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  1. Apple Unveils MacBook Pro Featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max

    posted on Tue Jan 17 14:18:00 UTC 2023 by ValentineC | view on HN

    The new MacBook Pro features M2 Pro and M2 Max, Apple’s next-generation pro silicon that brings even more power-efficient performance and battery life to pro users.

  2. Ruby 3.2’s YJIT is Production-Ready

    posted on Tue Jan 17 14:50:28 UTC 2023 by onnnon | view on HN

    In July 2020, the author joined the Ruby & Rails Infrastructure (R&RI) team at Shopify. The team's focus is on making sure that Ruby as well as Ruby on Rails run smoothly and efficiently. As part of the R&RI team, the author got to meet skilled engineers that were doing open source work, directly contributing patches to CRuby itself. The author started to discuss with their manager the possibility of building a relatively simple Just-In-Time (JIT

  3. GNU make 4.4 adds --shuffle to help find parallel build issues

    posted on Tue Jan 17 15:16:13 UTC 2023 by spyc | view on HN

    This article is about a new option for GNU make that simulates non-deterministic build order in parallel makefiles.

  4. My grandfather was almost shot down by ground to air missiles at the Whitehouse (2018)

    posted on Tue Jan 17 14:51:29 UTC 2023 by plondon514 | view on HN

    The article is about a photographer who flew his small plane to Washington D.C. to take pictures of monuments, and the difficulties he had with air traffic control.

  5. Laser desorption mass spectrometry – Alien detector that fits in your hand

    posted on Tue Jan 17 15:08:41 UTC 2023 by Brajeshwar | view on HN

    The miniaturized LDMS described in the article is capable of meeting the performance standards of commercial systems and exceeding key figures of merit of heritage spaceflight technologies, making it well-suited for a wide range of high-priority mission concepts.

  6. Patterns, the fastest way to build, scale cloud apps, is hiring

    posted on Tue Jan 17 17:00:13 UTC 2023 by cstanley | view on HN

    This app allows users to score, route, and prioritize their leads in a fast and accurate manner.

  7. Byte Magazine 1975-1995

    posted on Mon Jan 16 05:44:55 UTC 2023 by belter | view on HN

    The article discusses the history of Byte magazine and how it was influential in the microcomputer industry in the late 1970s and 1980s.

  8. Ask HN: Books that teach programming by building a series of small projects?

    posted on Tue Jan 17 13:24:04 UTC 2023 by newsoul | view on HN

  9. New Mac Mini

    posted on Tue Jan 17 14:22:53 UTC 2023 by antr | view on HN

    The article discusses the new M2 and M2 Pro chips from Apple, which feature a faster CPU and GPU than the previous generation, as well as increased memory bandwidth.

  10. Ask HN: Has anyone worked at the US National Labs before?

    posted on Tue Jan 17 16:27:52 UTC 2023 by science4sail | view on HN

  11. We Need to Know LR and Recursive Descent Parsing Techniques

    posted on Tue Jan 17 09:51:44 UTC 2023 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The article is discussing the pros and cons of recursive descent parsing vs more formal approaches to parsing, and the author comes to the conclusion that languages that require recursive descent parsing are harder to understand.

  12. The Pretty Good House

    posted on Tue Jan 17 01:38:01 UTC 2023 by pilingual | view on HN

    In southern Maine, there is a small group of building professionals that get together monthly to discuss building science over food and beer.

  13. The FBI Identified a Tor User

    posted on Tue Jan 17 13:24:59 UTC 2023 by mikece | view on HN

    The article discusses a complaint against Al-Azhari for visiting a dark web site that hosts ISIS propaganda, and how the FBI was able to determine his IP address and what pages he visited on the site.

  14. The Next Button

    posted on Sun Jan 15 00:13:04 UTC 2023 by frisco | view on HN

    The article discusses the author's thoughts on the advances in machine learning and how it will impact the world. The author is looking forward to the development of an app that will help with things like drafting emails and creating presentations, and believes that it will be available in the next 12-18 months.

  15. UK lawmakers vote to jail tech execs who fail to protect kids online

    posted on Tue Jan 17 16:18:03 UTC 2023 by AlexandrB | view on HN

    The UK wants to become the safest place for children to grow up online by criminalizing tech leaders whose platforms knowingly fail to protect children.

  16. How does it know I want CSV? – An HTTP trick

    posted on Tue Jan 17 07:42:55 UTC 2023 by calpaterson | view on HN

    The article discusses how the website uses HTTP's built-in "content negotiation" in order to provide different file formats when requested by different HTTP clients.

  17. Dijkstra Maps Visualized

    posted on Tue Jan 17 10:09:33 UTC 2023 by NKosmatos | view on HN

    Dijkstra maps are a way of visualizing distance, and can be used to teach AI some clever new tricks, like making enemies beeline for the player, taking the shortest path at all times, or fleeing from the player.

  18. Faster virtual machines: Speeding up programming language execution

    posted on Sun Jan 15 16:03:08 UTC 2023 by mort96 | view on HN

    In this post, the author explores how interpreters are often implemented, what a "virtual machine" means in this context, and how to make them faster.

  19. Memory Safety Approaches Speed Up and Slow Down Development Velocity

    posted on Tue Jan 17 08:06:14 UTC 2023 by signa11 | view on HN

    The article discusses how to reduce latency in a program.

  20. Conservatives Are Panicking About AI Bias, Think ChatGPT Has Gone 'Woke'

    posted on Tue Jan 17 16:21:39 UTC 2023 by DocFeind | view on HN

    The article discusses how people in positions of power often believe that technology is apolitical, when in reality politics is fundamental to building anything.

  21. Show HN: Cosh – concatenative command-line shell

    posted on Tue Jan 17 11:39:59 UTC 2023 by tomhrr | view on HN

    The article discusses how the COS shell is different from other shells because it is implemented as a function that returns first-class values, as opposed to relying on executables that return text streams. This makes working with the results simpler.

  22. What's Ahead for U.S. Propane Marketers in Winter 2022-23?

    posted on Mon Jan 16 03:04:04 UTC 2023 by walterbell | view on HN

    The article discusses the possibility of a significant depletion of propane during the winter months, and how various regions of the U.S. would be impacted if this were to occur.

  23. Hubble finds black hole twisting captured star into donut shape

    posted on Tue Jan 17 03:03:47 UTC 2023 by wglb | view on HN

    The article discusses how astronomers are using Hubble to study the light from a shredded star that was gobbled up by a black hole, in order to learn more about what happens when a star plunges into the gravitational abyss.

  24. Ask HN: What interesting people are you following on Mastodon?

    posted on Tue Jan 17 15:31:53 UTC 2023 by null4bl3 | view on HN

  25. Using jlink to cross-compile minimal JREs

    posted on Tue Jan 17 07:11:09 UTC 2023 by rabenblut | view on HN

    The 'jlink' tool can be used to create bespoke, minimal JREs for your applications, which can be a great solution for multi-architecture Docker containers, desktop clients like JetBrains Compose UI, shipping to devices where you can’t fit a full JDK, and more.

  26. Elliptic Curves: The Great Mystery

    posted on Sun Jan 15 23:00:29 UTC 2023 by fortran77 | view on HN

    The article discusses how elliptic curves are more than just plane curves, and how they connect various important fields of mathematics.

  27. Olympic medalists in art competitions

    posted on Tue Jan 17 09:03:30 UTC 2023 by lordylord | view on HN

    The article discusses the history of the art competitions that were part of the Olympic Games from 1912 until 1948.

  28. Britishvolt: UK battery startup collapses into administration

    posted on Tue Jan 17 16:03:26 UTC 2023 by edward | view on HN

    The article discusses the possible outcomes of the administration of British Steel, with one administrator saying that there is the potential for growth and development in the company.

  29. Safe Native Code (2015)

    posted on Sun Jan 15 10:44:38 UTC 2023 by goranmoomin | view on HN

    In the article, the author describes how Midori was able to compete with other operating systems despite being written in a "safe" language, and how the key to this success was the compiler.

  30. Tell HN: Gmail's spam filters have gone bonkers

    posted on Tue Jan 17 10:36:49 UTC 2023 by thyrox | view on HN