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Cppfront, Herb Sutter's proposal for a new C++ syntax
posted on Sat Sep 17 14:31:36 UTC 2022 by pjmlp | view on HN
The article discusses the motivation and history of the author's personal experimental compiler, cppfront, which is designed to explore whether it is possible to simplify and improve C++.
FTC to crack down on companies taking advantage of gig workers
posted on Sat Sep 17 15:59:34 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN
The Federal Trade Commission has announced enforcement priorities to fight for consumers who work in jobs that are part of the gig economy, including deception about pay and hours, unfair contract terms, and anticompetitive wage fixing and coordination between gig economy companies.
Super apps are proliferating across emerging markets
posted on Sat Sep 17 13:35:56 UTC 2022 by ycafrica | view on HN
In 2005, Tencent, the internet conglomerate, acquired Foxmail, China’s largest email client at the time, and its first acquisition.
ZX81plus38 – A ULA-less ZX81 clone
posted on Sat Sep 17 15:07:20 UTC 2022 by nickt | view on HN
The article discusses a ZX81 clone that does not need a ULA and can be built with modern discrete pin through hole components.
posted on Sat Sep 17 10:12:23 UTC 2022 by prvc | view on HN
Saul Kripke, an influential analytic philosopher of the 20th Century, has died.
Devcycle (YC W14) – feature flags and remote config automation – is hiring
posted on Sat Sep 17 17:00:10 UTC 2022 by aglazer | view on HN
The article discusses the features of DevCycle, a tool designed to help software developers manage the stress, complexity, and risk of releasing new code.
posted on Sat Sep 17 11:49:44 UTC 2022 by feross | view on HN
This article is about how the sounds of a city change over time as the needs and preferences of its residents change.
How to run an event that doesn't suck
posted on Sat Sep 17 12:00:36 UTC 2022 by smitty1e | view on HN
The article is about a software engineer's experience running an online community of military officers called RINGKNOCKER and the lessons he learned from it.
“Titanic” Disaster: Report of the Committee on Commerce, US Senate (1918) [pdf]
posted on Sat Sep 17 12:29:29 UTC 2022 by miobrien | view on HN
U.S. appeals court rejects big tech's right to regulate online speech
posted on Sat Sep 17 12:28:42 UTC 2022 by testrun | view on HN
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on "viewpoint," which sets up the potential for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the law.
Introduction to Algorithms (2020)
posted on Sat Sep 17 07:00:34 UTC 2022 by debanjan16 | view on HN
The article is a description of a course that covers mathematical modeling of computational problems, common algorithms, and data structures used to solve these problems.
Scribble: The Racket Documentation Tool
posted on Fri Sep 16 12:17:08 UTC 2022 by ColinWright | view on HN
The article is about the Scribble tool, which helps you write programs that are rich in textual content.
posted on Sat Sep 17 12:10:29 UTC 2022 by bauerpl | view on HN
The article explains how to use the Root Directory and Build Filters to configure when the service is built and deployed in response to code changes in a monorepo.
Why does a librarian own MetaFilter?
posted on Sat Sep 17 14:45:22 UTC 2022 by muglug | view on HN
Jessamyn West is the new owner of Metafilter, an incredibly long-running social network that dates back to a very different Internet.
Show HN: Goroutine-analyzer: A visual goroutine stack dump debugging tool
posted on Fri Sep 16 13:00:43 UTC 2022 by adhocpotato | view on HN
The goroutine-analyzer is a GUI tool written in Java to help with analyzing golang goroutine dumps, which has features for working with multiple dumps, grouping and hiding similar goroutines, and regex-based grouping.
Ubuntu 22.10 Aiming to Support the $16 Sipeed LicheeRV RISC-V Board
posted on Sat Sep 17 15:37:43 UTC 2022 by leephillips | view on HN
The article discusses Canonical's plans to support the Sipeed LicheeRV board for the Ubuntu 22.10 release. The board is notable for its low price point of $16.90 and its slow single-core RISC-V processor. The board is primarily for networking purposes and other IoT use-cases.
posted on Sat Sep 17 06:28:43 UTC 2022 by Setoh | view on HN
In this instructor interview, Kevin Carpenter welcomes Patrice Roy to discuss his CppCon Academy class Thinking Small.
The Architecture of Musical Instruments
posted on Fri Sep 16 06:13:57 UTC 2022 by jcolman | view on HN
posted on Fri Sep 16 10:30:30 UTC 2022 by manjana | view on HN
posted on Sat Sep 17 11:55:46 UTC 2022 by kristiandupont | view on HN
The author reflects on how, 15 years ago, they felt optimistic about the world's technological advances, but now feel unease about the speed of those advances and how they may make software development irrelevant.
The Lost Art of Conversation (1899)
posted on Fri Sep 16 14:29:30 UTC 2022 by DamnInteresting | view on HN
Eventual Consistency in PBS (Probabilistically Bounded Staleness)
posted on Sat Sep 17 10:12:21 UTC 2022 by belter | view on HN
The article discusses how, despite the weak guarantees of eventual consistency, many data store users opt for it in practice because it's often faster to contact fewer replicas and it also results in higher availability. The article goes on to say that we can predict the expected consistency of an eventually consistent data store using models we've developed, called Probabilistically Bounded Staleness.
A subpolar-focused stratospheric aerosol injection deployment scenario
posted on Sat Sep 17 09:05:39 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN
Show HN: Lota – An online ePub reader with VS Code style
posted on Sat Sep 17 09:10:34 UTC 2022 by pacexy | view on HN
How to disagree with someone more powerful than you (2016)
posted on Sat Sep 17 14:47:33 UTC 2022 by tomrod | view on HN
When you disagree with someone who has more power than you do, you should be realistic about the risks, decide whether to wait, and identify a shared goal.
Fly fishing holds lessons about art and design (2014)
posted on Fri Sep 16 11:51:30 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN
Fly fishing, an anachronism, is an elective way to make things more difficult and bring some art to the otherwise pedestrian activity of hooking fish.
posted on Thu Sep 15 18:03:09 UTC 2022 by Hooke | view on HN
The article discusses the idea that man and computer symbiosis is not the ultimate paradigm for complex technological systems, and that machines will eventually outdo the human brain in most functions.
The absurdity of Europe burning wood for energy
posted on Sat Sep 17 10:47:17 UTC 2022 by Gatsky | view on HN
Multitasking, something we copied from computers
posted on Sat Sep 17 09:44:44 UTC 2022 by mikemwanje | view on HN
Multitasking is the concurrent execution of multiple tasks for a given time.
Soft White Underbelly demonetized by YouTube [video]
posted on Sat Sep 17 08:42:36 UTC 2022 by keithnz | view on HN