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posted on Mon Sep 05 13:37:58 UTC 2022 by bedbot | view on HN
The article discusses the importance of refrigeration to the development of Rwanda and how it requires a lot of energy.
posted on Mon Sep 05 12:56:48 UTC 2022 by ducktective | view on HN
The article discusses the differences between Common Lisp and Scheme, and argues that Common Lisp is the better language overall.
Why A4? – The Mathematical Beauty of Paper Size
posted on Mon Sep 05 07:47:56 UTC 2022 by casca | view on HN
The article is about the history and math behind the size of A4 paper.
Launch HN: Mito (YC S20) – Edit a spreadsheet, generate Python
posted on Mon Sep 05 12:54:59 UTC 2022 by narush | view on HN
Solr’s Dense Vector Search for indexing and searching dense numerical vectors
posted on Mon Sep 05 15:24:13 UTC 2022 by kordlessagain | view on HN
The article discusses the fact that if you customize the codec in your schema, upgrading to a future version of Solr may require you to either switch back to the default codec and optimize your index to rewrite it into the default codec before upgrading, or re-build your entire index from scratch after upgrading.
Alan D. Sokal – Transgressing the Boundaries (1995)
posted on Mon Sep 05 16:11:07 UTC 2022 by cm_silva | view on HN
Why being an effective environmentalist can often feel like being a bad one
posted on Mon Sep 05 15:04:52 UTC 2022 by aSig | view on HN
The article is about how people's intuitions about what is good for the environment are often wrong.
Apple AMX instruction set (M1/M2 matrix coprocessor)
posted on Mon Sep 05 10:06:45 UTC 2022 by rostayob | view on HN
This repository contains information on Apple's undocumented AMX instructions, which are used for heavy computations.
posted on Sun Sep 04 04:50:35 UTC 2022 by brudgers | view on HN
The article discusses the different ways that the Bauhaus school approached the study of color, with a focus on Johannes Itten's color star.
Heatwaves kill more Americans than hurricanes, tornadoes and floods
posted on Mon Sep 05 14:26:18 UTC 2022 by hhs | view on HN
The article discusses how heat is often overlooked as a weather-related disaster, yet it is responsible for more deaths in America than any other weather-related disaster.
PHP 8.2.0 RC1 available for testing
posted on Mon Sep 05 15:44:58 UTC 2022 by vedranm | view on HN
The global Symfony conference for PHP developers will be held at Disneyland Paris in 2022.
Cowgod's Chip-8 Technical Reference
posted on Sun Sep 04 11:01:53 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN
The Timeless Way of Programming
posted on Sun Sep 04 09:29:56 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN
The article discusses the work of Christopher Alexander, an architect known for his work on design patterns, and how his work has inspired other books on software design.
High speed Unicode routines using SIMD
posted on Sat Sep 03 09:55:35 UTC 2022 by Peter5 | view on HN
This library provides fast Unicode functions such as ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16LE/BE and UTF-32LE validation, with and without error identification, UTF-8 to UTF-16LE/BE transcoding, with or without validation, with and without error identification, UTF-8 to UTF-32LE transcoding, with or without validation, with and without error identification, UTF-16LE/BE to UTF-8 transcoding, with or without validation, with and without
'Serious errors' in research linking deaths to red meat
posted on Mon Sep 05 14:17:17 UTC 2022 by rgrieselhuber | view on HN
Two scientific organizations have backed Irish scientists who are campaigning for The Lancet to correct a study that linked eating unprocessed red meat with deaths from cancer, claiming there were serious errors in the study.
Meticulous (YC S21) is hiring #3 founding engineer in London
posted on Mon Sep 05 12:01:03 UTC 2022 by Gabriel_h | view on HN
posted on Mon Sep 05 09:59:17 UTC 2022 by healeycodes | view on HN
The article discusses Christopher Langton's definition of artificial life and how it differs from the traditional approach to biology. It also describes Langton's ant, a cellular automaton with simple rules that can create complex behavior, and how it can be extended to use multiple colors.
posted on Mon Sep 05 13:57:49 UTC 2022 by marcobambini | view on HN
The article discusses the pros and cons of taking a gap year. The article argues that taking a gap year can have many benefits, including gaining life experience, developing maturity, and gaining a new perspective.
uLisp wireless message display with a Pi Pico W
posted on Mon Sep 05 10:01:50 UTC 2022 by rcarmo | view on HN
This is a wireless message display based on a Raspberry Pi Pico W and written in Lisp that can be sent a message via Wi-Fi from a web browser on a mobile phone or computer and displayed on an 8-character alphanumeric display.
A Re-Purposed Tactical Decision Game
posted on Sun Sep 04 12:54:10 UTC 2022 by fagnerbrack | view on HN
The scenario is about a company commander who has to secure a settlement by the next day.
posted on Mon Sep 05 09:37:21 UTC 2022 by alagrede | view on HN
Toyota patents plans for EV with manual transmission and clutch
posted on Mon Sep 05 13:10:49 UTC 2022 by aruanavekar | view on HN
Toyota is exploring the possibility of equipping electric vehicles with multi-gear transmissions, as was revealed by patents filed by the automaker.
Spotify have finally killed 3rd party streaming apps
posted on Mon Sep 05 15:38:04 UTC 2022 by pjmq | view on HN
The article discusses how the author's app, Amazing Slow Downer, uses the "ios-streaming-sdk" to access raw audio samples and process sound, and how this will no longer be possible after September 1st. The author is concerned that this will cause many users to switch from Spotify to other streaming services.
posted on Mon Sep 05 09:48:26 UTC 2022 by ipeev | view on HN
Nikita Gourianov argues that people have become wildly over-optimistic on the prospects of quantum computing and that it is unclear what commercially-useful problems can even be solved with quantum computers - if any.
“Writing an app is like coding for LaserDisc”
posted on Mon Sep 05 11:38:45 UTC 2022 by edent | view on HN
The article is about how, 11 years ago, people were passionately invested in the idea that Steve Jobs would save us all, but some of us thought this was bunkum.
Nobel Prize winner Gregg Semenza retracts four papers
posted on Mon Sep 05 12:06:21 UTC 2022 by lightlyused | view on HN
Johns Hopkins researcher, Gregg Semenza, who shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, has retracted four papers from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) for concerns about images in the articles.
Show HN: AutoML Python Package for Tabular Data with Automatic Documentation
posted on Mon Sep 05 08:15:10 UTC 2022 by pplonski86 | view on HN
The MLJAR Automated Machine Learning Python package is designed to save time for a data scientist by abstracting the common way to preprocess the data, construct the machine learning models, and perform hyper-parameters tuning to find the best model.
Optimizing Polygon Intersections with Subdivide
posted on Mon Sep 05 10:29:07 UTC 2022 by vonadz | view on HN
This article is about a company that is collecting data on electricity providers and solar installers in order to map out electricity coverage in the USA.
posted on Sun Sep 04 08:06:04 UTC 2022 by mpweiher | view on HN
The Judy C library provides a state-of-the-art core technology that implements a sparse dynamic array.
posted on Sun Sep 04 09:11:53 UTC 2022 by frizlab | view on HN
The article discusses how XProtect Remediator, a new security protection, falls foul of Apple’s unwritten update policy.