Personally, what I wish existed was a full-stack framework AND dev ops built with the "best" open source libraries. I'm fine with not having my favorite X if it means having a set of well supported, highly performant with lots of documentation and training materials services that work perfectly together.
Starting a new project the "right way" is a pain right now. Again, I would gladly trade my favorite libraries/tools for a great full-stack solution (including dev ops, continuous integration, roll-back deployment, scalable servers, etc etc.)
Software engineering is still a new field and it's hard to establish "best ways of doing things", but I'm wondering if it'll start converging to "The Proper Way". Similar to how building houses is pretty straightforward. Of course, part of the reason that it's hard to do in software engineering is because technology keep changing so fast.. I.e. Tools from a few years ago will most likely not play well with VR stuff.
That was the magic trick that sold your client.
They proved real-time data synchronization could be simple and seamless, and everyone else had to run to catch up.
But that trick is now 4 years old, and nothing else of substance really emerged.
As Ember, Angular and React grew, you were never going to want to use their odd looking front end.
Their data sync also came with dubious claims to scalability, not the least is their tie to Mongo.
That may be fixed now, but the consequence is being tied into Meteor Galaxy.
Meteor should have thrown everything away, and become just the data layer.
Like Firebase, but open source, and backend / datastore agnostic.
They tried to standardise DDP, but it didn't catch on.
But what the world needs is a standard like GraphQL, but handling data updates, and with automatic realtime data sync.
Thatd be a wonderful legacy for Meteor.
But this won't happen, as the company needs to make money from hosting.
Meteor started with huge advantage, it is auto reloading, it has data layer that is very simple to use, it syncs across clients. On top of that, you can package mobile apps with it.
One thing I really loved is Velocity, testing runner that would display a dot in the corner of the screen, it would run a testsuite, and if it turns red, you can click and learn what test failed.
I was hoping it will be more awesomeness, instead, they eliminated Velocity, testing is not clear cut, db layer that needed most attention is not getting enough, whole focus is on frontend.
React is awesome and adding it, it really brings a lot to Meteor, but I think Blaze was good enough.
Anyhow, now I am Elixir/Phoenix dev, don't feel the same pain I did before, but any positive news from Meteor would be very much welcome.
Heck, we even have a post staying on the front page today lamenting the inferiority of React.
Try running a Meteor app with >500 concurrent connections.
> And Angular is well, its not React.
MDG adding easy React support was a definite win and I think using Meteor with React is -the- way to write Meteor apps. But they need to start ignoring the crazies out there and focus on their vision.
Linus always said: He cares about the code back and otherwise not what vendors do with it. He is not in any sense one of those GNU-people about Software Freedom everywhere and for all. When the Free Software Foundation (FSF) created the GPLv3, indeed during the process, Linus already spoke out against it and said he would never ever use it. He cited reasonable use-cases for which vendors have no other way than to not to give open access to devices, in part for example commercial license agreements.
The GPLv3 - from the perspective of the FSF - fixes some vital flaws in GPLv2, from Linus' perspective however is just too strict, forbids use-cases Linux has been used before previously and is extremely anti-business and would hurt the Linux project.
Whether this step of the Linux foundation is right or not, can't say for sure, but I totally understand it. A political anti-business pro-freedom-everywhere radical who already is involved in suing some of the companies she is supposed to work with on that said board? Sounds like a headache you would want to avoid at all costs.
I, for one, am ready to drop my membership and stop supporting the foundation. Not that they care. A single platinum sponsor is worth 5,000 individual "supporters" to them, but it's a matter of principle -- it's a withdrawal of endorsement.
What options do we have to give the community a voice as far as Linux governance goes?
Rob Landley sums it up well: http://landley.net/notes-2010.html#18-07-2010
No, when it part of underhanded dealings by large multi-national corporations. So Linux has finally arrived! Sorry to see it was the Linux Foundation, I've always had high hopes for them.
Then they could control s board seat. As the members of MILF, continue sexting (stakeholders engaging xplicitly in transparency and influence of GNU) they will be able to promote the communities ideals. Also, if stakeholders of enough platforms and software programs sign on, it would be a pretty big controversy if they didn't allow them to participate as an entity.
As an outsider, it depends on te direction of the LF, but I would assume they would be receptive if there was a big change the community disagreed with, and spurred staleholders to organize and demand input back.
Don't know the LF well enough to make an assumption. Assume there was good reason and not nefarious, but dont know
EDIT: After reading the comments in this discussion, many of which are addressed in the NYT article, I'd say the NYT article is almost certainly worth reading.
In searching for Tyche, the WISE missions ruled out the possibility of anything larger than Saturn (95x the mass of Earth) out to about 10000 AU and anything larger than Jupiter (317x the mass of Earth) out to about 26000 AU. WISE was able to detect objects the size of Neptune (17x the mass of Earth) out to about 700 AU, so it should be possible to find the object proposed by the Caltech astronomers here (10x the mass of Earth at around 600 AU). I don't know if WISE's current condition would allow it to perform such a search, as it's completely out of coolant.
This theory definitely looks more promising. Finding eccentric Kuiper belt objects, and aligning them with a missing object seems to be a good bet. Giving the object an orbit should make the search easier, and we will probably have a conclusion one way or another within a few years.
However, to be completely pedantic: would this actually be a planet? Or still a dwarf planet, despite its massive size? Keep in mind that the definition of planethood is not only that it's large enough to be rounded by its own gravity, but that it has also "cleared its orbit". I get the impression that this would cut through broad swathes of the still-cluttered Kuiper belt, and thus would only qualify as a "dwarf" despite its massive size.
I checked the original papers for references to whether it had cleared its orbit, and couldn't find any. Correct me if I'm wrong?
This raised a big red flag in my mind. This must produce a literally astronomical multiple comparisons problem. Yes they reported sigma = 3.8, but if they didn't do their multiple comparisons correction right (which I am in no position to determine), they're basically reading tea leaves.
If you're not familiar with multiple comparisons, it's kind of like [this](https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/649893-you-know-the-most-am...) or [this](https://xkcd.com/882/). If you look at enough extra-neptunian bodies, some of them are going to be in an odd looking cluster.
Also because X would be 10th discovered planet, a reference that pluto, while not a planet today, was indeed the ninth _discovered_ planet.
He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth's own Solar System, asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this.
It reminds me about a book I read called "In Search of Planet Vulcan" (http://www.amazon.com/In-Search-Planet-Vulcan-Clockwork/dp/0...). Before Einstein, astronomers tried to explain the motion of Mercury by suggesting there might be another planet inside Mercury's orbit.
Though part of me wants to say "Pictures or it didn't happen!"
That's 10x the mass of the Earth, right, or about 3x the size of Neptune?
The fact that the material in that region is so spread out and the orbital period of such object is so long matters.
I would love to read some thoughts on that.
Mike Brown, the co-author of the paper reported here, discovered Eris, a KBO like Pluto, in 2005. This discovery prompted the IAU in 2006 to demote Pluto out of the realm of "planet" into a "dwarf planet".
At the time, Alan Stern's New Horizons mission to Pluto had just been launched, it finally arrived last year. Stern was incensed that NH started out as a visitor to the 9th planet and was going to end up as a visitor to one of many KBOs, and not even the largest one (Eris is more massive).
The quotes given at the time (http://www.space.com/2791-pluto-demoted-longer-planet-highly...) are revealing:
"Pluto is dead." -- Mike Brown
"This definition stinks, for technical reasons...It's a farce." -- Alan Stern
For more: http://www.space.com/12709-pluto-dwarf-planet-decision-5-yea...
Stern is visiting Pasadena on a New Horizons victory lap next week. Should be interesting.
A Google engineer has been reviewing USB Type-C cables on Amazon, in order to resolve some of the confusion. His reviews have since been collected in a spreadsheet.
The amount of absolutely terrible USB cables alongside with disastrous Charger are simply insane.
I hope there is a USB-C Certification, or Heck rename it as USB-D or something, that provide guarantees to speed ( USB3.1 ) and Power Delivery etc.
Personally I dont see much confusion with the USB -C cable, as long as you use it to plug into the same Logo Shown on both side it should be ok. The Logo being a display of Whether it is using HDMI / Thunderbolt etc.
This is actually a bigger problem than the author theorizes. Both the Nexus 6p and the Nexus 5x support USB-C on USB 2.0 rather than 3.0 or even 3.1. When USB-C computers become more prevalent, people might be sad to see their fancy device lacking the promised bandwidth they associate with the connector rather than the protocol.
What we need now is a logo for each supported protocol on the back of every device or on top of the port (if available) - power / displayport / usb / thunderbolt.
What happened? Did the hw/cable vendors take over the standards bodies and "growth hack" in some defensive differentiation?
As one might expect, the 3.1 cables are thicker, more expensive, and pretty much impossible to find in lengths greater than 1 meter.
What we need is a single identifier for a wireless standard, not the continued progression in port and the problem with icon design. USB was supposed to the universal port, but even what the author suggests will be the dawn of a new era of connectivity, what we really should be relishing are new steps in wireless methodology.
I don't adblock for privacy, security, or speed. Those are just nice-side effects. I adblock because I do not want to be manipulated into buying things I do not need.
I wonder what would happen if, as a society, we said, "enough, no more ads". Would it really be the capitalist apocalypse that the ad industry is trying to make us believe it would be?
Why on earth would users want this browser?
Thinking selfishly, I would much prefer the status quo, where I can block most ads, but the majority of consumers don't do it. Current ad blocking tech is fine, I'm afraid this could become an arms race.
Our difference to Brave is that we give free ads to everyone, the advertiser only pays if the end user makes a purchase. Similiarly the display site gets nothing if there was no economic exchange. Capitalism is supposed to be a machine for you getting what you want. We want to help that process along. I have an uncompromising attitude that web/world ads should be for things that you really want to see, and then they become content.
That might be a utopian vision today, but I have strong belief in the power of people's self interest to drive positive change.
Edit: chrispm reposted the link here, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10940684
1) Desktop browser is an electron app with ad tracking injected into your app via http://cdn.brave.com/ via https://sonobi.com/welcome/index.php which promises "EFFECTIVELY PLAN AND SOURCE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES WITH QUALITY AND VIEWABILITY FROM PREMIUM PUBLISHERS"
2) iOS browser is a fork of Firefox iOS - https://github.com/mozilla/firefox-ios
3) Android browser is a fork of https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linkbubble...
I don't mind ads in print magazines so much (other than the fact that print magazines are unlikely to write negative stuff about companies that advertise with them). Ads in print magazines are ok with me, because there's no movement on them. So I can easily read one page, even though the next page has a full page ad.
They mention standard sized spaces and faster browsing. I actually wouldn't mind large ads - like something taking up my whole screen - that I can scroll through. Back in the 90s, it probably made sense to have small 468x60 pixel banner ads, but as fast Internet connections are becoming more and more common, I don't really see the point of restricting the size anymore. Large full page ads aren't really a problem in print magazines, and I don't think it would be on the web either, if we just got rid of the animations.
How do they plan on doing that? Not like it hasn't been tried before. The problem is you can't collect money on someone's behalf without them opting in, and if it is opt-in only you get the chicken and the egg problem for adoption.
(1) If they block tracking, does it block Google Analytics? Because that would annoy me as a website owner.
(2) The reason I don't pay subscriptions to sites like Wall Street Journal and NY Times is that I get my content from aggregators like Hacker News so I only go to one of those paid sites if I follow an occasional link. Micropayments would fix that if I could pay one company a $5/mo subscription to then have payments automatically dolled out to a select list of good sites until my $5 was used up (then maybe ask me each time after that, or something).
(3) They talk about avoiding the ad-blocking war, but they are just contributing to it. I guess what they think is that by making a way for the website owner to get paid they avoid some of the war, but many companies like to be in direct control of their money so they might not like a middleman sitting on the high way charging everyone a tax to pass. And if Brave doesn't charge something for its services then it has no business model, so I'm assuming they are not passing 100% of revenue on to the site owner.
They've received substantial investor money, so apparently they have something lucrative in mind. And it's probably not good for privacy-conscious end users.
One of things he mentions on one of the sites, is Adsense looking at every scroll event, and doing tracking work which takes 25ms on a smartphone (his smartphone, likely to be high end). That means your scrolling performance is going to be inherently bad, probably below 30 fps one you take into account other work associated with the browser or the site. Having a browser which takes out this kind of code, but doesn't break the business model of the website owner does seem like an interesting idea. It seems like a major part of the mobile web is half-broken for these kind of reasons.
Maybe enterprise or businesses will like it - so they can avoid their employees visit whitelisted sites that mistakenly have malicious code in the ads. Eg. Flash
From the Project Xanadu Wikipedia article:"9. Every document can contain a royalty mechanism at any desired degree of granularity to ensure payment on any portion accessed, including virtual copies ("transclusions") of all or part of the document."
Ted's approach is (in my view) also a deduplication effort, as you're citing the original content, tracing it back to its origin by reference.
"Firefox for iOS"
They forgot to remove the branding from their "new" browser.
For example, cbs/abc/nbc seem to detect muBlock and then stop serving content.
They want to block ads that the person running a web site put on their web site with their own (Brave Ads Infused TM Ltd. Inc. - let's make some money while pretending we are freeing the world).
How should the user agent decide when to alert the user?
Now, time will tell how things will play out, but I believe I can count on Brendan to make the right choices when it comes to features, compromises.
I dislike ads, but there are already solutions for blocking them. Although I do like the premise of this, I'm not eager to switch browsers just to start supporting advertisers.
On the other hand, if this gets traction (unlikely, admittedly) this may finally force the issue to the courts and get content fiddling declared copyright/TOS violation. Which I'm not sure you all want.
Wow, new browser technology that is open source, this is good news. I'm hoping the development focus is flexible, remember flock? 
"Then we put clean ads back". This is open source, right? It's on Github. Can someone fork this and remove all the ads? Thank you.
This however does not tackle the mindset shift that needs to occur for the masses to start protecting the private information they voluntarily give up on services they are signed in on the social net.
We are currently working on a project that will use this information to the marketer's advantage in a way that will make people sick once they realize the extent of the profiling going on, with the ultimate goal of reversing the trend before it's too late. Make people raise their guards, sell some tech on the way.
That's not a realistic claim. Nothing is stopping publishers and advertisers from sharing back end data.
And can anyone find this 'roadmap' that Eich talks about in the post?
To be fair, Firefox for iOS is open source. Take it, remix it, improve it. It is all good. Mozilla Public License.
How Do you want to finance development in the lang run?
It is a nice solution and I'd hate to see it go because of financial problems.
'Brave browser promises faster Web by banishing intrusive ads' | Jan 20, 2016 http://www.cnet.com/news/ex-mozilla-ceo-try-braves-new-brows...
> Eich and his team built Brave out of Chromium, which is the foundation for Google's Chrome browser, which leaves most of the actual development and security support to Google. Why not use Firefox, into which Eich poured so much effort? Because Chrome is more widely used and therefore better tested by developers who want to make sure their websites work properly, he said. "Chromium is the safe bet for us," he said.
* The desktop browser is a cross-platform desktop application created with a fork of Github's Electron framework that is itself based on Node.js and Chromium. https://github.com/brave/electronhttps://github.com/brave/browser-laptop
* The iOS browser is a fork of Firefox for iOS, which is a Swift app developed from scratch by Mozilla. https://github.com/brave/browser-ios
* The Android browser is Link Bubble, which is a wrapper around the default Android browser https://github.com/brave/browser-android Previous HN discussion here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7453897 Australian developer Chris Lacy announced its sale in Aug 2015: http://theblerg.net/post/2015/08/05/ive-sold-link-bubble-tap...
* The ad blocking technology is courtesy a Node.js module of Adblock Plus filter that uses a bloom filter and Rabin-Karp algorithm for speed.https://github.com/bbondy/abp-filter-parser-cpp
* The database is MongoDB. https://github.com/brave/vault
Past news coverage:
Mystery startup from ex-Mozilla CEO aims to go where tech titans won't | Nov 17, 2015 http://www.cnet.com/news/mystery-startup-from-ex-mozilla-ceo...
Use Link Bubble to open links in the background on Android | Aug 26, 2015 http://www.cnet.com/how-to/use-link-bubble-to-open-links-in-...
People would actually stop to read the ads because they were interesting and relevant.
Then google caved to images and animation and 100+ objects on a page, each with their own tracking scripts to slow browsers to a crawl.
But I can't do that on my phone without jailbreaking it. Stupid phone.
This isn't that far removed from coming into a bakery and saying "The Cupcakes are no longer $2, they're $1.50 'coz that's what we think people want to pay."
I realize the idea is that this is "better" for the content providers than Ad Block, but both are, IMHO stupid. If a site you visit has ads you don't like, complain to the people who run the site and stop going to it. All Ad Block software has never been a fix, merely a tool in an ever escalating war of ads where users and content creators both lose.
Indeed it is a very loathsome business model.
People have taken exception to it when ATT and Comcast inject ads into your browsing experience and when Adblock Plus removes and then reinjects them.
Why is this not hijacking the web, extorting publishers with buy into yet another ad network and then trying to leverage this into a future payment network?
Could such thing be secure?
"The new Brave browser blocks all the greed and ugliness on the Web that slows you down and invades your privacy. Then we put clean ads back."
A browser built with Electron that exposes Node.js and otherwise keeps away from the HTML5 kitchen sink, in order to push innovation away from the spec committees and back out to the community. Vital technology like TCP, UDP, DNS, and the filesystem is being locked up behind a fascade of poorly implemented APIs.
A browser with a small, efficient core, optimized for rendering, and with a brilliant app install system, and brilliant native cross-platform integration. The time is ripe.
Now, the cost of running the postal service is the cost of supporting the whole network of delivery vans, sorting offices, collections and so on, including all the staff.
The cost of supporting the network is the same whether it carries a very large number of packets or zero packets (up to the point where you have to add infrastructure to cope with extra traffic. Yes, like the Internet).
This economic structure means you can carry traffic at a marginal cost if you know the cost of supporting the whole network is covered.
All of which was worked out before Sir Rowland Hill launched the Uniform Penny Post in the UK in 1840. This disrupted the whole messenger business (where you paid for distance traveled) and was widely copied everywhere else. After that, nations formed a Universal Postal Union on the basis that "we'll deliver your letters if you deliver ours" (like the Internet).
In the early days of the public Internet (early 1980s), I used to explain how it worked by comparing it to the penny post. It's nice to be able to do the reverse ;-)
 http://fortune.com/2015/03/11/united-nations-subsidy-chinese... http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/cp396.pdf
for reference 6RMB=0.91 USD
Larger parties are able to obtain even lower rates.
I asked around and it turns out that postal services in rich (EU) countries have a special, heavily sponsored rate for 3th world nations. This wasn't a problem with the occasional letter from Afrika, but the post services didn't really saw this coming: Mass free shipping from china. Apparently the EU wanted to get out of this, but china refuses (and seems to be able to, for now).
Enjoy it while it lasts :)
*I say originally, as my experience with Amazon has been on a downward trend for at least the last two years.
Some portion of the people who buy one 3-cent button are going to come back in a couple weeks and order forty thousand 3-cent buttons. Free, fast shipping on the first button is to entice you to use that button for your design instead of someone else's.
In other words, for the business selling you the item, shipping is free. It's the Chinese citizen/taxpayer that foots the bill. This shouldn't be surprising since China, eg, is notorious for devaluing their own currency as a means of boosting exports. This is effectively a tax on the greater populace for the benefit of their manufacturing sector.
Amazon does not like this at all and are currently lobbying the US Govt to stop it.
If something costs $99 it isn't free. Free is no cost. $99 is not no cost, therefore $99 is not free. Just as text messaging isn't a "free" part of your $30/month cellphone plan, it is an included part however.
If the item is small enough, it usually arrive in a padded envelope in my mailbox. Bigger items I may have to pickup at the post office. Most often, it arrives within 2 weeks.
I suspect that postal services in different countries have some kind of peering agreement. That they simply assume that the amount of mail would be pretty much the same in both directions and because of that, they don't really charge each other.
It has to be this. I work at an E-commerce company. We often do the math on just exactly which items make a profit for us vs which don't. It's not always obvious until you really dig into the exact costs of handling the items. I believe Alibaba has a lot of 3rd party resellers, it's possible they haven't done the math themselves.
This means subsidizing purchases to draw users in.
I just considered buying that 3c button just because of how cheap it was, and this would have required me to register with them, and enter my cc number. This means that purchasing stuff from them in the future would be easier and I would be more likely to do it.
This could explain the free shipping on the China leg, and then as was mentioned there is a treaty that allows for nearly free shipping in the US by Chinese companies.
That's amazingly fast - I don't understand why it's faster to send things from Hong Kong/China to the US than from the same to Australia. I've had things from AliExpress take upwards of 35 days to get to me (in a "metro" area of SE Australia)
No idea how it is possible. The bubble wrapping protecting it from shipping is worth more than what I paid.
China must simply have cheaper shipping rates, obviously not 3 cents, but probably a fraction of what you are used to spending.
The plane was already flying from China to wherever, filled with AliExpress merchandise. They may have paid for the whole plane instead of just by weight. So adding this product didn't add any tangible extra weight or cost.
Then the mail carrier or whoever is already going on that route. I doubt he gets paid per package, so adding another small package is no big deal and doesn't add extra time/cost.
Unless someone is ordering 1million buttons, then the weight starts to add up. But then so does the cost of the buttons, which at that point would cover the shipping.
I'm generalizing a bit since I don't know the specifics of the shipping industry. But this makes sense to me.
"Why my code and ideas are public"
I blogged about it to call attention to it for one main reason:
I wanted to see if anyone would "steal" the ideas.
Because it seems to be many (MANY) people's biggest worry about sharing any ideas: that someone will steal them. See the comments in https://sivers.org/how2hire for example. Also this from Jason Fried of Basecamp: https://twitter.com/jasonfried/status/683809719782215680
Anyway - it's been two years now, and nobody has stolen any of the ideas. It could just be that my ideas suck, but I suspect that the worry of people stealing ideas is nothing to worry about for any of us.
The real estate industry is a bit of a hobby of mine and the problem with trying to bring it into the 21st century is there are some very powerful vested interests who want to keep things as they are. It is also very local which makes it hard to scale. You have to unlock a lot of value or have very good local connections to get any where.
edit: Have talked w/ Jake several times personally since they formed. Sometimes when I'm antsy I beg him for a job as consultant!
Company takes pictures of inside of their office so prospective employees know the culture/space they are getting into. Hey Glassdoor this would be great for you!
Already done: http://www.officelovin.com/
 http://www.hello-startup.net/resources/startup-ideas/ https://github.com/brikis98/hello-startup-site
I'd add a fat, explicit disclaimer that you don't want anything if people actually made a billion with those ideas (but might be happy if treated for dinner ;).
Opendoor founded by Keith Rabois is as probably as close to this idea as you'll ever get.
Since it is open, I might do some and who knows, it might even work.
This one is currently being done! hicommon.com
I throw in hacker news for Horologists. (I'm working on this now.)
Hacker news for collector car enthusiasts.
Hacker news for Jewelers.
When I was younger, I wanted to make/sell a chewing gum that that had an alkaline natural substance in it; something that would neutralize the acids in you mouth. Something you could use after eating lunch, or something sweet?
I imagine just chewing any type of gum would stimulate salivary glands, and subsequently reduce acids? I noticed a European country came out with a gum that claimed to netralize oral acids, but I lost track of it.
In high school, I hooked up a old military flight suit to my motorcycles alternator. It kinda kept me warm, but I didn't know enough about electronics at the time to make it really work. Later I wanted to better the idea, and sell the suits. Never did anything. I now see many different electric jackets/suits for motorcyclists. (I was so sick one year in high school. I remember showing up for class freezing, and wet, but I loved that old Honda.)
I kinda passed up a chance to get in on that plastic tooth pick/dental pick business. It wasen't my idea, but I worked for the inventor. I think if I treated him better, he would have brought me in. He handed over everything to his son, and financed everything. I really took off. At the time, I though he was just spoiling his kid, but he knew it was a great idea. He was an older Dentist who decided to market these dental tools to the public, and the plastic dental pick was genius, but horrid to our current enviorment. They are the pull tabs of my generation.
What is interesting here is that person who was searched got to present his story to the news and it was published as is.
"NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked Ronnie, "You are convinced that they cued that dog to hit?"
"Yes, 100 percent," he said. "There is no doubt they cued that dog."
Usually traditional media takes the side of the cops. At best, they would make the cops' version sound just as plausible as that of victim of the robbery (hrm ... I mean, the person who was detained).
So, of course, what makes this story, is the occupation of one of passengers -- he is both a cop and a veteran. That is front and center in the article. It is emphasized mutiple times, even in the HN title. We don't want the audience to forget that and think he is just a regular janitor or plumber here! I believe that says a lot about the beliefs that go around -- that cops are somehow more honest, and noble (and so are the troops). This aspect, is just as interesting to look at as the story itself. In order to stop this behavior, it is important to change that attitude, first, and then it would be possible to talk about fixing the laws that allow this to happen.
As I've always suspected. I could take just about any random dog from your local animal shelter and train them to do that in about 20 minutes (look up "clicker training Zach" on YouTube, watch what he can teach in half that time). And point at the window is the cue? Amateur hour. Given the amount of time given to train a K-9 unit, I could come up with something much more subtle, and I only train dogs as an amateur volunteer, not a professional K-9 trainer.
Alternatively, many dogs that I've trained long-term will default to "sit" when they can't figure out what you want. Could have been that the dog didn't know what "point at window" means, but the mutt knows it means something. Doggy runs through his mental database, comes with no match for "point at window", defaults to "sit".
TL;DR: the more time I spend training dogs, the more I'm convinced that drug dogs are about as reliable as polygraphs, if not worse because the handler can game it.
Officer, please understand - after I identify myself with my name and date of birth (and proof of insurance if I am driving a motor vehicle) I am refusing to answer any questions until I have a reasonable opportunity to consult with my attorney. I refuse to take any field sobriety tests including: reciting letters and counting numbers, letting you look into my eyes with or without your flashlight, or any other physical tests performed outside my vehicle until I consult with my attorney. I refuse to get out of my car unless you order me to do so. However, I still refuse all field sobriety tests. I will show you my hands at all times so that your safety will not become an issue.
I refuse to consent to the search of my vehicle, my person, my belongings, or any premises with which I have an expectation of privacy, including my residence, hotel room or any other rented room without the reasonable opportunity to consult my attorney. If you have probable cause to search you do not need my consent anyway.
If I am not under arrest but you are going to issue a traffic citation please do so immediately so that I may go about my business. If I am not under arrest and no citation is going to be issued please tell me if I am free to leave so that I may go about my business without further interference with my liberty.
If I am under arrest, please tell me immediately so that I can cooperate by submitting to your authority because I do not wish to resist or obstruct your official duties.
If I am under arrest I wish to invoke all my rights under Miranda. I want my attorney. I won't answer any questions, perform any field sobriety tests or consent to any search without a reasonable opportunity to obtain the advice of my attorney.
Then I shut up!
"Probable cause" is not a justification for evading responsibility to their victims.
There have been lots of news coverage on illegal search and seizure for last couple of years, but it still happens very frequently.
How can it be solved? May be a new constitutional right should made it to law that guarantees a no fuss recourse path for every law if you believe you have been wronged.
Without people actively participating in democracy, its going to rot.
Redundancy aside, this seems like a pointless thing to include in the article if you don't even name the field in which he is an expert.
>Posted: 12:20 AM, Jan 18, 2016
>Updated: 4 hours ago
Does anybody know what the update was?
> He's a federal police officer at the Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar in San Diego.
Ronnie, the male passenger is employed as a Federal police officer, but his wife (driving) does not have her employment specified, nor are they driving an official vehicle or on Federal business. He also sounds more worried about losing his job than having his employer go to bat for him:
> "It makes me angry that someone would attack my character because not only do they attack my character, but that could cost me my job," Ronnie said.
Some other posts on the announcement:
A large number of ASF projects in the Big Data space are inspired by Google's publications. Good to see Google finally taking the lead and coming out with code.
"War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner"
This may be our earliest evidence of it, but I would bet that even pre-sapien hominids engaged in deliberate mass killings for tens of thousands of years. 10kYBP is still very recent in the history of our species.
The expectation that a company should be "accelerated" reflects more on the accelerator than the company.
(A cynical person would say that this philosophy is merely to incentivize companies to apply to only YC. I don't think that's the case and take Sam at his word.)
But if the company is indeed the independent variable, then e.g. AirBnb and Dropbox succeeded because they were great companies, not because they went through YC.
How do you claim on one hand that YC can materially improve your company, and on the other judge the company for not being improved after going through another accelerator?
But some startup founders may want to get into YC, as it is the best. Yet, they may hesitate to join a strong accelerator that can give them a few more months of runway and advice they desperately need, because of this post. Startup founders may take years to figure out the right direction for the co., as the market size or solution may not be obvious at first. And I feel as though this post, and YCs thinking discourages that and discourages competition.
But from what I've seen externally, some startups that go through (a bad) accelerator, don't accelerate, can come out multi-million dollar cos. Based solely on founders persistence on solving the problem.
There's gotta be a better way of handling this.
I wonder what you feel companies should do in the event of a strong pivot: reincorporate or retain their cap table?
Based solely on this post, it seems beneficial to reincorporate in order to retain an undiluted cap table.
However, that seems contradictory to YC's thesis of investing in teams instead of ideas. If a team's first idea isn't successful, I imagine YC would want to retain its stake in whatever their new venture is.
Also - is there any chance you've previously used pre-accelerators as a positive indication? "Letting up" on your standard assessment of a team simply because they had gone through a pre-accelerator could also explain this trend.
One of the common problems with many accelerator programs is that they are run by people who are not themselves experienced founders. Not surprisingly, their advice is often counterproductive.
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(Fairly so. They seem to offer a blurry line on what they consider "portfolio" sometimes, not going out of their way to differentiate accelerator vs later stage investments)
>>(its important to distinguish between companies that went through the accelerator and cases where the investment firm made a small late-stage investment in the company)
I'm starting to think that it was because we did participate in other accelerator before, and that doesn't make much sense to me.
We've been to one. It was early stage, and within our geography. When we spoke to YC/500startups in 2013, it was all about having traction or earning revenue and breaking even. We didn't have that. We were academia dropouts with some patents and an idea.
Going through the 1st accelerator helped us because we didn't even know how to put together a pitch deck. We've since pivoted because ideas change, become more focused and polished. Our idea, business model and pitch is completely different.
YC would not have accepted us in 2013, someone else did. Now if we want to apply to YC post-pivot, we get penalized? That seems incredibly unfair.
The post says that YC's reasoning is that conditioned on knowledge that the company attended multiple accelerators, YC expects to see more significant progress. I think this eliminates any usefulness of doing a randomized experiment on YC applications, where the property of previous accelerator attendance is hidden and we just observe whether YC would accept them or not (meaning, their fundamentals are good enough to be accepted). Instead, YC is saying that fundamentals that look good enough to be accepted are actually not good enough if you've been through an accelerator.
On one hand I understand what they are saying, but on the other hand I also think that however an application comes to be sitting in front of your eyeballs shouldn't necessarily matter. It seems odd to me that the criteria for entry would be path dependent and the goalposts could move back or forth depending not on what the current state of your company is, but on how it arrived at that current state.
Please note this is not a criticism. I am not a successful start-up accelerator. Just observations about this seeming counter-intuitive to me.
Let's be honest here. This is the primary issue not the "smaller issue"?
Let's call a spade a spade. Or have I missed the joke?
Is this still true? Aren't you supposed to show good traction in order to have a good chance to get into YC?
If you are going to go through accelerator, why not go with the one that carries the most social capital.
While you don't need to, I would think the chances of being accepted are considerably better if you are prepared. Especially if you have factors working against you that YC doesn't like.
Obviously joining an accelerator prior to YC doesn't count as preparation (more like making your startup radioactive), but it does seem prudent to have a solid YC application while being ready to nail the interviews if it gets that far.
What's an exploding offer?
Consequently, another hot research area is image anti-forensics -- the obfuscation of such operations to avoid detection. (Shameless self-promotion: one example paper on anti-forensics of JPEG compression can be found here .)
A humble but fun origin story for a very cool project.
> Conte said his main concern in raising the round was pissing off the Patreon community. Because were so cognizant of how venture capital can also be a dangerous thing, we do want to make sure our creators know how thoughtful this round was, he said. We spent a long time meeting a lot of folks.
I wonder how creators feel about Patreon raising $30M today?
There are lots of Bob Ross type people in the world that we would all love to learn from and get to know. They're starting to show up on YouTube and podcasts. They're providing huge value to millions of people. All they need is a few dollars per subscriber to be comfortable and productive.
It's something I've been considering doing myself in lieu of the traditional ads/sponsorships/ebooks/etc methods of monetization, but it might not make sense since the costs of development (for purely code-related endeavors) are much more manageable than artistic endeavors.
Worth watching or following up on later maybe.
That's the playlist for last year's course. The 2016 course has just started, with a better camera this time. The first lecture is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjnvtRgpg6g
I'm wondering what it would take to program a story-teller?
I'm thinking NLP + Narremes + ML . . .
I imagine straw man arguments have been around since the Bronze age as well.
 Guardian, Jana Kasperkevic, "Stock rout demotes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey from billionaire to millionaire"http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/20/twitter-sq...
It's like the photos of the woman scorned - the guy with his car trashed and clothes thrown out, he's probably getting back together with her after an apology. The guy with his stuff neatly folded and packed on the front is gone for good because she moved on.
It's one thing to think of a Twitter boycott over some issue like this, but when it fails to meet the standard of providing value so you just move on, well that's a lot worse for Twitter.
The Profession: http://www.inf.ufpr.br/renato/profession.html
The Last Question: http://www.physics.princeton.edu/ph115/LQ.pdf
The Last Answer: http://www.thrivenotes.com/the-last-answer/
- Yours, Isaac Asimov (20 September 1973)
Anybody think a collapse is happening like in foundation (i.e. falling back from nuclear to primitive fossil fuels)?
Of course, those rash statements were made in 1969, but Asimov's typewriter just kept going.
He eventually published a two-volume autobiography (about 1500 pages!), and then a condensed version called I, Asimov. He also published SF mystery novels (Caves of Steel, et al.), and straight-up mystery short stories (collected in the Black Widowers stories), which are quite enjoyable.
I haven't read Asimov recently, but his ideas and words form a core part of my younger self.
And by Golden Age I mean roughly 13 years old.
More than his fiction, his books on science had a tremendous influence on me during my larval stage. I still have my old copy of "Asimov's Guide To Science" on my bookshelf.
It's incredibly disheartening.
Is it any great surprise that wealthier people are also more mobile?
>> Cities that have more separate regulatory oversight mechanisms are more segregated.
I wonder how much time the author has spent in zoning meetings. These days nearly everything requires some sort of rezoning, variance or special permit. So it's all about developers with the savvy to get such things from whatever board/counsel is in charge. Developers are only interested in high-value/high-profit developments. So what gets built is expensive. It's no great social mystery.
As a thought exercise, create 100 towns with different distributions between wealthy and poor areas and price the homes in your head. The random distributions are related to what the article would describe as "resident participation".
I think it doesn't exactly reflect how paths are chosen based on relay bandwidth scores, if we compare to the actual path selection algorithm: http://tor.stackexchange.com/a/114
I might be missing something, but it seems that relay same-family and same-/16-subnet exclusions are ignored. This might bias the visualization to increase the apparent traffic between popular nodes, while in reality, the traffic should be slightly more evened out with less popular nodes. Hard to tell if this effect makes any visible difference without analyzing the data, though. Either way, because of the way the code is structured, it shouldn't be too hard to fix: just simulate full paths instead of single connections between nodes.
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> In the process, we also optimized our XML parser, released now as Fast XML, a high-performance, memory efficient Expat-based Erlang and Elixir XML parser
The shout out to Elixir is interesting. I glanced through the linked GitHub code and as far as I can tell nothing is written in Elixir, although it's still a trivially true statement since Elixir can easily use Erlang libraries. I guess Elixir is a big enough force in the Erlang community now that they want to highlight that their software works fine for Elixir users as well!
Whatsapp is based in Ejabberd.
Whatsapp has repeatedly documented how they achieve 2-3M connections per node.
I encountered problems with the default kernel configurations during the writing of my bachelor thesis and wasn't able to really read up on what could have been done to solve those problems.For example i observed high cpu usage only on the first core (similar to what the author describes in the article) due to a high amount of network interrupts. I tried to make those interrupts to be handled by all cores, which was neither recommended (as i remember) nor did it really help.
How it will work then?
Stepping back a bit, I feel like people put Fielding's dissertation on a pedestal like it's some sort of perfect theoretical foundation that must be adopted in its entirety or not at all, but I see it more as simply exploring the idea of how to leverage HTTP instead of treating it as a dumb transport with no purpose but to add a layer of indirection like SOAP did. It was definitely a prescient thesis, but it also wasn't yet battle-tested in practice.
I think HATEOAS didn't make the cut as a universally adopted practice because it doesn't provide all that much benefit. Sure it's nice in theory to be able to navigate around an API without any external queues, but even if you have in-built hypermedia standards like HTML forms, the purpose of an API is to perform some function, therefore you will always need some external semantic description of what you are doing. Contrast this with something like SQL where there is a mathematical foundation for manipulating rows and columns that is completely independent of any semantic weight the data may carry.
I am definitely keeping an open mind that I might be missing some key insight, but to me there's just not a huge untapped promise of REST, it's just that we learned what works and what doesn't, and frankly it's worlds better than the bad old days of SOAP/WSDL.
W3C isn't a monolithic organisation, there are many working groups that aren't really connected with each other. And some of those groups had a declarative vision for the Web, it's about time we re-examined those ideas.
Client side templating takes advantage of the structure of data to predefine reusable components which minimize bandwidth and latency.
Intercooler could provide a class system that predefines inheritable element configurations, but I feel like verbosity is their core tenet.
> The first empty cell could take the new data since its empty, but since 4 just got kicked out from the cell above, this empty cell gets the 4 instead
These are incompatible. The result in cell 3 is dependent on the result of cell 2 (and so on up the chain of cells).
Therefore, the steps have to run in order, making this O(n) just for adding one item to the set.
The end goal might still be possible, but I don't see how this can work.
Also fun is Radix Sort. If you can guarantee a fixed size key(say 32bits) a Radix Sort will do O(kN) where k is usually 1-4 based on your cache line size. Destroys any other sort due to linear data reads by almost an order of magnitude in some cases. I've used on on some previous gigs to sort thousands of quads front-to-back in record time on some older ARM chips.
When the cells are arranged in a 2D grid, Shearsort sorts all the values in snake-like order in O(sqrt(n) log(n)). A slightly more complicated algorithm based on Shearsort is that of Schnorr and Shamir, which runs in O(sqrt(n)).
I used to teach digital design, sorting was one of the first topics for FPGA's :)
It seems related to certain pipeline bypass structures.
The ones who keep coming back with infections are the ones who don't listen.
Secondly, sure, the wax will fall out on its own if you don't Q-tip it....but do you like looking at people with little gobs of wax falling out of their ears?
I clean my ears regularly with Q-tips for those two reasons. Yes I stick them in the ear canal. No I don't push the wax deeper (you just need to twist as you put it in). And no I've never in my 50 years had an ear infection or hurt the eardrum.
It is sort of an oily type of drops that you put in your ear, leave it (with your head tilted sideways) for a half our or so, and it ends up crystallizing the wax so that it will fall out naturally. You can actually hear it working, ind of like a bubbling sound. Afterwords you use the bulb syringe that comes with the kit to flush out the ear canal.
Doctors encounter lots of people whose ear injuries are attributable to Q-tips. They therefore conclude that Q-tips should never be used to clean ears.
But people who know how to clean their ears without damaging them don't go to the doctor to complain about their healthy ears.
For example, pushing the wax inwards is obviously a bad idea, but this can be avoided.
When the name is that, it makes sense to poke your ears with them.
I tell people not to use them in their ears but everyone is so used to the idea, it sounds absurd when you argue that ear sticks are bad for ears.
Is this article coming from some alternate reality where people clean their ears for some dangerous guilty pleasure, and ear wax does not need to be cleaned away just as any other bodily secretion?
Hasn't the idea been debunked that neanderthals were ape-like idiots incapable of cooperation or sophisticated tools?