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Show HN: A new way to use GPT-3 to generate code (and everything else)
posted on Sat Aug 20 15:45:52 UTC 2022 by goodside | view on HN
The Silence of Risk Management Victory
posted on Sat Aug 20 13:46:46 UTC 2022 by codexjourneys | view on HN
The article discusses how risk mitigation works, using the Y2K computer bug and the 2014 Ebola outbreak as examples.
posted on Sat Aug 20 14:31:33 UTC 2022 by traviskuhl | view on HN
Supabase Vault is a Postgres extension for managing secrets and encryption inside your database.
Lessons I wish I had learned before I started teaching differential equations [pdf] (1997)
posted on Sat Aug 20 07:31:02 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
posted on Sat Aug 20 14:49:41 UTC 2022 by lameda | view on HN
The article is about how GitHub's new AI-based developer tool, Copilot, will make it easier for students to cheat on assignments.
AWS switch from gzip to zstd – about 30% reduction in compressed S3 storage
posted on Sat Aug 20 05:34:41 UTC 2022 by luu | view on HN
The Truth about Laura Ingalls Wilder (2019)
posted on Sat Aug 20 13:45:26 UTC 2022 by indigodaddy | view on HN
This article is about how the author used to want to be Laura Ingalls Wilder, and how that has changed after reading "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder" by Caroline Fraser.
Shared Libraries as Executables
posted on Sat Aug 20 11:36:32 UTC 2022 by stabbles | view on HN
The article discusses the ELF file header and how it suggests that an ELF file is either an executable or a shared library. However, in practice many executables are in fact objects. The article then goes on to discuss how to create a shared executable.
Zig is now self–hosted by default
posted on Sat Aug 20 04:35:36 UTC 2022 by BratishkaErik | view on HN
The article is discussing the pros and cons of upgrading to the new compiler, and provides tips for those who choose to do so.
The world map that reboots your brain
posted on Sat Aug 20 14:28:01 UTC 2022 by mariuz | view on HN
The article discusses how the world map is often taken for granted, when in reality it is oversimplified and not an accurate representation of the world.
posted on Sat Aug 20 03:28:12 UTC 2022 by lnyan | view on HN
This article discusses a pattern the author noticed in 'visual' derivations of the formulas for 1 + 2 + ⋯ + n and 1 2 + 2 2 + ⋯ + n 2 , which led him to a similar derivation for 1 3 + 2 3 + ⋯ + n 3 .
posted on Sat Aug 20 02:27:18 UTC 2022 by nsoonhui | view on HN
The article is about a project that allows the game Diablo to be played in a web browser using WebAssembly.
The Collapse of Complex Societies (Book Review)
posted on Sat Aug 20 07:55:57 UTC 2022 by simonebrunozzi | view on HN
The article is a review of the book "The Collapse of Complex Societies" by Joseph Tainter. The book is about how complex societies have a tendency to collapse, and Tainter provides several examples throughout history. The article provides a summary of the book and its key points.
Federated Credential Management API
posted on Wed Aug 17 16:09:01 UTC 2022 by josephscott | view on HN
The article discusses the conventions used in the document, which include conformance requirements expressed with a combination of descriptive assertions and RFC 2119 terminology, as well as sections that are marked as non-normative, examples, and notes.
Using: Has() as a CSS Parent Selector and much more
posted on Sat Aug 20 06:53:21 UTC 2022 by samwillis | view on HN
The article discusses the long-awaited pseudo-class, which allows developers to apply CSS to an element based on what is happening inside that element.
Tesorio raised a Series B and is hiring a Sr Front end Engineer and Support Engineer
posted on Sat Aug 20 12:00:56 UTC 2022 by FabioFleitas | view on HN
The article discusses the company's team of data scientists, developers, and finance geeks who work together to create products that are easy to use and backed by cutting edge machine learning.
Microbiome-driven effects of non-nutritive sweeteners on human glucose tolerance
posted on Sat Aug 20 12:45:24 UTC 2022 by masonhipp | view on HN
Saccharin and sucralose consumption significantly impairs glucose tolerance in healthy adults, as measured by the incremental area under the glucose curve.
Microbatteries much smaller than a grain of rice
posted on Fri Aug 19 11:59:02 UTC 2022 by NickRandom | view on HN
The article discusses the use of Swiss rolls in cylinder batteries and the concept/realization of a micro-Swiss roll.
posted on Fri Aug 19 10:31:49 UTC 2022 by night-rider | view on HN
In about a month, the Ethereum blockchain will move from a proof of work consensus mechanism to a proof of stake consensus mechanism, an event known as "The Merge." This is an important moment for the world of crypto/web3 for many reasons, including reducing the carbon footprint of the Ethereum blockchain very significantly, changing the supply/demand balance of the Ethereum token, and making Ethereum more secure.
Deep Learning Alone Isn’t Getting Us to Human-Like AI
posted on Sat Aug 20 13:53:30 UTC 2022 by ColinWright | view on HN
In his Noema essay, Yann LeCun, the chief AI scientist at Meta, and Jacob Browning, a "resident philosopher" in LeCun's lab, argue that AI systems should be built on symbol manipulation, which is a set of processes common in logic, mathematics and computer science that treat thinking as if it were a kind of algebra.
Please, Lego, let this engineer bring your computer brick to life
posted on Sat Aug 20 13:22:45 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
This article is about a man who loves building weird displays, like an entire computer inside a mock Lego brick, which is powered by actual Lego bricks.
Commercials make us like TV more (2010)
posted on Wed Aug 17 15:07:49 UTC 2022 by simonebrunozzi | view on HN
The article discusses a study that found that people reported greater enjoyment when TV shows were interrupted by commercials, regardless of the quality of the commercials.
Icon: Implicit Clothed Humans Obtained from Normals
posted on Fri Aug 19 10:44:38 UTC 2022 by oumua_don17 | view on HN
The article discusses a method for learning realistic and animatable 3D clothed avatars from 2D images of people in unconstrained poses, which is more robust to out-of-distribution samples than current methods.
ShaderGlass – Overlay applying retro shaders on top of Windows desktop
posted on Sat Aug 20 09:34:05 UTC 2022 by GSGBen | view on HN
The article discusses two features of the ShaderGlass CRT simulation software: Output Scale and Capture Cursor. The author suggests that the Output Scale be increased to 125% to improve game playability, and requests that the main Windows cursor be hidden in Capture Cursor mode.
Fire Apparatus – United States vs. Europe (2016)
posted on Fri Aug 19 08:35:03 UTC 2022 by blopeur | view on HN
This article discusses the differences between fire apparatus in the United States and Europe, specifically discussing how the vehicles are more compact in Europe due to the narrower roads and streets.
Uncommon Uses of Python in Commonly Used Libraries
posted on Sat Aug 20 03:55:20 UTC 2022 by 7d7n | view on HN
The article discusses how to use Python's super() function to inherit base classes, and how to use mixins to provide optional features for a class.
Instinctive sleeping and resting postures: an anthropological study (2000)
posted on Sat Aug 20 12:20:47 UTC 2022 by rajnathani | view on HN
The article discusses different sleeping positions and how they can be beneficial for different things such as preventing snoring, correcting spinal lesions, and reducing heat loss.
OpenGEM: Non-multitasking 16-bit graphical user interface (GUI) for DOS
posted on Wed Aug 17 16:09:32 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN
OpenGEM is a non-multitasking 16-bit graphical user interface (GUI) for DOS, developed by Shane Coughlan in collaboration with the FreeGEM Developer team.
Ask HN: I automated part of someone else's job in my free time – how to proceed?
posted on Sat Aug 20 14:49:06 UTC 2022 by JGugtw | view on HN
The architect who became the king of bank robberies
posted on Sat Aug 20 03:58:53 UTC 2022 by paulpauper | view on HN
The article is about George Leonidas Leslie, a prolific bank robber in the late 1800s.