Expedia has moved to an agency model since but the damage was done. Booking managed to get far more inventory, capitalise on more search/PPC traffic and blow past Expedia.
Wonder if he's going to make a similar kind of mistake and misread the transportation market.
Props to a fellow originally Iranian though :-)
airline points on uber? (these are surprisingly sticky with consumers)
uber exclusivity deals or packages at hotels?
I expect to see more bundles of things with uber involved.
This new guy is an outspoken trump critic.
Meg is a republican, and ran as one for california governor
#deleteUber was started and accelerated partially by assumed associations between Uber and Trump
I wonder if the politics had any influence in the decision to pick him over meg.
>Ten years later, in 2015, Expedia awarded him $90 million worth of stock options as part of a long-term employment agreement, stating he would stay until 2020.
Overall I'm not impressed, but I'm curious what others' thoughts might be.
There's a species of octopi that live in groups. On nights with bright moon, predators can identify them because they cast a shadow. They have evolved an organ to intake particular bacteria that use what's called quorum sensing to detect when there's enough of them around. When the organ is full of these bacteria, the bacteria glow and therefore stop the shadow of the octopi. It's a great example of symbiosis, more specifically mutualism of two species. The octopi get saved and the bacteria get a safe place to live.
And in case you're curious, here are the latest figures I could dig up on N. Korea's launch capabilities. Caveat emptor!
Range: 10,000 km (Hwasong-14 aka KN-20 test successes indicate >6690km range, though the missile appears to break up on reentry)
Circular Error Probable: ? Poor. Could not hit a city, especially since it breaks up before hitting the target.
Yield: 7-8 kilotons according to seismic estimates.
I can't think of a single system that runs MIPS instructions.
Also, what does this distro do differently from the other 1000+ distos?
Why VOID? Why not something else?
If you like minimal, BSD-ish design decisions in a Linux distro, Void's it. Also the easiest install outside of BSDs. The latest packages are usually available (nim for example is a one line install) because it's rolling release, it's like arch without the crazy annoying setup.
The only reason it's not a daily driver for me is the gaming support isn't there like Ubuntu or arch, but outside of that it is one of the best distros out there, desktop or server.
Disclaimer: our local uni lug established one of the first US mirrors, proud of their work.
On its back this watch has sunrise/sunset times. These times are derived from a so-called sunrise equation  which depends on the day of the year and the latitude, and is expressed via trigonometry functions.
I can see how this can be translated into some sort of irregularly shaped gear(s) if there were a single variable (the day of the year), but I have no idea how one could also allow for different latitudes.
Does anyone know or care to guess?
Whenever I write complex code, it is worth less instead of more.
This is exactly why I love Python. My Django webapp gets features (DB reports, external API pushes, etc) added as the client's budget allows, and before they are I'll often do them manually. Given that the UI for a new feature is usually the most work, it's been working well.
So the process usually goes: REPL/Django shell -> Django management command -> End-user facing feature. I'll grab what I did the first time in the Django shell, and put it into model logic plus a tentative management command. Then the next time I have to do the task I'll make sure the command works properly. And then when the budget allows I'll add access via the UI.
Ninja edit: I forgot to mention that `import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace()` is invaluable to get to the point in the HTTP response code where you can start adding new stuff or diagnose errors directly.
Actually I prefer unit tests over a REPL the same reason I prefer bash scripts over one liners or SQL scripts instead of typing into the interpreter... I don't like the ephemeral nature of REPLs.
Also with true REPLs unlike the debug unit test approach I mention with Java you really need the language to be dynamic. I'm not entirely sure why but static type languages are not very good at allowing code modification while running (I mean I have ideas but I don't know precisely if there is an actual theoretical limitation).
I guess I prefer static analysis over the complete ability to modify the code base while running.
Only add my 2 cents because the article doesn't mention any negatives to REPLs.
I'd really love to see what languages designed specifically with ergonomics/tooling in mind look like
Hydrogen is quite nice for python repl development in atom. Hydrogen connected to a remote kernel plus a script to synchronize files to a remote server replaces writing code in Jupyter notebooks for me (I just can't enjoy editing code in a browser ...)
I got one for my birthday a couple of years ago and it's my unashamed favourite geeky shirt I own, even though it looks a bit silly and isn't a terribly high quality shirt.
It made the rounds at the university and was improved by others who were more adept than I. It was a bit of an informal open source, I guess.
I was actually talking about this recently and lamenting the lost data. It's unfortunate that so many little things weren't archived. I highly doubt that a copy exists anywhere.
Remember when every download link on the web told you exactly how big it was?
Edit: no markdown
Prior to this trip, I had done many adventurous and dangerous activities: rock climbing, ice climbing, lots of mountaineering, off-road driving, backcountry skiing... it really brings it all into perspective when you have a close call. All of that adrenaline-chasing just seems completely ridiculous to me now.
 The No Name Rapid. We capsized at the spot pictured at around 0:04s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjO37ABQ6mI
> Most beginners who die appear to be making variations of the exact same error, according to Webb. They jump off a cliff, get flying, and for some reason there's just this human reaction to try to hug the air like a big, gigantic beach ball, he explains. By hugging air you feel as if you're creating or catching more lift than you actually are. What ends up happening is your suit can only grab so much air, and it starts to stall. When it starts to stall, it loses lift, starts to drag, and then, splat.
- because their sink rate is too high, and gets worse when they stall?
- because 3:1 is a lousy glide angle?
- because their wings are too small?
If you're going to survive any contingency scenario you need to be resilient, excruciatingly innovative and mentally tough. Think more like MacGyver and less like Dr Strangelove.
Be minimal, learn how to forage and scavenge, learn how to blend in and get along and take nothing for granted.
The most successful trait I've seen in survivors it's to know when to stay put and when to move. Whether it's hiding from a mob or a bear, or finding a different county or state to go to.
Take risk when necessary but not unnecessarily.
Again, having the right mindset, through intentional training is the key. There are all kinds of survival schools and the best ones will teach you this. I suggest adventure traveling as a start. That means you go someplace with no plans and the most minimal of supplies.
Edit to add: The key problem with most prepper folks and this article is that they take an approach of "alone and unafraid." Things like stocking up for months and having all kinds of weapons. In practice this is just a great way to get your cache raided by a group of scavengers. In reality you need to find or create a small community of survival minded people that can work together successfully over a long period with a variety of skills. As humans we need groups for survival, so the best bet in a crisis is to build a resilient flexible community until things settle down.
However, I can only get lucky like that so many times.
So now I keep the following at home:
* 5 gallons drinking water
* Canned food for a week
* First aid kit
* Matches, lighter, Sterno cans
* Solar USB charger
* Many flashlights with spare batteries, plus a battery-powered lantern
* Hand-crank radio
* Solid liquor collection ;)
* Equipment to make a fresh cup of coffee with no electricity (Sterno, hand-crank coffee grinder, French press)
* A big bucket for, well, sanitation
I've also got my camping supplies, which includes a Coleman stove and a few small propane canisters. Having been in a few floods I will also never live in a ground-floor apartment. I also keep all this stuff boxed up in plastic crates, so if I needed to evacuate I could load up my car with all this gear in about 20 minutes and be on my way. My goal is to be able to survive a week trapped in my apartment with no utilities, or living out of my car for the same amount of time.
I bike to work and in my pannier I keep a Leatherman multitool, pocket knife, latex gloves (mostly for fixing my bike chain, but also useful in other emergencies), 3M N99 mask, flashlight, poncho, a garbage bag and a small thing of duct tape. In most of the kinds of disasters that hit Colorado, I would be able to get home, either walking or by bike. I only live about three miles from work.
IMO if you don't have a case of water, a road map, and a change of walking-around clothes in your car around here, you're asking for smiting. Fortunately that's about $10 in total, and you can drink the water even if there's not an earthquake.
Additionally, near everything that would be handy in case of an earthquake (gloves, pry bar, basic trauma supplies, etc) is useful in case of a car crash, which actually is far more likely.
For what this scenario actually looks like, a post on Metafilter about Sarajevo: http://www.metafilter.com/78669/What-if-things-just-keep-get...
Have been prepping in the SF / startup community for almost 10 years and teaching other techies how to prep for a long time, but historically was face to face because of stigma, etc.
We started The Prepared because prepping is very rational and it's gone mainstream enough to have threads like this on HN.
Beginners checklist here: https://theprepared.com/guides/emergency-preparedness-checkl...
Post on reasons why liberals should be preppers: https://theprepared.com/blog/five-reasons-why-liberals-shoul...
Happy to help anyone in their journey.
(long time personal HN members but this is a new account)
I've been following this guide: https://theprepared.com/guides/emergency-preparedness-checkl...
I really need to take the time to go through and thoroughly cross-reference these two resources.
I honestly don't understand any of this stuff vs the normal 3 days of water/food/etc thing. If shit's that bad, we might as well be dead. Why live for The Walking Dead?
Pretty much always in the sames typical places though...
See: 'tornado alley', island nations with tsunami seasons, california wildfires, etc, etc (over a long enough timespan)...
> Heck, not a decade goes by without at least one first-class democracy lapsing into armed conflict or fiscal disarray.
See: countries with a perpetual history of dictators and authoritarianism (although westerners and capitalism/socialism typically receive the blame in popular depictions)
The browser vendors keep gratuitously changing the shape, color, and position of the lock icon, so a lock symbol anywhere in the browser edges is enough to fool most of us.
Why are nuclear weapons not banned? Chemical/biological weapons are. Let's end nuclear weapons too, and take this world back from the possibility of doomsday.
Google does not believe in BGP filtering. They just don't. When someone brings up a BGP peering with Google that someone announces any prefixes to Google without first registering it. When asked "Huh? How do you ensure that I do not announce someone else's address space to you" Google's response becomes something akin to "We are Google, we have a very complicated system that prevents that from happening. It will detect the issue and address it automatically. We would build your filter lists based on those announcements" At the same time, the same people say that prefixes advertised to Google over PNIs take hours to propagate across the entire Google network.
BGP filtering of prefixes to the address space registered to the peer is a basic hygiene, something that Google simply does not believe it has to do.
> Google is not a transit provider and traffic for 3rd party networks should never go through the Google network.
Why would you ever purposely configure your router to transit traffic via them?
Since each ISP implements BGP/Routing Tables/Topology in their own way, I'm not sure what you would do about this, other than choosing your peers carefully and filter any crazy route changes.
Wow that's just stupid on Verizon's part given the magnitude of potential impacts.
This basically grants them a patent on every single cannabis plant which has >3% THC and CBD, and which Myrcene is not the dominant terpine. Can anyone who knows their bud say which strains this could be applied to?
Also, the specification on this is HUGE. This represents a large investment; they're going to filing continuations on this until the cows come home.
EDIT: I found this website: http://analytical360.com/
This lists a number of strains that could potentially read on this, such as Gorilla Glue: http://analytical360.com/m/archived/261533
Article states that more than half of the 600 patents related to cannabis are held in China. Unclear if they relate to industrial hemp or medicinal uses.
The race to get coveted FDA approval is even more heated. If GW Pharmaceuticals' stock price is any indication, it may be first out the gate with its CBD-based epilepsy treatment, Epidiolex.
A powerful drug derived from marijuana is on the cusp of federal approval
How much of a natural product is it safe to say is patentable? And how much of the patent has to depend on things like "processes of manufacturing", etc?
The right to grow needs yo be solidified.
Looks like BioTech Institute LLC (and I'm sure lots of others) are trying to address the second point.
I love good journalism like this. Well written, informative, and interesting.
Thanks for sharing!
I'd like these letters to be analysed by people who could make some real sense of them and put them into a decent context. Finding a throwaway remark that many have made on the spur of the moment and headlining it is a bit crass.
Sadly it was his own State that killed him in the end.
EDIT. Actually, the Soundcloud its from has a ton: https://soundcloud.com/ostinatorecords