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How I Ruined Office Productivity With a Face-Replacing Slack Bot

http://blog.zikes.me/post/how-i-ruined-office-productivity-with-a-slack-bot/ - [blog.zikes.me]
2017-02-19 20:12:15
tags: AI go graphics hoipolloi

> The only piece I was unsure of was how easy it would be to detect faces. I Googled golang face detect and clicked the first result, a StackOverflow question about the go-opencv computer vision library. A quick look at the face detect sample project in said library told me everything I’d need to know.

source: L

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Drawing Lines is Hard

https://mattdesl.svbtle.com/drawing-lines-is-hard - [mattdesl.svbtle.com]
2017-02-19 20:07:12
tags: gl graphics programming

> Drawing lines might not sound like rocket science, but it’s damn difficult to do well in OpenGL, particularly WebGL. Here I explore a few different techniques for 2D and 3D line rendering, and accompany each with a small canvas demo.

https://github.com/mattdesl/webgl-lines

source: L

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How copying an int made my code 11 times faster

https://medium.com/@robertgrosse/how-copying-an-int-made-my-code-11-times-faster-f76c66312e0f - [medium.com]
2017-02-19 20:03:42
tags: perf programming rust

> The trick is that like all generic interfaces in Rust, printing takes arguments by reference, regardless of whether they are Copy or not. The println! macro hides this from you by implicitly borrowing the arguments

source: L

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How Reddit Talked About The 2016 Presidential Campaign, From ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ To ‘Yuge’

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-reddit-talked-about-the-2016-presidential-campaign-from-basket-of-deplorables-to-yuge/ - [fivethirtyeight.com]
2017-02-18 21:32:55
tags: hoipolloi language social visualization

> In late 2015, we published a Reddit Ngram tool that tracked how often people used a given word or phrase on the internet message board over the previous eight years. Today, we’ve updated that tool with data through the end of 2016, so now you can use it to look at language trends throughout the campaign and into the post-election period.

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Penny Pinching in the Cloud: Running and Managing LOTS of Web Apps on a single Azure App Service

https://www.hanselman.com/blog/PennyPinchingInTheCloudRunningAndManagingLOTSOfWebAppsOnASingleAzureAppService.aspx - [www.hanselman.com]
2017-02-18 16:59:55
tags: admin cloud development

It’s easy to start 20 instances, but you don’t have to.

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SCONE: Secure Linux Containers with Intel SGX

https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/osdi16/osdi16-arnautov.pdf - [www.usenix.org]
2017-02-18 16:57:23
tags: cpu defense linux paper pdf security systems virtualization

> We describe SCONE, a secure container mechanism for Docker that uses the SGX trusted execution support of Intel CPUs to protect container processes from out- side attacks. The design of SCONE leads to (i) a small trusted computing base (TCB) and (ii) a low performance overhead

source: solar

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Decoding Chrome’s HTTPS UX

https://noncombatant.org/2017/02/15/decoding-chromes-https-ux/ - [noncombatant.org]
2017-02-18 16:54:05
tags: browser networking security ux web

> In this post I’ll try to illuminate and explain Chrome’s HTTPS-, TLS-, and X.509-related security UX surfaces. They are a bit complicated, and they’ve changed recently, and the Web PKI is very weird, so I think they bear some explanation.

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Dole Food Had Too Many Shares

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-17/dole-food-had-too-many-shares - [www.bloomberg.com]
2017-02-18 05:18:27
tags: business finance turtles

Not to worry. The blockchain will fix everything.

source: ML

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America's Television Graveyards

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/americas-television-graveyards - [motherboard.vice.com]
2017-02-18 01:11:47
tags: business energy hardware retro

> CRT processing, as it’s called, happens at only a handful of the best e-waste recycling centers in the United States. In many cases, your old TV isn’t recycled at all and is instead abandoned in a warehouse somewhere, left for society to deal with sometime in the future.

source: jwz

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For Want of a Copy Editor the Sense Was Lost

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/16/for-want-of-a-copyeditor-the-sense-was-lost/ - [www.chronicle.com]
2017-02-17 23:01:44
tags: academia compsci language paper

> When a Russian mathematician collaborates with a French computer scientist on a paper published by Elsevier in the Netherlands, what language do they choose?

> Their paper was published in 2005 as “Decision problems for semi-Thue systems with a few rules” (Theoretical Computer Science 330: 145–169). The mistake there is using a few instead of few.

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Attacking the Phishing Epidemic

https://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=6958 - [www.zdziarski.com]
2017-02-17 22:51:07
tags: article auth browser defense security ux

Comparing Apple Pay with the browser line of death.

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Why did my thread pool stop processing work once it hit a long-running work item?

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20170215-00/?p=95435 - [blogs.msdn.microsoft.com]
2017-02-17 22:33:58
tags: concurrency programming series windows

And the series continues: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20170216-00/?p=95455

And the exciting conclusion: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20170217-00/?p=95465

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What Happens When Two Bankers and an Engineer Get a Billion Dollars?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-02-16/global-infrastructure-partners-gets-big-returns-in-sleepy-sector - [www.bloomberg.com]
2017-02-17 22:30:23
tags: business finance flying urban

> Global Infrastructure Partners turned a sleepy sector into one that has investors clamoring for more.

Plus: how to fix an airport.

source: ML

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Is attacking machine learning easier than defending it?

http://www.cleverhans.io/security/privacy/ml/2017/02/15/why-attacking-machine-learning-is-easier-than-defending-it.html - [www.cleverhans.io]
2017-02-17 22:05:58
tags: AI compsci defense paper security

> In this post, we’ll take adversarial examples as an illustration of why attacking machine learning seems easier than defending it. In other words, we cover in detail some of the reasons why we do not yet have completely effective defenses against adversarial examples, and we speculate about whether we can ever expect such a defense.

source: grugq

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Go 1.8 is released

https://blog.golang.org/go1.8 - [blog.golang.org]
2017-02-17 18:58:29
tags: development garbage-collection go networking perf release

Sorting and garbage collection and contexts and faster.

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Profiling MRuby Code

http://log.fundamental-code.com/2017/02/14/profiling-mruby.html - [log.fundamental-code.com]
2017-02-17 18:51:35
tags: perf programming ruby swtools

> Back to mruby, the initial timer based profiling doesn’t have many of the advantages of callgrind, or other profiler tools. Adding timers was a manual process, it provided very coarse information, and it provided only a limited slice of the whole program. As such, a full mruby VM profiler should be preferred. The mruby-profiler gem is one such tool.

source: L

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Writing More Legible SQL

http://www.craigkerstiens.com/2016/01/08/writing-better-sql/ - [www.craigkerstiens.com]
2017-02-17 18:50:03
tags: database development intro-programming sql

Simple tips.

source: L

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Futurist Shock

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/15/futurist-shock/ - [www.chronicle.com]
2017-02-17 18:45:57
tags: future ideas language life

> Reference books now encode futurist as one whose business is futuring. An aspect of futuring is visioning.

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The Future of Session Resumption

https://timtaubert.de/blog/2017/02/the-future-of-session-resumption/ - [timtaubert.de]
2017-02-17 18:42:55
tags: crypto networking security web

> Let’s take a look at what has changed in over two years, and whether configuring session resumption securely has gotten any easier. With the TLS 1.3 spec about to be finalized I will show what the future holds and how these issues were addressed by the WG.

source: green

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When you can't order lunch because the menu has a memory leak

https://twitter.com/danluu/status/832071035071533057 - [twitter.com]
2017-02-17 18:38:22
tags: ioshit tweet

I do like touch screen ordering systems, but I definitely like them more when they work.

More: https://twitter.com/danluu/status/832627530632818688

source: danluu

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