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Ask HN: Has anyone here turned around their life in their 40s?
posted on Mon Dec 19 14:11:23 UTC 2022 by Deutscher | view on HN
Discovery identifies Australia as birthplace of all modern mammals
posted on Mon Dec 19 13:39:34 UTC 2022 by kalimanzaro | view on HN
The article is about how a new study is challenging the long-held belief that the evolution of mammals began in the Northern Hemisphere by finding evidence that it actually began in the Southern Hemisphere.
NIH can’t deny former research chimps sanctuary retirement, federal judge rules
posted on Mon Dec 19 13:04:57 UTC 2022 by pseudolus | view on HN
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) violated federal law by not moving the animals out of biomedical facilities to a government sanctuary, which could force the agency to transfer the great apes.
posted on Mon Dec 19 14:34:15 UTC 2022 by Amorymeltzer | view on HN
The article discusses some of the new features in Emacs 29 and how they are improvements from previous versions.
Wing: A cloud-oriented programming language
posted on Mon Dec 19 12:34:57 UTC 2022 by xiaodai | view on HN
Structuring Clojure Applications
posted on Mon Dec 19 14:16:51 UTC 2022 by nefreat | view on HN
This article discusses a strategy for structuring Clojure applications using the Clean Architecture approach, where IO is handled in the outer layer that wraps the pure computation core of the application.
posted on Sun Dec 18 21:01:53 UTC 2022 by mmastrac | view on HN
The article is discussing the potential consequences of creating a branch with a name that is already being used as a tag.
Digitally sign PDF files from your commandline – open-pdf-sign
posted on Mon Dec 19 13:15:40 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN
This article is about the Open PDF Sign application, which allows for easy signing of PDF files from the command line.
Apple Music deletes your original songs and replaces them with DRM'd versions
posted on Mon Dec 19 15:22:54 UTC 2022 by josephcsible | view on HN
The author was very organized with their music and made money by printing and binding catalogs of songs to sell to others.
The ‘Perpetual Broths’ That Simmer for Decades
posted on Sun Dec 18 20:47:15 UTC 2022 by drdee | view on HN
This article is about Magdalena Perrotte, a former owner of Orlando institution Le Coq au Vin, and her secret weapon, a bouillon de Normandie that she has been adding to her cooking for decades.
Checked integer arithmetic in the prospect of C23
posted on Mon Dec 19 15:45:32 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN
#else # define ckd_add(result, a, b) __builtin_add_overflow((a), (b), (result)) # define ckd_sub(result, a, b) __builtin_sub_overflow((a), (b), (result)) # define ckd_mul(result, a, b) __builtin_mul_overflow((a), (b), (
Code Design Decision – Always throw custom exceptions
posted on Mon Dec 19 14:25:40 UTC 2022 by that_guy_iain | view on HN
The article discusses the importance of throwing Parthenon-owned exceptions instead of third-party exceptions in order to improve flexibility and avoid code dependencies.
RFC2217 implementation written in Rust
posted on Mon Dec 19 16:26:15 UTC 2022 by dnedic | view on HN
This library provides a server implementation, a protocol parser and data structures with binary serialization/deserialization support for IETF RFC2217.
Genes down-regulated in spaceflight are involved in longevity in C. elegans
posted on Sun Dec 18 20:43:55 UTC 2022 by Hooke | view on HN
The article discusses how seven different genes play a role in longevity control and how these genes are conserved across animal phylogeny.
Ice not recommended for soft tissue injury treatment (2019)
posted on Mon Dec 19 13:38:54 UTC 2022 by mhb | view on HN
The article discusses the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries, and suggests that two new acronyms, PEACE and LOVE, can optimize recovery.
Nuclear physicist explains why fusion ignition is hailed as a major breakthrough
posted on Sun Dec 18 14:13:30 UTC 2022 by nkurz | view on HN
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion, American scientists have managed to get more energy out of the process than they had to put in.
Enhance Speech from Adobe – Free AI filter for cleaning up spoken audio
posted on Mon Dec 19 03:18:22 UTC 2022 by modinfo | view on HN
Converting my PhD thesis into HTML (2021)
posted on Mon Dec 19 11:15:06 UTC 2022 by distcs | view on HN
The article is about a person's experience converting their PhD thesis from PDF to HTML format.
J one-page interpreter fragment (1992)
posted on Mon Dec 19 10:55:26 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
In 1989, Arthur Whitney visited Ken Iverson at Kiln Farm and created an interpreter fragment on the AT&T 3B1 computer in one afternoon.
Tell HN: Google Maps location data is used for GeoIP updates
posted on Mon Dec 19 14:57:24 UTC 2022 by ogeiczvm | view on HN
Characterizing Emergent Phenomena in Large Language Models
posted on Mon Dec 19 12:07:42 UTC 2022 by fofoz | view on HN
The article discusses the phenomena of emergent abilities, which are abilities that are not present in small models but are present in larger models.
Was Rocket Lake Power Efficient?
posted on Mon Dec 19 15:06:35 UTC 2022 by rbanffy | view on HN
The article compares the performance of Rocket Lake, Skylake, and Kaby Lake, which are all implemented on variants of Intel’s 14nm process. Rocket Lake is faster than Skylake and Kaby Lake at any power level. However, Rocket Lake is less efficient than Skylake and Kaby Lake at lower power levels.
Epic Games to pay $520M to resolve FTC allegations
posted on Mon Dec 19 13:49:13 UTC 2022 by jmsflknr | view on HN
Epic Games Inc. has agreed to pay $520 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that the “Fortnite” videogame developer violated online privacy protections for children and tricked players into making unintended purchases.
How many computers are in your computer? (2021)
posted on Mon Dec 19 05:36:44 UTC 2022 by peter_d_sherman | view on HN
The article discusses how there are many more computers than just the CPU and GPU, and how they are often hidden in devices that are not intended to be computers.
Who Is Rep.-Elect George Santos? His Résumé May Be Largely Fiction
posted on Mon Dec 19 13:22:42 UTC 2022 by jonahbenton | view on HN
The article is about how the Congressman-elect Santos has ties to right-wing nationalists and has been caught with some fraudulent charges in the past.
Pixel Accurate Atkinson Dithering for Images in HTML
posted on Mon Dec 19 14:15:39 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN
The article is about a custom element that handles dithering for images on the web.
‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ find of 1,300-year-old necklace dazzles historians
posted on Sun Dec 18 15:15:40 UTC 2022 by diodorus | view on HN
The article discusses how abbesses in the past had their own land and property rights, and used this to create monastic sites where Christians could be deployed to convert people in the surrounding area.
Special Relativity and Middle-Earth
posted on Mon Dec 19 08:25:36 UTC 2022 by goy | view on HN
The article discusses how the four-dimensional spacetime of special relativity is similar to a three-dimensional Euclidean space, but with a crucial change of sign in the underlying metric.
posted on Sat Dec 17 16:14:44 UTC 2022 by JohnHendrix | view on HN
The Productivity Blocker is a Chrome extension that blocks any website that makes you productive.
Notre Dame’s uncovered tombs start to reveal their secrets
posted on Sat Dec 17 20:00:35 UTC 2022 by diodorus | view on HN
Two lead sarcophaguses discovered buried under the nave at Notre Dame Cathedral in what was described as an “extraordinary and emotional” find have begun giving up their secrets, French scientists announced on Friday.