Saturday, September 21, 2019

Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests

Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open-source developer removing a couple of key pieces of software from the project, bringing down some parts of Chef’s commercial business. Chef intends to…

Zelda: Link’s Awakening Awesome Hidden Nintendo Figures Tour – IGN

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Amazon adds mobile game benefits to Prime membership – MobileSyrup

here on Android or iOS.This isn’t a one-off promotion, however. Amazon will offer additional free content in various mobile games on a regular basis. Specific titles weren’t confirmed, although Amazon says it’s partnering with the likes of Electronic Arts, Moonton, Netmarble and Wargaming Mobile.The new mobile game bonuses come in addition to the pre-existing free…

Porsche welcomes challenge from Tesla as it adapts to the EV world

The CEO concedes that the car purchasing decision, especially around Porsche is irrational and emotional. "It's not necessarily wanting and having to do everything you can do with a car. But knowing you could, it's something that gets people to engage with our brand," Zellmer said. In other words, you might not take your Taycan…

Common Systems Programming Optimizations and Tricks

Today’s blog post is an overview of some common optimization techniques and neat tricks for doing “systems programming” – whatever that means today. We’ll walk through some methods to make your code run faster, be more efficient, and to squeeze just a little more juice from whatever you got. All of the examples we’ll go…

denisidoro/navi

An interactive cheatsheet tool for the command-line so that you'll never say the following again: — How to run that command again? — Oh, it's not in my bash history — Geez, it's almost what I wanted but I need to change some args navi allows you to browse through cheatsheets (that you may write…

The longer it has taken, the longer it will take

Suppose project completion time follows a Pareto (power law) distribution with parameter α. That is, for t > 1, the probability that completion time is bigger than t is t-α. (We start out time at t = 1 because that makes the calculations a little simpler.) Now suppose we know that a project has lasted…

Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun!

The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake? Let’s hope not, because roboticists at the University of Michigan have made a roofing drone that uses that tool to autonomously nail shingles into…

Publicis Sapient’s John Maeda explains how big companies can think like startups

'Grown-up companies have gotten a bad rap' John Maeda has been a professor at the MIT Media Lab, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, designer partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins and most recently served as the head of computational design and inclusion at Automattic. So perhaps it’s no surprise that he made…

Feature: State of Play Predictions – 5 Announcements We’re Expecting – Push Square

What will Sony announce at State of Play? The platform holder’s put its Nintendo Direct-esque broadcast on hiatus this summer, but after plenty of rumours recently, the show is set to return with a “fresh look” on 24th September. In addition to all-new announcements, the Japanese giant is promising updates on existing titles, and it…
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It’s Never Too Late to Be Successful and Happy

“What I suggest is that parents, schools, employers, the media, and consumers of media are now crazily over-celebrating early achievement as the best kind of achievement or even the only kind. We do so at the cost of shaming the late bloomer and thus shortchanging people and society.” - Rich KarlgaardComparison killsComparison of achievements is…

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