://www.class-central.com/search?q=mindfulness

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p333347 3 ago 1 reply      
Somehow, it seems to me that these topics are in constant flux, and something 'radical and latest' is discovered quite often which makes you scamper to upgrade. (I guess if one is a web front end developer, this feels like home.) I also dislike reading pop-health and taking life advice from so called experts in general, so I stopped reading these topics many years back. I follow a simple healthy balanced diet, which is more common sense than carefully scientifically crafted, remain stress free as much as possible, do moderate exercise regularly (not bodybuilding etc) and get enough sleep. Every now and then I look up some nutritional information but that's it. As they say, don't fix it if it ain't broke.

As for learning about health issues like diseases etc, I usually read reputable sources like mayo clinic or www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov or www.nhs.uk. One of these is bound to answer my queries.

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sn9 3 ago 0 replies      
Wikipedia and the fitness subreddits' sidebars.

Diet is all about focusing on nutrient density and hitting all your micronutrient targets (tracked with sites like Cronometer.com). (Rhonda Patrick is a useful resource in this realm, as is Examine.com)

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crikli 3 ago 0 replies      
The Science of Ultra podcast. Run by Shawn Bearden, a runner and professor of physiology, he has scientists on to talk about high altitude physiology, hydration, effective calorie absorption, and a host of other fascinating subjects.

I am not an ultra runner or even a marathoner, I'm a wannabe alpinist. But the podcast is incredibly informative for anyone who is going to be under movement for more than 4 hours. I have learned more that has helped me in training and on hikes and climbs from this podcast than any other single resource.

http://www.scienceofultra.com

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sakopov 3 ago 0 replies      
Get a personal trainer to learn how to keep proper form while exercising and eat right to boost your metabolism. That's how I started 3 years ago now and the trainer was worth every penny.
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kzisme 3 ago 1 reply      
Many of the "Ask HN" threads usually hint at work/life balance as well as ways to stay physically fit. Aside from that I've tried to find hobbies to stay active and become interested in. I suppose it can be broken down into fitness and diet (for my purposes) and it can be broken down much further from there.

Care to be a little more specific? I enjoy frequenting /r/fitness and /r/running for their FAQ information which is helpful as well.

Getting into a routine is a big thing (and a thing I struggle with sometimes) with improving health and well-being (imo).

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johnnyfaehell 3 ago 0 replies      
I've found http://www.precisionnutrition.com/ to be one of the better resources online. I signed up for the certification and it's way more advance than what you see everyone else talking about. It explains the basics of how the body actually digests foods then goes into the day to day stuff.
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return0 3 ago 0 replies      
Diet: I find forums at bodybuilding.com have a lot of info some times. If you are a guy, anabolicmen.com .

Well being is the job moral philosophy: https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Ethics-Russ-Shafer-Landa...

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kevindeasis 3 ago 0 replies      
One of the most important things ive leatned is do one thing one small step at a time.

You want all of these to be a habit. It's a journey.

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napperjabber 3 ago 0 replies      
Unfortunately, between today and 3 years ago, Google search is returning the assuming of a meat based diet. I could easily find correlations between food and nutrients evaluating how my body would function. Today, it's harder to find good information on the topic. Now it's just noise or my googling ability has failed me.

Grains and fermented food for breakfast. Snack throughout the day on high fat veggies/lean meats/nuts. Dark leafy greens and protein for dinner. Eat at least two servings of fruit a day. Above all, if you have a craving, eat it, but reduce the quantity.

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365635287/

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atmosx 3 ago 0 replies      
Just subscribe to some health related magazine. You'll learn a lot regarding generic well being, pretty standard things. Then you can choose were and when to dig for more (nutrition, exercise, relaxing, etc.)
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yodsanklai 3 ago 0 replies      
You can find tons of blogs and articles in health magazine, but I think they are mostly a loss of time. I'd rather try to find information provided by health professionals. You can even ask your MD.
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gabosarmiento 3 ago 0 replies      
Reddit. These subreddits are my primary source of guidance: /r/science - /r/Paleo - /r/Fitness - /r/GetMotivated - /r/Running
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adamzerner 3 ago 0 replies      
https://www.painscience.com/

Well written, thorough, and most of all... actually evidence based!

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id_ris 3 ago 0 replies      
Dr. Rhonda Patrick. she has a website and podcast
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sridca 3 ago 0 replies      
A lot of health related problems come down to dysbiosis (imbalance of gut flora). It helps to read up on those. Also look up FMTs and raw milk diet.
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aantix 3 ago 0 replies      
How has no one mentioned https://www.examine.com ?
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Zelmor 3 ago 0 replies      
https://chriskresser.com/ and Mark's Daily Apple
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cpach 3 ago 0 replies      
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Nano2rad 3 ago 0 replies      
Question is too broad. Health can be exercise, diet, meditation, etc.
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hfhrurnfhf 3 ago 0 replies      
The same place I go for learning about anything: Wikipedia
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Nano2rad 3 ago 0 replies      
Follow Marion Nestle @marionnestle on Twitter.
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JesseAldridge 3 ago 0 replies      
Amazon.com, kindle books.

For fields outside of computing, the best knowledge is still mostly stuck in book form.

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dschiptsov 3 ago 0 replies      
Remote rural areas.
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dominotw 3 ago 0 replies      
stay active and don't eat bad food.

Is there more to it?

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qaq 3 ago 0 replies      
HN :)
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slifin 3 ago 0 replies      
https://soundcloud.com/athenepodcast

Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey

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saintzozo 3 ago 0 replies      
I am in the gym two days a week running a push/pull split. The two days are picked uniformly at random each week to 'confuse' the muscles and stimulate continued growth.

More importantly, every Sunday morning I attend Mass at my local Roman Catholic church. The body and spirit both require regular attention.

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Mz 3 ago 0 replies      
I bitch to my son that I need specific info for a specific issue, an hour later I have an email. Then I often blog about it to collate the info.

(If you were hoping for links to sites so you can see it yourself, perhaps you should say that.)

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Ask HN: Working in Sweden?
53 points by throwy667  3 ago   39 comments top 10
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jseban 3 ago 2 replies      
Also a native swede, worked as a software developer in Stockholm for 6 years.

Outdoors, yes, and especially the closeness to the sea and ocean. If you like boating or kayaking this is a huge plus, and you can also rent boats if you don't want to own one.

Housing market is crazy, you definitely have to buy an apartment and be willing to make a big investment in this, renting is basically not an option. The city also gets suburban and quiet very quickly as you move away from the inner parts, so if you want to live in a lively neighbourhood it's going to cost a lot.

Lifestyle is quite wholesome, punctuated and routine, and suits sporty people very well. On the social side swedes are reserved and private and the financial and social pressure to start a family is quite high.

Nightlife is a bit on the snobby and expensive side, with fancy restaurants and champagne.

The winter is dreadfully long and dark, and the summer is gorgeous. Many people go to Thailand in the winter and enjoy the beautiful archipelago outside Stockholm in the summer.

If you are a sporty person who enjoys boating, and/or wants to start a family, go for it. If you are looking for a fun place to stay for a shorter time and want to have a spontaneous social life, I wouldn't recommend it.

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drakonka 3 ago 0 replies      
You have gotten good feedback on what it's like to live in Stockholm here already.

I moved here four years ago from Australia. The worst part about relocating here is finding housing. We ended up just buying our own apartment and that ended up being much cheaper and less stressful than continuing to rent. Other than that for me personally there hasn't been much to complain about. People tend to regard Stockholm as an expensive city. Coming from Western Australia I didn't feel that much of a difference. My salary isn't huge, but make enough after the hefty taxes to have spending money left over. Public infrastructure seems great, it is safe, bike paths everywhere. People _are_ reserved yes, but there are many Meetup groups where you can socialize. The nature is beautiful, and how close it is to more urban areas is a big plus. Very pet-friendly - pets are allowed on subways, in many stores, etc (although the level of veterinary care and approach here varies, but I could write an entire separate novel on that).

I would ask your potential employer if they can help line up housing for you for some time after you move - larger companies often help with that and have their own contacts.

Also the games industry is booming here. I don't know what it's like compared to your current EU country, maybe quite similar. But after having lived in Ukraine, the U.S., and Australia Sweden is definitely my favorite.

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hankmander 3 ago 3 replies      
Stockholm native working as a dev for 5+ years here. I'll just add the only two things I see missing from previous posts:

You won't make any friends among the natives. We'll have a beer with you after work but don't expect anything serious. None of my friends have foreign friends. Can't really say why this happens though. We are pretty reserved.

Nightlife is not snobbish as somebody else said. There is the whole range from dive bars to upscale to any kind of nightclub you can think of. It's similar to most bigger western cities. Also, I've noticed the variety and quality of restaurants are outstanding in Stockholm when comparing to most places I've been.

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johapers 3 ago 3 replies      
Native Swede here.

Stockholm is quite dynamic in terms of its start up culture. There are a number of ways to network within the industry, most prevalent way to do so is Sthlm Tech Meetup.

Salaries are relatively low for engineering jobs (compared to ex Germany), but should be ok in the software space. Ok in this case would be ~4000-4500k/month for a relatively experienced software engineer. Do note that tax levels are rather high once you reach higher levels of income (50%-55% marginal tax rate). The tax is a pain until you have kids and you pay almost nothing for daycare and schools.

The main thing to be aware of is that the housing market in Stockholm is completely crazy. It is very difficult to find somewhere to live. If you manage to get relocation support this should not become an issue for a while. Be ready to pay ridiculous money for second hand rentals (compared to salary)

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manarth 3 ago 1 reply      
I spent nearly a year as a contractor (for Ericsson) in Stockholm.

I found it difficult to rent a flat, and I got the impression that this was fairly common. Be prepared to hunt through adverts, and respond as soon as you can after its published. If you leave it much more than a day, you'll probably get ignored. My Swedish colleagues told me that even if there's a phone number on the advert, don't ring it, email instead. And reply in Swedish - have someone translate your reply for you. But be prepared for lots of frustration when house-hunting.

In general, language wasn't an issue - although I knew no Swedish, everyone spoke excellent English. Not just work colleagues, but coffee-shop waiters, supermarket clerks, bar staff, pretty much everyone I met.

Financially, there were few surprises. Housing was expensive, just like any other major city. Alcohol's a little pricier (taxes), and you can only buy it in a chain of government-run shops, which have limited opening hoursyou can't just pop to the supermarket for a bottle of wine. As for the rest: coffee, eating out, groceries, were all on a par with western Europe prices.

Speaking of coffee, the culture of Fika is a great Swedish institution, and should be spread worldwide :-)

I love extremes of weather, so a very snowy winter and a gloriously hot summer were great for me, YMMV.

I ended up coming back to the UK, but some of my contracting colleagues from other parts of Europe decided to stay. They've since settled down in Stockholm, and easily found another project at the end of the contract.

Ericsson's taken a fairly hefty hit this year, and are planning another round of significant layoffs, which may have a short-term impact on the tech market around Stockholm.

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adamwi 3 ago 0 replies      
Also native Swede so might be a bit biased.

If you enjoy the outdoors Stockholm has a lot of accessible nature just around the corner with large parks in central city as well as accessible and clean water ways as large parts of the city is located on islands. Within weekend trip range you have alpine skiing and wilderness in the northern parts of the country.

When it comes to job hunting there are a number of larger incumbents such as Ericsson that currently is struggling a bit. But there is also a number of larger "start-ups" such as Spotify, Klarna, King, iZettle, etc. These companies are very used to relocate new employees and have a structured process for everything from housing, to tax admin, even initial social activities.

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sheraz 1 ago 1 reply      
As a foreigner in Sweden you will face the following problems:

- most of your friends will be other expats. Swedes, at least in Stockholm, do not seem very keen to open their social circle to you. Language is certainly a part of it, but there is a darker cultural side to it that neither myself or others have been able to crack.

- As others have said housing is a shit-show. Fortunately public transit is quick and makes long commutes tolerable.

- If you have a foreign-sounding name, then you will want to change it. Swedes love to play the multicultural card all over the place and virtue signal at every level, but facts are facts. Your CV/resume is passed over by recruiters and HR people if it not Swedish enough. Indian, Muslim, and African names go to the bottom of the pile or are never called. Seriously, take a Swedish name when you get here.

- Working in the tech sector, there is little incentive to learn Swedish. The amount of time it takes you to become proficient is not worth it. Worse, if you are dark-skinned and speak broken Swedish it only hurts you more socially and professionally. Best to keep it in English. Save Swedish for social things.

- Quality of life by many measures is high, but there is a depressive darkness here. Strangers don't chit-chat. I've never seen a subway car so full of people be so quiet. Everyone is silent, and that makes it incredibly lonely.

- Customer service sucks. I mean it is pitifully bad in Sweden. From restaurants to banks it seems that there is no training or appreciation for customers. This is where Americans really kick ass, and I wish Swedes could take a couple of notes here.

- There is no 24-hour culture. Strange that a place claims to be the capital of Scandinavia, but literally everything shuts down before midnight save a a couple of bars.

- Gypsies everywhere panhandling, but you are from EU -- so nothing new there.

- Drinking culture here is strange. People are absolutely hammered by 10pm

- The tech scene here is nascent and lacks the pay-it-forward attitude that you might find in the US, Berlin, or London. There is an American guy here named Tyler (@steepdecline) who has worked his ass off for 3+ years to make something happen. However, I fear that if/when he leaves, this scene will die. He might be a good resource to ping.

All in all, quality of life in Sweden is high (clean, healthcare, etc). However, there is a cultural darkness/sadness/loneliness that touches everything -- and I think Swedes would agree with me here.

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elias12 3 ago 0 replies      
Have you seen https://teleport.org/cities/stockholm ?

Pretty much gives you roughly the things you asked above.

You can also post a question on their "Ask A Local" board, if you are up for more specifics...https://teleport.org/community/c/ask-a-local/stockholm/

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pzh 3 ago 0 replies      
I recommend watching "Welcome to Sweden" ;)
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throwy667 2 ago 2 replies      
Also is the 6 month probation period everyone is offering me common? Looks a lot to me, I'm not a new grad without experience.
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Ask HN: How to buy Vested stock when leaving start up?
8 points by davidcoronado  1 ago   6 comments top 4
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rdlecler1 17 ago 0 replies      
One possibility, let's say you have $10,000 of equity which will cost you $5,000. perhaps there's a way to negotiate with the company so that you buy your equity for $5,000 and then you sell $5,000 of equity back to the company, maybe at a discount to the current price. This way you haven't put in any cash and the company is giving up less equity than if you excercised.
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chris_va 1 ago 0 replies      
Are you asking how to get a loan to exercise privately held corporate stock?

Read this:

http://blog.eladgil.com/2014/01/how-to-sell-secondary-stock....

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kogir 1 ago 0 replies      
In most cases if you can't afford to buy the stock you really shouldn't. In many cases when you can afford it you still shouldn't.

Would you take out a loan to day trade? Startup stock isn't much different in terms of volatility and outcomes.

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calcsam 1 ago 1 reply      
The mechanics of how do you send them money? Or how you get the $ to pay them (and the IRS, potentially).
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And no new Macs were announced once more
34 points by rreyes1979  1 ago   47 comments top 13
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freestockoption 1 ago 3 replies      
I have a Mac at work. When I decided my personal Mac needed replacement, I decided to take a serious look at Windows. Ended up choosing Windows because I couldn't justify buying older generation hardware (at Apple prices). I made sure to buy locally so I could return it if I hated it.

I am impressed with Ubuntu on Windows. Some bugs, but overall I can see this working for me. Since I use Ubuntu in production, the Linux environment is closer to production than a Mac shell.

I have felt lately, though, that the Mac vs Windows vs Linux debate is getting less relevant with most things being in a web browser. The diminishing requirement for Windows around 5 years ago caused me to switch to Mac. And now back to Windows.

I can see myself buying a Mac again, though. Maybe even a Chromebook.

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sotojuan 1 ago 1 reply      
I thought it was clear this event was going to be iPhone and Watch only?

And no, my 2013 MBP still works just fine and probably will for years.

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pjc50 17 ago 0 replies      
@Pinboard's joke on twitter: "Were two releases from the point where it will make sense to upgrade from a Mac Pro to an iPhone".

https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/773593425169960960

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Wildgoose 18 ago 3 replies      
A couple of years back I was going to buy a maxed-out quad-core mini-Mac but knowing that a new model was about to be announced, I waited.

They dropped the quad-core and it was almost immediately unavailable.

Now, in all fairness this was because a quad-core with the newer CPU required a different motherboard to the dual-core, so this was an Intel/economies of scale issue.

However there is still no quad-core option available.

I got tired of waiting and put together a (much cheaper) Gentoo Linux box.

I was then looking at buying a MacBook Pro laptop, but couldn't see the point in paying a premium for older hardware. I bought a Chromebook Pixel instead.

I am not regretting either decision.

I bought the iPhone SE because I knew it would be the last iPhone with a headphone jack. I don't expect Apple to have a change of heart so no doubt when the time comes to replace my iPhone I will have to buy Android.

It's a shame. Apple used to care about users because it needed to look after them. That made good engineering a priority. Nowadays it believes in good marketing instead. And so for example we have ever thinner iPhones that mechanically flex and eventually cause screen issues if they don't just break outright.

With Apple you pay a premium price for a premium product. It's no longer a premium product - but it's still a premium price.

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drakonka 14 ago 1 reply      
I have had a couple of generations of Macbook Air until this year. I felt like the Air was lagging, and read rumors about it possibly getting phased out completely, so this encouraged me to move on. I switched to a ThinkPad X1 Carbon and now run Fedora on it. So far no regrets.
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bdcravens 20 ago 0 replies      
Probably not, but I would like to see a new TB monitor. I actually replaced mine with a Dell 27" 4k. You can find them under $500, and I bought mine for something crazy like $350 I think (open box at MicroCenter)

My late 2013 rMBP is still great, but I do admit I'm eyeing an XPS 15 (or similarly spec'ed machine) and putting Ubuntu on it. For the price of a 15" MBP, twice the RAM, touch screen, 4K display, etc seems quite appealing.

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doctorwho 21 ago 3 replies      
Apple users used to be proud of their over priced trailing edge hardware (usually a year or two behind mainstream hardware) now they're like refugees clinging to a sinking ship, just hoping their machine limps along until Apple decides to pad their bottom line by releasing the next shiny "must have" like an OLED touch bar they can use to impress their barista.
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garyclarke27 17 ago 0 replies      
Shame about delay, can't wait for new Macbook Pro ,soft function keys a great idea, I use macro keys extensively on steelseries keyboard.They're probably waiting for new Intel Kaby Lake processor due v soon.Mind you my late 2013 Max Spec MBP 1TB ssd 16GB Ram MBP still runs everything I throw at it perfectly, including huge 30MB spreadsheets on 64 bit Office 16 Windows 10 bootcamp or huge Postgres databases on OSX whilst driving 2 * 32" high res external monitors.Build quality is stunning way beyond any windows laptop I've ever encountered, still looks brand new.
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laurentdc 16 ago 0 replies      
Just get a ThinkPad. This X230 is the best machine I've owned in terms of build quality.

I stopped giving money to Apple when they started gluing batteries and soldering memories. That's just disrespectful both to the environment and to the end customer.

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dagw 18 ago 0 replies      
Moved away from Apple for 'real' work years a ago since I really needed stuff like a decent NVIDIA and lots of RAM. Still sticking with them for laptops though since I've yet to find a laptop than can match the MBA in overall design and quality.
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CyberFonic 1 ago 2 replies      
I'm hanging in there waiting for HP to release their business class ChromeBooks. I believe they will be metal case, light and fast. Should be sometime this month.

Apple is looking more and more like a megacorp as the Steve Jobs DNA fades away.

Windows 10 just doesn't appeal to me. And most new notebooks have various problems running Linux. Plus, the battery life on most notebooks sucks when compared to MBAs.

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angryasian 1 ago 0 replies      
mac rumors are speculating next month.
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gerbilly 16 ago 0 replies      
This is why i built a hackintosh instead. Apple simply cannot sell me a machine with my current configuration.
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Interested in a cryptographically signed identity?
8 points by daniellmb  1 ago   6 comments top 4
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Raed667 21 ago 2 replies      
I also have 5 invites, send me an email through the address in my profile and I'll invite you.

https://keybase.io/raed

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ssatta 17 ago 0 replies      
I've got 20 invites left as well, if anybody else wants one...
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ShaneCurran 1 ago 0 replies      
I'd love one if you have any left :)
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kwikiel 1 ago 0 replies      
I would like to receive one
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Assume only 10% of the current software will be relevant after 10 years
12 points by data37  1 ago   21 comments top 17
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p333347 1 ago 1 reply      
The only ones I am willing to wager on are corporate infrastructure related software and domain specific software (like CAD tools, movie animation tools etc). For similar legacy reasons, I am willing to add Linux derivatives and GNU C compiler, but won't wager on them.
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ThePawnBreak 1 ago 0 replies      
vim, emacs, linux, chrome, jvm, windows, directx, visual studio, javascript, C++, google, facebook, aws, gcc, llvm, photoshop.
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veddox 1 ago 1 reply      
Looking at what's already been around for >10 years:

vim, emacs, linux, windows, mac os x, nethack (plus a whole stack of programming languages like C).

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victorhugo31337 1 ago 0 replies      
TCP/IP/Ethernet
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flukus 1 ago 0 replies      
GNU tools. I expect them to be relevant longer than I am.
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Davidbrcz 1 ago 0 replies      
Linux
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samfisher83 1 ago 0 replies      
Excel. Going on 30 year strong.
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LarryMade2 1 ago 0 replies      
Quickbooks on a Windows 7 machine
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saretired 1 ago 0 replies      
TeX/LaTeX
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twunde 1 ago 0 replies      
Containers (not Docker per se but descendants of it and competitors). Driverless vehicles
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jbms 1 ago 0 replies      
Matlab/Simulink.Brilliant tool, and lots of brainpower and money being invested in continuously developing it.
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collyw 1 ago 0 replies      
Fucking Facebook probably.
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AnimalMuppet 11 ago 0 replies      
In addition to what others have said: Lisp and Haskell will still be around and relevant. (Relevant being defined as "as relevant as they are today or better", not as "large fractions of new software being written in them".)

Hate to say it, but I'd bet that Windows in some form will still be around, with an API that is recognizably similar to today's.

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chadcmulligan 1 ago 0 replies      
C compilers
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niftich 1 ago 0 replies      
UEFI

NaCl crypto / libsodium

HTTP/2+ over QUIC over UDP

wasm

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billconan 1 ago 0 replies      
photoshop, autocad
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Website Monitoring Tool
3 points by justinkbug  22 ago   11 comments top 4
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saluki 13 ago 0 replies      
I've been thinking about starting a similar service based on requests from clients for various types of monitoring.

Seems like there is lots of competition. And I'm not sure this is an aspirin or a vitamin.http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/episodes/episode-92-12...

But if it's specialized and at the right price provides the right value then why not?

There are lots of services out there bringing in $100k/yr that are niche and even when seeing their shared revenue numbers I'm always surprised it's possible.

If it's something you enjoy working on and think you can market it go for it.

Looks like you're building this in PHP, check out the Laravel Framework, cashier is built in for connecting with stripe, Spark ($100 per major release) is close to SaaS in a box, checkout homestead/valet for local dev, and forge for server creation/deployment. (if you haven't already).

Good luck, keep us updated.

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justinkbug 10 ago 0 replies      
The first thing I'm going to add is add a log so that you can actually see the status of your site over time. Then I'm going to start cleaning things up and probably add a couple of features I would like to have.
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kgtm 16 ago 2 replies      
Any ideas on how you are going to promote it? Are you good with marketing? At the very least you need to add a demo dashboard to highlight the available features, before I have to spend time making an account.

Judging from similar projects I've pursued, writing code seems to be the easiest task these days.

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Moftare 19 ago 1 reply      
I just added my website, not sure what it is capable of?
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Ask HN: Can a mesh network replace fiber?
6 points by philippnagel  1 ago   5 comments top 5
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PaulHoule 1 ago 0 replies      
No.

Mesh networks are like the millimeter wave fairy. People want to believe in it, but it is not real.

Every time you transmit a radio packet there is a chance that it will interfere with a packet or be interfered with by another packet. Note there are two factors so interference goes as the square of the number of packets.

Want fast wifi?

Gave a wired router in your house and connect it with Ethernet to a wireless access point in the middle of the house. If your house is big, get more access points.

Wireless repeater add more hops, more latency, more interference. It is not necessarily true that adding nodes adds performance, often the opposite is true.

People today think wires are ritually unclean and they will suffer for unreliable and broken tech because of it.

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gravypod 4 ago 0 replies      
A mesh network can use fiber. A mesh network is just a network where there are redundant connections between all systems on the network.

This does not limit us to RF for everything. We CAN use fiber in a mesh network.

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grizzles 1 ago 0 replies      
The technology side is feasible. The economic / critical mass proposition is a bigger problem. I tested the idea of a static mesh network, but there was too little interest in it. See here: http://tricorder.org/eric/upliink.html
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niftich 1 ago 0 replies      
Replace fiber where? The backhaul (from your neighborhood junction box to the Internet) or the last mile?
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wmf 1 ago 0 replies      
If the link rate of the mesh is ~4 Gbps maybe it could come close to providing 1 Gbps per customer.
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Ask HN: What books did you read as a kid that inspired you?
9 points by titusblair  2 ago   9 comments top 8
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drakonka 1 ago 1 reply      
I have two, read as a child in Ukraine:

Lesnaya Gazeta ("Forest Newspaper") - this was an old book that either my parents or grandparents had to stitch together countless times after it kept falling apart. It was in the format of newspaper articles and contained things like short stories and poems about nature, guides to identifying animal tracks, interesting tidbits about forest animals, etc. Most of my memories of it are from my grandparents' house and dacha, since I lived there until I was 5 and that's where it was given to me. My most early memory is getting up before everyone else in the morning and going out to sit on the couch and read this book. The first poem I ever learned was from this book - a long saga about a rabbit. I think it helped me develop a love and curiosity for animals and nature.

Narnia - the first series I have ever read, the Russian translation. I would lay in my bunk bed for entire weekends reading these stories. Only in recent years have I learned that people consider this to be a religious book. It was never presented to me that way and I didn't associate it with God or religion at all when I read it. I think this was the first "real" fantasy story I read and it inspired me to keep devouring more fantasy books over the years.

Both Lesnaya Gazeta and Narnia kindled a type of curiosity and fascination of the world in me that I don't think will ever go away.

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JSeymourATL 1 ago 0 replies      
The Offical Boy Scout Handbook, for inspiration growing up there's nothing better than the actual experience of venturing into the wilderness and figuring stuff out-- this book remains a huge resource> http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/554817.Boy_Scout_Handbook...
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RUG3Y 12 ago 0 replies      
I read Frank Herbert's Dune by flashlight when I was 11. The book absolutely blew my mind. I started at bedtime and turned the final pages at dawn and then went to school. Dune is still my favorite work of fiction, I've read it many times.
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hakanderyal 1 ago 0 replies      
The first one came to my mind is "The Puzzling Adventures of Dr. Ecco" by Dennis E. Shasha[0]. It was fun to read like a fiction novel, but contained incredibly good examples of problem solving.

[0]: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/82495.The_Puzzling_Adven...

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taphangum 1 ago 0 replies      
Rich Dad Poor Dad. Gets a lot of hate but it completely changed my whole outlook on life and money. Still influences me to this day.
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veddox 1 ago 0 replies      
"Seven habits of a highly effective Teen" (Sean Covey) - probably the book that has influenced me the most in my life so far. Read it when I was thirteen or fourteen.

"October Sky" (Homer Hickam) - OK, I originally watched this as a movie and only read the book it's based on recently; but the movie was incredibly inspiring to me.

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MikeTV 1 ago 0 replies      
I, Robot and other Asimov books inspired an interest in AI and taught me to explore all the ways a system could go wrong.

The Ship who Searched by Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey introduced me to the stock market.

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tjr 2 ago 0 replies      
Louis Slobodkin's Spaceship Under the Apple Tree series. (Sadly out of print!)
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Ask HN: Resources for developing multi-platform native code libraries?
4 points by ahpaja  1 ago   2 comments top
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generic_user 23 ago 1 reply      
I will assume by 'low level' you mean C/C++. Writing cross platform code at the system interface level is usually only something you do because you have to not something you do because you want to. It can be quite tedious and some times close to impossible. lets narrow the question to just C. And lets also narrow the specification to 'native' system interfaces. Lets also limit our operating systems to UNIX, Linux and Windows.

The goal of standardisation for C was in part to aid portability. That worked out to some degree. So thats the best place to start. The goal of POSIX was to standardize UNIX system interfaces across the various flavors. That worked out to some degree also. You also need to to get the interfaces for Windows, Linux and so forth because they all have various 'innovations' that have been created which are not adherent to any standard or portable.

At a minimum you should become familiar with the fallowing material.

* ISO/IEC 9899:1999 - ISO/IEC 9899:2011http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/

* POSIX.1-2008 / IEEE Std 1003.1http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/

* Linux system interfaceshttp://man7.org/linux/man-pages/

* Win API/Win32 APIhttps://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff8...

Thats a lot of reading. A good starting point for a project is to code to the C standard and one abstract interface that wraps your main target OS. Then port portions of the implamentation for your interface to the various systems you need to run on. In reality there are a lot of specific factors that you need to take into account to design your portability strategy.

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Ask HN: What Cloud storage provider(s) do you use?
5 points by lunch  1 ago   12 comments top 10
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jotato 1 ago 0 replies      
Onedrive. Microsoft gives out storage every time I turn around. I think I have upwards of 300GB available at this point.
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endswapper 1 ago 0 replies      
S3 because I am essentially tethered to the AWS ecosystem after receiving AWS credits from Y Combinator Office Hours. This is no complaint, I love the ecosystem.
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avitzurel 1 ago 0 replies      
Dropbox for syncing between computersS3 for backups and photos with mirroring to Google Drive (For faster restores)S3 for blog/static sites
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NetStrikeForce 1 ago 1 reply      
OneDrive as I've got an O365 account and it backs up my pics on my Android phone :)

I've got a (paid) Google Drive account too and I'm considering using it for replication. Does anyone have an IFTT recipe to copy files between providers?

Forgot to add that I've got a free Dropbox account with old, unimportant stuff.

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ohgh1ieD 1 ago 0 replies      
I use SpideroakONE

https://spideroak.com

( even though it's encrypted, I still encrypt it on the cmd before pushing it into the cloud )

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snehesht 1 ago 1 reply      
Personally I use dropbox, blackblaze. In my day job we use Google Drive, S3.

try rclone.org

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gexos 1 ago 0 replies      
Google drive for everything important, dropbox for random stuff.
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logiclabs 1 ago 0 replies      
BackBlaze B2 - Cost
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bndw 1 ago 0 replies      
Google Drive for random things

S3 for photos

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kasperset 1 ago 0 replies      
Dropbox
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Ask HN: Any unfinished side projects to give away?
164 points by s3b  4 ago   115 comments top 53
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hatter10_6 4 ago 10 replies      
I had been building http://wishcan.com, a drag-and-drop travel planner, and will hand it off to someone willing to continue the work. Trip planning is difficult to get right, and notoriously hard to find a business model for. I think it's simply because no one has gotten the UI/UX perfect. I am now working on an IoT platform called http://smartxlab.com
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autonomic 4 ago 4 replies      
Yes. A fully automated business for 3D prints of ultrasound scans in glass cubes. The USP is that you upload a low res scan (most doctors don't want to give you access to the full 3d data) whereupon it does image processing to create a 3d point cloud which it puts into a reverse engineered laser engraving format. If payment is processed on the bundled website it then sends the engraving file and delivery sheet to a sub contractor. Profit. Everything ready to run. Wasn't so very happy with the point cloud quality though, but it's probably good enough. Ran out of interest just before the marketing phase. Hackers eh.
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scrollaway 4 ago 0 replies      
This is something that I've been designing and playing around for a while...

I wanted to implement a generic MUC protocol bridge. Kinda like https://sameroom.io/ is doing, but open source.

My initial approach was to look at Matterbridge (a mattermost<->irc bridge) and go from there. But I simply don't have time to do it anymore. The author is interested by the approach though so ... have at it:

https://github.com/42wim/matterbridge/issues/9

--

I'm also the author of https://github.com/jleclanche/django-push-notifications and I don't use it anymore, but it's a very popular django app. If someone around here is using it and wants to maintain it (or part of it), please reach out - I tried handing it off to Jazzband but that doesn't seem to be happening.

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DominikSerafin 4 ago 2 replies      
https://enboard.co - a web app where you can create "boards" filled with links

Some examples of such boards:

https://enboard.co/web/

https://enboard.co/frontend/

https://enboard.co/webdesign/

https://enboard.co/startup/

It'd be willing to hand it to someone (on partnership basis) who could maintain it and grow it.

Stack is Linode/Ubuntu/Python/Django/Sass.

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noahtovares 4 ago 6 replies      
I built http://mlist.io but currently don't have time to do anything beyond maintenance. If you interested in email newsletters let me know!
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swilsonalfa 4 ago 0 replies      
There's a great website for that: https://www.sideprojectors.com/project/home
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pavlov 4 ago 0 replies      
I made WordSafety.com [1] last year. It got some positive attention initially: #1 on HN, and about 79,000 pageviews in the first month... But then I just basically forgot about it, because I was so busy with other stuff. Now, after a year of complete neglect, the site gets about 1300 sessions / month.

If someone wants to take this over, I'd be happy to entertain any offer. The app itself is exceedingly simple (a database-less Node.js app), so hosting costs practically nothing.

[1] http://wordsafety.com

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stevejohnson 4 ago 0 replies      
I wrote MSPaint-as-JavaScript library, Literally Canvas (http://literallycanvas.com). People sometimes want to pay good rates for work done on it. I'm always looking for someone to take over most of those requests, since I no longer have time for it.
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mitchellbryson 4 ago 5 replies      
I'd be tempted to giveaway http://spendful.com to the right person.
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keyboard1234 4 ago 1 reply      
I made a program for one handed keyboard input. it has a rather unique way of selecting symbols, and it can insert it into any X11 window. So far it's in far from polished. It runs on Ubuntu if you download some rather common libraries. Take a look in the Makefile for details.

I won't have very much time to continue the development.

https://github.com/richard-jansson/veta

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bayonetz 4 ago 1 reply      
Blanqd. It's a prett neat daily news headline quiz app concept. Built hybrid style and works on both iOS and Android. The quizzes are generated daily using NLP word substitution hacks. Could be cool/lucrative if someone had the energy to put into promoting it, adding in app ads, maybe making it player vs player, etc.

http://blanqd.com

hit me up at mr.manager@blanqd.com

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freework 4 ago 1 reply      
I have a shitload of open source personal projects I no longer work on any more. Take your pick: https://github.com/priestc
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leandot 2 ago 0 replies      
I've built a couple of App Store & GPlay apps that I am not actively developing or marketing anymore due to lack of time. I believe they have good potential and the ideas can be reused to create similar experiences but you need to invest more time and resources. Prefer to sell but I am open to discuss any interesting options.

- Really Funny Fish Aquarium is a game where kids click on moving fish, who make funny noises and movements [1][2]

- Fun Kids Activities is an app where me and my wife used to post one activity you can do with kids every day with a notification but it turned out it to be quite time consuming for us so we just listed all activities and removed the notifications. [3][4]

[1] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/really-funny-fish-aquarium/i...

[2] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/really-funny-fish-aquarium-h...

[3] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/really-funny-kids-activities...

[4] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leandot.re...

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docsapp_io 4 ago 0 replies      
I built DocsApp[0]: Documentation Hub for Your Developers. It is 90% completed. It is similar to readme.io.

If anyone interested to buy, please contact me. Email is in my profile.

The main reason I plan to sell is because marketing it is too hard (I am developer).

[0]: https://www.docsapp.io/

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w1nter 3 ago 0 replies      
http://octave.im/

Web IDE for GNU Octave (open source Matlab alternative). Originally built it because Octave had no UI and installation was a pain. It was heavily used by Machine Learning Coursera students and currently just pays for its hosting.

I'm sure it could be useful in niche academia market, but don't have time/connections to pivot. NodeJS/React/PostgreSQL/websockets. Email address on the home page.

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sellingstuff 4 ago 0 replies      
Hey,

I dont have time to continue with this:

https://texttexto.com

Cool thing is that I've made an API to take on orders.

If anyone's interested (even in the domain name) I can sell it to you at a minimal cost.

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arisAlexis 4 ago 0 replies      
I have built https://www.writedown.co an opinionated immutable Twitter like social network that has most of the features you would expect (something like Akasha). I wanted to make it compatible with blockchains also. Nodejs (ES7) + Ractive + Orientdb. Didn't get much traction / I lack PR skills. If you think you believe in the idea/cause you can either take it or work together (it is almost feature complete).
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ddgflorida 1 ago 0 replies      
I'd be willing to sell tournamentmaps.com - displays tennis tournament information on a google map. I created this when my kids played but they are older now. Data is scraped yearly from the source and map links to source web site. PHP/MySql
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namero999 3 ago 0 replies      
We (me a and a friend) built https://board.creonomy.com a visual bookmarking/inspiration organization tool for visual creative professionals, some of them are teams within big corporations that want to pay for the product because they got burned by free stuff such as Pinterest. It is on autopilot. Triple digits paying customers. It also raised an angel investment (that for reasons we can elaborate about if interested, we turned down). A new, better version with much more features and more polished UI is 95% done on my dev machine. Definitely looking forward to someone with the time and drive to make it bigger.
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erikrothoff 4 ago 0 replies      
http://www.kickassapp.com is never finished!
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sathishvj 4 ago 0 replies      
I bumped into an acquaintance a few days ago who reminded me that he was still using a project I'd written a while ago: A language reinforcement app. I had occasional ideas to revive and monetize it, but haven't yet.

[About Glowso](http://gcdc2013-glowso.appspot.com/#/about)

[GlowSo Web App](http://gcdc2013-glowso.appspot.com/#/home)

[A talk I'd done for GDG Tunisia about how I developed it](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBwOuK9x5VQ)

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yegortimoshenko 4 ago 1 reply      
I made Paper, an Instapaper addon for Firefox: https://github.com/yegortimoshenko/paper

The problem is, I don't use Firefox anymore, so I'm looking for a new maintainer.

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dwightgunning 4 ago 0 replies      
It's a shame that Assembly.com had to close - you'd find tonnes of interesting side projects there.
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ilzmastr 4 ago 0 replies      
I made http://dillydally.herokuapp.com, a way to share collections of locations with friends. Made it for myself and friends, but didn't get a mobile site done before I had to move on.
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firasd 4 ago 1 reply      
I've been making a podcast discovery app, it's not live yet but the latest home page screenshot is http://imgur.com/a/Bkn7Y (basically: Trending topics, Recommendations (based on social media profile and listening history, subscribed shows, and iTunes charts), and instant search of over 4.5 million episodes across more than 60 thousand shows.)

I may not be able to keep going on it though because of constraints on time and resources. Would be happy to talk to anyone who'd like to partner on this (or ideas about how I can at least handle hosting bills for such a large DB!). firasd at gmail.

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desaiguddu 4 ago 2 replies      
I have built a platform for Networking - specifically for conferences, meetups & business gatherings.

We hosted one conference i.e Apple's WWDC.

[1] http://wwdcconnect.com

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Donmario 4 ago 3 replies      
I have a gamification platform like https://badgeville.com/ that we've worked on some time ago. It was like 70 percent done.
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ingelheim 19 ago 0 replies      
www.skeleton.io - Was supposed to be a collection of skeletons for tech projects. Interested in selling if you want to
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pvinis 3 ago 0 replies      
https://github.com/pvinis/mazicalIt's not much but it was a start.I airways wanted to play a game like that do I thought I would make it. It's a maze that you do not see and of the walls until you bump into them. I would love to see someone actually programming it so I can finally play it :)
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webjac 2 ago 0 replies      
I got servpaid.com which is a front end for Stripe payments.

It needs a lot of work done, I only got a few clients. I really don't know what to do with it... suggestions?

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tim33 4 ago 0 replies      
I made a music recommendation site: http://recommendindieband.com

After an initial successful post on the indieheads subreddit, it's slowed down to about 15 users per day.

I also had people writing album reviews and they kinda got bored by it so it's been a while since the last review.

If this is a project people would be interested in (built in python / flask), I'll throw it up on github.

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tonteldoos 3 ago 0 replies      
I don't have a started project per se, but have some domain names I acquired about 2 years ago for online resume/project/listing sites in the developer/designer space (all ending in ???resu.me). They keep on auto-renewing, but if anyone's interested, I could be talked into offloading them :)
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avodonosov 4 ago 0 replies      
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epynonymous 4 ago 0 replies      
yeah sure, the dns address is not registered anymore (getsdone.io), but i built a productivity app in sinatra; basically it leverages tweet like syntax and allows people to quickly delegate tasks to other people or oneself and track progress on those tasks. e.g. @paulgraham set up meeting for project review at 1pm tomorrow, pick up milk @danny. i basically got the web app up and running, but due to having to work on my full time job and other priorities, i just stopped after the dns name ran out after a year, i might be wrong, but the aws machine is probably still being charged, so all you'd need is a new ssl cert and renew or rebrand the dns name. never really got around to using it myself because most users wanted a mobile client.

epynonymous at outlook dot com for more details.

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vzrandom 4 ago 0 replies      
http://localqueries.com/Make localized google searches from any country or language in the world. See how your keyword is performing in Cambodia for example. It's working, just need some follow up.
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andriussev 4 ago 2 replies      
I have been holding on to http://ampoll.com for a while. Technologically, it's there despite a couple of bugs but I've not touched it for over a year now and will probably scrap it in the near future.
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libeclipse 4 ago 0 replies      
I started this a while back: https://github.com/libeclipse/starlight

Nowadays I'm too busy to keep up with development so if anyone wants to help out that would be great.

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kilroy123 4 ago 0 replies      
I built this site with semi-interactive flash cards for learning a new language:

https://flashphrase.com

Just abandoned it. I couldn't come up with a good way to monetize it, so I opened it up to be free.

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foreverdev 4 ago 0 replies      
Started to build UI for Quartz Scheduler but never had time to finish it. You can see general idea at http://www.quartzdashboard.com/

i think its ready to get adopted :)

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root_me 4 ago 0 replies      
http://owlpro.io , Wordpress Security Testing Platform.highly appreciated but couldn't find time from day job to complete this. contact me at pentesterkunal@live.com for more info
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endriju 4 ago 0 replies      
Not exactly give away or sell, rather looking for a partner that could make http://exmerg.com better. If interested ping me at sevce at bitfictioncom.
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jpliska 4 ago 2 replies      
I'm looking for someone to partner with me on http://www.ballotbin.com

The system needs changes (in frontend, backend, sysadmin). It is pretty much the same as in 2002.

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glasz 4 ago 0 replies      
https://www.starve.de

http://cocktailiciousapp.com

every now and then i do some maintenence but... you know.

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krakaukiosk 4 ago 0 replies      
Phrase.it - speech bubble photo app.

Built it a couple of years ago but lost interest. Still used by 100+ users per day. Ping me at Contact@phrase.it

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alexatkeplar 4 ago 0 replies      
Can you share your interests / capabilities upfront? Definitely have some side projects gathering dust but they need to go to a good home...
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Malankov 3 ago 0 replies      
I started https://togethr.tv/, a website where you can watch synchronized videos with your friends. Other features include text and audio chat. I wanted to promote it, but I never did. Average of 1000 unique users / month. You can contact me on admin@togethr.tv.
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jason_slack 4 ago 0 replies      
I used to write a fairly popular cross-platform text editor. Been thinking about open-sourcing it.
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mechanismic77 4 ago 0 replies      
Are you trying to create a website where people can give away their side projects?
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gtheme_io 4 ago 1 reply      
I have one side project GTheme.io[1] selling Ghost.org premium themes. Some improvement (SSL, auto payment to sellers, content blogging, etc) can be done to make it as passive income. 11 of the themes are designed by myself.

As my focus shifted, I plan sell it.

[1]: http://www.gtheme.io/

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mrborgen 4 ago 0 replies      
Yes, Datasets.co. A site for sharing/indexing machine learning datasets.
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pcunite 4 ago 2 replies      
Anyone interested in C++/Windows/Desktop products?

Note, this is a commercial product, customers include Airbus, and everyone else.

Mostly pirated, you'll have to figure that one out.

Asking $125K or $500K for everything.

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SteveMorin 4 ago 0 replies      
S3b why?
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wprapido 4 ago 0 replies      
a wordpress installer
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Ask HN: Something with more layout control than Graphviz?
4 points by anderspitman  1 ago   3 comments top
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MurrayHill1980 1 ago 1 reply      
You are asking for too much, but you could join our project and help. The inference of "intuitive" geometric constraints from operations in a graphical interface is an interesting problem. Realtime interactive edge routing is interesting, too. Have you looked at Tom Sawyer Software?
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Ask HN: How would you stay updated with all the engineering blogs?
8 points by ksashikumar  2 ago   8 comments top 7
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kencausey 2 ago 1 reply      
Assuming RSS or atom support: https://newsblur.com/
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0x54MUR41 1 ago 0 replies      
I would recommend this [1]. That is a curated list of engineering blogs. You can find the .opml file there, so you can import it to your RSS feed.

Side note: you can also contribute to this list.

[1]: https://github.com/kilimchoi/engineering-blogs

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adamwi 2 ago 0 replies      
Personally I pick a couple and then complement with HN, feels like a good trade of between time invested and coverage I get.
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tmaly 2 ago 0 replies      
I like weekly newsletters that summarize all the news in a particular topic. This saves me tons of time.
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matthewhall 2 ago 0 replies      
Hacker news.
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taprun 2 ago 0 replies      
Can't you just use an RSS feed reader?
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ksherlock 2 ago 0 replies      
use a usenet client and the gwene rss to nntp gateway.
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Ask HN: I created a new GitHub project, and I need some suggestions and ideas
8 points by dee1024  3 ago   1 comment top
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brudgers 3 ago 0 replies      
Clickable: https://github.com/coolcooldee/sloth

If it meets the guidelines, this might make a good 'Show HN'. Guidelines: https://news.ycombinator.com/showhn.html

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Ask HN: Suggest Some Websites Related to Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality
9 points by palakz  2 ago   6 comments top 6
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gexos 2 ago 0 replies      
> Looking for some good blogs and website to follow to keep myself updated with recent news in internet privacy and internet freedom.

https://www.privacyrights.org and https://www.epic.org you'll find many informations in both sites.

Two blogs I follow are https://paulbernal.wordpress.com and http://theprivacyblog.com

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maxencecornet 2 ago 0 replies      
If you can speak/read french,

La quadrature du Net are amazing, it's a non profit fighting for net neutrality. They're pretty huge and very active

https://www.laquadrature.net/fr

EDIT : I actually just discovered that the website is also translated in english :

https://www.laquadrature.net/en

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brudgers 2 ago 0 replies      
EFF comes to mind: https://www.eff.org/
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antoineMoPa 2 ago 0 replies      
RMS's website: https://stallman.org/

There are a few links to his articles (Right side of the 3-column thing + bottom of the 3-column thing).

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twunde 2 ago 0 replies      
Techdirt does a good job of covering both along with copyright and similar issues: https://www.techdirt.com/
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