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Six U.S. Cities Make the List of Most Surveilled Places in the World

Six U.S. Cities Make the List of Most Surveilled Places in the World

SUMMARY: The five other municipalities that made the list of the top 50 most surveilled cities in the world included Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.

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The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition: your journey to mastery by David Thomas, Andrew Hunt

The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition: your journey to mastery by David Thomas, Andrew Hunt

SUMMARY: Ebook available here—all available ebook formats for one price, with no restrictive DRM.

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Jeff Bezos climate change plan unveiled

Jeff Bezos climate change plan unveiled

SUMMARY: The company also intends to focus more lobbying efforts in Washington around political solutions to climate change, Bezos said.

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Bhavani's Portfolio

Bhavani's Portfolio

SUMMARY: proximity - How to make the search results relevant?

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Some NASA contractors appear to be trying to kill the Lunar Gateway

Some NASA contractors appear to be trying to kill the Lunar Gateway

SUMMARY: Left unsaid was that Boeing, managing the core stage and Exploration Upper Stage, would be this "prime contractor."

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Are you a robot?

Are you a robot?

SUMMARY: Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading.

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Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures – TechCrunch

Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation.

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Interactive Hand Pose Estimation using a Stretch-Sensing Soft Glove

Interactive Hand Pose Estimation using a Stretch-Sensing Soft Glove

SUMMARY: Our stretch-sensing soft glove captures hand poses in real time and with high accuracy.

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Quanta Magazine

Quanta Magazine

SUMMARY: Milking drains calcium from a cow, creating a huge disturbance of blood calcium, Khammash says.

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LLVM Project Blog: Closing the gap: cross-language LTO between Rust and C/C++

LLVM Project Blog: Closing the gap: cross-language LTO between Rust and C/C++

SUMMARY: If you'd like to write a post, please get in touch with ChrisThis blog is intended to be a news feed for information about the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure and related subprojects.

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Tesla earns its first-ever safety award from IIHS for Model 3

Tesla earns its first-ever safety award from IIHS for Model 3

SUMMARY: Tesla earns its first-ever safety award from IIHS for Model 3 The Tesla Model 3 qualifies for a 2019 Top Safety Pick + award based on its standard equipment.

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iPhone 11 Pro Camera Review — Austin Mann

iPhone 11 Pro Camera Review — Austin Mann

SUMMARY: It feels so good to see the iPhone 11 Pro has caught up in low light performance.

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Who needs qubits? Factoring algorithm run on a probabilistic computer

Who needs qubits? Factoring algorithm run on a probabilistic computer

SUMMARY: DisconnectedOne factor that's holding back both of these forms of quantum computing is managing the connections among the qubits.

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Swiss Copyright Law: Downloading Stays Legal, No Site Blocking

Swiss Copyright Law: Downloading Stays Legal, No Site Blocking

SUMMARY: Switzerland's National Council has passed amendments aimed at modernizing the country's copyright law to make it more fit for the digital age.

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getditto/rust-bitcode: Rust toolchain for Xcode-compatible iOS bitcode

getditto/rust-bitcode: Rust toolchain for Xcode-compatible iOS bitcode

SUMMARY: Rust toolchain for Xcode-compatible iOS bitcodeIn standard releases of Rust, the bitcode in ARM64 iOS targets is often incompatible with Xcode because they use different versions of LLVM.

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Advanced hackers are infecting IT providers in hopes of hitting their customers

Advanced hackers are infecting IT providers in hopes of hitting their customers

SUMMARY: Several security providers have linked Poison Frog to an Iranian-government sponsored attack group known as APT34, or alternately OilRig.

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200,000 people applied for jobs at Amazon in a single week

200,000 people applied for jobs at Amazon in a single week

SUMMARY: Thousands of job-seekers flocked to one of those employment fairs this week in Arlington County, Virginia, the planned site of one of up to two new U.S. headquarters Amazon is planning to build.

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Dust cloud sparked explosion in primitive life on Earth, say scientists

Dust cloud sparked explosion in primitive life on Earth, say scientists

SUMMARY: An enormous dust cloud that swept through the ancient solar system sent Earth into a mini ice age that sparked an explosion in primitive life on the planet, scientists say.

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

SUMMARY: A look at other treaty translations – or mistranslations – from history illustrates why the Russo-Japanese conflict is so difficult to resolve.

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A final message from T. Boone Pickens shared before his passing on September 11, 2019

A final message from T. Boone Pickens shared before his passing on September 11, 2019

SUMMARY: The following message from T. Boone Pickens was written prior to his passing on September 11, 2019.

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dylanaraps/pure-bash-bible: 📖 A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.

dylanaraps/pure-bash-bible: 📖 A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.

SUMMARY: (( var = var 2 > var ?

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Oh shit, my weekend project turned into an App Store Best New App — Tanner Christensen

Oh shit, my weekend project turned into an App Store Best New App — Tanner Christensen

SUMMARY: My own mother, after testing the app on launch day, simply said: “Like the app a lot.

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Linux Terminal Goods

Linux Terminal Goods

SUMMARY: ZSH Auto-SuggestionsSpace VimfzfbatSome time ago I blogged about some cool terminal plugins I was using in my Linux notebook.

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Andrew Mason’s Descript snags $15M, acquires Lyrebird to let users type text to create audio in their own voices – TechCrunch

Andrew Mason’s Descript snags $15M, acquires Lyrebird to let users type text to create audio in their own voices – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Along with that, the company has acquired a small Canadian startup, Lyrebird — which had, like Descript, also built audio editing tools.

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The Czech Cyber Billionaire Who Built A Fortune On Free Software

The Czech Cyber Billionaire Who Built A Fortune On Free Software

SUMMARY: As the sun goes down over Prague, Baudis recalls how much the city has changed.

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Colorado Town Offers 1 Gbps For $60 After Years Of Battling Comcast

Colorado Town Offers 1 Gbps For $60 After Years Of Battling Comcast

SUMMARY: Colorado Town Offers 1 Gbps For $60 After Years Of Battling Comcastfrom the build-it-and-they-will-come deptA new community broadband network went live in Fort Collins, Colorado recently offering locals there gigabit fiber speeds for $60 a month with no caps, restrictions, or hidden fees.

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The Glaring Engineering Mistake That Made Wind Turbines Inefficient

The Glaring Engineering Mistake That Made Wind Turbines Inefficient

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The Pain Points of Web Development with WordPress

The Pain Points of Web Development with WordPress

SUMMARY: Plugin HellThere is no way to build a practical, modern WordPress website without using plugins — and lots of them.

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RideCheck: Connecting you with help when you need it

RideCheck: Connecting you with help when you need it

SUMMARY: RideCheck proactively surfaces tools riders and drivers may need when it detects something may have gone wrong, like a possible crash or an unexpected long stop.

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