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New grad vs senior dev | Fabulous adventures in coding
A student who I used to tutor in CS occasionally sent me a meme yesterday which showed "NEW GRAD vs SENIOR DEVELOPER"; the new grad is all caps yelling NO! YOU CAN'T JUST USE BRUTE FORCE HERE! WE NEED TO USE SEGMENT TREES TO GET UPDATE TIME COMPLEXITY DOWN TO O(LOG N)! BREAK THE DATA…
algorithms  algorithm  pocket  ifttt  programming  advice  younglearner  software  microsoft  A  algorithm_sort  all  “NEW  best-practice 
7 days ago by xer0x
Coronavirus has caused a bicycling boom in New York City | Grist
If there’s a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that there’s probably never been a better time to ride a bike in the Big Apple.
bicycle  covid-19  cycling  coronavirus  coding  grist  IFTTT  nyc  Pocket 
18 days ago by xer0x
4.2" and 7.5" NFC-powered e-Paper Displays Work without Battery
Holy shit. We’ve almost replaced paper with an electronic display that doesn’t even require a battery?
epaper  amazing  electronics  hardware  ifttt  e-ink  nfc  Pocket  projects 
20 days ago by xer0x
Chesterton’s Fence: A Lesson in Second Order Thinking
A core component of making great decisions is understanding the rationale behind previous decisions. If we don’t understand how we got “here,” we run the risk of making things much worse.
ifttt  2nd-order-thinking  decision-making  Instapaper:  p:Farnam-Street  Pocket  Starred  thinking 
26 days ago by xer0x
How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability | The New Yorker
Automated bins, rooftop farms, and underground mushroom-growing help clean up the mess.
newyorker  article  food  ecology  ifttt  pocket  recycling 
28 days ago by xer0x
Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.
Stumped on a burglary, police asked Google for data on anyone who'd been near the crime scene, through what's known as a geofence warrant. Zachary McCoy became their target.
geofence  lawenforcement  badtech  debate  google  surveillance  geofence-warrant  maps  no_privacy  Pocket  privacy  tracking 
4 weeks ago by xer0x
Who was Sun Tzu’s Napoleon?
We know that Thucydides was not only the chronicler, but a general in the
Peloponnesian War, Julius Caesar the architect of the Gallic War, and
Machiavelli an active participant in Florentine diplomatic and martial
affairs. Maurice de Saxe waded through the bloody fields of Malplaquet and
Fontenoy, while both Jomini and Clausewitz kept their own formative
experiences fighting in the Napoleonic Wars firmly in mind as they composed
their respective theoretical works. But what mot...
suntzu  art  of  war  artofwar  book  arc  china  history  strategy  chinese_history  IFTTT  military_theory  Pocket  Unread 
7 weeks ago by xer0x
Fermented Foods: Definitions and Characteristics, Impact on the Gut Microbiota and Effects on Gastrointestinal Health and Disease. - PubMed - NCBI
PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
food  health  gut  IFTTT  Pocket  articles  biotechnology  center  citation  entrez  fermentation  for  information  journal  journals  kefir  kombucha  library  med  medical  medicine  medline  microbiome  microbiota  national  ncbi  nlm  of  pub  pubmed  research  search  states  united 
december 2019 by xer0x
Parse, don’t validate
Historically, I’ve struggled to find a concise, simple way to explain what it means to practice type-driven design. Too often, when someone asks me “How did you come up with this approach?” I find I can’t give them a satisfying answer. I know it didn’t ju...
IFTTT  Pocket  best  categorytheory  functional  hacker  haskell  parsing  programming  types 
november 2019 by xer0x
Absolute scale corrupts absolutely - apenwarr
The Internet has gotten too big.

Growing up, I, like many computery people of my generation, was an idealist.
I believed that better, faste...
ifttt  internet  privacy  security  tech  Unread  Pocket  google  aws  amazon  corruption  monopoly  a:Avery-Pennarun★★  artificial-intelligence 
october 2019 by xer0x
Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat devices’ to divert poisonous pollution into sea | The Independent
Global shipping companies have spent billions rigging vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation by dumping pollution into the sea instead of the air, The Independent can reveal. More than $12bn (£9.7bn) has been spent on the devices, known as open-loop scrubbers, which extract sulphur from the exhaust fumes of ships that run on heavy fuel oil.
archive  shipping  maersk  container  climatechange  pocket  corporateCorruption  corporateLies 
september 2019 by xer0x
Major book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible over new speech-to-text feature - The Verge
The world’s largest book publishers have jointly filed a lawsuit against Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible today over a new, controversial text-to-speech feature the literary industry claims is a violation of copyright law. The lawsuit includes the Big Five: Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster. It also includes Chronicle Books and Scholastic.
amazon  pocket  publishing  audible  lawsuit 
august 2019 by xer0x
3 Kinds of Good Tech Debt — Squarespace / Engineering
What if tech debt wasn’t always an accident, caused by incorrect
assumptions and unexpected circumstances? How would you spend a tech debt
mortgage?
architecture  dev  engineering  ifttt  programming  Pocket  startups  stopwatch  tech-debt  technical-debt 
august 2019 by xer0x
I’m 20. I Have 32 Half Siblings. This Is My Family Portrait. - The New York Times
I always knew I was conceived using a sperm donor. But I never really understood what that meant until I went searching for my brothers and sisters.
IFTTT  Pocket  and  artificial  bisexuality  families  family  homosexuality  insemination  instapaper  life  ml  photography  sperm 
june 2019 by xer0x
A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
education  learning  productivity  research  science  memory  writing  IFTTT  Pocket  psychology 
june 2019 by xer0x
The cutting-edge of cutting: How Japanese scissors have evolved - Nikkei Asian Review
TOKYO -- Inside Tokyo stationery stores, scissors are undergoing a quiet evolution. The familiar tool has become smaller, easier to cut with and multi
IFTTT  Pocket  scissors  evolution  product  cutting  cutting-edge  cutting:  design  evolved  have  how  japanese  kitchen 
june 2019 by xer0x
Traffic Jam? Blame 'Induced Demand.' - CityLab
When traffic-clogged highways are expanded, new drivers quickly materialize to fill them. What gives? Here’s how “induced demand” works.
cars  ifttt  demand  capacity  planning  citylab  longread  from:Pocket  hansdorsch  Pocket  transport  transportation  twitter  urbanism 
may 2019 by xer0x
Game of Crones
It wasn't entirely Laura Lippman's idea to become a mother in her 50s. But when it happened, she leaned in hard.
old  mom  story  toread  parenting  browser  longreads  pocket 
may 2019 by xer0x
The best payment gateway(s) for startups: what to choose for different business models - Aynur Nuriev
A comprehensive analysis of the best payment gateway (-s) for startups. Read it carefully and decide which payment system is the best fit for your project.
entrepreneurship  ifttt  online  payment  platform  Pocket  processors  startup  startups  web 
may 2019 by xer0x
Introduction to Motion Estimation with Optical Flow
In this tutorial, we dive into the fundamentals of Optical Flow, look at some of its applications and implement its two main variants (sparse and dense).
computer-vision  flow  ifttt  machine-learning  Hacker_News  optical  Pocket  toread 
april 2019 by xer0x
Avian’s Blog: Google is eating our mail
Gmail servers have been randomly rejecting my personal mail with vague SMTP errors about spam detection.
best  email  google  ifttt  pocket  gmail  hacker  news  spam  stories 
april 2019 by xer0x
Andrew Booker Solves Sum-of-Three-Cubes Problem for 33
Mathematicians long wondered whether it’s possible to express the number 33 as the sum of three cubes—that is, whether the equation…
algorithm  algorithms  american  andrew  booker  brady  bristol  browning  computer-assisted  crypto  haran  interesting  institute  john  nautilus  math  newfound  pocket  pavlus  scientific  science  programming  university  tim  solution  search 
april 2019 by xer0x
‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ at Fifty
Packed with strange details and beautiful quirks, Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel allows us to imagine that our world could be different.
le  pocket  review  Guin  Ursula 
march 2019 by xer0x
Achieving 100k connections per second with Elixir
In this article, we explain how to scale Elixir to handle 100k connections per second.
best  elixir  erlang  hacker  news  Pocket  stories  and  Archive  Both 
march 2019 by xer0x
Paul Le Roux, the Coder Who Became a Criminal Mastermind | WIRED
Along the way, he contributed to America's painkiller epidemic and got involved with North Korean methamphetamine manufacturing, Somali pirates, and murder-for-hire.
Archive  IFTTT  Instapaper  Pocket  book  crime  cryptography  drug  drugs  edward  excerpt  illegal  internet  opioids  snowden 
january 2019 by xer0x
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